Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek

Looking for Nar Phu Valley Trek, Itinerary, Cost, Map, Details, Permit then we offer details in this trek. Nar Phu valley trek is the beautiful and wild trek that will take you to the unforgettable journey to the unexplored land located in the North of Annapurna. Nar Phu valley is tucked between the more visited Annapurna and Manaslu region. Nar Phu valley trek is truly the best that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore the unspoiled land that has a mixture of raw Himalayan nature and Buddhist culture.

Trip Facts- Nar Phu Valley Trek

Trekking Region

Annapurna and Manaslu Region

Trek Duration

12 Days

Trek Altitude

5240 Meters

Trek Grade

Medium

Accommodation

Tea and Lodge

Average Walking per day

6-7 hours

Transportation

Private

The trek through the Nar & Phu valleys combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique ethnically Tibetan cultures. This trek is a combination of cultural and scenic delights throughout the trail. Walking in some of the lesser selected sections, you can witness the lifestyle here undisturbed and unchallenged by the modernized world. You can enjoy the originality of medieval Tibetan inspired culture in these villages isolated until a few years ago from the outer world.

Nar Phu valley trek is one of the best trails to enjoy the virgin beauty of the sceneries that define Nepal and the Himalayas. Starting at Besisahar, the traditional starting point of the Annapurna Circuit, the trek quickly diverges into the remote Nar & Phu valleys. Passing colorful Tibetan Chortens and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges, you will get the chance to hang out with villagers in Phu while they go about their daily activities, as well as spend a night in the Nar Phedi monastery.

You need to obtain a restricted area permit to do Nar Phu Valley Trek. You need to go with a trekking company in Nepal to obtain this permit.

Best Season for Nar Phu Valley Trek

The best season for Nar Phu Valley trek in the seasons of Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November). A moderate amount of sunshine and low chances of rainfall makes for some of the best trekking experience in these two seasons.

The views of the mountain peaks are also wonderful this season. If you prepare for the winter (December, January, February) trek by having appropriate gear but definitely have some difficulty because of the snowy route. Similarly, with appropriate gear and planning, Nar Phu Valley Trek is also possible in the summer season (June, July, August).

Outline Itinerary of Nar Phu Valley Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 2:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar and to Koto (2,600m)

Day 4: Koto to Meta (3,230m)

Day 5: Meta to Upper Chyaku (3,720m)

Day 6: Upper Chyaku to Phu Village(4,050m)

Day 7: Phu village to Nar Phedi(3550m)

Day 8: Nar Phedi to Nar village(4150m)

Day 9: Trek to Ngawal(3550m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)

Day 10: Trek to Pisang and drive to Besisahar

Day 11: Drive Back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Depart Kathmandu

Trekking Equipment- Nar Phu Valley Trek

  1. Clothes
  • Base layer(reducing airflow), breathable underwear
  • Trekking trousers and shorts
  • Fleece jacket, hardshell jacket, and rain gear
  • Headgear (sun protection hat, wool hat, headband, neckband)
  • Handwear (inner and outer gloves)

2.Footwear

  • Hiking boot
  • Training shoes
  • Hiking socks

3.BackPack

  • Bag
  • Daypack

 4.Gear equipment

  • Trekking pole
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamps

5.Personal gear

  • Towel
  • waterproof ziplock for bags
  • Camera, go pro, notebook
  • Portable battery charger
  • Water purification tablets(isotonic powder, Diamox)
  • Basic first aid kit and other general medicine
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes, toilet papers
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

One of our representatives from the Vivaan Adventure Pvt Ltd will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel after arriving in Kathmandu. You will have the rest of the day to explore Kathmandu.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking preparation

You will have the chance to explore the city. You can shop trekking gears if needed. You can see Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa and so on in the city. You will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Besisahar and to Koto (2,600m)

Leave Kathmandu early and drive first to Besisahar. After lunch, change to a four-wheel-drive vehicle for the rugged journey to Koto. The total ride to Koto will be 11-12 hours. Your ride through amazing gorges and past stunning waterfalls. You will arrive at Koto in time for dinner. You stay overnight in Koto.

Day 4
Koto to Meta (3,230m)

Start the day early, today’s trekking route passes through beautiful woods, past small cave shelters and pilgrims’ resting places. Going from a narrow canyon, the trail passes under a wide waterfall. The last stretch into Meta involves climbing a steep hill, from which there are amazing views of some of the giant snowy peaks in the area. Today, you have to walk for 7-8 hours and stay overnight in Meta.

Day 5
Meta to Upper Chyaku (3,720m)

Trekking out of Meta, some of the unique, colorful Tibetan Buddhist Chortens that Nar and Phu are famous for begin to appear in sight. Today, you have to walk for 3-2 hours and stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 6
Upper Chyaku to Phu Village(4,050m)

You can get your first view of the three villages in the area as well as the old “dzong” (Tibetan-style fortress) and the remains of two ruined forts, impressively situated atop the flatlands before the village. Today you have to walk for 6-7 hours. After a rest, you can do an excursion around the Phu valley in the evening and overnight at lodge.

Day 7
Phu village to Nar Phedi(3550m)

Retrace the route back down towards Meta, but turn off at the Nar Phedi monastery, which will be your accommodation for the night. Today, you have to walk for 5-6 hours. You have to stay overnight in a monastery.

Day 8
Nar Phedi to Nar village(4150m)

Today, climb out of Nar Phedi and follow a winding path up a hill towards Nar. Pass a line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped Chortens on the way into the ancient village. Nar is a bit more social and lively than Phu. You have to walk for 2-3 hours today.

Day 9
Trek to Ngawal(3550m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)

You have to get up before sunrise and head towards the Kang La Pass, which leads back onto the popular Annapurna Circuit. It is not a difficult pass, but it can be a long day as the effects of altitude will be felt. Once on top of the pass, you can enjoy an amazing view over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. You can stop for lunch on a plateau overlooking the peak, then continue towards Ngawal. You have to walk for 8-9 hours.

Day 10
Trek to Pisang and drive to Besisahar

The trail is wide and comfortable and passes a beautiful lake just outside Pisang. Stop for a quick snack in the village, then take a four-wheel drive back to Besisahar.

Day 11
Drive Back to Kathmandu

Today, the last day of the trip. You depart to Kathmandu from Besisahar. The ride to Kathmandu will take 5-6 hours. Remaining time a day you can relax in the luxury hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12
Departure Day

This is the day of farewell to Nepal. Our representative from the Vivaan Adventure Pvt Ltd will pick you from the hotel and take you to the airport. On this way, you Nar Phu Valley Trek ends here.

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