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Nar Phu to Poon Hill Trek via Annapurna Circuit in 20 days

Nar Phu to Annapurna Circuit Trek with Poon Hill is the most adventure treks in Nepal. The trekking is incredible diversity with panoramic views of soaring peaks. Nar Phu is a true hidden gem that offers a rare opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys, old monasteries and Tibetan cultures. So, in 20 days Nar Phu valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a wilderness trekking experience in the Himalayas. The world's best trekking trails that hold two high passes-Kang La and Thorong La pass over 5000 m. The trek is tough and challenging, so a good physical fitness level is necessary. Nar Phu to Annapurna Circuit Trek is adventures as you will encounter extra-ordinary mountain landscapes and cultures. For booking regarding the trek from Nar Phu to Poon Hill via Annapurna Circuit, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at +977 9851023742.

Trip Fact

Name: Nar Phu Annapurna Circuit Poon Hill Trek

Trek Duration: 20 days

Trek Difficulty: Medium

Trek Season: Sep to Mar,Jan to June

Trek Altitude: 850m- 5300m

Trek Cost: USD 1250-USD 2060

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trip Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus /Car / Flight

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Pokhara

Annapurna Nar Phu Poon Hill Trek  is an adventure 20 days journey to Nar Phu Valley, Annapurna Circuit and Ghorepani Poon Trek.

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20 days Nar Phu Annapurna Circuit Poon Hill Trek is a lovely and non commercial trek route.This is a perfect trip who want to challenge adventure in the mountain, crossing Kang La and Thorong La Pass.

Nar Phu is a true hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore unspoiled valley that features a mix of Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. You will get wilderness experience that is as unforgettable as it is spectacular. Nar Phu Trek combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompa and unique ethnically Tibetan cultures.  The colorful Tibetan shortens and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges are an ideal ways to learn about life deep in the mountains of Nepal. Once we cross over the high Kang La Pass, and then down again to Ngawal, a popular stop on the main Annapurna Circuit trek give you a chance to enjoy some home comforts. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek is among Nepal's most popular trekking trail draw thousands of trekkers every year. You can find spectacular beauty that can find along the trekking, which includes small villages in every few hours tea houses accommodation offers good food, thirst quenching drinks, and a warm, cozy place to spend the night. Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular and easiest trek in Annapurna region. It is at an altitude of 3200 m and just beneath the greatest Himalayan range, the area is famous for fascinating traditional villages, ethnic communities, rhododendron forests and magnificent 360-degree views of more than ten snow capped mountains. 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, receive you at Kathmandu airport and drive to hotel. 
Day 02: In Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu, and also it is possible to make guided Kathmandu tour visit the important historical and heritage sites. We will make ready Nar Phu restricted area trekking and ACAP permit. Short trip briefing about trekking, and meeting with guide.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishahar(850m, 6 hours)
Breakfast and get bus drive to Besishahar for 6 to 7 hours. It is also possible to drive by private jeep and car there but the cost will be additional. Stay night at guest house in Besishahar.
Day 04: Besishahar to Koto (2610m, 6 hrs)
Breakfast and take a sharing jeep drive to Koto and stay night at guest house in Koto.
Day 05: Trek to Meta (3560m, 7 hrs)
A trek through a thick pine and rhododendron forest, following the Naar Khola River brings us to Meta. We will not see any lodges or teahouses until we get to Meta so we will bring a packed lunch with us from Koto. Overnight stay at the local-house.
Day 06: Trek to Phu Gaon (4250m, 7 hrs)
We follow the Phu Khola, through an almost desert valley, enjoying stunning views of Kangaroo Mountain, Pokharkan and Amotsang Himal. It is a gradual incline today, not too difficult. The first migrants from Tibet settled in Phu Gaon nearly 200 years ago, we will stay here for the night in a very basic, local teahouse.
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Phu Gaon
We will stay an extra day here to acclimatize to the increasing elevation. We can wonder around the town, talk to the local people and visit the ancient monastery that was built by the first Tibetan migrants, we will stay here for the night in a very basic, local teahouse.
Day 08: Trek to Nar (4110m, 7 hrs)
We again take a packed lunch, as there will be no lodges or restaurants along the way today. We descend to Mahayandra Pool. The old King of Nepal once visited here and financed the bridge you will see crossing the River Naar Khola. We then take a steep descent all the way to Nar where we will stay in a teahouse for the night. 
Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day
We will see amazing panoramic views from here of Pisang Peak, Kangaroo, Pokharkan and Amodsang Himal as we relax for the day before some more strenuous trekking in the. We can take a short 2 hour hike to help us acclimatize and for some more pleasant mountain vistas. Overnight at the tea-house.
Day 10: Trek to Ngwal (3660m) via the Kangla Pass (5322m, 8 hrs)
A challenging day ahead, we need to leave Ngwal by 4 am to be able to conquer today’s difficult trek. A gradual incline for 2 hours before we will need to scramble up a steep, rocky track. You will not be disappointed when you reach the top and all your efforts will be worth it, you will be awestruck by a mountain paradise. 360 degree, panoramic views of these snow-capped, majestic mountains await you. We then descend down a very steep track to Ngwal and our teahouse for the night. 
Day 11: Trek to Manang (3540m,  4 hrs)
A well-deserved and welcomed easy trekking route today, through the pine forest and local Manang and Gurung villages. Manang is one of the main villages in the area and is the home to a very beautiful monastery. We stay the night in a local teahouse. The level of accommodation now improves and probably seems quite luxurious compared to the teahouses of the previous nights in the more remote regions. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 12: Sightseeing in Manang village
We spend our time visiting monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake and doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. We can also visit Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight at guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m, 3 - 4 hours)
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead.
Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m, 3 - 4 hrs)
We make our way to the foot of the pass, Thorong Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi. Overnight at Guest house, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 15: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m, 7/8 hrs)
Today, early in the morning, we start our climb to the pass. The initial stage of the ascend is very steep. As we approach the peak it becomes much sloppier. After making our way through rocky ridges, we will be on the top of the pass (5416m). The top offers an unexplainable 360 degree panorama of snow capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Looking back, we can view several peaks of Annapurna and in front of us is the unfathomable gorge of Kali Gandaki. Our trail then descends steeply down to Muktinath (3800m) an important pilgrimage sight for Hindus. It is a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists as well. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 16: Muktinath to Tatopani(1600m, 60km)
Breakfast and drive to Tatopani by bus  for 5 to 6 hours. A scenic drive through Marpha, Tukuche, Ghasa. Stay night at guest house in Tatopani.
Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani(2800m, 18 km, 7 to 8 hours)
Breakfast and trek all uphill to Ghorepani, the best view point to the  Himalayan panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. Stay night at guest house in Ghorepani.
Day 18: Ghorepani to Pokhara(850m, 18km, 6 to 7 hours)
Breakfast and wake up early in the morning, and hike to Poon hill to see early moring sunrise view and the Himalayan vista of Annapurna, Manalsu, Machhapuchhare and Dhaulagiri. Back to Ghorepani for breakfast and trek to Nayapul and get private car or cab drive to Pokhara. It is also possible to get jeep drive from Ulleri but the charge you have to pay by yourself. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu(200km, 6 hours)
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive to Kathmandu for 6 hours. 
Day 20: Kathmandu airport
Breakfast and free day on your own, walking around Thamel for the last minutes shopping, and transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Twin Sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Besishahar by bus transfer
  • Besishahar to Koto by sharing jeep transfer
  • All the necessary trekking permit Nar Phu restricted trek permit, ACAP and TIMS card.
  • English speaking guide during the trek and all his expenses like meals, accommodation. salary, insurance and transfer.
  • Tea house lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek.
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by private car or sharing jeep transfer
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus transfer.
  • All the government taxes and company service charge
Cost not Includes
  • Private Transfer and Flight Cost-Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Porter to carry your luggage
  • Travel insurance in case of emergency for medication and rescue evacuation.
  • Lunch, dinner and sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, cost for charging battery of camera.
  • Any kind of drinks like coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and hot water
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

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