This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
Flanked on the northern side of the Annapurna range Nar Phu valley combination of two beautiful and preserved villages Nar and Phu on the back drop of spectacular mountains and settled by the nomadic community Manange descendants from Tibet and whose culture, religion, festival and language somehow resembles with Gurung and Tamang community but has rich cultural legacy of their forefathers who used to be Tibetan traders, is off the beaten trek destination requiring special permit and awaiting for trekkers and adventurers to spellbind with its stunning beauty.
Trek to restricted Nar Phu region marveling with the towering peaks and high passes, glaciers, beautiful rustic villages, awesome landscapes, with bonus of the sensational experience of camping makes the trek like being the part of the National Geography documentary with the feel of the wilderness of the Himalayan region Of Nepal this amazing valley beholds.
The tented camping trek offers the pictorial landscape of recently opened region of Nar and Phu valley, situated just north of popular Annapurna circuit route as well as magnetic scenery of the World Highest Lake Tilicho Lake.
Langtang Ri trekking & expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
You will be driven for around 6 hours today to Besi Sahar, the Lamjung district headquarters. Here you will be shown to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast drive t o Koto from Besishar by 4x4 vehicle .It takes 9-10 hours.The way is uphill and downhillt where only local vehicles are operating.
Along the riverside of Nar Khola the route is rather flat up to the first river crossing over a suspension bridge. Behind the bridge a short steep section uphill follows, after that the trail leads up and down, now on the (true) left side of the river. You will pass two camp sites on the way, which both are quite small and not really inviting. After another river crossing the trail get flat again until you arrive at the next suspension bridge to cross Nar Khola again. Starting directly at the concrete basement of this bridge a small path leads to a hot spring. First you descend from the bridge to the ground level using a traditional climbing tree, where you follow a faint trail. After some 150 meters you climb over a rocky terrace to arrive at a small ravine. Close to the riverside hot water pours out below a steep cliff. Unfortunately this spring is too small to take a bath.Further up the valley the trail passes a water fall at its back side, which provides a spectacular view through falling water. Soon afterwards you arrive at Dharamshala, where you find a camp site with a simple tea house beside.
Behind Dharamshala the trail leads steeply uphill in order to reach an extended river terrace with a small village called Meta. After that the route is very flat for few kilometres and runs along the terrace. You pass the junction where the trail to Nar starts. Soon afterwards you arrive on a small saddle with a tea house and a camp site on top. This place is called Junam Goth. From there you descent steeply into a side valley and climb up at the other side again, where you arrive at the extended old farm lands of Chyako. There you find two lodges and a nice camping ground..
Behind Chyako you have to cross another side valley, before you arrive at the old terrace fields of Kyang,.which offer a perfect camp site. During the trekking season a small tea house is operated nearby.
Both former villages, Chyako and Kyang, are all in ruins today.
Immediately behind Kyang the way leads steeply down to the riverside and follows the valley which gets soon rather narrow. At an old bridge you could cross the river to follow a flat, but rather rocky and uncomfortable trail at the other side. It is more convenient to stay on the main route, even though it includes several steep parts uphill where rock walls have to be circumvented. Eventually you will pass a few Chorten and arrive at the low end of a gorge, which has been cut out by the river Phoo Khola. A steep ascent leads up in close turns to the plateau of Phoo where you arrive at an entrance gate. Behind the gate you pass a long mani wall, before a long suspension bridge leads to the village Phoo on the other side of the river.In the afternoon of this day you can do the suggested climbing above Phoo to get a special view.
After a visit of the large gompa in Phoo you will hike back on the same way as on the day before to arrive at Chyako with its lodge and the nice camping ground.
From Chyako you walk via Junam Goth back in the direction of Meta to arrive at the sign-posted junction where the trail to Nar starts. The path first leads you steeply down to the Nar Khola, where you cross the river over an old stone bridge. On the other side you have to climb steeply uphill to reach the large Yunkar Gompa, which was established only a few years ago and usually is open for visitors. From there the trail leads up to Nar in several steep turns and can be rather challenging. Eventually you will arrive at an extended terrace, where you have to climb over a wall which is used as Yak fence. Finally a flat trail leads you to the village of Nar which is already close.
This rest day can be used to explore Naar and its surroundings.
Crossing the pass Kang La is a long and arduous undertaking, therefore you should start as early as possible on this day.
The first part of the trail above Nar leads moderately uphill and into a wide valley where you will find a small tea house. Then you face the first steep ascent, followed by another flat section, which ends at an easy river crossing. Subsequently, the actual ascent to the top of the pass begins. You will climb along a beautiful old trail with moderate inclination. Due to an altitude of more than 5300 meters on top this ascent nevertheless is rather demanding.
Descending from Kang La down to the village Ngawal the difference in altitude is more than 1700 meters. You can use short-cuts over fine loose scree on the first part, further downhill you take the right branch of the trail which leads you along the top of a ridge and re-joins the main trail in the valley later on. After a rocky climb down into a small gorge, a broad and comfortable trail will bring you to the first Chorten high above the village of Ngawal. Finally a stairway build of large stones will bring you down to the village.
Today we trek to the Chulu East Base Camp from Ngawal Village.The trail today caters the views breathtaking landscapes that include the widespread Himalayas. We head north-west on barren vertical trail to get to a small village at Jhulu. This is the Base Camp Spot for Chulu East Climbing Expedition.
Today is the big day. We are summiting Chulu East. The trail to Chulu East initially opens up to a snowy ridge, which can be easily traversed without much of alpine skills to Chulu East Summit. From the summit, the views of snowcapped peaks in all directions, the tranquil Manang Valley is the biggest reward. After the summit, we trek down on the retracing trail to Chulu East Base Camp for the overnight stay.
Today requires another long walk as we head all the way back to Manang from Ngawal .
On the last trekking day you will follow the classical Annapurna circuit in the opposite direction. The section between Ngawal and Ghyaru ranks among its most beautiful parts and you will enjoy it. From Ghyaru you then descend steeply towards Pisang, where you walk through the village Upper Pisang and remain on the left bank of the Marsyangdi river. Close to Dhikur Pokhari the trail leads over a bridge and arrive at the 4x4 vehicle track.
Behind Bhratang with its famous apple plantations you leave the motor track again and take the footpath, which leads first uphill and then flat along the mountain slope until you descend to Talekhu. From there it is not far any more to the large village of Chame.
After breakfast 4x4 vehicle brings you down to Besisahar, and you will be driven to Kathmandu by private car.
We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
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