Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley is located in the scheduled corner of restricted area of Annapurna region amidst of Damodar Kunda and Annapurna Circuit Part of one. Nar Phu Valley Trek is a wonderful journey into the wild and un-beaten trail located north of Annapurna region. Nar Phu valley trekking is the great combination of isolated village- Nar & Phu and allows you to trek along the “off beaten path” crossing through adventurous and challenging high pass of Nepal- Kang La (5,280m).

Trekking to Nar Phu Valley was restricted for tourist until 2,003, so it remained highly preserved area in terms of culture and tradition where people still speaks ancient dialects. The trail affords the real taste of remote Himalayan life, culture and hidden valley which gives the feast of majestic mountain views, amazing rock formations, glaciers, canyons, verdant forest and high altitude settlements. It also offers you the great cross-cultural privilege.

Phu village has a main section with around 40 houses stacked up at the side of the ridge. Only potatoes, barley and some vegetable are grown in short growing seasons and yaks, goat and sheep are reared for wool to produce cloths and carpets. Similarly, Nar Village has larger community with more than 65 household and houses four ancient Gumpas set on rocky curve above the green field. Trekking in Nar-Phu village awards you with the insight of bygone word.

(March to November) are the good seasons for trekking in Nar Phu Valley however April, October and November are considered as the best season to for Nar Phu Valley Trek in Nepal.

Day 01: Arrival day at Kathmandu (1,300m) and transfer to hotel via private vehicle

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including UNSCEO designated world heritage site and preparation for trek

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1,300m) - 7/8 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1,963m) - 5/6 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,600m) – 5/6 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m) – 7/8 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 07: Trek from Meta to Phu (3,840m) – 7 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 08: Make a Visit to Tashi Lhakhang Monastery or hike to Himlung Base Camp

Day 09: Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi (3,500m) – 5/6 hours. Overnight at monastery

Day 10: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar (4,100m) – 2 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 11: Trek from Nar to Ngawal (3,660m) crossing Kangla Pass (5,320m) – 8 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 12: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3,570m) – 4/5 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 13: Rest and acclimatization day at Manang. Make a hike to Ice Lake and explore the area

Day 14: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,020m) – 5 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 15: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,540m) – 5 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 16: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) – 8 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 17: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,800m) – 2/3 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 18: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,760m) – 4 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 19: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (8,20m) – 30 minutes. Enjoy free day at Pokhara exploring the city

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300m) – 6/7 hours. Overnight at hotel

Day 21: Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost Includes:

    • Airport Pickup and drop in a private vehicle.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
    • All accommodation in Trekking area In a local teahouse. ( Comfortable bed with shared bathroom)
    • Cultural farewell dinner before the night of departure.
    • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments.
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight ; Jomsom to Pokhara flight
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation in tourist bus.
    • Experienced English Speaking trek guide and porter.
    • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Launch, dinner.
    • Meals in trekking region.
    • International flight fare and Pokhara- Kathmandu flight fare.
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)
    • Tips for guides and porters ( Not mandatory )
    • Trekking Equipments.
    • Items not included in cost inclusions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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