Nar Phu valley 16 Days
Duration: 16 days
Trip level: strenuous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5300 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. Until recently, the area was closed to foreign travelers. The remote region is a preserved area where you will discover the Tibetan culture.
Nar Phu valley trek starts with a tourist bus to Besisahar, and onwards by jeep to Syange. The first few days it is an easy trail along the Marsyangdi River. After Koto you will leave the famous circuit trail and enter the Nar Phu valley restricted area. In a few days, you will reach Phu Goan. The village is set on a hill and is itself dominated by ancient Tashi Lakhang Monastery. Phu is built in typical Tibetan style. You will make an acclimatization excursion day towards the Himlung Base Camp.
After that, you descend back along the Nar Phu Khola river to Naar Phedi and onwards to the remote village Nar. In this village are four monasteries. Both monasteries and the surrounding area are worth exploring. The next morning you wake up early to pass the Kangala pass towards Ngawal. You can see the famous Annapurna mountains from the pass like the Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himal. Once you are in Ngawal you are back on the Annapurna trail. In Syange 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.
Also is it possible to trek a tougher version of the Nar Phu valley trek with three 5000+ meter passes. Contact us for more details.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Syange via Besisahar (1080 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Tal (1700m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Koto (2600m – 7 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Meta (3560 m – 8 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Kyang (3820 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Phu Goan (4080m – 4 hrs.)
Day 08 Acclimatization and optional excursion day towards Himlung Base Camp (4920m – 8 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Nar, via Naar Phedi (4110m – 7 hrs.)
Day 10 Exploration day Nar; optional visits to local monasteries
Day 11 Trek to Kangla Phedi (4620 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 12 Cross over Kangla pass (5320m) to Ngawal (3660m – 7 hrs.)
Day 13 Trek to Chame (2670m – 7 hrs.)
Day 14 Trek to Tal (1700m – 7 hrs.)
Day 15 Trek to Syange (1080m – 6 hrs)
Day 16 Drive Syange 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 Besisahar to Syange
-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)