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Nar Phu Valley Trekking

Narphu Valley trekking

Explore the hidden valley of Nar Phu and trek along the "off the beaten path" crossing through challenging high passes of Kang La and Tilicho Pass. A fantastic journey in a wild and unexplored area located north of Annapurna: the Nar Phu Valley. This trek is perfect for travelers who want to discover the Annapurna circuit as well as explore an untouched valley. A rough and wild trek, this trek takes you to the exotic Nar Phu valley that lies in the remote corner of the Annapurna region. Opened to visitors only in the year 2003, the Nar Phu valley remains untouched by modernity. The inhabitants, who roughly comprises of about 350 Nepalese Tibetans, have retained their age old practices. Most of them are engaged in yak herding and farming.

This trek also offers fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri range and Tilicho peak. As the trekking route is frequented by few trekkers, you can look ahead for a 'just the mountains, nature & us' experience.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan
Day 03: Drive to Beshi Sahar (820m) then Bhulbhule (840m)
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1330m)
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1960m)
Day 06: Trek to Koto (2640m.)
Day 07: Trek to Dharmasala (3230m)
Day 08: Trek to Kyang/Kang (3740)
Day 09: Trek to Phu village (4050m)
Day 10: Explore around Phu Valley
Day 11: Trek to Junam (3680m)
Day 12: Trek to Nar Village (4110m)
Day 13: Explore Nar village
Day 14: Trek to Kang La Phedi / Base Camp (4530m)
Day 15: Trek Ngwal over the Kang La Pass (5240m)
Day 16: Trek to Manang (3540m)
Day 17: Acclimatization in Manang (3540m.)
Day 18: Trek to Khangsar (3734m) 
Day 19: Trek to Tilicho Base camp (4150m)
Day 20: Trek to Nama Phug (3510m) over the Tilicho Pass or Masokanto La (5121m)
Day 21: Trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 22: Flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 24: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 25: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 26: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Bhulbhule
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Trekking Accommodation: Camping
Trekking Grade: Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5240m
Duration: 26 Days

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including swayambhunath known as monkey temple, Kathmandu durbar square & Patan durbar square then drive back to Hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03
: Kathmandu drive to Beshi Sahar (820m) & Bhulbhule (840m)
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar. It takes about seven to eight hours to reach the Bhulbhule by bus. We have daily public bus service to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu new bus park (Gongbu Bus Park). So our guide will come to your hotel to pick you up to take you bus park if you wish to use public bus but if you are choosing the private vehicle then private vehicle and trekking crews come in your hotel for overland journey to Bhulbhule. After long beautiful drive you will reach at Bhulbhule (840m). Overnight at Camp

Day 04
: Bhulbhule trek to Jagat (1330m)
Today, we cross the Marshyangdi River and continue along its right fork. We soon pass some tropical trees and terraced fields. Soon we glimpse of first sights of one of the 8000 peaks, Mount Manaslu (8161m), as well as Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli. From Ngadi, our path climbs steadily to Bhaudanda-a small Hindu village (1300m) with shops and tea houses. From Bhaundanda our trail abruptly dips to Syange (1080m). We'll cross the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge and continue trek along the peaceful river and climb to the stone village of Jagat (1330).  Overnight at Camp

Day 05: Jagat trek to Dharapani (1960m)

From Jagat our trail descends, crossing Ghatte Khola Stream and climbs again through forest-finally reaching Chamje (1410m). From Chamje our path crosses to the east fork of Marsyangdi River. Soon we climb steep stone steps past the village of Sattale (1680m), past fields and rhododendrons along the river bank and later climb to the open plateau of Tal (1700m). We continue gradually uphill, passing the villages of Khorte and Karte to finally you are reaching at Dharapani (1960m).  Overnight at Camp

Day 06:  Dharapani to Koto (2640m.)

Today, we pass a village school and also you can see the way of coming down from Larkya Pass (Manaslu trekking) and continue climb gradually through a forest to the typical Tibetan-style village of Bagarchhap (2160). Remaining along the left bank of the river, we gradually climb to Danaque (2210m). After Danaque cross suspension bridge and climb up to Temang village (2600m) and continue trek koto (2640m). Overnight at Camp

Day 07: Koto trek to Dharmasala (3230m)

Today we are heading for the Dharmasala.  The trekking trail is just past the check post in Koto, cross the river leading to the Nar Phu valleys and trek uphill through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola. The route takes us through some beautiful woods and past several small caves, and pilgrims (Dharmasala). After we emerge out of a narrow canyon, the trail actually passes under a big waterfall just before the Dharmasala, from where the woods become thinner and the vistas wider. Overnight at Camp

Day 08:  Dharmasala Trek to Kyang/Kang (3740)

Today a steep climb up the valley along a small, scenic river brings us finally to high pastures on a 3,200m plateau.  We are passing by the scenic kharka of Meta (Methang), 3560m, a non permanent winter settlement of Nar, where we are likely to share the trail with a few yaks! Today is one of the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. The landscape is combined with white rocks, low shrub and juniper, scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red and orange leafed bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate, white and sandy trails then finally you reach at Kyang (3740m) known as Kang. Overnight at camp

Day 09: Kyang trek to Phu village (4050m)

Today we walk steeply down to the river, we trek for a while along the river bank and past the “submarine” rock, passing some small possible campsites along the way. We start to see some of the unique, colorful “chortens” which are famous in Nar and Phu. We have to walk carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. Another hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyon lands and gorges, and the “leaning tower of Pisa” monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides us with the first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old “dzong” and the remains of the two forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated at the top of flatlands before Phu. Finally you reach at Phu Gaun. Overnight at Camp

Day 10: Explore around Phu Valley

We will have interaction with locals and explore up the wide valley systems above us. We might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement or Kharka at Ngoru, a three hour’s walk past the Gompa (Monastery) Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village and we can observe the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool and chat. It is really wonderful day excursion in Phu Valley. Overnight at Camp

Day 11: Phu Gaun trek to Junam (3680m)

Today is easy day for walking to Junam because the trail you have descend from Phu gate to the river and retrace our step to Junam Kharka (3680m) which is a lovely spot for camping.  Overnight at Camp

Day 12: Junam trek to Nar Village (4110m)

Today we trek down the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge and all the way back up again. The scenery is stunning. Below we sit Gyalbu Kumbu, built in 1650, and Satte Gompa , both empty. we finally reach the Nar gates at the top of the hill, and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo topped chortens and a large tiered chorten before turning the corner and being rewarded with sublime views of Nar, the undulating patterns of the surrounding barley and mustard fields, four old colorful and traditional Gompas and the snow peaks looming overhead.  Finally you reach Nar Village (4110m) overnight at Camp

Day 13: Explore Nar village

Nar is bit more social and energetic than Phu and the village ‘square’ is full of chatting women with their back-strap looms weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets, pounding mustard seeds for oil, or spinning the ubiquitous wool while catching up on the news. Each family in Nar seems to have at least one son or daughter in a Gompa, and many live at home or visit frequently, so there is the resonating sound of cymbals, chanting and drums echoing throughout the village. Other Nar villagers may be printing prayer flags, doing some carpentry, collecting wood from the forest and carrying large loads with a head strap back up to the house, harvesting the crops, tending the yaks, sheep and goats or spinning the prayer wheels in the center of town.  Overnight at Camp

Day 14: Nar Village Trek to Kang La Phedi / Base Camp (4530m)
Today, we don’t have to walk longer because we set the camp on Kang La base camp to make easier to cross text day to Kang La Pass (5240m) even more tourists cross directly from Nar village but we don’t suggest to do without acclimatization in Kang La Phedi / Base Camp.  We recommend to drinks more water and tea or soup in evening at base camp that help to your body in higher places. Overnight at Camp

Day 15: Kang La Phedi trek Ngwal over the Kang La Pass (5240m)
The Kang La is not a difficult pass, but if there will be snow very hard to find the path because the trekking trail is very narrow with rocky and slippery after the cross so the trail only suit for adventures lovers. The Kang La, at 5240m, is an absolutely spectacular pass looking over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, the peaks surrounding and airport of Hongde. After cross Kang La the trail down is steep and gradual down towards the end.  Finally you reach at Ngwal (3680m). Overnight at Camp

Day 16: Ngwal trek to Manang (3540m)
Today, we walk through the leveled path along the bank of Marsyangdi River to reach Manang. On the way we pass pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. We will enjoy the views of Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak and beautiful landscapes.  Overnight at Camp

Day 17: Acclimatization in Manang (3540m.)

Today is our like a rest day to acclimatization for trekking in higher elevation so you can make short visit to Gangapurna Lake, monastery and Manang village but if you wish to make day hiking trip such as visiting Milarepa cave, Ice Lake you need to extend your rest day in Manang because Ice Lake it is hard full day trip from Manang and also Milarepa cave not suggest in one day rest in Manang because you need some rest at Manang for acclimatization. Overnight at Camp

Day 18: Manang trek to Khangsar (3734m)

Today, we will trek to the village of Khangsar, about 3-hrs from Manang at (3734m). On the way, we can make a detour to small lake at the Gangapurna glacier. The trail Manang to Khangsar is very narrow and this village is small village with beautiful monastery. You are enjoying with splendid views of Khangsar Khola to Tilicho Peak and the grand barrier. Overnight at Camp

Day 19: Khangsar to Tilicho Base camp (4150m)

In between Tore Gompa and Tilicho Lake, there is a big, grassy field where Blue Sheep are often seen. About one kilometer from the field, we reach a hill. You have to Climb this hill (4200m) affords us a view of the entire valley. A steep descent will bring us to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m), where we will find trekking seasonable lodging at Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Camp

Day 20: Base Camp trek to Nama Phug (3510m) over the Masokanto La (5121m)

Early morning climb to Tilicho Lake (4920m) and take a look and enjoy with beautiful Lake situated at such high elevation. The Lake is 4 kilometers long and 2.5 kilometers wide. It is the main source for the Marsyangdi River. After enjoying with lake view then continue climb to Mesokanto La Pass (5121m) known as Tilicho Pass then descends to rocky trail to Nama Phug (3510m). Still there is a not available teahouse facility so you need to stay overnight at Camp.

Day 21: Nama Phu trek to Jomsom (2713m)

Today, the trail also lead the descending path to Jomsom and not hard walking today just you with beautiful panoramic views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and so on. Afternoon you are in Jomsom then you can look around Jomsom it is big town in Mustang district and guide will reconfirm your flight tickets for Jomsom to Pokhara for next morning. Overnight at Camp

Day 22:  Jomsom Flight to Pokhara (850m)

Today, you will take the early morning flight which again will give close-up views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna range and  you are flying about 25 minutes flight in a small aircraft. After arrival in Pokhara airport drive to hotel check-in your hotel and relax or do your own activities in Pokhara or look around lakeside. Overnight at hotel

Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus

It takes about seven hours, while driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight Hotel

Day 24: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur

After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Bhaktapur durbar square then drive back to Hotel.

Day 25: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today, you have leisure day for relax or shopping in Kathmandu so you can do your own activities by yourself or consult with company to arrange extra activities. Overnight at hotel

Day 26: Depart Kathmandu

After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

PRICE INCLUDES :-

  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Historical monuments cities sightseeing with tour guide
  • Sightseeing transportation by Non A/C comfortable vehicle
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for historical cities sightseeing
  • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule overland transportation by mini bus
  • Government license holder trekking guide /leader for the team
  • Clients trekking accommodation on tented camp (Two men tent share on two people)
  • Staff: Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen boy and necessary porters
  • Trekking meals: our own cooked meals (thee time a day - Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
  • Trekking equipments: (Two Men Tents, Dining Tents, Toilet Tent and mattress)
  • All necessary kitchen equipments and necessary things for camping arrangement
  • Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee / Entry permit
  • Nar Phu Valley Special Permit & TIMS card
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight tickets and airport taxes for guide and guests
  • Way expenses to bring trekking crews and equipments from Jomsom to Kathmandu
  • Insurance for Nepalese Camp staff (Guide, Cook, Sherpa, kitchen boy & Porters)
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus
  • Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge

 

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International or domestic air tickets and airport taxes - Except Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in teahouse
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Hot shower charge if you wish to use shower in teahouse
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

The price will be depending on service quality that you are going to use accommodation (Deluxe, Standard & Budget) in cities and entire the trekking either way normal teahouse or best available or Camping (Fully tented camp) so better to mention us what you are expecting? PLease click here to request the price.

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed  especially for you. Please click here for tailor made trip form.

 


 

 

 

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