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.
Upon arrival meet and assist by Pari Treks representative. Transfer to hotel. On the way enjoy the view of the Hindu religion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your next destination.
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
ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK
CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS
FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
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|Trip Name||Price||Departure Date||Trip Status|
|MANANG NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING||21 Days
2022-04-07 / 2022-04-28
|MANANG NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING||21 Days
2022-10-07 / 2022-10-28
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