Nar-Phu Valley Trek is newly opened trekking trail in Annapurna region. It was open for the outsiders only in the year 2003. Although it is recently opened trek, it has been considered to be one of the best route in order to view the majestic mountains in the high land. Nar phu valley trek is all about having trek to Nar and Phu that combines the high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests and amazing rock formations.
The Phu is the most beautiful medieval village, where you can learn the real life styles of Bhote communities and enjoy with the fabulous landscape of the valley. The trails to Nar Phu is designed for those who want to explore hidden valley and trek off the beaten crossing through challenging high passes like Masokanto La (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m), Tilicho Pass (5230m) and explore the Lake situated in the highest point called Tilicho.
While trekking to the Narphu valley, you can explore the tradition, unique culture of ethnically-Tibetan inhabitants and pass through remote villages, whereby you can see yaks, Gompas and unique Himalayan cultures. The people living in the Nar Phu, depend on the livestock and agriculture. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) recently has extended its network to include Nar Phu valley in order to develop the area as the tourist destination. Narphu valley trek begins from the famous trekking route of the Annapurna region, Besi Sahar via Marsyandi valley, it continues to Nar Phu. After making excursion to Narphu valley you return back to Manang, a beautiful village in the Annapurna trail and continue to Thorang La (5416m.) pass, which is biggest pass and get back to Muktinaath after that Jomsom then you fly back to Pokhara and subsequently in Kathmandu or continue drive back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Himalayan Joy Adventure will officially welcoming and meet you at Airport & transport by private vehicle to comfort hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant and discuss about the trip, in Kathmandu overnight (1,300m/4265ft.).
Half-day Cultural city tours, Kathmandu Durbar Square ,Pashupati Nath, Swayambhunath & Buddha Nath- Buddish & Hindus temples - The biggest Buddha Stupa in Kathmandu valley. Afternoon trekking Guide will come to meet you for next day departure Information at hotel, in Kathmandu (1,300m/4265ft.).
Drive 5 to 6 hours to Bhulbhule by private vehicle. Its great drive in nice road along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi river. Then stay overnight at the camping tent in Bhulbhule and next day you will start your journey to Narphu valley.Narphu valley is Camping(tent) trekking.
Walk through all the different village with different culture. This day you will see every place different people like some place you will see Chhetri and Brahman people some place Gurung people and some other as well. After crossing the many different village and places you will reach the Jagat (1,300m/4265ft.). The beautiful river Marshyangdi river will be company until Koto.
Today you will walk through jungle and several villages. After you walk few hours you will reach the place called tal which is entry point of Manang district. After you finished lunch stop in Tal you will have such a beautiful walk on bank of Marshyangdi river. You cross couple of times Marshyangdi bridge you will reach nice beautiful place Dharapani where you will spend a night there in tent.
Walk through the village and jungle, after you walk few hours you will arrive in hill and view point from where you can see the several mountains like Lamjung himal(6983m./22909ft.) Annapurna II(7937m./26040ft).Then you will reach Koto.
This day you will walk through the pine forest and you will see some wild animals and many different kind of birds. Its quite easy walk and flat walk till Dharmasala then you have to climb up about 2 hours to reach Meta through the Juniper forest. And stay overnight in Meta in tent.
This day you walk slowly about 4 hours walk through bare hill with small vegetation. There we can only find small vegetation because of the altitude. While you are walking you will see the blue ship also some other animals. Such a incredible view from up hill you will have a real Himalayan joy in this trek. Then you will reach Kyang.
This is gradually up but easy trail. Phu village is really nice and old traditional Tibetan Buddhist village. We will stay two night here.
Today you will explore the phu village and see typical Tibetan culture, visit the monastery and hike up to view point in the afternoon talk with local people. You will have a fun this day.
Come back all the way down to Nar Phedi then you will start to go to the Kangla pass. Stay overnight in Nar Phedi in tent.
This is quite steep up trail about 4 hours. Then you will reach Nar village.this is quite big village and Tibetan Buddhism culture. In the afternoon explore the village.
This is also quite easy and short day, this is already high place so you have to walk slowly to avoid high altitude sickness. Stay overnight the in Kangla Base Camp.
Weak up early in the morning and start to walk up to Kangla. When you reach Kangla you will see such a incredible view of many mountains like Annapurna range, Manaslu range, chulu peaks including many more mountains then you will walk down to Ngawol village.
This is quite easy and normal flat trail. You will connect the Annapurna circuit trail the continue to manang village. Between manang village and Ngawol you will pass through many diffirents villages and monasteries. Manang is quite big village with many diffirents facilities available like high speed internet, Bakeries etc.
Today you ascend the height around 475m. Beginning walk will be little harder to walk then before but its worth trail.after you walk 1 to 1.5 hours you will reach nice and easy flat trail.You will see the mountain animal Yak and some other wild animals. This is also really nice trails with beautiful scene.You will spend overnight in camping at the Yak Kharka(4018m./13182ft.)
Today you walk just short day and reach the phedi get ready for pass on next day. After the lunch make a little hike up around 200 meter or more and come back down to phedi. It makes you feel easy and comfort to sleep.Stay overnight in Camping at phedi(4450m./14600ft.)
Start to walk early in morning to avoid the windy at the top of Thorang La because there will start to wind after 11:00 am .This is the day that your dream comes true. Thorang la is the your destination of your whole trip.take a bunch of picture on top and slowly start to go down to Muktinaath. Today you will see such a different part and different landscape.you will totally surprise ofter you seeing it. You will see other big mountains from other side as well like Dhaulagiri(8172m./26811ft), Nilgiri(7061m./23166ft), Butterfly etc. Then you will reach the Hindu and Buddhist religious place Muktinaath. Which is famous Hindu Temple.
Today early morning go to the Muktinaath temple, worship the God and pray and visit the all around the temple and come back to tent, pack the laugage and leave the place after breakfast. Walk all the way down to Kagbeni which is located in bank of Kaligandaki river. This is such a beautiful place to stay. Walk around the Kagbeni village in the afternoon and stay overnight there.
Start early morning to walk after the breakfast and get early to Jomsom because there will be strong windy in the afternoon. This is the last day for trekking so make a last day party tonight cause your supporting staff(porters) will stay there for another trekking or take early morning bus to get back down. Spend nice and last night together with all the staff in Jomsom hote.
Fly early morning to Pokhara and go for boating in Fewa lake and Temple in the middle of Fewa lake. If you have time spend few more days in Pokhara cause its really nice and clean city in Nepal.
Drive back to Kathmandu with great experience of 11 days trekking and walking in mountain. Transfer to the hotel and at the evening Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a farewell dinner in Nepali typical restaurant in Kathmandu.
Departure for your home with such a great experience in Nepal Himalaya and great memory in your heart for ever in your lifetime. Himalayan Joy Adventure drop you to the airport and say goodbye with hoping to see you again……..once is not enough…..”Many people are happy to come Nepal but they are sad to leave Nepal
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.