Challenging Nar-Phu Trekking 13 Days - Pokhara

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    We arrange your hotel in Kathmandu  and pick you up form the hotel,
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Most beautiful place on the earth situated in between the two vast Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar & Phu valley are the true hidden gem that offers visitors a rare opportunity to do an exploration in the unchanged valleys that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture.
Highlights
Enjoy close views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries
Trekking in the untouched part of the world
Observe Tibetan-derived culture, with the unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries

Know More about this tour

Opened for trekking activity since 2002, very few visitors have explored these virtually remote villages or climbed the many 7000 meter peaks surrounding them. The trek through the Nar & Phu valleys combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, monasteries and unique ethnically Tibetan cultures.

Drive to Starting from Besisahar and continue drive to Koto, then trek quickly finds the route into the remote Nar & Phu valleys. You will get the chance to hang out with locals in Phu in their daily activities, while passing colorful Tibetan chortens and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges. You will spend a night in the monastery situated in the base Nar. You will have a great opportunity to learn about life deep gorge of Nepal. Another opportunity is to hike to Himlung Himal Base Camp as an optional trip.

During the rest of the days of your trek takes you over the challenging crossing Kang La Pass, and then trek down toward beautiful Ngawal village, a popular stop of major route of Annapurna Circuit and it will, give you a chance to enjoy actual home-based reliefs. Definitely, you will return to the green surrounding and fertile land on the last stretch, come back to Kathmandu.

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Kathamdnu

Day 2 Apply for Trekking Permit, Half day sightseeing and preparation for trekking

Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu via Besisahar to Koto 2,600m; approx. 8 hours

Day 4 Trek to Meta 3,560m; approx. 7 hours

Day 5 Trek to Phu 4,080m; approx. 7 hours

Day 6 Acclimatisation day in Phu; side trip to Himlung Base Camp (4,800m)

Day 7 Trek to Nar Phedi, overnight stay in monastery 3,490m; approx. 6 hours

Day 8 Trek to Nar Village 4,110m; approx. 3 hours

Day 9 Trek via Kang La Pass (5,240m) to Ngawal. 3,650m; approx. 8 hours

Day 10 Trek to Pisang (3,200m; approx. 3 hours) and drive to Besisahar approx. 4 hours

Day 11 Return to Kathmandu approx. 5 hours

Day 12 Sightseeing in Bhaktapur CIty

Day 13; Fly back home

Inclusions

Airport pick up and drop by private car / van / bus

Three meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on the trek

Accommodation during the trekking.

Professional Trekking speaking Guide.

Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

Annapurna conservation Park permits and TIMS permits.

Trekking permits.

All Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions

Personal expenses

Your travel insurance

Donation (of your choice) at the monastery

Hot water, hot drinks

Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

SEASON

September-November and March-May are the best season, however, its possible in the monsoon frm June to August. The trek is still enjoyable in the monsoon, although the road access in the mountains to and from Besisahar could be disrupted by mud and landslides. In the winter (December-February) the high pass could be impassable with snow.

VARIATIONS

This itinerary can be lengthened by adding a trip to Tilicho Lake and rejoining the Annapurna Circuit at Yak Kharka. Instead of trekking from Ngawal to Pisang on Day 8, continue on to Manang, Khangsar, Tilicho Base Camp, Tilicho Lake, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath and Jomsom (before flying back to Pokhara). Total time for this trip including the Nar Phu section, will be 16 days.

The attractions of this variation are the chance to visit the pristine blue waters of the highest lake in Nepal, the pilgrimage temple at Muktinath (holy to both Hindus and Buddhists), and the frontier town of Jomsom, on the edge of Lower Mustang.

GRADE

This is a challenging trek due to the long days and steep ascents in altitude. This trek would best suit those who have a lot of experience trekking in the mountains, and who are fit and healthy. The gains in altitude each day are quite steep, and it is always unpredictable how ones body will react to altitude. Because of limited accommodation options on the way, there is little flexibility in the distances that must be covered each day, hence the long days of walking.

LODGING AND FOODING

You will have a chance to stay in comfortable hotels in Beshisashar and Nagwal. Accommodation in the rest of the other places is generally basic, as this is not a well-developed trekking route. In Nar Phedi, accommodation is in the local monastery. Food varies from simple but adequate meals in the smaller villages to staple trekker fare in the larger places, including luxuries like apple pie!

PERMITS

From September to November, the permit costs $90 USD per week per person. From December to August, its $75 USD.

ADDITIONAL INFO

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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