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Price
$2199 per person
Duration
12 Days
Travellers
20+

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rek to one of the most beautiful parts of Nepal and unwind yourself from the daily hustle of your life.

Get to see the beautiful Himalayan landscape.

Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals.

Explore secluded Nar & Phu village.

Cross challenging Kang La Pass.

Witness stunning views of Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Peak 29, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Fishtail, etc.

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a spectacular trip to the north of Annapurna region. The trail will lead you to the then unexplored pristine region of Nepal where only countable number of people travel every year. You will be traversing in the stunning valley of Nar Phu Valley. Nar Phu Valley Trek is a recently opened trekking trail (opened in 2002) that will showcase you the rich and exotic culture of the region. The entire region is extremely secluded and untouched by modernization. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have carefully designed our Nar Phu Valley Trek 12-days to let you experience the wilderness of the region.

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What's included

Departure Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Price includes
  • Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All trekking permits including TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) and ACAP.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners) with one cup of tea/coffee per day.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahouse.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Official expenses.
  • Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
Price does not include
  • Air travel to/from Nepal,
  • Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Tips for guides and porter. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 08
  • Day 09
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport where one of our representatives will welcome you. He will take you to the hotel and quickly inform you about the program. In the evening, you will explore Thamel and have a welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals Included: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02

Drive to Besisahar; 7 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will drive to Besisahar. The drive will be long, however, beautiful scener will accompany you throughout the drive. Upon reaching Besisahar, you will move to lodge and rest for the day.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 03

Drive to Koto (2610 m); 5 hrs.

After a quick breakfast, you will drive to Koto. The drive will present you with lovely views of hills and villages. In the evening, you explore the village and end your day with a delicious dinner.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 04

Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560 m); 7 hrs.

You will register your restricted area permit at the Police Check Post and begin trekking along the Soti Khola. The trail will go through a lush forest of pine. You will then cross streams and reach Dharmasala where you will have lunch. From here, you trek through forests and ascend on a steep trail to reach Meta village.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 05

Trek from Meta to Phu (4,080 m); 7 hrs.

The trail will include ascend & descend. Crossing a suspension bridge, you will trek for around 4 hours and reach Kyang village where you will see ruined forts of the Khampa settlement. From here, you will pass by Phu Khola and reach Phu village for night stay.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 06

Acclimatisation day in Phu.

Today is your rest day in Phu village. You will explore the village and get to experience the rich culture and ancient lifestyle of the locals. People like Lama, Ghale, and Gurung resides in this village. Further, you will visit Tashi Lakhang Monastery, one of the oldest Buddhist monastery. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 07

Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi, Overnight in the monastery (3,490 m); 6 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will descend and cross many streams & suspension bridges. The trail will take you to Mahendra Pul where you will cross a high suspension bridge over the Gorge of Lapche River. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 08

Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4,110 m); 3 hrs.

From Nar Phedi, you will climb on a steep trail passing by several stupas and reach Nar village. Here, you will get to visit several ancient monasteries. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 09

Trek from Nar Village to Ngawal (3,650 m) via Kang La Pass (5,240 m); 8 hrs

You will wake up early in the morning and begin to ascend on a rugged trail to Kang La Pass. Upon reaching the pass, you will get to witness excellent views of the snow-capped mountains. The trail then descends to Ngawal village where you will stay overnight.

  • Meals Included: BLD
Day 10

Trek from Ngawal to Pisang, Drive to Besisahar; 4 hrs.

After having breakfast, you will descend to Pisang. From Pisang, you will drive to Besisahar for night stay.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Lodge
Day 11

Drive back to Kathmandu.

Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu. The route will be the same as before. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will get freshen up and rest for a few hours. Later, in the evening, you will explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and have a delicious farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 12

Final Departure.

As per your flight departure time, one of our delegates will take you to the airport to take a flight back to the next destination.

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Himalayan Penchant

Located far away from the modern world Nar Phu Valley Trek is the perfect way to travel back in time. During the trek, you will trek passes by medieval villages, picturesque valleys, narrow gorge, dense forests, crossing cold streams & rivers, and lush green meadows. Likewise, the dramatic views of Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Peak 29 (7,871 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), etc.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Landmark

Nar & Phu Village

Nar and Phu villages are two beautiful villages in the north of Annapurna. These villages boast hundreds of years old culture and tradition along with the spectacular beauty of Himalayas. Located far away from the modern city, traveling to these villages is one of the best to unwind yourself and spend some time in nature.

Kang La Pass

Kang La Pass (5,240 m) is the highest point of Nar Phu Valley Trekking. From the top of the pass, you will get to observe a wonderful view of snow-capped mountains and gorgeous landscape.

Culture

Nar Phu Valley Trek will present you the rich culture and tradition of the region. The region highly practices Tibetan culture and values. People here are still living and following the way of life as it used to be hundreds of years back. Several monasteries and gompas will enrich the journey and show the cultural abundance of the trekking trail.

Ethnic Diversity

Nar Phu Valley Trekking is an ideal way to understand and see the lifestyle of people from Bhote community. In the lower region, you will get to see people from other communities as well like Gurungs, Magar, etc. Every community has its major festivals, cultural dresses, language, beliefs, values, and delicacies.

Natural Aptitude

During the Nar Phu Valley Trek, the vegetation changes from alpine to sub-alpine scrub. The trail passes through many dense forests, terraced fields, and meadows. You can get to see wildlife like blue sheep, snow leopard, etc during the trek. Similarly, the entire region is full of narrow canyons, glaciers, high passes, and unique rocks.

Nar Phu Valley Trek difficulty

Nar Phu Valley Trek 12-days is a difficult journey that will take you to one of the most isolated parts of Nepal. The trail will include numerous ascends and descends. You have to trek on a rugged and steep path while gaining elevation each day. Therefore, a very good physical fitness and willpower are required to go on Nar Phu Valley Trekking. If you have any prior trekking experience then it will be beneficial for you.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a high altitude trek that will take you above 5,000 meters inspan of 12 days. Every day you will gain elevation, and if the body is not properly acclimatized with the altitude before gaining more, there comes a chance of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). AMS is also known as altitude sickness then can occur to anyone regardless of their health, physical fitness, and age. The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is first to make sure there are enough rest days in between the trek and second drink enough water to keep yourself hydrated.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Nar Phu Valley Trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and then to Koto. Koto is the starting point of the trek.

Below is the list of things you should carry during Nar Phu Valley Trek:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm woolen Gloves
  • Sun hat/woolen hat
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Nar Phu Valley Trek

On Nar Phu Valley Trek, you can expect to get food like dal bhat tarkari, noodles, momo, sandwich, thukpa, dhido, etc. If you want you can carry extra food and bars with yourself. During the trek, you will stay overnight in the lodge or teahouse. The rooms will be small with a common toilet. However, in Kathmandu and big towns, you will find big rooms with modern amenities and private washrooms.

Best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trek

Best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trek is during Spring and Autumn. During this time of the year, the weather is bright and stable. The region also becomes lush and green. Plus, the clear views makes the journey even more joyful.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Cost

Nar Phu Valley Trek cost depends on the itinerary and the travel agency you are traveling with. This trek can be done in a short period or in long. The number of days and facilities you are choosing to have during the trek also determines the cost of the trek. For further information about Nar Phu Valley Trek, feel free to contact us anytime.

Miscellaneous

  • Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
  • Get yourself a nice map
  • Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
  • Walk slow and safely
  • Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss
  • Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
  • Pack light
  • Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature
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Nar Phu Valley Trek

Price
$2199 per person
Duration
12 Days
Travellers
20+

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