Learning by Experience

Nar Phu Valley Trek


Offers an extraordinarily pristine cultural and scenic experience that is all the more remarkable given its proximity to the famous and well-traveled Annapurna circuit.


DURATION

12 Days


DIFFICULTY

Moderate/ Strenuous

MAX ALTITUDE

5130 M

DESCRIPTION

Grasp the rare opportunity to explore the untainted blend of old Buddhist culture and crude Himalayan nature with the Nar Phu Valley journey. This journey will direct you through the marvelous untrodden ways advertising the genuine encounter of the wild.

DEPARTURE SEASONS

2021

March - November


We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.


Trip Overview


Nar Phu valley journey takes you over a few tall passes, beautiful villages, thick woodlands, antiquated religious communities, and limited canyons to farther Nar and Phu towns close to Tibet. As the journey advances, you'll discover yourself among the world's uncommon wild, past amazing chortens, and crowds of blue sheep. After going by the Nar Phu Valley, you'll be rejoining Annapurna Circuit trails.

Grasp the rare opportunity to explore the untainted blend of old Buddhist culture and crude Himalayan nature with the Nar Phu Valley journey. This journey will direct you through the marvelous untrodden ways advertising the genuine encounter of the wild.


  • Day 1: Arrival in Nepal.
  • Day 2: Trek briefing and preparation.
  • Day 3: Drive Kathmandu – Besisahar (820m), 7 hrs. Private Jeep Besisahar – Chamje (1,470m), approx. 2 hrs.
  • Day 4: Trek Chamje – Dharapani (2,113m), approx. 7 hrs
  • Day 5: Trek Dharapani – Chame (2620m), approx. 7 hrs
  • Day 6: Trek Chame – Meta (3,230m), approx.7 hrs
  • Day 7: Trek Meta – Phu Village (4,050m), approx.7 hrs
  • Day 8: Exploration day – Phu Village and excursion to Himlung Base Camp (4,900m)
  • Day 9: Trek Phu Village – Nar Phedi (3,820m), approx. 6 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek Nar Phedi – Nar Village (4,150m), approx. 4 hrs
  • Day 11: Explore Nar Village and Gompa Monasteries
  • Day 12: Trek Nar Village – Ngawal (3,360m) via Kang La Pass (5,130m), approx. 10 hrs
  • Day 13: Trek Ngawal – Chame (2,620m), approx. 6-7 hrs
  • Day 14: Drive Chame – Besisahar, 5 hrs. Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu, approx. 6 hrs
  • Note:
    * The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice.
    * In order to obtain your Nar Phu restricted access permit, we need your original passport at least 2 working days before departure.


Your trek cost includes:

  • Pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Expert trip leadership and motivated staff for the duration of the trek
  • Airport transfers in Nepal (where applicable)
  • 2 nights accommodation pre-trek & 1-night post-trek in Kathmandu
  • 1-night accommodation pre or post-trek in Pokhara (where applicable)
  • Transportation to and from trek start and finish for you and your trekking team (different budget options available)
  • Basic teahouse/lodge/camping accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
  • During the trek all meals on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to include tea/coffee during the meals, but excluding any drinks outside of the meal times
  • All permits, conservation area, and restricted area fees
  • Porters
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff
  • Rescue assistance
  • Group medical kit

Your trek cost does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (insurance to include evacuation is mandatory. Please make sure you are covered to the correct altitude)
  • Personal expenses such as fizzy drinks, chocolate, gifts, snacks, hot showers during the trek, etc.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage on internal flights
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Initiative Outdoors


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