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Narphu Valley Trek 19 Days

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Grade

Moderate

Duration

19 Days

Activities

Trekking

Accomodation

Lodge

Kathmandu~Dharapani

Car

Plane

Jomsom~Pokhara~Kathmandu
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Overview

Nar Phu Valley Trek is the most thrilling trek in Nepal. This trek takes you to the fantastic, wild and unexplored Himalayan range north of Mt. Annapurna. This trek takes us to the wild and enchanting valleys of Nar Phu. Nar–Phu Valley is situated between the Himalayas most visited, including Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu. It therefore gives trekkers a stunning and unique opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys.It also offers a chance to discover the raw essence of the Himalayas and ancient Buddhist history.

Major Highlights of Nar Phu Valley Trek

    • Trek Off the Beaten Pathxplore restricted Annapurna’s eco-touristic destination,
    • Encounter different varied cultural regions in front of Himalayas
    • Dramatic views of the snow-capped Annapurna Himalayan panorama of Mt Manaslu and Giant Dhaulagiri,
    • High mountain pass Thorong La (5416m) and Kang-La Pass (5322m),
    • Ancient monasteries, fortresses, and culture of time immortal
    • The high plateau Trans Himalayan

Nar Phu Valley trek starts from Jagat following the trekking route of the Annapurna circuit trail. Once you reach the valley, you will get a huge expanse of high snow peaks. In addition to this, you will also get a chance to observe ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Furthermore, the trek also offers a chance to observe medieval Tibetan culture, dramatic mountain views, and great alpine scenery.  Then, we move to the west over the Thorong-La Pass and down through Lower Mustang before heading to Jomsom. We can take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Nar Phu Valley trail route : On the first day of the trip, you will explore the heritage sites of Kathmandu. Trekking to this region starts on the second day with a long drive from Kathmandu to Jagat. However, the actual trek starts from Jagat on the third day. The routes follow rough, rugged, winding yet the scenarios captivate trail. Therefore, trekkers enjoy the breathtaking views throughout the journey. Basically, the Buddhist culture, local traditions, and rituals, monasteries, chortens, the regularly flapping prayer flags make you refreshed all the time. In addition to this, you will enjoy the local culture during the trek. The culture here seems highly influenced by Tibet.

 After crossing Thorong-La, you enter the Muktinath region. This is a famous salvation zone for the Hindus. People believe that a person gets salvation upon visiting the Muktinath temple. Nowadays, the Muktinath temple is connected with a tapped motorable road. It is a one hour drive from Muktinath to Jomsom. The trek completes while taking the scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara too.

 Pokhara houses several sightseeing sites and wonderful lakesides. You can enjoy your rewarding dinner after completing the adventurous Nar Phu Valley Trek and Annapurna Circuit trek in Pokhara. Although the new construction of the motor-able roads damages most of the classical section of Annapurna circuit trek, this is the best alternative to enjoy mountain villages. It further offers you a chance to enjoy the mountain beauty from the rain shadow area of Nepal.

 Accommodation & Meal: You will have a three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara. The lodges and guesthouse of trekking trails are called Tea House Lodge. The tea house lodges have basic facilities with sharing bathroom. The rooms are generally twin sharing, but single rooms are provided on request if available. You will have all three meals a day during the trekking days. The accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara includes only the breakfast.



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Itinerary

01
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.

02
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation

An experienced and licensed holder English/Japanese speaking guide will take you from the hotel for sightseeing after having breakfast. Today, you will be visited the most historical and spiritual sites which have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The site includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. At the evening, we will buy the essential goods for trekking. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

03
Driving from Kathmandu to Jagat (1100m/ 3608ft.) -8-9 hours

We will be checking out from the hotel early in the morning and heading towards Jagat. On the way, we will be enjoying the picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and mountain. After 8 to 9 hours of the scenic drive via Beshishar, we reached Jagat. Overnight stay in Jagat.

04
Jagat to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft)

The trek begins early in the morning. Today, we start trekking. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and continues through a lush forest. After this, we should follow the ascending trek and it leads to a sharp-edged cliff facing the river bank. After crossing the suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path which takes us to Tal. After Tal, we need to walk in the rugged and winding path. After crossing the steeply forested village of Karte, we reach Dharapani. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

05
Dharapani to Koto (2610m/8563ft)

Today, the trek begins from Dharapani towards Bagarchhap through pine and fir forests. We can also visit the whitewashed monastery in the village. Trek continues till Danaque. After this, the trail is steeply ascending up to Timang where we can see a beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu and peak 29. Again the trail continues through pine forests till Latamarang from where we can see a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Overnight stay in Koto.

06
Koto to Meta (3560m/11680ft)

Today, we register our trekking in the restricted area permit at the police check post. Then we trek through the river bank of Soti Khola via pine forests, streams and suspension bridge then reach Dharmasala. After having packed lunch, we will continue the trek ascend steeply towards meta village. We can see a mesmerizing view of Mt. Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight stay in Meta.

07
Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft)

We start our trekking early in the morning to the traversing up and down path. During the trekking, we will cross may suspension bridges over different streams. After walking for four hours, we reach Kyang where we can see the remnants, the ruined forts of Khampa settlements. The trek continues to the Phu Khola on a rocky trail and finally reach Phu village again after four hours of walking. Overnight stay in Phu Gaon.

08
Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon

The schedule has been developed to take rest and get acclimatized with the altitude in Phu Gaon. The reason for this is to make you habitual with all the risk of high altitude climbing. We can further explore the culture, natural diversity and religious practices of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung, and Ghale in this hidden valley. Likewise, we can further explore people’s lifestyles and their surviving strategy depending upon agriculture, animal breeding, and seasonal migrations. In addition to this, you will have a beautiful opportunity to explore Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist monastery listed out of 108 worlds greatest Buddhist monasteries over here. Apart from exploring lifestyles and culture of the people of the valley, Phu Gaon also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks in this region. Overnight stay at Phu Gaon.

09
Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/ 13,484ft)

The trek continues from the early morning and the trail descends down and we should pass many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra bridge. We further pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. After having lunch in Mahendra bridge. we should ascend the steep trail and passing many Buddhist Stupas until Nar village. We further get a chance to visit Buddhist monasteries along with the glorious vistas of Pisang peak and other beautiful peaks. Overnight stay in Nar.

10
Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

This is the second scheduled acclimatization day for this trek. Today, we will hike a day and explore the Nar village and have close look over the local culture and lifestyle. Furthermore, we further prepare the trek for the next day. Overnight stay in Nar village.

11
Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft)

Today is the long trekking day so that the trek begins from early morning. The trek leads us to Kangla Pass from where we can see the Annapurna Massif. After this, we trek down to Ngwal and overnight stay at the same place.

12
Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft)

Today, we head to Manang. The trail passes through the isolated village of Paugh which offer an amazing view of Annapurna range. After this, we move gently uphill to Mungil and heading towards the main trail of Annapurna trail. Overnight stay at Manang.

13
Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft.)

From Manang, we move ahead to a Village of Tenki above Manang. After this, we again continue to climb out of the Marshyangdi valley to the northwest of the Jarsing Khola. Then the trail passes towards the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail leads us towards a small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at Yak kharka.

14
Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft.)

Today, we will be heading towards Thorong Phedi. This is a small but busy settlement which serves the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. We will be staying at Thorong Phedi in a lower altitude area.

15
Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17,764ft.)

Today, we will be reaching at an altitude of 5,416m height and this is one of the highlights of this trek. Therefore, we will start the trek early in the morning and go through the icy high altitude trail. The trek offers picturesque mountain vistas. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. Overnight stay in Muktinath.

16
Muktinath to Jomsom(2,700m/8,900 ft)

From Muktinath, we will descend down the dramatic Kali Gandaki gorge through the arid land. During the time, we pass Jharkot and khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture. Overnight stay in Jomsom.

17
Jomsom to Pokhara flight ( 827m/2,700ft.)

After having breakfast in Jomsom, we will fly back to Pokhara. This is a very scenic flight which takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains called Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Once we reach in Pokhara, we will be roaming around Lakeside in Pokhara and explore its beauty. After this, we can go for a boat ride in Fewa Lake and take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. We can end the day while roaming around the mesmerizing lakeside area. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

18
Drive 200Km 7hrs or fly 30minuts from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After having breakfast in a hotel, we will drive or fly back to Kathmandu. During the bus drive, you will enjoy the farm field, rural villages, and streams on the way or you will enjoy mountain view from flight. We will stay in a hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will be roaming around the market for shopping. In the night, we will celebrate the successful completion of our journey with a farewell dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

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Final Departure

Today is the last day of your visit to Nepal. A representative from All Nepal Adventure Tours & Treks will drop off you at the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight. While waiting for the flight, you will have plenty of time to plan the next trip to this wonderful country of Nepal.

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  • Airport Pickups and Drop off in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a B & B basis
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals during the trek
  • welcome and farewell dinners
  • All the grounded transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flight  (Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu in a private vehicle
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing/monuments visit as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English/Japanese speaking guide and governmental licensed trek leader
  • All the staff cost including salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • All Nepal Adventure T-shirt and trekking map
  • All necessary permits and paperwork.
  • Medical Kit
  • All government and local taxes

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • International Air Ticket
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu except Welcome & Farewell Dinner
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service.
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide, porter and driver.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  •  Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, tea etc.) during trekkingea etc.) during trekkingbottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, tea etc.) during trekkingea etc.) during trekking
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