Trip Grade Moderate Plus
Duration: 16 Nights/17 Days
Max. Altitude: 5416M
Destination: Nepal
Region: Annapurna Naar & Phu
Activity: Trekking & Hiking
Theme: Lodge & Tea House

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Naar & Phu Valley Lodge Trek

Naar & Phu Valley is one of Nepal’s unexplored hidden treasuries of Nepal. Naar & Phu valley located in northeast of Nepal’s most popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. Trekking in Naar & Phu Valley provides you an opportunity to explore the un-spoilt culture, habitation and remoteness along the beautiful nature. Trekking Experts offer Naar & Phu Valley Trek which brings you to the real nature, un-spoilt human habitant and remoteness.  Despite of near from Annapurna region, Naar & Phu is different and cultures influenced by the Khampas (Tibetan refugees) and you will get to experience their lifestyle first hand on your stay there. This trek is a combination of visiting remote villages, views of magnificent snowcapped mountains,yaks, narrow gorges, canyons beautiful forest, glacier, high pass of Kang La(5200m), and highest trekking pass Thorong La Pass.

 

Naar & Phu Valley Trek with Trekking Experts begins with driving from Kathmandu to Jagat and hike on the Annapurna circuit trail to Koto and from there you’ll head towards Naar & Valley from Meta. The trail follows the Marshyangdi River towards to valley and the narrow forest entrance opens up to a huge expansion of snowy peaks of mountains Kang Garu and Pisang and several other passes, ancient villages and monasteries. You will also encounter several wild animals like yaks and blue sheeps during the trek. You’ll have great views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak while crossing 5200-meter Kang La Pass. After Kang La Pass, you’ll visit amazing Manang village, sacred Muktinath temple and Jomsom-the headquarter of Mustang. Trekking Experts offers Naar & Phu Valley Trek in both tea-house trek and tented camp trek too. Lodge/tea houses in this area are very basis which some may not meet your expectation and there are very less choices of meals during the trek. So we offer Naar & Phu Valley Trek in tented camp.

Trip Highlights

Explore Annapurna’s most remote and untouched region

Witness the un-spoilt Tibetan influenced culture and lifestyle of Naar&Phu villages

Great view of Annapurna and other peaks

Cross 5200 meters Kang La Pass and World highest trekking pass-Thorong La Pass (5416m)

Trek in the wild nature

Visit headquarter of Mustang i.e. Jomsom

Visit the sacred Muktinath temple

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Dinner will be booked at the hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After early morning breakfast at hotel, you’ll start your journey with a scenic drive to Bensi Sahar. From Bensi Sahar, you’ll be driven to Jagat by local jeep. During the drive to Bensi Sahar, you’ll can see beautiful scenery along the way of rivers, terraced fields, villages and sights of the snowy mountains, including Ganesh and Manaslu. Eventually, you’ll turn off from the main highway to Pokhara and head north to the large bazaar area of Bensi Sahar and then continue to Syange, then pass the road through paddy fields and Tibetan villages of Jagat where drive ends.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1300 meter

After breakfast, you’ll start your first day of walking. Today’s trail goes gradually uphill to Chame and cross another suspension bridge and follow the steep rocky trail until reaching Tal village. You can see again very beautiful waterfalls in Tal. You have lunch break here. You’ll continue straight and cross the suspension bridge near Lower Dharapani. You continue a little more hiking and arrive in Higher Dharapani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5 Hours Walk
  • 1860 meter

After breakfast, todayyou will enter Naar&Phu Valley which will take you around four to five hours. You will trek through pine and fir forests, monasteries and villages to Bargarchhap., You can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna II and Manaslu and other peaks along the way. Trail continues through pine forests till Latamarang which takes about one and half hour.Finallyyou will reach Koto, a small village inhabited by Gurung communities.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 2610 meter

After breakfast, your guide will register your trekking permits at check post and you will trek along the banks of SotiKhola through wonderful pine forests, pass suspension bridges and cascading waterfall and reach Dharamshala which takes about five hours. You’ll continue trekking further for about one and half hour through forest ascending steeply till Meta village on the Tibetan Plateau. The views of Annapurna II and LamjungHimal look great from here.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7/8 Hours Walk
  • 3560 meter

After breakfast, today you’ll trek to Phu Gaon (village). You will ascent and descent trail along with suspension bridges, you’ll reach the deserted fields of Chyaku. You’ll get excellent views of the Annapurna and reach Kyang, where you can see outstanding views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II. Then you’ll pass the PhuKhola on a rocky trail past the submarine rocks and maybe some campsites until Phu village which takes about 3 hours. You will see the colorfulChhortens that Nar and Phu are famous for as well as blue sheeps. You’ll get to experience the diversity of culture, nature, religion and people’s daily lives. You’ll visit Tashi Lhakhang Monastery. You will continue walking across a small glacial stream to a larger glacier stream with a half bridge. An after hour and half you will reach the Phu gate leading to phu Village. View of HimlungHimal and other snow peaks can be seen clearly from here.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7/8 Hours Walk
  • 4250 meter

After breakfast,today you’ll trek to another unique village called Naar. You’ll descend down the valley passing several streams and suspension bridges until MahendraPul , which takes about four hours and then will walk up to a junction where the trail branches off to reach the small settlement of Naar Phedi.On the way you will see peaks of Kang Garu and Pisang Peak.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 4110 meter

Today is fully rest day and acclimate day as well. You can hike to Tashi Lhakhang monastery and a hike to Himlung Base Camp (3-4 km) too.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 4110 meter

After breakfast, you’ll ascend through the lateral moraine of TemdenzonKhola (river) on a pleasant path that passes yak pastures with defined views of west ridge of Pisang Peak. You will trek to JhombuKharka also known as Kang La Phedi at the bottom of Kang La Pass. You will cross Kang La Pass (5200m) is a very steep ascent to the top but it's not too difficult. It will about 2 hours to cross the pass. From the top of the pass you will be rewarded with the beautiful view of the Annapurna range and other peaks.Then three hours of steeply descent until you reach Ngawal village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7/8 Hours Walk
  • 3660 meter

After breakfast, you’ll trek to Braga Village passing Marsyangdi River. you will explore the famous monasteries in Barga village. Then you’ll leave the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Manang, a settlement of dramatic village. There are many guest houses, cafes and even trekking shops in Manang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 3540 meter

After breakfast, you’ll cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang Khola valley. You will pass a few pastures and juniper trees and a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, you’ll make your way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 4110 meter

After breakfast, todayyou’ll head to the foot of ThorongLa pass, ThorongPhedi. You’ll climb up to a ridge then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge.After a climbing the mountain path you’ll follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to thorough Phedi.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 4600 meter

After very early morning breakfast, today you’ll Cross 5416-meter-high Thorong Pass and trek down to Muktinath. Thorong Pass is one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek. From the top of Thorong La Pass, you’ll will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet and in the back, youcan see several peaks of Annapurna. You will then descend all the way to Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists call it ‘ChumigGyatsa,’ which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7/8 Hours Walk
  • 3800 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll head down to Jharkot and Khingar where there are beautiful monasteries that you can explore. You will walk along the banks of Kali Gandaki river passing Kagbeni and reach Jomsom.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 2720 meter

After very early morning breakfast, you’ll say good bye to your trekking crew. And then you’ll take a short flight to Pokhara. A scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge will offer great views of mountains if weather permits you. Once you arrive in Pokhara, you can catch your connection fight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll receive by Trekking Experts representative and will drop to hotel. Then you’ll have free time to relax at hotel.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be met by your city tour guide for our day trip to a few of the Kathmandu valley’s most spectacular and important sights and some vibrant, colorful markets. With a meld of three ancient capitals and their associated palaces, temples and markets of Kathmandu has a lot to offer culturally and historically. However, we’re mindful not to overload you on your first day so will ensure the day has a good balance between sightseeing, exploring and relaxation time. The exact itinerary may change depending on the local conditions but we shall most likely visit: - Pashupatinath, one of the most important temples in South Asia to the Hindu God, Lord Shiva; - One of the three Durbar (Palace) Squares, a complex of palaces and temples which was formally the social, religious and administrative focal point of the ancient city. - Boudhnnanath Stupa, a wonderful Buddhist site centered on a huge Stupa topped with the all-seeing eyes. If possible,you’ll come here in the early evening to soak up the atmosphere of hundreds of Tibetan and Sherpa peoples walking their devotional khora. And after your back to hotel. Evening farewell dinner at local authentic Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

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  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

3 meals a day during the trekking at lodges/local restaurants (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Ground transfer for Kathmandu sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle Kathmandu-Bensi Sahar ground transfer by air-conditioned private vehicle Bensi Sahar-Jagat by local jeep/bus with trekking crew Jomsom-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes 15 kg baggage per person for trek

Annapurna Conservation Fee TIMS Fee NaarPhu Special Permit Fee | All monument entrance fees during Kathmandu sightseeing

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 porter for every two members to carry personal baggage 1 assistant guide for every 5 members English Speaking city guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Comprehensive Trekking Map and Kathmandu Valley Map

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) | Tips for trekking crew

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