Tour Details

  • 18 Days(s)

  • professional Trekking Guide

  • English French

  • 5322

overview

Nar Phu valley is an amazing adventure trek along the Annapurna region. If you want to have an exhilarating experience around the Himalayas, this is the best option for you. Along the rugged landscape of the Narphu area, you will have the adventurous time of your life. This is an opportunity to savor the natural surrounding and explore the rugged landscape of Nar and Phu in all its essence.

The Nar Phu Valley trek takes you to the heart of Nar and Phu for you to witness the traditional culture as well as the lifestyle of the local people. This place is mostly occupied by the Mongolian tribes who welcome the travelers with warm hospitality and faces full of smiles. The pasture lands and farm fields are very beautiful to watch and you will be awestruck by the views of snow-clad peaks on the backdrop of the surrounding here. You will also get to visit the gompas, monasteries, and chores here. Nar Phu Valley trek has to offer a chance to witness scenic natural beauty, along with rich culture and lifestyle.

Tour Highlights

  • Observe the Tibetan lifestyle and culture of the local folks
  • Witness the diverse landscape and structures along the path
  • Savor the beauty of the Himalayas like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Parvati ranges
  • Explore the beautiful gompa, monasteries, chortens and so on

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Itinerary

  • 1
  • 3 Star Hotel

Upon reaching Kathmandu airport, you will be picked by our representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking.  You will be transferred to the hotel with ease. You can go stroll around the Thamel area after getting relaxed.  Dinner awaits you at an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the evening. Later, your trekking guide will brief on the trip. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

  • 7 to 8 hrs
  • Guest House

Early in the morning, we set out for our journey with a drive. After having a hearty breakfast, we head to Jagat; this is going to be a scenic drive given the lush green hills, pristine rivers, and beautiful villages and mountain views we will get to witness. We reach Jagat en route Besisahar. This ride will be bumpy but will be fun. Overnight stay at Jagat.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

Our trek starts on this day after we eat breakfast. We first descend to reach a river and then walk past fields of potatoes, barley and corn and again through the rhododendron and bamboo jungle. Then, we ascend to a cliff offering views of the majestic Annapurna ranges.  We will walk along a steep, slippery path forward. We reach the Tal village as we move across rocky paths and move down to a riverbank.  We finally reach Dharapani after walking for around seven hours.  Overnight stay in Dharapani.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We walk towards Bagarchhap on this day which will take around one hour as we walk past fir and pine forests. We will go to visit the monastery here. We reach Danaque within an hour and then the trail turns steep ahead. We can savor the panoramic views o the Annapurna II and IV and the Lamjung Himal. We walk to Latamarang which will take approximately one and a half hour where we get lunch and we resume our walk.  Now, we reach Koto Village where we stay overnight.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

Early in the morning, we register the important permits for the trek and restricted areas. We move along the riverbank of the river, Soti, and then amazing pine forests, beautiful streams to reach Dharamsala. We walk past lush green forests and ascend to the Meta village. Now, we reach the Tibetan Plateau where we can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. Overnight stay at Meta.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • Guest House

We move across many suspension bridges across beautiful streams on this day. After walking for four hours, we reach the place named Kyang where we can witness the age-old forests of the Khampa settlement which is popular as the place where Khampa refugees who came from Tibet were captured and resided in the past). We walk along the Phu Khola on rugged terrain and then reach Phu village in around three to four hours. Overnight stay in Phu Gaon.

  • 1
  • Guest House

Since we have reached a higher elevation, we have a rest day at Phu Gaon where we have plenty of time to explore the local culture, natural surrounding and the cultural traditions of the Gurung, Ghale, and Lama folks.  We can study the phenomenon of seasonal migration and animal breedings along with the agricultural works. We can also enjoy the view of the snowy peaks like the Himlung Himal and others. Overnight stay in Phu Gaon.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

On this day, we descend as we walk past several streams and suspension bridges until we reach Mahendra Pul; this will take around four hours. We cross the suspension bridge which is located 80 meters above the Lapche river gorge. After eating lunch in Mahendra Pul, we ascend till Nar village as we pass several Buddhist stupas.  This will take around two hours. We can relish the views of many peaks including the spectacular Pisang peak. Overnight stay in Nar.

  • 1 day
  • Guest House

We spend this day at Nar exploring the surrounding because we need to acclimatize and prepare for the further journey. We can explore the local lifestyle and cultural traditions closely. We will be busy preparing for the trek the following day. Overnight stay in Nar.

  • 6
  • Guest House

On this day, we have a long hike starting early in the morning. We head to the Kang La pass; on the way we will get to see the majestic Annapurna massif. We descend down to Ngwal and stay there overnight.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We head to Manang from Ngwal. We walk past the Paugh village enjoying the views of Annapurna peaks. We then walk up to Mungli which leads us to the main path of the Annapurna route from Mungli. We reach Manang where we will stay in camps for the night.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We walk past a stream and then climb up to the Tenki village above Manang and then walk along the Marshyangdi valley where we turn northwest to get to the Jarsang Khola valley; we move through pasture lands,  juniper trees as we move upwards.  We cross the village named Ghunsa, some mud roofed houses below the trail and then through some meadows to reach Yak Kharka. We cross a tiny river over a wooden bridge and pass through an age-old Mani wall to reach here. We stay overnight at Yak Kharka.

  • 5 to 6 hrs
  • Guest House

We head to Thorung Phedi on this day. Thorung Phedi is a small settlement where many trekkers and climbers take a break. This point is used as a base camp by many travelers. We make this point our stop so we can resume our journey to the high camp conveniently with ease. Overnight stay at Thorung Phedi.

  • 8 to 9 hrs
  • Guest House

We cross the cumbersome Thorung La pass on this day; this is the important highlight of this trekking journey.  We will walk through an icy trekking route which makes the journey somewhat strenuous but the views that follow will be worth the effort. We will have reached Muktinath within sunset.  Muktinath is revered by both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. We will have time to roam around the area which has a Monastery and Vishnu temple. Overnight stay in Muktinath.

  • 4 to 5 hrs
  • Guest House

We descend down the gorge of Kali Gandaki on this day as we move across the arid land. We walk past the villages of Jharkot and Khingar where we can observe exquisite Tibetan architecture. We finally reach Jomsom following the valley along the banks of the river, Kali Gandaki. Overnight stay in Jomsom.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

After a hearty breakfast, we take a flight to Pokhara. This scenic flight has to offer the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna.  You will be transferred to the hotel upon reaching Pokhara airport. You will have enough time to indulge in individual activities, You can stroll around the Fewa lake or go for a fun boat ride or for a hike to World Peace Pagoda. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

  • 6 to 7 hrs
  • 3 Star Hotel

We retrace back to Kathmandu on this day from Pokhara. Make sure to sit on the left pane of the vehicle to relish the natural views throughout the journey. You will be transferred to the hotel upon arrival to Kathmandu. You can spend time with your travel buddies and organize the photographs.  During your leisure time, you can go buy souvenirs or stroll around the alleys.  A farewell dinner awaits you at the end of the day.

  • 1
  • None

You will be transferred to the airport on this day accompanied by a Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative around three hours before the scheduled flight.  From here, you will head to your native country or for your next travel destination.

What’s included/excluded

What's Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off facility
  • Important government taxes and service charges
  • All three main meals
  • Necessary sleeping bags and down jackets upon request
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner while trekking
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu via private vehicle
  • Experienced guide, proficient in English and a porter (inclusive of salary, food, insurance, and lodging expenses)
  • Porter and guide (inclusive of insurance)
  • Lodging facility throughout the trek
  • Three nights lodging facility with twin sharing room while in Kathmandu
  • Necessary permits for Nar Phu Valley and TIMS
  • Farewell dinner at a Nepali restaurant alongside a fun, cultural show
  • Kathmandu-Besisahar-Kathmandu via public bus

What's Excluded

  • Expenses while touring around the city
  • Charge for an additional porter
  • Nepal VISA fee
  • Costs involved in extra trips
  • Personal expenses for wifi, batteries or hot showers
  • Travel insurance (inclusive of evacuation and emergency rescue)
  • Tipping to porters, guide or drivers
  • All the meals in the city (except for breakfast and farewell dinner)

cancellation

Please contact your tour operator for cancellation.

Good to know

While hiking along the Himalayas, you may come crosswise a diverse culture and atmosphere. Given beneath are the do's and don’ts while hiking in the Himalayas:

Dos

  • Smile and reply to the locals by saying the phrase “Namaste” or “Tashidelek”
  • Maintain a distance from people either in front of you as well as behind of you is necessary while making sure you walk in groups.
  • While you may want to try something new on the trek make sure you consult the guide before planning or trying something new.
  • Prepare yourself ready for the next day by asking the guide about the things you might require as you can carry things in your pouch while the rest of the things is carried by the porter for easiness.
  • Contributing to the donation boxes at monasteries will help them out as they do not charge any fee as they do not have tickets for the visitors.
  • While you may feel uneasiness and uncomfortable while ascending upwards, please inform your guide so that the guide can arrange a suitable remedy for your convenience

Don’ts

  • While this trek is rich in culture and beliefs, some practices may be uneasy for you to handle. Please do not criticize the local culture and beliefs even though you are uneasy with it.
  • Ask the permission of the local people while taking pictures of them.
  • People here are friendly in nature; Do not feel hesitant when people stare at you; they are just interested in visitors and have no ill intentions
  • Extravagant facilities are hard to find out throughout the trek while basic facilities can only be provided seeking the difficulty of the geographical regions you are located at
  • Damaging floras and faunas along the trek should be avoidable at any cost as you should be responsible for the environment.
  • Donating money to people will encourage children and beggars to have a perception to beg more from the visitors which is why such an act should be totally discouraged.