Recently open up to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers whose postural lifestyle continues. Nar Phu just above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivate, in the very north of Manang district. The valley hidden by swirls of mountain mist behind kangla pass 5200m. Few foreigners have visited the area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent. However the Annapurna Conservation Area project recently extended its network to include Nar Phu valley and it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan. The magnificent panoramic view of Annapurna massif looks remote and forbidding. The kangla pass links Nar with Manang and other three Bhotia villages in the Nershang valley.
It has about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepal Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar-Phu valley were least affected by this change. They do have trading specially on the salt trade but never was dependent on and yak herding is the basic of their lifehold.
The trek to Nar Phu starts with drive to besisahar and trek along the Marshyangdi river. It goes through the Himalayan foothills and round the eastern end of the Annapurna before we arrive Chame. From here a long and steep trail winds up to Nar Phu. We then trek down to Manang from where either we can continue the trek to Muktinath jomsom passing horong-La or head down to Besisahar.
Introduction and trip briefing: On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip guide and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.
A day on the trek : Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for about three hours. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk another three hours or more depends on the places and facilities for camping places and stop for the night camp, you will be then offered tea / coffee with some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Spend some time by dancing, playing cards, reading books etc then go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature.
Accommodation: You will be staying at comfortable 2-3 star standard category hotel/resort having all modern amenities with breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara and good quality two men dom tents during the trek.
Trek staffs : Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trek guide and other staffs.
Guide: Our guides are well experienced and knowledgeable holding license from government institutions. They are well trained about the high altitude problem, eco tourism, social responsibilities and sincerely dedicated on his duty.
Actually our guide play an invaluable role in ensuring that our clients have the best opportunity to experience, learn about, and enjoy their trip presenting him whenever you need any help.
Assistant Guide and Sherpa: We provide one assistant guide and one Sherpa as per the group size on the trek. Assistant guide will help group during day time walking close by to help trekkers at the difficulty situation. Sherpa will take care of the camp site by setting and saving from outsider. They are well experience and dedicated on their duty.
Porters: Normally we use only regular porters working for the company. Our porters are fully equipped and insured having knowledge of walking on snow and high altitude passes. They are very honest, reliable and strong.
Cook: Our cooks are trained from government and private training institutions. Moreover they are well experience to prepare the most delicious and different cuisines with some local way too. They will prepare best of all combination meals like Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, continental and other cuisines as per your test requirements.
Foods and dinks: Fresh and hygienic foods at its high level of balance diet on full board basis will be provided throughout the trek. An experienced and trained cook will prepare some of the best cousins like Nepali, Tibetan, Italian, Continental, and Indian.
For drinks you will get boiled water, Tea, coffee, chocolate, soups, squash and juice in different flavor etc.
Washing and toilet facilities – We provide hot or washing bowl of hot water to freshen up and to bath. We bring toilet tent and set at walking distance from your sleeping tent. No worries! We will cover it with necessary natural preservation after use of such facility.
Transportation: Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers and private reserved vehicle to and from Besisahar.
Essential Equipments : For a comfortable, safe and successful trip you should consider following items. Make sure that you have most of them especially which you do not want to use locally made in Nepal. Please check the essential check list for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.
Responsible tourism concept: Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.
Travel Insurance: We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.
Itinerary: Given itinerary is flexible so if needed there is often scope on the trek to extend or shorten the walking days. In the special case if the trips is ended a week or more earlier, there will be given an optional for a short trip. Please discuss this with your trek guide and express your wishes. You will be always offered the best option in any case.
Day 01: Wel-come to kathmandu 1300m
Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in kathmandu. Meet our representative then wel-come and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu 1350m
Visit the sights including temples, stupas, secret site, architecture and cultural things of Kathmandu valley with a tour guide. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Khudi 7hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Ngadi 6hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 5hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani 6hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Koto 5hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Dharamsala 6-7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Kyang 6-7 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Fu-Gaun 3-4 hrs.
Day 11: Rest day at Fu-Gaun (Visit Monastery and Fu village)
Day 12: Fu-Gaun-visit Himlung Base Camp
Day 13: Trek to River Camp 7-8 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Khangla Phedi via Nar 5-6 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Ngawal 8-9 hrs after crossing Khangla Pass 5200m.
Day 16: Trek to Manang 3 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Pisang 5-6 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Koto 5-6 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Tal 6-7 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Bahundanda 6-7 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Beshisahar 6-7 hrs.
Day 22: From Besisahar drive back to Kathmandu by bus 6hrs.
Day 23: A free day for your own activities and evening enjoy farewell dinner with live cultural program at one of typical Nepalese restaurant hosted by the company.
Day 24: Departure from Kathmandu / extend your holiday for other adventure activities like Himalayan white water rafting, Bunjy Jump, wild-life safari tours etc.
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It was a very wise choice from the agency to send us to the non-touristic and newly opened trekking route to Nar-Phu trek within 2 weeks time, we only met 2 other trekking groups. So we had a unique opportunity to meet friendly Nepalese farmers in the remote and high area of Manang. The kids seemed to enjoy our evening discussion around the camp. Everything in the group was perfect. From the grilled chicken to the pineapple biscuit at 16.00, the food was perfect. Thank you for everything, from the exceptional landscape, the wonderful people and the unforgettable moments. All the best to Holiday Mountain Treks and wish everyone use this company for their great trekking trip in Nepal.
Steven and group