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calender Trip Duration 18 Days
hiking Guided Trip Fully Guided Trek
beg Activities 18 Days Trek
accomodation Accommodation 02 Nighs Hotel 17 Night Mountain
Meal Meals 17 Breakfast 17 Lunch 17 Dinner

Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge on treks
  • Highest altitude gain: Crossing over Kang-la 5,322 m and Thorang-la Pass 5, 416 m high
  • Trekking duration: 16 Nights and 17 Days (with flights and drives).
  • Location: Nepal North Mid-West around Annapurna Himalaya region.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.
  • Total Trip: 19 Nights and 20 Days (Arrival to departure)

‘enjoy the adventure and experience in fresh new areas of Himalaya’

Why Nar Phu Valley Trekking?

“A country of the fresh and new environment to explore with awesome views
Nar Phu areas least ventured by main flow of trekkers and adventure
Amazing and beautiful landscapes of hidden lands around Nar-Phu
Crossing high scenic passes over Kang-la and Thorang-la with grand views
Explore Nar-Phu and Manang villages with immense cultures of Buddhism”

Introduction:

Nar Phu Valley Trekking where part of the journey leads on popular trails of Annapurna Circuit for some days on reaching near Manang valley at Kotto village within Chame the major town of Manang district. On leaving main Annapurna route where walk leads towards remote and isolated corners at Nar and Phu villages enclosed within high peaks of Damodar and Chulus Himalaya range, and beyond north of Annapurna to enter into Nepal one of the wildest countries.

Nar Phu Valley Trekking a fresh new country to explore where one can enjoy unique cultures of Nar-Phu villagers enriched with the age-old heritage of Buddhism religion similar to Tibetan custom and traditional way of farm life. An interesting place to visit and experience once in your lifetime within peaceful harmony of mountains and impressive cultures of Nar-Phu and around Manang region in the close shades of mighty Annapurna Himalaya.

Nar-Phu Valley will certainly inspire you with its great treasures of beautiful landscaped and awesome mountain scenery that leaves you spellbound, where this fabulous walk starts after a long exciting overland journey to reach high mid-hills of Manang then leaving the main Annapurna circuit trail towards off the beaten tracks into the complete wilderness at Nar-Phu.

After a great wonderful time around Nar-Phu enjoying glorious moments then heading back on Annapurna main route to main Manang village enclosed within high peaks where walk leads to a strenuous exciting climb on top Thorang-la pass the highest spot of the adventure at 5,416 m with mind-blowing scenery of surrounding peaks and landscapes.

Enjoying great stop on the highest point of the trekking with downhill to Kaligandaki River valley to reach at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district inhabited by indigenous Thakali people, tribe of lower Mustang been on trade with Tibet since ancient times, where next morning short flight takes you to charming city at Pokhara a leading touristic destination of Himalaya, a beautiful place to complete our overwhelming adventure and experience on Nar Phu Valley Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:  Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Besisar 800 m – 07hrs.
Day 03:  Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04:  Trek to Kotto 2,560 m near Chame 2,670 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05:  Trek to Dharma-Sala 3,230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:  Trek to Kyang 3, 020 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07:  Trek to Phu village 4,080 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08:  Rest day in Phu village for acclimatization and sidewalk.
Day 09:  Trek to Nar Phedi 3, 545 m – 06 hrs.
Day 10:  Trek to Nar-Gaon 4,206 m – 06 hrs.
Day 11:  Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12:  Cross Kangla Pass 5, 322 m trek to Ngawal 3,650 m – 07 hrs.
Day 13:  Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 14:  Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15:   Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 16:   Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 17:  Drive to Jomsom 2,715 end of the walk – 02 hrs.
Day 18:  Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel nearby Phewa Lake.
Day 19:  Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 20:  Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Pokhara Extension:

People with time in Nepal can extend their stay in beautiful Pokhara to engage in exciting thrills on Adventure Sports.
Hike to Peace Stupa, Para-Gliding, Ultra Light, Zip-Flyer, Rafting and Kayaking or mountain biking around Pokhara.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information of the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to trekking.

Day 02: Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Besisar 800 m - 07 hrs.
Morning as per group size to fit in spacious vehicles for an overland drive that leads you beyond Kathmandu valley towards low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains, where ride continues on the busy main highway of Nepal heading towards Nepal Mid-West at Lamjung area in Besisar town.

From here drive continues on rough jeep road heading higher up the past farm

villages as drive end at nice Jagat village for an overnight stop.

Day 03: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 05 hours.

From Jagat, our first-day walk begins, starting on a winding path to Chamje, and to raging Marysangdi River, and into a forested area with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu range, walk continues reaching at Tal village located on a nice valley, after Tal another 2 hours walk to Dharapani village for an overnight stop.

Dharapani a nice village with Buddhist culture, situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Day 04: Trek to Kotto 2,560 m near Chame 2,670 m - 05 hrs.

Second day walk leads into cool rhododendron and pine forest past villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then to Timang village from here onwards into more Buddhist area, with super view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, from this village few hours trek, leads to Kotto for overnight stop near a large town of Chame headquarter of Manang district.

Day 05: Trek to Dharma-Sala 3,230 m - 05 hours.

Trek leads to narrow valley within the forest of pines and rhododendron trees, then reaching nice pasture fields with huts and sheds of Yak herders and in the gorge formed by Pisang Peak and Kang-guru Himal lower basin, the walk continues following Nar-Phu River upstream to reach at Dharmashala for an overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek to Kyang 3, 020 m - 05 hours.
Morning walks north towards Phu village within an isolated area of dry and arid landscapes, the walk continues to Kyang for an overnight stop after an interesting day, Kyang with dozen houses of Tibetan culture.

Day 07: Trek to Phu village 4,080 m - 06hours.

Today reach at Phu village as morning walk leads to Phu River following for some time and then climb to reach a gorge for few hours then reaching a wide glacial valley with pasture lands at Phu village of strong Tibetan influence culture, traditions and religion.

Day 08: Rest day in Phu village for acclimatization and sidewalk.

A rest day at Phu for acclimatization, explore the impressive village and Tashilkhang with Samdu Choling Monasteries and Kyauchyu waterfalls, Phu Village

Day 09: Trek to Nar Phedi 3, 545 m - 06 hrs.

From Phu village walk back on the same trail for few hours then descend to a narrow gorge at Phu Khola, from here a slow climb to reach at Yughat small village with chhorten Buddhist shrines, then reaching a flat field at Nar Phedi for an overnight stop.

Day 10: Trek to Nar-Gaon 4,206 m - 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads to Phu Khola for few hours to reach a suspension bridge over Phu Khola, crossing the bridge with a steep climb for few hours reaching a flat area then walk to Nar village for overnight.

Day 11: Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m - 05 hrs.

After Nar-Gaon walk to remote areas an interesting walk for few hours and then taking short ups and downs in some rocky and arid path, past cattle herders shelters heading further west following Temdenzon Khola with views of snow peaks and then reaching at Kang la pass base for an overnight camp at 4,530 meters altitude.

Day 12: Cross Kangla Pass 5, 322 m trek to Ngawal 3,650 m - 07 hrs.

Starting early morning cross Kang-la at 5,322 m, climb higher on a steep slope for few hours with stunning views of Pisang Peak with Chulu Far East Peak, and then reaching on top with wonderful views of Annapurna mountain range, Chulu Peaks, Lamjung Himal and adjoining peaks.

Walk downhill to Ngawal via Julu village close to Manang village to reach back at the main route of Annapurna circuit trail.

Day 13: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.

After Nar and Phu crossing Kangla pass that separates from Manang high valley, morning walk downhill to Humde village, continue to Braga village and visit its old monastery with a panorama of snow-capped mountains.

After a wonderful time in the monastery, an hour walk leads to main Manang village for overnight.

Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.

After Manang, walk towards Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude walk with views of mountains, crossing small streams to reach at Yak Kharka, a small settlement with incredible views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Day 15: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.

Morning walk leads closer to Thorang-la as the walking progress crossing a bridge and then a climb along the Jarjung River, then leading at Thorung Phedi for short rest and then climb the last hour uphill to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.

Day 16:  Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.

Start early morning walk on this day to cross over Thorang-la with the steep haul to reach at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft on top of Thorang-la festooned with Buddhist prayer flags. The highest point of the adventure certainly requires high spirit and a strong mind to reach this high point.

The pass rewards breathtaking panorama of dramatic landscapes, snowcapped peaks, from here a long descend to Muktinath at the height of above 3,800 m, a holy spot for both Hindu and Buddhist followers where word Muktinath means
‘a place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Day 17: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 end of the walk - 02 hrs.
After Muktinath end of the walks where scenic drives lead you downhill with a big drop of 1,200m to Kaligandaki river valley, as ride leads at Kaligandaki river valley, from here heading to Jomsom for an overnight stop, a headquarter town of Mustang area with small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. 

Day 18: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel nearby Phewa Lake.
Early morning after breakfast where sweeping 22 minutes scenic flight takes you to Pokhara with grand views of peaks, on reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the lake Phewa. Afternoon free to enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalaya and beautiful Phewa Lake, or join for tour around Pokhara with Devi’s fall (a massive cascading waterfalls), Gupta or Cave, Vindhyabashini temple and white Seti River and its deep gorge, rest of the day enjoy walk along the Phewa Lake or take a boat ride around the lake.   

Day 19: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels.

(Flying options 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Day 20: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and adventure on Nar-Phu Trekking within high Annapurna Himalaya, depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking per itinerary.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer in private vehicle
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  • two trekkers got one porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:

April to May and September till early November months of the year except monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September.
March to May lively and colourful with rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flower in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time.

October to early November another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight, with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times.

Trip Departure

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Reviews

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