Nar & Phu Valley in Upper Manang Trek - 25 days

Nar & Phu Valley in Upper Manang Trek - 25 days

It surrounded by Peri Himalaya to the north, Gangla and Gangru Himal to the east and Damodar Himal to the west. The villages are situated at the altitude of 3820 meter.  Being nestled inside the valley it is less windy but the lands are dry. Perhaps late Prof. David Snellgrove, a renowned Tibetologist, is the first westerner to have visited these villages in his Himalayan Pilgrimage. Their spoken dialect is different from Manang and Tibetan. Most of the houses are two-story with the entrance from the top. There are three Buddhist monasteries. Phu is located at the upper end of the valley. As in high mountain area people of the Nar Phu descends to warm region from December to February. People of Nar have closer relationship to Manang. Unlike people from Manang they do not trade widely, rather concentrate to nearby areas in the south. The Gurungs of Lamjung use the lamas of Nar Phu as they believe they are expert therefore they had great influence. 

The villages were lost around 1960 at the advent of Khampas (Tibetan warrior) until 1975. Khampas made their actual presence from 1964 and lasted until they were driven out of Nepal entirely. They wages insurgency operation in Tibet after Dalai Lama escaped to India.  The valley was opened to foreigners with special permit from 1985. Since then the lost village was opened to the outside world. The Khampas were powerful than the local so they dominated the villages. Actually the valley was a secure place for them. Though it is in close proximity to Lamjung in the south yet for central administration it is beyond their outlook post. In many aspects Manang dominated every aspects of Nar Phu though at later stage Lamjung exerted their influence as people of Nar Phu detested superiority exhibited by Manang.  That is also one reason for the oblivion condition that isolated them from the rest and deprived of the development benefits happening around them. They have not been able to get out of the social clutch and the valley that surrounded them. 

The valley is also approachable from North West from Mustang through the high pass at Thorila (5529m) and Saribung La. These are not regular route used by the people of Nar & Phu. However, climbers liked to cross this pass after climbing Saribung peak (6327m).   Most trekkers visiting Nar Phu liked to cross Kang la (5306m) to reach Manang via Humde (airport) and Braga on the other side of the valley. Other interesting places in this region are visit to Tilicho Lake (4920m) and climb trekking peaks like Chulu West, Chulu East and Chulu Central. Pisang peak (6091), a training peak of Nepal Mountaineering Association, is also very popular.

Day Tentative night stop

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, o/n in Kathmadu

Day 02: In Kathmandu, free day to explore Kathmandu own.

Day 03: Drive To Khudi (790m), overnight in Khudi-Lodge/Guest House

Dumre on the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway can be reached by bus in 5 hours. During the dry season, land rover and jeep run on the 42 km. Stretch from Durmre to Besisahar, the head quarters of Lamjung District. There are good views of Lamjung Himal on the left and Himalchuli to the right. The drive will take about 2 hours.

Day 04: Trek to Syange (1136m)- Lodge/Guest House
The trail which is a good one climbs gently towards the village of Khudi on the Marsyangdi river. Opposite Khudi (on the west bank of the river) where the Khudi Khola enter the main river the Marsyangdi swings north, the trail rises high above the river and round the corner revealing further views of Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29) now very near and rising massively more than 6,700m. Continue up east bank of river, crossing Ngadi Khola bridge after 1.5 hours. Climb to Bahundanda ridge (1,310m) in about 2 hours. Descend towards river once again and reach vicinity of bridge at Syange after another 2.5 hrs. Total about 6 hours. Syange is the northern limit of rice cultivation in Marsyangdi valley.

Day 05: Trek to Tal (1646m)- Lodge/Guest House
Trail now climbs slowly into increasingly narrow canyon. Cross river on good suspension bridge near Chyamje and continue ascent past canyon descending from rock barriers of Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29) and Numun Bhanjyang. Tal, the gateway to Manang District, a beautiful flat meadow with several Bhotia houses and a splendid waterfall coming off the lower reaches of Peak 29. This is a superb site. The trail passes Jagat after 1.5 hours and Chyamje after another 1.5 hours. Tal is another 2 hrs. Short day but all climbing.

Day 06: Trek to Koto (2640m)- Lodge/Guest House

Day 07: Trek to Meta or Dharamsala (3700m)- Tented Camp

Day 08: Acclimatization day - Tented Camp or local home stay

Day 09: Trek to Kyang (4000m)- Tented Camp or local home stay

Day 10: Acclimatization day - Tented Camp or local home stay

Day 11: Cross Kyang La, trek further to Phu village (5322m)- Tented Camp or local home stay

Day 12: Free day to explore Phu Gaon - Tented Camp or local home stay

Day 13: Trek to Nar Valley - Tented Camp or local home stay or local home stay

Day 14: Free day to explore Nar Gaon - Tented Camp or local home stay

Day 15: Trek to Braga (3360m)- Lodge/Guest House

Day 16: Trek to Ledar (4230m)-Lodge/Guest House

Day 17: Thorang Phedi (4450m)-Lodge/Guest House

Day 18: Cross Thorang pass (5335m) and trek to Muktinath (3760m)-Lodge/Guest House

Day 19: Jomsom (2750m)-Lodge/Guest House

Day 20: Larjung (2550m)-Lodge/Guest House

Day 21: Trek to Kalopani (2515m)-Lodge/Guest House

Day 22: Trek to Tatopani (1219m)-Lodge/Guest House

Day 23: Trek to Beni, arrive Pokhara. In Pokhara. Explore Pokhara Own. 

Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, free day to rest and shopping.

Day 25: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu

The above itinerary is not intended to be final, it can be change and modify and make according to your need.  It can be shortened. It is just an guideline only, it may be change due to weather, health and other reason that are beyond our control.

Trek Cost
2   pax  US$2380 p/pax
3-5 pax  US$2195 p/pax
6-9 pax  US$2025 p/pax
10+ pax  US$1935 p/pax
SGL Supp:US$120

Cost includes:
01: All meals and accommodation in Lodge, tent or home stay during the trek.
02: Service of trek guide and  assitant for cooking
03: Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.), food and camping equipment.
04: Warm clothing, shoes, blankets and dark goggles for high altitude porters as required.
05: Accident insurance for staffs and porters.
06: Nar & Phu special trek permit & Annapurna conservation fee
07: Arrival and departure transfers.
08. Private transfer from Kathmandu to Besisahar, Tourist bust from Pokhara to Kathmandu
09: Hotel accommodation as per programme using 3 star category Hotel on BB 

Cost does not include:
01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag
02: Personal accident and health insurance
03: Emergency evacuation and medical-box
04: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
05: Sightseeing and major meals in Katmandu
06: Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the programme.
07: Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies 
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  • Price : USD 1935
  • Destinations : Annapurna circuit and Upper Manang
  • Max Elevation : 5500 m.
  • Weather : sp
  • Trip Duration : 25 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
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