Nar Phu Valley Trek with Kang La Pass

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 

Trip Highlights:

        •   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.
 

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Given below are the fixed departure dates for online booking.  If the given departure dates are not suitable for you, please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will happily customize your trip on the date more appropriate for you.

2019

Start date End date Availability No of pax Total price  
23rd Oct 4th Nov Available USD 998
6th Nov 18th Nov Available USD 998
20th Nov 2nd Dec Available USD 998

2020

Start date End date Availability No of pax Total price  
4th Mar 16th Mar Available USD 1098
18th Mar 30th Mar Available USD 1098
1st Apr 13th Apr Available USD 1098
22nd Apr 4th May Available USD 1098
6th May 18th May Available USD 1098
20th May 1st Jun Closed USD 1098

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) 

Disclaimer

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.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

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.


Experience Required

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.

 

Acclimatization

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.

 

Packing  List

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


Trekking Guides

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.


Accommodation

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. 


Meals

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


Insurance Coverage

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.

 

Departure Dates

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.

 

Contact Us

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.