Nar Phu Valley trek

AVAILABLE ON REQUEST USD
15-20 DAYS
7-8 HRS
5416 M
CHALLENGING
TEAHOUSE/CAMPING

This is one of the most exotic & interesting Nar Phu Valley trek in Nepal. Khayar lake trekking in Nepal, the heart of Annapurna region that has a power of magnetic attraction against trekkers still remains secret of the secrets for the trekkers though the Annapurna region is most frequented by trekkers. The secluded place hidden behind the massive of Annapurna ranges is one of the most speculative vantage points of the region. The panoramic views it offers are beyond the expression of ones’ words. The majestic Daulagiri, 8,167m which is the seventh highest mountain of the world, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fish-tail, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, III, Dampus Peak, Mana Pathi Peak, Annapurna Fang, all stand up in line shrouded in the everlasting snow. The pattern of undulating ridges laid beyond the touching distance is sort of miracles. Particularly during the spring season the place promises to enrich your spirit by the glow of various flowers found only in this region. The trail to this track is mainly dominant by the rhododendron, which blooms in spring.

Upon arrival meet our representative and transfer to hotel. A short briefing about the trek will be presented by our team.

Explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, with its temples and markets, or take an optional excursion into the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel

We begin our journey at early dawn 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. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

Upon breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, chyamje comes into 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 sattale. 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 steep forested village of karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

We begin our trek in the morning towards bagarchhap which takes about one hour passing 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 timang. 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 hour. 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. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

In the morning, we register our restricted area permit at the police check post. Then we trek through the river bank 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. Overnight lodge/teahouse

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. Overnight lodge/teahouse

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 in here. Besides this, we can trace out how people make their survival depending on agriculture, animal breeding and seasonal migrations in such remote location 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. Overnight lodge/teahouse

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. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

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 over the local culture and lifestyle. We also prepare for the trek next day. Overnight lodge/teahouse

Today is adventurous day with long day hike so we get up early in the morning and head to kangla pass. From pass we can see the annapurna massif. We further trek down to ngwal from there. Overnight lodge/teahouse.

From ngwal, we head for manang today. We pass through the isolated village of paugh overlooking the amazing views of 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 stay overnight lodge/teahouse.

From manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of tenki above manang, and then continues to climb out of the marshyangdi valley turning northwest up the valley of jarsang khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of yak kharka. Overnight lodge/teahouse

We make our way to the foot of the pass, throng phedi today. Thorong phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the high camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, we do not advise this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at thorong phedi so that we can have sound sleep in lower altitude rather than risking sleeping in a higher altitude at high camp. Overnight lodge/teahouse

Crossing the arduous thorong la pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m/17,764ft is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. But the picturesque mountain vistas are more than compensates the strenuous walk through the grueling trail. We reach muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both hindus and buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a vishnu temple and a monastery nearby. Overnight lodge/teahouse

We begin descending down the dramatic kali gandaki gorge through the arid land. We pass by jharkot and khingar villages which has typical tibetan architecture. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the kali gandaki, we reach jomsom. Overnight lodge/teahouse

After breakfast we fly to pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, annapurna and dhaulagiri. On arrival at pokhara airport, we will be transferred to lakeside hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of pokhara valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of fewa lake, the second biggest lake of nepal while admiring the mountain view of machhapuchhare. We can also go for a boat-ride in fewa lake or take a short hike to the world peace pagoda. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside area. Overnight hotel.

Today, after breakfast, we drive back to kathmandu. After reaching kathmandu, we will be transferred to our hotel. Rest of the day free for personal activities. Overnight hotel.

Departure transfer for onward flight.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip itinerary can be adjust as your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Cost Detail

TREK COST: Based on Per Person Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 Per Person
Extra: One way trip of Pokhara – Kathmandu USD

SPECIAL 10 % DISCOUNT FOR 20 YEARS CELEBRATION 2019 (ANY DATE BOOKING)

Available on request at parikramatreks@gmail.com  info@paritreks.com

Fixed Arrival Dates in Kathmandu: 2019 Trip Starting Date:  2019

Special Free Service Highlight for 2019(20 years Celebration):

  • Guarantee first flight (As per the detail in Itinerary)
  • One night Kathmandu accommodation on complementary
  • One day free sightseeing from Parikrama Treks Team (As per the detail in Itinerary)

Inclusions

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

For Camping and climbing accommodation as per the booking

  • 2 mean tents for clients accommodation including mattress
  • Support of Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, table, chairs as per the requirement.
  • Extra porter to carry the camping equipment
  • Necessary kitchen utensils
  • Climbing permits fees
  • Insurance of Climbing guide and other climbing staff
  • Camping sites cost as per the rules of government

Exclusions

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee which 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 act 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 others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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