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Nar Phu Valley Trek

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    Trip Highlights

  • Life style and culture.
  • Buddhist monasteries and Hindus temple.
  • Nar Phu Valley trek via Thorang La.
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

    At a glance

  • 18 Days trekking.
  • 3 Nights at City.
  • Max. Elevation 5416 m.
  • Guided trip.

Diffculties and Safety

Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary.

However, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )

  • Our representative will receive and greet you at the airport. Transfer you to the hotel and brief the activities according your itinerary. Walk around the street of Thamel in the evening if you have time. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Today we start our drive toward the Jagat via Besisahar. We see picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain vistas en route throughout the drive. Overnight in Jagat.

  • After breakfast in hotel, we begin the descend trek until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. As we walk away from forest, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight in Dharapani.

  • We begin today’s trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes us through pine forest.  We can see the white washed monastery in this village. Then we ascend up to Timang, from here we will see good view of Mt. Manaslu. Again the trail goes through pine forest, stop for lunch break somewhere on the way and continue to walk for couple of hours. Here we see the view of Annapurna II. We stop in Koto village for tonight stay.

  • Today we trek towards the Tibetan Plateau from Koto. The trail goes through the river bank of Soti Khola and some pine forest. We register our restricted area permit at the police check post on the way. We will reach Meta in the late day via Dharmasala. Here we also get chance to see the glimpse of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

  • Trek start with up, down and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. We further keep walking past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail and finally reach the Phu village in another 3 to 4 hours. Overnight in Phu Gaon.

  • Today normally we suggest to our guests to rest and get acclimatized with the altitude.  As we are in the new place, we can explore the culture, nature and religious practices of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale. Besides we get chance to explore Tashi Lakhang Monastery  – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. Overnight at Phu Gaon.

  • Trail goes down passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 4 hours. We pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village. We find several Buddhist Monasteries here to visit coupled with the glorious vistas of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Overnight in Nar.

  • Today is second acclimatization day for the trek. We spend the day by exploring Nar village and have a close look over the local culture and lifestyle. We also prepare for the trek next day. Overnight in Nar.

  • The day is going to be quite adventurous day with long hike. We move towards the Kangla pass from where we can see the Annapurna massif.  so we get up early in the morning and head to Kangla pass. From pass we can see the Annapurna massif. We further trek down to Ngwal from there. Overnight in Ngwal.

  • From Ngwal, we head for Manang today. We pass through the isolated village of Paugh overlooking the amazing views of Annapurna range. We then move gently uphill to Mungli and then to the main trail of Annapurna Trail at Mungli. We set up our camps for overnight stay when we reach Manang. Overnight in Manang.

  • Today the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

  • Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can have sound sleep in lower altitude rather than risking sleeping in a higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

  • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at a dizzying height of 5,416m is another highlight of this trek. An early start is important to go through the icy high-altitude trail. We reach Muktinath by sunset which is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist. We can stroll around the area which hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Overnight at Muktinath.

  • We begin descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land. We pass by some village which has typical Tibetan architecture. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, we reach Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.

  • After breakfast we fly to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes us through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. We can end the day with a leisurely stroll around the mesmerizing lakeside area.Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Today, after breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. We can spend the evening leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. Overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today. Your guide will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Wish you all the best. See You Again.

What's included

  • An English speaking guide.
  • All domestic land and air transportation.
  • All Accommodation.
  • 3 meals a day while trekking.
  • Porter costs (2 trekkers = 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, Sleeping bag and Trekking duffel bag rental (must be returned at end of trek).
  • Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Tourist attraction admission fees.

What's not included

  • Flights To/From Nepal.
  • Tourist Visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Bottled water.
  • Meals while not on the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • Tips for the guide, porters and driver.
  • Any services not mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
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Trip Extention

This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.

 

1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.

2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.

3. White water Rafting.

4. Everest Mountain flight.

 

Accommodation & Food details

We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice.  All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.

During Nar Phu Valley  Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. 3 meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Best Time To Visit

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is an ideal choice for both nature lovers and adventurers. It is an easy to moderate trek which fits all age groups and fitness levels. It is also a popular hike for families. Accommodations along the way are in modest but clean tea houses which also have restaurants serving a choice of menus. The best time for Nar Phu Valley is March – April and September – November, but Mountain World Treks & Expeditions can arrange this trek at your request and time frame, with your holiday schedule in mind. Contact us for your once in a lifetime holiday in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Equipment Details

    You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.  We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.

Questions about your trip

No ropes needed and no ice picks needed. The trial is rough, Windy, most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. Use caution or seek the expertise of our guide.
An Average level of fitness is required for trekking to Nar Phu Valley Trek in Nepal you'll need to consider the amount of days you'll be out trekking. Most days include 4-7 hours of slow hiking. Altitude also can be the problem for somebody in this trek.
Yes your Children can do it but make sure they have enough walking experience.
No problem. Many of our customers are traveling solo. It may also be an option to join a small group or another solo traveler, let us know if this interest you. Yes, there is a supplemental cost if you are traveling alone, please contact us to find out more.
All season of the year possible to do this trek but March-May and Sep-Dec is the best time.
Essential Items: -Warm Jacket -Waterproof jacket or poncho -Mid-weight fleece or sweater -2-3 Hiking shirts -1-2 pair Hiking pants -2-3 Non-hiking shirts -1 Long-sleeve shirt -1-2 Pairs non-hiking pants, shorts or skirts -2-3 Pairs warm socks -Warm hat -Sun hat -Long underwear (for high altitude) -Gloves (for high altitude) -Towel (preferably quick dry) -Day pack -Hiking shoes -Sandals -Sunglasses -Water bladder or bottle -Headlamp or flashlight -Sun screen -Lip balm -Personal medications -Camera Non-Essential Items: -Sleeping bag (can rent in Kathmandu) -Trekking poles (can buy or rent in Kathmandu) -Rain pants For more information Contact us.
Only in the town before/after the trek.
Yes. Most trips run smoothly, but once in awhile something unexpected can happen, that’s why we highly recommend and to join one of our trips you must have travel insurance. Please see our travel insurance section for more information.
Nar Phu Valley Trek go higher up to 5416m, and It is possible affected by the altitude little bit. Some people feel altitude symptoms and some doesn't. It is usually above 3000 meters when people start to feel symptoms. Please see our page on altitude sickness for detailed information.
Not in the remote village, only at Pokhara.
Yes you can charge batteries but you'll be charged by the hour and you'll have to bring your own charger.
Cell phones work at most of the places on Jomsom Muktinath Trek, depending on your mobile provider. There are also phone services almost everywhere we go if you need to reach home.
We can tailor the accommodation to meet your requests. While in Kathmandu and Pokhara we generally stay in very nice 3-4 star hotels. During the treks, we will be staying in local guesthouses along the trail. The guesthouses vary, but overall are clean, charming and meet all of your needs.
Basically our guide will sort out the things what to do. If it is not too bad you may go down by walking, however in the event of an emergency there usually is access to a telephone line or satellite phone for an evacuation via helicopter. This is another reason to be sure you are covered with adequate travel insurance.
Mountain World Treks hires guiding professionals with a love and passion for outdoor travel and adventure. Our guides have been with us for many years and know the trails well. They all speak English very well and know how to take good care of the clients. Please see our About Us page for more information on our guides.
No, unless you request to. Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. All you need to carry are your essential items for the day. The porter fee is included in the price of your trip. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient.
The tap and mountain water in Nepal are generally not safe to drink for tourists. Bottled water, boiling water or using water purification tablets are your best options. Tea and coffee are okay to drink. Yes, the food is safe in Nepal. And delicious! For more information Please Contact us.

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