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    • Duration18 days
    • AccommodationMountain lodge
    • Start | EndKathmandu|Pokhara
    • ActivityTrekking
    • Max Altitude5425 meter
    • DifficultiesModerate
    • Best SeasonSep - Dec | Feb - Apr
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal17 B | 13 L | 13 D
    Introduction

    Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the newest and most adventurous trekking routes in the famous Annapurna region. This involves a journey to Nar and Phu villages located close to Tibetan border and showcases Tibetan culture and lifestyle.

    Trekkers will cross two highest passes, namely Kang la and Thorong la and experience Kali Gandaki gorge- the world’s deepest gorge. Enjoy stunning views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, Peak 29 and Pisang Peak from different points along the trek.

    The other major highlight of Nar Phu Valley trek is the tour of Muktinath temple. Hike through Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki valleys and learn about ethnic Thakali culture in Jomsom, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti villages.

    NAR PHU VALLEY TREK ITINERARY

    Nar Phu valley trek starts from Jagat following the popular Annapurna trekking trails and ends with a visit to Muktinath and Jomsom.

    • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
    • Day 2: Trek from Kathmandu to Jagat.
    • Day 3: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani.
    • Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Koto.
    • Day 5: Trek from Koto to Meta.
    • Day 6: Trek from Meta to Phu Gaon.
    • Day 7: Trek from Phu gaon to Nar Village.
    • Day 8: Acclimatization in Nar village.
    • Day 9: Cross Kang La Pass and trek to Ngawal.
    • Day 10: Trek from Ngawal to Manang.
    • Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak kharkha.
    • Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharkha to Thorang Phedi.
    • Day 13: Cross Thorang La Pass and trek to Muktinath.
    • Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom.
    • Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara sightseeing.
    • Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
    • Day 17: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Day 18: International Departure.

    VALLEY TREK HIGHLIGHTS

    Here are the some highlights of this trek.

    • Observe Tibetan Culture and lifestyle in Nar and Phu villages.
    • Cross highest Himalayan passes including Thorong La(5,416m) and Kang La (5,200m).
    • Trek through the famous Annapurna region.
    • Visit Manang, Marshyangdi Valley, Koto, Chame and Muktinath Temple.
    • Enjoy spectacular panorama of Manaslu, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, Peak 29 and Pisang Peak.

    NAR PHU VALLEY TREK COST

    Trekking package includes all required services, such as ground transportation, permit, accommodation, food, guide and porter, all documentation, staff insurance etc. There is simply no hidden cost. The cost per person decreases with the increase in group sizes.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges All necessary paper works, government and local taxes & company service charges
    • Permit(Restricted Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Permit)
    • One way domestic flight from Jomsom-Pokhara(10 KGs baggage + 5 KGs hand carry)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle as per the group size (car, jeep, van or a bus)(Day 1: Pick up, Day 2: Transfer to Jagat, Day 16: Pokhara-Kathmandu, Day 17: Kathmandu S/S, Day 18: Drop Off)
    • Accommodation throughout the trek and tour(13 nights accommodation on clean mountain lodges on sharing basis and 5 Night accommodation on Star Rated hotel)
    • Meal - Full board( Warm and fresh meal during the trek|17 Breakfast | 13 Lunch | 13 Dinner)
    • Trekking gears (Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking poles, water bottle & rain poncho)
    • 1 X English speaking Trekking guide(Experienced, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained)
    • Porters - Strong, experienced and honest 01 Porter for 2 trekkers/ maximum 16 kgs luggage per porter.
    • 1X Assistant Guide (Service of assistant guide for groups of 8 trekkers and above.)
    • Arrangements for trekking staffsAll meals(3 times a day), salary, accommodation and insurance

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during rest, lunch and dinner, laundry)
    • Charging electronic devices (If electricity is provided by solar power, charging devices such as Mobile, tablet and laptop will be charged.)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides, porters and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal such as natural calamities, mishaps or accident)
    • Electric Blanket and hot shower(In mountain lodges)

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellation policy is only applicable to package tariffs. The cancellation charge will be against the total package cost after deducting non-refundable expenses such as permits, transportation costs, airfare expenses that have been paid as part of the trip.
    • If you cancel your trip 30 days prior to the program start date, 15% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charged.
    • Any cancelation made 15 days prior to the program start date, 30% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • If you cancel your trip 1 week prior to the program start date, 50% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • cancelation made less than one week prior to the program start date, it will be deemed as no show and hence no refund will be made.
    • You must notify us about cancellation through writing via email.

    Impact Footprints

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.

    NAR PHU VALLEY TREK PHOTOS

    VALLEY TREK MAP

    There are several routes to make this Nar phu village trek. Please find the most scenic route map below.

    NAR PHU VALLEY TREK Itinerary in detail

    The extreme level beautiful Nar phu village Trek is one of the must do trek in Nepal. Here is the day to day details itinerary for Nar phu village trek from Kathmandu.

    Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

    As per your arrival time, our staff will be at the airport to help with luggage clearance and drive you to your hotel. Check-in and then rest and relax. Stay overnight in hotel.

     
    Duration

    3 hrs.

     
    Altitude

    1,400M

     
    Meals

    N/A

     
    Accommodation

    Taleju Boutique

    Day 2Morning drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1300m)

    After breakfast, you will drive from Kathmandu to Jagat which takes about 8-9 hrs. You will enjoy the journey through winding roads and scenic view of villages, green hills, mountains and rivers. Pass through  Besisahar to reach Jagat. Stay overnight in hotel.

     
    Duration

    9 hrs

     
    Altitude

    1,300M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 3Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m)

    Enjoy warm breakfast and prepare for first day of trekking.  Led by your trekking guide, you will start walking on a rocky path towards Chame and further to Tal village.  At Tal you will see a natural waterfall. The trail then enters a forest and comes out at Karte village. You will now cross a suspension bridge to arrive at Dharapani. Stay overnight in lodge.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    1,860M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 4Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2610m)

    Start your trek after breakfast. You will spend the first hours or so walking through pine forest to reach Bagarchhap. From here onwards the trail climbs up to Timang via Danaque. From this altitude you can  catch views of Peak 29, Manaslu and Annapurna II. Follow the forested trail to Koto village. Stay overnight in lodge

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    2,610M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 5 Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m)

    The trek from Koto to Meta will last for 7-8 hrs. After checking permits at the police post, you will start trek along the bank of Soti khola. Enjoy wonderful views of forests and waterfalls as you close in on Dharmasala. Then climb steeply on a forested trail to be at Meta, which finally offers splendid views of  Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Stay overnight in Meta.

     
    Duration

    8 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,560M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 6Trek from Meta to Phu village (4250m)

    Another long trekking day is in store for you. Negotiate is a mix of uphill and downhill trail today, occasionally crossing small mountain streams. Stop over for sometime at Kyang which offers great views of Himlung Himal, Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. Another 3 hrs walk from here on a rugged trail lead you to Phu Village where you will observe Tibetan culture and lifestyle of local people and visit Tashi Lkahang Monastery. Stay overnight in lodge.

     
    Duration

    9 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,250M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 7Trek from Phu Gaon to Nar village(4110m)

    After staying Phu village, now it’s time to go to Nar Village which is at 5-6 hrs walk. However, you will have to overcome the challenge of crossing two 5000m above Himalayan passes, namely Phu Pass(5050m) and Nar Pass(5400m). Further ahead you will come across a impressive gorge formed on Lapche River. Continue trekking further to Nar Village. Stay overnight in Nar village.

     

    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,110M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 8Acclimatization day

    This is a day you will spend in Nar village acclimatizing with the weather and preparing for higher journey ahead. Take a tour around Nar village, visit Tibetan monasteries and interact with monks and locals.

     

    Duration

    4 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,110M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 9Cross Nar -Kang La Pass(5,322m) and trek to Ngawal(3,660m)

    Today you will come to head-to-head with the biggest adventure of the entire trek: that of crossing Kang La pass.  The trail makes a steep ascent passing through yak pastures and moraine towards Kang la Phedi. Continue your trek to reach the top of Kang La Pass. You will be rewarded stunning view of Pisang peak, Tilicho peak, Annapurna II and Gangapurna . Stay overnight in lodge.

     

    Duration

    8 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,660M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 10Trek from Ngawal to Manang(3540m)

    Enjoy warm breakfast while appreciating beautiful mountain scenery. Soon you will start your downhill trek  passing through beautiful villages. Before long you will reach Manang. Stay overnight in lodge.

     

    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,540M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 11Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m)

    The trail from Manang ascends onto Marshyangdi Valley. Further ahead you will go by Jarsang Khola towards  a grove of juniper trees that eventually give way to yak pastures and meadows.  Pass through Ghunsa village and after some time you arrive at Yak Kharka indicated by an ancient Mani wall. Stay overnight in lodge.

     

    Duration

    7 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,110M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 12Trek from Yak Kharkha to Thorong Phedi (4600m)

    Today you will approach the base of Thorong La pass.  Follow an uphill rocky trail for about 4-5 hrs to reach Thorong Phedi. Stay overnight in lodge.

     

    Duration

    5 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,600M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 13Cross Thorong La Pass (5425m) and trek to Muktinath (3800m)

    Wake up early and follow your guides’ instruction. Begin your push for Thorong La Pass by following a steep trail. Expect to experience icy winds and cold temperature. Climb gradually until you reach atop Thorang La pass. Spend sometime witnessing spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan ranges from the pass. Afterwards follow a downhill, easy trail all the way to Muktinath. Stay overnight in hotel.

    Also called Chumig Gyatsa, Muktinath is a sacred place both Buddhists and Hindus. The religious shrines consists of 108 water spouts and an eternal flame.

     

    Duration

    9 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,800M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 14Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom(2715m)

    The trek from Mutinath to Jomsom is one of the most popular trekking route. You will enjoy an easy walk along the bank of Kali Gandai River and pass through Kagbeni, Khingar and Ekle Bhatti villages before reaching Jomsom. This area is home to ethnic Thakali community.  Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang and ancient trading point between Tibet and Nepal. Stay overnight in Jomsom.

     

    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    2,715M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 15Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara(800m)

    After breakfast, enjoy a 30 minutes flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. On your arrival in Pokhara, our staff will pick you up and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon you can go on a sightseeing tour of Pokhara.

    You will be visiting following famous places:

    Davis Fall

    Mahadev Cave

     

    Duration

    5 hrs

     
    Altitude

    8,00M

     
    Meals

     
    Accommodation

    Mt. View Pokhara

    Day 16Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, go on a full-day drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Enjoy beautiful scenery of villages, green hills, mountains and rivers while on the journey. Once in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel for rest. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

     

    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    1,400M

     
    Meals

    B

     
    Accommodation

    Taleju Boutique

    Day 17Kathmandu Sightseeing

    Our guide will take you on a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will have the opportunity to explore following places:

    • Asan, spice and vegetable market
    • Indrachowk, ancient trade center
    • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Freak Street
    • Patan Durbar Square
    • Pashupatinath
    • Boudhanth

     

    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    1,400M

     
    Meals

     
    Accommodation

    Taleju Boutique

    Day 18International Departure

    Depending upon your flight schedule, our staff will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for you to catch your international flight back home.

     

    Duration

    3 hrs

     
    Altitude

    1,400M

     
    Meals

     
    Accommodation

    N/A

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    NAR PHU VALLEY TREK Packing List

    This checklist helps you decide what to pack for your trip. Smart packing makes travel fun.

    Packing list Summer season

    During summer, the temperature in the day is about 20 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to 0 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts (Quick dry)
    • Multi-uses neck warmer
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Down jacket (0 DC)
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • Head light
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Books (during road journey)
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots

    Packing list winter season

    During winter, the temperature in the day is about 15 degree Celsius and 0 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to -5 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • T-shirt (quick dry)
    • Multi-uses Neck warmer
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Down jacket (-10 DC)
    • Socks
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • bed liner
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Head light
    • Crampon
    • Reading book
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)

    EYES ON NEPAL PROVIDES

    Eyes on Nepal provides some essential and common gears that can be use again and wont charge for it.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles
    • Duffel bags
    • Rain Poncho
    • First aid
    • Down Jacket(Not suggest due to hygiene & size)

    INFO ABOUT NAR PHU VALLEY TREK

    Nar phu village trek is one of the best untouched destination that lies in the Annapurna circuit. We always suggest our guest to know some must know things about this trip. Here are some important information about this trip.

    Nepal visa info(UPDATED)

    Nepal Visa Fee
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD
    Visa fee for travellers of SAARC Countries and China is fully waived. Indian nationals require no visa to enter into Nepal. Visit here for more info

    Nar Phu valley trek permits

    Nar Phu Valley trek route passes through Annapurna Conservation Area and Nar Phu villages in Manang district along Nepal-Tibet border. So, trekkers who wish to do Nar Phu Valley trek must acquire two permits: one to enter Annapurna Conservation area and the other to enter Nar Phu restricted area. Only limited, group-based trekkers are allowed into Nar Phu Villages.
    The Annapurna Conservation Area permit costs approx. US$30 or NPR 3,000 per person whereas restricted area permit is USD 100 per week (September to November) and USD 75 per week (December to August).

    Necessary documents for obtaining Nar-Phu Valley trek permit

    Photocopies of your passport (with at least six months validity)
    Travel insurance
    Nepal tourist visa
    1-2 Passport-size photos (For ACAP permit)
    Details of Nar Phu Valley trek itinerary

    10 days Nar Phu Valley Trek

    10 days Nar Phu Valley trek follows the shortest trekking route there is. The actual trekking starts from Jagat, passing by Dharapani, Koto, Meta, Pisang and exiting via Besisahar. You will visit Nar Phu village to learn about Tibetan culture and lifestyle and observe beautiful landscapes and visit rural villages along the way. A major highlight of Nar Phu Valley trek is the crossing of Kang La Pass (5240m), one of the highest Himalayan passes.

    16 days Nar Phu valley trek with Annapurna circuit

    In 16 days Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit, your goal is to visit Nar Phu restricted area and then join the famed Annapurna Circuit route before descending down to Jomsom. This is one of the most eventful itineraries where you will cross not one but two highest Himalayan passes: Kangla Pass (5320m) and Thorong La (5416m). You will also enjoy a tour the ancient villages of Nar Phu, visit Muktinath temple (Chumi Gyatsa) and observe the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge.

    Nar Phu valley trek with Manaslu circuit

    Nar Phu Valley trek with Manaslu circuit offers trekkers a unique journey into two restricted areas in the shadow of Himalayas. The first leg of the trek follows the regular Manaslu Circuit trekking route through Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, and Sama Gaon before hiking up to Larkya Base Camp. Enjoy splendid views of Manaslu (8163m) and Annapurna, the 8th & 10th highest mountains in the world, from the base camp before entering Nar Phu Valley. Learn about ancient Tibetan culture and Buddhism here. You will eventually cross the Kang La Pass (5320m) and drop to Pisang to conclude your journey.

    Nar Phu valley trek with Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit

    Nar Phu Valley trek with Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit might be the most adventurous trekking experience you will ever make. You will visit the beautiful Nar Phu valley to experience Tibetan culture and Buddhism. The trek covers two protected areas (Annapurna Conservation Area and Manaslu Conservation Area) and crosses three highest passes namely Thorong La Pass (5416m), Larkya La Pass (5106m) & Kang La Pass (5320m). Capture stunning views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and hike up to Larkya Base Camp (4460m) and world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge.

    Difficulty level of Nar Phu valley trek

    Located in a remote corner of Nepal, Nar Phu Valley trek is considered an adventurous and challenging trek. Depending on the route you choose, you might have to cross one to three passes and go at an altitude above 5000m. Trekkers will normally spend walking 5-8 hrs every day. Enough rest will be required to acclimatize with weather and altitude. Those who are physically fit and have some past trekking experience are recommended to do Nar Phu Valley trek.

    Nar Phu Valley Trek Cost?

    The cost of Nar Phu Valley trek depends on the route. The longer the duration, higher the cost you will have to bear. Any package cost will need to include restricted area permit and conservation area fees.

    Best time to trek Nar Phu valley

    The best time to trek Nar Phu Valley is either Spring (March, April, May) or Autumn (September, October, November). Since Nar Phu Valley lies in trans Himalayan region, trekking is also possible during summer season (June, July, August). The only time to avoid Nar Phu Valley trek is during winter season.

    Travel Insurance for NarPhu Trek?

    Travel insurance is mandatory for Nar Phu Valley Trek. The trek is a challenging journey which takes you to elevation above 5000m.

    FAQS

    MEALS DURING THE TRIP

    Hygienic, fresh and warm meal will be provided everyday. Guide will inspect the kitchen before every meal. Most of times, you will have vegetarian meal 

     you can get a variety of local and international cuisine including Nepali, Thakali, Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan.

     

    ACCOMMODATION

    Standard lodge and guest houses are available for accommodation during Nar Phu village trek.

    Internet Facility

    Internet facility is available in lodges where you stay, though it will come with certain charges.

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