Nar Phu Vallley Trekking is newly opened challenging trekking since 2003 for trekkers. Encounter with Yaks, untouched villages, canyons and amazing rock formation on Nar Phu trek. More trekking info to Nar Phu valley cost, itinerary, equipment; inquire to team of guide, helper and tour leader.
The Nar Phu Valley trek is treks in Annapurna has opened for trekking for foreign trekkers since 2003.The newly opened Nar and Phu valleys is a spectacular regions of ethnically Tibetan inhabitants. The Nar Phu valley trek holidays that combines remote ancient Tibetan villages built of stone, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formation, yaks, ancient Buddhist monasteries, unique Himalayan cultures and grand views of the Annapurna range.
Trekking the standard Annapurna circuit, the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to the steep portals of the Nar Phu valley system is easily missed. Although the entrance is narrow and forested, the valley system opens up to a huge expanse of high snow peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements.
The Valley is two long days of walking from the border of Tibet. This region was first explored by Tilman in the 1950s and closed to trekkers until late 2002. Very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages: Nar and Phu and climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it.
The lost Nar Phu valleys is known to have one of the highest concentration of snow leopard per square kilometer of anywhere in the world. The Nar Phu valley trek can exit by crossing the exciting Kang La pass (5315m) to Manang via Annapurna circuit route at Braga, and then continue way up and over the Thorong La pass (5416m) to Muktinath, the holy village. Trek down via Kagbeni, the gateway to upper Mustang trek) to Jomsom, the end point of trek. For next day flight to Pokhara.
The Nar Phu valley trekking is physically very challenging and more suited to hikers who are used to extended days (6-10 hours) and who are competent over uneven and difficult terrain. The treks will involve lengthy periods at high altitudes.
Our Nar Phu trek is led by an experienced English speaking guide and full support trek crew. We are able to arrange this incredible new trek to Nar Phu valley on any day of the week during the months of mid March to Late May and late September to mid November for groups of 2 to 12 people, and would be nice if you would contact us with any questions for more Nar Phu trek info.
Nar Phu valley trekking is really a nice trek to remote region of upper Manang staying at the winter settlement of Nar and visits one of the most unvisited and most interesting regions in the Tibetan Buddhist world. The diverse cultural and mountain aspects of Nar Phu Valley trek are simply outstanding and adventure.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative and driver will meet you at Kathmandu Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Katmandu
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you have guided Kathmandu tour visit renowned Kathmandu world heritage sites –Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can see the living goddess Kumari.
Day 3: Drive to Besi Sahar
Drive Kathmandu Besisahar mark the beginning of your trek. In the early morning, after having breakfast you will be driven to Besi Sahar, 180 km northwest from Kathmandu. It takes around 5-6 hours scenic drive with the mesmerized view of beautiful scenic hills, forests, rivers, local villages and towns.
Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda
Your destination for today will be Bahundanda – literally meaning “Brahmins hills”, mostly inhabited by Brahmins. We trek up following the Marshyangdi River to Bahundanda by captivating the terraced fields, waterfalls, dense forests, rivers, variety of interesting places and rural villages . Last part of the trekking goes steep uphill to Bahundanda.
Day 6: Trek to Jagat (1290m)
Leaving for Jagat, you will descend towards the river. This route follows the path that consists of lush forest, waterfall, rivers, landscapes, hills and some villages. You can also observe the lifestyle of local people if you want.
Day 7: Trek to Dharapani
This is the seventh day of your trekking. Today as well, we will continue walking until we reach the river. Continuing the journey, we will then climb uphill leading to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna Himalayan ranges. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, you will descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal and Karte. You will finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.
Day 8: Trek to Koto
The trail continues with the narrow path to reach the Nar Phu village from where you will be able to witness Annapurna-II. During the entire way, you will be walking along side Marshyangdi and other rivers in addition to different scenic places.
Day 9: Trek to Dharamsala
Destination for the day is Dharamsla. Moving from the Nar phu valley first camp, you will trek for the entire day across small jungle path, which would be quite a change from bigger trails around Annapurna. To reach the Dharamsala, you will have to pass Choto and Nar Phu Khola.
Day 10: Trek to Upper Chaku Village
This day the trek will begin by crossing Methang Khola. You will then continue the journey climbing up the path to breathtaking Methang pasture - Methang village - Kang Guru Village and finally you will reach Chaku village.
Day 11: Trek to Phu Village
This day begins with a hard steep ascent to the abandoned Kyan village famous for its amazing long Mani wall and a carved rocky path. Upon descending to the riverbed and crossing some Mani Chrotens, you will finally reach Phu village. The village is very small and has only 30 houses.
Day 12: Rest day in Phu Village
Today you will spend your entire day taking a complete rest for acclimatizing to altitude, contemplating and planning for upcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations.
Day 13: Trek to Nar
In order to reach Nar, you will have to reverse the trek walking down the valley and pass Chaku and Phu Khola on the way.
Day 14: Trek to Kang La Phedi
Today you will be ascending to Nar village through continuous walk on a long but gentle path of lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola. Then you will reach Kang La Phedi where your accommodation will be arranged for the day.
Day 15: Trek to Munje
The trek won’t be easy for the day because the trail is difficult, long and you will have to scale uphill. However, it is definitely worthwhile and very rewarding. To reach Munje you will have to cross Kang La and Chorten from where you can take a glimpse of great Himalayas, massifs, grassy path of Ngawal and forests. Upon reaching Munje, your accommodation will be arranged.
Day 16: Trek to Manang
Today you will leave Munje and start the trek towards Manang. Moving ahead you will walk in between the cultivated fields. In addition, your enthusiasm will definitely be escalated viewing the splendid monasteries in Braga village and ranges of Himalayas such as Annapurna-II, Annapurna-III, Annapurna-IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.
Day 17: Trek to Letdar
After completing the acclimatization, you will leave Manang. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorung La pass. You will have to climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley and Jarsang Khola Valley until you reach Ledar.
Day 18: Trek to Thorong Phedi
Leaving Letdar, you will follow the path making a gradual ascent to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi. You will follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorong Phedi.
Day 19: Trek to Muktinath
Thorang La (5416m), an unforgettable experience, is clearly the climax of Annapurna Circuit Trek. An adventure and excited day trek to Muktinath. Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here, we can see Tibetan traders as well as Sadhus from as far as south India. Shrines could be seen erected in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa and the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. The area restricts any hotels and camping sites.
Day 20: Trek to Jomsom
As mentioned earlier, Muktinath is one of most important destination for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. In the morning, you will pay a visit to the Muktinath Temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Furthermore, magnificent views of Dhaulagiri Peak can be seen from this place. From Muktinath, we will then continue the trek to Jomsom.
Day 21: Flight to Pokhara.
After breakfast you can check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara- 30-minutes flight between the gorges of two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On the arrival at Pokhara airport, your guide will transfer you to the designated hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit Fewa Lake, Barahi Temple, and David Falls.
Day 22: Pokhara tour and fly back to Kathmandu
Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. Firstly, in the early morning, you will be taken to Sarangkot, an ideal location to view sunrise and sunset. After viewing the sunrise, you will return to Pokhara to continue the tour around the city. Other interesting destinations would be Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Mahendra Cave Gupteshwor Cave and International Mountain Museum. In the afternoon, you will fly/drive back to Kathmandu depending upon the request of the guest.
Day 23: Kathmandu airport
After checking out the hotel, our representative will take you to the Kathmandu airport for your flight back home. If you want to extend your holiday in Nepal you could make Jungle safari in Chitwan national park, river rafting, and mountain biking and hiking. Please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.