Follow the trails traced and maintained by shepherds and villagers walking for their daily chores over hundreds of years. Reach the less explored destinations in Annapurna and enjoy the most serene Himalayan views from the location very few have reached.
Off the beaten trail trekking route in Annapurna avoids the classic trails to Ghorepani and Annapurna base camp and winds through the most pristine villages and forests coming to the more scenic view points than Poon Hill. The community lodges accommodates trekkers and the villagers cater to trekkers needs with their warm hospitality. While you get to walk the less crowded trails, the money supports sustainable tourism and the community.
Day 01: Kathmandu arrival
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (6 to 7 hours)
Day 03: Drive to Sikles ( approx 2 hours) and explore a huge village of Gurung
Day 04: Trek to Hugu Goth (5 hours)
Day 05: Hike to Kahphuche Lake2450m (Kapuche Lake) and back to Hugu Goth (2 hours 30 min to go up)
Day 06: Trek to Nohtha (5 hours)
Day 07: Trek to Kori Danda (3800m), approx 5 hours
Day 08: Trek back to Sikles
Day 09: Drive to Pokhara (explore)
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 12: Departure
A trek to Nar Phu is the most unspoiled but rugged and strenuous trek in the Annapurna. Opened only in 2003, Nar Phu is the hidden valley bordering Tibet. Its charming villages with Tibetan Buddhist imblims and pristine landscape accessed by very few tourists make it the best off the beaten path trek in Nepal that could be done based on teahouse or homestay.A requirement of a special restricted area permit and sustainable tourism initiatives taken, help to preserve its self-sufficient medieval Tibetan lifestyle and culture.
Nar Phu Trek could be planned for as short as 9 days from Kathmandu and back and costs about USD 990 / person.
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