Nar Phu Valley Trek - 16 Days

  • 2 reviews
  • 16 Days
Price per personUS$899
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 2 US$ 1199
3 - 5 US$ 1089
6 - 10 US$ 999
11 - 15 US$ 935
16 - 30 US$ 899
02 March, 2024
$1199 x 1 guests:
$1199

Total
$1199
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  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty LevelModerate - Strenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch- May / Sep-Nov
  • Max Altitude4080 m

Overview

Nar Phu Valley Trek: Discover Nepal's Hidden Gem

 

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating Narphu Valley, nestled amidst the grandeur of the Annapurna Region in Nepal. This unique trekking experience offers intrepid adventurers a chance to explore unparalleled natural beauty and delve into the rich cultural heritage of this remote region.

 

As you traverse the rugged terrain of Narphu Valley, you will be greeted by awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and tranquil alpine meadows. This unspoiled pocket of the Himalayas is a true paradise for those seeking solace in a serene and untouched environment.

 

Unlike the more popular trekking routes of Nepal, Narphu Valley remains relatively unexplored, adding to the allure and mystique of the adventure. The remote location of the valley has preserved its Tibetan-influenced culture, offering visitors a rare opportunity to witness traditional ways of life that have endured for centuries.

 

Beginning your ascent from the enchanting village of Jagat, located in the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will gradually make your way through picturesque forests, hidden valleys, and charming villages. This off-the-beaten-path trail will lead you to the heart of Narphu Valley, where you will be greeted by warm hospitality and genuine smiles from the local inhabitants.

 

Trekking through this secluded region, you will encounter ancient Buddhist monasteries, adorned with prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and prayer wheels spinning rhythmically. The cultural immersion continues as you engage with the affable locals, eager to share their traditions, folklore, and spirituality. Their art, handicrafts, and distinct attire reflect a vibrant tapestry of their heritage, adding an exceptional dimension to your journey.

 

The Narphu Valley Trek demands physical endurance, as you traverse high mountain passes, including the challenging Kang La Pass at an elevation of 5,322 meters. However, the rewards are immeasurable as you stand atop these lofty vantage points, surrounded by a panoramic vista of majestic peaks and glacial valleys—an awe-inspiring sight that will forever be imprinted in your memory.

 

In the evenings, as daylight fades, you will retire to cozy teahouses and lodges, nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty. Here, you can relish hearty meals and share tales with fellow adventurers, forging lasting connections amidst the serenity of the Himalayas.

 

In conclusion, the Narphu Valley Trek offers intrepid explorers a chance to embark on an extraordinary journey through Nepal's hidden gem. Immerse yourself in its pristine landscapes, uncover its vibrant culture, and challenge your limits amidst the solitary grandeur of the Himalayas. Prepare to be captivated by an experience that will leave an indelible mark upon your soul.

Free- Benefits 

  • Free Airport transportationS 
  • Trekking equipment (DOWN JACKET, SLEEPING BAG)
  • Duffle bag for helper/porter  
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt, etc! 
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse during the trip
  • WOKI TOKI - for communications in the mountain! 

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to relax and explore the vibrant city.

 

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1400m)

We will spend the day exploring the historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu. This includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

 

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) and to Chamje (1430m) - Distance: approximately 220km (8-10 hours drive)

We start our journey towards the beautiful Narphu Valley. The drive takes us through scenic landscapes, terraced fields, and quaint villages. We reach Chamje, a small village located at the confluence of the Marsyangdi and Dudh Khola rivers, where we will spend the night.

 

Day 4: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1860m) - Distance: approximately 14km (6-7 hours trek)

Our trek begins as we cross a suspension bridge and follow a steep trail uphill toward Seattle. We continue through dense forests and cross several small villages before reaching Dharapani, a traditional Gurung village.

 

Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600m) - Distance: approximately 9km (5-6 hours trek)

We continue our ascent through beautiful forests and scenic landscapes. Along the way, we encounter stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and other peaks. We finally reach Koto, a picturesque village located at the entrance of the Narphu Valley.

 

Day 6: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala (3230m) - Distance: approximately 14km (7-8 hours trek)

Our trek takes us through narrow gorges and dense forests as we enter the Narphu Valley. We follow the Phu River, passing scenic landscapes and traditional settlements, before reaching Dharmasala, a basic lodge where we spend the night.

 

Day 7: Trek from Dharmasala to Kyang (3840m) - Distance: approximately 12km (6-7 hours trek)

Today, we trek along the Tibetan-influenced culture of the Narphu Valley. We cross suspension bridges, ascend steep trails, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. We reach Kyang, a small village with an ancient monastery, where we stay overnight.

 

Day 8: Rest and Acclimatization Day in Kyang

To acclimatize to the high altitude, we take a day to rest and explore Kyang. We can visit the ancient monastery and immerse ourselves in the unique culture and traditions of the local community.

 

Day 9: Trek from Kyang to Phu Gaon (4080m) - Distance: approximately 12km (6-7 hours trek)

Our trek continues as we head toward the remote village of Phu Gaon. We pass through picturesque landscapes, encounter yak herders, and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Narphu Valley. In Phu Gaon, we experience the traditional lifestyle of the local Bhote people.

 

Day 10: Exploration Day in Phu Gaon

We spend the day exploring Phu Gaon and its surroundings. We can visit the Tashi Lakhang Monastery, which is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. We immerse ourselves in the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture of Phu Gaon.

 

Day 11: Trek from Phu Gaon to Nar Phedi (3490m) - Distance: approximately 10km (5-6 hours trek)

Leaving Phu Gaon, we descend towards Nar Phedi, following the Phu River. We traverse through yak pastures, cross suspension bridges, and witness the unique beauty of the Narphu Valley. Nar Phedi is our resting point for the night.

 

Day 12: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4110m) - Distance: approximately 8km (4-5 hours trek)

We continue our trek to the beautiful Nar Village. The trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. Upon reaching Nar Village, we can explore the village and interact with the locals to learn about their culture and way of life.

 

Day 13: Exploration Day in Nar Village

We spend a day in Nar Village, exploring the local culture, traditions, and lifestyle. We can visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries, stroll through the village, and enjoy the serene atmosphere of this remote Himalayan settlement.

 

Day 14: Trek from Nar Village to Ngawal (3660m) via Kang La Pass (5322m) - Distance: approximately 15km (7-8 hours trek)

Today, we embark on a challenging trek, crossing the high-altitude Kang La Pass. The pass offers exceptional panoramic views of the Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain ranges. We descend towards Ngawal, a beautiful village known for its Buddhist monasteries and traditional architecture.

 

Day 15: Trek from Ngawal to Pisang (3200m) - Distance: approximately 7km (3-4 hours trek)

Our trail gradually descends through pine forests and terraced fields, leading us to Pisang. We pass charming villages and enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna range. In Pisang, we can explore the village and interact with the local community.

 

Day 16: Trek from Pisang to Jagat (1300m) - Distance: approximately 18km (7-8 hours trek)

We continue our descent towards Jagat, following a scenic trail along the Marsyangdi River. We pass through beautiful landscapes, terraced fields, and small villages before reaching Jagat, where we spend the night.

 

Day 17: Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu - Distance: approximately 200km (8-10 hours drive)

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the picturesque views along the way. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you can explore the bustling streets of Thamel or celebrate the successful completion of your Narphu Valley Trek.

 

Please note that this detailed itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, group pace, and other factors. Our experienced trekking guide will ensure the best possible experience while considering the safety and comfort of all participants.

 

Highlights

  • vivid Mountain Scenery from the day to start
  • Extraordinary Views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, etc.
  • Pass the highest pass of  Kanga-La 5,545 meters
  • Visit beautiful Temples, Monasteries & local Villages
  • Walkthrough the World's Most Famous Himalayan  region
  • Enjoy the sound of Rivers, Waterfalls & Valleys

Trip inclusion

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by private car.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the Himalaya.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the guide.
  • All the ground transports 
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • Nar Phu valley restricted area permits fee.
  • Assistant guide group size of more than 6 people above in a group.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
  • Compressive first aid box.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected- recommended by our mountain culture) 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

Trip Info

Food on Trek

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

Water on trek

The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

Best Time to do Nar Phu Trek 

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Annapurna region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Annapurna Base Camp, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.

Safety and Satisfactions

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in emergency cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

Travel Insurance

In Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

Packing lists

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking sue with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwears & Swiming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • 1 set- Headlamp
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Wash towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

FAQs

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Annapurna Conservation area Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 10 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

The Highest Point of our trek is 5416 meters (Throng La)  !

Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel

Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our Hotel or office. 

Reviews

  • Lolita Bizzarri - December 01, 2023

    Doing the Nar Phu Valley trek was one of the most exciting experiences of my life. 17 days of trekking organised to perfection with professionalism of the highest level. Dil is attentive to any client's needs (and I am not an easy client!), helpful and empathetic: with just a few words, he understood perfectly what I was looking for. My guide Harka was equally knowledgeable and attentive to my physical and mental well-being. We hiked over 5,000 metres and everything went wonderfully well, thanks also to Harka's attention to acclimatisation. To experience this trek slowly was the best gift I could have received. Thanks to Alpine Ramble!

  • Charlie - January 28, 2022

    What an amazing experience to meet Dil and Arpan Gurung. Dil was a fantastic organiser, Arpan was an incredible guide and together they gave me a fantastic experience in the mountains. Every day felt like a new adventure and it was incredible to meet so many different people and see so many different locations in only 10 days. Arpan was always willing to help, gave me fantastic hints and information about the local area, and I was blown away at the serenity of the places we experienced. So few tourists made the experience even more unforgettable, and I loved getting an intimate experience with the owners of every tea house we stayed at rather than simply being treated as :another tourist. I cannot wait to come back to Nepal and will definately choose Alpine Ramble again. If you want a trekking company with huge hearts and even bigger heads Dil and Arpan cannot be beat! A once in a lifetime experience!