16 days Nar Phu trek is a just newly opened, less explored, very rural, an amazing landscape and unspoiled cultural trek in Nepal. It is opened for trekkers since 2002 only and takes us very close to Tibet border. Since it is quite remote, rugged landscape, hidden valley and extremely less advertise and popularity, trekkers could explore only by camping trek up to few years back. But now days it is hardly possible to trek by basic tea house only for small group. The trek begins from Besisahar and continues some parts of Annapurna region up to Koto. From Koto we will leave the trail of Annapurna circuit and take a right towards to Nar Phu valley. The trail will leads through the narrow gorge along Nar Khola and arrive Odar (means cave). We can have couple of newly opened basic local tea houses in Odar where we can have lunch. After lunch the trail still carries on massive jungle of pines, rhododendrons and bamboos. We can also experience hot spring during the trek and the end part of the trek leads steep up and reaches at Meta village. Meta has few tea houses and police check point. The village offers amazing views of landscape and Monastery at Nar Phedi. Next day we continue to Phu village passing by some Moraine, beautiful views of Kangaru Himal, Chyakhu and Kyang village then ultimately arrive at Phu. During Meta to Phu the landscape is so unique and offers unspoiled Tibetan culture. Phu is one of the massive villages which are really compact each other and let you feelings of centuries ago. The buildings are quite unique and made traditional way by stone and mud. They have just couple of small tea houses in this village. Monastery, Mani walls and prayer wheels are quite natural and fascinating. Phu is the gate way of very popular summit mountain called Himlung 7126m and its Base camp 4920m. We will have an extra day in Phu to explore Himlung Base Camp and observes spectacular Himalayas, landscape and glaciers surroundings.
Next day we will descend to Nar Phedi then steep climb to another impressive village called Nar. Nar is situated at the top of the hill and quite open place to explore stunning views. The village itself also quite interesting and so impressive. The most of people of Nar Phu have different profession than tourism. After exploring unique village in the planet then we continue to our final destination Kang La 5360m and steep descend to Nagwal. Nagwal is part of Annapurna region and offers fancy tea house, hot shower and wifi too. If trekkers prefer add on popular trek Annapurna circuit or Mesokanto La which is also possible. After breakfast we will descend to Chame via Gheru. From Chame we will drive back to Pokhara/Kathmandu. Nar Phu is the trek which you can explore in rainy season as well. The best time to trek Nar Phu is March to November.
Nar Phu trek is part of restricted region of Nepal where minimum two trekkers are required to obtain special permits from Nepal Immigration along with government registered agency like Nepal Trekking Experts. The special permit costs $90 from September to November and $75 from December to August per person for first 7 days. Also we should have an Annapurna Conservation area permit which costs per person 3000 Nepali Rupees including 13% vat. For further information please feel free contact us or visit our permits information blog.
Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Free day for final trekking preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by drive (7hrs, 840m)
Day 04: Bhulbhule to Jagat (6/7hrs, 1300m)
Day 05: Jagat to Dharapani (6hrs, 1860m)
Day 06: Dharapani to Koto (5/6hrs, 2600m)
Day 07: Koto to Meta (8hrs, 3560m)
Day 08: Meta to Phu (8hrs, 4080m)
Day 09: Side trip to Himlung Base Camp (7hrs, 4920m) then back to Phu village for overnight.
Day 10: Phu to Nar Phedi where we can have unique experience of staying overnight in Monastery (6hrs, 3500m)
Day 11: Nar Phedi to Nar Village (2/3hrs, 4200m)
Day 12: Nar to Kang La Pass 5320m then descend to Nagwal. (8hrs, 3660m)
Day 13: Nagwal to Chame (7hrs, 2670m)
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara by public vehicle (12 hrs)
Day 15: Farewell
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.
Welcome at airport then transfer to the Hotel.
Final trekking preparation then spend a day the way you prefer.
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the New Bus Park then drive to Bhulbhule which might take 7/8 hrs by public bus.
After breakfast the trail lead through Bahundanda (hill of Barhmin, one of the highest cast in Nepal) then continue to Ghermu Phant which offers great view of waterfall, beautiful terrace of agriculture, suspension bridge etc. Then ultimately arrives at Jagat.
Continuously we encounter amazing waterfalls, suspension bridges, culture etc. then reaches at Tal village (Tal means lake) which is one of the most beautiful town of this route then continue to Dharapani (meaning tap water) for overnight.
After taking breakfast we continue to the forest of the Fir and rocky declivities with the view of the Manaslu and Annapurna II (7939m) then arrives at Timang. Timang is great view point of exploring Mt. Manaslu and Lamjung Himal with a cup of tea/coffee if you prefer then head to Koto for overnight from where the trail leads to our first destination Nar Phu region.
The most thrilling cultural adventure trek begins from today. While it is one of the restricted areas of Nepal and less popular trekking route, we will have unique experience during trek. The narrow gorge and amazing jungle walk leads us towards to Meta village along Nar Khola.
If you love ever changing stunning landscape and peace nature then you won’t have better place in the planet than Nar Phu to spend few days of your life. Phu is one of the biggest and authentic Tibetan communities of this region. The way they builded the houses, Mani walls, stupa, chorten and gates of every entrance of the villages are very traditional, natural, fascinating and looks like it made more than centuries ago.
Himlung is one of the most popular and beautiful climbing mountain in Nepal. We will have great opportunity of exploring Himlung base camp 4920m and amazing Himalaya surroundings. Then back to Phu village for overnight.
Almost same way back and you can have overnight in Monastery. It might be something special and different experience staying overnight at Monastery.
Nar is another interesting, traditional, cultural and quite big village. It is situated at the top of the open hill and also offers beautiful hike around and stunning mountain vistas.
This is our massive day and first destination of crossing one of the challenging and most amazing part of entire trip kang La which let you stand 5320m and offers nothing else than just magnificent Himalaya surroundings. Then continue steep downhill to Nagwal which is part of Annapurna region.
From today we explore part of Annapurna region then descend to Chame. It is headquarter of Manang district and such a fancy and big village.
We will drive back to Besisahar by local Jeep then switch another public transport to Kathmandu.
Join with different trip or farewell