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Nar Phu Valley Trek 10 Days

Price Start
USD 1100  Per Person
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Activity Level

Trekking ?

Group Size
2-10
Trip Code:
NLTT-NPVT
Accommodation:
Tea House/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
5320m
Season:
Feb-Jun/Sep-Dec
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Destination:
Kathmandu-Narphu
Duration:
10
Grade:
Moderate
Transportation:
Bus/Jeep
Trip Attraction:
  • Panoramic Views of Mountains
  • Annapurna Mountain Range
  • Kang La Pass [5320m]
  • Nar Phu Valley
No of People Price
2 1100
3-5 1050
5-10 1000

Trip Highlights

Nar Phu Valley Trek 10 Days

 

Nar Phu Trekking is one of the best trails to enjoy the virgin beauty of the sceneries that define Nepal and the Himalayas. This trek is a combination of cultural and scenic delights throughout the trail. Walking in some of the lesser selecting sections. You can witness the lifestyle here undisturbed and unchallenged by the modernized world.

Hightlights

Explore the Tibetan-influenced lifestyles and everyday activities of the typical residents of the Nar Phu Valley.

Cross one of the highest passes in the world  Kang La Pass, 5,320 meters.

Explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery the old Buddhist Monastery; it is suppose to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche.

Encounter with wild Monkeys, Musk deer, snow leopards, blue sheep, and many other wild animals.

Nar Phu are different villages in the valley, and both towns known as Nar Phu at once and it is a day’s walking distance from each other. Nar Phu Trek open for tourists since 2003, and it needs a special permit because it is also listing as a restricted area by the Government of Nepal.

More about Nar Phu Trekking

Nar Phu Trekking is ethnically Tibetan inhabitants by the high Himalayas. Historically, Nar Phu was captured by Khampas (Tibetan refugees), settled their inhabitants illegally, and stabled later. It is a non touristic region yet because fewer tourists used to visit. The valley is naturally beautiful, but due to its remoteness and sort of media promotion, it is still a virgin destination.

Link your soul with the beautiful landscape and mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains surrounding you from Nar Phu Trekking.

Treat your senses with the Mani walls, Chortens, and stone patched houses. Further, these reflect the life and art in the Nar Phu region. Nar Phu is indeed a gift for adventure lovers in the Himalayas.

The dead body of the Local people is providing to feed the vulture. It depends on their date of birth and death. Above all, the lama decides their luck of the way on how to end the dead body. Nar Phu Trekking provide you amazing cultural of Nar Phu region.

You can lengthen this itinerary by adding a trip to Tilicho Lake and rejoining the Annapurna Circuit at Yak Kharka. Instead of trekking from Ngawal to Pisang on Day 8, continue to Manang, Khangsar, Tilicho Base Camp. Similarly, Tilicho Lake, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath, and Jomsom (before flying back to Pokhara). The total time for this trip, including the Nar Phu section, is 16 days.

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Itinerary

You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow, paved road by the Marshyangdi River to Besi Sahar. We begin our journey at early dawn, with a long drive ahead of us. Now, we head-start right after breakfast and leave Kathmandu around 7 in the morning. After 9-10 hours of movement, we reach Dharapani via Besishahar. Drive up to Besishahar will most likely be smooth owing to black-topped roads, whereas after Besishahar, the streets get dusty and coarse, but the scenic view from our windowpane is more than compensating for the bumpy ride.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
1920m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We begin our trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap, which takes about one hour, passing through pine and fir forests. We can visit the whitewashed monastery in this village. The trail continues through pine forests until Latamarang, which takes about one and a half hours. We will trek through pine and fir forests, monasteries, and villages to Bargarchhap., You can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and other peaks. Koto is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurungs who follow Tibetan Buddhism.

Accommodation:
Teahouse/ Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2600m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We register our restricted area permit in the morning at the Police Check Post. Then we trek through the River bank of Soti Khola again through wonderful pine forests, streams, and suspension and reach Dharmasala. Today’s trekking route passes through beautiful woods, small cave shelters, and pilgrims’ resting places. Emerging from a narrow canyon, the trail passes under a wide waterfall, from where the woods become thinner and the vistas wider.

Accommodation:
Teahouse/ Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3230m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trekking out of Meta, some of the unique, colorful Tibetan Buddhist chortens that Nar and Phu are famous for begin to appear in sight. From here, you can get your first view of the three villages in the area as well as the old “dzong” (Tibetan-style fortress) and the remains of two ruined forts, impressively situated atop the flatlands before the village.

Accommodation:
Teahouse/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4050m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is the scheduled acclimatization day, whereby we are suggested to rest and adapt to the altitude. It is also the day to explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche.

Phu is an attractive village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or go about their other daily chores.

The hike up to Himlung Himal base camp for an extra challenge takes you through a glacial valley. On the trail up, you will see herds of blue sheep skillfully clambering up the cliffs. The return trip takes about four to five hours.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
4050m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Retrace the route back down towards Meta, but turn off at the Nar Phedi monastery, which will be your accommodation for the night. The sanctuary is all that Nar Phedi consists of! At 5 pm, they usually do a puja (blessing), which you are welcome to witness. On the way, the peaks of Kang Garu and Pisang Peak will pass by two chortens.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3550m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is a very gentle day. Climb out of Nar Phedi and follow a winding path up a hill towards Nar. Pass a line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens on the way into the ancient village. We walk along the windy path to Nar village. Cross a string of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens on the way into the old town.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4150m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start our Kang La pass day hikes early morning to avoid the wind. The Kang La is not a difficult pass, but it could be a long day if there is snow on the pass or the altitude is taking its toll. The Kang La, at 5240m, is a spectacular pass looking over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, the peaks surrounding Tilicho, and the airport at Hongde. The trail down is steep and gradual as you reach the end.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3660m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The weather and the greener landscape get warmer as you go down more than 3000m from the pass. Set off early for the last few hours of trekking to reach Pisang. The trail is wide and pleasing and passes a beautiful lake outside Pisang. Take lunch at Pisang, then Drive to Besisahar by Jeep. Overnight at Besisahar.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
760m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The drive back to Kathmandu takes around five hours. Enjoy a hot shower and the luxuries of the city once again! Spend the afternoon shopping for souvenirs in Thamel, or just relaxing.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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What's Included

  • Airport picks up & drop by private vehicle to hotel.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani & Pisang to Kathmandu.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking Permits fee (ACAP, TIMS and Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Special Permit).
  • Accommodation during trek and Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea).
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking Friendly trekking guide.
  • Coverage of Guides including their Meals, Insurance, Salary, Lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • First Aid Medical Kit (Carried by the guide).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary.
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company).
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant (complimentary).
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region.

Optional Addons

  • Porter (We can arrange porter for your trek).
  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Dharapani & Pisang to Kathmandu.

What's Not Included

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
  • Personal Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee).
  • Accommodation, Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner.
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicopter.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies etc.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

Did You Know?

~ You require a special permit to enter Nar Phu Valley.

~  Nar and Phu are neighboring villages, with 300 residents at Nar and 200 residents at Phu.

Nar is also called “Chuprong,” meaning the place of blue sheep.

What is the difficulty level of the NAR PHU TREK 10 Days?

The Nar Phu Trek is one of the most underrated treks in Nepal. Though being an underrated one, it comes neck and neck with some of the great treks here in Nepal. This 10-day of the journey is classed as moderate to strenuous trek level. As several high passes are there to be encountered with long days of hiking. For someone to trek Nar Phu Trek, a prior trekking experience is a must. With good physical fitness and mental fitness.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the NAR PHU TREK 10 Days?

The trek gains a whooping amount of altitude reaching an absolute peak of 5320 meters at Kang La Pass. Our trek starts from Dharapani which settles at an altitude level of 1920 meters. Thus, the total elevation gains of about 3400 meters which is not a joke. Crossing the 4000 meters limit is a big deal for many. Here we reach 5320 meters of height in just a few days. Thus, prior trekking experience is a must while trekking Nar Phu Trek

What is the best time of year to go on the NAR PHU Trek 10 Days?

Most Trek here in Nepal is done around the season of Spring and Autumn. The spring falls in the months of March to May. And the winter lies from September to November. Thus, around this time of the year. The weather is stunning, predictable, dry, and clear. Clear skies allow you to witness some of the most stunning views of all time. Moreover, the temperature around the day is moderate, and the same goes for night. However, with greater elevation nights can still be cold. If you ever plan of doing the Nar Phu Trek, do choose your season wisely.

What permits are required for the NAR PHU TREK 10 Days?

Many may fail to realize that the Nar Phu Trek is a restricted area. Thus, to trek this region you will require a restricted area permit.

Thus, Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area comes with the cost of USD 100 per person for the first seven days. Thus, the day after seven days, the cost is 15 USD per person daily.

Moreover, you will also be requiring an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit as the Nar Phu Trek passes through Annapurna Conservation Area.

Additionally, you will also require a TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System). This card comes with a cost of 20 USD and is a must for trekking all parts of Nepal. Moreover, these cards help keep the information of trekkers in the region.

What is the accommodation like during the NAR PHU TREK 10 Days?

Accommodations during the Nar Phu Trek is basically just like any other trek. It comes with Tea houses and Lodges. These tea houses provide you with basic supplies for a night stay including a bed, blankets, and a shared bathroom. Moreover, some places also offer showers and Wi-Fi services but they do come with an extra charge

What are the highlights of the NAR PHU TREK 10 Days?

Nar Phu Trek being an underrated trek has a lot to offer. With an elevation of 5320 meters, it offers some of the most spectacular views known to mankind. Some of the highlights of Nar Phu Trek are as follows:

  1. Explore the restricted area of Nar and Phu valleys.
  2. The great Kang La Pass at an elevation of 5320 meters
  3. Ancient Monasteries and villages.
  4. Learning local culture
  5. Stunning views of Annapurna and Manaslu region.

What are the cultural experiences on the NAR PHU TREK 10 Days?

The Nar Phu Trek offers you many cultural experiences throughout the trail. With many ancient monasteries and traditional villages all along the way there is much more to explore. Monasteries such as the Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and Chhoden Monastery are great highlights of this trek. With friendly locals and their great preserved traditions. You get a complete traditional experience during this trek

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