Nar Phu Trek 18-Days

Nar Phu Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Trek into the beautiful village including Samdo, Samagaon as well as Marsyangdi and Gandaki Valley
  • Enjoy great aspects of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Himlung Himal, and Tilicho Peak
  • Experience the Tibetan plateau that continues down into Nepal
  • Exploring hidden valley of Nar and Phu, Ngawal, Manang village

Nar Phu Valley Trek, also known as the snow leopard trek, is located to the north of Annapurna massif; and is open to tourists only recently in 2003. Nar Phu Valley Trek comprises of two remote but spectacular villages of Nar and Phu in Manang district; that exudes the peaceful culture of Tibetan Buddhism practiced in the hidden valley. Nar Phu Valley is one of the least explored trails in the Annapurna region hence acquainting the trekkers with pristine nature and culture.

The 18-days Nar Phu Valley Trek takes through the least traveled trail giving trekkers an opportunity to experience the traditional culture and hard lifestyle of people of Nar Phu valley. The hidden valley is surrounded by the Annapurna range to the south, Damodar Himal to the west, Ganglia and Gangru Mountains to the east, and Peri Himalaya to the north. So this trek offers extraordinary views of Annapurna range; Machhapuchhre Himal (6,993m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Manaslu (8,163m), and many other white Himalayas.

The trekking trail of Nar Phu takes through narrow gorges to remote villages; densely forested area, narrow canyons, Chortens and gompas, vast cultivation areas, pasture lands, and rough and rugged terrain. Since the trekking route is culturally rich; trekkers also get to visit the famous Tashi Lha Khang Monastery and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rinpoche.

Culture and Tradition of Nar Phu Trek

The people in the area mostly follow the Buddhist religion which offers trekkers a chance to learn and understand their religious practice from up close. The trek also features the high altitude pass—Kang La Pass (5,322m); which provides a great view of Himalayan peaks mentioned earlier. The trekking route also passes through various villages of Annapurna region; like Bahundanda, Chamje, Bagarchhap, Koto, Phu, Nar, Ngawal, Chame, and Tal Nar Phu Valley. Trek is an extraordinary trek to explore the high alpine villages of Phu and Nar with their unique geographical features and medieval culture and tradition.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is one of the leading trekking organizations in Kathmandu. We deliver our clients all kind of service from transportation to accommodations and also provide them with experienced guides. We value your time and money, so we make sure we fulfill all of your expectations during our time together.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 4,250m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Best Season Mar- May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2 - 20 pax
ACCOMODATION

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Transportation:
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Meal:
Full Board During The Trek

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our staff member picks you up and transfers you to your hotel. Overnight in Hotel.

Our guide will take you on a sightseeing tour to UNESCO world heritage sites that include Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After returning from tour, we all gather together in the common room to discuss the trek briefly and make necessary last minute preparation. Overnight in Hotel.

Leaving behind Kathmandu, we drive to Besisahar following the flow of Trishuli River through Prithvi Highway till Dumre. From there, we head towards north to Besisahar. Throughout the ride, we can enjoy the view of snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, green hills, rivers, terraced farm fields, and daily activities of local people. Overnight at Lodge.

For our first day of the trek, we head towards Bahundanda which is an easy walk at the beginning. We trek through dusty road towards the north of the valley along with the view of Marsayangdi River flowing down below. We pass through several villages like Ghalegaon, Bhulbhule, and Nadi Bazaar on our way. We then cross a suspension bridge over Marsayangdi River before arriving in Bahundanda. Overnight at Lodge.

Today we trek to Chamje descending through the steep trail to the bottom of the hill. We pass through Badalbisauna and Khorikhet enjoying the amazing landscape and terraced fields in the background. After few up-downs, we reach Syange which offers a stunning view of the waterfall and cross the suspension bridge over Marsayangdi River. We continue to trek through uphill and downhill trails to finally arrive in Chamje. Overnight at Lodge.

Today we begin our trek descending to the river to cross a bridge and continue to climb alongside the river bank to Tal Phedi. We then make a steep uphill climb towards Tal which is the first village of Manang district located on the bank of Marsayangdi River. From Tal, we ascend uphill alongside the river that leads us to Dharapani and continues up to Bagarchhap. Overnight at Lodge.

The trekking trail today ascends to Danakyu which gives a mesmerizing view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m). From Danakyu, we can take one of the two ways: the upper trail and lower trail. Taking the lower trail, we continue to trek to Timang village. Enjoying the beautiful view of mountains in the background, we enter the forested path and pass through Latamro and Thanchowk village on the way before finally arriving in Koto. Overnight at Lodge.

Leaving the village of Koto, today we head towards Meta moving alongside the trail through Nar Phu Khola Gorge with the river flowing on our left. We then cross several suspension bridges and a small stream on our way before entering the forested trail which leads us to Dharamsala. From there, we climb uphill towards Meta village. Overnight at Lodge.

Today we trek through few uphill and downhill trails to reach Juam Goth. We then walk downhill and cross a stream before reaching Chyako. The trail then leads us to Kyang. From Kyang, we walk alongside the Phu River that takes us to the Phu Rock Pillar followed by the entrance gate of a ruined fort to the Phu valley. We continue to trek crossing the bridge and pass through prayers flag and Chortens to reach Phu Gaon. Overnight at Lodge.

Today we spend the day in Phu Gaon for acclimatization. To adjust our body with the thinning air, we explore the nearby village visiting Thashi Lakhang Monastery, which is the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. We also walk around the Tibetan villages to learn and understand the lifestyle of people in Phu Gaon. Overnight at Lodge.

Leaving behind Phu Gaon, we head towards the village of Nar. The trekking trail descends to the river and crosses few suspension bridges over the river to reach Mahendra Pul. Enjoying the amazing view of the landscape in the background, we pass through Mani walls, stupas and Chortens on the way to Nar. Nar, which is a bit bigger than Phu, reflects the ancient Buddhist culture along with the amazing view of Pisang Peak (6091m). Overnight at Lodge.

We take another day off from trekking to rest and roam around the village of Nar. Nar village is more social and lively than Phu; we can see the local people chatting and being involved in their daily activities. We also visit some of the gompas and make a short climb to the prayer flag festooned hill above Nar which offers a beautiful view of Nar valley. We return back to lodge for an overnight stay.

Leaving behind Nar, today we head towards Ngawal walking through the pasture land that leads us to the base of Kang La Pass (5322m). We then make a steep ascent to the top of Kang La Pass which offers a great view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After spending some quality time here, we make a steep descend through a quite challenging and rough trail to Ngawal. Overnight at Lodge.

Today we trek towards Chame walking through the downhill trail which leads us to Humde. From there, we continue to trek through the forested path. Accompanied by the views of Annapurna II (7525m) and IV (7937m) in the background, we take a downhill turn towards Marsayangdi River. The trail then descends to Pisang and passes through forest area to reach Chame. Overnight at Lodge.

The trail today leads us towards Koto in the beginning and continues down towards Latamro. We then ascend to Timang and enter the forested area full of pine trees. Relishing the amazing view in the background, we pass through the village of Bagarchhap and Dharapani before finally arriving at the village of Tal. Overnight at Lodge.

For our last day of the trek, we head towards the town of Besisahar. We descend to Chamje followed by Ghermu Phant. Moving alongside the Marsayangdi River, we trek through the forested path and vast cultivation area. We also pass through few villages on our way to Besisahar. Overnight at Lodge.

We take an early morning drive to Kathmandu. After passing Dumre, we follow the Prithvi Highway. Enjoying the roadside view comprised of the amazing landscape made of mountains, green hills, rivers, and daily activities of the locals, we finally reach Kathmandu. We transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Later in the evening, we host a farewell dinner on the success of the trek. Overnight in hotel.

For final departure, our team member drops you off at Tribhuvan International Airport hoping to see you again.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

• Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
• Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis.
• Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
• Kathmandu-Besisahar- Kathmandu drive by public bus.
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
• Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
• Welcome and farewell dinners.
• All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
• Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
• An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek 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).
• All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
• Medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
• All government and local taxes.

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

• Nepalese visa fee.
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
• Travel and rescue insurance.
• Monument entrance fees while on tour in Kathmandu (USD26 per person).
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).

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