Narphu valley is located north of Annapurna is wilderness and Isolated area is stil untouched by modern facilites of trekking. Narphu region is opened for trekking in 2002 and become one of most popular trekking route among trekkers and join two times popular route of Annapurna circuit. The trek starts and follow same route of Annapurna circuit till Khotho and then lead you to the valley of Nar and phu. After Nar phu valley, trek goes a head to Manang to join annapurna route over crossing Khang la pass( 5200m). Nar phu area is still 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 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.
The Nar Phu valleys, regions of ethnically-Tibetan inhabitants, grace us with similarly towering snow-peaks and unique culture. The trek up to Nar and Phu combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures. Two long days of walking from the border of Tibet, this region was first explored by Tilman in the 1950s. Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages, we explore the high alpine valleys above Phu (including Himlung Base Camp for those who want to), and then from Nar cross the Kang La to Ngawal on the upper Pisang route leading back into the Annapurna circuit.
Day 01:Kathmandu- 1340M (Arrival day and Transfer to hotel)
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu, evening at Hotel( B/B)
Day 03:Drive to Besi Sahar by Private CAR/VAN, overnight at lodge - Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 04:Drive to Dharapani by local shared bus/jeep, 4/5 hrs - Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 05:Trek to Khoto,4/5 hrs- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 06:Trek to Mehta [3230m], 7/8 hrs - Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 07:Trek to Kyang, 4 hrs- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 08:Trek to Phu Village [4080m], 3/4 hrs- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 09:Exploration of Phu Village, Monastery- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 10:Trek to Kyang- Jhunam, 4/5 hrs- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 11:Trek to Naar, 4/5 hrs- Lodge( B/L/D)
Day 12:Cross Kangla Pass(5306m), trek down to Nawal(3660m), 8/9 hrs-Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 13:Trek to Manang [3540m], 4/5 hrs - Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 14:Trek to Yak Kharka [4018m], 4 hrs - Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 15:Trek to Thorung Phedi [4450m], 4 hrs - Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 16:Cross Thorung la pass( 5416m),Trek to Muktinath [3760m], 9/10 hrs - Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 17:Trek to Jomsom [2720m], 4/5 hrs - Lodge(B/L/D)
Day 18:Flight to Pokhara, Transfer to Hotel(B/B)
Day 19:Drive to Airport and fly back Kathmandu, transfer to hotel-B
Day 20:Drive to Airport and fly back to home-B
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Reviewed on: 15 May, 2019
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