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Nar Phu Valley Trek

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Annapurna Region
22+ booked
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Duration
12 days
Highest Elevation
5,320m / 17,454 ft
Ages
0 yrs
Season
Spring/Autumn

Tour Overview

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a remarkable adventure that takes you off the beaten path into the remote and unexplored region of Nepal. This trek offers a unique opportunity to discover the hidden gems of the Nar and Phu valleys, located in the Annapurna region. The journey is characterized by its secluded nature, untouched landscapes, and rich cultural heritage.

Starting from the village of Koto, the trek follows a less-traveled trail that winds through rugged canyons, deep gorges, and pristine forests. The highlight of the trek is the exploration of the Nar and Phu villages, where you can witness the traditional lifestyle and cultural practices of the ethnic Tibetan communities. The villages are adorned with ancient monasteries, prayer flags, and intricately carved stone walls, providing a glimpse into a bygone era.

As you ascend higher into the valley, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of majestic snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. The trek also includes challenging high mountain passes, such as Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass, which offer a sense of accomplishment and exhilaration. Throughout the journey, you'll be immersed in the natural beauty of the region, with cascading waterfalls, lush meadows, and the occasional sighting of rare wildlife, including snow leopards and blue sheep.

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a truly unique and off-the-beaten-path experience that combines adventure, culture, and natural beauty. It provides an opportunity to explore a remote and restricted area of Nepal, away from the crowds, and offers a chance to connect with the local communities and their ancient traditions. It is a trek that promises stunning landscapes, cultural insights, and a sense of discovery for those seeking an unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas.

Tour Highlights

  • Remote and off-the-beaten-path trekking experience in the pristine Nar Phu Valley.
  • Immersion in the unique culture and traditions of the ethnic Tibetan communities.
  • Stunning landscapes featuring rugged mountains, deep canyons, and high alpine meadows.
  • Exploration of ancient monasteries, traditional villages, and Buddhist stupas.
  • Spectacular views of towering peaks like Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.
  • Crossings of high mountain passes, including Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass.
  • Opportunity to witness rare wildlife, such as snow leopards and blue sheep, in the restricted conservation area.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer To The Hotel
Your Nar Phu Valley Trek begins with your arrival in the bustling city of Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can unwind and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu To Koto (2600 M)
Your journey to the remote Nar Phu Valley commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Koto, a small village nestled amidst the rolling hills and mountains.
Day 3: Trek From Koto To Meta (3560 M)
The trek officially kicks off as you follow the trail through enchanting forests and picturesque landscapes. Meta, a higher-altitude village, welcomes you with its unique culture and stunning surroundings.
Day 4: Trek From Meta To Phu (4080 M)
Today's trek takes you to the isolated village of Phu, tucked away in the Himalayan wilderness. As you ascend, you'll be surrounded by rugged terrain and the traditional stone houses of the villagers.
Day 5: Acclimatization Day In Phu (4080 M)
A well-deserved acclimatization day in Phu allows you to explore the village and immerse yourself in the local culture. You'll have the opportunity to interact with the friendly inhabitants and take in the mesmerizing mountain views.
Day 6: Trek From Phu To Nar Phedi (3490 M)
As you leave Phu behind, you'll trek to Nar Phedi, a tranquil village nestled in the valleys. The journey offers serene landscapes and a glimpse into the remote way of life in the Nar Phu region.
Day 7: Trek From Nar Phedi To Nar (4110 M)
Today, you'll continue your trek to Nar, another remote village characterized by its unique Tibetan culture and stunning mountain vistas. The rugged terrain and remote setting add to the charm of this hidden gem.
Day 8: Trek From Nar To Ngawal (4326m) Via The Kang La Pass (5320m)
One of the highlights of your trek, today's journey takes you over the challenging Kang La Pass. The panoramic views from the pass are awe-inspiring, and you'll descend to Ngawal, a picturesque village perched at high altitude.
Day 9: Trek From Ngawal To Pisang, Drive To Besisahar (2493 M)
Leaving the high mountains behind, you'll trek to Pisang and then drive to Besisahar. The change in scenery as you descend is remarkable, and Besisahar provides a comfortable place to rest.
Day 10: Drive From Besisahar To Kathmandu
You'll return to Kathmandu by road, offering time to reflect on your incredible journey through the remote Nar Phu Valley.
Day 11: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley with visits to historic temples, ancient palaces, and vibrant markets. This day allows you to explore the city's captivating charm.
Day 12: Final Departure From Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
As your Nar Phu Valley Trek comes to an end, you'll bid farewell to Nepal, carrying cherished memories of your adventure. Depart from the Tribhuvan International Airport, taking with you the spirit of exploration and the unique beauty of the Nar Phu region in your heart.

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