Nar Phu Valley Trekking - 17 Days

Nar Phu Valley Trekking - 21 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude5416m/17769ft
  • ActivityTrekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeApril-June and Sept-November
Highlights
  • Adventure on hidden areas with north of massive Annapurna and South of Damodar Himal  Amazing experience on daily walks with the magnificent panorama of mountains with scenic terrain.
  • Starting from low warm paddy fields to alpine zone and at arctic fields of ice and glaciers.
  • Beautiful woodland of tall rhododendron and fir trees to an arid country with alpine bushes.
  • Into wild north at Nar & Phu the hidden Shangri-la away from mainstream trekking trails.
  • Picturesque scenery of upper Manang with Nar-Phu villages and crossing scenic Kang-La pass.

Trip Introduction: Nar Phu Village Trekking- 17 Days

Nar Phu Valley Trekking is a destination beyond any imagination in the hidden valley of Chame in the isolated part of the Annapurna region. Away from the main flow of trekkers into hidden pockets of Manang Valley and the massive Annapurna Himalaya, the Nar Phu village is one of the most pristine trails and regions.

Indeed, the Nar Phu trek is an adventure of life that portrays the pure wilderness of mountains, rugged rocky hills, and verdant valleys. Over time, the lost villages around Nar and Phu possess their ancient culture intact with the Buddhist religion and old heritage lifestyle.

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trek, closed to visitors in the early years, opened its doors just a few decades ago. Trekkers can observe and visit its traditional villages and monasteries of great interest in the shade of Annapurna and Damodar Himal peaks through the pass.

The Nar and Phu are different villages that are located near each other. These villages are inhabited by the Khampas, also known as Tibetan refugees, hence providing an opportunity to engage in conversation with the villagers to understand their way of life.

The Trans-Himalayan region of Nar Phu traverses the Kangla Pass and Thorang La Pass, which is considered a challenging venture. Various snowcapped mountain peaks are visible during the Narphu trekking trail, including the Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Himlung Himal, and Tilicho Peak. The unique rock formations, narrow canyons, and the gorge surrounding the high-altitude villages are a sight to see.

Similarly, the Nar Phu Valley trekking route is rich in biodiversity, including various flora and fauna, as the Nar Phu trekking itinerary is under the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trekking trail is abundant with snow leopards. The area is renowned for having one of the most significant global concentrations of leopards per square kilometer.

In a similar context, other varieties of wildlife in the region include Himalayan black bear, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan blue sheep, and many more. Various varieties of birds, including the Bearded vulture, Himalayan Monal, Himalayan griffon, and many others.

Nar Village

The Nar village is a beautiful yet remote village located in the Manang district at an elevation of 4,150 meters. The Nar village is located inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. The Nar indigenous people inhabit it with their unique culture and tradition. Visiting the Nar village is like walking back in time, where ancient rituals, festivals, and ceremonies occur. The structure of the town reminds me of the traditional royal setting. The Nar village route is off-beaten, filled with Buddhist Gompas, Mani Walls, and religious Buddhist structures, giving life to the region's rich cultural tapestry.

Phu village

The Phu village, which is also settled in the Annapurna Conservation Area, is another popular and attractive destination in the Manang district. The Phu village, at an elevation of 4050 meters, is a living museum of preserved ancient culture, monasteries, festivals, and traditions. The town provides a magnificent view of Mt Annapurna and Mt Manaslu while giving insights into Buddhist rituals and festivals in the festive season.

How does the Nar Phu Village trek start and end?

Nar Phu Valley Trekking starts from Kathmandu with an enjoyable overland drive that leads around Nepal's North Mid-West Himalayas. Walking from low, warm paddy fields and terraces via Besi Sahar, the journey heads higher towards an alpine cooler zone covered with lovely coniferous woods with daily views of peaks to Koto.

For some time, the adventure leads on the popular and scenic Annapurna Circuit trail. The route from Besi Sahar transcends to Dharapani while reaching the small village of Koto. After Koto, the route of Annapurna Circuit diverges, and we follow the road towards the Nur Phu village. Along the way, trekkers cross prominent villages like Meta, and Kyang and then head towards beaten tracks into hidden areas at Nar-Phu villages, spending a grand time visiting its withered towns and landscapes. A trek to Nar Phedi and Nar Goan follows the trek to Phu village.

After Nar-Phu, travelers cross the high scenic Kang-la pass to enter Manang Valley and its main village at Manang on the main trekking trails of the Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake; after Manang village, the adventure then crosses the highest pass of the whole trip that is over the Thorang-la at 5,416 m high.

Slowly, the walk comes to an end after Thorang-la heads towards the holy Muktinath Temple areas within the Mustang region. The Muktinath temple is a Hindu temple that is considered one of the world's highest temples, where 108 waterspouts and two kundas are located. Bathing in the waterspouts and kundas is believed to wash away human sins. The popular time to visit Muktinath is during the festival of Janai Purnima (Full moon in August).

After the exploration, the tour commences with a panoramic short drive to picturesque Lakeside Pokhara, a famous tourist place in the whole Himalaya region facing Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

Our incredible journey of Nar Phu Valley Trekking was completed with an exciting drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, fond memories, and a wonderful time beyond Annapurna Massifs and Manang Valley.

What is the best time/season for visiting the Narphu Valley trek?

The Nar Phu Valley trip can be made at any time of the year in Nepal. The Narphu trekking destination is open year-round. However, spring and autumn are the best time or season to embark on Narphu Valley.

Spring season

Spring, which lasts from March to May, is one of Nepal's best seasons to trek. Moderate temperatures and clear skies accompany the spring days. The walking time is longer due to the more extended day length. The atmosphere is beautiful, with blooming rhododendron and alpine forests.

Average temperature can range from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) with nighttime around -3°C.

Autumn Season

Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is another best season for trekking in Nepal. Autumn days are less crowded than in spring. Thus, the trekking trails are more comfortable and peaceful. The forests are filled with seasonal fruits with unique and sweet aromas. Similarly, the autumn days cover moderate temperatures, which aid in the comfortable travel experience. The landscapes are undisturbed as the skies are clear.

The average temperature ranges from 8°C (46.4°F), with nighttime around -6°C.

Winter Season

Winter, which lasts from December to February, is not a recommended season to travel to Nurphu village. Due to its challenging aspects, this season is considered an off-season for Trekking in Nepal. The winter season is only recommended for expert or hardcore trekkers. The weather is unpredictable in winter, with temperatures ranging below freezing point. This extreme temperature comes with high-velocity wind, snow, and slippery trails, causing extra trouble for walkers. The view can be disturbed due to the heavy snow and cloudy sky. Thus, trekking in winter requires additional preparation with complete guidance and support.

Summer Season

Summer, which lasts from June to August, is considered a monsoon period in Nepal. In summer, the Narphu Valley lies in the rain shadow area. Thus, the chances of rainfall are pretty low—amazing scenery accumulated with dry trails and beautiful landscapes. The summer season can be an excellent option for traveling to Nar Phu.

Why travel to Narphu Valley? Why is Narphu Valley trekking special?

Narphu, located in the remote Annapurna region, is a hidden gem for travelers. The unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and rich religious history makes Narphu one of Nepal's most recommended travel destinations. Those who seek to travel alone, in groups, or with family members are welcomed by the rich Tibetan culture of the Narphu region. Some of the specialties of Narphu Valley are as follows:

  • The trek offers a breathtaking view of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges with varying landscapes, including desert-like high altitudes and lush green valleys in the lower regions.
  • The Nar and Phu villages are home to the Tibetans, with routes comprising ancient monasteries, chortens, and rich cultural heritage.
  • The off-beaten path of the trekking route can be ideal for slow and comfortable walkers who wish to trek to unique locations and underdeveloped trails with a feel of authentic Trekking.
  • The Annapurna Circuit, or Annapurna Sanctuary, allows visitors to witness some of the exotic and rare animals of the region.
  • The Nar Phu Valley tour provides stunning views of snow-capped mountain peaks like Pisang Peak, Chulu East, and Chulu West with glacier views of Himlung Himal Glacier, Gangapurna Glacier, Tilicho Glacier, and Pisang Glacier.

Is Nar Phu Valley Trekking difficult?

The Nar Phu Valley trek is considered a moderately difficult trek. The trekking experience can get pretty hard during long walks and steep altitude ascents. The trekking route of Nar Phu village consists of an elevation from 2,600 meters to the highest elevation of 5,240 meters in Kang La Pass. This elevation gain can be difficult for beginners at trekking or those who have yet to have trekking experience. However, for those who have already experienced high-altitude trekking, the Narphu Valley trekking difficulty is considered easy.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), or altitude sickness due to decreased oxygen levels, is possible. However, avoiding rapid ascent or hefty walking with proper acclimatization can help reduce the chances of altitude sickness. Going slow with adequate hydration and an easy uphill walk is the key to avoiding AMS or completing the trek with ease.

The difficulty of the trek also depends on the season or time of travel. Therefore, it is recommended to trek in the recommended season to avoid any unforeseen activities. It is also necessary to understand that Nar Phu Trekking is a comparatively easy trekking destination compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp trek. So, Holiday Tours Nepal is here to properly customize your Nar Phu Valley Trekking Itinerary as per your personal choice and fitness level to provide a safe, comfortable, and hassle-free walking experience.

How do you prepare for Nar Phu Valley Trekking?

Preparation for trekking is crucial for a safe and enjoyable Nar Phu Valley trekking experience. Consider the following measures to get ready for the experience:

Physical Fitness

Walking in a remote area can be strenuous. Thus, it is necessary to stay physically fit before heading towards the trek. The lengthy walk can be tiring and hectic, so engaging in cardiovascular exercise at least one-month before trekking is necessary. Trekkers can engage in walking, jogging, swimming, running, and cycling exercises for physical fitness. Some minor changes that can be made in daily activity are avoiding lifts and taking stairs, having a proper hydration schedule, carrying about 40-45 kilos/88-99 pounds, walking at least 45 minutes per day, and so on.

Mental fitness

Besides physical fitness, mental fitness is also required for trekkers. As the Nar Phu village is located on the remote side of Nepal, expect something other than luxury here. The accommodation options are minimal, with basic facilities. The foods are locally prepared, and taste may differ in comparison to an individual's daily meal. There can be various minor changes in the daily routine due to the time and season of travel followed by tiring long walks. All these reasons can cause irritation and dissatisfaction, which ultimately affects the trekking experience. Thus, keep an open mind, not getting irritated with minor changes, and getting satisfied with availability rather than being stubborn with the choice.

Acclimatization

Altitude sickness is caused due to improper acclimatization. So, following the proper acclimatization techniques is necessary while ascending to the high-altitude region. Following the mountain guide and spending a few days acclimating before ascending to the high altitude is crucial. Short walks to higher altitudes while spending some time and then returning to the lower altitude will help adapt to the higher elevation's decreased oxygen level.

Research on the area

While our guides are experts and native to the region, we recommend travelers to do some background study about the place they are visiting. This will enable them to understand the landscapes, diversity of culture, and what to do. And what not to do? Food and accommodation options, and many more. After gaining knowledge about these things, they would have similar expectations without getting floored by sudden changes.

Accommodations in Nar and Phu Village

There are a variety of accommodation options in the Nar Phu Valley. The options range from basic teahouses to more standard guesthouses and hotels. A brief description of the accommodations is as follows:

  • Teahouses: They are the basic accommodation options that provide regular bed and blanket facilities. The teahouses are all along the Nar Phu Valley trekking map, the only available options at high altitudes. Teahouses might be compromised with shared bathrooms; however, they provide comfortable rooms for trekkers to spend the night. A room in a teahouse has two single beds or one double bed, which can accommodate only two individuals.
  • Guesthouses and hotels: these are the standard types of accommodation as compared to the teahouses. They provide basic bed and blanket facilities with other amenities. The bathrooms are attached with adequate heating systems. Electric blankets are available here, which offer a cozy atmosphere to rest in. Similarly, staying in a guesthouse or hotel offers the opportunity to interact with the locals and understand the way of life in the Nar Phu region. A room in the guesthouse consists of two beds for two individuals. They work on a one-individual, one-bed basis.

What is the Electricity, Charging, Communication (Wi-Fi), and Shower facility in Narphu Valley Trekking?

  • Electricity: As the Narphu Valley trek is considered a remote trek, there can be sudden power cuts in some places of the trek. However, it is rare. Electricity is available in central locations and can be used accordingly. Solar is mostly installed for visibility and electricity in the area of power cuts.
  • Charging: Charging is one of the most crucial factors while trekking. Charging can be done in teahouses, guesthouses, or places of accommodation. However, the cost of charging must be paid according to the use. The charging station in the teahouse is in the lobby, where trekkers take turns charging their devices, whereas ports for charging are available inside the rooms of guesthouses and hotels. It is recommended to take extra batteries, solar chargers, or power banks to charge the electric devices to reduce the cost of charging.
  • Communication (Wi-Fi): Individuals tend to communicate with their loved ones during the trek. So, carrying a Nepalese SIM card is necessary to do so. Holiday Planner Nepal provides fellow trekkers with a sim card, which enables them to communicate during their stay in Nepal. Similarly, the sim card also has 28 GB of data, which will be enough for a 17-day Nar Phu Valley trekking package. One can get a more robust Wi-Fi network in an accommodation place, but the cost can be extra.
  • Shower: there are mainly two types of shower options: cold showers and another is hot showers. The shower can be done in the place of accommodation. Within the hot shower also, there are three types of hot showers: bucket showers, geyser showers, and solar hot showers. While accommodations do not provide all these shower facilities, one may have one type and not another. Hot showers cost extra in the accommodation option.

What is the food option in Narphu Valley?

  • Breakfast: Tibetan Breads, Chapati with Cheese (dry bread and cheese), Oatmeal, French Toast with jam and honey, Hashed brown, French fries, eggs (scrambled or boiled), pancakes, muesli, vegetables including peas and potatoes.
  • Lunch: Dal Bhat Tarkari (Rice, Lentil soup, and mixed vegetables), Mo: Mo (Dumplings), Tibetan/chapatti bread, Macaroni and pasta, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, Pizza, Rice and curry, Spring rolls, Burgers, Steak, Soups and Potatoes.

  • Dinner: Mo: Mo, Thukpa, Dal Bhat, Chapatti Bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, Variety of Soups, Steaks, Potatoes, Sandwiches, Macroni and pasta, Sandwiches, Pizza, Spring rolls, Ramen, Burgers, Steaks and others.

  • Beverages: The drink option ranges from alcoholic to non-alcoholic drinks. While alcoholic beverages are strictly not recommended as they cause dehydration, some of the non-alcoholic drinks are Black/Milk Coffee (drinking too much can cause dehydration), black/milk/mint/ginger/green/honey tea, hot chocolates, mango juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, apple juice and other varieties of fruit juices.

What are the permits required to enter the Narphu Village?

As Narphu village lies under a restricted or protected area, various permits are required to enter this fantastic village according to the regulations of the Government of Nepal.

The permits for Narphu Village trekking are:

The above-mentioned permits can be obtained with the help of authorized trekking companies like Holiday Tours Nepal.

What are the chances of Altitude Sickness on the Narphu Village trek?

Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). AMS is a common problem for high-altitude trekkers. AMS is caused due to the lack of oxygen levels in higher elevations, which causes difficulty in breathing and walking.

The common symptoms of AMS

  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in Sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • High Pulse rate

Some complications of AMS

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): This is one of the severe forms of acute mountain sickness. In case of HAPE, the blood vessels in the lungs constrict to increase pressure, thereby causing the fluid to leak from the blood to the lungs.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is a rare, however life-threatening complication of altitude sickness. During HACE, the capillaries in the brain cause it to swell.

Precautions for Acute Mountain Sickness

  • It is essential to acclimatize while taking frequent days of rest properly. It is necessary to gain up to 300-500 meters of elevation per day and ascend slowly.
  • Proper hydration is another way to prevent altitude sickness. Drinking fluids needed for the body while omitting alcoholic drinks and smoking can help to reduce AMS.
  • It is necessary to descend quickly once the symptoms of altitude sickness are recognized. Do not ascend if the first sign of AMS is seen.
  • Report immediately to your guide in case of difficulty while walking or breathing. Your guide will be your partner, who will help you overcome altitude sickness.
  • Improve your physical and mental fitness before embarking on the trekking trail.
  • Gain knowledge about AMS, its symptoms, and prevention methods to recognize them and take necessary action against them.
  • Eat plenty of garlic soups and consult with a medical professional before taking any medicines to reduce the chances of AMS.

Is travel insurance required for trekking in Narphu Village?

While travel insurance is not mandatory to buy to travel to Narphu village, having travel insurance can help to safeguard against various unforeseen circumstances during the trek. We recommend buying a travel insurance from a verified insurance company with a good policy that covers the following points:

  • Medical emergency and evacuation: Ensure that the policy provides compensation for medical expenses, including medical treatment and evacuation.
  • Trip Cancellation or interruption: The trip can be canceled or interrupted due to various reasons, which can be personal or natural, like avalanches, heavy snowfall or others.
  • Lost or stolen items: theft is uncommon; however, be sure to purchase insurance, which compensates for lost or misplacement of belongings.
  • Emergency assistance: Look for the policy, which includes assistance in case of emergency. Be sure to buy the one that provides 24/7 assistance.
  • Physical injury: Be sure to buy travel insurance to compensate for medical bills in case of bodily injury.

Nar Phu valley trek outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Koto via Besi Sahar (760 m/2,490 ft) 8-9 hrs. drive

Day 03: Trek to Meta (3570m) - 06-07 hours walk

Day 04: Trek to Kyang 4,100 m - 6 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Phu village 4,080 m - 06 hours.

Day 06: Rest Day at Phu village visit around Phu village and the valley

Day 07: Trek to Nar Phedi 3,545 m - 06 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Nar-Gaon (4,110m / 13,484ft) - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Visit Monasteries in Nar Village.

Day 10: Trek from Nar (4,110m / 13,484ft) to Kang La Pass (5,322m / 17,460ft) to Ngawal (3,660m / 12,008ft)

Day 11: Trek to Manang 3,540 m - 05 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.

Day 14: Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.

Day 15: trek to the road ahead and drive back to Pokhara

Day 16: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu - 06 hrs. journey (30 mins via air)

Day 17: Final International departure from Nepal.

Itinerary
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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Nar-Phu & Kang-La Pass Trekking.

Our guide provides with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

The evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

    Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest,  Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

    After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Nar-Phu and Kang-La trekking next early morning overland drive to Nepal Mid West.

      Morning an interesting and scenic long driving journey on Nepal midwest highway, journey leads to Beshishar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bhulbhule, and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream, the drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange for an overnight stop.

        With the pleasant overnight stop in Dharapani morning walk into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft.

        From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto close to Chame town.

        After a refreshing stop at Timang our walk leads on the pleasant path to reach Koto village, where our route diverts to Nar-Phu away from main Annapurna circuit trail.

        Koto village for overnight close to Chame a large town and headquarter town of Manang district.

          After Koto our route heads north away from Annapurna circuit trail for a week heading towards Nar and Phu villages, in the hidden areas of Upper Manang valley near South West Tibet border in the country of blue sheep and snow leopards.

          Trek leads into the narrow valley with the forest of pines and rhododendron trees, then reaching nice pasture fields with huts and sheds of Yak herders and in the gorge formed by Pisang Peak and Kang-guru Himal lower basin, the walk continues following Nar-Phu River upstream to reach at Dharmashala for the overnight stop.

            Morning walk leads towards far north towards Phu village isolated area of dry, arid landscapes, on the lookout for some wildlife’s Blue Sheep’s, Snow Leopard, Musk deer’s and mountain goats.

            Walk continues to Kyang for overnight stop after an interesting day, Kyang with dozen houses of Tibetan culture.

              Today destination to Phu village morning walk towards Phu River following upstream for some time and then descending back to river again, then climb to reach a gorge valley, walking around gorge for some time and up into a wide glacial valley with pasture lands ending at Phu village of strong Tibetan influence culture, traditions and religion.

                A necessary rest day at Phu for acclimatization, explore this impressive village visit Tashilkhang and Samdu Choling Monastery and Kyauchyu waterfalls, Phu Village with about 30 houses for 100 to 150 inhabitants.

                  From Phu village walk leads back on the same trail for few hours descending to a narrow gorge at Phu khola, from here a slow climb to reach at Yughat small village with mani, chortens and Buddhist shrines, then finally reaching on a flat field at Nar Phedi for overnight stop.

                    Morning walk leads back to Phu Khola for few hours to reach a suspension bridge over Phu Khola, crossing the bridge with the steep climb for few hours reaching a flat area then walk to Nar village for overnight.

                    Nargaon in comparison with Phu looks similar but smaller due to its remoteness with high altitude and dry land.

                      After Nar-Gaon walk heads to remote wilderness, away from human settlement for few days, an interesting walk for few hours then with short ups and downs in some rocky and arid path, passing cattle herders shelters and grazing field heading further west following Temdenzon khola (stream) around this wild areas with views of peaks and finally reaching at Kang la pass Phedi or a base for overnight stop with camping at 4,530 meters altitude.

                        Morning walk leads you towards Manang main village, after an overnight at Ngawal where our route this morning joins Annapurna Circuit trail after being away for main flow of trekkers for some days.

                        On route main Manang village with the short stop at Braga, villages visit its old interesting monastery with fabulous views of mountains.

                        The houses built with traditional Tibetan style, Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.

                          After a good rest and time at Manang, morning walk towards North West with the slow uphill to reach Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude trekking with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with awesome views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

                            As walk advances to higher area, getting closer at the base of Thorang-la walk leads to cross a bridge and then a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, as the walk leads at Thorang Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

                              One of the tough day, of the adventure after early breakfast walk towards long steep climb to reach on top Thorang-la at 5,416 m.

                              Marked with Buddhist color prayer flags and the signboard with the name and altitude of Thorang-La Pass, with views of dramatic landscapes and high snowcapped peaks, from here a long descend takes you at Muktinath at 3,800 m.

                              At holy Muktinath areas for the overnight stop, regarded as the most sacred spot for both Hindus and Buddhists, the name Muktinath literally means ‘place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

                                From Muktinath, rest of the journey is easy on gradual downhill with big drop of 1,200m to reach at Kaligandaki river valley, walk on vast Kaligandaki river valley to reach at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.

                                After checking in nice rooms of the lodge and with refreshing lunch with time in the afternoon visiting Jomsom town and its markets with nice houses, paved streets and numerous well kept lodges and hotels.

                                Here celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juice Jomsom and Marpha area around Kagbeni famous for delicious apple and its product.

                                  Morning short walk to Jomsom airport then board on a small aircraft for the scenic flight to beautiful Pokhara during airborne, super views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks, as plane land at Pokhara, one of Nepal leading touristic destinations and in all Himalaya.

                                  Pokhara a picturesque city in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya with magnificent towering Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' due to its twin summit shaped.

                                  From the airport a short drive to reach hotels by serene Phewa Lakeside, with time to explore beautiful Pokhara.

                                  Pokhara a renowned and topmost touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes.

                                    From Pokhara, overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Nar-Phu & Kang-La Pass Trekking.

                                    On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with the free afternoon for individual activities.

                                    (Flying options half hour on air to Kathmandu with the sweeping panorama of mountains)

                                      Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                                      Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Nar-Phu & Kang-La Pass Trekking.

                                          Cost Details
                                          What's Included
                                          • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle.
                                          • 03 night Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                                          • 01 night Twin/Double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
                                          • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
                                          • Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus  (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
                                          • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card) and special permit for Nar Phu valley
                                          • 01 English speaking, license holder and an expert trekking guide: insured, salary, food and accommodation all paid
                                          • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
                                          • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                                          • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
                                          • Safe drinking 
                                          • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight with airport departure tax
                                          • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                                          What's not Included
                                          • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                                          • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                                          • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                                          • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                                          • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                                          • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                                          • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                                          • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                                          • Anything not included in service includes column 
                                          Availability
                                          • The trip departs everyday if the year
                                          • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

                                          • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

                                          • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

                                          • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients

                                          • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

                                          Contact us at info@holidaytoursnepal.com or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on whatsapp viber wechat for additional informations.

                                          Useful Information

                                          Equipment and Gear List

                                          GeneralGeneral

                                          • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                                          • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                                          • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                                          CatUpper Body

                                          • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                                          • warm woolen hat
                                          • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                                          • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                                          • Polarized sunglasses

                                          TorsoTorso

                                          • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                                          • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                                          • Waterproof rain jacket
                                          • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                                          • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                                          LowerLower Body

                                          • thermals inner
                                          • Hiking pants at least 3
                                          • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                                          • Waterproof, windproof shell
                                          • Hiking shorts

                                          glovesHands

                                          • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                                          • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

                                          feetFeet

                                          • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                                          • Hiking socks
                                          • Liner socks
                                          • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                                          • Crampons (For passes)
                                          • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                                          • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                                          undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                                          • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                                          • Sports bras (women)
                                          • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                                          FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                                          Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                                          • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                                          • Lip balm or Vaseline
                                          • ointment cream
                                          • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                                          • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                                          Optional Other Essentials

                                          • Passport
                                          • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                                          • Reusable water bottle
                                          • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                                          • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                                          • water bladder for the day bag
                                          • small towel for personal use
                                          • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                                          • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                                          • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                                          • Power bank or extra batteries
                                          • Cameras and mobile phone
                                          • Cards/book
                                          • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                                          • Trekking poles
                                          • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                                          • Thermos for hot water during the night
                                          • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                                          • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                                          • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                                          • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                                          • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg (33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                                          • A down jacket with a hood (cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                                          • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                                          • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                                          Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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