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Trip Overview of Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is an exciting trek in very low 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 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 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. Getting to Nepal is easy and delightful. But, returning without exploring a thing is quite tragic to experience.

Nar Phu valley short trek

We offer you a short trek to Nar Phu valley, We can return to Kathmandu after the pass. During our trek we spend 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 of 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.

 

Trekking To Nar And Phu in Nepal

Nar Phu valley trekking in Nepal nowadays is relatively easier than in the past, so long as you follow the rules. All foreigners must hire a registered trekking agency and need to carry an entry permit to show at checkpoints ($90 in trekking season, $75 in the rainy off-season). An Annapurna Conservation Area permit is also required to trek. We can do a simple tea house trekking now so you can trek with only a guide and porter without other supporting staff.

First, we will enter the Manang district we can directly take a jeep from Kathmandu or from Pokhara till Koto, or you can trek also via the old Annapuran circuit route. Can take a charter flight or helicopter to Humde small airstrip also. It is better to walk from Syange or Jagat to assure proper acclimatization. Due to the motorable road, the trail shortens each year as the motor road advances farther north so the trek is getting shorter now. From Koto we will start the low trail into Nar-Phu.

We will follow the river trail is through a picturesque forest of mixed conifers and deciduous trees, with some spectacular glimpses of the high peaks far overhead. while you are trekking in late Autumn or in the winter be careful with the snow, however, for the trail can become treacherous, with dangerous land-slides. where we enjoyed exploring cultural sites and side trails before getting back to Kathmandu.

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 many highlights in a single package and yet so much uncertainty in people.

Thus, we strongly recommend not to miss this wonderful chance of owning this rare heavenly experience of freedom in 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 the 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.

Nar Phu valley trek itinerary

The Nar Phu valley trek itinerary starts from  Syange and follows the Popular short Annapurna trek and it also passes by the famous Thorong La pass. We start our trekking itinerary 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 trek itinerary 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 to this area. The Nar Phu valley trek needs 3 different permits, one is a special permit, another is an 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.

Nar Phu valley Trek Solo

To do the Nar Phu valley trek solo is not possible as 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 to Nar Phu valley is quite expensive. If you are 2 people it will cost you less.  Nar Phu Valley Trek solo 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.

 Nar Phu valley trek cost

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 cost 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.

Nar Phu is the most remote part of the Manang District in Nepal. There is three routes map to go into the valley. The route from Nyesyang and Mustang are open from March. This is the last route that is most utilized by the local villagers of Nar-Phu. We need to cross more than 15 plank bridges over the Nar Phu Khola which follows through the middle of the valley.

There are two villages in the valley Nar and Phu. Phu village is situated about 10 km from Nar. The population of 2 villages is about 1000.
Phu village is in the in a corner of a small valley of streams called Lhodal and Phu flows through the middle of the valley. One larger Buddhist monastery of the Nylingmpa sect is located right in the middle of the village. The other larger Buddhist monastery called Tashillhakang is located across the Lhodal stream.

Most villagers migrate from Nar to lower altitude in the mid-December and remain there until mid-February. But old people are one or two others from each household stay in the village in winter.

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 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.

Trekking in the winter

The winter month of Late December January and February are some of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. As on this time of the yea, there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights are long, Thus you can stary the trek early in the morning and wise to fish late afternoon. When you are in the higher places especially at the pass and high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing. Most of the trail will cover by the snow.

The snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make the trek harder, We suggest you carry a walking stick and plastic crampons will make it easier on the high pass trail.

 

Nar Phu valley trek equipment packing list

The Nar Phu valley trek is a 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 them 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 the 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 T-shirts 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. In some places, there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phones and cameras 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 on 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 trekking guide and staffs

Your trekking guide for the Nar Phu valley speaks fluent English. We have also guides who speak additional languages (French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. They will always look after your s safety, maintaining health, security, and hygiene before doing anything else. On the tea house trekking, our guide will find you the best and clean guest houses for your comfort.

On the camping trekking, our cook will prepare fresh, organic, and hygienic foods you can have wonderful international dishes, ranging from Italian, Mexican, Indian, and other western foods. Of course, they are always happy to offer you typical Nepalese food! We always use purified water for washing vegetables and fruits, and for washing dishes and glasses. While we are trekking at a higher altitude. We prepare suitable food to prevent altitude sickness and to provide healthy nutrition. After your food they served beverages include Nepali tea, coffee, and hot chocolate and you don’t need to be surprised to see your birthday cake if your birthday on the mountain.

Our Sherpa’s and all other supporting staffs including porters are friendly and helpful, our porters carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, your job is to relax and enjoy your Nar Phu valley trek.

Nar Phu valley tea house trek

The tea house trek is a staying in a typical wooden and stone made hut or building with a kitchen, dining hall, bedrooms, and bathroom. The tea houses on the Nar Phu Valley Trek are basically the local lodges mostly owned and managed by the local people of the Annapurna. They serve all the basic needs of the trekkers. Tea house may sound like a typical house that serves tea/coffee. But, the tea houses on Nar Phu valley trek serve food, accommodation, and other amenities to the trekkers trekking in the Himalayas.

The concept of Tea houses in the Nar Phu valley region began when the trekkers started to flourish in the Annapurna region. Before that, all the trekking in Nepal was Camping trek and which is much more expensive compare to the Tea house trek. During the camping trek, the trekkers had to carry large tents and necessary items for accommodation as well as for food. there was more Nepali staff also guide, cook, Sherpa, and porters.

The quality, facilities, and services of tea houses may depend on which elevation they are situated at. You can get more facilities of lower elevation tea house comparing to the higher region. Nowadays new tea houses start building and offers more facilities and good room. There are some tea houses in  Koto, Besisahar, and Manang, which provide the standard facility of accommodation and international cuisine, beverages, and many other amenities.

Rooms:

The room in the tea house of Nar Phu valley trek will be two beds on each side of the room which are separated by a wooden tea table in between. you need to take your own sleeping bag but, there will be facilities of a pillow, bed-sheet, coverlet or duvet. In our Nar Phu valley trek package we offer you a twin-bedded room. The single room facilities are available in some places depends on their availability. It is easier to get a single room during off-trekking seasons. As there are limited guest houses and no options left due to the more trekkers in the tea houses.

Kang La Pass Trek

Kang la Pass is the famous trekking pass in our Nar Phu valley trekking. this is also a Classified hidden valley fantastic journey of 5,320 meters high altitude pass in the northern corner of the Annapurna region. If we combine Kang La pass and Thorong pass it will be about 2 weeks length trekkings. This is one of the challenging adventure trekking trails in Nepal.

The adventure Kang la pass will discover magnificent scenery of Annapurna Himalayas range dry hidden valley, Tibetan culture fellows, charming villages, It also provides ur the richest Himalayan herbal medicine finding lands, Yarsagumba summer plant, and winter insect.

During the visit to Kang La pass, we will trek in Nar And Phu Village is a beautiful panorama view of Himlung Himal 7,126 m, Saribung peak 6,345 meters, historical old Buddhist monasteries. Get to know about the reincarnations of Lamas in Buddhism (bodhisattva) on the Phu Monastery and untouched hamlet by modernity.

Trekking to the Kangla pass is quite difficult and narrow trails than Thorong la Pass but beautiful highlander View. We can get a stunning view of Annapurna III 7,555 m, Gangapurna 7,455 m, Tilicho 7,134 m, Manaslu 8,156 m, Himlung7,126 m, and Saribung Peak 6,345 meter. There are 3 major passes in Nar Phu valley which are which is Teri La pass, Saribung passes via Upper Mustang and Kang La Pass from Ngawel Manang.

After the Kang la pass we will arrive at the Ngwal, if you continue trek to Annapurna round rail we will go to Manang village, It is also the beautiful and lovely prominent trekkers town of Annapurna circuit trek. You can furthermore continue to Thorong La pass which is the highest pass in Nepal, Thorong la is 5,416 m above sea level.

 

Nar Phu  is Remote trek in Annapurna region

The Nar-Phu valley is one of the remote and also known generally known as “The Forbidden Kingdom”. The Nar-Phu valley is the last standing remains of the ancient forbidden kingdom of Tibet and later it was found in Nepal. This region is also called “The Little Tibet” and is one of the untouched and unspoiled regions from the outside world. The trekking in this beautiful land unites high hills and passes, ice valleys, remote towns, restricted canyons, dazzling wilds. Also, the trail passes by the stunning rocky establishments, yaks, gompas, and exceptional Himalayan societies. As the trail was open in 2003 so there are not very many westerners have investigated these untouched towns and travel over the 7000-meters hills encompassing this forbidden valley.

We will trek in the upper Manang valley in The Nar and Phu valley which is incorporated of remote, untouched, and fascinating towns of the Tibetan Buddhist world. Buddhist pioneers from around the world travel towards the Phu Valley to visit the famous Tashi Lha Khang religious community and get a gift from Lama Karma Sonam Rinpoche. Alongside investing a lot of energy at these vivid and ageless towns travelers encounter the high elevated valleys above Phu known as Himlung base camp while crossing the High Pass of Kangla and arrive at Ngwal.

We can also combine both passes of Kang La 5315-meters they also travel west over the Thorong La pass of 5416-meter and down through lower Mustang. We can visit Kagbeni’s famous monastery before making for Jomsom to fly back to Pokhara airport and Kathmandu international airport.

 


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 goes up to 5500m in 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 high 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 on any date.  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 sometimes landslides 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 at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 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 before 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 ATMs 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 are 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 areas. 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 parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Nar Phu valley trek group size

Please note that Nar Phu valley is in a 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 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 on 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 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 most of the places have wifi facilities. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with 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 routes.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for 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 a 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 detailed prices 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 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 hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them 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 the 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 of 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 a 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 in 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 at 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
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
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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

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    Maximum Altitude
    5322m/17461ft

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate to Difficult

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