Nar Phu Valley – Annapurna region.

Hi. I am looking for one or more trekking partners to hit the Nar Phu Valley. It is a restricted area, so there must be more than one traveller and a quide.
There is a company that runns that trekk, for a very reasonable price and very good reviews. I want to do it in the first weeks of April 2016.
The plan is below, and the site of the company, on the bottom.

Day 1 Welcome to Nepal!

Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.

Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 2: Meeting with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trek and Kathmandu sightseeing.

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 3: Bhubule.

Duration: 7 hours by local bus.

Accommodation: Basic teahouse.

Day 4: Ghermu Phant.

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 1162m.

Terrain: Gradual inclines through fields, well-defined paths.

Views on offer: Lamjung Himal.

Highlights: Walking by some beautiful waterfalls.

What’s to see?: The local farming village of Bahundanda, the Marsyangdi River.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 5: Dharapani.

Hours walking: 7.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1910m.

Terrain: Riverbank tracks, narrow gorges, rocky trails.

Views on offer: Colourfull waterfalls, crashing onto the rocks below.
Highlights: Crossing the River Marsyangdi on impressive suspension bridges.

What’s to see?: Huge bee hives hanging from the trees.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 6: Koto.

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Difficult.
Elevation reached: 26100m.
Terrain: A difficult trek up and over 2 hills.
Views on offer: Manaslu, Himalchuli, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II
Highlights: Meeting the local people and tasting the local apples.
What’s to see: Apple orchards and Manangi villages.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 7: Meta.

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3560m.
Terrain: Gradual inclines, forest and riverbank paths.
Views on offer: Rhododendron and pine tree forests.
Highlights: There will be no teahouses, lodges or houses today until we reach Meta, so enjoy walking in a peaceful, untouched environment.
What’s to see: The Naar Khola river.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 8 & 9: Phu Gaon. (An extra night here for exploration and acclimatization.)

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4250m.
Terrain: Gradual inclines, riverbank paths.
Views on offer: Kangaroo Mountain, Pokharkan and Amotsang Himal.
Highlights: The warm welcome of the people of Phu Gaon where the first Tibetan migrants to Nepal settled nearly 200 years ago.
What’s to see: The Phu Khola River and the local monastery built by the first migrants.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 10 & 11: Naar. (An extra day here for exploration and acclimatization.)

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4110m.
Terrain: Gradual inclines, riverbank paths, rocky trails and a steep descent into Naar.
Views on offer: Panoramic views of Pisang Peak, Kangaroo, Pokharkan and Amodsang Himal.
Highlights: Having an extra day here to take a leisurely day hike and soak up the atmosphere and the spectacular views.
What’s to see: Mahayandra Pool where you will see a bridge over the river which the old King of Nepal financed after he paid a visit to the village.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 12: Ngwal via the Kang La Pass.

Hours of walking: 8.
Difficulty: Strenuous.
Elevation reached: 3660m at Ngwal, 5322m on the pass.
Terrain: Steep, rocky climb where you will need to scramble for some time. We need to set off at 4am!
Views on offer: A 360 degree, panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas.
Highlights: Conquering the pass and enjoying the views.
What’s to see: Sunrise from 5322m amidst a mountain wonderland, simply amazing.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 13: Manang.

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3540m.
Terrain: Gentle ascents, forest and riverbank paths.
Views on offer: The surrounding peaks through the pretty pine forest.
Highlights: Enjoying an easy day of trekking to rest from the previous day’s efforts!
What’s to see: A beautiful local monastery in Manang.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 14: Yak Kharka

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 4020m.
Terrain: Dry, grassy hills, gradual inclines.
Views on offer: Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal and Tilicho Peak.
Highlights: The tranquility and fresh mountain air.
What’s to see: The village of Gunsang, wild blue sheep and yaks.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 15: High camp.

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Difficult/Strenuous.
Elevation reached: 4860m.
Terrain: Pebbled tracks, some steep inclines.
Views on offer: Some pretty spectacular Himalayan peaks.
Highlights: The views of course!
What’s to see: The village of Thorong Phedi.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 16: Muktinath via the Thorong La Pass.

Hours of Walking: 7.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3800m at Muktinath and 5416m on the Thorong La Pass.
Terrain: Up hill rocky paths, there maybe snow depending on the time of year and a steep descent to Muktinath.
Views on offer: The most alluring, magnificent views from the Pass.
Highlights: Standing in the icy wilderness of the Thorong La Pass. Congratulations on reaching this high alpine wonderland.
What’s to see: Mountains, as far as the eye can see!
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 17: Kagbeni.

Hours of walking: 3.5.
Difficulty : Moderate.
Elevation reached: 2800m.
Terrain: Steep descents, well defined trekking paths.
Views on offer: The arid, desert like environment of Kagbeni.
Highlights: The holy places of Muktinath and Kagbeni and the pilgrims visiting the holy waters and temples.
What’s to see: The 108 taps and holy waters, Muktinath temple and the oldest monastery in Nepal in Kagbeni.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 18: Jomsom

Hours of walking: 3.
Difficulty: Easy.
Elevation reached: 2720m.
Terrain: Flat, riverbank trails.
Views on offer: The surrounding Annapurnas.
Highlights: The refreshing winds as you walk through the windy Jomsom Valley, hold on to your hats!
What’s to see: Local life and villages and you may see some fossils by the river, which Hindu Pilgrims take to put in their Lord Shiva temples at home.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 19: Fly to Pokhara

Duration: 30 minutes.
Accommodation: 3* hotel in Pokhara.

Day 20: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Highlights: Exploring Pokhara, boating on Phewa Lake and climbing to the peace pagoda.

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Pokhara.

Day 21: Kathmandu

Activities: Ride a bus to Kathmandu, free time to explore aorund.
Duration: 6 hours.
Accommodation: 3* hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Kathmandu

Activities: Free time! This is also a buffer day in case you needed any extra days on this challenging trek.
Highlights: Time to shop, relax, get a massage.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 23: Goodbye and farewell from Nepal!

A Mosaic Adventure representative will accompany you to the airport and bid you farewell



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