Annapurna circuit trekking is very Popular Trekking, where since it allowed access for foreigners, a million people’s trekked over the Thorong La Pass 5416 meters along the Marshyandgi River Valley. An area on the eastern north of Chame to the nearby Tibet border two villages Nar & Phu isolated, Peoples stayed in shadow because of government did not allow for foreigners trekking across before, Nar & Phu Region. Its scenic is speculator, Rich culture and unspoiled culture, beautiful landscapes, beautiful mountain views, No one written in a travel magazine and lonely planet writer described in their book about this region due to restriction.
The government of Nepal opened for foreigners a few years ago, especially for Annapurna circuit trekking. Then, after we started to operate trip as Camping combined with Thorong La Pass 5416 Meters also Tillicho Lake. Now many people’s visited with us this trek combined with Manaslu Trek after the Larkya La Pass 5100 Meters and Annapurna Circuit. The villages of Nar and Phu, the northernmost outposts of Manang district, Intrepid travelers will be setting foot where few foreigners have ventured and witnessed an unchanged pastoral lifestyle, ruins of Khampa settlements, and rugged trans-Himalayan terrain. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is working with villagers to promote sustainable tourism here. Trekkers can fly into Humde Airport in Manang, complete the Nar Phu trek, Individuals with more time on hand can trek into Manang (an additional four days), visit Nar and Phu and trek Another possibility is to extend your trek to Tilicho, Nepal’s highest lake or continue crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m) into Kaligandaki River Valley Jomsom Muktinath and fly to Pokhara or Continue Trek to Pokhara..
Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu Airport, overnight at hotel
You will pass out of the restricted area and into the passenger pick-up area outside the building. You will see our office representative waiting with yours name card welcome you transfer to Hotel. rest of time at leisure, evening briefing about the trip.
Day 2 : Kathmandu over night at the hotel.
Half day guided sightseeing to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu. The afternoon is free for your self-explore, re-check again necessary trekking gears.
Day 3 : Drive Kathmandu- Khudi (175 km O/N overnight at hotel.
After breakfast yours vehicle comes to Hotel, scenic drive across Trisuli River Valley, Nepalese remote scattered village in the mountain, along Marshyangdi River Valley, terraced rice field, Hindu women with colorful sari local's feature.
Day 4 : Khudi -Bahundada 1310 M/5-6hrs overnight at guest house
The trail continues northward up the Marsyangdi Valley with Mt. Himalchuli and Peak 29 dominating the horizon. We continue the steep climb to Bahundada (1310m/6-7hrs).
Day 5 : Trek Bahundanda- Chyamje(1410m/6-7hrs) overnight at guest house
trail descend to the northern most Brahmin settlement in the valley. From here the trail descends steeply crossing the Marsyangdi on a long suspension bridge trail steeply ascend to Chyamje.
Day 6 : Trek Chyamje- Dharapani(2100m/6hrs). overnight at guest house
Following the east bank of the Marsyangdi, the trail climbs gradually before the valley suddenly opens into a large plateau at Tal (1511 meters).after crossing the suspension bridge trail gradually ascend to the Dharapani.
Day 7 : Trek Dharapani- Chame(2630m/6-7hrs) overnight at the guest house
the trail passes a school and climbs over a spur before descending to Bagarchhap. As we proceed the trail continues through hamlets, Thangla and Koto to the Chame
Day 8 : Trek Chame to Dharamsala 3230m/5-6 hrs overnight at guest house
This morning we head out early, as we have a long and somewhat difficult day before us. Just past the checkpoint, we cross the river leading to the Nar Phu valleys and hike up through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola (river). The route takes us through some beautiful woods and past several small shelters (caves) and a pilgrims' 'Dharamsala'. As we emerge out of a narrow canyon, the trail actually passes under a wide waterfall just before the Dharamsala, from which point the woods become thinner and the vistas wider. Overnight at guest house
Day 9 : Trek Dharamsala- Kajang 3740m/4-5hrs overnight at guest house
A steep climb up the valley along a small, scenic river brings us finally to high pastures on a 3,200m plateau. We pass by the scenic kharka of Meta, 3560m, a non-permanent winter settlement of Nar, where we will probably share the trail with a few yaks! This morning is one of the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. The landscape is similar to the Sierra Nevada; white rocks, low shrub and juniper, scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red and orange leafed bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate, white, sandy trails and knarled trees. The mountains around us are utterly spectacular, and the Phu Kosi shadows the trail far below. An hour past Meta, Junam is the second semi-permanent settlement, one where "khampas" from Tibet sometimes sheltered. Above the kharka to the right looms a massive glacier, which falls jaggedly down to the high pastures above us. It's all truly amazing scenery. Across the river, the cliffs contort in swirls and waves, similar to Ladakhi landscapes. The next semi-permanent settlement is Chako, formerly a Khampa settlement, where grass lies tied in bunches to dry on all the rooftops and prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Last year we saw a massive yak caravan from Phu pass by at Chako on their way down to Manang to re-supply. A scene from old Tibet! Many more ups and downs take the extensive winter settlement of Phu, on a plateau high above the river.
Day 10 : Trek Kyang - Phu 4050m/ 4-5hrs overnight at guest house
Dropping steeply down to the river, we trek for a while along the river bank and past the "submarine" rock, passing some small possible campsites along the way. Today, we really start to see some of the unique, colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu are justly famous. We have to rock-hop carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. Some large steps do the trick! Another hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyonlands and gorges and the "leaning tower of Pisa" monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe.
Day 11 : Phu acclimatization and exploration over night at guest house.
Having spent quite a few days getting to Phu, we will spend a few days in the area to enjoy it, meet the local Phu residents and do some exploring on the wide valley systems above us. Tibet is two long days away, so a bit far for a visit, but we might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement, or "kharka" at Ngor, a three hour's walk past the gompa. Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool and chat, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or involve themselves in the countless activities that take up a day in Tibetan villages. For photographers, the light is spectacular, and the skies a deep blue, and we may even see some blue sheep on the surrounding hillsides.
Day 12 : Trek Phu- Junam 3550m/4-5hrs overnight at guest house
Back through Phu gate, we descend to the river, and retrace our steps back to Junam karka, a lovely spot as any for our campsite for the evening. In 2004 April, we camped with some Phu residents (all but one woman) on their way back up to Phu with huge loads of planks from the nearby forests, and the evening was filled with Tibetan, or Manage songs, smoky shelters and that unique Tibetan laughter.
Day 13 : Trek to Nar 4150m/ 4-5 hrs- overnight at guest house
Another classic Himalayan trekking day, as we trek down to the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge (cameras out for this crossing!), and then all the way back up again. It's a good thing the scenery is so stunning ... Below us sit Gyalbu Kumbu, built in 1650, and Sat gompa, both empty. We finally reach the Nar gates at the top of the hill, and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens and a large tiered chorten before turning the corner and being rewarded with sublime views of Nar, the undulating patterns of the surrounding barley and mustard fields, four old, colorful and traditional gompas and the snow peaks looming overhead. We arrive early, so will have some lunch in the sun before doing some
Day 14 : Acclimatization in Nar.overnight at guest house
Nar is a bit more social and lively than Phu, and the village 'square' is full of chatting women with their back-strap looms weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets, pounding mustard seeds for oil, or spinning the ubiquitous wool while catching up on the news. The children in Nar seem to be always out in the streets, presumably preferring this life to the classroom! Each family in Nar seems to have at least one son or daughter in a gompa, and many live at home or visit frequently, so there is the resonating sound of cymbals, chanting and drums echoing throughout the village. Other Nar villagers may be printing prayer flags, doing some carpentry, collecting wood from the forest and carrying large loads with a head-strap back up to the house, harvesting the crops, tending the yaks, sheep, and goats or spinning the prayer wheels in the center of town.
Day 15 : Trek, Nar to Chongkar (4200m/ 6hrs-overnight at a guest house. Crossing Kang La Pass 5100m.
Crossing Kang La Pass 5100m. The Kang La is not a difficult pass, but it could be a long day if there is snow on the pass or the altitude is taking its toll. The Kang La, at 5100m, is an absolutely spectacular pass looking over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, the peaks surrounding Tilicho and the airport at Thonge. The trail down initially is steep overlooking the view of majestic Annapurna Himal, Manang Village, and screen jumping seems to be the easiest option for the descent.
Day 16 : Trek Chong far to Manang 3500mtrs/6hrs overnight at guest house
The trail descends overlooking the view of Marshyangdi River Valley, Chulu east and west, Annapurna 2 nd & 3RD, Gangapurna, Lake Tilicho, after passing the Nyanwal you will enjoy on the way Manang Features and people's activities. Reaching Manang, you can enjoy nice cake, pie, perhaps cold beer (be aware of alcohol in high altitude), you may lessen the hip hop music, modern pop song, young learning Guitar, Dinner will be provided the warm dining room of Trekking Lodge.
Day 17 : Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4500mtrs Lake, overnight at guest house.
After early breakfast, trek to Lake Tilicho known as world highest lake situated on the Lap of Tilicho Himal 7200 M, an elevation of 5000mtrs on the wide pasture, Trail gradually ascends along the wide yak pasture, Khangsar Village, the left view of Annapurna, Gangapurna, are superb and to the right ridge we see the Chula east-west, Pisang Peak, We will camp at the Base Camp of Lake 4500mtrs.
Day 18 :
Take an early breakfast, you will visit, to Tilicho Lake, spending an hrs exploration, descend to Camp where Lunch will be waiting for you, after Lunch trek to Gompa half way to Manang.
Day 19 : Trek Gompa- Throng Phedi 4400m/5-6 hrs overnight at guest house
From trail ascend gradually along a ridge onto the left valley, after the short ascending trail descends to the Jarsang Khola (River Valley) gradually climb to the Yak Kharka, we continue another two hrs to Thorong Phedi along beautiful grassland.On the way, Yak features is highlighting,
Day 20 : Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3700m/7-8hrsovernight at guest house
It is a hard and long day, the group shall leave 5 am, after a cup of hot tea. Trail steeply ascend to till the high camp, then gradually ascend along a dry stream valley viewing both sides snow covered peaks, keep breathing, taking rest in every few minute, You may suffer from a little headache, keep pushing yours body up, drink water, yours guide, Sherpa Staff, walks behind you, in the ultimate hrs, they do not hesitate to carry you to the pass, Me Raju Thapa who prepared this itinerary, has done more than twenty times overpass, I always has reached my client around 6.30 am on top. I always encourage to leave Phedi 3 am, we never had any difficulty on the pass, none of our clients realize difficulty. Thorong pass is one the busy pass then another pass in Nepal. During the peak season hundred of peoples cross it. From trail steeply descend, screen jumping is an easy way, the trail descends overlooking the deserted bare Mustang area, Dhaulagiri Range, and Kali Gandaki River Valley. It will take about 4 hrs to the top and another 3 hrs descend to Multipath.
- Day 21 : Trek Muktinath-Jomsom 2600m/6hrs Lodge Dinner only
Day 22 : Fly Jomsom - Pokhara overnight at Hotel.
Today is the final day; from Muktinath trail descend to the Kagbeni, perhaps the old town and trading center between Tibet and Nepal.It is situated on the wide Kaligandaki River Valley. After an hrs sightseeing and Lunch, we will continue to Jomsom along the River Valley. Strong winds giving you high pressure to go back to Kagbeni, for three hrs you all should be prepared to fight against to reach-Jomsom. In Jomsom accommodation, we offer you in luxury resort overlooking the view of Mt. Nilgiri and its branches other family members. Enjoy An early morning fly to Pokhara, This flight is very exciting perhaps world exciting flight take you between two huge mountain narrow valley Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, it is 25-minute flight, transfer to hotel entire day enjoy yours self-nice beer sitting on the lake bank, viewing the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Again.
- Day 23 : early fly or drive to Kathmandu, transfer hotel, rest of time self-activities at Hotel
- Day 24 : Fly back transfer to international airport for your connecting flight.
Plans & Pricing:
- 3 night 3 star Kathmandu hotel accommodation with breakfast.
- 2 night 3 star Pokhara hotel accommodation with breakfast
- Private transport service pokhara-kathmandu
- jomsom-Pokhara air fare.
- Trekking permits fees with tims card for Annapurna conservation.
- 3 times meal during the trek
- Experience trekking guide with porter service two customer 1 porters.
- 1 day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with experience guide
- Staff insurance with first aid medicine
- Airport pock up-drop with sightseeing by private car.
- Your travel insurance
- Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
- Monument fees during the sight seeing
- Staff tipping after the trek complete
- Your necessary equipment etc……….
This is the first time for our group to visit the Nepal, Bhutan and Kashmir region and we have enjoy it very much. It is very fortunate for us, being our first trip to select your company to arrange for us the tour, and we are very please with your service and support, and your co-ordination with the Bhutan operator. For the Indian operator, except for some minor situations, overall it is satisfactory.
I believe there will be more trips to come and will recommend to you potential future travellers there.