Nar phu Valley Trek

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Narphu Valley Trek is one of the newly opened trekking routes of Annapurna region which was opened for the first time in 2003 A.D. the trekking to the Narphu valley will leads us to the remote and exotic part of Nepal where people of Tibetan community used to live densely. During the trek, trekkers can get the marvellous and undisturbed view of mountain from different view point. The trekking route is regarded as the best trekking route for those trekkers who have proper time and possess sound health and mind to view and to enjoy the remote but beautiful scene of the surrounding. A rough and tough walk through the trail will leads us to the land of Narphu valley. The Narphu valley is untouched from modernity, which will be definitely interesting and enthusiastic while trekking. Most of the people residing here are engaged in sheep and yak herding and farming. The trekking to this region will give us some glances of trekking at Tibet as the landscapes of both these places are same.

The trekking to Nar-Phu valley begins from Syange following the famous trail of Annapurna circuit trek. We need to pass various passes like Masokanto La (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m) and Tilicho pass (5230m) through the unbeaten trail. From the passes, we can view the most panoramic and undisturbed view of Annapurna mountain. Narphu valley trekking route is a non touristed area so; we will meet only the local people here. There are about 300 inhabitants at Narphu village. The valley is the trading route of Nepal with Tibet. Being, a non-touristic and remote area, we need a better guide who have more knowledge of the valley while trekking at this region. A One Nepal Trek will arrange the procedures of trekking according to the wish of the trekkers with better guides.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A One Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.

Day 02: City tour, Permit and ready prepare.

Visit world’s heritage sites. Which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals.

Pashupatinath: It is one of the most known holy places for Hindu pilgrims in Kathmandu valley. The whole vicinity of Pashupatinath is dense with ages old pagoda model temples with golden plated roofs and the gorgeous woodcarvings on the doors and windows. To the south of the temple, the holy Bagmati river flows down sweeping the burnt dust of dead bodies produced from the cremation on its side. A small green holy wood forest breeze maintains the site cool all the time.

 Boudhanath: It is one of the nice places to visit in Kathmandu valley, which has the biggest stupa. When someone enters the gate the holy prayer to sense peace is heard all around. All the Buddhists want to visit Boudhanath to feel the real sense of Buddhism. Boudhanath Stupa – one of biggest stupas in the valley, has been built on 17th Century.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Around the square there are some temples stood upright piercing the sky canopy and through the thousands of pigeon they spread the message of peace. Kumari temple is one of the most important parts of the square site where the ‘Living Goddess’ resides. Apart from those temples, a museum will be waiting for its visitors with an opportunity to unravel the treasures unabashedly. To visit this site is to know the historical facts of Nepal.

Soyambhunath: It is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’. The wide area of Soyambhunath is a hillock surrounded by small forest with some golden temples of Lord Buddha at the western gate and a main temple at the top of the hill. The most interesting thing with Soyambhunath is the nice view of Kathmandu valley to be seen from the top of the hill. Various kinds and sizes of  monkeys are seen guarding the hillock. A lot of monasteries with big prayer wheels are the main attraction for the visitors.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Shyange.

At Kathmandu, we will start our day by having the refreshing breakfast and then we will move towards the bus stop to catch the bus to Besisahar. The road drive goes for about 9 to 10 hours long. After the long and exhausting travel from bus, we will drop to Besisahar. The night will be at one of the best hotel at Besisahar. Then local drive will be  continue for Shyange village.

Day 04: Shyange to Taal.

Early morning, we will be served by the delicious breakfast at  hotel . Then, we will follow the steep trail asscending to the surface to the village named as Jagat, Chamje. Following the main trail viewing some spectacular waterfalls we will cross some bridges. The continuous trek through the unbroken trail will finally lead us to the Taal [2130m] through the forest. We walk approximately for about 6 hours.

Day 05: Taal to Koto manang.

Tal is the border of Manang and Lamjung districts. After passing through some beautiful grass lands, villages and some suspension bridges, we will enter into the Dharapani at 1860m. A gradual ascending path from Dharapani by crossing the beautiful stream will enables us to reach at Koto. We can enjoy the mountain view of Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain from this region. Koto is a small village of Gurung community and other ethnic community. The night will be at Koto. The whole trekking goes for about 7 hours.

Day 06: Koto to Dharmasala

From Koto, we will begin our trekking earlier than ever because the way is little bit tough with a long distance to travel. We need to cross the river of Narphu valley and then a hike up to Phu khola through the beautiful forests. The route will continue until we reach at Dharmasala. We will clear the night delightfully at Dharmasala after a trek of about 6 hours. 

Day 07: Dharmasala to Kayang

From Dharmasala, we will catch the steep climb up to the valley to the height of 3200m. We will pass through the beautiful pass of Meta and Nar. The morning will be the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. We can get the crystal clear vision of great ranges of mountains all around us through our naked eyes. The continue trail will lead us to Kayang after a walking of about 6 to 7 hours. The night will be at Kayang. 

Day 08: Kayang to Phu village

From Kayang, the trail will follow the path steeply to the river. We have to walk carefully as the path is risky. We should pass the unique and colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu is popular. We have to cross a suspension bridge to enter into the Phu valley. We will set up the camp to stay the night at Phu village. 

Day 09:  Phu valley rest day

We will spend a day at Phu valley by exploring around the village. We can interact with the local people who are loyal and helpful to the visitors. We might see the summer grazing land at Ngoro.  The night will be interesting at Phu village with the lovely villages of Phu valley. 

Day 10: Phu to Junam

After spending a day at Phu valley, we will get back to the Phu gate and then the descending way to the river will leads us to Junam Kharka. We will be delighted to set up our camp at Junam which is a very beautiful and suitable place for camping. 

Day 11: Trek from Junam to Nar

This day we need to trek following the trail down to old bridge through the narrow gorge all the way back up again. The scenery that we get from here is stunning. We will finally reach to Nar gates at the top of the hill and we will pass the wonderfully painted, bamboo topped chortens. The night will be stunningly beautiful at Nar. 

Day 12: Explore around Nar Village

We will spend a day at Nar by exploring around the valley. We can get the glorious view of beautiful Gompa at Nar. The day is more resting day than exploring around. The night will be spectacular at Nar with the people.

Day 13: Trek from Nar to Ngwal village

From Nar, we will move towards the Ngwal through the Kangla pass. The Kangla pass is situated at the height of 5240m. The view that we can get from here is spectacular. Ngwal is one of the wonderful villages with some sense of traditional concepts with some architecture and other religious concepts. The night will at Ngwal.

Day 14: Trek from Ngwal to Manang

From Ngwal, we will pass the main trail to Manang. The route goes for about 3 hours following the Marshyangdi River to reach to Manang. The way passes through the beautiful forest of pine and through the village like Braga, where we can see some of the farming areas. We can enjoy the view of Annapurna ranges Tilicho mountain and other beautiful mountain ranges during our trek. The night will be splendidly beautiful at Manang.

Day 15: Manang to Khangsar

From Manang, we will gradual descent the way to Khangsar after crossing the suspension bridge of Jharsing Khola. The panoramic mountain will surely entertain us. Khangsar is a small village of Gurung community. We can find some small monastery chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags. The night will be at Khangsar.

Day 16: Khangsar to Tilicho Lake

From Khangsar, we will trek approximately for about six hours to reach to the Tilicho Lake. The path is interesting as we move towards the Tilicho Lake. We need to cross several streams.  After walking for a while, we will reach at the Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake is situated at the highest altitude of Nepal.  The night will be interesting at Tilicho Lake.

Day 17: Trek from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto pass

The trail from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto pass is several ups and downs until we reach at Mesokanto pass. The mesmerizing view of Annapurna, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri and other several mountains will definitely entertain us. The night will be at Mesokanto pass at the height of 5315m.

Day 18: Mesokanto pass to Jomsom

We will follow the descending way from Mesokanto pass [5250m] to reach to Jomsom. The trekking region goes through the beautiful pine forest. The famous Buddhist village named as Thimi lies on the way to Jomsom. We will spend the last day of trekking at Jomsom at 2741m after a trekking of about 6 hours.

Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara:

Early morning, we will enjoy the hot breakfast in the land of Himalayas. After having the breakfast, we will catch the flight over to Pokhara. On the flight, we will certainly enjoy the glorious and glittering view of mountains from the bird-eye prospects during the flight. The flight goes for about 25 to 30 minutes. The night will be at Pokhara after spending the day leisurely.

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will wake up early in the morning with the dazzling view of sun rising through the summit piercing the white snows. We will have a short visit over to the market around Pokhara and will take a drive back to Kathmandu. The drive goes for about 7 to 8 hours. The night will be relaxing at Kathmandu.

Day 21: Farewell

Finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A One Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure.  We wish for your better journey ahead.

Cost Includes

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 3/1, night’s standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • 1, full day Kathmandu valley tour
  • 17 days in local lodges/ tea-house accommodation during the trek.
  • Pokhara – Jomsom by flight.
  • Drive from Lo-manthang to Pokhara as per plan.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal
  • All ground transport. Kathmandu to Kathmandu by tourist standard bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging, }
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
  • All necessary camping gear and staff
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigrations, bring accurate USD cash and *two passport photographs,)
  • Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Flight ticket from/to Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu, [If your group wants to take flight]
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses ( Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Trek highlights:

One of the most popular short-medium easy trek of Nepal. Rich of nature with 3 major peaks [Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt Annapurna I 8091m, Mt Manaslu 8163m] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with them unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for Ghorepani-Poon hill Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. And very some of place has limits of Attach bath room as your own payment. All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things.

Environmental sensitive:

The Annapurna region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season: We are Sure Ghorepani-Poon hill trek for all Season. Even Sep to Dec and Feb to Apr is best.

Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara:

Let us advice as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels: 5 stars hotel in Pokhara: Phulbari resort. And others standard hotels: Fishtail lodge, Meera Hotel.

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.

Fixed Departure

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Manual Notes:

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