Nar Phu Valley trekking details
Trek type : Camping
Trek Grade : Challenging
Duration : 25 days â€“ 21 days trekking
Activities : Sightseeing/Trekking
Best Time to go : December, March, April. September/October/November
Departure dates : By arrangement
This trek leads All most Annapurna region 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.
Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our destination is the Nar-Phu valley, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very 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.
Nowadays, Nar Phu has 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.The Nepal government''''s recent decision to open up Nar and Phu to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers, whose pastoral lifestyle continues. Apart from the odd researcher and climbing expeditions permitted to climb Him lung, Ratnachuli and Gachikang, 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.
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu, transfer hotel
Day 02 : full day sightseeing Kathmandu valley
Day 03 : Drive to Besisahar 823m.& Khudiand 8 hours approx. Camp
Day 04 : Bahundanda 1311m, - 5 hours approx. camp
Day 05 : Chamche - 5.5 hours approx. camp
Day 06 : Dharapani 1943m.- 5.5 hours approx camp
Day 07 : Koto 2700m. - 5 hours approx camp
Day 08 : Dharmasala 2800m. - 5.5 hours approx. camp
Day 09 : Meta - 5 hours approx. camp
Day 10 : Junum - 5 hours approx. camp
Day 11 : Phu 3000m. - 5 hours approx. camp
Day 12 : Rest day at Phu, camp
Day 13 : Hike around Phu valley, camp
Day 14 : Nar village - 3200m. 5 hours approx. Camping
Day 15 : Dharmasala - 5 hours approx. camping
Day 16 : Koto and Chame 2713m.- 5.5 hours approx. camping
Day 17 : Pisang 3185m. - 5.5 hours approx. camping
Day 18 : Manang 3351m. - 5 hours approx. camping
Day 19 : Manang - day hiking
Day 20 : Manang - Thorong Phedi 4500m. - 6 hours approx. camping
Day 21 : Thorong La Pass 5416m. - Muktinath 3800m. - 7 hours approx. camping
Day 22 : Jomsom 2700m. - 5 hours approx. camping or hotel
Day 23 : Flight Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 24 : Kathmandu
Day 25 : Final departure, transfer airport
Cost included :
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by car / Van / Bus. 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek. Fully camping trek as per itinerary above. An experience trek Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), Rute man, Kitchen crews, necessary porters their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments trek crews. National Park permit. Tourist service charge, Vat.
Cost not included :
Travel insurance. International air fare to Nepal. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, personal clothes. cold drinks, laundry. Rescue charge if applicable. Meals in Kathmandu except the accommodation on BB Plan. Tips for trekking staffs, driver etc.
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