Manaslu and Nar Phu Valley Trek
My name is Riaz from India settled in Qatar. Planning for Manasulu & Nar Phu Valley trek. Booked tickets & will reach Nepal on 31 march @ night. Planning to start on 3rd April from Soti Khola of 19days (Actually its of 17 days keeping 2 buffer days for the ease) and will reach 21st April at Besisahar.
Trail Details – Got from: https://www.thirdrockadventures.com/trip/manaslu-circuit-and-nar-phu-valley-trek-22-days
March 31: Arrival in Kathmandu
April 1: Explore Kathmandu and trip preparation
April 2: Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft) via Arughat -7 to 8 hours/ 139km
April 3: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/ 2,854ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
April 4: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/ 4,396ft) – 6 to 7 hours trek
April 5: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,865m/ 6,118ft) – 6 to 7 hours trek
April 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m/ 8,627ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
April 7: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3,520m/ 11,549ft) – 7 to 8 hours trek
April 8: Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon
April 9: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samado (3,875m/ 12,713ft) – 4 to 5 hours trek
April 10: Trek from Samado to Dharamsala via Larkya Base Camp (4,460m/ 14,633ft) – 4 to 5 hours trek
April 11: Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang (3,590m/ 11,778ft) via Larkya La pass (5,165m/16,929ft) – 8 to 9 hours trek
April 12: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani (1,930m/ 6,440ft) – 7 to 8 hours trek
April 13: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,600m/ 8,528ft) – 5 to 6 hours trek
April 14: Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/ 11,677ft) – 7 to 8 hours trek
April 15: Trek from Meta to Phu Goan (4,080m/13,383ft) – 7 to 8 hours trek
April 16: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
April 17: Trek to Nar Village (4,110m/ 13,481ft) – 6 to 7 hours trek
April 18: Trek from Nar to Ngawal (3,660m/ 12,005ft) via Kang La Pass (5,320m/ 17,450ft) – 7 to 8 hours trek
April 19: Trek from Ngawal to Pisang (3,200m/ 10,496ft) drive to Besisahar (760m/ 2,493ft)
April 20 & 21: Buffer days (2days) if needed during trek.
Day 22: Drive from Besisahar (760m/ 2,493ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/ 4,592ft) – 6 to 7 Hours (176 km) Drive
Day 23: Final departure from Nepal
ME: Iam 37 with moderate fitness, married and have a kid of 3months. Done small treks of 3 to 5 days before. This trip am trying to execute after long time planning. Also for me this might be one time chance to give try as life is changing and might not get such long vacation to do this trek in future.
My actual plan is to book a Licensed Guide (already contacted few & agreed to come $20-25/day + Permit Charges + Service Charge of around 15% of the total) who can accompany for the trek, for trek permits and insurance. I am not planning to pre book stay, food & transportation as all these can sort once journey starts, I feel we will get good options during our trail for the stay and food in each checkpoint and can save some money.
As everyone is busy and friends promised to come can’t come, i would like to get partner who are fit, like to spend days in mountains and to share our experiences. This is the first time i’m travelling alone with totally new people. My belief is traveling especially this kind of trekking can purify body and soul and for me its must do at least once a year but was not able to do any trekking last 2 year as my wife was pregnant and due to travel restrictions.
Its first time am planning for such a long trip & high elevation trek. As per my research this trek is mostly about fitness and walking than any technical climbing. From past experience feel like slowly when trekking progress body will adapt. Already started workout to built fitness, even then not getting enough time to properly prepare for the trek due to work, baby and daily life. So my point is probably our trek might be slow with enough pit stops.
If anyone can Join on these dates we will discuss more about the plan.Reply