Nar-phu Valley Trek – Himalayan Friendship Trek

Nar-phu Valley Trek

Overview

The Nar-phu valley trek is a travel in to a traditional city of ancient mustang which is still living in its centuries old civilization, culture, religion and livelihood. This is the one of the most remote region of Himalayas known to the globe as “The Forbidden Kingdom”. This valley of Nar-phu is the last standing city of old Tibet later found in Nepal. This district is additionally called as “The Little Tibet” and is one of the un-touched and pristine area from outside world. The Nar and Phu are two antique valleys of remote Himalayan region which was closed for tourists for its preservation in past but have been lately opened for tourists. These remote Himalayan regions are colonized by Tibetan people who migrate from Tibet to Nepal and set up their own city. The capital of this lost kingdom is called the conventional city of Lo-Manthang which is the centralized headquarter for all remote villages of this region. The people living here are still untouched, unspoiled and untamed by modern day civilization and remains remote due to its difficult geographical locations and diverse climate from rest of other regions of the country. The travelers have to cross over highlands, deep hidden valleys, traditional rural villages, wild nature, gompas and remarkable Himalayan social orders to reach the conventional city of Lo-Manthang. Although Nar-phu valley lies in the Annapurna Circuit route but it is hidden due to its geographical condition. The Nar-phu valley trekking is a dive in to another world of Tibetan migrant’s colony living in the wild nature following their traditional rituals and customs. The Nar-phu valley trekking leads the travelers in to another domain of snow crests, traditional settlements of Tibetan migrant and lost Himalayan culture.

The Nar-phu valley was closed for its preservation until the year 2002 when the government of Nepal open it for tourists. The Nar-phu valley is connected to the remote regions of Upper Manang. The Nar-phu valley and the city of Lo Manthang is the region of very old and ancient Buddhist civilization with mixed Tibetan culture. So Nar-phu valley and the city of Lo Manthang is a place to pilgrimage for Buddhist followers to see and pay homage to their ancient gompas and ancient priests living there. The Buddhist pilgrimage travelers from the world come to Nar-phu valley and the city of Lo Manthang to visit the TashiLhaKhang religious tribe and get blessings from Lama Karma SonamRinpochhe.

The Himalayan regions and valleys lying in the high elevation of Phu Valley is called Himlung Base Camp. The tourists after travelling in these old cities move towards the Annapurna circuit to return home. After finishing travelling Phu Valley and Nar Valley the travelers have to cross the Kang La Pass located from Nar Valley to Ngwal going towards Mount Pisang landing on the Annapurna Circuit. Then the travelers travel towards the Throng La Pass and lower Mustang to reach Jomsom for rest. The travelers can either walk, take land vehicle, or airplane from Jomsom to reach Pokhara city. The travelers take rest at Pokhara city and return to Kathmandu International Airport to return home.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours
Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours
Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours
Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Acclimatization and preparation at Nar
Day 11: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours
Day 12: Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours
Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours
Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (823m/2,700ft): 30 min flight
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft): 5-6 hours drive
Day 19: Final departure from Nepal

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drops in a private vehicle..
  • Hotel in kathmandu 4 nights with breakfast.
  • An experience english speaking and government licensed friendly guide.
  • Necessary porters.
  • Guide and porters insurance.
  • foods: breakfast, lunch and dinner duyring the treks.
  • All local transportation.
  • All necessary trekking permits,national park fee,
  • Special permits.

What is not included?

  • Extra nights accomodation in kathmandu because of early arrivals,late departure,early return from mountain or due to any reason.
  • travel and rescue insurance.
  • Emergency Evacuation (Helicoptar Rescue).
  • Down jacket and sleeping bags.
  • Personal expenses: telephone,battery charge,extra porters,miniral water or boiled water,showers,bar bills.)
  • Tips for guides and porters.