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Narphu Valley Trekking

Narphu Valley Trekking

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 26 day(s)
Group Size: 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 999 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1050 US Dollar (USD)

It takes five hours reaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down valley. Nowadays, Nar Phu the population about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar and Phu valley were least affected by this change. The tortuous path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.

Besides the Kangla linking Nar to the Nyeshang valley, the most direct route from Kathmandu to Nar and Phu is along the Marshyangdi River. Travelers trek through the Himalayan foothills and round the eastern end of the Annapurna before they arrive at Qupar, a police check post half and hour before Chame, Manang's district headquarters. From here a long and steep trail winds up to Nar and Phu whose villagers, laden with goods purchased in Chame and even lower down in Besishhar, the end of the road head leading to Manang, often camp at Dharmashala, a rudimentary wooden hut built by the people from the two villages.

The Nepal government's recent decision to open up Nar and Phu to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers, whose pastoral lifestyle continues. Apart from the odd researcher and climbing expeditions permitted to climb Him lung, Ratnachuli and Gachikang, few foreigners has visited the area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent. Since Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) recently extended its network to include Nar and Phu Valley, it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan at the request of the government for undiscovered valley.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu. Behind us Hongde airport, which we left early in the morning, is a tiny speck. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu free day. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Besisahar. Overnight in the camp.

Day 4: Ngadi. Overnight in the camp.

Day 5: Jagat. Overnight in the camp.

Day 6: Karte. Overnight in the camp.

Day 7: Koto. Overnight in the camp.

Day 8: Chhacha. Overnight in the camp.

Day 9: Meta. Overnight in the camp.

Day 10: Junum. Overnight in the camp.

Days 11 - 13: Phu. Overnight in the camp.

Day 14: Yak Kharka. Overnight in the camp.

Day 15: Panggi Pass. Overnight in the camp.

Day 16: Above Nar. Overnight in the camp.

Day 17: Youingar. Overnight in the camp.

Day 18: Kang la Pass. Overnight in the camp.

Day 19: Manang. Overnight in the camp.

Day 20: Khangsar Khola. Overnight in the camp.

Day 21: Tilicho Lake. Overnight in the camp.

Day 22: Mesokanu Pass. Overnight in the camp.

Day 23: Jomsom. Overnight in the camp.

Day 24: Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 25: Kathmandu free day. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 26: Final departure. End of the service.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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