Nar-Phu Valley Trek

Nar-Phu Valley & Kangla Pass Trek

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  • Duration:12 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,320 m
  • ActivityTrekking, Climbing & Tour
  • Group Size1-10
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The Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the most popular and quiet hiking trails in the Annapurna region. It has beautiful views of the Annapurna mountain range, Manaslu, Tilicho Peak, Lamjung Himal, and other peaks. The trailhead for the hikes is located in Koto, and it travels all the way to the villages of the Nar Phu Valley. When people go trekking in the Nar Phu Valley, they get a real Himalayan wilderness experience that is just as memorable as it is beautiful.

Nar Phu is a real treasure because it gives hikers a rare chance to explore pristine valleys with a mix of wild Himalayan nature, ancient Buddhist culture, and Khampa settlement. It is tucked between the more-traveled regions of Annapurna and Manaslu. As you travel through the Nar and Phu valleys, you will see high mountains and passes, glaciers, isolated villages, tight gorges, beautiful forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas, and Tibetan ethnic cultures that are very different from those of other countries. These practically undiscovered towns were off-limits to trekkers until the end of 2002, so only a very small number of people from the outside world have been able to explore them or climb any of the numerous 7,000-meter peaks that surround them. After leaving Besisahar, which is where the Annapurna Circuit Trek usually starts, the trail quickly leaves the more popular paths and heads into the quiet Nar and Phu valleys. This is one of the highlights of the trek. You will have the opportunity to hang out with people in Phu as they go about their daily routines, as well as spend the night in the Nar Phedi monastery, as you make your way through deep canyons and gorges, passing beautiful Tibetan Chortens and prayer stones along the way. These are wonderful opportunities to gain insight into everyday life in Nepal's highland regions. If you think you have what it takes, another option is to make the ascent to the Himlung Himal Base Camp on foot. The last couple of days of the hike take you over the high Kang La Pass (5,320 m) and back down to Ngawal, which is a popular stop on the main Annapurna Circuit route and gives you a chance to feel "at home" again. On the last part of the trip, just before getting back in the truck and heading back to Besisahar, the landscape gets gradually greener and more fruitful.

Highlights of the Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Pisang Peak, Kanguru, and Gangapurna are all available for your viewing pleasure
  • You can also spend the day in Pokhara, Nepal's most popular tourist destination
  • Pay a trip to the illustrious Tashi Lhakhang Gompa
  • Explore Annapurna's most isolated region
  • Spend your time in historic towns that haven't changed much over the course of centuries
  • Spend some time in a region of the Tibetan plateau that stretches all the way down into Nepal
  • Experience the lifestyles of monks at Satek Gompa (Nar Phedi)
  • Explore a distant region of Nepal that very few tourists ever get the chance to see
  • Experience a culture that derives from Tibet, complete with prayer stones that are one-of-a-kind and colorful monasteries

Best season for Nar Phu Valley Trek

The trek to Nar Phu Valley can be done during the rainy monsoon months of June through August, as well as during either of the two busiest times of year for tourists (March-May and  September-November). Even though mudslides and landslides may block the roads to and from Besisahar in the highlands during the monsoon, the trip can still be fun at this time. It's possible that the high pass will be blocked by snow during the winter months of December through February.

Fitness and Experience for Nar Phu Valley Trek

In Annapurna, the trek to Nar Phu is one of the most challenging. A day of hiking lasts between 4 and 7 hours, with stops for mountain viewing. In the two weeks leading up to the trip, you should work out and jog in order to increase your stamina. People who are more fit enjoy the trek more. Experience with hiking is advantageous but not necessary. Hikers who can carry a light daypack for 5 to 6 hours each day can complete the Nar Phu Valley trek. You should be in average shape and prepared for long days. To be fit, you need a positive perspective, self-assurance, and perseverance. If you have a history of heart, lung, or blood issues, please let the expedition leaders know.

Difficulty level of Nar Phu Valley Trek

The trek to Nar Phu is considered an intermediate-level Himalayan trek. For instance, on the very first day of this excursion, you will travel all the way from Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Koto (2,600 m). In spite of the high passes, the risk of suffering from altitude sickness is lower here than it is in other climbing destinations in Nepal. It is irrelevant to either one's age or state of health. In spite of this, our route gives you a lot of time to get used to the altitude. The most important thing is to take things slowly, drink enough water, and pay more attention to what your body is trying to tell you.

If you follow the itinerary, the Nar Phu Valley Trek is an amazing alternate trail that you can take. You can skip the less picturesque sections and head straight to the nicest part of the path by using the motorable roads in between. The journey from Besisahar to Koto will be tiring because the road is not in the best shape, but it will be worthwhile once you get there. Footprint Adventure can help you with tailored itineraries according to your preference, contact us for more information.

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Itinerary

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This is a standard itinerary for the Nar-Phu Valley trek. Footprint Adventure can organize the trip according to your needs and requirements as well. For the customization of trips, feel free to contact us

You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. In the remaining time, you can explore the Thamel Bazaar and shop for trekking. A pre-trekking briefing will be given in the evening by the company representative and you will be introduced to your trekking leaders and guide. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

You will visit Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square after breakfast. As historical, cultural, and ancient sites, they are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected regions. Our knowledgeable city tour guide will show you these heritage places. 

You will have a great time visiting the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many other places. Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of Asia's oldest Buddhist stupas. Lord Shiva is worshipped at Nepal's largest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath, on the Bagmati River. You may never have witnessed Hindu cremation procedures on the Bagmati River. Patan Durbar Square is one of three valley royal squares. Durbar Square was Durbar Square was the home of the Malla rulers in the Middle Ages, and then the Shah Kings lived there. The medieval Malla ruler's imperial residence was thereafter utilized by the Shah Kings.

After your amazing whole-day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. 

 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Kathmandu to Besisahar is approximately a six-hour drive that will cover approximately 175 kilometers. You will spend the majority of the journey driving along the banks of the Trisuli and Marsyangdi rivers. You will experience vistas of the beautiful Manaslu, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal ranges that will leave you speechless. We'll pass through green jungles, beautiful terraces, and a number of small, charming villages. Finally, we will spend the night in Besisahar.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hr drive
  • Maximum Altitude760 m

The next morning, we will have a light breakfast, and after 6 hours of driving on rough terrain and passing through a tunnel of the Marshyangdi River, you will reach Koto. You can take pictures at the stunning Chamche (Bung) waterfall, the Octopus Waterful waterfall, and some other waterfalls with no names. You will be greeted by the majestic Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. Your check-ins will be permitted at Tal and Dharapani, in that order. You will pass the well-known communities of the Annapurna Circuit Path, including Jagat, Tal, Dharapani, Timing, and Thanchok, as you drive over the jagged margins of a hill. will spend the night at Koto.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hr drive
  • Maximum Altitude2,620 m

The next trekking expedition will start with special permit registration at Koto. You will enjoy the morning welcome from Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River, you will arrive at the Nar Phu valley.

Going through the breathtakingly beautiful jungle, along the canyoning river, and past the breathtaking cascade will take you from a more developed trekking trail to the least developed. During that time, you will have traveled around 20 kilometers. A significant amount of climbing is required due to the rocky terrain.

You will also experience lots of uphill walking through the landslide area and cross a variety of suspension and metal bridges. The afternoon meal will be at Chomche, in a basic teahouse with a clean room and hygienic foods. After putting in a strong climb towards the end of the day, you will spend the night at Meta.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,560 m

The 4th day of the trek begins with a day with jaw-dropping views of Annapurna II, Lumjung Himal, and other snowcapped peaks. After walking for some minutes, there’s a split trail for Nar and Phu, and we will be heading towards Phu. The roads are mostly flat, with some small ascents and descents. Passing through the Champa settlement villages of Chyakku and Kyang, you can capture the other side of Pisang Peak. You will pass through the well-decorated chhortens and hike the whole day through the rocky path along the bank of the Phu River. After crossing a number of small rivulets, you will reach the Phu gate within 30 minutes of the steep ascent. Ending a day with a 1-hour flat walk from the Phu gate and staying overnight at Phu Village.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,085 m

The 5th day of your trek will be acclimatization. You will explore a nearby hill station and encounter some unpopular peaks like Kanguru Himal and Ratnachuli, along with other snowcapped peaks. You will visit the old houses in a nearby village that lie in the hills. If you get lucky, sometimes you can spot a snow leopard. You will also visit the nearby monastery named Tashi Lakhang Monastery, which was built in the 8th century and rebuilt twice. At the end of the day, we will explore Phu village, and if time and energy permit, we will hike to Himlung Base Camp.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,200 m

We will return the same way back until we get to the spilled way path to Nar via Kyang and Chaykku, a Khamapa settlement village. The vegetation level will increase with the decreasing elevation. The path is mostly flat and descends with some inclining during the river crossing and from Kyang [30 min] and descends till Nar Khola from the split way via a landslide way. We will cross the iconic and Historical Mahendrapul over conveying George of Nar Khola. We will spend the night at Satek Monastery, chitchatting with monks and the lama of the monastery, and we can attend puja ceremonies and enjoy meals with monks.

 

  • Accommodation Satek Gompa
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,545 m

We will begin the day with morning prayers with monks from Satek Monastery and breakfast with monks and lamas. We will start our hike with a steep zigzag uphill for around 2 hours and gradually uphill till Nar Gate. We will encounter the different ridges of Pisang Peak, along with Kanguru Peak and other unnamed peaks. Passing through the well-decorated historical Buddhist temples, we will pass through a smaller number of trees due to the increasing altitude. Then you encounter the old historical village of Nar, along with around six historical and newly constructed gompas [monasteries]. Having a meal while watching a fascinating Pisang peak, Kanguru Himal, along with other mountains, will make you refreshed. You can explore the Nar village and experience a more social lifestyle than the people of Phu. Overnight at Nar Village with Basic Accommodation

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,215 m

Starting your day by 04:30 AM by carrying a packed lunch, you will gradually climb uphill until Kangla Phedi, which takes around 2:30 hrs. You can enjoy an epic sunrise over the surrounding Himalayas while walking over the marine Ghatte Khola.

The steep uphill towards the top just after crossing the steel bridge over Ghatte Khola and encounter the beautiful lake (pond ) just a few minutes below the pass-catching the breathtaking views of mighty Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lumjung Himal, and Kanguru Himal, along with snow-capped high Himalayas, from the top of Kang La Pass. Then you will steep downhill from the top through an unmanaged zigzag way and encounter Manang valley along with beautiful Humde airport. You might see a fox on the way if get lucky. Finally, rejoining the popular Annapurna Circuit trail, you will spend the night at the old and gold Ngawal village.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time8-9 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,320 m

As you drop more than 2000 meters from the pass, the temperature becomes significantly hotter, and the landscape becomes more verdant. Get an early start on the final few hours of the walk to Manang and get going. The path is broad and well-maintained, and it goes right by a stunning lake on the outskirts of Pisang.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,519 m

After grabbing a bite to eat in the village, you will continue on your journey to Besisahar in a four-wheel drive vehicle. There, stay at a hotel that offers a comfortable experience.

  • Accommodation Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude760 m

After having breakfast in the early morning in besishahar, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It will be a long drive. You will see the beautiful scenery of rivers, and terraced, farmlands and pass beautiful villages and cities. You'll arrive in Kathmandu around the later afternoon and you can explore Thamel during the evening for food. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time5-6 hour drive
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport for 3 hours before flight time. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-night accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast in Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing in private vehicles with an experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali kitchen with a cultural dance show
  • All ground transportation is on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader if necessary
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation 
  • Footprint Adventure's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS, and Special Restricted Zone Permits)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and extra days if required during the trek 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Besisahar in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Dates & Price

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateDecember 10, 2022 - December 21, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1450
dateDecember 20, 2022 - December 31, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1450

Additional Info

Acclimatization

For optimal acclimatization, our Nar Phu trek package includes one day of relaxation in Nar Village. Although preventable, altitude sickness can be devastating if you ignore its symptoms. Our knowledgeable trekking leaders and guides have all undergone thorough first-aid training. We strongly advise you to alert your group leader or guide as soon as you notice the first symptoms of altitude sickness. Additionally, our staff will use oximeters to track your oxygen saturation at high altitudes. The best strategy is to hydrate well, take it slow, and stroll at your own pace.

If severe, the only way to recover from altitude sickness is to immediately descend. Please be aware that depending on your general condition, your group leader has the authority to decide whether to continue the walk or to immediately descend. Please be aware that some people are more susceptible than others to altitude sickness.

Permits for Nar Phu Valley Trek

Permission to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area Project is USD $30 per person. Permission to Enter a Restricted Area: During the months of September through November, the permit fees for Nar Phu valley treks are US$ 90 per person per week, whereas they are US$ 75 during the months of December through August. On the way through the Nar Phu valley, travelers will see many beautiful mountain peaks, high passes, glaciers, gorges, dense forests, amazing rock formations, peaceful villages, and Buddhist monasteries.

Difficulty during Nar Phu Valley Trek

The trek to Nar Phu is considered an intermediate-level Himalayan trek. For instance, on the very first day of this excursion, you will travel all the way from Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Koto (2,600 m). When traveling by plane from Kathmandu to Lukla in the Everest region, the altitude increase is significantly less than the height that can be gained in one day. Lukla is located at an elevation of 2,860 meters. In all of the years that we have spent guiding in the Himalayas, we have never had a single client take ill in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), which is located in the Everest region.

If we compare the elevation gained on the Nar Phu trip to the elevation gained on the Namche trip and given that the Nar Phu Valley Trek is a short trek, we estimate it will take between four and five days to reach this height. In spite of the high passes, the risk of suffering from altitude sickness is lower here than it is in other climbing destinations in Nepal. It is irrelevant to either one's age or state of health. In spite of this, our route gives you a lot of time to get used to the altitude. The most important thing is to take things slowly, drink enough water, and pay more attention to what your body is trying to tell you.

Variation in Itinerary

This route can be extended by visiting Tilicho Lake before rejoining the Annapurna Circuit at Yak Kharka. On Day 8, hike to Manang, Khangsar, Tilicho Base Camp, Tilicho Lake, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath, and Jomsom instead of Ngawal to Pisang (before flying back to Pokhara). This tour will take 16 days in total, including the Nar Phu part. The highlights of this version are Muktinath, the highest lake in Nepal, which is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, and Jomsom, a frontier town on the edge of Lower Mustang.

Accommodation and Meals

This journey offers a diverse range of accommodations. There is the option to stay in straightforward but cozy hotels in Besisahar. Since this is not a well-established trekking route, lodge accommodations on the trek are often simple. Accommodations are available at the local monastery in Nar Phedi. In the smaller villages, you can get simple meals that are good enough, and in the bigger towns, you can get traditional trekking food like apple pie.

Electricity and Water along the trek

You can use electricity in the teahouses and hotels at Nar Phu Valley to recharge your phone and camera, but you will have to pay for it. Mineral water in bottles can be purchased at nearby hotels or stores along the way. But some trekking areas forbid the use of disposable water bottles. Therefore, having a water bottle will benefit you more. At the lodges, you may purchase filtered or heated water. We can also give you water purification pills if you require them.

Travel Insurance

Nar Phu Trek is a difficult adventure that takes place at high altitudes. Additionally, you will be passing across Thorung La Pass (5,320 m) and Kang La Pass (5,416 m). This trek has high-altitude concerns like altitude sickness and landslides. Thus, travel insurance is mandatory.

Before the journey, trekkers must give a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance coverage. Medical and emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation up to the highest trip altitude (6,000 m), must be covered by the policy. We recommend insurance companies but don't offer insurance. After booking the trek, we ask our trekkers to send us an email with all the details of their insurance. Your insurance policy and other documents will help us rescue you in an emergency.

FAQs

Q1. When is the best time to trek to the Nar Phu Valley?

The trek to Nar Phu Valley can be done during the rainy monsoon months of June through August, as well as during either of the two busiest times of year for tourists (March through May and September through November). Even though mudslides and landslides may block the roads to and from Besisahar in the highlands during the monsoon, the trip can still be fun at this time. It's possible that the high pass will be blocked by snow during the winter months of December through February.

 

The trek to Nar Phu is considered an intermediate-level Himalayan trek. For instance, on the very first day of this excursion, you will travel all the way from Kathmandu (1,400 m) to Koto (2,600 m). When traveling by plane from Kathmandu to Lukla in the Everest region, the altitude increase is significantly less than the height that can be gained in one day. Lukla is located at an elevation of 2,860 meters. In all of the years that we have spent guiding in the Himalayas, we have never had a single client take ill in Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), which is located in the Everest region.

If we compare the elevation gained on the Nar Phu trip to the elevation gained on the Namche trip, and given that the Narphu Valley Trek is a short trek, we estimate it will take between four and five days to reach this height. In spite of the high passes, the risk of suffering from altitude sickness is lower here than it is in other climbing destinations in Nepal. It is irrelevant to either one's age or state of health. In spite of this, our route gives you a lot of time to get used to the altitude. The most important thing is to take things slowly, drink enough water, and pay more attention to what your body is trying to tell you.

 

In general, our schedule from arrival to departure is 12 days; however, if you wish to include the Annapurna Circuit in your trip, the duration of your trek would be longer.

 

Koto is where the trek through the Nar Phu Valley begins. The trail goes around the 5,320-meter-high Kang La pass, which is the highest point on the journey. The trail loop that you took ends where it started, at the same location.

By traveling by bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar and then on to Manang, one can get to the trailhead. You can either take a local bus or a minibus on the route that runs between Kathmandu and Besisahar and back to Kathmandu. However, you will need to use a shared local vehicle in order to go from Besisahar to Koto.

 

Tea houses have begun to sprout up in every settlement area that serves visitors, which means that finding even the most basic of accommodations in the Nar Phu Valley is not at all difficult. It is not an issue for a small group of trekkers consisting of no more than six to ten people. When split between two people, the cost of one room with two beds is approximate.

Note: Please be aware that if the area is exceptionally crowded, you may be required to share a room, just like in other trekking areas, even if you are able to pay for the additional bed on your own. This is the case even if there are rooms available.

 

There are some areas that do not offer WiFi service. However, in certain locations, they have installed WiFi, albeit at a very slow speed, which you can utilize to connect with your loved ones and friends.

 

Permission to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area Project is USD $30 per person.

Permission to Enter a Restricted Area

During the months of September through November, the permit fees for Nar Phu valley treks are US$ 100 per person per week, whereas they are US$ 75 during the months of December through August. On the way through the Nar Phu valley, travelers will see many beautiful mountain peaks, high passes, glaciers, gorges, dense forests, amazing rock formations, peaceful villages, and Buddhist monasteries.

 

The highest point in elevation that you are required to reach is Kang La Pass, which is 5,643 meters. Because of the long distance and the constant ascent, this is a very challenging day for the trekkers.

 

The Nar Phu valley is a prohibited region, so the trekker needs to be accompanied at all times by a guide. To trek to Narphu, there must be a minimum of two persons. As a result, trekking in Narphu must always be done with a guide to ensure the safety of the trekkers.

You should be aware of who trekking guides are and what they do before hiring one:

  • Your safety and the well-being of the staff are guaranteed by the trekking guide.
  • The best trekking guides have received specialized training in their professions, including instruction in navigation, map reading, first aid, managing conflict, search and rescue, etc.
  • From the first day of the trip to the end, a trekking guide will constantly be at your side, providing all the services and seeing to your comfort.
  • Trekking guides will offer first aid in the event of any illnesses or injuries, and if it doesn't relieve the symptoms, they will request a helicopter rescue.
  • The guests' safe arrival at their locations is ensured by a trekking guide.

Momastries and Gompas 

Nar settlement is close to Satek Gompa. You might catch a glimpse of historical Buddhism at this gompa. The monks' regular rites and meditations for world peace can be observed. These monks devote their entire lives to the monastery and to making the world a better place. Early morning visits to the gumbas and meditation bring you peace of mind and grant you the benefit of a prosperous life. This place will surely be helpful if you seek the peace of mind but don't know how to acquire it.

Animals and birds

Many different bird and animal species may be found in the Annapurna Region, including the white-rumped and wood-spine vultures, Himalayan monal, blood pheasant, and spiny babbler. In addition to the Great Himalayan Leaf-nosed Bat, the Andersen's Leaf-nosed Bat, and the Steppe Whiskered Bat, there is also the Himalayan Whiskered Bat, the Nepal Myotis Bat, the Himalayan Marmot, the Bhutanese huge flying squirrel, the Sotted gigantic flying squirrel. Rabbits enjoy Indian hares and woolly hare. Rats prefer the Himalayan White, Soft Flurred Rat, Short-Tailed Field Mouse, Lesser Bandicoot Rat, Crazy Yaks, Blue Ewes, Himalayan Thar, Himalayan Goral, Chinese Gazelle, Mountain Musk Deer, Musk Deer of Kasmir, Eurasian Wild Pigs, or Wild Boar.

 

Plants

Because Narphu is part of the beautiful Annapurna Circuit, it is home to thousands of unique plant species. In the spring, when the flowers are at their peak of bloom, hikers can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. The Bhartang apple farm, where hikers can hand-pick apples and sample a variety of varieties, is one of the trail's greatest features.

 

Natural Hotspring

A treasure of the Annapurna Region is the natural hot springs. The natural healer and source of pain treatment are the hot springs.

 

Natural Beauties

One of Nepal's most picturesque districts in Manang. The stunning town is encircled by tall mountains like Annapurna in the Himalayan foothills. You can add a few days to your walk so you can explore new territory on your own and enjoy the scenery.

 

Kang La Pass

Between Nar and Ngawal hamlet, at a height of 5322 m, is the pass known as Kang La. Kang La pass is also off the usual path, and each year only a few people attempt it, as the Nar Phu passage was banned to tourists and only opened its gate to travelers in 2003 AD. So, this pass is less crowded than Thorong -La Pass, but it is also a bit more difficult and taxing. This pass is made more difficult by the height, rocky terrain, steep slopes, and strong winds. Altitude sickness is a constant possibility in the Himalayan high passes. But if we take the right precautions and get used to the altitude, we can cross the pass without any trouble. When a tourist gets to the top of Kang La Pass, he or she can look out at the Himalayas and the beautiful villages for a while. Hikers can see Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), the Lamjung Himal, the Machhapuchhre Himal, and Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m) from the top of some of the mountains.

 

Hiring a porter is totally up to your preference. You can hire a porter if you feel like you need a porter to carry your luggage. A porter can often carry 25 to 30 kilograms, but don't make things too challenging for them. However, if you're hiking alone, limit the weight of your backpack to 10 kg.

 

Trekking's key rule is to carry as little weight in your pack as you can. At first, you might think you can carry those heavy goods with ease, but once you are on the trail, those heavy burdens will only set you back. In order to reduce the weight of your backpack, fill it only with the items you will need for the walk. 

If you hire a porter, they will transport your backpack. A porter can often carry 25 to 30 kilograms, but don't make things too challenging for them. However, if you're hiking alone, limit the weight of your backpack to 10 kg. Don't forget to bring 2 liters of water with you.

 

Almost everyone who hikes above 3000 meters will have minor problems like light headaches, feeling dizzy, and trouble sleeping. Altitude sickness can also cause you to feel tired, sick, short of breath, and lose your appetite. 

Mild altitude sickness usually goes away quickly because your body is just trying to adjust to the lower levels of oxygen at altitude. If you experience these minor symptoms, rest, drink plenty of water, or make some ginger tea, and they should go away rather quickly.

 

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