Nar Phu Valley Trek - 17 Days

About Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a wild and adventurous journey in the remotest part of the Annapurna region. Nar Phu Valley Trekking was opened in 2003 and has only received a handful of foreign visitors over the year. As the region comes under the restricted area, you need to get special permission from the government of Nepal to go on the trek, which is also expensive. This is also one of the reasons other than isolation of the region that results in less tourist flow. Regardless of those factors, the trail is extremely unspoiled and pristine. 

The Nar Phu Valley Trek 17 Days combines crossing of high passes, remote mountain villages, suspension bridges, and lush forests. During the trek, you come across rich culture and practices of the locals, which is highly influenced by Tibetans. If you are looking for a less-crowded trail and raw experience then Nar Phu Valley Trek is the best option for you. You get to see breath-taking sceneries and Himalayan mountain views like Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), etc. 

Variation & Custom Itinerary

You can also go on Annapurna Circuit Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek if you have some extra time. These are also very famous treks in the Annapurna region. Likewise, we also offer a tailor-made Nar Phu Valley package. We will design the Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary as per your needs and requirements.

Highlights

  • Adventurous and trodden trail
  • Trek through verdant forests and beautiful villages
  • Cross thrilling suspension bridges
  • Explore Nar and Phu villages
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of locals influenced by Tibetants
  • Reach Himlung Base Camp
  • Cross Kang La Pass
  • Explore Manang village
  • Get to see brath-taking sceneries and snow-capped Himalayan mountains

Itinerary

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Upon landing at the airport, you can meet with our team representative at the terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel and let you know about the evening program. Later, you meet with other team members over the welcome dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. During the tour, you visit places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, etc. In the later afternoon, you meet with your trek guide and prepare for the trip.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having a delicious breakfast, you drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. The drive will be long and scenic. From Besishar, you continue driving towards Chamje for a night stay.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Chamje, the trail crosses a suspension bridge and ascends steeply on a slippery path to Tal. From here, you walk on a rugged and winding path. Further, trekking through the forested path, you reach Karte and pass by lovely waterfalls. The trail crosses a suspension bridge and takes you to Dharapani.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail takes you to Bagarchhap and passes by the lush forest of fir & pine. Here, you will visit a white-washed monastery. From here, you continue trekking towards Danaque and steeply ascend to Timang. You can see stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29 from here. Further, trekking through the lush pine forest, you reach Koto.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Registering your restricted area permit at the police check post, you begin walking along the riverbank of Soti Khola. The trail then passes by the lush forest of pine. You will cross several streams and a suspension bridge to reach Dharmasala. From here, you trek through forests and ascend on a steep trail to reach Meta. Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal can be seen through this village.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Meta, the trail involves many ascends and descends. Crossing suspension bridges several times over streams, you reach Kyang. From here, you pass by Phu Khola and walk on a rocky path to reach Phu village.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today is your rest day at the Phu village. You will explore the village and spend time with the locals. This is a good chance to have a glimpse of the daily lifestyle and culture of the locals. You will also hike to the Tashi Lhakhang Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the world.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Wake up early in the morning and hike to Himlung Base Camp. On the way, you get to see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and landscape. After exploring the base camp, you descend back to the village for a night stay.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail descends and passes by numerous streams. You cross many suspension bridges until you reach Mahendra Pul. Further, you will cross a high suspension bridge over the Lapche river gorge. The trail then steeply ascends to Nar village, passing by several stupas.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

This is another rest day in Nar village. You spend the day exploring the village and spending time with locals.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you begin trekking early. The trail ascends to Kang La Pass. You walk a rugged and steep path. From the top of the pass, you can see an outstanding landscape. Further, the trail descends to Ngawal.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail heads towards Manang. Trekking through isolated Paugh village, enjoying captivating views of Annapurna range, you gradually ascend to Mungli. From here, you walk on the main trail of Annapurna and reach Manang, a beautiful village.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

You spend the day exploring Manang village and nearby areas. You will visit ancient monasteries and caves.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After having a warm breakfast, you begin descending towards Chame. The trail passes by lush forests and small villages, offering beautiful mountain views.

  • Teahouse
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today, you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring around the local market and shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

Our team representative will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye.

  • Breakfast only

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up by private car.
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guide.
  • Entry fees whiles on sighseeing.
  • Three times meal whiles on trekking, breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
  • Room and tent accomondation.
  • All trek organizational requirements, two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, mattress and
  • All staffs and porters salary their insurances and food.
  • All ground transportation.
  • ACAP permit and tims permit.
  • Three days room at Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement.
  • Duffle bags.
  • International airport drive by private car.
  • Your food whilies staying Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your personal expenses like bar and beverage bill and soft and hard drink.
  • Personal equipements, sleeping bag.
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • International flight.
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal medical.

Useful Information

Nar Phu Valley Trek route

Nar Phu Valley Trek starts with a long drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. From here, you begin trekking through villages like Chamje, Dharapani, Koto, and Meta to reach Phu village. You will hike to Himlung Base Camp and further move to Nar village. Crossing Kang La Pass pass, you descend to Ngawal and reach Manang. Following the trail back, you reach Chame from where you drive back to Kathmandu.

Nar Phu Valley Trek map

Nar Phu Valley Trek map is designed to present you with the pictorial views of the route. The map is designed following our Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary. On the map, you can see all the villages and major highlights around it. The map will help you easily understand the trail.

Nar Phu Valley Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Nar Phu Valley Trekking is a difficult trek that includes a trodden trail. The trial involves many ascends and descends throughout the trek. You will be walking on a steep and rugged path from time to time. Everyday 6 to 7 hours of the walk is needed. Therefore, you have to be in good shape and health to go on Nar Phu Valley Trek 17 Days. Also, prior trekking experience is needed. 

AMS (Acute mountain sickness) is a common illness one can suffer during a high elevation journey. It happens when the body fails to adjust to a thin air environment. The chances, of course, are high unless you follow the guidelines and have enough acclimatization day in between the trek. Drink enough water during the trek to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid alcoholic drinks as they dehydrate the body and chances of getting altitude sickness become higher.

Best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trek

The best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trek is from March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn). The weather mostly remains stable during this time of the year and moderate climate makes the journey pleasant. Similarly, the views are clear and stunning. The days are warm with cool mornings and nights. Other times of the year is not an ideal option to go on this trek. 

Accommodation & Meals

You stay overnight in a teahouse during Nar Phu Valley Trek. The teahouse here offers very basic facilities. It is more like a space to spend a night in a four-wall rather than outside under the sky. The rooms come with twin-sharing options and a common washroom. Meals are provided as per the menu of the teahouse. Dishes like dal bhat tarkari, veggies, curries, bread, chapati, soup, porridge, momo, pudding, thukpa, sandwich, pasta, etc are found. As the elevation will increase, the menu will get limited with mostly Tibetan and Nepali dishes.

Communication & Electricity

You will find internet access and cellular network until a certain point during the trek. Nar Phu Valley Trek leads to a very remote region, where there is no good infrastructure for communication. Similarly, the locals mostly depend on solar power. You may or may not get a charging facility, therefore do carry extra batteries for your electronic devices.

Travel Insurance

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a high altitude trek that will take you to the remote mountain region, where there are no modern infrastructures. Therefore, travel insurance will keep your back safe in case of any emergency. Travel insurance is mandatory to have while trekking in the Himalayas. Do note that you cannot take out travel insurance in Nepal, so make sure to get one from your home country. Also, your travel insurance must cover emergency evacuation, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancellation, and property loss or theft.

Guide & Porter

During the trek, our experienced and professional guide will assist you. Our guides are government registered and have years of expertise in the Himalayan trail. Likewise, they have led several groups successfully. Similarly, our porters are also well-trained. We are a team of active and professional trekkers & climbers. We assure you that while traveling with us you will be getting high-quality service.

Environmental Contribution

While traveling with us, we will be making sure that we are not doing any harm to the environment. We run eco-friendly and sustainable tours & treks. To protect and preserve the environment, we have applied several measures in our itinerary. We collect all our waste before returning and encourage our guests to do so as well. We also run a small organization for kids of the mountain region to provide them education.