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Challenging Nar-Phu Trekking 13 Days

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What to Expect
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
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Important Information
Departure Point
We arrange your hotel in Kathmandu  and pick you up form the hotel,
13 days
  • 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
  • Personal expenses
  • Your travel insurance
  • Donation (of your choice) at the monastery
  • Hot water, hot drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
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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
  • September-November and March-May are the best season, however, it’s 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 one’s 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.
  • 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!
  • From September to November, the permit costs $90 USD per week per person. From December to August, it’s $75 USD.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days 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 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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