Nar Phu Valley Trek

11 Days

  Nar & Phu are villages located in Manang district and are famous as the lost village of Manang. Both of these villages are major attractions for trekkers doing Nar phu Valley trek.  

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Pristine culture, people and typical traditional practice of this region has made – Nar Phu valley trek as a restricted trekking destination of Nepal. Higher up, deserted landscape alike to Tibetan landscape or Upper mustang region of Nepal; Nar Phu Valley Trek is also suitable for monsoon trekking in Nepal.

Although the trail of Nar Phu valley lies very close to Annapurna circuit trail – isolation of the valley from koto village makes trekking more beautiful. Landscape of the trekking route is admirable and the scenery of the trek is luring.

mountains and the prayer flag in the house seen along the trekking trail
Annapurna range looks beautiful from the hidden valley of Nar Phu. Nar phu is a restricted trekking trail of Nepal.

This part of Manang district in the Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya, offers a less visited trekking trail called Nar phu trek. This trek is a river valley circuit trekking destination.

Nar phu valley trek trail goes through the deep valley of hidden river canyon and the famous villages Nar & Phu, opened for trekking from 2003 AD. Nar phu is deserted valley in contrast with the green hills and white Himalaya, similar to upper mustang trek.

It will be fun for you to be in this deserted Nar-phu valley along with crossing passes, walking across the river, over suspension bridges, walking over the wooden bridges and witnessing the view of the towering mountains while heading into the depth of hidden Himalayas.

Nar phu valley trekking surely entertains your adventure holiday in Nepal. Do not expect to get a luxury trekking experience; but this trek will surely fill joy in your love towards mountains & nature.

On this trek, trekker’s explore the distinct culture of beautiful locals and walk by many Gombas and Mannes. Nar Phu is dominated by Buddhist culture and hence the trail is traditionally dominated with Buddhist people and their warm well-come to the valley of NarPhu. We focus on trekking for fun as well as new findings & knowledge, thus we will create many opportunities for our clients to be involved in the local activities.

Nar Phu Valley Trek
Picture: Village seen during Nar Phu valley trek

Route Variation of Nar Phu Valley Trek

  Narphu trek is also called kanga la pass trek. After leaving Annapurna circuit trail on the left, Narphu trail goes into a narrow river valley from koto village. After a few days of trekking you will get to Kang la pass. After trekking over the pass; tral meets Annapurna circuit trail at Manag village.  


    Saying this – Narphu valley trek can be done with Annapurna circuit. You can mix Kangla pass with Thorong la pass and make 2 high pass treks of Annapurna. Or you can trek, Narphu valley part only.

    If you want to trek only Narphu part – Nar phu valley trek can either be started at Manang village or can be ended there. You can drive in -or- out of Manang village – prior to your trekking to Narphu valley.

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    Culture & Mountains Goes Along

    Culture of Nar Phu valley widely resembles Tibetan culture. Visiting Nar Phu makes you feel like being in a Tibetan village, like Tibet both culturally and geologically.

    Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, Himlung Himal and Manaslu mountain range are major mountain attractions for Nar Phu valley trekking. Although trekkers can see many mountains like the tallest peak above eight thousand like ManasluDhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and many unnamed Himalaya.

    The Nepal government under ACAP is upgrading this trail with more infrastructures. This development process is adding some rising effect (both positive and negative) to this trekking trail of Nar Phu valley and tourism in this region of Annapurna trail.

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    Travelling to Nar Phu valley with Nepalgram team makes more worth full as we use the local guides or porters for trekking in Nar Phu valley, as we focus on the local participation in the trekking, this helps our client to know more about the locality and Nar Phu and also helps you to get involved in local activities of local villagers.

    The suggested itinerary for Nar Phu trekking is one of the best designed, but can be customized under your requirement, feel free to contact us for the shortest 10 days trekking itinerary to longest 24 days itinerary for trekking to Nar Phu valley.

    NarPhu Valley Trek Outline Itinerary

    moutain scenery along the trail of Nar phu valley
    Nar-phu valley trekking can also be connected with Annapurna circuit trekking to walk you through these landslide morine
    • Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu international airport (1350m), our company representative will assist you to transfer to hotel, Tonight Nar phu valley trekking briefing by your guide.
    • Day 2 – Explore Kathmandu & special permit preparation
    • Day 3 – Drive from Kathmandu to Koto (8,530 feet / 2,600 m)
    • Day 4 – Trek from Koto to Meta (11,680 feet / 3560 m)
    • Day 5 – Trek from Meta to Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)
    • Day 6 – Acclimatization day in Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)
    • Day 7 – Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi (11,450 feet / 3490 m)
    • Day 8 – Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar (13,484 feet / 4110 m)
    • Day 9 – Trek from Nar to Ngawal (17,192 feet / 5240 m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)
    • Day 10 – Trek from Ngawal to Pisang, Drive to Besisahar (8,179 feet / 2,493 m)
    • Day 11 – Drive from Besisahar to Pokhara

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    Cost of Nar Phu Valley Trek– Nepalgram Adventure

    S.No. Luxury All InclService
    1Cost (in USD $) Details1590830460
    2Licensed Guide 
    3Accommodation during trekStandardPrivate×
    4Transportation to trek start pointPrivateSharedShared
    5Shower
    6Airport/bus terminal Shuttle servicePrivatePrivate×
    7Hotel at KTM/Pokhara5 StarStandard×
    8Food on trek(BLD)Unlimited Meal3 Meal×
    9DesertFrom MenuFresh Fruit×
    10Soft drinkunlimited1×
    11PorterPrivateShared×
    12Company Cap & T-shirt×
    13Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned×
    14Hard drinkLocal Brand××
    15Warm up hike √××
    16Farewell party/dinner √××
    17Buffer day for trek √××
    18Food in the city×××

    Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.

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    NarPhu Valley Trek Itinerary

    Welcome to Nepal. Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (1380m) our company representative will assist you and transfer to Hotel.

    Kathmandu sightseeing with local tour guide in A/C car (Pasupatinath, Buddhanath, monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar square), it will last for whole day. Our guide will take you to those places where tourist does not go in general; we will try to add extra value on our service. Please feel free if you have any preference. Afternoon, Special Permit Preparation for Nar Phu Valley Trek.

    You will be taking a drive from Kathmandu to Koto. The road is adventurous along with the scenic view.

    Today you will start your trek. You will be crossing the river and and enter nar and phu valley. You will be passing through past small cave shelters and pilgrimage sites. You can also view the wide waterfalls from the trail.

    We continue our hike down the riverbank after breakfast and stumble upon some mani shortens. Then we ascend up from the riverbed to the Phu Valley's entrance. We travel for roughly two hours from here to Phu village, one of the secret settlements. The group will spend the night in a nearby lodge.

    Due to the high altitude, it’s good to spend an acclimatization day in Phu. Explore the tiny alleyways of the town or hike up to Himlung Himal base camp. Phu itself is an interesting village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or go about their other daily chores.

    The trek to Nar Phedi offers further opportunities to take in the unique landscape of the valley, while the village provides a fascinating opportunity to stay overnight in the nearby monastery.

    Today, climb out of Nar Phedi and follow a winding path up a hill towards Nar. Pass a line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped Chortens on the way into the ancient village. Nar is a bit more social and lively than Phu. You have to walk for 2-3 hours today.

    Today is going to be a difficult and lengthy day. Nonetheless, when we travel across the Kang La pass, it is well worth it. We get a wonderful view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak as we reach the summit of the pass after a fast hike. After that, we cross the Kang La hill and descend for an hour to Ngawal through a grassy path. Overnight lodging will be provided.

    Descend back from Ngwal will take you to Pisang. After reaching to Pisang you will take a drive to Besisahar.

    Drive to Pokhara from Besisahar enjoying the scenic view. Your trip ends here.

    Overview

    Restricted and off the beaten trekking route near Annapurna circuit – Nar Phu is famous for 3 major things. Nar & Phu village are basis of the trek name whereas Kangla pass is a high pass and magnificent way to stunning view of the Nepal Himalaya.

    Are you looking for Annapurna circuit trek? But you want to go inside the cultural and traditional insights of the people of Annapurna region. Or do you want to see 20 years ago’ Annapurna circuit like tradition at present? Nar Phu trek will not disappoint you.

    Nar Phu valley trek highlights

    • Deserted geography of the Nar phu valley
    • Remote and New trekking trail of Nepal (Teahouse trek started from 2003)
    • Exploration of Buddhist culture and visit ti multiple monasteries
    • Majestic view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Tilicho Peak and Himlung himal
    • Indulging the distinct culture while spending time with locals at the village of Nar and Phu village
    • Participating with Local villagers and their daily life

    Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

     

    All Inclusive package

    Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $830 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

    “All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

    COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

    Cost Includes of Nar Phu Valley Trek – All inclusive package

    • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara  (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
    • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking, fresh fruits after dinner.
    • All accommodations during the trek.
    • Airport Shuttle service
    • Bus/Jeep Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point,with specific station shuttle service
    • All necessary paper works (ACAP), special entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
    • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
    • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
    • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide, with regular check up of oxygen saturation (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
    • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.

    Cost Excludes of Nar Phu Valley Trek – All inclusive package

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
    • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



    Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

    “Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

    Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $460 per person for Min 2 people in the group

    COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

    Cost Includes of Nar Phu Valley Trek for Guide+B/B Package

    • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
    • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
    • Bus/Jeep Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point,with specific station shuttle service
    • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
    • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
    • All government taxes and office expenses.
    • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

    Cost Excludes of Nar Phu Valley Trek for Guide+B/B Package

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • All food and accommodation
    • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



    LUXURY PACKAGE

    “Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

    Price for luxury package = USD $1590 per person for Min 2 people in the group

    COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

    Cost Includes of Nar Phu Valley Trek for Luxury Package

    • 3 night 5 star Hotel in Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
    • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
    • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
    • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
    • Bus/Jeep Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point,with specific station shuttle service
    • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
    • All government taxes and office expenses.
    • Card processing fee for online payable amount
    • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
    • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

    Cost Excludes of Nar Phu Valley Trek for luxury package

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
    • Your Travel and medical insurance.

    Cost of Nar Phu Valley Trek - General Inclusions

    • Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara a (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
    • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking, fresh fruits after dinner.
    • All accommodations during the trek.
    • Airport Shuttle service
    • Bus/Jeep Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point,with specific station shuttle service
    • All necessary paper works (ACAP), special entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
    • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
    • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
    • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide, with regular check up of oxygen saturation (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
    • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.

    Cost of Nar Phu Valley Trek - General Exclusions

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
    • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Your Travel and medical insurance. We will help you for arrangement of emergency evacuation for free
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea in the morning.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
    1) Why we choose Nar phu valley trek?

    The Nar Phu trek takes you to the remote villages of Nar and Phu near Chame in the Annapurna region. It is one of Nepal’s most untouched and beautiful regions. Nar and Phu are different but close villages inhabited by the Khampas (Tibetan refugees), and you will get to experience their lifestyle firsthand.

    2) Where is Nar Phu valley?

    The Nar Phu Valley trek is located within the Annapurna Conservation Area in the northwest of Nepal.

    3) What is the Required Documents for Nar Phu Valley Trekking Permit?

    The Nar Phu Valley Trekking permit requires you to show the following documents during the application process:
    -1-2 Passport-size photos (For ACAP permit)
    -One scanned photograph (to be uploaded for Nar Phu Valley RAP’s online form)
    -Photocopies of your passport (with at least six months validity)
    -Travel insurance papers (includes helicopter evacuation of up to 6000m)
    -Nepal tourist visa
    -Details of Nar Phu Valley trek itinerary

    4) What is the hardest trek in Nepal?

    Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek is always known as the most challenging trek in Nepal Himalayas. Dhaulagiri is a difficult trek because we need to organize everything on this trek. It’s a camping trek need to carry each and everything for this trek. There is no comfort or basic lodges on this trail.

    5) Where is Annapurna Conservation Area situated?

    Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal’s largest protected area covering 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq mi) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. It ranges in elevation from 790 m (2,590 ft) to the peak of Annapurna I at 8,091 m (26,545 ft).

    6) What are the animals found in Annapurna Conservation Area?

    Globally Critically Endangered species like Chinese Pangolin, Endangered species like Kashmir Musk deer, Himalayan Musk deer and vulnerable species such as the Snow Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Red Panda and Himalayan Black Bear also occur in the area.

    7) How do I get to Annapurna Conservation area?

    Pokhara is the nearest city and the gateway to enter the Annapurna Conservation area. From Pokhara, one can reach popular destinations within the Annapurna Conservation Area as it is the nearest city to the Annapurna region. Traveling to Pokhara can be done by drive or by flight from the capital city, Kathmandu.

    8) Why is Pokhara famous for?

    The Pokhara is best known for the stunning view of the Annapurna range. It is perhaps one of the few places on earth from where mountains above 6,000 m can be seen unobstructed from an altitude of 800 m within the distance of 28 km.

    9) Which is the best month to visit Pokhara?

    September to November is the best time to visit Pokhara. it is also considered as the peak tourist season. December to February is the coldest months in Pokhara.

    10) Is there any snowfall in Pokhara?

    Pokhara itself doesn’t receive snowfall but the outskirts and hill stations that surround this lovely city of lakes welcome snowfall in the winter. The places like Ghorepani Poonhill, Mohare Danda, Pothana, Mardi Himal Base Camp, etc.

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