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Nar Phu Valley Trek -12 days

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Nar Phu Valley Trek-12 days Annapurna Nar Phu trek is spectacular and unforgettable trek gives you a wilderness trekking experience. The picturesque and medieval villages-Nar and Phu have rich Tibetan culture. The true hidden valley-Nar Phu trek explores unspoiled villages with a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. Nar Phu Valley is a remote and an exotic trek crosses high mountain passes-Kang La offers stunning views of Annapurna and Manang valley.

Nar Phu Valley Trek -12 days Annapurna Nar Phu Valley is a challenging trek through glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons and lovely forests. The old gompas and unique Tibetan culture is the main attractions of Nar Phu trek.  Nar Phu is a restricted area of Nepal, so a minimum of 2 people require to issue Nar Phu trek permit.

Annapurna Nar Phu Trek starts from Koto and we then trek to the north of Manang. The Kang La pass offers magnificent view of Annapurna massifs. The Kang La pass separates Nar Phu and Manang valley. Nar Phu is a valley of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements.

Nar Phu is a hidden gem of dramatic mountains and a great alpine sceneries. It has still preserved medieval Tibetan culture. Also, the colorful Tibetan chortens and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges reflect it.

However, Nar Phu is an ideal trek to learn about Tibetan life and culture. From Nar Phu valley, we trek down to Ngawal village of Manang after crossing Kang La pass.

Why Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • Trek into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers get to see
  • Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries
  • Enjoy great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
  • Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal
  • Have the chance to glimpse the ever-elusive Snow Leopard
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries

Trip Itinerary

Breakfast and get bus drive to Besishahar for 6 hours. It is also possible to drive by private car or car or Hiance from Kathmandu but it cost addtional cost. Stay night in Besishahar.

Now is the time you move towards a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides en route on the west of the deep valley. You will be treated with some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525 m/24,688 ft). Small hot springs add relief on your long day hard trek in Chame. Overnight stay in Chame.

Start the day early, as there is a lot of distance to cover. Cross the river and enter the Nar & Phu valleys. Towns on the nearby Annapurna Circuit are relatively well developed, but this is not the case in these valleys. Today’s trekking route passes through beautiful woods, past small cave shelters and pilgrims’ resting places. Emerging from a narrow canyon, the trail passes under a wide waterfall, from which point the woods become thinner and the vistas wider. The last stretch into Meta involves climbing a steep hill, from which there are amazing views of some of the giant snowy peaks in the area. Meta lies on a big open plain and consists of a few lodges, which are simple but clean and offer good meals.

Trekking out of Meta, some of the unique, colorful Tibetan Buddhist chortens that Nar and Phu are famous for begin to appear in sight. The trail meanders along the ridge with a good view of the magnificent Nar Phedi monastery, where you will stay in a few days’ time. After another ninety minutes hiking through scenic canyons and gorges, you’ll reach a monolith that guards the steep trail up to Phu. From here, you can get your first view of the three villages in the area as well as the old “dzong” (Tibetan-style fortress) and the remains of two ruined forts, impressively situated atop the flatlands before the village. Just before crossing the bridge into Phu, a line of wonderful chortens color the landscape. After a rest and refreshments, take a short walk up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa to pay respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959.

When you hike up either to the summer pasture Ngoru Kharka or to Himlung Base Camp, the view of the majestic Mt Himlung (7125 m) waits you. Explore local culture with awesome life style and visit the most famous Tashi Lhokhang gompa at 4150 m. ‘Phu’ means ‘Head of the Valley’ and the 6364 m pyramid shaped mountain to the north is named after a Nepali wife of Tibetan king Songtseng Gompo, Bhrikuti. Phu village is snow bounded almost completely deserted in winter.

Retrace to Khyang and Jhunam to trail junction which has a clear view of Nar. The trail then drops and passes through the fantastically eroded hoodoos over sandy gules connected by bridge like platform. Look for the ruined Zampa Cho Dzong (a dzong is a fort: zampa is Tibetan for bridge) Cross the bridge to Nar Phedi campsite. Overnight stay in camp or local lodge.

The trail ascends up as you start this day with the view of Kangarun peak passing the Nar gate. The trail curves facing a beautiful view of the Pisang peak. A simple porter shelter with 10 chortens makes a possible campsite, turn to the corner. Then you will see the Nar village curving around barley field in a natural bowl. Nar a home for blue sheep is larger than Phu village. Overnight stay in camp or local lodge.

Explore the Nar Village with the horizon dominated view of Kangaru Himal and Pisang peak. Go to the Guru Cholling Gompa on the top of the village and similarly visit Samten Polgye Ling, Kunsel Dochen choling Gompa and Samdru Choling. Recharge yourself and get prepared for the next day long walk to Kang La pass.

The trail leads through the village with the superb views from Pisang Peak to the yak grazing Alps. Walk through the yak pastures and descend to the head of the valley. Now you have to traverse through a small flat land of Jhambu Kharka alos known as Kang La Phedi. Encounter a stream on a long bridge and climb steeply on Z –shaped path to chorten before curving into the bridge ahead. Climb carefully along the small frozen lake to the pass with the breathtaking view of Pisang Peak over the Annapurna range. Descend down overlooking the picturesque landscape and cinerary which past the yak and sheep shelters. You finally reach Ngawal after a long-day walk. Overnight stay at local lodge.

Embark upon the Annapurna trail for an easy hike downhill to Chame via Pisang with the magnificient view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Gandarba Chuli and Pisang Peak.

Breafast and get local jeep drive sharing with other people to Besishahar. Stay night at guest house.

Breakfast and get bus drive to Kathmandu for 5-6 hours. The trip ends.

What's included?

Full fledged

  • Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book only on your request.

Elementary Cost

  • Road transfer cost -from/to trek start to ending point Kathmandu-Besisahar-chame-Kathmandu
  • Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
  • All Trekking permit -ACAP Permit, local government taxes and TIMS card.
  • All government taxes, vat, company service charge.

What's not included?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
  • Nepal visa fee
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • All personal trekking equipment like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
  • Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
  • Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.