Nar Phu Valley Trek

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5315 m / 17438 ft
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu, tea house/tented camp during trekking,
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu, All meals during the trekking
  • Trip Start/EndKathmandu
  • Group Size2-40 pax
  • Best SeasonFebruary, March, April, May, June, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Exploration of remote villages, Nar and Phu, in the untouched Annapurna area of Nepal.
  • Glimpse into the lives of the Khampas, Tibetan refugees in Nar and Phu.
  • Majestic mountain views including peaks like Kang Garu and Pisang.
  • Encounters with yaks and treks through deep canyons, lush forests, and striking glaciers.
  • Crossing of the high Kang la and Thorong la mountain passes.
  • Journey through the ancient villages and monasteries of Nar Phu Valley.
  • Challenge of ascending the Thorong La Pass, one of the world's highest mountain passes.
  • Visit to Muktinath, a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists, known for its 108 water spouts and eternal flame.

The Nar Phu trek takes you to the remote villages of Nar and Phu near Chame in the Annapurna area. This untouched corner of Nepal offers a chance to see the lives of the Khampas, Tibetan refugees who call these villages home.

Your journey will be filled with majestic mountain views, encounters with yaks, treks through deep canyons and lush forests, and views of striking glaciers. Notable highlights include the high Kang la and Thorong la mountain passes, and a relaxing stop at Tatopani's natural hot springs.

The adventure begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Jagat. From Jagat, the path follows the Annapurna trail until reaching Meta. Next, we cross a bridge over the Marshyangdi River which leads into the Nar Phu Valley.

Venturing through the forest, you'll soon be welcomed by a vast snowy landscape featuring peaks like Kang Garu and Pisang. The trek brings you by ancient villages and monasteries, and you might even see yaks or blue sheep grazing along the way.

After exploring the picturesque Nar Valley, we ascend the Kang la Pass and descend into Ngwala Village. From there, we merge with the Annapurna trail towards Manang. The journey continues to Yak Kharka and Thorong Phedi, an ideal resting point before the challenge of the Thorong La Pass, one of the world's most formidable mountain passes.

After conquering the pass, the next destination is Muktinath, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists, known for its 108 water spouts and an eternal flame.

The trek then leads to Jomsom and the journey concludes with a return to Pokhara and then a drive back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, one of representative of Dream Heaven Adventure will welcome you and transfer to your respective Hotel. Take a rest for a while, and stroll round lively town, Thamel in the evening.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m

Today, after an early breakfast, you are set for guided tour to several historical and spiritual UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites you explore the historic Durbar Square, ancient temple of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Buddhist shrine (Boudhanath). Meanwhile, at noon we will discuss and make necessary preparations for the trip. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Right after early morning breakfast, you will head towards Jagat around 7 am in the morning. On your way to Jagat, you will witness memorable Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, Rivers, Villages, mountains vistas. In approximately 9 hours of driving, you will reach Jagat via Besishar.
 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 1100m

Today, after your breakfast, you will follow the trail that descends from Jagat to the river and then continues across a lush forest. Then steep ascend leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the river bank. En route, Chyamje offers the glorious picture of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. Just after crossing a suspension bridge, you climb steep and slippery path to sattle. Then, you follow the succession of rock –strewn trails; descend down to grassy riverbank that guides you to Tal. From Tal, the trails becomes rugged and winding leading to steep forested village of Karte. Trekking along the waterfalls and cliffs, you finally reach Dharapani.
 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 1960m

On the fifth day, you start your to Bagarchhap which takes about an hour from Dharapani, passing through pine and forests. At Bagarchhap, you can visit the while washed monastery. Then after, you continue your trek to Danaque. From Danaque, the trekking route ascends steeply up to Timang. Timang offers, glorious view of Mt Manaslu and peak 29.Now for one and half hour, you will trek through pine forests to reach Latamanang. After launch, at Latamanang, you continue through forests, to arrive at Koto village. On doing so, you will have a glimpse almighty Annapurna 2. Overnight stay at Koto.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 2610m

Today, you will head toward the restricted area, Meta. So, in the morning you will register your restricted permit the police check post at Koto. Then, you follow the trail through the river bank of Soti Khola followed by walk across the lush pine forests, beautiful streams and adventurous suspension bridges and reach Dharmashala. After launch you continue to trek through forests and ascend steeply towards Meta village. Finally, you reach the Tibetan Platue that offers the mesmerizing views of Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal. Overnight stay at Meta.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 3560m

Your seventh day trek is full of ascending, descending and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. After 4 hours of trekking, you will reach Kyang where you can observe the ruined forts of the Khampa settlements. On walking further past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail for 3to 4 hours, you will reach Phu village or gaon.
Overnight stay at Phu village or gaon.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 4250m

oday is the first acclimatization day of entire trip. Thus, on this day you are suggested to rest and valley, you can explore authentic culture, natural diversity and religious of tribes like Lama, Gurung and Ghale in here. Besides that, you can observe how people make their depending on agriculture, livestock and seasonal migrations.
Further, you will visit the historical Tashi Lakhang Monastery- the old Buddhist Monastery included in the 108 World’s great Buddhist monasteries.
Overnight stay at Phu village or gaon.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 4250m

Today, you will descend past many streams and suspension bridges for approximately 4 hours to reach Mahendra Pul. On the way to Mahendra Pul, you pass the high (80mtrs) suspension bridges for over the George of Lapche River. After having launch at Mahendra Pul, you steeply ascend passing several Buddhist stupa still Nar village. On your way to Nar village, you can witness glorious vistas Pisang peak and several peaks.
Overnight stay at Nar.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 4110m

Tenth day is another day scheduled for acclimatization. You spend a day exploring the Nar village and have a close look over the local culture and way of living. Apart from exploring, you prepare for the trek next day.
Overnight stay at Nar.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 4110m

Today is long and adventurous day of the trip. After an early breakfast, you head straight to Kang-la pass. Kang-la pass offers the majestic vistas of Annapurna massif. Then, you descend down to Ngwal.
Overnight stay at Ngwal.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 3660m

Today, after passing the isolated villages and overlooking the amazing views of Annapurna range from Ngwal. You will reach Mungi after a gentle uphill climb. The trekking route re-joins to the main trail of Annapurna circuit at Mungi. Finally, you reach Manang and set up your camps for overnight stay.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 3540m

Today, you will follow the trail that crosses stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang and continues to ascend alongside of Marshyangdi valley turning northwest to the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail then, follows Jarsang Khola northward, past few pastures, a scrub of junipers trees before it gains elevation. Further, the trail passes through the small village of Ghunsa. Now, the trail eventually runs through meadow and finally ends as small village, Yak Kharka.
Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 4110m

On the fourteenth day, you head towards the foot of the pass Throung Phedi. Throung Phedi is somehow like small settlement catering the requirements of tired trekkers and climbers. We use this point as a base camp. Tomorrow you will have a tough day of trekking, so we recommended you not to hike further up rather have a sound sleep in lower altitude.
Overnight stay at Throung Phedi.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 4600m

On this day, you will climb across the orduous Throung La apss at soaring height of 5,416 mtrs. Although the walk through the grueling trail is strenuous, you will be compensated with memorable mountain vistas. Prior to sunset, you will reach Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site both for Hindus and Buddhists. At the evening, you can stroll around Vishnu temple and monasteries in Muktinath.
Overnight stay at Muktinath.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 3800m

Today, after an early breakfast, you begin descending down the beautiful Kali Gandaki gorge through the arid land. Then, you come across the villages Jharkot and Khingar snowcasing typical Tibetan architecture followed by walk along the banks of Kali Gandaki to reach Jomsom.
Overnight stay at Jomsom.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • 2715m

After breakfast in the morning, you board 30 minute flight to Pokhara. The scenic flight leads you through the George of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon your arrival at Pokhara airport, you will be transferred to hotel to have some rest. Then after, you are set to explore the heavenly city of Pokhara. You can go for a boat ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World peace pagoda. Meanwhile, at the evening you can stroll around mesmerizing lakeside area.
Overnight stay at Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 827m

Today, after an early breakfast in the morning, you head back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to respective hotel. Today’s evening activities is up to you, do whatever you prefer. At night, we will celebrate the successful completion of our journey with a farewell dinner.
Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • 1400m

Our journey officially comes to an end today. You will be escorted to an airport, 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. With a warm farewell, you say good bye to heavenly country, Nepal and make your way to our country.

  • Breakfast

Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace.
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast.
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar and back to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist bus

Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax, Sightseeing entry fee for the city tour.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle,  hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

Good to Know

Best Time to Trek

The best time for the Nar Phu Valley Trek is during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) periods. These months offer clear skies, stunning mountain views, and favorable weather for trekking.

Difficulty Level

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek due to its high-altitude trail and challenging terrains. Good physical fitness and prior trekking experience, especially at high altitudes, are recommended.

Acclimatization

Given the high altitude of the trek, proper acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude sickness. The itinerary is designed to allow enough time for acclimatization.

Permits

For this trek, you will need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Restricted Area Permit (RAP). We will assist you with all necessary permit arrangements.

Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation during the trek is in teahouses or lodges. Meals will be basic and mostly locally sourced, typically including traditional Nepalese food like Dal Bhat (lentil soup and rice), along with some other options like pasta, potatoes, vegetables, and soups.

Trekking Gear

Essential trekking gear includes a good pair of trekking boots, thermal clothing, a waterproof jacket, gloves, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle. A comprehensive packing list will be provided upon booking.

Health and Safety

It's recommended to have a health check-up before embarking on the trek. Carry any necessary medications and first aid supplies. Always stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun. A professional guide will accompany you throughout the trek, prioritizing your safety above all.

Responsible Tourism

We are committed to responsible tourism. We ask our trekkers to respect local customs, reduce waste, and minimize their impact on the environment.

This journey into the secluded regions of the Nar Phu Valley is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Come prepared, respect the surroundings, and embrace the adventure that awaits in the heart of the Himalayas.

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