Kathmandu-(8 hrs) Jagat-(6 hrs) Dharapani- (6 hrs)Koto-(7 hrs) Trek to Meta-(7 hrs) Phu Gaon-(7 hrs) Trek to Nar-(8 hrs) Ngwal Kangla Pass-(4 hrs) Manang- (3-4 hrs)Yak Kharka- Thorong Phedi-(7-8 hrs) Muktinath-(6-7 hrs) Jomsom- (25 mins by flight)Pokhara- (7 hrs by bus)Kathmandu
February, March, April, May, September, December
The trek on the Nar Phu Valley is exhilarating. You will get the chance to reach Thorong La Pass and cross the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. It is fun to embark on the Annapurna Circuit Trek which takes us around the entire Annapurna massif. You will come to the peak at Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft.) On the way, you will be walking through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge with Mt. Annapurna 1 rising to 8,091 m (26,545ft) to the east. Similarly, you can also travel to Mt. Dhaulagiri hovering to the west (8,167m). We can observe the amazing views of the mountains from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region.
This route was closed to trekkers until late 2002. Therefore, very few travelers have got a chance to explore these villages. This trek quickly diverges from routes with more foot traffic. Some trekkers may also prefer a shorter trek. You will get the chance to pass through the colorful Tibetan chortens. Similarly, those who are wishing to reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna can go for an Annapurna Base Camp Trek of 11 days. Not only this, you will get the chance to hang on with villagers in Phu valley. You may spend a night in Nar Phedi monastery. You can learn and observe how life is like in the mountains of Nepal.
The gradual development and road access to Manang from Besisahar and to Muktinath from Beni have several striking climbing routes. They have become endangered. You can walk for a short time, especially with older children to observe things around them. This trek is for people of every age group. However, you should be interested in the trek. This journey is very valuable with incredible scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable accommodation. Walking is not that exhausting with all those beauties around. The trip passes with the villages that welcome you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the traditional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major occupation of local people residing in the villages. You will be more delighted to see rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and spectacular views of sheer cliffs.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
A representative from our office will pick you from the airport after you arrive in Kathmandu. He/She will take you to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may visit the office or take a rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will be served authentic Nepali cuisine that tells you the Nepalese culture. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will catch up on some last-minute shopping if there is leisure time. Travelers will explore landscape of the Kathmandu valley and the Newari culture. We may also go for the short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will stay overnight at Kathmandu.
We drive to Beshisahar after breakfast. We have to take a local jeep to move towards Syange. You can see some insights about rural people, lifestyles, and cultures. We then start our trek from Syange. From there we walk towards Jagat. We will stay overnight at Jagat. Our actual trek starts from tomorrow. So, it is better to be prepared with all the essential items before.
We leave Jagat after breakfast. Our path proceeds forward to Chyamje. We need to cross a suspension bridge. Our path then leads uphill through the oak forest. We continue to walk for a while until we see a beautiful valley. We pass a village called Kodo and ascend from there to Dharapani. We will stay overnight at Dharapani. You can observe the lifestyle of the people residing there which provides you knowledge on how simply they are surviving.
You will feel a little difficult trek today. We will pass up and over two hills. You can see apple orchards and Manangi villages. Some magical mountains such as Manaslu, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna II welcome you on your way. You will regret it if you forget to take your camera there. These views of these mountains are very astonishing. We will stay overnight at Koto.
This is a trek through thick pine and rhododendron forests. The Nar Khola River brings us to Meta. We will not see any lodges or teahouses on the way. We need to reach Meta for that facility. Therefore, on that day we will bring a packed lunch with us from Koto. You will be distanced from the materialistic life and get connected to the nature. You will enjoy the peace and beauty of that place. We will stay overnight at Meta.
We need to cross an almost desert valley following the Phu Khola. You will enjoy the stunning beauty of Kangaroo Mountain, Pokharkhan, and Amotsang Himal. This is just a gradual incline. It is not too difficult. It is said that the first migrants from Phu Gaon settled nearly 200 years ago. Therefore, this is an old village and the culture, civilization is very rare and unique. We will stay in a local teahouse at Phu Gaon.
We will stay an extra day to acclimatize to the increasing elevation. This day you can wander around the town, talk to the local people, visit the ancient monastery. The ancient monastery was built by the first Tibetan migrants. This day you can learn many more things along with enjoyment.
We will take a packed lunch to make our journey safe and enjoyable. You will not find any lodges or restaurants along the way. We then have to descend to Mahayandra Pool. The old king of Nepal once visited this place. He financed the bridge of Nar Khola. We will take a steep descent to Nar. We will stay in a teahouse for the night.
We will see amazing panoramic views from here of Pisang Peak, Kangaroo, Pokharkhan, and other Himal. We will relax for the day before other activities. We may also take a short 2 hours hike for some more pleasant. It is better to take advice from our professional coaches who are always there to support you. We will stay overnight in the teahouse.
Today’s trek is also a little difficult. We need to leave Ngwal by 4 am. We need to gradually incline for 2 hours before we reach a rocky path. Believe me that you will not be disappointed when you reach the top. You will be surprised by the awesome views of the mountains. 360-degree panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains make you delighted. We then descend following the steep path to Ngwal. We will stay overnight there.
You will notice a well-deserved easy trekking route through the pine forest. You may also observe the local Manang and Gurung villages. Manang is a beautiful village that is home to many monasteries. The level of accommodation improves day by day and seems luxurious compared to teahouses. Previous nights we were there in more remote regions. We will stay overnight at Manang.
It is an ascending walk to Thorang Phedi. After on foot for some time we cross a deferral bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through lofty cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi. It is the last village before Thorong La pass. On this trip, we are happy with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese says foot of a mountain. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.
On this day, we leave Yak Kharka and trek towards Thorang Phedi. The distance is about 4.5 miles. If you walk this journey, it takes you around 4 to 5 hours. The walk is a steep ascent and on the way, you could observe high hills and beautiful mountains. You will also get to observe Thorang Khola crossing the suspension bridge. Not only that, the journey will take you to Thorang La summit via ledar. Thorang Phedi is situated at an altitude of 4450 meters. On the other hand, High Camp is situated at an elevation of 4925 meters above sea level.
Thorong La pass is said to be of the highest passes in the world. Crossing it will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the path from east to west. This includes from Manang to Muktinath. It is the easiest and safest direction. We need to get up at around 3 in the morning. After that, we walk up the mountain. When we lastly make it to the top, we understand that our journey was worth it. We can take a few glimpses and capture the beautiful moment. Overnight will be in Muktinath.
We start our trek today towards Kagbeni after visiting Muktinath and other religious sites of Hindu and Buddhist. It is a beautiful village in Manang valley. Travelers can enjoy the serene beauty of this place. We head towards Jomsom from there. It is the windiest valleys in Nepal. You will be hit by the strong winds sweeping across the valley. We have run out of our trekking journey today. We will stay overnight there.
We say goodbye to the stunning lake city of Pokhara after breakfast. After that, we drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the remaining day off to rest or do some reminder shopping. We may also go for the short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful journey. The overnight will be at Kathmandu.
7 hrs by bus
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end from today. Our representative will guide us to the airport about 3 hours before our planned flight. On our way home, we have an abundance of time to map our next adventure in the astonishing country of Nepal.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Many travelers also might think about who they are traveling with. You don’t have to worry about this. You will be traveling with compatible travelers from all around the globe. There is no such age limit for doing this trek. The only thing is you need to be healthy and have the willingness to trek. Your previous hiking experience, as well as mental fitness, counts a lot. We will be trying to include the same age group persons in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers matches.
Besides, altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
Safety and Security
Here are the few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
You will be provided the following trekking equipment by our office
You will be provided an experienced guide for a group of 1-5. However, for the group of 6-12 individuals, you will have 2 professional guides. The package consists of 2 porters for every 2 individuals. You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Nar Phu valley trek in Nepal.
The best time is during the pre-monsoon months of March through May. It is also favorable after post-monsoon. This starts from late September till December. However, it is also possible to trek in February and early September.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there are fewer participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or catastrophes, etc.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
Our institution offers a lifetime deposit policy. This allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, you will charge a certain amount, if you wished to cancel your booked trips. You may visit our booking terms and conditions. In this way, you will get detailed information.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can definitely continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit to other trekking sites may include additional charges.
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