Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the hidden trekking trails on popular Annapurna region — situated in the swirl of the Himalayas, and have small villages and Buddhist monasteries to visit amid lovely forests and isolated valley of unique faces people living their unique lifestyle.
Nar Phu Valley Trekking is one of the special routes with multiple attractions for any travelers to feel that spark of excitement from its remote beauty of landscapes and culture. And it was only opened in 2002 to outsiders (tourists) for exploration.
Trekking to Nar Phu Valley starts following in the footsteps of popular Annapurna Circuit Trek until Koto (before Chame) and change course towards east to enter the Nar and Phu village where the majority of Bhotia, Gurung and Lama are inhabited who follow Buddhism and engaged in farming. This two week journey combines adventure around the high peaks and passes through narrow canyons, diverse landscapes and amazing terrains.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu: Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft.)Drive: 9-10 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600m / 8530 ft)Walk: 4-5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m / 11680 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Meta to Phu Village (4080m / 13386 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Rest and Exploration day at Phu VillageWalk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Phu Village to Naar Village (4110m / 13484 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Rest and Preparation day at Naar VillageWalk: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Cross Kagmara-La Pass (5306m / 17408 ft) and trek to Ngawal (3660m / 12007 ft.)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft.)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Rest and Explore ManangWalk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Drive from Manang to Besisahar Drive: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 16Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.