12 Days Restricted part of Nepal – Nar Phu Trek
The Nar Phu Trek is located north of Annapurna in the Manang district. This hidden valley is famous for Tibetan Buddhist culture and beautiful natural scenery. The Nar Phu Valley is a serene, virgin, and enticing village on the outskirts of the Annapurna Circuit Trek route. The inhabitants of this valley are Tibetan Buddhist people who have preserved their age-old practices. People herd yaks and farming/animal rearing is the major occupation of the people. Unique Tibetan culture, traditions, way of life, and festivals are unique traits of Nar Phu Valley. Moreover, for those who are interested in Tibetan Buddhist people’s way of life, culture, and traditions this trek is best for them.
Moreover, the Nar Phu trek gives full pleasure to nature lovers with its attractive natural gadgets. During the Narphu valley trek, you will see and experience the high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Gompas, and unique Himalayan cultures of Manang district. In this trek, you will cross two challenging Mesokundo and Kangla pass.
Nar Phu Trek – hidden villages of Annapurna
Nar Phu trek offers a stunning glimpse of the beautiful mountains of the Annapurna region such as Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri range, and Tilicho Peak. The most important aspect of this trek is that you can combine the Narphu Valley trek with the Annapurna circuit trek. From Besisahar you will follow the Annapurna circuit trail up to Koto. From Koto you will reach to Nar Phu Valley after completing the adventurous journey of beautiful places such as Chhacha, Meta, and Junum. After making an excursion in the mysterious Narphu valley you will return to Koto through Nar village and Dharmasala. From Koto you will again follow the Annapurna circuit and reach Jomsom via Manang, Thorang Phedi, and Muktinath.
Book the trek with HVT. Relish your time at the hidden village of Annapurna region of Nepal.
12 days Narphu Valley Trek - Itinerary
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar-BulBule-Chamje -Dharapani
Day 02: Trek from Dharapani to Koto via Bagarchhap-Dhanadue-Timang
Day 03: Trek from Koto to Meta
Day 04: Trek from Meta to Phu Village
Day 05: Excursion around Phu Village and Monastery
Day 06: Trek from Phu Village to Nar Phedi
Day 07: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village
Day 08: Visit 4 Monasteries in Nar Village
Day 09: Trek from Nar - Kang La Pass -Ngawal
Day 10: Trek from Ngawal to Manang
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Chame
Day 12: Trek from Chame to Kathmandu
- Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
- 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB basic.
- Nar Phu Valley Special Permit.
- Annapurna Conservation area permit Fee.
- Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
- One English speaking Government registered experienced guide and required porters.
- Kathmandu-Dharapani and Dharapani-Kathmandu by private Jeep.
- All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
- Staffs, equipment, meals, accommodation, salary and insurance.
- First Aids Kit.
- Local fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc .
- All official charges and 13% Government VAT.
- International airfare and visa fees (15 Days Visa Fee US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- hard and soft table drinks.
- Your own trekking gears.
- Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
- Tips for Guide and porter
If you are already here in kathmandu or pokhara and need a guide / porter or tour / trekking packagess then you can visit our office Himalaya View Treks. Location:- kaldhara Marg, kathmandu 44600 Nepal. or chat via Whatsapp with Mr. Simbir +9779841146306
It is mandatory to take the travel insurance for any kinds of trekking in Nepal. Make sure to get the insurance plan which covers helicopter rescue, medical aid and emergencies.
Weather & Climatic Conditions
Nepal’s mountain region has unpredictable weather and climatic conditions. Day temperature is normal but night hours are pretty freezing. Weather can change drastically in just an hour. Expect unexpected changes in climate and weather. However, the team will analyze the situation and only decide whether to push or not.
The best way to prepare for climbing is by doing cardiovascular workouts. These kinds of cardio exercises help to increase lung capacity. In order to climb the mountain, you need strong and healthy lungs.
Do some strength-building training like planks, push-ups, and squats. Cycling is also the best option to prepare your body for climbing. Always start these activities 4-5 months before traveling to Nepal for climbing.
Is it possible to extend the trek to Annapurna Circuit after Nar Phu Trek?
Yes, you can continue to trek towards Thorong La Pass crossing after the excursion of Nar Phu Valley Trek. By doing this you can visit the Mustang region of Nepal.
What about the accommodation during the Nar Phu Trek?
Yes, there is teahouse/lodges now in the trail. Earlier there was no lodges on the trail. However, it is good news that trekkers can get the basic lodge accommodation during the trek.
Can i do Solo trek to Nar Phu Trek?
No, you can't do the solo trekking in Nar Phu. In fact, in every restricted trekking region, you will have to book the trek with at least two trekkers otherwise you will not get the special permit from the Nepal Government.
How difficult is Nar Phu Trek?
It is moderate trekking route. However, in some section of the trekking you will have to walk uphill for almost 4-5 hours continuously. Be prepared and come for the trekking in a physically fit condition.
Why Nar Phu Trek is restricted trekking region?
The villages are discovered recently and Nepal Government has placed these villages under the special cultural preservation site. People of the region still practices the traditions which is unique and priceless for the tourism and identity of Nepal.