NAR PHU VALLEY TREK

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Trip Highlight

Off the beaten path Untouched and enthralling typical Tibetan Buddhist Culture Majestic and Panoramic view of peaks and High Himalayas Exploring Nar Phu Valley and crossing Kang La Pass Passing Thorang La Pass Green Valleys, Glaciers, and Rivers Rocky and dry landscape walk

Overview

NAR PHU VALLEY TREK is Located in Annapurna Region-north of Manang. Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the fascinating journeys: that takes you to the ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture and far from the modern urban civilization.
NAR PHU VALLEY TREK  is A new off the beaten path provides a copious supply of original Tibetan Buddhist culture- which is unadulterated and archaic. People living in this vicinity still follow this culture. Besides, these the wild and craggy path comprises many monasteries, ancient Gombas, dry and drought landscapes, unique houses, glaciers, high peaks, and snow-capped mountains, green valleys, rivers, green lush vegetation and forests, yak, narrow canyons and unique rock formations and more.
NAR PHU VALLEY TREK trek begins from Dharapani. Passing typical small Gurung villages we reach Koto. Koto is a junction, it splits the path to Manang and Nar and Phu Valley. Passing narrow gorge we reach the medieval villages; Nar and Phu, which is very different village than others rich in history and typical Tibetan culture. Kang La Pass is another adventure of the trek, passing Kang La Pass we reach Manang, which is the biggest village of our route. Leaving behind Manang we come across yet another pass-Thorang La Pass at an altitude of 5416 meters and reach Muktinath located at the foot of Thorang La. Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhist, many pilgrims visit Muktinath yearly. Reaching Jomsom we conclude our trek. The flight from Jomsom is very enjoyable, we ask you to be a little clever 🙂 and reserve a window seat for the better panoramic view of mountains and peaks.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu (1310m)

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu and pre-trip meeting

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar to Dharapani(1960m)-7/8 hours

Day 04: Trek from Dharapani-Koto (2610m)-4/5 hours

Day 05: Trek from Koto-Meta(3560m)-4/5 hours

Day 06: Trek from Meta-Cherku(3772m)-4/5 hours

Day 07: Trek from Cherku-Phu valley (4050m)-4/5 hours

Day 08: Rest Day/Acclimatization at Phu Valley

Day 09: Trek from Phu Valley to Gomba or Nayapul(3820m)-6/7 hours

Day 10: Trek from Nayapul-Nar(4150m)-3/4 hours

Day 11: Trek from Nar Valley to Kang La Phedi(4500m)-4/5 hours

Day 12: Trek from Kang La Phedi to Ngawal(3675m) via Kang La Pass(5322m)-6/7 hours

Day 13: Trek from Ngawal to Manang(3540m)-4/5 hours

Day 14: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka(4110m)-4/5 hours of walking

Day 15: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi(4600m)-4/5 hours

Day 16: Trek from Thorang Phedi to Muktinath(3800m) via Thorang La (5416m)-7/8 hours

Day 17: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m)-5/6 hours

Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (830m)-20/25 minutes flight – Sightseeing Pokhara

Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu-6/7 hours of driving

Day 20: Final Departure to your onward destination

Physical fitness

Nar Phu Valley trek is for those who are physically fit and can walk for hours to reach their destination. It is the moderate trek that takes you to the Beautiful Nar Phu after some hours of a walk down to the moderate paths. As some of the places lie in higher altitude, one needs to be physically fit and healthy. Before planning for trekking, you need to check your physical condition by consulting your physician. Similarly, handling the low air pressure, high winds and low temperatures and also practicing to carry the weight can help you through the trip.

Lodging and food

We will be greeting you at the International airport and make your stay possible at one of the 3-star hotels in the town. While you are on the Trek, you will be staying at the Teahouses/Lodge. The stay may be twin sharing or single(depends on what you want and it is difficult to find a separate bedroom at high above). Likewise, Access the Asia will take you to the best possible place where you can enjoy the hygienic Nepali as well as International food. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different areas during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan will be provided. For the Lunch and Dinner, while staying at Kathmandu, you are responsible for the payment. There will be the farewell dinner with every guest after they return from their Trek.

Best Time to travel

February to Mid June, September – Mid December are the best seasons
for this Trek.

Transport
Generally, we offer tourist bus for Trekking to Annapurna region which may take 6 to 8 hours. If you want to travel in private vehicles, then we can make it possible but it may take extra charges. Flights are also available.

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu (1310m)

Welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative with company name on placard and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (3 star). Our guide will brief you about next day plan on hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu and pre-trip meeting

On this day, cultural city guide will meet you at hotel and he/she will guide you around the Kathmandu valley and you will visit to world heritage sites Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and other cultural and traditional areas after completion of city tour we will return back to office and meet the team and other participant members and discuss over the trip and we will give you a briefing about tour and we will make sure your all the equipment are ready and in fine condition.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu -Besisahar -Dharapani(1960m)-7/8 hours

After early breakfast at dawn we start our drive to Besisahar and then take local jeep to Dharapani. This long day drive gives you the glimpses of scenic mountain vistas, rural Nepali life style, green lush vegetation, rivers, valleys and farmlands. From Dharapani the roads are poor and bumpy but the picturesque view from the windowpane covers the difficult road ride.

Day 04:Trek from Dharapani-Koto (2610m)-4/5 hours

After a long previous day drive from this day onwards we are officially on trekking. After breakfast we begin our trek, River Marsyngdi is never far from us for about an hour we hike through a pine and fir forest and arrive at Bagarchhap a small village just above the Marsygdi river there are lots of chorten and you can visit a monastery in this village, leaving Bagarchhap we arrive at Danakyu from where our route ascends up until Timang where we have our lunch. The route from Timang gets a bit easy, we continue our hike following the twisting and turning route passing pine and fir forest we can see some glimpses of Annapurna II finally we arrive at Koto.

Day 05: Trek from Koto-Meta(3560m)-7/8 hours

Koto lies in the confluence of Marsyngdi River and Suti Khola. From Koto there are two routes one which goes up along the Marsygdi River to Manang and another which goes through Suti Khola to Nar-Phu valley. After registering our restricted area permit in police check post we take the route along Suti Khola, we carry packed lunch for the day as there are no proper places to have lunch until Meta. We walk through the dense pine and fir forest passing many suspension bridges and streams with big gigantic mountain walls on either side. After a long 7/8 hours of hike we rest for the day at Meta.

Day 06: Trek from Meta-Chaku(3772m)-4/5 hours

After breakfast we start our journey, the route encompasses Meta pasture and the route is easy composed with flat terrain up until Junam which is an abandoned village leaving the abandoned village we hike with comfortable pace to lower Chaku village with few settlements and then we take a steep trail to Upper Chaku where we spend our night.

Day 07: Trek from Chaku-Phu valley (4050m)-4/5 hours

We start our day with a steep ascend to abandoned Kang village which holds the ancient remnants of Tibetan refugee then the steep drop takes us to the riverbed of Phu Khola(River) we follow the river bank. Though the landscape is almost desert like but the we can enjoy the stunning view of Kang Guru and typical ancient Tibetan culture. After 4/5 hours on the riverbed we climb up the riverbed to Phu valley entrance gate about an hour entering the entrance gate we cross the Phu River and ascend to Phu Gaun (Village).

Day 08: Rest Day/Acclimatization at Phu Valley

As we are officially in the lost/hidden valley we can explore the village and get to know more about the culture, tradition and life style of the local ethnic community. We can explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery –which is believed to the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. Apart from that we can enjoy the view of Mountains like Himlung, Pokharkan and other many snowcapped peaks. Note: If you wish you can take long hike to Himlung Base camp as an alternative.

Day 09: Trek form Phu Valley to Nar(4150m)-6/7 hours

We carry packed lunch for the day and trace our path all the way to Chaku and cross the Mahendra pul approximately 80 meters above the Lapche river then we hike through a steep trail passing many chortens and Gumbas all the way to Nar. The Pisang peak looming in front of Nar is pleasing.

Day 10: Trek from Nar Valley to Kang La Phedi (4500m)-4/5 hours

A steady up ascend for 3/4 hours on average takes us to the Kang La Phedi (4500m). The hike is short today, we stay at camp for the day and have a sound rest as next day will be slightly difficult and we have to go to higher altitude.

Day 11:Trek from Kang La Phedi to Ngawal(3675m) via Kang La Pass(5322m)-6/7 hours

The day could be strenuous as we have a tough task of passing Kang La Pass(5322m). We start ascending the pass very early after having breakfast nearly 4 am in the morning we carry packed lunch for the day. Then we ascend steep rocky slope for about 2 hours the task is difficult as you need to scramble more often in the rocky slope but as you reach the top you will be astonished by the 360 degree panorama of the Mountains which pays of the hard toll of the day. Then we descend at comfortable pace down to Ngawal(3675 m).

Day 12: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3540m)-4/5 hours

We leave Ngawal after breakfast, a steady descend down the valley will take us to the Munji which joins the flat road the trip becomes easy we can enjoy the Marshygdi river below and Annapurna Range passing Braga we reach Manang, which is the main villages in the region and rich in monasteries.

Day 13:Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka(4110m)-4/5 hours of walking

Leaving we will reach to Yakkharka. We make the incline ourselves upward steadily through Tanki Manang, crossing Marshyangdi Valley and Jarsang Khola Valley, we will reach to Yakkharka which is situated at an altitude of 4018 meters. There we see will see the proper mixture of flora and fauna. Overnight at guest house

Day 14:Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi(4600m)-4/5 hours

We will walk two hours to cross the river and then climb up to Throungphedi at an altitude of 4450meters. The place has fantastic natural views. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 15:Trek from Thorang Phedi to Muktinath(3800m) via Thorang La (5416m)-7/8 hours

At day 11 the trek will add more adventure in our journey and will be a longest trail to walk by. We will wake up early in the morning and walk 3 to 4 hours passing high camp to reach Throung La pass which is at an altitude of 5416 meters. The pass connects the village of Manang, with the temple of Muktinath. We will stay for a while at Throung La pass to view the mountainous majestic scenery. Then we will resume our trek to reach Muktinath then we descend ourselves through rocky mountain, guesthouse, teashop, villages and many more. Then after 3 to 4 hours of walk we will reach to Muktinath a holly pilgrimage of Buddhist and Hindu. Muktinath is the renowned temple of Nepal where every year thousands of people come to worship. Muktinath is derived from the word “Mukti” which means free from sufferings and “Nath” means master of God. It is believed that bathing in Muktinath cleans a person from all the sins he has committed. Overnight at Muktinath

Day 16:Trek from Muktinath to Jhomsom (2715m)-5/6 hours

Our next destination will be Jomsom. After leaving Muktinath we will walk along the Shore of Budi Gandaki River. The fresh blowing air of Budi Gandaki will blow our fatigue. The mountain, rivers, birds, rare animals, dry land and other natural diversity are the mesmerizing attribute on the way. Then after 4 to 5 hours of journey we will be Jomsom. Jomsom is a culturally rich place where we can find the culture of Himalayan indigenous people. It is also a good place to understand the Buddhist culture and its influence in the inhabitants of people living in high altitude. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 17: Fly from Jhomsom to Pokhara (830m)-20/25 minutes flight – Seightseeing Pokhara

Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu-6/7 hours of driving

Day 20: Final Departure to your onward destination

Date & Price

All Trekking in Nepal, Himalaya Trek, Peak Climbing-Access The Asia Treks adventure travel trips are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Availability Price Booking
Availability Explained
  • A AVAILABLE – Trip date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!
  • G GUARANTEED – Trip is reached minimum numbers and this is ‘Guaranteed to Run’
  • L LIMITED – Trip is ‘Guaranteed to Run’ and there are a very limited number of available places remaining. Immediate booking is recommended.
  • C CLOSED – Trip has reached maximum numbers and it is unavailable. Please Contact Us to inquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as a private departure
Trip Info (Tour/Trek Styles) Explained
  • PG Private Group: this trip departure organizes for the specific group only and it is close if you are not in that group. If you are interested in this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.
  • OA Open to All:
  • LT Lodge Based Trip/Trek:
  • CT Camping Based Trip/Trek:
  • GAP Guide, Accommodation, and Porter only: On this trip, NO food and transportation included and porter included. The client pays all foods, all lodge accommodation, and transportation, and we just provide guide and porter and their insurance and permit.
  • SG Self Guided/Budget Trip: This trip is specially designed for tight budget travelers who are happy to accept Farley basic facilities reduce services, three normal meals, transportation and require is included. Self-guided is a perfect choice for the who like an independent traveling and minimize the costs. We have added support to minimize the hard work, planning, and cost, and we will be there for you and your team/group when you need support and unlikely event of an emergency. We arrange your accommodation, internal transportation (flight/road), and provide you with detailed information, route notes, and map so you and your team/group can travel your own pace from one place to next. We will organize porter/s as well to transport your luggage, and all you carry is what you need for the day trek/ride and enjoy on your own pace.

Many of you may be confused or are totally unknown for what to pack while trekking. Here are some lists of equipment/gear that may be helped for you as gears are the key thing of every trekker.

Head:

  1. Hat
  2. Woolen hat
  3. Scarf
  4. Mask (to prevent yourself from dust)
  5. Sunglass

Clothing (Body)

  1. 3x T-short
  2. 2x thermals topsDown jacket
  3. 2x trekkers pants
  4. Waterproof pants & Jacked

Hands:

  1. Poly lines gloves
  2. Woolen gloves
  3. Heavy weight gloves

Feet:

  1. Trekking boots
  2. Flip flop
  3. 2x inner socks
  4. 3x woolen socks
  5. Sneakers

Accessories

  1. Head light with extra batteries
  2. sleeping bag (Above -10)
  3. Dry pack
  4. Water bottle
  5. Chemo bag
  6. Walking poles
  7. Alarm watch
  8. Day pack (No more then 15kg)
  9. Camera with extra batteries

Personal hygiene:

  1. Towel
  2. Shampoo & soap
  3. Toothpaste & toothbrush
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Lip guard
  6. Body wipes
  7. Female hygiene products (for female client)
  8. Deodorant

Medical:

  1. Personal first aid kit
  2. Dimox or acetylzolamide
  3. Headache pills
  4. Diarrhea pills
  5. Cough / cold medicine
  6. Water purification tablets
  7. Contact lens supplies

Note:

  1. Since of the above mentioned gear down jacket and sleeping bag can be rented.
  2. Our guide will carry a first aid kit but it’s better to have your own.
  3. Bring the entertaining materials as per need.

Cost includes

  1. Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  2. 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
  3. Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
  4. Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
  5. Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
  6. Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
  7. Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
  8. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
  9. Farewell dinner
  10. Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  11. All government taxes

Cost Excludes

  1. Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
  2. Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
  3. Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  4. International airfare and airport departure tax
  5. Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
  6. Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
  7. Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.

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