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Trek the Hidden Valleys of Naar and Phu

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal

Visit: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Samagaun Gumba, Nar, Nagngdalo, Koto, Kathmandu

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Descending from the Tibetan Border to Chame on the Annapurna Circuit, the only recently accessible valley of the Naar-Phu Khola is one of the most exciting trekking destinations in Nepal. We spend 9 days exploring this lost Buddhist region, trekking northwards as far as the remote stone-built village of Phu, whose inhabitants continue to trade across the border into Tibet. Retracing our steps only briefly, we then turn off westwards into a broad and rocky tributary valley, passing numerous chortens, mani walls and unusual gateways en route to the similarly unspoilt village of Naar. 

We then ascend to the head of the valley and trek up to cross cross the Kang La (5306m), from which the views of the arrayed peaks of the Annapurnas are nothing short of breathtaking. After an abrupt descent to the Marsyangdi River, we trek out to the roadhead in the Marsyangdi Valley and pick up our transport back to Kathmandu. You can be amongst the first to visit this untouched corner of Nepal!

Highlights

    • Discover the isolated settlements of Naar and Phu
    • Superb trekking off-the-beaten-track
    • Crossing the Kang La, with amazing views of the Annapurnas
    • Excellent Kathmandu hotels, including the Shanker and the Shangri-La

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 125189
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 16 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional and qualified Nepalese tour leader
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • All transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals throughout the holiday
  • Foam camping mattress
  • Once on trek the group will be assisted by porters and a local guide
  • FREE Sleeping bag and down jacket hire is available for this holiday on request

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,445 ($153/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Nepal Kathmandu, Pokhara, Marsyangdi Valley, Dharapani, Koto, Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, Naar Phu Khola, Meta, Phu Khola, Chyako, Kyang, Phu, Junam Goth, Kangla Phedi, Kang La, Ngawal, Chame, Tal
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Roger N  

The services provided by the local agent and especially the guide (Dorje) and the rest of the trekking crew, were excellent. In my opinion, it was definitely preferable to have a Nepali leader than a western leader for this trip.

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Philipa W and Nick N  

I cannot rate (the local leader) Dorje highly enough. This was our 6th trek in Nepal and he is by far the best leader we have had. His English was very good and there were never communication issues and he seemed to understand our needs before we even asked. The local agents were great and even though we extended for a week in Pokhara they still made sure we were picked up at airports etc. They also seemed to care for their staff - the porters had proper wet weather gear and appropriate footwear (only worn on tough days!) and it was in good state of repair. I enjoyed meeting the local people and just being in the mountains. And despite the hard work - going over the pass was great fun!

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Albert D  

I could not have been happier with the support crew. I have never eaten so well on a trek. The fresh goat was a pleasant surprise. I have never seen a group of individuals work so hard to make sure everything was perfect. We always had hot water to wash. We always had plenty of hot water for coffee, tea, etc. There was plenty of food at every meal. Campsites were set up quickly and efficiently. They had it down to a science. To see the porters scramble up the trails carrying 100 pounds of gear wearing only sandals is something that I will never forget. I had a great time. I picked this trip because I wanted to experience a part of Nepal that wasn't too commercialized (even though I could still buy snickers bars in every village). I was not disappointed. The scenery was amazing. I never felt so small as a human being surrounded by these 6000 meter peaks. It was nice to see only a few other Westerners on the trek. I felt as if we had the whole trek to ourselves and the local villagers.

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Marilyn B  

Once we left the Annapurna Circuit, I loved the unspoiled nature of the trekking. We only met two other trekking groups and these not for long. The villages of Naar and Phu were wonderful - really interesting and in many ways like going back in time. The walking was very varied, from impressively constructed paths halfway up cliffs to snow on the Kangla Pass. We had quite a lot snow on one occasion which made the trees look spectacular the next day. Though I enjoyed the first part on the Annapurna Circuit, it didn't compare to the Naar/Phu part.

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Charlotte T  

Sean ( the guide) was brilliant! He was unfailingly cheerful and good humoured. He looked after all of us with the utmost care. When I was unwell he helped me by taking my rucsac off me (which I didn't like but accept it was the right thing to do). I can't praise Sean highly enough for everything he did to make the holiday so enjoyable.

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