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Nar Phu Valley - 19 Days

Trip Introduction


Nar Phu Valley
Nar Phu valley trek is a trek that combines remote villages of Nar and Phu, lies in the north region of Manang. This trek will give you a chance to witness narrow gorges, beautiful forests, amazing rock formations, Yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass, and unique Himalayan cultures.
This exotic land is visited by very few trekkers, is still rich in medieval Tibetan culture, which was kept intact for centuries. Filled with dramatic mountain views and beautiful alpine scenery, in Tibet-like flavor also well off the beaten path, this is probably the best-known tourist area of the Annapurna Trekking Routes.
The access to this beautiful place is provided only with a purchased permit. During the winter season, these areas are completely filled with snow thus the trek and exploration are only possible during the other seasons. The two valleys of Nar and Phu are the main highlights along with the canyons, the dense deep forests, the waterfalls, suspension bridges, the two famous passes Kangla pass, and Thorong La pass and none other than the Himalayan ranges.
The trip begins on the third day from Jagat. The trails are rough, ruffed, winding yet the sceneries captivate the trekker throughout the journey. The Buddhist Monasteries, chortens, the prayer flags along the trail makes one feel like traveling through the Tibetan region. The trek also takes us to the Muktinath Temple. It is believed that a person gets salvation upon visiting the temple. The final scenic flight to Pokhara allows one to enjoy the view of the Himalayan ranges and the beautiful Pokhara valley. The last day in Pokhara can be utilized by sightseeing around the various lakes and used to rest and relax. Since the normal Annapurna Circuit has been easily accessed by motorable roads, Nar Phu Valley trek can be a good replaceable trail to enjoy the trek along the countryside of Nepal.


Group Size : minimum 02 Pax Max - altitude : 4110m/13484ft
Destination : Destiny Country Fitness level : Moderate
Arrival : Kathmandu Departure from : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation : Double/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1400m/4593ft)
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive to Jagat (1100m/3608ft), Duration: 8-9 Hrs
Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani (1960m/6253ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2610m/8562ft), Walking Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 06: Koto to Meta (3560m/11679ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4080m/13385ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Phi Gaon.
Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4110m/13484ft), Walking Duration: 6-7 Hrs
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Nar
Day 11: Nar to Ngawal (3660m/12007ft) via Kang La Pass (5306m/17408ft), Walking Duration:  7-8 Hrs
Day 12: Ngawal to Manang (3540m/11614ft), Walking Duration: 4-5 Hrs
Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m/13182ft), Walking Duration: 3-4 Hrs
Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m/14599ft), Walking Duration: 3-4 Hrs
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3802m/12473ft) via Thorong La (5416m/17769ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m/8907ft), Walking Duration: 5-6 Hrs
Day 17: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (827m/2713ft), Duration: 30 minutes
Day 18: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft), Duration: 7 Hrs
Day 19: Transfer to International Airport in Kathmandu for Final Departure.
 
Note: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The Trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your need and taste, for more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1400m/4593ft)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. He/she will be displaying a “Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition” signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be received and transferred to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.
Note: Either on day 01 or Day 02 depending upon your arrival, there will be a pre-trek meeting. During the meeting, we will introduce you to your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about the trek. We will also supply you with our trek duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We will ask you to sign a legally binding trip form as well as a non-liability disclaimer. We will stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast package.
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley                       
After a hearty breakfast, at 8:30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhanath Stupa:
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, the famous five-storied temple of Nyatapole in Pagoda style Batsala Temple, Bhairavnath Temple, Dattatreya Temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration. Some last-minute we get our equipment check by our climbing leader and shopping in the Thamel area for trekking essentials. Stay will stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Include: Bed and Breakfast
Day 03: Drive to Jagat (1100m/3608ft), Duration: 8-9 Hrs
The early morning drive from Kathmandu takes us through the luscious green beauty of the forests, the river flowing by, the hills and the mountains throughout the highway. One can witness the typical countryside when on the drive. The road till Besisahar is smooth whereas from Besisahar to Jagat is quite bumpy. After driving for around 8 to 9 hours, we finally reach Jagat. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Jagat.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner                        
 
Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani (1960m/6253ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
After the morning breakfast, we start our trek descending towards the river. We go through a series of ups and downs through beautiful tropical forests until we reach Chamje. After another steep ascent and walk for some time, we reach the scenic village of Taal. We walk across the rugged and windy trail passing through the waterfalls and cliffs, finally arriving at Dharapani. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Dharapani.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2610m/8562ft), Walking Duration: 5-6 Hrs
We start our trek walking towards Bagarchap, a Buddhist village from where we can see the first view of Annapurna II. The rough trail then takes an ascent to Tamang village situated at the altitude of 2460m/8070ft. From Tamang village, we can see the beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu. Continuing the trek, we walk through the pine forests up to Chame and lastly to the Koto village. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Koto village.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 06: Koto to Meta (3560m/11679ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
The distance to cover this day is quite long so we start our trek early today. The trekking route today passes through the restricted area of Nar Phu valley, dense pine forests, cave shelters and pilgrims resting places, waterfalls here and there, and rough steep ascents. After walking for 7 to 8 hours, we finally reach the destination for the day, Meta. From here, the sceneries of Himalayan ranges can be seen clearly and we stay overnight at Guest House in Meta.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4080m/13385ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Bidding farewell to Meta, some unique, colorful Chortens that the Nar-Phu is popular for begin to appear in sight. We cross many suspension bridges crossing many streams throughout the trail. We can find no residential houses along the way but only the remnants of the fort of Khampa settlement (the place where the Tibetans lived illegally). Following the rocky trail, we walk past Phu Khola witnessing the line of wonderful chortens along the way to Phu Gaon. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Phu Gaon.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Phi Gaon
This day is utilized acclimatizing to the thinning of the air and also to rest and explore the Phu village. A very old Buddhist Monastery known as Tashi Lakhang monastery also listed among the 108 world’s greatest monasteries lies at a short distance in Phu Gaon. We can also hike up to the Himlung Base Camp and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4110m/13484ft), Walking Duration: 6-7 Hrs
The trail initially descends down crossing suspension bridges until we reach Mahendra Pool after almost 4 hours. We also cross the high suspension bridge 80m over Lapche gorge. From Mahendra pool, the trail ascends and we can witness Buddhist Stupas until we finally reach Nar Valley. There are plenty of Monasteries to visit at Nar and the view of the Pisang Peak can also be enjoyed. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Nar village.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Nar
This day can be utilized to explore the Nar Valley. Nar is more energetic than the Phu Valley. One can encounter people printing flags, spinning wool, the echo sound of drums, prayers in the monasteries, the monks spinning the prayer wheels, and many more. The rest of the day can be used to rest and relax in the beautiful village.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Nar to Ngawal (3660m/12007ft) via Kang La Pass (5306m/17408ft), Walking Duration:  7-8 Hrs
The trek today will be very long therefore we start early before sunrise today towards Kang La Pass. The pass is not difficult but the effect of altitude can be easily felt. From the top of the pass, brilliant view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak can be witnessed. The trail from the pass goes steep down towards Ngawal. The village of Ngawal is very different from the villages recently visited as there are nice guesthouses with Wi-Fi and better phone signals here. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Ngawal.]
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 12: Ngawal to Manang (3540m/11614ft), Walking Duration: 4-5 Hrs
We continue our trek walking through the big hill, jungle, and wetlands. On the way, we can see beautiful landscapes, Stupas and Lama School. After 6 hours of walking, we will reach Manang, one of the happening places of the trek. After 6 hours of walking, we will reach to Manang. We will stay overnight at Manang.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4018m/13182ft), Walking Duration: 3-4 Hrs
After acclimatization and rest at Manang, we will be energized and excited to continue our walk towards Yak Kharka which ascends by 500m. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jersang Khola valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000m. Herds of yaks and vegetation appear to thin out. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Yak Kharka.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m/14599ft), Walking Duration: 3-4 Hrs
After a two- hour ascent, the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450m where decent guesthouses have been built in recent years. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Thorong Phedi
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3802m/12473ft) via Thorong La (5416m/17769ft), Walking Duration: 7-8 Hrs
Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am. Otherwise, weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorong La Pass. We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. After four hours of climbing to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags, we will be rewarded with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take us to the holy town of Muktinath.
Muktinath means place of nirvana and is home to the Muktinath Temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all the sorrows we feel are relieved when visiting the Temple. It is a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The prime pilgrimage month is September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Muktinath.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m/8907ft), Walking Duration: 5-6 Hrs
We head along the trail down to the Eklebhatti and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is a large town with many facilities. It is also the headquarter and official town for the whole Mustang district where all the district government offices are present. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Jomsom.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 17: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (827m/2713ft), Duration: 30 minutes
 Today a 30 minutes morning flight takes us from Jomsom to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to a hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Davis waterfall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement, and Gupteshower cave. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Pokhara.
Include: Bed, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 18: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft), Duration: 7 Hrs
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking, and other activities.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. We will stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast package.
 
Day 19: Transfer to International Airport in Kathmandu for Final Departure.
The final day marks the end of your journey with us. A farewell is certainly not at all a good feeling, but with a weighty heart and with the hope to see you again, one of our representatives from Swagat Holiday Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.; Team will drop you off at the International Airport three hours prior to your departure time.
 


Cost Include
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle. (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • 2 Night standard twin-sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Three meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • A Highly experienced, Helpful, Knowledgeable, friendly, well-trained Government license holding English-speaking trekking guide.
  • We provide an assistant guide for walking with the group to support where necessary as per group size.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Everest National Park permits and Khumbu permit for trekking.
  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in Kathmandu and Lukla airports.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • All applicable government taxes, vat, tourist service charges as per Itinerary.
 Cost Exclude
  • Your Nepal Visa Fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu ( no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner during staying in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and Health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra night’s accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in the city due to early arrival or departure as well as early back/return from Mountain/Trekking(due to any reason) than the given time period of Itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, bar bills, Extra porter, etc.)
  • Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips of the guide, porters, and driver as a token of appreciation.
     # Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in the “cost includes” list.
 

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Important Note:
This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailor-made”. The Trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your need and taste, for more information please contact us at info@swagatholidaytreks.com
Your safety is our paramount concern while traveling with Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition. In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swagat Holiday Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. for rescue. The charge must be paid by the client or their travel insurance company.
 Please note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
 

Equipment and Gears
  • Duffle Bag\Rucksack Bag\ Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Swagat Holiday Duffle Bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • One pair of a walking stick
  • Trekking Shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/Cap
  • Basic Medical Kits
  • Head Lamp
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Trekking towels
  • Sunglasses (UV Protection)
  • Warm Hand gloves ( Inner & Outer)
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 5/6 pairs of good quality socks
  • 2\3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3\4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 5\6 pairs of underwear( non-cotton preferred)
  • Water bottle
  • Good quality Sleeping Bag
  • Camera and Batteries
 

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