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Nar Phu Valley Trek - 19 Days

Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is the combination of the two remote villages of Nepal; Nar and Phu. Nar Phu Valley Trek offers you narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass 5320m, and unique Himalayan cultures. Also, you will pass through several like Besishahar, Chamje, Dharapani, Koto, Meta, Kyang, Phu, Nar, Ngawal, Gyaru, Chame observing the different lifestyle of local people.

Na Phu Valley Trek Highlights

  • Famous for the hidden valley in Nepal
  • Observe stone village and ancient monasteries made by Tibetan and Buddhists.
  • Kang La Pass (5315 meters) can be observed
  • Magnificent view of Annapurna massif
  • Observe endangered animals like snow leopard and blue sheep
  • The distinctive culture of the Himalayan People.

Nar and Phu are two remote villages full of natural beauty and situated in the lap of glorious mountains. Slender canyons, enchanting forests, ancient monasteries, adventurous pass, and amazing rock formations are the main attraction and things that make your trekking more attractive and memorable. As this route is open in 2003 for the tourism sector, it is less explored and underrated the trekking route in Nepal.

Nar Phu Valley trek starts from Beshi Sahar including the world’s popular trekking route Annapurna Circuit following the Marsyangdi river valley to Koto. During your trek, you will pass through beautiful forests, observing awesome mountain views, jagged glaciers, and the Nar Phu River below. We offer you to observe the up-close view Annapurna Massif, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, and Tilicho Peak. Also, you will hike and cross the highest altitude and reach at the top of the Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters).

The government of Nepal has opened this region as a restricted area. However, this region is least explored than another region. Following the awesome trails, you can observe the beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding – ancient villages, high altitude grazing land. The Nar Phu Valley trek offers you a Himalayan experience which might be unforgettable memories as this place is. Nar Phu Valley Trek is a hidden gem that offers you to explore the unspoiled valley and ancient history which is left in the Buddhist villages or monasteries.

Passing colorful Tibetan culture and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges, trekkers can get a chance to interact with local people in Phu about the local lifestyle of people as well as get a chance to spend a night in the Nar Phedi monastery. These are the awesome and under-rated trekking trails where you can get in the mountains of Nepal. Besides, you can also hike to Himlung Himal Base Camp in case if you are interested. Also, You will get a chance to walk through the Annapurna Conservation Area. If you’re lucky then you will get a chance to observe the endangered animals like Himalayan Thar, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, and so on.

Best time to trek Nar Phu Valley

Basically, there are four main seasons for Trekking in Nepal: Summer, Spring, Winter, and Autumn. Among all of them, Spring (February to late April) and Autumns (Late September to Late November) are the best two seasons for having trek in Nar Phu Valley.

Temperatures on the Nar Phu Valley Trek

Usually, the temperature at night drops around 5 degrees Celsius whereas temperature rises up to 15 degrees Celsius during the day. But as we look at a higher altitude then, temperature ranges from 10 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. So, better to carry proper sun protection glass and layers of clothes that can be added or taken off easily while trekking in Nar Phu Valley.

Food and Accommodation

At present, Food and Accommodation in Nar Phu Valley Trek is a basic level. You are provided Dhal, Bhat as Nepali dishes and Chapati, Mo: Mo, Curries, Bread are some of the lists of food available in Nar Phu Valley Trek. In the case of accommodation, you will find a twin room with comfortable beds. There is less chance of getting an attached bathroom and a single room too.

Overview

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300M)

Day 02 : Permit preparation and valley tours

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m).7-8 hours

Day 04 : Besisahar to Koto(2600m) 6-7 hours

Day 05 : Trek from Koto to meta village(3230m).5-6 hours

Day 06 : Meta to Phu village (4050m).6-7 hours

Day 07 : Exploration day in Phu village

Day 08 : Phu to Nar Phedi (3820m). 6 hours

Day 09 : Nar Phedi to Nar village (4150m).4 hours

Day 10 : Nar to Ngawal village (5,130m). 8 hours

Day 11 : Ngawal to manang village (3,540m/11,300ft) 5-6 hours

Day 12 : Rest day at Manang.

Day 13 : Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft) – Walking Distance(9.4km/5.8 miles) – 3-4 hours

Day 14 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) – Walking Distance (8.5 km/ 5.2 miles) – 4-5 hours

Day 15 : Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) Via Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) – Walking Distance(15.6 km/ 9.6 miles) – 9 hours

Day 16 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

Day 17 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Day 18 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours.

Day 19 :Farewell friend

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300M)

Welcome program at the Kathamandu Airport then direct transfer to the hotel by private transport. Details about the program including your trek guide overnight hotel

Day 2
Permit preparation and valley tours

Preparation for Nar Phu Valley before going to trip and then explore Kathmandu like World Heritage sites and can do shopping for necessary goods. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m).7-8 hours

Driving through land transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar(820m). It is a long journey that takes time up to 7 hrs. In your journey, you can witness the winding Trishuli River with a greenery landscape. Overnight at Besisahar lodge.

Day 4
Besisahar to Koto(2600m) 6-7 hours

Taking local jeep from Besisahar to Koto(2600m). It takes a whole day to reach Koto. We will cross several places like Bulbule, Sangya, Jagat, Dharapani, and Chamje. Overnight at Koto lodge.

Day 5
Trek from Koto to meta village(3230m).5-6 hours

We will start trekking from Koto to meta village(3230m). We will trek through the Riverbank of Solti Khola under the pine forests, streams, and suspension and finally to Dhamasala. We take a break to have a packed lunch, then continue trek towards Meta village. You can witness amazing views of Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal. It takes 6 hrs to reach, overnight lodge.

Day 6
Meta to Phu village (4050m).6-7 hours

Start trekking from Meta to Phu village(4050m). We further walk the rocky trail in Phu Khola and finally reach the Phu village. It takes 7 hr max, overnight lodge.

Day 7
Exploration day

Exploring Phu village and excursion to the Himlung base camp, enjoying stunning views of mountains and nature. You can learn and explore the culture, national diversity, and religious practices of local people like Gurung, lama, and Ghale.Overnight lodge.

Day 8
Phu to Nar Phedi (3820m). 6 hours

Trekking from Phu Village to Nar Phedi(3820m). The trail will have many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul. You will witness the amazing Lapche River of Gorge. t takes 6hrs, overnight in Nar Phedi lodge.

Day 9
Nar Phedi to Nar village (4150m).4 hours

Trekking from Nar Phedi to Nar village(4150m). During a trial, you can spot many Buddhist Monasteries with glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and many more. It takes 4hrs and exploring Nar village, Overnight lodge.

Day 10
Nar to Ngawal village (5,130m). 8 hours

Trekking Nar to Ngawal via Kang La Pass(5,130m). It is an adventurous and challenging day. We can see the Annapurna massif through Kangla pass. It takes 8hrs, overnight lodge.

Day 11
Ngawal to manang village (3,540m/11,300ft) 5-6 hours

Trekking to Manang village is around 4 hrs. Exploring Manang village-like visiting 100 lama’s places with amazing views of the Annapurna range. Overnight lodge in Manang village.

Day 12
Rest day at Manang.

For our body to acclimatize we spend this day exploring Manang , early morning we hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp spend the day admiring Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks ,roam around Manang Village and Monasteries.during the afternoon we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraja village where we will be briefed about acute Mountain Sickness., its symptoms and preventions

Day 13
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft) - Walking Distance(9.4km/5.8 miles) - 3-4 hours

After a day in and around Manang, acclimatizing to the high elevation, and allowing our bodies time to rest and get used to the environment, From Manang we cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang khola valley .the trail ascends slowly as we head northward. we will pass a few pastures and juniper trees . Following the trail we will pass though a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof and then pass pastures with yaks and horses. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge,we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka

Day 14
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) - Walking Distance (8.5 km/ 5.2 miles) - 4-5 hours

Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

Day 15
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) Via Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) - Walking Distance(15.6 km/ 9.6 miles) - 9 hours

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at maybe 04:00 hrs to reach the pass by 09:00/10:00 hrs at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Local people have used this trail for hundreds of years to bring herds of sheep and yaks in and out of Manang. Thus the trail, while often steep, is well defined and easy to follow. Snow can block the pass at any time of the year if there has been an unseasonable storm. It takes from four to six hours from Thorung Phedi to the pass, but the many false summits mean the climb seems to go on for ever.At the Thorung La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5416 meter. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross meadows to our final destination of Muktinath, which means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple and this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas (9 hrs)

Day 16
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

You now begin the trek descent down from Muktinath and get Jomsom.

Day 17
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Get up early in the morning and fly to Pokhara.

Day 18
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional: can use fight which takes 25 min.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 19
Farewell friend

Nepal adventure pilgrimage Trek .We will transfer you airport as per your flight time

Trip Includes

  • Airport Pick up & Drop
  • sightseeing by private vehicle
  • All the transport during the trek
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with culture show.
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
  • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paper work and Special Permit.
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
  • (One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • All government taxes.

Excludes

  • International Airfare Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge(s)Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.Personal
  • gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft hard drinks Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, st International
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.

Nepal Trekking FAQ’s

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How can I get a visa for Nepal?

You can easily get your visa at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. You need to have a passport size photo along with the original passport.

Is it safe in Nepal?

Yes, it is safe in Nepal. Over the past 10 years, Nepal has become the top traveling destinations in the world

What is the best season in Nepal?

Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Nepal. According to data, Lots of travelers want to visit Nepal in September, October, March, and April.

What Kind of accommodation do I get during my trek?

It depends upon the routes that you are traveling. Teahouse has commonly used accommodation during the trek.

How often will I get a shower during the trek?

You can get the shower services but you have to pay. So, it’s up to your choice how many times you want.

What type of food do I get during the trek?

Dal and Bhat is a commonly used food that Nepalese used. Besides that, you can find basic restaurant items like Momo, Chowmin, Noodle, and fried rice.

Can I get a guide and porter for my trek?

Yes, you can hire a guide and porter for your trek. An experienced guide can charge a high amount of cost for their service.

Are there communication facilities during the trek?

You can get communication facilities in lots of places during the trek. You can get wifi services for enjoyment.

What is the language that a guide can speak?

Our guide can speak English, Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, and many more.

Do you arrange a private trip?

Yes, we serve both private and join the trip for Nepal.

Do I need to bring my sleeping bag?

Yes, you must carry your sleeping bag. You can buy or hire a sleeping bag in Kathmandu as well.

Do I need to have insurance?

You must have insurance. if you get sick, accidents, loss of your bags or luggage even missing flights it will help to recover.

What language do they speak in Nepal?

The mother language of Nepal is Nepali. However, they can speak English and Hindi.

How can I book my trip?

You can book your trip by consulting one of our tour operators through email. S/He will help you for further process.

check list

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage  Trek in Kathmandu
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Nepal adventure Pilgrimage  in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower

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Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
  • 2-10
  • 5416M
  • We will be staying at 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Mount View in Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Meals: Breakfast in kathmandu and Pokhara, all meal During the Nar Phu Valley Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
  • Every Hotel During The Trek