Depending upon your landing time at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you might get a few hours to rest before joining the welcome dinner organized by the company. Dinner will be in the late evening, and you will meet with the team members. Later, stroll on the bustling streets of Thamel and end the day.
Nar Phu Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing and trek preparation
Wake up early and begin the day with a fresh cup of coffee & delicious breakfast. The tour guide will wait for you in the lobby. Visit different UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayabhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, you will meet with the trek guide and have a small briefing session. Later, check all the gears and do the final packing with the guide.
Day 3 Drive Kathmandu to Jagat (1,100m); 8-9 hours
You will drive to Jagat today. It is the starting point of the trek. The drive will be quite long, however, scenic landscapes and beautiful mountains like Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, etc views will keep your accompany. The drive goes through Besisahar and Syange before reaching Jagat.
Day 4 Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m); 7-8 hours
The trail from Jagat gradually ascends to Chame. Cross a suspension bridge and walk on a rocky steep trail that will lead to Tal village. Enjoying relaxing views of waterfalls, you continue trekking and cross another suspension bridge near Lower Dharapani. From here, you will walk and reach Dharapani for a night stay.
Day 5 Dharapani to Koto (2,610m); 5-6 hours
Trekking through dense forests of fir & pine, you pass by stupas and reach Bagarchhap. On the way, you can see stunning views of Annapurna II and Mt. Manaslu. The trail then goes through lush pine forests to Latamarang. From here, you will walk for an hour and a half to reach Koto. This village is resided by mostly Gurung communities.
Day 6 Koto to Meta (3,560m); 7-8 hours
Before leaving Koto, you have to register your restricted areas permit at the police check post. The trail moves along Soti Khola and passes by lush forests. Crossing a suspension bridge, you pass by a lovely waterfall and reach Dharamshala. From here onwards, the views will get prettier. The trail further ascends following a steep path to Meta village that welcomes you with fantastic views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.
Day 7 Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m); 7-8 hours
Cross a suspension bridge and ascend & descend until you reach Chyaku. From here, the trail climbs to a small pass that offers stunning views of the surrounding. From Kyang, you pass by Phu Khola trekking on a rocky trail and reach Phu village walking along a large glacier stream. You will see blue sheep and several colorful chortens.
Day 8 Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
It is a rest day in Phu Gaun. You will visit the ancient Tashi Lhakhang monastery and explore the village. It is a beautiful remote village. The locals here are friendly and welcoming. Spend time with them and get to know their unique lifestyle and culture.
Day 9 Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m) 6-7 hours
The trail descends, passing by several streams and crossing suspension bridges until you reach Mahendra Pul. From here, you will trek and reach Nar village, which offers stunning views of .
Day 10 Acclimatization and preparation at Nar
It is another rest day in Nar village. You will go on a half-day excursion to Himlung Base Camp and explore around it. Later, you will return to Nar village and spend the night.
Day 11 Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m) to Ngwal (3,660m); 7-8 hours
Start walking early, as you have to cross Kang La Pass. The trail ascends along the lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola. It is a beautiful path. Further, trekking through yak pastures, you will trek to Jhombu Kharka, also known as Kangla Phedi. The trail then gradually ascends to the top of the pass that offers excellent views of the Annapurna range and other surrounding peaks. From here, you will descend following a steep route that leads to Ngawal village.
Day 12 Nagwal to Manang (3,540m); 4-5 hours
The trail moves along the Marsyangdi river and passes by Braga village, where you will visit an ancient monastery. From here, you trek enjoying gorgeous sceneries and views of small settlement areas to Manang.
Day 13 Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m); 3-4 hours
Crossing a stream, you ascend to Tenki village and head out of Marsyangdi valley. You will trek in the north direction. Passing through a few pastures and juniper trees, you pass by Gusan village. The trail then crosses a small river on a wooden bridge and slowly climbs towards Yak Kharka.
Day 14 Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m); 3-4 hours
The trail takes you to Thorong Phedi today. From Yak Kharka, you ascend to a ridge and drop down to the Marsyangdi river. Cross the river on a wooden bridge and again ascend following a narrow trail. The views on the way will be magnificent.
Day 15 Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m) to Muktinath (3,800m); 7-8 hours
The route that leads to the top of Thorong La Pass is challenging. You have to wake up early to begin the day as soon as possible. The trail ascends steeply following a rigged path. The cold air and breath-taking views will wake you up. Upon reaching the top of the pass, you get to see an outstanding landscape. Further, you will descend to Muktinath Temple. It is one of the significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal.
Day 16 Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m); 5-6 hours
Before leaving Muktinath, you will visit the temple and explore it. The trail then drops down to Jharkot and passes by Khingar. Further, walking along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river, you will reach Kagebni. The trail passes by narrow alleyways and takes you to beautiful Jomsom.
Day 17 Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (827m); 30 min flight
Today, an early morning flight will take you to Pokhara. During the flight, you can see gorgeous scenery and snow-capped mountain views. Upon landing at Pokhara, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is leisure. You can visit nearby tourist places. Spend the evening around tranquil Phewa Lake and stroll on the vibrant Lakeside market.
Day 18 Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m); 5-6 hours drive
Pokhara to Kathmandu's drive is scenic. The drive offers views of lush green hills, rivers, terraced farms, waterfalls, and small villages. It is your last day in Kathmandu. You will have the remaining day to yourself. Visit the market and do shopping. In the late evening, you will meet with the team members once again over farewell dinner.
Day 19 Departure
As your journey ended with us, it is time to return home or embark on a new journey. One of our team members will drop you at the airport as per your flight time.