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NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING - BEST OF ANNAPURNA TREK

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Destination

Nar Phu Valley

Region

Annapurna Manang Region

Max.Altitude

4,250 Meters

Grade

Moderate to Challenging

Activity

Trekking

Duration

20 Days

Route

Besisahar - Manang - Phu - Nar - Jomsom

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / Tea house

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Besisahar / Jomsom / Pokhara / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the most exotic & interesting treks in Nepal. This trek is also known as Khayar lake trekking in Nepal. It takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region. This region sure has the power of magnetic attraction against trekkers. This region has still remained a secret of secrets for the trekkers.

Nar Phu Valley through the Annapurna region is only done once you have a special permit with you. This region lies hidden behind the massive Annapurna ranges. This region also provides one of the most speculative vantage points of the region. So this trek is a must-go for adventure lovers. You will also get a chance to cross the Kanga La pass on this trek

The panoramic views it offers are beyond the expression of ones’ words. The majestic Dhaulagiri, 8,167m, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Himchuli. Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, III are some other mountains. Dhampus Peak, Mana Pathi Peak, Annapurna Fang, all stand up in line shrouded in the everlasting snow. For this trek, we will visit Manang. Manang provides the entrance gateway to Nar Phu valley. One of the most untouched valleys from Modernization.

Nar Phu Valley trek pattern of undulating ridges laid beyond the touching distance miracles. Particularly during the spring season, the place promises to enrich your spirit. With the glow of various flowers found only in this region. The trail to this track is full of rhododendron, which blooms in spring. You will also encounter several wild species of wild animals.

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Itinerary

01
Arrive Kathmandu

Upon arrival meet and assist by Pari Treks representative. Transfer to hotel. On the way enjoy the view of the Hindu religion.

02
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley & an orientation

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional tour guide. Your tour will include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple - Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bauddhanath Stupa. The Pashupatinath is a significant place to visit because this is a heritage site & is the most important religious site for Hindus in Nepal & India. Within the boundaries of this temple are cremation zones where the bodies of Nepalese, right from the pauper on the streets to the king of Nepal were cremated at this old temple. In the early evening, we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to your trip. You will even have sufficient time to buy some trekking gear if you need any in the Thamel area.

03
Kathmandu to Jagat - 9 hours

We begin our journey quite early in the morning as we have a long drive ahead of us. We head-start right after breakfast and leave Kathmandu around 7 am in the morning, We see picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and mountain vistas en route throughout the drive. After 8-10 hours of drive, we reach Jagat via Besishahar. Drive up to Besishahar will most likely be smooth owing to black-topped roads whereas after Besishahar, the roads get dusty and coarse but the scenic view from our windowpane is more than compensating for the bumpy ride.

04
Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m / 7-8 hours)

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek; the trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to a sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into the picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sat tale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach the steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.


05
Dharapani to Koto (2,610m / 5-6 hours)

After having breakfast at the lodge, we begin our trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes about one hour to pass through pine and fir forests. We can visit the white-washed monastery in this village. Then we continue our trek till Danaque which takes about an hour. The trail is steeply ascending up to Timing. We have a good view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29 from here. Now the trail continues through pine forests again till Latamarang which takes about one and half hours. We break for lunch here and again resume through forests whereby we have a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Finally, we arrive in Koto village.

06
Koto to Meta (3,560m / 8 hours)

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek and register our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post. Then we trek through the Riverbank of Soti Khola again through wonderful pine forests, streams, and suspension and reach Dharmasala. We have our packed lunch on the way. We then continue the trek through forests and ascend steeply towards Meta village. Finally, we arrive on the Tibetan Plateau where we have a very good view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

07
Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m / 7-8 hours)

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our day traversing up and down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. After almost 4 hours of trek, we reach Kyang where we can see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived). We further keep walking past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail and finally reach the Phu village in another 3 to 4 hours.

08
Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Today is the scheduled acclimatization day whereby we are suggested to rest and get acclimatized with the altitude. As we are in the Lost/Hidden Valley, we can explore the culture, natural diversity, and religious practices of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung, and Ghale here. Besides this, we can trace out how people make their survival depending on agriculture, animal breeding, and seasonal migrations in such remote locations or in the hidden valley. It is also the day for us to explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. Apart from exploring the cultural avenues of the lost valley, the valley also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks in the region.

09
Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m / 7 hours)

After having breakfast at the lodge, we start our trek and the trail descends passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 4 hours. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. We have lunch in Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village which takes about 2 hours. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks.

10
Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

This is the second scheduled acclimatization/rest day for this trek. We spend the day taking a day hike nearby and explore Nar village and have a close look at the local culture and lifestyle. We also prepare for the next day's trek.

11
Nar to Kang La Pass to Ngwal (3,660m / 7-8 hours)

Today is an adventurous day with a long day hike so we get up early in the morning and head to Kangla pass. From the high pass, we can see the Annapurna massif. We further trek down to Ngwal from there.

12
Ngwal to Manang (3,540m / 4-5 hours)

From Ngwal, we head for Manang today. We pass through the isolated village of Paugh overlooking the amazing views of the Annapurna range. We then move gently uphill to Mungli and then to the main trail of Annapurna Trail at Mungli. We eventually reach Manang, where we set up our camps for overnight stay.

13
Rest day at Manang for acclimatization

Today, we hang around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover, you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.

14
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m / 3 Hours)

Today the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, we will see panoramic views all day. And it seems it is short trekking however we will feel tiring as we are going higher and into less oxygen air.

15
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m / 3 Hours)

We start our trekking with climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

16
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m / 8 Hours)

Today, we start our trekking quite early in the morning crossing the Thorung La (5416m.). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we will reach the Chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic, to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee-pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually, the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.

17
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2650m / 6 Hours)

Today is our last day walking of our trekking and we begin with the down path along the bank of dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as in Tibet, after walking about 6 hours, we will arrive at Jomsom, The Administrative center of this region.

18
Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (20 Minutes)

We will take an early flight to Pokhara, and check in to the hotel and visit the most beautiful city Pokhara , Relaxing Day, and overnight at the hotel.

19
Leisure day in Pokhara

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Pokhara and Jomsom and we could not fly on scheduled date and time which happen some times, or if the fights are on time then some tours and exciting activities like Paragliding and Ultra flight, you can shop and visit Pokhara little more as the Pokhara is a beautiful city and you will truly enjoy it.

20
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (6 Hours)

We hope our tourist bus at 7 AM after b/fast to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and its overnight at your hotel, then we would offer you to have dinner with us for your last night stay in Nepal and talk about your recent trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, trip concludes on this day.

21
Transfer to the airport for your departure

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your next destination.

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • Guide airfare if you are flying to the destination
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen acts landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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