NarPhu Valley Trek
12 Days 11 Nights
Kathmandu Jagat Kang la Pass
2 Min. Pax
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ACCOMODATIONTea House, Home stay, Lodge
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
Nar Phu villages are located in the northwest of Nepal, within the Annapurna Conservation of Nepal. The valley is surrounded by unspoiled mountain valleys and mountains that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. Bordering Tibet through high Himalayan passes, the culture, the religion of the area is that of Tibet. The region opened for foreign tourists only in 2003. Yet it only started gaining attention once the local homestays started accommodating tourists during 2010, before then camping was the only option. Therefore it is considered one of the best-untouched trekking areas in Nepal.
Nar Phu valley trek has become one of the least explored and most exotic treks in Nepal but due to its isolated existence, the Tibetan culture of the valley has remained undisturbed for centuries. They have retained an age-old nomadic yak-herding lifestyle. It is like traveling back in time to visit these enchanting stone villages beneath the snow-capped range of Annapurna.
Nar Phu valley trek combines remote villages of Nar and Phu, narrow canyons, lovely forest, amazing rock formations, yak, monasteries, Kang La Pass 5320m, and unique Himalayan cultures. You will pass Besishahar, Chame, Dharapani, Koto, Meta, Kyang Phu, Nar, Ngawal, Gyaru, Chame villages on this trek. Trekking to this hidden mountain valley offers medieval
Tibetian culture in a very undisturbed form, dramatic mountains, and great alpine sceneries.
The Annapurna circuit that lies next to the Nar Phu valley trek is very crowded with too many tourists during each busy season. Next door, Nar Phu valley is considered one of the best remote and off-beat trails in the Annapurna Region.
For those who want to be in the Annapurna and want to witness the high, white, glistening mountains of the area, but who want to be off the beaten track, the Nar Phu valley trek might be what they are looking for. Nar Phu trek is undoubtedly one of the premier destinations in the Himalayas.
Specialties of Nar Phu Valley Trek
One of the most scenic trails in the world
The beauty of Tibetan and Buddhist culture and lifestyle
Chain of the Himalayas including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna
Cross the Kang La Paa, 5313m on the way to Manang
Sighting snow leopard and blue sheep
Best season to travel to Nar Phu valley trek
The most favorable time to go for a trek to Nar Phu valley is during spring (March to July) and Autumn (September to December). The temperature during these seasons is moderate and guarantees an amazing view throughout the trip.
We will arrive in Kathmandu and do some sightseeing the same day. We will also start packing our stuff for a trek starting the next day.
Our trek starts today, so we'll start our early morning drive from Kathmandu to Jagat. It’s a long day drive that takes 8 to 9 hours to reach Jagat.
So our trek starts from today, we start our trek from Jagat to Dharapani which takes approximately 7 to 8 hours of walk.
After having early morning breakfast we will start our trek from Dharapani to Koto. Way to Koto is wonderful with a stunning view of waterfalls and gorges and it takes around 5 to 6 hours of walking to reach Koto.
We will start our trek early in the morning after having breakfast. The trail follows through the beautiful woods, past small cave shelters and pilgrims’ resting places and a narrow canyon, the trail passes under a wide waterfall. And finally reaches Meta which takes around 7 to 8 hours of walk.
Our destination for today will be Pho Gaun. We will start our trek early in the morning from Meta. We will be passing through different villages like Chyakhu, and walking through the Phu river with a beautiful view of Lamjung Himal and Pisang peak. We will be reaching Pho Gaun after walking for 7 to 8 hours.
After having breakfast we will start our trek to Nar Phedi from Pho Gaun which takes approximately 5 hours of walking.
It is a short hike today, we will be heading towards the Nar valley from Nar Phedi following the winding path up a hill crossing the bamboo-topped Chortens on the way into the ancient village and finally reaching Nar village after walking for 2 to 3 hours.
It is a long day today, so we will be starting our trek before the sun rises and head towards the Kang La Pass which leads back onto the popular Annapurna Circuit. And once you reach the top of La Pass you will get to experience the mesmerizing view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak and then continue towards Ngwal after walking for 8 to 9 hours.
So it’s the last day of our trek, we will be descending towards the Pisang from Ngwal and from there take a drive to Besisahar.
Since it’s the last day of our trip we will be taking a bus or a jeep and heading back towards Kathmandu valley from Besisahar.
After having breakfast we will transfer you to International Airport for final departure
- First aid
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- Drive to Chautara and drive back to Kathmandu
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local licensed friendly trekking guide
- Tips for guide and porters
- Fees and entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Fees and entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking equipment
- Personal travel insurance expenses
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Airport shuttles, lodging, and meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
Nar Phu valley trek is moderate, it won’t be hard for those who have got experience in walking and are physically fit.
The trek can usually finish in 11-12 days but it all depends upon the availability of time you have. If you are willing to explore more then the trip can be extended or can be customized according to your will.
Unfortunately, there is no availability of flights in those regions.
Yes, there is electricity in the region and wifi in most of the tea houses but the speed of wifi is not so good but is okay to stay connected with friends and family.
To book a trek, you can kindly either contact us directly or email us at email@example.com
Natural spring water is available. You can either drink water by putting on a water purifying tablet or it is also possible to buy boiled filter water.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union, or other options.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu.
If the symptoms start appearing then your guide will provide you first- aid treatment but if it’s an emergency then contact your travel agency and insurance company, they will arrange a helicopter for you.