Nar Phu Valley Trek is a virgin trail as few number of trekkers have visited this fantastic rugged area. Although it lies in Annapurna region, it is bounded as a restricted region. Indeed, the rest of the trail of Annapurna region have not been included in restricted area.
The trail is popular for its off the beaten track. It follows the same trail until it reaches at Koto, then it goes through completely rugged off the beaten trail.
|Days||Day to Day Itinerary||Elevation in Meter||Trekking hour per day|
|01||Arrival in Kathmanndu and Transfer to Hotel|
|02||Drive to Besisahar||7 hours|
|03||Drive to Koto||2610 m||5 hours|
|04||Trek from Koto to Meta||3,560m||7 hours|
|05||Trek from Meta to Phu||4,080m||7 hours|
|06||Acclimatisation day in Phu, Hike to Himlung Base Camp (4,800m)||4,080m|
|07||Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi, Overnight in monastery||3,490m||6 hours|
|08||Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village||4,110m||3 hours|
|09||Trek from Nar Village to Ngawal via Kang La Pass (5,240m)||3,650m||8 hours|
|10||Trek from Ngawal to Pisang, Drive to Besisahar||4 hours|
|11||Drive back to Kathmandu|
What's included !
- Airport Pickups and drops
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star level hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners ).
- A cup of tea/coffee per day during the trek
- Tea House accommodation during the trek
- Professional Friendly, Licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- All Necessary paper permits (National Park Permits, TIMS, Special Permit etc)
- All land transportation
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)
- Official expenses.
What's not included !
- Air travel to/from Nepal,
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
- Tips to guide and porter
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
- Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.