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Annapurna – Nar Village and Manang

Trip Title: Annapurna – Nar Village and Manang

Trip Length: 24 Days

Trip Grade: B/C       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Annapurna

National Park: Annapurna       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 5       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Nar Village, Kangla , Pisang Peak, Poon hill

Months: April, May, October, November,

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Description:

A chance to combine the classic Annapurna Circuit trek with a side trip to the old Manang village of Nar. Stunning views and peacful Himalayan valleys. The emphasis of this trip is mountain culture and the Manang people.

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Driving 7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Besisahar (760m.), a popular Gurung town.

Day 2:
Walking along the bank of Marshyangdi river for 3 hours, will stop for lunch at Bulbule and, 1:30 hour walking to Ngadi (920m.) where night camp will be settled.

Day 3:
Half hour walking on river bank, trekking up to Bahundanda (1,400m.) and stop at Ghermuphant (Big plain rice field, 1,050 m.) for lunch. Slight trekking up and overnight stay at Syange (1390 m.).

Day 4:
Along the way, beautiful springs and cliffs are found. The night camp will be in Tal (1,680m.) that offers beautiful landscape, Mani walls and wide plain, welcoming us to Manang district.

Day 5:
Tilche, Thonche, Tache and Nache (Old Manangie villages) can be viewed from the trail. Camp at Danakyu (2,080m.) crossing through Bagarchhap.

Day 6:
Trekking on the bank of Marshyangdi river and camp at KOTO.

Day 7:
Trek leaves main train and heading towards north along the Nar Khola (Naar River) and Camp at Chachna.

Day 8:
Trekking to Meta.

Day 9:
To Nar village, one of the oldest Manages villages. Very old fashioned houses and traditional village structure. Camp at the village.

Day 10:
Rest day.

Day 11:
Trekking to Kangla Base Camp.

Day 12:
Crossing the Kangla Pass (5321m) and to Ngawal village.

Day 13:
To Manang

Day 14:
Rest day, visit Gangapurna lake/glacier, many monasteries, and attend in altitude sickness class offered by Himalayan Rescue Center.

Day 15:
Walking up through Tengi (Upper Manang)/Gunsang and straight walk to Chauri ledar (4200m.), right down of Chulu west.

Day 16:
Trekking across landslide avalanche to Throng Phedi (Throng Base Camp, 4,450m.) and hiking right up to High camp (4700m.)

Day 17:
Long day, early in the morning trekking start since strong wind is blowing from 9:00 AM on the top (5430m). 700 m. up, and 1700 m. down to Muktinath. From the top, panoramic view of almost mountains of the region. Visit sacred Hindu temple at Muktinath with 108 taps and amazing flame, nunnery monastery etc.

Day 18:
Trek down to Eklebhatti and through bank of Kaligandaki to Marpha (2670m.) through Jomsom.

Day 19:
Trekking to Kalopani (Black water, 2,530m.), scenic view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. (If you would like to visit Dhaulagiri Ice fall and Tukuch peak ice fall, a additional day required).

Day 20:
Trekking down to Tatopani (Hot water spring place, 1190m.).

Day 21:
After some minutes walking and crossing a bridge of Kali Gandaki hiking up starts through beautiful Magar villages up to Gorepani (2,860m.).

Day 22:
Early in the morning hiking up an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m.) to observe sunrise, beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri etc. Trek down 4 hours to Birethanti.

Day 23:
Walking 45minutes to Nayapool and driving back to Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Shopping, Boating in Fewa Lake etc.

Day 24:
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Alternative Route:.

Day 1:
7 hours driving from Kathmandu, you will reach Besisahar (760m.), a popular Gurung town.

Day 2:
Walking along the bank of Marshyangdi river for 3 hours, will stop for lunch at Bulbule and, 1:30 hour walking to Ngadi (920m.) where night camp will be settled.

Day 3:
Half hour walking on river bank, trekking up to Bahundanda (1,400m.) and stop at Ghermuphant (Big plain rice field, 1,050 m.) for lunch. Slight trekking up and overnight stay at Syange (1390 m.).

Day 4:
Along the way, beautiful springs and cliffs are found. The night camp will be in Tal (1,680m.) that offers beautiful landscape, Mani walls and wide plain, welcoming us to Manang district.

Day 5:
Tilche, Thonche, Tache and Nache (Old Manangies villages) can be viewed from the trail. Camp at Danakyu (2,080m.) crossing through Bagarchhap.

Day 6:
Great view of Mount Manaslu (8,463m.). Lata Manang/Chame (District Headquarter of Manang) and overnight at Bratang (2,830m.).

Day 7:
Climbing 300 m. up along the mountain forest where believing snow leopard can be found. View of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Pisang Peak and Chulu far east. Night camp at Pisang (3,280m.)

Day 8:
Trekking to Pisang Base Camp.

Day 9:
Crossing the hill and Camp to Naar village.

Day 10:
To Nar village, one of the oldest Manages villages. Very old fashioned houses and traditional village structure. Camp at the village.

Day 11:
Rest day.

Day 12:
Trekking to Kangla Base Camp.

Day 13:
Crossing the Kangla Pass (5321m)and to Ngawal village.

Day 14:
To Manang

Day 15:
Rest day, visit Gangapurna lake/glacier, many monasteries, and attend in altitude sickness class offered by Himalayan Rescue Center.

Day 16:
Walking up through Tengi (Upper Manang)/Gunsang and straight walk to Chauri ledar (4200m.), right down of Chulu west.

Day 17:
Trekking across landslide avalanche to Throng Phedi (Throng Base Camp, 4,450m.) and hiking right up to High camp (4700m.).

Day 18:
Long day, early in the morning trekking start since strong wind is blowing from 9:00 AM on the top (5430m). 700 m. up, numerical bends and 1700 m. down to Muktinath. From the top, panoramic view of almost mountains of the region. Visit sacred Hindu temple at Muktinath with 108 taps and amazing flame, nunnery monastery etc.

Day 19:
Trek down to Eklebhatti and through bank of Kaligandaki to Marpha (2670m.) through Jomsom.

Day 20
Trekking to Kalopani (Black water, 2,530m.), scenic view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. (If you would like to visit Dhaulagiri Ice fall and Tukuch peak ice fall, a additional day required).

Day 21:
Trekking down to Tatopani (Hot water spring place, 1190m.).

Day 22:
After some minutes walking and crossing a bridge of Kali Gandaki hiking up starts through beautiful Magar villages up to Gorepani (2,860m.).

Day 23:
Early in the morning hiking up an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m.) to observe sunrise, beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri etc. Trek down 4 hours to Birethanti.

Day 24:
Walking 45minutes to Nayapool and driving back to Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Shopping, Boating in Fewa Lake etc.

Day 25:
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Price:

Day 1:
Driving 7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Besisahar (760m.), a popular Gurung town.

Day 2:
Walking along the bank of Marshyangdi river for 3 hours, will stop for lunch at Bulbule and, 1:30 hour walking to Ngadi (920m.) where night camp will be settled.

Day 3:
Half hour walking on river bank, trekking up to Bahundanda (1,400m.) and stop at Ghermuphant (Big plain rice field, 1,050 m.) for lunch. Slight trekking up and overnight stay at Syange (1390 m.).

Day 4:
Along the way, beautiful springs and cliffs are found. The night camp will be in Tal (1,680m.) that offers beautiful landscape, Mani walls and wide plain, welcoming us to Manang district.

Day 5:
Tilche, Thonche, Tache and Nache (Old Manangie villages) can be viewed from the trail. Camp at Danakyu (2,080m.) crossing through Bagarchhap.

Day 6:
Trekking on the bank of Marshyangdi river and camp at KOTO.

Day 7:
Trek leaves main train and heading towards north along the Nar Khola (Naar River) and Camp at Chachna.

Day 8:
Trekking to Meta.

Day 9:
To Nar village, one of the oldest Manages villages. Very old fashioned houses and traditional village structure. Camp at the village.

Day 10:
Rest day.

Day 11:
Trekking to Kangla Base Camp.

Day 12:
Crossing the Kangla Pass (5321m) and to Ngawal village.

Day 13:
To Manang

Day 14:
Rest day, visit Gangapurna lake/glacier, many monasteries, and attend in altitude sickness class offered by Himalayan Rescue Center.

Day 15:
Walking up through Tengi (Upper Manang)/Gunsang and straight walk to Chauri ledar (4200m.), right down of Chulu west.

Day 16:
Trekking across landslide avalanche to Throng Phedi (Throng Base Camp, 4,450m.) and hiking right up to High camp (4700m.)

Day 17:
Long day, early in the morning trekking start since strong wind is blowing from 9:00 AM on the top (5430m). 700 m. up, and 1700 m. down to Muktinath. From the top, panoramic view of almost mountains of the region. Visit sacred Hindu temple at Muktinath with 108 taps and amazing flame, nunnery monastery etc.

Day 18:
Trek down to Eklebhatti and through bank of Kaligandaki to Marpha (2670m.) through Jomsom.

Day 19:
Trekking to Kalopani (Black water, 2,530m.), scenic view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. (If you would like to visit Dhaulagiri Ice fall and Tukuch peak ice fall, a additional day required).

Day 20:
Trekking down to Tatopani (Hot water spring place, 1190m.).

Day 21:
After some minutes walking and crossing a bridge of Kali Gandaki hiking up starts through beautiful Magar villages up to Gorepani (2,860m.).

Day 22:
Early in the morning hiking up an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m.) to observe sunrise, beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri etc. Trek down 4 hours to Birethanti.

Day 23:
Walking 45minutes to Nayapool and driving back to Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Shopping, Boating in Fewa Lake etc.

Day 24:
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Alternative Route:.

Day 1:
7 hours driving from Kathmandu, you will reach Besisahar (760m.), a popular Gurung town.

Day 2:
Walking along the bank of Marshyangdi river for 3 hours, will stop for lunch at Bulbule and, 1:30 hour walking to Ngadi (920m.) where night camp will be settled.

Day 3:
Half hour walking on river bank, trekking up to Bahundanda (1,400m.) and stop at Ghermuphant (Big plain rice field, 1,050 m.) for lunch. Slight trekking up and overnight stay at Syange (1390 m.).

Day 4:
Along the way, beautiful springs and cliffs are found. The night camp will be in Tal (1,680m.) that offers beautiful landscape, Mani walls and wide plain, welcoming us to Manang district.

Day 5:
Tilche, Thonche, Tache and Nache (Old Manangies villages) can be viewed from the trail. Camp at Danakyu (2,080m.) crossing through Bagarchhap.

Day 6:
Great view of Mount Manaslu (8,463m.). Lata Manang/Chame (District Headquarter of Manang) and overnight at Bratang (2,830m.).

Day 7:
Climbing 300 m. up along the mountain forest where believing snow leopard can be found. View of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Pisang Peak and Chulu far east. Night camp at Pisang (3,280m.)

Day 8:
Trekking to Pisang Base Camp.

Day 9:
Crossing the hill and Camp to Naar village.

Day 10:
To Nar village, one of the oldest Manages villages. Very old fashioned houses and traditional village structure. Camp at the village.

Day 11:
Rest day.

Day 12:
Trekking to Kangla Base Camp.

Day 13:
Crossing the Kangla Pass (5321m)and to Ngawal village.

Day 14:
To Manang

Day 15:
Rest day, visit Gangapurna lake/glacier, many monasteries, and attend in altitude sickness class offered by Himalayan Rescue Center.

Day 16:
Walking up through Tengi (Upper Manang)/Gunsang and straight walk to Chauri ledar (4200m.), right down of Chulu west.

Day 17:
Trekking across landslide avalanche to Throng Phedi (Throng Base Camp, 4,450m.) and hiking right up to High camp (4700m.).

Day 18:
Long day, early in the morning trekking start since strong wind is blowing from 9:00 AM on the top (5430m). 700 m. up, numerical bends and 1700 m. down to Muktinath. From the top, panoramic view of almost mountains of the region. Visit sacred Hindu temple at Muktinath with 108 taps and amazing flame, nunnery monastery etc.

Day 19:
Trek down to Eklebhatti and through bank of Kaligandaki to Marpha (2670m.) through Jomsom.

Day 20
Trekking to Kalopani (Black water, 2,530m.), scenic view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. (If you would like to visit Dhaulagiri Ice fall and Tukuch peak ice fall, a additional day required).

Day 21:
Trekking down to Tatopani (Hot water spring place, 1190m.).

Day 22:
After some minutes walking and crossing a bridge of Kali Gandaki hiking up starts through beautiful Magar villages up to Gorepani (2,860m.).

Day 23:
Early in the morning hiking up an hour to Poon Hill (3,210m.) to observe sunrise, beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri etc. Trek down 4 hours to Birethanti.

Day 24:
Walking 45minutes to Nayapool and driving back to Pokhara. Visit Davis Fall, Shopping, Boating in Fewa Lake etc.

Day 25:
Drive back to Kathmandu.

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