Nar Phu Valley Trek

Trip Duration:17 days
Max Altitude:5416m
Trip Grade:4
Lodging:Hotel,Tea house, Tent.
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Transportation:Flight/Tourisrt Bus/CAR/Van
Group Size:Min 2 Pax and Max 20 Pax PAX
Best Season:Summer,Spring and Autum
Per Day Walk: 4-8 Hours
Trip Route:Chamje-Dharapani-Koto-Meta-Phu - Nar-Kang La Pass-Ngawal-Manang-Chame

The Nar Phu valley is a trek that combines remote villages of Nar and Phu, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass and unique Himalayan cultures. You should have physically fitness to do this trek.

This trek starts from Chamje after 9 hours driving from Kathmandu. We hike same trail as Annapurna circuit trek. After arriving to Koto, we cross the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to the steep portals of the Nar Phu valley is easily missed, but although the entrance is narrow and forested, the valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. We will venture into this remote region of Nar Phu valley. Buddhist pilgrims from around Nepal might accompany us up to Phu to visit the renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche. Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages, we explore the high alpine valleys above Phu. The Kang La (5315m) pass is amazing. We may enjoy mountains view like annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak.  You will trek down to Chame, Tal and Chamje from where you can drive back to Kathmandu by public Jeep. If you have time, you can also continue to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass.

Tea house or Lodge has been build. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek. If you do tea house trekking, there is simple accommodation and foods are Nepalese dishes. Tea house trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable most of you.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Gate of Phu Village in Nar Phu Valley Trek

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Nar Phu Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek. 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Besishahar -Chamje (1310meters, 9 hours driving). 
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1920meters, 6 hours walking). 
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600meters, 5 hours walking).
Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta (3570meters, 7-8 hours walking) . 
Day 07: Trek from Meta to Upper Chyaku ( 3720 meters, 3-4 hours walking).
Day 08: Upper Chyaku to Phu Village (4050meters, 4-5 hours walking).
Day 09: Trek from Phu Village to Nar Phedi (3500m, 6-7 hours walking). 
Day 10: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4120meters, 3-4 hours walking). 
Day 11: Visit 4 Monasteries in Nar Village. 
Day 12: Trek from Nar - Kang La Pass 5320 meters -Ngawal (3675meters, 8-9 hours).
Day 13: Trek from Ngawal to Chame ( 2650 meters, 6 hours walking) 
Day 14: Trek from Chame to Tal (1700meters, 7 hours walking).
Day 15: Trek from Tal to Chamje and drive to Besishahar (760meters) .
Day 16: Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu 6 hours.
Day 17: Departure to your home country

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  2. Detail Itinerary

    Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
    Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with me then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening. 

    Day 02: Nar Phu Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek. 
    We need your original passport with Nepal’s Visa to prepare Nar Phu restricted area permit. After preparing your permit, you will introduce with your guide. Your guide will brief details of this trek.

    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Besishahar -Chamje (1310meters, 9 hours driving). 
    This day, you will drive in the morning to Chamje via Besishahar. And then overnight at Lodge. 

    Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1920meters, 6 hours walking). 
    The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi River gradually uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make trails crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m until another stairway. The journey continues ascending and descending to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. And then overnight at Lodge. 

    Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600meters, 5 hours walking).
    We see the first view of Annapurna II from Bagarchhap. With often rough and rocky ground, the trail climbs to Timang at 2460m; we see beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and many other snowcapped peaks. We then continue through forest to Thanchok village at 2630m and Koto village. As we reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. And then overnight at Lodge. 

    Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta (3570meters, 7-8 hours walking) . 
    Today we entry restricted area of Narphu valley with pack lunch. Following the Nar Khola and Greenland forest .The trail is adventurous with rocky trail and long walk to Meta. It takes 8 hours walking then stay overnight at Lodge.

    Day 07: Trek from Meta to Upper Chyaku (3720 meters, 3-4 hours walking)

    Today Trek to Upper Chyaku and It is 3-4 hours walk .The trail is gradual up and downhill to Upper Chyaku village. And then overnight at Lodge. 

    Day 08: Trek from Upper Chyaku to Phu Village , Excursion Phu Village and Monastery. 
    Today Trek to Phu village and It is 4-5 hours walk via desert area and Typical local village of Kyang village where people don't live whole months. The trail is gradual up and downhill to Phu village. You can see mountains of Annapurna ranges. Rest of explore the popular Tashi Gompa and around the villages. Then stay overnight at same Lodge.

    Day 09: Trek from Phu Village to Nar Phedi. 
    Today we hike to Nar Phedi. It takes 6-7 hours walking. Stay overnight at Monastery.

    Day 10: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4150meters, 2-3 hours walking). 
    Trek climb up to Nar village. It takes 3-4 hours walking and rest of the explore Nar village then stay overnight at Lodge. 

    Day 11: Explore Nar Village. 
    Visit 4 monasteries of Nar Village then stay overnight at same Lodge.

    Day 12: Trek from Nar - Kang La Pass -Ngawal (3675meters, 8-9 hours).
    Today is adventurous day and long day hike so get up early in the morning and head to Kang La pass. From pass you will see Annapurna massif, and Trek down to Ngawal 8/9 hours walking and stay overnight at Lodge.

    Day 13: Trek from Ngawal to Chame (2650meters, 7 hours walking).
    Today, we trek back to Chame via Gyaru and Pisang village. It takes 6 hours walk. The trail is up and down. And then overnight at Lodge.

    Day 14: Trek from Chame to Tal (1700meters, 6 hours walking).
    Today, we trek back to Chamje via Dharapani and Tal village. It takes 6 hours walk. The trail is all downhill. And then overnight at Lodge.

    Day 15: Trek from Tal to Chamje and drive to Besishahar. 
    Today, you will trek from Tal to Chamje (1310 meters, 2 hours walking) and drive to Besishahar by Jeep/ Bus. And then overnight at selected Hotel in Kathmandu. 

    Day 16: Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu.

    This day, you will drive from Besishahar to Kathmadu (6 hours drive), overnight at Hotel.

    Day 17: Departure to your home country.

Cost Includes

  •     Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus. 
  •     3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  •     Nar Phu Valley Special Permit.
  •     Annapurna Conservation area Fee.
  •     Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  •     One English speaking experience guide and required porters.
  •     Kathmandu-Chamje and Chamje-Kathmandu by Public bus or Jeep.
  •     All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  •     Staffs, equipment, meals, salary, insurance etc.
  •     First Aids Kit.
  •     Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc .
  •     All official charge and 13% Government VAT.

Cost doesn't Include

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks like mineral water, Fanta, coke, beer etc.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for staffs. 

Trip Reviews

SilviaSilvia, Argentina
My name is Silvia and I live in Brazil. I made my first trekking last year with Harka. I was so happy with Harka that this year I came back and made two more. We did the Anapurna Sanctuary again and the Ganesh Himal mountain.
As I am 63,for me was beeng the first time a great challenge and I guess for him also. We had a great time, it was wonderful. 
Harka is very concious and care about you, your food, your limits and your happyness. 
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