Nar Phu Thorong La Trek - 19 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1090 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

On the one hand there's the most popular trek in the Himalayas, the Annapurna Circuit, long considered the most scenically diverse and beautiful hike in all of Nepal. On the other there's the trek to the hidden valley of Nar Phu, locked away from public view for centuries and harboring a rugged landscape and secluded culture that harks back to distant centuries in neighboring Tibet. Which to choose? Well now you don’t have to, because with this latest offering from Nepal Trekking Experts we combine the two areas into one glorious journey that stands as arguably the most rewarding trekking experience currently available.

Other than the initial leg, which shares the same beginnings as the Annapurna Circuit, the first half of the trek comprises the visit to Nar Phu, a mystical valley breaking through the mists of time like some latter day Brigadoon ready to entrance modern visitors with its impressive mix of scenic splendor, cultural integrity, inspiring monasteries, and visually stunning medieval villages. Unlike many other regions of Nepal that have geared up economically to cater to the trekking industry the people of Nar Phu steadfastly maintain a traditional Tibetan way of life that has stood them in good stead for centuries, from basic subsistence agriculture to the all-important herding of sheep and yak.

The second half of the trek picks up the Annapurna Circuit again where the Nar Phu leg merges with the trail at the village of Ngawal, leading northward past the classic vistas of the Annapurna range so beloved by countless visitors to the area through the years. At Khangsar the opportunity exists to branch away for a few days to visit Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest body of water, before returning to the trail and pushing on for the final hike over Thorong La (5416M) and the last stretch to Jomsom for the return drive to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

If you’re looking for an epic and rewarding adventure through the Himalayas that provides arguably the most diverse and intoxicating mixture of landscapes and culture — all wrapped up in a two for one package that represents enormous value — get in touch with us to discuss the wonderful possibilities of this trek.  Now is the time to experience the distant past that Nar Phu represents, because the modern world will eventually seep in and change the valley, much as we might wish to stay its hand. We think you’ll find it as amazing a journey as we do. 

Trip Highlights

  • The medieval walled village of Phu
  • The Tibetan communities of Nar Phu Valley and their timeless culture and hospitality
  • Himlung Base Camp
  • The monasteries and Chortens of the valley
  • Picturesque Nar village
  • Kang La pass (5320m)
  • Manang and its scenic outlook
  • Thorong La pass (5416m)

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Free day and last chance to prepare for trekking.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat by drive. (1300m, 8 hrs)

Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani. (1960m, 5 hrs)

Day 05: Dharapani to Koto. (2600m, 5 hrs)

Day 06: Koto to Meta (3560m, 7 hrs)

Day 07: Meta to Phu (4080m, 8 hrs)

Day 08: Side trip to Himlung Base Camp (7 hrs, 4920m) then on to Phu village.

Day 09: Phu to Nar. (4110m, 8 hrs)

Day 10: Nar to Kang La pass 5320m then descend to Nagwal. (3660m, 8 hrs)

Day 11: Nagwal to Manang. (3540m, 3hrs)

Day 12: Side trip around Manang.

Day 13: Manang to Yak kharka. (4050m, 4 hrs)

Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. (4450m, 3 hrs)

Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La 5416m then descend to Muktinath. (3760m, 8 hrs)

Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom. (2720m, 5 hrs)

Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara by drive.

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu by drive.

Day 19: Transfer to international airport.

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits such Nar Phu special permit, Annapurna conservation area permit, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc
  • Tips to staff

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel.

Welcome at Tribhuvan International Airport, and then transfer to your hotel.

Day 02Free day and last chance to prepare for trekking.

Day 03Kathmandu to Jagat by drive. (1300m, 8 hrs)

Day 04Jagat to Dharapani. (1960m, 5 hrs)

Day 05Dharapani to Koto. (2600m, 5 hrs)

Day 06Koto to Meta (3560m, 7 hrs)

Day 07Meta to Phu (4080m, 8 hrs)

Day 08Side trip to Himlung Base Camp (7 hrs, 4920m) then on to Phu village.

Day 09Phu to Nar. (4110m, 8 hrs)

Day 10Nar to Kang La pass 5320m then descend to Nagwal. (3660m, 8 hrs)

Day 11Nagwal to Manang. (3540m, 3hrs)

Day 12Side trip around Manang.

Day 13Manang to Yak kharka. (4050m, 4 hrs)

Day 14Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. (4450m, 3 hrs)

Day 15Thorong Phedi to Thorong La 5416m then descend to Muktinath. (3760m, 8 hrs)

Day 16Muktinath to Jomsom. (2720m, 5 hrs)

Day 17Jomsom to Pokhara by drive.

Day 18Pokhara to Kathmandu by drive.

Day 19Transfer to international airport.

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
24 September, 2019 12 October, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
30 September, 2019 18 October, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
02 October, 2019 20 October, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
07 October, 2019 25 October, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
11 October, 2019 29 October, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
18 October, 2019 05 November, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
25 October, 2019 12 November, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
31 October, 2019 18 November, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
04 November, 2019 22 November, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
08 November, 2019 26 November, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
13 November, 2019 01 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
18 November, 2019 06 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
22 November, 2019 10 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
26 November, 2019 14 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
30 November, 2019 18 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
04 December, 2019 22 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
09 December, 2019 27 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
13 December, 2019 31 December, 2019 US $1090 Guaranteed
17 December, 2019 04 January, 2020 US $1090 Guaranteed
23 December, 2019 10 January, 2020 US $1090 Guaranteed
27 December, 2019 14 January, 2020 US $1090 Guaranteed
31 December, 2019 18 January, 2020 US $1090 Guaranteed

Useful Info

  • Make sure you have proper trekking gear before start trek
  • Medical kit and Personal insurance
  • Respect the local culture and ask for permission while taking photos/videos of local
  • Listen to your guide and be aware with altitude symptoms
  • Better to avoid alcohol and smoking above 3000m
  • Drink at least 3 liter of water per day
  • Save the nature and flora fauna

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