Our very special off the beaten path trail trek in the hidden valley of Nar Phu offers ancient histories, Tibetan culture, beauty of nature and breathtaking Himalayan views. Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the famous, classic and adventure treks in Nepal. Nar and Phu are two different villages located in the same Valley divided by Phu khola. Khola means river. This off the beaten track trek offered by Himalayan Adventure Sports starts from Jagat. At the beginning you have to follow Annapurna Circuit Trail and then branch off from Koto where we cross the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to follow to Nar Phu valley in the north of Manang. In Nar Phu vally Trek itinerary, there comes a couple of passes and the Kang La pass is one of them. These passes make your trek adventurous and unforgettable.
Amazing but common views of Nepal Nar Phu Trekking are some of planet’s highest peaks, such as Annapurna 8,091m, the 7th highest, the Dhaulagiri 8,167m and 8th highest, the Manaslu (8,163m) and many more including Machhapuchhre 6,993m, a sacred peak that is off limits to climbing. Apart from Himalayan views, Nar phu Trek offers real taste of Himalayan life style, culture and tradition.Old Buddhist monasteries are representing Buddhist cultures of this Nar phu valley trekking region. Nar phu Valley trek map also provides chance to explore untouched valley which gives an incredible view of high lands along with beautiful medieval and ancient remote villages such as Nar and Phu. Amazing rock formations, glaciers, narrow canyons, lovely and pleasant forests, unique Himalayan and Tibetan culture, life styles, and high altitude settlements are lovely things not miss in Nar Phu Valley trekking in Npal.This is the best excursion you will ever feel in the Himalayas.
Special Note : We have special offer for those who do not want to trek via thorong la pass 5416m but want to still trek to Nar phu valley. When you arrive by trekking to Ngwal at the day 11. From Ngwal you can trek to chame and from chame you can drive back to Kathmandu.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to hotel.
Meet our Airport representative with our Company Sign and drive to hotel. After checking in, you may take a rest or visit Himalayan Adventure Sports’ office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Guided heritage sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites:
– The famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath), commonly known as self made temple.
-The sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, where you can observe open cremation of dead body in the bank of holly river Bagmati.
-Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world and to experience Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan life style.
After sightseeing, you get our equipment checked by our team leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip at Himalayan Adventure Sports’ office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m): 8-9 hours
We begin our journey at early dawn as we have a long drive ahead of us. Get ready to leave Kathmandu around 8 am in the morning after breakfast. We see picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain vistas en route throughout the drive. Overnight in Jagat.
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m): 7-8 hours
After breakfast, you slowly begin your trek today with all our trekking crews. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, you climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path . On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Dharapani.
Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m): 5-6 hours
We begin our trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes about one hour passing through pine and fir forests. We can visit the white washed monastery in this village. Then we continue our trek till Danaque which takes about an hour. The trail is steeply ascending up to Timang. We have a good view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29 from here. Now the trail continues through pine forests again till Latamarang which takes about one and half hour. We break for lunch here and again resume through forests whereby we have a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Finally we arrive in Koto village. Overnight in Koto.
Day 06: Koto to Meta (3,560m): 7-8 hours
In the morning, we register our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post. Then we trek through the River bank of Nar phu Khola again through wonderful pine forests, streams and suspension and reach Dharmasala. We have our packed lunch or we can find some local tea houses on the way. We then continue the trek through forests and ascend steeply towards Meta village. Finally we arrive on the Tibetan Plateau where we have a very good view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal, Kangaroo peak. Overnight in Meta.
Day 07: Meta to Kyang 3820m
We start our day traversing up and down. We trek from Junam goth and chyako. Junam goth and chyako are past Tibetan khampas’s shettlements. Then we trek to kyang. Kyang is the winter camp of phu villagers and we will spend our overnight there.
Day 08: Kyang to Phu Gaun (4,250m/13,944ft): 4 hours
We at the beginning descend down to phu khola and follows to narrow George to phu gate which is ancient entrance of Phu village. Landscape itself is so wonderful, colorful mani walls and old monasteries. After lunch we explore as we are in the Lost/Hidden Valley, we can explore the culture, natural diversity, and religious practices of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale in here. Besides this, we can trace out how people make their survival depending on agriculture, animal breeding and seasonal migrations in such remote location or in the hidden valley. It is also the day for us to explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. Apart from exploring the cultural avenues of the lost valley, the valley also offers us a great view of Himlung Himal, Ratna chuli, Geji kang and other snow peaks in the region. We also can see locals weaving woolen handmade stuffs. Overnight at Phu Gaon.
Day 09: Phu Gaon to satyak Monastery 3400m.
We trek all the way back to Junam goth but we have a lunch in chyako. From Junam goth there splits trails and we follow the one which take us to satyak and Nar village.
We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. Satyak monastery is a big and beautiful monastery where we spend our night and it is a great buddhsit teaching center.
Day 10: Satyak to Nar village (4110m/13,944ft): 3 hours
From satyak we trek all the way descending for 3 hours then we use our time for acclimatizing and exploring the village. Nar village is the wonderful place where you can see lovely planned barely and bouquet field. While ascending to Nar you will have great views of defferent peaks , wonderful colorful mani walls and stupas. Overnight in Nar.
Day 11: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m) to Ngwal (3,660m): 7-8 hours
Today is adventurous day long day hike so we get up early in the morning and head to Kangla pass. From pass while descending down we can see the Annapurna massif. you really have to be careful while trekking from the top of the kang la becasue we will walk on the loose rocks. We further trek down to Ngwal from there. Overnight in Ngwal.
Day 12: Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours
From Ngwal, we head for Manang today. We pass through the isolated village of Paugh overlooking the amazing views of Annapurna range. We then move gently uphill to Mungli and then to the main trail of Annapurna Trail at Mungli. We eventually reach Manang, where we set up our camps for overnight stay. Overnight in Manang.
Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m): 3-4 hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m): 3-4 hours
We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, Himalayan Glacier’s team leader does not advise this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can have sound sleep in lower altitude rather than risking sleeping in a higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,800m): 7-8 hours
Crossing the arduous Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m/17,764ft is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. But the picturesque mountain vistas are more than compensates the strenuous walk through the grueling trail. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Overnight at Muktinath.
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m): 5-6 hours
We begin descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land. We pass by Jharkot and Khingar villages which has typical Tibetan architecture. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, we reach Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (823m/2,700ft): 30 min flight
After breakfast we fly to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to lakeside hotel. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal while admiring the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside area.Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350m): 5-6 hours drive
Today, after breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will be transferred to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize our photos. We can spend the evening leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. Either way, we celebrate the successful completion of our journey with a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 19: Final departure from Nepal
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Airports pick up and Drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights accommodation in the standard hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- 1 night accommodation in the standard hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis
- Jomsom to pokhara domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
- Your 3 meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: during the trekking.
- Special Trekking Permit for Nar phu Trekking region and Manaslu conservation entrance fees.
- Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Fare well dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara.
- All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
- Personal Equipment.
- All entrance fees in Kathmandu cultural tour.
- Personal travel and medical insurance.
- Any kind of personal expense.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
- Any donation to the Monastery.
- Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).