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Nar Phu Valley trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek offers to travel an untouched and isolated Nar and Phu valleys with beautiful Himalayan peaks in Annapurna region. The mountain journey begins in Besisahar (820 m) and ends in Jomsom (2710 m). The destination lies in the Annapurna Circuit trail. Koto village splits a track across to the Nar and Phu villages of Manang district. Approximate 500 people live these villages. The guided tour in the rough valley is interesting that lies nearby the border of Tibet. The Tibetan types of Nepalese people with their Buddhism practices fascinated.

Nar Phu Valley Trek is remarkable to explore the remoteness of Nepal. The beauty of a landscape, a lifestyle of the pastoralist and kinship motivate numerous trekkers annually.  The beautiful grazing meadows of domestic animals, summer and winter settlements of the Bhotia people are noticing. The formation of rocks, alpine pastures, snow-clad peaks, narrow canyons and deep forest valley along the rugged hiking route is incredible. Normally the Buddhist family sends one son or one daughter to the Gompa for the holiness.

Nar Phu Valley Trek demands to cross the Kangla Pass (5322 m) and Meso Kanto Pass (5330 m). The breathtaking views of the Annapurna II, III, IV, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and Nilgiri Himal are exquisite. This route across the Manang Valley (3540 m), Tilicho Lake (4919 m), Gangapurna Lake (3400 m) and Kali Gandaki Valley. April, May, October, and November are the best season to travel. An exploration of the civilization, tradition, and linguistic people ensure the trip worth. Contact us for the trip experience and cost. More to read is below.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840 m) via Besishahar (820 m) – 7/8 hours by bus

Day 02: Bhulbhule to Ghermu (1130 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 03: Ghermu to Tal (1700 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 04: Tal to Koto (2600 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 05: Koto to Dharmasala (3230 m) – 6 hours

Day 06: Dharmasala to Kayang (3740 m) – 6:30 hours

Day 07: Kayang to Phu Gaon (4050 m) – 6 hours

Day 08: Rest Day in Phu Gaon

Day 09: Phu Gaon to Junam (3550 m) – 5 hours

Day 10: Junam to Nar Gaon (4150 m) – 6 hours

Day 11: Rest day in Nar Gaon

Day 12: Nar Gaon to Ngawal (3655 m) via Kangla Pass (5322 m) – 7 hours

Day 13: Ngawal to Manang (3540 m) – 3 hours

Day 14: Manang to Tilicho Base camp (4290 m) – 7 hours

Day 15: Tilicho Basecamp to Tilicho Lake (4919 m) – 4 hours

Day 16: Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto Pass (5330 m) – 7 hours

Day 17: Mesokanto Pass to Jomsom (2710 m) – 6 hours

Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara (830 m) – 20 minutes by flight

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m - 7 hours by bus

Day 01: Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840 m) via Besishahar (820 m) – 7/8 hours by bus
Drive to Kathmandu-Pokhara highway until Dumre is 135 km and take a separate road to the right side to Besishahar is next 43 km. Besishahar is district headquarters of Lamjung district. Here are 15 hotels with electricity. Marsyangdi River is to the south and snow-capped mountains are to the north. 16th century Shah, King Yoshobrahma’s palace is in 2 hours uphill distance to the ridge. It is 8 km more to Bhulbhule. Stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 02: Bhulbhule to Ghermu (1130 m) – 5/6 hours
Cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River and see a beautiful waterfall in 15 minutes. The walk continues to Ngadi (890 m) in 1 hour. Here are a few hotels and power line in new and old Ngadi. Climb uphill to Bahundanda (Brahman hill) in 1:40 hours and here are six hotels with electricity. View of rice terraces and Marsyangdi valley are nice. Walk downhill and uphill to Ghermu (1130 m) in 1:40 hours. Here are six hotels with electricity. Stay overnight here.

Day 03: Ghermu to Tal (1700 m) – 6/7 hours
Walk downhill to Syange (1100 m) in 30 minutes. Here are a beautiful waterfall, Canyoning place and suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. Walk uphill to Jagat (1300 m) in 1:15 hours. Here are seven hotels and electricity. Walk continues to Chamche (1385 m) in 1 hour. Here are beautiful waterfall bank of Marsyangdi River just before Chamche. Here are five hotels and power. Cross a bridge in five minutes and climb up to Tal in 1:50 hours. Here are beautiful waterfall, ACAP check post and eight lodges with power. Stay overnight here.

Day 04: Tal to Koto (2600 m) – 6/7 hours
The walk continues uphill and across three suspension bridges to Dharapani (1900 m) in 2:20 hours. Here are eight hotels, power line and ACAP check post. Walk a gravel road to Bagarchap (2160 m) in 45 minutes. Here are three hotels and power. Walk continues to Danagyu (2200 m) in 40 minutes. Here are seven hotels and power. Climb uphill to Timang (2600 m) in 1:30 hours. View of Manaslu (8163 m) and River valley are nice. Here are three lodges. Walk continues with gravel road to Koto (2600 m) in 1:30 hours. Here are a few hotels with power and the view of Annapurna II (7939 m) and Lamjung Himal (6932 m) can be seen here.Stay overnight here.

Day 05: Koto to Dharmasala (3230 m) – 6 hours
Leave the main trekking trail, take a right trail, cross the River Marsyangdi then follow the Nar Phu valley through pine forest. Pass several tiny natural caves and one beautiful waterfall. There is narrow canyon, walk continue to reach Dharmasala (pilgrim house). Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 06: Dharmasala to Kayang (3740 m) – 6:30 hours
Climb steeply with river valley to reach a pasture (3200 m) then continue to next Meta Kharka (3560 m). It is a winter settlement by the people of Nar. It may encounter Yak and sheep here. There are juniper, shrubs and bushes. There are other settlements, including Junam (3550 m) and Chako. Walk continues with Mountain View to reach Kayang. Stay overnight at camp here.

Day 07: Kayang to Phu Gaon (4050 m) – 6 hours
Descend steeply to a river and walk along the bank of it to reach a small campsite. Cross a bridge over an icy stream and walk through the gorge. Climb steeply to reach Phu gate with the view of Phu village. There is Dzong (fort) also. Walk continues passing few Chortens and cross a bridge to reach Phu Gaon. Here is popular Lhakhang Gompa with Lama Karma Sonam. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 08: Rest Day in Phu Gaon
Take a hiking around Phu Valley such as Ngoru Kharka. It is a summer settlement by villagers. You explore people, culture and tradition in here and back to the camp. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 09: Phu Gaon to Junam (3550 m) – 5 hours
Walk passing out the Phu gate and climb down to the river and go back to Junam. It is a beautiful pasture with summer settlement by villagers around here. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 10: Junam to Nar Gaon (4150 m) – 6 hours
Walk continues and reaches an old bridge through a narrow gorge. Here is beautiful scenery. Here meets a couple of Chortens along this trail. Walk continues to reach the Nar Gate, which is situated top of a hill. The Bhotia people live here. Stay overnight at camp in this village.

Day 11: Rest day in Nar Gaon
Explore life style and culture of local people. They are Tibetan types of Nepalese people known as Bhotia. Each family normally sends theirs one daughter or son to the monastery for monastic life. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 12: Nar Gaon to Ngawal (3655 m) via Kangla Pass (5322 m) – 7 hours
Climb uphill all the way to Kangla Pass with a view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak and Hongde airport. Descend steeply at first, then take a gently downhill to reach Ngawal. The beautiful village has Bhotia people. Here are monasteries, chortens, Mani walls, prayer flags, school, teashops and bhattis. Panoram view of Annapurna Himalaya, Chuu East (6200 m) and West (6419 m) see from here. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 13: Ngawal to Manang (3540 m) – 3 hours
Ngawal to Mungji (3440 m) downhill takes 1:30 hours where encounter the lower route Pisang to Manang. Walk to Braga village (3450 m) in 25 minutes and 30 minutes to Manang. The valley has snow-capped mountains, Gangapurna Lake and glaciers. Bhotia people do animal husbandry, farming and tourism business. Here are several hotels, teashop, school and old Gompas. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 14: Manang to Tilicho Base camp (4290 m) – 7 hours
Walk with a gradual path to the down trail of Manang village and cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola. Continue walk to Khangsar (3710 m). It is a Gurung village with a Gompa, lodge, Mani walls and Chortens. Climb with an adventure trail through the landslide area, can fall rock in a narrow trail. Please pass here with carefully. The range of Annapurna and Gangapurna is beautiful here. Climb up to Tilicho Base camp with one lodge. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 15: Tilicho Basecamp to Tilicho Lake (4919 m) – 4 hours
Climb uphill through an upper trail with a beautiful Himalayan view to Tilicho Lake. It is believed the world highest lake. The Lake has blue colored water, but it can be frozen in winter. Here is quiet and explore the premises of the lake with Hindu temple. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 16: Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto Pass (5330 m) – 7 hours
Walk several uphills and downhills through the narrow icy and rough path, with beautiful Himalayan views to reach the Mesokanto Pass. The superb views from the pass including Annapurna Himalaya ranges, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri 8167m and many more snow capped peaks. Stay overnight at camp in here.

Day 17: Mesokanto Pass to Jomsom (2710 m) – 6 hours
Walk downhill with rough trail and meet pine forest, a high-altitude army camp. Continue walks to reach Thinigaon (2770 m) with few tea shops and Thakali people. The Dhaulagiri (8167 m) view is great with Kali Gandaki River Valley and Jomsom here. Climb downhill and pass over a bridge over Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. This is the district headquarters of Mustang with Thakali people. Here are school, airport, several hotels and tea shops. It is a windy valley. Stay overnight here at camp.

Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara (830 m) – 20 minutes by flight
Consider an early morning (before 10 AM) flight from Jomsom because of windy valley. The Twin Otter flight with the view of Dhaulagiri with glaciers, Annapurna, Ghorepani, Sarangkot, Pokhara city and Phewa Lake are beautiful. Stay overnight in Pokhara at hotel.

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m - 7 hours by bus
Kathmandu is located 204 km to the east. Tourist bus takes 7 hours to approach there. During the bus drive between the Pokhara and Kathmandu the scenery are interesting, such as snow-capped mountain, Marsyangdi River Valley, cable car station, Trishuli River Valley highway town, terraced field, village, domestic animal and forest-clad hill. The Gunadi is 45 km next where the bus stops for 30 minutes. The Gunadi is Malekhu is 87 km next where the bus stops for 30 minutes. The Kathmandu is 72 km next where the bus stops. Take a taxi to the hotel with a 1 km road. Stay overnight at the hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car with guide.
  • Seventeen nights stay with twin sharing bed in a lodge and tent in Mountain.
  • Professional trekking guide, Sherpa and necessary porter.
  • Lodge, food, salary, transport and insurance to the porter, Sherpa and guide.
  • ACAP permit, Special permit and TIMS.
  • Local bus ticket Kathmandu to Bhulbhule.
  • Air ticket Jomsom to Pokhara with airport tax.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea, coffee and hot chocolate in Mountain.
  • Cook, helper, camping equipments, camping charge and cooking gear in Mountain.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Travel insurance including Helicopter evacuation.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry, hot shower, coke, beer and battery charge in the mountain.
  • Tip to guide, porter and Sherpa.

 

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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 19 days
  • Activities : Trekking
  • Maximum Altitude : 5330 m (Mesokanto Pass)
  • Trek class: Hard, Tea house and camping Trek
  • Things to see: Annapurna (I 8091 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Manaslu (8163 m)
  • Valley & River : Marsyandgi, Kaligandaki (the deepest gorge valley)
  • Transportation : local bus/Tourist bus
  • Trek start and end : Bhulbhule (840 m) and Jomsom (2710 m)
  • Accommodation : 17 Nights in lodge and tent.
  • Best Time : March/April/May/October/November

Trip Map

Nar Phu Valley trek map

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