Nar – Phu Valley Trek
Recently open up to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers whose postural lifestyle continues. Nar Phu just above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivate, in the very north of Manang district. The valley hidden by swirls of mountain mist behind kangla pass 5200m. Few foreigners have visited the area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent. However the Annapurna Conservation Area project recently extended its network to include Nar Phu valley and it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan. The magnificent panoramic view of Annapurna massif looks remote and forbidding. The kangla pass links Nar with Manang and other three Bhotia villages in the Nershang valley.
It has about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepal Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar-Phu valley were least affected by this change. They do have trading specially on the salt trade but never was dependent on and yak herding is the basic of their lifehold.
The trek to Nar Phu starts with drive to besisahar and trek along the Marshyangdi river. It goes through the Himalayan foothills and round the eastern end of the Annapurna before we arrive Chame. From here a long and steep trail winds up to Nar Phu. We then trek down to Manang from where either we can continue the trek to Muktinath jomsom passing horong-La or head down to Besisahar.
Wel-come to kathmandu 1300m
Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in kathmandu. Meet our representative then wel-come and transfer to hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Visit the sights including temples, stupas, secret site, architecture and cultural things of Kathmandu valley with a tour guide. Over night stay at hotel.
Drive to Khudi 7hrs.
Trek to Ngadi 6hrs.
Trek to Jagat 5hrs.
Trek to Dharapani 6hrs.
Trek to Koto 5hrs.
Trek to Dharamsala 6-7 hrs.
Trek to Kyang 6-7 hrs.
Trek to Fu-Gaun 3-4 hrs.
Rest day at Fu-Gaun
Visit Monastery and Fu village
Fu-Gaun-visit Himlung Base Camp
Trek to River Camp 7-8 hrs.
Trek to Khangla Phedi via Nar 5-6 hrs.
Trek to Ngawal 8-9 hrs after crossing Khangla Pass 5200m.
Trek to Manang 3 hrs.
Trek to Pisang 5-6 hrs.
Trek to Koto 5-6 hrs.
Trek to Tal 6-7 hrs.
Trek to Bahundanda 6-7 hrs.
Trek to Beshisahar 6-7 hrs.
From Besisahar drive back to Kathmandu by bus 6hrs.
Free day in Kathmandu
A free day for your own activities and evening enjoy farewell dinner with live cultural program at one of typical Nepalese restaurant hosted by the company.
Departure To Airport
Departure from Kathmandu / extend your holiday for other adventure activities like Himalayan white water rafting, Bunjy Jump, wild-life safari tours etc.
Check-list of personal equipment:
– Good standard trekking boots
– Camping shoes/thongs
– Down Jacket
– Trekking trousers
– Shorts (both casual and for treks)
– Swim wear
– Sun Hat
– Woollen Hat
– Nylon Windbreaker
– Strong Rucksack
– Sleeping Bag
– Water Bottle
– Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
– Toilet paper
– Sun block
– Travel Towel
– Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
– Camera & lenses
– Memory cards
– GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
– Book/music player/pack of cards
– A plastic bag for waste
– Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
1. We try to make free of tension our clients from arranging the necessary things and include as much as possible while in Nepal and let them just to enjoy the holiday.
2. Arrival/departure transfers
3. 2-3 star category hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara
4. Guided city tour by private vehicles and entrance fees
Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking.
5. Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6. First Aid and Eco trained English speaking Guide and Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen helper & necessary porters
7. Insurance, food & daily allowance of the trek staffs
8. Ground transportation as per the itinerary
9. All necessary paper works, permits and other logistic work
10. Travel & Rescue arrangements support
11. All government and local taxes.
12. Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
13. Welcome or farewell dinner
Trip cost excludes:
1. Entry visa fees and International airfare
2. Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
3. Personal equipment and gears during the trek
4. Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
5. Travel/medical and rescue insurance
6. Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
7. Tips for guides and other staffs.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.