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Breakfast: 18
Lunch: 14
Dinner: 15

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Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 11 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 3 Night(s)

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Nar Phu Valley Trek

Ancient Buddhist culture and Himalayan nature’s exploration together is what makes the Nar Phu valley trek one of a kind. You experience natural wilderness through trails that are yet to be well explored. It is your cup of tea if you want to experience the remote lifestyle of Nepal peacefully. This trek of 16 days begins from the chaotically beautiful capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, and ascends for the small valley between Annapurna and Manaslu region, Nar Phu, near Chame through Jagat.

It begins by exploring Kathmandu which is full of surprises, including a visit to seven of the UNESCO world heritage sites and enjoying the night in city lights with a hint of cultural and traditional differences, ancient monuments, temples, etc. Kathmandu is the perfect combination of modern technology and cultural values.

Through scenic and famous trails of Annapurna before reaching Koto, the actual trek to Nar Phu valley starts from Jagat. Followed by the rugged path that leads you to Manang. The next muse of the trek is the panoramic view of Annapurna mastiffs, and the breathtaking view of Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peaks. Then trek takes you to Ngawal-the popular Annapurna circuit stop. Before arriving Muktinath trail leads trekkers to the west, towards Thorag La pass, to the next destination of the trek, Jomsom. After Jomsom, a drive takes you to the ‘city of lakes’ Pokhara. The trek ends in Pokhara, with its scenic beauty of lakes, mountains, and warm atmosphere.

Along with the exploration of medieval Tibetan culture, the Nar Phu valley trek( trek to classical Nar, and Phu valley) gets you closer to the magnificent Annapurna. The trek offers a view of high peaks and passes, forests, unique rock formations, yaks and horses, and narrow canyons. While exploring high ancient villages, grazing, and pasteurizing settlement areas,
Gompas one becomes familiar with the magnificent Annapurna mastiff.

It’s good to be cautious before aiming for the Nar Phu trek, for it is quite adventurous and could be fairly challenging to anyone, as it includes trekking through the highest of altitudes. those with respiratory health issues shouldn't aim for the Nar Phu valley trek. Small children and old people shouldn’t aim for this trek, for they might suffer from altitude sickness.

The Nar Phu valley trek is a perfect blend of adventure, cultural exploration, and experiencing scenic beauty through unexplored parts of the Annapurna region. If it sounds like a part of your bucket list, then give it a go and have the experience of a lifetime traversing through a beautiful Tibetan village with diverse culture, food, and settlements.

Our team member/ representative will be waiting for you at the arrival section of Tribhuvan International airport. With a very warm welcome, we will escort you to the hotel you’ll be staying in. Roaming around Kathmandu and tasting its culture and warm hospitality, you end your day with dinner infused with spices that’ll give a kick to your tastebuds and a short discussion of our trek.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • traditional dinner with cultural show
While being modernized, Kathmandu has still managed to hold its ground and maintain its cultural and historical values remain untouched. You will be exploring these aspects of the capital through UNESCO world heritage sites. ( As many as we can out of 7).

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Sightseeing
  • food and wine tour (optional)
After starting our day with breakfast, we drive to Jagat situated at an altitude of (1330 m / 4363.517 ft). Traveling through beautiful curvy roads, rivers, local people, local bazaars, and hydropower dams, we reach Jagat after approximately 7-8 hours. After a long and tiresome drive, we stay overnight at a small traditional guesthouse in Jagat.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Drive to Jagat
Through fast-flowing rivers and lush green forests, we move towards Dharapani. Trailing through Chamje, Tal, and Karte villages with a view of beautiful waterfalls. You will get a peek at the majestic view of the Annapurna range. Then we rest overnight at Dharapani in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After around 45 minutes of walking, you pass through Bagarchap village and then enter Manang. From Manang, we will witness a stunning view of Lamjung Himal (6986 m / 22919.95 ft) and Annapurna Himal II (7937 m / 22919.95 ft) to the west and Manaslu Himal to the east. Climbing through pine and fir forests, we head to Danaque. After Danaque, we head to Thanchwok, followed by Koto. We register at the police check-post in Koto and spend the night there.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Mostly walking in the shade of the gorge, and on a short descent, we head to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) campsite. After that, through the pine forest via Hulaki dar ( postman cave), we move towards Dharamsala (3220 m /10564.3 ft). Continuing our trek through beautiful forests, the trek for the day ends at Meta.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After early morning breakfast and around 4 hours of trekking, we arrive at Khyang ( 3840 m / 12598.43 ft). As the afternoon in Khyang tends to be windy, we will try to cross this place before noon. Then you will walk for around 3-4 hours after walking through Phu Khola on a rocky path to reach the beautiful Phu village.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Exploration of culture, natural diversity, and ethnic groups and Tashi Lakhang monastery, which is listed among 108 world’s great Buddhist monasteries, is what comprises our activity for the day. It is also believed to be the oldest monastery by Karmapa Rinpoche. The main reason to spend the day in Phu is acclimatization to make sure to stay aware of the weather conditions.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Acclimatization
Passing through streams and a suspension bridge till you reach Mahendra pul (bridge), then about 4 hours of trekking plus 2 hours of more trekking from Mahendra pul ( Yunggar ). After lunch there, through monumental Buddhist stupas, you will reach Nar Phedi village. While in Nar Phedi, we will visit the vistas of Pisang peak and spend the night in a teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
With a view of chortens ( Buddhist shrine) and stunning Pisang peak, you’ll be climbing around 700 m on this very day. The Nar village, which stays above the flat plain, making it suitable for agriculture, is larger than Phu village, where we will be spending our night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
We start our trek early morning, heading for the adventure that awaits us ahead through trial. You reach Kang La pass (5,320 m / 17454.07 ft), which flaunts a glorious view of Annapurna massif. through Kang La Phedi (4620 m / 15157.48 ft). The trek is comparatively little longer than others as we move further to Ngawal and then finally spend the night resting in the teahouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
  • crossing the pass
We move further to our destination, Manang trekking through the adventurous path which should take us about 4 hours. You can enjoy a breathtaking view of many peaks and ranges, including the Annapurna range and Annapurna II. We stay overnight in beautiful Manang

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
This day’s trek is not that difficult; all you need to do is cross the streams and climb uphill before reaching the meadow, where you’ll see horses and yaks as we climb out of Marsyandi valley to Jharsing Khola. Through trial with old Mani, we arrive at Yak kharka and We’ll be done trekking for the day here.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
You will be heading for high camp, crossing Thorung Phedi, where we will be staying to prepare ourselves both physically and mentally to pass through Thorang La pass, the highest pass in the world, the next day, which will be challenging considering the risk of altitude sickness. This way, our safety will be kept in check and we avoid altitude sickness.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Around the Thorang La pass, the wind is terrible, which is why we leave very early in the morning after breakfast, so we don’t come under the effect of a storm. Then you will head towards the epitome of religious tolerance, Muktinath. With a stunning view of Muktinath, we end our day.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
You’ll be given a choice to move towards Jomsom on Jeep or Trek to Jomsom on feet. This day’s trek is easy compared to others. We’ll come down to Kali Gandaki gorge and Kagbeni. After a few hours of pleasant trek surrounded by beautiful views, we reach Jomsom.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
  • drive
Unlike every other day of the trek, neither we drive nor do we walk but take a flight to Pokhara to view the beautiful surrounding mountains and lakes from up above the sky. After arriving at Pokhara, we will take a day to relax and roam around the lakeside with the breeze on our faces taking all the stress away accompanied by stunning views of lakes and mountains.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight
Through rivers and nature’s beauty, we drive for about 7 hours in order to reach the departing destination of our trek, Kathmandu. There you’ll be safely transferred to a hotel for you to get prepared for your flight back.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive to Kathmandu
Our team will see you off at the airport from the hotel you stayed at in Kathmandu. We will be ready for your service until the very last minute.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop off

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Although it’s not very famous among the trekkers but this trek boasts different Himalayan views, landscapes, rustic villages, and beautiful lake city making this perfect holidays for the adventure junkies.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find very friendly and respectful people especially towards women. In Nepal, women are referred to as an incarnation of a goddess and are treated with respect and care. Although Nar Phu Valley is one of the least visited trekking areas in Nepal, it is quite safe to travel. Be it for male or Female. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Nar Phu Valley is not very popular trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides a wide range of delicious western meals like pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup, etc. potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and to drive towards Jagat. We used car, Minibus or Van depending on the number of people. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travellers.
Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek, in winters it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes too quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
Our Guides are trekking expert with license from Nepal Tourism Board. Guides know the trekking route like back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
While trekking in Nar Phu Valley, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying directly to the property.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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