Nepal, Trekking around Annapurna - the Jomsom side
Annapurna Circuit: on this page you will find information and pictures of
the trail along the right side of Kali Gandaki
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NATT trail No. 63. Western Trail Tukuche -Khobang-Larjung (right riverside)
The western trail will lead you in about 2-2.5 hours to the little villages of Khobang and Larjung. The
next day you can make an awesome side trip to the scenic village of Naurikot and the two nearby lakes and then rejoin the main NATT trail in Kokethanti on the left river side.
in the dry sdeason you can also cross Kali Ganaki river from Sauru on the easetern side to Khobang.
Continue to the southern end of Tukuche and leave this interesting village through a gate. You will have to walk around 1.5 hours on the road. In the dry season the vehicles prefer to ride on the
riverbed instead of on the road so you might not be disturbed very much. But in some years the Kali Gandaki chooses a riverbed touching the rocks below the road and then everyone will drive and walk
on the higher dirt road. Luckily there is not very much traffic to be annoyed about on this little stretch
of road. The dirt road will turn up to the right in the village of Kanti so that you then will have again a beautiful trekking trail without any traffic till Larjung.
From here to Larjung follow again the blue/white NATT signs. The villages of Kanti, Khobang and
Larjung are more or less one stretched-out and connected settlement and in each village you will find lodges. From Larjung you can continue directly to Kokhethanti on the main trail. It is a 1.5h trek
mainly on the dirt road. If it is the dry season, ask in the village if the short cut trail over the Kali
Gandaki is walkable. But a very rewarding side trek will lead you to Naurikot and then pass by the two lakes.
You also could just visit Naurikot without luggage or skip Naurikot but visit the two lakes. Naurikot and the two lakes are also an excellent day trip without luggage and the lodges will gladly prepare
you a lunch box.
Overview Annapurna region
NATT 62 Tukuche NATT 64 Naurikot
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