Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the unexplored, unspoiled, and less crowded off-beaten trekking trail of Nepal. This adventurous trek leads you to two hidden valleys between the Trans- Himalayas.
This trek starts from Jagat and follows the Annapurna Circuit trek trail. The trail to Nar Phu Valley diverges from Annapurna Circuit Trek trail at Koto. From Koto, the trail traverse from the regular route to the off-beaten path that leads to Nar Phu valley in the north of the Manang valley.
The trail proceeds via Kang La Pass and enters into Nar village. After exploring Nar village, the trail enters into the Phu villages. These two villages are glory where you can experience the untouched natural and cultural beauty of the Trans-Himalayan land.
Walking via wild, dry, and rocky terrain is one of the major specialty of this trek. The trekking trail also goes via beautiful locations like Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi and pass via Thorong La Pass and visit the holy temple of Muktinath.
Ancient Tibetan culture with the superb views of massif Annapurna Himalayan range is a major highlight of Nar Phu Valley trek. The culture of the Himalayan people along the trail is fascinating to observe.
Nar Phu Valley Trek requires special trekking permits via government registered trekking agencies. Although on the trail there are enough tea houses or lodges, you can do camping trek as well. Teahouse accommodations are simple, and almost along the trail you’ll find Nepalese food.
All in all, experiencing the wilderness and beauty of trans Himalayan region from this off-beaten trail is just beyond your imagination!
Moreover, if you would you like to avoid the crowded trekking trails like Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, then you can opt for this trek.
- Sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley including UNESCO world heritage sites
- Walk via fantastic Trans-Himalaya Landscape with unique rock formation
- Fantastic views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and Himlung Peak
- Cross the Kang La Pass (5,315 m), on the way to Manang
- Thorong La Pass
- Visit Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus
- Explore the remote hidden valley, i.e. Bhotia villages
- Experience the remoteness life of Himalayan people
- Experience unique Tibetan-Buddhists culture
- Witness endangered flora and fauna including snow leopard and blue sheep
|Day 01||Arrival to Kathmandu (1,338 m)||-|
|Day 02||Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation||-|
|Day 03||Drive to Jagat (1,100 m)||8-9 hrs jeep drive|
|Day 04||Trek to Dharapani (1,960 m)||7-8 hrs|
|Day 05||Trek to Koto (2,610 m)||5-6 hrs|
|Day 06||Trek to Meta (3,560 m)||7-8 hrs|
|Day 07||Trek to Phu Gaon (4,080 m)||7-8 hrs|
|Day 08||Phu Gaon: Acclimatization Day||-|
|Day 09||Trek to Nar (4,110 m)||6-7 hrs|
|Day 10||Nar: Acclimatization Day||-|
|Day 11||Trek to Ngawal via Kang La Pass (5,306 m)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 12||Trek to Manang (3,540 m)||4-5 hrs|
|Day 13||Trek to Yak Kharka (4,018 m)||3-4 hrs|
|Day 14||Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600 m)||3-4 hrs|
|Day 15||Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m)||8 hrs|
|Day 16||Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m)||5-6 hrs|
|Day 17||Morning Flight to Pokhara (827 m)||30 minutes|
|Day 18||Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening||5-6 hrs|
|Day 19||Transfer to the International Airport for Final Flight Departure||-|
Max Elevation: 1338 m, Kathmandu
Osho Vision’s representative will greet you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our staff will escort you to the respective hotel. After checking into the hotel, you may take rest or visit around.
After freshening up, you’ll visit our office for a short briefing about the trip. In the evening, you’ll join a welcome dinner where you’ll get a chance to interact with your trek guide and fellow trekkers.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we’ll start the sightseeing tour of historical monuments. At first, you’ll visit one of the most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva -Pashupatinath Temple.
We’ll also visit monkey temple, Swayambhunath and largest Buddhist stupa- Boudhanath. You’ll also walk via Kathmandu Durbar Square. Living goddess Kumari temple, Kal Bhairav Temple, Nautale Durbar, Taleju Temple, and the freak street are some highlights of the square.
In the evening, your trekking guide will check your trekking gear and equipment. If anything left, you can purchase in colorful tourist market Thamel.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Travel Duration: 8-9 hrs jeep drive
Max Elevation: 1,100 m
At early dawn, you begin the trek with a long drive to Jagat. Throughout the drive, you’ll enjoy the picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, waterfalls, rivers, and mountain vistas.
After 7-8 hours of the drive, you’ll reach Jagat via Besisahar. The road is quite dusty however, the scenic view from our window will compensate these bumping ride.
Overnight stay at a teahouse in Jagat.
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours
Max Elevation: 1,960 m
After breakfast, you begin the trek descending the Ghatte Khola stream and ascending again via forest to reach Chamje. From Chamje, crossing the suspension bridge over Marshyangdi river and climbing steadily uphill you reach Tal, a former lakebed.
Continuing the trail via wheat, potato, and barley fields along the pine forest we pass Khorte and Karte village and finally reach Dharapani. It is one of the biggest Tibetan villages in Manang valley.
You’ll spend an overnight at a teahouse in Dharapani.
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Max Elevation: 2,610 m
Early in the morning, you’ll head toward to the typical Tibetan style village of Bagarchha via pine and fir forests. In this village, we’ll visit the whitewashed monastery. A steep climb from Danakyo will take you to Timang village.
Enroute, you’ll enjoy the good view of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna II, and other surrounding peaks. Walking via pine forests, at first you reach Latamarang and finally reach Koto. It is a small village where you encounter Gurung communities.
Overnight at a teahouse in Koto village.
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours
Max Elevation: 3,560 m
Leaving behind the main trail of Annapurna Circuit, you’ll head towards the high valley of Nar and Phu. The trail leads into a narrow gorge between great walls of high rock cliffs and enters into the alpine forest of pine and rhododendron.
On the trail, you’ll pass via many small streams and suspension bridge before reaching Dharamshala. Before we reach Dharamshala, a beautiful waterfall will greet you. Soon after Dharmashala, the trail leads towards Meta.
En route, you’ll pass via the forests, and after a steep climb, you’ll reach Meta Village. This tiny village stands on a Tibetan Plateau and, it is a first ex-Khampa settlement on this trek route.
You’ll spend a night at a teahouse in Meta village.
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours
Max Elevation: 4,080 m
After breakfast, you’ll follow the uphill and downhill trail and traverse via suspension bridge over different streams. Walking along the left bank high above the Dho Khola you’ll reach Junam Goth- the next ex-Khapma settlement.
Further, the trail gradually descends to the side valley with two parallel streams. After crossing the stream, you continue the trek and ascend to lower and upper Chiyako. Again the trail passes via a steep slope, and after few up and downhill climb trail descend to Kyang- another Khampa settlement.
From Kyang, walking on the rocky trail for about 3-4 hours, you’ll reach main entrance gate of one of the hidden valleys-the Phu valley. Soon after the valley widens and you’ll cross the bridge and pass via some old Buddhists Chortnes and Mani Walls.
The beautiful Phu village is rest on the hill at the confluence of Phu river. The teahouses of this village are very well maintained. Therefore you’ll spend a night at one of the finest teahouses in Phu village.
In the high altitude trek, the acclimatization day is essential. So, this day is for both purpose: acclimatization and exploration of Phu village.
Therefore, after having a hearty breakfast, you’ll visit Thashi Lhakhang Monastery- considered to be one of the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. After exploring the monastery, you’ll also visit Yak Pasteur just below the glacier.
You’ll get a close insight of culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the ethnic group living in the village. The surrounding landscape is wild, and barren and you can notice the Tibetan influence in the architecture of their homes and gompas.
After exploring the village, you’ll get back to the teahouse for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours
Max Elevation: 4,110 m
After breakfast at Phu village, you’ll head towards another hidden valley Nar village. You’ll retrace our step back to Phu gate Khyang, Charkha, and Jhunam to the main junction where the trail heads towards Nar village.
Walking along the bank of Phu Khola you’ll head towards a flat ground of Nar Phedi. Enjoying the breathtaking scenery and passing via Buddhist’s mani walls, you continue your walk towards Phu Khola and reach a suspension bridge over Phu Khola.
Again you’ll continue the walk for an hour, and after a steep uphill climb, you reach Nar village for an overnight stay.
Today is the second acclimatization day for this trek. In a high altitude trek, it’s essential to adapt to the thin air. Therefore, today you’ll do side trips and other activities that help in the process of acclimatization.
Nar village is bigger than Phu village. It is a non-touristic region, as only a few trekkers visit this region. You’ll visit Tashi Lhakhang and hike to Himlung Base Camp.
You’ll explore the culture and lifestyle of the trans-Himalayan people in the village. You’ll spend a night at a tea house in Nar village.
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
Max Elevation: 5,306 m, Kang La Pass
Early in the morning, you’ll ascend via the lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola. Walking on the pleasant path across the yak pastures, you’ll get superb views of the west ridge of Pisang Peak. The trail takes you to Jhombu Kharka also known as Kang La Phedi at the bottom of Kang La Pass.
It’ll take around two hours to cross the Kang La Pass. You need to be little careful as to get to the top of the pass you’ve to make it via steep trail. From the top of the pass, you’ll get the beautiful view of massif Annapurna range and other surrounding peaks. After three hours of steep descent, you’ll reach Ngawal village for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours
Max Elevation: 3,540 m
Leaving behind an old and beautiful Ngawal village, you’ll head towards Manang. Today you’ll follow the easy trail and get to enjoy the superb view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Pisang Peak.
On the trail, you’ll pass beautiful Braga village, home to Braga Monastery. Further, leaving the main trail off to Tilicho lake on the left corner you’ll continue your walk to Manang for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours
Max Elevation: 4,110 m
Early in the morning, crossing a stream, you gradually climb to Tenki village about Manang and continue our trek towards the Marshyangdi valley. Passing a few yak pastures, you’ll ascend northwards.
Further, following the trail, you’ll reach a small village of Gunsasn where you’ll get to see the house made of flat mud roof.
Soon you will cross a small river on a wooden bridge and reach Yak Kharka,a small settlement. This tiny village offers an outstanding view of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours
Max Elevation: 4,600 m
Today, following the Annapurna Circuit trail, you’ll head towards Thorong Phedi. You’ll gradually ascend the flat trail to reach Thorong Phedi. Throughout the Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi, you’ll enjoy the great mountain views including Mt. Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, Thorung Peak, and Tilicho Peak.
Actually, there are two options you can choose for night stay either Thorong Phedi or High Camp. According to your body fitness, our guide will decide where to stay. In fact, most trekkers make to high camp to get the stunning mountain views and also it make easy to cross Thorong La Pass.
However, sleeping in the higher elevation is not advisable so, you’ll stop at Thorong Phedi for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 8 hours
Max Elevation: 5,416 m, Thorong La Pass
You have come to end of our Annapurna Circuit trek. In fact, the trail from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath connects two valleys: Marshyangdi valley and Kali Gandaki valley or Manang and Mustang.
Crossing one of the famous high passes, Thorong La Pass will be an amazing lifetime unforgettable experience!
You’ll start the trek from Thorong Phedi. The trail from Thorong Phedi to High Camp is quite steep. From here the trail gets pleasant, but the hiking is no less tough as the high-altitude starts to affect you..
However, the walking on the icy high altitude trail is worthwhile to view from the top of the pass is truly breathtaking!
After enjoying magnificent panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, you’ll start to descend to Muktinath for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Max Elevation: 2,715 m
Early in the morning, you’ll explore around the Muktinath temple. It is famous for its 108 cold springs, ancient fossils, and natural methane gas. You visit a Vishnu temple and a nearby monastery. After strolling around the temple area, you’ll be back to the teahouse.
After having breakfast, you’ll head towards Jomsom, the capital of the Mustang district. At first, you’ll climb Lubra Dana and walk down to Lubra village, one of the picturesque Thakali village in this area.
The stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other surrounding peaks are simply amazing. Finally, walking on the flat and wide trail, you’ll reach Jomsom for an overnight stay.
Trek Duration: 30 minutes
Max Elevation: 8,27 m
Today, in the early morning, you’ll take a mountain flight to Pokhara. Once you check into the hotel, you’ll have full leisure time to explore Pokhara city. You can stroll around the lakeside or also can go for a boat ride in Fewa Lake. Also, you can have some good massage to recover from tiredness after such a long trek in the high mountains. Overnight at Pokhara.
After having breakfast, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu in a 6-7 hours drive. Once you reach Kathmandu, you’ll transfer to the hotel. After taking a short rest, you can go for last-minute shopping at nearby places like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
In the evening, we’ll celebrate the successful completion of our adventurous trek with a farewell dinner.
Overnight at Kathmandu.
Our Osho Vision representative will take you to the airport for your flight home. Or, you can extend your vacation for short tours like Jungle safari, paragliding tour, rafting, Tibet tour, etc.
Trip Note: We can customize this trip according to our client requirements. Feel free to contact us for the further queries. Happy Trekking!
- Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in tea houses during the days in a trek
- All Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu half day sightseeing
- Tour-guides for sightseeing
- Airfare from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS card fee
- A professional English speaking guide
- All government taxes, VAT, and service charges
- First aid kit box
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee
- International Airfare
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal gear for trekking
- Extra baggage charges
- Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Gratitudes to the guide and porter
Here is a comprehensive packing list for trekking in the Annapurna region. This packing list equally applies to all trekkers as well as all seasons and routes for the Everest Base Camp trek.
Depending on the number of trekking days, you can adjust the number of items for clothing and equipment respectively. You can use this list as a guideline. Please keep in mind that it is not necessary to have all of it. Also, since packing is subjective use your judgment to decide on what to take.
Moreover, Kathmandu is the great place to buy trekking gear at an affordable price. So, let’s take a look:
- Valid Passport
- Airline Tickets
- Photocopies of Passport and 2 passport photographs
- Travel Insurance
- Enough Cash
- Sun Protection Hat
- Woolen Hat
- Beanie or Headband
- Balaclava or Buff
- Bandana Scarf
- Short Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
- Long Sleeve Shirt, moisture-wicking fabric
- Lightweight Thermal Tops
- Down Vest
- Sports Bra
- Insulated Jacket
- Fleece Jacket
- Wind Jacket
- Waterproof Jacket
- Lightweight Poly-liner Gloves
- Lightweight Wool or Fleece Gloves
- Thermal underwear
- Hiking Shorts
- Hiking Pants
- Fleece Pants
- Lightweight Thermal Bottoms (seasonal)
- Waterproof Shell Pants (Breathable Fabric)
- Hiking Boots (waterproof)
- Camp Sandals
- Hiking Socks
- Thermal Socks
- Sock Liners (prevents blisters)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
- Duffel Bag
- Small Lock for Duffel Bag
- Waterproof Rucksack Covers (optional)
- Stuff Sacks for Dirty Clothes/Shoes
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Bag Liner
- Air mattress
- Pillow (small)
- Walking sticks / Trekking Poles
- Flashlight/ Torch
- Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
Medical and First-Aid Kit
- First-aid kit
- Wound and healing ointment
- Pain relief gel
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Insect repellent spray
- Water purification tablets
Personal Gear and Toiletries
- Trekking Towel
- Pee Bottle or Funnel (optional)
- Small Locks
- Waterproof Ziplock Bags
- Lip balm with sun protection
- Facial moisturizer
- Hand lotion
- Deodorant and Soap
- Dry shampoo
- Wet wipes
- Disinfectant tissues
- Toilet paper
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sleeping mask
- Cotton buds
- Toiletries bag
- Notebook and Pen
- Guidebook/ Trekrout Map
- Travel Games i.e. cards, chess, scrabble etc
- Plug Adapter
- Swim Suit
- Portable Solar Charger
Q1. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or do I need to apply online?
You have the option of both. You can get on arrival tourist visa at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You can obtain it at the airport. It is also available at the nearest Nepal Embassy.
You will need $25 for 15 days of tourist visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30 days, and $100 for 90 days. You might also need two photos.
You can apply online visa at http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/ .
Q2. Do I need travel insurance for trekking in the Annapurna region?
Of course Yes, you need to purchase travel insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers trip cancellation, travel delay, loss/damage of baggage, medical emergencies, and medical evacuation as well. In case of any confusion, please contact us.
Q3. What are the extra documents I should carry?
Beside the visa, for trekking here in Nepal you can bring a copy of your insurance, your passport, and copies of photos (passport size) for the permits. Talking about the requirement of permits for trekking in Annapurna region, as this place has no as such restricted region, you will just need a TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). We will be dealing with all the process regarding the permits and card. You don’t have to worry at all!
Q4. Is trekking in Annapurna Region safe?
After the devastating earthquake in 2015 April, many tourists and trekkers have this big question in their mind. Though the earthquake heavily affected the trails, now it is completely fine. Despite the news of accidents, freak weather events, and occasions hazards are common.
All in all, Nepal is safe for trekking and so is Annapurna Region.
Q5. Is it economic to trek in Annapurna region?
As Nepal is fully set up well for trekking, there are abundant of affordable lodges and tea houses providing good fooding and lodging. Trekking in Nepal is cheap as they charge lower amount compared to other countries.
Similarly, trekking in Annapurna region is economical. The rough estimation for the normal expenses are as follows:
- For the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): USD 20
- For TIMS (Trekkers’ Informational Management System) card: USD 10-20
- For food and accommodation per day: USD 15-20
- Trekking Guide per day cost: USD 25-30
- Porter Charge per cost: USD 15-18
Q6. Do I need a guide to trek this region or can I go on my own?
Both of them are advantageous in their own ways. But hiring guide and porter is more enjoyable as you will have to bear less worries and heavy bags. With them you won’t have risk of getting lost and they will even help you in the case of any emergencies.
Q7. How long can trekking in Annapurna Region be?
This totally depends on the route you want to take, and the level of adventure you want to experience.
Some trek with the Annapurna region are as long as 20+ days whereas the short treks like Ghorepani Poon Hill, Royal trek completes within 3-4 days. Both have their own gig and enjoyment. It will completely depend upon your choice regarding time, finances, fitness, and interests.
As the Annapurna Region is fully functioning, the possibilities are almost endless. Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit are two most popular routes with numerous trails around.
Q8. How difficult is it to trek in Annapurna Region?
This is quite difficult to answer exactly as trek in higher altitude can be hard even for physically fit people. But if you are fully prepared both mentally and physically then the journey will get easier.
Also, there are various level of trekking grade here in Annapurna. You have the option of easy treks like Royal trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to strenuous trek like Annapurna Circuit Trek. So depending on your stamina, confidence, and experience, you can make your choice. This will make your trip more fruitful and enjoyable.
Also to mention, the itinerary you follow will determine the easiness of your trek. Design your trek in such a way that you walk a comfortable distance each day and have enough power to endure next day.
Q9. When should I go trekking in Annapurna Region?
Among 14 highest peaks (> 8000m) in the world, Nepal homes eight of them. And, about half of them lies here in Annapurna region. So, the stunning views of high massifs are for sure.
As Annapurna Region itself have many trekking options, different region lie in various geographical conditions. But as Annapurna region belongs to rain shaded area, most of its trekking options like Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek can be done all over the year.
But if you wish more lush views and want to avoid unnecessary obstacles, spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the best season to prefer.
Q10. What is the condition of temperature and weather in the region?
Weather in high mountains is always hard to predict. This totally depends on the location, altitude, and time of year. Generally, the days are warm and nights are a bit cool.
Moreover, due to the Annapurna’s location, weather here is significantly different than other regions. Thus, the trekking region has variable climatic changes.
As the large portion of Annapurna is rain-shadow area, trekking is possible throughout the year.
The region takes you through sub-tropical region to the alpine peak section. Thus, you experience the every level of geographical and climatic zones.
The temperature drops as the altitude increases.
Being the busiest trekking season, the weather is calm and cool. The average day temperature is 14-17 degree Celsius and that of night is above freezing. With the crystal clear view, the chances of rainfall is very low.
The coldest weather period in the region is comparatively less preferable season climatewise. The day temperature is very cold and the nights are totally freezing. In this winter period, the days are even cloudy, dull, and dry.
Rain is not frequent but snowfall or avalanches are highly possible.
As this lies in the spring season, the average temperature is around 10 degrees Celsius and nights are below 1 or 2 degrees.
It could be hot at lower sections and even arid in some regions.
This is the monsoon period characterized by heavy downpours, huge mudslides, and crawling leeches. Though the rain does not really affect the region as most of them are rain-protected. The lower regions may receive 800mm of rain whereas the rate is 50mm at Jomsom and Marpha region.
Q11. What are the possibilities of getting altitude sickness?
The chances of having altitude sickness doesn’t relates with how fit you are. Though the effects of altitude sickness are mostly likely to come on when you’re above 3000 meters. It would be wise if you don’t ascend 300-400 meters per day after that altitude. This means short walk within couple of hours.
Always remember not to ascend too high or too quick. Also, good health, proper care, and drinking plenty of water are the obvious prevention ideas.
Moreover to be familiar with the heights, we have prepared itinerary focusing proper acclimatization. If you get any symptoms on the trail, then we will immediately descend to lower altitude. In the case of emergency, our professionals also provide medical support. Helicopter rescue is also available.
Q12. Where will I stay?
At Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will arrange a three-star hotel with breakfast included. Whilst on the trekking routes, for night stay, there are options of lodges, tea houses, or even camping. Amongst, the tea house is the most popular one. The accommodation will be simple, comfortable, and clean. They generally provide basic facilities with a mattress and a quilt/blanket. The rooms are either single or double bedded.
Here, in seasonal month, you may even have to share your room or sleep in the dining hall. Thus, it is better to carry a sleeping bar fulfilling your own sleeping requirement.
Talking about the latrine service in the teahouse, toilets are always outside the room with basic facilities. Most tea houses have western flushing toilet but in higher region the simple squat toilets are available.
Q13. What will I eat?
We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.
While there are many options and menus on fooding list too. From basic dal bhat to there are pasta, momo, curries, pizza, pancakes, porridge, eggs, and potatoes.
The foods are freshly cooked in the kitchen. There are different varieties of delicious Nepali and continental dishes. The local, daal bhat (rice and lentils) with some mixed vegetables is the best choice. Also, the garlic soup will help you with acclimatization.
To go vegetarian in the mountains is an excellent idea in every aspect.
Talking about drinks, you will find all common types of drinks like coffee, tea, hot lemon with honey, green tea, ginger tea, soft as well as hard drinks.
Good to veg all over the trek. Choose vegetarian dal bhat for lunch, a combination of rice, dal, and vegetables. They are real worth and healthy from all aspect.
Q14. What about drinking water on the trail of the Annapurna region?
You need to carry the means to purify water like iodine or a fine ceramic filters as the streams could be contaminated. You also have the option of bottled water but the disposal of plastic bottles is the problem.
We recommend the mineral water but boiled water is as always much preferable. That doesn’t make any harm to your digestive system.
Q15. What is the mode of communication while we are trekking?
For communicating, there are telephone in some village along the routes. They can even make international calls. Moreover, our guildes will carry the local mobiles. As the Nepali communication lines like Nepal Telecom and Ncell has good network coverage, you can have national as well as international call directly and easily.
Q16. What is the condition of charging electronic device on the trail?
As Nepal is a developing country, electricity on several trekking cities can be scare. Even in the trekking areas with electricity resource, you may face load shedding. Due to which you may have to pay 100-800 Nrs per hour to charge your gadgets and others. Same is the case in Annapurna Base Camp.
So, it is better to carry extra necessary electronic gadgets like power bank, batteries, torches, solar panels etc with you.
Q17. What to wear while trekking in Annapurna region?
This depends on where and which season you trek as not all treks are of higher altitude. But independent of your location, always remember to carry warm clothes like down jackets, thermals, and warmers. This is the preparation for unseasonable cold and unpredictable weather on your route. The above list on clothing and equipments will surely help you.
Q18. What type of preparation should I do for trekking in Annapurna Region?
Trekking regions are of various range. Trek like Royal trek are short and easy, whereas Annapurna Base Camp is of moderate range and Annapurna Circuit trek is comparatively hard.
Thus, an average people with moderate fitness is able to trek this region. No previous experience is even necessary. Though short hikes and walks are highly recommended. Also, some physical fitness programs targeting cardiovascular and strength training will make your journey more sophisticated.
You can go from normal swimming to stair training, pull ups, sit-ups, crunches, and even light weightlifting. The thing to remember is always listen to your body and don’t train over the limit.
Similarly, for mental conditioning, keep yourself healthy by following healthy habits. Keep yourself properly hydrated, have healthy intake like food rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals.
Moreover, you can do some yogas and meditations to bring optimism and sooth your mind. It would be also useful to have conversations with trekkers who have already trekked the region. Also, keep on digging informations on your trekking region as much as you can.
Q19. What are the options and preparations regarding safety and security?
The foremost concern while trekking on higher altitude should always be safety and security. From the day of your arrival to the date of your departure, we are always there to help you by all means.
Regarding safety, we have remedial services like first aid kit, oxygen bag, etc. With trained staffs, you also can get remedy for in case physical loss or altitude sickness. Not to worry, we have full planned itinerary focusing on acclimatization to avoid unnecessary obstacles.
Helicopter service for emergency rescue is also available.
Q20. Are there tailor-made trips/program for trekking in Annapurna Region?
Yes, there is! Though we have pre-planned itineraries for all treks in the Annapurna Region, you are free to create your own. If you have any specific ideas on some regions or multiple treks or want to combine trips, we can surely arrange. So, send us your probable plans and we will work out on it.
Just contact us. We will be more than happy to help you in any way!