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Nar Phu & Kang La Pass Trek


Nar Phu & Kang La Pass Trek

Nar Phu, simply regarded as picturesque classic trip leading to its wild natural countryside in the least visited or less explored region by western trekkers is located in the remote corner of north of Annapurna Himalaya region. The magnificent valley with unbelievable scenic Nar Phu & Kang -La pass trek heralds you to visit its untouched remote country. Nar Phu & Kang-la, its scenic region as this area has been opened to foreign trekkers only since 2003 and is considered as a Shangri-La. This awesome adventure offer medieval Tibetan ancient tradition, unspoiled culture by modern way of life with tremendous mountain views and superb high terrain scenery. This trip to Nar-Phu valley adventure offers a unique adventure visiting medieval culture, religion and tradition similar to Tibetan way of life. This awesome journey lead on off beaten trails crossing scenic high passes Kang-la and Thorang-la with panorama of Annapurna range includes Annapurna I at 8,091 m/26,545 ft, Annapurna II at 7,937 m/26,040 ft Annapurna III at 7,555 m/24,786 ft Annapurna IV at 7,525 m/24,688 ft, Annapurna South at 7,219 m/23,684 ft, Gangapurna at 7,455 m/24,457 ft and many other peaks of over 6000 m. This incredible mountain ranges are protected from Annapurna Conservation Area Project which is the first and largest conservation area of Nepal.

Experience Nepal Treks & Expedition journey to Nar Phu & Kang la pass begins from lower areas of rice or paddy fields and towards alpine, arctic zones then crossing two great passes leading to sacred Muktinath Temple, holy for Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath in Mustang valley which literally means ‘the place for Nirvana & Liberation/Salvation’ and also is the world’s deepest gorge at Kaligandaki valley. The super scenic mountain flight from Jomsom to popular tourist's picturesque cities at Pokhara concludes this mesmerized trip & from Pokhara an interesting drive to Kathmandu after an unbelievable magnificent journey in the mountain wilderness to Nar Phu & Kang la pass treks.

Trip Highlights:
1. Unbelievable scenic hidden valley of Nar Phu.
2. Close to Tibetan boarder with arctic territory zones in the off beaten trail.
3. An isolated Tibetan influenced villages of ex-Khampas warriors, their culture,traditions and religion situated far north of Annapurna mountain range.
4. In complete natural wilderness country of blue sheep, elusive rare snow leopards and other mountainous wildlife.
5. Crossing of two high passes Kang-la 5,322 m and Thorang-la 5,416 m with an awesome scenery of Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri ranges to other snow-capped peaks.
6. Visiting the lower Mustang along with its rich cultures, monasteries, people & their hospitality
7. An experienced the most adventurous flight of Jomsom to Pokhara



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Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu a full day city sightseeing tour.

Day 03:
Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshisahar 800 m/2624 ft/08 hrs

Day 04:
Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m/06 hours.

Day 05:
Trek to Kotto 2,670 m/05 hours.

Day 06:
Trek to Dharmashala 3,230 m/05 hours.

Day 07:
Trek to Kyang 3,020 m/05 hours.

Day 08:
Trek to Phu valley 4,080 m/06 hours.

Day 09:
Rest days at Phu village and explore Phu Valley.

Day 10:
Trek to Nar Phedi 3,545 m/11,630 ft/06 hrs.

Day 11:
Trek to Nargaon 4,206 m/13,800 ft/06 hrs.

Day 12:
Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m/14,862 ft/05 hrs.

Day 13:
Cross Kangla pass 5,322 m trek to Ngawal 3,650 m/11,975 ft /07 hrs.

Day 14:
Trek to Manang 3,450 m/1,316 ft/06 hrs.

Day 15:
Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m/15,090 ft/04 hrs.

Day 16:
Cross Thorang-la and to Muktinath 3,800 m/12,467 ft/08 hrs.

Day 17:
Trek to Jomsom 2,716 m/8,856 ft/05 hrs.

Day 18:
Fly to Pokhara 820 m/2,690 ft/20 minutes and transfer to respective hotel.

Day 19:
Drive to Kathmandu 1,350 m/4,428 ft and transfer to hotel.

Day 20:
International departure for home ward bound.

Service includes
1. The airport picks up & drops off by private vehicle
2. 4 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara (3+1) at a standard hotel on B/B basis.
3. A full day city sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Private vehicle & professional tour guide)
4. Lodge accommodation and trek except Nar-Phu valley.
5. All meals: 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with a cup of tea/coffee) during the trek.
6. A trek leader/guide, cook, kitchen staffs, Sherpa & required no. of potters.
7. Transportation for all local staffs
8. All surface transfers (public/local micro bus from Kathmandu-Besisahar, Nayapul-Pokhara by private vehicle, Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus/coach & taxi services
9. Tent accommodation during the trek in Nar-Phu valley
10. All Trekking permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit, Trekking Permit/TIMS Card & Nar-Phu, Special trekking permit which is obtained from Immigration office at Kathmandu or Pokhara only.
11. Trekking equipment for local staffs
12. Trekking equipment for clients (sleeping bag & downs jackets which is needed to return to company after the completion of trek)
13. All government & local taxes
14. All necessary official paper works
15. Cooking utensil and fuelsTents and mattresses (North Face Brand)
16. Necessary food supply of trekking
17. First Aid Kit-box/bag
18. T-shirt & certificate of appreciation of complete the trek
19. Insurance & security for all trekking staffs
20. The emergency or rescue evacuation arrangement service & pre-deposit for helicopter (porter`s back, horseback, vehicle & helicopter), if required or wanted/wished.

Service does not include
• Nepal visa fees & flight fares to & from Kathmandu
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Monuments/Temples/Monasteries entrance fees in Kathmandu & other places too.
• Alcoholic drinks and bottled water during trek
• Personal nature expenses (battery re-charges, telephone call, cyber bills, laundry, etc)
• Tips for trekking staffs
• Ravel/Health/Rescue insurance
• Private Transportation (vehicle & aero plane or horse)
• Emergency or rescue evacuation cost/charges.
• Anything that is not mentioned in cost includes section. 

 Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports, our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel, our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites-the temples, monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard. A full day city sightseeing will be interesting and a memorable tour before setting for the mountains with Experience Treks.

Day 03:
Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshisahar 800 m/2,624 ft/08 hrs.
Experience Treks adventure starts with an early morning drive to the mid-west Nepal with great mountain scenery drive leads to Beshisahar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marshyangdi River upstream, driving through rice terraces and villages of Syange. Then it finally climbs leaving Marshyangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village for overnight stops. Jagat is one of the farm villages with numbers of lodges on the main Annapurna circuit route.

Day 04:
Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m/05 hours.
From Jagat village, walking downhill back to Marshyangdi River towards west banks and then through a dense forest with magnificent views of towering Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain ranges,then crossing a bridge with a climb on the trail to Sattale and several villages of Tal Besi, Tal Karte and arriving at Dharapani village for overnight stop.

Day 05:
Trek to Koto 2,670 m/05 hours.
Morning walk follows along the mule trail through serene forest of rhododendron, oaks and pine trees, walking through mountain villages of Tamang with its ancient Buddhist culture along with grand view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m/26,781 ft. After Tamang village another hour walk leads to the village of Koto near Chame village for the overnight stop.

Day 06:
Trek to Dharmashala 3,230 m/05 hours.
On leaving Koto, morning walks continues entering the gorge valley in between massive walls of sheer rock cliffs and through cool pine and rhododendron forest farm, huts and sheds leaving the main trail of Annapurna circuit. The walk leads to a gorge in between the Pisang Peak and Kang-guru Himal the trail leading to an upstream of Nar-Phu khola or stream. Then walk heading north on the isolated passing number of scattered small farm huts to Dharmashala, a small farm settlement of overnight to stop.

Day 07:
Trek to Kyang 4,100 m/06 hrs.
Morning walk lead to inner remote areas. As the journey continue further north towards Phu region in perfect wildernesses, an opportunity in encountering some elusive Blue sheep, the Snow Leopard around this area. Then the walk passes number of cattle herder’s shades following the Phu Khola upstream to reach overnight stops at Kyang.

Day 08:
Trek to Phu valley 4,080 m/06 hours.
Towards our destination and one of the highlight of this adventure to Phu, morning walks continues following ranging Phu Khola upstream. Then the path leads downhill to the river and then walking along the river bed crossing the stream that further climbs to a valley. walking into a gorge leading to an areas where the this glacial valleys opens with few hours of pleasant lovely walks on the pasture lands till Phu village is reached for overnight stops.

Day 09:
Rest at Phu and explore Phu valley
A full rest day at Phu for acclimatization before heading two high passes. An optional excursion into this marvelous modest Shangri-la visit Tashilkhang and Samdu Choling Monastery and Kyauchyu water fall, Nar- Phu villages and its people with strong Tibetan lifestyle, religion, traditions and cultures. The Phu village consists of about 30 houses which are home to 100-150 people.

Day 10:
Trek to Nar Phedi 3,545 m/06 hrs.
After an awesome time for Phu village with its warm hospitality, walsk begin retracing the same trail descending into the narrow gorge, then the walk follow downstream of Phu khola passing through small villages of Yughat and numerous Mani and Chorten Buddhist shrines, then walking to level ground of Nar Phedi for overnight stop.

Day 11:
Trek to Nar-Gaon 4,206 m/06 hrs.
Morning journey begin following Phu Khola, after a few hours of walking to a new steel suspension bridge over Phu Khola and with a steep uphill walking in a flat plain track for couple of hours to the famed Nar village for overnight stop.

Day 12:
Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m/14,862 ft=05 hrs.
After an enjoyable memorable time for Nar village, morning walk leads towards the west direction with nice gradual walk in a small woodland of firs and pine trees. Trekking for few hours of long gentle uphill climbs through lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola, the walk continues for another few hours on this pleasant trail, then reaching at the base of Kang-la for overnight camp on a flat grassy area.

Day 13:
Cross Kangla Pass 5,322 m trek to Ngawal 3,650 m/07 hrs.
A great day, today is one of the highlight of this adventure. Morning walk leads with magnificent view of Pisang Peak and Chulu Far East Peak along with the great views crossing a stream on a long bridge and then climbing gradually at Kangla pass; one of the highest point before Thorang-la which is in the top of Kangla Pass with unbelievable scenery of surrounding landscapes and views of Annapurna massif, Chulu Peak, Lamjung Himal and several peaks of Annapurna Himalaya range. From here downhill through Julu village and then overnights to stay at Ngawal village after the high pass of Kang-la into Manang territory on the famous popular and scenic Annapurna circuit route.

Day 14:
Trek to Manang 3,450 m/06 hrs.
After an interesting time for Ngawal village, moving onto Manang valley then crossing a small bridge to Humde, a moderate size village with a small airstrip. From here few hours of scenic walk leads to Manang village through Braga village with its ancient monastery, then reaching at the Manang village for overnight to stay, traditional Tibetans style houses in Manang with their rich Buddhists culture and traditions.

Day 15:
Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m/15, 092 ft/04 hrs.
After a lovely time for Manang journey continues towards Ghunsang village leading uphill to Yak Kharka, then cross the river and walk for an hour to a small settlement of Yak Kharka with an awesome views of Annapurna III and Chulu Peak. The walk gets closer and higher towards Thorang-la following the path that heads beyond from Ledar, after crossing a bridge trek continues to climb along the east bank of Jarjung stream. Then leading to a narrow trail across a steep slope and then down to Thorung Phedi, from here hike for another hour to the High Camp of Thorang for overnight stop, this placed is en route to the Thorang La top which has houses, 3-4 lodges, enclosed between high snow-capped peaks.

Day 16:
Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m/08 hrs.
Today, the highlight of this great journey of early breakfast sets for the long climb to Thorang-la with a steep ascends all the way of Thorung La Pass top at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft, the highest altitude gain of this memorable adventure,this certainly requires a high spirit, emotionally preparation and physically strength to cross over it. The top offers mind blowing scenery of beautiful landscapes, valleys and snow-capped peaks. From here, the walk leads to a long descend to Muktinath at 3,800 m, en route a splendid view of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Mustang range, on reaching Muktinath for the overnight stop. Muktinath is a sacred and holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists, literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation/Salvation’.

Day 17:
Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m/04 hours.
After a hard walk of previous days, today’s walk are short and easy on the downhill track passing traditional villages of Jharkot and Khingar with rich culture and tradition of Gurung and Thakuri people similar to Tibetan and their lifestyle. A few hours of walking reaches the Kaligandaki river valley and to the lonely village of Ekle Bhatti from where few hours of good walk reaches the Jomsom town, Jomsom at 2,715 m; the headquarter of Mustang district of Mustang region with apple Orchirds and apple products.

Day 18:
Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
(Optional driving journey to Pokhara) Morning transfer of Jomsom airport for short scenic flight of scenic Pokhara. Pokhara valley, another highlight of this fabulous trip is regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surrounding with its serene lake Phewa.

Day 19:
Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotel.
After a good enjoyable time for Pokhara, morning drive leads on an interesting road to Kathmandu following Marsyangdi and Trisuli River for a while and then reaching Kathmandu after a great time in the high Nar-Phu, Manang and Annapurna Himalayan range with great homely service of Experience Treks.

Day 20:
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in this magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks. As per your flight time, our staff will transfers you to the airport for your finals departure for homeward bound.

USD$ 1984 per person for 20 days


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 Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
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