Narphu Valley Trekking With Muktinath Trek | 1700 USD

Quick Glimpse of the Trip

Primary Activity: Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing
Duration: 17 Days Trip Code:
Trip Grade Moderate Max-Altitude: 5316m at Thorong-La
Meals: All meals during trek and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Mountain lodge during the trek
Group size: Minimum 2 Transportation: Combination of private and public vehicle
Trip Start: Kathmandu Trip End: Kathmandu
Route: Kathmandu- Bensesahar- Koto- Meta- Phu- Nar- Kang La Pass- Manang- Thorang La Pass- Muktinath- Jomsom- Pokhara- Kathmandu
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 Thorung La Pass (5416m) and 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 passes such as Kangla Pass and Thorung la 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 Manang
Day 11: Trek to Ledar
Day 12: Trek to Thorung Phedi
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath viia Thorang-La pass
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and rest free day
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
 

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: Ngawal-Manang(3540m) 
Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Today is short walk to Manang Village which will take around 3 hours of trek. There are many gompa’s and monasteries in Manang which you might explore during your visit. On the way from Ngawal to Manang you can also visit Braga Gompa which is one of the oldest Gompa’s believed to be constructed about 200 years ago. You will have a great time exploring the various cultural aspect of the place. Besides, 
Overnight at lodge in Manang.

Day 11: Trek to Ledar(4200 m). 
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

Today, you will be trekking to higher altitude. Walking at a slow pace would be helpful to adjust with the change in altitude. As the trek begins, you will crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki and continue to ascend the Marsyangdi Valley, turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. You will further passess the small village of Ghunsa and following the trail through the meadows. Here, you can see the horses and yaks grazing. Crossing a wooden suspension bridge, you will encounters series of mani wall, eventually, you reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m. Yak Kharka is the yak graze land and hence signs of yak herders and thin vegetation can be seen there. After crossing the beautiful village of Yakkharka, you will be further trekking uphill for about an hour and half and finally reach Ledar, the destination of the day. It will take around 6-7 trekking hours approximately.
Overnight at a lodge in Ledar. 

Day 12: Trek to High Camp (47oo m)
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

Today, you will walk uphill to the Thorang Phedi and towards the high camp. Walking for a while in an easy trail, you will cross a suspension bridge leading you towards Ledar village. Then, slightly ascend and passing through towering cliffs, you will reach at Thorang Phedi. It is the last village before Thorang-la Pass. During the trail, you can click the views of Mt. Gundang, Thorang Peak, Mt. Syangang and Mt. Khatungkan. You will further be trekking towards the High camp where you will be staying for the overnight accommodation. The trek will be around 5-6 hours.
Overnight at High camp.

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong-La pass (5416 m)
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

Today after an early breakfast you will be trekking towards Muktinath crossing world’s largest pass- The Thorong-la pass. It is the most exciting and adventurous part of the whole trek. 3-4 hours of steep strenuous trek from the high camp brings you to the top of Thorung La Pass 5416m. The regular course to Thorung La Pass seems easy. However, a number of difficulties might encounter due to the elevation and snow. Getting up to the pass may be tough but the acme of the pass marked by revered chortens and colorful prayer flags will reward you with the most eye-catching views of Himalayas that include Annapurna at its best. The total trekking hours will be around 7-8 hours.
Overnight at a lodge in Muktinath.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720m)
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

Today you will descend down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. En-route, you get the opportunity to view the tremendous views of both Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and it is here we will spend the final night of our trek. The trekking will take around 6-7 hours approximately.
Overnight at a lodge in Jomsom

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara (827m)
Meals included: Breakfast 

We take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. It is a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and provides wonderful views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Rest of the day at leisure in Pokhara.
Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

We will return to Kathmandu from Pokhara on a tourist coach. After 7-8 hours of drive we will finally reach Kathmandu from where our journey began. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the hotel. You can freshen up and go for shopping in the evening at Thamel which is famous for useful tourist’s products. Since today is your last day in Kathmandu, we host a farewell dinner where you can give your feedback regarding the services that we provided regarding the entire trip .We will stay overnight at the hotel. 

Day 17: 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 can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with. 

Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided.

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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