Nar Phu Valley Trek

Highlights

  • Trek start from low land to very high land at 5416m
  • Great opportunity to know and see about the Gurung festibals in Manang
  • Trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and opportunity to see the Gangapurna Lake at Manang in your rest day
  • Witness lush green hills pine forest and waterfall views to ice flows and arid cliffs 
  • Trek through picturesque villages resided by people from different communities like Gurungs, Magars, Manangis, Thakalis, etc. 
  • Visit one of the pilgrimage sites in Nepal, Muktinath Temple
  • Trek through the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Explore beautiful Ghorepani village and hike to Poon Hill 
  • Experience mountain lifestyle and get to see the cultural heritage of the villagers along the trail
  • Opportunity to visit two district of Nepal that are beyond the Himalaya

Nar Phu Valley Trek has been as of late opened trekking courses in Nepal. A special permit is required because Nar Phu Valley Trek falls under restricted region trekking in Nepal. Nar and Phu are two old towns conveying its own way of life, awesome high landscape, slender gullies, yaks, religious communities and getting a charge out of Mountain perspectives. Nar Phu trek is the trek, which is in a remote piece of Nepal, thickly populated by Nepalese Tibetans. The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a trek that combines remote villages of Nar and Phu, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass and unique Himalayan cultures.

You should have physically fitness to do this trek. While we trek to the Annapurna circuit, the extension driving over Maryland Stream to the precarious entrances of the Nar Phu Valley is missing, however, even it is thin and forested the valley opens up to an immense opening of high snow-crests, antiquated towns and high height touching settlements. Nar Phu Valley is the trek in which we can straightforwardly contact with old-fashioned Gomba, limited entry of ways, ethnic culture of Tibetan Buddhist, their ceremonies, traditions and customs.

The awesome Nar Phu Valley Trek begins from Jagat, taking after the prevalent trekking courses on the Annapurna Circuit trail and afterward separated off from Koto to Nar Phu Valley in the North of Manang and pass the Kang La Pass offering heavenly perspectives of Annapurna massifs. This Kang La Pass connection Manang and Neyshang valley by Nar and other Bhote towns. Proceeding to the west over the Manang and  the Kang La Pass offers heavenly perspectives of Annapurna massifs. This Kang La Pass connection Manang and Neyshang valley by Nar and other Bhote towns. Proceeding to the west over the Thorang La Pass and falling through Mustang before we reach excellent Jomsom.

Investigating the antiquated spot with its customs, societies and its regular excellence this trekking excursion is an awesome track. Travel with Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. to get lifetime experience. The Nar Phu valley trek is safe and highly recommended !!!

Itinerary
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Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Nepal Pioneer Treks welcome you and assist to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshment and rest a bit, our manager will meet you and talk about the trip in detail, then transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu after that drop to you to the hotel for over night.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM. He will brief about the trip in detail, introduce with the guide and provide you all the documents. You will be free in the afternoon and manage your time for trek preparation. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six O’ clock in the evening then take you for well come dinner. After having dinner, drop you to the hotel and stay over night

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

This morning we leave Kathmandu for our long trek to Annapurna. Drive by local bus to Beshishahar through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Beshishahar is a big town and district headquarter of the Lamjung District, explore the surrounding area and overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 830m

Today, we begin our trek from Beshishahar with fine view of Hiunchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) and crossing some local wooden & bamboo bridges reaches at Bhulbhule. It then continues to Ngadi village for lunch, passing through a waterfall through the river bank before reaching at Bahundanda for overnight. This is a nice village on a top of a hill and you may have chanced to explore the evening time to local village and around the school areas.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1310m

After a breakfast the trek descends to Syange village crossing fields and local villages, a short downhill walk brings you Syange village is reached after crossing a long suspension bridge, and our trek continues gradually uphill from the river and the last steep climb to get to Jagat for lunch stop. From here an hour further walk on rocky path & long scenic waterfall across the river and finally brings you at Chamje for overnight stop.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1410m

From Chamje a short walk brings to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge, it’s another steep climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river. Further trek follows the upstream up to the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails and crossing few suspension bridges and small tea shop bring you at quite large village at Dharapani for the overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1960m

We continue our trek further to Koto. From where changing the vegetation, people and the landscape changes and the air will gets cooler, the trail then climb through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region, passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto with a grand view of Annapurna II.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2710m

Today you are leaving the trail to Annapurna Circuit. We should start our trek after breakfast to Meta. The trail to Meta we should follow the riverside then ascend up to Chhachang. You may stop for the lunch. After having lunch you should walk gradually up and at the end to reach, climb steeply to reach Meta. You can look around and walk to the village in the evening then spend the over night there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you trek from Meta to Phu. It takes about seven to eight hour walk. The trail to Phu mostly up hill. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery and massif mountain views of Kangaru and Pisang Peak. You can pass some villages like as Chyako and Kyang. You may stop for lunch at Chyako. After having lunch, you should start your trek again up to Phu. Once you arrive the place go look around the village and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you trek from Phu to Chyako. The day is easy to explore to look around the village and visit the Monastery, then you should start your trek back to Chyako and stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you trek from Chyako to Nar. It takes about four hours walk in slow pace. The trail in the beginning going down, drop to the river, then climb up to Nar. Nar is a beautiful remote village in Manang district, which is located just behind the Pisang Peak. You can explore the rest of the hour looking around the village, then stay overnight at lodge.

  • Accommodation: hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Rest day at Nar. You have a rest day so you can sleep longer than the usual trek days. After having breakfast you should be ready for hike about an hour or two hours depends on your body. You can see the magnificent view of Kangaroo and Pisang Peak. After the hike you can have your lunch, then rest for the day.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you have a challenging day for the Pass. You should start early in the morning. The trek from Nar to Kangla, then arrive at Nawal. It takes about seven hours in total to reach at Nawal. You should be very careful about the trail, sometimes it may snow up there and ice. You can take some photograph of all the mountain from the top, then drop down to the Nawal. Once you arrive at Nawal, you can look around village and visit Monastery then stay overnight at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trek to Manang. Today is a very nice and easy walk to Manang. It takes about three hours to reach at Manang. You can enjoy the magnificent and grand views of all the Annapurna mountain views except Annapurna I. You will be at Manang in the afternoon. You can explore sometimes at Braka while you are heading to Manang. You can look around the village of Manang in the evening then stay overnight at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3500m

Today is full of rest for acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses are the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South – Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier in the West – Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North. After exploring and relaxing day at Manang, visit the Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go to a movie show.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3500m

After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail leads to a slow climb up for an hour to the Tenki Manang for a enclose view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The track gently winds up offering inspiring views and through terrains with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region and will bring you at Yak-Kharka for the overnight.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4110m

We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small tea shop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means ‘foot of the hill’, is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4400m

Today is longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes the steepest initially and reached at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with the sunrise and a glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory takes a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of the mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3800m

We visit the temple in the morning and continuing our journey descending to the Kaligandaki river valley floor, with a brief stop at Ekle bhatti meaning a lonely teahouse, from here onwards the valley gets very windy path, the walk follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. After lunch at Jomsom further two hours of easy walk towards south east brings us at Marpha for the overnight stop, which is a little gem, with whitewashed houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges. Here you will have time to celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy and juice and dinner with apple pie.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2670m

Today, the walk is very enjoyable following the Kaligandaki river downstream reaches another charming village at Tukuche, close beneath the Tukuche peak and Dhaulagiri with spectacular views of Mt. Nilgiri’s and the massif ice-fall which tumbles from the Dhaualgiri’s east face, after an hour walk from Tukuche continuing trek down to Kalolpani Village for lunch, and this is another lovely village of more than 30 houses with excellent tea houses and lodge with grandeur view of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri above the beautiful pine forest. After 2 hrs easy downhill brings you long settled Thakali village for overnight at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2100m

The route dramatically changes the vegetation, from dry, arid desert to pine and conifer forests, as we pass between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna’s. From Ghasa the southern end of the area dominated by Thakali people till Tatopani, the architectural style change, with much ornately carved woodwork in evidence. This pleasant walk amidst the beautiful surrounding continues back to the terraced paddy fields and into warm sub-tropical climate all the way to the village of Tatopani passing through the beautiful waterfalls of Rupse waterfall. We come down through Dana village (the deepest gorge of the world) and after a lunch onwards couple of hours to get to Tatopani for natural hot spring bath. Explore the local place and overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1200m

After spending a wonderful day at hot spring we trek down before crossing a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki river, the path leads from the river for a while just arriving at the junction of the two trails, the other wide path follows the river all the way to Beni. We diverts from here taking the left uphill climb, the first of the climb is quite steep to the top, and continue with farms and villages, from this spot a gradual climb leads us most of the day, leaving behind the terraced fields walking in the dense rhododendron forests and reaching at Ghorepani for the overnight at teahouse. This is a great place for mountain scenery.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2850m

An early morning start for a 40 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2710m

This is our last day trek after long days and immersing yourself to finish quickly this day. The track leads through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get a steep descent leads us to Ghandrung village for lunch. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern village of Nepal. Further an easy path reaches at Birethanthi for lunch, where is the confluence of Modi and Bhurungdi River. After half an hour flat walk will reach at Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop. Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax in the heart of Lake Town.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude: 823

Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and the rest of the time you can relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at the hotel and we go out for the farewell dinner then provides us feedback for our further improvement.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you’ll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

We wish you a wonderful Himalayan adventure with Nepal Pioneer Treks!

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
Includes/Excludes
Includes
  • Three nights accommodation including Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the Nepal government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, Special permit etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax.
Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Price and Availability
Date AvailabilityPrice 
Start DateJun 08, 2024End DateJul 03, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1650
Start DateJun 16, 2024End DateJul 11, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1650
Start DateJun 29, 2024End DateJul 24, 2024StatusAvailablePriceUS$1650
Additional Information

Nar Phu Valley trek best time

The best time to do the Annapurna Nar Phu Valley trekking depends on your personal preferences and the type of weather you prefer. Here are a few things to consider:

Autumn (September to November): This is the most popular time to do the Annapurna Nar Phu Valley trek in Nepal. The weather is usually clear and dry, with warm days and cool nights. This is a great time to see the stunning mountain views and beautiful forests.

Spring (March to May): Spring is another great time to do the Nar Phu Valley trek as the weather is warm and dry with clear skies. The rhododendron forests are in full bloom during this time, which makes the scenery extremely gorgeous.

Monsoon (June to August): The Annapurna region experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, which can make the trails muddy and slippery. Trekking during this time can be very challenging, with high risks of landslides.

Winter (December to February): Winter is off-season for Nar Phu Valley trekking. The upper part of the trail gets blocked because of heavy snowfall, which increases the risks of avalanches. It is better not to trek in winter. 

Nar Phu Valley trek solo

Trekking the Nar Phu Valley solo can be a rewarding and memorable experience, but it's important to be prepared and aware of the potential risks and challenges. Make sure you are in good physical shape, properly acclimatize to the altitude, and have a plan in place for emergencies. If you ask our advice, then we say trek with a guide for a more immersive and hassle-free experience. 

Consider the below things if you are planning to do the Nar Phu Vally trek without a guide:

Safety: As with any solo travel, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions to ensure your safety. This may include carrying a first aid kit, staying in touch with friends or family, and being mindful of your surroundings.

Physical preparedness: The Nar Phu ValleyTrek is a physically demanding trek, with long days of hiking at high altitudes. It's important to be in good physical shape and properly acclimatize to the altitude before embarking on the trek.

Logistics: Solo travelers will need to arrange their transportation, accommodation, and meals. It's a good idea to plan and research the best options for each stage of the trek.

Emergencies: It's important to have a plan in place for emergencies, such as injury or illness. Make sure you have access to reliable communication, a first aid kit, and emergency contact information.

Nar Phu Valley trek accommodation

Accommodation during the Nar Phu Valley trek varies depending on the specific route and time of year. Our Nar Phu Valley trek cost covers all the accommodations along the trail as per our given itinerary. 

Along the main Nar Phu Valley trek route, several small villages have basic tea houses or lodges where trekkers can stay overnight. These teahouses typically have shared dormitory-style rooms with thin foam mattresses and blankets and may have shared toilet and shower facilities. Some teahouses may also offer private rooms for an additional fee.

Meals

Meals during the Nar Phu Valley trek are typically provided by the tea houses or lodges where you stay overnight. Most teahouses offer a set menu of Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as some western options such as pasta and sandwiches. Prices for meals are generally reasonable but can vary depending on the specific location and type of dish.

Have Nepali dishes such as dal bhat (a staple dish of rice and lentil soup) as your staple meal. Momos, thukpa, soup, Tibetan bread, etc are some other decent food options. Many tea houses also offer drinks such as tea, coffee & soda and snacks such as cookies and chips.

If you have any specific dietary restrictions or allergies, inform us in advance so we can accommodate your needs. You can bring snacks, such as energy bars or nuts, to have on hand in case you need a quick energy boost during the trek.

Group/private joining

Group treks are organized by trekking companies and typically include a group of 6-12 people, led by a guide and assisted by one or more porters. The advantage of group treks is that they are often more affordable and can be a good way to meet other travelers and make new friends. 

Private treks are organized for a single individual or a small group of travelers and can be customized to your specific interests and preferences. You will have your own guide and porter(s) and can choose your itinerary and pace. The advantage of private treks is that you have more control and flexibility, but they tend to be more expensive than group treks.

Child Policy

Nar Phu Valley trek is a very high altitude and demanding trek. Whether your child can do this trek or not depends on many things, such as health, physical fitness, and endurance. It is best to assess your child's ability to do this trek before joining it, and also make sure to consult your doctor. 

Travel Insurance

It is recommended to purchase travel insurance before embarking on the Nar Phu Valley trek. Travel insurance can provide coverage for unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost or stolen luggage.

There are many travel insurance companies and policies to choose from, so it's important to shop around and compare coverage and costs to find the policy that best meets your needs.

Look for a policy that provides coverage for medical emergencies, including evacuation to a hospital if necessary. One thing that your travel insurance must cover is emergency air evacuation.

FAQs
  • Nar Phu Valley trek 26 to 30 days, depending on your holiday. If you take Jeep, it can be made shorter.

  • Nar Phu Valley trek can start from Beshishahar if you fully walk. If not you can take a Jeep to Chame then start your trip from there.

  • No, Nar Phu Valley trek can not do without guide. You must join in trekking company and hire a guide.

  • No, definitely not. Nar Phu Valley is a hard trek.

  • Nar Phu Valley trek cost between 1500 to 2000 USD. It's up to your extra expenditure. You can manage some extra just for incase.

Client Reviews
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    LindaM897CanadaMay 11, 2018

    Second time is a Charm

    Mar 2018 • Friends

    When my second visit to Nepal presented itself the first person I contacted was Eaklal from Nepal Pioneer Treks. I trusted him with no just me, but my daughter. This was going to be her first trekking experience and I knew that we would be in good safe hands with Eaklal.
    I highly recommend this company, they took care of everything from the moment I contacted them. We were able to adjust our trip to our needs and desires.
    The Annapurna Circuit is a stunning trek, and what an amazing adventure to share with my daughter.
    Thank you Eaklal for guiding us through this wonderful adventure.

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    Joel GAustraliaNov 17, 2016

    Nar-Phu Trek another world!

    Dec 2015 • Couples

    On my second trip to Nepal I was looking for something truly special. In 2009 I had completed the Annapurna circuit and fell in love with Nepal - both the people and the landscape. When I returned my partner and I explored options before we left with the Nar-Phu trek in mind. On our second day we met with Eaklal Amgai and discussed out a plan. From the moment we met I realized with had not only a professional guide, but also someone who I would call dai (Brother). We were lucky enough to have Eaklal Amgai as our guide for 3 weeks. His conversational English is excellent, complimented with an excellent sense of humor. Eaklal has acquired considerable experienced & knowledgable as a guide. Furthermore he understands the western culture and was the perfect host at the guest houses making sure we got everything we needed.

    The Nar-Phu trek requires an extra permit which can be obtained in Kathmandu before you embark on your trek. We felt transported in time and space to a truly magical land. Although this trek involves basic services and accommodations, the people, landscape and culture were truly something out of National Geographics. To reach the Nar Phu we initially headed up the Annapurna trek but veered off at Koto towards the Nar Phu. Our permit was checked and our time in the Nar-Phu was kept to 7 days. During that 7 days, at Phu I asked my partner to marry me, much to the excitement of Eaklal and our new local friends.

    We considered the entire trek a success having crossed over Kang-La Pass (5300m) and Throng-La Pass (5456m) in mid December. Furthermore we once again fell in love with Nepal - in part (and I mean in Large PART!!) due to the excellent guiding service we received.

    Our intent is to return to Nepal in 2018, where Nepal Pioneer Treks and Eaklal will be part of our next adventure.

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