Nar Phu Valley Trekking
Nar Phu valley trekking is one of the precious and enthralling trekking destination located in the north of Annapurna region at the mid western Nepal. This exotic land is best for viewing majestic mountain. Nar and Phu are the two most beautiful ancient villages where you can enjoy dramatic mountains view, great alpine scenery and forests, Narrow canyons, amazing rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass and unique Himalayan cultures. It also offers a fabulous landscape of the valley that resembles the landscape of Tibet and the ancient Tibetan culture in its undisturbed form.
Nar Phu valley trekking “The Lost Valley” is fully a tea house supported trek that goes through antiquated Gompa, narrow passage ways, interesting ethnic society of Tibetan Buddhist, their high level customary settlement and their ritual and traditions for everyday comforts. Often considered as “The hidden valley”, Nar Phu Valley generally challenges the high passes of Kang La (5310m) and Throng La(5416 m) which is a most visited tourist destination and primary go of the Nar Phu valley trekking and are associated in Manang with Annapurna circuit trekking course. Nar Phu Valley with a wild and unexplored Tibetan villages was a restricted area until 2003 A.D. now had been recently opened. However, trekkers have to take government permission to visit this place. Because of its area in the exceptionally detached region it is additionally called Trekking in ‘The lost valley’ that is untouched by the present day world. We can have the considerable joy of touring inside the Tashi Lakhang Monastery, which resides in this lost valley. Religious community Tashi Lakhang – ‘the favored place of divine beings’ is one of the most established cloisters (or Gompa) in Manang.
Trek in Nar Phu Valley begins from Chamje after 9 hr drive from Kathmandu. After arriving to Koto, we cross bridge leading over the Marsyandi river to the steep portal of the Narphu Valley .Chame Koto is the main starting gate of Nar Phu Valley trekking. This excursion gives a fantastic perspectives of the Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu range. The old way of the village also adds beauty to this trek and make it an explorative one. So get ready to be dazzled and thrilled every moment that you take with this trek.
“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Up on arrival in the international airport in Nepal you will pick up and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel you will pick up from your hotel for short guided sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on the evening you will have short brief about your tours with cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (850m) about 08 hrs drive via Besi-Sahar( 823m)
Today after an early morning breakfast your guide will receive you from your hotel and transfer to the bus station for day scenic countryside drive to Khudi. On the way we can see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, settlement, farms and beautiful mountain. After Mugling, we head along the road toward Pokhara. We leave the highway to Pokhara at Dumre and head north to Besisahar. About 30min drive from Besisahar takes us to Khudi, the starting Point of our Adventure. Stay overnight in Khudi.
Day 04: Trek to Sirung (2200m) 5-6 hrs walk
The Adventure starts after early breakfast. Our first day trek involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several up and down hill sections across rice paddies and subtropical forest. Initially, the walk is gradual then it becomes steeper. The mountains (Manaslu) that we see from Khudi become closer as we walk higher. The villages and people are an interesting. On the way to Sirung, we come across an ethnic Tamang settlement, Taranche. We enjoy the close-up views of Nadi Chuli and Manaslu in Sirung. Sirung offers us a home-stay where we also enjoy the cultural program organized by the local for the visitors. If the number of visitors is more than four, the group may have to split to stay at different houses for the night.
Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1425m) 4-5 hrs walk
After wonder time in Sirung Village, the trail goes through amphitheater- shaped terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests and small villages. The trail always following the Marshyangdi River. From Syange follows the river to the stone village of Jagat for lunch. After lunch we have an hour’s walk to Chamje with nice view of the Waterfall. Stay overnight in Chamje.
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1930m) 5-6 hrs walk
From Chamje the trail follows the Marsyangdi River steadily uphill to Tal (1675m), a small village at the foot of a large waterfall. Now the trek enters the Manang district. The trail crosses a wide, flat valley before climbing a stone stairway to 1860m. The trail continues with several ups and down before halting at Dharapani for overnight at here. Stay overnight in Dharapani.
Day 07: Trek to Koto (2600 m) 4-5 hrs walk
So, today after breakfast you will start the day with few slow uphill up to Timang at 2360m (the area dominated by Tamang tribe of people) from where you will be able to see such a nice view of the Manasalu Mountain range and then continues through pine forest up to Koto 2600m. There are fine views of Annapurna II and Lamgung Himal from Koto. Evening time explores the market and visit Chame and small natural hot spring and where you can take a bath. Stay overnight in Koto.
Day 08: Trek to Dharamshala (3230m) 5-6 hrs walk
After crossing the Marsyangdi River over the suspension bridge the trail leads along the Nar Phu Khola to the north of the valley. The trail to the first Bridge is very gradual up and down through the pine forest with nice view of the mountain. After crossing the first bridge the trail ascend for while than descend again to the lunch camp. After lunch the trail ascends for about 1 hrs than gradual up and down to the hot spring from where the trail ascends to the Dharamashala. We have such a nice and big waterfall near Dharamashala and snowcapped mountain. Stay overnight in Dharmashala.
Day 09: Trek to Kyang (3820m) 5-6 hrs walk
After 20min walk from Dharamashala the trail ascend all the way to Meta (3540m), Meta is a temporary settlement of the people from Nar’s village. From here you will be able to see such a nice view of the Pisang Pike, Lamjung Himal, Kangguru Himal. From Meta gradual trail, passing through the several winter settlements to Junam Khola, here we have lunch stop. After lunch the trail ascend to the Chuako than down and up to the Kyang. Kyang is a temporary settlement of the people from Phu’s village from where you have such a nice view of the Manaslu Himal, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak, Annapurna II and many m ore mountain. Stay overnight in Kyang.
Day 10: Trek to Phu (3990m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today we have rocky trail for about 2 hrs were rock keep flowing down from the hill, we have to walk very carefully than along the Phu Khola to Phu valley entrance gate with nice view of the Mountain. This is wide and dry valley famous for Snow Leopard, you may see foot print of it, we have chance to see wild sheep (Blue Sheep) also. Near the Gate we have steep climb than gradual walk pass through the Chorten to Phu. We will be in Phu at lunch tiem, after lunch we can explore the village. Stay overnight in Phu.
Day 11: Full day in Phu
Today after breakfast you have sight trip to famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on a neighboring hillside to pay our respect to Lama Karma Sonam. From this hill you have fantastic view of the valley surrounding b y the snowcapped Mountain. Back to camp for lunch, after refreshment we have short excursion around Phu Village. We cam have interaction with locals and explore up the wide valley. You will see local spinning their yak and sheep wool. People from this village looks like Tibetan, they can understand each other but they have relation with Manangi people, they are Buddhist. Stay overnight in Phu.
Day 12: Trek to Junam Goth (3600m) 4-5 hrs walk
After wonderful time in Phu valley, today we retrace back to Junam Goath. The trail gets back through Phu gate, descend to the River and retrace your step back to Junam via Kyang. Junam is a lovely camping spot from where you have such a nice view of the mountain and colorful landscape. Here in Junam you will be able temporary hose for winter. Stay overnight in Junam Goth.
Day 13: Trek to Nar Village (4190m) 4-5 hrs walk
After 45min walk with few up and down from Junam the trail descend all the way to Phu Khola. After crossing river over suspension bridge the trail ascend all the way to Nar gate passing through big chorten and Mani stone. The scenery is stunning. The trail from Nar gate is very gradual and scenic valley to Nar village. Nar is a biggest village in the Nar Phu valley. The people around this area depend on the agriculture and tourism. Most of them have yak, sheep and goat farm. There life is very busy dong this kind work. Hardly they can grow Potato, seasonal vegetable, wheat which is not enough fro them. Later on this afternoon you can have short explore around the town and learn about their daily life style. Stay overnight in Nar Vallage.
Day 14: Trek to Kangla Phedi (4530m) 3-4 hrs walk
Today is easy day for you. The trail leads through the valley; passing few chorten on the way and Yak Khara. It is very gradual trail all the way to Kangla Phedi. You will have such a lovely view down through the valley. You feel like that I am in the haven. After lunch you can walk bit higher for altitude. Stay overnight in Kangla Phedi.
Day 15: Trek to Nawal (3660m) 6-7 hrs walk
This is long and hard day of this trek. After an early morning breakfast we start to climb all the way to Kangla Pass. We have few steep climb and gradual also passing through the glacier lake. The view is lovely. You feel like that I am on the top of the world. From Kangla pass you have such a nice view of the Annapurna II, IV and III, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Lamjung Himal, Chulu Peak and many more mountains. This is not big passes but still hard. From the top the trail descend all the way to Nawal through the yak khara with nice view of the mountain. Ngawal is a wonderful, old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture, obviously a hub of religious activity in previous times. Stay overnight in Nawal.
Day 16: Trek to Manang (3540m) 3-4 hrs walk
Trek from Ngwal to Manang takes about three hours. This day you walk through the leveled path along the bank of Marshyangdi River to reach Manang. On the way you pass pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. You can enjoy the views of Annapurna range, Tilicho Mountain and beautiful landscapes. Manang is a small town. You have free afternoon for explore the town after lunch. Stay overnight in Manang.
Day 17: Trek to Churilattar (4180m) 4-5 hrs walk
After wonderful time in Manang Village, trek start an ascent of almost 2000m to the Throung La. from Manang the trail crosses a stream and mane stone before the Tenki Manang. The trek continues through small village of Gunsang where you can take short break for tea/coffee. Today you will stop Yak Kharka, also known as Koche, from where it will take another 01 hrs to Churilattar. Stay overnight in Churilattar.
Day 18: Trek to Churi Lattar to Thorang Phedi(4447m) 3-4 hrs or Thorang High Camp (4910m) 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast in teahouse, the trek starts with few slowly up and downs until crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310 meters. After making a short ascent on a good trail to a teashop, the route then follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi (foot of the hill). If you feel fine today you can make all the way to Thorang High Camp, if you do it today it will be easier for tomorrow. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 19: Trek to Muktinath (3700m) via Throng-La (5416m) 6-7 hrs walk
Today an early morning you will star to walk with torch light, slowly ascend, nice view of the Annapurna Mountain and Chulu west, finally reach to the pass. The Throng-La pass with traditional Chorten, prayer flags is at an elevation of 5416m which is the highest point of your trip from where you will have outstanding high Himalayan scenery. The trail descends all the way to Muktinath. Muktinath is a beautiful, calm and quiet, great and mysterious for pilgrims, decorated with god and goddess. Stay overnight in Muktinath
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2720m) via Jharkot (3550 m) 5-6 hrs walking
It is an easy walk to Jomsom, although it becomes tedious if there is a strong wind. The trail descends very fast to the Eklai Bhatti than along the Kali Gandaki to the Jomsom. Jomsom is the administrative headquarters of Mustang district. After afternoon you will have chance to visit Mustang Eco Museum. Stay overnight Jomsom.
Day 21: Fly to Pokhara (820m) 25min
Today an early morning breakfast guide will take you to the airport for short but scenic flight to the lakeside city of Pokhara also second biggest city after Kathmandu for tourism. After refreshment you will have guided sightseeing tours in the valley. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 22: drive to Kathmandu (1350m) about 7 hrs
After wonderful time in and around Pokhara, today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min
Day 23: Final departure
Today timely pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the International airport for your next gestation or join another activity with us.
“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”
We wish you have a wonderful time with us!
→US $1960.00 per person
→Single supplement US $150.00
- All airports pick up drop by private vehicle.
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- 01 night Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
- Annapura Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card) and special permit for Nar Phu valley
- 01 English speaking, license holder and an expert trekking guide: insured, salary, food and accommodation all paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
- Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Jomsom to Pokhara by flight with airport departure tax
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Equipments for this trip
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
- Total Duration23
- Trekking Duration19
- Trek typeTea House / Lodge
- Per Day WalkingAbout 05 hrs
- Trip Grademoderate
- Max. Altitude5416m
- Best SeasonApril to Nov
- Group Size01-15 pax
- CostUSD 1960