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Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley trek explores the beautiful hidden villages of the Annapurna region.

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Best Season Best SeasonMarch to May & August to November
Trip Duration Trip Duration11 Nights & 12 Days
Trip Difficulty Trip DifficultyMedium to Hard
Accomodation AccomodationHotel in City & lodge in trekking
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation5,320m (13,550ft)
more Facts
Arrival City:Kathmandu
Departure City:Kathmandu
Trekking Days:07 Days
Activity Per Day:Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
Trip Route:Kota- Phu- Himlung Himal Base Camp - Nar Village - Kang La Pass - Besisahar
Attractions:Annapurna Massif range, Tibetan culture villages of Nar and Phu

Trip Highlights

  • Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,800 m.)
  • The unique and rich culture of the Lama, Gurung, and Ghale people
  • The mesmerizing view of the Nar Phedi monastery and Chortens
  • Trail alongside the Seti river
  • Panoramic view of Annapurna Massif

Introduction

In the very north of Manang district lie the two hidden valleys, Nar and Phu. The Narphu trek is designed for those who seek to have a scenic walk along the beautiful stream, waterfalls, and gorges into the lap of the Himalayas. The trail runs through ascends, descends, canyons, and a beautiful view of snow-peaked mountains.

Being a restricted area that is now open to tourists requires a special permit and the Annapurna conservation area permit. This 12 days adventure takes you to Kang La Pass at which will be the highest point we reach at 5320 m. Through the beautiful villages, unique culture, and astonishing landscape, the lost valley lets you find yourself.

Itinerary

Trip Itineraries are customizable according to your choice & the number of days you want to stay. Simply, Contact Us

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.

    If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.

    This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing in Kathmandu (UNESCO Site)

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    On your second day, you can go sightseeing to some of the famous religious and historical sites of Kathmandu. After exploring this city of temples, you will meet your trekking guide at the hotel. You will be briefed in detail about the trek. The guide will also assist you with any last-minute shopping that you require for the trek.

    Have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains. (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Kota

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft) Kota: (2,619m/ 8,592 ft)

    We will have an early morning drive to Koto. A private van will be waiting for you at the hotel parking. Once you leave Kathmandu Valley through the check post at Nagdhunga, the ride will be a fun ride. The road might be bumpy with lots of turnings but the excitement of starting the great adventure, the views of the hills, forests, and terraced farmlands outside the van will make it worth it.

    Pulling over for occasional tea/coffee, snacks, and toilet breaks; you will pass through Dhading, Chitwan, and Tanahu districts to reach Lamjung.
    Once you reach Besisahar, you will be having your lunch there. Then this incredibly scenic drive will further lead you to koto. This route passes through beautiful waterfalls and gorges. You will stay the night at Koto. Have a well-rested night and ready to get into the trail.

  • Day 04: Trek from Koto to Meta

    Kota: (2,619m/ 8,592 ft) Meta: (3,560m/ 11,679 ft)

    We will start our trek today and our destination for the day is at Meta. We will walk alongside the Nar Phu Khola (river). As we cross the first suspension, after walking for a while you reach a point where the Seti Khola River flowing from the NorthEast meets the Nar Phu River. After you cross two more suspension bridges, on your right you will the magnificent and burbling waterfall. The trek to Meta lets you walk past a narrow canyon, and the breathtaking view of the peaks after a final steep climb then we reach Meta to the beautiful view of Mt. Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Up in the ridges, you will stay your night at Meta

  • Day 05: Trek from Meta to Phu (4080 m)

    Meta: (3,560m/ 11,679 ft) Phu: (4,080m 13,385 ft)

    Leaving Meta, we will start your walk by seeing the beautiful Chortens. The trail passes by the beautiful view of the Nar Phedi monastery. You will occasionally cross a few small rivers hopping on the stones before your trail meets with the Phu Khola at Kyang. You will walk past a rocky path. Then, walking along the Phu Khola, this rocky trail leads us to Phu Village in about 4 hours. With a lullaby sung to you by the Phu Khola (river), you will spend your night at Phu Valley.

  • Day 06: Rest day as side trip at Phu, hike to Himlung Himal Base Camp

    Phu: (4,080m 13,385 ft) Himlung Himal BC: (4,800m 15,748 ft)

    Today, we will not be reaching any other destination but explore around the Phu village. This hidden valley has a lot in its culture, natural diversity, and practices of Lama, Gurung, and Ghale people residing in this village to explore. You can also hike through the glacial valley up to the Himlung Himal which is at 4,800 m. This rest day will help you adjust to the higher elevation. You can then hike back to Phu valley where you will be served your dinner and rest the night there.

  • Day 07: Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi

    Phu: (4,080m 13,385 ft) Nar Phedi: (3,490m 11,450 ft)

    After breakfast, we will walk back on the path to Meta. But we will not reach Meta, instead, we will stop at Nar Phedi. Today, we walk along the Phu Khola passing a rocky path up to Kyang where we have our lunch and a short break. Then, past the settlement area of Chyako and a few stone hoppings on small rivers, we reach Nar Phedi. We will stay the night at the Nar Phedi monastery which we saw on the fifth day. We will have our dinner prepared on a fireplace which we can observe and stay overnight at Nar Phedi

  • Day 08: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4110 m)

    Nar Phedi: (3,490m 11,450 ft) Nar Village: (4,110m 13,484 ft)

    Today’s walk is a gentle one, passing the beautiful Chortens on the way. The trail descends and passes along many streams. About 4 hours of the walk takes us to Mahendra Pul. We pass the high suspension bridge of 80 m. above the Gorge of Lapcha River. After lunch there, in about 2 hours of the ascending trail, we reach the ancient village of Nar. Overnight at Nar.

  • Day 09: Trek from Nar Village to Ngawal Via Kang La Pass

    Nar Village: (4,110m 13,484 ft) Kang La Pass: 5,306m/ 17,408ft) Ngawal: 3,680m/ 12,073ft)

    Today is an adventurous and quite long walk. We will start our trek early morning towards Nar Phedi passing by the Kang la Pass. From there we get to see the mesmerizing Annapurna Massif. Kang La Pass will be the highest point of our trail which is at the height of 5,306 m. Passing Kangla Phedi through the Kanfgla Bhanjyang, we trek down to the lovely view of Chulu waterfall. Then, we will trek down by the steep desert to Ngawal (3,680m) where we will stay overnight.

  • Day 10: Trek to Pisang, and drive to Besisahar

    Ngawal: 3,680m/ 12,073ft) Pisang: (3,250m/ 10,662) Besisahar: (830m/ 2,723 ft)

    From the pass, we will descend about 2,000 m. We will pass through greeneries and a beautiful lake. Reaching Pisang, we will have our lunch and a short break around the area. Then, we drive down to Besisahar. Overnight at Besisahar.

  • Day 11: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu

    Besisahar: (830m/ 2,723 ft) Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    After this beautiful trek alongside nature in the lap of the Himalayas, we will drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar. With the amazing feeling after trekking through the beauty, we shall also make memories and desires to be back soon. This day marks the end of our trek.

    Once you reach Kathmandu you will check-in at a nice hotel around the Thamel area. In the evening you can stroll around for souvenir shopping, drinks, and dinner. Walking around Thamel and nearby areas for shopping and self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub is a good idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu.

  • Day 12: Final Departure

    Kathmandu (1,300m /4,265 ft)

    We will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule.

    Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek soon.

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport pick-up and drops as per the itinerary.
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights – BB Plan, (twin share basis)
  • One night accommodation in Besisahar in the best hotel.
  • Transport inside Kathmandu during city tour by private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu – Koto by private vehicle
  • Besisahar- Kathmandu transportation by private vehicle
  • Breakfast – lunch, and dinner during the trekking period.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trekking.
  • Salary for an experienced English-speaking alpine guide.
  • Salary for Porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation area permits fee and special permit.
  • TIMS card and any other necessary entrance fee.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Insurance for Nepali staff.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

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Reviews

Successful Science Research Trip to Annapurna Region Arvinda Kumar Singh & Ajay Kalkata, India

Successful Science Research Trip to Annapurna Region

We chose Nepal for our science research trip, which was organized by Trekkers Paraside and Adventure Pulse. We both appreciated the dedication of the entire team to making our research trip successful. Our research based on Glacier, river, high altitude lake & mountain, flora & fauna through the Science University of Calcutta.  We explored the Manaslu Glacier near Bimthang, Himlung Himal glacier of Nar Phu valley trek,  Tilicho Lake, and the Kali Gandaki River. Our trip duration of about a month. Because of the heavy snowfall in February 2021, crossing the Throng-la pass was difficult but worth it.The guide Mr. Sange Sherpa is the most important aspect of our research trip's success. If you are looking for any science-related research in the Himalayas, both guide and company are highly recommended.

Train Yourself

Qualification/Training

Best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves on a backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you run about 4/5 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use a treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, rowing is also a good way to maintain your physical strength.

Equipments

We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:

We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Safety precaution for Nar Phu Valley Trek:

Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!

  • Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
  • Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
  • We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
  • Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.

Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene.

The meals during the trek:

Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails. The food on this trek is very convenient, but not as convenient as it is in cities.

There will be Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Tea & coffee will be provided in the trek. The popular menu items are:-

Breakfasts – (Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

Lunch – (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Dinners – ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Pokada, finger chips, etc.

Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) Are available on the menu during the trek.

The best items from the lodge’s menu are fresh, hygienic, delicious, and nutritious. Almost everywhere on the menu, there is a mix of typical local, Asian, and western cuisine, but as we get closer, the menu list will be shortened. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Accommodation details during the Trek:

12 days Nar Phu Valley trek includes Eight night’s lodge to lodge stay at a mountain, a one-night in Besisahar, and Three nights in Kathmandu hotel, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Annapurna region. We provide eight nights standard room generally twin sharing basis.

Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.

Passport and Visa:

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.

The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.

Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Tipping:

Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.

Booking and payment process:

Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Trekkers Paradise Crews:

During the Nar Phu Valley trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpa’s to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kgs. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Rock climbing
  • Conservation and biodiversity

Join Some Extra Activates:

  • A unique Mountain Flight to Mt. Everest, Annapurna
  • White water rafting on Nepal’s famous rivers
  • A romantic overnight stay in a mountain resort
  • A cultural show, with dinner
  • A traditional Nepali Luxury Dinner
  • The most spectacular Bungee Jump on the Planet

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