Nar Phu Valley TrekNar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek - 21 Days

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude5416 meters
  • Starts/EndsDharapani/Jomsom
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Encounter with Tibetan, Buddhist, and Mongolian lifestyle.
  • Explore the isolated and remote areas of the Annapurna Region.
  • Tibetan Plateau and unique landscapes.
  • Gigantic mountain views including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manalsu.
  • Discover deep gorges, alpine forests, tranquil remote villages, and several flora and fauna.

Nar Phu Valley Trek is an unexplored trekking trail that lies just above the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. Nar Phu Trek was opened for foreigners in 2003 with a special permit required from the Government. However, trekkers can get a permit card from the authorized trekking company to trek to Nar Phu Valley. Classic Trek Nepal is an eligible and authorized trekking company that can arrange Nar Phu Valley Trekking permits for trekkers.

Nar Phu Valley is an untouched beautiful trek in Nepal. The trek is perfect for those who seek raw natural beauty with a mixture of Tibetan culture. Nar Phu Trek begins from Dharapani and passes through different villages, forests, rivers, landscapes, and high passes. You will cross two major passes during this trek: Kang La Pass and Thorang La Pass.Nar Phu Valley Trek Itinerary also joins the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It allows you to visit Muktinath Temple, a holy place of Lord Bishnu. From Muktinath, the trail moves ahead to Jomsom and flies to Pokhara.

Classic Trek Nepal organizes Nar Phu Valley Trekking packages with the best services that suit your time and budget. We make sure our trekking guide makes your trek easy, safe, and secure. Moreover, the guide will motivate and inspire you throughout the trek. Therefore, if you have any queries about Nar Phu Trek feel free to contact us.  

Why Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Nar Phu Valley lies in the remote part of the Annapurna Region, which delivers a perfect blend of culture and natural beauty.

  • Cultural experience: Nar Phu Valley consists of ancient villages. The people follow their ancient lifestyle and culture until now. Moreover, Nar Phu Valley is closer to the Tibetan Border. People near the Tibetan Border Follow the Tibetan Lifestyle and their culture.
  • Less crowded and unspoiled trail: Nar Phu Tre is more remote and isolated than other trekking trails of the Annapurna Region like ABC or Annapurna Circuit. Therefore, it remains less busy and perfect for those who want peaceful trekking.
  • Towering mountain views: The largest snow-capped peaks such as Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and many more surround Nar Phu Valley. Likewise, Nar Phu offers glaciers like the Tilicho Glacier, Pisang Glacier, Gangapurna Glacier, etc.
  • Adventurous Journey: Trekking to Nar Phu Valley is quite an adventurous journey through isolated regions, high passes, landscapes, rugged terrain, and deep gorges. That is why, a good level of fitness is crucial to complete this trek.

Best season for Nar Phu Trek

Like other trekking in the Annapurna Region, the best season for Nar Phu Trek is spring and autumn. However, this trek is possible even in the monsoon season as it lies in the dry part of the Annapurna region. Having said that, you can expect some rain in lower regions like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Nar Phu Valley is dry and beautiful as it offers some spectacular mountain views. Therefore, pick the best season to enjoy the adventurous trek to Nar Phu Valley.

Trek Preparation and Packing List for Nar Phu Valley Trek

While trekking to the remote area, preparation is very important. Trekking gear, weather, and physical and mental fitness come under the common trekking preparation. You have to cross through challenging Thorang La Pass (5416Mm) and Kang La Pass (5320m). Therefore, a decent level of physical fitness is essential. So, how to prepare for Nar Phu Valley Trek? Here is a list of a few tips for trek preparation:

  • Work on your physical and mental fitness.
  • Acclimatize your body at a high altitude above 3000 meters.
  • Do research about the culture and traditions of the local community before the trek.
  • Buy quality travel insurance that covers your emergency evacuation above 5,000 meters.
  • Check your trekking gear and equipment properly before the trek.  

Furthermore, trekking gear and equipment are equally necessary to complete this trek. Here is the packing list of trekking gear for Nar Phu Trek:

  • Trekking poles and trekking boots.
  • Down Jacket, Fleece Jacket, and T-shirts,
  • Trekking pants, Half Shorts, Thermal inner, and socks.
  • Warm Hats, Sun Hat, and Gloves.
  • Sunscreen, Sunglasses, and personal toiletries.
  • Personal First Aid Kit.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Costs 2024 and 2025

Nar Phu Valley Trek cost ranges from USD 1000 to USD 1300 per person depending upon group size. Similarly, the Nar Phu Valley Trekking package cost also varies with the service you opt out of. To know more about the services and Nar Phu Trek costs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our assistant from CTN will be there to pick you up. He will be at the waiting area with the name of our company in a Pamphlet. After greeting you with a warm welcome, you will be transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle.

  • Max Altitude:1350 meters
  • Accommodation:3-star Hotel

This day is for the trek preparation. Moreover, you will have enough time to check the gear and equipment for the trek. Likewise, CTN organizes a small meeting in our office to discuss the trek, introduction to the guide, etc.

  • Max Altitude:1350 meters
  • Accommodation:3-star hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

The journey to Nar Phu begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Syange. The highway offers you views of typical Nepali villages and small towns. Overnight stay at Syange.

  • Max Altitude:1460 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek from Syange to Dharapani passes through different charming villages like Jagat, Chyanche, and Tal. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

  • Max Altitude:1930 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The day begins with a gentle climb through the forest to Timing. It brings the fine views of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. We finish the day at Koto after we check our permits at the checking post. Overnight stay at Koto.

  • Max Altitude:2600 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours

We start the day from Koto trekking through the steep and narrow path. The trail continues along the side of Phu Khola, which provides views of riverside natural hot springs. We continue to trek until Dharamshala arrives to stay overnight.

  • Max Altitude:3230 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trekking for 20 minutes from Dharamshala, we arrive at Meta. Meta Village offers you views of Lamjung Himal and Pisang Peak. Next, the walk continues through Junam Khola and ascends to Chuako. From here, we descend to Kyang, a temporary inhabitant of people from Phu. Overnight stay at Kyang.  

  • Max Altitude:3820 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you need to watch your step while walking through the rocky trail for about 2 hours. Slowly, the Nar Phu Valley opens up. The valley is popular for wild Blue Sheep and snow leopards. Likewise, from the valley, you will climb a steep trail passing Chortens and arrive at Phu village.

  • Max Altitude:3990 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will have enough time to explore the Phu Gaon. After having breakfast, visit Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on the hillside. Enjoy the views of the mountains from the Hillside. Likewise, returning to the Phu Village, explore around the local community and get close to the people. Most of the people from this village follow Buddhism.

  • Max Altitude:3990 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having a wonderful time at Phu, we will trek to Junam Goth. Descending to the river, the trek goes to Junam via Kyang. Overnight stay at Junam Goth.  

  • Max Altitude:4190 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner

The trek begins with a few difficulties for 45 minutes from Junam. After that, you will cross a river and climb to Nar Gate passing mani stone and big chorten. You can see the scenic beauty as you enter from the Nar gate. Likewise, people from the Nar village are very hard-working. Their lifestyle depends on agriculture and tourism.  Overnight stay at Nar Village.

  • Max Altitude:4190 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s trek will be easy for you. Walking through the valley and passing Chorten, you will head to Kangla Phedi. Overnight stay at Kangla Phedi.

  • Max Altitude:4530 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house
  • Time:3-4 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is going to be a long and difficult day of the trek. First, you will climb Kangla Pass witnessing the views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Lamjung Himal, and Chulu Peak. From the top of the pass, we will descend to Ngawal. Architecture, prayer wheels, cobbled streets, and cultural practices beautifully ornament the village of Ngawal. Overnight stay at Ngawal.

  • Max Altitude:3660 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trekking through the bank of Marshyandi River, we walk to Manang. Along the journey, enjoy walking through the pine forest and villages. Annapurna ranges, Tilicho Peak and stunning landscapes make this trek more fascinating. Overnight stay at Manang.

  • Max Altitude:3540 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will trek from Manang to Yak Kharka via Gunsang. The walk is fair and easy with beautiful scenery. However, a high altitude can make you tired. Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

  • Max Altitude:4050 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Yak Kharka, the trail goes further ahead to a ridge and descends to the HQ of Marshyanngdi. Next, you will cross a bridge and climb a narrow trail. Walking for a few hours, you will again descend to the base of Thorang La Pass.

  • Max Altitude:4925 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will start the trek early in the morning to cross the Thorang La Pass. It takes around 4 hours to reach Thorang La. The views from the top of the pass are breathtaking. Next, from the pass, descend to Muktinath Temple famous sacred place of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Overnight stay at Muktinath.

  • Max Altitude:5416meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Paying worship early in the morning at Muktinath Temple, we begin to walk to Jomsom. You will get the opportunity to witness the deepest gorge in the world Gandaki Gorge. The trek continues via Kagbeni to Jomsom to stay overnight.

  • Max Altitude:2720 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will have options today to either fly or drive to Pokhara. But, you need to tell this option before the start of the trek as we have to book the flight early. Flying to Pokhara early in the morning gives you enough time to explore around the Pokhara

  • Max Altitude:850 meters
  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel
  • Time:30 minutes fly
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today, you drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. It is a long and scenic drive with some bumpy roads along the highway.

  • Max Altitude:1350 meters
  • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel
  • Time:7-8 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

The trip to Nepal ends today. Our airport assistant will drop you to the airport for your flight to the next destination.

    The Itinerary is subject to change according to the schedule of our clients. If you need customized itineraries for the Nar Phu Valley Trek, feel free to contact us. 

    What's Included
    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
    • 3-night accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit Card.
    • Trekkers Information Management System Permit Card.
    • Nar Phu Valley restricted area permit card.
    • Kathmandu-Syange and Pokhara-Kathmandu transportation costs.
    • Jomsom-Pokhara flight fare.
    • Professional and well-trained guide and his salary, transportation, accommodations, and meals.
    • Porter's expenses including his salary, meals, and accommodations.
    • Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
    • Accommodation during the trek.
    • 1-night accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast.
    • All the government and local taxes.
    What's not Excluded
    • Travel insurance and visa fees.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Personal expenses like drinks, snacks, hot shower, Wi-Fi, etc.
    • Tips to guide and porter.
    • Extra accommodation in Pokhara or Kathmandu due to early arrive from trek. 
    Good to Know

    Accommodation:

    Accommodation in the Nar Phu Valley trek is mostly in Tea houses. The local people welcome you in their tea houses and offer you a stay in a basic room in a sharing basis. Tea houses gives you basic rooms with warm blackets and pillows. It is always better to carry sleeping bag with you. Likewise, you can rarely find attached room. If you fine one they may charge you extra. 

    Meals:

    Meals are determined by the local community in this trek. They have a set menu that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and hot or cold drinks. Breakfast includes dishes like omlette, Tibetan Bread, Muesli with milk, Porridge, etc. Likewise, Lunch and Dinner are almost similar like Spaghetti, Pasta, Dal Bhat, Noodles, Soup, Plain Rice, Vegetable curry, Salad, etc. 

    Transportation: 

    The transportation from Kathmandu to Syange will be in a public vehicle. It takes around 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. However, if you want to hire private vehicle then we can manage it as well. 

    Likewise, if you opt out to drive from Jomsom to Pokhara, either you will hire private Jeep or travel in a public buses. Otherwise, it is a easy way to get to Pokhara by flight. 

    Electricity and Internet:

    Almost every tea houses have the facilities of the electricity during this Nar Phu Trek. However, if you want ti charge your gadgets, it may cost you some money. Likewise, internet services can be problem in some part of the Nar and Phu villages. Even if they have Wi-Fi, sometimes it may not work. But after reaching to Annapurna Circuit Trail, you will have internet access easily. 

     

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