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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. 

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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

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Your flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have a visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Representative welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in private vehicle. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Overnight at hotel]

02

Day 02

Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals Included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

03

Day 03

Scenic drive & trek to Bhulbulle (840m/2755ft.),5hr drive+2hr walk

We drive to Besi Sahar and walk to Bhulbulle. We follow the Prithvi Highway that leads to Mugling Bazaar and Dumre Bazaar. A short drive brings us to Besi Sahar from. From here we follow the east bank of the Marsyangdi River. The trip offers us a first experience of Gurung village and some good views of Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli.
[Included meals: Bed & Breakfast]
Overnight stay at Hotel

 

04

Day 04

Trek to Ghermu (1140m/ 3740ft.), 5-6hr walk

Our trek begins up the east bank of the river and soon we cross the Sisne Khola. A few more hours over changing terrain brings us to Ghermu. The trip will offer us pleasant views of waterfalls, rice terraces and of course, some mountains. We’ll have our first chance to look at Manaslu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

05

Day 05

Trek to Tal (1700m/5577ft.), 5-6hr walk

We climb up a steep canyon and follow the road until we follow the trailalready taken by Tilman in 1950. A short descent past a small waterfall bring us to Jagat (1330m). We cross to the east bank of Marsyangdi and climb up a rocky trail past fields, bamboo and rhododendron forests. The trail ultimately leads us to Tal (1700m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Koto (2670m/8759ft.), 6-7hr walk

Follow the route which leads to the north past, cross the suspension bridges continue trek to Khotro, Karte, Dharapani, Bagarchhap, Danaque, Timang and Thankchowk. From here short descend walk on wide range trail bring us to Koto village.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek to Dharmasala (3220m/10564ft.), 5-6hr walk

Most of our today’s route will be through the shade of gorge which extend till Meta. From here we drop steeply down to the suspension bridge and continue drop route down from the chiseled cliff and trek until another suspension bridge. We enjoy wonderful wall of Annapurna. Crossing the side stream of Seti Khola and climb the steep forest of vertical cliff, pine and bamboo. Trekking through the cliff route reach to another suspension bridge and then we will pass the Hulaki Odar (Postman Cave). Following the route leads to the dramatically under a waterfall to arrive at Dharmasala
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

08

Day 08

Trek to Khyang (3840m/12598ft.), 5-6hr walk

09

Day 09

Trek to Phu (4070m/13353ft.), 4-5hr walk

From here, we trek through dry, desert-like gorge of Phu Khola and taking the hair-raising trail curved around the cliff. Continuing the east side of the valley, we pass the wooden bridge and ascend through a short staircase past a smooth eroded rock. We might see blue sheep grazing on the Khaki hillside. Continuing our trek lead to the tenuous trail steeply down along the huge rock spire and crossing the heart stopping bridge to enter the Phu region. Then we walk through the trail edges the hillside and descend down by passing the ruined Dzong reach to the collection of chorten besides a bridge. Now we follow the trail besides the Mani wall to reach the wonderful village of Phu (4070m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at teahouse

10

Day 10

Hike up to Himlung Base Camp (4920m/16141ft.)

We discover the astonishing village of Phu where the original fortified village is at the uppermost section. There are 40 households piled up on a bluff at the junction of a side valley. The meaning of Phu is ‘Head of the valley’ and the pyramid-shaped peak (6364m) to the north side is named after Birkuti the Nepali wife of King Tsrongsten Gampo (Tibet King). Then after we visit to Tashi Lhakhang Gompa, one of the most important monastery in Phu founded by the 10th Karmapa. The monastery contains a library, protector chapel and a menkhang (apothecary), lined with jars of herbs, potions and antibiotics. After we hike to Himlung base camp and return to Phu.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

11

Day 11

Trek to Junam Goth (3870m/12696ft.), 4-5hr walk

We retrace our steps which leads steps down to Phu Khola and crossing the wooden bridge. Leaving through the Kyang and the former Khampa settlement (Chyakhu), trail then lead to the glacial moraine and after crossing the side stream we reach to the Junam Goth which is also the former Khampa settlement.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

12

Day 12

Trek to Naar (4180m/13713ft.), 5-6hr walk.

Trek begins with descend the slope till we meet the bridge which lead us towards Naar village. Further we discover 80m deep gorge spectacular view of Pisang Peak and Kang Guru. Finally 3hr of walk through Chorten and long Mani wall bring us to Naar Village.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

13

Day 13

Trek to Kang La High (5245m/17208ft.), 3-4hr walk

Trek commence on gradual up where Pisang Peak and razorback ridge to our left. Following our trail then leads to a pleasing yak pasture and we traverse it to reach Kang La Phedi (4620m). We just climb up from the pasture below where the trail steepens through the rocky ice route. Then we reach to a small flat area and before reaching at the glacial lake we walk through steepen and scree.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

14

Day 14

Trek to Ngawal (3615m/11860ft.), 5-6hr walk

Trek offer us outstanding view of Annapurnas, glacial lake. Kang La pass(5306m) decorated with the colourful prayer flags. From summit offer majestic entire overview of Manang valley, Annapurnas, Tilicho Peak and the Annapurna Circuit Trek trail which is 2000m down below in the valley. From here we descend down the steep scree, pass the rhododendron bushes walk bring us to Ngawal village (3660m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

15

Day 15

Trek to Braga and continue to Yak Kharka via Manang Village (4110m/13484ft.), 6-7hr walk

Initial trek begins with descend to Barga village and continue to Manang, From Manang we continue along the trail towards Marsyangdi valley and turn northwest up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. After reaching Yak Kharka, we hike the surrounding hills for a chance to see some famous bluesheep.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

16

Day 16

Trek To Thorang High Camp (4925m/16158ft.)

The day begins with an ascent up the valley and back down to cross the Jarsang Khola. From here a steep climb brings us up to the Thorang High Camp at 4,925m. The area becomes wilder and you can feel the adventurous spirit.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

17

Day 17

Challenging day over the Thorang La (5416m/17769ft.) pass

A challenging day at high altitude lies ahead. From the high camp, we follow the ascent route until we reach the prayer flags at the top (5416m). The ascent can feel much more challenging than the vertical distance suggests due to the high altitude and the occasionally unfavourable weather. The hard work is rewarded with a stunning panorama of snow-capped peaks and the Himalayan scenery above the Kali Gandaki valley through to the Annapurna range, Mukut and even the Mustang Himal to the west. A long and somewhat steep descent follows before the slope eases off to a gentle descent above Muktinath (3802m) which is a fascinating village; sacred to both Hindu and Buddhists. There are sacred shrines as well as numerous chorten with fascinating mythical background. Your guide will be happy to explain their cultural importance.
Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
Overnight at Teahouse

18

Day 18

Trek to Marpha (2680m/8792ft.), 5-6hr walk

From here we follow the road down to the steep, barren hillside that bring us to spectacular view point Jharkot (3500m). From Jharkot the trail leads us down to Khingar (3400m) and, in contrast to yesterday, is a very relaxed path among meadows, streams and apple orchards. We will find hundreds of cairn erected by pilgrims to honour departed ancestors. A short walk brings us to the gateway of upper Mustang: Kagbeni (2840m). To Marpha, in order to avoid the dust and unpleasant road, we take the route via the west bank and continue via Pagling before reaching Marpha.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay atTeahouse

19

Day 19

Scenic flight to Pokhara (823m/2700ft.), 25min fly

From Jomsom to Pokhara, retrace our fly to Pokhara.

20

Day 20

Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.), 6hr drive

Scenic drive to Kathmandu following Prithvi Highway witnessing the rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers with full of fun throughout the drive. It takes about 6hr drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching there our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
[Included meals: dinner in Ktm]
Overnight at hotel

21

Day 21

Final Departure From Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meal: Breakfast]

 

Location

 

 

Our Offer

We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Fight from Jomsom to Pokhara & PKR to KTM by Tourist bus
  • Sharing bus from KTM to Besi-Sahar
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members
  • Nar-Phu entrace special permits for all members
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com


Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness


Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks & boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, 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

 

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.

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Duration

21 days

Season

Spring/Fall/winter

Region

Annapurna

Grade

Medium

Altitude

5320m

Walking

5hr

Accommodation

Tea-house

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Private Vehicle & flight

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