Nar Phu Valley Trek runs along the Annapurna circuit trekking trail in the naturally gifted country Nepal. Nar Phu Valley gives a panoramic view of the Himlung base camp and Annapurna massif and the chance to observe the rich cultures of the Bhotia people. Nar Phu Valley trek commences with a trail down the Chame village and heads to the Thorung Pass. Since Nar Phu Valley falls among one of the restricted area, a special permit is required for the trek. The trek takes you to some challenging high passes like Kangla Pass, and Thorung La Pass. The trekker get to observe the typical local lifestyle of the people living in Bhotia village in Nyershangwh depend largely on salt trade and livestock. The Nar Phu Valley trek gives a exquisite opportunity of excavating the north of the Manang district of Nepal. The trek finally leads to Jomsom Muktinath and then ends in Ghorepani Poon Hill.
High Altitude Sherpa has appropriately drafted the itinerary of the Nar Phu Valley Trekking. It also offers services that promise safety along with an incomparable journey for the zealous trekkers who want to board on a cheerful expedition towards the captivating, enthralling and challenging Nar Phu Valley trekking.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Team Composition in Trek
There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required. Guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training. this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. It is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek and Depending on the nature of the travel.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light bag. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. You are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, Self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||kathmandu to Dharapani||1860 m||Lodge|
|Day 3||Dhara pani to koto||2620 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Koto to Meta||3550 m||Lodge|
|Day 5||Meta to Pho Gaou||2610 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||Acclimatization||4250 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Phu Gaun to Nar||4120 m||Lodge|
|Day 8||Nar to Ngawal via kang la pass||3600 m||Lodge|
|Day 9||Ngawal to Manang||3540 m||Lodge|
|Day 10||Acclimatization Day||3540 m||Lodge|
|Day 11||Manang to Yak kharka||4600 m||Lodge|
|Day 12||Yak kharka to Thorong phedi||4600 m||Lodge|
|Day 13||Thorong phedi to Muktinath vai Thorong la pass||3738 m||Lodge|
|Day 14||Muktinath to Jomsom||2760 m||Lodge|
|Day 15||Jomsom to pokhara||840 m||Lodge|
|Day 16||Sightseeng in pohkara.||840 m||Lodge|
|Day 17||Pokhara to kathmandu (Flight)- drive||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 18||International flight||1380 m||lodge|
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and drive to hotel: (1,350m.)
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Nar Phu Valley trek each day program.O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Kathmandu sightseeing:
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.O/N at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to besishar to dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours.
Leave Kathmandu early and drive first to Besisahar. After lunch, change to a four-wheel drive vehicle for the rough journey to Dharapani. It travels along the old Annapurna Circuit trek route, through amazing gorges and past stunning waterfalls.O/N at hotel.
Day 04: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours.
We begin our trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes about one hour passing through pine and fir forests. Then we continue our trek till Danaque which an hour and the trail are steeply ascending up to Timang. With a good view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29 from here, the trail continues through pine to till Latamarang. Finally after one hour we arrive in Koto village which is entrance of Nar Phu Valley trek.O/N at hotel.
Day 06: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours.
We register our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post. Then we trek through the River bank of Soti Khola again through delightful pine forests and past small cave shelters and pilgrims’ resting places. We then continue the trek through forests and ascend steeply towards Meta village. Finally we arrive on the Tibetan Plateau where we have a very good view of Annapurna range and himlung. O/N at hotel.
Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours.
We start our day traversing up and down through some of the unique, colorful Tibetan Buddhist chortens and crossing suspension bridges over different rivers. After 4 hours of walking we reach Kyang where we can see the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived. Just before crossing the bridge into Phu, a line of wonderful chortens color the landscape. After crossing the Phu Khola bridge on a rocky trail and finally reach the Phu village. O/N at hotel.
Day 08: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon (4250m/13944ft).
It’s good to spend an acclimatization day in Phu. We are suggested to rest and get acclimatized with the altitude. Hike up to Himlung Himal base camp. Explore the Phu Gaon Phu itself is an interesting village. Explore the culture, natural diversity, and religious practices of the ethnic groups. Explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries, it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. during the acclimatization We can observe how people make their survival depending on agriculture, animal breeding and seasonal migrations in such remote location or in the hidden valley. O/N at hotel.
Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours
We descend with a packed lunch, as there will be no lodges or restaurants along the way today. We descend to Mahayandra Pool. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. O/N at hotel.
Day 11: Nar to Ngwal (3660m/ 12008ft) via Kang La Pass (5,322m): 7-8 hours.
A challenging day ahead, so we get up early in the morning and head to climb up a steep, rocky track to Kangla pass. From pass we can see the Annapurna massif. We further trek down to Ngwal from there. O/N at hotel.
Day 12: Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours.
From Ngwal, we head for Manang today. We pass overlooking the amazing views of Annapurna range. We then move gently uphill to Mungli and then to the main trail of Annapurna Trail at Mungli. We eventually reach Manang and O/N at hotel.
Day 13: Acclimatization day in Manang village
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. O/N at hotel.
Day 14: Manang to Yak Kharka (4000 meters): 5 hours.
Additional day Trek to Tilicho Lake- Four Days= Siri Kharka to Tilicho lake – siri kharka – yak kharka
Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500meters to the Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 meters, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse. O/N at hotel.
Day 14: yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters): 5 hours.
After asending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. O/N at hotel.
Day 15: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath:
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416 m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top and another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana.It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. O/N at hotel.
( Day 16: Muktinath to jomsom via kagbeni (2,715m): 5-6 hours.
(Plan –A fly back to pokhara): Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara: 15 minutes flight.
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, the attractive ‘Lake City’, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Boating in the Fewa Lake and strolling in the quaint streets of ‘Lake Side’ is a popular choice among visitors.O/N at hotel.
Plan (B) drive back to pokhara from Nayapul: Day 17: Drive to Tatopani( hotspring): 4 hours.
Drive to Tatopani meaning ‘hot water’. This is the best natural hot spring and we can enjoy the healing bath in the pond. It is believed that bone and joint discomfort conditions will be healed. O/N at hotel.
Day 18: Tato pani to Ghorepani (2834m): 7-8 hours.
Crossing the Kali Gandaki River we slowly climb steeply up the village of Sikha, which is inhabited by Magars. Sikha along the path that leads to the Rhodendrons forest and you can see the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge smiling at you. Ghorepani is a settlement of Poon Magars. O/N at night.
Day 19: Ghorepani to hike Poon Hill trek pokhara: 7-8 hours.
An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to nayapul.it’s easy walking all downhill to Naya Pul where our trekking ends. we drive to Pokhara about an hour away. O/N at hotel
Day 20: pokhara sighseeing full day.
Go boating on Phewa Lake, Visit Bindhya Basini Temple, Devi’s Falls, and Gupteswar Gupha cave. international mountaineering museum. O/N at hotel.
Day 21: Pokhara to Kathmandu: flight 25: drive: 6 hours.
After breakfast drive to tourist Bus station or airport to Kathmandu. If you traveling by bus which takes 7 hours again on the Prithivi highway along the river and if you prefer flight which takes only 25 minutes. O/N at hotel.
Day 22: Kathmandu sightseeing:
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/N at hotel.
Day 23: Final Departure to your own destinations.
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton – 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11. Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic-10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg -10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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