Nar Phu Valley with Thorong La Pass Trek to one of the restricted remote area of Nepal offers you a great chance to explore the sacred unknown culture and living style of local people. Here you can found the region influenced by Tibetan culture and also can get a great chance to explore the culture, their traditions, rituals, languages and beliefs. Trekking also provides you a great chance to explore the beautiful views of mountain ranges, presence of stunning Himalayas like: Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung, Tilicho etc. with amazing wildlife vegetation of this region. You can observe many endangered animals like: red panda, wild yaks, leopards, jackal etc. in beautiful forests of bamboo and pine. The Great Himalaya Range , Mid hills, flora and fauna , Rivers,valleys, villages are the main highlights of this trek.
Nar Phu Trekking is a restricted area and special permit is required to trek in this remote but alluring village/Valley. This trek leads us to the world’s highest pass The Thorang La Pass at 17,765ft. This trek is quiet enjoyable with the presence of Tibetan culture, astounding rocks with unique formation, cattle grazing in high altitude, narrow canyons, deep forest and majestic peaks. This area is influenced by Buddhist culture and religion, even the Gurung ethnics in this area practice Buddhism. Overall the barren and rugged landscape is beautifully decorated by the Buddhist monasteries and stupas.
This trail leads us to the area of Tibetan-like village from where we cross the Kongka La pass (5171m.) This trek is decent with the views of mountain like Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu, Tilicho, etc. Accommodation in this area is extremely low and it is considered for camping as necessity. Considering the sceneries this trek provides and fulfillment of adventure we seek, the trek is worth giving a shot.
1. How difficult is trek to Nar Phu Valley & Thorang La Pass and how can we prepare?
Trek to Nar Phu Valley and Thorang La Pass is restricted and moderate type trekking, can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. People with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs may have to suffer much difficulty in trekking.
2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Nar Phu Valley and Thorang La Pass trek?
Worrying for safety measurements? Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.
3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?
Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.
4. What about communication system during trek?
As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.
5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?
It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.
6. What kind of food, drinking water and accommodation do we have on Nar Phu Valley and Thorang La Pass trek?
Trek to Nar Phu Valley and Thorang La Pass with Sunrise Adventure Trek includes trekking lodges or guest houses as accommodation with twin bed sharing room, if you are in a group and if you are solo traveler, you have private room. Regarding meals, we will have some options to choose like: continental foods, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine etc. For drinking water, you can buy the mineral bottles or safe drinking water from hotel either you can bring water tablets.
7. How many hours should I walk per day and what happened if I am a slow walker in the group?
Normally, we have to walk around 5 to 7 hours per day, if you are slow in walk the team leader will professionally manage to you walking with our assistance guide and potter.