Nar Phu Valley Trekking is the fantastic journey to the wild and unexplored vicinity located north of Annapurna It commences from Besisahar through the popular trekking routes of Annapurna Circuit trail and then branch off from Koto to follow the off the beaten track to Nar Phu valley in the north of Manang trek or hidden valley trek and pass the Kang La pass. The Kang La pass links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Neyshang valley with the magnificent panorama of Annapurna massifs. Nar Phu Valley Trekking is beautiful and unique cultures, natures, religious and typical lifestyle exploration trekking in Nepal and hidden valley trekking.
Nar Phu valleys combine high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique ethnically Tibetan cultures in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine sceneries. Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few outsiders have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000 meters peaks surrounding them. We can have the great pleasure of sightseeing inside the Tashi Lakhang Monastery, which sits high above the village. Tashi Lakhang – ‘the blessed house of gods’ is one of the oldest monasteries (or Gompas) in Manang. The Gompa is one of 108 constructed by Lama Urgen Lhundup. Gyatso and, along with the monastery in Braga, makes up the heart of spiritual life in the Manang District.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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