The Nar Phu Valley takes the trail of Manang walking through the Thorang la pass and then rejoining to the mustang area. This place is still a relatively little-trekked area, as this hidden valley requires a special permit to enter. Situated just off the Annapurna Circuit route, the Nar Phu valley trail encompasses remote villages, Tibetan-like peoples, forests, narrow canyons, Buddhist Gompa, and majestic mountains. A bridge over the Marshyangdi River brings the trail to the steep portals of the Nar Phu Valley, which is easy to miss. Once through the narrow, forested ‘entrance,’ a whole other world awaits. Although the days are not as long as on some other treks, 5-6 hours, it is a challenging trek: a good fitness level is a must, and prior trekking experience is recommended. Among the stunning rock formations and glaciers, the mountains that are seen along this route include, Manaslu (8,163m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Annapurna I (8,091m) — walking past all the snow-covered Himalayas and the snowy roads on some seasons, its like heaven on earth. The prayer flags, monasteries, and other religious sites will keep you going. Even though the trail is quite tough for you but I bet you will enjoy every bit of your trekking through the Nar Phu valley.
Experiencing a Tibetan lifestyle and their culture and tradition
Walkthrough the diverse land structure, rock formation, and diverse topography
Get amazing feeling walking past through the higher Himalayas like Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna I on your way
Chance to experience the challenging pass Thorong la pass (5416 m) of this region
The satisfaction of the inner feelings while walking through the prayer flags, monasteries, and gumbas on your way
- A highly experienced, supportive, well-informed, pleasant, well-trained Government License holder guide who speaks English fluently with all his salary, food and drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance paid for
- Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), including fresh fruit in the evening
- Trekking lodge accommodation during the trek
- Wide-ranging medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency service, which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
- Sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking poles (should be returned after the trip is completed)
- Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap as souvenir, after trek completes, Adventure certificate
- Government taxes and official expenses
- Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate (Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptom)
- Nar Phu valley trekking map
- Assistant guide group size above 6+ persons
- Nepal visa fee (US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
- Hotel and meal in Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and Breakfast)
- Your Travel and medical insurance
- International airfare
- Your personal expenses
- All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e., those you choose to buy on the way to the tea houses)
- All desserts, sweets like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding, etc
- Hot shower and battery charging during the trekking
- Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is expected)
Arrival in Kathmandu
The first day includes you arriving at the airport and then shifted to the hotel. You will be picked by our staff from the airport. Freshen up and then rest yourself up. At night we will talk about the other members of the trekking group and our trekking leader. Talk about the difficulty the things you need to carry on your own and the things we will be providing to you. We will be providing you a small welcome with some welcome juices and authentic music, dance, and Nepali food. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Second day of our trekking includes planning about the trek and also sightseeing in Kathmandu. We can also plan an hour flight over he Himalayas and back if you need it. Also, Different UNESCO listed heritages like Pashupati, Patan durbar square, Bouddha, Swayambhu, and many more can be explored today in a short time. Also, the city of temples, the capital city, the beautiful place is famous for its different people with their authentic food and culture. You can have typical Nepali food or a variety of cultural foods. The place Kathmandu is not only beautiful in heritage but its apperance as well. One day is enough to enjoy the main part of it. However, if you love this place, you can take up your time and visit again jut to explore Kathmandu on its .overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Drive to Jagat (1100 m) from Kathmandu
Driving through all the lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and mountain vistas through all good and dusty forests all 8/9 hours finally, we reach Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat.
Trek to Dharapani (1960 m) from Jagat
7/8 hrs walking the trail from Jagat descends, encountering the river and then continues through a lush forest. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach the steep forested village of Karte. Walking past all the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight at Dharapani.
Trek to Koto from Dharapani (2610 m)
Walking through all the pine forests and the fir forests encompassing the great views of mt Manaslu and peak 29, we continue to walk for 5/6 hours, finally reaching to Kota. Overnight stay at Kota.
Trek to Meta from Kota (3560 m)
7/8 hrs Walking through all the pine forests, streams, and suspension bridges, we reach Dharamshala, where we eat our lunch and then after walking towards finally reaching to Meta. We can have wonderful views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight stay at meta.
Trek to Phu Gaon from Meta (4250 m)
We will be trekking to Phu Gaon (the hidden treasure) today, which will take about 7/8 hrs. Walking through all the ups and downs passing the suspension bridges, we reach Phu gaon where we can know about different ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung, and Ghale. Also, visiting the Tashi Lhakhang monastery, the peak attraction of this place, and the great views of Himlung Himal and other peaks. We have a whole another day to explore many more. Overnight stay at Phu Gaon.
Day Eight :
Exploring Phu Gaon
Acclimatization is important while walking to a higher altitude. So we will stay Phu gaon and explore the nearby places. Also, it’s a way to get closer to the people and their cultures for today.
Trek to Nar from Phu Gaon(4110 m)
We walk passing through a lot of streams and the suspension bridges along our way until we reach Mahendra pul that will take about 4 hours. The whole trek takes about 6/7 hrs. We will have our lunch at Mahendra pul and the descent encompassing stupas and monasteries. We can enjoy the views of Pisang peak and many others. Overnight stay at Nar.
Exploring Nar Village
The second acclimatization is going to be done here at Nar village. On this day we go for a nearby hike and explore the village. More time will be given to the closure view of the lifestyle and culture of people of Nar village. Overnight stay at Nar village.
Trek to Ngwal (3660 m) through Kang La Pass (5322 m)
Today is going to be an adventerous day. We will trek for about 7/8 hrs to Kang La pass, which has an altitude of 5322m. We start by having breakfast early in the morning, moving uphill. We can enjoy the higher Annapurna massifs from the Kang La pass and then descend back to Ngwal. Overnight stay at Ngwal.
Trek to Manang (3540 m) from Ngwal
Our destination for today is Manang, which will take about 4/5 hrs of trekking from Ngwal. We walk along the amazing view and atmosphere. Crossing the Paugh village beneath the Annapurna Himalayas and the uphill to Mugli still enjoying the Annapurna ranges, we finally reach Manang. We set our camps for later. Overnight stay at Manang.
Trek to Yak Kharka (4110 m) from Manang
Taking about 3/4 hrs of our trekking, we will be heading towards yak Kharka today. Starting our trek after breakfast, we come across the streams, a village of Tenki, and follow the upstream way of Marsyangdi. Also, we encounter pasture lands, juniper forests, a village - Ghunsa, and a cluster of flat mud roofs.
Further, we go through meadows where horses and yaks can be seen grazing. 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 stay at Yak Kharka.
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4600 m) from Yak Kharka
Moving ahead towards Thorong Phedi is what we have to do for today. It will take about 3/4 hrs to trek the session. Thorong Phedi is a small but bust settlement where the people are engaged in fulfilling the needs of visitors like us. People also trek to higher camp as acclimatization; however, the next day is going to be difficult, so we don’t advise you for higher camping. Overnight stay at Thorong Phedi.
Trek to Muktinath (3800 m)through Thorong La Pass
We will be trekking about 7/8 hrs for today, and the important highlight of this trek is going to trek today. We will be heading towards Muktinath through Thorong la pass of altitude 5416 m. we need to start the trek early in the morning. Enjoy the picture-perfect mountain views covered with snow and the head back to Muktinath by sunset. Muktinath is an important Hindu, as well as a Buddhist pilgrimage. Get lost in the awesome view of nature. Overnight stay at Muktinath.
Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2715 m)
Descending through the kali Gandaki George passing the Jharkot and Khingar villages with ancient Tibetian architecture, we reach Jomsom after 5/6 hrs of trekking. Overnight stay at Jomsom.
Flight to Pokhara from Jomsom (30 min flight)
We will be taking a flight from Jomsom, which is going to be very exciting. Enjoying all the high Himalayas from the flight is an amazing feeling too. We can reach Pokhara in just 30 min as we are taking the flight. The rest of the day is yours. It depends on you how you want to spend it. As Pokhara is very famous for Phewa lake and many other things, make sure you visit that before you leave even though you cant explore everything around you. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
We will today return to Kathmandu. It will take about 5/6 hrs to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We will be driving, and you can enjoy all the landforms, the greenery, and the scenic beauty all around you. As you have very little time left in Nepal, you can enjoy the remaining day by hanging out the place buying gifts for your friends and family and also for yourself as a memory of Nepal. Or the rest of the day is yours so you can just relax after your lunch. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
A final share of goodbye, leaving you at the airport again from where you can head to your homeland. Wishing you a very safe flight and do visit again with your friends and family.