Nar Phu Valley Trek 17 Days.

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The Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar  Phu Valley Trek-Villages of Nar and Phu, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass and unique Himalayan cultures. You should have physically fitness to do this trek.

This trek starts from Chamje after 9 hours driving from Kathmandu. We hike same trail as Annapurna circuit trek. After arriving to Koto, we cross the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to the steep portals of the Nar Phu valley 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. Trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. We will venture into this remote region of Nar Phu valley.

Buddhist pilgrims from around Nepal might accompany us up to Phu to visit the renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and also receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche. Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages, we explore the high alpine valleys above Phu. The Kang La (5315m) pass is amazing. We may enjoy mountains view like annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak then join to manang for annapurna circuit trek. The village of Manang (3,500m/11483feet) marks the beginning of the next stage. You will come back from Manang to Chame from where you can drive back to Kathmandu by public Jeep. If you have time, you can also continue to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass.

Tea house or Lodge has been build. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek. If you do tea house trekking, there is simple accommodation and foods are Nepalese dishes. Tea house trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable most of you.

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Available departures

  • Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m). hotel BB
  • Day 02: Nar Phu Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing Of Trek.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Besishahar -Chamje (1310meters, 9 hours driving).
  • Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1920meters, 6 hours walking).
  • Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600meters, 5 hours walking).
  • Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta (3230meters, 7-8 hours walking) .
  • Day 07: Trek from Meta to Phu Village (4050meters, 7-8 hours walking).
  • Day 08: Excursion around Phu Village and Monastery.
  • Day 09: Trek from Phu Village to Nar Phedi (3820m, 5-6 hours walking).
  • Day 10: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4150meters, 2-3 hours walking).
  • Day 11: VIist 4 Monasteries in Nar Village.
  • Day 12: Trek from Nar - Kang La Pass -Ngawal (3675meters, 8-9 hours).
  • Day 13: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3550meters, 4 hours walking). Day 14: Trek from Manang to Chame (2650meters, 7 hours walking).
  • Day 15: Trek from Chame to Chamje (1310meters, 7 hours walking).
  • Day 16: Chamje Drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Departure to your home country.
  • INCLUDES
  •     Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in
  • Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  •     3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  •     Nar Phu Valley Special Permit.
  •     Annapurna Conservation area Fee.
  •     Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  •     One English speaking experience guide and required porters.
  •     Kathmandu-Chamje and Chamje-Kathmandu by Public bus or Jeep.
  •     All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  •     Staffs, equipment, meals, salary, insurance etc.
  •     First Aids Kit.
  •     Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc .
  •     All official charge and 13% Government VAT.
  • cost
  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks like mineral water, Fanta, coke, beer, Bill .
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for staffs.

Nepal

Nepal

My country Nepal

Nepal is a very beautiful country. It is also a landlocked country. China lies in the east side of the country. Likewise, India in west, north and south. It lies in the northern hemisphere. Our country has three geographical zones. They are Himalayan, Mountainous and Terai. Here, we have monsoon climate. It is very cold and dry during winter. And hot, stormy and rainy in summer. Furthermore, it is rich in natural beauty and resources. Here are long and wide rivers. Such as Koshi, Gandaki, Karnali, etc. Moreover, here are large lakes also. Like Rupa, Begnas, Rara, etc. Likewise, we have green valleys, lovely water falls, etc. Similarly, it is rich in religious and historical heritages. Lumbini,  Janakpur, Kathmandu are the famous examples.

Nepal has highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has many mountains. It includes eight of the world’s ten highest mountains. This also includes the highest  mountain Sagarmatha. It is known as Mount Everest in English. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. It contains over 240 peaks. They are more than 20,000 ft. (6,096 m) above sea level.

People of many castes and religions live here. About hundred languages are spoken  here. Our popular foods are dal bhat, dhindo, gundurk etc. Similarly, Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Id etc. They are the most popular festivals. We celebrate these festivals very happily. Most  of the people are farmers. They grow rice, corn, wheat, millet, potato etc. Some people in the cities are businessmen also.  Likewise, some have industries. Therefore, people living here are very laborious.

Nepal is rich in natural resources. So, tourists love to visit our country. They can see endangered birds and animals here. Also, they can enjoy natural beauty. So, tourism is our potential industry.

Nepal is small but rich in natural resources. Although it is poor by economic condition. Nepal is developing country. To develop soon,  we have to aware all the citizen. We must provide education equally. To both men as well as women. Government should bring advance program. This may help citizen in development process. And, provide different facilities to citizen. And it’ll give benefit to citizen. Finally, it’ll help the  government also.

Nepal is a beautiful country. So, we have to publish it all over the world. And it’ll help to attract tourist. In this way, we can control our economic condition. Therefore, we can achieve success by developing our strengths.

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  • Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with me then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.
  • Day 02: Nar Phu Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek.  We need your original passport with Nepal’s Visa to prepare Nar Phu restricted area permit. After preparing your permit, you will introduce with your guide. Your guide will brief details of this trek.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Besishahar -Chamje (1310meters, 9 hours driving).  This day, you will drive in the morning to Chamje via Besishahar. And then overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1920meters, 6 hours walking). The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi River gradually uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make trails crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m until another stairway. The journey continues ascending and descending to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. And then overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600meters, 5 hours walking). We see the first view of Annapurna II from Bagarchhap. With often rough and rocky ground, the trail climbs to Timang at 2460m; we see beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and many other snowcapped peaks. We then continue through forest to Thanchok village at 2630m and Koto village. As we reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. And then overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta (3230meters, 7-8 hours walking) .  Today we entry restricted area of Narphu valley with pack lunch. Following the Nar Khola and Greenland forest .The trail is adventurous with rocky trail and long walk to Meta. It takes 8 hours walking then stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek from Meta to Phu Village (4050meters, 7-8 hours walking).  Today Trek to Phu village with pack Lunch and It is 7/8 walk via desert area and Typical local village of Chyakhu and Kyang village where people don't live whole months. The trail is gradual up and downhill to phu village. You can see mountains of Annapurna ranges. and then overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Excursion around Phu Village and Monastery.  Today is acclimatization day, we explore the popular Tashi Gompa and around the villages. Then stay overnight at same Lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek from Phu Village to Nar Phedi.
  • Today we hike to Nar Phedi. It takes 5-6 hours walking. Stay overnight at Monastery.
  • Day 10: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4150meters, 2-3 hours walking).
  • Trek  climb up to Nar village. It takes 2-3 hours walking and rest of the explore Nar village then stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Explore Nar Village.
  • Visit 4 monasteries of Nar Village  then stay overnight at same Lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek from Nar - Kang La Pass -Ngawal (3675meters, 8-9 hours).
  • Today is adventurous day and long day hike so get up early in the morning and head to Kang La pass. From pass you will see Annapurna massif, and Trek down to Ngawal 8/9 hours walking and stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3550meters, 4 hours walking).
  • It is easy day from Ngawal to Manang. The trail is down and flat. We pass beautiful Braga village. It is 2-3 hours hike to Manang. Rest of the day, You have many choices,
  • Monastery (100 rupees lama): Praken Gomba is name of the monastery. It is a nice short walk. We see great Annapurna mountain views. The monastery has a Monk. He blesses your impending crossing of the Thorung La pass by tying a sacred thread around your neck. We have to give him one hundred rupees per person for this reason we call him Hundred Rupees Lama.
  • Gangapurna glacier: It is also not very far from Manang village. We see a close view of Gangapurna Lake and the glacier.
  • Milerepa cave:  This cave is another interesting site in this area. Many years ago a monk from Tibet lived in this cave. His name was Milerepa. He is famous for meditating in this place.
  •  Day 14: Trek from Manang to Chame (2650meters, 7 hours walking).
  • Today, we trek back to Chame via Humde and Pisang village. It takes 7 hours walk. The trail is up and down. And then overnight at Lodge.
  •  Day 15: Trek from Chame to Chamje (1310meters, 7 hours walking).
  • Today, we trek back to Chamje via Dharapani and Tal village. It takes 7 hours walk. The trail is all  downhill. And then overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 16: Chamje Drive to Kathmandu.  Today, you drive to Kathmandu by Jeep/ Bus. It is long journey. And then overnight at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Departure to your home country.