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Nar Phu Valley Short Trek 9 Days

Start from US$ 1082 866 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
00 - 01 1299
2 - 3 866
4 - 6 852
7 - 9 829
10 + 799
  • 9 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 4 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Teahouse+Homestay+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,320m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Nar Phu Valley Trekking is a striking short journey in the Trans Himalaya, just behind the north face of Mt. Annapurna. The Nar Phu Valley Short Trek is combination of cultural, adventure and scenic phenomenon. Sky towering peaks and adventure passes, glaciers, remote ancient villages, ranging river making deep gorges, lovely forests, amazing rock configuration, herd of yaks and wild goats, Gombas and medieval unique Tibetan culture handover from their ancestor are main features of the trip. Nar Phu Valley was officially opened in 2003 for the trekkers and developing as tea house and home stay concept.  As this is Restricted Area trekking you need special trekking permits through the register trekking agency.

There is a road access to the Chame -districts headquarter of Manang and further, so this day Nar Phu Valley Short Trek begins from Koto village and then leave the main trail of Nepal’s legendary Annapurna Circuit. After cross the Marsyangdi River at Koto, the trail heading to Nar Phu Valley following Nar Khola, where just few trekkers can be seen. The trek swiftly moves away from routes with more trekkers-traffic and into the remote Nar Phu valley. The trail goes through the narrow path and forest with frequent glimpse of mountains view. Colorful Tibetan Chortens, Monastery, rock painting, prayer stones, and huge pasture land crossed the Dharmashala justify your trip. Then further heading to the Nar Phu Valley via Meta, Chyank and Kang, where broken fragments of building remind you, 1960’s Khampa revolution. There are several side trips from the Phu Village; you may visit to the Tashi Khaling Gumba, Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,920m) and sacred site of Damodar Kunda trail.  On the favorable weather proper organized trekkers can go direct Phu to Nar village making venture journey with Phu Pass (5,050m) and Nar Pass (5,400m). The trip retrace to the Meta village, where you may visit the Kangaru Himal Base Camp (4,500m) and then continue for the Kanga La Pass (5,320m) via Nar Phedi and Nar Village.  The view from Kang La pass is incredible with 360 degree of Annapurna Range, Chulu Range, Himlung Himal (7,176m), Kangaru Himal (6,981m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983m). Finally Kangla Pass Short Trek ends at Chame the Annapurna Circuit main trail via Ngawal (3675m), from where drive backs to Besisahar and onward to your destination.  These days, you can drive  Ngawal to Besisahar direct by Jeep also, it takes about 10 hours.

Nar Phu Valley is an ideal trip to learn depth of Nepal’s mountaineering and culture in short time. Comparatively this trekking is chipper then other restricted area of Nepal. This 9 days tea house trek is design for those trekkers who would like to explore high Himalaya in a short time with limit budget. Are you looking for off the beaten Path trip in Nepal at the best time on the year but like to avoid the crowded of tourist? Then, Nar Phu Valley and Kangla Pass Short Terk would be key destination for you. We at Nepal Mother House Treks is glad to organize your trip through out whole in the year around by expert local Guide and porters. But autumn and spring are best time for this trek. As Nar Phu Valley is located rain shadow area behind the Himalaya, monsoon also great time to visit.

Trip Highlights

  • Venture into a remote Himalaya of Nepal that nearby Tibet Border.
  • Staying with local’s houses and Gumba, untouched unique culture from century.
  • Adventure test over the Kang La Pass (5,320m) with spectacular view.
  • Views of Annapurna Range, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, Manaslu and Kangaru Himal.
  • May have chance to glimpse the endanger species Snow Leopard.
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with colorful prayer stones, Chorten & Monastery.
  • Off the Beaten Trail, best trip to escape with crowded of Trekkers.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Koto (2600m) – 9 to 10 hours via to Besisahar

Day 02:Trek Koto to Meta (3560m) – 8 to 9 hours

Day 03:Trek Meta to Phu (4050m) – 8 to 9 hours

Day 04:Explore & Acclimatization rest day at Phu

Day 05:Trek Phu to Nar Phedi (3750m) – 7 to 8 hours

Day 06:Trek Nar Phedi to Nar (4150m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 07:Trek Nar to Ngawal (3675m) via Kang La pass (5306m) – 9 to 10 hours

Day 08:Trek Ngawal to Chame (2670m) – 4 to 5 hours

Day 09:Drive Chame to Besisahar (825m) – 4 to 5 hours, again drive Besisahar to Kathmandu– 5 to 6 hours,

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing basic.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Permits, TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • All ground transportation during trip Transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani  all of your and Beshisahar Kathmandu of Porter and Guide by local bus or comfort micro bus .
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking (till Ngwal) if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip including Oximeter to measure Oxyzen and pulse in high altitude.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Some time we could face problem of internal flights to/from Jomsom delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your base camp trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish in those additional day overnight at hotel.

Day 01 : Drive Kathmandu to Koto (2600m) – 9 to 10 hours via to BesisaharOur trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport to the bus station. Then you will drive to Besishahar (185km) which will take us about 5 to 6 hours along a scenic route. Along the journey you will witness rather stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages. And again drive Besisahar to Chame (2670m) by jeep or local bus for 4 to 5 hours through the Nagdi, Bhulbhule, Sange, Chamche, Tall, Dharapani, Bagarchha, Danakya, Timang, Thanchok, Koto.from Timang (2,720m), can see wonderful Manaslu, Annapurna II scenery, and others majestic mountains. From here, the road leads us through pine forest to Thanchok and finally reaching Koto. This is nearby Chame headquarters of the Manang district and we are rewarded with very fine views of Annapurna II, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal from Chame as well as two small hot springs. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 02 : Trek Koto to Meta (3560m) – 8 to 9 hours Today we take a different trail onto the Annapurna Circuit. Today we have a long and somewhat difficult day before us. We past the check post and cross a bridge leading to the Nar Phu valley, and hike up through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola (river). The trail leads us through some beautiful forests and passes several small shelters (caves) and a pilgrims’ shelter ('Dharmasala'). As we approach a narrow canyon, the trail actually passes under a wide waterfall just before the Dharmasala from where the woods start to become thinner. We stay overnight at Meta in Tea House.

Day 03 : Trek Meta to Phu (4050m) – 8 to 9 hours After breakfast, the trail climbs up the valley along a small scenic river which might be one of the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. This brings us finally to high pasture plateau, the winter settlement of Nar. The landscape is similar to the Sierra Nevada; white rocks, low shrub and juniper, scattered evergreens, delicate brick-red and orange leafed bushes, crumbling shelves of flat slate, white, sandy trails and gnarled trees. Then the trail goes to through the Meta, Junam and Chako semi-permanent settlement. One settlement is where "Khampas" from Tibet are sometimes sheltered. Above and to the right looms a massive glacier, which falls directly down on the high pastures. Many more ups and downs take us to tonight's campsite at Kayang, where grass lies tied in bunches to dry on all the rooftops and prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Then, the trail goes for a while along the riverbank and we can really see some unique and colorful Chortens, a Buddhist monastery, along with unique landscapes for which Nar and Phu are justly famous. Then our trek moves on through scenic canyon lands and gorges where the "leaning tower of Pisa" monolith guards the steep trail up to the Phu gate. This gate, called Pupigyal Kwe, offers first view of the three villages of Phu. We can also see an old "Dzong" (fortress) and the remains of two other forts, all now in ruins, but impressively situated atop the flatlands before Phu. Stay overnight in tented camp. Trekking time is 8 -9 hours.

Day 04 : Explore & Acclimatization rest day at Phu We walk around to explore the Phu Village. Here remains a unique culture - people’s day-to-days livelihoods are still conducted in the traditional manner. Meet some of the locals and explore up the wide valley systems above us. A day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool and chat, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or involve themselves in the numerous activities that constitute a day in the life in a Tibetan village. For photographers, the light here is spectacular and the skies are a deep blue. We may even see some blue sheep on the nearby hillsides. The century old monastery and fort also remarkable. While we wander the village we will probably receive an invitation into someone's home for some authentic Tibetan salt butter tea, or perhaps a small glass of local 'raksi'.

Day 05 : Trek Phu to Nar Phedi (3750m) – 7 to 8 hours After breakfast, we head back through the Phu gate and then descend again to the river. From there we retrace steps back to Junam Karka, a lovely campsite. In 2001 we camped with some Phu residents (all but one woman) on their way back up to Phu with huge loads of flat timber from the forest. The evening was filled with Tibetan and Manangi songs in the smoky shelters accompanied by that unique Tibetan laughter. We are staying at over night at Nar Phedi.

Day 06 : Trek Nar Phedi to Nar (4150m) -3 to 4 hours Below us sit Gyalbu Kumbu, built in 1650, and Satte gompa, both now empty. Now there are four old and colorful traditional monasteries and the snow-peaks are looming overhead. Finally we reach the Nar gate at the top of the hill. The sights of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped Chortens await us there. The camp will set up after 3/4hours walking.

Day 07 : Trek Nar to Ngawal (3675m) via Kang La pass (5306m) – 9 to 10 hours Today is an adventurous day as we make our way towards the Kang La Pass (5,315m). This is not so difficult in itself but it can make for a long and difficult day if there is snow on the pass or the altitude is taking its toll. The Kang La Pass offers absolutely spectacular view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, the Tilicho peak, and the peaks surrounding Tilicho, the Marsyngdi valley, and the Hunde airport. The trail heads down lightly and we get many enjoyable views of Ngawal with an unusual grouping of Chortens and prayer flags. We can see marks for meditation caves far up in the hills, on the upper Pisang route of the Annapurna circuit which can be reached in as little as two hours from the pass. We now have finished the camping section of the trek here, and head for a guest house for the night!

Day 08 : Trek Ngawal to Chame (2670m) – 4 to 5 hours After breakfast the trail slowly down to the Pisang Village through the Marsyangdi River bank. You have magnificent Mountain View entire day hike. You will stay overnight at Chame (2670m), hence Chame is head quarter of Manang District.

Day 09 : Drive Chame to Besisahar (825m) – 4 to 5 hours, again drive Besisahar to Kathmandu– 5 to 6 hours, After breakfast you will drive through the Koto, Thanchok, Timang village to the Besisahar by jeep or bus. We'll have a bumpy drive to Besisahar. Again drive back to Kathmandu about 5 to 6 hours.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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27 August, 2020 04 September, 2020 Available USD 866
03 September, 2020 11 September, 2020 Guaranteed USD 866
17 September, 2020 25 September, 2020 Available USD 866
01 October, 2020 09 October, 2020 Available USD 866
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15 October, 2020 23 October, 2020 Limited USD 866
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08 November, 2020 16 November, 2020 Guaranteed USD 866
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  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
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  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
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  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
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  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
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  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
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  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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