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Nar Phu Valley Trekking - 16 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house/Camping during the trek
Duration 16 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Group size 2 - 30
MAX. ALTITUDE 5320m at Kang-La pass
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in Kathmandu, pokhara and all meals during the trek
TRIP CODE dwt 16
NATURE OF TREK Tea House /Camping trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
GRADE Challenging
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Nar Phu valley trek combines Tibetan culture, a high pass, Gorges, two of the Himalayas most picturesque medieval villages, and offers 7000m peaks in a spectacular Tibetan enclave, encounter with the world’s rarest wilderness , past impressive chortens, herds of blue sheep and over one of the region's highest trek crossing passes at Kang La (5,300m) and Mesokanto-La (5,200m). Truly like nowhere else on earth.

Highlights

  • Explore Annapurna's most remote and untouched region.
  • Observe the tibetan culture and lifestyle of the area.
  • Pass the Kang La pass , Mesokanto la pass
  • Pass yak pastures with yaks grazing
  • Relaxing hot spring at Tatopani
  • Visit the highest lake in the world, Tilicho lake
  • Stay at Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district
  • A day at tourist hub Pokhara
  • Visit the renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa
Benefits
  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Overview

The Naar Phu valley trek is a trek to the remote villages of Naar and Phu situated in northeast valley near Chame, Annapurna. It it one of Nepal's most untouched and beautiful regions in Annapurna.They are different but close by villages inhabited by the Khampas (tibetan refuges) and you will get to experience their lifestyle first hand on your stay there.this trek is a combination of visiting remote villages , views of magnificent snow capped mountains,, yaks, narrow gorges, canyons beautiful forest, glacier, high pass of Kang la 5,200m, along with visit to the the sparking Tilicho lake,  the highest altitude  lake in the world located in manang district and visit natural hot springs of tatopani.

We start the trek from either Chame or Dharapani after driving there from Kathmandu. We hike on the Annapurna circuit trail to Koto upto Meta from there we cross the bridge over the Marshyangdi river leading to Nar Phu Valley .The narrow forest entrance opens up to a huge expansion of snowy peaks of mountains Kang Garu and Pisang and several others, ancient villages ,ruins and monasteries We will also come across yaks and blue sheeps.then we explore the alpine valley over Naar and cross the Kang la to Tilicho base camp, we will  see great views of annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak. Then we hike up to the magnificent Tilicho lake and cross Mesokanto pass and head to Jomsom, after a final stop at Tatopani to relax in the hotsprings we drive to pokhara then back to  Kathmandu

Our package in the Nar Phu valley trekking encompasses Kang La Pass, Mesokanto-La and Tilicho base camp into less explored and recently opened valley. Visiting this region is as similar to that of former forbidden kingdom of upper mustang trek - it gives truly exposure to have insight into the high mountains, ancient monasteries, culture of Tibetan plateau.

Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Nar Phu Valley Trekking with us that our journey will begin with 8-9 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar,Bhulbhule or Jagat (approx 172.9 km)which is included in the package, however, with an additional cost you can book a Private Jeep and while returning back to Kathmandu if you want to take a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (20 mins approx) we can provide that with an additional cost excluded from the package. Despite being the gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Besishar lacks this facility Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we start our Nar Phu Valley Trekking next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1300m/3608ft): 8-9 hours

We start our journey with a scenic drive after an early morning breakfast from Kathmandu to Jagat.. We take a local bus out of the valley and along the picturesque Trishuli River.we can see beautiful scenery along the way of rivers, terraced fields, villages and sights of the snowy mountains, including Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. Eventually, we turn off from the main highway to Pokhara and head north to the large bazaar area of Besisahar and then continue to syange then pass the road through paddy fields and tibetan villages oF Jagat where our drive ends.

  • Overnight at lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 2
Jagat to Dharapani (1,860m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

In the morning after breakfast, the trail goes gradually uphill to Chame and cross another suspension bridge and follow the steep rocky trail until reaching Tal village. You can see again very beautiful waterfalls in Tal. You have lunch break here. We continue straight and cross the suspension bridge near Lower Dharapani. You continue a little more hiking and arrive in Higher Dharapani.

  • Overnight in Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 3
Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours

Today we will enter Nar Phu Valley which will take us around four to five hours. We will trek through pine and fir forests, monasteries and villages to Bargarchhap., You can enjoy the spectacular mountain views of Annapurna II and Manaslu and other peaks along the way. Trail continues through pine forests till Latamarang which takes about one and half hour.Finally we will reach Koto, a small village inhabited by Gurung communities .

  • Overnight in Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 4
Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

After registering our restricted area permit at the police check post, we will travel along the banks of Soti Khola through wonderful pine forests ,pass suspension bridges and cascading waterfall and reach Dharamshala which takes about five hours. from here the woods become thinner and the vistas get wider. We continue trekking for about one and half hour through forest ascending steeply till Meta village on the Tibetan Plateau. The views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal look great from here.

  • Overnight in Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 5
Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

We will ascent and descent trial along with suspension bridge, we reach the deserted fields of Chyaku. Keep climbing and reach a small pass with excellent views of the Annapurna and reach Kyang, where we can see outstanding views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II then we pass the Phu Khola on a rocky trail past the submarine rocks and maybe some campsites until Phu village which takes about 3 hours.We will see the colourful chortens that Nar and Phu are famous for as well as blue sheeps. We get to experience the diversity of culture, nature, religion o,we see the people’s daily life and Tashi Lhakhang Monastery.We will continue walking across a small glacial stream to a larger glacier stream with a half bridge. An after hour and half we will reach the Phu gate leading to phu Village. splendid view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks is clearly visible.

  • Overnight in Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 6
Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours

After glims of Naar Village then we descend down the valley past several streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul , which takes about four hours then we walk up to a junction where the trail branches off to reach the small settlement of Nar Phed.On the way will see peaks of Kang Garu and Pisang Peak and pass by two chortens on the way.

  • Overnight in Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 7
Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

An excursion day to Tashi Lhakhang and a hike to Himlung Base Camp (3-4 km) can be done today. Some people skip an extra day in Phu and prefer to hike Tilicho Lake from Manang instead then join Thorong La route at Yak Kharka.

  • Overnight in lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 8
Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngawal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

From naar we ascend through the lateral moraine of Temdenzon khola on a pleasant path that passes yak pastures with defined views of west ridge of pissng Peak. we will trek to Jhombu kharka also known as Kang la Phedi at the bottom of Kang la pass.We will cross the Kang la pass is a very steep ascent to the top but it's not too difficult. our hiking will take about 2 hours to cross the pass. From the top of the pass we will be rewarded with the beautiful view of the Annapurna range and other peaks.Then three hours of steeply descent until we reach Ngawal village where we stay.

  • Overnight at lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 9
Ngwala to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

An hour trek to Braga Village passing Marsyangdi River. We will explore the famous monasteries in Barga village. then leave the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Manang, a settlement of dramatic village. There are many guest houses, cafes and even trekking shops in Manang.

  • Overnight at lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 10
Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours

From Manang we cross a stream and climb up to Tenki village then head out of Marshyangdi valley northwest up Jar Sang khola valley .the trail ascends slowly as we head northward. we will pass a few pastures and juniper trees . Following the trail we will pass though a small village called Gunsan with houses made of flat mud roof and then pass pastures with yaks and horses. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge,we make our way up the spectacular valley to an open, peaceful meadow known as Yak Kharka.

  • Overnight at lodge .
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 11
Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours

Today we head to the foot of Thorong la pass, Throng phedi. We climb up to a ridge then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a wooden bridge.After a climbing  the mountain path we follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to thorough Phedi

  • Overnight at lodge
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 12
Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass (5,4525m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours

Today we cross Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek.we have to push ourselves through the icy air , and high altitude but the view from the pass will make it totally worth it. We will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet,at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna.We will then descend all the way to Muktinath,The descent to Muktinath is pretty steep and will take between 3 to 4 hours .Muktinath is a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists.The Buddhists call it ‘Chumig Gyatsa,’ which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".

  • Overnight at lodge .
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 13
Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 4-5 hours

We head down to Jharkot and Khingar where there are beautiful monasteries that you can explore. We will walk along the banks of Kali Gandaki river past kagbeni and reach Jomsom. The view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri is splendid throughout the trail.

  • Overnight at lodge .
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 14
Drive from Jomsom to Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft) by local bus

From jomsom we catch a local bus to Tatopani. This rugged journey through the deepest gorge in the world will take us from the arid high elevation terrain to the lowlands with lush jungle and farmland. We will see spectacular views of the Kali gandaki River separate the 10th highest peak in the world Annapurna from Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest. We will have views along the way! Tatopani is famous for natural hot spring;.. We can take a dip in the nearby hot springs and savor the well-earned rest!

  • Overnight at lodge .
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 15
Drive to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft) – 7 hr

Approximately seven hours bus or jeep drive from Tatopani via Beni Bazaar will take us to Pokhara. Pokhara is a lake city popular for its natural beauty. A lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travelers.

  • Accommodation at Hotel near Lakeside.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 16
Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft): 5-6 hours drive

Today we start the day early as we depart on a tourist bus to Kathmandu. The 200 km route follows first along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river offering a good look at the landscape and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we are back in the valley of the gods, Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Included meals: Breakfast

What is Included?

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Chame or Bhulbhule and from Jomsom to Tatopani to Pokhara by Local bus.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • One night accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Tea House/ Lodge, camping accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Nar Phu valley restricted area permit.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhra due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.

Route Map

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment list for Nar Phu valley trekking

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.

Head
  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face
  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands
  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body
  • Hiking shirts

  • Long sleeved shirt

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear
  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)

  • Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
Toiletries
  •  Medium size drying towel
  •  Tooth brush
  •  Toothpaste
  •  Deodorant/ floss
  •  Bio degradable bar soap
  •  Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

Getting There

You will arrive to Nepal, Kathmandu in Tribhuwan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival.From Kathmandu we head to on a Pokhara ,the starting point of our trek.You can choose to go to Pokhara either via 25 minute domestic flight (cost not included in package) or a 6 hours drive via tourist bus that departs early in the morning every day. Taking the bus will require you to stay overnight at a hotel in pokhara to start trekking next morning

Free transfer

Discovery World Trekking offers free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Nar Phu valley trekking. Upon arrival you'll be warmly welcomes by our Discovery world trekking crew with a traditional offering of Khata or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then directly transfer you to your hotel. To make use of this service please submit full flight details of arrival and departure in advance by mail.

Accommodation

Nar Phu valley Trek package starts and ends at Pokhara, it requires two nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (Upon arriving night and after completion of the trek) the cost of which is not included in the package.Accommodation during the trek are at teahouses which are essentially hotels but with a more homely feel.They are run by the locals and provide all the basic facilities including hot shower at a small extra charge.The rooms are simple but comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows.some will have en suit bathroom but most have shared Bathroom with squat toilet .you will get a chance to experience the renowned Nepalese Hospitality as well as interact with them Discovery World Trekking have good public relation with local service providers; the company makes sure prior arrangement for the accommodation.At pokhara the accommodation is more luxurious. we stay at hotels with single room and attached bathrooms, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility 15 days Nar Phu valley Trek Package starts and ends at Nayapul, although, two nights accommodation in Kathmandu is required once before and after the trek ,not included in the the package as there are plenty of hotels in kathmandu that you can select according to your requirements

Meals

All meals during the trip are included in the package . the menu is a blend of traditional local , Asian and continental cuisines the foods will be all home cooked,fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious . We select only the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge.We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc for health benefits at high altitudes.we provide breakfast during the 2 overnight stays at pokhara to make it convenient for getting ready for departure .for other meals you are free to choose from the various diners available all over Pokhara Meals in Kathmandu are not included in the packages as there are variety of Nepalese and international cuisine readily available for you to choose according to your taste.

Best season

Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in Nar Phu valley. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature.

March-May

Trekking season begins after March. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarding with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at an elevations of over 3,000 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid March up to mid May. Weather is cool at this time. Sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of mountains.

June-August

It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 10°C to 23? and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Though the rain may cause some problems .Various plants bloom during this season , the valleys will be green and totally different view than during other seasons.

September-October

This is a favourite among tourists with the most favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines bright the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach upto 20c in high altitudes,the nights are colder with temperatures may go down around 5c.the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripen in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during this season's.

November

November is a busy season, the clearest month, with crisp and sparkling sky.The daytime temperatures at this month is usually the most stable,from mild to cool conditions ,the humidity is aso pretty dry with very cold nights

December-February

The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February,climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures get extremely cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best.with snowy caps the it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem. Please Note: Weather in the Himalaya can be unpredictable and change quickly temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Our 15 days Nar Phu valley trekking package spends seven to eight nights over 3500m above the sea level, where there is significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be fatal if the symptoms are ignored .our trip itinerary is designed for slow and steady ascending so the body can adapt to the new altitude Our Nar Phu valley trek is designed to facilitate a rest day at Sama Gaon for proper acclimatization All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggests precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 liters a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

15 days Nar Phu valley trekking is a challenging trek in Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 6 to 7 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Nar Phu valley are fairly ascent, descent and straightforward following a well-established trials but this is high mountain journey have to walk along the remote trials in the Himalaya. Trekkers who are able to hike 6 to 7 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our 15 days Nar Phu valley trekking.some days require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes.to join our 15 days Nar Phu valley trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group /single

The group will be minimum 2 to maximum up to any number on trek. The group of twelve and above will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Nar Phu valley with your own holiday timeframe and this will be led by one of our highly competent and well experienced guides.

A typical day in Trek

A day on trekking will be rewarding with unique experience providing to trek leisurely with plenty of time to enjoy scenery, take photos and explore the local village. During the trek you are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert guide along with porters to carry out your baggage. You need to take your small regular day pack on hiking days. The day starts with an early morning cup of tea. Each morning after packing our bags and having a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk ar around 7 am -8am,depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. after trekking 3 to 4 hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after an hour rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter being only 2 to 3 hours when we read our overnight lodge we snack on the pre-prepared extra dietary snacks , then after dinner, we will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is provided around 6 to 7 pm. In the evening before going to bed, we discuss each group member hiking experience of that day. And the guide will brief the next day trip plan. After completing of the trip briefing we enjoy fun and games and entertainment.trekkers love learning Nepalese language from our Discovery World Trekking crews, playing a card, talking to and chatting with the crew members, reliving the day adventure or reading books before heading off to the bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

There is mobile phone coverage on the most of the routes, But this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone.although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Almost all tea houses on the trail route to Nar Phu valley have electricity. You can charge your devices for a small amount of extra charge.we recommend you also bring your own solar powered charger.For drinking water, it's best to take water purification pills and use it on filling local boiled water instead of packed mineral water. Boiling water on local lodges may take extra charge.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package.Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by self. All meals, transfer and accommodation required for Nar Phu valley trekking are included except lunch and dinner in Pokhara Trekkers will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend to bring cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here..r bringing a cash card you can use to withdraw from an ATM (bear in mind your bank may charge for this service).

Travel insurance

Trekking in Nar Phu valley Trekking requires slightly proactive and reactive preparedness. The high mountains are not a place to visit casually as serious sickness and other casualty are supposed to be unexpectedly happened. Make sure you have insured against this incident before starting the trek. Travel insurance is also a part of booking condition for an adventure trek in Nepal. All clients taking part in Manaslu Circuit Trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation with inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses for trekkers at high altitude. We can do recommendation of insurance company in case of our help needed but we do not involve in sale of the insurance policy. Trekker is refused to be participated in Manaslu Circuit Trekking with improper policy or without travel insurance policy. In case of emergency circumstances of our valued client, company put forward the travel documentation processing to insurance company based on your prior information submission details in order to assist in arranging rescue operation, and transfer to hospital for treatment.You are requested to send the details insurance information after you have booked the trek. Make sure your insurance company accepts the cost incurred for mountain rescue service even at the highest elevation of trek.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np ;Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport-size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates maydiffer. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal to help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa.Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice.Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe,Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

You can exchange most foreign currencies Through the banks and through the money exchanges. money exchangers are also legitimate. You might be able to also exchange small amounts of cash at the hotel you are staying. Money exchange facilities are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Money changers or Money exchangers in Kathmandu are found all over Thamel . The going rate is normally displayed in the front of the stores on a board. The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPRs). Its symbol is often displayed as Rs.The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupees in Nepal. You should ensure you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may be fined. Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheque, many hassles problems like a lengthy process and high rate of commission may take place during the processing at banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of many ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara (if you card is linked to the International Cirrus System), or by exchanging your travel cash at a bank in Kathmandu,the service fee charge will impose on around four percent or more depending up on the bank. There is a day transaction limit on cash withdrawing if you use the bank. Please note that most establishment banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded and they can be very difficult to exchange or extra fees added when exchanging at banks. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.Please refer to www.xe.com for up to date rates

Luggage

The weight limit for your luggage ,Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Responsible Travel

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints. 
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impact in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the Nar Phu Valley Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging . contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip Extensions

After completion of Nar Phu valley trekking,If you have extra days in nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley ,sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!

Feedback

After complete of Nar Phu valley trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking,we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with key ring. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

USEFUL INFO

The Nar Phu Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Besisahar and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your time frame, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and camp sites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

We look forward to guiding you to the Nar Phutrek through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!

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Trip Reviews

Life Time Memorable, Trekking in Nepal
Ray
5 - Excellent
03/02/2016

After planning, myself and group had come in Nepal. We did Nar Phu Valley Trekking. We explored deferens ethnic groups as well as Nature. Started from low altitude, crossing to highest trekking ,this trek is challenging, however you will have fully enjoyable . our Guide Milan is well experience and well-trained. Who has good knowledgeable with this region. Porters were very strong and always happy. Wonderful service is provided by DWT. I should tell, Adventures in Nepal.it is life time memorable, at least visit once a life,which makes you get change your life. Thanking you Paul and Team of DWT. If any one thinking of doing Trekking in Nepal, I highly recommend DWT Team.

Life Time Memorable, Trekking in Nepal
Ray
5 - Excellent
03/02/2016

After planning, myself and group had come in Nepal. We did Nar Phu Valley Trekking. We explored deferens ethnic groups as well as Nature. Started from low altitude, crossing to highest trekking ,this trek is challenging, however you will have fully enjoyable . our Guide Milan is well experience and well-trained. Who has good knowledgeable with this region. Porters were very strong and always happy. Wonderful service is provided by DWT. I should tell, Adventures in Nepal.it is life time memorable, at least visit once a life,which makes you get change your life. Thanking you Paul and Team of DWT. If any one thinking of doing Trekking in Nepal, I highly recommend DWT Team.

Nar Phu trek
Anna
5 - Excellent
11/16/2018

This company is amazing! We chose it because of how reputable it is and the weight restrictions they give their porters. Compared to the other companies Discovery World Trekking really takes care of their employees! They provide both their guides and their porters with gear such as shirts, pants, jackets, and bags. This is a huge difference compared to all of the companies that maybe give their guides a shirt. It was good to know that our guide and porter had the appropriate gear to complete the trek with us! The fact that our porter Ruppes was only allowed to carry 18kgs made him able stay with us the entire time. Other porters were so weighed down that they would have to stop all the time. It was nice to truly be as a team together. Both Simbir our guide were always smiling ready to answer our questions about anything on the trek. They made sure we were always comfortable and were well taken care of. Also the Nar Phu trek was amazing! Once we turned off of the Annapurna Circuit the trail was narrow and we didn't see anyone! It was amazing. Paul helped us change our plans as the airline kept changing out dates. Simbir was very accommodating when we decided to not continue on the trek after the first 5000m pass. He helped us arrange a way back to Kathmandu and continued to help us until we were settled back in Kathmandu. Once again I would recommend this company to my friends and family! They are all amazing!

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