Annapurna Circuit via Kang La and Nar

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5.0 Based on 13 Reviews
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  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +15
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Savour magnificent mountain views across to Mustang and Western Tibet
  • Two high pass crossings at Kang La (5320m) and Thorong La (5416m)
  • Journey into the remote Nar Valley
  • Feast your eyes on Manaslu (8156m), the world's 7th highest mountain
Start and end in Kathmandu, the tour "Annapurna Circuit Via Kang La And Nar" is a guided trekking trip that takes 18 days. You will travel through Manang, Tal, Bhulbhule and 12 other destinations in Nepal. "Annapurna Circuit Via Kang La And Nar" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A dramatic trek into the remote region of Nar coupled with two high pass crossings at Kang La and Thorong La.. This classic Himalayan trek, first opened in 1977, is still magnificent and just got better with our updated 2020 itinerary. We follow the usual Annapurna circuit and trek into the secluded and rugged valleys of Nar, a former trading town connecting to the ancient Kingdom of Mustang. This trek offers incredible geographical and cultural diversity ranging from Hindu villages in the lush foot hills to the Tibetan Buddhist settlements in the far west. We navigate through alpine meadows to reach the base of Kang La and be rewarded with stunning views of countless 6000m peaks looming in the distance. After cross Kang La Pass (5320m) we rejoin the main trekking trails through to Thorong. There is a dramatic change as we trek north of the Great Himalayan Divide and cross the Thorong La (5416m). We are now on the Tibetan Plateau, a stark and rugged landscape, where the culture is predominantly Buddhist. We follow the Kali Gandaki Valley, one of the deepest gorges on earth and into the heart of the towering Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. Stunning landscapes, diverse culture and high pass crossings - this is one of Annapurna's finest treks.
5 - Excellent
Based on 13 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 26 2019
5 - Excellent
“Fantastic Annapurna Circuit trek with truly wild camping. As a very well travelled person the team leader Mani stands out he is brilliant. You focus on the walk and the immersive experience. Mani and the team remove all other stress. Loved it.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 30 2019
5 - Excellent
“We hiked up to the Throng La Pass from October 3 - October 17 and we were led by a very experienced guide Keshar Magar. We really enjoyed the trek because of Keshar and his team. All of them were very helpful and informative. The food prepared by the chef was delicious and soooo fresh. We were taken care of by them like family.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 29 2019
5 - Excellent
“It was the best trip. Our guide Keshar was amazing! He looked after the group and all the staff members. The trip itself is unbelievably beautiful. I would really recommend it to everyone.”
  • Anonymous
  • On May 25 2018
5 - Excellent
“The trip was mind blowing in the sense of where we were, how we saw it and the scale of the scenery. But World Expeditions made it possible for us to see that whilst camping without us having to worry about any of the work of camping. The team that made it possible were outstanding in every way and I can't praise them enough. How you did this trip for the money I have no idea, it was excellent in every way. Thank you.”
  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 3 : Drive to Nadi. Drive approx 7 to 8 hrs.
  • Day 4 : To Syange (1136m). Walk approx 6 hrs.
  • Day 5 : To Tal (1710m). Walk approx 5-6hrs.
  • Day 6 : To Timang (2750m). Walk approx 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 7 : To Forest camp (Chhomchu) (2800m). Walk approx 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 8 : To Meta (3560m). Walk approx 4-5 hrs.
  • Day 9 : To Nar (4110m). Walk approx. 5-6hrs
  • Day 10 : To Kang La Base camp (4900m ). Walk approx. 2-3hrs
  • Day 11 : Cross Kang La (5320m) and to Ngawal (3660m). Walk approx. 7hrs
  • Day 12 : To Braga (3439m). Walk approx. 2-3 hrs
  • Day 13 : To Yak Kharka (4050m). Walk approx 6 hrs.
  • Day 14 : To Thorong Phedi (base of the pass - 4500m). Walk approx 4 hrs.
  • Day 15 : Cross Thorong La (5416m) and to Muktinath (3802m). Walk approx 10-12 hours.
  • Day 16 : To Jomsom (2720m). Walk approx 5 hrs.
  • Day 17 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.
  • Day 18 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 17 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
  • 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 13 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$650
  • Flight Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu US$256
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Jomsom to Pokhara flight, total 20kg
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide
  • Medical kit
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment
  • Porter's insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Annapurna Circuit via Kang La and Nar tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 05 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 05 December 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Annapurna Circuit via Kang La and Nar tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Annapurna Circuit via Kang La and Nar tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • Is there a “new” Annapurna circuit trail that avoids roads?

    Despite some rumors, there isn't a “new” Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is the same Annapurna Circuit Trek that it always has been. In some parts, trekkers will be walking on the road and in other parts, trekkers will be walking on a trail.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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