Altitude: 5416 Duration: 19 days Grade: Moderate to Strenuous Group: 2 - 15 Country: Nepal

Naar & Phu with Khang-la Pass 5280m -Thorong-la 5416m

Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla has been legally opened to westerners from 2003 onwards. Considered as one of the Shangri-La in the hidden pockets of Himalaya. This trek will be one of the best picturesque classic area for wonderful adventure and visiting its valley, villages and old monasteries. A truly a pure Nepal’s wild north...
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Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla has been legally opened to westerners from 2003 onwards. Considered as one of the Shangri-La in the hidden pockets of Himalaya. This trek will be one of the best picturesque classic area for wonderful adventure and visiting its valley, villages and old monasteries. A truly a pure Nepal’s wild north west country in this least trekked area by any other western travelers, This classic journey offers medieval Tibetan ancient tradition. After a wonderful time at Nar and Phu village our  journey continues on the remote end of this valley to cross a scenic high pass at Khang-la 5,280m. and then from Manang to Thorong-la 5,416m. with wide angle super panorama of Annapurna mountains ranging from Annapurna II (7,937m/26,040 ft) Annapurna IV at(7,525m/24,688 ft), Gangapurna (7,455m/ 24,457 ft) and many other peaks of over 6000m. After Manang through the highest pass of this awesome journey at Thorong-la 5,416 meters, then heading downhill to lower Mustang area at Jomsom after visiting the holy Muktinath area, from Jomsom a sweeping short scenic flight to the famous, popular tourist holiday destination at Pokhara, concluding this remarkable and memorable trip of a lifetime in Kathmandu with great support and friendly service of Xtreme Climbers.

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  • February – May & September - December
  • Jagt-Jomsom
  • 3*** to 5***** hotel in Kathmandu, Pokharaas per client's request & trekking base on teahouse/lodge
  • Private Car/Jeep/Bus and Domestic flight
  • Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)
  • Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers
  • Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg
  • Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D
  • Service Sling : 23000 Ft
  • Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm
  • Cruising Speed : 137 knots
  • Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
  • Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing - Trek Preparation. Meal includes:Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu - Jagat Drive 1,300m: 9-10 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 4 : Jagat - Dharapani 1,910m. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 5 : Dharapani - Koto (2,610m): 5-6 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 6 : Koto - Meta (3,560m): 6-7 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 7 : Meta - Phu Gaon (4,250m): 6-7 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 8 : Acclimatization at Phu Gaon. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 9 : Phu Gaon - Naar (4,110m): 6-7 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 10 : Acclimatization and preparation at Naar. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 11 : Naar - Kang La Pass (5,322m) - Ngwal (3,660m): 8-9 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 12 : Ngwal - Manang (3,540m): 5 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 13 : Manang - Yak Kharka (4,110m): 3-4 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 14 : Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi (4,600m): 3-4 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 15 : Thorong Phedi - Thorong La (5,416m) - Muktinath (3,800m): 7-8 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 16 : Muktinath - Jomsom (2,670m): 4 - 5 hrs. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 17 : Jomsom - Pokhara Flight 25-30 minut. Meal includes:Breakfast
  • Day 18 : Pokhara Sightseeing. Meal includes:Breakfast
  • Day 19 : Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs drive. Meal includes:Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Day 20 : Final Departure,
Note: The above itinerary can be tailor made as per client's request, we can make the itinerary shorter/Longer by cutting or adding days, People who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, Paragliding and Zeep Flyer in Pokhara and other extra activities so feel free to write us on info@xtremeclimbers.com for further details.How to book a trip ?
  •   Exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  •   Encountering with primitive culture and Buddhist monasteries
  •   Pokhara – The Lake City
  •   Passing through world’s deepest Kali Gandaki River gorge and barren landscapes
  •   Strolling around spiritually sacred Muktinath Area
  •   Annapurna and several other Himalayan peaks
  •   Reaching at the desert like Lost Himalayan Valley

Full Board Service Includes

  •   All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  •   Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3 to 5 stars level as per client's request.
  •   Meals 3 times a day (B.L.D) during the trekking as per itinerary.
  •   Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking.
  •   Domestic flight ticket from Jomsom-Pokhara- Kathmandu with airport tax.
  •   Trip Map.
  •   An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  •   Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  •   Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  •   Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  •   Achievement Letter( Gift from our company).
  •   All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  •   Restricted special permit for Naar-Phu
  •   Thuraya SAT Phone (Emergency use only)
  •   Radio Walki Talki
  •   Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  •   TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  •   All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
  •   Farewell Dinner
Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

Why we dont't include cost in our website?

NOTE: To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement Xtreme Climbers  desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That is why we have decided to clarify our customers that due to the following reasons mentioned below we have not included the cost of each package in the company website.

  1. Climbing season: The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be different during Spring and Autumn season. Normally most of the climbers climbs Himalayas in the Spring season. Climbing permit during Autumn will be 50% less than the spring season. 

  2. The cost of the trip depends on Number of persons joining in group for High expedition or Mountain  Climbing including number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip. Alpine climbing guide as well as the category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountains affect the cost.

  3. We operate the High Expeditions, Peak Climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.

  4. Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require

  5. The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.

  6. Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Xtreme Climbers or individual (private arrangement) expedition.

  7. Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign countries will be costlier compared to the one available here.

  8.  Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the reasons mentioned above we would like to discuss with our client directly before offering the cost. So please feel free to drop your queries in info@xtremeclimbers.com or login to www.xtremeclimbers.com for any information about your selected package.

Full Board Service Excludes

  •   Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  •   All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  •   Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  •   Personal equipment.
  •   International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  •   Travel and rescue insurance.
  •   Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  •   Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  •   Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
  •   Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

Altitude Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It's this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.

The major symptoms of altitude sickness
Initial symptoms
  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

Advance symptoms
  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

Serious Symptoms
  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

To prevent acute mountain sickness:
  1. If possible, don't fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don't go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don't overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don't smoke.
  10. Don't push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer
Medicine:

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit - consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol - for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine - for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you're traveling well off the beaten track' see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate 'blockers' for diarrhea' Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder - for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines - consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.

Note: We have guides trained at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our staff is very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist you with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk

Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians and Americans
  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance
For Australians and New Zealanders
  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au
For British
  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk
For Europe and Slovenia
  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at
For South-Africa
  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za
For Indians
  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm
Footwear
Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Other Equipments
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Clothing
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1
Optional
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
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