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Nar Phu and Annapurna Circuit Trek, Himalaya Hiking

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 28 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2020 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2020 US Dollar (USD)

Nar Phu Valley trekking is one of none tourist trekking area of Nepal. For this trek we need special permit from government as this Nar and Phu village is recognized very lately. Which is normal to hard trekking with different passes. It lies also Annapurna region but it’s different way of Trekking. But it’s very exciting and the challenging Trekking.

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.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Meet and greet at Airport then you'll be taken to your hotel. While in Kathmandu you will have time fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions are highlighted on our guided tour. There's time to explore the city's many charms on your own too. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/n at hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, we'll visit Swayambhunath temple, and said to be 2000 years stupa on a hillock offers breath-taking view of Kathmandu City. We will then processed to Visit Pasupatinath and Bouddhanath. After lunch we'll visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) - which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley - famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals. O/n at hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Besisahar (760 m).
Early morning after breakfast drive to besisahar via trishuli river it takes 8 hrs. O/n lodge.

Day 4: Besisahar – Bahundanda (1,310 m).
At the place of Besisahar, the trail drops to a stream on a rough rock staircase to Bhalam Khola. After crossing it the trail leads several up and down, crosses rice paddies and subtropical forests through place of Khudi, Bhulbhule, Ngadi and reaches Bahundanda. Walking time takes about 6 hours. O/n Tea House Lodge.

Day 5: Bahundanda – Chamje (1,430 m).
From the Bahundanda, trail descends on a step after a passing several villages such as Lili Bir, Kanigoun, Ghermu pnant, the trail drops to cross the Marsyandi river and through Jagat reaches Chamje. Total walking time takes about 6 hours. O/n at Tea House Lodge.

Day 6: Chamje – Dharapani (1,920 m).
From Chamje crossing the Marsyandi River to the east bank and follows the trail along the river embankment. After that the trail passes under an overhanging rock and climbs a rock staircase. It passes several villages such as Tal Besi, Tal Karte and reaches Dharapani. Walking time takes about 5 hours. O/n at Tea House Lodge.

Day 7: Dharapani – Koto (2670 m).
We would have breakfast at Bagarchhap and trek to Koto. En route, the trail goes along the mule track through dense forest of fir, pine, oak and maple. This region is also rich in its age old culture. O/n at camp.

Day 8: Koto to Chhacha (3200 m).
Having breakfast at Koto, we commence our trek to Chhacha. We would experience alpine vegetation along the trail. O/n at Camp.

Day 9: Chhacha to Meta (3700 m).
Having breakfast at Chhacha, we trek to Meta. Lunch would be served on the way. En route, we would encounter forests and small rivers. O/n at Camp.

Day 10: Meta to Junum (4000 m).
Today we trek to Junum from Meta. We will have lunch on the way. O/n at Camp.

Day 11: Junum to Phu Valley (4200 m).
Having breakfast at Junum, we trek to Phu valley. Lunch will be served on the way. O/n at Camp.

Day 12: Rest at Phu.
Having trekked for longer period, turn has come for us to take rest. We would go around the valley to have first hand information of the valley. It would be our pleasure to interact with the local people which would help us to know the local culture. O/n at Camp.

Day 13: Phu to Yak Kharka.
We would trek to Yak Kharka from Phu. We commence our trek after having breakfast in the camp. Lunch will be served on the way. O/n at Camp.

Day 14: Yak Kharka to Panggi Pass.
Today we would trek from Yak Kharka to Panggi Pass. Lunch would be served on the way. O/n at Camp.

Day 15: Panggi Pass to Nar (4000 m).
We trek from Panggi Pass to Nar. We would find different kinds of animals on the way. O/n at Camp.

Day 16: Nar to Youingar.
It is our turn to trek from Nar to Youingar. The trek starts after having breakfast in the camp. Lunch would be served on the way. O/n at Camp.

Day 17: Youingar to Kangla Pass (5322 m).
Today we trek from Youingar to Kangla Pass. Having early breakfast, we trek to Kangla Pass. Lunch would be taken on the way. O/n at Camp.

Day 16: Kangla Pass to Manang (3351 m).
From Kangla Pass, we trek to Manang. We walk through grazing ground, crops fields and Tibetan settlements. We would also view Annapurna2, 3, 4, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Besides, we also visit monasteries and pay our visit to Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) for seeking advice on altitude sickness. O/n Tea House Lodge.

Day 17: Manang – Letdar (4,250 m).
At the place of Manang trail leads continuously ascending to Letdar through several places such as Tergi, Gunman, Yak Kharka and one can enter to Letdar. Walking time takes approximately 5 hours. O/n at Tea House Lodge.

Day 18: Letdar – Thorung phedi (4,420 m).
From Letdar, the mountain path leads continuously to climb along the east bank of the Jarjung Khola, after crossing through wooden bridge. The path makes a short ascent and comes to Thorungphedi. Walking time takes about 3 hours. O/n at Tea House Lodge.

Day 19: ThorungPhedi – Muktinath (3,800 m).
The trail is steep immediately after leaving Thrungphedi, continuously through the high camp cross-moraines up to pass (Thorung La). Thorung La, with its traditional, chorent, prayer flag and stone cairn, are at an elevation of 5,416 m. After Thorung La trail leads all the way of descending to Muktinath (3,800m). Walking time takes about 8 hours, O/n at Tea House Lodge.

Day 20: Muktinath - Marpha (2,670 m).
We see people from Mustang, a restricted area to the north, who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among their merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and see the impressive White Mountain that is the Dhaulagiri. We also transit at the significant town of Kagbeni, which is at a junction of two rivers and the north-south and east-west trading routes. O/n Tea House,

Day 21: Marpha - Kalopani (2,530 m).
Descend to Marpha a lovely village of whitewashed houses and fertile fields. Continue down the Kaligandaki reaching the former Thakali trading centre of Tukuche. Continue the transit from the Himalayan rainshadow into coniferous forest, which returns to the main river valley and to Kalopani. O/n Tea House.

Day 22: Kalopani - Tatopani (1,190 m).
A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge and descends to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall, before winding through the valley to Tatopani. The hot springs that give the village its name provide the perfect opportunity for a good scrub. O/n Tea House.

Day 23: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2,750 m).
Steadily climbing all day, we eventually leave behind the terraced fields and walk through thick rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani, meaning (horse water). We camp at the pass for the best views of the sunset over the spectacular,snow-capped Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range. O/n Tea House.

Day 24: Ghorepani - Tadapani (2,590 m).
At the place of Ghorepani to Poonhill (3,193 m), trail leads climbing very steeply on a stone staircase. Walking time takes about 1½ hour to the top. From the Poonhill, one can see view of Sunrise and breath taking mountains views such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna south, Himchuli, Annapurna III, Fishtail, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna II and so on. After Poonhill, ascends to Ghorepani from there to Tadapani (2590 m). Mountain trail leads several times ascending and descending. It passes several villages through oak and Rhododendron forest. Walking times takes approximately 6 hours, O/n at Tadapani.

Day 25: Tadapani – Ghandrung (1,940 m). Trail leads to Ghandrug from Tadapani all the way of descends and flat through the oak and Rhododendron Forest. Walking time takes about 3 hours O/n at Ghandrung.

Day 26: Ghangdrung - Dhampus (1,650 m). The views continue to outstanding even as we descend, to the village of Dhampus. O/n Tea House.

Day 27: Dhampus - Pokhara. From Dhampus, all the way downhill through the village to Phedi and take a car and driave back to Pokhara. O/n at hotel.

Day 28: Pokhara - Kathmandu. Visit to Pokhara city and at afternoon fly from Pokhara back to Kathmandu which takes about 30 minutes. When you arrive you'll be picked up at the airport and taken to the same hotel you stayed at during the beginning of your Nepal trip package. Today you'll have time to do some last-minute sightseeing or to pick up a souvenir or two. Or you could just relax at your hotel. O/n at Hotel.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Private arrival and departure transfers.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin share bed/single and breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
- Full board meals while trekking (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
- Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek.
- Welcome/fare - well dinner in Kathmandu.
- Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
- Gears: sleeping bag, duffel bag etc for the use during the trip. garbage plastic bag.
- Professional local experienced trek leader/guide trained in wilderness first aid.
- Comprehensive first aid kit.
- Respective region (Annapurna) trekking map, TIMS Card and trek permit.
- Well-experienced climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
- Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
- Proper insurance of all staff including porters.
- Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket and trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking. shoes/boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
- The trekking t-shirt.
- Trekking map to each members.

Price Excludes:
- Nepal entry Visa fees.
- Your travel insurance of any kind.
- International airfare and airport tax.
- Lunch and dinner except mentioned on email.
- All drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tips and items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks etc. .

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