• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle & Local Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 2- 12

Highlights:

  • Scenic drive to Bhulbhule
  • Explore Pho Gaon & Nar Gaon
  • Cross challenging Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass
  • Explore Manang
  • Visit the holy Muktinath Temple
  • Spend the night in breath-taking Jomsom
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains

About Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a wild and adventurous trek in the Annapurna Himalayas that takes to the hidden villages of Nar and Phu tucked between Annapurna and Manaslu regions.

Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Trek is an unforgettable venture that leads to a hidden valley, where you experience a rich Buddhist culture and raw Himalayan nature. Trekking through pristine villages on a tranquil trail, you reach the small Nar and Phu villages. They are one of the most secluded parts of Nepal far away from modernization. The Nar Phu Valley Trekking route passes through serene settlements of people of Tibetan descendants and blends the pristine natural appeal of the Himalaya with adventurous side-trails and the famous Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail.

Joining our Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary, you will not only visit the two hidden villages but also get to explore other wonders of the Annapurna region. Exploring Manang village, you will cross the challenging Thorong La Pass and descend to Muktinath Temple. It is one of the holiest temples of Hindus and Buddhists. The further leads to Jomsom, where this adventurous Nar Phu Valley Trek 20 Day comes to an end.

Nar Phu valley trekking in Nepal available with Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition on both and private departures. Be part of one of our departure dates or contact us to create your tailor-made Nar Phu Valley Trek. We assure you that with us, you will not only get the most genuine costing, but also the best service.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Nar Phu Valley Trek

Scenic drive to Bhulbhule

From Kathmandu, you drive to Bhulbhule. The drive will be long and scenic. You get to see lush green hills, rivers, small settlements, dense forests, and waterfalls during the drive. The route goes along Kathmandu Pokhara Highway to Dumre. From here, following a narrow paved road by the Marsyangdi river, you reach Besisahar and then Bhulbhule.

Explore Pho Gaon & Nar Gaon

Pho Gaon and Nar Gaon are two separate villages in the hidden corners of the Annapurna region. Both villages are extremely secluded and untouched with modernization. Only a handful of trekkers gets to visit this part of the region.

Cross challenging Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass

On Nar Phu Valley Trek, you will cross two challenging passes Kanga La Pass and Thorong La Pass. Among them, Thorong La Pass is the most difficult one. It is the highest pass in Nepal. The trail to both passes is steep and rugged. From the top of both passes, you can see the fantastic views of the Himalayan Mountains.

Explore Manang

Manang a very beautiful village with decent facilities from a hot shower to a nice lodge. However, due to elevation, everything is expensive here. You get to explore Manang and visit the nearby bu monastics and caves.

Visit the holy Muktinath Temple

Muktinath is a sacred temple for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is a pilgrimage site, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Here, you will see many ancient shrines and temples along with the holy pond.

Spend the night in breath-taking Jomsom

Jomsom is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. You will explore the village and get to see some of the most outstanding landscape views. Also, Jomsom is the most developed village in the Annapurna region with an airstrip, WiFi, communication facilities, etc.

Witness panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains

Khopra Ridge Trek is a beautiful trek full of spectacular landscape views. Along with that, you witness snow-capped mountain views like Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many others.

Things you should know before going on Nar Phu Valley Annapurna Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary

Nar Phu Valley Trek starts after a day drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, the trek start point. You start the trek by following the Marsyangdi River valley till Koto with an overnight stay at Chamje and Dharapani. You then leave the Annapurna trail and take another route to reach Phu valley. After visiting the Phu valley, you then trek to Nar village. Visit the Nar, and trek to Ngwal and finally trek to Manang village.

The Nar-Phu valley trek further continues after having a day rest in Manang to adopt the altitude. You again take the classic trails of Annapurna to reach Jomsom by passing over the Thorong La. The highest trekking passes in Nepal with 5,416 meters above sea level. You visit the Muktinath temple and old Kagbeni village as well on the way to Jomsom. You then trek flight to Pokhara from Jomsom to conclude the trek in Pokhara.

Nar Phu Valley Trek difficulty

Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the most difficult treks of Nepal. the trek includes long steep ascents on a rugged path. Moreover, this is one of the most isolated parts of the Himalayas, where there is no touch of any modernization. The trail has a few to no tea shops. Even only a handful of trekkers go on trekking in this region, which means you will rarely find fellow trekkers. All these factors add up on the difficulty level of this trek. Plus high altitude always involves the risk of acute mountain sickness. With proper guidance, well-planned itinerary, and stone will power, anyone can do this trek.

Nar Phu Valley Trek map

With our precisely designed Nar Phu Valley Trek map, you can have an illustrated overview of the trail. This will help you understand the trail and the route you follow during the trek. The map shows the villages, you are supposed to stop at for spending the night.

Best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trek

March-May and September-November (Spring & Autumn) are the best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trekking. These are the peak time of the year to go on any trek in Nepal including this one. During these times of the year, the weather is more likely to be stable with a moderate climate.

Food & Accommodation during Nar Phu Valley Trek

Teahouse is the main places, where you will be staying overnight. Twin rooms are easily available, but a single room is hard to have. Even if you got one, the price will be double. The rooms are small and well-managed. There will be basic facilities enough to spend the night.

You can find basic food on the menu. All the meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. Dal bhat and veggies are the most staple and energizing meals that will keep you on the go throughout the trail. If you are thinking to have meat items then do make sure if it is fresh or not. As the region is remote, you will not find food anywhere and anytime, therefore do carry snacks and bars.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival at the airport, you get picked up by our team representative. He takes you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. So, you can take your time to adjust and look around.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Today, after having breakfast, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. These sites will present you rich culture of Nepali. In the evening, you arrange the gears and documents for the trek.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

After having breakfast, you leave for BhulBhule. The route goes along Kathmandu Pokhara Highway to Dumre. From here, following a narrow paved road by the Marsyangdi River, you reach Besisahar and then Bhulbhule.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Bhulbhule
  • Altitude:845

Trekking on flat land, you ascend on a steep path that cut into sheer cliff-face. The trail then descends to a stone village, Jagat. After a few ascends and descends, you trek through forests to reach Chamje.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chamje
  • Altitude:1410

The trail descends to a river and crosses a suspension bridge. You then asked to Sattale (1,550 m) on a very steep path. The trail then continues on an undulating path above the river. You reach Tal.

From here, the valley narrows and path become winding. Passing by Karte, the trail drops and crosses a suspension bridge to Dharapani.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dharapani
  • Altitude:1960

The trail gradually ascends and crosses a stream to reach Koto. You will get to enjoy stunning views of the Manasalu range, Annapurna II, and dense forests on the way. Koto is a small village mainly inhabited by Gurung and other ethnic groups.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:koto
  • Altitude:2600

Trekking along the Soti Khola riverbank, you pass by beautiful pine forests, streams, and suspension bridges to reach Dharmasala. From here, trek through forests and ascend steeply to Meta.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Meta
  • Altitude:3560

The trail begins to ups & downs. Crossing a suspension bridge over many streams, you trek and trek and reach Kyang. Here, you will see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived). Passing the Phu Khola on a rocky trail, you reach Phu Gaon.

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Phu Gaun
  • Altitude:4250

It is a rest day in Phu Valley. You walk up the valley to the summer grazing settlement or Kharka at Ngoru, a three-hour walk past the gompa. The Phu itself is an incredibly interesting village, and you can observe the villagers spinning their yak and sheep wool and chat.

  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Phu Gaun
  • Altitude:4250

The trail descends to a river and retraces the path back to Junam Kharka. You then trek down the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge and back up again. You will reach the Nar gate at the top of a hill, and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo topped chortens and a large tiered chorten before turning the corner and being rewarded with sublime views of Nar.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Nar
  • Altitude:4200

Nar is a livelier village than Phu. The village ‘square’ is full of chatting women with their back-strap looms weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets, pounding mustard seeds for oil, or spinning the ubiquitous wool while catching up on the news.

You can see villagers doing their daily chores from printing prayer flags, doing some carpentry, collecting wood from the forest, harvesting the crops, tending the yaks, sheep & goats to spinning the prayer wheels in the center of town.

  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Nar
  • Altitude:4200

Continue ascending towards Kang La Pass after having breakfast. Crossing Kang La Pass is no tough, but it can get long if there is snow on the pass. From the top of the pass, you get to see breath-taking views of Annapurna II, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and many other surrounding peaks.

  • Walking Hours:8
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Ngawal
  • Altitude:3660

Trekking on a flat path along the bank of Marshyangdi River, you reach Manang. On the way, you pass by lush pine forests and small villages along with terraced farms. You get to see views of the Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak and beautiful landscapes on the way.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Manang
  • Altitude:3540

The trail ascends gradually to Yak Khara passing through Gunsang (3,960 m). The trail will be scenic and short, but the high altitude will make you tire.

  • Walking Hours:4
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tak Kharka
  • Altitude:4050

The trail gradually moves to a ridge and descends to the headwaters of Marsyangdi. Crossing a wooden bridge, you ascent following a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Thorong Phedi
  • Altitude:4450

The trail moves up to the Thorong La Pass. This trial has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, you will reach the top of the pass marked by chorten & prayer flags. From here, you will descend to Muktinath towards the holy temple of Hindus.

  • Walking Hours:9
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Muktinath
  • Altitude:5410

After visiting the Muktinath temple in the early morning, you will have breakfast and head towards Jomsom. Descend to the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world and pass through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture. Further, following a steep down, you reach Kagbeni and head to Jomsom.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Altitude:2720

After having an early breakfast, fly to Pokhara. You will an entire day to you. Explore around or relax as per your mood.

  • Food:B, L
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Altitude:850

Today, you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you. Explore and do the shopping and enjoy the night.

  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Leave the hotel as per your flight departure time. Our airport representative will drop you at the terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Day Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:B

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation entry permits, special trekking permit and TIMS permit.
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu –Bhulbhule -Pokhara - Kathmandu by bus.
  • Flight fare from Jomsom to Pokhara with domestic airport tax.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porters.
  • Arrangement of Emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you are on sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks and Sweet things like chocolate.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
2 - 2 US$ 1500
3 - 5 US$ 1400
6 - 14 US$ 1300
Departure Note:
  • We have set date for the Narphu - Valley - Annapurna Trek So, select your date and book the trek & if your preferred date is not listed or if you are more than 12 people then contact us for the group price and for the further process to book the trek.
  • The Narphu valley trek is restricted area trekking in Nepal. There should be minimum of 2 people to arrnage the trek and our guarenteed dates have already people booked so, contact us if you are single and want to join the group trek.
  • The available dates are available to book and not have people booked already so, book on these dates if you are 2 or more people or alternatively contact us for the further process for the booking.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
25 Nov, 2020 - 14 Dec, 2020AvailableUS$1300

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