Nar Phu Valley Trekking

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 23 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 6186m
  • Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
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The Annapurna region undoubtedly provides some of the worlds best trekking routes, including a greater variety of scenery and culture than can be found in any other comparable area. Although the normal circuit of Annapurna is a magnificent route, this new circular trek offers a wild and remote alternative including the newly-opened Nar and Phu Valleys and Tilicho Lake.

The remoteness of the Nar Phu valley and its proximity to Tibet has meant that the people and their culture have remained more akin to Tibet than Nepal. This also means that snow leopards and blue sheep are often seen in the area. We visit both Nar and Phu villages before crossing the Kang La Pass with magnificent views of the Annapurna. Around Manang we join the main Annapurna trail for a couple of days, before we set off on the second half of the trek. Leaving the main trail again we trek to Tilicho Lake - The Great Ice Lake, as Maurice Herzog described it in the 1950s - which lies tucked away below huge mountains and glaciers. The trails on this trek are rarely used and this exciting new itinerary offers the adventurous and fit trekker high mountain scenery at its very best.

An exotic door to Nar-Phu,/Narphu valley Trekking, has been opened to visitors only since 2003. This is one of the best regions for viewing majestic mountains in the high land. The Phu is the most beautiful medieval village where you can learn the real life styles of Bhote communities enjoy and have a pleasure of the fabulous and typical landscape of the valley. Narphu valley Trekking begins from Koto via walking through a unique Marsyandi valley. It could cover Annapurna circuit in four weeks.

The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened, spectacular regions of ethnically-Tibetan inhabitants. This is a trek that combines remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures. Trekking the standard Annapurna circuit, the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to the steep portals of the Nar Phu valley system is easily missed, but although the entrance is narrow and forested, the valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Two long days of walking from the border of Tibet, this region was first explored by Tilman in the 1950s. Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. We will venture into this remote region of upper Manang, staying at the winter settlement of Nar, and visit one of the most unvisited and most interesting regions in the Tibetan Buddhist world

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 1:ARRIVE KATHMANDU (A)
  • Day 2:SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU 3 HOURS (A,B)
  • Day 3:DRIVE TO BESISAHAR AND KHUDI (8-9 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 4:TREK TO BAHUNDANDA (05 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 5:TREK TO TAL (05 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 6:TREK TO DANAKYU (05 - 06 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 7:TREK TO KOTO (05-06 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 8:TREK TO META (7-8 HOURS). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 9:TREK TO PHU (7-8 HOURS)
  • Day 10:VISIT PHU MONASTERY AND EXCURSION SURROUNDING. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 11:TREK TO NA (7-8 HOURS) (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 12:TREK TO KANGLA PHEDI BEFORE PASS (7-8 HOURS)
  • Day 13:CLIMB TO KANG LA (5100m/16,728 ft) AND TREK TO Ngawal (7-8 HOURS) Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 14:TREK TO MANANG (5-6 HOURS). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 15:REST & EXCURSION IN MANANG (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 16:TREK TO PISANG (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 17:TREK TO KOTO (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 18:TREK TO DANAKYU (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 19:TREK TO JAGAT (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 20:TREK TO KHUDI (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 21:DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU (A,B)
  • Day 22:AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU. (A,B)
  • Day 23:FLY BACK. (B)

Cost Include

  • Welcome at Kathmandu (KTM) Airport
  • Airport pick up service & transfer to your hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in three cultural heritage sites for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit & conservation permit
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee
  • Nar Fu region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide
  • A care taker calling sherpa, support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night
  • Cook and kitchen supporter/s as per group size
  • Required kitchen utensils
  • Cooking fuel and lighting service
  • Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils
  • Hot breakfasts, pack lunches (hot in rest day) and hot dinners based on our Eco-friendly Nepali set Outdoor Menu as per itinerary
  • 2 men tent in sharing basis
  • All camping site charges
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • KTM - Khudi - KTM round trip bus transportation,/
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Applicable government taxes-13% VAT & 10% TSC
  • Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trekking crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trekking success certificate (case of trekking success)
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trekking

Cost Exclude

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trekking service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Airport departure taxes (about USD 25 per person)
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above
  • (Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner): Walking hours 5/6 hours per day.)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1ARRIVE KATHMANDU (A)
  • Day 2SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU 3 HOURS (A,B)
  • Day 3DRIVE TO BESISAHAR AND KHUDI (8-9 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 4TREK TO BAHUNDANDA (05 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 5TREK TO TAL (05 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 6TREK TO DANAKYU (05 - 06 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 7TREK TO KOTO (05-06 hrs). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 8TREK TO META (7-8 HOURS). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 9TREK TO PHU (7-8 HOURS)
  • Day 10VISIT PHU MONASTERY AND EXCURSION SURROUNDING. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 11TREK TO NA (7-8 HOURS) (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 12TREK TO KANGLA PHEDI BEFORE PASS (7-8 HOURS)
  • Day 13CLIMB TO KANG LA (5100m/16,728 ft) AND TREK TO Ngawal (7-8 HOURS) Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 14TREK TO MANANG (5-6 HOURS). Camp. (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 15REST & EXCURSION IN MANANG (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 16TREK TO PISANG (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 17TREK TO KOTO (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 18TREK TO DANAKYU (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 19TREK TO JAGAT (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 20TREK TO KHUDI (A, B, L, D)
  • Day 21DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU (A,B)
  • Day 22AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU. (A,B)
  • Day 23FLY BACK. (B)

Cost Include

  • Welcome at Kathmandu (KTM) Airport
  • Airport pick up service & transfer to your hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in three cultural heritage sites for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit & conservation permit
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee
  • Nar Fu region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide
  • A care taker calling sherpa, support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night
  • Cook and kitchen supporter/s as per group size
  • Required kitchen utensils
  • Cooking fuel and lighting service
  • Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils
  • Hot breakfasts, pack lunches (hot in rest day) and hot dinners based on our Eco-friendly Nepali set Outdoor Menu as per itinerary
  • 2 men tent in sharing basis
  • All camping site charges
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • KTM - Khudi - KTM round trip bus transportation,/
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Applicable government taxes-13% VAT & 10% TSC
  • Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trekking crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trekking success certificate (case of trekking success)
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trekking

Cost Exclude

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trekking service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Airport departure taxes (about USD 25 per person)
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above
  • (Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner): Walking hours 5/6 hours per day.)
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