“I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.” – Julian Lennon
Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the hidden trekking trails on popular Annapurna region — situated in the swirl of the Himalayas, and have small villages and Buddhist monasteries to visit amid lovely forests and isolated valley of unique faces people living their unique lifestyle. Nar Phu Valley Trekking is one of the special routes with multiple attractions for any travelers to feel that spark of excitement from its remote beauty of landscapes and culture. And it was only opened only in 2002 to outsiders (tourists) for exploration.
Trekking to Nar Phu Valley starts following in the footsteps of popularAnnapurna Circuit Trek until Koto (before Chame) and change course towards east to enter the Nar and Phu village where the majority of Bhotia, Gurung and Lama are inhabited who follow Buddhism and engaged in farming. This 15 days trekking combines adventure around the high peaks and passes through narrow canyons, diverse landscapes and amazing terrains. Two high passes — Kangla Pass (5200m) and Thorang La Pass (5416m) — are a major attraction of the trip as it offers the best experience of high elevation sweaty walk watching the panorama of snow capped mountain peaks all along.
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Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m). Arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with me then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.
Day 02: Nar Phu Valley Restricted area trekking permit preparation. We need your original passport with Nepal’s Visa to prepare Nar Phu restricted area permit. After preparing your permit, you will introduce with your guide. Your guide will brief details of this trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Besishahar -Chamje (1310 meters) Drive Duration: 9 hrs. This day, you will drive in the morning to Chamje via Besishahar. And then overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1920 meters) , 6 hrs walk. The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi River gradually uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make trails crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m until another stairway. The journey continues ascending and descending to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. And then overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600 meters ), 5 hrs walk. We see the first view of Annapurna II from Bagarchhap. With often rough and rocky ground, the trail climbs to Timang at 2460m; we see beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and many other snowcapped peaks. We then continue through the forest to Thanchok village at 2630m and Koto village. As we reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. And then overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta (3570 meters), 7 hrs walk.Today we entry-restricted area of Nar phu valley with pack lunch. Following the Nar Khola and Greenland forest. The trail is adventurous with rocky trail and the long walk to Meta. It takes 8 hours walking then stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Meta to Kyang (3720 meters ), 4 hrs walk. Today Trek to Kyang and It is 4 hours walk. The trail is gradual up and downhill to Kyang village. And then overnight at Lodge.
Day 08:Trek from Kyang to Phu Village, Excursion Phu Village, and Monastery. 4-5 hrs walk.Today Trek to Phu village and It is 4-5 hours walk via desert area and a Typical local village of Kyang village where people don't live whole months. The trail is gradual up and downhill to Phu village. You can see mountains of Annapurna ranges. Rest of explore the popular Tashi Gompa and around the villages. Then stay overnight at same Lodge.
Day 09:Trek from Phu Village to Nar Phedi, 6 hrs walk.Today we hike to Nar Phedi. It takes 6 hours walking. Stay overnight at Monastery.
Day10:Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4150 meters), 2-3 hrs walk. Trek climb up to Nar village. It takes 3-4 hours walking and rest of the explore Nar village then stay overnight at Lodge.
Day11: Explore Nar Village. Visit 4 monasteries of Nar Village then stay overnight at same Lodge.
Day12::Trek from Nar - Kang La Pass 5320m-Ngawal (3675meters), 8-9 hrs walk. Today is adventurous day and long day hike. So we get up early in the morning and head to Kang La pass. From the pass, you will see Annapurna massif, and Trek down to Ngawal 8/9 hours walking and stay overnight at Lodge.
Day13:Trek from Ngawal to Chame (2650 meters ),7 hrs walk. Today, we trek back to Chame via Gyaru and Pisang village. It takes 6 hours walk. The trail is up and down. And then overnight at Lodge.
Day14:Trek from Chame to Tal (1700 meters ), 6 hrs walk. Today, we trek back to Chamje via Dharapani and Tal village. It takes 6 hours walk. The trail is all downhill. And then overnight at Lodge.
Day15:Trek from Tal to Chamje and drive to Besishahar, 2 hrs walk and 3 hrs drive.Today, you will trek from Tal to Chamje (1310 meters, 2 hours walking) and drive to Besishahar by Jeep/ Bus. And then overnight at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day16:Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu, 6 hrs Drive.This day, you will drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu (6 hours drive), overnight at Hotel.
Day17:Final Departure. Breakfast at the hotel and transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact MountainMate Team.
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