Nar Phu Valley Trekking - 21 Days

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Nar and Phu Trekking where adventure takes you around far remote and isolated corners of Nepal Far North Mid-West beyond massive range of Annapurna Himalaya and group of Chulus peaks, close to Himlung and Damodar Himal range of mountains.

Nar and Phu Trekking one of wonderful area to visit and remains as restricted area to visit where one can experience with Third Eye Treks organize and runs this magnificent and exclusive high mountain adventure for interested travelers in search of new fresh Himalayan destinations.

A perfect and scenic walks that takes you to hidden corners of the country within sheer wilderness of high towering mountains and around marvelous valleys facing mind-blowing scenery of dramatic and unique landscapes with giant snow capped peaks.

Nar and Phu Trekking was closed for many centuries been open since past three decades where trekkers and adventurer can visit and explore this awesome and amazing country obtaining special trekking permits to enter into Nar and Phu villages and its beautiful country side.

Adventure begins with long interesting drive from Kathmandu to reach Mid-West within low and warm region around Lamjung area and the town of Besisar then heading further north west to start our wonderful Nar and Phu Trekking.

First part of journey walking on popular and famous Annapurna circuit routes, following high trails past many nice villages to enter into Manang district from Tal-Besi onwards, after few days of good walks facing tremendous views of Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu peaks.

From the village of Koto located close to large Chame town, headquarter of Manang area, where our direction changes on leaving the main Annapurna circuit path for some days to reach at high country around Phu and Nar areas.

Walk lead into narrow valley around river gorge sandwiched by high rocky cliffs and with peaks of Chulu and Pisang, the area covered with nice shady woodland of tall rhododendron, pines and fir trees, as walk progress following river upstream reaching into a wide and exposed valley on entering Nar and Phu valley.

Adventure takes you first to visit at Phu village to explore its immense culture and traditional farm with live-stock herding of yaks, a strange and mystical place to experience around the villages of strong Tibetan Buddhism influence, as well with tour of the local old monasteries.

After Phu down and up to enter Nar another large village tucked within high semi-deserted landscapes of arid and barren terrain, with time here visiting its fascinating culture as this Nar village similar to Phu.

From Nar on leaving human settlement and villages to cross high and scenic Kang-La pass rewards with fantastic views of Annapurna, Chulus with Damodar Himal range, after a tough steep climb with long descend to reach at Manang valley and its main village back on Annapurna circuit trail.

Enjoy great time on main large village of Manang with stunning views of Gangapurna, Tilicho with northern sides of Annapurna peaks, after pleasant and scenic time around Manang village walks lead further North-West to barren wilderness area to reach on the foot of high Thorang-la pass.

Next early morning steep climb to reach highest point of the adventure at 5,418 m high on top Thorang-la pass festooned with thousands of prayer flags that marks the pass as well respecting the top, regarded as abode of holy spirits.

Enjoying breathtaking stunning panorama of mountain range with long descend of more than 1,620 m to reach at holy place of Muktinath temple premises and then at the village with many nice lodge for overnight halt, facing wonderful views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche with Tilicho and Nilgiri’s peaks.

Muktinath a holy pilgrimage spot for most Hindu followers where one can visit the sacred temple and its ancient 108 water spouts with number of monasteries, where the word Muktinath comes from Sanskrit means a place of Liberty to free yourself from sins and birth life-cycles.

After an enjoyable time at Muktinath walk takes you down at Kaligandaki River valley to reach at nice and large town in Jomsom headquarter place for Mustang district, located on old Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan Trade route of Nepal to Tibet, which is also the hub of indigenous Thakli people the main tribe of Lower Mustang and Kaligandaki Valley.

Staying overnight in the comfort of nice hotels and lodge, next early morning from Jomsom a super scenic short flight takes you to beautiful Pokhara, a city of natural beauty with calm lakes and views of high Annapurna mountain range.

From Pokhara taking a long exciting drive back to Kathmandu then completing our fabulous and wonderful adventure on Nar-Phu Trekking of great experience within high areas of Annapurna Himalaya.  

Short outline Itinerary:

Day 01: On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Third Eye Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.

Day 03: Drive to Jagat village 1,240 m via Syange 890 m and Besisar 760 m- 07 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Koto 2,560 m near Chame Town 2,670 m – 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Dharmasala 3,230 m – 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Kang 3, 020 m – 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Phu village 4,080 m – 06 hrs.

Day 09: Rest day in Phu village for acclimatization and exploration.

Day 10: Trek to Nar Phedi 3, 545 m – 06 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Nar-Gaon 4,206 m – 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m – 05 hrs.

Day 13: Cross Kang-La Pass 5, 322 m trek to Nagwal 3,650 m – 07 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,100 m – 04 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,640 m – 04 hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m crossing high Thorang-la at 5,416 m – 06 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Jomsom town 2,715 m with afternoon free -04 hrs.

Day 19: Flight from Jomsom of 22 minutes to land at scenic Pokhara city 860 m

Day 20: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs / 30 mins via air.

Day 21: International departure for home ward bound.

Seasons for Nar-Phu trekking:

Best times from March to May with mid September to early November months, March to May lively during spring season with wild flowers in full blooming times especially the national flower of Nepal the Rhododendron with magnolia and other wild-flowers makes a pretty pictures to capture.

Days are longer with much sunlight hour cold in the morning and night times as well in shady area, late afternoon can get cloudy but with clear morning till mid noon for excellent views of peaks and walks, expect snow, expect some snow sometimes during the best time also.

Mid September to November months around autumn / fall season most days are crystal clear for spectacular mountain views and pleasant walks, but much cold with freezing temperatures during morning and night times can get snowed in sometimes around high elevation at Kang-la and Thorang-la passes.

Overview

  • Enjoy the adventure around hidden pockets beyond scenic Manang valley.
  • Exceptional stunning scenery of beautiful valleys, rolling hills and snow mountains.
  • Explore undisturbed remote villages and monasteries of great Buddhism cultures.
  • From green forest to barren landscapes within windswept valley of Nar and Phu.
  • Crossing high two great passes Kang-la and Thorang-la above 5,000 meters high.
  • Fascinating views of Annapurna-Damodar-Chulus as far towards Dhaulagiri range
Day 1
On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Rock Everest Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.

On first arrival reaching the soil of Himalayan country Nepal at Kathmandu international Airport, received by our guide and staff for short transfer to you hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel, an interesting area where trekkers can find all needful items in the shops and stores at Thamel.

Check into your rooms after a rest then down at meeting place in the hotel lobby or foyer for group briefing where our guide or leader will provide you with information of the treks with other necessary queries to make your stay with us enjoyable.

Evening welcome dinner is organized in nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with country cultural program to entertainment you along with nice dinner.

Day 2
In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.

In Kathmandu spare and free day at leisure for Nar-Phu treks preparation with options for tour around Kathmandu, as this city steeped with historical and ancient religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhism religions, an exciting tour to catch glimpse of Nepalese cultures as it were hundreds of centuries and within World Heritage Sites.

Day 3
Drive to Jagat village 1,240 m via Syange 890 m and Besisar 760 m- 07 hrs.

Morning an interesting long drive towards Nepal Mid West, journey lead to Besisar town then on dirt road past Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following Marsyangdi River upstream, drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange.

From Syange village as drive diverts on leaving the river for sometimes as drive heads uphill to reach at nice hill village Jagat for overnight stop.

Day 4
Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 06 hours.

First day walk starts from Jagat village, heading past farm village on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River then cross to eastern bank into forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as our walk advances on a wide path to Tal Besi.

Here for refreshment or lunch break, and then few hour walk to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Day 5
Trek to Koto 2,640 m -05 hrs.

With pleasant overnight stop at Dharapani morning walk into rhododendron and pine forest past villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then climb up to Timang a village with more Buddhist culture facing excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, from Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto, from here our route diverts to Nar-Phu away from main Annapurna circuit trail, Koto village for overnight stop which is close to Chame a large town and headquarter town of Manang district.

Day 6
Trek to Dharmasala 3,230m - 05 hrs.

After Koto our route heads north away from Annapurna circuit trail for a week heading towards Nar & Phu villages, in the hidden areas of Upper Manang valley near South West Tibet border in the country of blue sheep’s and snow leopards.

Trek leads into narrow valley with forest of pines and rhododendron trees, then reaching nice pasture fields with huts and sheds of Yak herders and in the gorge formed by Pisang Peak and Kang-guru Himal lower basin, walk continues following Nar-Phu River upstream to reach at Dharmasala for overnight stop.

Day 7
Trek to Kang 4,100 m - 6 hrs.

Morning walk leads towards far north towards Phu village isolated area of dry, arid landscapes, on the lookout for some wildlife’s Blue Sheep’s, Snow Leopard, Musk deer’s and mountain goats.

Walk continues to Kang for overnight stop after an interesting day, Kyang with dozen houses of Tibetan culture.

Day 8
Trek to Phu village 4,080 m - 06 hours.

Today walk leads to our destination at Phu village, morning walk to Phu River following upstream for some time and then descend to river again, and then climb to reach within gorge and narrow valley, walk around for some time and up into a wide glacial valley with pasture lands ending at Phu village of strong Tibetan influence culture, traditions and religion.

Day 9
Rest day in Phu village for acclimatization and exploration.

Necessary rest day at Phu for acclimatization and explore impressive village visiting Tashilkhang and Samdu Choling Monastery and Kyauchyu waterfalls, Phu Village with about 30 houses for 100 to 150 inhabitants.

Day 10
Trek to Nar Phedi 3,545 m - 06 hrs.

From Phu village walk heads back on same trail for few hours descend leads to narrow gorge at Phu khola, from here a slow climb to reach at Yughat small village with Mani, chortens and Buddhist shrines, then finally reaching on a flat field at Nar Phedi for overnight stop.

Day 11
Trek to Nar-Gaon 4,206 m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads back to Phu Khola for few hours to reach a suspension bridge over Phu Khola, crossing the bridge with steep climb for few hours reaching a flat area then walk to Nar village for overnight.

Nargaon in comparison with Phu looks similar but smaller due to its remoteness with high altitude and dry land.

Day 12
Trek to Kang-La Base Camp 4,530 m - 05 hrs.

After Nar-Gaon walk heads to remote wilderness, away from human settlement for few days, an interesting walk for few hours then with short ups and downs in some rocky and arid path, passing cattle herders shelters and grazing field heading further west following Temdenzon khola (stream) around this wild areas with views of peaks and finally reaching at Kang la pass Phedi or a base for overnight stop with camping at 4,530 meters altitude.

Day 13
Cross Kangla Pass 5,322m and trek to Nagwal 3,650 m - 07 hrs.

Starting early morning to cross Kang-la at an altitude of 5,322 meters, walk climbs higher on a steep slope for few hours with stunning views of Pisang Peak with Chulu Far East Peak, and then reaching the top of the pass with wonderful views of Annapurna massif mountain range, Chulu Peaks, Lamjung Himal and adjoining peaks of Annapurna range, and then walk downhill to Ngawal via Julu village close to Manang village to reach at main route on Annapurna circuit trail.

Day 14
Trek to Manang 3,540 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk leads you towards Manang main village, after an overnight at Ngawal where our route this morning joins Annapurna Circuit trail after being away for main flow of trekkers for some days.

On route main Manang village with short stop at Braga villages visit its old interesting monastery with fabulous views of mountains.

The houses built with traditional Tibetan style, Manang people are known for their rich cultural and traditions.

Day 15
Trek to Yak Kharka 4,100 m - 04 hrs.

From Manang walk lead further west to Yak Kharka walks follows past scattered farm and villages with close views of Chulu West then reaching at a wide valley where Yak Kharka located facing Gangapurna, Tilicho peaks in the south with Chulu West towards north direction.

Day 16
Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,640 m - 04 hrs.

Morning starts to reach at the end of Manang valley at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a short bridge with climb that leads high above Jarjung stream to reach at Thorang Phedi or a base, from here steep climb for an hour to our overnight stop at Thorang High Camp.

Day 17
Trek to Muktinath 3,800 crossing Thorang-La Pass 5,416 m- 06 hrs.

Our main adventure and highlight start this morning, after having early breakfast where walk heads with steep climb on winding up within barren landscape to reach on top Thorang-la Pass at 5,416 m high, on the highest spot of the adventure.

The high top rewards you with grand vista of beautiful scenery facing dramatic landscape and snowcapped peaks, then long downhill to Muktinath at 3,800 m.

On reaching at Muktinath village and temple area for overnight stop, this is a holy pilgrimage spot for both Hindu and Buddhist followers where the word Muktinath means ‘a place for Nirvana and to liberate one-self’.

Day 18
Trek to Jomsom town 2,715 m with afternoon free -04 hrs.

From here onward with pleasant scenic walk with downhill to reach on a wide Kaligandaki River valley, last trek continues to reach large major town of Mustang district at Jomsom.

Check into nice hotel then having lunch, afternoon at leisure with walks around the street and shops at Jomsom the home town of indigenous Thakali people.

Day 19
Flight from Jomsom of 22 minutes to land at scenic Pokhara city 860 m

Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for short scenic flight to Pokhara during air enjoy fantastic views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s, Annapurna Himalaya including towering Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak as small aircraft makes landing at Pokhara airport.

A short drive to your nice hotel within beautiful city Pokhara located by the side of serene Phewa Lake, after an enjoyable and scenic time around Nar and Phu Trekking.

Day 20
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu - 06 hrs / 30 mins via air.

Morning nice and exciting drive to Kathmandu on leaving Pokhara, where journey takes you on interesting highway back to Kathmandu, and then check into respective hotels, with afternoon free to enjoy your own personal activities and shopping.

(Options for scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes)

Day 21
International departure for home ward bound.

After a marvelous adventure and experience in Nepal with glorious moments around high Himalaya with Nar and Phu trekking , with last day in the country of high mountains and colorful culture, our staff and guide transfers you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop by private transport
  • Local bus to Bhulbhule and Tatopani to Pokhara. Tourist bus from Pokhara to kathmandu
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara with private transportation
  • 2night standard accommodation in Pokhara and 3 night in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Guide (his salary, food, insurance, transport, equipment) during the trek.
  • Porter (Their salary, food, insurance, transport, equipments,1 porter to carry the luggage of 2 clients) during the trek
  • Your Food 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during your trek with cup of tea or coffee at breakfast time
  • Accommodation in the tea house during the trek (neat and clean but normal in a twin sharing basis)
  • Permit fees (Nar Phu restricted)
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (you need to return after complete your trek)
  • Medical kits
  • Register your name in the embassy
  • Last night cultural dinner at typical Nepali restaurant-
  • All government tax & official expenses

Cost Exclude

  • All bar bills during the trek (soft drinks, hot drinks & alcoholic drinks)
  • Monument entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Travel insurance required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Sweets, Cigarette, Telephone bills, hot shower, Battery Charge, Wi-Fi, Heater Charge and your personal expenses, equipment during your trek beyond I mentioned above in a price included section
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond Himalaya Hub Adventure.
  • Tips for field staff (Driver,Guide,porter)

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Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle / tourist bus
  • 2 +
  • 5,416 m
  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek.