One of the incredible journeys to the wild and unexplored area located northeast of Annapurna Himalaya range with border of Mt. Manaslu, this rugged and wild trek takes you to the interesting and alluring valley of Nar Phu alongside Tibetan settlements and its life style.This trek starts from Chyamje following the popular trekking routes of Annapurna Circuit trail and then branches off from Koto to follow the off compressed track to Nar Phu valley in the northeast valley of Manang and passes over the Kang La with magnificent panorama view of Himlung and Annapurna. The Kang La pass connects Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Neyshang valley. The valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-capped peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Trekking to this hidden mountain valley offers medieval Tibetan culture in intact form, splendid mountains view and magnificent alpine sceneries.
Receiving spiritual satisfaction on passing through different chortens, gompa, monasteries, prayer flags and Muktinath temple in Mustang.
Tthe popular challenging pass of the region Thorong La Pass (5416 meters).
The feeling accompanied by the chain of Himalayas including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna I throughout the route.
Having an amazing the interested rock structures, land formations, and the diverse topography of the region.
To explore the Tibetan influenced lifestyles and everyday activities of the typical denizens of the Nar Phu Valley.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (4,376ft /1,334m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our company representative will warmly greet and take you to the hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing
After breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest Stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our trekking Guide. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (4265ft /1300m): 9 hrs
Our journey starts after breakfast early as much as possible. We begin our journey at early dawn as we have a long drive ahead of us. We see picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain vistas en route throughout the drive. After 8-10 hours of drive we reach Jagat via Besishahar. Drive up to Besishahar will most likely be bumpy whereas after Besishahar, the roads get dusty and coarse but the scenic view from our window is more than compensating for the bumpy ride. [Overnight in Jagat]
Day 4 : Jagat to Dharapani (6,103ft /1,860m): 6 hours
After breakfast, we slowly begin our trek today. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a verdant forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering rocky mountain. After crossing a suspension bridge, we gentle climb towards the physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rocky trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. We walk away through Tal, the trail becomes high rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. [Overnight in Dharapani]
Day 5 : Dharapani to Koto (8,530ft /2,600m): 6 hours
We start our trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes about one hour passing through pine and fir forests. We can visit the white washed monastery in this village. Then we continue our trek till Danaque which takes about an hour. The trail is steeply ascending up to Timang. We have a good view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29 from here. Now the trail continues through pine and rhododendron forests again till Latamarang which takes about one and half hour. We rest for lunch here and again resume through forests whereby we have a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Finally we arrive in Koto village. [Overnight in Koto]
Day 6 : Koto to Meta (11,680ft /3,560m): 7-8 hours
We register our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post at Koto. Then we trek through the River bank of Soti Khola again through wonderful pine forests, streams and suspension and reach Dharmasala. We will have our lunch packed on the way. 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 II and Lamjung Himal. [Overnight in Meta]
Day 7 : Meta to Phu Gaon (13,385ft /4,080m): 7-8 hours
We start our day traversing up and down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. After almost 4 hours of trek we reach Kyang where we can see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived). We further keep walking past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail and finally reach the Phu village in another 3 to 4 hours. [Overnight in Phu Gaon]
Day 8 : Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
Today is the acclimatization day. We suggest to rest and get acclimatized with the altitude doing some hike. As we are in the Lost/Hidden Valley, we can explore the culture, natural diversity, and religious practices of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale here. Besides this, we can trace out how people make their survival depending on agriculture, animal breeding and seasonal migrations in such remote location or in the hidden valley. It is also the day for us to 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. Apart from exploring the cultural avenues of the lost valley, the valley also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks in the region. [Overnight at Phu Gaon]
Day 9 : Phu Gaon to Nar (13,484ft /4,110m): 7 hours
The trail descends passing some streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 4 hours. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. We have lunch in Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village which takes about 2 hours. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the superb vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. [Overnight in Nar]
Day 10 : Acclimatization day
We planned one more day for acclimatization for physical & mental fitness of success for next morning to high pass of Kang La. Meanwhile we prepare for Kang La for next morning. We spend the day hike nearby and explore Nar village and have a close look over the local culture and lifestyle. [Overnight in Nar village]
Day 11 : Nar to Kang La Pass (17,408ft /5,306m) to Ngwal (12,008ft/3,660m): 8 hours
Today is adventurous and long day hike so we get up early in the morning and head to Kangla pass. From pass we can see the Annapurna Himalaya that looks jaw-dropping. This day will be one of the picturesque days of closest views which may make you feel that you are in heaven. We trek down to Ngwal village from Pass. [Overnight in Ngwal]
Day 12 : Ngwal to Manang (11,614ft /3,540m): 5 hours
From Ngwal village, we head for Manang. We pass through the isolated village of Paugh 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 stop at hidden valley of Braka Village for have look one of the old monastery and typical village under the lap of dry mountain, eventually reach Manang. [Overnight in Manang]
Day 13 : Manang to Yak Kharka (13,484ft /4,110m): 4 hours
Manang is rain shadow part of Annapurna Himalaya range. It is wonderful landscape with its beautiful nature having Gangapurna Peak with Lake, Annapurna III, Tilicho peak, Tibetan lifestyle of their habitants and full faith of Buddhist religion. You may get some chances to see grazing Yaks, Blue Ship below the beautiful snow mountain over the grassy land. From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward; passing a few pastures, with scrub of juniper trees and rhododendrons, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. [Overnight at Yak Kharka]
Day 14 : Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (14,599ft /4,450m): 3 hrs
Thorong Phedi is a small busy and limited settlement for trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp too on the same day so that the next day can be easier for them. But, our guides do not advise this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can have sound sleep in lower altitude rather than risking sleeping in a higher altitude at High Camp. [Overnight at Thorong Phedi]
Day 15 : Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (17764ft /5,416m) to Muktinath (12,467ft /3,800m): 8 hrs
From very early, we ascend from Thorang Phedi with torch. Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 17,764ft /5,416m is another highlight of this trek. The picturesque mountain vistas compensates the strenuous walk through the exhausting trail with thin air. It is more possibility to see one of the 7th highest peaks Mt. Dhaulagiri while descending towards Muktinath. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist. Muktinath is the wide landscape adjoining border of upper mustang of rusticated area. We can amble around the area which hosts a protector god Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. [Overnight at Muktinath]
Day 16 : Muktinath to Jomsom (8,910ft /2,715m): 5 hrs
After breakfast, we begin descending down by local jeep to the holy river Kali Gandaki Gorge through the dry land at Kagbeni. Kagbeni is one of the oldest legends habited of Tibetan and Thakali life style and its ruins. We pass by Jharkot and rich Kagbeni and explore to the village and old legend and then Khingar villages which have typical Tibetan antique architecture. This river flows from Tibet border, one of the holy mountain Lake Damodarkunda and holy water source from Muktinath. The river looks black so it's called Kaligandaki River. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, we reach Jomsom. If you drive direct to Jomsom it will take 2:30 hrs. Jomsom is center hub for Himalayan region of Annapurna and Upper Pisang to supply food supplement and sell local productions. This land grows one of the best qualities of apple and local drink the famous apple brandy. It lies between Dhaulagiri mountain to the east and Annapurna Himalaya rage toward west, having beautiful closest view of Mt. Niligiri and Tilicho. [Overnight in Jomsom]
Day 17 : Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (2,690ft /820m): 20 min flight
We will have early breakfast, for flying early to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, 10th highest peak Annapurna and 7th highest peak Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to the hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal while admiring the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. Pokhara is the second biggest city of Nepal and beautiful city. This land is one of the important get away for Annapurna trek which is located above 820m from sea level. Pokhara is also recreational center for mountain biking, hiking, Bungee jump, Zip line, Paragliding, boating, fishing, rafting and ultra light. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. [Overnight in Pokhara]
Day 18 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (4,376ft /1,334m): 6 hours drive
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Your Guide will be transferred to your hotel. You will have rest and refresh time to email your all relatives & friends. You can spend the evening leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. Either way, we celebrate the successful completion of our journey with a farewell dinner in the evening. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Day 19 : Departure from Nepal
We head to airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Our journey and services in Nepal ends from today for this trip, Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd representative will drop you to Airport for your best memorable of glance of Himalayan. Meanwhile, if you have some negative experiences that knowingly and unknowingly, we request to you remove it from your mind before leaving Nepal and carry beautiful memories with hope of your good life and prosperity with hope that you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
Airport pickups and drops
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Domestic flight Jomsom-Pokhara
All government and local taxes
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
An experienced, English-speaking with government-licensed trekking Guide.
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Comprehensive first Aid kit
What's not included
Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature
Drinks, tip and expenses of personal nature
Hot and cold Drinks.
Personal Expenses (Laundry Service, Phone Calls, Battery Charge, Bar bills, Hot Shower Boiled water etc.)
Nepal Visa fee
All foods and beverages other than on the itinerary.
Tips for guide, Sherpa, Porters and driver.
Good to Know
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd. Please note that our leader and Guide have the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Leader and Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required of the conditions.
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