Narphu Valley Trek | 0 USD

Quick Glimpse of the Trip

Primary Activity: Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing
Duration: 12 Days Trip Code:
Trip Grade Moderate Max-Altitude: 5306m at Kang-La Pass
Meals: All meals during trek and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Mountain lodge during the trek
Group size: Minimum 2 Transportation: Private and Public vehicle
Trip Start: Kathmandu Trip End: Kathmandu
Route: Besisahar/ Koto/ Meta/ Phu/ Nar/ Kang La Pass/ Pisang/ Besisahar/ Pokhara
Departure Dates Any
Best Season March to May, Mid September to Mid December
Trip Notes/ Guideline on Itinerary Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the rewarding services at some of the most sophisticated hotels in Nepal 
  • Sightseeing tour to some of the famous cultural landmarks to gain a better understanding of the culture
  • Exclusive shopping and entertainment to observe modern yet cultural side of Nepal
  • A chance to encounter the ethnic group of Nepal and to have a better know how about their day to day life.
  • Enchanting views of Mt. Annapurna I, Mt.Manaslu, Mt.Dhaulagiri and other 19 snowcapped mountains.
  • Explore the remote parts of the country to get better insight of rural lifestyle.
  • An adventurous journey to high mountain pass such as Kang-La Pass (5306m)

Trip Overview

Nar Phu valley trek is a unique package that combines the cultural as well as the adventurous aspects of the country. Nar Phu Valley trekking is comparatively a new destination for the travelers as the area has been opened for the visitors only since 2003 and is considered as the restricted area by Government of Nepal. It is an exceptional journey to the remote parts of the Manang district. The trail passes through the small traditional villages, narrow canyons, forests, and cross over the high passe namely Kangla Pass. You will also encounter with some monasteries, and local Tibetan culture that has been prevailing through the centuries in its purest form as the area is still intact from the growing modernization. The trek gives you an ample of opportunity to enjoy the mesmerizing Himalayan views such as Mt.Manaslu 8163m, Mt.Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, and other snowcapped mountains. This trek also gives fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, lamjung himal, Machhapuchhre himal, Manaslu himal, Dhaulagiri range and Tilicho peak.  Snow leopards and blue sheep are often seen in the areas. The Nar phu valley trek is an exotic package prepared for the one who enjoy nature and adventure.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bensisahar and drive to Koto
Day 04: Trek to Meta
Day 05: Trek to Phu village
Day 06: Rest day 
Day 07: Trek to Nar Village via Mahendrapul
Day 08: Rest Day for Exploration
Day 09: Trek to Ngawal via Kang-La Pass
Day 10: Trek to Pisang and drive to Besisahar
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu 
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu

TRIP INCLUDES:

  • Airport pickups and Drop using private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and Farewell dinner at one the finest restaurant in thamel.
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at ‘Hotel Blue Horizon’ or similar category with breakfast.
  • A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley with inclusive of an English speaking local tour guide and transportation.
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar and Besisahar to Kathmandu drive by local bus. (private transportation can be arranged with extra charge) 
  • Besi Sahar to Koto drive by local jeep.
  • Accommodations in Teahouse/Mountain Lodge accommodations during the trek 
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • One Trekking guide (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained)and their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses(salary, food, accommodation equipment’s and insurance)
  • Restricted area permit for Nar Phu Trekking
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Card
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request).Needs to be returned after trip completion.
  • Company’s duffel bag(Upon request) , and T-shirt(As a souvenir)
  • First Aid Kit(Carried by your trek guide)
  • Trekking Map 

TRIP EXCLUDES:

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages ,confectionaries ,laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills, showers, internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc
  • Extra porter if you require
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation 
  • Tips of guide, porters and driver as a token of appreciation
  • All applicable monument entrance fees for sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
  • Anything not mentioned under the topic “Trip Includes"
     

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Meals included: Dinner

Our airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. He/she will escort you to the respective hotel in a private vehicle comfortably. Your prior trip meeting will be scheduled on the very day at the hotel before dinner. However, our airport representative will give you a brief idea about the second day’s schedule on your way to the hotel. During the meeting we will introduce you to your leader/guide. Please do not hesitate to ask questions about your trek or anything that is related to your trip. To make you feel comfortable, we schedule a welcome dinner for you in a popular restaurant in the city where you can enjoy authentic Nepali meal along with cultural programs including ethnic dance and songs. 
Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 02:  Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley (1400m) and Trek preparation day
Meals included: Breakfast

After the breakfast, you will be visiting the different places in Kathmandu. There are many historic and cultural places that are of great significance in Kathmandu. You will get to see the major attractions of the city along with our professional guide and a private vehicle. The following are the major places that you will visit:
You will be visiting to Patan Durbar Square, which has been listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site .You, can enjoy the age old cultural heritage of the city. Boudhanath and Swayambhunath a sacred pilgrimage of the Buddhist and Pashupatinath, a very famous Hindu temple are the attraction of today’s sightseeing program. 
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Bensisahar (760m)(approx. 6 hours) to Koto (2600m) (approx. 5 hours)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

After an early breakfast the trip begins as you head off to Besisahar by a local bus. Our guide will accompany you throughout the trip. As soon as you reach Besisahar which is the capital of Lamjung District in Gandaki Zone in Nepal. The driving distance would be approximately 6 hours under normal road condition. You will be further transferred to Koto taking a local private jeep which will take approximately 5 hours’ drive under normal road condition. From Koto great views of Mt, Manaslu and Annapurna II can be seen.  We further continue trekking towards Koto a beautiful village and your destination of the day.
Overnight at a lodge in Koto.

Day 04: Trek Koto to Meta (3560m) approx. 8 hours trek
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today, after the early breakfast we shall move towards Dharmasala from Koto we entry restricted area of Narphu valley. Following the Nar Khola the trail further leads to an adventurous journey towards the rocky trail and a long walk to Meta. The trail passes through the check post, beautiful forest, wide waterfall, and a pilgrimage site ‘Dharmasala’.
Overnight at a lodge in Meta.

Day 05: Meta- Phu Village (4080m) approx. 8 hours
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today Trek to Phu village with pack Lunch and It is 7/8 long walk via desert area and Typical local village of Chyako and Kyang village. The trails leads to an uphill trek towards the valley of Phu village following the Phu Khola and on the way seeing some mountains of Annapurna ranges. 
Overnight at a lodge in Phu Village.

Day 06: Rest Day in Phu Village
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today is full rest day for acclimatization. You can explore Phu village and Tashi Gompa. After breakfast we will walk into the Phu village explore of culture story of Dalai Lama, local people spending with the yak, sheep wool, chat, pound mustard seed and Tibetan village of photographers is the light of spectacular. Upon interest and if time permits you can also visit Himlung Base Camp which will take around 5 hours approximately.
Overnight at a lodge in Phu Village.

Day 07: Phu Village-Mahendra Pul- Naar Village (4110m)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today, we will be retracing the trail back to Chyako village and further trek to Naar Village crossing the Mahendra Pul. On the way you might get a glimpse of the local culture of the valley as you might witness the “mani” walls before the second entrance gate of the Naar Valley. The trek will take around 7/8 hours approximately.
Overnight at a lodge in Naar 

Day 08: Explore the Naar Village
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today is the rest day for exploration at Naar Village. You can get ample of opportunity to explore the village. You can normally get to experience the local Manang culture. There are many chortens and Monastery in the area displaying the local art and architecture. 
Overnight at a lodge in Naar. 

Day 09: Nar Village-Kangla pass (5306m)- Ngawal(3660m)
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today we have a long day trekking. After having an early morning breakfast, we head towards the base camp of Kangla Pass.  You will be further crossing Kangla Pass and trek towards Ngawal Village.  From Kangla pass you will get a chance to see the mesmerizing views of the great Annapurna massif, the total trekking hours will be 8/9 hours approximately.
Overnight at lodge in Ngawal.

Day 10: Trek to Pisang (3200m) and Drive to Besisahar
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today is the last day of trekking. After having an early morning breakfast, you shall trek towards Pisang which will take around 3 hours of trek. The trail is wide and comfortable, and passes a beautiful lake just outside Pisang. Stop for a quick snack in the village, then take a four-wheel drive back to Besisahar.
Overnight at a lodge at Besisahar.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

You will be further driving back to Kathmandu using a local transportation. The drive might take you around 6-8 hours depending upon the road traffic.
Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
 
Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
Meals included: Breakfast 

This is the last day of your trip with us. You can extend you trip for one or two days to visit other interesting places in and out of Kathmandu which is completely optional. If not then one of our staff will escort you to the airport as per your scheduled departure. You can roam around the city and buy souvenirs’ and do shopping to take along with you if your flight is scheduled during late hours. 


 

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.
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  • Group Size During Trek

Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.
We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you

  • Trek Guides and staff.

For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.
We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking. Nepal Vision trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

•    Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
•    Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
•    Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
•    English Language KEEP
•    Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
•    Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

  • Trip safety

Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.

  • Climate and weather condition during trek

Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

  • Permits and Fees

In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.

  • Travel Insurance

While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance. 

Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility. 

  • Altitude Mountain sickness

AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.
Classic Outdoor will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.

  • Acclimatization

We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

  • Physical Fitness

We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.
 

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