Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking - 14 Days

Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
14 Days Days
Mode
Lodge/Tea-House
Max-Altitude
5,306m/17,410ft
Daily Walking
5-6 hrs
Grade
3
Culture
Tibetan Influenced Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking 

1. Arrival to Kathmandu , Transfer to Hotel

2. Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Day

Highlights:

  • Sightseeing two places and introduce guide and brief about the trip (we need making permits one full day’s working day)

3. Kathmandu to Koto(2,600m/8,530ft) via Besisahar

  • Duration:10-11hours Drive(246Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle

  • Kathmandu
  • Dhading
  • Dumre
  • Besisahar
  • Jagat
  • Tal
  • Dharapani
  • Koto

Highlights:

  • Scenic Off-road Drive
  • Passes through Local rural villages

4. Koto to Meta(3,560m/ 11,679ft)

  • Duration:7-8hours(15Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:960m/3,149ft

  • Koto
  • Kyapur
  • Chhauchha
  • MetaKoto
  • Kyapur
  • Chhauchha
  • Meta

Highlights:

  • Annapurna Conservation and Nar Phu Valley Special Permit Check-In Point
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Prayer Flags
  • Hidden Valley
  • Typical Landscapes
  • Tibetan Culture
  • Pine Forest
  • Chortens
  • Prayer Flags
  • Prayer Wheels
  • Mani Wall
  • Mani Stone
  • Blissful Nature 

5. Meta to Phu(4,080m/13,385ft)

  • Duration:6-7hours(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:520m/1,706ft

  • Meta
  • Nar Phedi
  • Junam Goth
  • Chyako
  • Kyang
  • Phugaon

Highlights:

  • Typical Wooden Bridges
  • Chorten
  • Prayer Flags
  • Monasteries
  • Beautiful Landscapes
  • Herbs and Medicines including Yarchagumba(Caterpillar Fungus)
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Rural Landscapes

6. Acclimatization Day in Phu , Hike to Himlung Base Camp(4,800m/ 15,748 ft)

  • Duration:5-6hours(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:740m/2,427ft
  • Descend:740m/2,427ft

  • Phugaon
  • Himlung Base Camp
  • Phugaon

Highlights:

  • Mountain Valley
  • High Altitude Walk
  • Ultimate Destination
  • Nearest Viewpoint of Himlung
  • Blissful Nature
  • Herbs and Vegetations including Yarchagumba
  • Chortens
  • Prayer Flags
  • Prayer Wheels
  • Mani Stones and Mani Walls
  • Waterfalls
  • Tibetan Influenced Culture
  • Small Settlements
  • Myths and Legends
  • Traditional Houses
  • Police Checkpost

7. Phu to Nar Phedi(3,490m/11,450 ft)

  • Duration:5-6hours(8-9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:590m/1,935ft

  • Phu
  • Kyang
  • Chyako
  • Juman Goth
  • Nar Phedi

Highlights:

  • Typical Wooden Bridges
  • Big Chorten
  • Prayer Flags
  • Beautiful Landscapes
  • Herbs and Medicines including Yarchagumba
  • Mountain Sceneries from a different angle
  • Rural Landscapes
  • Suspension Bridges

8. Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4,110m/13,484ft)

  • Duration:4hours (6-7Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:620m/2,034ft

  • Nar Phedi
  • Yughat
  • Nar Village

Highlights:

  • Rural and old Settlement
  • Muddy Houses
  • Marvellous View of Mountain Ranges
  • Hidden Valley
  • Historical Background
  • Tibetan Cultural People
  • Monasteries
  • Buddhism  

9. Nar Village – Explore Day

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:390m/1,280ft
  • Descend:390m/1,280ft

  • Nar Village
  • Nar Monastery
  • Nar Village

Highlights:

  • Visit Nar Monastery (4,500m/ 14,763ft)
  • Hidden Valley
  • Historical Background
  • Tibetan Cultural People
  • Monasteries
  • Buddhism
  • Typical Tibetan Village
  • Herbs and Medicines and very famous for Yarchagumba “Caterpillar fungus”

10. Nar Village to Ngawal (3,650m/11,975ft) via Kang La Pass (5,306m/17,410ft)

  • Duration:8-9hours (15-16Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:1,196m/3,925ft
  • Descend:1,656m/5,435ft

  • Nar Village
  • Kang La Phedi
  • Kang La Pass
  • Ngwal

Highlights:

  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Buddhism
  • Prayer Flags
  • High Passes
  • Pine Bushes
  • Herbs and Medicines like Caterpillar Fungus
  • Vegetations
  • Blissful Nature
  • Steep Notch
  • Steep Moraine Path
  • Steep Descent
  • Achievement of a Lifetime
  • Long Walk
  • Touch the Tree-Line

11. Ngwal to Chame(2,670m/8,760ft) via Ghyaru(3,670m/12,040ft)

  • Duration:7-8hours(14-15Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:980m/3,215ft

  • Ngwal
  • Ghyaru
  • Pisang
  • Dhukur Pokhari
  • Bratang
  • Chame

Highlights:

  • Panoramic View of Annapurna Ranges
  • Small Settlements
  • Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels
  • Hydropower Prayer Wheels
  • Mani Walls and Mani Stones
  • Mring Tso Tal
  • Pine Forest
  • Nepal’s Biggest High Altitude Apple Agro Farms
  • Cool Breeze
  • Blissful Nature
  • Chame-District Headquarter of Manang

12. Chame to Kathmandu via Besisahar

  • Duration:10-11hours(247Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel

  • Chame
  • Koto
  • Dharapani
  • Syange
  • Besisahar
  • Dumre
  • Dhading
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Prithvi Highway
  • Rest and Relax
  • Celebration of Success

13. Relax shopping and whatever you wish to do along with the farewell dinner in the evening (excluding alcoholic and soft drinks)

14. Final Departure

COST INCLUDES

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking 

COST EXCLUDE

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Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Yes, in most of the lodges and tea-houses, the telephone and internet facilities are available during your trek. But in some places, they might charge some amount for the service as well as you can also use mobile data during your trek for Internet and communication. 

Yes, you will need a special permit for Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking because you will trek thru Annapurna Conservation Area, as well as Nar Phu Valley is a restricted area, you would need to have Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP), Nar Phu Special Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

Yes, it is possible to get showers during Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking on the lodges you would be staying overnight or during acclimatization.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

Generally, Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking is 12-15 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking is one of the physically demanding and arduous trekking experience with difficult trails and high passes included in the trek so you would need to be in good physical shape. It is recommended to have previous climbing experiences as well as you must be in good physical shape in order to embark on this trek.

Duffel Bag
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
Down Jacket
Trekking Boots
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Trekking Pants (2-3)
T-Shirts (3)
Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
Trekking Jacket
Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
Socks (5)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Wool Hat
Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Sunglasses (2)
Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
Watch (with alarm)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Head Lamp
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Hand Sanitizer
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Book(s)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
Laundry Detergent
ALL trekking gear (Sherpa Gear, Mountain Hardwear, Tsetang’s Gear Shop all have real gear), real & knock-offs.
Batteries
Trekking Poles
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

 

Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

The foods provided during the trek are mostly the typical Nepalese food i.e. Dal Bhat and the accommodation are basic tea-houses and even tent-camps. Except for trekking, you can choose the food and accommodation according to your requirement during your stay in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. On the other hand, we also provide helicopter rescue service if required.

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

While you are on Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking can be best experienced during the months of April to June and from September to November 

You can use ATM and Credit Cards to withdraw money during Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking only at specific and major places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom and other district headquarters.

There is a maximum possibility of getting altitude sickness during Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trekking since you would be climbing to the higher altitudes, but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

Reviews
Christopher Bink
Christopher Bink
Source:Trip Advisor

We contacted on a referral from a friend a guide of Nepal Mountain Trekkers, Prem, who was extremely helpful with all the questions we had and put us in contach with Ramesh, the manager of the company. From the get-go Ramesh was quick to answer our (numerous!) questions and to make sure the itinerary we had in mind would happen!

We wanted to trek from the Naar and Phu area of the Annapurna region to upper Mustang through a remote pass, the Terri La, standing at 5600 meters, and which requires 4 days of camping. The trek did not disapoint!

With Ramesh, we had the peace of mind of knowing that we were in the capable hands of a man dedicated to the well-being of his guests and staff. 

Our guide and porter, Krishna and D.B., were professional, friendly and made our trek more enjoyable!

Next time we visit Nepal we will definetly use the services of Nepal Mountain Trekkers!

Christina J
Christina J
Source:Trip Advisor

Nous sommes entrés en contact grâce à la référence d'une personne que nous avions rencontrée en voyage. Nous avons alors parlé par courriel avec Prem, un des guides de la compagnie de Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Après avoir répondu à de nombreuses de nos questions, il nous a alors référé à Ramesh, le manager de l'entreprise. Ramesh, à son tour, a pris le temps de nous répondre et de tracer selon nos demandes notre trek qui sort des sentiers battus. 
Ramesh possède un hôtel situé au même endroit que son bureau au plein milieu de Thamel, à Kathmandu et son équipe est venue nous chercher de l'aéroport. 

Notre objectif était de voir à la fois la région de l'Annapurna et du Mustang. Donc, ce trek de 20 jours se déroula comme suit: quelques jours dans l'Annapurna autour de Naar et Phu, puis 4 jours de camping pour traverser le Teri La Pass qui nous a permis de traverser dans la région du Mustang. Notre guide, Krishna et notre porteur, DB, ont été à la hauteur de ce pass, qui n'est pas souvent emprunté et ont su être patient et débrouillard pour assurer notre sécurité et nous accompagner. 
Ramesh appelait régulièrement Krishna pour avoir de nos nouvelles pendant le Trek, c'est aussi lui qui s'est assuré de nous avoir tous les permis requis et le transport adapté. il nous a mis rapidement en confiance et nous nous sentions à l'aise de lui partager nos craintes et nos demandes. Il nous avait également aidé pour le premier trek que nous avions fait sans guide dans la région de l'Everest pour le Three Passes Trek. 

Lors de notre prochaine visite, nous n'hésiterons pas à retourner vers cette entreprise très humaine et professionnelle. Merci encore Ramesh et la prochaine certainement!
 

Inquiry us: info@nmtrekkers.com


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