Nar Phu valley trek is the amazing journey to the unexplored Himalayan wilderness, located north of most visited Annapurna Region. It is a very special and beautiful trekking destination where you will have opportunity to experience and explore the unique cultures, natures, religion and typical life style of mountain communities of Gurung, Managi and Thakali people.  Beside the unique culture and tradition, we will also have chance to observe the magnificent Himalayan panoramas, wide variety of flora fauna, ever changing landscape and many more. The highest point of this trek crosses 5414 m high Thorang pass and then goes down to the arid valley of the upper Manang and then to the spiritual temple of Muktinath. While trekking along this region you will also pass though the deepest George in the world Kali Gandaki gorge.

The trek to Narphu valleys follows the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail and crosses the Kangala Pass at 5200 m and then continues to Annapurna trail crossing the high pass Thorong La Pass at 54146 meters. The trek to this magnificent place begins with 9-hour drive to Jagat from Kathmandu via Besisahar. Starting our hike from the village of Syange and then leaving the Marshyangdi river, we eventually reach the small community of Jagat. We then get higher up passing the village of Dharapani. From Dharapani we branch-off to koto and then follow the off-the-beaten trail to towards Nar Phu valley lying north of Manang. Crossing the Kang La pass you will get to observe the magnificent panorama of Annapurna Massif. This pass links Nar Phu with Manang and other three villages in Neyshang valley. After Kang La pass we walk through a wooded area of fir, oak and eventually reach the hidden mountain valley. This valley offers you the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form. After a warm hospitality of the people living in the Hidden valley, we hike westward crossing Throng La pass and then pass through Lower Mustang until Jomsom. From Jomsom we take a flight to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Join us on this 19 days trekking journey to the spectacular Nar Phu valley, which is a true hidden gem and get opportunity to explore unspoiled valley that features a mix of Himalayan and ancient Buddhist culture. Best season for Ganesh Himal trek is Summer, Spring and Autumn. The fitness level required for the trekking in this region is decent with an average of 5-6 hours walk per day. Contact us in case of any professional expertise and a tailored trip.

Highlights of Nar Phu Valley Trekking

  • Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers get to see
  • Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries
  • Enjoy great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
  • Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation:
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat:
  • Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani:
  • Day 05: TRek from Dharapani to Koto:
  • Day 06: Trek from Koto to Meta:
  • Day 07: Trek from Meta to Phu Gaon:
  • Day 08: Rest and Acclimatization day at Phu Gaon:
  • Day 09: Trek from Phu Gaon to Nar:
  • Day 10: Explore Nar village:
  • Day 11: Trek from Nar to Ngwal after crossing Kang La Pass:
  • Day 12: Trek from Ngwal to Manang:
  • Day 13: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka:
  • Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi:
  • Day 15: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath after crossing Thorong La:
  • Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom:
  • Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara:
  • Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu:
  • Day 19: Transfer to the airport for final departure:

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Key Information

  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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