Nar & Phu valley trek is a pleasing journey to the two hidden jewels in the Trans Himalayas of Nepal. This is a newly establish trekking route where so many natural and cultural fantasies are yet to be explored. Walk along the hidden path with the stunning views of mountains, passes and glaciers. At the earlier part of your trekking journey, you pass through narrow forest area which soon open up to wild and dry nature with unique rock formations. The ancient villages and the high altitude with grazing settlements will come to sight while the views of mountains is in the backdrop as you move forward to your main destination.
Nar & Phu valley is a beautiful valley full of wilderness that lies north to the popular Manang valley. The Nar & Phu valley Trek is not only known for the beautiful views of mountains and rock formations it offers but also for the cultural richness of the area. Local people of this valley practice Tibetan Buddhist culture which is commonly prevalent in this area. Most importantly the culture, custom and religion are the integral part of people’s life in this area. Their lifestyle and culture reflects the religion they practice. Their main source of income is farming and animal rearing. Besides that, the valley also possesses some ancient gompas and monasteries. Among them Tashi Lha Khang monastery is a popular one. Many Buddhist pilgrims around the world visit this monastery each year to take blessings from Lama Karma Sonam Rinpoche.
Likewise, Nar & Phu valley Trek offers some beautiful views of Annapurna massif as well. This trek is also a way to cross Kang La Pass and reach Himlung Base Camp. The base camp offers some splendid views of mountains like Api Himal, Kappa Chuli peak, Nanda devi and other neighboring peaks as well. Above all, trek starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara form where we take a flight to Manang. From Manang, we take a trail that takes us to Kang La pass and head towards Nar and Phu villages respectively. After that we then head towards Himlung Base Camp, there we can enjoy some stunning views of mountains and glaciers. We then embark our return journey via Meta and Dharapani to Besisahar. We wrap up our trek with a drive back to Kathmandu.
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal visa fee
- Meals during the stay in the Cities
- International Airfare
- Personal expenses
- Snacks, drinks during the trek
- Personal trekking euipment
- Tips for the guide, porter and any other trekking staff
- Extra baggage charge
Regarding your arrival
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.
Meals and Drinking water facility
The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.
If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.
Import and Export during the travel
You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.