Nar Phu Valley trek

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Nar Phu valley trek is a famous place for the Himalayan wilderness and exploring wild and unspoiled valleys is a rare opportunity that Nar Phu Valley offers us. This Himalayan Wilderness has its unique features, a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. The Nar Phu valley inhabitants are mostly of Tibetan culture and still practice their own form of Buddhism which is spectacular to witness. Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the famous adventurous treks in Nepal which investigate the hidden valley of Nar Phu and provide you an outstanding experience of genuine wilderness. Visiting virtually untouched villages that are surrounded by around 7000m peaks provide your sense of contentment during the trail. Explore around the secret valleys of Nar Phu just north of the Annapurna and reach new heights while trekking through 2 high altitude passes: the Thorong and Kang is another amazing thing that Nar Phu valley offers us. Opened in 2003 these phases never fail to astonish in terms of views and adventure. During the Nar Phu Valley, we can observe their way of life and gain a new respect for these high-altitude residents.

The Nar Phu Valley trek is the perfect experience for the nature lover and desire to experience something different and new. Many trails and paths are still undiscovered in this region and offer a great opportunity to those who love adventure. A perfect display of amazing mountain and Himalayas such as; Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna massif, Mt. Dhaulagiri range, Mt. Tilicho, Mt. Lamjung makes this trek one of the wonderful experience. This trek starts from Chamje after 9 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu and hikes the same trail as Annapurna Circuit Trek. During the trek, you will witness high snow-peaks, high altitude grazing settlements, ancient villages, renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa, high alpine valley above Phu and many more.


outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft):

Day 4 : Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

Day 5 : Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft):

Day 6 : Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

Day 7 : Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

Day 8 : Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Day 9 : Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours

Day 10 : Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

Day 11 : Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

Day 12 : Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

Day 13 : Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours

Day 14 : Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours

Day 15 : Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft)

Day 16 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft):

Day 17 : Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (827m/2,700ft): 30 min Flight

Day 18 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft):

Day 19 : Final departure from Nepal

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

After your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will receive you and move onward to the best Hotel in the Kathmandu Valley where you will get chance to rest and relax in the pretty environment. Overnight in the hotel.


Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After having a pleasing night in the Kathmandu, you will have a breakfast early in the morning, then we will manage you to visit several historical and spiritual places in the Kathmandu, which are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We’ll visit historic Darbar Square, the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Buddhist Shrine (Buddhanath) and many more. In the evening, we will have a brief discussion about the trek and you need to be well-prepared for the trek. You should know all the essential factors and places while going on the trek. Overnight in the Kathmandu.


Day 3 : Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft):

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we’ll begin around 8 to 9 hours long drive from Kathmandu which allows you to witness Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountains. Then finally we’ll reach Jagat. Overnight in the Jagat.


Day 4 : Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

Next morning, after having breakfast, the trail starts from Jagat which take you to see and enjoy lush forest, river and sharp-edged cliff of the riverbank. Continue trek takes you to Chyamje, which offers us the splendid backdrop of soaring Annapurna mountain range. Then you will continue your trek through the suspension bridge until you will reach to Seattle. Before you will reach the Dharapani you will get chances to views amazing waterfall and some cliffs.


Day 5 : Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft):

In this day, the destination will be Koto which is situated at the altitude of 2,610m. Around one-hour trek leads you to the pine forests and give chances to explore whitewashed monasteries in the Bagarchhap Village. The following trail will take you to Danaque to Timing, which offers you great views of Mt. Manaslu and other incredible 29 peaks. Then we’ll continue to trek through the pine forest and finally reach Latamarang and additional trek leads you to the final destination (Koto) and offers a spectacular picturesque of Annapurna II. Overnight at Koto.


Day 6 : Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

Next morning, after having breakfast, we’ll manage to register restricted area permit at the police check post. Then we can begin genital trek by passing beautiful Riverbank of Seti Khola and discover one famous Dharmasala. The following trail takes you to the Tibetan Plateau, meta village through the greenery forest which let you a picturesque view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.


Day 7 : Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

In this day, after having breakfast, the trek destination will be Phu Gaon which is situated at the elevation of the 4,250m. Around 4 hours trek take you to the beautiful village called Kyang through suspension bridges over different streams. Kyang is a place where you will see a maximum Tibetan settlement, was captured by the Tibetan and you will get chances to interact with the Tibetan people. The further rocky trail gives you to explore the Phu Khola and we’ll finally reach Phu


Day 8 : Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

This is the accommodation day in the hidden Valley called Phu Gaon where we’ll take a rest and explore the traditional culture, natural diversity and religious practices of the ethnic group such as; Lama, Gurung, Ghale and so on. Not only that, we’ll also observe the remote ethnic people settlements and livelihood along with Tashi Lhakhang Monastery. Tashi Lakhang Monastery is an old Buddhist Monastery constructed by the Karmapa Rinpoche. It is listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries. Apart from this, the Valley also offers a great view of Himlung Himal and some other snow peaks.


Day 9 : Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours

Next day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we’ll head toward Nar, which is situated at the elevation of 4,110m. During the trial, we’ll explore Mahendra Pul and pass the high suspension bridge, 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. The trek will be continuing and provide you an opportunity to witness many Buddhist stupas on the way as well as cross them and we’ll finally reach Nar Village. Nar Village is famous for numerous Buddhist Monasteries and glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks which makes you, feel that thanks for being there.


Day 10 : Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

In this second rest day, early in the morning, after having breakfast, we’ll explore the village Nar and have a close look at the local culture and lifestyle of the native people over there. Then in the evening, we’ll prepare for the next day trek.


Day 11 : Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

Next day, early in the morning, we’ll begin the adventurous trek towards Kangla Pass which is located at the altitude of the 5,322m. This picturesque altitude let us enjoy with magnificent views of Annapurna Massif and after great views, we will continue our trail downward to Ngwal. Overnight at Ngwal.


Day 12 : Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

In this day, the journey will start from Ngwal to Manang which is situated at the elevation of 3,540m. Trekking in the isolated village of Paugh offers us the astonishing view of Annapurna range and putting all the glimpses in the eyes we will move gently upward to Mungli and reach Manang, short distances from Mungli, also famous for breathtaking close views of Annapurna range.


Day 13 : Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours

Today we make our trail towards Yak Kharka which is situated at the summit of 4,110m. Around 3 to 4 hours pleasant trek takes you to the small village called Tenki, above the Manang and climb out of the Marshyangadi Valley which is located in the northwest of Jarsang Khola. Following trail passes Ghunsa village, a cluster of flat mud roof and continues through meadows, where the horses and yaks graze. Continue the short trek offers you to witness ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and finally reach Yak Kharka Village. Overnight at Yak Kharka.


Day 14 : Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours

Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement and this village is famous among the trekkers. Besides, this village able to cater all the needs of tired trekkers and climbers so that some trekkers like to stay over here in order to make next day trek easier.


Day 15 : Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft)

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will trek towards Thorong La which is situated at the dizzy height of 5416m. Around 4 hours trek takes you to Thorong La. On the way to your trail you will see ice and need to walk in the ice, however, charming mountains outlooks compensate the strenuous trek. Then we’ll reach Muktinath, a pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist along with Vishnu temple and Monastery near the Muktinath.


Day 16 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft):

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will explore the Muktinath and head towards Jomsom. Our trail descends down to the renowned Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land and we’ll follow Jharkot and Khingar villages where you will get chances to view typical Tibetan architecture located in the Jharkot and Khingar. Then you will finally reach Jomsom and view soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri from the backdrop.


Day 17 : Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (827m/2,700ft): 30 min Flight

After breakfast, we’ll take flight for Pokhara. The scenic flight provides us panoramic views of the two huge mountains; Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. After arriving at Pokhara Valley, we’ll get chances to explore the beauty of the Pokhara. In the evening, you will enjoy boat-ride in the Fewa Lake, Rupa Lake and Begnas Lake along with mesmerizing lakeside area. Beside this, you can admire stunning mountains views such as; Machhapuchhare, Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and so on.


Day 18 : Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft):

Today early in the morning, after having breakfast, we’ll drive around 5 to 6 hours back to the Kathmandu with the beautiful memory of the trek.


Day 19 : Final departure from Nepal

This is the final day of your in Nepal. Our representative will take you to the airport.


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : AN/T-06
  Duration : 19 days
  Best Season : September to December and March to May
  Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  Accommodation : Hotel, Lodge

Trip Highlights

  • Exotic hidden villages “Nar and Phu”
  • Crossing the Kang La Pass with magnificent views of the Annapurna.
  • Crossing the Kang La Pass with magnificent views of the Annapurna.
  • Encounter with snow leopards and blue sheep
  • High trekking pass of Thorong -La pass (5416m)
  • Visit Muktinath, the god of salvation of both Buddhists and Hindus
  • High snow-peaks, ancient villages, and high-altitude grazing settlements
  • Enjoy great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
  • Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones.

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