Nar Phu valley 12 Days
Duration: 12 days
Trip level: strenuous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5320 m
Accommodation: basic teahouse/lodge
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
The Nar Phu valley is located east of Upper Mustang, close to the Tibetan border. The remote region is a preserved area where you will discover Tibetan culture.
Nar Phu valley trek starts with a tourist bus to Besisahar, and onwards by jeep to Dharapani. The first few days you follow the Marsyangdi river. After Timang you will leave the famous circuit trail and enter the Nar Phu valley restricted area. In the middle of the forest at Chhauchha, you will spend a night acclimatization. In one day you climb out of the forest onto the colorful Tibetan plateau. In a few days, you will reach Phu Goan. The village is set on a hill and is built in a typical Tibetan style. Opposite the village is a hill where the Tashi Lakhang monastery is located. The monastery is surrounded by chortens and mani walls. You can visit the monastery area or hike an acclimatization excursion day towards the Himlung Base Camp.
After that, you descend back along the Nar Phu Khola river to the monastery of Naar Phedi. At their guesthouse, you will spend the night. The next day you trek onward to the remote village of Nar. Like Phu, the Tibetan style houses are still in use. In Nar, you have the afternoon for the last preparations for the pass. The next morning you wake up early to pass the Kanga La pass towards Ngawal. You can see the famous mountains from the pass like the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. Once you are in Ngawal you are back on the Annapurna trail. In Chame, the Nar Phu valley trek ends and a drive by jeep and tourist bus takes you back to Kathmandu.
However, it is possible to extend the trek with the Annapurna Circuit trek, or a visit to Tilicho Lake.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar (1860 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Timang (2750m – 4 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Chhauchha (2900m – 7 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Meta (3560 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Kyang (3820 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Phu Goan (4080m – 4 hrs.)
Day 07 Acclimatization and optional excursion day towards Himlung Base Camp (4920m – 8 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Naar Phedi (3550m – 7 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Nar (4110m – 3 hrs.)
Day 10 Cross over Kang La pass (5320m) to Ngawal (3660m – 10 hrs.)
Day 11 Trek to Chame (2670m – 7 hrs.)
Day 12 Drive Chame to Kathmandu via Besisahar (8 hrs.)
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return drive Kathmandu to Besisahar by tourist bus; return jeep drive to start and from end trek
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
-Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
-ACAP fee, Nar& Phu valley restricted area permit , TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)