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Nar Phu Valley Trek -12 Days

 Nar Phu Valley Trek offers you the great views Annapurna massif and Tilicho peak. 


Nar Phu Valley Trek

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Nar Phu Valley Trek


The Nar Phu Valley trek situated between Annapurna and Manaslu regions, which explores
remote villages, Tibetan peoples, Budhist Gompa, narrow canyons and spectacular view.
Nar phu is a hidden valley, which offers a great opportunity to explore medieval Tibetan
culture and gompas. Nar Phu valley trek makes chance to hang out with villegers at
Phu, as well as spend a night in the Nar Phedi Monastery. It is a challenging trek so a good fitness
level is must recommended. In fact the hidden valley requires a special permit to enter to
this area. Trekking to Nar Phu you will experience high-snow peaks, ancient villages, and
unique ethnically Tibetan culture.
A full day drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, then following the jeep to Koto (the trek start
point). After Koto the trail will leave Annapurna Circuit Trek.The trail lead to the off beaten
path to Narphu Valley, then heading to north of Manang, pass out the Phu and Nar village
then make the Kang La pass (5200m) and down to Nagwal. Then the Trail Touch to
Annapurna Circuit Trek, after that you will have option to do Annapurna Circuit Trek or
finishing a trek to Besisahar.

 

Major Highlights of the Trek 


  1. Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries.
  2. Enjoy the great views Annapurna massif and Tilicho peak.
  3. Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal.
  4. Chance to Hang out with local people and experience their lifestyle and culture.

 Nar Phu Valley  Trek  FAQs 

What are the visa requirements?

Currently, all the foreign nationalities (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu’s Airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the $50 USD fee for 30 days.

What are the physical requirements?

Nar Phu Valley Trek requires you to trek at an altitude of maximum Kang La pass (5200m) and up to 5- 7 hours per day, with a small 5-7kg bag. We recommended you to train with long hikes and/or a sport of your choice (e.g. jogging).

How old do I need to be?

There is no age restriction for doing this trip, but if you are under 16 it will better to trek with your parents. You must be health-conscious during the trek.

What is included?

Included:

  • Guides and Porters
  • Transportation (including airport transfers)
  • Accommodation
  • Permits & national park fees
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All meal during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits

Excluded:

  • International flights to Kathmandu
  • Food – (while you are in City)
  • Showers on Trek
  • Tips
  • Visa fees (typically $50 USD)
  • Personal travel/rescue insurance
What is the accommodation like?

You will stay in the Hotel while you are in the city of Kathmandu, which is like a 3-star category. The hotel has access to showers and intermittent internet.

But while you are in trekking Tea House/lodges are the place where you spend the night during the trek, which is very basic. The room is pretty small with twin sharing and a common washroom. Some places have squat style toilets, whilst others have a western style. Shower does not always offer warm water and most teahouses will charge you for use of a hot shower.

Which meals are included?

Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse/lodges. Where you can find a variety of dishes like Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, etc, to choose. Tea, coffee, bakery items, snacks, bars eggs, etc can also be found easily.

What currency should I take?

The currency used in Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR). You are unable to get NPR outside of Nepal and therefore you will need to exchange money in Kathmandu. The easiest currency to exchange is USD and Euro. You can also withdraw NPR from the ATM but check with your bank about the relevant charges to do this.

Is there any Bank or ATM facility during Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Yes, there is a good facility of bank and ATM in kathmandu and Besisahar.

What kind of problems can arise at a higher altitude?

There is a huge change of AMS problem i.e. Acute Mountain Sickness problem. It may cause some problems as you trek higher above 3500-meter altitude (11,482 ft.). But don’t worry about that. We have carefully designed our Nar Phu Valley trek itinerary with sufficient time for acclimatization and less walking time each day. And our experienced trek guide will be helping you with it.

Do I need insurance before the Trek?

Yes, you need to be insured before the adventure trekking in Nepal from your home country. However, we will be always with you taking care of throughout the whole Nar Phu Valley trek.

What should I pack?

Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance details
  • 2 passport photos
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card

Head

One Warm winter hat/beanie.

One Sun hat

1 Headband/buff.

1 Sunglasses with UV protection.

One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries.

Upper Body

2 pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier

2 pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts

3 pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts

1 pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body

One pair of trekking shorts

A pair of trekking trousers

One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)

Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms

One pair of fleece or woolen trousers

Two pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric

Hands

A pair of lightweight warm gloves

A pair of poly-liner glove

Feet

One pair of trekking boots

A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)

One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)

Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks

Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks

Gaiters (only in winter)

Other

One Sleeping Bag

One Sleeping bag liner (optional)

A pair of trekking poles

Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops

One quick-drying towel

What is the best time of year for Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Nar Phu Valley Trek is possible for the whole year, but the best time to doing this trek is spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).

However trekking in winter season to chance to see snowfall with magnificent views of mountain, and in monsoon time you will see waterfalls.

Trip Fact


Geography : Hills, Mountains, Forest

Location : Between Annapurna and Manaslu regions

Trip Grade : Moderate

Duration : 12 days

Max Altitude : Kang La pass (5200m)

Minimun Pax : 2 People

Religion : Tibetan-Buddhism, Hinduism

Ethnic People : Gurung, Magar, Thakali

Accommodation  :Hotel, Lodge, Tented camp

Transportation : Private vechicle, Tourist bus

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

After your arrival at TIA (Tribhuban International Airport), a company representative will transfer you to the trip hotel. You can relax and refresh at the hotel. Later, you participate in a trek briefing at with our members of the company. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Explore the major UNESCO world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley which include, Swyambhunath known as a (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, Boudhanath. Marvel at the architectural design of these buildings and visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. After visiting these sites, return to your hotel. You can also make final preparations for the trek on the remainder of the day. Overnight stay at a hotel at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast
Hours:6

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Koto via Besisahar (2610m)

Early in the morning, you take a scenic drive to Koto. On the way we take a short break at Besisahar for lunch. Afterward we will change the jeep, following the Bumpy ride to Koto, it can be little challenging but incredibly scenic, through to amazing gorges and past stunning waterfalls. Overnight in Koto.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Hours: 9

Day 04: Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m)

After having breakfast, we start our trek and register our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post. Then we trek through the river bank of Soti Khola, and through beautiful woods, past small cave shelters and pilgrim’s resting places and reach Dharmasala. We have our pack lunch on the way, then we continue through the trek to Meta village. Meta lies on a big open plain and consists of a few lodges, from where we have a very good view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight at simple guest house.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Hours: 7

Day 05: Trek from Meta to Phu (4050m)

After breakfast, the trail lead up and down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams, then in few hours trekking we will reach Kyang, where we can see Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived). After another few hour hiking through scenic canyons and gorges, we will reach the Phu village and overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Hours: 7

Day 06: Acclimatization at Phu, Hike to Himlung Base camp (4800m)

Today we will have option to explore the Phu village or hike up to Himlung Himal base camp. As we are in lost hidden valley, we can explore the culture and natural diversity with interesting village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool.

For an extra challenge, the hike up to Himlung Himal base camp takes you through a glacial valley with magnificent view. Overnight at Phu village.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Day 07: Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi (3500m), Overnight stay at monastery

After breakfast, the trail descend to river where we will passing many suspension bridges, including Lapche River (80m over the Gorge). Then we will have lunch at Mahendra Pul. After lunch the trail pass many Buddhist Monasteries and gompas until Nar, at Nar Monastery, which will be your accommodation for the night. Spent a time with a people from Monastery, at kitchen watch to prepare dinner in modest fireplace. At 5 pm they usually do a puja (blessing), which you are welcome witness. Overnight stay at Monastery.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Hours: 6

Day 08: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar village (4120m)

After breakfast, climb out of Nar Phedi and follow a winding path up a hill towards Nar. Nar is bit more social and lively then Phu, and the village, where you may find the village ‘square’ is full of chatting women with their back-strap looms weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets. We spend the day explore around Nar village and have a close look over the local culture and lifestyle. Overnight at Nar village.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Day 09: Trek from Nar village to Ngawal (3650m), via Kangla pass (5240m)

Today is more adventure, long day hike so we start our trek after early breakfast and head to the Kangla Pass. From pass we can see magnificent view of Annapurna massif including Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak and beautiful high altitude airport Hongde. Then we further trail down to Ngawal. Overnight at Ngawal.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Hours: 8

Day 10: Trek from Ngawal to Pisang, Drive to Besisahar

After breakfast, we descends our trek down to Pisang, this is the final trekking part of your trip. The trail is wide and comfortable, passes through to spectacular view with beautiful lake. Then finally we will arrive at Pisang, (last destination of trekking), then we take a jeep back to Besisahar. Overnight at Besisahar.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Hours: 4

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner

You will have breakfast at hotel, and bus leaves early in the morning from Besisahar, drive to Kathmandu. It will be fantastic experience while you drive past many satellite towns and rural villages, gushing rivers; in about 6 hours we will arrive Kathmandu. We head directly to the hotel for refreshment, and farewell dinner with Danphe adventure treks representative. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal Includes: Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast

Hours: 6

Day 12: Depart Kathmandu

We hope you have a great time in the country of Himalayas. Our representative will drop back to International Airport for your final departure.

What Included in the cost


  • Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
  • Cultural tour at Kathmandu with Guide in private vehicle.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All Ground and Air Transportation during the Trek.
  • An experienced, English speaking, and friendly guide and Porter (1 Porter 2 trekkers).
  • Salary for the staff including their food, drinks, accommodation, and transportation.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS card.
  • An arrangement for emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking map, if necessary,( to be returned after the trek)
  • All government taxes, vat, and local taxes.

What not included in the cost


  • Nepal entry visa fee. (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • International airfare.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees for cultural tours.
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks bar bills, battery charge, extra porter, boiled water shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver

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Equipment List

 List of Equipments required for Nar Phu Valley Trek: 

Head

One Warm winter hat/beanie

One Sun hat

1 Headband/buff

1 Sunglasses with UV protection

One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries

  Upper Body

Two pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier

two pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts

Three pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts

One pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body

One pair of trekking shorts

A pair of trekking trousers

One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)

Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms

One pair of fleece or woolen trousers

One pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric

  Hands

One pair of lightweight warm gloves

A pair of poly-liner glove

  Feet

One pair of trekking boots

A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)

One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)

Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks

Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks

Gaiters (only in winter)

  Other

One Sleeping Bag

12 1 Sleeping bag liner (optional)

1 pair of trekking poles

Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops

1 quick drying towel

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