Nar Phu Valley Trek
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Moderate
- Destination: Annapurna Region
- Activities: Trekking and Cultural Hike
- Accommodation: Two night hotel in Kathmandu BF and local guest houses during the trek.
- Meals: included during the trek
- Maximum altitude: 5300m
- Group size: 2min
- Best Season: Spring and Atum
Nar Phu Trek is the restricted trekking trail of the Annapurna Region and requires a visitors permit. The spectacular views of the majestic snow covered Annapurna massif, the beautiful and unique Manang district, the warm and sociable Bhotia people all adds to the intrigue and uniqueness of this trek.
Commencing from Besisahar, the trail passes the village of Chame and onwards towards Nar Phu village. The trek takes on the challenging and adventurous Kangla pass (5200m) and Thorung La pass (5416 m), which opens up to the dominant snowcapped Annapurna range. Nar Phu is regarded as one of the hidden valleys since it has only recently been accessible to trekkers and is still relatively undisturbed. Inhabited by about 300 Bhotia people the Nar Phu village has its own strategic trading system and livelihood by Yak herding. Our carefully drafted 12 day itinerary guarantees an experience of a life time for both veteran and novice trekkers who want to visit this remote region.
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: - Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1330m)
Day 04: - Syange/Jagat trekking to Dharapani (1960m)
Day 05: - Dharapani trekking to Koto (2670m)
Day 06: - Koto trekking to Dharmashala (3300m)
Day 07: - Dharmashala trekking to Kayang (3560m)
Day 08: - Kayang trekking to Phu village (4200m)
Day 09: - Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and explore Phu valley
Day 10: - Phu village trekking to Nar (4150m)
Day 11: - Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi (4500m)
Day 12 - Kang La Phedi trekking to Kang La pass (5315m) to Ngawal (3675m)
Day 13: - Ngawal Trekking to Manang (3570m)
Day 14: - Manang to Letdar (4250m)
Day 15: - Letdar trekking to Phedi (4400m) or High Camp (4600m)
Day 16: - Phedi or High Camp trekking to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 17: - Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 18: - Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 19: - Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive
Day 20: - Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21: - Final Departure
What is included?
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
Good hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic transportation (Kathmandu- pokhara -Kathmandu)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
soul himalaya trek bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits ( Spacial permit National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
What is not included?
Personal equipment for trekking
Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
Emergency Rescue evacuation
Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
Bar & Beverage bills
In Kathmandu, we will have a 3-star hotel room which will be shared in a twin-share basis and will have a supplement of breakfast alongside. The rooms will have attached bathrooms and will have all the facilities that will at least help you have a semi-urban experience judging from where you come. But, during the trek, we will have to forfeit the luxury of a 3-star hotel in the pursuit of what nature has in store for us and travel through the wildlands in local teahouses, which will be very comforting as well but just not luxurious enough in terms of the facilities provided.
We can have a myriad a local and international cuisines to choose from during the trek though the list of meals will not be as elaborate as you might think, but still we do have options and they surely do taste awesome. We are very careful for providing you with food that is both hygienic and heavy for sustaining your energy throughout the trek. All kinds of meal fall under the package costs during the trek except for when you stay in Kathmandu where we will only be able to offer the breakfast. And, we will also end our lovely soulful trekking experience with a lovely farewell dinner at the end of our trek in Kathmandu.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Though it might seem very daunting in the face of it, but we are pretty sure an average human being with average walking capability will be able to complete the trek with no trouble. Our guides are very supportive in terms of your walking abilities during the trek and if needed, s/he will change the entire trek stuructre for you as well. (But, that will come alongside its own repercussions, like longer trekking days). Walking in higher altitude will surely be more tiresome than in lower altitude but the transition between the two will be as smooth as possible. We do recommend to consult with your personal doctor before making the trip though just to make sure. consult your doctor(s) before the trip.
Best Time to Travel
The best seasons for the trek would be Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). Though we are perfectly willing to guide you through in this trek in anytime of the year that you find feasible, these are just suitable months.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
We have a perfectly customisable trip flexibilty depending upon your preferred dates.
We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.