Narphu Trek 18 Days
- TRIP OVERVIEW
- TRIP DETAILS
- DETAILED ITINERARY
- Route Stop
- TRAVEL DATES
- Frequently Asked Questions
Moderate to Strenuous
5400m / 17716ft at Kang La Bhanjyang
Teahouse / Lodge
Full board on trek
Tea House / Lodge
Local bus & private vehicle
September to November, March to May
Outlined Itinerary for Narphu Trek 18 Days
- Pick up and drop facility from Airport to Hotel and from Hotel to Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle of Imperial Nepal.
- A full day sightseeing in religious and historic places of Kathmandu with our experienced Guide.
- 3 Nights Accommodation in Tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
- All Ground Transportation Ktm-Besisahar-Ktm
- Full board meals (3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Lodge/Guesthouse accommodation and camping during the trekking period.
- Trekking Permit for cases like Annapurna Conservation Area and Nar Phu entry fee.
- Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
- All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) assisting you from Imperial Nepal that includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
- 20 Kg Luggage weight is free per person during trekking with porters or yaks.
- All necessary ground transportation.
- All governmental procedures charges.
- Medical supplies like First Aid Kit.
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Lunch, dinner and other expenses during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Liquors like alcohol and other beverages including mineral water; also, personal expenses like laundry, phone calls and internet are excluded.
- Emergency rescue evacuation from Helicopter or any personal accident insurance during emergencies.
- Luggage weighing more than 20 kg per person needs extra charge and personal trekking gears.
- Your international flight tickets, pre-departure date or date extensions or reissues if required.
- Nepal Visa Fee (the issuance of visa is easy upon arrival).
- Gifts and souvenirs you collect.
Time has come that you dare for a remote village trek in Annapurna Region! Pretty landscapes resembling the Tibetan plateau, amazing rock formations, narrow canyons, and the nurturing valley in itself are exotic in this Nar Phu village Trek. The Nar Phu Valley welcomes you with a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, high elevation grazing settlements and ancient unique villages.
Lying in the remote corner of Annapurna, this rugged and wild trek delivers fantastic rare alpine scenes and the blend of Himalayan lifestyle and culture along with the medieval Tibetan culture in its original form. The Phu village, renowned for the Tashi Lhakhang Gompa is the place from where you can receive blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche while Nar surprises you with its spectacular charm of hospitality and culture kept alive here.
Starting with a drive to Besisahar, the trek leads you to the height of 5400m at Kang La Bhanjyang from where beguiling views of Annapurna ranges can be seen. Exploring high above the Phu village puts on an enthralling experience as you eye upon these colorful and timeless villages.
Nar Phu Valley Trekking is sure to please you with ages old traditional Tibetan villages and majestic snow clad peaks. It is another exciting place to venture out in the Annapurna Region Trek; here, you will be receiving a closer look into this less-known, off the beaten track site that amazes you with delightful nature wonders in every step you take ahead!
The initiation point for Nar Phu Trek is Besishahar. As the trek takes you around the old villages of Nar Phu, we start Nar Phu Trek in Annapurna Region with a drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar. Once we reach Besishahar, we start walking all the way to our destination. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Nar Phu Valley Trek.
The trek that combines two of the beautiful villages in Annapurna Region situated in a high altitude, Nar and Phu, together forms to deliver a wonderful luring trekking package. Here are the major highlights of your Nar Phu Village Trek.
- Typical Nepali villages like Besishahar, Chame, Chamje, Ngawal, Pisang, Manang, and many others
- Panorama of the Annapurna Ranges with Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Pisang, Chulu Peak.
- Wonderful Nar and Phu Villages
- Kang La High Pass
- Kang La Bhanjyang and Mesokanto Bhanjyang
- Amazing rock formations and narrow canyons
- Stunning Mountain Dhaulagiri views
- Learn Buddhism, Tibetan culture and visit ancient monasteries
- Unique Gurung, Magar and Thakali culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- The traditional farming system
Our Trekking Group
The trekking group to Nar Phu village depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 1-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage the Annapurna Nar Phu Village Trek accordingly. The maximum number '10' is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guide and Porter
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accommodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Tea houses/Lodge and Camp Tent mostly during Nar Phu Trek in Annapurna Region. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Annapurna Region's Nar Phu Trek.
During Camp stay at various destinations, we will be providing full board meals that include dry foods, packed foods and liquors. We will shop prior to camp stay and provide you with meals you would like to have.
Also, our Nar Phu Trekking would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at tea house/guest house whereas we will have lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket during your stay in Kathmandu. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea/Coffee) are included during Nar Phu Village trek in Annapurna Region once you leave Kathmandu.
The means of transportation are private vehicles and tourist bus. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks. Also, we will be driving from Kathmandu to Besishahar in a private vehicle.
Our Nar Phu Village Trek will start with a drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar. From Besishahar, we will walk all the way to our destination. While returning, we drive back from Besisahar to Kathmandu.
Safety and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Nar Phu Village Trek in Annapurna Region. As the Nar Phu Trek leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety.
A good planning for Nar Phu Trekking is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before trek.
On your date of arrival, Imperial Nepal Treks will be there to welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will pick you and shift you in a tourist standard hotel as per booking for an overnight accommodation.
Imperial Nepal Treks organizes a full day city tour around Kathmandu Valley. The aim behind is to let you have the know-how of the Kathmandu city, the city of monuments, temples and monasteries such as Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Changu Narayan, Budhhanilkantha and many others. We will provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for final departure that is scheduled for the next day.
On this day, we offer you a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant where you will taste different varieties of Nepali food. Your overnight accommodation remains unchanged.
Starting our member of Annapurna Region Trek, Nar Phu Valley trekking initiates from Besishahar, we drive from Kathmandu via the local highway. It takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Besishahar which is the district headquarter of Lamjung. We stay overnight at Besishahar; your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
From Besishahar, we ascend for Bahundanda along the newly built road tracks. Following the big Marsyangdi River, we reach Bhulbhule where we will have our lunch. If we have enough time then we will visit the Shiva Temple there. Further crossing suspension bridges at various point, we climb uphill and arrive at Bahundanda. From Bahundanda, we ascend along the Marsyangdi River, and cross suspension bridges at Syange. As we cross the bridge, we climb up from Ghermu. The route lets you explore the farming lands as well as waterfalls here. Also, we trace the river pathway via sub tropical forests and along the fields of Marijuana. After a steep climb at Jagat, we reach Chyamche. We stay at Chyamche today; your accommodation would be in a teahouse/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
We walk via Sattle and our Nar Phu valley trekking routes towards Tal. Upon accomplishing the long hot climb, and witnessing the stream covered with huge boulders, we enter Tal. Tal appears to be a wonderful village residing at the riverbank. The valley is remarkable because of its landscape and the gorgeous views of the thatch house villages. Crossing suspension bridge and walking along the possible landslide areas, we reach Karte. Ascending from here by crossing the Marsyangdi River, we arrive at Dharapani and finally Bagarchhap from here. We stay at Bagarchhap today in tent; meals are provided on full board basis. Packed foods, dry foods and liquors will be served mostly during tent camp stay.
The pathway then ascends towards Danakyu where hot springs can be found. From Danakyu, we have two options to reach Koto, upper and the lower way. We pick the upper way as views along the way are astounding. The lower pathway is also an interesting one, not with mountain views but followed by riverside and forests. Climbing uphill, we reach Koto. Splendid views of Annapurna II can be observed from here. We can either stay here or we climb up to Nar Phu. We will leave the Round Annapurna Trail here and enter Nar Phu valley as we cross the Marsyangdi River. Tracing the Nar Phu River, we ascend for our Nar Phu Trek and stay at the First Camp in a tent. Meals are provided on full board basis. Packed foods, dry foods and liquors will be served mostly during tent camp stay.
We start our trek for Singenge Dharamsala with a walk on the small jungle paths. Following the Nar Phu Trek trail, we come across many ups and downs. You will observe narrow valleys and hot springs on your way. The trek seems exciting as the pathway becomes somewhat danger because of the rock carved path and following this trail, we reach Singenge Dharamsala. The place comprises of big waterfalls and we will also be climbing a two storied hut here. We stay overnight in a tent; meals are provided on full board basis. Packed foods, dry foods and liquors will be served mostly during tent camp stay.
As we move forward from Singenge Dharamshala, we pass by Methang village which leads to the Kangaru Himal Base Camp. Following the Nar Phu Trek trail, we reach Junam Goth. Heading up from here along the steep trail, we arrive at Chyako village. From Chyako, we ascent towards the abandoned Kyang village. The village consists of a beautiful long Mani wall. We stay overnight in a tent; meals are provided on full board basis. Packed foods, dry foods and liquors will be served mostly during tent camp stay.
Following the Phu River, we walk along the rocky path that lies 70 meters above the river and then descend to river bed. On our way, we pass by many chortens and finally see the entrance gate of Phu valley. Little further from here, we arrive at Phu village. We will be camping near river as we stay overnight in tent. Meals are provided on full board basis; packed foods, dry foods and liquors will be served mostly during tent camp stay.
The trail descends through the sandy gullies and we retrace our journey back to Nar Phedi. We move past via the alluring views of mountains and hills and reach Nar Phedi. We stay overnight at Nar Phedi; we will be camping for overnight stay. Meals are provided on full board basis; packed foods, dry foods and liquors will be served mostly during tent camp stay.
We start with uphill climb towards Nar valley crossing the suspension over Labse River and passing the First Nar Gate. Observing the Mani walls and second Nar gate, we reach Nar. We stay overnight at Nar; your accommodation would be in a teahouse/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Beginning from Nar, our Nar Phu Valley Trek leads the route that involves ascending along the lateral moraines of Temdenzon Khola. We will camp on the lap of Kang La over a nice grassy site. We stay overnight in tent. Meals are provided on full board basis; packed foods, dry foods and liquors will be served mostly during tent camp stay.
Heading to our first pass, Kang La, we step from Kangla Phedi towards Kangla Bhanjyang. The trek is a strenuous one as we need to climb high to an elevation of 5400 meter. From here, fantastic view of Mount Chulu can be captured. Descending from Kangla Bhanjyang, we come across another excellent view of Chulu waterfall. The pathway then leads to steep descent and we finally reach Nawal. Nawal is a beautiful village with flat roofed stone buildings. . We stay at Nawal today; your accommodation would be in a teahouse/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
From Nawal, we descend through the villages like Ghyaru, Upper Pisang, Lower Pisang, Dhikur Pokhari, and cross the suspension Swargadwari Bridge after which we arrive at Chemyau Kharka where ruined buildings of Bhratang can be visited. Following the Marsyangdi River, we reach Talekhu and finally arrive at Chame. We stay at Chame today; your accommodation would be in a teahouse/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Moving through Chame, the district headquarter of Manang, we pass through Koto, Thanchok, Timang, Danakyu, Bagarchhap, Dharapani, Karte and reach Tal. Tal comprises of thatch houses and mani walls. We stay at Tal today; your accommodation would be in a teahouse/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Retracing our trekking trails, we move past Chyamche, Jagat, Syange, Ghermu, Nayagaon, Bahundanda, Bhulbhule and reach Besisahar. On our way, we will have chances to go through the waterfalls and lush hills. We stay at Besisahar today; your accommodation would be in a teahouse/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Bidding goodbyes to our trekking tales, we drive through the appealing glimpses of the hills and mountains behind. You will meet the team of Imperial Nepal at Kathmandu who will be responsible to drop you at the Hotel you stayed before (unless changed). As this is the last day, we enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live music and rejoice the moments.
The representatives from Imperial Nepal Treks will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu. We bid our last goodbyes and you will head towards your destination.
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What is the success rate for your trips?
- We have up to 98 % success rate for our Annapurna treks.
What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
- To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
- Yes Some one come to pick you up from airport to hotel .
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
- In Kathmandu we will provide you 3* category hotel and mountain normal Tea house/ Lodge
Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay deposit later or do I HAVE to pay deposit at booking/reservation?
- About deposit amount depend about you, This is possible you reserve your trip now and pay your deposit amount 20% later
Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the Kathmandu portion of the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
- Yes this is possible of getting separate rooms in Kathmandu, It cost around $40 Per night.
Is this a guaranteed departure even if I am alone stating in the request trip?
- Our departure is guaranteed even if you are along.
When I pay the remainder of the money on arrival in Kathmandu, how do you take that money? US cash or credit card?
- Remaining balance you pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We accept Visa card, MasterCard, and cash.
What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
- Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu.
Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
- YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?
- Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.
What mode of transportation do you use?
- We used in Kathmandu all transport Car/ Van/Bus with A/C
What is the best season for this trekking?
- February, March, April, May,/ October, November, December are the best time to do Annapurna trek.
What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?
Spring - March / April / May / June
- During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
- The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
Autumn - End of September / October / November
- The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
I m a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?
- No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Do your guides have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?
- Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). And NMA.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
- Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.
Do you know about how many miles the trek is?
- Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.
Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?
- Yes, you need to book your own International flights.
Can I charge my digital camera or other equipment’s on my trip?
- These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
- There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
- No In Trekking you need a cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
How much additional money do I need per day?
- It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
- This is a difficult thing to gauge. we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
- Our guide he arrange some guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.
Is Imperial Nepl staff insured?
- Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.
Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?
- Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
- Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
- The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
- YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.
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