per person from USD 1100
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USD 1,100 /pp
|March to May & August to November
|11 Nights & 12 Days
|Medium to Hard
|Hotel in City & lodge in trekking
|Activity Per Day:
|Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
|Kota- Phu- Himlung Himal Base Camp - Nar Village - Kang La Pass - Besisahar
|Annapurna Massif range, Tibetan culture villages of Nar and Phu
- Witness the unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas trekking the less-traveled trails of Nar Phu Valley.
- Discover the diverse cultures, customs, and ways of life of the ethnic groups of Nar and Phu Valley.
- A unique fusion of Himalayan topographical, cultural, and natural treasures
- Admire the majestic Marsyangdi and Seti Rivers, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, Tilicho Peak, Annapurna Massifs, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, and Lamjung Himal.
- Learn about ancient Buddhist culture, the Himalayan rain shadow area, and pristine valleys with spectacular landscapes.
- Visit historical monasteries, villages, Chortens, Mani walls, sacred stones with colorful praying flags in a remote area of Nepal.
- In a mystery valley, encounter an authentic Himalayan wilderness and sense quiet, peace, and spirituality.
- Get to know the diverse animals, vegetation, and birds of the Nar Phu Valley, including blue sheep, snow leopards, Himalayan Tahr, deer, and yaks.
Nar Phu Valley Trek is an amazing experience that takes you off the beaten path and into a rugged and untouched region of pristine nature and rich customs of culture. The Nar Phu Valley is a hidden jewel in Nepal that provides a special fusion of adventure, culture, and nature. For anyone looking for an adventure off the beaten path and a real cultural encounter, this walk is a must-do. Also, you can 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.
In the very north of Manang district lie the two hidden valleys, Nar and Phu, nestled in the Tibet border. 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 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.
In general, the Nar Phu Valley trip follows the same route as the Annapurna circuit walk until Koto, where we split so as to get to our destination. Once more, after crossing the Kang La Pass, the trail joins the Annapurna Circuit, or you can go back the same way.Continue Reading
This journey can be combined with a trek around the Annapurnas, a hike to Tilicho Lake, or a return trip using the same route. A short trek in the Nar Phu Valley is a wilderness excursion. To see the uninhabited remote Manang, Nar, and Phu villages. The breathtaking mountain vistas of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, yak pastures, historic monasteries, distinctive medieval culture, and way of life of the locals leave you with an unforgettable memory. Moreover, the Buddhist monasteries, chortens, and prayer flags are all across the valley making you feel the spiritual Buddhist world.
The Nar Phu Valley Trek is somewhat difficult. The altitude increases the difficulty level, and the terrain may sometimes be rough and steep. A good degree of fitness and prior trekking experience are required. The highest point of the walk is Kang La Pass. It is located at an elevation of 5,320 meters (17,454 feet). It is essential to take rest days and get proper acclimatization. Adjust to the altitude and lower the risk of altitude sickness.
Trekking in the holy villages of Nar and Phu requires special authorizations Nar Phu lies in a restricted area. Firstly, you will require Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits, which cost USD30 per person in addition to the NRA permits. The Annapurna region’s conservation efforts depend on these permits to ensure the survival of its natural resources. Secondly, you will also need Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area (NRA) Permits. It cost U$D100 per week per person, in order to enter the Nar Phu Valley. Due to the area’s restrictions, these permits are especially necessary. Lastly, the trek also requires TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permits, which cost U$D20 per person. These permits aid in the management of hiking operations and the protection of trekkers.
Please be informed that solo trekkers are unable to get permits for the Nar Phu Valley. It’s necessary to be aware of these limitations and make proper plans.Read Less
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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.
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.)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek soon.
- 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.
- 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.
Arvinda Kumar Singh & Ajay Kalkata, India
Successful Science Research Trip to Annapurna RegionWe 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.
The 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, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and 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 in 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, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
- Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
- Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
- Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
- Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with. An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
- Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
- Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.
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.
All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.
The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge, potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth. The Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.
However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.
Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.
At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.
It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.
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.
You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.
Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.
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 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
Safe Drinking Water
The availability of drinking water is not an issue. Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.
Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water. Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.
River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.
Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but is a bit fragile to carry during the trek.
The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.
Waste Management during the trek
Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.
The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy of waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.
How to avoid acute mountain sickness?
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.
- Not to climb too high too fast.
- Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
- Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
- Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
- Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
- Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.
There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.
High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE. If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.
High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.
The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.
The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.
Joins Some Extra Activities
- 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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All our programs serve as just one example of what is possible. Trekkers’ Paradise, with years of experience in organising tailor-made tours, invites you to contact us to create your personalised dream program.