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    Nar Phu Valley Trekking

    Nar Phu Valley Trekking

    • Destination
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Local Transports
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge basis
    • Mode of transport
      Overland journey from Kathmandu to starting point of trekking and back.
    • Duration of Treks
      16 Nights and 17 Days


    • Remote and off-the-beaten-path trekking experience
    • Unique landscapes of Nar Phu Valley
    • Cultural immersion with Nar and Phu villages
    • Tibetan influenced culture and Buddhist monasteries
    • Alpine meadows and high mountain passes
    • Stunning mountain views
    • Nar Phu Valley Conservation Area
    • Authentic local cuisine
    • Adventure and challenge
    • Hidden and less-trodden part of Nepal.

    Nar Phu Valley Trekking 20 days

    Nar phu valley trekking

    Nar Phu Valley Trekking an adventure beyond high and scenic Manang valley and off the beaten trails of the Annapurna circuit route for a week, into complete isolation of mountains and within time forgotten villages of great interest.

    Nar-Phu area was closed to outside and foreign travelers for hundreds of years. For the last few decades, it has flung its door open for interested trekkers to visit this remote and mystical Shangri-la hidden within Damodar and Annapurna's massive mountains.

    An exceptional journey to Nar and Phu's villages enriched with age-old Buddhist religion similar to Tibetan culture and traditional farm life with cattle and Yak herding and breeding in this wild country of upper Manang valley.

    Tremendous views of surrounding scenery of dramatic landscapes enclosed within high giant mountains with hundreds of years of historical Gompa / Monasteries and its friendly and cheerful people make this trip to Nar Phu Valley trekking inviting.

    Nar Phu Valley Trekking starts with a drive from Kathmandu to reach the Mid-West of Nepal and then walking on the popular Annapurna Circuit trail for some days till our route branches off from the mainstream to reach remote and isolated country around Nar-Phu villages in the land where herds of blue sheep and snow leopard dwells with other rare mountain wildlife.

    After leaving the main trail on the off-beaten trail near Chame, the district headquarters town of Manang, as walk leads into a narrow gorge covered with dense alpine forest, then suddenly opens up into a beautiful valley within arid and barren windswept terrain with awesome views.

    Enjoying time at Phu villages visiting its old monasteries of great interest and wonders, then walk leads to its sister village of Nar, where our route leads to cross high and scenic Kang-la pass with a stunning panorama of landscapes and mountains and then walking back to the main Annapurna circuit trail to reach main Manang village.

    Manang village is an interesting place to visit with its fascinating culture of Buddhism and Tibetan-style heritage enclosed within the great peaks of Annapurna and Chulus peaks, where a walk leads further west to climb the top of the highest pass and point of the adventure above Thorang-la pass at 5,416 m high.

    With time to marvel at the beautiful scenery, a long descent to reach lower Mustang areas in holy Muktinath, where the walk completes with a short drive to nice Jomsom town, the headquarter of Mustang district and home of many Thakali people on this ancient Trans Himalayan Caravan and Trade route of Nepal and Tibet.

    From Jomsom, our utmost adventure completes with a short scenic flight to land at the beautiful city of Pokhara by its famous Phewa Lakes, located beneath green hills and the massive range of Annapurna Himalaya.

    At Pokhara, have a pleasant time in this lovely place where our last part of the journey brings you back to Kathmandu after a most adventurous and magnificent experience on Nar Phu Valley Trekking.

    Best Seasons to do Nar Phu Valley Trekking :

    March to May and September to December are the best Nar Phu Valley trek season. Except for the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September, trekking is done. March to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon. At that time, wildflowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. The day will be pleasant, but mornings and nights will be more relaxed.

    October to December is another best time for trekking to Nar Phu Valley. One can get clear views of peaks with short sunlight days. While morning and nighttime will be cold. And this depends upon various altitudes for an overnight stop.

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    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airline and transfer to hotel.

      On arrival, get received by our staff and guide and transfer to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your lovely rooms, get refreshed from jet-leg. Then join in with other members of Nar Phu Valley Trekking.

      Our guide/leader will brief us with information about the hotels-including detail of trekking regarding the local lodge, walks, views, history, and culture.  Simultaneously, with a few important do’s and don’ts while you are with us, have enjoyable times.

      The evening includes a nice dinner(including traditional Nepalese cuisine) in a pleasant Nepalese restaurant with local cultural programs. Remember, the next day morning is the time to start our Trek to Nar Phu Valley officially.

    • Day02

      Drive to Nepal Mid-West to Besisar and beyond at Syange 1,100 m – 06 hrs.

      The morning starts with driving on a tourist coach or smaller vehicle, depending upon group size. Thus this journey takes you away from Kathmandu Valley. Gradually head into low warmer areas with views of snow-capped mountains. As the drive continues passing farm villages and town, head to Nepal Mid-West to reach Besisar town, headquarter of Lamjung district.

      After a pleasant stop, continue driving beyond Besisar to reach the small farm village of Syange. In Syange, you will stop for an overnight stay.

    • Day03

      Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 06 hrs.

      Next day starts with walk heading up leaving Marysangdi River behind for sometimes to reach at Jagat.And then walk into cool shade of forest towards Chamje. Enter into more Buddhism cultural country, from here onward walk leads to a nice valley at Tal-Besi.

      From Tal village, few hours walk take for overnight stop at Dharapani, in the trek to Nar phu Valley.

    • Day04

      Kotto 2,560 m near Chame town 2,670 m – 05 hrs.

      On next day, walk on winding trail within rhododendron and pine forest past villages of Bagachap and Danque, reaching Timang village. Here onward, you can notice more Buddhist culture along with views of Mt. Manaslu.

      After a refreshing short stop at Timang village, few hours trek leads to Kotto village for overnight stop. Which is  located close to large Chame town, a major town of Manang area.

    • Day05

      Dharmashala 3,232 m – 05 hrs.

      With overnight stay at Kotto, our adventure diverts from the main Annapurna circuit trail towards complete isolation into remote corners of Manang valley.Head into narrow deep gorge covered with pines and rhododendron trees.  Afterwards, reach an open pasture fields with some few huts of Yak herders. Where this deep gorge is formed by high Pisang Peak and Kang-Guru Himal lower basin. Then our walk follows Nar-Phu khola (stream) to reach our overnight stop in a small village known as Dharmashala. (In Nepalese, it means rest and overnight place for travelers).

    • Day06

      Kyang 3,015 m – 05 hrs.

      In the next day, walk to Kyang where air gets much cooler onward as walk leads close within mountains. In the morning walk into cool alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees. Following Nar-Phu stream with few short ups and down, reach at a small pastureland around Kyang.

    • Day07

      Phu village 4,074 m – 06 hrs.

      This day our adventure leads towards our main aim and highlight at Phu village. Walk follows Phu Khola for short while and then on downhill back into river.Afterwards uphill to reach a gorge, where suddenly the area opens up into a wide glacial valley within Yak country. As our walk reaches at Phu village, you can notice strong Tibetan influence with similar culture and custom of Buddhism religion.

    • Day08

      Rest day in Phu village for acclimatization and excursion around Phu.

      You will get full day as leisure in Phu village as a rest day for acclimatization.  This is managed after near to week long walks. This will allow you to acclimatize before heading into higher hills, over Kang-la pass and Phu villages.

      Go for an interesting visit of old Tashilkhang and Samdu Choling Gompa / Monastery with Kyachyu waterfalls. Explore Phu Village homes for hundred local inhabitants since centuries of times migrated from across the border Tibet.

    • Day09

      Nar Phedi 3, 548 m – 06 hrs.

      With  leisure time at Phu village, walk on same route of previous day for few hours. Descend into narrow gorge of Phu khola and climb reaches a small village at Yughat. This villages is treasured with mani and chhorten a Buddhist monuments. Then walk to our overnight stop at Nar Phedi, a small place in the midst of wild country.

    • Day10

      Nar-Gaon 4,208 m – 06 hrs.

      Today we are heading to last village of Nar. The morning walk leads towards Phu stream to reach and cross  suspension bridge above Phu Khola. As walk leads to a steep climb for some hours to reach a flat field. Reach Nar village for overnight, Nar-Gaon similar to Phu village.

      Here with time, enjoy the last of Nar-Phu area before our adventure leads on the main trail of Annapurna circuit.

    • Day11

      Kang La Base Camp 4,535 m – 05 hrs.

      With last of this wild country around Nar-Phu, morning walk leads further into complete wilderness. So, walk on interesting trail with few short ups and downs within rocky and barren country.

      Then walk leads into a wide Yak grazing land with some temporary cattle herder settlement following Temdenzon khola. Finally, the walk leads for overnight stay at Kang La base camp.

    • Day12

      Cross Kangla Pass 5, 321 m, trek to Ngawal 3,650 m – 07 hrs.

      Starting the early morning with a steep climb, we cross our first high pass of the adventure to reach at high Kang-la above 5,321 m as we walk leads on the steep high slope for some hours, looking over Pisang Peak and Chulu Peak. On reaching the top of Kang-la Pass, it rewards with an amazing panorama of Annapurna Himalaya and Chulu peaks.

      After a great time on top with fabulous views, descend to reach our overnight stop at Ngawal village through Julu village. And then back on the main Annapurna circuit trail from this overnight village.

    • Day13

      Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.

      Ngawal village offers great scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here altitude gains. The morning walk leads through forest and short uphill with super views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna, Chulus and Pisang peak. Then reach flat valley at Hongde village. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with ancient Buddhist relics of wall painting and fresco’s. Now you will be walking to reach Manang village.

      The houses in Manang are built in typical Tibetan traditional style. And Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions. Stop there for overnight stay in Nar Phu valley trek.

    • Day14

      Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours.

      After wonderful time in Manang village, morning walk leads uphill to Yak Kharka. It is  an interesting high altitude walks facing super views of snow-capped mountains. Then cross a small stream river to reach at Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.This day walk will stop for overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

    • Day15

      Thorang High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.

      Afterwards, walk advances to high area, head closer to the base of Thorang-la. As the walk leads to cross a bridge then climb along the river bank of Jarjung and at Thorung Phedi. Here, depending upon the physical conditions of the clients and everything goes well, go for hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

    • Day16

      Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and walk to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.

      Having early breakfast, walk leads to long climb up towards Thorang-la.So, climb on steep terrain with winding path to Thorang La Pass situated  5,416 m / 17,700 ft high.

      The highest altitude gain of the adventure offers vista of dramatic surrounding and far country landscapes with high snowcapped mountains. After an exciting stop where long descend takes you at Muktinath which is above 3,800 meters high.

      Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. It is one of the most holy spots for both Hindu and Buddhists. Stop for overnight stay in Muktinath.

    • Day17

      Drive to Jomsom 2, 715 m with afternoon free – 02 hrs.

      Onward trip from Muktinath is Tatopani village where motor-able road reached a few years ago. Which finally makes it possible for drivers and shorten our trekking day itinerary.

      Take a morning drive down towards Kaligandaki river valley, reaching the large town of Jomsom and headquarter of the Mustang area. Jomsom is home to Thakali, a flourishing people and traders on this old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan trade route.

      Jomsom with a small airstrip and afternoon free; explore its nice streets filled with shops, stores, restaurants, nice hotels, and lodges.

    • Day18

      Fly to Pokhara 860 m from Jomsom – 20 mins and transfer to hotel.

      Our last day of the adventure completes with a short and smooth flight to reach scenic Pokhara around the warmer low area of Nepal Mid West.

      Pokhara is one of the most charming places on earth, blessed with a high Annapurna range of peaks with calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas. It is the tourist hub of Nepal. On landing at Pokhara airport, transfer to the hotel by the beautiful Phewa Lake, with time to explore around interesting streets of the lakeside.

    • Day19

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

      Depending upon size of the group, travel on Tourist Coach or in private car to reach back at Kathmandu. Morning after breakfast in Pokhara hotel,  drive leads you on busy and exciting highway past farm villages and towns to Kathmandu. With time in the afternoon for leisure or engage in personal activities and shopping.

      (Options to choose by air from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu 30 mins flight with panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes.)

    • Day20

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Finally, all good things must come to an end with grand memories and exciting experience on Nar Phu valley  trekking. With last final day in Nepal a country of Himalayan wonders, our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your flight home or to respective countries.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Nar Phu Valley Trekking

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Syange by bus.
    • Two night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • One night tourist standard hotel in Pokhara after trek.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Tea or Coffee during the breakfast in Mountain.
    • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • All ground transports during trek with sharing basis.
    • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight.
    • Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, Government License holder guide. All his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance are included.
    • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people)
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag. (if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Nar Phu valley trek map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily. (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Assistant guide group size above 8 + person.
    • Farewell dinner.

    What's Excluded in Nar Phu Valley Trekking

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $30 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • International Airfare.
    • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (If require 120 $)
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek. (Those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
    • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees ($25 USD per person).
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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