• Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek

Trip Overview

The secluded but serene, Nar Phu Trek is the restricted trekking trail of Annapurna Region of the culturally and geographically colorful country, Nepal.The spectacular views of the majestic snow covered Annapurna massif, the beautiful and unique Manang district, the warm and sociable Bhotia people adds to the beauty of the trek.

The Nar Phu trek requires a permit to visit the Nar and Phu gorges which makes it even more special and worth visisting. Commencing from Besisahar, the trail passes the ChameVillege towards Nar Phu village. The trek takes on a stimulating and adventurous Kangla pass at 5200 m and Thorung La pass (5416 m), which opens up to the dominant snowcapped Annapurna range. The Nar Phu valley is regarded as one of the hidden valley trek since it is undisturbed by rest of the world. Inhibited by about 300 Bhotia people the Nar Phu village has its own strategic trading system and livelihood by Yak herding.

The carefully drafted 12 days itinerary offered by Trek Guide Pvt Ltd guarantees safety amidst the  worth-while time for both the veteran trekkers and the amateur and enthusiastic trekkers who want to embark on an upbeat trek towards the intriguing and captivating Nar Phu valley.

Short Itinery 

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
Farewell dinners.
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
Personal expenses
Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
Bar & Beverage bills

 

Accommodations

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.

Meals

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.

 Additional Information

We will be more than happy to discuss whatever aspects you find confusing in mail or directly in phone if you prefer.

 

 

Detail Itinerary

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

Cost Details

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
  • Farewell dinners.
  • 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 (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
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter
  • Bar & Beverage bills

Gear list

UPPER BODY LAYERS 
Walking t-shirt  -2 merino wool, capilene or synthetic fabric over cotton t-shirt which is  quick dry.
Sleeping t-shirt -1 it can be cotton.
Thermal base layers top -1 mid weight long sleeved t-shirt of merino wool or polyester, capilene or polartec power dry. 
Insulating layers -1mid weight fleece that can be worn over other layers 
Fleece vest optional -advisable for those who feel cold 
Rain jacket -1 essential 
Down jacket -1 essential it’s very cold above 4,000 meters.
 
LOWER BODY LAYERS
Underwear - enough for trek (notice you can wash along them along the way)
Hiking trousers -2 quick dry and light weight trousers no cotton, but zip offs are good.
Sleeping trousers 1 light weight yoga style evening sleeping, but no jeans.
Trekking shorts -1 if no zips off trousers . below the knee for ladies.
Rain pants -1 advisable 
Thermal long johns 1 for evening or sleeping.
 
 
PACKS&BAGS
Duffle bag pack 1 to store excess luggage in at hotel. Soul Himalaya provides duffel bags for the duration of the trek. These are easier for the porters to carry.
Day pack with rain cover -1to carry your personal items during the treks eg camera and chocolate, water.
Sleeping bags -1 3season (4season oct-feb).
Compression stuff sack -1 for sleeping bags.
 
 
FOOTWEAR 
Trekking boots -1 must be well worn and comfortable with ankle support.
Socks -3 good and warm enough and worth spending money on quality socks.
Flip flops or camp shoes-1 light weight for evening use.
 
 
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS 
Water bottles -2 one or two liters nalgene or sig style or a bladder.  Bladders are preffered
Water purification drops -1 it is cheap and easy to buy in Kathmandu (piyous).
Lip balm -1 with SPF factors.
Sunglass -1 essential good uv protection. 
Suncream we recommend SPF 30 greater. 
Bandana -1 this useful for a variety of purposes. 
Baseball head (cap) it is useful for sun during the hiking. 
Warm woolen hat -1 it is very useful evening and morning when we hike above the 3500m.
Flash light or head torch -1head light is best as it leaves your hand free and extra batteries. 
Personal first aid kit -1 include any prescribed medication (should be your all personal medication).
Travel towel -1 light weight and compact. 
Wash kit -1 travel items for the trek. 
Instant hand sanitizer -enough for trek and alcohol based for keeping your hands clean. 
Camera with charge and enough batteries for your treks 
Book or journal as you like. 
Pack of cards/travel board games for evening fun. 
Trekking snacks enough for trekking and good selection available in Kathmandu. 
Toilet roll and rubbish bag it is very important we don’t leave rubbish in the mountains. 
Trekking poles optional and advisable for anyone with knee issues.
Gloves warm enough.  Preferably warmers as well 
Neck warmer \Buff. 
 
A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND ATTITUDE IS ESSENTIAL -DONT COME WITHOUT IT NAMASTE.
 
All of above the equipment you can get cheaply in Kathmandu. If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
                       www.soulhimalayatreks.com                                    info@soulhimalayatreks.com
 
 
FROM US

17 days

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    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

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