Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is an awesome adventure to the wild and unexplored region of northern Annapurna.  This rough and wild trek takes us to the fascinating and enchanting Nar Phu valley.  Join us to explore the northern Annapurna and amazing Nar Phu.

About Nar Phu valley trek

Nar Phu valley trek includes a certain part of the Annapurna circuit trek.  The beauty of Narpha municipality, the rich and diverse culture, spiritual activities, and religious beliefs of indigenous Narpha in Nar and Phu villages are unique in Nar Phu valley.

Nar Phu valley trekking begins from Jagat following the Annapurna Circuit trekking route.  We will diverse from that route after reaching Koto.  The off-beaten trail from Koto towards Nar Phu valley in the north of Manang is the major Nar Phu valley trek route. Passing the Kang La go with an amazing scene of Annapurna massifs, the hidden valley of Manang welcomes you.

The Kang La pass joins Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia towns in the Neyshang valley. The valley opens up to high snow-tops, old towns, and high-height-touching settlements. Trekking in this hidden mountain valley offers medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed structures, mountains view, and extraordinary high landscapes. We at that point head west over the Thorong La Pass and down through the lower Mustang before making a beeline for Jomsom. We along the last flight back to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu the following day.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft), O/N At Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Day Tour and Trek Preparation, O/N At Hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 06: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 08: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon, O/N At Tea House
Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 10: Acclimatization and preparation at Nar, O/N At Tea House
Day 11: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours,O/N At Tea House
Day 12: Nawal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours, O/N At Tea House
Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (827m/2,700ft): 30 min flight, O/N At Hot
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft): 5-6 hours drive, O/N At Hotel
Day 19: Departure from Nepal

Nar Phu valley Trek permit cost

The permit fee for the areas of Nar and Phu valley trekking is USD ($) 90 single person from September- November, and  USD ($) 75 from December- August.

Trip Highlight's

  • Spectacular mountain views: Nar Phu valley Trek offers you beautiful view of Annapurna, Gangapurna and other peaks.
  • Off- Beaten trekking trail : The Nar Phu valley trek is the less crowed trail of Nepal it means you can get the chance to explore beauty and solitude without any crowed.
  • Village and Monastery : In Nar Phu Village you can get a chance to discover traditional village and ancient monastery.
  • Challenge: Nar phu Trek is the multi days trekking where you have to walk 6-7 hours per day in high altitude.
  • The trek take you through beautiful landscape, including alpine forests, meadows, and rocky terrain
  • The challenging Passes : We have to do 2 Passes in High altitude one is Kang La (5,322m) and another is Thorong la ( 5,416m)

Itinerary

After your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our company member will welcome you and drop you at the hotel. In the evening you will have dinner in a cultural restaurant with a company member and your guide. A briefing on the Nar Phu valley trek will be given by your trekking guide.

You will have a Kathmandu day tour on the second day. Visiting Pashupatinath, Shyambunath, Kathmandu durbar square, and Bouddhanath you will return to the hotel and prepare for your trek.

After having breakfast you will leave for Jagat. It takes around 8-9 hours to reach Jagat from Kathmandu in a private car/bus. Enjoying the view of Nepal's Himalayas, rivers, mountains, and markets you will reach Jagat.

After having breakfast you will start the trek from Jagat. The trekking route from Jagat to Dharapani is a part of the Annapurna circuit trek. The green surrounding, amazing waterfalls on the way, and high cliffs, hills, and mountains make your trekking the best. Passing Chame, tall and Thonche villages we will reach Dharapani covering a distance of 15 km.

After having breakfast we will ascend towards Koto. Passing the lush valley, Marsyangdi river, pine, oak, and rhododendron mixed forest we will reach Koto village. The amazing view of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna II from the trial adds attraction to the place.
Koto village is the gateway of Nar Phu valley and the diversion point of the Annapurna circuit trek.

After having breakfast we will pass through the checkpoint and walk over to the bank of Sotikhola. Passing pine forests, rivers, and suspension bridge we will reach Dharma Sala. Before ascending to Meta village we will trek through woods for half an hour. Meta is the Tibetan Plateau’s base which gives mesmerizing views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and green hills as skyscrapers.

After having breakfast in Meta village we will descend to the river bank passing mani walls and Chorten. Following the uphill from river bank, we will ascend towards Phu gau. After around two hours of trek from the entrance of Phu gau, we will reach the hidden settlement of Annapurna region.

We will rest in Phu Gaon for acclimatizing our body with changing atmosphere. Visiting the Phu gaon and the oldest Buddhist monasteries, we will spend the day in hidden treasure of Nar Phu valley trek.

On the ninth day of our Nar Phu valley trek we will head towards Nar village from Phu Gaon. Passing different streams and suspension bridges, stupas and monasteries we will reach Nar village. The amazing beauty of Pisang peak, annaapurna region landscape from Nar village is great.

We will rest in Nar village enjoying the beauty of the place. Resting is important for the preparation of further treks in higher altitude. During the day you can visit the Nar village, know the culture and traditions of villagers in a hidden valley of the Annapurna region.

After having breakfast, we will descend to Kang La Phedi for 2 hours. After reaching Kang la Phedi we will ascend uphill and reach Kang La pass. Enjoying the mesmerizing view of the Annapurna range, Annapurna landscape we will reach Kang la pass and have greater Mountain View. Three hours of walk from high pass we will reach Ngawal village.

After having breakfast, we will start trekking from Ngawal village to Manang. Passing Paugh village we will reach Mungle. The amazing view of the Annapurna Mountains from the trial towards Paugh and Mungli makes your Nar Phu valley trek great. The final destination of the day will be Manang, the treasure of Nepal.

After having breakfast we will trek toward Yak Kharka. Passing streams, Tenki village, pastures, Jarsang Khola, and Marshyangdi valley we will reach Yak Kharka. Manang to Yak Kharka trial includes pastures, Juniper lines, meadows, small rivers, and mani walls to go through.

After having breakfast we will descend toward Thorong Phedi. The settlement in Thorang Phedi is small and has good arrangements for trekkers. Enjoying the view from yak Kharka we will for 4 hours to reach Thorong Phedi.

Starting from Thorong Phedi we will reach the highest elevation of Nar Phu valley trek, Thorong La pass in 5416m. Enjoying the mesmerizing view of Annapurna ranges from Thorong la Pass we will descend to Muktinath, the temple of Lord Bishnu.
We will visit the temple where we can see 108 stone taps with naturally flowing water. Mane and Chorten, prayers flag the amazing beauty of non-green hills and Dhampus peak, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nil Giri shining in the horizon is more than amazing.

After having breakfast we will descend toward Jomsom. The apple orchard, small villages on the bank of Kagbeni, different beauty of Mustang Nepal creates enthusiasm during the walk. You will reach Jomsom after 6 hours of walking.

Depending on flight time we will reach Jomsom airport for Pokhara Flight. After 25 minutes of flight from Jomsom, we will reach Pokhara airport. Pokhara valley is one of the best cities in Nepal where you can visit several places like Fewa lake, Mahadev temple, Devis falls, Mahendra cave, peace pagoda, etc. During the day you can either rest in a hotel or visit Pokhara valley.

We will drive back to Kathmandu after having breakfast in Pokhara. It takes around 6 hours to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Depending on your flight time our company member will drop you at airport for an international flight. Nar Phu valley trek package completes after reaching airport.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop by private car.
  • Kathmandu Hotel as per itinerary twin sharing basis with B/B plan.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Private jeep From to End point
  • All the special permit and conservation permit.
  • Full board meal during Trekking (breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Accommodation during Trek in Tea House(basic room)
  • Well, Experience trekking Guide who hold government license with his salary food and accommodation.
  • Porter for carrying your bag (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Sleeping Bag (only For trek and at last company will take back with you)
  • Fresh seasonable fruits.
  • • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Trekking Route map
  • Government tax

Price doesn't Include:

  • Visa for Nepal 40$ per person at Airport.
  • International Airfare and travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Soft ,hard, mineral water, chocolate, battery charge, Wi Fi, Shower Bath, All personal Expenses.
  • Extra Day as per required
  • Tips For Guide and Porter.

Frequently asked Questions

How long is the Nar Phu valley Trek?

The Nar Phu valley trek takes 8-12 Days depending on itinerary and routes. As our itinerary it takes 18-19 Days cause we are covering Nar Phu valley with Thorong la pass.

How difficuit is Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Nar Phu Valley trek consider it as a hard trek cause you have to walk many days in high altitudes. It is suitable for experienced trekkers in good physical condition.

Can i trek to Nar & Phu valley without Guide?

No, You are not allow to trek Nar & Phu without Guide. it is protected area so government made a rules that you must hire a licensed holder trekking Guide.

Do i need to make a permit for Nar Phu village Trek?

Yes, You have to make a permit for Nar phu village trek. You have to issue special permit for Nar phu trek from immigration department of Kathmandu, Nepal.

When is the best time to do Nar Phu valley trek?

The best time consider for as a spring ( march to may) & Autumn ( October – November) at this time you will get the clear sky and better temperature compare to other time.

can i trek to Nar Phu in Monsoon and winter time?

We suggest you don’t do Trek in monsoon time cause most of the trail damage from rain. But in the winter is extreme cold if you have well gear then you can do it without problem.

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