Highlights of Nar Phu Valley Trekking
- Beautiful Yeak Pastures
- The highest Lake Tilicho (4,919 m)
- The most remote Area
- Famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa
- View of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Tilicho Himal even Annapurna Peak.
- Hot Springs bathing
- Tibetan culture land lifestyle
- Thorong Las pass (the highest peak 5,416 m)
- The Hidden villages
- The Kang La Pass (5315m)
- Muktinath Temple
The Summary of Nar Phu Valley Trek
The hidden two villages Nar4150m and Phu 4050m have been a destination for hikers as Nar Phu Valley Trek since few years. These classic villages have laid on the laps of Himalayan ranges in Nepal and have the most access to Annapurna circuit trek. Pokhara city is near to these villages.
Hikers could experience the views of classic monasteries, forests, and amazing trial. Besides, trekkers could enjoy the glorious views of snow hanging mountains. Even animals like Yaks, sheep which live in the place with a unique pasture.
Trek to Nar Phu Valley begins from Jajat just after a long drive from Kathmandu city. It takes around 5 days to reach Pu Villages whereas it may take 8 days to be in Nar Village or sometimes it depends on the itinerary. The lives style of these villages very different moreover they have Tibetan cultural practices. Their practice of faith is Buddhism as you could see a lot of mani walls in this place. Most homes made of mud and stones.
Trekkers will come across the amazing land formations, iconic topography, and rocky mountains. In addition, there is a monastery Tashi Lakhang Gommpa where many people come for receiving the blessing. Villager of Nar and Phu do farming for survival in the little fertile land. The shape of this village differs from other villages. All hikers will cross the most hypnotic place Kang Las Pass which is 5322m from the sea level. All the hikers will go through Manang Village which is famous for few populations and door way many trekking routes.
Thorong Lo pass 5,416 m, which is the highest on this route. In the winter, snow falls so sharply and looks very shinning. You could see the Annapurna and Tilicho peak. After reaching this place, your trek begins down to Muktinath and Jomsom. Muktinath is a name of a holy temple where many devotees come to pray for salvation and take a bath in 108 stone taps.
Finally, your Nar Phu valley trek ends in the Jomsom. Some trekkers go to Tatopani by a bus whereas others fly to Pokhara city. You could enjoy having in a pure natural hot water in order to heal from mental stress, tiredness and diabetes after reaching Tatopani.
You are always welcome and visit our itinerary for Nar Phu Valley trek. In addition, we have similar options like
Mardi Himal and Upper Mustang trek.
Current Update after the Earthquake for Nar Phu Valley Trek
Upper Level of Phu the village had more suffering just because of earthquake hit than other places according to the latest updates. Mostly, homes made of mud and stones. But now it is very normal for hiking and living.
Starting and ending location of Nar Phu Valley Trek
An exciting trek begins from Jagat after hours of drive from Kathmandu city. Your real hiking might be joyful and memorable. Finally, your trek ends in Jomsom to Tatopani.
Permission Requirement for Nar Phu Valley Trek
It depends on the trekking route. You will need to get two permissions for Nar Phu Valley Trek.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)
Annapurna Conservation charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. And for the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Nar Phu Valley trek permission.
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Compulsory for international trekkers. TIMS maintains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD. Register for safety and security.
Trekking to Na Phu Valley demands well preparation since when hiking you may face natural disaster or accidents. Sometimes, unexpected sickness occurs. So, insurance is compulsory.
Your insurance policy must cover helicopter rescue, medical bills, evacuation for trekkers from the high elevation. After booking the trek, you could forward your travel insurance with us. In case of an emergency, we can forward your documents on your travel insurance company.
The necessity of hiring a guide and potter for Nar Phu Trek
Licensed guides along with an assurance of trek insurance. They can communicate in English, Hindi, French and more. In addition, our guides know about the weather, food, accommodation, local people, easy route, culture and very frank to help your journey very well.
Among 100 trekkers, 99% of trekkers hire guides. The guides are very essential since they can help you reach out a right route and many ways depending on the conditions of weather, even your trekking becomes risk less. only 1% trekkers do not hire guides so it may be a risk. Many new trekkers do not know how to do trekking and have no practical ideas, as a result, their journey could be difficult. So, guides are very fundamental to make the trekking very easier. We have qualified and experienced guides who can easily help you reach your destination.
How much money do you have to pay for Guide and Potter?
When hiring a Guide, then you have to pay around $30 USD to $35 USD per day for the Nar Phu valley Trek. This amount includes accommodation, food, and insurance. Be sure that Guides do not carry your bags or luggage.
Only potters carry your luggage or bags and they charge per day $25 to $30 USD. They carry 20-25 kg while hiking and they help to carry your bags or luggage in your respective destination on prescribed time. A potter can carry two trekkers bags.
Tips for Nor Phu Valley Trek
- Having more energy is very important so you need to take over 3 times of food once you pay for only for Nepali set you can get 3 times of service.
- Keep Nepali money enough since there are ATM’s on this route.
- Come with a few more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
- Do not believe in the locals because bad people could be anywhere since not all Nepalese is honest and supportive.
- If you are willing to save money, then you could rent expensive trekking gears and equipment.
- Do not take pictures of people without permission.
- It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
- Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.
- You need to take care of your stuff.