Nar Phu valley trek is also one of the popular Annapurna circuits, which is largely not connected by mass tourism and the modern world. It is known as ‘the hidden valley trek’.
The Kang-La Pass (5315m) is a center highlight where trekkers will be able to spot a myriad of peaks including Annapurna II (7937m), Gangapura (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m).
Overview of the 14 Days Nar Phu Valley Trek
You should spend at least 14 days for completing all the Nar Phu Valley Trek. Nar Phu Valley Trek will give you a chance to experience a lot of historical things of medieval period villages and different herds of blue sheep narrow gorges.
An amazing cliffs trail, over the different region’s highest trekking, passes are situated in this region. This very different and amazing land which is being visited by a very small number of travelers or trekkers which is rich in Tibetan culture and also kept it for centuries.
It is continuous with the different dramatic type of mountain views and completely different types of alpine scenery in Tibet. As well as take it off the beaten path which is the best-known all the people from a different place and taken as a tourist area of the Annapurna trekking trail.
Likewise, the Annapurna trail started with Syange and follows the Popularpasses and Annapurna circuit from the famous Thorong La pass. Moving from Koto you will take them off the beaten structure of trekking track of Nar Phu Valley.
In this region, the vegetation automatically different variation from alpine to subalpine. It is home to numbers to a snow leopard and blue sheep.
In our continuous trekking, we can see the different high peaks and passes yaks, remote villages, beautiful forests, fantastic rock formations, glaciers Gompas, and warm, welcoming culture. It has lots of things around 300 native inhabitants who were directly depending on yak herding and salt trade in that region.
There is also a beautiful old-time made Phu village and we can ever get such a chance to experience the real lifestyle of the local Bhote and different religious communities people.
Government has recently decided to open the place for Nar and Phu to tourists as we feel that tourist and local people has also increased a little enthusiasm or a kind of motivation among the villagers who were spending their rural lifestyle.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project has been recently given more extension of time for its network to include Nar and Phu Valley. Now it has started preparing a suitable kind of tourism development plan for this the hidden region.
Taking all things as normal as there are higher chances of altitude sickness you must have proper planning for the reduction or preventative for that thing.
The Vegetation of that place gradually changes to alpine and subalpine scrub including this has favored by both bharal (blue sheep) and snow leopards. The valley also offers medieval Tibetan culture. It is in an undisturbed form which dramatically shows the mountains view and great alpine scene.
Move from the west over the Thorong La Pass and down from the lower Mustang before you move on Jomsom and take a flight to Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu next day.
You can get a chance to experience and feel the culture and also their traditional way of living in this 14 days Nar Phu Valley Trek. If you passionately travel you will get some adventure experience that you can get before through any travel. Camping is also an awesome experience you ever get in such a region of trekking trails.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Meet at Kathmandu TIA, Transfer to hotel, After refresh come to the office for the briefing of the tour. Meet your guide and take all the equipment needed for trekking with your trekking permit.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. (B)
Take your breakfast and move for the full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.You can visit different UNESCO sites such as Pashupatinath, swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc.
On returning to the hotel you can enjoy the local life, food, and drinks.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Dharapani/Syange/Jagat. (1960m/6430ft) (B/L/D)
You should take a local bus to Besi Sahar from Prithvi Highway. You will reach Besi Sahar or Bhulbhule at the time of Lunch, Take Jeep to Dharapani (1960 m) from the new River, enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.
Passing through small Tibetan villages, on the trail you can find rhododendron forest to Dharapani. If we are late, we should stay in Jagat.
Day 4: Trekking Dharapani to Koto. (2670m/8760ft) (B/L/D)
On the way, you can enjoy the beautiful mountain views of Annapurna II and Manaslu ranges on the way to Koto. Koto is a tiny village dominated by Gurung people and other ethnic groups. They are mainly influenced by the Buddhist Tibetans. Overnight stay at camp in Koto.
Day5: Trekking Koto to Dharamshala 3300m. (B/L/D)
We will start our 14 days Nar Phu valley trek from Koto traveling through a steep and narrow path along the dense forest. Today’s walk will finish on walking in the shade of deep gorge through Nar Phu Khola.
After crossing from the Phu Khola, a very beautiful, charming riverside hot spring is seen. When we are ongoing on the trail we can see ducks under waterfalls that arrives at Dharamshala. After that overnight stay at Dharamshala.
Day6: Dharamshala to Kayang 3560m. (B/L/D)
On hiking there arrives a Meta 3700m. It has different low shrubs, juniper, white rocks, scattered evergreens, orange leafy bushes, and crumbling shelves of flat slate and white, sandy trails. You will see the clear view of Nar Phu from there with monastery and chorten.
Jhunam (3640m) we arrived at Chamakh (3800), formerly a Khampa settlement. Passing through many chores, downhill and uphill then, at last, we arrive valley Kayang. You will a super up view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, gyoji Kang, etc.
Day 7: Kayang trekking to Phu village (4200m). (B/L/D)
You will see a submarine rock with a small campsite. From Kajang, you swing into the dry desertlike gorge at the Phu Khola.
It provides you the view of three villages of Phu, an old “dzong” and the remains of the two forts, which are all ruins now. Sleep in camp.
Day 8: Spend your day Phu village to explore Phu valley. (B/L/D)
Spend your day in Phu valley explore and experience the living styles people, the food they eat and live. Phu itself is an interesting village and we can see the villagers catteling their yak and sheep wool. Phu village is snow-covered completely and deserted in winter. Stay in camp.
Day 9: Trek from Phu to Nar. (B/L/D)
We should trek back to Phu gate Khyang, Charkha and Jhunam at the place of junction get the trail branches right to Nar. Along the way, we see the beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery. Night say at Nar camp.
Day 10: Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi. (B/L/D)
This trail goes through the grazing field with a beautiful little stream on the left side. It leads through the village with the view of Pisang Peak to yak the grazing in the Alps.
Yak pastures and descend seen at the head of the valley. Overnight stay at Kang La Phedi.
Day 11:- Kang La Phedi to Kang La pass (5315m). (B/L/D)
We can see the awesome view of Kang la pass. It provides a magnificent view of Pisang peak, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, and the airport at Hongdae.
Descend overlooking the picturesque of Yak and sheep shelter brings you Ngwal after the long day walk. Ngwal is a beautiful, old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels are seen. overnight at camp in Pisang.
Day 12: Pisang to Beshisahar by bus. (5–6 hrs) (B/L/D)
After having breakfast drive back to Beshi Sahar from Pisang village.
Day 13: Return to Pokhara and sightseeing in Pokhara. (B)
See the Pokhara life and the beautiful view of lakeside also boating in the lakeside liver. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day14: Take your breakfast and return to Kathmandu by bus. (B)
Refresh in the hotel and visit the city for shopping. Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport.
Above mentioned is the 14 days itinerary to Nar Phu valley trek one of the best treks you will ever experience in any other part of the world.
- Hotel in Kathmandu with 3-stars bed & breakfast for 3 nights at Hotel Nivas Boutique Home with twin sharing basis or similar category.
- Hotel in Pokhara 3 star bed & breakfast 1 night at Splendid view with twin sharing basis or similar category.
- Your daily meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek as per itinerary.
- One experience English speaking trekking guide & one porter for each two tourists. If you are only 1, it is not including porter in our package it is additional cost you have to pay extra.
- Transportation from Kathmandu to trek start point “Dharapani” and trek end point Pisang to Beshisahar to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by local bus.
- Annapurna Conservation Permit .
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
- Nar Phu Special permit.
- Insurance for guide & porter.
- All accommodation during the trek available lodge/tea houses. (run by Nepali families)
- Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer.
- Our service charge.
- Farewell dinner typical Nepali cultural dance program.
- Nepal visa which is open arrival in Kathmandu per person $30 USD.
- Personal equipment for trekking: sleeping bag, down jacket., trekking shoes, gloves, sunscreen, sun glass, hat.trekking stick, some pair socks, hiking shirt , hiking pant.
- Personal insurance for travel to Nepal covers helicopter rescue, accidents.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara per item $ 3-7 USD choose from menu.
- Emergency rescue evacuation.
- Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter according to your main interest.
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water)
- Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
- Hot shower and laundry during the trekking $2 USD.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing Entrance Fee $26.
- Personal expenses, personal hygiene.
- Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
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