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Nar Phu Valley With Annapurna Circuit

The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened, spectacular regions of ethnically-Tibetan inhabitants for those of you that think you have trekked it all. This is a trek that combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures. Trekking the standard Annapurna circuit, the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to the steep portals of the Nar Phu valley system is easily missed, but although the entrance is narrow and forested, the valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Two long days of walking from the border of Tibet, this region was first explored by Tillman in the 1950s. Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. We will venture into this remote region of upper Manang, camping along the way at the winter settlement of Nar and Phu, and visit some of the most unvisited and most interesting villages in the Tibetan Buddhist world. Buddhist pilgrims from around Nepal might accompany us up to Phu to visit the renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche. Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages.

Starting USD 2.900.00
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) Namaste & welcome to the land of Himalayas. While you are landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport, Kathmandu Nepal, Himalayan Planet Adventures representative welcomes you and transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, bring you at head office and briefing about the program and evening we’ll pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program and overnight at Hotel.
(Welcome dinner & requested categories
hotel accommodation included)

Day 02: A Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley After your breakfast to head on for our guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise.  After visiting Bouddhanath stupa we’ll drive to the City of Devotees (Bhaktapur). This traditional and traffic free town is the third biggest town in the Valley. We’ll explore the medieval like squares, courtyards and temples of this vibrant town. After a stop for lunch at restaurant in Bhaktapur it’s time to drive back to Kathmandu and meet up with your travel consultant & fellows to prepare for next day and overnight at the hotel. Alternatively, the same group may have option to choose same 3 sightseeing place inside Kathmandu valley instead of these given place.
(Breakfast & requested categories hotel accommodation included)

Day 03: Drive to Besishahar (830m/2,723ft) to Syange and Trek to Shree Chaur This morning we leave Kathmandu for our long trek to Annapurna. Drive by jeep  to Beshishahar and Syange through the scenic countryside and river view. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. En-route to Pokhara our route diverts from the town village of Dumre towards north to Besishahar. On arriving Besishahar entry your permit and keep drive up to Syange and half an hour trek up to Shree Chaur. It takes 6-7 hrs to Besishahar by local bus and 1 hrs to Syange and ½ hrs treks to Shree Chaur. By now a day you can drive up to Syange as we don’t need to stay in Besishahar for overnight.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 04: Trek from Shree Chaur to Tal village (1,410m/4,626ft) After a breakfast our trek continues gradually uphill from the river and the last steep climb to get to Jagat. From here an hour further walk on rocky path & long scenic waterfall across the river and finally brings you at Chamje for Lunch stop. From Chamje a short walk brings to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it's another steep climb for another 3 hours till Tal, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river, where we will stay overnight at Tal village.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 05: Trek from Tal Village to Chamje (1,830m/6,002ft)
The trail climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the village of Jagat, situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley, and then climb steeply up through a forest to a wonderful teahouse just before Chamje, marked by a magnificent waterfall on the opposite bank. Chamje is an atmospheric village of traditional style teahouse, always packed with local horses, also bedding down for the night.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2164m/7097ft/)
Getting right into the spirit of the trek this morning, we begin before the sun hits on a two hour hike - straight up. After descending to the river and crossing a suspension bridge, we begin a steep climb to some small teahouses at Sattale. After chai, we continue on an undulating path above the river, climb the switchbacking path to the top of the hill, and are treated to the sight of Tal below us on a wide plain by the river. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area looks reassuring after the harrowing mountain paths on which we have just traveled. Beyond Tal and the checkpost, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas is actually hewn from the rock. Beyond the small village of Karte, there is a bit more exposed trail walking before the path drops again to the river. We cross a suspension
bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani and another checkpost. As we cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marsyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II (the 16th highest mountain on the planet) becomes visible ahead, we arrive at Bagarchhap, a Tibetan village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Koto Qupar (2,600m/8,528ft)
Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Danagyu before coming to a thundering waterfall, where we turn left and head up the high trail to Koto. After an hour of lovely, open forests, we reach a clearing at the top of the trail and a charming Tibetan teahouse where we will stop for a break. Pausing for breath, we can look back for views of Manaslu. An hour away is the wonderful Gurung village of Timang, where the villagers might be harvesting their crops of buckwheat. Heading down to the village of Koto Qupar, our base for the trek up to Nar Phu, we can look straight up at nearby Annapurna II - a stunning sight convincing us that we are deep in the Himalayan mountains! Koto Qupar. The villagers are mostly from Nar and Phu and this is the gateway to their region.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 08: Trek from Koto to Dharamsala (3,230m/10,594ft)
This morning we head out early, as we have a long and somewhat difficult day before us. Just past the checkpost, we cross the river leading to the Nar Phu valleys, and hike up through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola (river). The route takes us through some beautiful woods and past several small shelters (caves) and a pilgrims' 'dharmasala'. As we emerge out of a narrow canyon, the trail actually passes under a wide waterfall just before the dharmasala, from which point the woods become thinner and the vistas wider. A stunning start for the Nar Phu trek! We camp at the dharamsala.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 09: Trek from Dharamsala to Kayang (3,740m/12,267ft)
A steep climb up the valley along a small, scenic river brings us finally to high pastures on a 3,200m plateau. We pass by the scenic kharka of Meta, 3560m, a non-permanent winter settlement of Nar, where we will probably share the trail with a few yaks! This morning is one of the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. The landscape is similar to the Sierra Nevada; white rocks, low shrub and juniper, scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red and orange leafed bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate, white, sandy trails and knarled trees.
The mountains around us are utterly spectacular, and the Phu Kosi shadows the trail far below. An hour past Meta, Junam is the second semi-permanent settlement, one where "khampas" from Tibet sometimes sheltered. Above the kharka to the right looms a massive glacier, which falls jaggedly down to the high pastures above us. It's all truly amazing scenery. Across the river, the cliffs contort in swirls and waves, similar to Ladakhi landscapes.
The next semi-permanent settlement is Chako, formerly a Khampa settlement, where grass lies tied in bunches to dry on all the rooftops and prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Last year we saw a massive yak caravan from Phu pass by at Chako on their way down to Manang to re-supply. A scene from old Tibet! Many more ups and downs take us to tonight's campsite at Kyang, the extensive winter settlement of Phu, on a plateau high above the river.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 10: Trek from Kayang to Phu (4,050m/13,284ft)
Dropping steeply down to the river, we trek for a while along the river bank and past the "submarine" rock, passing some small possible campsites along the way. Today, we really start to see some of the unique, colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu are justly famous. We have to rock-hop carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. Some large steps do the trick! Another hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyonlands and gorges, and the "leaning tower of Pisa" monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides us with our first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old "dzong" and the remains of two forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated atop the flatlands before Phu.
Just before the bridge to Phu, a line of wonderful chortens color the landscape and lead the way to the main village of Phu, perched high up on a hill, amphitheater style. We will set up camp on the lower reaches of Phu, formerly called Gomdzong, and head up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on a neighboring hillside to pay our respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche, a "trulku" who came to Nepal with HH the Dalai Lama back in '59. He is also a renowned "amchi" or Tibetan doctor, as well as a thanka painter and father of several children (some "trukus" as well as certain lamas are permitted to marry). Later, we might head up to the village to hunt down some chang.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 11: Explore day in Phu
Having spent quite a few days getting to Phu, we will spend a few days in the area to enjoy it, meet the local Phu residents and do some exploring up the wide valley systems above us. Tibet is two long days away, so a bit far for a visit, but we might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement, or "kharka" at Ngoru, a three hour's walk past the gompa. Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool and chat, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or involve themselves in the countless activities that take up a day in Tibetan villages. For photographers, the light is spectacular, and the skies a deep blue and we may even see some blue sheep on the surrounding hillsides.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 12: Trek from Phu to Junam (3,550m/11,644ft)
Back through Phu gate, we descend to the river, and retrace our steps back to Junam karka, a lovely spot as any for our campsite for the evening.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 13: Trek from Junam to Nar (4,150m/13612ft)
Another classic Himalayan trekking day, as we trek down to the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge (cameras out for this crossing!), and then all the way back up again. It's a good thing the scenery is so stunning ... Below us sit Gyalbu Kumbu, built in 1650, and Satte gompa, both empty. We finally reach the Nar gates at the top of the hill, and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens and a large tiered chorten before turning the corner and being rewarded with sublime views of Nar, the undulating patterns of the surrounding barley and mustard fields, four old, colorful and traditional gompas and the snow-peaks looming overhead. We arrive early, so will have some lunch in the sun before doing some explore.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 14: Explore day in Nar
Physically, Nar is not far from the main Annapurna trail, but it feels centuries away, is rarely visited by trekkers and is about as picturesque as they come. Nar is bit more social and lively than Phu, and the village 'square' is full of chatting women with their back-strap looms weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets, pounding mustard seeds for oil, or spinning the ubiquitous wool while catching up on the news. The children in Nar seem to be always out in the streets, presumably preferring this life to the classroom! Each family in Nar seems to have at least one son or daughter in a gompa, and many live at home or visit frequently, so there is the resonating sound of cymbals, chanting and drums echoing throughout the village. Other Nar villagers may be printing prayer flags, doing some carpentry, collecting wood from the forest and carrying large loads with a head-strap back up to the house, harvesting the crops, tending the yaks, sheep and goats or spinning the prayer wheels in the center of town.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 15: Trek from Nar to Ngawal (3,650m/11,972ft)
The Kang La is not a difficult pass, but it could be a long day if there is snow on the pass or the altitude is taking its toll. The Kang La, at 5240m, is an absolutely spectacular pass looking over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, the peaks surrounding Tilicho and the airport at Hongde. The trail down initially is steep, and scree jumping seems to be the easiest option for the descent.
Ngawal, on the upper Pisang route of the Annapurna circuit (off the main Annapurna circuit), can be reached in as little as two hours from the pass, but the walk down is so nice that we will take it easy and enjoy the views. Just before Ngawal is an unusual grouping of chortens and prayer flags, and marks a meditation cave far up in the hills. Ngawal is a wonderful, old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture, obviously a hub of religious activity in previous times.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tented accommodation are included)

Day 16: Trek from Nagawal to Manang (3,351m/10,991ft)
Leaving Ngawal, we trek a wonderful trail passing through the isolated village of Paugha and amazing views of the Annapurnas, Trail is going very gently up walk to Mungli and accents up to the main Annapurna trail at Mungli. After lunch, pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, thankas and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 17: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,351m/10,991ft) Today is full of rest for acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After explore and relaxing day at Manang, visit Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go for movie show.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 18: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail leads to a slow climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for enclose view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will brings you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 19: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432) We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small tea shop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means 'foot of the hill', is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea house lodgeaccommodation are included)

Day 20: Trek from Throng Phedi to Throng La (5,416m/17,765ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) Today is longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 21: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,500m/8,200ft) Today, we wake up early to the divine sounds of temple bells and visit the famous pilgrimage center to Muktinath Temple area. After breakfast it is an easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail descends through a dramatic, arid landscape all the way to Kagbeni. To reach Kagbeni one must travel on either side of the Kaligandaki River. The left fork continues up the river to Kagbeni. Probably you can make your lunch spot to Kagbeni.   After few hours walking from Kagbeni we reach at Jomsom, a large town and the headquarters of the Mustang region. It has an airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River and is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. This is capital town of Mustang district where can overnight and looking for next day flight to Pokhara.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea house lodge accommodation are included)

Day 22: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (8, 20m/2,690ft) This morning we pack our bags and get ready for the exciting mountain scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Mt. Annapurna (8,091m/26,538ft) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,788ft) and give us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. We have full day at Pokhara to enjoy with its natural side and overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.
(Breakfast & requested categories hotel accommodation included)

Day 23: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) Morning we will drive by regular tourist bus (alternate you can book the flight on additional cost of US$ 100.00 per person) through the scenic countryside and en route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
(Breakfast & requested categories hotel accommodation included)

Day 24: Leisure at Kathmandu This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening company will meet you for the farewell dinner and overnight at hotel. If the Jomsom to Pokhara flight might delay or cancelled this might be your reserve day.
(Breakfast, farewell dinner & requested categories
hotel accommodation included)

Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
(Breakfast included)  

Extending your holiday You may have many choices to extend your holiday on your interest/budget/timeframe and we will be happy to assist you as per your requirement before or after your trek. Please, inform our tour officers who are fully supporting to make your happy holiday. Here is some suggested destination for your expanding holidays, 
  • Travel to the Trans Himalayan country with its mysterious and spiritual land of Tibet
  • Visit land of the thunder dragon known as Bhutan
  • Take a memorable wildlife safari with Elephant back ride in the Chitwan National park
  • White water River rafting in the Himalayan country of Nepal
  • 1 hour amazing mountain flight closest to the Mt. Everest
  • Visit Darjeeling/Sikkim tour to India.
  • Extend your trek in different trekking areas
  • Bungee Jumping, Altra  light flight, Paragliding, Mountain biking and many more. >>>   
Please contact Himalayan Planet Adventures P. Ltd. based in Kathmandu, Nepal, if you’d like to extend your trip for booking one of the above options with us or contact for more inquiry to us. We all are welcoming you and happy to assists for any travel consulting as per your requirements for your pleasure holiday or any special celebrations and do not hesitate to contact us.
                              
     We wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience with us!       

What is included

    • 4 night’s twin sharing accommodation as per your requested categories hotel in kathmandu
    • 1 night’s twin sharing accommodation as per your requested categories hotel in Pokhara
    •  All local transportation by suitable vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
    • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
    • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide & entry fees
    • Kathmandu to Besishahar & Pokhara to Kathmandu both way by tourist bus ( depend on group size if group will big then we will provide private bus)
    • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek as per itinerary
    • Twin sharing accommodation on tea house and tented camp during the Nar Phu  trek
    • Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), assistant guide, Sherpa, camping cook, Sherpa porters, all necessary payments with insurance
    •  Annapurna conservation entry fee and TIMS Permit
    • Special Nar Phu trekking permit (Restricted zone requires special permit)
    • Complementary Himalayan Planet company T-Short and duffel bag for trekking
    • Safe drinking water
    • Exclusive medical kit bag
    • All government and local taxes
    • Intl. flight ticket re-confirmation

What is excluded

    • Visa fees, intl. airfare
    • Lunch and dinner in city
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
    • Tips for driver, guides and porters
    • Any extending trips
    • Services doesn\'t include in service inclusive column

Meals and Accommodation
During the Nar Phu and Annapurna Circuit trek we will provide all meals on full board basis during the trekking period. This trek is based on tea house lodge & camping. And we will provide meals on three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & coffee during the meal) from our camp. The meals consist of a variety of both American cuisine and numerous traditional Nepali & Chinese dishes. During the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara meals on breakfast basis with welcome & farewell dinner included in the price. Snacks, bottled drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in the price.  

We provide 4 night’s twin sharing accommodation in city as per your requested categories hotel in Kathmandu, 1 Night’s twin sharing accommodation in city as per your requested categories hotel in Pokhara and 19 night’s twin share accommodation in tea house & tented camp (Single occupancy available on request with single supplement US$ 300.00 extra).

 Equipment List: 

Head:                                                                
-Sun hat                                                            
-Fleece/Wool hat (to cover ears)                       
-Sunglasses & reading glasses                         
-Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)                        
-Watch with light & alarm

Lower Body:                                                    
-Under garments                                               
-Hiking shorts                                                    
-Lightweight walking pants                                
-Light weight thermal leggings
-Fleece or tracksuit pants                                  
-Waterproof shell pants                                     
-Shampoo & Conditioner (biodegradable)        

Feet:                                                                  
-3x thin cotton inner soaks                                
-3x thick warm wool hiking socks                      
-Hiking boots (with spare laces)                        
-Walking sneakers                                            
-Scandals                                                          
-Walking poles                                                  
-Clothes washing soap (biodegradable)

Upper Body:                                                     
-3x T-shirts                                                        
-2x lightweight thermal tops                              
-2x Merino/Fleece long shelve tops                  
-Waterproof shell jacket                                    
-Down vest/jacket                                            
-Poncho rain cover                                           

Hands:                                                              
-Lightweight fleece gloves                                 
-Heavyweight gloves                                         
-Or waterproof/wind fleece gloves                    
-Playing cards
-Trail map & guide book


Accessories:
-Headlamp & spare batteries
-Hand touch & spare batteries
-Dry packs
-Open neck water bottles x2
-Pack no heavier than 15kg fully packed
-Pack cover
-Day pack 33litre with waist strap
-Money belt

 Toiletries & Personal Hygiene
-1x quick dry towel & face cloth   
-Toothbrush & paste (biodegradable)
-Multipurpose wipes (face & body)
-Deodorant
-Face & Body moisturizer
-Nail clippers/file
-Small comb/brush
-Small mirror 
-Toilet paper (you can buy more on trek)
-Anti-Bacterial wipes (4x packs)
-Hand sanitizer (small bottle) 
-Sun block face/body high UV protection
-Lip block with UV protection
-Feminine hygiene products

 Extra Items:
Camera & extra batteries
-Binoculars
-Reading books
-Journal & pen                           
-Photo’s of home/family
-Energy/protein bars (optional)
-Walkman

Sleeping:                                                          
-Sleeping bag                                                
-Sleeping bag liner                                            
-Pillow slip/case                                                

Medical Kit:
-See your Doctor for compete medical kit
-including Dimox

 Trekking Group
This given Nar Phu and Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal Himalaya based on group joining trip in Kathmandu and the minimum number will be 2 pax and max 10 pax based on group booking. This region most requires minimum 2 persons to visit. Please make sure that you do have a group joining before you book the trip and we do organize the trip in large on request but small group that mean we can provide our best services during the trip. 

Physical Requirements
Nar Phu & Annapurna circuit trek is seems strenuous but does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. It does not require any technical experience; only that you are in good physical & mentally conditioning and be able to hike for 4-6 hours over mountain terrain with a light day pack. Before the trip booking with us please consult with your Medical Doctor once and in Doctor References go for your trip booking process with us. 

Trek Leaders and Staffs
A decade experienced in the adventure tourism our incredible guides and staffs are the back bone of the company who are selecting based on highly skilled professionals with their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. Most of our field staffs are from the local area covering from eastern to western Himalayan ranges, which support the local people directly. They have good health fitness as well as well experience with good knowledge of team leading in the Himalayan region. We also provide the training to our each staff increasing their work efficiency. Please find the training list below, which we provide to our fellow trekking staffs,

  1. Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  2. Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre of Nepal.
  3. Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet – TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  4. English Language - KEEP
  5. Conservation & Biodiversity - KEEP
  6. Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (optional) – Nepal Mountaineering Association

- Our operation is smooth as a safety concern:For our trek group, there will be one Leader and one Sherpa porter for two persons and above this will be one Leader, one assistance leader and one Sherpa porter based on two persons. This ensure if in case of one get sick, it would not disturb the itinerary and fellow members, the trip still running as plan as in itinerary. And please understand that our group starts from 2 and maximum it goes up to 10 which is good team to communicate and facilitate in every manner.

- Porter Care:In our group member each has allowed his/her gear bag weighted not exceeding than 15kgs/33 pounds that we strongly care of porters rights and solely against any exploitation on its operation and we are closely working with IPPG (International Porters Progress Group).

Acclimatization
This Nar Phu & Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes 5416M/17764ft, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya. Please check about high altitudes sickness by Dr. Jim Duff from Australia in given link (http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm) 

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance. 

Climate and Weather
Nepal is a country of diversified in a topography starting from 60 meters to top of the planet 8,848 meters at the top of Mt. Everest. We have dry season from October to May and the wet season (monsoon) from June to September. For the Nar Phu trekking mid August to October is one of the best times and also March to May good to trek in Nar Phu region. During the autumn the vegetation is lush after the rains of the monsoon and the air is clean and fresh and spring can be a little dusty but with pleasant & warm weather. Starting the rains from June to August is cloudy weather and bad for visibility. 

Passport and Visa Requirements
Before you traveling to Nar phu trek please check your passport and validity date. Passports most have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trip. We most require your copy of full passport details send by fax or scan copy is most preferable. In Nepal you will require a visa which can be obtained in advance from the Nepalese Embassy from your country or you can get on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu (Peak season you need to wait long in airport during the obtaining visa). Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and web link as (http://www.immi.gov.np/

Nepal visa fees to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point: 

A.    US Dollars 30 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
B.    US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
C.    US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
D.    Notwithstanding anything written in clause (a) and (b), no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days. 

Permits and fees
During this trip you most require to obtain the Annapurna conservation entry permits as well as special Nar Phu permit with TIMS permit and world heritages site entry permits. All the relevant permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal donations & contribution. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us. 

Health and Medical Information
During the Nar Phu & Annapurna Circuit trek with us, our crews are well experienced travelers and sharing since long time to achieve the traveler’s ambition. In fact, we specialized in the Himalayan travel and we all are from Himalayan region with plenty of local knowledge as have been guiding since a decade, which is a key factor to provide the standard service to our clients. Our all services based on client’s safety and satisfaction. We provide the high range of quality services and personally taking care during the trip. Each of our guides carries medical kit bag for occurring incidents during the travel and they are first aid trainer.  

Environmental Concerns
We are highly sensible to protect our natural environment and participating with many environmental cleanup campaigns. Our responsible tourism carries good message to the locals and we insists and train them do’s and don’ts, how to keep good environment etc. Besides this tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve the natural environment for future generations as well. Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) (http://www.keepnepal.org/) helps to co-work with many trekking company and this organization providing many useful training to our crews and awareness environment program in the mountain. 

Our Experience
Himalayan Planet Adventures P. Ltd. has Govt. registered company based in Kathmandu, Nepal and we are working in adventure travel in the Himalaya of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. The operator has gained a decade of experience in the adventure tourism working as a guide, adventure travel consultant and by stabilizing own company. Our long experience in adventure travel, we are even more dedicated to fulfill our clients’ requirement and always sincere with clients gratification. We are also delighted to say that many of our past clients who organized their trip in the Himalaya they wouldn’t hesitate to inform you about our organization and professional organizing skills.  

How to Book
While you have chosen your trip, contact our head office by mail or phone to check the availability dates (may visit the updated departure date page) groups or any remaining question you may have. We are happy to help and reply responsively as soon as possible. We’ll hold your booking with us before your final decision. Please read properly our trip booking terms & conditions before your booking and fill up the booking form (download from our website) along with the appropriate deposit of 20 % per person in advance and payment made through the bank transfer or submit your credit card (visa/master card) details with booking form. When you choose the method of advance payment in an appropriate way, a signed and completed booking form will still be required for confirmation of booking. Bookings will only be confirmed once when we received a completed and signed booking form along with appropriate amount of payment.  

The final balance for your booking will be on arrival in Kathmandu. We will invoicing you before your arrival for the final balance along with other final pre departure details as appropriate. Your final invoice will show the price based on the previous quote at the time of invoicing.  

We wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience with us!

Departure dates:
This Nar Phu Valley With Annapurna Circuit has published a fixed departure date which is start & end at Kathmandu. START DATE means your ARRIVAL DAY in Kathmandu & END DAY means DEPARTURE DAY from Kathmandu. If you want to extending your holidays before start the expedition or after expedition finished you are free to do this. These are the departure dates currently available to book online. If these publish dates are not suit your time we are happy to customize the departure dates as your suit and happy to make your date as fixed departure date. Please inform us before the trip booking.

Price:
The publish prices are per person basis joining in land but excluding international flights. This price is fixed and given you on group joining & based on twin sharing accommodation. If you prefer to single accommodation please request for single supplement with additional cost.

Start Date End Date Price in US Dollar Availability Booking
Standard Deluxe
November 30, 2017 December 24, 2017 $ 2900 $ 3150 SPACE Book Now !
December 8, 2017 January 1, 2018 $ 2900 $ 3150 SPACE Book Now !
Dates of year

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

SPACE: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!
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FULL: This date is currently unavailable.