Nar Phu Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Nar Phu Trek and Semi Annapurna Circuit trekking, adventurous walks that lead you over two high passes of Manang valley, crossing first Kang-la at above 5,322 m, and the highest point of the adventure at Thorang-la 5,416 m.Both these high passes reward you with a breathtaking panorama of mountains from north Annapurna massive range of peaks, with Damodar Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Chulus include the Dhaulagiri range of mountains.

Nar Phu Trek and Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking leads on world’s best adventure destination within the high north of Annapurna Himalaya around scenic Manang valley and then heading towards hidden Shangri-la of Nepal North Mid-West to Nar and Phu villages. Nar and Phu located in remote and isolated pockets of Manang and Annapurna areas, almost forgotten country which was closed to outside world for hundreds of years, which was opened since last two decades, an opportunity to explore the pristine and undisturbed areas in the perfect tranquil environment.

Nar Phu Trek and Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking commence after a drive from Kathmandu to reach low warm areas of Lamjung district at Besisar, where walk follows the glacial Marysangdi River upstream. The Walk leads from low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine temperatures around green hills filled with lovely forest and past nice villages of Jagat-Chamje-Tal and Dharapani where air gets much cooler and fresh as our route leads at Kotto near Chame town. After Kotto where our trail diverts from the mainstream of Annapurna Circuit route heading towards hidden corners of Manang valley walking into a deep scenic gorge to reach our destination at remote Phu village.

With magnificent time exploring the time-lost villages and its old monasteries of Phu and Nar where a steep high climb leads above Kang-la pass to reach back at the main trail of Annapurna Circuit to Manang village and beyond to highest pass of the adventure at Thorang-la above 5,416 m. After crossing the scenic high pass along descend reaches you at Kaligandaki River valley at Jomsom, after visiting the holy temple of Muktinath with marvelous views of Nilgiri’s and Dhaulagiri peaks.

Jomsom a large and headquarter town of Mustang area located on old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, inhabited mostly by Thakali people the tribe of Kaligandaki River valley with Buddhism religion. A scenic short flight from Jomsom brings you to picturesque Pokhara city and its beautiful valley blessed with the natural beauty of mountains and lakes, where our magnificent adventure Nar-Phu and Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking completes at lovely Pokhara.

What to expect in Nar Phu Trek?

Nar Phu Trek and Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking a marvelous combination facing fascinating panorama of mountains from start to the end of the adventure. A complete adventure where you can enjoy and experience an adventure of a lifetime soaking within scenic close views of the massive mountain range of Annapurna-Damodar Himal and Chulus peaks. An amazing adventure of unique variations on daily walks from low warm country to cooler alpine hills filled with cool and serene beautiful forest, visiting cultural villages interwoven with Buddhist religion and colorful traditional life.

The walk leads you beyond from Manang valley towards hidden pockets of Nepal Mid West Himalaya around the undisturbed and pristine country at Nar and Phu, with the ever-present panorama of mountains throughout the walks. This marvelous adventure takes you high and over Kang-la 5,322 m and Thorang-la pass at 5,416 m offers mind-blowing views of Far West Himalaya and into interesting villages of lower Mustang at Jomsom with a scenic short flight to picturesque and renowned touristic Pokhara.

On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff and guide and then transfer to your hotels. After checking into rooms and getting refreshed joining at meeting place for Nar-Phu and Semi Annapurna Circuit treks briefing with hotels, lodge on the route with do's and don’ts includes welcome dinner.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Today in Kathmandu preparation for the great trek, with last day to buy and hire gears required for the treks, for interested people can join in our half day tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest within world heritage sites, afternoon free preparation for Nar-Phu and Semi Annapurna Circuit.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

The morning starts with a drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle as group size for an overland journey that takes you away from Kathmandu valley, heading into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains. The journey continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town heading towards Nepal Mid-West to reach at warmer areas of Lamjung district at Besisar town, as drive follows Masrsyangdi River upstream to reach our first overnight stop at small farm village at Syange.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,100 m

From Syange village morning climb on leaving the river behind for some time as walk reaches a nice farm village of Jagat, and then walk leads on gradual winding up to Chamje to reach back at Masrsyangdi River.
After crossing heading into the forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks, as walk advance on wide path to nice village of Tal Besi, from here 2-3 hours of good walk to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated at the junction of Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,920 m

After Dharapani walk leads on wide winding up trail within rhododendron and pine tree forest to reach at Bagachap and Danque, then with steep up to Timang village, where air gets cooler with more Buddhist culture from Dharapani onward, facing grand view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village a few hours walk takes you to Koto for an overnight stop.
This interesting village which is near to Chame town, a major and headquarter town of Manang district which includes Nar-Phu area also.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,670 m

From Koto our route diverts from main Annapurna circuit trail for some days heading towards Nar & Phu villages, within hidden corners of Upper Manang and close to Tibet border around the country where herds of blue sheep and snow leopards dwells. Walk continues into narrow valley covered with pines and rhododendron trees, and then reaching at nice pasture fields with huts and sheds of cattle herders and then into a gorge created by Pisang Peak and Kang-guru Himal lower basin, walk carries on following Nar-Phu khola (stream) upstream to reach Dharma-Shala for first overnight stop on the new trail of Nar-Phu area.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,230 m

Morning walk leads to the far north towards Phu village within the remote and isolated area of dry, arid landscapes, with chances of seeing some wildlife’s Blue Sheep’s, Snow Leopard, Musk deer’s and mountain goats. The walk continues reaching at Kyang for an overnight stop after an interesting day, Kyang with the dozen of farmhouses and of Tibetan lifestyle and culture in this wild surrounding.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,100 m

Today, our destination to Phu village start the morning walk leading towards Phu Khola and following upstream for some time and then descending back to river again, and then a climb to reach a gorge valley, walking in gorge for some time and then leading up into a wide glacial valley with pasture lands ending at Phu village of strong Tibetan influence culture, traditions and religion.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,080 m

A necessary rest day at Phu around high altitude for good acclimatization ads well to explore Phu village visit its old Tashilkhang and Samdu Choling Monastery and Kyauchyu waterfalls, Phu village of about 30 houses for 100 to 150 inhabitants.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,080 m

From Phu village walk leads on the same trail for few hours then descend to a narrow gorge at Phu Khola, from here a slow climb to Yughat a small village with mani, chhorten a Buddhist shrine, then reaching a flat field at Nar Phedi for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,545 m

Walk this morning leads to Phu Khola and then over a suspension bridge over Phu Khola (stream), after the bridge steep climb for few hours to reach a flat area with a gentle walk to Nar village for overnight. Narg-Gaon, in comparison to Phu, similar but much smaller due to its remoteness within a high altitude and much dry arid country located on route high Kang-la pass.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,206 m

After Nar-Gaon walk heads to remote wilderness, away from human settlement for few days, an interesting walk for few hours then with short ups and downs in some rocky and arid path, passing cattle herders shelters and grazing field heading further west following Temdenzon khola in this wild surrounding with views of snow peaks and finally reaching at Kang la pass base for overnight camp at 4,530 meters altitude.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,530 m

Starting early morning to cross Kang-la at an altitude of 5,322 meters, walk climbs higher on a steep slope for few hours with stunning views of Pisang Peak with Chulu Far East Peak, and then reaching the top of the pass with wonderful views of Annapurna massif mountain range, Chulu Peaks, Lamjung Himal and adjoining peaks of Annapurna range.
From downhill to Ngawal via Julu village close to Manang and main Annapurna circuit trail.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,322m

After exploring Nar and Phu village where Kangla pass separates the two high valleys of Manang, the morning walk is pleasant with downhill to Humde village with a small airstrip, from here reach Braga village and visit the monastery with ancient artifacts and statue of various Buddha with a mind-blowing panorama of the snow-capped mountains. After a wonderful time exploring the monastery, an hour walk leads to proper Manang village for overnight.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,450 m

After an interesting time at main Manang village exploring its impressive houses enriched with culture and custom, morning walk leads towards on the main trail of Annapurna circuit towards Thorang-la with an overnight stop at Yak Kharka. An interesting high altitude walks with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,110 m

As the walk advances to the high area, heading closer to the base of Thorang-la as the walk leads to cross a bridge and then a climb along the river bank of Jaejoong, as walk leads to Thorang Phedi, and then with a short steep climb to Thorang High Camp for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,600 m

Another Big Day! Of the great adventure, after having early breakfast where morning walk leads to long climb up to Thorang-la with a steep and winding trail to reach on top at Thorang La Pass above 5,416 m high. The highest spot the adventure, rewards you with super vista of landscapes and snowcapped peaks, and then taking a long descend to reach at Muktinath Temple premises with height of 3,800 m high for overnight stop in of its nice and cozy lodge, facing views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri’s peaks. Muktinath, a holy spot for both Hindu and Buddhist the word Muktinath means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,416 m

After Muktinath, our adventure ends where drive leads to a big drop of 1,200 m towards Kaligandaki river valley, as exciting drive reaches at Jomsom after a few hours of the interesting ride. Jomsom a headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. At Jomsom afternoon free to explore Thakali town and to witness its impressive culture of Tibetan Buddhism, quite similar to Manang villages.
Jomsom situated on old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trail of Nepal and Tibet which extends towards upper Mustang unto Tibet border at Karo-la pass.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,715 m

From the hotel and lodge at Jomsom walk near to its air terminal, where an early morning flight of less than half hour brings you at beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Lake Phewa, during flight in small aircraft facing tremendous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. Pokhara a renowned touristic spot of Nepal and all Himalaya a city blessed with mountains, green hills and valley including its serene Lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Enjoying a pleasant overnight stop at magnificent Pokhara by its beautiful Phewa Lake with super views of Annapurna mountains, where an exciting drive brings you back at Kathmandu with memorable moments around high hills of Annapurna Himalaya with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

A free leisure day in Kathmandu for you to enjoy extra individual own activities and shopping souvenirs, where one can join in another exciting sightseeing around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur all places listed in world heritage sites of great religious and historical importance.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of excellent adventure on Nar-Phu and Semi Annapurna Circuit trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
    • Service of trekking guide, porter their equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
    • Transportation to Besisahar/Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with bus transfer before and after the trip.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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