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Nar Phu Valley Trek

15 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Himalayan wilderness experience
  • Explore ancient sites, Tibetan cultures, and untouched beauty
  • Cross the Khangla Pass at 5,322m for panoramic views
  • All-inclusive guided holiday in the Himalayas

Tucked between two famous trekking regions, Annapurna and Manaslu, Nar Phu Valley Trek is a true Himalayan wilderness experience journey. Located in the magical lands of Manang district in the Annapurna region, the Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the unique off-beaten treks in Nepal. The Nar Phu Valley trek takes you to the remote villages of Nar and Phu, which was opened up to tourists recently on late 2000. The trek combines off the beaten trekking experience, majestic Himalayan views, remote communities and a breathtaking panorama of Annapurna range from the top of Khangla Pass. With a comparatively smaller number of trekkers in this region, Nar Phu Valley is still untouched by the modern world and mass tourism. The Nar Phu Valley trek will let you explore the lifestyle of people in rural areas. Traverse through the traditional villages of the remote communities.

As the Nar Phu valley lies near the Tibetan border, you will notice the practices of Tibetan Buddhism. You will explore monasteries like the famous Tashi Lakhang Gompa in the Phu village.

The trek takes you on a beautiful journey towards the north of the famous Annapurna circuit trek. You walk past traditional village settlements, alpine grasslands, narrow canyons, and dense forests. Our trek starts off with a full day drive to Jagat, from where we will begin our trek. We follow the Annapurna circuit trail till Dharapani and branch off right from here towards Nar Phu Valley. We will spend a week in the valley trekking and exploring the ancient sites, Tibetan cultures and untouched beauty. A full day for exploration has been kept at Phu Gaon. After this, we retrace all the way back to Nar Phedi and thereafter trek towards Nar. Following very gentle uphill climb we pass through small Buddhist Chortens and prayer flags along the way to Nar. We trek up cross Khang la Pass from Nar and descend to Ngawal. At 5322 meters above the sea level, Khang La Pass is the highest point on this trek and provides panoramic views of Annapurna range.

On the last day of the trek, we trek along the Marsyangdi river, losing altitude and passing by Lower Pisang, Chame and finally reach Dharapani. From here we will return to Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Jagat (1,290m) from Kathmandu via Bensisahar, 8-9 hours
Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1,860m) from Jagat 6-7 hours
Day 4: Trek to Koto. (2,600m), from Dharapani 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek to Meta (3,625m), from Koto 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek to Phu Gaon (4,100m) from Meta 6-7 hours
Day 7: Explore Phu Gaon (4,100m), 2-3 hours
Day 8: Trek to Nar Phedi (3,490m), from Phu Gaon 6-7 hours
Day 9: Trek to Nar (4,110m), from Nar Phedi 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Ngawal (3,660m) via Khangla Pass (5,322m), 8-9 hours
Day 11: Trek to Lower Pisang (3,200m) from Ngawal 5-6 hours
Day 12: Trek to Chame (2,670m) from Lower Pisang 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek to Dharapani (1,860m) and drive to Bensisahar (760m)
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m) from Bensisahar
Day 15: Drop at the airport for the final departure

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Trekking Seasons in Nepal!

There are 4 distinct seasons in Nepal and trekking in each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. So check our page for trekking seasons. And please contact us for the month, date and duration to match your trip.

Trip Info

We would like to provide some information that will help you with each of your considerations. Please read below for the more information.

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group and the client's desire (budget)
  • The itinerary included above is a guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and suggestions.
  • Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • The price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding; if the client intends to add some services, we shall charge for those additional services, if intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for a clear understanding of the client. But, required for Trekking cost depends on porter request or exclusion too.
  • The above offer price is full board standard format of itineraries which are all inclusive. But, the cost depends also on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Please feel free to contact with us for any information about your selected package.

Details Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please lookout for a placard of your name at the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

Today, we will begin drive to Jagat. On our way to Jagat, we can see the mighty Trishuli River, beautiful landscapes, terraced farms, rough terrains, and small village settlements. We will make a stop at Besisahar for lunch and refreshments. Continuing on the journey, the roads might get a bit bumpy and narrow. We will reach Jagat in the evening. Overnight at Jagat.

After breakfast, we begin our first day of the trek to Dharapani. This is an uphill climb as we make our way past lush meadows and thick forests before we reach Chamje, where we get a majestic view of the massive Annapurna range. After crossing a suspension bridge and walking over grassy riverbanks, we will reach the village of Taal, where we stop for lunch and some rest. We again make our way through small waterfalls and rocky trails before reaching Dharapani. Overnight at lodge in Dharapani.

After breakfast, we begin trek to Koto. We do an uphill climb through the thick pine and fir forests before reaching a small village Timang, where we can enjoy a beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu (8156m) and Peak 29 (7871m). We again make our way through pine forests before reaching Latamarang, where we stop for lunch and rest. After trekking for a couple of hours from here, we reach the village of Koto. Stay at Koto.

Today, we will begin our trek to the restricted area of the Nar Phu Valley. On the way, we will see a Police Check Post where we will show our restricted area permit to proceed further. This trail takes us through narrow canyons, forests, riverbanks, and suspension bridges before we reach Meta. From Meta, we can see a magnificent view of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m). Stay night at Meta.

After breakfast, we make our way to the famous Phu Gaon (village). We make our way through small Buddhist Chortens, prayer flags, small streams, and rivers along the trail. We also pass through small village settlements of Kyang, Jhunam, and Chyakhu. The people living here are mostly Sherpas and Gurung. After walking along the banks of Phu Khola for a couple of hours, we reach Phu Gaon.

Today, we will spend the day exploring the village of Phu as we acclimatize ourselves with the environment and take a day’s rest. You will want to visit the famous Tashi Lakhang Gompa built by Karma Sonam Rinpoche, who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959. If you can also hike up to the Himlung Base Camp. The trail will take you through narrow canyons and glacier valleys, and you can also spend your day learning about the culture and tradition of the Gurung community living here and try their local cuisine.

After breakfast, we make our way to Nar Phedi. We start the trek as we retrace our steps back to Meta and make our way past thick forests of fir and pine to Nar Phedi. Nar Phedi homes the Nar Phedi Monastery, where travellers can spend the night. You can learn more about the lifestyle of the monks living in the monastery as they are very friendly. Interact with the monks and learn about their daily chores in the monastery.

After breakfast, we begin our trek to the village of Nar. This is a very gentle uphill climb as we pass through small Buddhist Chortens and prayer flags along the way. You will reach Nar by lunchtime and explore the village in your leisure time. The view from the village of Nar is very picturesque as it is not that far from the Annapurna trail and is remotely visited by trekkers.

Today’s trek is going to be the toughest as we trek across Khang La Pass (5322m) and then make our descent back down to Ngawal. Once we reach Kang La Pass, we get a fantastic view of Annapurna II (7937m), Gangapurna (7455m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m). We then make our way downhill to Ngawal for stay at night.

After breakfast, we will begin' descend to Lower Pisang. We make our way past lush meadows and beautiful streams before reaching a magnificent lake just on the outskirts of Lower Pisang. From the lake, we get a glorious view of Mt. Pisang (6091m). The climate gets considerably warmer as you reach Pisang. In the evening, you can head out for a short walk and explore the surrounding areas.

This day, we begin our trek to Chame. We again make our way past thick forests of pine and firs, rocky trails, and many suspension bridges as we reach Chame. As you make your way downhill, you will start noticing the paths getting wider. You will also see more village settlements as the altitude decreases. Overnight stay at Chame.

Today, we begin our final day of the trek back to Dharapani. This is a very easy trek as we retrace our steps back to Dharapani. You can walk at your own pace and take a last glimpse of the beautiful Manang region. After reaching Dharapani, we will take a drive to Besisahar for overnight. The road is a bit bumpy. We will reach Besisahar by the early evening.

After breakfast, we make our way back to Kathmandu. Along the way, you can view the beautiful landscapes, eye-catching terrains, and rivers such as Trishuli and Marshyangdi. We will stop for lunch along the way at one of the restaurants on the highway. We will reach Kathmandu by late afternoon. After resting for a while at the hotel, you can head out for a short walk around swyambunath or Thamel.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived at international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transferred to the hotel.
  • According to the above package, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will arrange two nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions also provides an assistant guide on a group basis to assist members in trekking. (necessary)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat and Dharapani to Kathmandu for members and associated staff as per itinerary.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Most of the trekking trail, lunch is done on the way between the starting and ending the day of hiking while dinner and breakfast at the teahouse/lodge where you have overnight stay. AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides a fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trekking. (clean, Nutritious, and fresh food)
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions allow up to 15kg of personal trekking equipment per person during the trekking period carried by porters or mules.
  • As Nar Phu Valley is at the Annapurna Conservation and Nar Phu restricted territory, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a permit for Annapurna Conservation and Nar Phu restricted area permits.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation and Nar Phu restricted area so, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • The above offer price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is capital city of Nepal, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner for yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Equipment List

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

Documents:
— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others:
— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

Accessories:
— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Nar Phu Valley Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 14 nights, 15 days
  • Challenging
  • 5,322m/17,460ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Private Vehicle
  • Teahouse/Lodges
  • Min 2 - Max 12

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