Nar Phu Trekking

Nar Phu Trekking

Cost Price
USD 1460
Trip Grade
Moderate

Overview

The Annapurna region’s Nar Phu valley trip is a one-of-a-kind, rugged, and lonely trek. For its simplicity, the journey is famous as the Nar Phu hike. This is also known as Annapurna’s hidden jewel. In this area, there are two well-known villages. Before Kang la pass, there is Nar, a large settlement, and Phu, a village in front of Himlung mountain. Nar Phu valley trekking is far less popular than the Annapurna circuit. Similarly, this hike starts at the Annapurna circuit path and ends at the Annapurna circuit Ngwal. You can either carry on to the Annapurna circuit or return to Besisahar to complete the trek. Nar Phu Valley Trekking in Nepal is a magnificent and unique cultural, natural, religious, and traditional lifestyle exploration trekking.

The Nar phu trekking can be done with or without the Annapurna circuit. Furthermore, this lengthens or shortens your journey. The lowest time limit is 12 days, and the maximum is up to you. You can extend your expedition beyond 12 days if necessary. From here, you may do the Annapurna circuit trip and the Tilicho trek. Moreover, this walk includes visits to distant settlements in the Nar Phu region, views of spectacular mountain peaks, numerous yaks and yak pastures, tiny and colorful gorges, the peaks’ glacier, and the high and steep Kang la pass. Not only the natural elements but also the cultural and friendliness of local people here. Phu village Nepal is spectacular with cultural aspects so as Nar village.

After you miss the green settlement, you can view a beautiful type of terrain. The vibrant range of scenery is always in front of you, inviting you to explore further. The ultimate side of the side is Phu village, after which you must return to Chaku. The next location after Chaku is Nar village, where you must climb a hill to witness a wonderful panorama of the Himalayas. Nar village has a lovely wide environment and a large pasture. A more open area is here for one to explore. At an elevation of 5320 meters, Kang La Pass is the ultimate destination with a captivating view of the Himalayas, transporting you to a miniature paradise of adventure.

The Nar Phu valley trekking is available from March to June and September to November. In terms of weather and scenery, these are the ideal months. This trek requires an Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit. From here, you may do the Annapurna circuit indefinitely. After completing Kang la Pass, this is a fantastic chance.

This is ideal for trekkers looking for a serene environment as well as a quiet trip. This trek is less touristy than the other Annapurna treks. The trouble is because this is under government jurisdiction, you must obtain a specific weekly permit. Lastly, this trek is best for someone passionate and who loves to be near Nature. Moreover, to complete this trek successfully one doesn’t need any prior experience. Furthermore, the best time to do this trek is during the Autumn and Spring season during this time of the year the weather is stable and one can travel here in the clear sky. During this visit, one can view different mountains including the Annapurna Massif itself.

Itinerary

01Day

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre- departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will cover trip related information & the collection your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).

02Day

Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing).

After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, do a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley  visiting  fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Square ( One is in Kathmandu, in Patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.

03Day

Drive to Chamje (1430 m-4,692 ft) via Beshishar (823 m-2,700 ft), (1,560 m-5,118 ft) - 08 hrs journeys.

As time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road towards Chamje via Beshishar. Drive through Himalayan foothills and green valleys to Dumre town. Leave the main Kathmandu / Pokhara highway and drive towards Beshishar, a large town and headquarter of Lamjung district. Drive on the newly built dirt road leading to Chamje via Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream. The drive continues passing rice terraces and villages and then meanders uphill  to  Chamje for overnight stop via Jagat village. Chamje is a small farm village with many lodges and the people from here are Manang of Tibetan origin. (Meals:B,L,D)

04Day

Trek to Dharapani (1,920 m-6,299 ft),(1,560 m-5,118 ft )- 05 hours.

After a first night in local lodge with homely hospitality service, morning starts by walking back to the Marsyangdi River. Cross the river and enter into the alpine woodlands.  Take-in super views of Annapurna, Lamjung and in the background, the Manaslu mountain range. Walk on the wide trail to a nice village of Tal Besi. After a break a few hours walk to Dharapani village for overnight halt. Dharapani is located  the mid-way between Manaslu and Annapurna circuit treks. (Meals:B,L,D)

05Day

Trek to Koto (2,600 m-8,530 ft),(1,560 m-5,118 ft) - 05 hours.

From Dharapani on wards the temperature gets cooler with alpine temperature. Walk through the winding wide trail through serene rhododendron, pine woodland and through small villages of Bagachap, Danque. Climb higher to Timang village with super views of snow capped peaks towards North. From this village on-wards be in the land of Buddhist tradition and culture. After an hour or so,  reach Koto near Chame a large town and the district headquarter of Manang area.

At Koto have ample time for a short walk to Chame the last big town before Jomsom. (Meals:B,L,D)

06Day

Trek to Meta (3,560 m-11,680 ft),(1,560 m-5,118 ft) - 06 hrs.

A different feeling from here onward occurs in that we are in the least trekked area. We are away from the main trail. Walk north to the remote places entering a gorge between Pisang Peak and Kang-Guru Himal.  The path leads to Nar-Phu khola upstream, passing several spread out farm huts and sheds all the way to Meta or Methang for overnight stop. (Meals:B,L,D)

07Day

Trek to Kyang (4,100 m-13,451 ft) - 06 hrs.

From here, feeling great with fresh, clean mountain air being in this isolated area, walk north to Phu area in pure wilderness. There is a great chance of seeing Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard and other mountain wild life.

Walk  past number of Sheppard’s areas while following the Phu khola (stream) upstream to Kyang for overnight stop after a scenic good walk. (Meals:B,L,D)

08Day

Trek to Phu (4,580 m-15,026 ft) - 05 hrs.

Morning trek reaches our destination at Phu following the Phu khola upstream. The walk leads to an exposed open area as the valley opens. After a good walk through grazing and pasture lands, reach  Phu, our overnight stop and highlights of this trip. (Meals:B,L,D)

09Day

At Phu visit Samdu Choling and Tashi Monastery.

Phy is a great and ideal place for rest day to properly acclimatize and to explore a medieval types village which is of strong Tibetan influence in the daily life, culture and Buddhist religion. Take an optional short hike around this amazing little Shangri-la. Visit the monasteries of Tashilkhang and Samducholing full of ancient artifacts and statues and maybe even visit the Kyauchyu water fall. (Meals:B,L,D)

10Day

Trek from Phu to Lower Cheyako (3,450 m-11,319 ft)- 05 hrs.

After a memorable experience at Phu, walk on the same route to retrace the journey for few hours to lower Cheyako through Kyang and upper Chyyako following the Phu khola downstream to reach at Cheyako a small village on route Phu and Naar. (Meals:B,L,D)

11Day

Trek to Naar (4,110 m-13,484 ft) - 05 hrs.

Walk back on the same trail for some time to a bridge called Mahindra Pul (bridge) close to Naar Phedi. From here trek for few hours towards a hidden Himalayan Shangrila village at Naar, the highest village around Manang area. Walk past Yughat and its line of mani walls and chortens, Buddhist prayer shrines. This experience is another highlight of this amazing adventure along with being in the high village of Naar and Phu both villages with  age old culture and traditions similar to the Tibetan way of life. (Meals:B,L,D)

12Day

Trek to Kangla Phedi (43,50 m-14,271 ft) - 04 hrs.

From Naar with interesting time, our journey continues to leave the last of Naar and Phu area heading towards a high pass of Kangla to reach our return trek to Jomsom from Manang on wards. Walk  past a small hydro project, and finally reach the last villages of this high Manang valley: Naar and Phu at Kang-la Phedi (bottom of the pass) for an overnight stop and lunch and with a free afternoon  to explore this wild area. (Meals:B,L,D)

13Day

Trek to Kangla Pass (5, 306 m-17,408 ft) and to Ngawal (3,660 m-12,008 ft) - 07 hrs.

Start earlier than usual to reach the top of the pass to catch ever present views of high snow capped peaks. Walk with a slow pace due to altitude. Cross a few small icy streams to reach a steep notch and then climb an hour  to the top of Kang-la pass at 5,306 m-17,408 ft the highest point so far of this trip.  Here find grand views of a snow capped peak range with a small glacial pond near the big rock wall by the west side. Reach a seep moraine path at the bottom.  The walk gets easier on the wide grass land all the way to Ngawal village for overnight stop after a scenic and vigorous day. (Meals:B,L,D)

14Day

Trek to Manang Village (3,450 m-11,319 ft) - 05 hrs.

In the morning take in wonderful views of snow capped peaks with a close look of A II North Face. Head towards a hill through nice pine woodland where one can catch awesome views of Manang lower valley with surrounding high snow capped mountains. Head downhill towards Manang valley. Reach Hongde village with a small airstrip, (flight to and from Pokhara is only twice a week and unpredictable). From here on wards tree line disappears into arid and barren landscapes with cold, dry climate temperature. However, the area gets enough sunshine during the day with strong UV in this thin air altitude.

From here with constant views of snow capped peaks reach Braga close to Manang village. Here it will be interesting to visit the old Braga monastery treasures old Buddhist artifacts, relics and stature with ancient amazing wall Thanka painting (Buddhist religious painting) and frescoes. Take in breathtaking views of Annapurna range with Chulus and as far to Manaslu towards east.  Take a slow and steady walk to Manang village for lunch and overnight stop with alluring views of Gangapurna, A II and Tilicho peak and turquoise Manang lake nearby.
From Pisang and at Manang houses are built in traditional Tibetan style as people of Manang practice rich Buddhism religion, culture and traditions. (Meals:B,L,D)

15Day

Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m-13,484 ft) - 04 hours.

After a nice break and stop for two nights at Manang, the walks is easier on a gradual path past the last village of Manang at Tenke. In complete wilderness with take a gentle uphill walk to Ghunsang village with great views of Gangapurna, Tilicho and Chulu West peaks. Slowly reach Yak Kharka for lunch and overnight stop with great views. (Meals:B,L,D)

16Day

Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,600 m-15,092 ft) - 04 hrs.

Our slow and steady journey gets closer to the main highlight and highest elevation of this trip at Thorang-la pass. The walk is pleasant except for the altitude.  The trail crosses a bridge after Ledar and then after a short steep climb after the river reach Jarjung.  Around this place you will have a chance to seeing some wildlife like Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Mountain Goats or the rare and elusive Snow Leopard if lucky. Walk then reaches Thorang Phedi (base of Thorang-la). After a break here walk on a zig zag slope path which is quite steep for an hour till High Camp is reached for lunch and overnight stop. (Meals:B,L,D)

17Day

Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m-8,907 ft) - 04 hrs.

Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m-8,907 ft) – 04 hrs. (Meals:B,L,D)

18Day

Fly to Pokhara (860 m-2,822 ft) with afternoon free at leisure.

Fly to Pokhara (860 m-2,822 ft) with afternoon free at leisure. (Meals:B)

19Day

Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.

20Day

Transfer to airport for international departure.

Transfer to airport for international departure.

Includes/Excludes

What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drops Transfer.
  • Private Ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals: 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 15 Dinners with a cup of Tea, and coffee in each meal
  • Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • An experienced guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipment.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included

  • All Meals during the trekking section.
  • Single Supplement for single-using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Temple and monastery entry fees, & entry fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
  • All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water, and alcoholic drinks).
  • All personal expenses which are not mentioned in the price inclusion.

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Trip Info

Full of excitement throughout this trip from villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, beneath world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m and 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, , trekking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive mountain range, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean, alpine to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung, Manang & Thakali tribe villages, super mountain panorama with a visit of holy Muktinath area.