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Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

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

  • 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: 21 days

Max altitude: 5320m

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Accommodation: Teahouse

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)
[Included meals: Bed]
Overnight at hotel

Day 02:

Day for KTM Tour & preparation for Trek
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 03:

Kathmandu to Bulbule (840m/2755.91 ft.),5hr drive+2hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 04:

Bulbule to Ghermu (1140m/3740.157 ft.),5-6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 05:

Ghermu to Tal (1700m/5577.428 ft.), 5-6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 06:

Taal tot Koto(2670m/8759.843 ft.), 6-7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 07:

Koto to Dharmasala (3220m/10564.3 ft.), 5-6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 08:

Dharmasala to Kyang(3840m/125997.38 ft.), 5-6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 09:

Kyang to Phu(4070m/13353.02 ft.), 4-5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 10:

In Phu;Side trip to Himlung BC(4920m) OR Tashi Manastery
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 11:

Phu to Junam Goth(3870m/12696.85 ft.),4-5hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 12:

Junam Both to Nar(4180m/13713.91 ft.), 5-6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 13:

Nar to Kang La High Camp(5245m/17208.01 ft.),3-4hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 14:

Kang La High Camp to Ngawal(3615m/11860.24 ft.), 5-6hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 15:

Ngawal to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft), walk 6-7hr walk
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 16:

Yak Kharka to Thorang High camp (4,925m/16158 ft.), walk 5-6hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 17:

Thorang High Camp to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft], walk 7-8hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 18:

Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8923.885 ft.), walk 5-6hr
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

 

Day 19:

Jomsom to Pokhara(823m),35min flight  
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 20:

Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), 6hr drive
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

Day 21:

Departure from kathmandu
[Included meals: Breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

 

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 as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

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

+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide

+ Fight from Jomsom to Pokhara & PKR to KTM by Tourist bus

+ Sharing bus from KTM to Besi-Sahar

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

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

+ Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members

+ Nar-Phu entrace special permits for all members

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

 

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 Guides & Porters

- 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. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. 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

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 192 USD [16 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
21 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Medium
Altitude
5320m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tea-house
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