Nar-Phu Valley Trek
Trip Name: Nar-Phu Valley Trek
Trip Cost: $1590
Trip Type: Tea House
Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking
Trip duration: 23 Days
Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car
Maximum Altitude: 5416m
Difficulty: Moderate to Sternuous
Group size: 2-12 people
Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December
Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
- Detail Itinerary
- Cost Details
- Check list
- Altitude Map
Nar-Phu valley trekking is a newly opened trek in Nepal which was opened in 2003. This trek takes you to the remote villages of Nar and Phu which are inhabited by the Tibetans who had fled away to Nepal times ago. There are about 300 inhabitants in Nar- Phu valley. Nar- Phu valley trek is perfect trek for those who want to explore the Himalayas and undisturbed Tibetan culture of medieval Tibetan people. This trekking takes you through high passes, gompas, glaciers, and remote cultural villages, forests covered with flowers, narrow canyon and many more. You will also get to visit famous monastery of Tashi Lha Khang where every year many Buddhist pilgrims visit to get blessings from Sonam Rinpoche.
We trek through Annapurna circuit route to reach ancient villages Nar-Phu. We can see many peaks above 7000 m surrounding the valley. Trekking to summer pasture , Ngoru kharka with fabulous view of Himlung (7,125 m) is wonderful. Nar-Phu valley trek can give opportunity to observe Tibetan unique culture and life style of higher region. In Phu village there is a famous Tashi Lhokang gompa which is famous pilgrimage for Buddhists. We can visit the alpine valley of Phu and climb Kang la pass (5,315 m) to see the view of Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt.Tilicho peak (7,134 m) and many other snow capped peaks. Nar village is the home of blue sheep. Here we can visit Cholling gompa and see the view of Mt. Kangaru Himal (6,981 m), Pisang peak (6,091 m) and many more other peaks. Believed that Stone Age people lived in this cliff cave, archeologists are researching about it.
Before 2003 very few trekkers came to visit these villages but now this destination is one of the famous trekking destinations for tourists. This 20 to 25 days long trek starts all the way from Beshi Sahar from where we take a jeep to Khudi. From Khudi you trek up to Bahundanda. From Bahundanda you will trek through beautiful pine forest in Marsyangdi river valley to enter Manang district. En route you will get the spectacular view of the Himalayan mountains like Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak and others. As you pass through the high mountain valley of Nar- Phu you will trek through the ups and downhill to reach Muktinath Temple via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). From Muktinath we follow the regular trail to Jomsom. From Jomsom you can take a flight back to Pokhara.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival Day
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing day
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (823 m).~ 8-9 hours
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1,310 m).~ 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1,430 m).~ 6-7 hours
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1,920 m).~ 7-8 hours
Day 07: Trek to Koto (2,600 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 08: Trek to Dharmasala (3,230 m).~ 7-8 hours
Day 09: Trek to Kayang (3,740 m).~ 6-7 hours
Day 10: Trek to Phu Village (4,050 m).~ 5 hours
Day 11: Excursion in Phu Village
Day 12: Trek to Junam (3,550 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek to Nar Village (4,150 m).~ 4-5 hours
Day 14: Explore Nar Village
Day 15: Trek to Ngwal 3,675 m) via Kang La Pass (5,322 m).~ 7-8 hours
Day 16: Trek to Manang (3,550 m).~ 4-5 hours
Day 17: Trek to Letdar (4,250 m).~ 3-4 hours
Day 18: Trek to Thorong High Camp (4,600 m).~ 3-4 hours
Day 19: Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416 m).~ 7-8 hours
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom (2,713 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 21: Fly back to Pokhara (835 m).~ 30 minutes flight
Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400 m).~ 211 km, 6-7 hours
Day 23: Departure day
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is the most concerned part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food as they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea houses you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.
We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, in some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blankets and little additional furniture. There will be large dining room where you can get the warmth by Bukhara stove. In the tea houses there will be solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.
Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get a porter who will carry 30 kg which means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.
Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.
Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous.Passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problems such as lungs, heart and other diseases, it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.
Suitable Time to Trek:
For trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in Summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be harsher for most trekkers.
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.
Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1400 m).
Welcome to Kathmandu (1,400 m). After you’re arrived in airport, yarsa trek will receive you and take you to the hotel. After getting rest and refreshed you can visit colorful market of Thamel and rest overnight.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Today we visit world heritage site and Sightseeing places in Kathmandu valley. yarsa treks will provide you license holder guide to tour over Kathmandu valley. We visit world heritage sites swayambhunath, boudhanath, pashupatinath, kathmandu darbar square, patan darbar square, bhaktapur darbar square and sightseeing place. Prepare for tomorrow trekking and rest overnight.
Day 03: Drive to Khudi (823 m).
We drive you kathmandu to Beshi Sahar(177 km). We drive all the way to Beshi Sahar from the edge of Trishuli river which is very famous for rafting. After crossing the Bridge of Trishuli River we turn west towards Dumre when we reach Dumre, we turn north and fallow the Marshyandi River through Nadi valley untill we reach besisahar. When we reach Beshi sahar we start our jeep tour to Khudi and overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Khudi to Bahundanda (1,310 m).
After breakfast and short brief about route and safety, we start our trail to Bahundanda. We start our trail by following road to Bhulbule and leave road to cross Marshayandgi River’s suspension bridge. After crossing bridge we collect entry permit from check post. We continue our trail to left to reach Ngudi. After Ngudi we continue trek to Tibetan settlement (migrated long time ago) and cross a stream beyond Ngadi. Next, we move through scrub forest and cross landslide to Lampate. Next short steeply climb will lead us to Bahundanda. Rest overnight.
Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,430 m).
After short brief about route and safety, our trail moves to high ridge and quickly drop down to the flat path above the river to Syange valley, this valley is lined with terraces. We can see road other side of the river and cross the suspension bridge. We trek all the way up about an hour from here we can see beautiful view of river and the valley below. Next, we reach Chame and rest overnight.
Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,920 m).
We start trekking through suspension bridge and climb up to reach Tal village (where Gurung and Tibetan were settled). End of the valley above Tal our steep rises and fall to Dharapani. We pass the village where Tibetan village, who migrated long time ago. On the way we can see different lifestyle, settlement and culture. Rest overnight.
Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,600 m).
After breakfast our trail goes along main track through dense forest of pine oak. Sometime trek through the edge of Marshyndi River will lead us to Koto. we can see the superb view of Lamjung himal and Annapurna range. In Chame we can get hot spring and we will explore the rich and famous culture of Koto. Rest overnight.
Day 08: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala (3,230 m).
After breakfast we start our trail by crossing suspension bridge of Marshayandgi River. On the way we can see beautiful view of Annapurna range and climb steeply above to the forest of vertical world cliff pine and bamboo forest. After forest we cross suspension bridge and pass postman cave. Next we reach waterfall and we have to cross this waterfall by its under, it will be the adventure after waterfall we will be in Dharmasala and rest overnight.
Day 09: Trek from Dharmasala to Kayang (3,740 m).
After breakfast and short brief about route and safety our trail moves through sheep shelter and continue walk brings you to trail junction, from here we can get clear view of chorten, Nar valley monastery. Next crossing many Chortans, ascend and descend will brings us winter settlement of Pha valley in Kyang. Rest overnight.
Day 10: Trek from Kayang to Phu Village (4,050 m).
After short brief our trail continues through edge of Pha khola and ascend stair past a smooth eroded rock. After continue pass Mani wall and caves high on the far cliff and cross suspension bridge to reach Pha village. rest overnight.
Day 11: Excursion around Phu valley.
We should active instead of lazy because you have to intimate with high altitude to continue our trail. Today we hike summer pasture Ngoru kharka or Himalayan base camp with the fabulous view of Himlung(7125 m), go for hike kang la pass, explore cultural value and lifestyle ,visit famous Tashi lhokang gompa. Phu means head of valley (6364 m) pyramid Shape Mountain to the north named Bhirkuti (Nepali wife of Songtseng gompa) in Tibet. Rest overnigh at camp.
Day 12: Trek from Phu Village to Junam (3,550 m).
Today after breakfast and short brief about we start our trail descending to the Juman khola and walk to Phu gate. On the way we can see different landscape of high altitude ancient village and path. After some walk we will be in Jamun. Rest overnight at camp.
Day 13: Trek from Junam to Nar Village (4,150 m).
After breakfast our trail ascends and we can see the view of Kangarn peak and collection of Mani stones. Our trail passes through fantastic view of Pisang peak and turning corner will show the fantastic view of Nar village it is the home of blue sheep. Rest overnight.
Day 14: Explore Nar Village.
Today we explore the natural beauty, culture and lifestyle of Nar village. We will see the beautiful view of Kangaru himal and Pisang peak, visit guru Cholling gompa and prepare for next trek. Rest overnight at camp.
Day 15: Trek from Nar Village to Ngwal (3,675 m).
After breakfast and short brief we start our trail moving through fantastic view of Pisang peak and walk through yak pasture, descend to the head of the valley. After we cross steam and climb through the frozen lake. On the way we can see the beautiful view of Annapurna range. Descend down to Ngawal overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek fromNgwal to Manang (3,550 m).
Today our trail goes through the Annapurna trail with the view of Annapurna range, Gandarbachuli and Pisang peak. After this our trail pass through the Braga monastery (built in seventeenth century) and walking through upstream of Marsyandgi river and we will be in Mananag. Stay overnight.
Day 17: Trek from Manang to Letdar (4,250 m).
After breakfast and short brief about route and safety we start our trail to Letdar. Ascend trail through Tergi and Yak Kharka. We continue to climb up the Marshyangdi valley trail. Passing a few pasture and juniper forest. Trail passes through Ghunsang village to Letdar and rest overnight.
Day 18: Trek from Letdar to Thorong high camp (4,800 m).
After breakfast and short brief about route and safety we start our trail by walking up hill to Thorong high camp, after Ledar village we cross suspension bridge, ascend and pass from near of towering cliff to Thorong high camp, on the way we can see amazing view of Mt Gundang, Mt Thrung peak, Mt Syangang and Mt Khatangkan. Rest overnight.
Day 19: Trek from Thorong high camp to Muktinath (3,800 m).
After crossing Thorong La camp, we start trek to Thorang la pass (5,416 m.) for 6hours ascend to the top. From here can see the magnificent view of Muktinath temple, and 3hours descend will lead us to Muktinath temple (Bishnu temple). This is common for Hindus and Buddhist. Believed that sins are relieved after visiting this holy temple. Muktinath and overnight at Tea-house.
Day 20: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,713 m).
Today after taking breakfast our trail descend through Kaligandaki valley. Next we will join the way which lead Upper Mustang and fallow the way to Jomsom. explore around and taste the famous local brandy Marpha and rest overnight at lodge.
Day 21: Fly back to Pokhara (820 m).
Today we fly to Pokhara and explore the beauty of Pokhara like Phewa taal, White gumba, Davi's falls, Mahindra cave, Sarangkot and so on. Overnight at hotel.
Day 22: Today we drive 6-7 hour all the way to Kathmandu.
Today we drive all the way to Kathmandu for 6 hours. On the way you will see the different landscapes dense forest, valley and one of the biggest rivers of Nepal which are famous for white water sport. In Kathmandu dinner arrangement by Yarsa treks in Nepali restaurant with various cultural show. Enjoy cultural show and rest over night.
Day 23: Departure from Kathmandu.
Today yarsa trek will drop you to international airport for your final departure.
- Transportation for Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by Tourist Coach
- Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu
- Accommodation for two nights in Pokhara with breakfast.
- All trekking permits
- Transportation form Pokhara to Nayapul and from Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle.
- Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
- Services of English-speaking trekking guide and porter (We will provide one porter for two people and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total)
- Accommodation, meals, transportation, equipments, and allowances of guide and porter
- Insurance for Guide and Porter.
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
- All applicable government taxes and service charges.
- Any accommodation, meals and other services in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
- Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
- Your travel insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
- Any airfare and departure airport tax
- Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
- Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags. These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.
1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks
1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
4. Head torch
Upper Body Wear:
1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket
Lower Body Wear:
1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers
2. Light weight fleece gloves
1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots
1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.
1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription
1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash
1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product
1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.
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