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Nar Phu Valley Trekking

Nar Phu Valley TrekkingNar Phu Valley located in the remote corner of the Annapurna region, north of Manang district. Nar Phu Valley trek is perfect for travelers who want to discover the Annapurna circuit as well as explore an untouched Nar Phu valley. Nar Phu valley trek takes you to the exotic. Nar Phu valley trekking opened to visitors only in 2003, the Nar Phu valley remains untouched by modernity. The inhabitants, who roughly comprises of about 350 Nepalese indo Tibetans, have retained their age old practices. Most of them are engaged in yak herding and farming. This trek also offers fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Dhawalagiri range and Tilicho peak. Narphu Vally Trekking leads to a hidden valley, where historically the local people used make their living through salt trading with Tibet, but now since the Nepal Government closed border with Tibet the people depend on livestock. The tortuous path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependant on the salt trade, and till today, yak herding is the basis of their livelihood. This exotic land offers medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountain views and great alpine scenery in a Tibet-like flavor. On the second phase of the trek we visit the pristine Tilicho lake the, highest places lake in the world. This amazing trek is for those real adventurers in search of real shangri la and do not mind crossing through Challenging high passes Masokanto La (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m) & Tilicho Pass (5230m). We start our trek from Bensisahar following the Popular Annapurna circuit trail and branch off at Koto to follow off the beaten track to Nar Phu valley. With slow ascent and proper acclimatization we head for Kangla pass, hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding .The Kangla pass links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Neyshang valley. When they reach in Manang village we follow the trail and continue to Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto Pass (5099m) to Jomsom and after arriving at Manang village, some trekkers continue trekking on to Annapurna circuit cross Thorung La Pass (5416m) and finished their treks in Jomsom followeded by a flight to Pokhara. The trek to the Nar Phu valley required special trekking permit.

Facts fo This Trip

Trip Duration:
22 Days
Trip Grade:
Best Season:
Sept to Dec /Feb to May
Maximum Altitude:
Tilicho Pass (5316m.)
Trip Cost:
Us $ 00
Trip Start/ End in:

Location Map

Nar Phu Kangla Pass - Tilicho lake map

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: In Kathmandu half day sightseeing and necessary preparation for the trek
Day 03: Kathamndu to Beshi Sahar (790m) by regular bus then local jeep drive to Dharapani (2000m)
Day 04: Trek to koto (2713m).
Day 05: Trek to Chhacha (3200m).
Day 06: Trek to Meta (3700m).
Day 07: Trekto Junum (4000m).
Day 08: Trek to Phu valley.
Day 09: Excursion around Phu valley.
Day 10: Trek to Nar Village.
Day 11: Trek to Ngawal 3675m via crossing the Kangla Pass 5322m.
Day 12: Trek down to Braga 3360m./ Manang
Day 13: Full Day exploring the Manang.
Day 14: Manag to Shree Kharka (3834 M.)
Day 15: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4150 M.)
Day 16: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Khola Base Camp (4920 M.)
Day 17: Kharka to Mesokanto Pass (5330 M.) and Churi Kharka (4000 M.)
Day 18: Churi Kharka to Jomsom (2720 M.)
Day 19: Jomsom – Flight to Pokahra Explore around Pokahra
Day 20: Drive/ flight to Kathmandu
Day 21: Kathmandu free day
Day 22: Final departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drops
  • Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All meals & accommodation during the trekking period
  • all Entrance fee and Trekking permit(TIMS)
  • Domestic airfare and airport tax
  • Highly experienced guide and staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Int'l air fare
  • Personal expenses
    (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides and porters (for staff)

Weather Information

  • Nepal Footprint Holiday Treks Pvt. Ltd.
    Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    GPO No : 6427
  • Tel : +977 14700302, 4701768
    Fax: +977 14700122
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