Nar Phu Circuit Trek

Nar Phu Circuit Trek

Duration 13 Days Difficulty5416m

Nar Phu Valley trek is a fantastic trek in one of the most remote places of Nepal. The trek takes you to the north region of Manang, which is almost untouched and unspoiled by the modern world.

Diverting from Annapurna Circuit

Starting from Syange, we follow the famous Annapurna Circuit and pass through Thorang La Pass. We then take a different off-beaten path at Koto and head towards the Nar Phu Valley. There is a gradual change of the vegetation from alpine to sub-alpine as we arrive at the natural habitat of snow leopards. Nar Phu Valley Trek is a combination of remote villages, beautiful forests, narrow canyons, high passes, the wilderness of the Himalayas, as well as Gompas and Buddhist culture.

The trek provides you with a unique experience with beautiful traditional villages, spectacular mountain ranges, and immensely ancient cultures and traditions. Unknown to most trekkers, the area is quite profoundly influenced by Tibetan culture and offers a unique perspective to the lives of the mountain-dwellers.

Exploring a Hidden World

The inhabitants mainly rely on yak rearing and salt trade. The valley is ideal for trekkers to get the taste of life in northern Nepal. Moreover, it also takes you to the dry and desert-like Tibetan plateau. We also visit the Muktinath Temple, which is a sacred pilgrimage for Hindus. Additionally, the magnificent valleys of Manang and Mustang, Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki Rivers, and the arid deserts with snow-clad mountains make this trek truly one of the most beautiful treks.

The valleys of Nar and Phu are the major destinations of this trek. This route only opened to trekkers in 2002 but has gradually gained popularity over the years. The trail has enough teahouses and lodges for basic necessities of the trekkers. Moreover, there is also the provision of homestays for overnight stays.

We recommend you to do the Nar Phu Valley Trek during autumn and spring. During these seasons, you can fully enjoy the trek without being hindered by the weather. Additionally, we provide experienced guides as well as an affordable price for this amazing trek package.

Price From US$ 1040

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TRIP DETAILS
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Pickup Point Pokhara
  • Best time to visit Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Max-Altitude 5416m
  • Difficulty Tough
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Itinerary

On the first day, we get on a tourist bus that will take us to Besishahar. It takes about 3 hours to reach there. From Besishahar, we take a 4-hour Jeep ride to Koto.

We traverse along the riverbank of Soti Khola along pine forests and suspension bridges to reach Dharmasala. Hiking further, we will ascend steeply and arrive at Meta Village. It is a part of the Tibetan Plateau with some stunning views of Lamjung Himal along with Annapurna II.

We continuously ascend, descend, and cross several suspension bridges for 4 hours to reach Kyang. Walking further along the Phu Kola or about 4 hours, we finally reach the Phu Gaun.

On this day, we will acclimatize to the high elevation as we take a rest and explore the village of Phu. It is a hidden valley with some exclusive cultures and traditions. Ethnic groups like Gurung, Lama, and Ghale live here with agriculture and animal husbandry being their means of livelihood. Moreover, we will visit the Tashi Lakhang Monastery, which is regarded as one of the greatest monasteries in the world.

We pass through streams and suspension bridges for 4 hours to reach Mahendra Pul. From there, we tread a steeply ascending path for about 2 hours and finally arrive at Nar Village.

This will be our second acclimatization day as we spend the day exploring the Nar village.

We begin early and hike to Kangla Pass. The pass offers some stunning views of the Annapurna Massif. After descending from the top, we will reach Ngwal where we spend the night.

Passing through the village of Paugh, we will enjoy amazing views of the Annapurna range. We then ascend to Mungli and join the Annapurna Circuit Trail. After about 5 hours of hike, we will arrive at Manang.

It is a gentle climb to the village of Tenki, and we continue to climb out of the Marsyangdi valley. The route further passes through the village of Gunsang. After that, you will walk across grasslands that are the grazing places of yaks. After crossing a bridge and walking for some time, we will reach the village of Yak Kharka.

After walking uphill for a while, we cross a suspension bridge and then reach the village of Ledar. We climb upward further until we reach Thorang Phedi.

We will walk up a steep slope towards one of the highest passes in the world; Thorang La pass. After reaching the pass, we walk downhill to the Muktinath valley where we spend the night.

In the morning, we visit the popular Vishnu Temple and also the Gumba nearby. Then, we start descending for about 4 to 5 hours until we reach Jomsom.

After breakfast, we will fly to Pokhara via a domestic flight from Jomsom Airpot. It is merely a 30-minute flight.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  •  Airport and hotels transfer by private car/van (depends on group size).
  • Jomsom -Pokhara flight.
  • All meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea/ Coffee) during the trek.
  • Tea house/Lodge accommodation during the trek( sharing basis).
  • Pokhara – Besisahar- Koto by Jeep (depends on group size).
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc. (one porter for two people).
  • The company guarantees the rescue services in case of an emergency; please hand over your insurance policy copy to us.
  • All the necessary paper works, special permit and ACAP  conservation entry permit (Trekking permit / TIMS card etc.)
  • Sleeping Bag and Trekking poles (to be returned after trip completion).
  • First Aid Medical Kit Box.
  • Government taxes and VAT.
  • Nepali food farewell dinner party.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Other transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

FAQs

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek. Head Sun hat or scarf Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat Headlight with extra batteries Face Sunscreen Sunglass with UV protection Face/body wipes Hands Lightweight gloves Heavy weight winter gloves Body Hiking shirts Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre Hooded rain jacket Fleece jacket Lightweight cotton pants T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool) Polypropylene underwear down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu) Sweater Water proof jacket and pants Footwear Hiking Boots that been worn in Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks) Essential gear Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not). Thermal bottle Water purification Trekking pole Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek) Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, ) Toiletries Medium size drying towel Tooth brush Toothpaste Deodorant/ floss Bio degradable bar soap Nail clippers Small mirror Personal accessories Money Watch Cell phone Camera Extra items First aid kit Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Notebook and pen Binocular

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