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Nar Phu Valley Trek – 10 Days

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Trip Highlights

Trip Code: NHN 2933Duration: 10 Days Trekking
Region: AnnapurnaMaximum Altitude:  M. 5320/ 17556 Ft.
Start: Kathmandu –  KotoEnd:  Chame –  Kathmandu
Best Season: Sept – Nov,   March – MayTrekking Type: Tea House/ Camping
Group Size: Min 2Price From: $ 1215/Person

Nar Phu Valley trek is a newly opened (since 2003), yet a very special trekking destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Nar Phu Valley hike presents an opportunity to venture into the two hidden remote valleys: Nar and Phu of the upper Manang districts. Therefore, this trek is also famous as the hidden valley trek. The Kang La Pass (5,306m) is the highest altitude achieved during this trek. Unbelievable views of the Annapurna massif, Manaslu, Pisang, Kangru, Chulus, Langtang and various other peaks, glaciers, narrow canyon, peaceful forests, interesting rock formations backed up by the remote villages and the unique Himalayan culture in the very north of Manang district are the major attractions of this trek.

A very few trekkers have attempted this part of the Annapurna region and those who have, are glad that they did. The Phu Valley holds great importance for Buddhist pilgrims as they come to visit Thashi Gompa to receive blessings from Lama Rinpoche. Additionally, trekkers can also enjoy the lifestyle of Gurung, Tamang and the Lama people en route.

If you are interested in longer Trekking, visit the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route, the Upper Mustang Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Koto (2600 m.) via Besisahar. 08/09 hrs.

Day 02: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala (3220 m.) – 05 hrs. Walk.

Day 03: Trek from Dharmasala to Chaku (3772 m.) – 07 hrs. Walk.

Day 04: Trek from Chaku to Phu (4050 m.) – 06/07 hrs. Walk.

Day 05: Side trip around Phu Valley or Himling Base Camp

Day 06: Trek from Phu to Nar (4150 m.) – 07 hrs. Walk.

Day 07: Trek from Nar to Khang La Phedi (4530 m.) – 03 hrs. Walk.

Day 08: Cross Khang La (5320 m.) and trek to Ngawal (3670 m.) – 08 hrs. Walk.

Day 09: Trek from Ngawal to Chame (2670 m.) – 05/06 hrs. Walk.

Day 10: Drive from Chame to Kathmandu – 08/09 hrs.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Koto (2600 m.) via Besisahar. 08/09 hrs.

Leave Kathmandu early and drive first to Besisahar. After lunch, change to a four-wheel drive vehicle for the rugged journey to Koto. The road can be almost as challenging for passengers as for drivers, but it is incredibly scenic! It travels along the old Annapurna Circuit trek route, through amazing gorges and past stunning waterfalls. Arrive in Koto in time for dinner.

Day 02: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala (3220 m.) – 05 hrs. Walk.

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 Dharmashala for overnight stop.

Day 03: Trek from Dharmasala to Chaku (3772 m.) – 07 hrs. Walk.

Crossing the Methang River, we will choose the escalating trail to meadow at Methang. We will enjoy views of chortens and Kang Guru before passing through Methang Village to Junan Village. Short trek from Junan will take us to Upper Chaku via Lower Chaku Village.

Day 04: Trek from Chaku to Phu (4050 m.) – 06/07 hrs. Walk.

We begin with a challenging climb past another abandoned village with a curious mani wall. We will then continue along a mesmerizing rock carved tunnel along the river while passing sever chortens and the river bed on our way to the Phu Valley. After enjoying the panoramic views at Phu Khola we will finish with a steep ascent to the remote village of Phu before setting up camp along the river.

Day 05: Rest Day! Side trip around Phu Valley or Himling Base Camp.

A short hike up to the village offers stunning views of the valley. Although a long and exhausting walk to Himlung Base Camp also remains a good alternative.

Day 06: Trek from Phu to Nar (4150 m.) – 07 hrs. Walk.

The trail descends passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 04 hours. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. We have lunch in Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village which takes about 2 hours. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Overnight in Nar.

Day 07: Trek from Nar to Khang La Phedi (4530 m.) – 03 hrs. Walk.

As we are trekking only few hours so we will take into the village for sight seeing and depart to Kangla phedi. Mostly we are walking through the paster land and through the Kani village. Over night at Guest house/Tented camp.

Day 08: Cross Khang La (5320 m.) and trek to Ngawal (3670 m.) – 08 hrs. Walk.

Today is a long day, so get up before sunrise and head towards the Kang La pass. The trail climbs gradually and not too steep in the beginning towards the pass. Before reaching the pass we climb steeply on a zigzag trail until we reach the top of the pass. From the pass there are fantastic views over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak all above 7000 m. Then we stop for a picnic lunch and give rest to our tired legs after the steep downhill. There are beautiful rock formations along the trail and pass by Milerepa caves before we reach Ngawal, on the upper Pisang route of the Annapurna Circuit. We arrive Ngawal in the late afternoon and stay at a relatively modern and beautiful lodge with wifi, hot showers and comfortable beds and delicious food. It is a nice lodge to relax after a hard days walk.

Day 09: Trek from Ngawal to Chame (2670 m.) – 05/06 hrs. Walk.

We take a fantastic route rejoining the Annapurna Circuit Trail at the village of Pisang. There incredible views towards Manaslu, Annapurna II and the mountains just east of us. We’ll stay in Chame overnight, which is the administrative centre of Manang. Though by no means a big village, there is a definite liveliness and buzz to the place. Children can be seen running and playing on the cobblestoned streets, there are colourful stupas and small stream turning prayer wheels, which eventually leads all the way down to the Marsyangdi River.

Day 10: Drive Chame to Kathmandu – 08 / 09 hrs.

After breakfast you will drive through the Koto, Thanchok, Timang village to the Besisahar by jeep or bus. We’ll have a bumpy drive to Besisahar. Again drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes: 

☛Pickup / Drop international airport by private tourist vehicle.Car, van or bus. (Depends on size of group)
☛Drop to Koto (trekking starting point), and pick up from Chame to Kathmandu. By Private tourist vehicle.
☛Annapurna Conservation and Nar Phu restricted area entry permits Fee.
☛TIMS (Trekking information management system) Fee.
☛Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.

☛Service of English speaking trekking guide and Porters. (We will provide one porter for two  Persons and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg. in total)
☛Accommodation, meals, transportation, equipment’s, and allowances of guide and porters.
☛Insurance of Guide and Porters.

☛All applicable government taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes: 

☛Any accommodation, meals and other services in Kathmandu.
☛Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
☛Bottle Drinks (Mineral waters, any cold drinks and alcoholic drinks)
☛Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver,laundry, bar bill, Telephone calls etc.
☛Any airfare and departure airport tax.
☛Nepal Visa fee.
☛Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

Testimonials

  • Just wanted to throw out a small plug for Ganesh and Gabish – a father and son owned trekking company in Nepal. In 2013, Susanne and I were lucky enough to have Ganesh as a guide for our quiet two week hike through the Tsum Valley. He really is fantastic at his job and has an amazing singing voice (a bonus on long days of hiking)!!! Many trekking providers are not owned by their guides, so your money does not always go into the pockets of those that work the hardest. If any of you guys out there are considering a holiday to Nepal or know someone who is, you should get in touch with Ganesh and Gabish at Nature Hike Nepal – https://www.naturehikenepal.com – and hopefully Ganesh will be free to show you around !! – Dan and Sussanne

  • We trekked with Ganesh in November of 2014 when we did the Everest Base Camp trek for our honeymoon. What an amazing experience! Ganesh was so knowledgeable, friendly and trustworthy.

    His English is great and he is a very good communicator. He took such good care to make sure we had a wonderful experience. When we started the trek, Ganesh was our guide. By the time we finished the trip, Ganesh was our friend. I’ve recommended Ganesh to several friends that visited Nepal after us and they all share the same feedback about Ganesh. He is fantastic!! – Mary Messer

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