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Trip Overview of Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is an exciting trek in a very low in tourist traffic. In the north region of Manang. The Nar Phu Valley region. Remained untouched and uninfluenced by the modern world, contrasting with the popular, neighboring Annapurna Circuit.

Nar Phu Valley Trek will go with the best picturesque medieval villages. Narrow gorges, herds of blue sheep. The spectacular Cliffside trail, over one of the region’s highest trekking passes. This exotic land, visit by a very few trekkers. It is still abundant in medieval Tibetan culture. Which have keeping intact for centuries. Filling with dramatic mountain views and magnificent alpine scenery. This is probably the best-known tourist area of the Annapurna trekking routes.

There are a thousand reasons for why people have always loved the beauty of Nepal. Among these, the Nar Phu Valley is one of the major ones. The fantastic geography of the place makes it irresistible for visitors. You can gaze at the place for hours. In addition, wandering around and exploring newer things in the region is even more commendable. The route of the trek overlaps and is communal with the Annapurna Circuit Trek. As a result, the place exists to the north of the beautiful Annapurna Himalayan Region. Beauty in the country is so vast and infinite that you get to achieve even more for what you had sought for. Getting in Nepal is easy and delightful. But, returning without exploring a thing is quite tragic to experience.

Nar Phu Valley trek short itinerary

We offer you a short trek to Nar Phu valley, We can return to Kathmandu after the pass. During our trek we spend the time in the colorful, traditional villages, we will also explore the high alpine valleys above Phu. which includes the Himlung Base Camp and crossing Kang La Pass and we will arrive at Ngwal. Afterward leading back into the Annapurna Circuit and back to Kathmandu if you want to make the trek shorter.

We put in this package a short version of the Nar Phu valley trek itinerary.  If we do the longer version of the trek the trail goes through the dry, desert-like Tibetan Plateau, allowing access to Muktinath and Jomsom trails. Muktinath has become the center for pilgrimage for thousands of Indian and Nepalese Hindu followers. The picturesque Manang and Mustang Valley. Magnificent Kali Gandaki and Marsyangdi Rivers. you can also get close-up views of the Himalayas. The region has varieties of ecosystems, green paddy fields, and oak forests. Therefore, this trek one of the most stunning in the world. After heading to the headquarter Jomsom, we move to the north to Kagbeni along the riverside way of Kali Gandaki. Therefore this trek is an excellent adventure and add-on to a visit to the Manang region or the Manaslu trek.

Less visited restricted route

Nar Phu Valley Trek is in a restricted region and we need to make a special permit for this trek. Only a few travelers go this trek.  starts with a one day drive from Kathmandu to Syange or further, from where the trekking gets initialized. Well, trekking and hiking is a beneficial thing in the context of health-wise too. Apart from the reason, the candidate also has the full benefits of getting the chance to be mesmerized by enjoying the true forms of nature. As the path offers, trekkers of the Nar Phu Valley can possess surreal views of the geography throughout the journey, panoramic views of mountains of the great Annapurna massif, and finally the striking Nar Phu valley itself. So much of highlights in a single package and yet so much of uncertainty in people.

Thus, we strongly recommend not to miss this wonderful chance of owning this rare heavenly experience of freedom into nature. Besides what the geography can provide, local inhabitants of the region also have a lot more to express themselves to visitors. They have been known to possess a very friendly kind of hospitality and a very unique kind of lifestyle that conveys tastes of the Tibetan culture. You would love to interact with people around you as you notice the way they approach visitors with their very welcoming attitude.

Options trip to pass Throng la

The trail begins in Syange and follows the Popular short Annapurna trek and it also passes by the famous Thorong La pass. We start hiking from Koto, where you will take them off the beaten track to Nar Phu Valley. you can see the blue sheep and snow leopard if you are lucky as they live here. Nar Phu Valley Trek goes with remote villages, narrow canyons, beautiful forests, fantastic rock formations, yaks, Gompas, and warm, welcoming culture.

The Nar Phu valley has nearly about 300 native inhabitants and this mainly depends on yak herding and salt trade. Beautiful medieval Phu village is the best place to understand the real lifestyle of the local Bhote communities. Nepal’s government’s recent decision to open up Nar and Phu to tourists has evoked a little enthusiasm among the villagers, whose rural lifestyle continues. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is also recently extended its network to include Nar and Phu Valley and is preparing a suitable tourism development plan for this undiscovered region.

Nar Phu valley trek permit

Nar Phu valley is in the Nepal restricted area of trekking so we need a special permit to travel this area. The Nar Phu valley trek needs 3 different permits, one is a special permit, another is Annapurna conservations area permit as the trek also follows the route of the Annapurna region, and another permit is a TIMS card.  The permit fees from Sept to November are USD 100 per week and if you travel from Dec to August it is USD 75 + we need to add ACAP and Tims card permit fees.

We need an original passport, your photograph, travel insurance that covers up to 5500m height both rescue and medical assistance. For the chile below 10 years, the fee is free of cost but we need to fulfill all the formalities. We will help you to make a permit and arrangement for you. Only need your photos, original passport, and insurance.

Is a solo trek possible?

To do the Nar Phu valley trek we need a minimum of 2 people. We need to issue a special permit and need 2 people. The solo trek is possible by joining our group but you need to enter and exit Nar Phu valley together. You can do a solo trek with a guide and follow the group itinerary. The solo trek is quite expensive. If you are 2 people it will cost you less.  Nar Phu Valley Trek offers you an unforgettable experience of the purest Himalayan environment, landscape as well as unique culture. Don’t wait, contact us directly for bookings and we will help you to explore this fantastic part of Nepal at a very good cost.

How much does it cost to trek in Nar Phu valley?

Nar Phu valley trek cost is a little higher than other normal trekking tour costs in Nepal. The area is liest in the remote and restricted area so we need a special permit which costs is USD 100 per week per person. You need to trek with a registered company and need to travel with a guide this makes your package cost a little high. Our full board package cots for the Nar Phu valley is USD 1490. On top, you need to consider some extra costs for your drinks, battery charging, and personal expenses.

Nar Phu valley trek map

Our Narphu valley trek route map is starting from Koto which is a full day drive from Kathmandu. The officially hiking winds from here and combines remote villages of Nar and Phu village, it will pass narrow canyons, lovely forest, and amazing rocks, after the Kangla pass the trek route map arrive at Annapurna round trekking path. From Ngwal we can trek down to Pisang or further Chame and drive back to Kathmandu. Thus Nar Phu trek route map is one of the interesting trekking in the less travel and remote part of Nepal.

Trekking Difficulty

Nar Phu valley trek lies in the most remote part of the Manang District of Nepal. The trek is difficult grading as we need to cross the Kang La pass in a narrow trail. The rest of the trail is moderate and needs to trek 12 -15 km and 1 day almost 20 km. and treks hours are roughly 6/7 hours each day. If you will join to Annapurna round trek you need to cross 5400m height but our itinerary comes back after the Ngwal so it is not very hard. Furthermore, we will encounter many uphills and downhills on the trail so some small training before the trek is recommending.

When is the best time to visit

Trekking in Nar Phu valley the best time is September to November which has a clear sky and providing the stunning mountain views. If you trek from March to May it is best to see the blooming flowers along the trail. The best thing about this route is we can trek in the monsoon season also as it is in the rain shadow area. The landscape is similar to Tibet so it has a little rain here. Most of the social festivals and local people’s marriages also happen at this time. Winter is very cold and lots of snow so it is not a good season to trek here.

Nar Phu valley trek equipment packing list

The Nar Phu valley trek is difficult to level travel route, so you need to have the proper equipment to succeed on this trip. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings which are enough from the cold. Below are some suggested items to take with you while the route in the  Nar Phu valley trek.

  • Walking boots with waterproof and have ankle support
  • Trainer or casual shoes you can use after a day trek.
  • Hiking Shorts (3): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (3), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so you can use as shorts also.
  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Thermal wear for colder areas
  • Lightweight underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).
  • T-Shirts: Cotton for lower altitude walking. the synthetic is good above 2500m.
  • Thermal Underwear: Synthetic polypropylene
  • Waterproof Jacket. Quality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket is recommended for Nar Phu valley trek.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Goretex or warm jacket for winter trekking bring the down jacket
  •  women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Strong rucksack or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Daysack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents  personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store
  • Plug adapter  2 round pin
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils, and small notebooks
  •  Extra contacts or glasses
  • Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -20 degree Celcius  you can also get a sleeping bag liner
  • Some Extra pairs of Tshirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Accommodation

Accommodation in the Nar Phu Valley trek is a very basic lodge/ teahouse trek. If we complete the tea house in the Annapurna circuit it is much more basic here. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. Some places there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phone and camera at extra cost.

Health and Fitness

The main things to trek in Nepal need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Nar Phu valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

 

 


Nar Phu Valley Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 12 Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal

Max. Altitude: 5322 m/17461 ft

Best Travel Time: February to May, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, June, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Snippets:  13 days, Breakfast in the city, and Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included on the trek.

Trek Grade:  Difficult

Nar Phu valley trek is difficult to grade treks, Which are 5 to 7 hours walking each day one or two days are a little longer too and some days are shorter.  The trails are mixed starting part is well- marked and wide and the upper part is mostly less well-traveled, rockier underfoot and steeper. we are making an acclimatization day in our difficult trek after trekking3,4 days. The difficult trek goest up to 5500m height.

This is the zone of less oxygen and our bodies start to notice and adjust to the reduced air pressure (and therefore reduced availability of oxygen) We ask that you have a good level of fitness and stamina: if you’re comfortable going on multi-day walks in mountainous terrain in your home country you swim, cycle, run or take a fitness class a couple of times a week you should find this trek within your means. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip but you should feel very comfortable hiking in the mountains,. The chances of altitude sickness are hight on this trek so you need to trek slowly and drink plenty of water and carry enough warm clothing.

Trekking Dates:  You can do this trek any dates.  The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and some time landslide can happen.

Your trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Transportation on the trek

For the Nar Phu valley trek, there are different means of transport. Our trip starts at Besisaahar and ends at Besisahar. from Kathmandu or Pokhara we can take a local bus about 5 to 6 hours drive till Besisahar. You can also take a private jeep directly to Chame at the extra cost. from Besisahar we can drive by local sharing jeep till Chame, the jeeps are with other trekkers and mostly local people.

The return trek also we can use the same means of transport till Kathmandu or Pokhara.  from Pokhara to Kathmandu you can take 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hours drive by bus or by private car. the main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your Nar Phu valley trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa till 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

while you do the Nar Phu valley trek you need some extra money for your personal expenses. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Gosaikunda trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Food on Nar Phu valley trek

  We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There is local to international hygienic food choices.

You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote area. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Drinking water during your trek

On the Nar Phu valley trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Nar Phu valley trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most part of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for cameral and phone, normally they charge extra cost about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Nar Phu valley trek group size

Please note that Nar Phu valley is in the restricted area so we need a minimum of 2 people to run this trek. However, our group size also quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2.

After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size in a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main things for the Nar Phu valley trek are, you need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Nar Phu valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Altitude sickness:  Our entire Nar Phu valley trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.

Communication  during Nar Phu valley trek

During the trek,  the use of the internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charges. while you are in this area there are telephone facilities in many villages. You can make international calls and in most of the places has wifi facilities. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate to them frequently to know the trek and your health.

Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the route.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

 

Package Cost:

Nar Phu valley trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for details price and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip to the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Nar Phu Valley trek, and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump.

We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost. You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need a hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1 -hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Nar Phu Valley Trek

We will meet you at the Kathmandu International Airport and take you to your hotel.  have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, We have a short meeting to check your equipment, discuss the trek itinerary and other details.  If you are arriving late today we have a meeting next day early morning.

Today after breakfast we will leave for a Kathmandu day tour.  The tour covers the main cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Our English speaking tour guide and private car with driver is with you. Our day tour takes you to Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. You have your own time to explore more to the local area, have dinner, and prepare for tomorrow’s journey.

Today we drive to Koto We will take a local bus to Besisahar from New bus park and take a local sharing jeep from there to Dharapani You can take a direct Jeep drive also it cost you extra money. It will take about 10 hours to reach there.

During our drive, we can enjoy the best view of the River, greeneries, local villages, and beautiful mountain scenery. A small mountain road passing by paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages and rhododendron forest to Koto which is our trekking start point. It is small a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and other ethnic groups. Buddhist Tibetans mainly influence Their lifestyle. Stay overnight Koto in a small guest house.

After breakfast, we will start our Nar Phu valley trekking from here. The first part of the trails is in a  steep and narrow path through the dense forest. 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. We are walking under the waterfalls before arriving at the Dharmashala. basic local homestay lodge at Dharmashala.

Today trail climbs past a landslip and a goth to cross the side stream. We will follow the small river in the valley. On arrival at Meta (3700m), This is a nonpermanent winter settlement of Nar. The next section of the trail is far more tortuous as much of the energy is spent crossing a roller-coaster maze of glacial moraines. We will find the white rocks, low shrubs, juniper landscapes here. Let’s enjoy the small trail of scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red, and orange leafy bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate, and white, sandy trails.  The ahead trail junction gives us a clear view of Nar valley with monastery and Chorten.  We arrive at the small settlement of  Jhunam (3640m),  and continue our trek to  Chyakhu (3800), formally a Khampa settlement. Passing many Chortens, uphill and downhill, finally, we arrive at settlement valley Kayang. This place offers us magnificent views of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, gyoji Kang, etc. can be seen here.

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. We are walking along the hillside and to the Phupi Gyalgen Gate. From here we 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.

Today we will trek back to Phu gate Khyang, Chyarkha, and Jhunam to the junction where the trail branches right to Nar. We are walking down to the 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.

Today we start quite hard climbing up from the main trail, IT is about 1-hour climbing.  We can see the best view of Mount Kang Garu peak f 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. Overnight at the Kangla Phedi.

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. Today is our hardest pass as we will cross the spectacular Kang la pass. It provides a magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongde.  After crossing the pass we start descending to the Manang valley. The picturesque landscape and scenery, which past Yak and sheep shelter. We arrive at Ngwal after the long day walk. Ngwal is a beautiful, old village It has prayer wheels and beautiful architecture. Of course, this is the place of religious activity in previous times. Stay overnight at camp in Ngawal.

It’s an easy day walking down to Chame today mostly the flat and downhill over the Marshyangdi valley. We get the spectacular views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Gandharva chuli, and Pisang Peak on the background. We are passing many pine forest and buckwheat farming terrace, and the beautiful small villages en route, Chame is the district headquarters of Manang,. There is a small Hotspring also on the over of Marshyangdi river. Stay overnight at Chame.

We will drive back to Kathmandu today by local jeep till Besisaahar. It is sharing jeep with other local people who are coming down to Besisahar. We have a lunch stop at Besisahar and from there take a bus back to Kathmandu. It is quite a long journey about 9 hours drive. You can also go to Pokhara from Besisahar if you like to explore more Nepal.

We will drop you at the Kathmandu Airport. wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again.

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Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by private car.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Trekking porter, 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek.
  • Nar Phu valley special trekking permit
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Kathmandu to Syange transport by local bus/sharing jeep ( private car/van are available by adding extra cost)
  • Chame to Kathmandu transport by local bus/sharing jeep ( private car/van are available by adding extra cost.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finish your trek.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast at your hotel.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should cover both rescue and medical.
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Kathmandu trekking stores.
  • Gratitude for the trekking staffs and driver
  • Others your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    12 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12 People

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel, Tea house/ Lodge

  • Altitude Icon

    Maximum Altitude
    5322m/17461ft

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate to Difficult

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  • Trekking Agency Association of Nepal
  • Nepal Government
  • Nepal Tourism Board
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Kathmandu Environmental Education Project
  • Village Toursim Pormotion Forum Nepal
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