Among the hardest available treks but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 6-7 hours in a day.
Nar Phu Valley is wild and rugged area which lies north of Mount Annapurna. There are little travelled to villages and majestic mountains here along with rivers and forests which make the journey an exciting adventure.
A Mountain Kick representative will receive you as you land into Kathmandu (4,600 feet) and take you to your hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.
We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.
We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
It takes up to 10 hours to reach Jagat by a tourist bus. There are hills, forests, rivers and beautiful towns all along the way. The ride is smooth till Besisahar and then a graveled road to Jagat towards the end.
This day you will have to trek for eight hours so we start early. The trail leads downhill and then uphill passing through rivers and forests with beautiful views of the mountain all along the way.
We trek to Bagarchhap and visit the monastery in the village and move towards another village Danaque. Then comes the climb to Timang and getting across a forest to Latamarang. Mounts Manaslu and Annapurna can be seen throughout the trek. Overall, it takes five hours to reach Koto.
We walk along the bank of the Soti Khola River and cross forests and some more rivers to reach Dharmasala. Thre are more forests after that till we make the final ascent to the village of Meta. We reach Meta in about eight hours.
We will trek four about four hours crossing several rivers on the way till we arrive at Kyang. There are ancient ruins to see at Kyang. The trail takes us across the Phu Khola from Kyang till we reach Phu Gaon four more hours later.
We take the day off for rest and acclimatization. You can visit around the village and meet the mountain people to see how they survive in such harsh conditions. There is also the Tashi Lakhang Monastery believed to be constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche to explore.
It takes four hours downhill to reach MahendraPul, a 80m high suspension bridge over the Lapche River. From there, we have to climb uphill along a trail that takes us through several monasteries for two hours to reach Nar.
A rest is necessary as your body is very tired and you need to acclimatize to high altitude. You can explore the culturally-rich Nar village.
You have to climb up the Kang La pass which lies over 17,000 feet from sea level. Then we trek down to Ngawal and rest for the day. The entire day’s trek takes about eight hours.
Majority of the day will be spent walking on the sides of steep mountains but almost all of it is smooth. We will gain quite an altitude as we trek alongside rivers to reach Manang. Here we walk past world’s highest commercial airport, the Manang Airport, and the ancient Buddhist monastery of Braga. We will stay at a guesthouse in Manang village. We will reach our guesthouse in Manang village after five hours of trekking.
We will trek uphill to Khusang and this will be a tough climb which will take a toll on your body. However, the forests and the mountains provide a very good distraction from your fatigue. Three-fourths of the track is smooth. It takes about four hours in total to reach Yak Kharkha.
You have to climb up for five hours. This will definitely put a lot of pressure on your legs but we will pass through several villages and stops to keep you fresh. Consider views of the Himalayan peaks as pain relief.
This is a very long and hard day of trekking. We start before sunrise and walk through a windy trail for to Thorong-La Pass, the highest point in our travel. A steep downhill trail takes us to Muktinath from there. You have to trek for eight hours this day. The Muktinath Mandir is one of the holiest shrines for both Hindus and Buddhists as is believed to be the home of the god of liberation, Lord Muktinath (Lord Shiva). A lot of devotees, including holy Sadhus, make the pilgrimage to this place.
We climb down for six hours by a graveled road to Jomsom. This tourist town which lies on the either side of the Kali Gandaki River is its gusty weather and happening hangouts. You might be tempted to celebrate here after your trekking in the Himalayas.
A less-than-twenty-minutes flight takes you to Pokhara. There are plenty of places to visit in Pokhara like the Devi’s Falls, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda, the Phewa Lake, the Sarangkot Hill and many more. Pokhara is a great place to go shopping in the day and partying in the night.
We drive pass several hills and towns on hour six hours’ journey to Kathmandu. The view of the Himalayas in the distance will surely remind you of your travel there. We will host a farewell dinner for you before you leave.
You will be on a plane back home and we will be there to see you off. Thank you and come again.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.
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As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR