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Narphu Valley Trek

Narphu Valley Trek

Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kang-la pass at 5200m. the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding.

On the way to Besi ShaharOur sturdy mountain ponies every few steps, their steaming sweat-soaked bodies heaving. Behind us Hongde airport, which we left behind early in the morning, is a tiny speck. Our destination is the Nar-Phu valley, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the north of Manang district. It takes five hours reaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down valley.

Narphu Village TrekkingNowadays, Nar Phu the population about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar and Phu valley were least affected by this change. The tortuous path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.

Narphu Valley TrekkingBesides the Kang-la linking Nar to the Nyeshang valley, the most direct route from Kathmandu to Nar and Phu is along the Marshyangdi River. Travelers trek through the Himalayan foothills and round the eastern end of the Annapurna before they arrive at Qupar, a police check post half and hour before Chame, Manang's district headquarters. From here a long and steep trail winds up to Nar and Phu whose villagers, laden with goods purchased in Chame and even lower down in Besi Shahar, the end of the road head leading to Manang, often camp at Dharmashala, Government of Nepal permitted to climb Mt. Kang Guru, Mt. Himlung, Mt. Ratna Chuli and Mt. Gyajing Kang, few foreigners has visited the area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent. Since Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) recently extended its network to include Nar and Phu Valley, it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan at the request of the government for undiscovered valley.

 

Trekking Itinerary:

  • Hotels/Lodges
  • 14 Days Trek
  • Grade: Moderate Plus
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights in KTM, 1 night in Pokhara & 13 Nights in lodge
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free for official work and preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Besishahar 823m. by Bus/Jeep & transfer to Tea. H. Lodge.
Day 04: Besishahar – Dharapani (1943m.) by local Jeep/Bus.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani – Koto (2713m.).
Day 06: Koto – Meta (3560m.).
Day 07: Meta – Phu Gaon (4030m.) via Kyang.
Day 08: Phu Gaun - Tashi Gompa and return to Phu Gaon.
Day 09: Phu Gaun - Nar Phu village (4110m.).
Day 10: Acclimatization and exploration.
Day 11: Nar Phu Gaun – Kang La Pass (5200m.) - Nagwal Village (3802m.)
Day 12: Nagwal Village - Manang Village (3351m.).
Day 13: Manang - Thorung Phedi (4510m.) O/N at Teahuse Lodge
Day 14: Thorung Phedi - Thorung–La Pass (5416m.) - Muktinath (3748m.)
Day 15: Muktinath – Jomsom (2713m.) and transfer to Hotel/Lodge.
Day 16: Jomsom – Pokhara (915m.) by flight then transfer to Hotel.
Day 17: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 18: Kathmandu free.
Day 19: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Tea house and Camping Cost: USD        Per Person.

Tea house/Camping Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van Hiace & tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 night’s in Pokhara at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) & accommodation in teahouse lodge.
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 10 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Special Trekking Permit, Local village authority entry fees and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
  • Air Ticket: Jomsom/Pokhara with domestic airport tax and cargo.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

The Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu with domestic airport tax & cargo.
  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

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