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Nar Phu Valley Trek [VANVT22]


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Day 1

After early breakfast, drive 172 km to Nagdi and overnight at the guest house.

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Day 2

Trek starts following the Marshangdi river with several villages on the way and the scenic view of the rocky mountains. The trail passes through several small settlements and the green farming lands of the local people as majority of the people of this area are engaged in agricultural sector for their livelihood. After around the walk of five hours brings Jagat. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 3

The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge there is a steep climbing towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale.  The trail becomes rugged and winding approaching steep forested village of Karte and finally to Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 4

The first view of Annapurna II is seen from Bagarchhap. With often rough and rocky ground, the trail climbs to Timang at 2460m which offers beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and many other snowcapped peaks. The trail then continues through forest to Thanchok village at 2630m and Koto village for overnight at the guest house.

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Day 5

Enter restricted area of Narphu valley with pack lunch. Following the Nar Khola and Greenland forest, the trail is adventurous with rocky trail and long walk to Meta. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 6

An hour past Meta, Junam is the second semi-permanent settlement. Above the Kharka to the right looms a massive glacier which falls jaggedly down to the high pastures above.The next settlement is Chako, formerly a Khampa settlement, where grass lies tied in bunches to dry on all the rooftops and prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Overnight at the tented camp.

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Day 7

The trail steeply downs to the river passing the submarine rocks the unique, colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu are famous seen. The trail passes scenic canyon lands and gorges and finally steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old "dzong" and the remains of the two forts, which are all now in ruins, but impressively situated at the flatlands before Phu.
Just before the bridge to Phu, a line of wonderful chortens color the landscape and lead the way to the main village of Phu, perched high up on a hill. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 8

A day at rest for acclimatization. Explore the popular Tashi Gompa and around the villages. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 9

The todays trek is the same way back down to Meta then cross the river to Mahindra pul for overnight at the guest house.

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Day 10

The trail goes uphill and reach Nar. Nar is the biggest village of the region where the main occupation of the people are trading and farming activities. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 11

Explore around Nar Village and nsurrounding which is more livelier than Phu village. Oovernight at the guest house.

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Day 12

The trail goes towards west side following the flat forward to get to Kanglaphedi. It takes around 4 hours of easy walking. It is the bottom point of Kangla Phedi. The wild animal blue sheep and some other alpine incredible birds also can be seen here around.Overnight at tented camp.

 

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Day 13

The trail ascend up from the Khang La phedi then on Steep Moraine path around Kang La Pass (5306m/17408ft). It’s a good view point from where breath taking scenery of Domodar himal , Saribung Himal , Saribung Himal and many other peaks . After the top of Kang La the Steep path descend down to reach Ngawal for overnight at the guest house.

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Day 14

The trail goes via Munchi village(3467 m) to Manang village of 500 or so flat-roofed houses, the headquarters for the region, and a very interesting village packed with trekkers, bakeries and lodges. Manang is dominated by high peaks - Annapurna III and Gangapurna tower over it, and a dramatic icefall sits just across the river. There is an old gompa on the edge of town, many local teahouses, and some atmospheric, winding streets in the village leading out toward the Thorung La. There is a 3 o'clock lecture on altitude by the Himalayan Rescue Association for anyone interested. Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 15

A day at rest for maintaining the body with local environment. It’s for preventing from high altitude sickness problem. On this day one can visit to Ice Lake or gompa and Milarepa cave as a short and easy day tour.Overnight at the guest house.

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Day 16

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, a scrub of juniper trees, 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 for overnight.

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Day 17

An easy walk up to the Thorung La Base Camp Hotel at Thorung Phedi, and a free afternoon to either hike up to the lodge at High Camp for some acclimatization, or an afternoon of reading and chatting with other trekkers in the sunny, all-glass dining area of the lodge.

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Day 18

Todays walk begins early in the morning after breakfast, the trail goes slope upwards to the Thorung La (5416 m) top following the snowy path of Himalaya. From the top, incredible view od mountains ranges are seen.I t take four hours to get to the top of thorung La and then the path goes downward to Muktinath for overnight.

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Day 19

The trail goes through the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk scenic picturesque places to stop come across. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. A further climb brings to Muktinath. Overnight at the geust house.

 

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Day 20

The trail goes down the Kali Gandaki riverbed, looking for saligrams along the way, to Jomsom, the administrative center for the region. Some options for the afternoon are an easy half hour walk to the beautiful village of Syang or an hour's walk across the river to the gompa at Thini. Overnight at the geust House.

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Day 21

30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

 

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Day 22

After breakfast, drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Country
Nepal
Type of trip
Restricted area
Trip Length
22 days
Maximum Elevation
5416m/17769ft
Grade
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Season
Sep – Nov
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