About Nar Phu Valley Trek with Annapurna Circuit

Located in some of Annapurna's most quaint, ancient villages, Nar Phu Valley Trek by Top of the World Adventure is one of the best off - the-beaten-track trekking destinations in Nepal's Annapurna region. During this trek, the glorious villages in the Annapurna region such as Manang, Jomsom, Phu etc. are sure to delight you. Such villages overlook some of the region's majestic mountains, such as Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Chulu West and Chulu East. Nar Phu Valley Trek organized by Top of the World Adventure starts from the point of departure of the Annapurna Circuit trek as you drive to Syange before reaching Dharapani and Chame. But instead of going to Pisang like on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, head out to Koto village before you reach the Phu Valley. Phu, one of Nepal's oldest villages, lies fairly close to the north Tibetan frontier. As a result, from Phu you get some stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. You will join the Annapurna Circuit trekkers after an exploration of the Phu Valley as you head out to Manang before finally reaching Thorong la Pass (5416), the highest point along this trek. During this trek you will cross another mountain pass-Kangla Pass (5306 metres).

You will also visit the old Buddhist monastery mentioned out of the 108 great Buddhist monasteries of the world-Tashi Lhakhang Monastery. The monastery in Manang called the Braga Monastery will also give you insights into this region's buddhist history. Muktinath-Hindus ' holy temple, as well as Buddhists, is another spot you can enter during the Nar Phu Valley Trek. A visit to these religious sites will give you plenty of opportunities to learn the region's culture. During this trek, the villages you will visit will also give you ample time to learn about the various ethnicities in Nepal, such as Gurung and Tamang. Ultimately, stepping into the project Annapurna Conservation Area gives you a great opportunity to see this region's beautiful flora and fauna. ACAP is also a popular place for bird watchers as this area is full of various bird species like Danphe-Nepal's national bird.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit to Pashupatinath Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Witness the age-old Buddhist culture at Boudhanath Temple.
  • Visit to the center of fine art and Buddhist and Hindu culture in Patan.
  • Visit Nar Phu Valley Trek's remote trekking destination towards ancient villages with centuries-old cultures.
  • Discover the Buddhist and Hindu religion in Muktinath temple.
  • Walk along Annapurna Conservation Area Project's lush rhododendron and oak forests (ACAP)
  • Show elusive wildlife such as snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc.
  • Cross Thorong La Pass (5416 meters) and view from their fascinating sunrise.
  • Enjoy two picturesque valleys-Manang and Jomsom-during the trek.
  • Visit to Lakeside and attractions of old bazar in Pokhara.
  • Return to Kathmandu for sightseeing tour and some last-minute shopping.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Pick up from Airport and drive to your hotel (1,300 m/4,264 ft)

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your Name card or "Top of the World Adventure" agency name card. Confirm your arrival you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After Check in, you will be fresh up and you will go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed to bring any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and prepared drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hostel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today After having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in Private Vehicle. You will have Lunch and cisit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathamndu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our proffessional english speaking guide will explain about the history, culture , etc. about the places you visited. At the same time you can visit to thamel shop for some trek prepration and if you have forgotten to bring anything you can buy in kathamndu thamel. Overnight stay at Kathamndu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathamndu
  • Altitude: 1300

You will go Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus. The bus journey can be little complicated but you can have a real local experience. In Besisahar, there will be checking of permit and TIMS. After that we can provide you sharing jeep up to Syange. Overnight at local lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea house
  • Place: Syange
  • Altitude: 823 m

Early in the morning after having breakfast, you will start your journey towards Syange. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Dharapani from Syange village all the way through Jagat, Chyamche, Tal, Kyodo and Karte (Khotro). Dharapani situated at an elevation of 1860 meters above sea level. From Syange to Dharapani path is going up and down but it is easy and very nice. Annapurna circuit is one of the best places to get a view of the beautiful scenery of nature.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1860

Early in the Morning, After having breakfast your journey will start from Dharapani to koto. Through the journey you will get to see Tamang & Thanchowk village on the way along with the stunning view of Annaourna range. Overnight stay at Koto.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Koto
  • Altitude: 2600

After having breakfast, you will start your journey which leads through the beautiful dens forest. On the way to meta you will get to see beautiful Natural waterfall along with beautiful small cave shelters, pilgrimage site and resting place. Overnight at Meta Teahouse lodage.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Meta
  • Altitude: 3560

From Meta (3560 meters) you can head out to Kyang (4100 meters) on a 6-hour trek. You can walk along a remote trekking route. First, as you head out to Phu, you'll be trekking along the northern part of Meta. You'll also be lucky to see Snow Leopard and Blue Sheep during today's trekking trail. You'll also walk along a pair of Shepard shelters as you get upstream to Phu Khola. At last, you'll reach your Kyang stop overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kyang
  • Altitude: 4100

Today's walk starts on a 5-hour hike towards Phu's destination (4580 metres). You'll take the trail along Phu Khola upstream. The trekking trail then leads you to an open area where the valley opens up on the summer grazing and pasture lands after a few hours of good scenic walks until you reach Phu Village. Phu is a small village in Gandaki region of Manang district. It lies very close to the Northern side of Nepal's Tibetan frontier. Overnight stay at Phu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Phu
  • Altitude: 4580

It's good to spend an acclimatization day in Phu, because of the high altitude. Wander the town's tiny alleyways or hike up to base camp at Himlung Himal. Phu is a fascinating village itself, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers spinning their yak and sheep yarn, pounding mustard seeds into an oil paste, or doing their other daily chores. The hike up to base camp at Himlung Himal takes you through a glacial valley for an extra challenge. The 7,125 meters. Recently peak has been opened to climb. You will see blue sheep herds skillfully clambering up the steep cliffs on the trail upwards. The trip back takes around four to five hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Phu
  • Altitude: 4580

In this trek you will start to descend as you head down to lower regions. You're going to walk uphill to Kyang and upper Cheyako first. After that, you'll trek the trail to the downstream river Phu nearby. You will reach Lower Chiyeko (3450 metres) after 5 hours of trekking.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lower Cheyako
  • Altitude: 3450

After having breakfast you will start trekking to Lodng (4680 m) via Phu pass (5050 m). There are two passes on the way. Through the Phu Pass you will trek high hill to get Lodng. This will be the amazing experience. You will have your lunch on lodng. After lunch in lodng you will continue your journey to the second pass which is Naar pass (5400 m). This is the highest altitude of the trek. Two pass in the same day with incredable views of different mountains will make you feel as trek to the heaven. Overnight at Naar village(4110 m).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Naar
  • Altitude: 4100

After having your breakfast you will continue your journey through windy path. Through the journey you will explore the ancient village and their handmade agriculture products. You will get to see the last incredible view of Naar village on the way to Kangla Phedi. Overnight at Kangla phedi (4,530 m)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Kangla Phedi
  • Altitude: 4,530

Today is a long day, so get up before sunrise and head back to the Kang La Pass, leading back to the famed Annapurna Circuit. It is not a difficult jump, but as the effects of altitude are felt it can be a long day. You can enjoy a stunning view over Annapurna II, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak once on top of the pass. The trail down begins steep, but if you enjoy running the scree you can have fun! Stop on a plateau overlooking the peak for lunch, then carry on towards Ngawal.

Ngawal is certainly very different from the ancient villages just visited on the upper Pisang route of the Annapurna Circuit. The lodges are big, the menus are much more extensive and most lodges will have Wifi and telephone signals.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Ngawal
  • Place: Nagwal
  • Altitude: 3660

Today you will continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, you will have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3350

After 5/6 hours hiking you will get to Yakkharka . And you will stay overnight at best available teahouse in Yakkharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Yak Kharka
  • Altitude: 4130

This day you will leave Yakkharka, and the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. You make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, you reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thorung Phedi
  • Altitude: 4400

The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins the day. You then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered in snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3800

Today after having Breakfast, you will trek to Jomsom from Muktinath. Jomsom Is the popular place for Apple Farming and Animal Husbandry. This day you will explore arround Jomsom Bazar. Overnight stay at Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2730

After breakfast, Today you will fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara Airport. After 2 hrs of flight you will be at Kathmandu Airport. From airport, you will  come to your hotel via Taxi. In hotel, you can take hot shower or do some massage. In evening there you will have your farewell dinner at Kathmandu Hotel.  Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

It's time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by private car with tour guide
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Besisahar by Tourist bus
  • Besisahar-Syenge by Jeep
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight fares
  • Restricted Area permit
  • TIMS
  • Annapurna Conservation permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Porter Service
  • Teahouse Accommodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Entrance fee for Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips
  • Lunch and Dinner except trekking time