Nar Phu Valley Trek
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Nar Phu Valley Trek, newly opened (since 2003) is one of exotic trekking destination in Annapurna region. This trek allows you to venture deep into the two secluded and hidden valley of Upper Manang district- Nar and Phu. Thorong La Pass (5,416m) is the highest elevation achieved during the trek. Beside the cultural insight, magnificent views of Manaslu, Pisang, Kangru, Chulus, Langtang and other peaks, glaciers, canyon, tranquil forest and impressive boulders fascinate you throughout the trek.
19 days Nar Phu Valley Trekking itinerary starts with 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu to Jagat- the starting point of the trek. The trail further climbs up to the Marsyangdi River valley following the main Annapurna Circuit Trail up to Koto and branches off from Koto to the beaten-off trekking route of Nar Phu valley. Exploring Phu village, the trail continues to gain elevation and climbs Kong La Pass located to the west of Nar valley. Further it joins the main Annapurna Circuit Trail at Ngawal and follow the route of Thorong La Phedi. Crossing an adventurous Thorong La Pass (5,416m), it finally descends to Jomsom via Muktinath.
This valley is located in the isolated section of Annapurna amidst of Damodar Kunda and Annapurna Circuit part one. The area is intact of modernity and you will find people still adopting Tibetan culture and tradition. This less-frequented track of Annapurna region offers the real experience of remote Himalayan life, culture and ancient Buddhist monasteries.
Nar Phu Valley trek cost depends on the length and package offered on the trip. The Nar Phu Valley trek cost must cover all meals, accommodation, guide, porter and transportation throughout the trek. What it does not include is Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara and personal expenses of the trekkers.
Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary can be fully customized to your preference ensuring you flat rates, special group discount and 100% departure date.
Nevertheless, trekkers seeking for more adventure can attempt Nar Phu Tilicho Lake Trek which is more rewarding and challenging too.
Nar Phu Trek Permit Info
Nar Phu valley is restricted for trekking which requires restricted area permits to enter the area. The restriction is made to protect the fragile environment, nature and culture of the valley.
The permit costs USD 90 per person per week for the month of (September-November). Further, it costs USD 75 per week per person per week for the month of (December-August). Moreover, ACAP permit is mandatory that cost NPRS 2,000 per person. According to the rules, all the international trekkers must accompany government registered guide and your trip must be arranged from government registered company of Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive: Kathmandu – Jagat (1,100m/3608ft) – 7-8 hours trek
Day 04: Jagat – Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) – 7-8 hours trek
Day 05: Dharapani – Koto (2,610m/8,563ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 06: Koto – Meta (3,560m/11,680ft) – 7-8 hours trek
Day 07: Meta – Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft) – 7-8 hours trek
Day 08: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
Day 09: Phu Gaon – Nar (4,110m/13,484ft) – 6-7 hours trek
Day 10: Exploration and acclimatization day at Nar
Day 11: Nar – Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) – Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft) – 7-8 hours trek
Day 12: Ngwal – Manang (3,540m/11,614ft) – 4-5 hours trek
Day 13: Manang – Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) – 3-4 hours trek
Day 14: Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft) – 3-4 hours trek
Day 15: Thorong Phedi – Thorong La (5,416m/17,764ft) – Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) – 7-8 hours trek
Day 16: Muktinath – Jomsom 92,715m/8,910ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 17: Flight: Jomsom – Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) – 25 minutes flight
Day 18: Flight: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) – 5-6 hours trek
Day 19: Final departure