Nar Phu Trek express
Nar Phu Trek express is a very special trekking route of Nepal offers magnificent Himalayan vistas, unique cultures, natures, religious and typical life styles. To trek into Nar and phu villages, you need to have a special permits and walk above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation in the very north of Manang district. During the Nar and phu village trek, you can see the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine scenery. Kang la pass is a challenging trek gives so much enjoyment and adventure as well as typical local cultures and lifestyles. As you are on the top of Kangla pass, you will have a magnificent view of Annapurna family which are annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak. Nar and Phu village trek is most popular as it is a non touristic destination and also rich in typical cultural heritage. Nar Phu Trek express can be done any time (except winter) through out the year.
Nar Phu Trek express highlights
Picturesque village like Manang, Nar and Phu, Kangla pass (5200m), Excellent landscape, Magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himalayan range, (I,II,III,IV), Mt. Nilgiri, Mount Manaslu, Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan Himalaya ranges, Best combination of Annapurna and off the beaten of Nar and phu valley, friendly people and Mixed culture based on Gurung and Magar ethnic groups.
Nar Phu Trek express grade
Nar phu valley express trek is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Nar Phu Trek express covers
Kathmandu – Besishar – Dharmasala – Kayang – Phu village – Nar – Kang La Phedi – Kang La pass – Ngwal – Manang – Besisahar
Nar Phu Trek express best season
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Nar Phu Trek express outline itineraryDay 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport. Transfer to hotel. Day 02: Special permits arrangements ! Sightseeing of World Heritage sites. Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus. Than by jeep to Koto: (2670 m), 10 hrs. Day 04: Koto trekking to Dharmasala (3300m). Day 05: Dharmasala trekking to Kayang (3560m) Day 06: Kayang trekking to Phu village (4200m) Day 07: Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and for explore Phu valley. Day 08: Phu village Trekking to Nar (4150m). Day 09: Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi (4500m) . Day 10: Kang La Phedi trekking up to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m). Day 11: Ngawal Trekking to Manang (3570m). Day 12: Drive out from Manang to Besisahar. Day 13: Drive further either back to Kathmandu or Pokhara city. Day 14: Final Departure.
Nar Phu Trek express detail itinerary.
Our trek to Nar phu valley including Kangla pass trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in Nar and phu valley with limited time bound without relax manner than take a look this itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise and if this itinerary is not suits you than request us for customize itinerary.Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.Day 02: Documentation day ! Kathmandu city – World Heritage sites(1348m) sightseeing.
During this day, we make your Nar phu special permits. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.Day 03: Drive to Koto (2670 m), 10 hours
Early morning drive to Besisahsar by Bus through Prithvi High way but than we drive further to koto by private jeep. Its tough drive as it is a very long time drive with bumpy roads after besisahar. Stay overnight in a guest house.Day 04: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala (3300m), 6 hours
Start our Narphu valley trekking from Koto today, we will work through a steep and narrow path through the dense forest, after crossing the river the trek leads to Narphu valley with passing the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arrive the Dharmasala, we will get to see seveleral small shelters (caves and a pilgrims “Dharmasala”. Overnight camp at Dharmasala.Day 05: Trek to Kayang (3560m), 6 hours.
The trail climb up the valley along the small river before arriving Meta (3700m), a non permanent winter settlement of Nar, the trail passes through white rocks, low shrubs, junipers, scattered evergreen. We can have best Mountain View on the way, after passing the Junam we will arrive Chako formally a Khampa settlement. Overnight at Kayang.Day 06: Trek to Phu village (4200m), 5 hours.
Today we will work steeply down hill along the river bank and past the submarine rock with small campsite. Best view of chortens wit the canyon lands and gorges takes us to the Phu gate from where we can see the three village of Phu where we stay overnight.Day 07: Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and Exploring village
Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, we can walk up to alley to the summer grazing settlement at Ngoru, can spend the time interact with local people visit Gompa. Stay overnight at phu village.Day 08: Phu village Trekking to Nar (4150m), 5 hours.
Today we will trekking back to Phu gate Khyang, Chyarkha and Jhunam to reach to Nar. Along the way we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery also. We will pass wonderfully painted, bamboo topped Chortens and arrive Nar gates on the top of the hill. Stay overnight at Nar village.Day 09: Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi (4500m) , 4:30 hours.
Today is easy short trekking day, so we can explore more Nar village in the morning and can trek to Kangla phedi, the trail go through the grazing field with a small stream on the left. The mountains were on the both sides of the stream. On the left breathtaking view of Pisang peak, overnight night at the campsite of Kangla phedi.Day 10: Kang La Phedi trekking up to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m).
We start early morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass which provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongde, after crossing the Kang La Pass we will head to Ngwal, a wonderful old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture.Day 11: Trek to Manang (3570m), 6 hours
Today we will work thought flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River. On the way we will pass pine forest, farming terrace and beautiful village of Braga. During the route we can visit Braga monasteries, the view of Annapurna range and Tilicho peak are closer. Overnight in Manang.Day 12: Optional excursion:
As you are in Manang, if you have enough time than you can either continue your journey to discover either Tilicho lake excursion or trek over Thorong la pass. We can customize your itinerary according to your wishes so let us know. However if you are travelling with limited days and would not like to continue trek than take a private jeep descend downhill to Besisahar town. Overnight at Guest house.Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
From Besisahar, you can continue drive either to get Pokhara city or Kathmandu by cozy Micro Bus.Day 14: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!
How much is the Nar Phu Trek express or Nar and phu with kang la pass trek cost?
During this trek we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar and to Jagat by Local jeep transfer.
- Domestic flight: Jomsom to Pokhara airfare with applicable domestic airport tax
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Nar and phu village special permit USD 90 for each person for each week
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
- Guided tour in Kathmandu city world heritage sites transfer by private vehicle.
- Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by either micro bus or Tourist Bus depends upon available.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Nar and phu valley combine with Annapurna circuit Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2018 – Sept. 23, 2018
Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 28, 2018
Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 02, 2018
Sept. 30, 2018 – Oct 13, 2018
Oct. 05, 2018 – Oct. 18, 2018
Oct. 10, 2018 – Oct 23, 2018
Oct. 15, 2018 – Oct. 28, 2018
Oct. 18, 2018 – Oct. 31, 2018
Oct. 20, 2018 – Nov. 02, 2018
Oct. 25, 2018 – Nov. 07, 2018
Oct. 30, 2018 – Nov. 13, 2018
Nov. 05, 2018 – Nov. 18, 2018
Nov. 10, 2018 – Nov. 23, 2018
Nov. 15, 2018 – Nov. 28, 2018
Nov. 20, 2018 – Dec 02, 2018
Nov. 25, 2018 – Dec. 08, 2018
Nov. 30, 2018 – Dec. 12, 2018
Dec. 01, 2018 – Dec. 13, 2018
Dec. 05, 2018 – Dec. 18, 2018
Dec. 10, 2018 – Dec. 23, 2018
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Nar Phu Trek express?
Answer: Actually for Nar and phu valley trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Nar and Phu combine with Annapurna circuit trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the trek routes in nar phu with ac trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on Nar and Phu and AC Trekking?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, < we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Nar and Phu and Annapurna circuit Trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
Nar Phu Trek express note:
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Nar Phu Trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.
Nar Phu Trek express fact
- Trip Duration: 13 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,315m / 17,380 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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