12 Days Nar Phu Valley Trek - 12 Days

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 persons
  • Max Altitude: 5,315m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • An exciting with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar via Koto.
  • Visit the remote part of Himalayan Nepal that few trekkers only see this part.
  • Explore the ancient villages, amazing waterfalls, beautiful landscapes, and traditional monasteries with gompas.
  • See the Tibetan and Buddhist unique culture and their lifestyle.
  • Know about the history of remote Nar and Phu villages.
  • Get to see the wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Hike the delightful base camp of Himlung Himal.
  • Crosses the high mountain passes Kang La (5,300m) and Mesokanto-La (5,200m).
  • magnificent mountain views of Annapurna and Manaslu regions with many other peaks.

About 12 Days Nar Phu Valley Trek

Trekking up to Nepal, the 12 days Nar Phu Valley Trek is a unique experience of Himalayan wilderness spectacular, it is lies between two popular trekking destinations Manaslu and Annapurna regions, which provides to discover the remote gem of beauty natural and ancient Buddhist culture. This Nar Phu Valley 12 Days trekking leads us through the isolated villages, traditional valleys, mountains high passes, breathtaking rock formations, ethnic Tibetan culture places, narrow gorges, ancient monasteries with gompas, and exciting Himalayan ranges. This trek combines the beautiful villages of Nar and Phu which are the main attraction of this 12 days trek, there you will visit the colorful Tibetan stupas, prayer flags, deep canyons paths, the daily lifestyle of the rare community, warm hospitality, and peaceful Nar Phedi monastery. Nar Phu trek belongs to a restricted trekking area of Nepal to touch the unique culture and traditions of the mountain people, the trek demands a special trekking permit to enter this trek because it is a special local route of stunning Himalayan vistas.

The hidden Nar Phu valley trek is the Virgen route of the Annapurna region. After enjoying the two of the Himalayas most picturesque medieval Nar and Phu settlements, you will hike to the fantastic and delightful base camp of Himlung Himal, then crosses the two exciting mountains high passes Kang La (5,300m) and Mesokanto-La (5,200m), from where you can see the impressive landscapes and magical Himalayan ranges. These 12 days Moderate trek is the best option to hike the famous Annapurna northeast valley of remote Naar and Phu villages, which is the most untouched and beautiful region of the Annapurna area. During the trekking, you will see magnificent snow-capped mountain views of Himlung Himal, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges with huge glaciers zone. The Nar Phu valley trek route goes through the unique path, amazing waterfalls, along glacier rivers, Tibetan enclave, world’s rarest wilderness area, diverse rare flora and fauna valley, past impressive Chortens, herds houses of blue sheep, spectacular nature, and mountains pass.

Nar and Phu Valley Trekking 12 Day Route

We start the Nar Phu 12 days trek from Koto after having a scenic drive from Kathmandu via Besisahar. From Koto, trekking goes towards Nar and Phu valley with leaving the Annapurna circuit trail. The trail crosses the bridge over the Marshyangdi river and you walk along the colorful forests to reach Meta, where you get to see excellent mountain views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Then our 12 days Nar and Phu valley trek itinerary moves towards several ancient villages, Himalayan wilderness, deep gorge valley, monasteries, wonderful landscapes, alpine sceneries, prayer stones into deep canyons, and arrive at historical Phu village. The next day, you hike to Himlung Himal Base Camp and descends to Nar Phedi then ascent through the awesome place of Nar village with enjoying the unique culture, mountain lifestyle, and interesting hidden valley. Likewise, from Nar village, you will climb through the rocky steep to exciting high passes Kang La (5,300m) and Mesokanto-La (5,200m), where you get amazing Himalayan ranges. Then you will descend Ngawal, Pisang, Chame, Besisahar, and drive back to Kathmandu. 

This Nar Phu Valley Trek 12 Days package is a different unique experience than other treks, if you are looking for this trek then let join us to get a lifetime adventure experience in the Himalayan of  Nepal. For more information about Nar Phu Valley Trek 12 Days cost, permit, guide, route, season, and solo traveler, so then contact us for detailed info. As you can contact us on WhatsApp or Viber ( +977 - 9840396708 ) and Email: info@himalayanfrozen.com. If you wanna explore Nar Phu Valley with Tilicho base camp and cross the world's highest pass Thorong La 5,416m then book this package, Nar Phu Valley with Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Itinerary

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After having breakfast, you drive to Besisahar along the Trishuli river. The route offers beautiful views of terraced fields, small villages, lush green hills, and rivers. You reach Besisahar for a night's stay.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 950m
  • Besisahar

From Besishashar onwards, the road gets dusty and bumpy up to Dharapani. You wake up early and begin to drive towards Koto. Passing by Bagarchhap, you drive through lush pine & fir forest. The drive further leads you to Danaque and steeply ascends towards Timing. On the way, you get to witness stunning views of Peak 29 and Mt. Manasalu. The trail again moves by lush forests and climbs up to Koto village.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,610m
  • Koto

After having breakfast, You register your permits before moving towards Meta. The trail moves along the bank of Soti Khola and goes through dense forests. Crossing a few streams and suspension bridges, you ascend on the steep forested path and reach Meta. The trail offers fantastic views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,560m
  • Meta

After a few ascends and descendants, you will cross several suspension bridges. The trail will take you to Kyang, where you get to see remnants of the Khampa settlement. From here, you walk along Phu Khola on a rugged path and reach Phu village. You get to see the beautiful landscapes on the way to Phu village.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,560m
  • Phu Village

Today is your rest day at Phu village. You will explore the village, Himlung Base Camp, and spend time observing the culture and traditions of the locals. You will visit the ancient Tashi Lhakhang monastery, which is listed in the list of 108 world's old monasteries. This monastery is believed to be the last monastery built by Karmapa Rinpoche. 

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,080m
  • Phu Village

Leaving Phu Village behind, the trail crosses the bridge and goes through the narrow valley with fantastically eroded hoodoos. Then walk along the Phu River and cross a bridge before reach Nar Phedi. Where you explore the Tibetan monastery and gompa. Overnight you stay at Nar Phedi trekking lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,490m
  • Nar Phedi

After having breakfast at Nar Phedi, you will then ascend by numerous stupas and reach Nar village. From the village, you get to see stunning views of Pisang Peak and other surrounding mountains.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,150m
  • Nar village

Today is another rest day in Nar village. The day goes the same as before. You explore the village and its nearby areas. You will look into the daily lifestyle of the locals and their culture.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,150m
  • Nar Village

It is going to be a long and tough trekking day. The trail ascends to Kang La Pass from where you get to see wonderful landscapes and views of the Annapurna range. After spending some time at the top of the pass, you drop down to Ngwal to spend the night.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,615m
  • Ngawal

After breakfast, the trail goes 3,000m down through the greener landscape and gets warmer weather. After 3 hours of walking, you will reach Pisang, which is a wide and pleasing village with lakes. Having lunch at Pisang then, you walk continues to Chame for overnight stay.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,800m
  • Chame

From Chame village, you take a scenic jeep drive around 5 to 6 hours to Besisahar. During the drive, you will beautiful villages, landscapes, and amazing waterfalls. Finally, after the fantastic drive, you arrive at Besisahar, where you stay overnight at the trekking lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 950m
  • Besishahar

After having a sweet breakfast in Besi Sahar, you drive through the banks of Marsyangdi with Trishuli River, terrace farms, beautiful scenery, rice fields, and mountain hills. After a long and scenic drive, you reach Kathmandu city then you head to the Hotel. In the evening, we enjoy together successful trip farewell dinner in a Nepal restaurant.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in the itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more day at trekking. You have to pay for packages for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup and drop from Airport to Hotel private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Pickup and drop from Airport to Hotel private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Guide and porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Special Trekking permits (Langtang National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • farewell dinners.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Nar Phu Valley Trek Difficulty?
Yes, Nar Phu Valley Trek is Difficulty through the Kang La Pass (5,322m) and Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). This trek Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 3000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. 


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Nar Phu Valley Trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Annapurna trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Nar Phu Valley Trek.


Is possible to take my children to Nar Phu Valley Trek?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give hard training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get see amazing culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Nar Phu Valley Trek?
Nar Phu Valley Trek elevation is (5,416m) above the sea level. 


Is Nar Phu Valley Trek permits necessary?
Yes, we need a special permit Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP), and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit is necessary for this trek.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this trek per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 2 - 3 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this trip please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Annapurna region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Nar Phu Valley Trekking Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the costs on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.

Nar Phu Valley Trekking Accommodation

Nar Phu Valley Trekking accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. Nar Phu Valley Trekking all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.

Nar Phu Valley Trekking Meals

At the Kathmandu have included only breakfast. During the Nar Phu Valley Trekking, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Throughout the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 

Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get a Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing at a high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep the above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Nar Phu Valley Trekking Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves the monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.

Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Personal accessories
  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!