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Nar Phu Valley Trek


Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please lookout for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of the arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street.

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat [1,300m/4,265ft]

After an early breakfast, we will begin our drive to Jagat. On our way to Jagat, we can see the mighty Trishuli River, beautiful landscapes, terraced farms, rough terrains, and small village settlements. We will make a stop at Besisahar for lunch and refreshments. Continuing on the journey, the roads might get a bit bumpy and narrow. We will reach Jagat in the evening. Check-in the hotel and rest. Overnight stay at Jagat.

Day 03 - Trek to Dharapani [1,860m/6,103ft]

After breakfast, we begin our first day of the trek to Dharapani. This is an uphill climb as we make our way past lush meadows and thick forests before we reach Chamje, where we get a majestic view of the massive Annapurna range. After crossing a suspension bridge and walking over grassy riverbanks, we will reach the village of Taal, where we stop for lunch and some rest. We again make our way through small waterfalls and rocky trails before reaching Dharapani. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

Day 04 - Trek to Koto [2,600m/8,531ft

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Koto. We do an uphill climb through the thick pine and fir forests before reaching a small village Timang, where we can enjoy a beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu (8156m) and Peak 29 (7871m). We again make our way through pine forests before reaching Latamarang, where we stop for lunch and rest. After trekking for a couple of hours from here, we reach the village of Koto. Overnight stay at Koto.

Day 05 - Trek to Meta [3,625m/11,895ft]

Today, we begin our trek to the restricted area of the Nar Phu Valley. On the way, we will see a Police Check Post where we will show our restricted area permit to proceed further. This trail takes us through narrow canyons, forests, riverbanks, and suspension bridges before we reach Meta. From Meta, we can see a magnificent view of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m). Overnight stay at Meta.

Day 06 - Trek to Phu Gaon [4,100m/13,450ft]

After breakfast, we make our way to the famous Phu Gaon (village). We make our way through small Buddhist Chortens, prayer flags, small streams, and rivers along the trail. We also pass through small village settlements of Kyang, Jhunam, and Chyakhu. The people living here are mostly Sherpas and Gurung. After walking along the banks of Phu Khola for a couple of hours, we reach Phu Gaon. Overnight stay at Phu Gaon.

Day 07 - Exploration of Phu Gaon [4,100m/13,450ft]

Today, we will spend the day exploring the village of Phu as we acclimatize ourselves with the environment and take a day’s rest. You will want to visit the famous Tashi Lakhang Gompa built by Karma Sonam Rinpoche, who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959. If you want a challenge, you can also hike up to the Himlung Base Camp. The trail will take you through narrow canyons and glacier valleys, and you can also spend your day learning about the culture and tradition of the Gurung community living here and try their local cuisine.

Day 08 - Trek to Nar Phedi [3,490m/11,450ft]

After breakfast, we make our way to Nar Phedi. We start the trek as we retrace our steps back to Meta and make our way past thick forests of fir and pine to Nar Phedi. Nar Phedi homes the Nar Phedi Monastery, where travellers can spend the night. You can learn more about the lifestyle of the monks living in the monastery as they are very friendly. Interact with the monks and learn about their daily chores in the monastery. Overnight stay at Nar Phedi.

Day 09 - Trek to Nar [4,110m/13,485ft]

After breakfast, we begin our trek to the village of Nar. This is a very gentle uphill climb as we pass through small Buddhist Chortens and prayer flags along the way. You will reach Nar by lunchtime and explore the village in your leisure time. The view from the village of Nar is very picturesque as it is not that far from the Annapurna trail and is remotely visited by trekkers. Overnight stay at Nar.

Day 10 - Trek to Ngawal [3,660m/12,010ft] via Khangla Pass [5,322m/17,460ft]

Today’s trek is going to be the toughest as we trek across Khang La Pass (5322m) and then make our descent back down to Ngawal. Once we reach Kang La Pass, we get a fantastic view of Annapurna II (7937m), Gangapurna (7455m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m). We then make our way downhill to Ngawal for overnight.

Day 11 - Trek to Lower Pisang [3,200m/10,450ft]

After breakfast, we begin our descend to Lower Pisang. We make our way past lush meadows and beautiful streams before reaching a magnificent lake just on the outskirts of Lower Pisang. From the lake, we get a glorious view of Mt. Pisang (6091m). The climate gets considerably warmer as you reach Pisang. In the evening, you can head out for a short walk and explore the surrounding areas. Overnight stay at Pisang.

Day 12 - Trek to Chame [2,670m/8,760ft]

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Chame. We again make our way past thick forests of pine and firs, rocky trails, and many suspension bridges as we reach Chame. As you make your way downhill, you will start noticing the paths getting wider. You will also see more village settlements as the altitude decreases. Overnight stay at Chame.

Day 13 - Trek to Dharapani [1,860m/6,103ft] and drive to Besisahar [760m/2,495ft]

Today, we begin our final day of the trek back to Dharapani. This is a very easy trek as we retrace our steps back to Dharapani. You can walk at your own pace and take a last glimpse of the beautiful Manang region. After reaching Dharapani, we will take a drive to Besisahar for overnight. The road is a bit bumpy. We will reach Besisahar by the early evening. Overnight stay at Besishahar.

Day 14 - Drive to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

After breakfast, we make our way back to Kathmandu. Along the way, you can view the beautiful landscapes, eye-catching terrains, and rivers such as Trishuli and Marshyangdi. We will stop for lunch along the way at one of the restaurants on the highway. We will reach Kathmandu by late afternoon. After resting for a while at the hotel, you can head out for a short walk around Thamel. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 15 - Free day in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family.

Day 16 - International Departure

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

Trip Includes

  • All meals (B,L,D) on OPEN/CHOICE Menu whilst on the trek with tea & coffee.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 3 nights with breakfast
  • Accommodation at clean and cosy teahouses/lodges on the trek
  • All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary on private vehicle
  • All required permits for the trek (ACAP & Special Permit)
  • Experienced local trek leader with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high altitude medicines
  • Duffel bag, Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of the trek)
  • Staff equipment, insurance and allowances
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)

Trip Excludes

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for staff