Away from the busy trail of the Annapurna Base Camp is the valley of Nar and Phu. Recently opened to independent trekkers, the valley has opened its doors to welcome and showcase its captivating beauty to the outside world. This is the perfect time to visit the untouched Buddhism inspired trekking area of Nar Phu. Our team at Desire Adventures has come up with an 18 days tour package to explore this secluded settlement hiding away from today’s modern society. Away from the hustle and bustle of the commercialized Annapurna Base Camp Trek lies Nar Phu.

We will start the package from Kathmandu. The city is famous for its temples, stupas and monuments. Thus, we will explore these historical sites and gain more perspective on the rich ancient Newar culture. We will start the trek by driving in to Besisahar towards the north west of Nepal. From here, we will officially start hiking up every day until we reach the valley of Nar and Phu. The highest point we reach will be Kang La Pass, covering an altitude of 5,322m. Please refer to our “Useful Information” regarding Altitude Sickness, Gear List and other personal safety advices.

If you wish to customize your trip, we are here for you. Let us know your time and schedule and we will work out the best itinerary for you. Any additional information during the trek will be referred to your team leader who will be there with you guiding throughout the trek. However, if you are planning to visit other remote areas of Nepal, please refer to “Remote Areas”.

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Tourist Standard Hotel) on a twin-sharing basis
  • Meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) during the trek
  • Accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house)
  • 4 nights attached rooms with hot shower
  • Annapurna trekking permits 
  • Nar Phu special permit
  • Bus transportation to Besisahar and return to Kathmandu by local bus
  • Safe drinking water during the trek
  • Seasonal fruit after every dinner, during the trek
  • Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Company duffel bag
  • Basic First-Aid Kit with Oximeter
  • Farewell dinner
  • Adventure certificate upon completion of the trek
  • Free coordination in emergency cases
What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke, tea/coffee and entire beverage etc
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips and any other extending trips and extra accommodation.

Welcome to Kathmandu. Our team representative will pick you up at the airport and drop you at your respective hotel. After checking in and freshening up, we will visit your correspondent in our head office where we can discuss further on the trek. You will also meet your trekking guide who will be there with you throughout the trek.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals include: Breakfast, 

Highlights: Landing in Kathmandu; the capital city of Nepal, meeting your company correspondent and team leader, Introduction to Nepali culture via cuisine and entertainment.

On the 3rd day, we will drive to Besisahar from Kathmandu. Besisahar is located on the north west of Kathmandu on the way to Pokhara. From Kathmandu, we will catch the bus early in the morning and ride along the Prithvi Highway. Along the way we will come across various little settlements, rivers, gorges, streams, valleys and hills. Riding along the Trishuli River, we will reach Dumre from where the bus will head towards Besisahar along the Marsyangdi River. After about 7-8 hours we will finally reach Besisahar from where we will officially start our trek tomorrow. Thus, we get a good night’s sleep at Dumre.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: Highway ride along Trishuli and Marsyangdi River through rivers, jungles and hamlets, passing through the rural settlements of Nepal.

Our destination for today is Koto. We will take a sharing jeep from Beshishar to Koto. The night will be spent at Koto.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: View of Manaslu and Annapurna II along the way, walk through the forest of Pine, Oak as well as Rhododendron, Marsyangdi River and the Bhotia villages decorated with colorful prayer flags, explore the Managey (people from Manang) culture.

On the 4th day of the trek, we will have our breakfast at the lodge, and start walking towards Meta. We will submit the permit at the police checkpoint in Koto and start with our journey. Then, we walk towards the right side of the Nar Phu River gorge. The trail passes through pine forest, stream and suspension bridges before reaching Dharmashala. As we reach Dharmashala, a waterfall greets us from where we climb towards our destination. Meta valley is located in the Tibetan Plateau and is known as the first of a few ex-Khampa settlements on this route. Overnight at Meta.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: Nar Phu Khola gorge, beautiful forest of pine, streams, waterfall and the beautiful view of the mountain massif.

Our destination for the day will be Phu Gaun. We will have our breakfast and start walking towards Junam Goth. The trail will start with various uphill and downhill in the bridges over the Dho River until we reach Junam Goth. From here, the trail descends steeply to the side valley with two parallel streams. We will cross the stream and walk towards another Khampa settlement. We will walk along some steep slope. Nevertheless, the trail descends to Kyang settlement after some time. The trail from Kyang is rocky and dangerous. We continue our walk until reaching a wall, then a steep climb which takes us to the entrance gate of the Phu Valley: the hidden beauty of the area. As we walk through, the valley widens and we cross the bridge over the Phu River. The Tibetan influenced houses are clean and maintained and it feels like we entered a kingdom of its own. Overnight at Phu Gaun.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: Enjoy the Pisang Peak, narrow, deep canyon, settlements like Junam, upper and Lower Chyako and Kyang, adrenalines rush during the rocky and dangerous trail, amazing landscape of the Phu valley.

Since we are at an altitude of 4250m, it’s important to acclimatize our body to the elevation. Thus, we will spend a day at Phu Gaon acclimatizing before walking to higher altitude. Today is a free day so we can do anything we want. Nevertheless, we would recommend you to hike or be active specially to get used to being in the altitude of 4250m. We can hike up to the Thashi Lakhang Monastery. The monastery is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. We can also visit the Yak pasture below the glacier and the alluring landscape along with the Phu valley settlement. A deeper understanding of the culture and lifestyle can be gained from spending a day in the Phu settlements.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: explore the ancient Buddhist Monastery-Tashi Lakhang Monastery, and the view of  Himlung Himal, explore Phu Gaon (village).

On the 11th day of our trek, we walk from Phu to Nar valley. Walking down the Nar Phedi, we cross the suspension bridge over Lapche River. Coming across number of small settlements and valleys, we walk on a steeper trail and climb higher up the terrace field to reach Nar. Nar is another settlement on the trek with tidy houses influenced by Tibetan architecture and Buddhism. Thus, we see a lot of monasteries and stupas in the area. Overnight at Nar. 

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: View of Pisang Peak, small streams and suspension bridges, scenic terraces, Buddhist stupas and monasteries and introduction to Nar settlement.

We will yet spend another day acclimatizing at Nar. At 4110m, we are bound to feel the altitude hampering our body and mind. Thus, it is crucial to rest at Nar and enjoy the culture that prevails here. Today we will have our breakfast and explore the nearby areas to really study the civilization of the Nar valley. We look around the area and talk to the locals and spend the day at Nar.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: explore and enjoy the landscape around the Nar village, terrace farms, and the settlement, lifestyle, culture, tradition of the people in the Nar village and monasteries, chortens and mani walls

We will cross a pass today and reach the highest point of our trek at 5322m. From Nar we walk up towards the Kang La Pass. We walk towards the Kang La Phedi on the base of Kang La Pass. Walking for about two hours, we arrive at a huge land for yak pasture from where the trail gets a bit difficult with step ways and slippery rocks. We pass few landslide prone areas until we reach the high pass of Kang La. We can view the magnificent Annapurna range and few other Himalayan massifs. We then descend crossing the steep moraine towards the grassy path towards Ngwal. The beginning of the grassy path presents us the view of Chulus waterfall until we reach our destination. Overnight at Ngwal.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: Yak herds camps, Annapurna range view along with the Kang La Pass: the highest point in the entire trek, magnificent views of Chulus (west, central, east and far east), and Chulus waterfall, steep moraine and grassy trail and the lifestyle, culture and tradition of people in Ngawal.

From this point we will descend for the next 3 days until reaching Besisahar from where we will take a bus to Kathmandu. On the 14th day we will have our breakfast and descend towards Chame. We will first come across Humde from where we ascend through a forest to reach another similar settlement of Ghyaru. The village greets us with a pleasant view of Annapurna II and IV. From here the trail steeply descends towards the Marsyangdi River and heads towards Pisang. Walking along the beautiful Himalayan backdrop, we cross the bridge across the Marsyangdi River. The trail now follows through the pine forest. We walk towards Thaleku as we pass the brilliant Apple Orchards and pasturelands. From Thaleku, we further walk until we reach Chame. Chame is the district headquarter of Manang where we will spend the night.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: Splendid views of Annapurna II and IV, serene forest of pine and apple orchards, classic settlement of people in the villages like Humde, Ghyaru, Pisang, Chame and an insight on their lifestyle, culture and religion through the glimpses of their settlement, temples, monasteries, and Manes

We will ride a jeep up to Beshishar today. After breakfast at Chame, we continue downhill to retrace the road we used earlier. The road follows the south bank of the river and descends to Koto. From here we slightly ascends to Timang and then a steep descent through the forest of Pine and Fir will take us to Bagarchhap and eventually to Dharapani. Leaving the stone gateway at Dharapani the road descends to the city of Beshishar. Overnight at Beshishar.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: View of Mt. Manaslu, settlements of people in the villages of Thanchok, Bagrachhap, Dharapani, Karte and Tal, alluring monasteries decorated with prayer flags, temples, Chortens and Mane

We will reach Kathmandu on a local bus from Besisahar today. On the 8 hours long drive we pass though the beautiful rural Nepal as we come across gorges, rivers, landscapes and little settlements. The bus heads south till Dumre, and follows the Prithvi Highway until it reaches Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. In the evening, the company representatives will invite you for a farewell dinner where you can share your feedback and recommendations which is highly appreciated. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Highlights: Highway bus ride along the Trisuli River, breathtaking view of a waterfall, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields, rural settlements.

On the day of departure we will drop you off at the airport. Nevertheless, you can do some souvenir shopping if your flight is in the evening. If you are planning to extend your trip, we are more than happy to help you. Namaste and have a safe flight!

Meals included: Breakfast

General:


• Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport sized photo
• Hand Sanitizers
• Reading/writing materials
• Waist Bag
• First-aid kit (containing lip balm, Aspirin/paracetamol, Band Aids/plasters, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenges, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or Ciprofloxin, antibiotic for Girdia, Diamox and any extra prescription drugs you are currently taking)
• Protein bars, chocolates, dried fruits, candies and snack foods
• Swiss army knife
• Sleeping bag (if necessary)
• Light weight Towel
• Swimsuit
• Toiletries (quick drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clippers, face and body moisturizer, feminine hygiene products, small mirror
• Lighter
• Insect/ Mosquito repellent
 • Refillable water bottle
• sunglasses, scarf
• Bag liners
• Wind and waterproof shell jacket & trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
• Comfortable walking shoes
• Running shoes or sandals
• Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
• Lightweight thermal gloves
• Underwear and Shorts
• T Shirts 2 or 3
• Long sleeved shirt
• Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
• Lightweight long trousers (no jeans) 2-3


Special Checklist for winter and high altitude

  • Layers/ Thermals/ puffy or down jacket
  • Heavyweight woolen jumper
  • Fleece pant/ trousers
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Woolen hiking socks
  • Knee-length boots

 

 

Special Checklist for Summer

  • Layering thin jacket
  • Light jumper/ Fleece
  • Sunscreen/ Sunglasses
  • Trekking knee length shorts
  • Slipper
  • Liner socks
  • Sweat proof t-shirts

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

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