Nar And Phu Valleys Trek - 25 Days

Trip Overview

The high point of the trek entails crossing of the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world's deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi and Thakali people.

Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three weeks trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking.

The highest point of the trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent.

Trip Facts

  • country Nepal
  • Destination Nar and Phu valleys
  • Duration 25 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Three nights 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • Meals included Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Transportation Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car- By tourist bus from Kathmandu to Besishar/Pokhara to KTM and by car from trek ending point to Pokhara by car.

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  1. Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport (1350meter) by our representative, transfer to hotel.
  2. Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel.
  3. Sight seeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel.
  4. Drive to Khudi (800meter), 6hrs drive, overnight at Lodge.
  5. Trek to Bahundanda (1310meter), overnight at Lodge.
  6. Trek to Chamje (1430meter), overnight at Lodge.
  7. Trek to Dharapani (1920meter), overnight at Lodge.
  8. Trek to Koto (2600meter), overnight at tented camp.
  9. Trek to Dharmasala (3230meter), overnight at tented camp.
  10. Trek to Kayang (3740meter), overnight at tented camp.
  11. Trek to Phu Village (4050meter), overnight at tented camp.
  12. Excursion around Phu valley, overnight at tented camp.
  13. Trek to Junam (3550meter), overnight at tented camp.
  14. Trek to Nar Village (4150meter), overnight at tented camp.
  15. Explore Nar Village, overnight at tented camp.
  16. Trek to Ngwal (3675meter) after crossing Kang La pass (5315meter), overnight at tented camp.
  17. Trek to Manang (3550meter), overnight at Lodge.
  18. Trek to Letdar (4250meter); towards Thorong La pass, overnight at Lodge.
  19. Trek to Thorong high camp (4800meter), overnight at Lodge.
  20. Trek to Muktinath (3800meter) after crossing Thorong La (5416-meter) Pass, overnight at Lodge.
  21. Trek to Kagbeni (2895meter), overnight at tented camp.
  22. Trek to Jomsom (2713meter), overnight at hotel.
  23. Fly back to Pokhara (820meter), overnight at hotel.
  24. Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
  25. Transfers to airport, departure onward destination.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 25 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m/2986ft.) After breakfast. We drive to domestic airport and take a flight to Pokhara and after an hour drive to Naya Pul then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. Head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a step stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). 3:30 hours.
  3. Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft). This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m). 5:30 hours.
  4. Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours
  5. Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7579ft). Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day - Sinuwa. 6 hours.
  6. Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10335ft). We proceed to Kuldi Ghar about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight. 6 hours.
  7. Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m/13418ft). Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn"t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views. 5 hours.
  8. Annapurna base camp to Sinuwa(2310m/7579ft) . Walking 7:00 hours, O/N at guest house,
  9. Sinuwa to Ghaundrung village( 1850m.5601ft)). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house,
  10. Trek to Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara. Walking 3:30 hours and drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel at 3 stars
  11. Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus for 6 hours
  12. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 25 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
September 03 Sep 20 Sep
September 06 Sep 23 Sep
September 13 Sep 30 Sep
September 20 Sep 07 Oct
September 27 Sep 14 Oct
October 02 Oct 19 Oct
October 08 Oct 25 Oct
October 15 Oct 01 Nov
October 22 Oct 08 Nov
October 29 Oct 15 Nov
November 01 Nov 18 Nov
November 08 Nov 25 Nov
November 15 Nov 02 Nov
November 26 Nov 13 Dec
December 03 Dec 20 Dec
December 10 Dec 21 Dec
December 17 Dec 28 Dec
December 25 Dec 27 jan 17
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 23 Feb
February 09 Feb 26 Feb
February 15 Feb 03 Feb
February 22 Feb 10 Mar
March 01 Mar 18 Mar
March 06 Mar 23 Mar
March 14 Mar 31 Mar
March 19 Mar 05 Mar
March 22 Mar 08 Apr
March 28 Mar 14 Apr
April 02 Apr 19 Apr
April 05 Apr 22 Apr
April 12 Apr 29 Apr
April 19 Apr 06 Apr
April 26 Apr 13 May
April 30 Apr 17 May
May 01 May 18 May
May 10 May 27 May
May 17 May 03 May
May 24 May 10 Jun
June 04 Jun 21 Jun
June 08 Jun 25 Jun
June 14 Jun 01 Jun
June 21 Jun 08 Jul
July 03 Jul 20 Jul
July 09 Jul 26 Jul
September 03 Sep 20 Sep
September 06 Sep 23 Sep
September 13 Sep 30 Sep
September 20 Sep 07 Oct
September 27 Sep 14 Oct
October 02 Oct 19 Oct
October 08 Oct 25 Oct
October 15 Oct 01 Nov
October 22 Oct 08 Nov
October 29 Oct 15 Nov
November 01 Nov 18 Nov
November 08 Nov 25 Nov
November 15 Nov 02 dec
November 26 Nov 13 Dec
December 03 Dec 20 Dec
December 10 Dec 27 Dec
December 17 Dec 03 Dec
December 25 Dec 11 Jan 18
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
Short description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3stars level, Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu as per your desire.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking ( 8 nights).
  • Domestic flight ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Trip Map.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)- (Except welcome dinner).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
For the most up to date latest pricing, please contact us

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

what our previous clients say about us?

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Hi Babu,
Thank you Babu for helping us organizes our 16 days Annapurna Circuit trek. The trip was very smooth - everything was well planned and we enjoyed ourselves very much. We would like to thank all the guides and porters for helping us ensure this. The guides and porters were all very friendly and we enjoyed the bonding time with them a lot. Our guides were well versed in the local culture and made critical decisions in our favour according to the weather when it mattered and in the end we managed to achieve our goals - to reach Tilicho Lake, make it past Thorong La pass and arrive back home safely. It was a truly memorable experience and one which we will never forget.
Gordon
Singapore
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Dear Babu,
This has been our second trip with Unique Path Trekking in last 3 years and we hope that not last ! First were the Chitwan Jungle safari and the trek to Annapurna Base Camp / 3 years ago /.And now the wonderful two weeks trip to Tibet and then the great memorable trek to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri. All were perfect organized. Our porter Babu Kadzi was fantastic and our superguide Shyam /second common trek / was very professional and friendly. Many thanks to You and all team for hospitality and great services day by day ! Best regards
Pawel and Jola Kotarba
Poland
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