Nar Phu Valley Trek with Mesokanto Pass is a best alternative trek for those seeking less travelled area but offer an authentic culture with great scenery. This is a newly developed off the beaten track trekking trails designed by Wilderness Excursion hiking through Phu Pass (5050m) and spending a night in Loang at the altitude of 4680m and next day trekking to Nar Village crossing over Nar Pass which is 5400m high from Sea level. We trust that this alternative trail will offer something new to adventure hiking passionate where nobody has trekked yet and we believe that it is more interesting than walking same way back through Kyang and Chyako to enter the Nar Village. From Nar Village we follow normal track passing the Kong La Pass which is 5306 meter high from sea level to get connected with Annapurna Circuit part one trail after that we have choices that whether we combine this trek with Thorong La Pass or Tilicho Lake Mesokanto Pass then get to Jomsom. So this trek can be called Nar Phu Four high passes all above 5000 meters if we join the trek with Thorong La or either with Mesokanto La Pass. Our newly tailored original version itinerary to Nar Phu valley will end at Jomsom followed by a flight to Pokhara; the lake city; the best place for rest and relax. Next day you can visit to International Mountain Museum after a nice breakfasts then transfer to airport and fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel Samsara Resort at Thamel. The trip concludes now.
Duration 18 Days / 17 Nights
Price from $1649 / person
Difficulty Level Strenuous
Max Altitude 5240 Meters
- 4 High passes including Phu Pass, Nar Pass, Kang La Pass and Mesokanto Pass
- One of the best off the beaten Wilderness trekking trail in hidden valley of Nar Phu
- Best suitable for adventure keens and Wilderness lovers.
- Experience rugged Nar Phu valley with high passes all above 5000 meters .
- Tilicho Lake; World Highest Lake
Nar Phu Valley and Mesokanto Pass Trek Itinerary with four high passes: Phu Pass (5050m), Nar Pass (5400m), Kangla Pass (5300m) and Mesokanto Pass (5240m)
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat by jeep
Leave Kathmandu after the nice breakfast, we drive to Besi Shahar where your trekking permit is registered, we will have a lunch stop there. Some rest after lunch then continue driving to Jagat. Overnight in lodge
Day 02: Trek to Dharapani 6-7 hours walk. Overnight in lodge
Today, we leisurely start our trek. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges, cross a suspension bridge; we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steeply-forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight stay at Jagat.
Day 03: Trek to Koto 5-6 hours walk. Overnight in lodge
An early morning breakfast at Dharapani, we head to Koto from Dharapani. After some 6 hours walk we arrive at Koto a beautiful village on the bank of Marsyangdi River on the way to Annapurna Circuit trail where will stop for the night . Overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Meta, 6-7 hours walk. Overnight in lodge
Wake up early for the early morning views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Gangapurna towards the south west and Kangaru Himal facing top towards the north. The clear sky with the views of mountains makes it a perfect ambience to start your day. After breakfast, we walk for about 10 minutes uphill and then descend for another 15 minutes to cross a small glacial river. We cross the river for gradual uphill facing Annapurna II the whole time and keeping Kangaru Himal at the back. As we ascend for 2 hrs. we are greeted by the views of Pisang peak standing majestically above the Pisang monastery from where we take gradual walk all the time facing Pisang peak directly in front of us. We arrive at the Meta pass (4800m).
Pack lunch is recommended today as there is shortage of water before the pass. After lunch at Meta pass, we start to descend towards Meta. It’s a long downhill from Meta pass to Meta with almost 4 hrs. We arrive a river with a small bridge from where we start to ascend for another 1 hr to reach Meta – a small village with few houses.
Day 05: Trek to Phu, 7-8 hours walk. Overnight in lodge
Today is a moderate but long walk. We get the early morning sunrise view of Lamjung Himal on the south and Pisang peak towards the west. After breakfast we start with a gradual easy walk with view of Pisang monastery on the other side of the hill. We come across a Khampa settlement at Jhunum after 1.5 hrs. This Khampa settlement is now used as a winter stay by villagers of Nar. We continue our walk from here to cross a glacial river and continue walking to arrive at another Khampa settlement at Chyakhu. (Recommend reading: Buddha’s warrior for more info on Khampa war).
We walk further with gradual uphill and then descend to arrive at a small bailey bridge to cross the river from where we start ascending for about 20 minutes to arrive at Kyang. Another Khampa settlement at the valley between huge rugged stone mountains. We will have our lunch here and after lunch we continue our trek to arrive at an interesting trail facing the river and made from cliff carved trail. We continue on this trail with Phu River on the left side for another 3 hrs to meet a wooden bridge. Cross the bridge and continue walking. During the monsoon, if the river is high we continue walking on the same side instead of crossing the bridge.
As we approach the final descend for the Phu, we arrive at big canyon from where a straight uphill of 15 minutes brings us to the gate of Phu village and another 30 minutes’ walk brings us to a suspension bridge and we are official in Phu village.
Day 06: Rest day in Phu - excursion to Himlung Himal Base camp
It is planned for the rest day to get acclimatized before heading to 3 high passes. We can go for a day hike to Himlung Base Camp or explore surrounding or visit to Ancient Bon monastery in Phu- Nar Phu Valley which is called Tashi Lakhang Gompa.
Day 07: Trek to Loang via Phu Pass (5050 m), 7-8 hours walk.
Take a morning breakfast; we are served with the views of Himlung Himal and Kangaru Himal. We start our trek through the village of Phu and start ascending through the scree field to gain about 1000m above the Phu village. Continue walking will bring us to the viewpoint from where the Himlung, Bhrikuti and Kangaru Himal are visible quite prominently. The Phu pass is another 1 hour of moderate walk.
We cross the Phu pass (5050m) and start our descend to arrive at the base of the hill to cross a small wooden bridge and start descending for another 1 hour to arrive our camp for today at Loang. Pack lunch is recommended today due to shortage of water along the way.
Overnight in Camp
Day 08: Trek to Chekchu via Nar Pass (5400 m); 6-7 hours walk.
Wake up in the morning to the views of Himlung and Kangaru Himal. We start our trek ascending towards the Nar pass. The view of Himlung and Kangaru Himal stays with us along our way till Nar pass (5400m) which takes about 3 hours of walk. As we approach the pass, the scree fields makes it rather challenging to reach the pass. However, when we reach the top, we are greeted with 360 degree views of the mountains including Bhrikuti, Himlung, Kangaru towards the east and Chulu and Annapurna range towards the south west.
After taking enough photographs and enjoying the views, we descend from here to lose about 1400 m through the scree field to arrive at Checkchu where we camp for the night.
Overnight in Camp
Day 09: Trek to Nar Village 4-5 hours walk.
After breakfast, we start to descend for about 1 hour until we reach a suspension bridge from where we start to ascend towards the Nar village for another 2 hrs to reach the top. From here we continue for another 20 minutes to arrive a small valley with surround big hills with cave formed on the top of it. A steep uphill here for another 3 hrs will bring us to the beautiful Nar village where we spend our overnight.
Day 10: Trek to Ngawal via Kangla Pass (5300 m); 6-7 hours walk.
We start to ascend early morning today towards the Kang La pass in order to reach early for a great views of the Pisang peak and Chulu Far East peak before heading down to Ngawal. We start our walk crossing a small glacial stream. We ascend gradually to the top ridge of Kang La for 3 hrs. The top of Kang La offers amazing views of Annapurna, Chulu range, Lamjung Himal.
We descend from the Kang La pass through the scree field with wide valley and amazing view of the landscape. The descend takes about 3 hrs to reach Ngawal where we spend a night in Ngawal Mountain Home for the night where we will have comfortable beds, hot shower and great food.
Day 11: Trek to Manang (3519m) – 4 hours walk.
Continuing on the south side of the river, the trail includes a long climb over a ridge which passes through Upper Pisang via Ngawal as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak. On the way, we pass through pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. As we walk near Manang, the climate becomes more cold and dry. Overnight in Lodge
Day 12: Rest day in Manang (3519m), rest to re-energize.
This is an extra day today; you have choice to re-energize body or can have side trip to Ice Lake or Gangapurna Lake. Some people visit to cave where 11th century great Tibetan saint Milarepa meditated.
Day 13: Trek to Siri Kharka (4060m), 4 hours walk.
From Manang we head out through the western gates and follow the path down to the river. We cross the river and continue walking on its southern side through coniferous forest. After reaching Kangsar Village, we walk further up towards Siri Kharka and pass a monastery on the way.
Day 14: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920m) 5 to 6 hours walk
we will trek approximately for about six hours to reach to the Tilicho Lake. The path is interesting as we move towards the Tilicho Lake. We need to cross several streams. After walking for a while, we will reach the Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake is situated at the highest altitude of Nepal. The night will be interesting at Tilicho Lake.
Day 15: Trek to Dharamshala (4230m) via Mesokanto-La (5240m)
The trail from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto pass is several ups and downs until we reach Mesokanto pass. The mesmerizing view of Annapurna, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri, and other several mountains will definitely entertain us. The night will be at Mesokanto pass at the height of 5240m.
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2710m); 5 to 6 hours walk.
We will follow the descending way from Mesokanto pass [5250m] to reach to Jomsom. The trekking region goes through the beautiful pine forest. The famous Buddhist village named as Thimi lies on the way to Jomsom. We will spend the last day of trekking at Jomsom at 2741m after a trekking of about 6 hours.
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara. Rest and relaxing day in Pokhara.
Take a morning flight to Pokhara. You have a relaxing time in Pokhara after a big hike in the mountain. evening strill around Fewa Lake.
Day 18: Fly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
After a nice breakfast; we can visit to International Mountain Museum and later transfer to Pokhara airport then catch a scenic flight to Kathmandu. Escort to Hotel. Trek conclusion!
- 1 Night deluxe room in hotel Fewa Camp in Pokhara with breakfast.
- 1 Night deluxe room in hotel Samsara Resort in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- A registered English speaking Nar Phu Valley Trek guide.
- Meals: 17 Breakfasts, 16 Lunches and 15 Dinners during the trip.
- Jomsom – Pokhara by flight and airport taxes.
- Pokhara – Kathmandu by flight and airport taxes.
- Guide flight fare.
- All ground local transportation.
- Lodge and tented accommodation during the trek.
- Guide and porters fee with all their expenses in trekking.
- Nar Phu Restricted Area Trekking Permit and ACAP Permits.
- Taxes and documentation fees.
- Transfer, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu on first arrival
- Guided tour and monuments entrace fees in Kathmandu
- Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water, laundry service, toiletries.
- Personal nature expenses, hot shower, hot water, internet and phone calls.
- Personal travel insurance and trekking gear.
- Hiring horse/poney or extra porter if necessary.
- Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
- Tips for your guide and porters.
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|March 30, 2024||April 16, 2024||Available||US$1649|