The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a newly opened tea house cum camping trek suitable for trekkers with a flair for adventure and a good physique. A less trodden one, this trekking trial is situated in the famous Annapurna Region of Nepal and requires crossing through the Mosokanto La (5099m), Kangla Pass (5200m) and the Tilicho Pass (5230m). As the route basically deals with altitudes over 5000m, proper acclimatization is mandatory. However, no other specific requirements are needed to trek along this exquisitely beautiful route along mind boggling passes, forests, rock formations, canyons, remote villages, monasteries, temples, stupas and gompas enriched with the ethnic variety.
This trail, opened in 2002, starts from Besisahar. From Besisahar, the trail follows the route into Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Meta and finally into the beautiful Buddhism influenced Phu Valley. The Phu Valley is home to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa whereby the blessings from the Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche can be obtained. Trekking around the Phu Valley gives an opportunity to closely relate to the Tibetan influenced culture the inhabitants here follow.
The trail then gains elevation from here and moves towards the Nar Valley via the alpine vegetations of Yak Kharka and Panggi Pass. Moving further upwards, trekkers reach the Tilicho Base Camp after passing through Younigar, Kangla Pass, Manag and Khangsar Khola. Kangla Pass is a viewpoint for the snow capped peaks in the region. From here, the lake with the highest altitude in the world, the Tilicho Lake can be visited. Also, the MesoKanto La Pass and the Nama Phu offers spectacular views of the snow capped peaks of the Annapurna ranges.
The perfect months for carrying out the trek are through February to May and September to December. The needs of proper acclimatization arise to prevent any health hazards. Some areas in the trek require camping; otherwise all other lodging facilities throughout the Nar and Phu Valley are good. This trek can also be classified as a religious one due to the cultural and ethnic insight it gives trekkers. The mystical and mysterious hidden valleys of Nar and Phu, are waiting to be explored by anybody with the hunger to embark on this one in a million experience.
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: full days sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1100 m)
Day 04: Trek Syange/Jagat-Dharapani (1960 m)
Day 05: Trek Dharapani -Koto: (2670 m)
Day 06: Trek Koto-Dharmasala (3300m)
Day 07: Trek Dharmasala-Kayang (3560m)
Day 08: Trek Kayang-Phu village (4200m)
Day 09: Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization
Day 10: Trek Phu village-Nar (4150m)
Day 11: Trek Nar-Kang La Phedi (4500m)
Day 12: Trek Kang La Phedi-Kang La pass (5315m) & to Ngwal (3675m)
Day 13: Trek Ngawal -Manang (3570m)
Day 14: Trek Manang-Letdar (4250m)
Day 15: Trek Letdar- Phedi (4420m) or High camp (4600m)
Day 16: Trek Phedi or High Camp-Muktinath (3800m)
Day 17: Trek Muktinath-Jomsom (2715m) via Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 18: Flight Jomsom-Pokhara
Day 19: Flight Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure
Trip Name: Naar Phu Valley Trekking
Highest Point: 5416m
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Trek Grade: Easy grade trek
Activity: Trekking and Cultural Tour
Starts/ Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: Camping
Accommodation: Hotel in city & lodge/tea house
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
The Cost are included:
# Transportations,Kathmandu airport to Hotel and Kathmandu to Syange and Kathmandu.
# 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu 3 or 4 stars hotel with breakfast and one night in Pokhara.
# City tours guide and entrance fees and transportation.
# camping tent, Kitchen equipement.
# Trek Guide,Cook,Assistand guide and Kitchen staff with Porters.
# Trekking permit and all necessary paper work.
# 3 times meal in a day during the trekking.Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner.(in the dining Tent).
# Hot boiled water,Tea,Coffee, juice.
# Salary of all Nepali staff with foods and insurance during the trekking.
The cost are not included:
# Hard and soft drinds for example,Coke,Fanta or Sprite and Mineral water.
# Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
# All personal trekking equipement except Tent.
# Emergency recque Helicopter.
# your travel insurance.
# Tipping for all staff.
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.
1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to 15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)