Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trekking is a very special trekking area of Nepal. It commences from Besisahar through the Chame village then start Nar Phu village trek or hidden valley trek. Nar Phu Valley Trekking is beautiful and unique cultures, natures, religious and typical life style exploration trekking in Nepal and hidden valley trekking.

The trek can return the same way back to Besisahar or continually can ahead over the Thorung La pass and end in Jomsom. We can either fly to Pokhara from Jomsom or trek can ahead continue till Nayapul and then return to Pokhara by vehicle. We need a special permit due to Nar phu valley is restricted area  and it has been recognized very lately. It is one of the hidden valley and hidden culture as well as high passes challenging trek of Kangla pass (5200m) and Thorung La pass (5416 m), it will give so much enjoyment and adventure as well as typical local lifestyle and their cultures in this trek. Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our destination is the Nar Phu valley, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours reaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down the valley.

Trip summery in facts:
Trip  Title: Nar Phu Valley  Trek
Maximum Elevation: 4050m.
Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 15 Days
Mode of Operation: Lodge + Tented Camping  Trek.
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Moderate
Group size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people

Outline Itinerary: Nar Phu Valley Trek
Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and ART member will welcome and transfer you to your 2 star hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Free day formality of special permits.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m) by bus or private vehicle. It takes (6-7 hrs) then next vehicle to Chamje (1470 m) (2 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (2113m) or Danaque (2260m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge
Day 05: Trek to Koto or Chame (2620m) walking (6-7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Meta (3230m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or in camp.
Day 07: trek to Phu village (4050m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp.
Day 08: Explore the Phu village and excursion the Himlung base camp.
Day 09: Trek to Nar Phedi (3820m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight in Gompa Monastery.
Day 10: Trek to Nar village (4150m) walking (4 hrs hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp.
Day 11: Explore Nar village in Gompa Monasteries and village.
Day 12: Trek to Ngawal along the high pass of Kang La Pass (5130m) stay overnight at lodge or in camp.
Day 13: trek to Chame (2620m) walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at lodge or camp.
Day 14: Back to Kathmandu by vehicle Chame to Besisahar by local jeep takes time (5 hrs) then Besi sahar to Kathmandu (6 hrs) drive and stay at Kathmandu Hotel.
Day 15: A representative of ART will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.

Cost Includes:
-Airport pick-up and drop off by private vehicle.
-Three nights Kathmandu hotel before trek two night after trek one night with breakfast.
-A full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
-All Accommodation in lodges or camping in twin shared tents with mattress.
-All necessary equipment for camping.
-One English speaking government trained license holder and well informed trekking guide.
-Dependent on group size, Sherpa, cook, kitchen boy and extra porters.
-All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
-Government and local area taxes where applicable.
-TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System).
-Transportation Kathmandu to Besisahar and chamje back Chame to Kathmandu by vehicle.
-Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees & special trek permit for Nar Phu valley.

Cost Excludes:
-Nepalese entry visa fee.
-Travel insurance.
-Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
-Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc).
-Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls and laundry service.
-Donation, tips and personal expenses.
-Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
-Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls etc).
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.

Clothing & Equipment Check List:
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket *
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Lower Body
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (- 15 degrees C)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry on)
1 large duffel bag *
A small day bag/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
large Zip lucks
2 water bottles (1 liter each)
1 small folding knife
Binoculars (optional)
4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Female hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hand wash
Reading book
Trail map/guide book
Journal and pen
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses and/or camps)
1 modest swim suit
Binoculars (optional)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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