Nar Fu Trekking ..24 Days

Trip Introduction

An Adventure Into The Newly Opened.. Remote Valley Of Nar Phu  - Annapurna Region

 If you have always had the desire to visit Nepal but thought the treks were too long and hard then this is the trip for you. On this trip we incorporate a moderate plus but spectacular trek finishing in beautiful Pokhara which sits on the  banks of Phewa Lake with the awesome Fishtail Mountain as its backdrop. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant trade route extending between India and Tibet. It is also the starting and finishing point of most treks in the Annapurna ranges.  You will be given a tour to visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp and Devi Falls. The remainder of the time is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

Rough and wild this trek cuts through less travelled country south east Annapurna II. It boasts fantastic mountain views and as it is a more "off the beaten track" than other treks we will see very few other trekkers.

We spend the final 2 days Kathmandu you will be taken on a sightseeing tour of the many holy temples and interesting surrounding sights of Kathmandu including the Sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Nepal's oldest city, Bhaktapur.  A visit to the headquarters of KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Programme) is also included. The remainder of the time is yours to explore the many shops and bazaars and eating-houses of Kathmandu. There is also an optional scenic flight over Mt Everest can be arranged. This is at an extra cost of approx. $140 and is highly recommended as the "flight" of a lifetime.  Whatever you decide to do in Kathmandu it is guaranteed to be a buzz! 

Please note that we may not stick “hard and fast” to the day to day itinerary. In consultation with everyone we will make changes when needed and required.

Day 1: Met and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Evening group meeting to discuss  the trek details. Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 2: A day in Kathmandu. Today enjoy a 1/2 day guided sightseeing tour of  Katmandu's   most famous places. Baktapur - the oldest city in Nepal, Boddanath - the worshipping place of the Buddhist people - Pasapatanath - the holiest place for the Hindu   people.

On the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple of Lord Shiva Pashupatinath is famous for its architecture with its two-tiered golden roof and silver doors. It is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of Maha-Shibaratri. Bouddhanath - this colossal and ancient Stupa, 8km from Kathmandu is one of the biggest in the world and has the ""all seeing eyes" of Lord Budda.

We will also visit one of Kathmandu's oldest City's, Bhaktapur, whose traditional industries are pottery and weaving and is a home of medieval art and architecture. The main square of the City contains innumerable temples and the masterpiece of Bhaktapur's Durbar Square (and of the entire valley) is the "Sun Dhoka" or "The Golden Gate", set centrally in the palaces lining the northern edge of the square.  Built in 1753, the Sun Dhoka is often compared to the renaissance Florentine Baptistery doors of Ghilberti.  We will visit the city of Patan and the Tibetan carpet factory and the old Palace in Durbar Square.

Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Besisahar (820m).  walk to Bhubule or Ngadi. Depending on  how late in the day we arrive we may spend our first night in a lodge  although  the kitchen  crew will still cook for us.         

Day 4: Bhulebhule/Ngadi to Bahundanda (1310m).  camping

Day 5: Bahudanda to Chamje (1430m). camping

Day 6: (Oct 08) Chamje to Danakyu (1700m).  camping

Day 7:: Danakyu to first camping spot in the Nar Phu Valley. camping

Day 8: First camping  spot – Dharamsala or Meta(3230m)- camping

Day 9: Dharamsala/Meta – Kayang (3720m) - camping

Day 10: Kayang – Phu (3900m): - camping

Day 11: Phu exploring – camping

Day 12: Phu – Nar Phedi (3550m) - camping

Day 13: Nar Phedi – Nar (4110m) - camping

Day 14: Nar exploring. - camping

Day 15 - 16: Nar exploring or to Kangla Phedi.  Depending on how people are coping with the altitude or how much exploring we want to do around Nar we have three  choices.  Spend another day in Nar, head to Kang  La Phedi, go all the way over the pass and spend an extra day exploring around Manang.

Day 17: Kangla Phedi or Nar to Ngawal (3360m) –

Day 18: Ngawal to Braga (3360m) -.

Day 19: Braga/Manang exploring (3360m)  - overnight in Braga

Day 20: Braga/ Manang exploring (3360m) - overnight in Braga at the lodge.

Day 21: Hongde – Pokhara (low!) – We leave Braga early for the short walk to Hogde for our amazing flight back to Pokhara where we overnight at the Hotel Stupa.

Day 22: Pokhara relaxing and sightseeing.  – overnight at the Stupa Hotel.

Day 23: Pokhara  - Kathmandu flight: We leave in the mid/late afternoon for  Kathmandu. We stay at the lovely Courtyard Hotel again.

Day 24: Departure from Kathmandu. 

Prices:

Starting From: $ 2900

Cost includes:

  • Welcome with flower on arrival terminal of international airport, Kathmandu.
  • Transfer from airport to the hotel by AC/Non AC car/van/coach as per group size.
  • Luggage van extra depending on the group size.
  • A cell phone is provided on arrival to communicate between the group & agency.
  • Welcome drinks (tea/coffee/juice as per guest request).
  • 03 nights accomodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis including bed and breakfast.
  • Ground transfers according to the tour itinerary to/from Trekking starting point.
  • One full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley by an experienced  guide.
  • 3 course of meals (tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trekking. (Veg. & Non Veg.)
  • Fresh fruits as per availability in the route of Trekking.
  • Twin sharing camping accommodation in the trekking route. (If a group size is 10+ one additional Sherpa is provided to arrange everything along the way)
  • Crews including local Guide, Cook, Kitchen boy, helper including equipments including two men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, shower bag, table and chair, sleeping bag, mattresses and pillows etc.
  • Fooding, lodging, trek allowances, gears, transfers, insurance & other expenses of travel crews.
  • First aid kit box for entire trekking.
  • 24 hours emergency rescue services by helicopter (but you must be insured well)
  • Trek memorial souvenir at the end of the trekking.
  • Farewell dinner (Typical Nepali Food with cultural show) including to/from transfers.
  • Dep. txf from the hotel to KTM international airport by AC/Non AC car/van/coach as per group size.
  • All Govt. taxes including 13% VAT. (Subject to change)

Cost does not include: 

  • Nepal entry & re-entry visa fees. US$ 25 / 40 for a month stay.
  • Extra flight & Airport Taxes (Domestic & International).
  • Entry fees for the sightseeing places in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Expenses of personal nature like; shopping, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance, rescue expenses and medical expenses.
  • Donations, Tips & Gratuities.
  • Extra porters if asked by the group.
  • Other expenses beyond our control i.e. landslides, natural calamities, road blockade, political disturbance, flight cancellation etc
  • Extra services not mentioned in trek itinerary.

Getting started: Trekking is an activity that you can start with a nominal equipment and knowledge. If you have a agency like Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. Ltd. you have the perfect plan to start the venture according to your needs. Most Trekking routes have walking tracks suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. It's just a matter of choosing a walk that you're comfortable with and as we would say, just do it! 

Get to know your own ability: You need to read our e-mailed itinerary and complete info well in advance before commencing flight to Nepal. Discuss with your Trekking Guide and Porters as soon as you land in Kathmandu or Pokhara who will give you practical information about the entire trip especially on road condition, standard of lodges/tents, food, rescue etc. Start off with a short walk on a well defined track early in the day especially for the first day. This will give you a chance to gauge your performance. It is tempting for an enthusiastic beginner to go that bit further too late in the day. If the track you have chosen is short and well defined you will have a much better chance of reorienting yourself. Before heading out evaluate the prevailing weather conditions and take the appropriate clothing and water for the conditions. See the checklist if you are in need of equipments, on the bottom of our homepage available for walks in your area.

The best way to experience the incredible combination of natural beauty and cultural riches of Nepal is to walk through them. The objective of trekking is not just reaching the particular destination, but enjoying the journey as well. You can walk at your own pace, observing nature, rural communities, and spectacular mountain panoramas. It is a simple walk, but comprises very special places like - amazing forests, isolated hamlets, and small mountain villages, birds, animals, temples, monasteries and overwhelming landscapes. You will also encounter friendly people of different mountain cultures offering fascinating glimpses of traditional rural life, quite unimaginable in our modern urban life. 

A trekking route will often pass through forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, hemlock and visiting one or two villages each day. However, the greatest highlight of any trek is the tantalizing views of snowcapped peaks. Rivers are crossed on log passages or suspension bridges. It’s not unusual to cross snowfields in the morning and bathe in sub-tropical streams in the afternoon. 

For the most part, trekking routes are well traveled by local people, but has remained unmarked without signposts. Trekkers rely on our staff for directions and an introduction to the local people, culture, religion, and lifestyle. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, at your own pace. We show you what you have come to see, and help you explore a different world. 

Is trekking for everyone?

Yes, everyone can go for trekking. Some people might hesitate whether I can do it or not. Well, it is alright for any person with a normal health. Generally we walk just for 6-7 hours a day, with lots of breaks in between for breakfast, lunch, tea times and you can stop for a rest whenever you feel like.  One of our staff stays at the back of the group to make sure everyone is okay.

We offer treks to more than 70 destinations in Nepal Himalayas. You can choose one of them according to your interest, time, budget and the trekking grades. You can find this list of trekking routes from the left-side menu & Drop down menu of this section. 

Please also check the trekking regions, types, accommodation styles, health and other related information under ‘Trekking Info’ on the left-side menu of this section.

Types of Trekking

  1. Tea House ( Lodge ) Trekking
  2. Tented Camp ( Using own Tents)
  3. Hiring Guide or Porter on self arranged lodge or Tent.

Trekking can be done in a number of ways; Teahouse Trekking (Lodge to Lodge) & Tented Camp. In teahouse trekking, you eat and sleep on hotels and teahouse in Nepal where one can get a hot cup of tea, coffee found locally in the trekking regions.

Teahouse trekking is the most popular of all as you can easily find a place to eat and sleep in the areas you are familiar with. Few routes such as Annapurna Circuit, Base Camp, Jomsom and Muktinath, Everest B.C, Gokyo Lake, Langtang & its surroundings have tourist level lodge and small hotels to accommodate trekkers in twin – single or triple bed sharing basis. However, Everest High pass after Gokyo Lake in between the Everest Base Camp have no lodge shelter for trekkers.  Annapurna circuit especially on Thorung–La (5416 meters) also is quite busy during High season. Now days, Upper Mustang and Kanchenjunga area trekking also offers small lodges cum houses for trekkers to stay with family and enjoy the tradition indeed. This is possible for only small size group of people who can adjust with families.

Camping trekking is popular in areas where one would tent, cook individually or in groups other then in Lodge trekking routes as mentioned above. Usually you make your backpack lighter by carrying limited foods and clothes required during the trekking period. You can give the entire responsibility to arrange the Porters, food and accommodation to Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. Ltd. and enjoy the trek.

Trekking Seasons

Trekking in Nepal can be done all year around. The country is blessed with good weathers.

Autumn:  September to November: Excellent season for trekking in all areas can enjoy clear mountain views.

Winter:   December to February: Ideal for trekking in regions below 2500 Meters altitude.

Spring:   March to May: Nepal's national flower Guranse (Rhododendrons in English) colors the mountains red and beautiful, moderate temperature makes a perfect choice for trekking in hilly regions but trekking in terai can be a little burdensome due to high temperature in this region.

Summer: June to August           Monsoon falls is in this period. Expect wet, warm and wild trekking during the season. This is the season to see lush green valleys with rice crops and greenest thick jungles.

Fixed Departures & Custom-made Itineraries  

We offer both fixed date group departures and also can make a custom itinerary according to your needs. We will be pleased to address all your queries so feel free to talk to us and email us.

Why choose Getaway! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. Ltd.as a Trekking Agency?         

Before embarking on trekking trips, keep one thing in mind that you are on a new land and you have still have limited information about it. Trekking routes in Nepal are mostly at high altitudes and with it comes risk of high altitude sickness and other altitude-borne diseases. Having our guide will help to monitor and advice you on acclimatization and general prevention.

Another advantage of travelling through our agency is that you will be benefitted from our years of experience. Our guides and trekking personnel will show you places of interest provide you with detailed information about the places that you are visiting and ask local people about trail conditions and help you learn a bit of Nepali language as well. This could make your trip more memorable.

Many trekkers still travel on group treks organized abroad, but it is also possible to arrange an organized trek directly with our company by email, fax or telephone or once you arrive in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

By taking the service of trekking agency like Getaway Treks and Expedition you will employ local people. Your contribution may seem small, but it makes big impact on the lives of people in rural areas.

  1. We travel in a small group basis keeping in mind that to lower the entire cost of the whole trip and not be hassled each other due to different physical conditions.
  1. We have our own fleet of vehicles and permanently working experienced guides since our establishment which makes us reliable.
  1. We have no hidden cost nor we include hotel accommodation in any cities beside trekking routes but we keep our door open about the information of all accommodations that our trekkers may need before or after the trip.
  1. We have our own complete equipments store with us in Kathmandu, Lukla and Pokhara, to minimize the cost as well as to create worry free arrangements for any types of trips in Himalaya.
  1. We have our own small counter office established at Lukla and Pokhara in order to run trekking and mountaineering smoothly as soon as you land at respective zone without making you wait for hours, since we have long term basis contract with local porters and yak owners.
  1. We have a special administrative team to apply and issue Permit for TEAMS to National Park or Conservation Permits along with special permits required for Upper Mustang & Upper Dolpo etc.
  1. Additionally, we facilitate our clients with emergency Helicopter charter service as a rescue service from any corner of the country and evacuate them.
  1. Equipments & Clothing checking is done in each and every trekking / Mountaineering before commencing it which assures you to be confirmed with the required necessities.
  1. We offer pick up and drops including custom clearances service free for our trekkers.
  1. Our company refunds a half of the cost out of total cost in case of serious sickness during trekking.
  1. We employee Mountaineering Experts and well trained young and old aged guides.
  1. Our Guides are trained from different mountaineering institutes and clubs.
  1. They have sound knowledge in English and little knowledge of other international language to communicate.
  1. Our guides do have sound knowledge about altitude sickness and first aid treatment. One Extra Guide to book perfect and enough space and food to avoid crowd in small lodge accordingly is provided. They carry mobile (cell) phone and satellite phone whereas necessary and accessible.

Causes of Accident        

Mountain accident statistics outline that a big percentage of accidents occurring in the mountains involve less experienced hikers ,sometimes solely because they were not informed about the difficulties of the chosen trail, lack of preparation for sudden changes in the weather and climatic conditions, or because they under estimate the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

MEDICAL CONSIDERATION

Immunizations

Your physician and your local Public Health Service are the best sources of information regarding the immunizations necessary for Nepal. The following list of recommended medicines and injections, are normally recommended for trekkers in Nepal. It is a good practice to have shots recommended in a Yellow international health certificate.

Suggested Medicine

  1. Suntan lotion or sun-block cream
  2. Lip Salve (chap stick, blister or glacier cream)
  3. Foot powder
  4. Band-Aids (plasters) and tape
  5. Moleskin or other blister pads
  6. Elastic (Ace) bandage
  7. Antiseptic
  8. Aspirin
  9. Throat lozenges or cough drops
  10. Decongestant tablets
  11. Iodine-small bottle for water purification
  12. Toilet paper and matches or cigarette lighter to burn used TP
  13. Bacterium or other diarrhoea remedy
  14. Thermometer
  15. Antibiotic eye drop
  16. Anti-inflammatory drugs (ibrofen)
  17. Azithromycin
  18. Clotrimazole 1% or miconazole 2%
  19. Decongestant (Actifed)
  20. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  21. Hydrocortisone 1%
  22. Ioperamide (Imodium)
  23. Norfloxacin 400mg or ciprofloxacin
  24. Paracetamol
  25. Painkiller
  26. Promethazine (Phenergan)
  27. Ranitidine
  28. Rehydration salts
  29. Tinidazole

Recommended Vaccines & Immunization

  1. Cholera
  2. Typhoid-paratyphoid
  3. Tetanus
  4. Polio (oral)
  5. Malaria (only if you will be visiting a jungle lodge)
  6. Typhus
  7. Hepatitis (gamma globulin an expensive, but important shot)
  8. Meningitis Meningococcal A/C vaccine

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Some people are more susceptible to altitude sickness than others. If you suffer from a case of altitude sickness it does not mean that you can never go to high altitudes again. However, it does means in the future, you should pay attention. Awareness of altitude sickness has caused some trekkers to be unnecessarily anxious as they trek. The progression of symptoms is usually gradual, and you will have plenty of time to react appropriately. Design your itineraries to allow plenty of time for acclimatization so that you will be able to adjust to the increasing altitude. Human bodies have the ability to adjust to higher altitudes when given enough time. If a person travels up to high altitudes more rapidly than his or her body is able to adjust the developed AMS symptoms.

The treatments of AMS are first and foremost not to ascend with symptoms as symptoms are likely to descend. In rare cases where descend is difficult or impossible a portable pressure chamber is effective. Three medications have also been proven useful for treating and preventing AMS namely Acetazolamide (Diamox), Dexamethasone (Decadron), Nifedipine. Your physician and local Public Health Service are the best sources for further information.

WATER

Obviously, some urban water may be extremely contaminated and some mountain water may be almost pure you are advised not to drink tap or stream water for your safety. Stick to purified water or soft drinks. Boiling makes water  safe to drink and a good way to ensure safe drinking water is  to consume lots of tea or a hot drink (hot lemon or hot water) which is available almost everywhere. Another way to ensure safe drinking water is to treat it with iodine or chlorine preparations.

 

CLOTHING EQUIPMENT

The things that you need to have in your backpack during the tour are important things to be taken into an account. Your backpack should be lighter as you need to carry them and should be stuffed with essentials. Above 3,000 m the days are cooler and a set of interchangeable warm and windproof layers is best. During the night you should put on dry thermals and the thickest down jacket available. Above 4,000 m it is cool year-round so you can dress up accordingly.

TIMS PERMIT & CONSERVATION / NATIONAL PARK PERMITS

NTB and TAAN signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2010 to implement the TIMS system in a new format from April 1, 2010. NTB and TAAN have introduced separate TIMS Cards for FITs and organized groups. FITs need to have Green TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $20 per person, while those travelling in groups need to have Blue TIMS cards by paying Nepali currency equivalent to US $10 per person. Trekkers taking the service of trekking agencies can pay fee for TIMS card in US dollars.

 

Organized Trekkers

Our Administrative Crew will collect trekkers’ data and enter it in the central database and will provide trekkers with a TIM’s card after paying fee prescribed above.

Opening Hour/s

 

TIMS counter at TAAN follows regular working hours (10am-5pm) and 365 days a year- NTB Offices follows government working hours and days.

Getaway ! Himalayan Eco-Trekking Pvt. LtdTreks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd. Trekking agencies open 12 hours a day seven days a week.

Documents required for different Permits

To obtain TIMS Card

  1. Passport
  2.  Two (2) Passport-size Photographs

Conservation / National Park Permit

  1. Xerox Copy of Passport and Visa
  2. Two (2) Passport size Photographs

Special Permits for Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo Etc

  1. Original Passport with two working days:
  2. 4 Passport size Photographs.

Mountaineering / Climbing Permits

  1. Original Passport and its Copies
  2. 4 Passport  Size Photographs

Govt. Office Opening hours: Sunday to Friday except on Public Holidays:

  1. 10 AM – 5 PM (from mid February to mid November)
  2. 10 AM – 4 PM  (from mid November to mid February)
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Trip Information

Price start from : $ 2900

Activities:

Trekking, Culture Tours

Accommodation:

Tented Camp

Trip Duration:

24 days

Trip Grade:

Hard

Altitude:

4500 Meters

Meals:

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Transportation:

Private Vehicle

Group Size:

2-16 Pax

Best Month:

March-May and Sept-Nov

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