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SHORT NAR PHU VALLEY TREK

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    • Duration9 days
    • AccommodationMountain lodge
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityTrekking
    • Max Altitude4250 meter
    • DifficultiesModerate
    • Best SeasonSep - Dec | Feb - May
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal9 B | 9 L | 8 D
    Introduction

    Nar Phu Valley trekking is an adventurous and memorable trek close to Nepal-Tibet (China) border. The goal of this trek is to reach Nar Phu villages, which falls within highly preserved, restricted area zone in Nepal, where you get to experience unique Tibetan culture and lifestyle.

    This is a classic trek featuring beautiful villages, medieval monasteries and pristine wilderness. You will capture stunning and breathtaking views of Annapurna, Pisang Peak, Lamjung, Himlung Himal, Tilicho, , Gangapurna etc. and also cross Kang La pass at 5322m.

    SHORT NAR PHU VALLEY TREK ITINERARY

    The tour starts from Koto passing through beautiful villages and exits out at Chame is the best route for short Nar phu valley trek.

    • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Koto via Besisahar.
    • Day 2: Trek from koto to Meta.
    • Day 3: Trek from Meta to Phu Village.
    • Day 4: Acclimatization day at Phu Village.
    • Day 5: Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi.
    • Day 6: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village.
    • Day 7:Trek from Nar to Ngawal via Kang La Pass.
    • Day 8: Trek from Ngawal to Chame.
    • Day 9: Drive from Chame to Besisahar- Kathmandu.

    TREKKING HIGHLIGHTS

    Nar phu Valley Trek 9 days 8 nights is the most popular trekking trail in the world cost. Here are the some highlight of this trek.

    • Views of Annapurna Range, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, Manaslu and Kangaru Himal.
    • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with colorful prayer stones, Chorten & Monastery.
    • Expericing the diverse culture and lifestyle.
    • Off the Beaten Trail, best trip to escape with crowded of Trekkers.
    • Suitable for trekkers with normal physical condition.

    SHORT 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)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle as per the group size (car, jeep, van or a bus)(Day 1: Kathmandu -koto & Day 9 Chame-Kathmandu)
    • Accommodation during the trek (8 nights accommodation on clean mountain lodges on sharing basis )
    • Meal - Full board(Warm and fresh meal during the trek| 9 Breakfast | 9 Lunch | 8 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 staffs(All 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)

    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.

    LEAVE FOOTPRINTS ONLY

    "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.

    Short Nar phu valley trek PHOTOS

    NAR PHU VALLEY TREK MAP

    Please find the most scenic route map below.

    SHORT NAR PHU VALLEY TREK Itinerary in detail

    The moderate level beautiful short Nar phu valley trek is one of the must do trek in Nepal. Here is the day to day details itinerary for Nar phu Valley trek 9 days 8 nights from Kathmandu.

    Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Koto (2600m)

    After breakfast, you will go on a full day drive to Koto, which is the start point for Nar Phu Valley trekking. The journey takes approximately 9-10 hrs while you enjoy scenic views of mountains, hills, forest, villages and rivers.  Before you reach Koto, you will go through Besisahar which is an important bazaar in the area. Stay overnight in lodge.

     
    Duration

    10 hrs.

     
    Altitude

    2,600M

     
    Meals

    B|L|D

     
    Accommodation

    Tourist Hotel

    Day 2Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m)

    Today will begin your actual trek. Have warm breakfast followed by some brief instruction from your trek guide about the route ahead.  The trek from Koto to Meta will last for 7-8 hrs. The trail initially takes you along the bank of Soti Khola towards Dharmashala, enjoying beautiful view of waterfalls.  Thereafter you will ascend a forested path to reach Meta. Catch spectacular view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal from Meta. Stay overnight in lodge.

     
    Duration

    8 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,560M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 3Trek from Meta to Phu Village (4250m)

    Following breakfast, get back on the trekking trail. The path ahead goes over forest trail and mountain streams eventually arriving at Kyang. Kyang is a vantage point to witness spectacular panorama of Pisang Peak, Annapurna II and Himlung Himal. In another few hours walk, you will enter Phu Village through the village gate. Stay overnight in lodge.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,250M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 4Acclimatization at Phu village

    This is a day you will use to properly acclimatize with the altitude and weather.  Visit Tashi Lkahang Monastery and learn about Tibetan lifestyle and Buddhism.

     
    Duration

    4 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,250M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 5Trek from Phu Village to Nar Phedi (3750m)

    Leave Phu village by following the trail down to the nearby stream. The trail ahead is mostly pebble and gravel all the way to Nar Phedi.  Stay overnight in lodge.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,750M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 6Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar (4150m)

    After breakfast, prepare yourself for a short trek to Nar village. The trail gradually ascends to reach atop a hill from where you can see the surrounding valley. The first sign of the settlement is visible with the appearance of colorful Buddhist chorten. Similar to Phu, Nar village is inhabited by Tibetan people who still follow age-old Tibetan culture and customs.

     
    Duration

    7 hrs

     
    Altitude

    4,150M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 7Cross Nar -Kang La Pass(5,322m) and trek to Ngawal(3,660m)

    This is the most challenging day of the trek as you cross Kang La pass at over 5000m altitude. The trail begins to gradually climb towards Kang La Phedi, negotiation your path over moraines and rocks. It takes at least 3 hrs to reach to the top of Kang La pass where you will rest and spend time capturing magnificent panorama of Annapurna II, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, and Gangapurna . After sometime, begin a downhill trek to Ngawal. Stay overnight in lodge.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    3,660M

     
    Meals

    B|L|D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain House

    Day 8Trek from Ngawal to Chame ( 2670m)

    This is your last trekking day. After breakfast, follow the bank of Marshyangdi River. Before long you will arrive in Chame, the headquarters of Manang district. Stay overnight in hotel.

     
    Duration

    7 hrs

     
    Altitude

    2,670M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 9Drive from Chame to Kathmandu

    Enjoy warm breakfast and then get ready for a full day drive to return to Kathmandu.  This scenic journey to Kathmandu on a highway takes about 7 hours. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

     
    Duration

    7 hrs

     
    Altitude

    1,400M

     
    Meals

    B | L 

     
    Accommodation

    N/A

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    SHORT 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

    Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the best selling Nepal trek package. 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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