- duration 9 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 12+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5200 meters
- Trek difficulty Medium
- Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers get to see
- Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries
- Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal
- Enjoy great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, Manaslu and Tilicho Peak
The trek starts from Jagat, which lies along Annapurna Circuit trail, and then leaves the main circuit trail from Koto to follow the less travelled trails to Nar Phu valley. Trekkers get to explore the remote mountain valley trails in the north of Manang and pass the Kang La pass (5315m) with breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna massif. Kang La pass connects Nar to Manang and Bhotia villages in the Neyshang valley.
The trek heads to the west of Nar Phu Valley Trek to reach the highest elevation in Annapurna Circuit trail, Thorong La Pass at 5416 m. Then the trekkers descend to lower Mustang following the trails leading to holy Muktinath before heading to Jomsom. The trek finally concludes at Jomsom following flights to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
The trek to this secluded mountain valley offers an interesting understanding of medieval Tibetan culture in the region. Any trekker exploring this part of the world will cherish the natural, cultural and historical heritage.
Lastly, we are very much satisfied with this trek uniqueness in different ways like: culture,nature,people,tradition, and history. We want to thank our staffs and guide for organizing this trek and taking care of us along the way whole heartily.”
Day 1: Drive to Koto (2,600 m)
Day 2: Trek to Meta (3,560m)
Day 3: Trek to Phu (4,080m)
Day 4: Exploring Phu
Day 5: Trek to Nar Phedi (3,490m)
Day 6: Trek to Nar (4,110m)
Day 7: Trek to Ngawal (3,675m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)
Day 8: Trek to Pisang and drive to Besisahar
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
- Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
- All necessary trekking permits: Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee.
- Special permit for Nar Phu Trek
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
- Staff costs including salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- All government and local taxes
- First aid medical kit
- Trekking maps
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Koto and Passing to kathmandu
- Sleeping bags and Down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Bar bills, Beverage bills,laundry and other personal expenses
- Tips for guide, porter and driver
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
- porters for carrying luggage
- Earn US$ 27+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.