Group Size: Min 1 to Max 8 Maximum Altitude: 5,322m/17,460ft Trip Grade: Moderate
Total duration: 16 days Start from: Kathmandu End at: Kathmandu
Nar Phu Valley Trek with Kang La Pass
• An exciting new trek north of the Annapurnas
• The isolated settlements of Naar and Phu
• Views of Annapurna from the Kang La Pass 5,322m/17,460ft
• 12 days trekking in Annapurna Region 5-7 hours each day
• Trekking to off-the-beaten-track
Trip Cost Includes:
- 2 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu
- 13 Nights in Teahouses during the trekking days
- An English speaking knowledgeable trekking guide
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for staff.
- All paper work and permits for trekking.
- Transportation will be in tourist, local bus, and private tourist vehicles
- Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural dance
- All Government and Local Taxes
Trip Cost Excludes:
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and Personal expenses (Laundry,phone,beverages,battery recharge,bottle water,shower etc)
- Any costs or services not mentioned in inclusion
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (1300 meters)
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your pre booked hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure to freshen up and relax.
Overnight: in Kathmandu
Day 2 From Kathmandu drive west to Dharapani (8-9 Hours )
We set off on a spectacular journey through the foothills, following the Trisuli River, before turning into the Marsyangdi Valley and heading north towards the mountains. Passing through Besishar and several other towns and villages, we continue as far as Dharapani (1943m).
Overnight: in Dharapani
Day 3 Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours
Our first day of trekking takes us along the popular Annapurna Circuit trail, passing through the villages of Bagarchap, Lattemarang and Thanchok to reach our next camp at Koto (2600m). 5 hours of walking with 970 metres of ascent.
Overnight: at Koto
Day 4 Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours
Beyond Koto we leave the Annapurna Circuit trail and head up the narrower and steeper gorge of the Naar Phu Khola
Overnight: at Meta
Day 5 Trek from Meta to Phu Village (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours
The trekking today is a world apart from the Annapurna Circuit. A fair amount of up and down and some sections of exposed trail hewn in the cliffs above the river
Overnight: at Phu Village
Day 6 Acclimatization at Phu Village
A day of rest and exploration at the village of Phu. We have time to explore and absorb this fascinating place, with its comparatively unspoilt ancient culture and architecture.
Overnight: at Phu Village
Day 7 Trek from Phu Village to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours
An easier morning on a relatively sedate trail beside the Phu Khola to Chyako. From here the trail is steeper as we climb first to Upper Chyako and then to Nar
Overnight: at Nar
Day 8 Acclimatization at Nar Village
Overnight: at Nar
Day 9 Trek from Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours
A long day today with steep ascents and descents to cross the Kangla Pass (5306m) to Nagwal (3660m) in the Marsyangdi Valley.
Overnight: at Ngwal
Day 10 Trek to Koto (2600 meters)
Descending to the settlement of Pisang, we now join the Annapurna Circuit Trail and follow this down-valley to Chame and ovenight in the neighbouring village of Koto (2600m).
Overnight: at Koto
Day 11 Trek from Koto to Dharapani
We continue the descent of the follow Marsyangdi River Valley, passing the entrance to the gorge of the Naar-Phu Khola. We trek through Dharapani
Overnight: at Dharapani
Day 12 Drive back Kathmandu
After an early breakfast, we will board our transport and set off on the long journey back to Kathmandu.
We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: in Kathmandu
Meals: Farewell Dinner
Day 13 Airport Transfer
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.
Best Months for Nar and Phu Village wit Kangla Pass
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for this Trekking.
Maximum Altitude: Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft)
Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.
In case the trip has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Everest, Langtang, or any other region, or sightseeing tours, equivalent to the same price (If trip price is more it will cost you the difference between the two trips ). If you are not interested in the alternative trip, please note that there will be no refund. So, please make sure you have an adequate travel insurance.
Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee
You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.
Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict. Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for Nar Phu Valley Trek with Kang La Pass. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.
Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.
All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.
It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.
To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack. Around base camp you will need your down jacket. Here is the guideline of Equipment and Packing List
All our trekking guides are highly experienced, well trained and Government Licensed guides. As we focus on employing single women with the aim of helping them make a living for themselves and their children, we usually provide female trekking guides. But we provide male as well if you prefer male guide.
We use standard rooms in hotels/guesthouses in Kathmandu. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Accommodation are on twin sharing basis. The accommodation in lodges in trekking routes can be single and double rooms, or a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Hotels in Kathmandu can be upgraded to 4 star and 5 star in an additional cost. .
Except farewell dinner in Kathmandu, meals are not included in trip cost so that you have the flexibility in food choice and the budget. While on trekking, usually, each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. We make it sure that the food is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are 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. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always find hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.
Means of Transportation
We use tourist buses and private tourist vehicles for the trip.
Communication while trekking
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made you can pay to the guide
One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss) and also trip cancellation. We don't arrange or sell insurance.
The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date. Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.
Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at +977 9841414582.