Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit is one of the most adventurous treks in the remotest parts of the Himalayas which features beautiful panorama along with diverse culture. While Nar Phu Valley is one of the least visited trekking routes, Annapurna Circuit is one of the popular trekking trails in Nepal. So, Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit allows you to experience both the isolated and the crowded sides of the Nepal Himalayas.
A representative of the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
We tour Swayambhunath stupa; is also known as the Monkey Temple. At noon, the trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing of the trek. All the required information regarding the trek will be provided.
Driving along the beautiful Trishuli River at first and then along free-flowing Marsyangdi River, we reach Jagat by our private land cruiser after 9 hours of drive. We get to relish the view of Lamjung Himal (6983m), Peak 29 (7871m), Manaslu (8156m), and the other Himalayas, during our drive. at, we trek through dense forests of rhododendron and juniper to reach Chamje. From Chamje, we cross a suspension bridge and move along rocky trails till we reach Tal. We come across the beautiful waterfall in Tal and continue our trek. We trek for a couple of hours to reach Kotro which leads us to Dharapani.
Trekking through fir and pine forests, we reach Bagarchhap. We enjoy the alluring view of Peak 29 (7871m) and Manaslu (8156m) on our way to Timang via Danakyu. We pass other small villages and trek along rocky trails till we reach Koto which hosts superb view of the Annapurna range. Overnight at a lodge in Koto.
We enter the restricted area with our permits and continue our trek along Naar Khola. Trekking through dense forests of juniper and pine, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Dharmasala. We come across a beautiful waterfall on our way to Meta. After trekking for 7 hours, we reach Meta. Overnight at a lodge in Meta.
The landscape is combined with white rocks, low shrubs, juniper, scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red and orange leafy bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate and white, sandy trails. A short walk brings you to a trail junction having a clear view of Nar valley with monastery and Chorten. After passing the Jhunam (3640m) we arrived at Chyakhu (3800), formally a Khampa settlement. Passing many Chortens, uphill and downhill finally, we arrive at settlement valley Kayang. Superb mountain views of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kang etc can be seen here.
From Kayang you quickly swing into the dry, desert-like gorge of the Phu Khola, inching along on a hair-raising section of trail carved out of the cliff face. We will work steeply down the hill along the river bank and past the submarine rock with a small campsite. Best view of unique, colorful Chortens with the canyon lands and gorges. Keep your eyes out for blue sheep grazing on the khaki Hill. The trail edges along the eroded hillside past Phupi Gyalgen Gate to descend to the collection of Chorten beside the bridge. This ancient gate provides you the first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old “dzong” and the remains of the two forts, which are all now in ruins.
You can have interaction with locals and explore up the wide valley systems above you. Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude. You might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement or Kharka at Ngoru to acclimatize and physical fitness to Kang La pass. Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village and you can observe the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool and chat. Phu village is snow bounded almost completely deserted in winter.
Trekking all way down until the Gumba through the narrow cliff trail with beautiful views of mountains and local villages.
Not really long day for today just until the Nar is around 4 hours all the way up. Some of the Chorten ready to make big welcome to you in Nar Village after walking a bit uphill from Gumba.
We kick off our day by trekking uphill to Jhombu Kharka aka Kang-La which hosts an outstanding view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and the other Himalayas. On our way to Kang-La, we may come across some yak herder’s camps. After relishing the beautiful panorama of the Himalayas, we trek downhill to Ngawal. Overnight at a lodge in Ngawal.
Trekking downhill, we explore some monasteries on our way to Braga. From Braga, we trek for an hour to enter the valley of Manang. We then hike up to Chhunker viewpoint which hosts a spectacular view of Gangapurna Lake (3500m) along with Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Pisang Peak (6091m), Chulu Peak (6429m), and the other Himalayas. Later, we explore the Cave Gompa on our way back to a lodge in Manang where we would be spending our overnight stay. We get to enjoy the typical Thakali food in the small town of Manang.
Today is exploration day so if one wishes to have a full day of good trekking, Ice Lake and Milarepa Cave are the best options. If one wishes to do both in a day, it will feel like a very long and busy day. A short hike near towards Gangapurna Glacier is another easier option.
Climbing several rocky ridges, we head towards Yak Kharka. We will trek through beautiful forests of rhododendron, juniper, and pine, and may encounter yaks grazing in the field. The trail to Yak Kharka features monasteries and Mani walls decorated with colorful prayer flags and with a backdrop of the Himalayas. After 4 hours of trek, we reach Yak Kharka. Overnight at a lodge in Yak Kharka.
We climb few ridges along Kali Gandaki River until we reach Ledar. We then cross a wooden bridge over the river and climb steep trails till we reach Thorong Phedi. We spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to high altitude. Overnight at a homestay in Thorong Phedi.
Ascending steep trails, we reach Thorong High Camp which is the gateway to the highest mountain pass in Nepal, Thorong-La Pass. We climb steep rocky ridges and reach Thorong-La Pass. We relish the alluring panorama of the Himalayas from the pass and trek downhill till we reach Chabarbu. From Chabarbu, we trek for a couple of hours and reach the holy Muktinath. Overnight at a hotel in Muktinath.
We take a short visit to Muktinath Temple which is a sacred destination for Buddhists and Hindus all over the world. We take a shower in 108 spouts which are believed to cleanse our sins. We then trek downhill enjoying the stunning view of Nilgiri Himal (7061m) and Dhaulagiri range till we reach Jharkot. From Jharkot, we further trek downhill till we reach the windy city of Jomsom. Overnight at a lodge in Jomsom.
We drive to Tatopani on a local bus passing through many settlements that used to be the part of old Annapurna Circuit. A long and bumpy drive of around 5 hours in the newly built secondary road finally ends at Tatopani. This afternoon can be enjoyably spent in the famous hot springs of Tatopani.
A long day’s ascent of nearly 2000 meters through the villages of Ghara, Shika, Chitre and rhododendron forests (towards the end of the day) keeps the adventure intact. The day begins with a steep climb and passes through terraced fields and villages throughout the morning. The terrain becomes easier to hike but still remains steep for the whole day until it finally ends at Ghorepani.
The day starts with an early morning uphill hike to Poon Hill (1 hour), one of the best views of the region to enjoy the sunrise above the spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. After that, we return for breakfast at Ghorepani and then trek all the way down to Tikhedunga. And, drive to Pokhara.
We drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUEST. CHECK OUT “EXTENSION” FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS.
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4nights deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private car.
* Naar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits.
* Lodge to Lodge accommodation during the trek.
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…
* Domestic flight tickets and airport tax.
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.
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