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15 Days 14 Nights
Availability : Whole Year
Thamel Marga Kathmandu
Manaslu Region
Min Age : 12
Max People : 15

Nar Phu Valley Trek

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    Maximum Altitude: 5399 m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is an attractive choice for travel enthusiasts to experience some unique Nature. If you search for raw and untouched natural surroundings, then a trek to Nar Phu valley is perfect for you. The environment of Nar Phu valley is remote because it’s unaffected by modernity. Therefore, the unpolluted atmosphere executes more attraction. For someone who desires to turn their head away from the congested city for a while; this place is heaven. 

Nar Phu Trek is allowable for travelers since 2003. However, it demands a special permit because it is registered in Nepal’s limited area though it distributes its surroundings with Nepal’s most visited place.

The Nar Phu valleys Trek combines high mountains, passes, icecaps, antiquated settlements, canyons, pretty forests, fantastic rock formations, yaks, gompas, and unique Tibetan cultures. So this place carries greater importance in the hiking section. You will be mesmerized by Mani walls, antique Chortens, and stone houses. You will also get to interact with Tibetan tradition. 

We will be commencing our journey from Besisahar, the traditional origin point of the Annapurna Circuit. The Trek soon divides from tracks with more crowdy and into the old Nar & Phu valleys. Looking through these lively villages, you will witness peace in all of them. Their smirks and loving hospitality will illuminate your day and make your hike worth every minute. 

We will be beginning our Trek from the settlement of Koto. So be ready for an experience that will last for a lifetime here. First, we will be passing through the high Kang La passes. Then, you will begin your way to the ancient village Nawal. The traditional clothing, dances, songs, food, jewelry, and unique lifestyle will amaze you. A tour with spiritual, beautiful, and cultural pleasures, the Nar Phu valley trek is just for you.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Overview
  • Trek duration: 14D/ 15N
  • Trek grade: Moderate
  • Highest altitude: Kang La pass (5,399 m)
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/ Lodge
  • Transportation: Flight/Bus
  • Group size: 1 to 15 Pax
  • Best seasons: Spring and autumn
  • Per day walk: 4 to 6 hours
Nar Phu Valley Trek Highlights
  • A scenic sight of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Himlung Himal, and Tilicho Peak
  • Encounter a portion of the Tibetan plateau that stretches down into Nepal.
  • Witness Tibetan culture, with different colorful prayer rocks and monasteries
  • A hike from the famous challenging pass of the country Thorong La Pass (5416 meters)
  • Encounter the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the antique Buddhist Monastery, the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche.
  • Experience with Monkeys, snow leopards, Musk deer, blue sheep, and several other wildlife
  • Witness the hospitability of Tibetan tradition and cultural exchange
  • Tour to a famous Hindu/Buddhist pilgrimage, Muktinath Temple.
  • Excellent excursion of Nar and Phu villages and observing the socio-economic life of civilians
  • Caring and neighborly behavior of people in Besisahar
Nar Phu Valley Trek Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1400 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in historic Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (800 m)  6-7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Koto (2600 m)  6-7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 05: Trek from Koto to Meta (3625 m)  6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 06: Trek from Meta to Kyang (3820m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 07: Trek from Kyang to Phugaon (4100m)  4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 08: Explore Himlung Base Camp (4540m) and Overnight at Phugaon
  • Day 09: Trek from Phugaon to Kyang (3820m)  4-5  Hrs Trek
  • Day 10: Trek from Kyang to Nar village  (4110 m)  6-7  Hrs Trek
  • Day 11: Trek from  Nar village  Via Kang La passes (5399 m)  to Nawal (3,660m).  7-8  Hrs Trek
  • Day 12: Trek back from Nawal to Chame (2670 m)  6-7  Hrs Trek
  • Day 13: Drive from Chame to Besisahar  (800 m)  6-7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 14: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu.  (1400 m)  6-7  Hrs Drive
  • Day 15: Departure to an international airport

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • A full Day Kathmandu Valley Sightseen Tour with local tour guide and Private vehicle
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • Trekking route map.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Tips to guide & porter (expected)
  • Travel insurance.
  • UNESCO entrance fee (Kathmandu city tour)

Complementaries

  • Trekking Pole
  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping Bag
What to Expect
  • A scenic sight of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Himlung Himal, and Tilicho Peak
  • Encounter a portion of the Tibetan plateau that stretches down into Nepal.
  • Witness Tibetan culture, with different colorful prayer rocks and monasteries
  • A hike from the famous challenging pass of the country Thorong La Pass (5416 meters)
  • Encounter the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the antique Buddhist Monastery, the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche.
  • Experience with Monkeys, snow leopards, Musk deer, and blue sheep, and several other wildlife
  • Witness the hospitability of Tibetan tradition and cultural exchange
  • Tour to a famous Hindu/Buddhist pilgrimage, Muktinath Temple.
  • Excellent excursion of Nar and Phu village and observing the socio-economic life of civilians
  • Caring and neighborly behavior of people in Besisahar
Nar Phu Valley Trek Photos
Nar Phu Valley Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,428 ft.

Welcome to the city of greats. Our agents will pick up our lovely clients from Tribhuvan International Airport and transport them to one of the standard hotels in Kathmandu. Dinner in the hotel. After that, you can stroll to the nearby distances yourself, like the Thamel area. Or you can experience the services in the hotel. 

Overnight stay in the standard hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Day 2: Exploring and sightseeing Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1,350m/4,428 ft.

Meals: Breakfast

We hope you had a great sleep at your hotel. Now our agents will come to pick you and stroll you around the heritages of Kathmandu Valley. We will visit to the Pashupatinath & the Bouddhanath stupa.You will have a fabulous time witnessing the most impressive historical and cultures around the valley. Uphold yourself to be surprised by the wide variety of cultures and traditions of Nepal.

Dinner and Overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (173km)

Traveled Kilometres: 173km

Maximum Altitude: Besisahar (173km)

Driving duration: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With the yummy breakfast in the dawn, we will drive to Besisahar. Make sure you encounter the beautiful scenery of the charming terraced farms and settlements along the Trisuli River. We will be traveling in local bus. You will savor the tasty lunch on the way. Our agent, escorting you, will record the permit at the checkpoint. After that, we will be eating our snacks at the small lodge of Besisahar. Besisahar is the headquarter of Lamjung district.

Overnight in Beisahar.

Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Koto

Maximum Altitude: Chame (1,450m/ 4757.21ft)

Traveled Distance: 12.2 km

Trek Duration: 3- 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day with a tasty breakfast. Then we will drive to Koto which takes you around 5 hours. Koto is the starting point of Narphu Valley Trek. The path is not well constructed so many trekkers hike in this path. After a while of drive, you could witness glimpses of Lamjung Himal (6983m), Manaslu (8163m), and Annapurna II (7937m) as well as the view of rivers, gorge, and waterfalls. Koto is a small village with people accompanying Tibetan Buddhism.

Dinner and Overnight in Koto

Day 5: A scenic Hike from Koto to Meta

Maximum Altitude: Meta (3,560m/ 11679.79ft)

Traveled Distance: 14.7 km

Trek Duration: 5- 6 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the alluring morning, you will enroll your license at the army check post while you access the restricted region of Nar Phu Valley. Then you begin your hike through the shore of SetiKhola, where you will witness one renowned Dharmasala. The other trekking trail guides you to Meta settlement on the Tibetan plateau. You will have the majestic scenery of Lamjung Himal (6983m) and Annapurna II (7937m). 

Dinner and Overnight in the lodge at Meta

Day 6: Trekking from Meta to Kyang

Maximum altitude: Kyang (3840m)

Traveled Distance:

Trek Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Meta, the trail head towards Kyang, which is a short trek of 3 to 4 hours. We will start the uphill hike and cross the suspension bridges over various streams. There are no houses in this area but you will find a newly built Kyang lodge. Here you can see the place which was once captured by refugees of Tibet to live illegally.

Overnight stay in lodge in Kyang.

Day 7: Trek from Kyang to Phugaon

Maximum Altitude: Phugaon (3900m)

Traveled Distance: 16.7 km

Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Commence your day with a tasty breakfast. Today, you will walk towards Phugao. We will pass the Phu Khola which is over the rocky trail. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot the blue sheep during the trek. Then we will walk for 3 hours and reach Phu village. Here you will see the unique cultures of Gurung, Lama, and Ghale communities. You can also visit the very old Tashi Lakhang Monastery and have a panoramic view of Himlung Himal.

Dinner and Overnight in Phugao.

Day 8: Hike to Himlung Base Camp

Maximum Altitude: 4900m

Traveled Distance: 16.8 km

Trek Duration: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 After a warm breakfast, we will hike to the Himlung Base Camp. You will hike towards the east passing through the glacial valley. This will lead towards the Himlung Himal Base Camp. It is situated at an altitude of 4900m. Reaching the base camp will offer you a tremendous view of the mountain. You can spend some time taking photos and videos then we will descend back to Phugao.

Overnight stay in Phygao

Day 9:Descend to Kyang

Maximum Altitude: kyang (3840m)

Traveled Distance: 16.8 km

Trek Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Leaving Phygao, we will head towards Kyang. We will be following the same route to Kyang as we walked before. The beautiful mountain views and terrace farming add the beauty to our trail. Descending to Kyang will take 3 to 4 hours. You can relax and explore the nearby places in Kyang.

Overnight stay in Kyang.

Day 10: Trek from Kyang to Nar Village

Traveled Distance: 16 km

Maximum Altitude:

Traveled Distance: 20 km

Trek Duration: 4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Continuing the trail we will head for Nar village today. Nar Village is a VDC (Village Development Committee) in Manang district. The route to Nar village gradually goes uphill and then goes down to Nar village. This is a beautiful village but has less number of houses. The village offers you with a great view of mountains and landscapes. The mud and stone houses of this antique village differ from the snowy peaks of Kanguru (6981m) and Nemjung (7140m).

Overnight stay in Nar village.

Day 11:A scenic trek from Nar village -Kang La passes- Nawal

Maximum Altitude: Kang La Pass (5,240m/ 17191.6ft)

Traveled Distance: 16.8 km

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning, you will begin the Trek towards Kang La Pass (5320m). The trail is steep and covered in icy moraines, so you have a challenging climb ahead. However, the top of Kang La provides an excellent opportunity to view the panorama of the Annapurna massif along with Kangla Himal Range. Then you descend on a sheer trail through the moraines to enter a lush path leading to Ngwal village. You pass a few monasteries before entering Ngwal. 

Dinner and Overnight stay in Ngwal.

Day 12: Trek from Nawal to Chame

Maximum Altitude:  Chame (2650m)

Traveled Distance: 17.9 km

Trek Duration: 4-5hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 After having breakfast, we will continue the trail towards Chame. Descending to Chame takes us 4 to 5 hours. The path is full of beautiful scenes, but the mountain views starts to decreases. After reaching the Chame village, you can explore the village and enjoy the great views it provides. There are also beautiful hiking spots you can climb.

Overnight stay in Chame.

Day 13: Drive from Chame to Besisahar

Maximum Altitude: Besisahar (760m)

Traveled Distance: 65.7km

Trek Duration: 4-5hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Ending the trek, we will descend our journey towards Besisahar. The drive will be of 5 hours on average. The views throughout the way won’t let you get bored. After reaching Besisahar, we will transfer you to the lodge. Finally, you can relax the evening around Besisahar by exploring the area.

Overnight stay in Besisahar.

Day 14: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1300m/ 4265ft)

Traveled kilometers: 173 km

Drive duration: 7-8 hours’ drive

Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, we bid farewell to this stunning trek and drive towards Kathmandu. Experience the scenic ride with hills while traveling to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To mark the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Enjoy delicious Nepali Cuisine on behalf of our agency as a farewell dinner.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure to your home country

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your last day in Nepal. We hope you had majestic memories with us. At the time of the flight, our people will drop you at the airport. So have a great flight, and choose us if you want to revisit Nepal.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Map

Nar Phu Valley Trek Map

FAQ

What is the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a less frequented and off-the-beaten-path trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you through the remote and culturally rich Nar and Phu valleys, providing a chance to explore traditional villages, ancient monasteries, and breathtaking Himalayan landscapes.

How difficult is the trek?

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is considered moderately to strenuously challenging. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, high altitudes, and often crosses rugged terrain. Trekkers should have a good level of physical fitness and some prior trekking experience. Acclimatization and gradual altitude gain are crucial to prevent altitude sickness.

Do I need a special permit for this trek?

Yes, trekkers are required to obtain special permits to enter the Nar and Phu valleys. These permits are in addition to the standard Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card. Make sure to arrange these permits through a registered trekking agency or with the Nepal Tourism Board.

When is the best time for the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

The best time to undertake the Nar Phu Valley Trek is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons. During these periods, the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear, offering excellent views of the surrounding mountains. The monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to heavy rainfall, and winter (December to February) can bring harsh cold and snow at higher altitudes.

What is the cultural experience like on this trek?

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is known for its unique cultural experience. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with the local Tibetan communities that inhabit the Nar and Phu villages. These communities have preserved their ancient traditions and way of life, making the trek a rewarding cultural experience. You can visit Buddhist monasteries, witness traditional ceremonies, and learn about the locals’ customs and daily routines.

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