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Nar Fu Trekking Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 25 - 32 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Cultural Journey  
Season: March - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2199 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2569 US Dollar (USD)

The remoteness of the Nar Phu valley and its proximity to Tibet has meant that the people and their culture have remained more akin to Tibet than Nepal. This also means that snow leopards and blue sheep are often seen in the area. We visit both Nar and Phu villages before crossing the Kang La Pass with magnificent views of the Annapurna. Around Manang we join the main Annapurna trail for a couple of days, before we set off on the second half of the trek. Leaving the main trail again we trek to Tilicho Lake - ‘The Great Ice Lake’, as Maurice Herzog described it in the 1950s - which lies tucked away below huge mountains and glaciers. The trails on this trek are rarely used and this exciting new itinerary offers the adventurous and fit trekker high mountain scenery at its very best.

An exotic door to Nar-Phu,/Narphu valley Trekking, has been opened to visitors only since 2003. This is one of the best regions for viewing majestic mountains in the high land. The Phu is the most beautiful medieval village where you can learn the real life styles of Bhote communities enjoy and have a pleasure of the fabulous and typical landscape of the valley. Narphu valley Trekking begins from Koto via walking through a unique Marsyandi valley. It could cover Annapurna circuit in four weeks.

The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened, spectacular regions of ethnically-Tibetan inhabitants. Trekking the standard Annapurna circuit, the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to the steep portals of the Nar Phu valley system is easily missed, but although the entrance 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, this region was first explored by Tilman in the 1950s. Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. We will venture into this remote region of upper Manang, staying at the winter settlement of Nar, and visit one of the most unvisited and most interesting regions in the Tibetan Buddhist world.

Although the normal circuit of Annapurna is a magnificent route, this new circular trek offers a wild and remote alternative including the newly-opened Nar and Phu Valleys and Tilicho Lake.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel. Includes: (A).

Day 2: Full day guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley. Join us for the welcome dinner at evening. Hotel Overnight. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (07 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Trek from Bahundanda to Tal (05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Trek from Tal to Dankyu (05 - 06 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Trek from Dankyu to Koto (05-06 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Trek from Koto to Meta (04-05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Trek from Meta to Kyang (05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Trek from Kyang to Phu (04 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Exploration day in Phu.(Tashilakhang Monastery, Kyauchyu Water Fall, Pasture Lang). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Trek from Phu to Checko (05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Trek from Check to Nar (04 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Trek to Kangla Pass (5100m/16,320 ft) & Ngawal (06hrs) Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (05-06 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 16: Rest day in Manang. Camp. (Explore Khangsur Village or Kecho Lake or Milarepa Cave.). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 17: Trek from Manang to Khangsar (04-05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 18: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Lake (04-05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 19: Trek from Tilicho Lake and Tilicho Base Camp (04 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 20: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Khangsar (04-05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 21: Trek from Khangsar to Hunde (05 hrs). Camp. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Days 22-25: Hunde - Besi Sahar. Free to Explore. Hotel. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 26: Besi Sahar - Kathmandu. Free to Explore. Hotel. Includes: (A), (B), (L).

Day 27: Final Departure. Includes: (B).

Note: Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.

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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up & drop
- Trekking guide
- One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
- Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
- Tent & mattress for tent trekking
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Trekking Permit & National Park Fee.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares & war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.

Supplier Information
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Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007
Client Request Served: 16

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