No, any accommodation in kathmandu.
accommodation in tea house during the trek.
Nar Phu valley is a hidden gem of Annapurna, one of the un- touched and unspoiled region from outside world. It is the last standing remains of ancient forbidden kingdom of Tibet later found in Nepal. There are two villages popular in Annapurna region (Nar and Phu), which is also known as “The Little Tibet”.
Nar Phu valley trek is a quite strenuous and most isolated region trek of Annapurna in Nepal. Nar (4150 m) is a big village before Kang La Pass (5320 m) and Phu (4250 m) is a village in front of Himlung Mountain. This trek is a mixed of unique, wild and visiting remote village of Nar Phu region, numerous yaks and yak pastures, magnificient view of mountain peaks, lean and colorful Georges, high and quite difficult Kang La Pass and the glacier peaks.
This is less touristic trek rather than another trek of Annapurna. So, it is suitable for the trekker who seeks quite adventure and peaceful environment. You can also do the Annapurna circuit continuously. It’s a great opportunity after you do Kang La Pass. You can include Tilicho Lake as well.
Mainly, all the season is suitable for trekking in Nepal. But, spring and autum is the best season in terms of weather and view. Spring is a season of flower bloom and new leaf start to grow. The environment becomes green which give you fresh air and pleases your eyes. Similarly, autum is the festive season. One can enjoy the Nepalese way of celebrating festivals and its importance. Temperature is neither too hot nor cold which fits for trekking.
Permits required for Annapurna circuit trek
Simply, every Himalayas in Nepal is a protected area, with the popular name of the Himalayas and Nar Phu trek also comes under Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). All the trekkers trekking Nar Phu valley need three different permits.
1. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
2. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
3. Special Trekking permits of Nar Phu valley trek
Normally altitude sickness occurs when you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Headache, nausea, tiredness etc are the symptoms occur when your body tries to adjust to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen levels at high altitudes. Here are some things you can do to prevent yourself from getting altitude sickness.
Stop and rest where you are
Do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours
Make sure you are drinking enough water
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise
Eating foods and drinking fluids that contain carbs such as bread, pasta, fruits, milk, rice, and so on.
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Guide and Porter
All the trekkers are required to obtain services of licensed trekking guide and to obtain TIMS card through authorized trekking agencies registered with the Government of Nepal. Importantly, Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd. is a reliable and reputable company that can provide you with a safe and technically competent guide and porter. They always carry essential safety equipment, gear, and first aid kids.
Foods and lodging
Nepali Dal Bhat is a chief dish with organic and healthy fresh green vegetable curry. Tea shops and lodges provide meals, which are often a mix of Nepalese and western cursine. There are also vegetarian choices. You will enjoy the Variety of delicious foods during the trek.
The accommodation is modest, generally with twin beds in a shared room. There may be common rooms at some tea houses where you may rest and socialize with other trekkers.
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It will take approximately 8 to 9 hours to reach Jagat (1100m) which is the starting point of our trek from Kathmandu. We will be driving through the rivers, villages, farms, mountains, greeneries on the route to reach Jagat. We will stay overnight in Jagat.
The early morning we will start our trekking which continues through Lush forest as well as enjoying the mountain scenarios of Annapurna ranges and cross few suspension bridges to reach Dharapani (1960 meters) after a walk of 7 to 8 hours. We will stay overnight at Dharapani on the second day of our trek.
Our today’s hike will be for about 5 to 6 hours to reach an altitude of 2610 meters at Koto. The main attractions of today’s trek will be the white washed monastery and the views of mountains like Manasalu and Peak 29. We will stay overnight at Koto.
We will be registering the trekking permit at the Check post in the early morning and will be walking through the bank of Soti khola with splendid pine forests as well as suspension bridges to reach Meta (3560 meters) village where we will stay overnight after a long walk of 7 to 8 hours.
Today we will be hiking for about 7 to 8 hours to reach Phu Gaon at (4250 meters) crossing different streams and suspension bridges as well as the Khampa settlements. We will be walking through rocky trails to reach Phu Gaon where we will stay overnight.
We will spend the sixth day of our trekking having rest at Phu Gaon which will help us a lot for acclimatization. We will be strolling aroung the culturally and naturally beautiful valley which inhabitats the Gurung and Ghale people. We will also visit the Tashi Lakhang monastery which is a old monastery here and will be observing the best views of Himlung Himal.
Today we will be passing high bridge above 80 meters at Lapche River on our trekking route as well as pass through Buddhist stupas until we reach Nar (4110 m) village which provides the best view of Pisang peak and other smaller peaks too. We will stay overnight at Nar after a walk of 6 to 7 hours.
As we will be at an altitude where the air is much thinner; we will be taking another day rest at Nar to make our body comfortable for another day’s trekking. We will be hovering around the village to observe the village’s lifestyle and culture today.
Our adventurous journey will begin as we walk for Kang la pass at 5322 meters from where we will be observing the Annapurna Massif. We will descend from here to reach Ngwal at an altitude of 3660 meters to have overnight stay.
From Ngwal, we head for Manang today. We pass through the isolated village of Paugh overlooking the amazing views of Annapurna range. We then move gently uphill to Mungli and then to the main trail of Annapurna Trail at Mungli. We eventually reach Manang, where we set up our camps for overnight stay.
From Manang village, 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.
We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But our team leader does not advise this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can have sound sleep in lower altitude rather than risking sleeping in a higher altitude at High Camp.
Crossing the arduous Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m/17,764ft is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. But the picturesque mountain vistas are more than compensates the strenuous walk through the grueling trail. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby.
We begin descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land. We pass by Jharkot and Khingar villages which has typical Tibetan architecture. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, we reach Jomsom.
After breakfast we check in the airport for Pokhara flight. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to lakeside hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal while admiring the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside.
Today, after breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. It’s better to hold on to the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be transferred to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize our photos. We can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with our team. We will stay overnight at Kathmandu.
I can highly recommend the Nar Phu Valley / Kang La Pass trek. It is located in a very remote part of the country close to the Tibetan border and only accessible by foot. It has lots of stunningly beautiful scenery to offer, you walk through majestic mountain ranges, high above deep river canyons (if you are afraid of heights it might bot be the right choice for you), see beautiful secluded monasteries and traditional stone house villages. My guide Rajan was really nice, helpful, and knowledgeable telling me a lot of interesting stories about the region and the people living there. He is very sensitive to the needs of people. You reside in very nice basic guesthouses, sitting around the fireplace for dinner with the most welcoming people. Even if you don‘t speak the same language you manage to connect on a very deep level. I have a lot of beautiful memories from this trip.