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Nar Phu Valley Trek


Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is the rural village trek combined with panoramic views of Mountains. Witness the amazing Himalayan rural village of Nepal in this off the beaten trekking trail. Nepal Hiking Himalaya presents diversified trekking towards the village of Nar and Phu for the authentic taste of Nepalese village life.

Nar Phu Valley Trek starts with the bus drive from Kathmandu to Chamje in Lamjung district. The journey from Besisahar to Chamje will be on gravelled road. The trail consists of the amazing people in and around the valley. Their culture and traditions will lure you to visit such a prolific place again and again. The trail is similar to that of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The journey from Chamje to Koto is very luxurious with the hilly landscape view and forest trail. Once you cross the Marshyangdi River the steep portal of the Nar Phu Valley arrives.

Nar Phu Valley Trek – trail status

Though the entry place is very narrow as well as forested the valley consists of the large open expanse of snow peaks, ancient village and grazing settlements. Until 2002 the trail was untouched. Though it is open now for all still fewer trekkers visit this place. In fact, most of the trekkers don’t know the beauty of this place. You can trek the trail unexplored and feel the atmosphere less experienced by others.

Nar Phu Valley Trek – Passes & Gompas

The Tashi Lhakhang Gompa is very famous in the region. Once you reach the Phu village you can give pilgrim visit to this monastery to receive the blessing of the Lama Rimpoche. The village is often described as the timeless village. Another highlight of this trek is the crossing of Kang La Pass (5315m). The village of Manang can be reached. The view of Mountains like Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho can be seen. You can carry on for Tilicho Trek or Annapurna Circuit from here. The journey will return back to Chamje. Bus drive will take you back to Kathmandu.

Book the Nar Phu Valley Trek package with us. We guarantee the virgin timeless village visit in impeccable hospitality. The mesmerizing views of the Himalayas are there too. Without wasting time visit Nepal for the wilderness adventure.

Outline Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)
Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 3 Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours
Day 4 Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours
Day 5 Koto to Dharmasala/Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours
Day 6 Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours
Day 7 Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
Day 8 Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7
Day 9 Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours
Day 10 Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours
Day 11 Manang to Letdar (4250m/13600ft)
Day 12 Letdar trekking to Phedi (4400m/14436ft) or High Camp (4600m/15092ft)
Day 13 Phedi or High Camp trekking to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft)
Day 14 Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m/8901ft) via Kagbeni (2810m/9219ft)
Day 15 Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
Day 16 Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive
Day 17 Departure

Detail Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

Our Airport Representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. All the trip details will be discussed and thoroughly checked. Welcome dinner is served.

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture, are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner, and perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours

Take a vehicle local bus to Besi Sahar through Prithvi Highway, about 6 hours drive. Reach Besi Sahar or Bhulbule at Lunchtime. Take a local jeep to Dharapani (1960 m) driving with the view of River, greeneries, local villages, and beautiful mountain scenery. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Dharapani. If our driving is late, we can stay in Jagat as well.

Day 4
Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours

Today the trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. You can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna II and Manaslu range along the way to Koto. Koto is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and other ethnic groups. Buddhist Tibetans mainly influence Their lifestyle. Stay overnight at camp in Koto.

Day 5
Koto to Dharmasala/Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

From Koto, we will start our Narphu valley trekking working through a steep and narrow path through the dense forest. Much of today’s walk is spent in the shade of deep gorge Nar Phu Khola. The trail climbs steeply above the river through a silent forest of cliffs, pine, and bamboo, passing several scales hand-swan timber camps and caves. After crossing the Phu Khola, detour downstream to a small but charming riverside hot spring. The trail ducks dramatically under a waterfall arriving at Dharmashala. Overnight camping at Dharmashala.

Day 6
Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

From Kayang, you quickly swing into the dry, desert-like gorge of the Phu Khola, inching along on a hair-raising section of trail carved out of the cliff face. We will work steeply down the hill along the river bank and past the submarine rock with a small campsite. Best view of unique, colorful chortens with the canyonlands and gorges keep your eyes out for blue sheep grazing on the khaki Hill. The trail edges along the eroded hillside past Phupi Gyalgen Gate to descend to the collection of chorten beside the bridge. This ancient gate provides you the first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old “dzong” and the remains of the two forts, which are all now in ruins. Spend your night in camp.

Day 7
Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

You can have interaction with locals and explore up the extensive valley systems above you. Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude. You might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement or Kharka at Ngoru to acclimatize and physical fitness to Kang La pass. Phu itself is an incredibly exciting village, and you can observe the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool and chat. Phu village is snow bounded almost completely deserted in winter. Stay in the camp overnight.

Day 8
Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7

Today we will trek back to Phu gate Khyang, Chyarkha, and Jhunam to the junction where the trail branches right to Nar. The trail drops past fantastically eroded hoodoos, over sandy gullies connected by bridge-like platforms. Look for the ruined Zampa Cho Dzong (a dzong is a fort: zampa is Tibetan for the bridge). Along the way, we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery also. You finally reach the Nar gates at the top of the hill and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted; bamboo topped chortens and a sizeable tiered chorten. Stay overnight at camp at Nar.

Day 9
Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

Today’s climb starts immediately with a steep burst up to the main trail, and it doesn’t ease up for an hour or more. Kang Garu peak reveals itself across the valley. The trail goes through the grazing field with a small stream on the left. The trail leads through the village with the superb view of Pisang Peak to yak the grazing Alps. Traverse Yak pastures and descend to the head of the valley. The Kang La is not a steep pass, but it could be a long day if there is snow on the pass or the altitude is taking its toll. We start early morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass, which provides a magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongde. Descend overlooking the picturesque landscape and cinerary, which past Yak and sheep shelter finally brings you Ngwal after the long day walk. Ngwal is a beautiful, old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels, and beautiful architecture, obviously a hub of religious activity in previous times. Stay overnight at camp in Ngawal.

Day 10
Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

It’s an easy day to Manang with the superb view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Gandharva chuli, and Pisang Peak on the background. We will work thought a flat valley along the bank of Marsyangdi River. On the way, we will pass the pine forest, farming terrace, and beautiful village of Braga. En route, we can visit Braga monasteries. You can enjoy the views of the Annapurna range, Tilicho Mountain, and beautiful landscapes. Manang is a small town. Stay overnight at camp in Manang.

Day 11
Manang to Letdar (4250m/13600ft)

The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses with moving the Marsyangdi the trail ascends to Tenki. From here continue to climb to Letdar via Yak kharka. It’s fun to see extensive yaks grazing. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.

Day 12
Letdar trekking to Phedi (4400m/14436ft) or High Camp (4600m/15092ft)

From Letdar, the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear. The crow-like bird choughs, large lamer geiers, and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead. Overnight at Phedi or can continue up to the High camp.

Day 13
Phedi or High Camp trekking to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft)

The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switchbacking up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends, crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists.

Day 14
Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m/8901ft) via Kagbeni (2810m/9219ft)

From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them, merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. The trail gradually goes down to Jharkot with the picturesque kani (large Gompa). We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow-capped mountains. The trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees, finally we arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang; it has to pose Chortens and ochre-colored Gompa and monastery. After lunch in Kagbeni continues trekking to Jomsom on the windy trail of Kali Gandaki valley, overnight at Jomsom.

Day 15
Jomsom to Pokhara Flight

Early morning we will take a short picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, is stunning. Relax the whole day in the Hotel or wander around Lake Side with fascinating mountains panorama view and nature charming. Explore the various exciting places like Mahendra Cave, David’s fall, and the numerous lakes, of course.

Day 16
Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive

Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps, and making up your mind about the returning journey. You can have a greeting exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

Day 17

We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. W wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again.

What to expect
What to Expect

Trekking in Nepal requires immense physical fitness and desire to conquer the high passes. However, there are numerous trails in Nepal where you can trek easily. There are low altitude destinations from where you can get the spectacular mountain vistas. There is a vantage point in every hilltop. Nepal Hiking Himalaya has highly talented crew members. We have travel planners, correspondents, guides and translators. If you are stuck amid anxiety and search of best travel companion we can be the right solution.

Meals on the trekking trails will be according to the availability and altitude suitability. Our guides are selected after days of screening and interviews. Our major motto of conducting the trips is to surpass the guests’ expectations. Therefore, please feel free while travelling with us.

Here is the list of the things which you can expect while trekking or touring with us.

  • Expert Guidance
  • Highly Experienced Mountain Guides
  • Private Vehicles for transportation
  • Luxury Hotels for the accommodation
  • Healthy Meals during your stay in Nepal
  • Government-authorized bills and checks
  • Genuine travel services
  • Customization of itinerary
  • Translators
  • Travel Planners
  • All logistics from arrival in Nepal until Departure
  • Competitive rates
  • Impeccable Hospitality & Quality Services

Whats included in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • Airport Pick Up & Drop in private transportation
  • • Trip Briefing, Pre-preparation & Counseling
  • • Government Taxes & Office Service Fees
  • • All Permits & Entrance Fees
  • • Overnight Accommodation at Hotel (During Stay in City) Room & Breakfast basis
  • • Complimentary Welcome or Farewell Dinner/Lunch
  • • Accommodation in Teahouse/Lodge/Hotel as per availability during trip
  • • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) with Tea & Coffee during trip
  • • Experienced Government License Holder Trekking Guide and Local Porters
  • • Trekking Guide & Porter Salary
  • • Flight or transportation charge of Crew members if applicable
  • • Trekking Crew members’ Insurance
  • • Air and Ground Transportation to – from (Ktm – Destination – Ktm)
  • • Additional In-trip services (clerical and personal)
  • • First Aid Medicinal Kits
  • • Trekking Bags & Trekking Route Maps
  • • Trip Completion Certificate

Whats Exclude in this tour

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.

  • • All Meals stated other than on Itinerary
  • • Personal Travel Insurance; You need to get mandatory insurance to travel to certain areas of Nepal
  • • International Flight and all transportations before meeting our representatives
  • • Nepal Visa and other government formalities not related to your trip
  • • All kinds of beverages including water
  • • Wifi Internet, Hot Showers and trunk calls during the trip
  • • Personal Equipments
  • • Personal Expenses and food items beyond stated on itinerary
  • • Tips & Gratuities for the Trip Crew members


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Trip Facts

  • Arrival On : Kathmandu
  • Departure From : Kathmandu
  • Duration : 17 days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Group Size : 1-50
  • Accomodation : Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge
  • Best Season : All Season

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