19-day Nar Phu Valley Trekking

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1 Pax. US$ 2280 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 1660 P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 1640 P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 1600 P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 1550 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 1470 P/P
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Trip Duration

19 Days

Nature of Trip

Trekking

Maximum Altitude

5416m

Difficulty Grade

Adventurous

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Best Seasons

Mar-June, Sep-Dec

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Transportation

Jeep

Accommodation

Lodge

Overview of 19-day Nar Phu Valley Trekking

19-day Nar  Phu Valley trekking combines Nar and Phu villages in the Annapurna conservation area of Nepal. The trekking trail passes through ancient gompas, narrow canyons, the unique ethnic culture of Tibetan inhabitants, and their living standards. The Trekking trail is Joined into the Annapurna Circuit Trek from Brabal of Manang district.

The Nar Phu Valley has Three different passes: Phu Pass, 5050 m; Nar Pass, 5400m and Kangla Pass, 5306 m. It is a newly opened trekking trail in the Annapurna region.

However, we always welcome you to explore virtually untouched Trekking trails with our dedicated team. It is adventurous and discovering, so we are conscious of safety measures.

You can explore the Nar and Phu Valley with nature, culture, and geography. Please fill up the quick inquiry format below for a quick response to your email for 2024 and 2025.

Boundless Adventure does arrange a group joining adventure Nar Phu trekking and private Trekking in 2024 and 2025. Contact us by email or WhatsApp at +9779851033819 today.

When you join the group, The Trekking in Nar Phu cost will be Chipper and reasonable; similarly, there is no doubt about private with a group or a couple of adventure treks.

We are always providing everyone else guaranteed service, Nar Phu trekking price, information, Map, guide, Permits, and itinerary.

We always provide helpful and government license-holder trekking guides who know more about the Trekking route and its hidden culture.

The trek to Nar and Phu lies in the restricted trekking area of Nepal. Trekking in the Nar Phu Valley, it is necessary to have determined trekking permits and Annapurna conservation permits. Boundless Adventure provides you with Trekking, Porters, equipment, and Trekking permits.

The trip offers incredible views of Mount Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, and the Manosiri Himalayan range. Breathtaking views of the mountains and adventurous hikes are distinctive of the Himalayas. Here is the Natural landscape, and the panorama of Annapurna is a fantastic view.

The Snow leopard is the highest focus in this area. The high plateau, traditional settlement of Tibetan Buddhists, Tashi Lha Khang monastery, and many other ancient monasteries make your trek culturally and explorative.

Physical fitness, safety, and acclimatization are the foremost matters to know during the trek. So, The trekking guide, permits, and equipment are essential in Trekking.

The trekking begins with a west drive from Kathmandu to Benshishahar by Car or Jeep into the Annapurna conservation area. We can take the three-day trek to Koto or continue a 4ward drive. KOTO is the starting point of the Valley trekking. We will also organize the tour / Trekking on your suitable date.

When you let us know about the customized date and itinerary, Boundless Adventure (P) Ltd. organizes the best tailor-made trip for you.

Nar Valley Trekking

Near the Pisang Peak, Nar is a charming valley at 4110m/ 13484 ft. The valley is set at the top of the hill, presenting an incredible panorama of the Himalayas. Almost all of the locals of Nar Valley are ethnically Tibetan. Consequently, their religion and daily lifestyle are influenced by Tibetan culture. Nar village’s residents originate from Tibet’s old Shang Shung Kingdom, who arrived in the valley during the 8th century.

The Nar Valley is home to approximately 100 houses, all made of mud and stone. The locals of the Nar are friendly, welcoming, and always ready to provide hospitality to the travelers with a beautiful smile on their faces. Five significant ancient monasteries are in the village as the valley follows Tibetan Buddhism. Being in a remote destination, Nar Valley lacks facilities, including transportation, hospitals, and other modern and basic facilities.

Phu Valley Trek

Phu Valley is the less known but becoming popular trekking destination of Nepal, located at 4080 m/13385 ft above sea level. The valley came into existence in the 10th century by the herders and merchants of Tibet. Most of the Phu Valley’s families depend on farming, with yaks plowing the field. The warm hospitality and the kind nature of the locals make you feel like always staying there.

Getting to the Phu Valley gives you a sense of accomplishment, with the dazzling views of Himlung Himal, Pokhar Kang, and several other snow-covered peaks. Around the village of Phu, there are five prominent monasteries; among them, Tashi Gompa is the most significant.

19 days Nar Phu Valley Trekking Cost

The cost of Nar Phu Valley trekking differs based on the time of the year and the number of people in your group. As a general practice, the accommodation and transportation prices hike up during the peak season (autumn and spring). Off-season months like summer and winter have lower prices than other times of the year.

Additionally, the number of pax in your group determines the transportation cost during the travel. Boundless Adventures provides Nar Phu Trek with an all-inclusive package that ranges from USD 1470 to USD 1680. Inquire us to know more.

Kang-La pass trek

Located at an altitude of 5306 meters, Kangla Pass is the second highest point of the Nar Phu trek after Nar Pass, 5400 meters in Annapurna Conservation Area. This pass is significant for connecting the Nar and Phu valleys to the Manang village along the way to the Annapurna Circuit trek.

The pass is located at the base of Kangla Himal. Another relevant factor of this pass is the occasional sighting of Snow Leopard nearby. The past is filled with snow and ice moraines during the winter. At the top of the pass is a teahouse, which runs only from April through December.

Local culture in Nar and Phu

Both Nar and Phu villages are located in the rural, remote spaces of the Manang district. These villages are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture and norms. Both of these villages have a primitive walk of life and mud-built houses that stay on top of one another.

The ambiance around these villages provides a vibe of a centuries-old rural setup. These two villages are considered hidden gems of Manang district and are secluded under restricted areas of Nepal. Tashi Lhakhang Monastery is a central point of spiritual and communal activity in the village.

These points are located in the tapestry of natural riches that is unmatched by other trekking areas in Nepal.

The best Trekking season

The trekking season starts in March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. The valley is in the restricted trekking area of Nepal. The moderate temperature in these seasons guarantees impressive views throughout the trip. However, Nar Phu Valley trekking can be undertaken during the summer, too.

Attractions of Nar Phu Valley Trek

Unspoiled beauty:

The Nar Phu Valley is far away from the city area’s crowd, providing nature’s untouched and peaceful beauty. The Nar Phu Valley’s unspoiled beauty and smaller crowd itself are attractions of the trek for those seeking peace from contemporary life. You can discover unspoiled environments, traditional villages, and a view of massive mountains covered in sparkling snow.

Unique culture and tradition:

The exceptional culture and tradition of the Nar Phu Valley, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, is another attraction of the Nar Phu Valley trek. The locals of the Nar Phu Valley have adopted a way of life that is unique and peaceful because it has a strong connection with the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism. The centuries-old stone houses, wrapped with prayer flags that flutter in the mountain air, create a different peaceful attraction on the Nar Phu Valley trek.

Monasteries:

The Nar Phu valley is home to numerous monasteries, showcasing the area’s cultural importance and adding attraction to trekking. The ancient local peoples of the area build the monasteries in the region. The monasteries in the area have been essential in creating the spiritual environment of the Nar Phu Valley. All monasteries in the region hold an equal cultural significance. However, the Tashi Gompa at Phu village is a historical witness to the region’s rich cultural and religious legacy.

Panoramic views:

The trek to Nar Phu Valley provides breathtaking views of the beautiful Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, making the trek more appealing. The major trekking attractions in Nar Phu Valley are Himlung Himal, Kang Guru, and the iconic Pisang Peak.
Diverse Flora and Fauna:

The trek through Nar Phu Valley is a deep exploration of different ecosystems with an insight into diverse flora and fauna. As you walk further, the landscape changes, with a kaleidoscope of ecosystems ranging from green alpine meadows to dense forests and, most remarkably, harsh, barren views. As the Nar Phu Valley trek passes through the Annapurna conservation area, you’ll get an opportunity to witness many flora and fauna, making your trek more memorable.

High Passes

The trek to Nar Phu involves passing through numerous high passes. Nar Pass, Phu Pass, and Thorung La Passes are the key passes you’ll experience during the journey to Nar Phu Valley. Each pass comes with a set of adventures and provides a sense of accomplishment.

Nar Pass

Nar pass, at an elevation of 5400m/ 17716ft, is the first high pass you’ll experience on the trip. As you ascend from the Nar village, you’ll encounter and cross this pass along the way. The Nar Pass connects the villages of Nar and Loang.

Phu Pass

Phu Pass is elevated at 5050m/ 16568 ft above sea level. You’ll cross this pass after you complete the pass via Nar Pass. The Phu pass is along the way to the village of Phu. Phu Pass serves as the connection between the town of Nar and Phu.

Kang La Pass

Kang La Pass is the major pass of the Nar Phu Valley trek, lying at an altitude of 5599m/ 17716ft. This pass connects the Nar valley with Manang village. Although the trek to Kang La pass is adventurous as it passes through the off-beaten trekking trail, the mesmerizing view you’ll be treated with after getting to the top is worthwhile, trekking on such a challenging trail. Annapurna (8,091 m) Massif, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) Massif, Lamjung Himal (6983m), Mount Machhapuchhre (6993m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Ratna Chuli (7035m), Kang Guru (6981m), Himlung (7126m) and Gyachung Kang (7,952 m) surround you as you are on the top of Kang La Pass. The trail to the Kang La Pass is open from June to September only.

Thorung La Pass

While some trekking itineraries involve passing through Thorung la pass, some don’t, but on the itinerary of Boundless Adventurous, we have included passing through Thoroung. To make your trekking journey more adventurous, on the Nar Phu Valley trek, we will pass through the world’s most significant pass, Thorung La Pass.

Located near the Nar Phu area, Thorung La Pass is at an elevation of 5416m/ 17769ft. Indeed, crossing to the world’s biggest pass takes work, but it is worth it. The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, Muktinath and Kali Gandaki Valley, and Tilicho Peak are picturesque from the Thorung La Pass.

Itinerary of 19-day Nar Phu Valley Trekking

Nar Phu Valley trekking, Starting from Koto. Useally, it would be best to derive west from Kathmandu by bus to Beshishahar and Jeep to Koto. The Koto is still in the Lamjung district of Nepal. The Tsum Valley is another restricted trekking area in the Annapurna region.

Boundless Adventure provides a restricted trekking permit of Tsum Valley Trekking, ACAP permits, and TIMS permits from Kathmandu. You should provide us with a picture and Copy of your Passport before you arrive in Nepal.

Day
01

Day:01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters) drop to Hotel

Car

20 minutes

Overnight

Kathmandu

Food

No

Accommodation

Hotel

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our ground staff. You will then board our vehicle and be escorted towards your hotel in Thamel. In the evening we will have a briefing session with our trekking guide who will accompany you for the trek.

Day
02

Day:02 Drive to Chamje (1750meters)

Jeep

6 hours

Overnight

Chamje

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Your second day morning begins with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. You will then board your vehicle which will take you westbound from the border of Kathmandu. Our road travel will follow along the River basin of Trishuli River taking the Prithvi Highway.

It is 100 kilometers further west of Kathmandu and we reach Mugling, a popular transit point located in the confluence of Trishuli and Marsyangdi River. From here on after, we take cross over the Trishuli River and head further west for 28 kilometers to reach Dumre. The road diverges northbound from Dumre and we reach Besisahar after 2 hours of drive along Marsyangdi River. The roadway now turns to unpaved and uneven dirt with rocky sections. We travel along the dirt road for the next 65 kilometers to reach Chamje, our first stopover of the trek.

Chamje is a small village in the Manang district located right beside the raging river Marsyangdi. Chame is a popular starting point for the Annapurna circuit trek as well.

Day
03

Day:03 Trek to Dharapani (1970 meters) 5 hours

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Dharapani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The trekking journey commences from Chamje, marking the first day of your adventure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the teahouse, we embark on our trek. Within moments of setting foot on the trail, we traverse the Marsyangdi River via a suspension bridge, an experience that may be novel to many. As you step onto the bridge, it quivers under your weight. Approximately one hour into our trek, we arrive at Tal village nestled along the riverbank. Throughout this section of the trail, you will encounter captivating sights such as turquoise waters, mani walls adorned with sacred inscriptions and symbols, horses and mules passing by gracefully, small chhortens (Buddhist shrines), and prayer wheels inviting peaceful contemplation.

The terrain in this area is relatively gentle with only occasional gradual inclines. The majority of our path follows alongside the flat plains of the Marsyangdi river basin while meandering through charming villages. By evening time you will reach Dharapani where we will spend tonight’s restful sleep. Dharapani serves as a significant junction for both the renowned Manaslu Circuit Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek routes.

Day
04

Day:04 Trek to Koto (2600m)

Hiking

6 hours

Overnight

KoTo

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Our trek on the fourth day commences with a delightful stroll along the riverside, passing through the charming village of Dharapani. After a brief hike, we arrive at a crossroad where the pathway veers north towards Himlung Himal Base Camp. Continuing our journey alongside the Marsyangdi River, today’s segment takes us to the village of Koto located near Manang district headquarters, Chame village.

The entire trek is estimated to take approximately 6-7 hours. Initially, we traverse an unpaved road with a smooth surface until reaching Bagarchhap. From there onwards, the trail ascends sharply amidst rocky hillsides and winds its way through narrow corridors carved out by the river’s flow. Along our path, we cross multiple suspension bridges and make several rest stops in picturesque villages such as Lata Marang, and Danagyu, before finally arriving in Koto.

Koto is located at the confluence of Marsyangdi River and Nar Khola which originates from the high glacier near Nar village. We settle down at the teahouse in Koto for the night.

Day
05

Day:05 Trek to Meta/ Methang (3560m)

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Meta/ Methang

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The trekking traverse today diverges from the raging Marsyangdi River and heads northbound through the basin of Nar River. We cross the suspension bridge hanging over the Marsyangdi River and follow the Nar and Phu village trekking trail.

After about an hour of trekking, we reach Nar Phu Khola campsite (2900) where we cross the wooden bridge connecting the two sides of Nar river. Our trail then starts its ascent gradually through the river basin.

Our trail passes across this river multiple times during this traverse. To the west of our trail sits Kangaru Himal(6981m) and there are numerous streams that originate from the glacier of this mountain. We will be amused by a huge waterfall that marks the starting point of Singenge Dharmshala at 3230 meters.

This is the second last stopover before you reach Meta. From here, we take a steep ascent for over an hour. The trail inclines steeply for 300 meters before you reach Koto. You will feel the distinct ambiance of a Himalayan village after reaching Methang.

Methang is the divergent point for the trek toward Kangaru Himal Base camp. We stay in a teahouse at Methang for the night.

Day
06

Day:06 Trek to Kyang (3820m)

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

Kyang

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

From Methang to Kyang takes the easy route through the Himalayan River basin. We first reach Nar Phedi from Meta after walking for 1 hour. This point is the confluence of Labse and Phu Khola.

We take the trail following the Phu River and ascend our way heading northbound. After 2 hours of gradual climb, we reach Junam Goth. Here you will find a river originating from the eastern massifs of Kangaru Himal.

We ascend further via Lowe Chyako, Upper Chyako until finally reaching Kyang for our overnight stop. Kyang sits on a flat farm land located beside the river. From Kyang you will have astounded views of Chulu Mountains: Chulu East (6429m), Chulu West (6418m), Chulu Central (6584m) and others.

Day
07

Day:07 Trek to Phu (4080m)

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Phu

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The trail today is filled with small ascents that make gradual climbs following the Phu River. The area surrounding Phu village including the whole Manang region is included in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

This stretch of the trek has seen various sightings of Blue Sheep along the trail. Also, this stretch from Kyang to Phu involves dangerous rocky terrains. There are several landslide areas after you cross Kyang. We reach Phu village after 5 hours of traverse and settle down for the night.

Day
08

Day:08 Exploration day in Phu.

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Phu Village

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Phu Village is nothing like any village you would see on your way. Sitting at the backdrop of Kangla Himal (5329m) this village provides an aura of rural setup from years back. The mud houses stacked on top of one another provide a distinct charm to the place.

The surrounding Phu village is filled with pastureland and green grassland located beside the Phu River. Phu village acts as the gateway for Himlung Base Camp. Located nearby is Kyauchyu Water Fall, a stunning waterfall with its water dancing and sparkling in the sunlight.

There are altogether 2 prominent Buddhist monasteries in the area. Thashi Gompa is located across the river on the northern bank and Samdu Choling Monastery is located on the western end of the village. The area is filled with old mud-built chhortens and prayer flags creating a vibrant atmosphere.

You will then take into a typical managed house to see their settlement pattern. We can take a hike to a nearby hill station for a better view of Annapurna massifs and Lamjung Himal on your rest day at Phu. Village.

Day
09

Day:09 Trek to Check via Phu Pass (5050m)

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Check

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

From Phu village, the trail ascends through the small hamlets located on the other side of the river. There are hospitals, call centers, post offices, and other modern facilities available on the other side.

We start our ascent from Phu village and head towards Phu Pass. It takes about 3 hours to reach Phu Pass located at 5050 meters. Thereafter, we start our descent journey which is steep.

After 2 hours of descent from Phu Pass, we reach Check located at the bank of Loha River. We stay in a teahouse at Check for the night.

Day
10

Day:10 Trek to Nar (4110m)

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

Nar Village

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

The Loha River is located between Nar Pass and Phu Pass. It acts like a centered gorge in between these two high passes. We start ascending towards Nar pass from Check and reach the top of the pass after 3 hours.

The view as seen from Nar Pass is astounding. You will see shimmering Annapurna Mountains located on all sides. We start our descent from Nar pass through the snow dome and glacial moraines located on the path.

As reach the bottom of the pass, we meet another River called the Labse River. Further 2 hours into the journey and we reach the dense village of Na.

Day
11

Day:11 Trek to Manang Via Kangla Pass (5300m.)

Hiking

8 hours

Overnight

Manang

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Today’s trail circles around the base of Kangla Himal. It travels along the small streams originating from high glaciers from Kangla Peak. The trail today is steeply inclined with several switchback ascents.

We hike up more than 1000 meters to reach Kangla Pass, the highest point of the trek for today. Before the pass, we reach Kangla Phedi from where the traverse to the top of the pass begins.

It is a strenuous trek to the top of the pass. Kangla Phedi is popular for its occasional sighting of the rare snow leopard. We reach the pass which bestows amazing views of Chulu, Annapurna, and other massifs.

There is a small teahouse at the top of the pass which is open from July til September only. We start our descent journey from the top of the pass. The trail from the pass takes a dry and arid trail which is grassy at some sections. This trail is Yak’s Row and its narrow pathway.

There are no teahouses located in this stretch of the trek. We descend for another 3-4 hours to reach Manang village for our overnight stay.

Note: We will be carrying packed lunch for this stretch of the trek since there are no teahouses in between.

Day
12

Day:12 Explore day at Manang

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

Manang

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Manang village stands as a prominent settlement inhabited by the Managi people, who follow the Tibetan Buddhist faith in their religious devotion. This village offers a delightful fusion of traditional allure and modern conveniences within a picturesque valley nestled beneath the majestic Himalayas.

As an acclimatization day, there are numerous activities to engage in within Manang village. Just a short distance away lies Gangapurna Lake, adorned with its pristine turquoise waters. Moreover, you can embark on an invigorating hike to visit the famous cave that houses 100 monks.

This visit guarantees that you will receive blessings from these revered holy men for your successful journey thus far. Additionally, the nearby village of Brabal is home to several Buddhist monasteries where you can immerse yourself in their prayer ceremonies and rituals. Our night’s rest will be spent at Manang village.

Day
13

Day:13 Trek to Yak Kharka (4100m)

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

Yak Kharka

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

We meet the raging Marsyangdi River at Manang village and follow its pathway uphill. Our trek takes us through the quaint village of Ghusang. You will witness the ancient monastery at Ghusang and start ascending further.

The trail reaches Ghyanchang Khola and crosses a suspension bridge Our steep ascent begins after this bridge. The trail is dry and climbs up to  Gunsang . We pass through a mani wall located on the trail before reaching Yak Kharka for our night stop.

Day
14

Day:14 Trek to Thorung Phedi (4500m)

Hiking

4 hours

Overnight

High Camp

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

We begin the trek early in the morning from Yak Kharka and begin our ascent. We follow along Kone Khola through various landslides situated in the area.

You will have to be really careful while making this traverse. Usually, there are stones falling from above most of the time due to wild animals. However, the trail is serene with amusing views of Annapurna massifs shimmering towards the south. We cross a suspension bridge over Kone Khola. The trail then ascends steeply headed northward to High Camp.

However, We will have warm lunch at the Thorung Phedi and continue towards High Camp.

We slowly reach our night stop, High Camp. You will now be amazed at the views of Thorung Peak, Tilicho Peak, Purukung Himal, and numerous other mountains.

Note: We are trying to Get a High Camp for the night, it will be better for you the next day, But if you feel uncomfortable hiking higher, you may stay at Thorung Phedi Overnight.

Day
15

Day:15 Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (5416m)

Hiking

9 hours

Overnight

Muktinath

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Today, we will face the most challenging part of our journey as we leave Yak Kharka behind. The beginning is slow due to the high altitude. Thereafter, there are snows along the trail in winter. You are advised to follow instructions from your guide.

Also, AMS is likely in this area. We request you walk at a steady pace and hydrate occasionally. We continue our switch back up until we reach Thorung-La Pass, which is known as the highest pass in the world. The surroundings are lively and adorned with Buddhist Prayer flags everywhere.

From Thorung La Pass, we descend along a rocky trail those winds around the base of Thorung Peak, after three hours of descent to Small tea houses (Seasonable open Lodge), an hour before Muktinath. Similarly, we’ll have lunch at the small lodge and continue to wards at Muktinath for an overnight stay.

Day
16

Day:16 Trek to Jomsom 2700m

Hiking

5 hours

Overnight

Jomsom

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Muktinath is a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage for its iconic landmarks and beliefs about the area. You will now see the towering Dhaulagiri (8163m) to you far north shimmering white. Our trail descends through the dry landscape of the Mustang region.

We head down for 3 more hours through the semi-arid terrain and reach Ekle Bhatti located at the bank of Kaligandaki River. We now take the graveled roadway which leads us to Jomsom after 2 hours. We settle in our hotel at Jomsom which is the commercial hub of the Mustang district.

Day
17

Day:17 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Flight

20 minutes

Overnight

Pokhara

Food

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Flights depart from Jomsom to Pokhara early in the morning. The duration of the flight is 15 minutes to land at Pokhara airport. You will then board a vehicle and drive towards your hotel.

After checking in at the hotel, you have time to freshen yourself. Our vehicle will be on standby at the hotel gate to begin Pokhara sightseeing. We explore a few significant landmarks of Pokhara. Bindhyabasini Temple, Devis Falls, Gupteshwor Cave, and World Peace Pagoda will be your sightseeing points.

After finishing your sightseeing you will have a boating session at Phewa Lake for an hour. It’s a free day after boating as you can wander around at the lakeside.

Day
18

Day:18 Drive to Kathmandu

Bus

6 hours

Overnight

Kathmandu.

Food

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation

Hotel

We provide luxury tourist buses from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes about 6/7 hours through Prithvi Highway. The road follows the Trishuli River basin and takes you through a scenic highway.

We traverse through the small hilly terrain of Dhading and Chitwan districts to reach Kathmandu in the evening.

Alternatively, you can choose the fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara. The flight duration is about 20 minutes to Kathmandu. You will drive to Kathmandu Hotel by Car.  Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day
19

Day:19 Departure to the International airport

Car

15 minutes

Overnight

Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Our representative will drop you off at the international airport based on your flight schedule after breakfast.
Wish you have a safe journey ahead.
Note: Usually the Check-out time is 12:00 (Noon) If your check-out time is late evening or night, You need to talk with Hotel about it.

What's Included?

  • Airport pick up and drop by private car /van/bus
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara, according to the itinerary.
  • Three times meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Accommodation during trekking.
  • Government licensed holder experienced English speaking Guide.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Annapurna conservation Park permits.
  • Restricted trekking permits.
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu and at the end of the Trekking by Jeep.
  • Government taxes.
  • Per person one trekking map.
  • Per person hiking poles.
  • Sleeping Bag (Returnable)
  • Down Jacket (Returnable)

What's Excluded?

  • Your travel  insurance
  • Temple and monastery entrance fee
  • Tips and donations
  • Hot and soft drinks
  • Rest of the expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes

Essential Information - 19-day Nar Phu Valley Trekking

Accommodations during the trekking

The Nar Phu Valley trail is listed in the Annapurna conservation area of Nepal. The Trekking is beside the Annapurna circuit. Trekking starts from Before Chame and ends at the Brabal, near the Manang. However, Accommodations are a basic standard during Trekking.

Because the Nar Phu Valley trekking is in a restricted area of Nepal. Still, you will have double sharing based rooms in each place. But You will have better guest houses and Hotels with Wi-Fi while you pass Kang-La.

Meals

Boundless Adventure provides hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, including breakfast. But During Trekking, you can choose from the menu card. You will get three times meals during the day. ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) We are still suggesting you have local meals without oily and fatty meals. Most of the lodge has standard vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals available.

Drinking Water in Trekking

Usually, you can get mineral water at every single Tea house to drink, but you need to have a camel bottle on your own to fill up boiled water; if you have an electric filter would be great.

The alternative is filling from the stream or hilly sources. You should use a purifying tablet or liquid to make it drinkable during the trekking routes.

Important for Trek.

We, the team of Boundless Adventure, will organize the Nar Phu trekking with the best arrangements. However, there can be some issues that are beyond our control.

Heavy rainfall, snowing, avalanches, and landslides can extend the trip in the lower altitude region of Annapurna, but there is little probability in Nar Phu Valley trekking. Additional Information

Boundless Adventure is a Nepal government registry local trekking Company based in Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. We provide culture tours, pilgrimage tours, Ice climbing, Hiking, and inbound Trekking. Of course, outbound to Tibet tours and Bhutan Tours. You may choose one of them and contact us by email or WhatsApp at +977-9851033819.

Trekking Permit for Nar and Phu

Nar Phu Valley is a restricted trekking area in Nepal. It is necessary to have determined Trekking permits for everyone. You need to Have two different trekking permits in Nar Phu, Annapurna Conservation permits, and Special permits for the restricted area.

Boundless Adventure Company will arrange permits for you before you arrive in Nepal. You need to provide us with a copy of your Passport and one picture of each of you before you arrive in Nepal.

Fitness Level required for Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley trek’s difficulty level is considered adventurous; consequently, being physically fit is crucial for trekking to Nar Phu. The maximum altitude on the trek is 5416m at the highest pass in the world, Thorung La Pass. Thus, altitude sickness is a significant concern for trekking in Nar Phu, requiring good physical fitness.

Completing the Nar Phu Valley trek generally takes 15-19 days, so you should be ready for several hours of trekking daily. You can only walk continuously with a good fitness level for 15-19 days. Since Nar Phu Valley is in a remote location, the trekking routes must be better prepared; you must have a trekking experience. The trail includes ascending and descending rocky paths. Therefore, strong leg muscles and balance in the body are foremost.

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. Hence, you must be physically and mentally prepared for unforeseen weather conditions. Considering everything, being in good health and mentally stable before starting the journey to Nar Phu Valley is recommended. Additionally, it is recommended to trek at short altitudes and minor trekking destinations before the Nar Phu trek is available. Having previous trekking experience can help you complete the trek with less difficulty.

Trekking Trail

The Nar Phu Valley trek provides adventurous trekking with a blend of high-altitude dry landscapes, culturally rich traditional villages, and breathtaking mountain views. This adventure passes through a unique high-altitude desert, where the dry surroundings create an arid yet fascinating contrast to the majestic Himalayan scenery.

The trek to Nar Phu Valley starts from Chamje, following the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail route. The trek turns towards Dharapani after Chamje. Passing through the Koto, Meta, and Kyang villages, you’ll reach the first destination, Phu Valley. Taking the Nar and Phuss Pass route, you’ll get to the next destination, Nar Valley. Passing via Kangla Pass, you’ll reach the village of Manag. Walking alongside the Marsyangdi River and a section of Uphill and crossing the suspension bridge, you’ll get Yak Kharka. Taking the trekking trail to Thorungh Phedi, you’ll go to Muktinath, head down to Jomsom, and fly towards Pokhara. The journey ends with the Jomsom to Pokhara flight.

The trekking trail passes through the old-fashioned communities. The Nar and Phu villages look into the archaic period with their ancient brick and mud houses with carved wooden windows. The trail to Nar Phu crosses suspension bridges overflowing rivers, adding more excitement to the trek. Each step presents a different aspect of the Nar Phu Valley, from green meadows filled with flowers to rocky terrains.

Altitude During Nar Phu  Trek

The trek to Nar Phu Valley involves passing through different altitudes. Throughout the trip, you’ll gain some elevation; however, you may also lose elevation at some point. Altitude gain and altitude loss may create problems for your body, so it is advisable to have proper acclimatization throughout the trek.

Here are the altitudes of the critical villages all along the trekking journey to Nar Phu:

Kathmandu: on your arrival from your home country, you’ll land at Kathmandu Valley. Thus, the journey begins from Kathmandu, 1400m/ 4593 ft above sea level.

Chame: The journey moves towards a Chame through a scenic drive. Chame is the famous starting point for the Annapurna area trek. The altitude of Chame is 2670m/ 8759ft.

Dharapani: Trekking journey begins with a hike to Dharapani. Dharapani is elevated at 1,920m (6,299 ft).

Koto: Walking through unpaved roads alongside the river of Marsyangi, you’ll get to Koto at an elevation of 2600 m/ 8530ft.

Meta/ Methang: Crossing the suspension bridge over Nar Khola, you’ll get to Meta/ Methang at 3560m/ 11680 ft.

Kyang: Kyang is situated on a flat countryside alongside the river at an altitude of 3820m/ 12532ft.

Phu: A home to ancient Buddhist monasteries, including Tashi Lakhang Monastery, Phu is elevated at 4080/ 13385ft.

Check: Passing through Phu pass, you’ll get to Check at an altitude of 4860m/ 15944ft.

Nar: The village known for its exceptional natural beauty and Tibetan culture is elevated at 4110m/ 13484ft.

Manang: A popular stop for several trekking destinations, including Annapurna Circuit,
Manang is situated at 3540m/ 11614ft.

Yak Kharka: One of the most popular trekking routes, Yak Kharka lies at an elevation of 4018m/ 13182ft.

Thorung Phedi: A resting point before crossing the pass of Thorung La, Thorung Phedi is at 4450m/ 14927ft.

Muktinath: A pilgrimage site of Nepal that holds great significance to Hindu and Buddhist religions, Muktinath is elevated at 3760m/ 12353ft.

Jomsom: A district headquarters of Mustang, Jomsom is 2700m/ 8858 ft.

Pokhara: An attractive city in the Gandaki district, Pokhara is situated at 820m/ 2723 and serves as the final point of the Nar Phu Valley trek.

Ground Transportation

A direct aircraft facility to Nar Phu Valley is not accessible due to its remote location. However, ground transportation is possible to get to the valley. Ground transportation is budget-friendly and allows you to experience the changed landscape from the bustling city of Kathmandu to the peaceful area of a village in Nepal.

You have two main options for ground transportation: a private jeep/ car to Besisahar, a direct jeep to Koto, or a public bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Either way, you’ll enjoy Nepal’s different landscapes while relaxing in your seat.

19 days Nar Phu Valley Trekking Map

Route Map

The Nar Phu Valley trekking map shows an adventurous but worthwhile trek through the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal. The map involves many landscapes, from dense forests, mountain peaks, and rocky terrain. Boundless Adventure provides a trekking map for the Nar Phu Valley trek with a 1:70,000 scale for a more comfortable trek.

The LEGEND on the map highlights all the symbols used, letting you quickly identify the landmarks and prepare for their route. ACAP boundary, secondary road, climbing route, main trekking route, main trail, settlement, forest, grass area, river, bridge, lake, sand, rock, Contour line, all areas seen on the map and by looking at the LEGEND you can easily recognize each symbol.

Furthermore, the map provides a graphical representation of information and features like glaciers, peaks, passes, hot springs, a waterfall, a monastery, a temple, a shorter campsite, a check post, a hotel, a post office, a school, and viewpoints. In addition, the INDEX on the Nar Phu Valley trek map provides detailed information about the places throughout the region, the names of the peaks in the area passes, and lakes along the way.

The trek begins in the village of Chame, a beautiful and known point in the Annapurna region. Then the trek passes through the towns of Dharapani, Koto, Meta, Kyang, Phu, Chek, nar, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath, Jomsom and concludes with a flight to Pokhara airport from Jomsom airport.

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Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Nar Phu Valley is located in the Manang district of western Nepal. Considered an off-the-beaten trek by many, these two valleys are secluded and have been marked as restricted areas of Nepal.

These two valleys are densely inhabited by Tibetan refugees who are known as Khampas. This valley was closed to foreigners until 2003.

Nar and Phu two Tibetan villages that is the ending point of this trek. These two villages lie in the far north of Manang district

They portray Tibetan similar cultural practices and are inhabited by Khampa people who entered Nepal in 1959 with Dalai Lama. Nar is a village at an elevation of 4110 meters and Phu stands at 4250 meters from the sea level.

Nar Phu trekking is moderately challenging but demands a good physique and endurance capacity. While the maximum elevation reaches a mere 4250 meters, the trail can be challenging during extreme weather.

Mostly during the winter, the high pass of Nar Phu trek receives heavy snowfall which makes this traverse difficult. Apart from these, you will have to walk for at least 5-6 hours a day in the rugged landscape making it challenging.

Nar Phu Trek’s cost depends on your group size and time of travel. Since Nar Phu is a restricted area, you will need to obtain Restricted Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area permit.

Apart from these, the package cost includes accommodation, lodging, meals, and guidance. The cost of Nar Phu Trek can range from USD 1470 to USD 1680 depending on the size of the group.

Yes, the Annapurna circuit traverse through the Manang district, and it begins from Dharapani. Dharapani acts as a divergent point between these two treks.

You can finish your Nar Phu Valley trek, enter Manang village, and continue with the Annapurna circuit from there onwards.

Nepal has mandated trekking guides for all trekking destinations. Solo trekkers are not allowed in the Nar and Phu trekking regions of Nepal .

You need to have a licensed guide. Hence, no, you can hike to Nar Phu Valley without a guide.

The duration of Nar Phu Trek differs based on the itinerary and the number of days you would spend. Boundless Adventures’ standard itinerary provides 20 days of Nar Phu Valley trek.

This itinerary includes the Annapurna Circuit trek and Nar Phu Valley in one single trip.

As a restricted area and secluded is ACAP, two permits are required for Nar and Phu trek. You don’t have to worry, our company will manage every trekking Permit in Kathmandu.

Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best time for the Nar Phu Valley trek. However, both these villages are located in rain-shadow areas beyond Annapurna massifs.

There is very little precipitation during the summer months (June-August) which makes it accessible. Hence, Autumn, Spring, and Summer months are best for the Nar Phu Valley trek.

There are various amusing factors Nar Phu Trek provides. The hidden villages of Nar and Phu, Kang La Pass and Throung-La Pass, Manang Village, Annapurna Mountains, Desert terrain, and Buddhist monuments are major attractions of the trek.

Tashilakhang Monastery, Kyauchyu Water Fall, and Pasture Lang are other prominent attractions of the Trekking.

Nar Phu being a restricted area requires you to apply for a permit from a registered trekking agency. You will have to submit your passport, 2 photos, and the relevant permit cost.

You will need to provide a detailed itinerary of the travel and also confirm your accompanying guide for the trek. Also, you will need to be in a group of at least 2 individuals for this trek. Similarly, We can manage your trekking permits in Kathmandu.

Boundless Adventures provides a detailed pocket map for your trek. One group will be provided with one map each. This map provides detailed insight about the terrain, trail and surrounding environment of Nar Phu valley.

Nar and Phu are two different villages in the Manang region of Nepal. Both of these villages are inhabited by Khampas people who are Tibetan refugees.

Both of these villages have a rural setup with typical mud houses built on them.

The Nar village is at an elevation of 4110 meters and Phu stands at 4250 meters from the sea level.

The Kang La Pass is separated from Manang Village, Nar, and Phu Valley. The top of Kang La is located at an altitude of 5300 meters high from Sea level.

The highest point of the Nar Phu trek is at Kang-La Pass 5300 meters but You will have higher than Kang-La Pass is Throung-La Pass at 5416 meters.

Yes, Nar Phu Valley is a safe tea house trek. Assured that you have a professional guide and a reputed trekking agency.

No, the Nar Phu Valley trek is a teahouse trek (Lodge, Hotels)  We stay in local teahouses spread across the villages of Manang district during your trek.

Reviews on 19-day Nar Phu Valley Trekking

4.8


Based on 46 Reviews


Kang La pass
Claude Monet
France

Outstanding Nar Phu valley Trek

While flashbacking the Nar Phu Valley trek, I did in April 2023 with my friends, I still felt goosebumps. The Nar Phu Valley trek became more than just a journey for me. Instead, it became my favorite memory of my life. And all thanks go to Boundless Adventure for making our journey incredibly outstanding.

The experience and professionalism of the team members of Boundless Adventure made our trip smooth from beginning to end; from knowledgeable guides who provided information about the region to well-organized logistics, made our journey worriless, easy, and enjoyable. Nar Phu Valley is a highly recommended trekking destination. Choose Boundless Adventure for your trek, as you won’t regret it.
Claude Monet, France

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Nar Phu valley Trekking village
Barbara Klein
Germany

Nar Phu Valley Trip

Choosing Boundless Adventure for the Nar Phu Valley trek is assuredly the best decision ever. Selecting a trusted trekking agency for Nar Phu Valley is necessary as the trek is adventurous, but if you choose Boundless Adventure, you don’t need to worry and think twice. From the time I contacted them through WhatsApp, their professionalism and dedication were what I got the first impression from them.

With the trust of Boundless Adventure, I completed the trek with my ten friends, full of enjoyment. Also, upon completing the journey, I feel a sense of inner peace and a deeper appreciation of the untouched beauty of Nar Phu.
Barbara Klein, Germany

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Nar Phu Valley Trekking
Kenneth Rodriguez
USA

Sharing our experience of Nar Phu Trek

Thanks to Boundless Adventure from my team for fulfilling our dream of trekking in Nar Phu Valley. The expertise and dedication to satisfying the client’s satisfaction are genuinely appreciable. We felt supported and cared for from the beginning to the end of the journey.

The knowledgeable guide of Boundless Adventure led us safely through the stunning beauty of Nar Phu Valley while ensuring our comfort. From organizing permits to arranging each logistical, Boundless Adventure took care of every detail and allowed us to focus on the beauty of Nar Phu Valley.

Walking through remote villages and monasteries gives us a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in Tibetan culture and tradition. The trek is an unforgettable memory in Nepal’s Himalayas with Boundless Adventure.
Kenneth Rodriguez, USA

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