Nar Phu Valley Trek

Activity Nar Phu Valley Trek

Lowest Altitute Approximately 827 meters Pokhara

Highest Altitute Approximately 5416 meters Thorang la pass

Diffuculty Moderate

Duration 15 days

Best Season March-May, September-November

Cost $ 886 / Person

Group size Minimum two to Maximum Fifteen

Nar Phu valley, less trodden area located on north of Annapurna range edging towards southern border of Tibet comprises of beautiful village Nar and Phu inhabited by nomadic Manange people who speak their own unique and rare Narpa language.

Trekking to this secluded area opened for trekkers for eleven years bestows chance to unravel cultural enigma along moment to indulge on emblem of heavenly beauty boasting high passes, higher peaks, narrow canyons, serene snow white glaciers, scenic villages, typical culture and lifestyle. Trek to this region starts from Jagat.

Itinerary Overview

 

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (760m.) by bus and it takes approximately seven hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.). Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. This headquarter is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.

 

Day 02: Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1310m.) which takes about six hours. The first part of the trail passes through flat level along the bank of the Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy the sceneries and the local culture of Gurung community. After lunch at Ngadi, the trail goes steeply upwards to Bahundanda which takes about two hours. At this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow capped mountains.


Day 03: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m.) and it takes approximately six hours. A steep trail descends for early half an hour and then follows flat path through rice terraces, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually you descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and down to Chamje through the forests.

 

Day 04: Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1860m.) and it takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, you see the level, plain of Tal (1700m.) before you. Tal is the border between Manang and Lamjung district. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area looks reassuring after the harrowing mountain paths just traveled on. You descend to a grassy riverbank, which leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1960m.), and your camp for the night. 

 

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto which takes approximately six hours. You trek gradual up all the way to Koto through forests covered by pine, oak and other natural vegetation. While walking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna II, Manaslu range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Koto is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and others. Their life style is mainly influenced by Buddhist Tibetans.


Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta and it takes almost five hours.(resticate area)


Day 07: Trek from Meta to Kyang which takes about five hours.(resticate area)


Day 08: Trek from Kayang to Phu village. Dropping steeply down to the river, you trek for a while along the river bank and past the “submarine” rock, passing some small possible campsites along the way. You start to see some of the unique, colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu are famous. You have to walk carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. Another hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyon lands and gorges, and the “leaning tower of Pisa” monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides you with you first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old “dzong” and the remains of the two forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated atop the flatlands before Phu.


Just before the brige to Phu, a line of wonderful chortens color the landscape and lead the way to the main village of Phu, perched high up on a hill, amphitheater style. You will set up camp on the lower reaches of Phu, formerly called Gomdzong, and head up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on a neighbouring hillside to pay your respect to Lama Karma Sonam. (resticate area)

 

Day 09: Exploration day in Phu. This day you visit Tashilakhang Monastery, Kyauchyu Water Fall and Pasture Lang. You can have interaction with locals and explore up the wide valley systems above you. You might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement or Kharka at Ngoru, a three hour’s walk past the gompa. Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village and you can observe the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool and chat. (restricted area)


Day 10: Trek from Phu to Checko which takes almost five hours. (restricted area)

 

Day 11: Trek from Check to Nar and it takes about four hours. (restricted area)

 

Day 12: Trek from Nar to Kangla Pass (5100m.) and Ngawal which takes six hours. (restricted area)

 

Day 13: Trek from Ngawal to Manang and it takes about six hoursThis day you walk through the leveled path along the bank of Marshyangdi river to reach Manang. On the way you pass pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. You can enjoy the views of Annapurna range, Tilicho Mountain and beautiful landscapes.

 

Day 14:manage to chame

Today our trek going to be little longer then other days , We have to walk almost 8 hours all the way down haveing beautiful mountain view. We will cross pisang villege, dhukar pokheri and we will reach cheme for over stay. 


Day 15: Chame to besisahar to Kathmandu drive 

We have to wakeup early in the morning and get the jeep to beshisahar and in the same day we drive to kathmandu/. 

 

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (760m.) by bus and it takes approximately seven hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.). Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. This headquarter is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.

 

Day 02: Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1310m.) which takes about six hours. The first part of the trail passes through flat level along the bank of the Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy the sceneries and the local culture of Gurung community. After lunch at Ngadi, the trail goes steeply upwards to Bahundanda which takes about two hours. At this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow capped mountains.


Day 03: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m.) and it takes approximately six hours. A steep trail descends for early half an hour and then follows flat path through rice terraces, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually you descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and down to Chamje through the forests.

 

Day 04: Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1860m.) and it takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, you see the level, plain of Tal (1700m.) before you. Tal is the border between Manang and Lamjung district. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area looks reassuring after the harrowing mountain paths just traveled on. You descend to a grassy riverbank, which leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1960m.), and your camp for the night. 

 

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Koto which takes approximately six hours. You trek gradual up all the way to Koto through forests covered by pine, oak and other natural vegetation. While walking, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna II, Manaslu range and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Koto is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and others. Their life style is mainly influenced by Buddhist Tibetans.


Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta and it takes almost five hours.(resticate area)


Day 07: Trek from Meta to Kyang which takes about five hours.(resticate area)


Day 08: Trek from Kayang to Phu village. Dropping steeply down to the river, you trek for a while along the river bank and past the “submarine” rock, passing some small possible campsites along the way. You start to see some of the unique, colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu are famous. You have to walk carefully across a small glacial stream before reaching a larger one with a bridge only half covered with large slabs of slate. Another hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyon lands and gorges, and the “leaning tower of Pisa” monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. This ancient gate provides you with you first view of the three villages of Phu, as well as an old “dzong” and the remains of the two forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated atop the flatlands before Phu.


Just before the brige to Phu, a line of wonderful chortens color the landscape and lead the way to the main village of Phu, perched high up on a hill, amphitheater style. You will set up camp on the lower reaches of Phu, formerly called Gomdzong, and head up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on a neighbouring hillside to pay your respect to Lama Karma Sonam. (resticate area)

 

Day 09: Exploration day in Phu. This day you visit Tashilakhang Monastery, Kyauchyu Water Fall and Pasture Lang. You can have interaction with locals and explore up the wide valley systems above you. You might walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement or Kharka at Ngoru, a three hour’s walk past the gompa. Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village and you can observe the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool and chat. (restricted area)


Day 10: Trek from Phu to Checko which takes almost five hours. (restricted area)

 

Day 11: Trek from Check to Nar and it takes about four hours. (restricted area)

 

Day 12: Trek from Nar to Kangla Pass (5100m.) and Ngawal which takes six hours. (restricted area)

 

Day 13: Trek from Ngawal to Manang and it takes about six hoursThis day you walk through the leveled path along the bank of Marshyangdi river to reach Manang. On the way you pass pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. You can enjoy the views of Annapurna range, Tilicho Mountain and beautiful landscapes.

 

Day 14:manage to chame

Today our trek going to be little longer then other days , We have to walk almost 8 hours all the way down haveing beautiful mountain view. We will cross pisang villege, dhukar pokheri and we will reach cheme for over stay. 


Day 15: Chame to besisahar to Kathmandu drive 

We have to wakeup early in the morning and get the jeep to beshisahar and in the same day we drive to kathmandu/. 

Cost Included

  • Our Extensive Knowledgeable Licensed Guides and porter services with porter gears
  • Necessary camping equipment as per guest request with additional cost if required.
  • Field Staff Insurances
  • Private Transportation to / from the Trail Head
  • Dawn Jackets per day $1, sleeping bag per day $1, walking poles, duffel bag, facilities if required with addtionaal cost .
  • Extensive First aid medical kit
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area are included of $30 per person.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card included of $20 per person.
  • special restricted area permit included $100 per person for 7 days.
  • we can include other services as per guest requirement and additional cost payment.

Cost Excluded

  • Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
  • Personal Insurance &; emergency rescue charges if necessary
  • Extra porter &; transport charges in the event of landslides
  • Other personal expenses, Kathmandu city entrance fee
  • Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
  • Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
  • Lunch and dinner in and Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during trek. (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget)
<p>To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired. Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.) Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary) Duffel Bag Flash Light (Head lamp) Sun glass Water purifier Feet Trekking boots Lightweight sandals Woolen socks (3 pairs) Clothes While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes. Hat (For warmth) Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material Fleece Jacket or pullover Underwear (4 pairs) Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants Gaiters (Optional) Thermal Clothing (As per the Season) Lightweight rain Jacket Warm Gloves or mittens Sports bra Miscellaneous Items Sun block Toilet articles and towel Small Knife First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you) Batteries backup</p> <p>Proper trekking shoes ( Waterproof and snow resistance)- Good one not available in Nepal</p> <p>Sun hat, warm woolen socks &amp; warm cap- can be bought in Nepal for cheap</p> <p>Warm trekking Clothes - Can be bought at cheap cost in Nepal</p> <p>Water purification pills - can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Altitude sickness resistance pills - Can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Down Jacket - can be Rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>Down-Sleeping Bag- Can be rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>personal small trekking bag- can be bought for cheap in Nepal and a duffel bag will be provided to carry your 10 kg up the Himalayas by the porter.</p> <p> <br> </p> <p> <br> </p>

Food

No meals are included on the cost but our staff and guide will help you get access to the best restaurants and hotels in Kathmandu and also help you get access to good organic and healthy meals during your trek. Our sister Agency Everest Trekkers Fuel is also the sole provider of freeze-dry trekking and climbing meals and can be provided to you with small Additional Cost.

Accomodation

You would recommend you accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And recommend you to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during a trek. But the cost does not include any accommodation. Our guide and staff will help you to get access to the best accommodation at the budget value.

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