"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Nar Phu-Trek

Hidden by swirls of Mountain mist a head of us, from Kangla pass at 5,200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our sturdy mountain ponies every few steps, their steaming sweat-soaked bodies heaving. Behind us Hongde airport, which we left behind early in the morning, is a tiny speck. Our destination is the Nar phu valley,above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours rreaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia village in the Nyershang down valley.

Nowadays, Nar Phu the population is aboot 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Goverment 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 livehood.

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

The Nepal goverment's recent decision to open up Nar and Phu to tourist 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) reccently extended its network to include Nar and Phu valley, it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan at the request of the goverment for undiscovered valley.  

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Itinerary :

Day 1.                  Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 2.                  Full day KTM sightseeing O/N at hotel
Day 3.                  Bus to Besisahar
Day 4.                  Trek to Ngati
Day 5.                  Trek to Jagat
Day 6.                  Trek to Karte
Day 7.                  Trek to Koto
Day 8.                  Trek to Chhacha
Day 9.                  Trek to Meta
Day 10.                Trek to Junum
Day 11.                Trek to Phu
Day 12.                Rest day at Phu
Day 13.                Hike around Phu valley
Day 14.                Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 15.                Trek to Panggi Pass
Day 16.                Trek to above Nar
Day 17.                Trek to Youingar
Day 18.                Trek to Kangla Pass
Day 19.                Trek to Manang
Day 20.                Trek to Khangsar Khola
Day 21.                Trek to Tilicho Lake
Day 22.                Trek to Mesokanto Pass
Day 23.                Trek to Jomsom
Day 24.                Fly to Pokhara - Kathmandu, Hotel
Day 25.                Kathmandu,Hotel
Day 26.                Final Departure

Price per person :

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Service Includes :

  • Airport Pick up Drop
  • 4 nights hotel in KTM on B/B
  • One full day sightseeng with English speaking guide
  • All night normal lodge during the trek including Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
  • 1 Sherpa guide and one assistant guide for each 5 member
  • 1 porters per each two member to carry luggage
  • Potters equipment
  • Trekking permit,National park fee
  • All Nepali staff  insurance
  • Farewell dinner
  • Bus : Kathmandu - Besissahar
  • Flight to Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Service excludes:

  • Lunch & dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal Equipment
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket
  • Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Kathmandu entrance fee during sightseeing
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Nepal visa fee

Best Season :

Spring – Mar- Apr- May
Autumn – Oct- Nov