Ghale Gaun Dudhpokhari and Namun la pass Trekking
This Trekking is an interesting to walk into the Annapurna region following the village of Ghale Gaun. It is an alternative route of Annapurna trekking to avoid the crowd and dusty road . You pass the Namun La Banjyang with full of excitement and lots of fun. It can be defined as adventure trek of Annapurna region and one high difficult pass. But it is very exciting and the challenging Trekking. You can see the nice scenery of Annapurna, Manaslu and Lamjung ranges and other popular mountain scenery in this area. It is a wilderness trekking and fully camping is required. You are not recommended to trek alone and without guide/porters because this route has many confusions on the way and hard to find other trekkers.
During the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread Ceremony) thousands of pilgrims and visitors throng the lake for holy worship. Hindus worship the lake as the gateway to heaven.There is a strong belief that if you take a bath in this Dudhpokhari (Milky Lake) three times then all your sins committed in this lifetime will be purified. Along with the strong religious and cultural heritage the area is also rich in nature and wildlife.
|FACT OF THIS TREK|
|Trip Duration||7 day Trekking|
|Max. Altitude:||4850m./16005 ft|
|Minimum Altitude:||850m./2805 ft.|
|Accommodation:||Tented Camping Trek|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner|
|Trek Departure:||Every day throughout the week|
|Group Size:||20 persons (maximum)|
|Best season:||Feb, March, April, Sep,Oct & Nov.|
|Available Time:||All months|
|Per day hiking:||5 to 6 hours|
Ghale Gaun- Dudhpokhkari-Namun La Pass Trekking
Day 1: Kathmandu-Besisahar- Kapurgau by drive - Trek to Ghale Gaun ( 2016m./6652ft.) 2 hrs. walk
Day 2: Ghale Gaun-Rabrachu (3100m./10230ft.) 6 hrs. walk
Day 3: Rabrachu- Thorju (4500m./14850ft.) 6 hrs. walk
Day 4: Explore Dhudhpokhari ( Milky lake) ( 5300m./17490ft.) and magnificient view of Mt. Manaslu and sorrounding.
Day 5: Thorju-Namunla pass (4850m./16005ft.)- Danfe Kharka ( 4000m./13200ft.) 6 hrs. walk
Day 6: Danfe kharka- Danaque ( 2300m./7590ft.) 6 hrs. walk
Day 7: Danaque- Besisahar - Kathmandu 10 hrs drive
For below services, Our price is US $ 680 per person.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP)
The provision of ACAP is to maintain and build local tourism infrastructure and preserve the nature. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)permit is necessarily required for this trip. It can be obtained from government registered trekking company as Nepal alternative treks & Expeditions. It's fee is fixed by NTNC Rs. 3000 ( Three thousand rupees) per person to Annapurna Circuit and ABC Trekking. You can not obtain along the entry point, they may return you without carrying ACAP permit. You need passport copy, one passport size photograph and fee in Rs. 3000 ( Three thousand rupees) or equivalent in cash to apply the permit. This permit you can use only single entry in the area but no limitation of period. It is included in our package.
Trekker's information Management System ( TIMS)
TIMS is compulsory for Jomsom Trekking. The main aim of TIMS has come into implementation from Jan.2008. Trekking agency's association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal tour tourism board (NTB) has jointly recording the trekker's detail and issuing TIMS for trekkers.
TIMS can be applied through Government registered trekking agency as Nepal alternative treks. TIMS fees are Rs. 2000 for individual trekkers and Rs. 1000 for organized trekker. Individual TIMS has to be obtained at NTB in Kathmandu and Pokhara yourself . You are required passport copy, one passport size photograph and the amount Rs. 2000 for individual TIMS. You have to applied by Trekking agency if you are joined trekking agency and the amount is Rs. 1000 for company joined in cash. It is included in our package.
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- Light weight pants, shorts
- At night -track top, pants
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion.
- Small daypack - 25 liters.
- Wind proof jacket and rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack.
- Small towels
- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel)
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel)
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- A pair of gloves
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Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). The highest point is Namun la pass which is elevated at 4850 meter. If you be precautious about high altitude and follow our guide then you can avoid it.
Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:
Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.
Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:
Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.
We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as there will be various choices. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges during the trek. We will arrange shared washing room and toilet.
During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) in lodges. Threre will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route on your choice from MENU .
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Ghale Gau Dudh pokhari and Namun la pass trek is moderate level of trek, suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will get the highest elevation 5416 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.
George Henry Beger
I was glad about to show my children the Namun La pass and Annapurna circuit. It was amazing to go with them and show there the rhododendron forests and feel the mountains again. I liked to see Dhan again. He is a wonderful guide and he has a nice family. The lunch at his home was really good. All this make to happen by Nepal alternative treks so I want to use this office again for next time.
Really good trek with Dhan and Dal ; We met a lots of people from all over the world. We saw the life in mountains and it was amazing. I tekked through Namun La pass and enjoyed the thorong la pass by horse. It was really nice and helpful. I will do the trek again to go over the pass. The services we got from this company is appreciated. We never forget !
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