Nar Phu Valley Trek

Duration: 19 Days

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a lesser known, beautiful trail north of Annapurna. This region remains untouched by modern civilization and mass tourism.  Often referred to as the ‘’hidden valley trek’, Nar and Phu valley offer a spiritual trekking experience with numerous villages of Tibetan heritage and undisturbed religious sites.  People here herd yaks, trade with lower regions and harvest indigenous medicinal herbs for livelihood. Our 19-day-long Nar Phu Valley Trek starts with a sightseeing tour of some of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then, we drive to Jagat, a quintessential teahouse village in the Annapurna circuit.
We follow the Annapurna circuit trek trail till Koto and branch off from there to Nar Phu Valley on a rugged, enthralling trail. We have set aside day 8 and day 10 for acclimatization which is crucial to adjust your body to high altitude. Apart from the valley of Nar and Phu, crossing Kang La Pass (5,315 m) is another major highlight of the trek. The pass rewards us with spectacular views of  Annapurna II (7937m), Tilicho Peak (7134m)  and Gangapurna (7455m). The Kang La pass connects Nar valley with Manang district and three other ethnic Bhotia villages of Neyshang valley. A huge stretch of high snow-peaks, grazing settlements, and ancient villages make Nar and Phu valley the gem of Annapurna. 

We gradually climb down from the Kang La pass to Thorong La pass and ultimately to Jomsom via lower Mustang. We fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and finally head back to Kathmandu the next day. Nar Phu Valley Trek is ideal for those who have a special interest in remote communities and their age-old ways of life.  If you are looking for a short, easy and fun-filled trek in the Annapurna region, Adventure Club Trek also offers Annapurna Circuit Trek Short-14 Days and Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 Days. 

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Trekking in the restricted Nar and Phu Valley in the Manag District and numerous villages with authentic Tibetan culture.
  • Visit ancient monasteries including Tashi Lakhang Monastery, one of world’s 108 great Buddhist monasteries.
  • Ruined forts of the Khampa settlement
  • Crossing Kang La (pass) at 5,322m 
  • Crossing Thorong La Pass at 5,416m
  • The holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Jagat (1100m): 8- 9 hours
  • Day 04: Trek Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m) : 7-8 hours
  • Day 05: Trek Dharapani to Koto (2,610m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Koto to Meta (3,560m) : 7-8 hours
  • Day 07: Trek Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m) : 7-8 hours
  • Day 08: Acclimatization/rest day at Phu Gaon
  • Day 09: Trek Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m) : 6-7 hours
  • Day 10: Another Acclimatization day
  • Day 11: Nar – Crossing over Kang La Pass (5,322m) to Ngawal (3,660m) : 7-8 hours
  • Day 12: Trek Ngwal to Manang (3,540m) : 4-5 hours
  • Day 13: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m) : 4-5 hours
  • Day 14: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) : 4-5 hours
  • Day 15: Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La (5,416m) : 7-8 hours
  • Day 16: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m) : 25 minutes flight
  • Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 19: Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers from arrival to departure.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara; breakfast included. 
  • One night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation while trekking. 
  • Full board meals durng the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner)  with tea/coffee.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flight  from Jomsom to Pokhara including airport departure tax
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu with world heritage  entry permit fees and  private vehicle.
  • Experienced, government licensed, English-speaking guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Assistant trekking guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Staff costs including their Salary, meals, transportation, insurance, domestic airfare and medicines.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, First Aid Kid and trekking map
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks, laundry, phone call).
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.

Flight Delay in Jomsom

Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Adventure Club Trek will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are travelling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting : 

Prior to all our treks and expeditions, we host a Pre-Trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce them to other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. We believe that pre-trip meeting is very important in order to better preparation of the trekking.

Best Time to Trek to Nar Phu Valley: 

Best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and after mid March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for doing this trek. Regarding monsoon season at summer time we do not suggest to try this route from June till August. But at autumn months weather is perfect: there is no rain, and it is warm enough.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

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PRICE FROM US$ 1499 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1499
  • Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek
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