Nar Phu Valley Trek

19 Day(s) From USD $ 2890 Dates

Overview

Group Size Min 2 - Max 10
Accommodation 4 star- Luxury | 3 star hotel- Budget & Teahouse during trek
Difficulty Moderate
Max Alt. 5416 m at Thorong La Passm

Let us walk you amongst a region that has been left untouched for years & experience the Tibetan influenced quarters. Discover an isolated & mystical valley which is equally enchanting & stimulating.

The hidden valley of Nar Phu touches the legendary Annapurna circuit offering 360-degree views of mountains like Manaslu & Annapurna II. The Nar-Phu valley lies in Manang district often remembered as an exotic high altitude trekking route for few.

Trekking to Nar Phu valley is the perfect opportunity to relish the cultural & religious treasures of the region. Having a choice to stop over the remote villages, this valley needs to be explored with a trekking guide & a special permit.

The trek through Nar-phu valley combines enchanted forests of pine, oak & colourful rhododendron forests followed by high passes, glaciers & remote villages. Further up, you will be walking through narrow canyons, amazing rock formations,  gompas & share steps with yaks.

Progressing high up to Tilicho lake (5000m) this little-known journey could be physically demanding for some.

Highlights

  • Trek Nepal’s Most remote region, off the beaten path
  • Stay like Nomads in remote villages during the route.
  • Mesmerize by the views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture.
  • Tilicho lake & marshyangdi valley
  • Colourful Rhododendron forest during spring
  • Spot some sacred sites, herds of yak, & wild sheeps

Top things to do During Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • Spend a night in the Nar Phedi monastery
  • Hike up to Himlung Himal Base Camp
  • Capture the mountain views form Meta
  • Visit the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa
  • Spot best perspective of Himalayas form Ngawal via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)

History

  • Nar and Phu was first explored in the early 1950s.
  • Nar is at 13,642 feet, and Phu, is at 12,992 feet.
  • Bill’ Tilman, was the first foreigner to visit Nar and Phu.
  • Tilman de-scribed Nar (Naurgaon) as a village & Phu (Phugaon) as a strange village
  • Tibetologist David Snellgrove visited Nar-Phu in 1954
  • Windsor Chorlton wrote a book called “  Cloud-Dwellers of the Himalayas (1982), is about Nar & Phu.
  • Nar Phu valley trek is opened for the tourist s since 2003 AD

Best time to go

This Trek is mostly preferred in two peak seasons: March-May & Sept-Nov however, trek can be done in monsoon season if roads are clear. Winter season is avoidable for this trek.

Physical fitness

Being isolated valley Nar Phu valley trek could be physically demanding for most of the trekkers. This trek involves walk along rugged mountain trails & steep georges which requires extra flexibility. Travelers are advised to acclimatize while you walk into manag to prepare for next day. This trek is best suited for those who a experience in trekking in mountains or travelers who have travelled nepal before.

What to expect

  • Basic Lodges or guest Houses
  • Limited food menus & mostly expensive
  • Extra cost for charging batteries
  • Cost for Hot showers
  • Outdoor toilets (outside the building)
  • Charge for internet or wifi

Includes & Excludes

What's included ?

  • 4-star or equivalent hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All internal flights and domestic hotel/airport transfers
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Domestic flights (as per the itinerary)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag(to be returned after the trek use) Free T-shirt
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced guide
  • Free Trip dossiers & other information in a printable format
  • OPEN & CHOICE: All meals(B,L,D) on trek including tea & coffee
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Based on your picks (Any 4), with entrance fees by private vehicle
  • Signature Accommodations-Best Available in the mountains
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at finest local restaurant

What's excluded ?

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation)
  • Travel and rescue insurance

Detailed Itinerary (15 Days)

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

    We are delighted to provide an airport pickup service as an innovative customer offering, so our chauffeur will assist you with baggage & escort you to your Hotel. He will also help you with the check-in. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a welcome dinner

    Highlights:  Music, Cultural dance, the lively Thamel, one-stop shop for backpackers, clubs & pubs, an array of restaurants.

    Accommodation: Kathmandu 4 star hotel

  • Day 2 : Sightseeing and trek preparation

    Highlights: Any 4 World Heritage sites:

    Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

  • Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat

    Driving hours: 8-9 hours

    Difficulty: Easy

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 1300 m

    Topography:   typical countryside paths,  smooth road till Besisahar, bumpy way to Jagat

    Highlights: Green Forests, Hills, rivers

  • Day 4 : Trek from Jagat to Dharapani

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic tea house

    Elevation: 1960m

    Topography:  shady forests paths, steep rocky trails, short descends, rugged and windy trail

    Highlights: tropical forests, streams, waterfalls, rivers, suspension bridges

  • Day 5 : Trek to Koto

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 2610m

    Topography:  rough trail, short ascents, forested lands,

    Highlights: Buddhist village, pine forests, Timang village, views- Mt. Manaslu.

  • Day 6 : Trek from Koto to Meta

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate/strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,560m

    Topography:  quieter trail, rough steep ascents, riverbank paths.

    Highlights: pine forests, restricted areas, caves, waterfalls, Rhododendron forest, Naar Khola river.

  • Day 7 : Trek from Meta to Phu Gaon

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 4250m

    Topography:  Gradual inclines, rocky trail, riverbank paths.

    Highlights: colourful Chortens,  Khampa settlement, river streams, Phu Khola River, Hospitality of Phu Gaon,  Views-Kangaroo Mountain, Pokharkan and Amotsang Himal.

  • Day 8 : Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

    Today is a rest day for you to acclimatize. In the meantime, enjoy the exploring Phu village & visit old Buddhist Monastery called as Tashi Lhakhang monastery

  • Day 9 : Trek from Phu Gaon to Nar

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

    Elevation: 4,110m

    Topography:  Long ascends, riverbank paths, rocky trails and steep descent into Naar.

    Highlights: Lapche river gorge, Buddhist Stupas, suspension bridge at Mahendra pul, views-Panoramic views of Pisang Peak, Kangaroo, Pokharkan and Amodsang Himal.

  • Day 10 : Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

    On this day we explore Nar valley acclimatize properly to proceed further. witness printing flags, prayers wheels & monks

  • Day 11 : Trek from Nar to Ngwal via Kang La Pass

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic tea House

    Elevation: 3,660m at Ngwal & 5322m on the pass.

    Topography:  Steep, rocky climb

    Highlights: sunrise views from the pass, views- Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak

  • Day 12 : Trek to Manang

    Walking Hours:  4-5

    Difficulty: moderate/difficult

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 3,540m

    Topography: steep inclines, rocky, riverbanks paths,

    Highlights:  the Annapurna range, traditional villages, Gurung hospitality, local monastery, Manang village,

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13 : Trek form Manang to Yak Kharka

    Walking Hours:  4

    Difficulty: moderate/difficult

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 4110m

    Topography: steep inclines, rocky paths, hilly terrain, quick descents

    Highlights:  Traditional houses, local Buddhist monastery,  beautiful lake, mountain views

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

    Difficulty: moderate/difficult

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 4600m

    Topography: narrow tracks, gradual ascends, river crossings, unsteady hill

    Highlights: Marsyangdi River, mountain views, stunning scenery

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 : Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass (5,416m)

    Walking Hours:  7-8

    Difficulty: moderate

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 3800m at Muktinath & 5416m on the Thorong La Pass.

    Topography: narrow paths, river crossings, uphill rocky paths, steep descends

    Highlights: Thorong La Pass, Muktinath a God of Salvation, entire Annapurna range

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

    Walking hours: 6

    Difficulty: moderate

    Accommodation: Basic teahouse

    Elevation: 2,715m

    Topography: Steep descents, wider trails, long descends

    Highlights:  Muktinath a God of Salvation, Kagbeni,  village laden, views of Dhaulagiri range, meadows, streams

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

    Today we take an Early morning flight to Pokhara. The comfortable stay & food is amazing in Pokhara

    Flight: 30 minutes

    Elevation: 823m

    Highlights:  Music, souvenir shopping, lakeside view. an array of restaurants, a wide variety of food menus

    Accommodation: Pokhara 4 star hotel

  • Day 18 : Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    An early morning flight will take you to Kathmandu. On reaching Hotel we will be having farewell dinner together in the evening.

    Highlights: Bird's eye view of lake city Pokhara, Towering hills, a glimpse of fishtail mountain

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Breakfast, Lunch & Farewell dinner

  • Day 19 : Departure from Kathmandu

    Today as per your flight schedule,  our chauffeur will take you to the airport from this amazing country, Nepal

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