Narphu Trekking

Trip Fact

  1. Duration18 Days
  2. Max. Altitude5420m

Difficulty:Moderate

Narphu valley trekking is newly open an ideal trekking trail in Annapurna region. This trek is perfect for travelers who want to discover the Annapurna circuit as well as explore an untouched valley. A rough and wild trek, takes you to the exotic Nar Phu valley that lies in the remote corner of the Annapurna region. This remote Tibetans inhabitants trekking has been opened to trek since 2003. The People who are living around this area are calling Gurung but they are completely different Himalayan ethnic like Tibetans. They are originally Tibetans however settling inside the Nepal since decade to decade while they were on nomadic, transhimalayan trading, herding animals ancestors involving. They have similar culture, tradition and language like in Tibet but proudly can say they are Nepalese Himalayan ethnic group. Still, some people dont speak Nepalese common language only they speak their own native Bhote language.
Nar-Phu valley is above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. This villages or valley was restricted for a long time so the people from this area couldnt have an interaction with people from other world, thus their life was completely chained on animal husbandry, seasonal agriculture and trashimalayan trade for livelihood.
The Nepal governments recent decision to open Nar and Phu has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers and their livelihood. It is really a suitable place for the people who are looking for virginal land for their travel, culture, tradition and research along the undiscovered valley. Besides its hidden paradise this trek also offers fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhawalagiri range and Tilicho peak.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Meet at Kathmandu Airport:

Day 02:Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1100 m)

Day 03:Syange/Jagat trekking to Dharapani (1960 m)

Day 04:Dharapani to Koto: (2670 m)

Day 05:Koto to Dharmasala (3300m).

Day 06:Dharmasala to Kayang (3560m).

Day 07:Kayang to Phu village (4200m)

Day 08:Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and for explore Phu valley.

Day 09:Phu village to Nar (4150m):

Day 10:Nar to Kang La Phedi (4500m)

Day 11:Kang La to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m)

Day 12:Ngawal to Manang (3570m)

Day 13:Manang to Letdar (4250m).

Day 14:Letdar to Phedi (4420m) .

Day 15:Phedi to Muktinath (3800m).

Day 16:Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m) via Kagbeni (2810m):

Day 17:Jomsom to Pokhara:

Day 18:Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Meet at Kathmandu Airport: We will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be briefing about your program. During this visit we will help you check your equipment and facilitate the processing of other necessary items for your destination.

Day 02Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1100 m) Early morning drive to Besisahsar/Bhulbhule through Prithvi High way.The drive is with the view of River, greeneries, local villages and beautiful mountain scenery, from Syange trekking to Jagat overnight in guesthouse, if the drive is late we can stay in Syange also.

Day 03Syange/Jagat trekking to Dharapani (1960 m) after breakfast start the walking through jungle, from chamje the trail goes along the bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arriving to Tal. From here we enter into Manang district, trail continues through barley, potato fields and pine forests pass the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley.

Day 04Dharapani to Koto: (2670 m) today the trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight in Koto

Day 05Koto to Dharmasala (3300m). Start our Narphu valley trekking from today; we will walk through a steep and narrow path through the dense forest. After crossing the river the trek leads to Narphu valley with passing the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arriving Dharmasala, we will see several small shelters and caves which were using as settlement in early human civilization.

Day 06Dharmasala to Kayang (3560m). The trail climbs up to the valley along the small river before arriving Meta (3700m), a non permanent winter settlement of Nar, the trail passes through white rocks, low shrubs, junipers, scattered evergreen. We can have best Mountains View on the way, after passing the Junam we will arrive Chako formally a Khampa settlement.

Day 07Kayang to Phu village (4200m) today we will walk steeply downhill along the river bank and pass the submarine rock with small campsite. Best view of chortens wit the canyon lands and gorges take us to the Phu gate from where we can see the three village of Phu.

Day 08Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and for explore Phu valley. Again walking up then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude.We can walk up to alley to the summer grazing settlement at Ngoru, can spend the time interact with local people visit Gompa.

Day 09Phu village to Nar (4150m): Today we will trek back to Phu gate Khayang, Chyarkha and Jhunam to reach to Nar. Along the way we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery. We will pass wonderful Buddhist paint, bamboo topped Chortens and arrive Nar gates on the top of the hill.

Day 10Nar to Kang La Phedi (4500m) today is easy short trekking day so we can explore more Nar Village in the morning and can trek to Kangla phedi, the trail go through the grazing field with a small stream on the left. The mountains are on the both side of the stream. On the left, breathtaking view of Pisang peak, overnight night at little tea house (non permanent settlement) Kangla phedi

Day 11Kang La to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m) We start early morning for Spectacular Kang la pass which provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongde, after crossing the Kang La Pass we will head to Ngwal, a wonderful old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture.

Day 12Ngawal to Manang (3570m) today we will walk through flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River. On the way we will pass pine forest, farming terrace and beautiful village of Braga. On the rout we can visit Braga monasteries, the view of Annapurna rang and Tilicho peak. Overnight in Manang

Day 13Manang to Letdar (4250m). The trail moves through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper, ascends up to Tenki to Letdar via Yak kharka.

Day 14Letdar to Phedi (4420m) . From here the trail continues climbing along the bank of the Jorsang Khola. Some time it is possible to see group of blue mountain sheep.

Day 15Phedi to Muktinath (3800m). From Phedi it is steep ascend to high camp, then continues moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the pass. The views from the trail and from the pass call Thorong la (5420mtr) are outstanding. You can see the long great barrier ridged of Gangapurna, Annapurna,Thorong peak Khatung Kang peak. From the top the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath (3800mtr) the most important pilgrimage sight. It is also a village of Tibetan ethnic and holy Buddhists.

Day 16Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m) via Kagbeni (2810m): Today is easy walk after the great success of Thorong Pass, the trail gradually go down to Jharkot with the picturesque kani (large Gompa) from here the trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees, finally we arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang. It has posing chortens and ochre-colored Gompas and monastery; you can visit red walled kagchode Thubten Sampheling Gompa which was founded in 1429. After lunch in Kagbeni continue trekking to Jomsom throught windy trail of Kaligandaki valley, overnight at Jomsom.

Day 17Jomsom to Pokhara: Early morning a flight to Pokhara, afternoon free on your own.

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