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Narphu Valley Thorang la Cross Trek

Overview

Narphu is an utterly unique ‘secret’ valley offering landscape and culture that is barely touched by the modern world. Taking in medieval Tibetan culture and magnificent grand panoramas of the Annapurna massif, the route offers an extraordinary opportunity for the most adventurous of trekkers. This valley has only been open to foreigners since 2003 and is culturally dominated by Tibetan buddhism. It used to be a trade route with Tibet but the trade pattern changed after the Nepalese government closed the border. Lying above the tree line, and reminiscent of the Tibetan Plateau, it is one of the most remote areas that it is possible to visit as a tourist. Still today, the majority of people in this area depend upon Yarsa Gumba, the collection of valuable herbs, yak herding and souvenir trading in the winter. This relatively untrodden route located north of Annapurna starts from Beshishahar and peels off after a few days on the popular trekking route of the Annapurna circuit trail. This trek is suited to the more adventurous and requires a high level of fitness. An interest in remote cultures is recommended.

As with all our treks, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

At a Glance

Trekking to the isolated area out of gadget zone

Trekking in the foreigner restricted zone of Nepal

Visit Tasi Gomba in Phu village

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1   Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 2   Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 3   After having breakfast, drive 6 hrs to Besishahar [840m / 2756 ft], O/N in tea house

Day 4   Drive to Koto [2,670m / 8,761ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours

Day 5   Trek to Meta [3,760m / 12,338ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 8 hrs

Day 6   Trek to Kyang [3,840m / 12,596ft], O/N in teahouse : Approx 4 hours

Day 7   Trek to Phu [4,080m / 13,388ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 8   Rest day, hike to Tashi Monastry, O/N in tea house : Approx 7 hours

Day 9   Trek to Chayakhu [3,720m / 12,203m], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 10   Trek to Nar [4,110m / 13,486ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 11   Rest day and acclimatization in Naar

Day 12   Trek to Kangla phedi, cross Kang La pass (5,315m) and trek to Ngawal [3675 m / 12,059ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 9 hours

Day 13   Trek to Manang [3,570m / 11,714ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 14   Trek to Ledar [4,250m / 13,945ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 15   Trek to High camp [4,600m / 15,094], O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 16   High Camp, cross Throng La (5,416m / 17,772ft) and trek to Muktinath [3710m / 12,173ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 8 hours

Day 17   Trek to Jomsom [2,600m / 8,531ft], O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 18   After having early morning breakfast scenic mountain flight to Pokhara, sightseeing, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 19   Fly / drive to Kathmandu rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 20   As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during 15 days Narphu valley and Annaprna circuit trekking period
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
    • Private transportation to Bhulbhle
    • Standard 3 star category hotel with delux bb in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • Standard hotel in Pokhara with delux bb 1 night
    • ACAP+ Narphu valley permit
    • Airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu with guide
    • Private transport for airport receive and departure
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trip gear
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense
    • Bar and beverage bills
    • Personnal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff

Map

Additional Information

During this trip several part of the trail integrates the demanding walking rank. Due to raise altitude level and variable geographical terrain. Region of Kanglapass 5,320m and the 5,416 m Thorang LA are the highest point and bodily demanding trail of usual 6- 7 hours daily walk. Although, most of the initial day trek begins from lower point with slowly but sure and unhurried walking pace offer this trip genuine sense to have achievements and success. Participants planning and attempting for this trip is recommended having physically fit, positive attitude and obviously in good health. Regular exercise or jogging couple of months prior to the trip is essential. It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participants.

Accommodation and Food on Trip

3 nights in 3 star hotels with Deluxe BB in Kathmandu, one night standard deluxe BB in Pokhara 17 days standard twin sharing tea house accommodation and food. This trek has recently been opened for foreigners, the tea house facilities are not as standard as Annapurna circuit but truly accommodate and serve in a family atmosphere. Maximum 8 people can go in a group and more than 8 will accommodate in tent.

Travel Insurance
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

Required gears check list

Hiking gears

Day bag – 1
Dry Bag – 1
Walking pole – 1
Water bottle – 1
Head light – 1
Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket – 1
Sleeping bag – 1
Light warm hiking trouser – 2
Warm liner – 2
Towel – 2
Warm and sun hats – 1/1
Fleece / jacket and pants – 1
Windproof jacket – 1
Long and half sleeve hiking shirt – 3
Buff for (neck and head) – 1
Walking boot – 1
Gloves / mittens – 2
Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) – 4
Gaiter – 1
Flip flap/ Sandal – 1

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream – 1
Sun glass – 2
Sun hat – 1
Lip guard – 1
Tooth brush – 1
Face wash soap – 1
Sanitizer – 2
Prescription medicine
Water bottle / Camel bag – 1
Water purifier tablet / lightweight filter
Toilet paper
Menstrual product

Personal belonging items

Passport
cash
Visa / credit card
Cell phone Power bank backup and charger
Camera / Gopro

Tour Cost & Schedule

Start Finish Availability Price (PP)  

Trip Facts

  • Trip Grade :  
  • Trip Durations :  16 Days
  • Highest Point :  5,416m / 20,602ft
  • Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov - March to June
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Full boar on Trek

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