Nar Phu Trek

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Nar Phu Trek is one of the best remote treks in Nepal that takes you through Himalayan wilderness of the region between the Manaslu and Annapurna regions. It is an underrated trek, which holds great prospect for exquisite trekking in the unspoiled and uninfluenced traditional regions of Nepal. In addition to the magnificent views of mountains such as Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Tilicho Peak, and Gangapurna, you shall get an opportunity to explore your cultural awareness while making through the ancient villages influenced by Tibetan culture to a great extent. You shall also be trekking a part of the Tibetan plateau. Making through narrow canyons, high peaks, rock formations, glaciers, passes, you shall gather some phenomenal memories for your lifetime.

The trek starts from Jagat after your drive there from the Kathmandu Valley, and goes through Dharapani, Koto, Meta, Phu Gaon, Nar, Ngwal, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, Muktinath, Jomsom, Pokhara, and ultimately arrives back to the Kathmandu Valley. This is a remote area trek, thus you are required to have moderate level of physical fitness to complete this trek. March to May and September to November are the best months to do this trek; with October as the most busy month of the year. We can customize the itinerary of the trek, for which, you are required to inform us before we make any preparation of the trek.

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu
Drive to Jagat
Trek to Dharapani
Trek to Koto
Trek to Meta
Trek to Phu Gaon
At Phu Gaon
Trek to Nar
At Nar
Trek to Ngwal via Kang La Pass
Trek to Manang
Trek to Yak Kharka
Trek to Thorong Phedi
Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass
Trek to Jomsom
Flight to Pokhara
Drive to Kathmandu
At Kathmandu
Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345m

Welcome to Nepal; our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you rest for a while, you might want to do some shopping for the trek. After the completion of our short debrief session regarding the trek, we shall be enjoying the local delicacies in a popular restaurant of the town. Spend you first night in Kathmandu at your hotel. 

Drive to Jagat
Altitude: Jagat: 1,100m
It takes about 8-9 hours to reach Jagat from Kathmandu. Throughout the drive ride, you shall get to see the amazing views of scattered settlements over lush green hills, small shops beside the highway, and the mountains growing closer and closer. The drive is fine up to Besisahar, and then you shall the bumpy ride. You shall reach Jagat by the evening. Stay overnight at Jagat.

Trek to Dharapani
Altitude: Dharapani: 1,960m

This is the first day of your trekking; you shall descend to a river and pass through dense forest. Ascending over a cliff, passing Chyamje, you shall come to cross a suspension bridge. Then, ascending the, relatively challenging hill to Sattale, you shall descend to Tal. Making through the uneven and windy route, you shall enter into the village of Karte. Making through the cliffs and waterfalls, crossing a suspension bridge, you shall reach to Dharapani. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Trek to Koto
Altitude: Koto: 2,610m

Initially, you shall walk for an hour through the dense forest full with pine and fir, and then pass through Danaque. Then, with steep climb to Timang, witnessing the views of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29, you shall enter into the forested area to arrive at Latamarang. Further trekking takes you to Koto. Stay overnight at Koto.

Trek to Meta
Altitude: Meta: 3,560m

Trekking alongside the Soti Khola, trekking via dense forest, passing rivers and streams, you shall reach Dharmashala. After you have your lunch at Dharmashal, you shall then continue walking via the dense forest and ascend to Meta Village. This is the Tibetan Plateau where you arrive. Stay overnight at Meta. 

Trek to Phu Gaon
Altitude: Phu Gaon: 4,250m

Walking on the rugged path, you shall cross the suspension bridge and trek for about 4 hours to reach Kyang Village. You shall spot some of the ruined forts here. Further trekking on the rocky route shall take you to the Phu Village. It takes about 7-8 hours to reach Phu Gaon from Meta. This is a wonderful opportunity to gather the best experience of making through the rocky trail enjoying the views of mountains. Stay overnight at Phu Gaon. 

At Phu Gaon
Altitude: Phu Gaon: 4,250m

Acclimatization is the best way to adapt in the high altitude area. Acclimatization day gives you the best opportunity to explore the culture, and some major attractions of the place where you stay. You can visit the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rimpoche, the Tashi Lakhang Monastery. Spend the day exploring the place, the ruins of Khampa settlement, and the breathtaking views of Himlung Himal and similar mountains. Stay overnight at Phu Gaon. 

Trek to Nar
Altitude: Nar: 4,110m

Crossing several streams and bridges, you shall descend to Mahendra Pul. Before reaching to the Nar Village, you shall pass by several stupas. Trekking for a couple of hour more takes you to Nar. You shall be welcomed by the amazing view of Pisang Peak and other similar peaks. Witnessing these natural beauties in the new part of the world is really exciting. Stay overnight at Nar.

At Nar
Altitude: Nar: 4,110m

This is your second acclimatization in this trek, which is very much necessary considering the altitude of pass you shall make through the next day. Spend this day exploring the Nar Village, learning their culture, lifestyle, and practices. Acclimatization adapts your body with the growing altitude. Also, you shall prepare for the next day adventure. Stay overnight at Nar. 

Trek to Ngwal via Kang La Pass
Altitude: Kang La Pass: 5,322m; Ngwal: 3,660m

This is the day full with adventure; you shall trek for a long while making to the top of the Kang La Pass. It is quite strenuous and challenging, but not to a great extent. The top offers you the most staggering panoramic views of mountains, the landscape below, and the faraway hills. Then, you shall descend down to Ngwal. Once you reach there, you shall give your body generous rest it deserves. Stay overnight at Ngwal. 

Trek to Manang
Altitude: Manang: 3,540m

Passing through the scattered settlements of Paugh, witnessing the breathtaking views of Annapurna, you shall ascend to Mungli. Trekking further takes you to Manang. The best part of arriving to Manang is that you shall camp here. Manang is the best place to extend your cultural awareness and experience. Witnessing the staggering mountains, your trek is worth lamenting upon. Stay overnight at Manang.

Trek to Yak Kharka
Altitude: Yak Kharka: 4,110m

Crossing a stream, you shall ascend to Tenki Village, and exit from the Marshyangdi Valley. Making towards the northern direction of the valley, you shall make through some pastures, keep moving at higher altitude. Passing the Ghunsa Village, you shall make through meadows, you shall cross the river via a bridge, and passing the Mani Wall, you shall arrive at Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka. 

Trek to Thorong Phedi
Altitude: Thorong Phedi: 4,600m

Thorong Phedi is located at the bottom of the Thorong La Pass. The next day, you shall cross the Thorong La Pass. This day is also equipped with amazing views of mountains. It is also important to accommodate at the lower altitude areas, since accommodating in the high altitude area is risky. Be prepared for the challenging adventure of the next day. Stay overnight at Thorong Pheid. 

Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass
Altitude: Muktinath: 3,800m

Making to the top of the pass is quite challenging and strenuous. To make through the icy section, you shall march to the top early in the morning. The top of the pass awards you with the most stunning and panoramic views of mountains, streams, and landscape. Then, after spending some moment at Thorong La Pass, you shall descend down to Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Stay overnight at Muktinath. 

Trek to Jomsom
Altitude: Jomsom: 2,715m

After having breakfast in the morning, you shall descend down via the Kali Gandaki gorge, passing the Khingar and Jharkot Villages. Further trekking takes you to Jomsom. You shall find some quality restaurants, lodges, hotels, and few other infrastructures here. This is the last place for your guide and porter as you shall fly to Pokhara the following day. Stay overnight at Jomsom.

Flight to Pokhara
Altitude: 870m

Jomsom to Pokhara is a 30 minute flight. After your arrival at Pokhara, you have the day with you. Pokhara is the best touristic city in Nepal, and you shall find several worthy places to visit and explore throughout the day. Even short hike is possible to the World Peace Pagoda. Otherwise, you can do boat-riding in the Phewa Lake. Stay overnight at Pokhara. 

Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345m

It takes about 7 hours from Pokhara to reach Kathmandu by road. Enjoying the fading mountains, settlements over hills, you shall make this bumpy ride to Kathmandu with lots of natural sceneries to view. Our representative shall take you to your hotel, after arrival in Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Kathmandu. 

At Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345m

You shall visit some of the world heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhhanath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. You can do some shopping for your return to home. We shall be sharing our experience over the Farewell Dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Departure
Our representative shall wait you in front of the hotel and take you to the airport in a vehicle before your scheduled departure flight. They shall then bade their farewell and part away. Have a safe journey to your country. 

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 days

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