About Annapurna 7 pass trek in Nepal

The Seven Passes Trek Annapurna is a 15-day trek that takes a trekker through seven high passes, four of which are over 5,000 meters. This trek, besides the difficulty of the high passes, provides a mixture of nature and community that is lacking from treks running through villages. You'll drink butter tea with yak herders with the Annapurna Seven Passes Trek, pick yarsagumba with the locals, win some serious bragging rights and live through some crazy stories.

The Annapurna 7 passes trek is a fairly challenging trail that brings trekkers through some of Nepal's most inaccessible and spectacular landscapes. Annapurna region is known as Harvest Goddess. This includes Nepal's first and largest nature conservation area. Annapurna Seven Passes Trek has recently emerged as an exciting option to trekkers who want to travel longer in the scenic mountain wilderness. This is a great opportunity to embark on a new route while still fresh and untrammeled along the way, with a combination of camping, homestays and tea-houses.This trip is ideal for trekkers who want to be in mountains and have longer time. It will be a real test taking you past Kuchurmo pass, Yarcha pass, Meta pass, Phu pass, Nar pass, Kangla pass and the popular Thorong la pass with three passes at over 4600 meters and four at over 5000 meters.

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing and Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Seven High Passes. Kuchumro Pass 4900m, Yarcha Pass 4834m, Meta Pass 4635m, Phu Pass 5043m, Naar Pass 5390m, Kangla 5300m, Thorung La 5416m.
  • Stunning views of the mountains
  • Trekking through hidden valleys
  • Stay away from the crowd and the road, and get a birds eye view from alpine meadows throughout the trek.
  • Explore the Hidden Valley of Naar-Phu.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your Name card or "Top of the World Adventure" agency name card. Confirm your arrival you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After Check in, you will be fresh up and you will go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed bringing any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and prepared drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today After having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in Private Vehicle. You will have Lunch and visit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathamndu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our proffessional english speaking guide will explain about the history, culture, etc. about the places you visited. At the same time you can visit to thamel shop for some trek prepration and if you have forgotten to bring anything you can buy in kathamndu thamel. Overnight stay at Kathamndu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

This day you will wake up early in the morning and our guide from Top Of The World Adventure will pick you from the Hotel. You will drive to Besisahar by Local Bus. On the way you will have lunch in Besisahar. After Lunch, you will drive to Tache by Jeep. On the way you will pass by jagat, Tal & Dharapani village. Overnight at Tache Tea house lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tache
  • Altitude: 2340

This day trek begins with awesome view of Ghelinchok village. First two and half hour you will ascend up to the hill to Chonga Dada. On the way, it is possible to see some animals like Himalayan Griffon and Some monkeys. You will pass yhrough some rivers with some small wooden bridge. You will have lunch at the middle of the way and continue the trekking through rhododendron and pine forest. Your trekking for today stops at Shongle Kharka.  Overnight at Camping.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Shangle
  • Altitude: 3360

Early in the morning after breakfast you will start to trek to Kuchumro Phedi. By meeting some small shepherd hut on the way, you will continue the trek up to Kuchumro Phedi at 4525 m above the sea level. Overnight at Camping.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Kuchumro Phedi
  • Altitude: 4525

You will start to walk for long trek by early in the morning just after the breakfast. This day you will be going uphill up to Yarcha pass. From the beginning you will see the stunning view of Manaslu in the east to Lamjung and Annapurna to west, Along with this view you will pass the Kuchumro. This is snowy pass so you have to prepare proper equipment already, After crossing the Kuchumro pass you will walk down around half a hours and start to trek up to cross the Yarcha pass with the view of  Kangaru Himal and Annapurna II. After Walking down to Namakyu where you spend our overnight after a long walk. Overnight at Camping

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping Tent
  • Place: Namakyu
  • Altitude: 4200

Wake up early for Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Gangapurna's early morning views towards the south west and Kangaru Himal facing up north. The clear sky with mountain views makes for a perfect setting to start your day. We walk uphill for about 10 minutes after breakfast and then descend for another 15 minutes to cross a small glacial river. We cross the river all the time for gradual uphill towards Annapurna II and keep Kangaru Himal at the back. As we ascend 2 hrs. We are welcomed by the views of Pisang peak standing majestically above the monastery of Pisang from where we take a slow walk all the time facing Pisang peak directly before us. We get to the Meta pass (4800 metres). Today we take lunch pack with us as there is a shortage of water before the transfer. We continue descending towards Meta after lunch at the Meta pass. It is a long downhill with nearly 4 hours from Meta pass to Meta. We arrive at a river with a small bridge from where we begin to climb an hour later to reach Meta–a small village with few homes. On camping overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Meta
  • Altitude: 3560

We begin our day crossing up and down, crossing suspension bridges over various streams. After nearly 4 hours of trekking we reach Kyang where we can see the remnants, particularly the ruined Khampa settlement forts (the place once captured and lived by Khampa refugees from Tibet). We continue on a rocky trail past the Phu Khola and finally reach Phu village within another 3 to 4 hours. Overnight in Phu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Phu Village
  • Altitude: 4250

Today is the planned day of acclimatization, with the recommendation that we rest and get acclimatized with the altitude. Here we can explore the culture, natural diversity, and religious practices of ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung, and Ghale as we are in the Lost / Hidden Valley. In addition, we can track how people make their life in such remote location or in the hidden valley depending on agriculture, animal breeding and seasonal migration. It is also the day for us to visit the monastery of Tashi Lakhang–the old Buddhist monastery mentioned out of the 108 great Buddhist monasteries of the world; it is considered to be the last monastery founded by Karmapa Rinpoche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea house
  • Place: Phu Village
  • Altitude: 4250

The trail goes down to Mahendra Pul, which takes about 4 hours, passing several streams and suspension bridges. We visit the 80 m high suspension bridge across the Lapche River Gorge. Lunch is at Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail climbs steeply to Nar Village, which takes about 2 hours, passing many Buddhist stupas. Here we can visit many Buddhist monasteries coupled with the magnificent views of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Night out in Nar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Nar
  • Altitude: 4110

The trek leads you west to a small hydro plant, after a wonderful time here at Naar. You will get to a remote valley as you walk further before finally reaching Kang-la Phedi (4530 meters) for the overnight rest. Naar trek from Kangla Phedi takes 3-4 hours to complete. Overnight at Teahouse

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kangla Phedi
  • Altitude: 4530

You will trek from Kangla Phedi for 6-7 hours before arriving at Ngawal (3660 metres). The walk continues on the number of small streams slowly wading upwards. You will trek on a steep notch after crossing those streams. After an hour of strenuous climbing, you'll get some magnificent views of a nearby glacial lake along with the west side of the big rock wall. At 4,520 m, the trek then follows a steep moraine route to the bottom. From here, the walk gets better for overnight stops on the open grassland all the way to Nawal or Ngawal village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ngawal
  • Altitude: 3660

Today you will have a rest day at Nawal. In the day time you will explore Nawal Village. Overnight stay at Nawal.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Nawal
  • Altitude: 3660

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 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540 m

We continue along the trail towards Marsyangdi valley and turn northwest up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. After reaching Yak Kharka, we hike the surrounding hills for a chance to see some famous blue sheep. Then continue to trek to reach Ledar. Overnight stay at Ledar.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Ledar
  • Altitude: 4240 m

The day begins with an ascent up the valley and back down to cross the Jarsang Khola. From here a steep climb brings us up to the Thorang High Camp at 4925 m. The area becomes wilder and you can feel the adventurous spirit. Overnight stay at High Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Thorung High Camp
  • Altitude: 4880 m

A challenging day at high altitude lies ahead. From the high camp, we follow the ascent route until we reach the prayer flags at the top (5416m). The ascent can feel much more challenging than the vertical distance suggests due to the high altitude and the occasionally unfavourable weather. The hard work is rewarded with a stunning panorama of snow-capped peaks and the Himalayan scenery above the Kali Gandaki valley through to the Annapurna range, Mukut and even the Mustang Himal to the west. A long and somewhat steep descent follows before the slope eases off to a gentle descent above Muktinath (3802m) which is a fascinating village; sacred to both Hindu and Buddhists. There are sacred shrines as well as numerous chorten with fascinating mythical background. Your guide will be happy to explain their cultural importance.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3710 m

Today’s trek begins with the downhill walk to Kali Gandaki Gorge having arid landscapes opening on the Tibetan plateau to the north, high mountains covered with snow to the south (Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Himal). Passing down to Jomsom, we cross Jharkot and Kagbeni which are also worth visiting. Further descending we reach Marpha, a delightful Thakali village. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge.Marpha is well known for its apples, apple cider, apricot and peach wine. We continue our trek towards Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel Lodge
  • Place: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2740

Today after having breakfast, You will fly to Pokhara from Jomsom. You will explore Pokhara city at day Time. Overnight Stay at Pokhara Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 840 m

You will wake you early in the morning and go to Pokhara Tourist Bus station to catch the Bus for Kathmandu. The Bus will leave around in 6:45 am. It will take 6 hrs to reach Kathmandu. In Kathmandu You will have Lunch and have rest. Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today After having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in Private Vehicle. You will have Lunch and visit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our professional English-speaking guide will explain about the history, culture, etc. about the places you visited. Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300 m

It's time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300 m

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day
  • Overnight accommodation at tented camp and Tea-house/Lodge
  • Transportation by local jeep- to/from trek starting & ending point
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by domestic fly
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus
  • Necessary trekking permit, Restricted area permit and TIMS fee.
  • Trained trekking guide and porter,
  • Necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Restricted area permit
  • TIMS
  • ACAP
  • 3- Nights hotel in Kathmandu and one night at Pokhara 
  • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Cost Excludes:

  • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses-laundry, Telephone, alcoholic beverages, tips for guide & porter.
  • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
  • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.

Useful info

Route Option:

It is also possible to skip the Thorung La busy trail and take the Mesokanto Pass close to Tilicho Lake to Mustang.


Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you option for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in these cases.

Money and Tipping

Money and Tipping; It is best to bring a mixture of cash and traveler’s checks in a major currency [some currencies are not convertible to NPR]. USD, GBP, EUR are generally fine. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 15 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu / Pokhara (if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek but tips are not included in the trip price.