Nar Phu Trek - 16 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 995 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

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 Permits

Nar Phu trek is part of restricted region of Nepal where minimum two trekkers are required to obtain special permits from Nepal Immigration along 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 2260 Nepali Rupees including 13% vat. For further information please feel free contact us or visit our permits information blog.

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing landscape, unspoiled Tibetan culture and pristine flora and fauna
  • Himlung Base Camp day hike
  • Unique Nar and Phu village
  • Kang La Pass 5320 m

Outline Itinerary

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: Leisure day

Day 16: Farewell

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complementary all airports pick up drop off
  • Complementary welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with guide
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Base)
  • All necessary trekking permits such as Nar Phu special permit, Annapurna Conservation Area permits etc.
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking period.
  • All accommodation during mountain.
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt (for your trekking equipment if needed)
  • Government registered, First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professional local guide with medical kit
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
  • Rescue Arrangements if needed
  • Certificate of achievement if needed
  • Agency service charge and government tax/vat
  • Fresh fruits like apple, banana, pomegranate etc. during mountain.
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, Laundry, Hot shower, Lost and theft etc.
  • Temple/monastery entrance fee
  • All drinks, chocolate bar etc
  • Tip to Staffs 

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 airport then transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02Free day for final trekking preparation

Day 03Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by drive (7hrs, 840m)

Day 04Bhulbhule to Jagat (6/7hrs, 1300m)

Day 05Jagat to Dharapani (6hrs, 1860m)

Day 06Dharapani to Koto (5/6hrs, 2600m)

Day 07Koto to Meta (8hrs, 3560m)

Day 08Meta to Phu (8hrs, 4080m)

Day 09Side trip to Himlung Base Camp (7hrs, 4920m) then back to Phu village for overnight.

Day 10Phu to Nar Phedi where we can have unique experience of staying overnight in Monastery (6hrs, 3500m)

Day 11Nar Phedi to Nar Village (2/3hrs, 4200m)

Day 12Nar to Kang La Pass 5320m then descend to Nagwal. (8hrs, 3660m)

Day 13Nagwal to Chame (7hrs, 2670m)

Day 14Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara by public vehicle (12 hrs)

Day 15Leisure day

Day 16Farewell

Useful Info

  • Kindly take permission while taking photos of locals
  • Respect the local culture
  • Proper trekking gears
  • Take some snacks with you in case of if you got some kinds of sickness or quick energy
  • Take a wall side or safe side while passing donkeys on the way
  • If you are on the landslide area please heads up around and pass without delay
  • Better to avoid alcohol or smoke above 3000 m.
  • Drink more than 3 liter of water per day
  • Water purification tablets or filter machine
  • Be aware with altitude symptoms
  • Minimum 2 trekkers require to obtain special permits
  • Extra Nepali Rupees just for unusual circumstances or extra snacks in tea houses
  • Proper acclimatization is essential to hit the goal

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