Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu valley trek is an exotic trekking in Annapurna region. A breathtaking view of high altitude culture, ancient monasteries, and villages of Nar and Phu are awesome. Nar Phu has been opened to visitors only since 2003 till now many travelers exploring due to its distinct thing. These valleys have been home to Tibetan inhabitants and people and their culture have remained more similar with Tibetan. Since its remoteness and more proximity to Tibet, very few trekkers have explored virtually untouched villages. Kangla pass 5315m, high peaks, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, Buddist art and amazing rock formations are the genuine Attraction of Nar Phu Valley Trek.
Nar Phu valley trek offers stunning views majestic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Tilicho peak, Dhaulagiri range, Lamjung Himal, both Nilgiri and small snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas and abandoned Tibetan Khamba guerrilla camp on the way. Nar Phu valley trek starts with up, down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams, forest trail on Tibetan Plateau. Normally, we can explore the culture, nature and religious practices of Buddism in Tashi Lakhang Monastery and livelihoods of ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung, and Ghale. Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m) to Ngwal village (3,660m, is adventurous pass offers massif Annapurna range. This trek is completely based on eco-tourism and locality promotion.
The Nar Phu valley trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Trek originally begins directly to Koto Village of Manang from a bit further along after joining Annapurna Circuit trek. You may end trek Besisahar bypass two high passes or continue to Thorong pass 5416m is just 3 day to go for Annapurna circuit trek.
The itinerary below is one of the many possibilities of joining various trekking route of Nepal. The Nar Phu valley trek can be longer or shorter; depending on the length of your walking days and your desired.There are basic guesthouses all along the trail, until Narphu pass. You can combine the Manaslu Circuit with the Tsum Valley, Narphu valley trek passes with Thorong la pass a beautiful, secluded valley where century old Tibetan traditions prevail.
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I took a company Explore manaslu and our guide is pemba sherpa for NAR-PHU Trek. The day is mostly up, and peaceful through the forest. The path has been carved out of the rock, posing a threat to vertigo sufferes.The narrow gate to this eerie domain is at koto. The trail head via the cave shelter of chhongche to singenge Dharmasala from where it is substantial climb to meta (3560m). overall it is almost all uphill. The scenery is stunning.Kyang- phu the sunrise on Annapurna 2 from kyang is very stunning.Kyang, the rout is carved out of the dramatic brilliantly coloured, sheer-sided cliffs. Along the canyon is gigantic monolithic rock tower, said to depict the face of evil and to hold great power. The rout climb a seemingly impossible sheer rock face before finally arrived at the village of phu.Also we had done side trip Trashi MonasteryThe main icon of the monastery is Guru Renpoche but the gumpa follows the Karma-pa sect of the Kagyu-pa school. And left of Rinpoche is the sakyamuni Buddha and maitreya, the Buddha of the future.Really trek was very beautiful with this team. And the scenery are incredible stunning view of mountain.
Narphu valley trekThis was one of the greatest experiences of my life! From start to until say good bye. The staff were amazing and answered all of my questions without defying. Our guides Bikash and porter Mangal were absolutely amazing and professional. I was originally going to go with another company, because they seems new but I book them, because they have informatics content they delivered us. So am glad that I went with Explore manaslu team for 14 days Narphu valley trek! After hiking up the mountain from Besishar to until Nawal Village, seeing all of the different companies represented, there but we are happy our team did successfully this Narphu village trek. But we are able to see kangaru and pisang peak from very near. We are safe during the trek with this team highly recommend for everyone.
we just arrived from Narphu Valley Trek. We had a great time in the mountains with the help of the guide Uttam and the porter sonam. They were there for us to look after us and Helping out and making sure I and my wife were okay. Just want to thank them because we did Kangla with their help. Thanks Explore manaslu team!!We are recommended from our Spanish friend Toni trip to travel with Guide Uttam. He was helpful and quick to respond whatever i have asked. He explains about the Narphu and surrounding Monasteries and relation of Buddhism. We requested to organize a private trek only two people and this was no problem for Amigo Uttam (una amigo).The trek itself was amazing, especially when you left crazy Annapurna circuit crowd and when you join after pass then same like previous. Our manager Subash called us to check whether we are good or not. The porter Sunam can speak English and walked with us every day. Sonam walked faster after lunch and arranged a private room for us every night. and he is ready for us to welcome a cup of black tea.I would have no hesitation to recommend Guia Uttam and his team. Thanks for organized a truly successful memorable trip to Narphu valley.Especially Our una familia Uttam extremely professional, experienced, responsible and friends who have mass knowledge of history. They were great during the 15 days long treks. we hope to see you again for Kanchenjunga trek next time Amigoo buena dia!!! Rafael from Barcelona..
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing, briefing and preparing for trekking
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu – Besishahar 9 hours driving
Day 4: Besishar to Koto by jeep (2600meters, 5 hours walking).
Day 5: Koto to Meta trek (3230meters, 7-8 hours walking)
Day 6: Meta to Chyak Village Trek (3735meters, 4/5 hours walking).
Day 7: Chyak to Phu Village Trek (4080meters, 4 hours and hiking around Monastery.
Day 8: Phu Village to Nar Phedi Trek (3820m, 5-6 hours walking).
Day 9: Nar Phedi to Nar Village Trek (4150meters, 4/5 hours walking
Day 10: Acclimatization day exploring 4 Monasteries in Nar Village.
Day 11: Nar – Kang La Pass -Ngawal (3675meters, 8-9 hours).
Day 12: Ngawal to Chame trek (3550meters, 4 hours walking).
Day 13: Chame to Beshishar drive back 7 hours on jeep
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
- Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- A government license holder guide
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu/Nar Phu)
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- First Aid Kit
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for Trekking Staffs
- Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips for activates and sightseeing if extended
- All items not listed in Cost included section
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Notes: Costs may prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tours days get modified.
About Accommodations/Meals: All Meals on full board basis will be served during Manaslu / Narpu Valley trekking. During trekking; three meals a day will be served according to the tea house/lodge/ homestay menus. Everyday's dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place that we stay the night. Lunch will be taken in a tea shop on the way. Please know that the Manaslu region does not have a well-established tourist infrastructure as like as Annapurna or Everest region (and this is the main beauty of this region). I.e. variety of foods will not be available or possible on menu. We mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal bhat, tsampa porridge, fried potato, and other simple local organic foods.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sun protection cream
- Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
- Non-cotton underwear briefs
- Pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
- Sleeping bags and Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Leaps care and moisturizer
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Water bottles
- Trekking pole
- Trekking shoes
- Thick and thin both type of socks
- Warm clothes
- Tissue, Toilet papers and Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the bag
- Towel etc…..
- Small Mats
- Travel games like Chess, Playing card etc.