Nar Phu Valley Trek - 21 Days

Duration: 21 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to Lodge
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Altitude: 5322m

Nar and Phu Trekking where adventure takes you around far remote and isolated corners of Nepal Far North Mid-West beyond massive range of Annapurna Himalaya and group of Chulus peaks, close to Himlung and Damodar Himal range of mountains.

Nar and Phu Trekking one of wonderful area to visit and remains as restricted area to visit where one can experience with Third Eye Treks organize and runs this magnificent and exclusive high mountain adventure for interested travelers in search of new fresh Himalayan destinations.

A perfect and scenic walks that takes you to hidden corners of the country within sheer wilderness of high towering mountains and around marvelous valleys facing mind-blowing scenery of dramatic and unique landscapes with giant snow capped peaks.

Nar and Phu Trekking was closed for many centuries been open since past three decades where trekkers and adventurer can visit and explore this awesome and amazing country obtaining special trekking permits to enter into Nar and Phu villages and its beautiful country side.

Adventure begins with long interesting drive from Kathmandu to reach Mid-West within low and warm region around Lamjung area and the town of Besisar then heading further north west to start our wonderful Nar and Phu Trekking.

First part of journey walking on popular and famous Annapurna circuit routes, following high trails past many nice villages to enter into Manang district from Tal-Besi onwards, after few days of good walks facing tremendous views of Annapurna, Lamjung and Manaslu peaks.

From the village of Koto located close to large Chame town, headquarter of Manang area, where our direction changes on leaving the main Annapurna circuit path for some days to reach at high country around Phu and Nar areas.

Walk lead into narrow valley around river gorge sandwiched by high rocky cliffs and with peaks of Chulu and Pisang, the area covered with nice shady woodland of tall rhododendron, pines and fir trees, as walk progress following river upstream reaching into a wide and exposed valley on entering Nar and Phu valley.

Adventure takes you first to visit at Phu village to explore its immense culture and traditional farm with live-stock herding of yaks, a strange and mystical place to experience around the villages of strong Tibetan Buddhism influence, as well with tour of the local old monasteries.

After Phu down and up to enter Nar another large village tucked within high semi-deserted landscapes of arid and barren terrain, with time here visiting its fascinating culture as this Nar village similar to Phu.

From Nar on leaving human settlement and villages to cross high and scenic Kang-La pass rewards with fantastic views of Annapurna, Chulus with Damodar Himal range, after a tough steep climb with long descend to reach at Manang valley and its main village back on Annapurna circuit trail.

Enjoy great time on main large village of Manang with stunning views of Gangapurna, Tilicho with northern sides of Annapurna peaks, after pleasant and scenic time around Manang village walks lead further North-West to barren wilderness area to reach on the foot of high Thorang-la pass.

Next early morning steep climb to reach highest point of the adventure at 5,418 m high on top Thorang-la pass festooned with thousands of prayer flags that marks the pass as well respecting the top, regarded as abode of holy spirits.

Enjoying breathtaking stunning panorama of mountain range with long descend of more than 1,620 m to reach at holy place of Muktinath temple premises and then at the village with many nice lodge for overnight halt, facing wonderful views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche with Tilicho and Nilgiri’s peaks.

Muktinath a holy pilgrimage spot for most Hindu followers where one can visit the sacred temple and its ancient 108 water spouts with number of monasteries, where the word Muktinath comes from Sanskrit means a place of Liberty to free yourself from sins and birth life-cycles.

After an enjoyable time at Muktinath walk takes you down at Kaligandaki River valley to reach at nice and large town in Jomsom headquarter place for Mustang district, located on old Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan Trade route of Nepal to Tibet, which is also the hub of indigenous Thakli people the main tribe of Lower Mustang and Kaligandaki Valley.

Staying overnight in the comfort of nice hotels and lodge, next early morning from Jomsom a super scenic short flight takes you to beautiful Pokhara, a city of natural beauty with calm lakes and views of high Annapurna mountain range.

From Pokhara taking a long exciting drive back to Kathmandu then completing our fabulous and wonderful adventure on Nar-Phu Trekking of great experience within high areas of Annapurna Himalaya.

 

Highlights

  • Exceptional stunning scenery of beautiful valleys, rolling hills and snow mountains
  • Explore undisturbed remote villages and monasteries of great Buddhism cultures
  • From green forest to barren landscapes within windswept valley of Nar and Phu
  • Crossing high two great passes Kang-la and Thorang-la above 5,000 meters high
  • Fascinating views of Annapurna-Damodar-Chulus as far towards Dhaulagiri range
  • Enjoy the adventure around hidden pockets beyond scenic Manang valley

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Third Eye Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.
  • Day 03Drive to Jagat village 1,240 m via Syange 890 m and Besisar 760 m- 07 hrs.
  • Day 04Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 06 hours.
  • Day 05Trek to Koto 2,640 m -05 hrs.
  • Day 06Trek to Dharmasala 3,230m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 07Trek to Kang 4,100 m - 6 hrs.
  • Day 08Trek to Phu village 4,080 m - 06 hours.
  • Day 09Rest day in Phu village for acclimatization and exploration.
  • Day 10Trek to Nar Phedi 3,545 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 11Trek to Nar-Gaon 4,206 m - 06 hrs.
  • Day 12Trek to Kang-La Base Camp 4,530 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 13Cross Kangla Pass 5,322m and trek to Nagwal 3,650 m - 07 hrs.
  • Day 14Trek to Manang 3,540 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 15Trek to Yak Kharka 4,100 m - 04 hrs.
  • Day 16Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,640 m - 04 hrs.
  • Day 17Trek to Muktinath 3,800 crossing Thorang-La Pass 5,416 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 18Trek to Jomsom town 2,715 m with afternoon free -04 hrs.
  • Day 19Flight from Jomsom of 22 minutes to land at scenic Pokhara city 860 m
  • Day 20Drive or fly back to Kathmandu - 06 hrs / 30 mins via air.
  • Day 21International departure for home ward bound.

Inclusion

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)