Nar Phu Valley Trek is 20 days in Annapurna Manang

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 23 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 6186m
  • Best season: September to November & February to May (however we arrange this trek throughout the year )
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Nar Phu valley Trekking tours in Annapurna region of Manang District:

Nar Phu Valley Trekking lies in the restricted Annapurna area to the right trekking trail of main Annapurna circuit trek route. The trail is diverse from Koto crossing Marshyangdi river right bank to Nar and Phu valley in Nepal. Since 2003 it is newly opened trekking routes in the Annapurna region. 

This adventurous trek passes through some through the wild and barren landscapes which pretty resembles the Tibetan plateau. Enroute you’ll see amazing rock formations, narrow canyons, and the nurturing valley in itself are alluring in this Nar Phu Valley Trekking. This trek will reward you with beautiful snow-capped peaks, high grazing settlements, and ancient villages. 

You’ll start with a drive to the hill town Besisahar and trek lead you to the Kang La Pass at 5,400 m from where you’ll get the breathtaking views of Annapurna ranges. Nar Phu Valley Trekking is an exciting trek that will surely amaze you with ancient traditional Tibetan villages and the majestic view of snow-capped peaks. 

Best Time for Nar Phu Valley Trekking

Spring and Autumn season is one of the best time to plan your Nar Phu Valley Trek. During this time the weather is warm, skies are clear, and the mountain views are at their best. Also, there is a low chance of rainfall. However, with proper trekking gear, you can also prepare for the winter season- December to January. 

Nar Phu Valley Trekking Difficulty Level 

Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the adventurous treks which demand immense physical stamina, strong mental determination, and the good health condition. Some part of the trek is quite demanding and some days you may need to walk for 7-8 hours. 

Although Nar Phu Valley Trek is considered as one of the strenuous it is definitely accomplishable. However, a few weeks prior to your trek a regular exercise, cycling, running, short hiking is recommended. 

Moreover, for this trek, you don’t require any technical or mountaineering skills. But the prior trekking experience would definitely be considered as the plus point. 

Highlights

• Walking through the off-beaten path

• Passing through typical villages like Besisahar, Tal, Ngwal, Manang, Pisang

• Exploring the wonderful hidden valleys of Nar and Phu

• Crossing Kang La Pass 

• Stunning mountain views of Annapurna massif 

• Get a close insight of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali culture and lifestyle

• Experience generous hospitalities of the local people

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 1:ARRIVE KATHMANDU (A)
  • Day 2:Half Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3:Drive to Besisahar and Trek to Khudi
  • Day 4:Trek from Khudi to Bahundanda
  • Day 5:Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Tal
  • Day 6:Trek from Tal to Danakyu
  • Day 7:Trek from Danakyu to Koto
  • Day 8:Trek from Koto to Meta
  • Day 9:Trek from Meta to Phu
  • Day 10:Explore Phu Monastery
  • Day 11:Trek from Phu to Nar
  • Day 12:Trek from Nar to Kangla Phedi
  • Day 13:Trek from Kangla Phedi to Ngawal via Kang La Pass
  • Day 14:Trek from Ngawal to Manang
  • Day 15:Explore Manang
  • Day 16:Trek from Manang to Pisang
  • Day 17:Trek from Pisang to Koto
  • Day 18:Trek from Koto to Danakyu
  • Day 19:Trek from Danakyu to Jagat
  • Day 20:Trek from Jagat to Khudi
  • Day 21:Drive Back to Kathmandu
  • Day 22:Leisure Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 23:Final Departure

Cost Include

  • Welcome at Kathmandu (KTM) Airport
  • Airport pick up service & transfer to your hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in three cultural heritage sites for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit & conservation permit
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee
  • Nar Fu region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide
  • A care taker calling sherpa, support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night
  • Cook and kitchen supporter/s as per group size
  • Required kitchen utensils
  • Cooking fuel and lighting service
  • Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils
  • Hot breakfasts, pack lunches (hot in rest day) and hot dinners based on our Eco-friendly Nepali set Outdoor Menu as per itinerary
  • 2 men tent in sharing basis
  • All camping site charges
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • KTM - Khudi - KTM round trip bus transportation,/
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Applicable government taxes-13% VAT & 10% TSC
  • Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trekking crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trekking success certificate (case of trekking success)
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trekking

Cost Exclude

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trekking service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Airport departure taxes (about USD 25 per person)
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above
  • (Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner): Walking hours 5/6 hours per day.)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1ARRIVE KATHMANDU (A)
    Max Altitude:1,300 meters
    After your arrival, our representative will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Aiport and take you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you may visit our head office and meet our trekking guide. Our guide will give you a brief orientation about the upcoming trek. At night you can enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2Half Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
    Today after having morning breakfast, you’ll go for half sightseeing in the historical and cultural sites around Kathmandu valley. You’ll visit Swayambhunath Stupa- oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath Temple- biggest Hindu shrine, and Boudhanath- a massive Buddhist shrine. All these historical monuments are listed in the world heritage sites. Once you complete your sightseeing tour you return back to the hotel. You may rest and prepare for your upcoming trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 3Drive to Besisahar and Trek to Khudi
    Max Altitude: 800 meters
    Driving Hours: 7-8 hours
    Walking Hours: 3-4 hours

    Today after early morning breakfast our guide will receive you from your hotel. At first, you’ll drive to Besisahar. On the way, you’ll see rivers, waterfalls, mountain vistas, and lush greeneries.

    After 7-8 hours of the drive, you’ll reach Besisahar. From here you’ll start your trek, passing through rice terraces, and subtropical forests you’ll reach Khudi. Khudi will greet you with the magnificent first views of Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli, and Nagdi Chuli. You’ll spend a night at the beautiful Gurung village of Khudi.
  • Day 4Trek from Khudi to Bahundanda
    Max Altitude: 1,398 meters
    Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

    Early in the morning, you’ll begin the trek to Bahundanda which literally means “Brahmins hills”. Here most of the people are from Brahmin community. On the way, you’ll see the wonderful view of Annapurna ranges. Besides the beautiful snow-capped peaks, you’ll also pass through some interesting villages and reach Bahundanda for an overnight stay.
  • Day 5Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Tal
    Max Altitude: 1,700 meters
    Driving Hours: 7-8 hours

    After breakfast, you’ll begin the trek ascending along the Marsyangdi river and cross the suspension bridge at Syange. After crossing the bridge, you’ll reach Ghemu. You’ll continue your trek along the bank of the Marshyangdi river and descend through beautiful terraced rice fields.
    After crossing the suspension bridge and climb up to Jagat and continuing your walk for a few hours you’ll reach soon Chamche. From here you’ll continue your walk along the narrow and steep trail and enter into beautiful forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and pine forests.

    Further crossing a small bridge over a snaking river you’ll walk through the steep trail. And after reaching the top the valley widens and you’ll see the beautiful village of Tal. Now you have officially entered into the Manang district. You’ll spend a night at Tal.
  • Day 6Trek from Tal to Danakyu
    Max Altitude: 2,300 meters
    Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
    Today you’ll head towards to Danakyu from Tal which will take around 6-7 hours. You’ll start your trek with uphill climb till Dharapani. From here the valley extends westward through the forest of Pine and Fir. After half an hour of walk, you’ll reach Bagarchap. Enroute you’ll enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna Himal. After a few hours of walk, you’ll reach Danakyu for an overnight stay.
  • Day 7Trek from Danakyu to Koto
    Max Altitude: 2,710 meters
    Driving Hours: 4-5 hours
    Early in the morning, you’ll head towards Koto which is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung who follow Tibetan Buddhism culture and tradition. From Danakyu, you’ll continue your trek through Temang and passing through the forest of Pine you’ll descend to the settlement of Latamro. After crossing the bridge, you’ll reach the village of Thankchowk. After a gentle ascent from the village, you’ll finally reach Koto for an overnight stay.
  • Day 8Trek from Koto to Meta
    Max Altitude: 3,560 meters
    Driving Hours: 7-8 hours

    Today leaving behind the main trail of Annapurna Circuit, you’ll head towards the high valley of Nar and Phu. At first, the trail enters into a narrow gorge between great walls of high rock cliffs and take you to the forest of pine and rhododendron. Passing through many small beautiful waterfalls and crossing the suspension bridge you’ll reach Dharamshala.
    Further after a steep climb, you’ll reach Meta village standing on a Tibetan Plateau. You’ll spend a night in Meta village which is also a first ex-Khampa settlement on this trekking route.
  • Day 9Trek from Meta to Phu
    Max Altitude: 4,080 meters
    Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
    After having breakfast in Meat village, you’ll head towards the Phu village. Following the uphill and downhill trail, you’ll traverse through several suspension bridges. You’ll continue your walk to the next ex-Khampa settlement, Junam Goth along the left bank above the Dho Khola.

    Continuing your trek you’ll descend to the side valley with two parallel streams. After crossing it, you’ll ascend to lower and upper Chiyako. Further, the trail passes via a steep slope and after few up and downhill climb, you’ll descend to Kyang. From here, after walking for 3-4 hours on the rocky trail, finally, you’ll reach the main entrance gate of the Phu valley.
    Phu valley is one of the hidden valleys which rest on the hill at the confluence of Phu river. Overnight stay at Phu village.
  • Day 10Explore Phu Monastery
    Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the high altitude treks so the acclimatization day is essential. So, this day is for a dual purpose for exploring the valley and acclimatization. After having breakfast, you’ll visit Thashi Lhakhang Monastery which is considered to be the last monastery built by Karmapa Rinpoche. After exploring the monastery, you’ll visit Yak Pasteur just below the glacier.

    While exploring the hidden valley, you’ll get a close insight of untouched and unexplored culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the people living in this village. You’ll witness the wild barren landscape and feel the Tibetan influence in the culture and lifestyle. After exploring the village, you’ll be back to the teahouse for an overnight stay.
  • Day 11Trek from Phu to Nar
    Max Altitude: 4,110 meters
    Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

    Today after breakfast at Phu village, you’ll head towards another hidden valley of Nar. You’ll retrace your path to the historical Phu Gate. Walking along the bank of Phu Khola, you’ll descend to Junma Karka. Further, you’ll walk down the old bridge which stretches over a deep and narrow gorge. From here, you’ll get the view of the Gyalbu Khumbu and Satte Gompa, built in the 17th century.

    After one hour of walk, finally, you’ll reach Nar Gates on the top of the hill. Nar valley is a beautiful small village which is a bit more social and lively than Phu. You’ll spend a night at one of the finest teahouses in the Nar village.
  • Day 12Trek from Nar to Kangla Phedi
    Max Altitude: 4,530 meters
    Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
    Today you’ll start your trek from Nar and head towards the Kang La Phedi or the base of the Kang La Pass. It will take around 3-4 hours from the Nar village. You’ll follow the wide level valley and yak pasture and enjoy the sight of many grazing yaks. You’ll spend the night on the lap of Kang La.
  • Day 13Trek from Kangla Phedi to Ngawal via Kang La Pass
    Max Altitude: 5,400 meters

    Today is the most challenging yet exciting day of your trek as you’ll cross Kang La Pass at an altitude of 5,400 meters. From the top of the pass, you’ll get the mesmerizing view of Annapurna range. After capturing the wonderful moment you’ll descend from Kangla Bhanjyang. Enroute you’ll get cascading view of Chulu waterfall. Finally, a steep descent leads you Ngawal which a beautiful village with flat-roofed stone houses. Overnight stay in Ngawal.
  • Day 14Trek from Ngawal to Manang
    Max Altitude: 3,351 meters
    Walking Hours:
    Today leaving behind the beautiful Ngawal village, you’ll head towards Manang. Trekking through the remote village of Paugha you’ll hike slowly to Mungli and enter into the main Annapurna trail. From here, you’ll continue your walk to the beautiful village of Braga where you can see the houses built in traditional Tibetan style. You can visit a local Gompas where you witness beautiful statues, thankas, and religious manuscripts. After walking for an hour you’ll reach Manang for the overnight stay.
  • Day 15Explore Manang
    Today is another day to acclimatize and explore the beautiful Manang village. You can go hike to Ice Lake (4,600 meters) which is approximately 5-6 hours. You’ll get a wonderful mountain view and beautiful ice lake. You can also visit Praken Gompa which is a short walk and reward you with the stunning views of Annapurna. Besides, you can also explore Gangapurna glacier, Khangsar village, and Milerepa cave. Overnight stay in Manang.
  • Day 16Trek from Manang to Pisang
    Max Altitude: 2,675 meters
    Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
    Today you’ll have a morning breakfast with the spectacular mountain views around Manang area. You’ll walk for 15 minutes and reach Braga. From here, along the Marsyangdi river, you’ll reach Humde village with a small airstrip. After a continuous walk for 2 hours, you’ll reach Pisang village. In the evening, you can explore Pisang village and visit the ancient Buddhist monastery. From the monastery, you can enjoy the great views of Mt. Annapurna II, IV, and Pisang Peak. You’ll spend a night at Pisang village.
  • Day 17Trek from Pisang to Koto
    Max Altitude: 2,710 meters
    Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

    Today you’ll start your trek on an easy trail and walk down until Dikur Pokhara through rhododendron and pine forest which will take about one and half hour. After a few hours of walk, through the forest trail, you’ll reach Chame village. Finally, you need to cross a suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi river. Chame is the headquarter of Manang district. Again you’ll walk on the same trail which you have passed before entering Nar-Phu Valley and reach Koto. You’ll spend a night at Koto.
  • Day 18Trek from Koto to Danakyu
    Max Altitude: 2,300 meters
    Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
    Today you’ll start your trek from Koto and move towards to Danakyu village. You’ll continue your trek to the forest along with the high above Marshyangdi river until you reach Thanchowk. From here you’ll walk downhill for approximately 3 hours and reach Danakyu for an overnight stay.
  • Day 19Trek from Danakyu to Jagat
    Max Altitude: 1,300 meters
    Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

    Early in the morning, you’ll start your trek towards Jagat. At first, you’ll reach Bagarchhap where you can explore whitewashed Buddhist monastery. Walking along the bank of the river you’ll reach Dharapani where you’ve to show your trekking permits in ACAP center. From here you’ll cross a suspension bridge and reach another side of Marshyangdi river. And after small ups and downhill walk, you’ll arrive Karte.

    Further, crossing the long suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi river you’ll reach Tal village. Enroute you’ll enjoy the picturesque view of the waterfall. After walking for a few more hours you’ll reach Jagat village for overnight stay.
  • Day 20Trek from Jagat to Khudi
    Max Altitude: 800 meters
    Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

    Today you’ll head towards Khudi enjoying the good view of Annapurna mountain range. Passing through the terraced fields, dense forests, and water streams you’ll reach Bahundanda. Enjoying the picturesque view of Marshyangdi river you’ll reach Gurung village of Khudi for an overnight stay
  • Day 21Drive Back to Kathmandu
    Max Altitude: 1,300 meters
    Driving Hours: 5-6 hours
    Today you’ll drive back to Kathmandu through the same Prithvi highway. On the way, you’ll get appealing glimpses of the hills and mountains. Upon your arrival, our representatives will drop you at the respective hotels. In the evening, you can take rest or enjoy the authentic Nepalese food in a typical Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu.
  • Day 22Leisure Day in Kathmandu
    Once again today you’ll have a full day for exploring a Kathmandu valley. In the evening, you can
  • Day 23Final Departure
    Today is your final day, after checking out of the hotel our representative will drop you at the International airport for your flight back to your home. We’ll bid you final goodbye and wish to have a safe journey!

Cost Include

  • Welcome at Kathmandu (KTM) Airport
  • Airport pick up service & transfer to your hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in three cultural heritage sites for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit & conservation permit
  • Special area trekking permit fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee
  • Nar Fu region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide
  • A care taker calling sherpa, support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night
  • Cook and kitchen supporter/s as per group size
  • Required kitchen utensils
  • Cooking fuel and lighting service
  • Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils
  • Hot breakfasts, pack lunches (hot in rest day) and hot dinners based on our Eco-friendly Nepali set Outdoor Menu as per itinerary
  • 2 men tent in sharing basis
  • All camping site charges
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • KTM - Khudi - KTM round trip bus transportation,/
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Applicable government taxes-13% VAT & 10% TSC
  • Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trekking crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trekking success certificate (case of trekking success)
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trekking

Cost Exclude

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trekking service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Airport departure taxes (about USD 25 per person)
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above
  • (Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner): Walking hours 5/6 hours per day.)
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  1.  The route is old and original route. You can make your trip short that is because of  Manang road.
  2.  The  long route is also  good for acclimatization 
  3.   Let us know the duration of your holidays and we can redesign or can tailor-made the trails.