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Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek
Overview

Nar Phu Valley Trek combine with Annapurna circuit is a very special trekking route of Nepal offers magnificent Himalayan vistas, unique cultures, tradition and typical lifestyles.

To trek into Nar Phu villages, you need to have a special permit issued by the department of immigration of Nepal. On Nar Phu village trekking, you can see the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine scenery.

Kang la pass is a challenging trek gives an adventurous enjoy as well as typical local cultures and lifestyles. Hike to Nar Phu Valley is possible to explore as a lodge trek. As you are on the top of Kangla pass, you will have a magnificent view of Annapurna family which are Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak.

After Nar phu village visiting, you might continue over Thorong la pass trekking or Tilicho pass trekking or descend down to Besisahar by local jeep. The distance of the entire trek is about seventy-five miles.

Furthermore, you can also continue to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass massif appears remote and forbidding. Nar Phu valley trek popular as a non-touristic destination and also rich in typical cultural heritage. Nar Phu village excursion can be done any time (except winter) throughout the year.

Itinerary

Nar Phu Valley Trek detail itinerary

Our Nar Phu village hiking itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike in Nar Phu valley with relaxing manner than take a look this itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise and if this itinerary is not suits you then request us for customizing itinerary or click here .

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within BB plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Kathmandu World Heritage sites(1,348m / 4,421 ft) tour, 6 hours.

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. We explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 3Drive to Syange waterfall (1,100 m / 3,597 ft), 9 hours

Early morning drive to Besisahsar/Bhulbhule through Prithvi High way from Besisahar or Bhulbhule teak a local jeep to Syange the drive is with the view of River, greenery local villages and beautiful mountain scenery, from Syange trekking to Jagat overnight in guesthouse, if the drive is late we can stay in Syange waterfall also.

Day 4 Trek to Dharapani village (1,960 m /6,409 ft), 6 hours.

After breakfast start the working through the jungle after we left Chamje from chamje the trail goes through the bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arriving in Tal. We enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight in Dharapani village.

Day 5Trek to Koto village (2,670 m /8,731 ft), 5 hours.

The trail goes through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time among the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have an excellent views of some snow covered mountains. Overnight in Koto.

Day 6Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,677 ft), 6 hours

We walk through a steep and constrictive path through the dense forest, after crossing the river the trek leads to pass the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arrive Meta village. Overnight stay in Meta at guest house.

Day 7Trek to Phu (4,080m/13,383 ft), 6 hours.

The trek route goes ahead with a good view of the magnificent Nar Phedi monastery. Hike about 90 minutes through scenic canyons and gorges, you’ll reach a monolith that guards the steep trail to Phu. Reaching there, you can get the first view of the three villages in the area as well as the old “dzong” (Tibetan-style fortress). It remains of two ruined forts, impressively situated atop the flatlands before the village. You can make a short walk up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa to pay respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959.

Day 8 Acclimatisation day in Phu, Hike to Himlung Base Camp (4,800m). 8 hours

An acclimatization day in Phu is recommended because of high altitude. Explore the village and further to Himlung 7,125m base camp. Phu itself is an interesting village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or go about their other daily chores. Hike to Himlung base camp takes you through a glacial valley. It is opened for climbing but on the journey, you will see herds of blue sheep skillfully clambering up the steep cliffs.

Day 9 From Phu to Nar Phedi (3,490m/11,448 ft), Overnight in monastery.

Descend towards Meta direction, but turn off at the Nar Phedi monastery. We stay at night overnight at Nar because the rooms are clean and the nuns are friendly welcoming. About 5pm, every day they do a puja (a blessing ceremony), which you are welcome to witness.

Day 10 Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4,110m/13,481 ft), 4 hours.

We walk along the windy path to Nar village. Cross a line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens on the way into the ancient village. During the day journey, you can find the village ‘square’ teeming with chatting women with their back-strap looms weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11 Cross Kang La pass (5,315m/17,380 ft). Descend to Ngwal (3,675m / 12,017 ft), 7 hrs.

We start early morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass. Kangla top provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the scenic view of Hongde airport. Crossing kangla pass, we walk downhill to head Ngwal village, a route to go towards Braga/Manang village. Ngawal is a wonderful old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture.

Day 12 Trek to Manang (3,570m / 11,674 ft), 5 hours.

We walk thought flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River. On the way we could pass pine forest, farming terrace and beautiful village to get Braga village. During the route we can visit Braga monasteries, the view of Annapurna range and Tilicho peak are even more closer. Overnight in Manang.

Day 13 Discover day to visit Manang surroundings.

Not a rest day today. We recommend you to spend doing some fine walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the villages, hike to Gangapurna hill station for best view, Gangapurna glacier lake excursion and you can hike to gomba located above manang. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 14Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m / 13,244 ft), 4 hours.

Trek leads through cultivated land of Tanki Manang. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 500 meters to the Yak Kharka. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 m, there we see the many yaks and vegetation steadily more sparse. Optional: If you would like to follow the trail to Tilicho lake then take a look this itinerary. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 15Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m / 14,552 ft), 3 hrs.

After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, then we climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450m /14,552 ft. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery as well as Internet and telephones are also available here. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 16Trek to Muktinath (3,800m / 12,426 ft) via Thorung La pass (5,416m / 17,710 ft), 8 hours.

We begins our challenging trip from very early in the morning holding a headlight. At sunrise, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416 m. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours.

Getting summit, put the prayer flags if you have taken otherwise just after photographs, continue descent downhill to Muktinath. It is a very long day walking but the views of border Himalayas and Dhaulagiri family are simply outstanding. Muktinath is a large settlement with several guest houses with latest amenities like hot shower and wifi. You will have a very delicious meal which allows for a quick recovery of your tiredness excursion. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 17Hike to Muktinath temple. Descend to Jomsom (2,730m / 8,955 ft), 5 hrs

In the morning, you can visit the Muktinath temple which is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindu and Buddhist. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. You can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. From Muktinath temple garden, you can see an excellent view of Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Nilgiri (7,061 meters) and others. Descend down to a hotel for breakfast than retrace your steps to Jomsom where you can stay overnight. In the evening you celebrate the completion of your trek with the trekking crew.

Day 18Fly out to Pokhara (25 Minutes). 6 hours drive out to Kathmandu.

Get the early flight takes about only 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights, sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the best view of Annapurna Himalaya. aking a microbus back to Kathmandu city.

Day 19Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!

Cost

How much does the Nar Phu Valley Trek cost?

This trek is available now on USD 1,295 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights from Jomsom to Pokhara and to Kathmandu saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 2-star boutique category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast plan and 2-stars hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek days
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar. And local jeep (not reserved) transfer to Jagat.
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom to Pokhara airfare with applicable domestic airport tax
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Nar Phu village special permit USD 90 for each person for each week
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu city world heritage sites transfer by private vehicle.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by either micro bus or Tourist Bus depends upon available.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Nar Phu valley including Kangla pass combine with Annapurna circuit Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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Price

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Nov. 20, 2018 – Dec 09, 2018

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USD 1,295

Nov. 25, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018

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USD 1,295

Nov. 30, 2018 – Dec 18, 2018

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USD 1,295

Dec. 01, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018

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USD 1,295

Dec. 05, 2018 – Dec 24, 2018

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USD 1,295

Dec. 10, 2018 – Dec 29, 2018

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USD 1,295

Dec. 20, 2018 – Jan 09, 2018

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USD 1,295

Dec. 25, 2018 – Jan 14, 2018

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USD 1,295

Dec. 30, 2018 – Jan 18, 2018

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USD 1,295

Mar 05, 2019 – March 23, 2019
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USD 1,295
Mar 10, 2019 – March 28, 2019
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USD 1,295
Mar 15, 2019 – April 02, 2019
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USD 1,295
Mar 20, 2019 – April 07, 2019
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USD 1,295
Mar 25, 2019 – April 13, 2019
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USD 1,295
Mar 30, 2019 – April 18, 2019
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USD 1,295
April 10, 2019 – April 29, 2019
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USD 1,295
April 25, 2019 – May 13, 2019
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USD 1,295
April 30, 2019 – May 18, 2019
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USD 1,295
May 10, 2019 – May 28, 2019
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USD 1,295
May 15, 2019 – June 02, 2019
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USD 1,295
May 20, 2019 – June 07, 2019
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USD 1,295
May 25, 2019 – June 13, 2019
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USD 1,295

Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 29, 2019

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USD 1,295

Sept 15, 2019 – Oct 04, 2019

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USD 1,295

Sept 20, 2019 – Oct. 09, 2019

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USD 1,295

Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct. 19, 2019

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USD 1,295

Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 24, 2019

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USD 1,295

Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct 29, 2019

guaranteed

USD 1,295

Oct. 15, 2019 – Nov 04, 2019

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USD 1,295

Oct. 18, 2019 – Nov 06, 2019

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USD 1,295

Oct. 20, 2019 – Nov 09, 2019

guaranteed

USD 1,295

Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019

guaranteed

USD 1,295

Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov 18, 2019

guaranteed

USD 1,295

Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 24, 2019

guaranteed

USD 1,295

Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov 29, 2019

guaranteed

USD 1,295

Nov. 15, 2019 – Dec 04, 2019

guaranteed

USD 1,295

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need the experience to do Nar Phu with Annapurna circuit trek?

Answer: Actually not ! but it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Nar Phu with Annapurna circuit trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Answer: Every lodge, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along express Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Answer: Most of the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying. Moreover, if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Nar Phu with AC Trekking?

Answer: Most of all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Nar Phu combine with Thorung la pass trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend you to book early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Nar Phu valley Trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Highlights

  • Narphu valley offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga village – Explore beautiful Manang village
  • Kang la 5315m valley offers awesome view of whole annapurna Himalayan ranges.
  • Exotic hidden villages “Nar & Phu”, Many ancient monasteries and chortens.
  • Encounter with Monkeys, Musk deer, snow leopards and blue sheep and many other wild animals

Nar Phu Valley Trek Notes

Above Nar Phu valley combine with Annapurna circuit Trek subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Nar Phu Valley Trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

nar phu trek review

Amazing Nar Phu trek with Nepali Friends

100% 5 star based on – 220 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We did the Nar-Phu Trek with Gokyo Treks & Expedition office in late May 2018. The experience was great and very well planned. Our guide Kamal was great. He did very good care of us and made our trip amazing.

He also took care of all things while letting us the space to change plans and decide extra things from ourselves. Also, very very freindly and funny guy. The Manager of Gokyo treks was flexible too with fast answering of all of our questions. He helped to manage our trip in a best way which made us very safe and happy finally. Ammar did came to pick up us at the airport, took him to his home stay.

Beautiful trek with great scenery of Nar Phu with adventure Kangla pass. Learned alot of nepali phrases, cusine and mountain lifestyles. Overall very friendly team so we highly recommend. Lisa Schreiner, Freiburg city, Germany.

Trip Price : USD 1,295 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 18 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,416m / 17,710 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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