Nar Phu Valley Trekking explores the wilderness of ancient valleys of the Trans-Himalayan region of Nepal besides crossing over a couple of challenging passes of Kang La Pass and Thorang La Pass. Traversing in the restricted trekking region, also known as The Last Forbidden Kingdom’ of Nepal, we shall experience the aura of ancient Tibetan culture and tradition, raw Himalayan lifestyle, culture and tradition, ancient Buddhist monasteries and incredibly beautiful scenic Himalayas; you shall feel as if time has come to standstill at this magical place.
Be a part of Nar Phu Valley Trekking and saunter along the diverse landscapes, unique rock formations, narrow canyons and gorges, serene forest and high altitude villages, besides the bio diversity (the areas of Nar Phu is known to have one of the highest concentration of snow leopards per square kilometer in the world) and warm hospitality of the locals. You will leave this valley with the heavy heart for sure.
Nar Phu Valley Trekking begins with the hill town of Besi Sahar from where the trek will be a gradual ascent along the torrential Marshyangdi River up into the arid landscape of Manang. Everything in this trek shall make it a special adventure in the seldom traveled destination. Along the mighty river, we gradually enter into Mustang after Koto after exploring through some of the unique villages of Sattale, Chamje, Karte, Dharapani, and Timang. With the famous Chame village to the side, we head northwards along the Nar River and through a couple of bridges, caves, waterfalls, beautiful scenery and chortens before reaching the settlement of Meta.
The pine forest gives way to the high plateau, remote villages built of stone and mud and ancient monasteries as well as breathtaking views of Annapurna range as we reach here. From here the trail branches off for Nar and Phu valleys. Exploration of uniquely formed hills, ancient caves supposedly used by the locals for several purposes including as shelter during wars, prehistoric villages with mud houses, traditional and ornate monasteries with rich ancient heritages of Phu and Nar valleys we exit the village regretfully after crossing the Kang La Pass (5,315m) ahead of Nar valley to join the main Annapurna Circuit trail at Braga village.
We then continue on to Manang village and gradually up to the challenging Thorang La Pass (5,416m). Descending to the sacred premise of Muktinath Temple, revered by the Hindus and the Buddhists alike, we then trek to Kagbeni (the gateway to Upper Mustang) and to the airport at Jomsom via the windy valley. Fly back to Kathmandu via scenic Pokhara to mark an end to the adventure of Nar Phu Valley Trekking. Rugged trails which sometimes are cut high into the slopes of the hill, marvelous views of Annapurna massif, Lamjung Peak, Fishtail Mountain, and Manaslu Peak from Kang La Pass, exotic villages of Nar and Phu valleys, attractive and diverse terrain form star attraction of this trek.
Nar Phu Valley Trekking makes you time-travel to medieval ages as you explore the secluded settlements of the region. Situated in the rain shadow area of Annapurna massif, the best time to explore this region is April to November. Have above average physical fitness and passion to explore the unexplored terrain to make the best of this trek. Join us for the quality professional service, optimum value of your money and memory of your lifetime.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 03: Drive to Khudi (850m) about 08 hrs drive via Besi-Sahar( 823m)
- Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1425m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1930m) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 07: Trek to Koto (2600 m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 08: Trek to Dharamshala (3230m) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 09: Trek to Kyang (3820m) 5-6 hrs walk
- Day 10: Trek to Phu (3990m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 11: Full day in Phu
- Day 12: Trek to Junam Goth (3600m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 13: Trek to Nar Village (4190m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 14: Trek to Kangla Phedi (4530m) 3-4 hrs walk
- Day 15: Trek to Nawal (3660m) 6-7 hrs walk
- Day 16: Trek to Manang (3540m) 3-4 hrs walk
- Day 17: Trek to Churilattar (4180m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 18: Trek to Churi Lattar to Thorang Phedi(4447m) 3-4 hrs or Thorang High Camp (4910m) 4-5 hrs walk
- Day 19: Trek to Muktinath (3700m) via Throng-La (5416m) 6-7 hrs walk
- Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2720m) via Jharkot (3550 m) 5-6 hrs walking
- Day 21: Fly to Pokhara (820m) 25min
- Day 22: drive to Kathmandu (1350m) about 7 hrs
- Day 23: Final departure
- All airports pick up drop by private vehicle.
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- 01 night Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
- Annapura Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card) and special permit for Nar Phu valley
- 01 English speaking, license holder and an expert trekking guide: insured, salary, food and accommodation all paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
- Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Jomsom to Pokhara by flight with airport departure tax
- Trekking Planner's sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps - if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
- Anything not included in service includes column
- Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
Difficulties rating of Nar Phu Valley Trek
Trekkers have to fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5416m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Nar Phu Valley Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case, we suggest you drink boiled water which may charge a small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for the protection of the environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal, 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Nar Phu Valley Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Nar Phu Valley Trek:
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in a bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get a warm bowl of water.
Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically, toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use a rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
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- Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
- Free Cancellation
- No Down payment
- No Deposit
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