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Narphu valley trekking is newly open trekking trail in Annapurna region. Nar phu valley trekking has been opened for the trekkers only since 2003. Nar phu valley trekking is one of the best regions for viewing majestic mountains in the high land. Trek to Nar phu valley up to Nar and Phu combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures.
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. Trekking In Nar Phu valley is probably the best and non tourist area of Annapurna trekking routes and for those who want to explore hidden valley and trek off the beaten crossing through Challenging high passes like Masokanto La (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m) & Tilicho Pass (5230m) with beautiful Lake Tilicho.
Narphu valley trekking offers spectacular regions of ethnically-Tibetan inhabitants and combines remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures also include the Annapurna circuit trekking , 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.
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. Since Narphu valley trekking trail has been open Himalaya journey trekking professional will take to you with amazing experience of Narphu valley in Annapurna region..
Highlights of the Trekking
Panoramic Himalayan scenery, Kang La pass, Thorong La pass, exploring hidden valley of Nar and Phu, Manang, Ngawal village, old monasteries in Phu village and beautiful Himalayan people.
Trekking Destination : Nar / Phu & Kangla Pass (5315m) & Thorong La pass (5416m)
Group Size : Min - 2
Minimum altitude : 827m.
Maximum altitude : 5315m. and 5416m.
Grade : Strenuous
Season : Spring & Autumn
Accommodation : Tented Camp
Duration : 20 Days
Entry : Bensisahar
Exit : Pokhara
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Welcome and receive from airport and transfer to Hotel. Introductory program and briefing about the trip.
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley:
the sight seeing includes the visits to many historical and architectural monuments such as Pashupatinath Hindu temple, Boudhnath Buddhist Stupa, Swoyambhunath (Monkey Temple) Buddhist Stupa, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares etc. And preparation for trek.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1100 m)
Early morning drive to Besisahsar/Bhulbhule through Prithvi High way from Besisahar or Bhulbhule teak a local jeep to Syange the drive is with the view of River, greeneries, local villages and beautiful mountain scenery, from Syange trekking to Jagat overnight in guesthouse, if the drive is late we can stay in Syange also.
Day 04: Syange/Jagat trekking to Dharapani (1960 m)
After breakfast start the working through jungle after we left Chamje from chamje the trail goes bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arrive in Tal from here we . We enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight in Dharapani.
Day 05: Dharapani trekking to Koto: (2670 m)
Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight in Koto
Day 06: Koto trekking to Dharmasala (3300m).
Start our Narphu valley trekking from Koto today, we will work through a steep and narrow path through the dense forest, after crossing the river the trek leads to Narphu valley with passing the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arrive the Dharmasala, we will get to see seveleral small shelters (caves and a pilgrims “Dharmasala”. Overnight camp at Dharmasala.
Day 07: Dharmasala trekking to Kayang (3560m).
The trail climb up the valley along the small river before arriving Meta (3700m), a non permanent winter settlement of Nar, the trail passes through white rocks, low shrubs, junipers, scattered evergreen. We can have best Mountain View on the way, after passing the Junam we will arrive Chako formally a Khampa settlement. Overnight at Kayang.
Day 08: Kayang trekking to Phu village (4200m)
Today we will work steeply down hill along the river bank and past the submarine rock with small campsite. Best view of chortens wit the canyon lands and gorges takes us to the Phu gate from where we can see the three village of Phu, overnight at camp.
Day 09: Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and for explore Phu valley.
Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, we can walk up to alley to the summer grazing settlement at Ngoru, can spend the time interact with local people visit Gompa, overnight at camp
Day 10: Phu village Trekking to Nar (4150m):
Today we will trekking back to Phu gate Khyang, Chyarkha and Jhunam to reach to Nar. Along the way we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery also. We will pass wonderfully painted, bamboo topped Chortens and arrive Nar gates on the top of the hill, overnight in camp at Nar.
Day 11: Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi (4500m)
Today is easy short trekking day so we can explore more Nar Village in the morning and can trek to Kangla phedi, the trail go through the grazing field with a small stream on the left. The mountains were on the both sides of the stream. On the left breathtaking view of Pisang peak, overnight night at the campsite of Kangla phedi
Day 12: Kang La Phedi trekking up to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m)
We start early morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass which provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongde, after crossing the Kang La Pass we will head to Ngwal, a wonderful old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture.
Day 13: Ngawal Trekking to Manang (3570m)
Today we will work thought flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River. On the way we will pass pine forest, farming terrace and beautiful village of Braga. En route we can visit Braga monasteries, the view of Annapurna rang and Tilicho peak are closer. Overnight in Manang
Day 14: Manang trekking to Letdar (4250m).
Today the trail move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose, with leaving the Marshyangdi the trail ascend up to Tenki. From here continue ascend to Letdar via Yak kharka
Day 15: Letdar trekking to Phedi (4420m) or High camp (4600m).
from here the trail continue climb along the bank of the Jorsang Khola, It is some time possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep. Stay overnight at Phedi or can continue climbing up to High camp.
Day 16: Phedi or High Camp trekking to Muktinath (3800m).
From Phedi the trail becomes steep, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the pass. The views from the trail and from the pass are outstanding, you can see the long great barrier ridged, Gangapurna, Annapurna, Thorong peak Khatung Kang peak. From the top the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. Overnight at Muktinath We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Throngla( 5416m) from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists stay at 3800m
Day 17: Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2715m) via Kagbeni (2810m):
Today is easy walk after the great success of Thorong Pass, the trail gradually go down to Jharkot with the picturesque kani (large Gompa) from here the trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees, finally we arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang, it has posing chortens and ochre-colored Gompas and monastery, you can visit red walled kagchode Thubten Sampheling Gompa which was founded in 1429. After lunch in Kagbeni continue trekking to Jomsom throught windy trail of Kaligandaki valley, overnight at Jomsom.
Day 18: Jomsom flight to Pokhara: early morning take a flight to Pokhara, afternoon free on your own, hotel.
Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu, drive back to Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus
Day 20: As per your flight schedule, transfer to airport and fly to your next destination with beautiful memories of your trip.
Service Includes on the price:-
1. Accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast basis as per the itinerary
2. Kathmandu city tour as per the itinerary by private car/van
3. All entry fees to monumental zones in Kathmandu city tour
4. Restricted area special permit
5. Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking permit
6. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
7. Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat by private car/van and from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by luxury tourist bus
8. Accommodation in tented camp during the trek
9. Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
10. Trekking camping equipments (tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, table with chairs, all kitchen gears/utensils
11. Qualified and experienced trekking guide, cook, sherpas and porters services
12. Transportation, accommodation, meals, allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs
13. Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket
14. All the official paper works and all the applicable government taxes
15. Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
(Airport pick-up and drop-off are complimentary services)
Service Excludes on the price:-
1. Nepal visa Fee
2. International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
3. Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
4. Excess baggage charges
5. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
6. Travel and rescue insurance
7. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Hot and cold drinks, shower etc)
8. Tips for guides and porters