Trip Facts

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Trip Grade: Difficult
  • Trip Profile:Nar Phu Valley Trek
  • Geography:Mountain/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Kaski/Lamjung
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Tibetan
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Visit the hidden treasure of Nar Phu valley in the western Himalayas of Nepal.
  • Exploration of the culture, lifestyle, tradition, arts, and history of the inhabitants of Nar Phu Valleys.
  • The crossing of Kang La pass (5320 m) and a glorious panoramic vista of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. 
  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu city and visit to various UNESCO world heritage sites.
     

Overview

Hidden in the western region of Nepal across the Himalayas, Nar Phu valley holds the secret culture, tradition, lifestyle, and unexplored landscapes. The incredible trek to the Nar Phu valley is a journey to cherish for a lifetime. Nar Phu Valley Trek by the Himalaya Land Treks is an extraordinary trek in Annapurna region. The trek is comprised of stunning mountain views, high mountain passes, and unexplored historical sites. The crossing of 5,320 meters Kang La Pass, exploration of Nar and Phu villages, and the panorama of Annapurna and Hiunchuli Himalayan ranges are the rewards of the majestic Nar Phu Trek. 
The 18-day trip to the amazing land of Nar Phu starts when you drive to Besisahar, the district headquarter of Lamjung district from Kathmandu. You start the trek from Besisahar through the dusty roads, green forests, terraced fields, and clustered settlements. Passing the beautiful villages of Bahundanda, Chamje, Bagarchhap, Koto, and Meta lead you to Phu village. Taking an acclimatization day in Phu village, you explore around the village and visit the monasteries and Gompas. 
From there, you walk to another great wonderland of Nar village, which welcomes you with incredible hospitality and glamorous mountain views. You then cross the audacious Kang La pass (5320 m) getting the reward of the pristine vista of Annapurna Himalayan ranges and other snow-covered peaks. Descending through the green pasturelands, you reach Ngawal leading you then to Chame, the district headquarter of Manang district. You make an end of the Nar Phu Valley trek walking to Tal and then to Besisahar. From there, the 8-hour drive takes you to Kathmandu making an adventurous ending of the trip. The best season to visit Nar Phu valley in spring and autumn.
We, at Himalaya Land Treks, provide the facilities of porters, guides, and expert advice for the treks. You can book the trip from our website or contact us for further description. Also, we have other trip plans for Nar Phu that you can look from our website and chose the one suitable for you in trekking in Nepal

Itinerary of Nar Phu Valley Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

On your arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will welcome you. He will then drive you to the hotel in a private vehicle through the streets of Kathmandu city. After checking in the hotel, you can relax for a while. You can spend the evening time hanging out around Thamel or Basantapur. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,265 ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

After breakfast today, you will have a guided tour of the valley. We visit several historical and cultural attractions. The sightseeing tour showcases the world heritage sites of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Durbar squares, Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath, and the Monkey Temple- Swayambhunath. After the amazing tour around the city, we visit the company office and discuss the trek. You may grab the materials and items you will need for the trek in Thamel. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) 7 -8hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

With the early morning breakfast in Kathmandu, we start our trip as we drive to Besisahar. Driving along the Prithivi Highway, we head alongside rigorous Trishuli and Marsayangdi River, with the pleasant view of farmlands, village, and remote landscapes. The drive to Besisahar is generally smooth but takes about 7-8 hours making the body tired. We rest for the night at Besisahar.

Day 4: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1,398m/4,586ft) 5-6hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today is the first day of our trek. We start from Besisahar this morning after having a good breakfast. The trip begins walking off the dusty motorway road taking us north to Bhulbhule. We can observe the stunning view of Manaslu, Himchuli and Ngadi Chuli from here. With the company of waterfalls and Marsayangdi River, we reach Ngadi Bazaar. Crossing the Ngadi River, the trail takes us to Bahundanda. Overnight stay at Bahundanda.

Day 5: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft) 5-6 hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The trekking day today is a waterfall trek day as we cross several lustrous waterfalls on our way to Chamje. We first descend to Syange, which welcomes us with the view of the waterfall. From there, we head west crossing the extension of Marsayangdi River and walk to Jagat. Getting the vista of the wonderful waterfall from Jagat, we walk on a pleasant trail along the waterway to Chamje. Overnight stay at Chamje.

Day 6: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2,080m/6,824ft) 6-7 hours

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Ascending from Chamje, we first climb to Danakyu and observe a refreshing sight of the snow-covered mountains. We walk through the trail of precarious pine forests to the settlement of Timang and Latamaro. Ahead from that, we head to Bagarchhap and appreciate the incredible panorama of mountains. We explore around the village and spend the night at Bagarchhap.

Day 7: Trek from Bagarchhap to Koto (2,720m/8,923ft) 5-6 hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, we walk through the pinewoods and cross the village of Thanchowk. Chame, the district headquarters of Manang district is on our way ahead of the trail. We can explore the market town of Chame and grab some items in Chame that we might need for the trek. A short ascend from the Thanchowk leads us to the settlement of Koto. We spend the night in Koto.

Day 8: Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft) 7-8 hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After getting the permit for entering the Nar Phu valley at Koto checkpoint, we head towards the Nar Phu Khola Gorge. Walking alongside the waterway and pleasant landscapes, we reach Dharamsala decorated with numerous streams, waterfalls, and suspension bridges. The path further is a steep climb through the woods and we reach Meta village located in a Tibetan plateau. Overnight stay at Meta.

Day 9: Trek from Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft) 7-8 hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today, we begin our trek walking through a zigzag trail and suspension bridges through the rocky landscapes of the valley. We reach Junam Goth as we proceed further. We then take the steep slope and follow the trails leading to Lower Chyako, Upper Chyako, and then descend to Kyang. The path ahead is rough and risky which lead us to the gigantic wall and passageway door of Phu valley. The valley is dazzling where we explore around and enjoy the pleasant environment. Overnight stay at Phu Gaon.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft)

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

As we are already above 4000 meters and the trail ahead keeps on elevating, we take an acclimatization day today in Phu Gaon. Instead of staying idle, we explore around the valley and get an insight into the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the inhabitants. We can explore the ancient monastery built by Guru Rinpoche. The yak pasturelands and glacier views from the Phu village are marvelous. Overnight stay at Phu Gaon.

Day 11: Trek from Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft) 6-7 hours

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, we walk down and reach Nar Phedi. Crossing the beautifully crafted bridge from there over the gorge of Lapcha River, we proceed upwards. The landscapes comprising of beautiful terraces and various Buddhist monasteries and stupas embark the day. After 6-7 hours, we reach the beautiful settlement of Nar village. We spend the night in the warm hospitality of Nar.

Day 12: Acclimatization day at Nar (4,110m/13,484ft)

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

We set the day aside for acclimatization, as we need to cross the high Kang La Pass (5320m). Thus, it is necessary to adjust with the diminishing air and increasing altitude of the region. We spend the day exploring around the Nar village and getting an insight into the art, culture, and tradition. We visit the monasteries of the village and also get an understanding of the lifestyle of the region. Overnight stay at Nar village.

Day 13: Trek from Nar to Kang La Pass (5,320m/17,460ft) to Ngawal (3,660m/ 12,008ft) 7-8 hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

We start early in the morning today and head for Kang La pass before the stormy winds block our way. We walk through the wide valley and yak pasturelands before reaching the base of Kang La Pass (5320m). From there, we ascend steep upwards trail through snow slide region. The vista of Annapurna Himalayan range and other snow-covered peaks from the top of the Kang La Pass is extremely marvelous. After having some beautiful time with the mountains, we descend the lush greenway through the grassy path before reaching Ngawal. Overnight stay at Ngawal.

Day 14: Trek from Ngawal to Chame (2,670m/8,759ft) 5-6 hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today, we first descend the steep path from Ngawal and settle Humde. The path then leads to Ghyaru with splendid sights of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV (7525m). From there, we slide towards the Marsayangdi River following the waterway and reach the majestic settlement of Pisang. We head towards the stream and Telekhu passing through the delicious Apple Orchards before reaching Chame. Overnight stay at Chame.

Day 15: Trek from Chame to Tal (1,700m/5,577ft) 7 hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Chame, we follow the trail through the south bank of the waterway and descend to Latamaro. After crossing Timang and dense pine and fir forests of Bagarchhap, we reach Dharapani. Crossing the stone door at Dharapani, the trail leads to the village of Tal. We spend the night to day with the warm hospitality of the people in Tal.

Day 16: Trek from Tal to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) 8 hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today is the last day of our trek and we head to Besisahar. We follow the trail alongside Marsayangdi River and head south. Walking through the forests of pine and fir, rice terraces, and beautiful settlements, we reach Besisahar. We spend the night in a comfortable hotel at Besisahar.

Day 17: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft) 8 hours | Farewell Dinner

7-8 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

After the early morning breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar. Making our path alongside the fast-flowing rivers, we reach Mugling, where we can have the delicious taste of local fish. Following the main Highway, we head towards Kathmandu. After the 8 hours long drive, we reach Kathmandu and check in to the hotel. You can celebrate the end of marvelous trek grabbing a farewell dinner hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure day (1,300m/4,265ft)

Breakfast

This is your last day in Kathmandu. After bidding farewell, a company representative drives you to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in a private vehicle before the scheduled flight time. We wish you good luck for the future endeavors and hope to see you again in Nepal for the adventure. Have a safe flight!

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Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights.
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Private transport from Kathmandu to Besisahar to Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits.
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.    
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water. 
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation 
  • All mountain accommodation (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet). 
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes. 
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map. 
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter, and drivers.

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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