Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public Vehicle, Tourist Bus & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel & Teahouse
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Thorong La (5416m)

Highlights

  • Explore Nar Phu Village.
  • Monasteries built by Karmapa Rinpoche.
  • Explore 108 world’s great Buddhist Tashi Lakhang monastery.
  • Visit the forts of Khampa settlement.
  • Hike through dense Rhododendron forest.
  • Peaceful walk by Pine forest.
  • Spectacular views of Mountain ranges.
  • Experience Tibetan culture and tradition
  • Meet local Gurung people.
  • A side trip to Milarepa cave of Braga. 
  • Pass through Buddhist monuments.
  • Excursion to Praken Gompa and Chongar ViewPoint from Manang,
  • A magnificent trip to Ice Lake, high glacial Gangapurna Lake.

Description

Nar Phu Valley Trek lies in the remote area of the Manang District. There is only limited access to the valley. This is one of the biggest reasons why this region has preserved its centuries-old customs and traditions. The trekking trails are also fresh making the trek a delight for anyone looking to be amazed by the wilderness of nature. 

You will need a special permit to access the Nar Phu Valley trekking trail. During this trek by Mount Mania, you will also cross the Thorong La Pass, which lies at staggering heights. The pass is a major attraction to Nar Phu Valley Trek. The hiking during the Nar Valley Trek might turn out to be strenuous as you walk through the grueling trail in this region.

Naar Lies at the elevation of 3,730metere\ 45045 feet. It is also known as Chuprong, which translates to “the place of blue sheep”. The inhabitants are Tibetans. They traveled to Nar Phu Valley around the 8th century (Shang Sung Kingdom). The inhabitants are mostly herders and traders from Tibet.

Nar Phu valley trek offers a wild journey to the unexplored parts of northern Annapurna. The Nar Phuk Valley trek follows a rugged trail to an exotic valley of Nar Phu. Only a few travelers have set foot on Nar Phu Valley trek making it one of the most thrilling treks to be a part of. 

They consist of two village settlements. Nar and Phu house settlements to 300 and 100 permanent residents respectively. Nar Phu valley Trek begins from Jagat. The trail follows the trekking routes of Annapurna Circuit. 

The trail branches off from Koto. The Nar Phu Valley Trek follows the beaten trail to Nar Phu Valley. The Nar Phu valley passes through Kang La pass (5900 meters\19470 ft). The route provides a majestic panorama view of Annapurna 8,091 meters (26,545 ft). During the Nar Phu Valley trek by Mount Mania, you will come across dense forests, canyons, rivers, gompas, valleys and great mountains.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule
  • Day 2Trek to Chamje
  • Day 3Trek to Dharapani
  • Day 4Trek to Koto
  • Day 5Trek to Meta
  • Day 6Trek to Phu Gaon
  • Day 7Explore Phu Gaon
  • Day 8Trek to Nar
  • Day 9Explore Nar village
  • Day 10Trek to Ngwal via Kang La Pass
  • Day 11Trek to Manang
  • Day 12Trek to Yak Kharka
  • Day 13Trek to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 14Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass
  • Day 15Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni
  • Day 16Early morning flight to Pokhara
  • Day 17Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickups and Drops 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Tourist bus ticket (Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • Local bus ticket (Kathmandu to Bhubhule)
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast (Twin Sharing)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • All Trekking Permits (ACAP, TIMS Card, Nar Phu Special Permit)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
21 Oct, 2019 - 06 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$1150
28 Oct, 2019 - 13 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$1150

Useful Information

Best Time for Nar Phu Valley Trek

Undoubtedly, spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) are the best seasons for the Nar Phu Valley Trek. With pleasant trekking conditions and clear views of mountains, trekkers come to Nar Phu Valley the most in these seasons.

Winter trekking to Nar Phu is also a good idea as long as you are prepared and packed well for the winter season. The same is also true for the summer season. However, the occasional drizzle and some downpour might extend your trekking trip in the summer season.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Difficulty

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a challenging trek. The relatively high number of trekking days, the maximum altitude you will reach during this trek, and the remoteness of this trek makes the Nar Phu Valley Trek a strenuous

Maximum altitude you will reach during this trek is 5900 meters. So, while you are trekking to such a high altitude, you will encounter some pretty strenuous uphill walks. The entire trip is 20 days long with 13 days of trekking. 

So, you will have to prepare for a few months before embarking upon the Nar Phu Valley Trek.