Nar Phu valley Trek

16 Days
Activity:

Overview

This trek is an unexplored journey of the northern Annapurna region. It is completely isolated valley. People are amazing and they have their own unique culture and tradition. This trek starts from Koto Manang, the main trekking trail to Annapurna Trek. Passing through this Trans-Himalayan zone provides an opportunity to experience unique Buddhist culture. Popular monasteries are found along the beaten path trail to Nar Phu valley. Ancient Tibetan village, hidden mountain valley and high altitude settlement can be observed in this trek.  Kangla pass (5,306 m.) with panorama of Annapurna 2nd (7,937 m.) Annapurna 3rd (7,555 m.), Annapurna 4th (7,525 m.), Gangapurna (7,454 m.) Tilicho Peak (7,134 m.) and Pisang Peak (6,091 m.) can be viewed on the way. Other many Mountains can be viewed from the pass. After the pass, Manang valley is reached from where continuous journey leads to the Throng la Pass (5,416 m.). Another option is turning to Chame (2,670 m.) to get back to Beshar and Kathmandu. 
 
Trip Highlight

  • The trek start from Koto Manang, through the Hidden Mountain valley.  
  • Tibetan culture Kangla pass (5,306 m.) 
  • Manang Valley
  • High altitude settlement.

Fitness level Strong
Trip Duration 16 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Tea House and camping
Start - End Koto, Manang - Nagwal, Manang
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 5306 m
Trip Season Autumn and Spring is Recommended

Day 01: Arrival  in Kathmandu and  welcome and transfer to the Hotel

After arrival in Kathmandu, you are picked up from the airport and transferred you to the Hotel by our Guide. The Drive is around 30 minutes to the hotel. You will be accommodated around Thamel, the touristic area in the town unless you have different priorities. also, Kathmandu has many UNESCO world heritage sites that you can visit on. At the hotel, you are served with welcome snacks. You can visit clubs and bars around the area. This place has pretty famous places to hang around famous in the town. Later in the evening you are served with authentic Nepali dish and

get prepared for the journey tomorrow.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 02: Sightseeing In Kathmandu  and prepare for permit and trekking

Today is kind of a rest day as it doesn't contain more traveling, this day is more likely a day to prepare your documents and make sure you have enough gears for the trek. Furthermore, we still continue the day visiting different world heritage sites in Kathmandu meanwhile your documents are made ready. We are more likely to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa or Pashupatinath Temple which is all listed on the UNESCO world heritage site. On this day you get the quick tour of Kathmandu city. Later in the evening, you can visit pubs and clubs around Thamel and get prepared for the early morning bus to Pokhara the following day. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

Day 03:  Drive  to Besisahar (820m) by  private vehicle and Besi Shar to Chamje (1470 m) by Local Jeep

From Kathmandu we take a drive to besisahar which is a 6 hours drive in Lamjung District along the curvy highway roads and cross Trishuli and Marsyangdi River. From Besi Sahar we hire a private 4wd vehicle to Chame, the headquater in Manang District, the road is full off-road and very bumpy and finally reach Chame.

Accommodation in Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1960m) 6 hrs

From chame we take our breakfast and move towards Dharapani along the Annapurna Circuit track. The circuit track is basic trial with mountains views at times.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 05: Trek to Koto or Chame (2620m)  (6-7 hrs)

Today we enter the Nar Phu valley which is one of the isolated valley in the region. Only few people visit there, the trek is til koto or chame and we can view the village of Nar from the place of stay here. The lands is pretty dry and barren in the region.

 Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 06: Trek to Meta (3230m)  7 hrs 

Enter Nar and Phu valley, Meta village is accommodated with few lodges and not that developed as other villages in Annapurna Region. Accommodation in Meta.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 07: trek to Phu village (4050m) 7 hrs

From Nar, we move to the village of Phu via khyang village along the way.  We pass different streams here and cross many suspension bridges. These villages are the villages settled down when tibetean came towards this region during war almost 500 years ago.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 08: Acclimatized day in the Phu village and excursion the Himluung glacier 6/7hrs

Today we stay at Phu Village, that doesn’t mean we don’t hike. We hike to the Himluung Glacier and visit the Phu village and explore its vegetation and life style. Himlung glacier is originated from Mt. Himlung which is a mountain above 7000 meters in the Annapurna region. We accommodate today at the Phu village.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 09: Trek to Nar Phedi (3820m) 6 hrs  stay overnight in Gompa Monastery.

From Phu village we trek to Nar Phedi near Nar Village and explore Gompa Monaestry. We pray with the monks in there evening prayers inside the monastery.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 10: Trek to Nar village (4150m) 4 hrs  

Today is relatively shorter trek as we walk for few hours up to the Nar village only. The hike is pretty much up the hill and explore nar village.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 11: Acclimatized in Nar village and visit to  Monasteries and village 6hrs

At the 11th day we acclimatize at Nar village. Acclimatization helps your body cope up with the atmosphere with less air which reduces the chance of altitude sickness. This day we climb the ridge or the view point near the village. We also visit the monasteries in Nar village and pray there.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 12: Trek to Ngawal along the high pass of Kang La Pass (5130m) stay overnight at lodge 8/9hrs. 

Today the trek is little bit tough as we climb up to the Kang La Pass above 5000 meters, the view from the pass is just amazing of the Annapurna range, it is one of the highest pass that we cross at 5130 meters. Gradually descending we reach the village of Ngawal for overnight stay.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 13: trek to Chame (2620m) 6 hrs 

From Ngawal village further trek to the head quarter of Manang District, Chame. The weather starts getting hotter and the vegetation becomes greener as we descend to Chame village. We stay overnight at Chame.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 14:  Drive  to Besisahar by local jeep takes time (5 hrs) then over night at Besi sahar.  

From chame we take a 4wd ride to Besisahar through the tough and bumpy roads passing some amazing springs and water falls on the way. We accommodate at Besisahar for the night.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 15: Drive to Kathmand from Besi Shar  5/6 hrs

Today after grabbing our breakfast, we take bus back to Kathmandu. The roads are the same yet you will have some spare time around the Thamel after reaching Kathmandu.

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day16:  Drive to International Airort and Departure.

Checkout from the hotel. And we end our trip with you dropping at the airport and seeing you goodbye and wishing for a safe flight back home. 

 

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast Included.

INCLUDED
  • Airport picks up and drops by  Private Vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant 
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All Private land Transportation  
  • One  Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Special Trekking Permit and TIMS Card
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • Lodge during the Trek 
  • Insurance for all Staffs
Not Included

International Flight and Nepal Visa 
Food in Kathmandu  except Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue 
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on.)
Tip to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)
 

Price:$1390

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