Fitness Level : Gentle Max-Altitude : 5416m / 17768.81ft
Country : Nepal Group Size : 2-12 people
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip Finish : Kathmandu
Meals : Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all meals during trek
Accommodation : Standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea houses on trek

What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 14 nights accommodation in standard, comfortable and clean tea houses on trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Fully, trained English speaking trekking leader
  • Assistant trek leaders (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) 
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • T Shirt, and trekking map which can be taken home
  • Transfer to Jagat by private, comfortable vehicle
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Trekking permits and fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the lost valleys of Nar and Phu
  • Uncover the diverse culture of the region
  • Experience the elements of a true trek
  • Trek through varied stunning landscape
  • Traverse the Kang La Pass
  • Breathtaking mountain vistasalong the trekking route.

Trip Description

Trek to the lost valley of Nar and Phu is an exhilarating trek; one can savour by exploring one of the remote regions in the Himalayas. This trek commences walking on the trail of the famous Annapurna Circuit route.  But the route splits from the pretty village of Koto connecting to villages of Nar and Phu. Once you leave Koto the journey becomes more interesting trekking on a remote route which was opened to tourists in 2002.  The trail traverses peaceful settlements of people belonging to the Tibetan descent- makes you feel like you are in a smaller Tibet; the trek to Nar Phu Valley is the perfect blend of stunning nature of the Himalaya with adventure doing the iconic Annapurna circuit passing through desolate landscape with ancient monasteries.

The Nar Phu Valley trek is not complete without passing the challenging pass – The Thorong La at 5416m, first having walked out of the Marsyangdi Valley and then followed by the classic Annapurna Circuit. The trek to Nar Phu valley from Koto takes you through diverse terrain meeting many friendly locals en route. There is a lot you can when trekking to Nar and Phu village you can see ancient monasteries with visits to Milarepa Caves and also traverse the Kang La Pass at 5322m.

Wind Horse Adventures can help those who are looking to trek in a less trekked area in the Himalayas.  The trek to Nar Phu valley would be an ideal choice. Of course the splendid scenery with varied terrain, lush forest, deep gorges and canyons with stunning mountain vistas truly will keep any trekker captivated whilst trek to villages of Nar Phu.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Trek Preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Jagat Drive
Day 04 : Jagat to Dharapani
Day 05 : Dharapani to Koto
Day 06 : Koto to Meta
Day 07 : Meta to Phu Gaon
Day 08 : Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
Day 09 : Phu Gaon to Nar
Day 10 : Acclimatization and preparation at Nar
Day 11 : Nar to Kang La Pass to Ngwal
Day 12 : Ngwal to Manang
Day 13 : Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 14 : Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 15 : Thorong Phedi to Thorong La to Muktinath
Day 16 : Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 17 : Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
Day 18 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 19 : Final departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
As you make your way out of the arrival gates, look out for a cheerful face of our Wind Horse representative holding a placard, with your name on it. He will drop you to the hotel. Rest awhile to shake off that jetlag! Stroll around the vicinity and acquaint yourself to the city, the vibrant marketplaces and the colorful ambience of the surroundings will definitely spellbind you. It may seem chaotic at first, but eventually you will give in to the city’s charisma. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Day 02 : Trek Preparation

Today the day will be spent preparing for the trek. There will be a pre-trip discussion where you can meet your trek leader, the crew and other participants of this trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Jagat Drive

Altitude: 1100m/3608ft| Trek 8-9 hrs
Today we will meet you at your hotel early in the morning and pick you up so to start our journey. It takes 8-9 hrs of driving on a private vehicle to Jagat, a stone village in Lamjung district. By the time we reach here we are already ahead of Besi sahar which is also known as the gateway to Annapurna circuit trekking, Bhulbhule and a picturesque village of Bahundada. Right after we enter Besisahar we will witness stunning snow capped mountain panorama and culture and traditions of Gurung community, people from one of the community of few selected communities who takes pride to join in British Army. Overnight stay in Jagat.

Accommodation: Hotel Eco Home
Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 04 : Jagat to Dharapani

Altitude: 1,960m/6,430ft|Trek 7-8 hrs
Today we will start our day after breakfast climbing through the forest to Chyamje. We trek through amphitheater-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We follow the Marsyangdi river, as we walk in a fantastic landscapes through little waterfalls, forests and villages. As we climb through the steep hills of Chamje to reach Dharapani, we pass through the first village of Manang district named Tal through the fields of corn, barley, potatoes and forests filled with bamboo and rhododendrons strongly popular for being Nepal’s national flower. During our trek we will experience the serene mountain climate and culture. As we walk, we are heading higher in slow pace sometimes giving passes to caravan of large group of donkey as it helps us getting acclimatized to altitudes. Overnight in Dharapani.

Accommodation: Hotel Green Park and Restaurant
Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 05 : Dharapani to Koto

Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft|Trek 5-6 hrs
Today you’d commence your trek moving to Bagarchha walking on a trail that passes through pine and fir forests. Then you’d reach this village after an hour.  There is a white washed gompa in this village you can visit.  For another hour you’d continue your trek reaching Danaque. You’d take a steep trail ascending for an hour and half to Timang.  En route you can see the superb view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29- it’s breathtaking. Thereafter, there is another an hour and half walk passing through pine forests to connect to Latamarang. Then you’d continue your walk again through pine forests and you short glimpse of Annapurna II can be seen.  Eventually, after walking another 1hr and half you reach Koto. Overnight in Koto.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 06 : Koto to Meta

Altitude: 3,560m/11,680ft: Trek 7-8 hrs
After breakfast, you’d be entering the restricted area and at the police check post you’d get your restricted area permit registered. Then you’d commence trekking along the bank of Suti River passing through fresh and beautiful pine forests passing many streams and suspension bridges to reach Dharmasala, it’s a 5 hours walk. En route to Dharamshala a picturesque waterfall can be seen which isworth a view to catch. As you carry on your trek you pass through forests and before reaching Meta you’d climb steeply taking around an hour and half. With a change in the terrain you can find yourself on the Tibetan Plateau. Stunning views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal can be seen. Overnight in Meta.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 07 : Meta to Phu Gaon

Altitude: 4,250m/13,944ft|Trek 7-8 hours
You’d need to be prepared for several ascents and descents as well as crossing suspension bridges over many streams.  As you carry on walking you can see the remains of ruined forts belonging to the Khampa settlement at places like Kyang, Chyakhu and Jhunam. Then you keep walking on a rocky trail passing the Phu River till your reach Phu village after having walked three hours. Of course you also can see if lucky blue sheep on the trail.  Find yourself in one of the amazing hidden and desolate valleys.  Here you visit a very old Buddhist Monastery, the Tashi Lakhang Monastery, which is listed among world’s famous Buddhist monasteries. The Himlung Himal along with other snow peaks can be seen beautifully. You’d be halting the night in Phu Gaon. Overnight in Phu Gaon.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 08 : Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Today you’d be spending your day to acclimatize. You can meet the locals and walk to the wide valley systems. You can also walk up the valley to Ngoru which is a settlement where the locals are found with their grazing yaks, this would help you accilimatize and also prepare you physically to trek to Kang La Pass. Phu itself is an incredibly amazing village where you can see villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool engrossed in their conversations. Overnight in Phu Gaon.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 09 : Phu Gaon to Nar

Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ft|Trek 6-7 hrs
Today you’d be descending passing several suspension bridges crossing different streams till you reach Mahendra Pul which is a 4 hour trek. You’d have to cross a 80 m suspension bridge over the Lapche River crossing a deep gorge which is exciting. After lunch, the trail steeply climbs passing many Buddhist stupas to connect Naar Village taking almost 2 hours. There are many Buddhist Monasteries to visit as well as a very stunning view of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Overnight in Nar.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 10 : Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

Today, you’d be resting in Nar to acclimate for the next day’s trek to cross the Kang La Pass. Free to explore on your own around the village or undertake some short treks in the vicinity. Get yourself prepared for the journey ahead and rest well in Nar. Overnight in Nar.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 11 : Nar to Kang La Pass to Ngwal

Altitude: 5,322m/17,460ft, 3,660m/12,008ft| Trek 7-8 hrs
After rising early today go for some hearty breakfast and get prepared for a long day. You’d begin your three hour walk to Jhombu Karkha otherwise also called the Kang La Phedi passing through areas where you can see yaks and herders. Then, you’d start ascending walking on landslide areas and around 2-3 hrs later you’d reach the Kang La Pass. En route you can see the magnificent views of peaks like the Annapurna range and other mountains- get your cameras ready.  From here the trail descends steeply connecting you the village of Ngwal which is another three hour walk- test for your knees. You’d be spending the night here. Overnight in Ngwal.

Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 12 : Ngwal to Manang

Altitude: 3,540m/11,614ft| Trek 4-5 hrs
After breakfast, you’d be walking down to reach the village of Braga.  En route you can visit an old monastery the locals hold very important. You can enjoy the 2 and half hour walk passing through stunning landscape.  Once you reach Braga you’d reach Manang walking for another 30 minutes. You will find yourself blessed with the breathtaking view of the Annapurna Range.  Of ctourse there day trips you can undertake like trek to Chunker view point, the Gangapurna Lake or the Cave Gompa. All thes side trips offer the best experiences ever with superb views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, Thorong Peak and so on. Rest well in Manang. Overnight in Manang.

Accommodation: Hotel Tilicho
Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 13 : Manang to Yak Kharka

Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ft|Trek 3-4 hrs
After a day rest at Manang, we continue our adventure the next day.  From Manang, first you’d head out to the village of Tenki. The trail leads uphill leaving the Marshyangdi Valley to reach Jarsang Khola. As you carry on ascending you’d traverse pastures and juniper forests. The trail continues passing by Ghunsa a small hamlet which later passes meadows where you can find yaks and horses grazing.  Later you’d cross the river and continue walking on its southern side through coniferous forest.  After reaching Kangsar Village we walk further up towards Yak Kharka and pass a monastery on the way.  The uphill walk could be tiring but we will have Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu in the backdrop to keep us company. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Accommodation: Gangapurna Guest House and Restaurant
Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 14 : Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Altitude: 4,600m/15,092ft: Trek 3-4 hours
Today, you’d leave Yak Kharka after breakfast and move ahead with our trek first to Ledar. You’d walk through fantastic sceneries. The walk is relatively flat and short, yet seems to take forever. It’s a short walk from Yak Kharka to Ledar. Then, you’d slowly to make your way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi. It is a small busy settlement with amazing view of mountains and landscapes. People use this place as a base.  Phedi means foot of the hill is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb. You’d stay overnight at guesthouse. From Ledar, you’d ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La.  On this trip you are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Accommodation: Thorung Base Camp Lodge
Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 15 : Thorong Phedi to Thorong La to Muktinath

Altitude: 5,416m/17764ft,3,800m/12,467ft: Trek 7-8 hours
Today, you’d walk the longest and hardest day of the entire trip. Crossing Thorong La pass it is a lifetime experience, one of the highest and famous passes in the world will be your ultimate objective today. You will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. You’d need to get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When you finally make it to the top, you’ll realize that our journey was worth it. You can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.

Accommodation: Eureka Inn
Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 16 : Muktinath to Jomsom

Altitude: 2,715m/8,910ft: Trek 5-6 hrs
Following breakfast, you’d commence your walk towards Jomsom passing through picturesque Thakali villages with stunning mountain vistas.  The trail is flat and wide following the Kali Gandaki River that connects to Jomsom. You’d be spending the day in Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.

Accommodation: Hotel Himalaya
Included meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Day 17 : Jomsom to Pokhara Flight

Altitude: 823m/2,700ft: Flight 30 min
After breakfast, you’d board an early morning flight to Pokhara. You can enjoy the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as you fly to Pokhara. You’d be met by our representative in Pokhara who would help you check-in at the hotel. Free to explore on your own or relax and stroll by the lakeside.  Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Crystal Palace
Day 18 : Pokhara to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft|Drive 5-6 hrs
Following an early breakfast, get ready to drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.  Enjoy the drive which is indeed fantastic passing by beautiful Nepalese countryside of little towns, river and villages. Once you reach Kathmandu, check in at your hotel. Free to explore on your own, indulge in some last minute shopping or visit some UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley.  It’s time to get triumphant of your journey, so a farewell dinner in the evening will be arranged for you. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Day 19 : Final departure

Our cheerful representative will drop you off to the airport three hours prior to the flight departure. The mystic land of the Himalayas holds many more secrets to be told. Come back again for another adventure visiting our spectacular mountains.

Included meals: Breakfast

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers to/from hotel
  • 3 nights twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night twin share accommodation at 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • 14 nights accommodation in standard, comfortable and clean tea houses on trek
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Fully, trained English speaking trekking leader
  • Assistant trek leaders (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) 
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • T Shirt, and trekking map which can be taken home
  • Transfer to Jagat by private, comfortable vehicle
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom-Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist coach
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Trekking permits and fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What's not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photograph)
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any optional activities other than above included ones during free time
  • International flights
  • Domestic flights to/from Pokhara
  • Insurance for rescue and travel
  • Personal trekking equipments, down jacket and sleeping bag (can be either bought or rented in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses (battery recharge, laundry, beverages, telephone calls,  if extra porters needed, shower, bottled and boiled water etc)
  • Gratuities for porters and guides
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘Trip Cost Included’ section

Accommodation

You will be staying 3 nights at Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel in Kathmandu, 1 night at Hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara and 14 nights at standard, comfortable and clean tea houses on trek.  Accommodation will be based on twin share accommodation basis. Single supplement will be provided on request which will be additional USD 155. Any solo traveller or opposite genders requiring single room will not be charge any additional costs.

Meals

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals will be served whilst the trek. There will also be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Wind Horse Adventures. The meal can be selected from a well crafted multi cuisine menu.

 

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Nepal
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The trek to Everest Base Camp with Wind Horse Adventures was one of the best experiences ever; had a highly, skilled trekking team.

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We are still remembering our tip to Nepal; feeling spiritually awakened and truly a life-changing experience. Thanks a lot to WH team!

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Excellent service in every aspect. We asked for a customized trek and we never expected to turn out so good - friendly, helpful, efficient and accommodating.

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