This is one of the rarest and most exotic treks in the Himalaya. Although the name Annapurna suggests that it is a popular destination, make no mistake, it is one of the rarest treks in Nepal. The 7 passes on this trek takes you through some uninhabited valleys making a traverse between the western flanks of Mt. Manaslu to the Grand Barrier. We will also trek through untouched forests where there are chances to see the Red Panda, and pass through the intriguing valleys of the Nar and Phu.
Beginning with a couple of days hiking on the Annapurna circuit trail we reach Khotro, from where, we leave the main trail and trek to the hidden village of Nache. From here we will trek an off the beaten trail through dense forest to Dona Lake which is a glacial lake connected to Mt. Manaslu. From here we cross Tripple pass to connect the Manaslu Circuit trail at Thoche. Once again we leave the main trail and enter an off the beaten trek to a village called Tache. From here we enter complete wilderness and trek through forests and high altitude pastures to the base of Mt. Kang Guru. We cross two passes called Khuchumro Pass and Yarcha Pass to enter into the restricted area of Nar & Phu. The trek passes through narrow canyons and beautiful valleys of the Nar & Phu, where very few trekkers have explored. The expression “just me and the mountains” is in solidarity with the solace and serenity of this valley.
Nar Phu Valley Trek is unarguably one of the most remote and least explored treks in Nepal. Opened only in 2003, this trek takes you to the wild, exotic and sparsely populated valleys of Nar and Phu, offering intriguing medieval Tibetan culture and customs completely undisturbed form, and dramatic mountains view.
Nepal’s most unscathed, Tibetan-influenced quarters, the restricted area of Nar Phu Valley can only be accessed with a special permit issued by an authorized trekking agency, who will also provide the obligatory guide. The permit is only valid for seven days so you must complete the trek in this time frame.
The village of Phu is a dramatically placed cluster of houses on a sandy slope of a mountain. It is an ancient Tibetan village which was later host to rebel Khampas fighting against the Chinese occupation of Tibet across the border in the 1960s.
From Phu we cross a couple of passes to connect the Annapurna Circuit main trail at Ngawal, crossing the villages of Nar in between.
Entering the Manang valley, we will immediately come across throngs of tourists which feels nice to socialize for a while, but it somehow steals the serenity of the adventure that we experienced along the Nar Phu Valley. Therefore we leave the highway at Manang and enter an even more fascinating valley leading to the Grand Barrier which is a massive 7000m mountain barrier, and to the world’s highest lake, Tilicho at 4949m. Then we cross the Mesokanto la pass at 5190m, which at any given comparison of beautiful scenery, surpasses the popular Thorung la by leaps and bounds. The Mesokanto la offers breath taking views of Tilicho Lake and soaring peaks of Annapurna II, III and Ganga Purna, Mt Manaslu range and the Chulus. Crossing the Mesokanto La, we leave the Manang valley and enter into another exotic valley of Mustang to end this fascinating dream trip with a mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

What Makes this trip Special:

  • Trek across 7 exotic high altitude passes, each with amazingly beautiful mountain views of its own
  • Trek and camp at the isolated and hidden Dona Lake
  • Explore restricted area of the Annapurna’s Eco touristic destination
  • Magnificent views of 3 of the worlds fourteen 8000m peaks- Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna I and several surrounding dramatic mountains.
  • Trek the restricted area of the Nar and Phu valley which was opened only in 2003
  • Experience the time immortal cultures of the ethnically Tibetan Nomadic tribes.
  • Camp at the breath takingly beautiful highest Lake in the world, Tilicho lake 4949m
  • Visit ancient monasteries, ruined fortresses along the part of the Trans Himalayan trail.
  • Breathtaking views from the mountain flight from Jomsom, through the world’s deepest gorge.

Itinerary A: 30 days- 7 passes with Mesokanto La

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1330m), welcome dinner.
Day 2. Half day city tour, lunch and trek briefing.
Day 3: Drive to Shiri Chaur (1100m) – 202 kms: Drive approx. 8/9 hours
Day 4: Trek to Tal (1700m)- 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 5: Trek Tal – Nache (2260m)
Day 6: Trek Nache – Kromtong (2975m)
Day 7: Trek Kromtong – Dharamshala (3665m)
Day 8: Trek Dharamshala – Dona Lake 4250m
Day 9: Trek Dharamshala – Bijay phedi (3915m)
Day 10: Trek Bijay phedi – Gho (Tripple Pass) (4480m)
Day 11:Trek Gho – Tache (2340m)
Day 12: Trek Tachai – Shongle (3360m)
Day 13: Trek Shongle – Khuchumro phedi (4400m)
Day 14: Trek Khuchumro phedi – Namge Kharka (4450m) via Yarcha Pass
Day 15: Trek Namge Kharka – Meta (3640m)
Day 16: Trek Meta to Kyang (3900m)
Day 17: Trek Kyang to Phu (4070m)
Day 18: Rest day at Phu
Day 19: Trek Phu – Loang (4680m) via Loang Pass (5050m)
Day 20: Trek Loang – Nar (4200m) via Nar Pass (5400m)
Day 21: Trek Nar – Kangla Phedi (4620m)
Day 22: Trek Kanla Phedi – Ngawal (3,675m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)
Day 23: Drive Ngawal- Khangsar and trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m)
Day 24: Trek Tilicho Base Camp- Tilicho Lake (4949m)
Day 25: Trek Tilicho Lake – High Camp (Big rock) 5000m
Day 26: Trek High Camp – Yak Kahrka (3600m) via Mesokanto la (5190m)
Day 27: Trek Yak Kharka- Jomsom (2760m)
Day 28: Fly to Pokhara (890m) 30 mins
Day 29: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 30: Departure.

Itinerary B: 25 days (shorter version) 6 passes without Mesokanto La

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1330m), welcome dinner.
Day 2. Half day city tour, lunch and trek briefing.
Day 3: Drive to Shiri Chaur (1100m) – 202 kms: Drive approx. 8/9 hours
Day 4: Trek to Tal (1700m)- 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 5: Trek Tal – Nache (2260m)
Day 6: Trek Nache – Kromtong (2975m)
Day 7: Trek Kromtong – Dharamshala (3665m)
Day 8: Trek Dharamshala – Dona Lake 4250m
Day 9: Trek Dharamshala – Bijay phedi (3915m)
Day 10: Trek Bijay phedi – Gho (Tripple Pass) (4480m)
Day 11:Trek Gho – Tache (2340m)
Day 12: Trek Tachai – Shongle (3360m)
Day 13: Trek Shongle – Khuchumro phedi (4400m)
Day 14: Trek Khuchumro phedi – Namge Kharka (4450m) via Yarcha Pass
Day 15: Trek Namge Kharka – Meta (3640m)
Day 16: Trek Meta to Kyang (3900m)
Day 17: Trek Kyang to Phu (4070m)
Day 18: Rest day at Phu
Day 19: Trek Phu – Loang (4680m) via Loang Pass (5050m)
Day 20: Trek Loang – Nar (4200m) via Nar Pass (5400m)
Day 21: Trek Nar – Kangla Phedi (4620m)
Day 22: Trek Kanla Phedi – Ngawal (3,675m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)
Day 23: Trek Ngawal- Pisang (3200m) and drive to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 24: Drive Dharapani- Besisahar- Kathmandu
Day 25: Departure

 

 

 

 

 

Price includes

  • All internal transportation, in private vehicle.
  • Services of English or/and Swedish speaking guide.
  • Porter’s and sherpa’s assistance.
  • 3 nights at Hotel Manaslu on bed and breakfast basis while in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • 1 night at Hotel Barahi while in Pokhara.
  • Half day guided Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour with all entrance fees and lunch.
  • Drive Kathmandu/ Besisahar/ Chyamje in private vehicle
  • Drive Pokhara/ Kathmandu in private vehicle
  • Flight Jomsom to Kathmandu
  • Use of a personal trek pack consisting of a duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag with a fleece inner-liner
  • All meals while on trek and Pokhara
  • Afternoon tea/coffee service on arrival at the lodge
  • Cook and kitchen helpers
  • Porters for carrying bags and camping gears
  • Comfortable North face VE 25 tents on twin share basis unless single supplement is booked
  • 1 ridge mattress + 1 Exped Down mattress for each person.
  • Kitchen tent, Dining tent and Toilet tents
  • Table Chairs and all Kitchen materials.
  • All three times meals during trek. (Picnic at lunch time)
  • Hot beverages with biscuits and snacks on arrival to cam
  • Restricted Area permit for Nar Phu Valley
  • Annapurna Area conservation fee
  • Trekkers Information Management fee
  • Staff insurance, tourist service fee and all taxes applicable as per state law.

Price excludes :

  • Personal accident and rescue insurance. You must provide your own rescue insurance
  • Mineral water, beer, soft drinks and extra tea/coffee outside of normal meal times.
  • Private room accommodation in Kathmandu unless a single supplement is paid.
  • Optional tips to guides and porters.
  • Visa costs.
  • Helicopter evacuation in the unlikely situation, although we do arrange for it and make the necessary documents so that you can claim from your insurance.

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Grading

Our grading system for trekking:

There are many different factors that contribute to the difficulty of a particular trip
Our grading are based on various factors such as length of trek and walking day, trail conditions, maximum altitude and average altitude, elevation gain/loss per day, prevailing weather conditions, temperature range, remoteness and general level of comfort.
Although we have tried to make our grading system as clear as possible, it cannot take into account your personal interests, abilities or experience. If you have any questions about the nature of a particular trip or its suitability for you, please contact us at info@hionlifeadventures.com

Grade A: Leisure

These adventure tours are our least demanding trips suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and good health. These trips may involve long drives usually on private transport. Sightseeing trips are conducted on foot. The itinerary may also take you to remote places with basic lodging facilities and may also involve a day or two of hiking. We expect you to carry a small back pack weighing about 4 to 5 kgs.
Recommended preparation: Walking on undulating terrain for an hour, for at least 2-3 months prior to departure.

Grade B: Easy to moderate

These adventures involve trekking between 7 to 10 days in remote areas where facilities are often basic. These trips involve some camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 3 to 6 hours of walking each day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. The itineraries often include 1 or 2 rest days. The trails are generally well defined and relatively easy, but it doesn’t mean it will be a walk in the park. In the Himalayas, flat trail are extremely rare sights, so there will be plenty of ascents and descents on rocky terrains and often on stony steps. The altitudes are moderate and rarely go above 3800m. The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 400m with perhaps an odd day ascending/ descending about 800m. There are no extremes of weather and the daytime temperatures generally do not get lower than 5C with exceptional cases during bad weather when it can get down to 0C.

Recommended preparation: Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure.

Grade C: Moderate

These treks are slightly more difficult. Our moderate treks are between 11 to 15 days in remote areas with camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 4 to 7 hours of walking each day on good trails with plenty of time for sightseeing. The itineraries often include 1 or 2 rest days. The trails are generally well defined but with plenty of ascents and descents on rocky terrains and often on stony steps. The altitudes are moderate and rarely go above 4500m. The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 500m with occasional harder days ascending/ descending about 800m. There are no extremes of weather and the daytime temperatures generally do not get lower than 5C with exceptional cases during bad weather when it can get down to -5C.

Recommended preparation: Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure.

Grade D: Challenging

These adventures are more challenging and remote and with altitudes up to 5600m. Our challenging treks are between 13 to 24 days in remote areas with camping or basic lodging. The trekking days are often between 5 to 7 hours of walking each day with some days involving crossing a pass with up to 10 hours walking. Generally the trails are well defined, but there will be days which involve climbing steep rocky terrains at high altitudes and crossing icy and rocky glaciers in harsh weather conditions.
The average daily ascents and descents will be about 300m to 500m with a few harder days ascending/ descending about 1000m. The itineraries often include rest days after such big ascents.
Temperatures can get below Zero in the daytime at high altitudes and can fall down to -10C at night.

Recommended preparation: Stamina is essential, as walking days are long. We recommend previous trekking experience, preferably at altitude. Walking or jogging 45 mins to 1 hour for at least two times a week on undulating terrain or on a tread mill with inclined angle for at least 3 months prior to departure. Cycling is recommended. Long day hikes on weekends with a daypack in variable weather conditions is also recommended.

Grading system for Expeditions:

A realistically chosen trip maximizes both your enjoyment of the experience, as well as your chances of summit success. Selection of a trip that is beyond your ability could result in uncomfortable experiences. You might end up having the leader not taking you on the climb for your own safety and for the safety of the other team members.

Therefore to let you make a more realistic selection of your mountain, we have categorized each mountain into 2 tired grading systems which describes the technical difficulty (I-V) and fitness (A-E) required for each expedition.

Technical Difficulty

I          Straightforward climbing/ scrambling on low angle snow/ rocks. Previous climbing experience is not essential. No ropes required.

II         Involves glacial travel on ropes with ice axe and crampons. Previous experience of Ice axe and crampon comes in handy but not a compulsory.

III        Involves ice climbing on short sections of snow or ice up to about 50 degrees. Previous snow/ ice climbing experience are essential.

IV         Good all-round climbing ability required. Involves low grade rock climbing and long, steep snow and ice slopes over 50 degrees.

V          Difficult climbing on very steep ice or technically difficult rock. It is suitable only for competent and experienced mountaineers who have successfully summited technical mountains above 6000m.

Fitness

A             Good basic fitness required.  Ability to walk 6 to 8 hour over undulating terrain with a few punchy uphill climbs carrying a pack up to 6kg in weight.

B             Good cardio-vascular fitness required. Regular training, by running, hiking and perhaps some gym work is essential. Expect to be able to do 8 hour days in hilly and often steep train, carrying a pack of 6-10kg in weight with the occasional extra-long day.

C             High level of fitness coupled with physical endurance required with regular training as part of your normal routine. Expect days of up to 8 hours and longer while carrying a pack up to 8-12kg in weight. Summit night could be easily in excess of 12 hours.

D             Superlative fitness is called for. Climbs of this grade are exceptionally strenuous and some weight loss is inevitable. Regular, long and intense physical training is required for preparation. Expect 10-15 hours of climbing in testing weather conditions (especially summit day) carrying up to 10-15kg in weight.

E              Extreme physical effort at extreme altitude which requires arduous preparation based on your experience of previous trips. You will be pushed physically to the limit and then beyond. Be prepared for very long, sustained days with 10 – 12 hours on a regular basis and more than 15 hours on the summit day. Discomfort to achieve your goal is to be expected.

If you need further help, please do not hesitate to contact us, who are happy to discuss which trips would be suitable for you.

Booking terms and conditions

What are the booking procedures, terms and conditions?

The following procedures, terms and conditions apply if you are joining one of our trip.

Booking:

At the bottom of each tour/trek/ expedition page that you wish to participate, you can click the link to book that trip and you will come to a page with instructions on how to book a trip with us. We will then send you an invoice for deposit payment of 250 USD, which is non-refundable. Once we receive this payment we will send you a confirmation on your reservation of the trip.

Balance Payments:

The balance payment is to be made at least 45 days prior to departure, payable by bank account transfer. If the balance is not paid when due, Hi On Life Adventures reserves the right to regard the reservation as canceled.

Cancellations & Refunds:

In case you should cancel your reservation, the following cancellation charges apply:

Days prior to trip Start date                      Cancellation Fee

31-45 days                                                              50% of trip price
16-30 days                                                              75% of trip price
0-15 days                                                                 100% of trip price

Exceptions to these policies cannot be made for any reason. However, if you wish to transfer from one trip to another, we are happy to assist you at no extra charge, provided that it is done before 60 days prior to the trip start date. Thereafter, our cancellation policy applies. Hi On Life Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip for any reason. In such an instance, we will refund all payments received, which will be regarded as full settlement.

 

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Quick Facts

Destination:
 Nepal
Trip Code:
 HST-7P
Trip Grade:
 D- Challenging
Duration:
 25 & 30 days
Trek Distance:
 
Starting Elevation:
 1500m
Peak Elevation:
 5460m
Accommodations:
 Camping
Best Season:
 Apr/ May & Oct/ Nov

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If you have extra days in Nepal, you can book an extension.

Available Extensions

Pokhara and Close up with Annapurna

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: 7 days

Pokhara & Bandipur

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: As per package

Chitwan Jungle Safari

Grade: A- Leisure

Duration: According to package

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