Namun La Pass Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 14 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major AttractionDudh Pokhari(5300m), Namun La Pass (5560m)
  • Maximum Altitude5560m
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November


  • The unique off-the-beaten trekking trail
  • Savor the beauty of the holy lake of Dudh Pokhari
  • Enjoy the fascinating views of Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Fishtail, and Manaslu
  • Experience the pristine culture and lifestyle of the Gurung people
  • Explore the remnants of the King’s palace

Namun La Pass Trek is one of the isolated and less crowded trekking trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Far from the hustle and bustle, this trek offers trekkers the wilderness experience of trekking. You can enjoy the incredible views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, and Lamjung ranges while trekking. The trail of this Namun La Pass used to be an old trade route between Pokhara and Manang. Also, the track is near the famous Annapurna Circuit Trail. 

This recently introduced Namun la Pass Trek, the trail heading to the Dudh Pokhari(5300m) and Namun La Pass (5560m), is located in Lamjung, Manang Kaski districts of Nepal. Legends describe that some three thousand years ago, the Tamu community of Nepal entered this area from Tibet crossing the Namun La Pass. After that, they made their settlement here.  Hence this place is also known as Tamuwan. The Tamu community, who are now well known as the Gurung community, had their own King and Palace in those days. You can still observe the remnants of the Palace.

The Namun La Pass Trekking trails are full of thousands of pilgrims heading towards the holy lake of  Dudh Pokhari during the Janai Purnima festival. This festival falls in August. According to Hindu Religion, taking the sacred bath in the water of Dudh Pokhari washes away all your sins committed in this lifetime and purifies your body and soul. Therefore, by joining this adventurous trek, you can immerse yourself in the new culture and serene nature of this Himalayan country, Nepal. 

Moreover, the fascinating places, joyful people, charming villages, and the serene forest of Oak, Pine, and Rhododendron add more excitement and adventure to your journey. As the region is home to various flora and fauna, you can have insight into some of them while trekking. 



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Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan airport, our team member will transfer you to the hotel. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Around 7 hours of drive from Kathmandu, we will reach Khudi. At Khudi, we will explore the monasteries, Khudi river, and Khudi Bazar. Then, we will stay overnight at the lodge in Khudi.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, we will commence our trek journey from Khudi to Ghalegaun. Ghalegaun is a charming Gurung village. Enjoying the captivating mountain scenery and the great hospitality of the locals, we will stay overnight at the homestay in Ghalegaun. In the evening, we will see different forms of cultural dance performed by the locals.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After taking the early breakfast, we will head towards Maidu. Invigorating walk along the trail, we will be astonished by the beauty of nature. We will spend overnight in a tented camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will head towards Kyubara, which lies at an attractive location. We will stay overnight in a tented camp here.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Spending the great night at Kyubara, today we will wake up early morning to reach Thorju. Overnight stay at tented camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After enjoying the early breakfast, we will hike up to Dudh Pokhari. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach there. Dudh Pokhari is the holy lake located at an elevation of 5300m. Every year during Janai Purnima, thousands of devotees visit this destination. People believe that taking a bath in the holy lake of Dudh Pokhari cleans all the sins committed in their lifetime. After strolling around the white milk pond for some time, we will return to Thorju and stay overnight in a tented camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5300m

After the morning breakfast, we will proceed with our journey towards Danfe Kharka, situated at an elevation of 4000m from sea level. First, we must cross the Namun La Pass to reach Danfe Kharka from Thorju. It will be pretty challenging to cross the pass; however, the rewarding views of mountains make the trek worth it. We will spend the night at a tented camp in Danfe Kharka.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5560m

Today we will leave for Timang. It is where we will connect with the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can enjoy the captivating views of Manaslu and Hiunchuli while trekking. After spending several fights at tented camps at Timang, you will stay overnight at the teahouse.

  • Lodge/Teahouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Descending from Dharapani today, we will trek to reach Dharapani. First, we will pass the elevated pasture land through the Burdin Khola. Then, further descending downward into the Rhododendron forest, we will reach Tilije. Finally, around 45 minutes of the trek from Tilije, we will reach Dharapani, staying overnight at the lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After taking the morning breakfast, we will trek to Chamje. Passing the beautiful Pine forest and wonderful waterfall village of Tal, we will finally reach Chamje. We will spend the whole night at the teahouse or lodge here.

  • Lodge/Teahouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will head towards Besisahar. Reminiscing the rejuvenating Namun La Pass trek journey, we will stay overnight at a local teahouse or lodges at Besisahar.

  • Lodge/Teahouse
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our representative will depart for the airport

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Cost Details


  • Airport Hotel-Airport picks up and drops by car/van depending on group size.
  • 2 Nights twin deluxe bedroom in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Government registered, well experienced, and friendly, helpful guide.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • All necessary camping equipment.
  • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara by A/C tourist coach.
  • Pokhara – Sikles by local jeep transport.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • All transportation, tourist service charges, vat, tax, and Office Service charge


  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, Fanta, sprite, and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items, and expenses of personal nature.
  • Sightseeing tour, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any costs arising due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, political trouble, strikes, etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge, and wifi services.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.


  • Q1. What is the best time for Namun La Pass Trek?

    Spring(April-May) and Autumn(Sep-Nov) are the best seasons for Namun La Pass Trekking. The moderate temperature and the stable weather allow you to enjoy the stunning views of mountains and the surrounding environment. Further, there is little chance of rainfall during these months. Hence, you are more likely to be safe from natural disasters.

  • Namun La Pass is one of the adventurous and challenging high passes to cross. To successfully complete this trek the trekkers need to be physically fit and psychologically prepared. However, previous trekking experience is not compulsory for this trek. A person with a good fitness level can complete this trek easily.

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