Nar Phu Valley Trek

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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  • Cross the Kang La Pass, located 5,320m above sea level
  • See the famous Tashi Lakhang Monastery
  • Take in the majestic views of the Himalayas
High up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal's Annapurna region are the villages of Nar and Phu, where Tibetan Buddhism is the dominant religion and people still follow the traditional way of life undisturbed by modernity. Join us on this ten-day, guided trek and travel to an isolated yet scenic location in the Himalayas.

Your journey starts from Kathmandu on Day 1 of this trip, when you will drive to Dharapani via Besishahar. From Dharapani, the trail leads to Koto and Meta before you enter into Phu village. Spend a day acclimatizing in Phu then trek down to Nar Phedi. A winding, uphill path from Nar Phedi leads to Nar village. Cross the Kang La Pass on Day 8 of this trip and trek down to Pisang, from where you will drive to Besishahar.

The Nar Phu trail was opened for tourists in 2003 and requires a special permit since the government of Nepal has listed the area as restricted. For more details, please scroll down to the itinerary section.
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Based on 145 reviews
Brian's review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
4 - Very Good
  • Brian
  • From Canada
  • On Dec 07 2017
“Very Good”
Review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From France
  • On May 09 2017
“-Guide during the trek very friendly, with a good english
-The trek is short but fantastic, with a lot of different landscapes to see (from forest to high peaks full of snow and glaciers)”
Review for another Nepal Lion Tours and Treks Pvt Ltd tour
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • From Singapore
  • On Nov 12 2017
“it was my first trek in Nepal so it helps to have Shiva at Nepal Lion taking care of everything. All i need to do is to just turn up and enjoy the trek.”
  • Day 1: Kathmandu – Dharapani (1920m)
  • Day 2: Dharapani – Koto (2,600m)
  • Day 3: Koto – Meta (3,230m)
  • Day 4: Meta – Phu Gaon (4,050m)
  • Day 5: Acclimatization day
  • Day 6: Trek to Nar Phedi (3,550m)
  • Day 7: Nar Phedi – Nar (4,150m)
  • Day 8: Kang La Pass (5,320m) – Ngawal (3,660m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Pisang from Ngawal & drive to Besisahar
  • Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners
  • Kathmandu airport pickup & drop off by private vehicle
  • Public transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani & Pisang to Kathmandu
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS and Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Special Permit)
  • Accommodation during trek as per the itinerary
  • Licensed trekking guides available in English, Chinese, Korean & Hindi languages
  • A first aid medical kit (to be carried by the guide)
  • A sleeping bag, down jacket and a trekking map if necessary
  • Emergency evacuation assistance service (all associated charges to be covered by the traveler's insurance. Travel insurance not included in the tour price)
  • Either welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • A mobile SIM card with nation-wide coverage & a map of the trekking region
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • International & domestic airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charges: You can get a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance with high-altitude rescue and evacuation is compulsory and must be purchased by travelers themselves
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like snacks, boiled and bottled water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, wi-fi, telephone, battery recharge, etc
  • Accommodation, lunches & dinners in Kathmandu, except for 1 complimentary dinner
  • Emergency expenses such as charted helicopter flights
  • Additional costs or delays associated with events out of our control, like landslides, weather changes, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness or change in government policies, etc
  • Tips for your guide, porter & driver
  • Alcoholic drinks
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • 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.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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