Nar phu valley trek itinerary, permit, cost, map with highlights

Nar and Phu valley Nar phu valley trek

Nar phu valley trek trip details

The travelers who are interested to venture in to a trek that is rarely visited and leading to a remote place can choose the Nar Phu valley trek. The Nar Phu valley trek passes through the two remote villages Nar and Phu and also through dense forests, yaks, monasteries and the Kang la pass.

Nar, phu gaon has been opened for trekking since 2003 for foreigners. In the villages travelers can have the taste of unique Himalayan cultures. Bhulbhule is the starting place of Nar Phu valley trek. One can reach Bhulbhule by road from Kathmandu in seven hours. The Nar Phu valley consists of snow capped peaks, grazing settlements at high altitude and ancient villages.

Phu is a pilgrimage center for the Buddhists from Nepal. They visit the Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and seek the blessings of Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche. The villages here and the alpine valleys above Phu are quite amazing. The spectacular Kang la pass is at an altitude of 5306m the highest elevation of this trip.
The trekkers to Nar Phu valley take the same trail as Annapurna circuit trek. At Koto, the trekkers cross the Marshyangdi River. During the Nar Phu valley trek, the trekkers will get the views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. Those who want to take the Annapurna circuit trek proceed further for Manang.

Others come back from Manang to Bhulbhule from where they drive back to Kathmandu. Those who proceed through the Thorong La Pass can reach Jomsom. Those who go for the Nar Phu valley trek can have either camping trek or tea house trek. Basic accommodation and food with Nepalese dishes are available at the tea houses. The Nar Phu valley trek is adventurous and less traveled.
Chorten gate is the entrance to Nar Phu valley. The pine forests, Tibetan villages that are built of stone, ancient Buddhist monasteries and spectacular views of Annapurna range are the attractions of this trek. The maximum number of snow leopards is found in the Nar Phu valley area. Those who proceed through the Thorong La Pass which is at an altitude of 5416m reach the holy village of Muktinath.

From Muktinath the trek goes to Kagbeni, the gateway of Upper Mustang. Those who want to fly back to Kathmandu take the flight from the Jomsom airstrip. The recently opened picturesque Nar Phu valley has the Trans Himalayan topography, quite similar to Tibet. The trails here still remain rugged. Nar and Phu valley trek takes you to a remote but alluring region of Nepal.

It requires previous high land hiking experience to cross Kang la pass, if same way back then not necessary. Best months of the year for this trek are March to May and August to December. Exploration of this remote valley is the most exciting part of the Nar Phu valley trek.

Nar phu valley trek itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Nar phu trek.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m).

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1,310m).

Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,430m).

Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,860m).

Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600m).

Day 08: Trek from Koto (2600m). to Dharmasala (3230m).

Day 09: Trek from Dharmasala (3230m) to Kayang (3820m).

Day 10: Trek from Kayang (3740m) to Phu Village (4080m).

Day 11: Excursion around Phu valley.

Day 12: Trek from Phu village to Junam (3550m).

Day 13: Trek from Junam to Nar village (4110m).

Day 14: Excursion around Nar valley.

Day 15: Trek to Ngawal (3660m) via Kang La pass (5306m).

Day 16: Trek from Ngwal to Manang (3540m).

Day 17: Trek from Manang to Letdar (4200m).

Day 18: Trek from Letdar to Thorong high camp (4925m).

Day 19: Trek to Muktinath (3760m) via Thorong La (5416m).

Day 20: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m).

Day 21: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m).

Day 22: Drive/flight back to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.

Day 23: After this amazing Nar Phu valley trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Service include

#Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
#5 star hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast.
#Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
#Kathmandu to Khundi bus and Pokhara to Kathmandu drive/Flight
#All meals and accommodation during Nar phu valley trekking period
#An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal.
#Highly experienced Nar Phu valley trekking staffs
#All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
#Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag (optional), medical kit etc.
#Travel and rescue arrangements
#Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant.

Service exclude

Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
Hot shower, battery recharge during Nar phu trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
Personal Nar Phu valley trekking equipment’s / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section

Trip note

Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; It is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Nar Phu valley trek is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Nar phu valley trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.

Additional information

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Holiday Trip Fact

Price: US $ 1925
Grade: Strenuous
Season: Sept to Dec, Feb to May
Duration: 24 Days
Operation: Camping
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Group Size: Min 2 to Max 12
Highest access: Thorong La 5416m
Start From: Kathmandu - Besisahar
Ending at: Jomsom - Kathmandu