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Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek
Nar-Phu Trek

The Naarphu Valley trek with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures takes you on a journey of cultural discovery and outdoor exploration. This trek exposes you to high peaks and passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys.

The Naarphu Valley lies north of the Kyupar villages on the way to Mangng. It is essentially an extension of the Annapurna treks. As part of the trek, we face the adventurous task of crossing the Kang La pass (5200m). But we will be rewarded with unique cultural experiences. This valley - like most of those close to the Tibetan border – has been generally closed for tourists until 2002. As a consequence, the Naar and Phu valleys are far removed in both time and space from the neighboring Annapurna circuit.

The trek takes you up steep gorges, past impressive chortens, herds of blue sheep and spectacular cliffs and finally over one of the region’s highest trekking passes. Reinforcing the adventurous spirit of this trip, we’ll pass by abandoned settlements that were once used by Khampa rebels (as well as mountaineering expeditions heading to close by mountain ranges). 

The Naar Phu Valley trek is an excellent adventurous journey and a great addition to a visit to the Manang region or the Manaslu trek. After Naar Phu trek, you could continue to Jomsom via the Thorung La or continue to Tilochio Lake and Meso Kangto La, Making full use of everything the region has to offer. 

Highlights of the trek

  • Authentic cultural experience
  • High snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements
  • Exotic hidden villages “Nar and Phu”
  • Many ancient monasteries 
  • Crossing the Kang La Pass with magnificent views of the Annapurna

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 days

Max altitude: 5320m

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring & Fall

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01;

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Day 02;

Day for KTM Tour & preparation for Trek

Day 03;

Kathmandu to Bulbule (840m/2755.91 ft.),5hr drive+2hr walk

Day 04;

Bulbule to Ghermu (1140m/3740.157 ft.),5-6hr walk

Day 05;

Ghermu to Taal (1700m/5577.428 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 06;

Taal tot Koto(2670m/8759.843 ft.), 6-7hr walk

Day 07;

Koto to Dharmasala (3220m/10564.3 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 08;

Dharmasala to Kyang(3840m/125997.38 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 09;

Kyang to Phu(4070m/13353.02 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Day 10;

In Phu;Side trip to Himlung BC(4920m) OR Tashi Manastery

Day 11;

Phu to Junam Goth(3870m/12696.85 ft.),4-5hr walk

Day 12;

Junam Both to Nar(4180m/13713.91 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 13;

Nar to Kang La High Camp(5245m/17208.01 ft.),3-4hr walk

Day 14;

Kang La High Camp to Ngawal(3615m/11860.24 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Day 15;

Ngawal to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), walk 6-7hr walk

Day 16;

Yak Kharka to Thorang High camp (4,925m/16158 ft.), walk 5-6hr

Day 17;

Thorang High Camp to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft], walk 7-8hr

Day 18;

Muktinath to Marpha (2,680 m/8,792ft.), walk 5-6hr

Day 19;

Marpha to Pokhara(823m), 

Day 20;

Marpha to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), 35min+35min fly

Day 21;

Final Departure

Trek Duration:

Standard itinerary – 21 days. Can be shortened or extended depending on time and Fitness

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally


+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in KTM [upgrade possible]


+ Half day sightseeing in KTM by private vehicle & professional English speaking guide


+ Private trek with an English speaking trekking guide


+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)


+ sharing vehicle from KTM to Bulbule


+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek


+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses


+ All trekking permits and TIMS card


+ Jomsom to PKR&KTM fly


+ First Aid kit


+ Guides’ and porters’ medical and accidental insurance

Excluded Services


- International Airfare to and from your country


- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)


- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]


- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu


- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek


- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)


- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)


- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.


- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Useful Info

Start from:
Duration
19 days
Season
Spring&Fall
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Medium
Altitude
5320m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Teahouse