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MANASLU TO THE LOST VALLEYS OF NARPHU TREK - NEPAL
A SPECTACULAR TRAVERSE OF NEPAL'S MOST STUNNING MOUNTAINS
33 days - The Remote NarPhu Valleys - Thorong La Pass - Buddhist culture
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This unique and little-traveled itinerary links the circuit around Manaslu with a traverse of the northern Annapurna Range while crossing the Thorong La Pass at 17,765 feet. We will pass through remote Buddhist hamlets as we work our way up to the foot of Manaslu's North Face. After time for exploration, we cross the Larkya La pass (16,847feet), join the traditional Annapurna Circuit Trail and then detour north into the upper Manang District to the ancient Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu. Entering this region is as if we stepped back in time. First occupied in the 10th Century, the stone citadels of Nar and Phu have changed little since and this area is said to have the highest concentration of Snow Leopard per square kilometer in Nepal. To the west lies the 'Great Barrier', rising high above Tilicho Lake. To the north of Manang Village, we follow the pilgrim route over the Thorong La Pass to the holy town of Muktinath and down to the airstrip village of Jomsom.
The Manaslu and the Lost Valleys Trek (Camping Trip) is part of our Epic Himalayan Journey Series! These trips are led by one of our experienced trekking guides and represent the gourmet trekking offerings of the great Himalayan Range. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
2013 GROUP TRIP DEPARTURE DATE:
October 6 to November 7, 2013
(the trip date indicates the day you need to arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal and the day you can schedule to depart)
2013 LAND ONLY PER PERSON TRIP PRICE:
5 to 8 People: $4220.00
9 to 12 People: $4035.00
Single tent and hotel room supplement: $545.00 per person
Hotels: 4 nights hotels
Camping Trek: 28 nights of tented camping
Trek Grade: 28 days STRENUOUS trekking
Max. altitude: 17,765 feet / 5,416 meters on the Thorong La pass
Strenuous Trekking = physically very challenging and more suited to hikers who are used to extended days (6-10 hours) and who are competent over uneven and difficult terrain. These treks will involve lengthy periods at high altitudes.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Met upon arrival. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Arughat. Camp.
Day 3: Trek to Soti Khola. 2,340 feet. 5 hour trek. Camp.
Day 4: Trek to Machhe Khola. 4,000 feet. 5 hour trek. Camp.
Day 5: Trek to Gagat. 6,000 feet. 6 hour trek. Camp.
Day 6: Trek to Deng. 8-9 hour trek. Camp.
Day 7: Trek to Namru. 8 hour trek. Camp.
Day 8: Trek to Lho. 5 hour trek. Camp.
Day 9: Trek to Samagaon. 12,800 feet. 4 hour trek. Camp.
Day 10: Rest and exploration day at Samagaon. Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo. 4 hour trek. Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala. 14,800 feet. 5 hour trek. Camp.
Day 13: Cross the Larkya La (16,900ft.) to Bimtang (12,200ft.) 10 hour trek. Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Tilje. 10,300 feet. 6 hour trek. Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Koto - the Gateway into the Naar and Phu valleys. 8,660 feet. Camp.
Day 16: Following the Naar Phu River to our camp at Dharamsala. 10,530 feet. 6 hours. Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Meta Village. 11,710 feet. 3-4 hour trek. Camp.
Day 18: Trek to Kyang Village. 12,530 feet. 4-5 hour trek. Camp.
Day 19: Trek to the remote village of Phu (Phoo). 13,020 feet. 3-4 hour trek. Camp.
Day 20: Exploration day around Phu Village. Visit to the Tashi Lhakhang Monastery. Camp.
Day 21: Trek to Naar Phedi. 11,580 feet. 6-7 hour trek. 12,465 feet. Camp.
Day 22: Trek to Naar Village. 13,730 feet. 3-4 hour trek. Camp or Lodge.
Day 23: Trek to Kangla Phedi (base camp for the pass). 15,190 feet. 2-3 hour trek. Camp.
Day 24: Cross the Kangla Pass (17,430 feet) and descend to Ngawal. 12,530 feet. 7-8 hours. Camp.
Day 25: Trek to Manang Village. 11,550 feet. 4-5 hour trek. Camp.
Day 26: Trek to Yak Kharka. 13,250 feet. 4-5 hours. Camp.
Day 27: Trek to Thorong La High Camp. 16,010 feet. 5-6 hours. Camp or Lodge.
Day 28: Cross the Thorong La Pass (17,765 feet) to Muktinath. 12,460 feet. 7-8 hours. Camp.
Day 29: Trek to Jomsom. 8,925 feet. 5-6 hours. Camp or Lodge.
Day 30: Fly via Pokhara to Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 31: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu or contingency day on trek. Hotel, camp or lodge.
Day 32: Exploration, sightseeing and shopping day in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 33: Transfer to the airport and depart Kathmandu.
Country Information: About Nepal
The Manang District of Nepal: About the Manang District