Narphu Valley Trekking 2020

Narphu Valley Trekking 2020

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

INTRODUCTION

Nar Phu Valley Trek is less beaten trekking trail, situated in North of Annapurna Conservation Area. The word Nar is originated from a Himalayan wild animal “Naura”- Himalayan Sheep and “Phu” means village. The place is main habitan of Blue Sheep. With the immense potential of enticing natural attractions, dazzling mountain ranges and breathtaking river, Nar Phu offers unlimited experiences for all natural enthusiasts and travellers. 

The awe-inspiring waterfalls and green forest, rich in flora and fauna is major part of trek. The enthralling Nar Phu Valley is ultimate destination of the trek. The trek can be organized by different ways. Trip to Narphu Valley would much more meaning full with adding the itinerary up to Throng La Pass and Muktinath, Mustang. Nar Phu is an ancient village of Gurung ethnic community of Neapl. The locals are culturally and traditionally are rich with own typical language, food and festivals. Furthermore, the people are Buddhist followers; they pay high respect to the god Buddha along with own local traditional ditties. However, you trekkers you can explore some of the ancient monasteries and temple on the way.

The trek starts from Besisahar, which is 5/6 hr far from Kathmandu. The 60% of trail is same of popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. And the trail can be continuing from Nar Phu to Muktinath via Throng La pass. Additionally, month of autumn and spring are considered as a best season for trekking to Nar Phu Valley.

Indeed, being as less beaten trekking trails, we as a professional trekking company here in Nepal always suggest you to have a experienced local guide. Finally, we would like to suggest you to Drink more water while getting high altitude and always carry some dry foods and snakes in your hand carry bag packs. Likewise, other trekking route in Nepal, Nar Phu is also the Tea House style trekking of Nepal.

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


Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation


Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 m)

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours


Day 04: Besisahar to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours


Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours


Day 06: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours


Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours


Day 08: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon


Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours


Day 10: Acclimatization and preparation at Nar


Day 11: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours


Day 12: Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours


Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours


Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours


Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours


Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours


Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (827m/2,700ft): 30 min flight


Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft): 5-6 hrs. drive


Day 19: Final departure from Nepal


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

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from HST Adventure who will take you to your hotel. After checking in, we may take a rest or visit HST Adventure office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our climbing leader, get introduced to fellow participants and discuss our trip at HST Adventure office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 m)

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive towards Besisahar. After leaving Kathmandu valley the roads snakes westwards along the Trisuli River Valley. You can enjoy superb view of the Himalayan peaks immediate

you leave the valley which includes the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu in a closer distance and Annapurna range a bit far away. When we reach to Besisahar we move to hotel and rest. All of the team will be gathering when dinner is ready

 

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours

We begin our journey at early dawn as we have a long drive ahead of us. We head-start right after breakfast and leave Kathmandu around 7 am in the morning. We see attractive views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain vistas throughout the drive. After 8-10 hours of drive we reach Jagat via Besishahar. Drive up to Besishahar will most likely be smooth owing to black-topped roads whereas after Besishahar, the roads get dusty and coarse but the s cenic view from our windowpane is more than compensating for the bumpy ride. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 04: Besisahar to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

Upon breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours

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.

Day 06: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

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

Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

We start our day traversing up and down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. After almost 4 hours of trek we reach Kyang 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). We further keep walking past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail and finally reach the Phu village in another 3 to 4 hours. Overnight in Phu Gaon.

Day 08: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Today is the scheduled acclimatization day whereby we are suggested to rest and get acclimatized with the altitude. 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. It is also the day for us to explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. Apart from exploring the cultural avenues of the lost valley, the valley also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks in the region. Overnight at Phu Gaon.

Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours

The trail descends passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 4 hours. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. We have lunch in Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village which takes about 2 hours. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Overnight in Nar.

Day 10: Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

This is the second scheduled acclimatization/rest day for this trek. We spend the day taking a day hike nearby and explore Nar village and have a close look over the local culture and lifestyle. We also prepare for the trek next day. Overnight in Nar.

Day 11: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

Today is adventurous day with long day hike so we get up early in the morning and head to Kangla pass. From pass we can see the Annapurna massif. We further trek down to Ngwal from there. Overnight in Ngwal.

Day 12: Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

From Ngwal, we head for Manang today. We pass through the isolated village of Paugh overlooking the amazing views of Annapurna range. We then move gently uphill to Mungli and then to the main trail of Annapurna Trail at Mungli. We eventually reach Manang, where we set up our camps for overnight stay. Overnight in Manang.

Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours

From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. 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 village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours

We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But HST Adventure team leader does not advise this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can have sound sleep in lower altitude rather than risking sleeping in a higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours

Crossing the arduous Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m/17,764ft is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. But the picturesque mountain vistas are more than compensates the strenuous walk through the grueling trail. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

We begin descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land. We pass by Jharkot and Khingar villages which has typical Tibetan architecture. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, we reach Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (827m/2,700ft): 30 min flight

After breakfast we fly to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to lakeside hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal while admiring the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft): 5-6 hrs. drive

Today, after breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will be transferred to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize our photos. We can spend the evening leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping. Either way, we celebrate the successful completion of our journey with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 19: Final departure from Nepal

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today. The HST Adventure representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On your way home, you have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Ground Transportation: - All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Government Permit: Government Trekking Permit including National Park Entry Permit (ACAP Permit), TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit

Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 night Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service ➢

Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years experiences in Trekking sector of Nepal and well speaking skill in English and related language. ➢

Porter: An experienced trekking porter, Max 20 kg 

Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during trekking period. 

Logistics: Three time meals a day during trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee. 

Farewell dinner party offer by organizing team 

Nepal Visa Information and general information related to Nepal will provided by free of cost 

Medical Kit: Trekking medical kit and tools 

Trekking Map: A trekking map for each trekkers

CONTACT US

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hstadventure@gmail.com

+977-01-5252197 - Sales Office Thamel (NP)

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