Naar and Phu Village with Kangla Pass 17 days

Trip Highlights:

        •   An exciting new trek north of the Annapurnas
        •   The isolated settlements of Naar and Phu
        •   Views of Annapurna from the Kang La Pass
        •   12 days trekking in Annapurna Region 5-7 hours each day
        •   Visits to Pashupatinath, Boudhanatha and Swayambhu in Kathmandu
        •   Trekking to off-the-beaten-track

 


Trip Cost Includes:

         •   All land transportation in private vehicles.
         •   Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in star hotels (3 Nights)
         •   Tented Camps during the trekking days (13 Nights)
         •   16 Breakfast, 13 Lunch and 15 Dinner
         •   Guided city tour with all entrance fees in sightseeing places in Kathmandu
         •   An English speaking knowledgeable trekking guide
         •   The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign 1 porter for every 2 guests).
         •   Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
         •   Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking.
         •   Down Jacket and sleeping bag that has to be returned later
         •   City Map and T Shirt

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (1300 meters)
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your pre booked hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure to freshen up and relax. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2 From Kathmandu drive west to Dharapani (8-9 Hours )
We set off on a spectacular journey through the foothills, following the Trisuli River, before turning into the Marsyangdi Valley and heading north towards the mountains. Passing through Besishar and several other towns and villages, we continue as far as Dharapani (1943m).

Overnight: Lodge in Dharapani

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600 meters) 5 Hours

Our first day of trekking takes us along the popular Annapurna Circuit trail, passing through the villages of Bagarchap, Lattemarang and Thanchok to reach our next camp at Koto (2600m). 5 hours of walking with 970 metres of ascent.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Koto

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek from Koto to till we Camp (2990 meters)

Beyond Koto we leave the Annapurna Circuit trail and head up the narrower and steeper gorge of the Naar Phu Khola to a campsiite at 2990 metres.

Overnight: Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek to Methang (3560 meters)

The trekking today is a world apart from the Annapurna Circuit. A fair amount of up and down and some sections of exposed trail hewn in the cliffs above the river to reach Meta (Methang) at 3560 metres elevation.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Methang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek from Methang to Kyang (3800 meters )

An easier morning on a relatively sedate trail beside the Phu Khola to Chyako. From here the trail is steeper as we climb first to Upper Chyako and then to Kyang (3800m).

Overnight: Tented Camp at Kyang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek from Kyang to Phu Village (4200 meters)

We have another exciting trail carved into the walls of the river gorge before descending to the river itself and making the steady ascent to the main settlement of Phu at 4200 metres.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Phu Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Explore Phu Villlage

A day of rest and exploration at the village of Phu. We have time to explore and absorb this fascinating place, with its comparatively unspoilt ancient culture and architecture.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Phu Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek from Phu to Junam Goth (3720 meters )

We retrace our steps down the Phu Khola as far as Junam Goth (3720m) below Chyako.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Junam Goth

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Trek from Junam Goth to Naar Village (4110 meters)

Continuing the descent of the valley we cross the river at Naar Phedi (3490m) and begin a long climb to Naar Village. (4110m).

Overnight: Tented Camp at Naar Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek to Kangla Phedi (4530 meters)

A shorter day along the valley, passing through ancient moraines to the meadows of Kangla Phedi. (4530m.) below the pass.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Kangla Phedi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Cross Kangla Pass at 5306m and camp at Nagwal (3660m)

A long day today with steep ascents and descents to cross the Kangla Pass (5306m) to Nagwal (3660m) in the Marsyangdi Valley.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Nagwal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Trek to Koto (2600 meters)

Descending to the settlement of Pisang, we now join the Annapurna Circuit Trail and follow this down-valley to Chame and ovenight in the neighbouring village of Koto (2600m).

Overnight: Tented Camp at Koto

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Trek from Koto to Tal (1664 meters)

We continue the descent of the follow Marsyangdi River Valley, passing the entrance to the gorge of the Naar-Phu Khola. We trek through Dharapani to Tal (1664m) where we have our last night's camp.

Overnight: Tented Camp at Tal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 Drive back Kathmandu

After an early breakfast, we will board our transport and set off on the long journey back to Kathmandu. Arriving in the Nepalese capital in the late afternoon, we check in at the group hotel and have time to relax a little before going out for a celebratory meal in the evening.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Sightseeing Tour in Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath Temple 

Our city tour includes the World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath, one of the most famous Shiva temples in all of Asia where you’ll meet Hindu ascetics who have renounced all possessions; Bouddhanath, the spectacular and serene center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal with streams of prayer flags fluttering in the wind; and Swayambunath, the Monkey Temple perched on a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley with panoramic views of the city..

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 17  Airport Transfer
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Best Months: March to May & September to November. The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 for your required departure date.

Best Months for Nar and Phu Village wit Kangla Pass
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for this Trekking.


Maximum Altitude: 5306 meters at Kangla Pass

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 25.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 40.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 100.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
There is no visa fee applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days. Indian nationals do not currently need a visa to enter Nepal. 

 

Weather

Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict.  Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for Trekking. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.


Experience Required

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

 

Acclimatization

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.

 

Packing  List

It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.

To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack.  Around base camp you will need your down jacket.


Trekking Guides

All our trekking guides have received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).


Accommodation

In Kathmandu we use star hotels with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses and lodges. And in tented camps where tea houses and lodges are not available.


Meals

While on trekking, meals are provided at Guesthouses and Lodges on the way in Kathmandu breakfast is provided in the hotel where you will stay. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.


Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines. 


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.


Communication while trekking

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made you can pay to the guide


Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582