The Nar Phu Valley Trek is located in the lost valley of Manang District. It is a newly opened trekking destination for all foreigners' trekkers and still remains a relatively less trekked area in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The route difficulty is challenging so it requires a good fitness level and previous trekking experience.
This Trek is listed as a restricted trekking area by the Nepal Government, and it is not allowed for individual trekkers. In fact, this wonderful hidden valley requires a special permit to enter. so, you have to take a special trekking permit with you while trekking to Nar Phu Valley. This permit is issued by a government registered trekking company and you need a minimum of two people.
This fantastic journey offers you to learn about Tibetans culture and religion with their lifestyle, magnificent snow peaks and Mountain Views, beautiful pine forest, wildlife, charming remote village, past remarkable Chortens and different landscapes and narrow canyons to remote Nar and Phu villages.
Nar Phu Valley Trek starts from Syange or Jagat after an 8 hour's drive from Kathmandu following the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek until the Koto Village and ends at Jomsom. From Koto Village, you will cross the Marshyangdi river and head up off the beaten track to Nar Phu Valley in the north of Manang Valley through the narrow gorge with green forest.
After exploring the Nar Phu Valley, you will reach Ngawal Village via Kang- La Pass (5320m). From Ngawal, you rejoin the Annapurna Circuit trail to reach Manang. Further, we trek ahead to reach Yak Kharka, and Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is a perfect place to spend the night before crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass (5416m) - one of the highest passes in the world. After crossing Thorong La, you will reach Muktinath - a common Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site- known for its 108 holy sprouts and an eternal flame. From Muktinath, you will head to Jomsom and then Tatopani. There are hot springs in Tatopani where you may take a soak and unwind your tense, worn-out muscles. After spending a night at Tatopani, you will return to Pokhara. The following morning, you will head to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Your trek ends in Kathmandu.
At all, chance to observe the ancient villages, wind cut cliff, narrow trail, old monasteries, Mani walls and Chortens, yak pasture, ethnic group of people, culture and lifestyle, temple, caves and wildlife along the trekking trail of Nar Phu Valley.
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Hence, your trekking in Nepal is leading by our professional and experience trekking guide who are joining with you from airport to airport and our strong porter will carry 2 trekkers’ bags (maximum 30 kg) to complete your trip in Nepal.
Sometime becomes problems like weather condition, local politics issue, transportation or other factors that are beyond from our control. It might be changing the itinerary. However, it is very unlikely that the itinerary would be considerably changed. If alterations are necessary, the Guide and Trekking leader will decide what is the best options are. You can talk and decide taking into through the best happiness of the whole group. Where a change does suggest itself, we try to do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot take responsible for the results of changes or delays. Our trekking staffs are experience and professional and try to solve all problems during the trekking.
High Pass Adventure Pvt.Ltd. welcomes you to Nepal, One of the company staff will be waiting outside the baggage hall of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You have to look for the person carrying A4 size paper with your and our company name. This person will take you to a hotel in Kathmandu from the airport. Check into the hotel, rest and fresh up and ready for the meeting to your programs in our trekking office.
You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for the Kathmandu valley tour with an experienced tour guide. Our tour is of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, which are 4 out of 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley. You will be visiting by comfortable private vehicles before a walk tour of these sites. There are interesting tours full of fascinating insights into Buddhism, Hinduism, ancient art and historical architecture, lifestyle, and the culture of people of Kathmandu Valley. After this tour you will come to the office and finalize your trekking clothing and gear
You have to leave early in the morning, after breakfast from Kathmandu hotel and catch a public or private vehicle to Besisahar via Prithivi Highway heading along river valleys, few town, terraced fields and green hilly scenery until Dumre and turn right to Besisahar along the Marsyangdi river through beautiful terrace rice field. From there we will change another jeep to Syange.
We will trek to Darapani village from Syange which takes up about 6/7 hours. The trekking trail heads gently up through Jagat, Chyamje and Taal Village as well as crossing a couple of suspension bridges. We can find many hotels and restaurants for the rest along the trail.
Today the trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. You can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna II and Manaslu range along the way to Koto. Koto is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and other ethnic groups. Their lifestyle is mainly influenced by Buddhist Tibetans.
From Koto we will start our Nar Phu valley trekking working through a steep and narrow path through the dense forest. Much of today’s walk is spent in the shade of deep gorge Nar Phu Khola. The trail climbs steeply above the river through a silent forest of cliffs, pine and bamboo, passing several scale hand-swan timber camps and caves. After crossing the Phu Khola, detour downstream to a small but charming riverside hot spring. The trail ducks dramatically under a waterfall arriving at Meta.
The next section of the trail is far more tortuous as much of the energy is spent crossing a roller-coaster maze of glacial moraines. The landscape is combined with white rocks, low shrubs, juniper, scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red and orange leafy bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate and white, sandy trails. A short walk brings you to a trail junction having a clear view of Nar valley with monastery and chorten. After passing the Jhunam (3640m) we arrived at Chyaku (3800), formally a Khampa settlement. Passing many chortens, uphill and downhill, finally, we arrive at settlement valley Kayang. Superb mountain views of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kang etc can be seen here.
From Kayang you quickly swing into the dry, desert-like gorge of the Phu Khola, inching along on a hair-raising section of trail carved out of the cliff face. We will work steeply down the hill along the river bank and past the submarine rock with a small campsite. Best view of unique, colorful chortens with the canyonlands and gorges. Keep your eyes out for blue sheep grazing on the khaki Hill. The trail edges along the eroded hillside past Phupi Gyalgen Gate to descend to the collection of chorten beside the bridge. This ancient gate provides you the first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old “dzong” and the remains of the two forts, which are all now in ruins.
You can have interaction with locals and explore up the wide valley systems above you. Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting at high altitude. You might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement or Kharka at Ngoru to acclimatize and physical fitness to Kang La pass. Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village and you can observe the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool and chatting. Phu village is snow bound almost completely deserted in winter.
Today we will trek back to Phu gate Khyang, Charkha and Jhunam to the junction where the trail branches right to Nar. The trail drops past fantastically eroded hoodoos, over sandy gullies connected by bridge-like platforms. Look for the ruined Zampa Cho Dzong (a dzong is a fort: Zampa is Tibetan for the bridge). Along the way, we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery also. You finally reach the Nar gates at the top of the hill and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted; bamboo topped chortens and a sizable tiered chorten.
The Kang La is not a steep pass, but it could be a long day if there is snow on the pass or the altitude is taking its toll. We started early this morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass which provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongdae. Descend overlooking the picturesque landscape and cinerary which past Yak and sheep shelter finally brings you Ngwal after the long day walk. Ngwal is a beautiful, old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture, obviously a hub of religious activity in previous times.
It’s an easy day to Manang with the superb view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Pisang Peak in the background. We will work through a flat valley along the bank of Marsyangdi River. On the way, we will pass pine forest, a farming terrace and the beautiful village of Braga. En route we can visit Braga monasteries. You can enjoy the views of the Annapurna range, Tilicho Mountain, and beautiful landscapes. Manang is a small town.
Today is quite a short day but you feel difficulty due to high altitude. The trekking trail is ascending up to Ghunsang through Tengi Village. We left the Marsyangdi valley and turned right north to Jharsang Khola Valley. You hike further up to reach Yak Kharka. You will have amazing views of the mountain and chance to see wildlife such as blue sheep, Marmot etc.
Thorong Phedi is the base of the Thorong La Pass and it is necessary to spend a night before crossing the Pass. The trail is gradual and walking is easy, slow and takes a rest along the way. You will cross a couple of suspension bridges and a great view of mountains before reaching Thorong Phedi. If you like, you can hike up to Thorong high camp for high altitude acclimatization.
Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong-La Pass (5416 m) 8/9 hrs walk. Overnight in tea-house
Today is an exciting, long and difficult day as well as crossing the Thorong la Pass (5416 m), highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. You will have to wake up early and have breakfast because it is necessary to start early for crossing that pass on time before the weather bad. Trail is continuing ascending until Thorong La top; it takes about 3 to 5 hours. From the top, you will enjoy panoramic Mountain View, Capture the moment in your camera and explore the area and walk down the other side and make your way into the Mustang district. After a long descent, we get the first tea-house in the Chabarbu after the pass and trekkers will have lunch there. After lunch, the trail continues down to Muktinath. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist Devotees.
There is a road that begins and connects to Pokhara. If trekkers do not have enough time for further trekking, they can hire jeep or bus to Pokhara. But you should not miss this beautiful area. This part is similar to the Tibetan plateau. You walk down to the beautiful village at Kagbeni through Jharkot and Khinga Village. You will have Lunch there and can visit the Kagbeni Village. From Kagbeni, you will walk to Jomsom through Eakle Bhatii with wonderful views of Nilgiri Mountain. Jomsom is HeadQuarters of the Mustang District and you can find lots of facilities such as public bus, airport, school, nice hotels, banks, shops, etc.
Drive or fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, drive to the hotel and take a rest day off. You can explore Pokhara City and Fewa Lake if you have time while you're there.The walk finishes in the lovely city of Pokhara, where you may take a shower, eat delicious food, and relax. Hotel stay overnight
We have to leave early in the morning after breakfast from Pokhara hotel and road heading along river valleys, few towns, terraced fields and green hilly scenery to Kathmandu. You will take a rest in Kathmandu hotel or do souvenir shopping.
This is your last day of your trip in Nepal. One of our High Pass Adventure staff will take you to Kathmandu international Airport for your flight departure time. If you are looking forward to your extra trip in Nepal, High Pass Adventure will help you for your next trip and adventure activities in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.
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Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain an on arrival visa.
Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information.
If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.
In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees.
You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.
When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.
You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.
For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey.
Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.
Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap.
Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal.
All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.
Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).
There are three types of altitude sickness:
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.
Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:
If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.
Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel. We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel.
These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.
Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking.
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