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NAR AND PHU VALLEY TREK

The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened, spectacular regions of ethnically Tibetans inhabitants for those of you that think you trekked all. This is a trek that combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures. Trekking the famous Annapurna circuit, the bridge leading over the Maryland River to the steep portals of the Nar/Phu valley system is easily missed, but although the entrances is narrow and forested, the valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Two long days of walking from the border of Tibet, Tilman first explored this region in 1950s.

Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000-meters peak surrounded it. We will venture into this remote region of Upper Manang. Camping along the way at the winter settlement of Nar and Phu, and visit some of the most untouched and interesting villages in the Tibetan Buddhist world. Buddhist pilgrims from around Nepal might accompany us up to Phu to visit the renowned Tashi Lha Khang monastery and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rinpochhe.

Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages, we explored the high alpine valleys above Phu and crossing Kang-La pass from Nar to Ngwal on the Pisang route leading back into the Annapurna circuit. Just in case one 5315-meter pass isn’t enough, we will head west over the Thorong-La pass 5416m and down through lower Mustang, where you will spend a few days exploring before heading on to Jomsom, and finally fly back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

 

21

5416m

Moderate+

Camping + Tea House

Before trek: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, briefing.

We can arrange for you sightseeing, day starts around 9am. Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.

Trek:
Day 01 : Drive to Khudi (800m)
Day 02 : Trek to Bahundanda (1310m)
Day 03 : Chamje (1430m)
Day 04 : Dharapani (1920m)
Day 05 : Koto (2600m)
Day 06 : Dharmasala (3230m)
Day 07 : Kayang (3740m)
Day 08 : Phu Village (4050m)
Day 09 : Excursion around Phu valley/rest day
Day 10 : Junam (3550m)
Day 11 : Nar Village (4150m)
Day 12 : Explore Nar Village/acclimatization
Day 13 : Ngwal (3675m) via Kang La pass (5315m)
Day 14 : Manang (3550m)
Day 15 : Letdar (4250m)
Day 16 : Thorong high camp (4800m)
Day 17 : Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m)
Day 18 : Kagbeni (2895m)
Day 19 : Jomsom (2713m)
Day 20 : Fly back to Pokhara (850m)
Day 21 : Fly or drive to Kathmandu

After trek: Free day, shopping, departure

All prices are calculated individually based on number of trekkers, choice of accommodation in city, transportation drive or fly, …

What’s usually included:
Airport transfers in Nepal
All relevant surface transfer
All hotel accommodation with breakfast – can be arrange for you as Himalayan Sunrise has negotiated extra price in some cooperating hotels or you can book it individually
All meals on trek
All internal flights (with Goma Air, Tara/Yeti Air or Buddha Air), inclusive Airport Taxes and 15kg free luggage
Permit, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees, personnel insurance
Guide and porters on lodge trek
12 kg free luggage carried by porter
Quality service and trek equipment
Oxymeter

Not Included:
International flights
Sightseeing with entrance fees, guide and vehicle – we can arrange for you comfortable day with experienced city guide
Additional tours and meals that are not mentioned
Beverages
Personal bills
Visas
Excess baggage charge (beyond 12 Kg each)
Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
Tips, yes, still it is common in Nepal. If you are happy with their service, we recommend around 8–10 USD for guide per day and about 6–8 USD for porter. Although our guides and porters receive a fair wage, it must be remembered that their work is seasonal.