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Nar Phu Valley Trekking - 25 Days

Nar Phu 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 Thorung La Pass. The Nar Phu Valley is a fantastic journey in a wild and unexplored area located north of Annapurna. Nar Phu Valley 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 and us' experience. Nar Phu Valley is a restricted area where required special trek permit to go. If you prefer to join the teahouse/lodge basis trek please do not expect much means only very basic teahouse/lodge accommodations and food available in this route.

ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Overnight at Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing to Swayambhunath, Kathmandu and Patan Overnight at Hotel
Day 03: Drive to Beshi Sahar (820m) then Bhulbhule (840m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1330m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1960m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 06: Trek to Koto (2640m.) Overnight at teahouse
Day 07: Trek to Meta (3,560m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 08: Trek to Phu village (4250m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 09: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon Overnigt at Teahouse
Day 10: Trek to Nar Phedi/Gompa (3510m) overnight at monastery (Gompa)
Day 11: Trek to Nar Village (4110m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 12: Acclimatization at Nar Overnight at teahouse
Day 13: Trek to Kang La Phedi / Base Camp (4530m) Overnight at teahouse (Only Season Time)
Day 14: Trek Ngwal over the Kang La Pass (5240m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 15: Trek to Manang (3540m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 16: Acclimatization in Manang (3540m.) Overnight at teahouse
Day 17: Trek to Yak Kharka (4110m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 18: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4420m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 19: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) Over the Thorung La Pass (5416m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2713m)Overnight at teahouse
Day 21: Flight to Pokhara (850m) Overnight at teahouse
Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m) Overnight at Hotel
Day 23: Sightseeing to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur Overnight at Hotel
Day 24: Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at Hotel
Day 25: Depart Kathmandu


Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Annapurna
Trek Start Point:  Bhulbhule
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Trekking Accommodation: Teahouse
Trekking Grade: Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5416m
Duration: 25 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 teahouse

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 teahouse

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 teahouse

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 teahouse

Day 07: Koto trek to Meta (3560m)

Today first register our area permit at the police checkpoint in Koto and without any delay we proceed towards the Nar Phu Khola gorge. Staying on the right side of the river we walk for about 2 hours. The trail then passes through beautiful pine forest, many small stream and suspension bridges, before Dharmasala. In fact, a very beautiful waterfall greets our arrival, before reaching Dharmashala. Soon after Dharmashala, the climb towards Meta begins. The route, now climbing away from the river, passes through the forest, ascending steeply up till the Meta Village, situated on a Tibetan Plateau. Meta is the first of a few ex-Khampa settlements on this route. This steep climbing leaves us tired at the end of the day. Therefore, the night will be spent here in Meta in a teahouse

Day 08:  Meta Trek to Phu village (4250m)

Today the journey continues on an up and down hill trail and on various suspension bridges over different streams. Staying on the true left bank high above the Dho Khola, we will soon reach Junam Goth- the next ex-Khampa settlement. The trail then descends steeply to the side valley with two parallel streams. Crossing the stream we continue on a trail ascending to Lower and Upper Chyako – another Khampa settlement. Beginning with a small ridge above Chyako, the trail passes through a steep slope and after a few up and down hill climb the trail descends to Kyang –another Khampa settlement. The trail from Kyang is rocky and dangerous; however, we continue on the same trail for about 3-4 hours, before reaching a huge wall, a steep climb from which takes us to the entrance gate of one of the hidden valleys- the Phu Valley. Soon after the valley widens and we cross the bridge, walk past some old chortens and mani walls, before reaching a beautiful village perched on the hill at the confluence of Phu River. The houses of this village are very well maintained, therefore, despite the availability of camping site by the river we spend the night in the teahouse.

Day 09: 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 teahouse

Day 10: Phu Gaun trek to Nar Phedi/Gompa (3510m)

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 but we need to walk continue to Gompa/monastery place to stay overnight because here only possible to stay night at monastery. Overnight at monastery

Day 11: Gompa trek to Nar Village (4110m)

Today Trail ascends up and the scenery is stunning. 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 Teahouse

Day 12: 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 teahouse

Day 13: 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 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: Manang trek to Yak Kharka (4110m)
Today we cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang khola valley .the trail ascends slowly as we head northward. we will pass a few pastures and juniper trees . Following the trail we will pass though a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof and then pass pastures with yaks and horses. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka Overnight at Teahouse

Day 18: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m)
Leaving Yak Kharka you will climb gradually along mountain trails running along the headwaters of the Marsyangdi crossing it at one point over an old wooden bridge. You then follow a narrow mountain path that leads you up to your overnight stay at Thorong Phedi. Overnight at teahouse

Day 19: Thorong Phedi trek to Muktinath (3800m)
Today is a long day and you will leave at 4 am. As soon as you leave Thorong Phedi the trails becomes steep for the two hours or so it takes you to get to High Camp (4,800 m). From here the terrain gets easier but the hiking is no less tough as the altitude starts its wearing effects on you. After another two hours or so you finally get to the Thorong La Pass (5416m) with its plethora of prayer flags and excellent views. After a quick cup of tea and some food at the teashop at the pass you will start to make the rocky decent to the remote but sizable town of Muktinath for your well earned overnight stay. Don´t be surprised if you take longer today than anticipated as you will need to feel in tune with the altitude and hope that the weather is favorable. Overnight at Teahouse

Day 20: Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Today you descend from Muktinath into the district of Mustang where the scenery changes dramatically as you descend the Kali Gandaki valley into a landscape of stark rocky desolate You will go through the green oasis that is Kagbeni (2,800m), which stands out in stark contrast to the surrounding moonscape. Coming out of Kagbeni you follow the broad rugged course of the Kali Gandaki River where thankfully the terrain is now quite flat. After a few more hours you arrive at the end of your journey in the town of Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district. From Muktinath there are several routes to come down to Jomsom. Overnight at teahouse

Day 21:  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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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 pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Twin sharing Accommodation in Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary with complimentary breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Bhulbhule overland transportation by public sharing bus
  • Trekking sharing Twin accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge/Teahouse/Gompa
  • Three time meals a day during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Desert (Fresh fruit/Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with his meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (1 porter provide for 2 guest)
  • Annapurna Conservation area project (ACAP) entry fees
  • Trekkers information management system cards (TIMS card)
  • Nar Phu Valley special trekking permit
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight tickets for guest and guide
  • Porter way expenses to bring him back in Kathmandu from Jomsom by overland
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus for guest and guide
  • One night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge

 

PRICE EXCLUDES :-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule (Credit card payment 4% extra)
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses occurred as a result of delay beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellation or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned above

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.

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