Nar Phu Hidden Valley Trek

  • Nar Phu Hidden Valley Trek

Code TH-NP-015 •   16 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
  • Group size: 1-20 Pax
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departure City: Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 4500m
  • Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking

Overview

Trip Information

Narphu is the unique and less traveled destination inside popular Annapurna region trail. A newly opened region for trekking in recent years resembles the landscapes pretty similar to Tibet. A rugged and wild trek, this trek takes you to the exotic Nar Phu Valley that lies in the remote corner of the Annapurna region. The Nar Phu valley is a trek that combines remote villages of Nar and Phu, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, monasteries, Kang La Pass and unique Himalayan cultures. Visited by very few trekkers this exotic land offers medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountain views and great alpine scenery.

Nar Phu Valley Trekking delights you with wonderful age old traditional Tibetan villages, astonishing rock formations, high altitude grazing settlements, narrow canyons, deep forests and majestic snow clad peaks. An exciting place to, venture out and get, a closer look into a less known world and be dazzled by the wonders in each step that you take while trekking this region.

Accommodations

You will have 3 star hotel while in Kathmandu. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional charges. The rest remote area while trekking will be Tea House, It is a simple but clean guest house. We will provide best available Tea houses durring trekking.

Meals

During our Nar Phu Trekking, You could 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. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Physical Fitness for The Trek

This is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers with the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Glacier about the medical condition before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Our representative will welcome you at Airport and you will be dropped to the booked hotel

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: N/A

Day 02: Kathmandu City Sightseeing and Trip Preparation and Briefing

Today we have full day for Kathmandu sightseeing. We will visit most of all world heritage sites in Kathmandu such as bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan, Darbar square, Swoyambhunath. Evening a short briefing program will be hosted by company and Packing.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat by private land cruiser (8/9 hours)

In the morning, drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by private land cruiser passing the Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. You can see three snow peaks, Lamjung Himal, Peak 29 and Manaslu during the driving.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m (5/6 hours)

You start your trek in the morning after breakfast, the trail goes gradually uphill to Chamje and you cross another suspension bridge and follow the steep rocky trail until reaching Tal village which takes 3 and half hours. You can see again very beautiful waterfalls in Tal. You have lunch break here. Then you continue again on a rocky trail to Kotro, which takes about 2 hours. You continue straight and cross the suspension bridge near Lower Dharapani. You continue a little more climbing and arrive in Higher Dharapani

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto 2600m (5/6 hours)

You begin your trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes about 1 hour passing through pine and fir forests. You can visit the white washed monastery in this village. Then you continue your trek till Danaque it takes about 1 hour. The trail is ascending steeply until Timang which takes about 1 and half hour. You have a good view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. Now your trail continues through pine forests again till Latamarang which takes about 1 and half hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, you walk again through forests and you have a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Finally you arrive in Koto village after 1 and half hours walk.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta 3570m (6/7 hours) (Naar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit Entry)

In the morning, you register your restricted area permit at the Police check post. Then you start your trek through the River bank of Suti Khola again through wonderful pine forests passing many streams and suspension bridges until reaching Dharmasala which takes about 5 hours. You can see a picturesque Waterfall near the Dharmasala. You have your packed lunch on the way. Then you continue your trek again through forests and ascend steeply till Meta Village, which takes about 1 and half hour. Now you have arrived on the Tibetan Plateau. You have very good view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Meta to Phoo 3900m (6/7 hours)

Today, you start with up and down as well as on traversing suspension bridges over diffrent  streams. Again packed lunch at Kyang which takes about 4 hours. Actually you do not find any houses and lodges in this area. You just see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally) at places like Jhunam, Chyakhu and Kyang. Then you keep walking passing the Phu Khola on a rocky trail until Phu village which takes about 3 hours. You can see Blue Sheep during the trail. Now you are in one of the unique Lost/ Hidden Valleys. You can see their cultures, natural diversity, and religion of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale. The people are depending on subsistence agricultures, animal breeding and seasonal migrations. The very old Buddhist Monastery known as Tashi Lakhang Monastery is listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. You have a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Phoo to Naar 4100m (6/7 hours)

Today, the trail descends, passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 4 hours. You pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. You have lunch in Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Naar Village which takes about 2 hours. You find here many Buddhist Monasteries to visit as well as a very good view of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. 

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Naar to Kang-La 5322m to Ngawal 3660m (6/7 hours)

Today morning you will start your trek early in the morning and until to Jhombu Kharka also known as Kang-La Phedi. It takes 3 hours. You can see Yak herder’s camp with many Yaks.  The trail steeply ascends passing different landslide areas to Kang-La Pass which takes about 2 and half hour. Now you have a superb view of the Annapurna Range and other peaks. Then you descend steeply till Ngawal village which takes about 3 hours. 

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Ngawal to Manang 3540m (5/6 hours)

Today your trail is slightly descending until reaching Braga village. Visit the monastery. It takes 2 and half hour. Then 30 minutes walk from Braga to Manang. This is the right option for a great view of the Annapurna Range. Afternoon, hike to Chunker view point - Gangapurna Lake & Cave Gompa. You can hike to Chhunker view point which takes about 1 and half hour. You can see the Gangapurna Lake as well, as the Annapurna range like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, Chulo peak, Thorong peak and so on. Then you return back to your lodge and have lunch there. After lunch you hike with your guide to the Cave Gompa which is situated at the elevation of about 4500m. It takes 2 hours to reach there. This is also a very good place to have magnificent view of Annapurna Range. Then you return back to your lodge.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Pisang 2675m (5/6 hours)

After breakfast in the morning with the views of spectacular mountains around Manang area, we will head to Braga which 15 minutes and continue to Humde village along the Marsyangdi River. It takes about 3 hours and where we will have our lunch. There is also small airstrip. Then after lunch, we will keep smoothly walking until reaching Pisang village which takes 2 hours. We will go evening to upper Pisang to visit ancient Buddhist monastery and from where the views of Annapurna II, IV and Pisang peak are often awesome.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Pisang to Chame 2670m (5/6 hours)

Today morning, the trail is going easily since you need to walk sometime in road until Dikur Pokhari through the pine and rhododendron forests which takes about 1 and half hour. You need to walk down hill through the pine forest until Bratang which takes about 1 and half hour. Then you will stop for lunch and after lunch you walk on level trail through the pine forest until reaching Chame village which takes about 2 hours, finally you need to cross above suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River. This village is head quarter of Manang district and all administrative places. 

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 13: Trek from Chame to Dharapani 1860m (5/6 hours)

Morning after breakfast, you walk to Koto which you passed before entering Nar-Phu Valley, then keep continue to the forest along the high up Marshyangdi River until Thanchok and walk down hill to Danakyu which takes 3 hours. Then we will make lunch break and then walk again on level trail to reach Bagarchhap which takes an hour and where you can visit white washed Buddhist monastery. Then keep walking along the River until reaching Dharapani and you need to show your trekking permits in ACAP center.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat 1300m (5/6 hours)

After breakfast in the morning, you walk for a while and cross the suspension to other side of Marshyangdi River and walk small ups and downs to Karte which takes about an hour. Then cross again another suspension bridge to reach other side of River. Then keep continuing on the road for 45 minutes and then cross long suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi River. The trail will be little bit rocky to reach in Tal village where you will make lunch break. You can see very picturesque water fall during your lunch time. After lunch you keep walking for a while along the river and soon you need to walk step and rocky downhill for 40 minutes. Then your trail will become very narrower high above from river for 1 hour. And then you will arrive again to another suspension bride near the Chyamje village. Now you are already in the road for next 1 hour to Jagat village.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu via Besisahar 8/9 hours

Early morning our private land cruiser will pick you up from Jagat and drive to Besisahar on bumpy dusty road for 3 hours and another 5 hours smooth drive to Kathmandu along the Marsyangdi River and Trisuli River and transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 16: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • All necessary trekking permit
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • 2 person = 1 porter for baggage supply
  • Hotels while in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Full board food during trekking
  • All guesthouse stays during trekking
  • Half day Kathmandu guided sightseeing tours
  • Airport pick up & drop
  • Travel insurance & other expenses for guide and porters
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and VV by bus & Pokhara to Nayapul & VV by Jeep

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa
  • Any international flight
  • Any entrace fees during sightseeing
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance & Personal expenses
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items.
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USD 1,550

USD 1,700 9% OFF

16 days

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