DAY 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar 820m and up to Dharapani 1900m if possible.
We leave Kathmandu early around 7 00am and drive to Besisahar around 5 to 6 hours. We either spend the night in Besisahar or if we can get a connecting jeep we carry on to Dharapani four hours away. Night: TEA HOUSE
DAY 2: Besisahar/Dharapani to Koto Qupar 2600m 4 to 5 hours
The drive from Besisahar to Dharapani on a rough road will take around four hours. After lunch we start our walk to Koto Qupar the entrance of the Nar Phu Valley which will take us around four to five hours and we should reach the lodges of Koto Qupar by evening. Night: TEA HOUSE
DAY 3: Koto Qupar to Dharamsala 3220m: 5 to 6 hours
Travel along the gorge keeping on the right bank of the Nar Phu Khola and reach Dharamsala by late afternoon. It is a walk in the shadow of the forests hugging the cliffs. After around four hours reach a small cave marked Holaki Odar at 3060m. From here it is about a half hour to Dharamsala NIGHT: CAMP
DAY 4: Dharamsala to Khyang 3840m 6 to 7 hours
The trail leaves Dharamsala climbing all the way and reaches the winter settlement of Meta 3610 metres. From Meta reach the deserted fields of Chyakhu 3800 metres. Keep climbing and reach a small pass with excellent views of the Annapurnas. Finally reach Kyang with outstanding views of Pisang Peak, Annapurna II etc NIGHT: CAMP
DAY 5: Khyang to Phu 4070m 4 hours
The trail clings to the side of the cliffs and in about two hours passes the Phupi Gyalgoe gate to enter the spectacular region of Phu. In about an hour from the gate the village of Phu consisting of about 40 houses is reached. NIGHT: TEA HOUSE
DAY 6: Phu village to Nar Phedi 3550m 6 to 7 hours
From Phu retrace your steps down the valley until you reach the junction beyond Junam from where a trail heads westwards to the village of Nar Phedi which is our night stop. NIGHT: CAMP
DAY 7: Nar Phedi to Nar 4180m 4 to 5 hours
From Nar Phedi it is a steady climb up the valley proceeding west. Nar has 65 houses and is a bigger village than Phu with both tea houses and a number of monasteries. NIGHT: TEA HOUSE
DAY 8: Nar to Kang La Phedi 4620m 2 to 3 hours
Today is a very short day and a good aid to acclimatisation. You can leave late after exploring Nar and get into Kang la Phedi at the bottom of the pass by lunch time. It can get very cold at Phedi due to the height so be properly prepared. There is a small ACAP camp site here. NIGHT: CAMP
DAY 9: Kangla La Phedi to Kang la pass 5320m and down to Ngawal 3615m 7 to 8 hours
Make an early start for the pass and get there in three to four hours. It is a long way down from the pass to Ngawal where you rejoin the Annapurna circuit and the lodges of the circuit. NIGHT: TEA HOUSE
DAY 10: Ngawal to Chame 5 to 6 hours
We descend from Chame to Ghyaru with fabulous views of the Annapurnas and the stop for lunch at lower Pisang. After lunch we drop to Bhrtang and then down to Chame by evening. NIGHT: TEA HOUSE
DAY 11: Chame to Besisahar to Kathmandu
We leave Chame in the early morning by jeep and reach Besisahar in time for lunch. After lunch we take our own micro bus and return to Kathmandu. It’s a long day and we should be in Kathmandu by evening.
30th September to 10th October 2015 Kathmandu to Kathmandu .
The costs of this trek is Rs 80,000/- for SAARC citizens and USD 1500/- for foreigners.
The cost is per person for Kathmandu to Kathmandu (15 days) as per the itinerary given. Service Tax @ 3.50% is included as per Govt rules. Costs given above are at current rates and may change without notice. Changes if any will be notified 2 months before the trek.
- Transport from Kathmandu to Besisahar to Kathmandu in our own vehicle. Also jeep cost to DharapaniChame.
- All permits including Nar Phu restricted area permit, ACAP and TIMS as applicable.
- All accommodation on the trek on twin sharing basis. There are no luxury lodges on this route and accommodation will be basic without attached bathrooms. Tents for camping and fooding at camp included
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu one night on the way in and one night on the way out is covered in a three star hotel with breakfast.
- Cost of porters/guides for the trek. Please note that porters will carry one duffel bag or backpack not exceeding 10 kgs in weight for each trekker comprising of personal items, clothing, sleeping bag etc.
Costs not included
- Meals in Kathmandu and Meals at the Tea Houses are not included
- Breakfast lunch and dinner on the trek is not included. Desserts, drinks, and exotic items listed in the lodge menus are not included. Alcohol, cold drinks (coca cola, sprite, beer), juices, ice cream etc on the trek. Bottled drinks; boiled, filtered or bottled water; alcohol; snacks etc
- Client travel and medical insurance of any kind. Emergency evacuation costs if needed.
- Hot showers (Rs 200-300 per shower); Personal clothing and equipment; sleeping bag; down/ goretek jacket, medicines for personal use etc.
- Air fare from residence country to Nepal and back
- Tips to porters and guide at the end of trek
|Duffle Bag||All the equipment listed below other than what you need for the day should be packed into a duffle bag, locked and handed over to the porters in the morning. In case you cannot get a duffle bag in your home country these are available very cheap in Kathmandu and I can help you with this. The duffle bag should not weight more than 10 kgs!|
|1||Sleeping Bag||Warm sleeping bag is needed at least three season rated to 15F|
|2||Daypack or Hipbelt||To carry water, one jacket some nuts, chocolates, cap, camera to keep with you in the day, maybe gloves and cap as well, hiking poles etc.|
|3||Boots or Trekking Shoes||one pair|
|4||Slippers or Sandals for camp||lightweight to wear in the evenings|
|5||warm Socks||2 pairs to carry and one pair to wear|
|7||Underwear||1 to wear and 2 to carry|
|8||Warm Cap||one- Wool or fleece is usually good|
|9||Heavy jacket||the warmest you can get as nights and early mornings are cold - down is usually preferred otherwise a warm synthetic filled jacket.|
|10||Thermal Underwear ( top and bottom) - long johns||inner layer to wear at night and early morning ;|
|11||Mid Layer||Usually a jacket of fleece or wool which can be worn over a thermal layer or by itself while walking|
|12||T shirts for walking||one to wear and 2 to carry - if the sun is hot you can walk in a T shirt|
|13||Trousers /tights etc||one to wear and one to carry light weight preferred|
|14||One Rain Jacket /Wind Jacket/Soft Shell jacket||useful in case of wind ... you may need it in light rain though we would usually take shelter and wait for the rain to stop. Our trek is not in the rainy season though some light rain/snow in the late afternoon evenings cannot be ruled out.|
|15||Torch or headlamp||one small needed carry one set spare batteries|
|16||Sun bloc||one small tube should be ok spf 30 or 50|
|17||some essential medicines||vitamins, headache, fever, pain killers, diamox for altitude, your own specific medicines etc|
|18||Hiking poles||if you have bad knees then this is recommended especially on the down hills!!|
|19||Water bottle||one no 500 ml or 1 litre is ok you can use the 500 or 600 ml empty coke or pepis bottles|
|20||Sun glasses||the sun is strong in the day|
|21||Cap for the sun||ditto!|
|22||small towel||for baths and wash up in case you can use the hot shower|
|23||toothbrush, paste, soap, shampoo, vaseline, comb||and any other toilet items you may need!|
|24||wet tissues - wet ones for bathroom||called wet ones in India|
|25||some washing powder surf etc small||to wash clothes en route if needed|
|26||Nuts, raisins etc all mixed up||can be divided into small packets for daily use|
|27||Chocolates /Energy Bars/Amul cheese slices/tea bags||Carry some chocolates or energy bars to have on the way. Amul cheese slices are very useful and can be had as snacks when you are tired of sweets!|
|29||Volini gel/ Bengay etc for aches and pains||or any other equivalent|
|30||Iodine or chlorine tablets for water purification||available in Kathmandu- this is important as mineral water bottles are expensive; for overseas visitors you can get iodine tablets in REI and other large outdoor outlets|
|31||Electral or any other rehydating salts||Carry a few small packets of electrolyte - useful to have mixed with water if dehydrated|
|32||some spare plastic bags to pack wet stuff, dirty clothes etc|
|33||Book in case you want to read on the way and IPOd for music optional!|
|34||Two small locks one for your duffle bag and one for your room in case the lodge does not have a lock|
|35||Clothes line with hooks on either side in case you want to hang up your wet clothes to dry outside!!|
|36||Super Glue||To patch up boots that may give way!|
|37||Face mask||For dust, cold winds etc available in kathmandu|
|38||Extra shoe laces||one pair|
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