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Nar Phu Valley Trek (25)

Basic Info ( NPVT )

Duration 25
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate Vehicle, Local Bus
Altitude 5322m
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea House/Lodge During Trek
Best Seasons Autumn (Sept. to Nov.)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals Welcome & Farewell Dinner

Basic Intro

Narphu valley trekking, has been opened to visitors only since 2003 and is known as the best trekking route in Annapurna region. This trek is perfect for those trekkers who want to explore the hidden valley and trek off the beaten crossing through Challenging high passes like Masokanto La (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m). This is one of the best regions for viewing majestic mountains in the high land. The Phu is the most beautiful medieval village where you can learn the real life styles of Bhote communities enjoy and have a pleasure of the fabulous and typical landscape of the valley.

This trek starts right from Besishahar which is 7 hours drive from Kathmandu city and goes along the Marshyangdi River following the world popular trekking routes Annapurna Circuits trail. Other days we trek to reach Koto to follow the off the beaten track to Nar phu valley in the north of Manang and pass the Kang La pass with magnificent panorama of Annapurna massifs . The Kang La pass links Nar with Manang and 3 other Bhotia villages in the Neyshang valley. Other days we trek down further to reach headquarter of entire Mustang region, Jomsom from where we take short super scenic flight to reach natural charming city of Pokhara via where we end our trek. We then continue on to Kathmandu, truly an unforgettable journey through Nepal.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Besisahar [800 m/2624]: 8-9 hrs drive

Day 04: Besisahar – Bahundanda (1,310m.) 5-6 hours walk

Day 05: Bahundanda – Chamje (1,430m.) 5-6 hours walk

Day 06: Chamje – Dharapani (1,920m.) 4-5 hours walk

Day 07: Dharapani – Kotto. (2670m.) 5-6 hours walk

Day 08: Koto to Chhacha (3200m). 5-6 hours walk

Day 09: Chhacha to Meta (3700m) 4-5 hours walk

Day 10: Meta to Junum (4000m) 5-6hours walks

Day 11: Junum to Phu Valley (4200m) 4-5 hours walk

Day 12: Rest at Phu and Explore Phu Valley

Day 13: Phu to Yak Kharka 5-6 hours walk

Day 14: Yak Kharka to Panggi Pass

Day 15: Panggi Pass to Nar (4000m)

Day 16: Nar to Youingar

Day 17: Youingar to Kangla Pass (5322m)

Day 18: Kangla Pass to Manang (3351m)

Day 19: Manang – Letdar (4,250m.) 4-5 hours walk

Day 20: Letdar - Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3-4 hrs 

Day 21: Thorong Phedi – Thorong La- Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 7-8 hrs

Day 22: Muktinath to Jomsom 5-6 hours walking

Day 23:  Fly back to Pokhara 

Day 24: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

Day 25: Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home


Includes


·         All airport/hotel transfers.

·         Three-star hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory) and in Pokhara(Hotel Crystal Palace or similar catagory) with breakfast.

·         Welcome and farewell dinner.

·         Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

·         A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private car/jeep.

·         Kathmandu-Beshisahar &Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.

·         Jomsom- Pokhara flight tickets and airport departure taxes.

·         An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

·         Four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

·         All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

·         A comprehensive medical kit

·         All government and local taxes


Not Includes


·         Nepal Visa fee.

·         International airfare to and from Kathmandu

·         Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Besisahar and Pokhara-Kathmandu $120 one way upto 3 pax).

·         Excess baggage charges

·         Lunch in Kathmandu and Pokhara

·         Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and during trek.

·         Travel and rescue insurance

·         Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

·         Tips for guides and porters


Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Nar Phu Valley Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.