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Nar Phu Valley Trek  

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One of the newly opened trekking routes in Annapurna region, the Nar Phu valley trek tours you to a remote village inhabited by the Nepalese Tibetans. Nar Phu Valley lies in Manang district and the route was opened only in 2003. During the trek, travelers can enjoy the scenic beauty of quaint Tibetans villages, culture and hospitable behavior of locals, narrows canyons, picturesque forests, panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, astounding rock formation and high altitude grazing settlement. People residing on the valley are totally dependent on livestock farming.
 
The trek is relatively strenuous as it takes you to the altitude of 5,240m. This trail follows the path to explore Tibetans villages of Nar Phu valley, Kang La Pass, Tilicho Lake, Meso Kanta La Pass, Kali Gandaki and Manang valley as well.
 
The total duration of the trek is 22 days.
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive to Besi Sahar and Trek to Khudi Village
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda
Day 05: Trek to Jagat
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani
Day 07: Trek to Nar Phu Valley First Camp 
Day 08: Trek to Sinhenge Dharamsala
Day 09: Trek to Upper Chaku Village 
Day 10: Trek to Nar Phu Village 
Day 11: Rest day in Nar Phu Village 
Day 12: Trek to Naar Campsite
Day 13: Trek to Kang La Phedi
Day 14: Trek to Munje
Day 15: Trek to Manang
Day 16: Trek to Letdar
Day 17: Trek to Thorung Phedi
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom
Day 20: Fly/drive to Kathmandu via Pokhara
Day 21: Depart Kathmandu
 
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Name: Nar Phu Valley Trek
Duration: 21 days
Grade: Streneous Trek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Camp
Transportation: Private car and flight
Maximum altitude: 5,416m
Per day walking: 5 - 6hours
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: Drive to Besi Sahar (820m) and Trek to Khudi Village (790m)
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. After breakfast you will be driven to Besi Sahar, Lamjung district, 180 km northwest of Kathmandu. It takes around 6-8 hours on a tourist vehicle to reach the town. From Besi Sahar, you will trek along the trail turning right at the canal on the outskirts of the village and then descend the narrow path to the Pam Khola. Afterwards, you will move ahead towards the village of Denauti where you will get to see rural Nepali life from close quarters. This trail offers variety of loving scenic views of the Marshyangdi Khola (river), paddy fields and subtropical forests. Finally, the trek will end for the day upon reaching Khudi, which is a Gurung (ethnic community) village.
 
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1,310m) 
Bahundanda – literally meaning “Brahmins hills”, mostly inhabited by Brahmin community. As you move away from Khudi, you can catch and see the magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges. Besides, this trail offers you variety of interesting places and rural villages. On the way you will be captivated by terraced fields, waterfalls, dense forests and rivers. Finally you will reach Bahundanda, where you will be accommodated.
 
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,290m)
Leaving for Jagat, today you will descend towards the river. This route follows the path that consists of lush forest, waterfall, rivers, landscapes, hills and some villages. You can also observe the lifestyle of local people if you want.
 
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1,920m)
Today you will continue walking until we reach the river. Continuing the journey, we will then climb uphill leading to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna Himalayan ranges. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, you will descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal and Karte. You will finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. 
 
Day 07: Trek to Nar Phu Valley First Camp (2,740m)
As we cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marshyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, we arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhotia village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Dhanakyu before coming to a thundering waterfall. We then cut across a loose hillside to the hamlet of Koto (2600 m) from where we can look straight up at the magnificent Annapurna II. This is also where we leave the Annapurna Circuit and cross the Marshyangdi river and enter the Nar Phu valley. From the bank of Narphu Khola we start climbing to our first camping site, which we reach about two hours from Koto.
 
Day 08: Trek to Sinhenge Dharamsala (3,230m)
Most of this day in the NarPhu valley, we will walk on small jungle paths, which is quite a change from the bigger trail around Annapurna. The first part is up and down and then we have a short steep ascent to Choto (2,840m). We then have lots of steep ups and downs and the path is quite exposed above the Nar Phu Khola. At an altitude of 3,090m we will cross a suspension bridge. We will then climb a two storey hut at Sinhenge Dharamsala, where we will set camp for the night.
 
Day 09:  Trek to Upper Chaku Village (3,720m)
We will begin the day by crossing Methang River and then start a breathtaking climb on a winding path to the Methang pastures. Here at Methang lies ancient Chorten and marvelous view of Kang Guru. Continuing the journey, we will pass the abandoned Methang village (3,560m). The path to the next village Junan is easy and flat. From here we will continue to have an easy walk to Lower Chaku village, which has about 15 houses and then move further to Upper Chaku on a steep trail.
 
Day 10: Trek to Nar Phu Village (3,980m)
This day begins with a hard steep ascent to the abandoned Kyan village Vhaku, where there is a nice long Mani wall. We will then continue along an amazing tunnel carved rocky path 70 meters above the river and then descend towards the riverbed and pass some Mani Chrotens. We will then make a climb from the riverbed to the Phu valley entrance door (Phuohi Yalgoe). About an hour away from the valley entrance, we will cross the Phu Khola and begin climbing up to the village. Phu village consists of about 30 houses and is home to 100-150 people. For the overnight stay, we will camp near the river.
 
Day 11:  Rest day in Nar Phu Village 
Today you will spend your entire day taking a complete rest for acclimatizing to altitude, contemplating and planning for upcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations.
 
Day 12: Trek to Naar Campsite (3,550m)
In order to reach Naar camping site, you will have to reverse the trek walking down the valley and pass Chaku and Phu Khola on the way. 
 
Day 13: Trek to Kang La Phedi (4,530m)
Today you will be ascending to Naar village through continuous walk on a long but gentle path of lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola. Then you will reach Kang La Phedi where your accommodation will be arranged for the day.
 
Day 14: Trek to Munje (3,330m)
The trek won’t be easy for the day because the trail is difficult, long and you will have to scale uphill. However, it is definitely worthwhile and very rewarding. To reach Munje you will have to cross Kang La and Chorten from where you can take a glimpse of great Himalayas, massifs, grassy path of Ngawal and forests. Upon reaching Munje, your accommodation will be arranged.
 
Day 15: Trek to Manang (3,540m)
Today you will leave Munje and start the trek towards Manang. Moving ahead you will walk in between the cultivated fields. In addition, your enthusiasm will definitely be escalated viewing the splendid monasteries in Braga village and ranges of Himalayas such as Annapurna-II, Annapurna-III, Annapurna-IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.
 
Day 16: Trek to Letdar (4,250m)
After completing the acclimatization, you will leave Manang. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 2,000m to the Thorung La pass. You will have to climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley and Jarsang Khola Valley until you reach Letdar. 
 
Day 17: Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,500m)
Leaving Letdar, you will follow the path making a gradual ascent to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi. You will follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. 
 
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m)
We will begin the trek today by crossing Thorang La Pass (5,416m). You will be huffing and puffing, and at the same time exulting in the experience of visiting sacred site of Muktinath Temple (Temple of Lord Vishnu). Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here, we can see Tibetan traders as well as sadhus from as far as south India. Shrines could be seen erected in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa and the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. The area restricts any hotels and camping sites.
 
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom (2,713m)
As mentioned earlier, Muktinath is one of most important destination for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. In the morning, you will pay a visit to the Muktinath Temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Furthermore, magnificent views of Dhaulagiri Peak can be seen from this place. From Muktinath, we will then continue the trek to Jomsom.
 
Day 20: Fly/drive to Kathmandu via Pokhara
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for the flight to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara Airport, you will either take transfer flight to Kathmandu or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital will be free for shopping and relaxation.
 
Day 21: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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