Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  22 Days
  •  Activities:  Tour and Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Grade:  A
  •  Group Size:  2 - 15 persons
  •  Price:  2000 US $ PP
  •  Trip Style:  Trekking
  •  Diffculty:  Hard
  •  Best Season:  Sep. to Nov. & March to Jun

Overview

Nar Phu Valley Trek
Phu Village 4200m, this is the lost valley, Manang.

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.

Full Itinerary

  • 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandy Valley
    Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal.

    A representative of the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.

    (Private) (1335m.) (Hotel)
  • 02

    Kathmandu: Half day Sightseeing and trek Preparation

    Kathmandu Valley
    Swayambhunath is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley.

    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.

    (Private) (Breakfast, Lunch) (1335m.) (Hotel)
  • 03

    Kathmandu to Besoshar, Dharapani

    Syanje Waterfall Manang
    Beautiful waterfall, Syanje, Manang(1,314m). #CommnityTrek

    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.

    (Local Transport) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (1860m.) (9/10 hours) (Tea House)
  • 04

    Trek from Dharapani to Koto 2600m.

    Walking through the beautiful nature
    Walking through the beautiful nature. Main trails of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (2600m) (5/6 hours) (Tea House)
  • 05

    Trek from Koto to Meta

    Trek from Koto to Meta
    Trekkers crossing Nature Bridge on way to Meta.

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) ( 3570m ) (8/9 hours) (Tea House)
  • 06

    Trek from Meta to Kayang

    Meta to Kayang, Narphu Valley
    Walking in the middle of the High Mountain, on the way to Phu Village.

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (3560m.) (5/6 hours) (Tea House)
  • 07

    Kayang to Phu village

    Phu Village 4200m.
    Phu village near the border with Tibet and along an old salt and wool trade route.

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) ( 4200m.) (5/6 Hours) (Tea House)
  • 08

    Acclimatization and explore Phu valley

    Tashi Lakhang Monastery in Nar Phu Village, Manang
    Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is the 108 Best Monastery of World.

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinnner) ( 4200m.) (Tea House)
  • 09

    Trek from Phu to Gumba (Nar Phedi)

    Trekking all way down until the Gumba through the narrow cliff trail with beautiful views of mountains and local villages.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) ( 3500m ) (6/7 hours) (Tea House)
  • 10

    Trek from Gomba to Nar Village

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (4100m) ( 3/4 hours) (Tea House)
  • 11

    Trek from Nar Village to Kang La Pass and Nawal 

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Khang La 5322m, Ngawal 3660m) (8/9 Hours) (Tea House)
  • 12

    Trek from Ngawal to Manang Village

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (3540m) ( 5/6 hours) (Tea House)
  • 13

    Manag Exploration Day

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (3540m) (Tea House)
  • 14

    Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) ( 4018m ) (4/5 Fours) (Tea House)
  • 15

    Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (4450m ) (4/5 Hours) (Tea House)
  • 16

    Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass 5416m to Muktinath 3800m

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Thorong-La Pass 5416m to Muktinath 3800m ) (8/9 Hours) (Tea House)
  • 17

    Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (2710m ) (7/8 Hours) (Tea House)
  • 18

    Drive to Tatopani

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (1760m.) (5/6 Hours) (Tea House)
  • 19

    Trek to Ghorepani

    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.

    (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (2850m.) (8/9 Hours) (Tea House)
  • 20

    Climb Poon Hill and trek to Tikhedungaand drive to Pokhara

    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.

    (Private) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Poon Hill (3210 meters), Pokhara 850m.) (7/8 Hours) (Hotel)
  • 21

    Drive to Kathmandu

    (Tourist Bus) (Breakfast, Lunch) (1330m.) (6/7 Hours) (Hotel)
  • 22

    Final Departure from Kathmandu

    We drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.

    (Private) (Breakfast) (40 Minute)
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Cost and Services

Cost Include:
* 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.

Cost Exclude: 
* 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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