Nar and Phu Valleys Trek
Nar Phu trek takes you to the hidden and remote Nar Phu valley that is situated in the corner of the Annapurna area. The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened trekking area where Tibetan people reside and rewards you with gigantic peaks, high passes, glaciers, narrow gorges, far-flung villages, thick forests, monasteries and way of life of people living there.
The way to Nar Phu valley is thin and wooded, the valley widens to a vast region of high snow- peaks, ancient villages and high grazing lands. Very little number of tourists has come to visit this region. While trekking to this rarely walked track we will camp all along the path to Nar and Phu, we visit a number of the attractive villages where Tibetan Buddhists live. Perhaps, Buddhist pilgrims visit to Phu and there they visit the recognized monastery, Tashi Lha Khang and take blessings from Lama.
Nar Phu trek will let you observe unbelievable views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho peak and several other snow-covered peaks. And you will traverse challenging passes like Masokanto La (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m) and Tilicho Pass (5230m).
Duration: 23 days
Maximum altitude: 5315m
Accommodation: Hotel /Lodge and Camping
Transportation: Private Car or Van or Bus
You will observe unbelievable views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho peak and several other snow-covered peaks. And you will traverse challenging passes like Mesokunda La (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m) and Tilicho Pass (5230m).
The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened trekking area where Tibetan people live and rewards you with gigantic peaks, high passes, glaciers, narrow gorges, far-flung villages, thick forests, monasteries and way of life of people living there.
The best season to go for Nar Phu Valley Trek is October and November though it can be preferred throughout the year. Spring is also good choice because of warmer temperatures. Talking about summer, some trekkers prefer to go but this the season when the place will have lots of leeches.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1300m)
Upon your entrance in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at Kathmandu International airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. You can relax for the rest of the day and in the evening you can enjoy dinner with Nepali cultural dance. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Monkey temple, Basantapur Durbar, Patan Durbar, and Back to Hotel
After breakfast, today we will have a sight –seeing tour to Kathmandu where you will observe rich and long history of Nepal. The tour includes visit to the cultural heritage sites enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage. While visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, you will see the long-established royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom. Also, you will go to visit Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple; Pashupatinath- one of the major Hindu temples with the statue of Lord Shiva; Buddha Stupa- one of the sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. And moreover, you will be able to see the life-style of people residing in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (830m)
Today, for around 7 hours we will drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to arrive at Dumre and then once more follow the paved road next to the Marsyangdi River to arrive at Besisahar, district headquarter of Lamjung. You can observe some of gigantic peaks, natural sceneries adjacent to the valley. It is actually known for being the center to provide the daily usable commodities all around villages. Overnight at Besisahar.
Day 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda (1,310m)
We leave from Besisahar and walk for about 6 hours to reach at Bahundanda. You can enjoy from the beautiful sceneries and explore the local Gurung culture. You will take your lunch at Ngadi and then again follow the vertically upward track to Bahundanda walking for around 2 hours. The main occupants of this set are Brahmins. Overnight at Bahundanda.
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m)
Chamje which is set at an elevation of 1430m can be reached walking for about 6 hours from Bahundanda. The track to Chamje is perpendicular which moves down first and then goes all along flat path until we go across the stream. The trail then ascends again and goes across the hillside high over the river before arriving at the village of Lali Gaon. Further on from this point, we will follow the zigzag mountain path all the way through Syange. En-route, you will catch the glance of stunning waterfall and cross path through cliffs. After that you will descend to a stone village known as Jagat over 1330m from sea level. From here the track leading to Chamje has small ups and down and we also pass through the forests. Overnight at Chamje.
Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m)
From Chamje, we will trek through a suspension bridge above the intense Marsyangdi River. Then we have a steep climb for the next 2-3 hours to reach to Tal. It is the community located on the valley at the side of the Marsyangdi River. In addition, the trek moves following the upstream to the Dharapani which passes through the rocky tracks and cross few suspension bridges then you will arrive at Dharapani, a large village where we stay overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Koto (2600meter), overnight at tented camp.
Today we will walk through the high trail to arrive at Koto. After a lovely walk, we will reach at the summit of the trail where we can see pleasant Tibetan tea houses. Then after an hour we will notice the Gurung village, Timang. After that we will reach at Koto. Here we will set our camp to stay overnight.
Day 09: Trek to Dharmasala (3230meter), overnight at tented camp.
Today we have a long and difficult day today. We go across the river that takes us to Nar Phu valleys. And we will walk through pleasant forests above Phu River. Now, our path will take us to small shelters. After that our path passes through a broad cascade just prior to reaching Dharmasala. Overnight at the tented camp in Dharmasala.
Day 10: Trek to Kayang (3740meter), overnight at tented camp.
Today we have a vertical ascend along a picturesque river then we will reach high meadows at 3200m. We will cross scenic Kharka 3560m which is the winter settlement of Nar. The peaks around us are spectacular. Above the Kharka, a massive glaciers falls unevenly down to the high meadows above us. Then after, gradually we will move to Kayang. Here we set our camp to spend our night.
Day 11: Trek to Phu Village (4050meter), overnight at tented camp.
Today, we will walk beside the riverbed and traverse some Mani chortens. Then after, we climb from the river until we arrive at the Phu valley. About trekking for about 1 hour from the valley entry we traverse the Phu Khola and begin moving to the Phu village. Overnight at a tented camp in Phu Village.
Day 12: Excursion around Phu valley, overnight at tented camp.
We today have a rest day and go around the Phu village and we might also climb a little more up to the valley. Overnight at tented camp in Phu Village.
Day 13: Trek to Junam (3550meter), overnight at tented camp.
Departing from Phu, today we will descend to the river and make our way back to Junam which is a pleasant spot. Overnight at tented camp in Junam.
Day 14: Trek to Nar Village (4150meter), overnight at tented camp.
On this day we will climb to Nar Village (4110m). We will proceed and have a long walk through the side moraine of Temdenzon River on a very well path. At the foot of Kang La, we will set our camp at Nar village to spend our night.
Day 15: Explore Nar Village, overnight at tented camp.
We have another rest day today and we will explore around Nar village. Overnight at tented camp in Nar Village.
Day 16: Trek to Ngwal (3675meter) after crossing Kang La pass (5315meter), overnight at tented camp.
Today we have one of the challenging days; however it is very much rewarding. We have to cross the Kang La pass at (5280m). We have a fast ascent to the apex of the pass where we will observe a chorten and many other striking views of the Annapurna range. From the crest of the pass, we have a perpendicular descent and walking for an hour we stroll on a grassy track that takes us to Ngwal. We set our camp for overnight.
Day 17: Trek to Manang (3550meter), overnight at tented camp.
We will today walk for around 4 hours and experience the wonderful path with the fields for yaks, horses and cattles. The track even offers several incredible views of the peak of Annapurna. After little trek from Pisang village the track deviate and we have one more climb to the Nawal for the supreme view of Annapurna. We stay overnight today at Manang once we reach there.
Day 18: Acclimatization day in Manang and visit old Manang village and monastery
Today we will have a rest day in Manang to be properly acclimatized. One can go around seeing the sights of the town. Gangapurna Lake which is really pleasant can be observed. Here you can also visit Mountaineering school which offers basic mountaineering training given by Nepal Mountaineering Association. Overnight at Manang again.
Day 19: Trek to Yak kharka (4018m.)
From Manang we leave for Yak Kharka (4018m) which will take around 5 hours. We ascend slowly through Tenki Manang and leave off the Marsyangdi Valley. And then walk along the Jarsang River then eventually we will reach at Yak Kharka. Overnight at guest house in Yak Kharka.
Day 20: Trek to Thorung la Phedi (4450m.)
We today, have a short climb up the mountain trail on the right shore; we have a fine trail transversely an unstable slope and then drop down to Thorung Phedi. Overnight at Thorung la Phedi.
Day 21: Cross Thorung la pass (5416m.) trek to Muktinath (3800m.)
This is the major day of the entire trek and we will start early in the morning since we need to walk for 7-8 hours. We will go up to the top of the Thorung la Pass (5416m) which is the top point of the trek. We will also see the landscape changing vividly from snowy mountains to some desert. Then, the way down takes us to the famous Hindu temple” God of Salvation”, Muktinath and is also sacred place for Buddhists.
Days 22: Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
We take a flight from Jomsom to arrive at Pokhara which takes us all the way downhill to the Kali Gandaki Valley with majestic views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. We then fly to Pokhara, where we move on to a further flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 23: Final Departure
You will drive to airport by our representative and take the flight to reach your destination from Kathmandu.
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