Nepal Total Days : 15 days.
Trekking Duration : 12 days.
Trekking Destination : Nar Phu Valley
Grade : Modrate / Hard
Maximum Altitude : 5300m
Mode of trek : Tea house/camping.
Group size : 2+
Nar Phu Valley trek is an ideal for trekkers who have time and appetite to venture into some of the less compressed remote regions, spectacular regions of ethnically Tibetans inhabitants for those of you that think you trekked all.
Narphu valley trekking is newly open trekking trail in Annapurna region. This trekking has been opened for the trekkers only since 2003. It is one of the best regions for viewing majestic mountains in the high land. And trek up to Nar and Phu combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures. The Phu is the most beautiful medieval village where you can learn the real life styles of Bhote communities enjoy and have a pleasure of the fabulous and typical
Nar Phu Valley trek begins with a long drive from Dharapani, followed by a walk to Koto. The multi-day hike has us passing through several villages, including Phu and Nar, before reaching Kang La Pass 5320 m,
The winding trail of Nar Phu works its way up through steep hills and mountain ridge to Thorong La Phedi. Trekkers have some great views to catch along the route, including lofty mountains, primordial monasteries, and gorgeous villages.
After Thorong Phedi, the trail slopes downward, making it easy to traverse. From there, the trail passes Manang and Muktinath, sacred temples of Hindus and Buddhists. The expedition allows the chance to catch a glimpse of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri before heading to Jomsom.
Highlights of Nar Phu Valley Trek
- A pristine view of lofty snow peaks such as Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu
- Explore the unspoiled and hidden places in the Annapurna region
- Cross Kang La Pass ( 5320 m,) for the most intriguing sceneries
- Discover primordial Tibetan monasteries and chortens
- Visit remote villages like Phu Gaon and Nar Phedi
Best Time for Nar Phu Vally Treks
Spring and Autumn are by miles the ideal time for a trek to Nar Phu Valley as they offer lovely weather with marvelous sceneries. They put forth mild weather conditions, following which it becomes easy for hikers to climb the trail.
Moderate weather, warm sunshine, fresh wind, and crystal-clear sky make the season the right time for the Nar Phu hike. Apart from that, trekkers are rewarded with full-bloom rhododendron forest in spring and colorful fall foliage during Autumn, making the trip even more remarkable.
Winter and monsoon don’t have as impressive weather as it is during fall. It’s gloomy most of the time, with heavy snowfall and downpour, which obstruct the path. It’s bitterly cold in winter, while in monsoon, the trails are slippery, being drenched in the rain all day long.
The views are great, though with white-washed villages and forests. As the monsoon clears the dust and sky, travelers get an even clearer picture of snow peaks and glaciers. That said, visitors will have to take precautions before traveling the valley.
Accommodation & Meals
The trekkers also have to plan the accommodation in advance as it’s super varied. From hotels to lodges and guest houses, travelers have a range of options to choose from. Still and all, most travelers visiting Nar Phu Valley prefer to make a reservation in tea houses.
It’s because they are more affordable with a standard service. A lot of these tea houses have comfortable bedrooms with furnishings, bed sheets, and a pillow. They provide authentic Nepalese meals to the guest, consisting of rice, pulses, vegetables, and pickles.
Some of the recently built hotels and guest houses even serve western cuisines and Asian dishes to visitors. Apart from worrying about the food,
Nar Phu Valley Trekking Permit Cost
Before Start The Trek, you’ll also have to take care of the trekking permit to explore Nar Phu Valley. To visit the restricted area, hikers will be charged US$100 per week per person from September to November. If you traverse the region from December to August, the permit costs US$75 per person for a week. beyond a Week, permit cost $ 15 Per day. Apart from that, The trekkers need to pay a mandatory US$30 per person for an ACAP permit. All the permit should issue in Kathmandu.
- Arrival in Kathmandu
- Rest and fully preparation for trekking.
- Drive from Katmandu to Jagat By Jeep, 7 Hour (over night in a Lodge)
- Trek from Jagat To Dharapani , 1950m, 7 hour.
- Dharapani to Koto 2600m, 6 hour
- Quto to Meta, 3500m, 7 hour.
- Meta to Phu Village, 4070m, 7,8 hour.
- Rest day and explore around Phu valley, and Visit the mt Himlung Base camp, 4900m, 7, 8 hour.
- Phu to Nar Phedi , 3500m, 6, 7 hour
- Nar Phedi to Nar , 3 hour 4200m
- Nar to Ngwal (3675meter) after crossing Kang La pass (5315meter),
- Ngwal to Manang 3510m, 5 hour
- Manang to Yakharka 4110m, 5 hour
- Yakkhara to Throng Phedi , 4600m, 5 hour
- Throng Phedi to Muktinath (3900m) Via Cho la pass , 7, 8 Hour
- Muktinath to Jomsom, 2743 m, 5 hour
- Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight, 25 minut
- Pokhara to Kathmandu by Drive , 6 hour
- Departure from Nepal as per your time.
- Arrival in Kathmandu (1,396 m.) Keeping the track of your flight schedule, our representative will arrive at the Tribhuvan Airport right on time. They’ll be waiting for you at the arrival pick-up point so that you can easily identify them. There’ll be a short meet and greet before our staff will transfer you back to the hotel.They’ll escort you to the lobby to help with the check-in procedure. From there, we’ll leave for the hotel and discuss the short briefing of the trek. After that, you can relax in your room or go on a walk to the city, the choice is yours. Overnight stay in a hotel.
- Free Day, Prepare Trekking Permit and Sightseeing to Kathmandu City.
The very next day, we’ll take a tour of Kathmandu city and visit a bunch of historical landmarks and religious sites. To start off the day, we’ll take a tour of Hindu’s sacred temple Pashupatinath. After offering prayers and exploring the surrounding temples and artifacts, we’ll drive to Boudhanath.
It’s one of the most popular UNESCO’’s World Heritage sites in Kathmandu with beautiful design and structure. The place is often crowded with visitors and devotees from around the world. Inside the pilgrimage, you can see dome-shaped monasteries along with prayer wheels, colorful flags, and local shops.After the sightseeing, we’ll head to Bhaktapur Durbar Square where you can find the historical artifacts of Nepal. There are courtyards, stone statues, wooden temples, and paintings that reflect the ancient Newari culture. In the evening, we’ll drive you back to the hotel, so that you can get some sleep.
- Drive To Jagat
Maximum Altitude: 1300 meters
Trek Distance: 206 km
Trek Duration: 7 hrs
The 15-day Nar Phu Valley Trek kicks off with a scenic road trip to Jagat via Prithvi Highway. It drives a narrow lane beside Budhi Gandaki River and passes the beautiful town of Besisahar.
During the 7-hour drive to Jagat, we’ll get to sight the picturesque view of lush meadows, resounding waterfalls, and sweeping hills. Since the larger section of the trail is nicely paved and smooth, the excursion won’t be strenuous at all.However, you may feel anxious at the end of the trip due to a bumpy ride on the backroad. Upon arriving at the village, we’ll get lovely sight of a surrounding lush hill, beautiful riverbed, and valley. Overnight stay in a lodge at Jagat.
- Trek to Dharapni
Maximum Altitude: 1920 meters
Trek Distance: 15 km
Trek Duration: 7 hrs
Today, we’ll officially begin the trek to Dharapani by sailing a dirt path and crossing a suspension bridge. We’ll follow the steep trails and a stone stair to get to Chyamche, a charming village lying close to Purano Jagat.As our trail heads to the remote settlement of Tal, we’ll get a surreal view of a screaming waterfall and verdant hills. From here, we’ll ascend the rugged hill over the valley and beside gigantic rocks.After hiking continuously for 7 hours, we’ll reach Dharapani, a superb looking village in Nepal. Nestled at 6,300 ft high, Dharapani is gorgeous with a delightful view to offer its guests which includes a steep-sided valley, lush green terrain, and gushing rivers.
- Trek To Koto.
Maximum Altitude: 2600 meters
Trek Distance: 15.5 km
Trek Duration: 7 hrs
Next morning, after breakfast, we’ll continue the journey to Koto. The trek begins with an hour’s walk to Bagarchhap, passing over dark woods of pine and fir. As the trail heads to Koto, we can witness the snowy-white Tibetan monastery and glistening mountains.The path makes its way through the pine forest until Latamarang, which lasts almost an hour and a half. During the excursion, we’ll get to savor the spectacular view of Annapurna II and Manaslu. From Bagarchhap, the trail scrambles uphill, making it to the quaint village.Koto is perched at 8,530 ft above sea level and is highly inhabited by Gurung. The influence of the local people within the area can be seen at best. Also, we can spot the mesmerizing view of undulating landscape and snow peaks that look incredible.
- Trek To Meta
Maximum Altitude: 3,230 meters
Trek Distance: 14.5 km
Trek Duration: 7 hrs
Since the trail heading to Meta is uphill and demanding, we’ll start hiking early in the morning. After verifying ourselves at the checkpoint, we’ll navigate the route through the bank of Soti Khola and cross the suspension bridge.From Dharamshala, we keep on hiking along the trail through woods and rocky hills. Pulling off the narrow canyon, we’ll find our way beneath the cascading waterfall, from where the view of Annapurna gets clearer. Tonight we’ll stay in a teahouse at Meta.
- Trek To Phu Village
Maximum Altitude: 4,050 meters
Trek Distance: 16.5 km
Trek Duration: 7 hrs
After getting up to the majestic view of Meta and having a delicious breakfast, we’re now ready to get back to the trail. The expedition begins with an uphill trek over the valley’s edge that provides a stunning view of Nar Phedi monastery.We’ll encounter beautiful monasteries and colorful Tibetan chortens with flapping prayer flags at the outset of the hike. We may also snap lush green meadows and riverbeds along the way to Phu Gaon.After spending an hour and a half on the trail to Phu through narrow gorges and steep hills, we’ll get our first sight of an old Tibetan fortress and two ruined forts. Advancing the path, we move to Phu, passing the Tashi Lakhang Gompa. We’ll briefly stop at the monastery to take a tour and pay our respect. We’ll stay the night in a tea house in the village.
- Acclimation Day
Before the big trip to Nar Phedi, we’ll take a day off for rest and acclimate to the changing climate. To make the most of the break, we’ll have a quick tour of the village and a short hike to Tashi Lhakhang.The trail to Tashi is roughly 3-4 km at most, so we’ll finish the trip in no time. Visitors at Phu also can visit Himlung Base Camp though the hike requires a bit more time. Just in case you want, we can also climb the trail to Tilicho Lake, which extends 28 miles from the village.At Tashi, we’ll explore a primordial Tibetan monastery and take a peek at the shimmering mountains. As soon as the sightseeing is over, we’ll retrace the step back to the village and call it off a day..
- Trek to Nar Phedi
Maximum Altitude: 3,550 meters
Trek Distance: 15 km
Trek Duration: 6 hrs
After spending a lovely day at Phu, it’s time we get back to the trail, which begins with a mild descent to Meta. After navigating the track halfway, we’ll diverge to Nar Phedi monastery, which is also our dwelling for the night.Transcending the rugged trail, we’ll gently ascend a steep slope, moving towards the monastery. Shortly after getting there, we’ll pay a visit to the pilgrimage and offer prayers. Overnight stay in the monastery.
- Trek To Nar .
Maximum Altitude: 4,150 meters
Trek Distance: 19 km
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs
Wake up early in awe of a fairy-tale backdrop and fresh wind at Nar Phedi. Soon after that, we’ll have our breakfast and begin the trek to Nar. The 12 miles long course winds through steep hills and old villages to arrive at the town.
During the expedition, we’ll cross several small streams and a suspension bridge. The 7-hour walk also has us climb up the junction and to the beautiful settlement of Nar. The village is just a few miles away from the Annapurna trail and remains detached from the visitors.Not many travelers stop by Nar, although it has the most impressive view to offer the guests. We can catch a glimpse of dramatic landscapes, rock cliffs, narrow river gorge, and Pisang peak from here.
- Trek to Nawal Via Kang La Pass
Maximum Altitude: 5,320 meters
Trek Distance: 14 km
Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs
Soon after we’re done having breakfast, the trek to Ngawal kicks off. Leaving behind the village, we’ll climb up the trail through the terminal moraine of Temdenzon Khola and pass the yak pastures.After heading to the west of Jhombu Khola, which lies at the foot of Kang La Pass, we’ll climb a steep slope to the top. It takes us almost 2 hours to cross the pass and get rewarded with the stunning view of Damodar Himal and Annapurna range.In the last three hours, we’ll gently descend the rock hill till arriving at Ngawal. At the village, we’ll get to see an incredible view of snow-capped mountains and sweeping hills. Overnight in a tea house.
- Trek To Manang
Maximum Altitude: 3,351 meters
Trek Duration: 5 4, 5 hour
Trek Distance: 6 Km
Since the trail running from Ngawal to Manang is unpaved with rocky terrains, we’ll start trekking early today. Leaving behind the village, we’ll pass the Marsyangdi River and walk the trail for almost an hour to Braga village.While in the village, we can explore the famous Tibetan monastery of Braga. From there, we’ll head off to Tilicho Lake on the left edge and finally a short walk to Manang. Overnight stay in a tea house at this beautiful village.
- Trek to Yak Kharka.
Maximum Altitude: 4,110 meters
Trek Distance: 10.4 km
Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs
The trek from Manang to Yak Kharka may not be as long as usual, but it’s surely not easy. Out of the village, the trail is craggy and with most of the course inclined upward. From the beginning of the trek, we’ll cross small streams and ascend uphill to Tenki village.Walking out of Marsyangdi River Valley up Jar Sang Khola Valley, our trail moves northward. We’ll head to Gunsan, a small village in Tanki Manang, passing the juniper forest and lush meadows. Finally, after coming across a wooden bridge, we’ll make our way up to Yak Kharka.
- Trek to Throng Phedi / High Camp
Maximum Altitude: 4,600 meters
Trek Distance: 7.3 km
Trek Duration: 4 hrs
From Yak Khara to Thorong Phedi, the trek is mostly uphill, scrambling over the mountain ridge and passing the Marsyangdi river. After crossing the wooden bridge, we’ll climb up the mountainous terrain and follow a narrow lane before descending to Thorong Phedi. The trek to Thorong Phedi requires 4 hours and comes with a dazzling view of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, and Gangapurna.
- Trek to Muktinath Via Throng La Pass
Maximum Altitude: 5,416 meters
Trek Distance: 16.4 km
Trek Duration: 8 hrs
Today, we’ll cross the highest mountain pass in the Annapurna region, Thorong La Pass, at 18,000 ft. Moving ahead, our trail stretches north in Tibet, providing beautiful glimpses of Annapurna and other Himalayan peaks.From here, we’ll gently descend the trail to Muktinath, which is slightly sloppy. Provided the steepness, it’ll take us 3-4 hours to finish this section of the course. At Muktinath, you’ll visit the sacred temple of Hindus and also participate in the rituals.Standing at the foot of Thorong La Pass, we get to snap the lovely scene of the Annapurna range, verdant hills, and glistening glaciers. If there’s spare time, we’ll also take a tour of the nearby village. Overnight stay in a tea house.
- Trek to Jomsom
Maximum Altitude: 2,743 meters
Trek Distance: 15.1 km
Trek Duration: 3 hrs
The Nar Phu Valley’s trail to Jomsom has us descend to Jharkot over rough terrain. We then follow an ancient path through several Thakali villages, rhododendron forest, and windswept Tibetan plateau.The entire trek to Jomsom lasts around 3 hours, making us worn out. But, with the view of colorful cliff faces, diverse landscape, and deep gorges, the journey to Mustang gets less intense and more exciting. Tonight, we’ll stay in a tea house.
- Jomsom To Pokhara by flight
Maximum Altitude: 1,350 meters
Flight Distance: 43 km
Flight Duration: 25-30 minutes
Early in the morning after having breakfast, we’ll catch the flight to Pokhara at Lukla airport. Following half an hour of scenic flight with glimpses of lush meadows, sweeping hills, and terrains, we’ll arrive at Pokhara.
With thrilling adventurous activities like paragliding and ultra flight, Pokhara makes the day quite interesting. We can even walk the lakeside of Phewa and visit Davis Falls before the end of the day. We’ll spend the night in a hotel.
- Drive Back to Kathmandu by BusMaximum Altitude: 1,400 meters
Drive Distance: 200.6 km
Drive Duration: 5-6 hrs
After a lovely day at Pokhara, it’s time for us to head back to the valley. Thus, at sunrise, we’ll drive to Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway which brings along the splendid view of gentle hills, remote settlements, and overflowing rivers. After an approximate 6 hours drive, we will reach Kathmandu. From there onward, our staff will drive you to the hotel and finally call it off a day.
- International departure homeward bound.
As per the flight arranged, our representative will drop you at the airport today.
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- Ground transportation by bus from Katmandu to Beshishar, and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
- All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
- Nar Phu Vally trek all the night by tented.
- Narphu Valley special trekking permit.
- Necessary Camping gear
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, necessary porters Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter. Flight ticket Jomsom to Pokhara.
- One night standard accommodation in Pokhara.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Service charge.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Katmandu).
- 2 passport size photos.
- International airfair
- Your Travel insurance.
- Food in city like Katmandu and Pokhara.
- Extra night hotel accomodation in Kathmandu also return early from trek.
- Your personal expenses. Phone call, laundry service.
- All the bar bills, like coke, beer, water,etc.
- extra meal and accomodation than our schedule in mountian.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
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