- Duration 17 Nights / 18 Days.
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time April
- Difficulty Level Moderate.
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal.|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure.|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||17 Nights / 18 Days.|
|Best time to travel||April|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||5,416 meters / 17,764 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
Trekking in Nepal can be a highly enticing adventure with the superb trekking destinations spread along the length and breadth of the country. The exotic Valley of Nar Phu in the North of the Annapurna Region Ushers to a lot of enthusiastic trekkers owing to the supreme setting and the thrilling trail of the region. Sights of marvelous snow-clad peaks, old and traditional villages, and vast grazing fields makes the journey quite picturesque. Kang La Pass and Thorong la are the two high altitude passes one encounter in the journey along with ancient villages like Bhotia. A journey to witness the Medieval Tibetan culture, and extremely alluring sights of mountains and forests, the 18 days journey of Nar Phu Valley Trek is very tempting.
Living the life off the edge is important if you spend your life doing conventional things always then the last quarter of your life will be more with regrets than satisfaction. It’s important to experience an adrenaline rush in every instance and trekking injects more adrenaline rush than anything else.
The Nar Phu Valley Trek in Nepal is one such example of a trek that packs adventure, thrill, and excitement in the best possible way. The trek route is along the famous Annapurna circuit trail, and the journey allows you to explore the majestic Annapurna and even the Kangla Pass. The trek also helps you to dig deeper into the medieval Tibetian culture, witness amazing mountain sceneries, and majestic Alpine scenes. Take a look into the 18 days itinerary to have a clear idea of what you will be experiencing.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The capital of the country, Kathmandu will be your first stop on the long journey. Kathmandu is a paradise where nature’s beauty congregates rich culture and heritage. Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage sights like the Monkey temple, the Hindu temple, and the Buddhist Shrine. Stroll the market areas of Kathmandu, enjoy the vivid colors of the city, the exotic views in the background, and the warm heart locals. Kathmandu is an ideal place to mingle with the Nepalese culture and the best place to try the finest and most authentic Nepalese cuisines. Make your day a happening one in the capital, spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat(1100m/3608ft).
The journey today will be long so it is important to start the day early. The drive will take up around 9 hours so it’s important that you are not late. Enjoy the long drive as the picturesque beauty of the countryside of Nepal, the lush green valleys, mountains, farmlands and even rivers all will accompany you in the journey.
The ride becomes bumpy after you reach Besisahar, but savor the beauty of the landscape from the window of the car to make up for the rough ride. Stay the night in Jagat.
Day 3: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft).
Today you will be starting your trek journey from Jagat to reach Dharapani. Follow the trail to cross through a lush forest to reach a sharp-edged cliff that will face the riverbanks. Annapurna range will be on your sight along with exciting views of Chyamje as well. Follow a challenging trail after crossing a suspension bridge to reach Sattale.
The path forward will lead you to grassy riverbanks that will help you reach Tal. Move forward on the journey to cross the forested Karte village, followed by waterfalls and cliffs to finally reach the Dharapani village. Stay the night in Dharapani.[/su_service]
Day 4: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft).
The journey to the Koto village will pass through the Bagarchhap village. The trail will follow through pine and fir forests to reach Bagarchhap, that houses a beautiful whitewashed monastery. The trail forward is steep till you reach Timang. You will be amazed at the incredible views of the Mt. Manaslu and peak 29, follow the trail forward to get a glimpse of the Annapurna II as well to finally reach Koto via Latmarang village. Spend the night in Koto.
Day 5: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft).
Start the day to register the restricted area permit in the Police check post. The trail to Dharmashala will follow along with the Soti Khola River through beautiful pine forests, suspension bridges, and a stream as well.
Follow the trail to reach the Tibetian Place from where you will be experiencing the most amazing views of the Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Travel the way forward through a steep ascends to finally reach the Meta village. Stay the night in Meta.
Day 6: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft).
The trail today will be through random ascend and descends and you will also cross a number of suspension bridges over different streams. On your way, you will reach the Kyang where you will get to relive the history. Take your time exploring the remains of the ruined fort of the Khempa settlement. Follow the rocky trail to cross the Phu Khola and finally reach the Phu Gaon. Stay the night in Phu Gaon.
Day 7: Acclimatization at Phu gaon.
It is important to get acclimatized to the high altitude. The place is called the Lost/Hidden valley so spend the day exploring the rich culture, rich natural diversity and the religious practices of the locals. Get knowledge of how the people spend their days and take up agriculture, animal breeding as their prime profession. Explore the famous Tashi Lakhang monastery, the last monastery built by Karmapa Rinpoche. The lost valley offers you rich culture and heritage and also pretty incredible views of the Himlung Himal and other ranges. Spend the night in Phu gaon.
Day 8: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft)
The day will start with Mahendra pul as the first destination which will take up around 4 hours to reach. Cross the high suspension bridge over the Lapche river, the trail to Mahendra Pul takes up around 4 hours. From Mahendra Pul it takes up 2 hours to reach the Nar village and the trail is along with many Buddhist stupas. You will get beautiful views of the Pisang peak and also several Buddhist Monasteries. Stay the night in Nar village.
Day 9: Acclimatization at Nar.
This is the second and important acclimatization day of the trip. Spend the day exploring the village of Nar, take a closer look at the lifestyle and culture of the locals. Prepare for the forward journey, stay the night in Nar.
Day 10: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft).
The journey today is more about adventure and thrill. Start the day early after breakfast to hike up to the Kangla Pass. Enjoy the astounding views of the great Annapurna range from top of the pass. Click exciting pictures and admire the beauty of nature at its best. After exploration of the pass, descend down to Ngwal, spend the night in Ngwal.
Day 11: Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft).
The journey from Ngwal to Manag is a pretty exciting one as you pass the solitary village of Paugh and overlooking the massive Annapurna range. The trail follows a gentle ascend to the Mungli village and joins the primary Annapurna trail from Mungli. Follow the trail to finally reach the Manang where you will be camping the night.
Day 12: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft).
The trail from Manang will cross a stream to reach the Tenki village. Continue on the trail to reach the Jarsang Khola valley. Follow the trail through beautiful Juniper trees and scrubs as the elevation rises gradually. On your forward journey, you will cross the small village of Ghunsa followed by grazing lands of Horses and Yaks. Cross a small river by a wooden bridge over the river to pass a small and beautiful Mani wall and to finally reach the beautiful Yak Kharka village. Stay the night in the village.
Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft).
The foot of the pass, Thorong Phedi is where you will be heading today as you start to conclude your trip. Thorong Phedi is the best-suited place for tired trekking enthusiasts. The journey the next day will be on a rough terrain so it is important you have a pleasant sleep in the lower altitude of Thorong Phedi today.
Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft)
The Throrong La pass is located at an elevation of 5416m and crossing this pass quite thrilling. You need to start the day quite early to pass the icy high altitude and you will be presented with the most incredible views of the Mountains to compensate for the rough trail you are experiencing. Follow the trail to finally reach Muktinath, and spend the time exploring the rich culture of the place, the Vishnu temple, and the Buddhist Monastery. Spend the night in Muktinath.
Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft)
As the journey is not a circuit trek, so you will be visiting different places on your way down to the finish line. The new places will keep your excitement alive even if you are towards the very end of the journey. On your way to Jomson, you will pass the Jharkot and Khingarvillage, known for its typical Tibetian architecture. The most of the journey will be on the banks of the Kali Gandaki river to finally reach the Jomson village. Stay the night in Jomson.
Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Today you will be traveling back to Pokhara, commonly known as the lake city. Explore the beauty of the Pokhara valley and spend the day strolling the banks of the Fewa lake. The Fewa lake is the second biggest lake in the country, and you can also enjoy a calm boating experience in the lake while witnessing an incredible view of the Machhapuchhare range. Stroll in the mesmerizing lake side of the area, spend the night in Pokhara.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft).
The exciting fun-filled journey ends as you reach the capital from where you started. Spend the day in Kathmandu exploring the city and trying out the culinary dishes. Shop your heart out and get souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final departure.
Take the flight back home from the International airport in Kathmandu. On your way back, cherish the memories of the majestic views of the mountains, the vivid landscapes, and rich culture of the country. There are many other treks alone in Nepal that are equally exciting if not more, plan your next trip in no time.