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Nar Phu Trek

Nar Phu Trek.

Nar Phu Trek is exploring the hidden valleys of Annapurna Himalaya. 

 

The Nar Phu Valley is a hidden gem inside the biggest conservation area; Annapurna Conservation Area and the neighbor of the most crowded trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek.  Nar Phu Trek is a fantastic journey to the restricted and unexplored land of Himalaya in the Annapurna Region. The Nar and Phu village is the home of the Bhotia community and also called the lost valley in Annapurna Himalaya region. These communities are related to the Tibetan community due to the similar cultural and traditions they follow.  Also, this two hidden valley located in the north part of Annapurna Himalaya.

This trek is known as the Kang La Pass Trek as well. The panoramic view of the Annapurna Range from the top of Kang la 5100m is spectacular. After crossing Kang la if you wish to more hike in the Himalaya you can continue Annapurna Circuit Trek and also you can drive back from Pisang or Chame if you like.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF TREK.

  • Explore the ancient hidden valley in the Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Less crowded trekking trail inside the ACAP.
  • Buddhist religion. (Old stupas and Monasteries)
  • Kang La Pass 5300m.
  • Spectacular view of Annapurna Massif.
  • Tibetan culture in the Nepali land.

 

PERMITS REQUIRED.

This is the restricted trekking area of Nepal so that trek to this land need the special permit. Also, need ACAP permit. And only possible to travel with a guide and need minimum 2 trekkers.

 

NAR PHU TREKKING ITINERARY.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Jagat.

Day 02: Jagat to Dharapani.

Day 03: Dharapani to Koto.

Day 04: Koto to Meta Gaon.

Day 05: Meta to Phu Gaon.

Day 06: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon.

Day 07: Phu Gaon to Nar Gaon.

Day 08: Acclimatization and preparation for Kang La Pass.

Day 09: Nar to Kang La Pass.

Day 10: Nagwal to Chame.

Day 11: Chame to Besishar and Kathmandu.

 

BEST TIME TO DO NAR PHU TREK.

Spring season: March, April, and May.

Autumn season: September, October, and November.

These two seasons is the best season for the trek to Nar Phu Valley. Summer and Winter is not the good time for this trek. Summertime a lot of rain and difficult to find the path and winter time difficult to pass Kang La pass due to the lots of snow on the top and along the way.

 

ACCOMMODATION: 

Hotel in Kathmandu.

Tea House/ Guest House/ Lodge during the trek.

 

MEALS.

Kathmandu or cities are the places to have good food and during the trekking, you can have the local and choose from the menu.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Jagat. Drive. (1100m/3608ft)

Driving durations: 8 to 9 hours.

Early breakfast at the Hotel and drive to your destination.

Day 02: Jagat to Dharapani. (1,960m/6,430ft)

Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours

Day 03: Dharapani to Koto. (2,610m/8,563ft)

Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours

Day 04: Koto to Meta. (3,560m/11,680ft)

Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours

Day 05: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft):

Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours

Day 06: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon. Visit the Monastery.

Day 07: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft)

Walking duration: 6 to 7 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization and preparation for Kang La Pass.

Day 09: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft)

Walking duration: 7-8 hours

Day 10: Nagwal to Chame

Walking duration: 5 to 6 hours.

Day 11: Chame to Besishar and Kathmandu drive.

Chame to Besisahar by Jeep for around 4 hours on off-road. And drive back to Kathmandu.

Includes

Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.

Standard twin sharing accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (4 nights)

Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car/ van/bus.

Full board meal during the trek, at the Guest House, Lodge, Tea House. Cup of hot tea or coffee during each meal. Which provide by Guide.

Twin / three sharing beds accommodation and equipment during the trek.

A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek. The number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.

All special trekking permits & service charge.

Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu for the trek.

Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by JRN Treks (which needs to be returned after the trek)

JRN Treks T-shirt

Government taxes

 

What’s Not Include

× Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.

× Travel insurance. (must)

× International airfare and airport departure tax.

× Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. You will also require 2 pp size photos.)

× Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.

× Personal trekking equipment.

× Tips for staff. (Tipping is expected)

× Entry fees.

× Expenses not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Equipments list

The Equipment list for Nar Phu Trekking

Here is a recommended Equipment list for this Nar Phu Trek. You could bring the ones you already have and rest can be bought even hired in Kathmandu.

Lightweight trekking boots with spare laces

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet

4-season sleeping bag

Warm jacket (Fibber or down)

A rainproof jacket with hood or a rain poncho.

Woollen shirts and thick sweaters or fleece.

A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight windproof/ waterproof trousers.

Thermal underwears.

A tracksuit useful for wearing in Lodge in evening.

2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.

A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night and a sunhat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck.

A pair of gloves.

1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.

2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

Mask or other dust protective items (Upper Mustang area is the dry area so a little wind can make difficult during the walk.

Duffle bag to gear while trekking.

Daypack/ rucksack to carry the personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.

Water bottle.

Snow glasses and sunglasses.

Crampons and Gaiters. (This is for snow and ice)

Polyethene plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.

Toiletries with large and small towels.

Small headlamp/torch with spare batteries

Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.

Reading materials, camera, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested in trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking on the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We JRN Treks shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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