Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. 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 reaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down valley.
Nowadays, Nar Phu has 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.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.
We start this trek after driving almost whole day from Kathmandu to Besishar. From here we follow Pupular Annapurna Circuit route until Koto and then we take off the beatan route until we get Nar Phu. After visiting this area we trek back to manang, a beautiful village of Annapurna trail and continue trek to Thorung la pass route. After trekking about 4-5 days through Thrungla Pass and two beautiful but challenging pass of this region we end our trek at Jomsom where we catch our flight to Pokhara and later to KTM. Trekkers carry only day pack and walk at their own pace. Average hiking per day will be 5 - 6hrs.
Days 01: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Days 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel.
Days 03: Today early in the morning, we will drive to Benshisahar 760m. and continue trek to Bhulbhule 840m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 04: Trek to Shyange1100m. or Jagat 1310m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 05: Trek to Tal 1430m. at this place we can see a very beautiful water fall. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 06: Trek to Danakyu 2300m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 07: Danakyu trek to Cave2900m. first camping spot in the Nar Phu Valley. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 08: Trek to Dharamsala or Meta 3560m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 09: Trek to Kayang 3820m. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 10: Trek to Phu gaon 4200m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 11: Rest day at Phu Gaon with visiting the Tashicholing Monastery and exploring the Phu Village, Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 12: One more day in Phu Gaon with hiking around to visit the Caves, and way to Tibetain border. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 13: Trek down to Checko 3720m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 14: Trek to Nar Gaon 4110m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 15: Explore the Nar gaon with having side walk around the valley. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 16: Trek to Ngawal 3675m via crossing the Kangla Pass 5322m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 17: Trek down to Braga 3360m, in this day we will have a side trek with visiting Ser Gompa and 500 years old Monastery of Braga. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 18: A short day trek to Manang 3540m. and rest day with having side walk to Gangapurna Lake. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 19: Today we will trek up to Letdar 4200m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 20: Trek to Thorung Phedi 4450m. Today is also short day to Thorung Phedi and we will reach early after the lunch at phedi we will do a short hike for acclimatization. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 21: Today is a big day and long too so early morning around 4 am start hike up after having some tea and bread towards Thorung la pass 5416m. to reach early due to the problem of speed wind. After reaching Pass we will stop for some snap of picture and hike down towards the valley of Mustang to reach Muktinath 3800m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Days 22: Trek down to Jomsom 2710m. via crossing to Lupra villge 2790m. where we can see the Bonpo Monastery and some tradition of Samas. Overnight at Tented camp
Days 23: Morning fly to Pokhara and sight seeing in Valley such as visiting to Davi's fall, Mahendra Cave, Tibetain Refugee Camp and if we got time we will visit to International Mountain Museum. Overnight at hotel.
Days 24: Drive or fly to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus and free time. Overnight at hotel.
Days 25: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Days 26: Transfer to Airport for your home departure. Farewell !!
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