NAMUN-LA PASS 4,850m OVERVIEW
Namun-la Pass is one of the remote and less-trodden trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trekking route of Namun-la Pass is connected with the Annapurna circuit trail: you have the opportunity to take the route less traveled and admire the famous peaks of the Annapurna region.
This spectacular trek in the Annapurna region follows an ancient Gurung trade route that ran between Lamjung and Manang and crosses a Namun-la Pass 4,850m pass. Legend has it that some a thousand years ago the Tamu community (now Gurung) of Nepal settled in this area after crossing the Namun La Pass from Tibet. This region is also known as Tamuwan and, at one time, had a king and palace.
during the trekking we can see shepherd people in the high mountain
The trail is also used by pilgrims walking up to the holy lake of Dudh Pokhari (Milk Lake) each August so footpaths are therefore well established. However, the trek is not well known and you are unlikely to see any western trekkers until you join the main Annapurna Circuit at Timang for the final day of walking. With roads now encroaching on the traditional circuit at both ends, this new trekking trail is an inspired alternative for the discerning trekker.
Opened for trekking in 2008, Namun La is paradise unexplored. Rarely visited by outsiders, it is one of the most fascinating trails in the remote Himalayan of Nepal. The marvelous and off beaten trek allows unlocking the interesting places, people, villages, valleys and serene forest of pines, oak, and rhododendron. The trek also offers the spectacular scenery of Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung, and other popular Himalayan ranges.
Every day the scenery is sublime, and it is incredible that a route so close to the busy Annapurna Circuit can be uninhabited, unspoiled, and totally wild. Your high point on this trek, the Namun pass, at 4,850m
South face view of Annapurna IV- 7,525m and Annapurna II - 7,937m
Mt. Lamjung Himal 6,983m East Face
- Impressive, challenging trekking
- Less tourist, not so crowded
- Full camping organize trekking
- Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama Mt.Fishtail, Mt.Annapurnas II-III-IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu, Damodar Himal range, etc
- Amazing to see sunrise and sunset view
- The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Gurung People
- Beautiful and villages in the trekking
- Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail
- The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
- Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation, and terraced farms alongside the trek route
- You get to walk through the peaceful, off-the-beaten-paths
Camping at Thurchu camp before Namun-la pass
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star
Drive to Pokhara 6/7 hours by Tourist bus, domestic flight 30 min or privet transportation
Drive to Sikles Village 1,800m
Trek from Siklis to Tasa, 2,350m
Trek from Tasa to Dharamsala 3,500m
Trek to Kori, 3,850m
Trek to Thulo Lekh, 4,100m
Trek to Thurchu, 4,080m
Trek over Namun Pass, 4,850m- 4½ hours. Descend to Dafne Kharka , 4,250m - 2 hours.
Trek to Timang 2,750m
Drive to Bensishar
Drive to Kathmandu
Leisure day in Kathmandu
Transfer to the international airport, Departure onward destination
Date and Cost
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What To Take
Equipment list for NAMUN-LA TREK
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?
Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.
Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?
We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
What is the best time and season?
March-Mid June, and September – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. climbing is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months and it’s usually much cold in higher areas.
The trek is doable throughout the year.
What type of Accommodation Do I Get at the NAMUN-LA CAMPING TREK?
At City: Kathmandu AND POKHARA
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
- Tented Camp (minimum 2 people in one tent) above base camp
- Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
- sleeping camping mattress for each member
Do I need to be physically fit?
Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. This is an adventurous trek that consists of high altitude trek over 5000 meters for nearly a week. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
Can we do this trip with kids?
We take bookings for this trip for people over 16 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Trekking permit, park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best
Food: - full board meal during the trek.
Transport: - Tourist bus or private vehicle Pokhara and Bensishar, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter for this trekking
Communication: - weather report
Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, Cook, Cook helper, and porter, insurance allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team
Camping equipment:- Sleeping tent, dining tent, Toilet tent, shower tent, Kitchen tent. dining tables and chairs, camping lights, and kitchen equipment.
Safety equipment: - Oxygen and mask regulator only for medical propose or PAC bag (altitude chamber) First aid kit, Oxy meter, rope, ice-axe, and common Trekking equipment in the group.
Whats not included
- International flight
- PERSONAL equipment for trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking, hot drink.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
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it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this trip, you must be covered up to 5500m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE
PASSPORT AND VISA
Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.
Need to Get Nepal Visa
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".
Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration