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Nar Phu Trek – 17 Days

17 Days

Fantastic journey in the wild and unexplored area north of Annapurna, this rugged and wild hike takes us through the exotic and fascinating valley of Nar Phu. The Nar Phu valley is a trek that combines remote villages of Nar and Phu, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass and unique Himalayan cultures. Located north of the Annapurna Range in Manang, this trek will take you through a wild valley and snow leopard territory. Tucked between the more visited Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu is a true hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. The snow-capped Mountains of the main attraction like Kangaru Himal 6981m, Mount Himlung 7126m, the peaks of Pisang 6091m and Chulu East 6429m and many others Annapurna Himalayas as Annapurna I 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 5545m, Gangapurna 7575m and Tilicho peaks 7219m.
Nar and Phu are the most remote villages in Manang. The unique position of the route near Annapurna will offer an incredible view of many peaks over 7000 m, many of which have never been climbed. The views of Mount Kanggaru Himal and Chulu East are also magnificent. Nar Phu Trek explores the lifestyle of mountain dwellers, their hidden and traditional customs and cultures, their unique and wild natural beauties, many snow-covered views of the snow-capped mountain, domestic animals such as Yaks & Sheep, as well as flora and fauna wildlife. The inhabitants of the Nar Phu Valley celebrate many festivals such as Lhosar, Derchi, Yaksha and many others locally. Of course, they are Buddhists and follow their own culture. They have small and ancient Buddhist monasteries, Mani walls, Chortens and Stupas in each village.
Trip Highlights:
1. Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers can see.
2. Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries.
3. Magnificent views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak.
4. Discover a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal.
5. Have the chance to glimpse the ever-elusive Snow Leopard.
6. Explore the most remote and unspoilt area of Annapurna.
7. Communities of Manangis, passing by several Buddhist monuments and their traditional villages with stone walls.

Accommodation: Lodge, Teahouse
Location: Manang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Trip Level: Middle
Max Altitude: 4620m
Suitable for: Adult
season Sept. to Dec. ,Jan. to May
Route:

Kathmandu - Tal - Dharmasala - Khyang - Nar Phedi - Kang La Phedi - Ngawal - Hongde - Cheme - Dharapani - Besisahar - Kathmandu

The price includes the following services::

 

The price does not includes the following services::

The price does not Includes the following
• Personal expenses.
• Drinks, beverages, hot shower, charging mobile, wi-fi.
• Travel insurance.
• Tips for guide.
• Lunch dinner at Kathmandu.

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu.

After arriving in Kathmandu, our airport representative will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit beautiful Thamel city. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Colors Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar – 7 hours drive.

We begin our journey at early dawn as we have a long drive ahead of us. We start our journey 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 7-8 hours of drive we reach Besisahar. At early evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion during which we will meet our trek leader and other team members too. Overnight in Besisahar.

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Day 3: Besisahar to Tal by Jeep – 4 hours trek.

Upon breakfast, we slowly begin our Journey towards Tal by Jeep. Drive up to Tal, the roads get dusty and coarse but the scenic view from our windowpane is more than compensating for the bumpy ride. It is great decision to start the whole trek from Tal and steadily climb all the way up and observe the changes in flora, fauna, and everyday life of local people. Overnight in Tal.

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Day 4: Tal to Koto – 5 hours trek.

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 in Koto.

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Day 5: Koto to Dharmasala(3220m) – 5 hours trek.

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. We have our packed lunch on the way. We then continue the trek through forests and ascend steeply towards Dharmasala. Finally we arrive on the Tibetan Plateau where we have a very good view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight in Dharmasala.

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Day 6: Dharmasala to Khyang(3840m) – 6 hours trek.

We start our day traversing up and down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. After almost 4 hours of trek we reach Khyang 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). Overnight in Khyang

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Day 7: Khyang to Phu(4070m) – 4 hours drive.

Upon breakfast, we further keep walking past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail and finally reach the Phu village in another 3 to 4 hours. 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. The valley also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks in the region. Overnight at Phu.

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Day 8: Phu to Nar phedi(3550m) – 6 hours trek.

The trail descends through many streams and suspension bridges to Mahendra Pul, which lasts approximately 4 hours. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m in the Gorges of the Lapche River. We have lunch at Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail climbs rapidly through many Buddhist stupas to the town of Nar, which lasts approximately 2 hours. We find here several Buddhist monasteries to visit, as well as magnificent views of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Overnight in Nar Phedi.

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Day 9: Nar Phedi to Nar(4180m) – 4 hours trek.

Today the trail ascends up as we start our day walk with the view of Kangarun peak passing Nar gate and collection of mani stone. The trail curves facing fantastic view of Pisang peak. A simple porter shelter with 10 chortens makes a possible campsite, turn to the corner then you will see Nar village curving around barley field in a natural bowl. Nar a home for bluesheep is larger than Phu village. Overnight in Nar.

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Day 10: Nar to Kang la Phedi(4620m) – 3 hours trek.

Today is adventurous day with long day hike so we get up early in the morning and head to Kangla Phedi after breakfast. From pass we can see the Annapurna massif. 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 villages, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. We eventually reach Kang la Phedi, where we set up our camps for overnight stay.

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Day 11: Kang la phedi to Ngawal(3615m) – 5hours trek.

Today, the trail takes us through the village with a magnificent view of the peak of Pisang and the Alps in the grass. Cross the pastures of Yak and descend to the top of the valley and again pass a small flat land of Jhambu Kharka also known as Kang La Phedi. We then cross a stream on a long bridge and quickly climb a Z-shaped path to Chorten before entering the bridge in front of you. We continue our trek along the small frozen lake to the pass with breathtaking views of Pisang Peak and rewarded by the incredible view of the Annapurna Massif. Descend with a view of the picturesque landscape, finally takes us to Ngawal after a long day of hiking. Overnight in Ngawal.

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Day 12: Ngawal to Hongde () –

day we follow the Annapurna trail. It’s an easy day to Hongde with the superb view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Gandarba chuli and Pisang Peak on the background. We then pass a famous and huge Braga monastery built in the 17th century. While we waiting for Lunch on the way, it makes worth to visit Gompa on the side of the cliff. After Lunch here, the short walk through the upstream of the Marshyangdi River leads us to the Hongde. Overnight at Hongde.

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Day 13: Hongde to Chame(3200m) – 5 hours trek.

We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II and two small hot springs by the town. Chame is the headquarters of Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal. Overnight in Chame.

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Day 14: Chame to Dharapani() – 5 hours trek.

pon breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from Chame 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. As we walk away, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach the steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Dharapani.

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Day 15: Dharapani to Besisahar – 3 hours drive.

Today, after breakfast, we drive back to Besisahar. It’s pretty easy to get a jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar which takes around 3 hours’ drive. After reaching Besisahar, you will be transferred to the hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize our photos. We can spend the evening leisurely or perhaps take a stroll around the street of Besisahar. Either way, we celebrate the successful completion of our journey with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Besisahar.

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Day 16: Besisahar to Kathmandu. – 7 hours drive.

The trip from Besishar to Kathmandu offers the opportunity to enjoy the Mountain and its landscapes. The trip is often on the banks of the rivers Marsyangdi and Trishuli. We also cross beautiful villages with agricultural terraces on both sides of the road before reaching Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 17: Departure to home.

Your Narphu Trek in Nepal ends today. Our airport representative will accompany you to the airport about 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On the way back, you have ample time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. We wish you a pleasant and safe journey.