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Annapurna Seven Passes

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Annapurna Seven Passes Trekking

The Annapurna Region in central Nepal is considered to be among the top 10 trekking destination in the world. Every year more than 30 thousand trekkers begin the journey from the lower hills to an altitude about 5000m to high mountain meadows and pass into the Trans Himalayas region of Manang and Mustang. Accessible for all levels and rich in a variety of landscapes unique in the world, it offers an infinity of routes. 

The Annapurna seven passes trek is a fairly challenging trail that takes trekker through some of the most remote and breathtaking landscape, it is a journey that allows you to truly be yourself in nature as this is a fairly new circuit. Longer and more uneven, the Annapurna seven passes trek requires endurance and resilience. As the name suggests, seven times you rock on passes perched between 4834 meters above sea level for the lowest (Meta) and 5416 meters for the ThorongLa. While the passes of Phu (5043m) and Naar (5390m) give you the right to access the hidden valley of the same name, and that the passage of Kangla (5300) takes you back on the classic path to finish the circuit. Sometimes, the days can be long, like the chain of passes of Kuchumro (4900m), Yarcha (4834m) and Meta in just two days or the crossing between Meta and Phu. Three weeks of difficult walking but not particularly technical. Some steps do not offer any accommodation in hard, it will have to iron for hot showers. The tents and the equipment needed for the bivouac are essential. 

Seven Passes in Annapurna Region

Also popular as Annapurna seven hills trekking, the seven passes trek in Annapurna region longer and uneven passes through your trekking route. Among these 7 passes in Annapurnas, 4 of them are higher than 5000 meters and the remaining 3 are less than 5000 meters from sea level. The seven hills trekking takes you through the less traversed Kuchurmo Pass, Yarcha Pass, Meta Pass, Phu Pass, Nar Pass and the well known Thorang La Pass.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Tal – 12 Hrs Drive

Day 03:Trek to Tilje (2300m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

Day 04: Trek to Tachai (2340m) – 5 Hrs Trek

Day 05: Trek to Shongle (3360m) – 8 Hrs Trek

Day 06: Trek to Kuchumro Phedi (4217m) – 4/5 Hrs Trek

Day 07: Trek to Namakyu (4445m) Vai Kuchumro Pass and Yarcha Pass – 10 Hrs Trek

Day 08: Trek to Meta (4204m) via Meta Pass (4635m) – 8 Hrs Trek

Day 09: Trek to Phu (4204m) – 9 Hrs Trek

Day 10: Trek to Loang (4680m) via Phu Pass (5200m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

Day 11: Trek to Chekchu (4410m) via Nar Pass (5400m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

Day 12: Trek to Nar Village (4110m) – 5 Hrs Trek

Day 13: Trek to Kangla Phedi (4530m) – 3 Hrs Trek

Day 14: Trek to Ngawal (3360m) via Kangla Pass (5350m)

Day 15: Rest Day in Ngawal (3360m)

Day 16: Trek to Manang (3519m) – 4 Hrs Trek

Day 17: Trek to Letdar (4250m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek

Day 18: Trek to Phedi or High Camp (4600m)

Day 19: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong Pass – 8/9 Hrs Trek

Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) – 5 Hrs Trek

Day 21: Fly to Jomsom and drive back to Kathmandu 

Day 22: Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 23: International Departure

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
our representative from Mountain Sun Valley Treks will be at the airport to receive you and transfer to your respective hotel. 

Day 02: Drive to Tal – 12 Hrs Drive

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we drive to Besisahar. We stop over for a lunch at Besisahar where we change our vehicle and use the Jeep from here until Tal.

Day 03: Trek to Tilje (2300m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek
we start our walk through the village and continue by the side of the Marshyangdi River flowing through the valley. We continue our trek along the pine forest where we can visit a small Monastery and continue walking to meet a motor road and cross a small suspension bridge to arrive at Tilje. 

 Day 04: Trek to Tachai (2340m) – 5 Hrs Trek

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4EmRs6bRCB0/maxresdefault.jpgWe start our walk today through the village.After the short tour we continue walking through the pine forest and corn fields to arrive at a suspension bridge. We continue walking through the forest to arrive at Tachai.

Day 05: Trek to Shongle (3360m) – 8 Hrs Trek
We start our walk today with a beautiful view of surrounding villages of Ghelinchok and as we head up we look back to see the beautiful Tachai where we spent an overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Kuchumro Phedi (4217m) – 4/5 Hrs Trek

Today we have 45 minutes of walk and we will meet a small shepherd hut. We continue our climb towards Kuchumro Phedi at an altitude of 4525m where we spend our camp for the big climb next day. 

Day 07: Trek to Namakyu (4445m) Vai Kuchumro Pass and Yarcha Pass – 10 Hrs Trek

https://apiv2.honeyguideapps.com/static/place/d4d3f38f8350_bm.jpegWe start our day with view of Manasalu towards the east and Lamjung and Annapurna towards the west. We are rewarded with amazing views of Manasalu and Lamjung range as we make a pass of Kuchumro.  we walk down  to start uphill to cross the Yarcha pass (4860m). As we cross Yarcha pass, we are rewarded by the views of Kangaru Himal (6941m) and Annapurna II. 

Day 08: Trek to Meta (4204m) via Meta Pass (4635m) – 8 Hrs Trek
We have a  early morning views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Gangapurna towards the south west and Kangaru Himal facing top towards the north. we are greeted by the views of Pisang peak standing majestically above the Pisang monastery from where we take gradual walk all the time facing Pisang peak directly in front of us.

Day 09: Trek to Phu (4204m) – 9 Hrs Trek
We get the early morning sunrise view of Lamjung Himal on the south and Pisang peak towards the west. After breakfast we start with a gradual easy walk with view of Pisang monastery on the other side of the hill.  we continue our trek to Phu.

Day 10: Trek to Loang (4680m) via Phu Pass (5200m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

We start our trek through the village of Phu and start climbing walking through the scree field to gain about 1000m above the Phu village. Continue walking will bring us to the viewpoint from where the Himlung, Bhrikuti and Kangaru Himal are visible quite prominently. 

Day 11: Trek to Chekchu (4410m) via Nar Pass (5400m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

https://www.alpinenepaltrekking.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Naar-Phu.jpgWe start our trek ascending towards the Nar pass. The view of Himlung and Kangaru Himal stays with us along our way till Nar pass (5400m) which takes about 3 hours of walk. As we approach the pass, the scree fields makes it rather challenging to reach the pass. However, when we reach the top, we are greeted with 360 degree views of the mountains including Bhrikuti, Himlung, Kangaru towards the east and Chulu and Annapurna range towards the south west. 

Day 12: Trek to Nar Village (4110m) – 5 Hrs Trek

we start to descend for about 1 hour until we reach a suspension bridge from where we start to ascend towards the Nar village for another 2 hrs to reach the top. From here we continue for another 20 minutes to arrive a small valley with surround big hills with cave formed on the top of it. A steep uphill here for another 3 hrs will bring us to the beautiful Nar village.

Day 13: Trek to Kangla Phedi (4530m) – 3 Hrs Trek

https://uptohimalaya.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Nar-Phu-valley-trek.jpgWe will leave Nar village after lunch, taking easy walk from Nar through the Pisang valley with Pisang peak on the left side and other snowcapped mountains on the right. We arrive at the Kang La Phedi (4530m) after 3 hrs of walk and camp here for our final pass the next day.

Day 14: Trek to Ngawal (3360m) via Kangla Pass (5350m)

We start to ascend early morning today towards the Kang La pass in order to reach early for a great views of the Pisang peak and Chulu Far East peak.The top of Kang La offers amazing views of Annapurna, Chulu range, Lamjung Himal. We descend from the Kang La pass through the scree field with wide valley and amazing view of the landscape. The descend takes about 3 hrs to reach Ngawal.

Day 15: Rest Day in Ngawal (3360m)

http://www.nepal-dia.de/int__England/EV_Annapurna/ENAT-22_Gyaru_-_Ngawal/Ngawal-03_x800.jpgOur rest day at Ngawal can be spent walking around the village of Ngawal and meeting local people and interacting with them. Overnight in Ngawal Mountain Home

Day 16: Trek to Manang (3519m) – 4 Hrs Trek

Continuing on the south side of the river, the trail includes a long climb over a ridge which passes through Upper Pisang via Ngawal as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak. On the way, we pass through pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. As we walk near Manang, the climate becomes more cold and dry.

Day 17: Trek to Letdar (4250m) – 5/6 Hrs Trek
We continue our trail that ascents towards the Thorong La pass as we climb steadily through Tenki and leaving Marshyangdi Valley. As we continue along the Jarsang Khola Valley. we arrive at Letdar that lies at the elevation of 4250m. 

Day 18: Trek to Phedi or High Camp (4600m)
The first small settlement we reach after a steady walk upwards is Letdar. It is an uphill walk towards Thorong Phedi. We now ascend further and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorong Phedi. On the way, we go through the outstanding views of Mt. Ghundang, Mt. Syagang.

Day 19: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong Pass – 8/9 Hrs Trek

http://www.asianhikingteam.com/assets/images/annapurna/annapurna-circuit-thorongla-pass-7-days.jpgThe trail becomes steep as soon as we leave Thorong Phedi. Following rocky ridges, as it ascends to the Thorong La pass, the Great Barrier Ridge appears. The site one can see upon reaching the pass is of traditional Chorten, prayer flags, and cairn, and the panorama of Himalayan giants along with the first view of the immense Kali Gandaki valley to the west. 

Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2710m) – 5 Hrs Trek

Today’s trek begins with the downhill walk to Kali Gandaki Gorge . Passing down to Jomsom, we cross Jharkot and Kagbeni. Further descending down we reach Marpha, Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. We continue our trek towards Jomsom. 

Day 21: Fly to Jomsom and drive back to Kathmandu 
Today, we have a  flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu by bus. 

Day 22:  Free Day in Kathmandu
A free day in Kathmandu can be used for shopping in Kathmandu or just relax in the hotel. 

Day 23: International Departure
Depending upon your flight time, you will be transferred from Hotel to airport. 

Equipment List

Document List:

  • Valid passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  •  Photocopies of passport and visa form 
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight with batteries
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel                 

Personal Clothing items:

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket 
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket 

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants

Feet:

  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
  • toothpaste/brush set;
  • hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:

  • First-Aid kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) 
  • Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen)
  • cold medicine.
  •  antibiotics for stomach infection
  • anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide)
  • water purification tablets

Useful Info

The trek  can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com

FAQ

What sort of accommodation can I expect in trekking?
Along the trekking routes, we provide the best possible camping service complete with comfortable two person tents with good mattresses. A kitchen, dining, shower, toilet tents, chairs with tables are also provided. We usually camp in or near a village, which allows you to buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. You will also get a small bucket of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

During the camping, our expert camping cook can prepare normal and special meals upon request. There is a wider variety of food available, including Western-style food, and you may request to eat at any point of the day. The camping price includes an all-you-can-eat food service.

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. 

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Duration 23 Days
Transportation Bus/Jeep
Group Size 1-15
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 5,416m
Accomodation TeaHouse /Camping
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