Nar Phu Trek

Overview

Trek to Nar Phu area takes you to the out of the ordinary and hidden Nar Phu valley that is located in the isolated corner of the Annapurna region. The Nar and Phu valleys are recently opened for trekking which has amazing regions where people adopting Tibetan culture settle. This is a trek that rewards you with high passes, gigantic peaks, glaciers, far-flung villages, narrow gorges, pleasant forests, monasteries and distinctive mountain cultures.

The entry way to Nar Phu valley is contracted and forested, the valley opens up to a vast area of high snow-topped peaks, prehistoric villages and high elevated grazing lands. Very minority number of tourists has walked around this region. While trekking to this infrequently walked trail we will be camping along the way to Nar and Phu, we visit some of the virgin and attractive villages of the Tibetan Buddhist. Buddhist pilgrims probably makes visit to Phu in order to visit the well-known monastery, Tashi Lha Khang and get a blessing from Lama.

With Unique Adventure International you can go for Nar Phu trek and observe incredible views of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Himal, Tilicho peak, Dhaulagiri range and several other snow-capped peaks. And you will come across challenging passes crossing through like Masokanto La (5099m.), Tilicho Pass (5230m.) and Kangla pass (5200m.)

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport (1350meter) by our representative, transfer to hotel

After you arrive, our representative of Unique Adventure will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel

Today you will have some official procedure to complete in order to get ready for trekking. Also, our experienced and skilled guide will brief you about the trekking plans. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel

Today you visit Kathmandu valley and see Durbar Squares at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Visit to Bauddhanath will be memorable experience since it is one of the biggest stupas in Nepal. And, Swayambhunath situated top on the mount in the city known as the Monkey Temple will also fascinate you. Also, you will visit Pashupatinath, at the bank of Bagmati River which is one of the Hindus sacred places. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 04 : Drive to Khudi (800m.), 6hrs drive, overnight at Lodge.

Day 05 : Trek to Bahundanda (1310m.), overnight at tented camp

Our track today passes through waterfall and all alongside the river bank before ascending up and reaching to Bahundanda for overnight. This is enjoyable village lying on a hill and you may go around in the evening to local villages and around the region of school.

Day 06 : Trek to Chamje (1430m.), overnight at tented camp

Today, we go away from Bahundanda and the trail moves down to Syange village traversing fields and local settlements that take about 2 hours. A short descend and going across a long bridge over Marsyangdi River, we arrive at Syange. Now, our trek moves steadily up from the river and the last vertical ascend takes us to Jagat. From here, we move further on a rocky path and long picturesque waterfall crossways the river which finally brings us at Chamje for staying tonight.

Day 07 : Trek to Dharapani (1920m.), overnight at tented camp

From Chamje, we pass through a suspension bridge above the deep Marsyangdi River, after traversing the bridge and we have another vertical ascend for next 2-3 hours till we reach Tal, a village located on the gorge beside the river Marsyangdi and adorned with striking waterfall and sandy river. In addition, the walk follows the stream up to the Dharapani, and we move all the way through the uneven trails and cross few suspension bridges and small teashops take you to serene and large village at Dharapani where we set our camp for the overnight.

Day 08 : Trek to Koto (2600meter), overnight at tented camp.

Day 09 : Trek to Dharmasala (3230meter), overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Kayang (3740meter), overnight at tented camp.

Day 11 : Trek to Phu Village (4050m.), overnight at tented camp

Today, we follow the riverbed and come across some mani chrotens. Then after, we ascend from the riverbed until we reach the Phu valley. About walking for an hour from the valley doorway we cross the Phu Khola and start on moving up to the Phu village. We spend our night on a tented camp in Phu Village.

Day 12 : Excursion around Phu valley, overnight at tented camp

We today rest for a day and visit around the Phu village and might also go ascending a little more up in the valley. Overnight in tented camp

Day 13 : Trek to Junam (3550meter), overnight at tented camp.

Day 14 : Trek to Nar Village (4150m.), overnight at tented camp

We climb to Nar Village (4110m.) today. We continue walking on a long but moderate way up through the side moraine of Temdenzon Khola, on a fine path. At the base of Kang La, we set our camp at Nar village for overnight.

Day 15 : Explore Nar Village, overnight at tented camp

We have a rest day today and we explore around Nar village. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16 : Trek to Ngwal (3675m.) after crossing Kang La pass (5315m.), overnight at tented camp

Today we have a challenging and long day, however it is very worthwhile. We have to traverse the Kang La pass at (5280m.). We have a quick ascent to the crest of the pass where we will see a chorten and several views of the Annapurna range. From the peak of the pass, we have a vertical decent and after an hour we walk on a grassy lane that takes us to Ngawal. Here we set our camp for overnight.

Day 17 : Trek to Manang (3550m.), overnight at tented camp

Grassland comes into view on both sides of the trail today and below a rocky mountain; we can observe the Braga village with its superb monastery. Big chortens and mani walls boom and the giant peaks Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna (7455m.), Tilicho Peak (7134m.) appears before you. After a small steep ascend we arrive at Manang, a large village for this isolated peak region.

Day 18 : Trek to Letdar (4250m.); towards Thorung La pass, overnight at tented camp

We move further towards Thorung La today. En route, we traverse a river, mount to Tengi 120m lying above Manang and go up further passing Marsyangdi Valley making our way up to north-west then we will reach at the valley of Jarsang Khola. Along with the fantastic vistas of Annapurna mountain range, we walk beyond the green vegetation of juniper and alpine grass to get to the small village of Gunsang. We approach to striking meadows and deep forests of juniper, barberry etc. The trail moves along a big stream that pors from Chulu West, Gundang and takes to a rich grazing land.

Day 19 : Trek to Thorung high camp (4800m.), overnight at tented camp

Departing from Letdar, we go up steadily to an edge before moving down to the Marsyangdi and traverse via an enclosed wooden bridge. After a little climb up the peak path on the bank, we move further to a narrow track across an uneven vertical incline and then climb to Thorung high camp where we set our camp for overnight.

Day 20 : Trek to Muktinath (3800m.) after crossing Thorung La (5416m.) Pass, overnight at tented camp

After crossing Thorung La (5416m.), our trail turns out to be vertical immediately on leaving camp. The slope then becomes less complicated and after about 4 hours of gentle ascend, we will see the prayer flags and chorten of the pass. The snow-topped paeks above and the head of the valley, Kali Gandaki beneath and the hills of Mustang expand before us. We drop to Muktinath and we will be rewarded with superb views of Dhaulagiri. Ultimately the moraines make way to green slopes before a enjoyable walk next to the Jhong Khola Valley that takes us to Muktinath

Day 21 : Trek to Kagbeni (2895m.), overnight at tented camp

We today, move from Muktinath to Kagbeni passing through Jhong (Dzong) which lies on the north part of the valley. It also gives a flavor of the isolated Mustang as the communities and is division of the Sakya Buddhist custom. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 22 : Trek to Jomsom (2713meter), overnight at hotel.

Day 23 : Fly back to Pokhara (820m.), overnight at hotel

We fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, taking about 20 minutes. The main fascinations of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa lake to the snow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara.

Day 24 : Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Leaving behind the wonderful countryside morning, we travel for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 25 : Transfers to airport, departure onward destination

This is your final day, our airport representative of Unique Adventure International will take you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Cosy guesthouse accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • An experienced fluent English speaking guide trained and licenced by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation
  • Highly experienced trekking porter(s).
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • Airport transfers.
  • All governmental procedure.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  • Meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 25 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 800meter
  • Max Altitude : 5315meter and 5416merter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min – 2