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Trip Duration

11 days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude

5,240 m


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Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Nar Phu Valley Trek Brief Insight

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is best suited for nature lovers to have a taste of something unexpected. A trek to Nar Phu valley is best suited if you really want to explore the natural environment in its most natural state. Since it is undisturbed by urbanization, the surroundings of Nar Phu valley are isolated. As a result, the uncontaminated environment lures more people. This region is truely a paradise for anyone who wants to escape from the hectic cities for a time.

Since 2003, trekkers have been able to take part in the Nar Phu Trek. It does, however, require special permission. Since it is classified in Nepal’s limited area, despite the fact that it is surrounded by Nepal’s most visited spot.

Mountain ranges, passes, glaciers, ancient settlements, gorges, gorgeous forests, stunning rock formations, yaks, gompas, and distinct Tibetan cultures are all part of the Nar & Phu valleys trek. As a consequence, this area is more significant in the hiking part. Mani walls, historic Chortens, and stone structures will enchant you. You will also have the opportunity to communicate with Tibetan culture.

While hiking through the vibrant settlements on the route, you will realize that they are all peaceful. Their smiles and genuine friendliness will lighten your day and make the trip enjoyable. Traditional attire, dances, songs, cuisine, jewels, and a special way of life will impress you. The Nar Phu valley trek is a spiritual, picturesque, and culturally enriching adventure.

Highlights of Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • Breathtaking perspectives on Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Himlung Himal, and Tilicho Peak in the distance.
  • Explore a section of the Tibetan plateau that goes all the way down to Nepal.
  • Tour the Tashi Lakhang Monastery, an old Buddhist monastery.
  • Witness monkeys, snow leopards, Musk deer, blue sheep, and a variety of other animals.
  • Experience Tibetan tradition’s hospitability and cultural engagement.
  • Interesting visit to Nar and Phu villages with the observation of inhabitants’ socioeconomic lives.
  • Interact with the kind and friendly people of Besisahar.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule

Highest Altitude :

Bhulbhule (850 m)

Trek Duration :

6-7 hrs

The adventure starts with a drive towards Bhulbhule in the morning hours. Along the road, you’ll get to observe the stunning scenery of the Trisuli River’s with the charming terraced farms and villages. On the way, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal. You will eventually reach at Bhulbhule.
Overnight in Bhulbhule.

Day 02: Trek from Bhulbhule to Chamje

Highest Altitude :

Chamje (1,450 m)

Trek Duration :

3-5 hrs

After breakfast, the journey advances to Chamje. Today the route follows a rough route that leads to a spectacular waterfall.

After that, you’ll be traversing the suspension bridge and proceed to Ngadi and Bahundanda. On continuing the trek, you’ll drop alongside the rushing Marsayangdi River.

Climb to Jagat after crossing the other suspension bridge. Ultimately, a short walk into the forests from Jagat will lead you to Chamje.
Overnight in Chamje.

Day 03: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani

Highest Altitude :

Dharapani (1,860 m)

Trek Duration :

4-5 hrs

Today, the trail leads its way to captivating alpine forests of rhododendron via small and steep trails. Along the quest, you might see some native wildlife.

Then, you’ll traverse a suspension bridge over the Marsayangdi River, which is rushing. Ultimately, you’ll arrive in Tal, a delightful village. However, don’t rest until you reach Dharapani. You’ll have a magnificent view of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.
Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Koto

Highest Altitude :

Koto (2,710 m)

Trek Duration :

6-7 hrs

After a good breakfast, you’ll be on your way to Koto today. You will reach Bagarchhap after a half an hour grueling trek. After walking for some time, a phenomenal vista of Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), and Annapurna II (7,937 m) dazzle your eyes. Then you’ll proceed hiking into Manang valley, ascending until you reach Thanchowk.

Here onwards, you will start your steady ascent to Koto. Koto is a small settlement where the majority of people follow Tibetan Buddhism.
Overnight in Koto.

Day 05: Trek from Koto to Meta

Highest Altitude :

Meta (3,560 m)

Trek Duration :

5-6 hrs

Today, the trail follows the route through the army checkpoint. You’ll register your license at the checkpoint before reaching the secure area of Nar Phu Valley.

Next, you make your way down the Seti Khola shoreline, where you will come upon the well-known Dharmasala. With the continuous hike, you arrive at the Tibetan plateau’s Meta village. The wonderful panoramas of Lamjung Himal (6,983 m) and Annapurna II (7,937 m) are mesmerizing.
Overnight in Meta.

Day 06: Trek from Meta to Phu

Highest Altitude :

Phu Gaun (4,250 m)

Trek Duration :

4-5 hrs

Today’s trail leads you to Kyang, a pretty settlement with suspension bridges crossing a number of waterways. Afterward, proceed on a steep path along the Phu Khola till you enter Phu Gaon.

Along the walk, you come across sheep grazing. As soon as it reaches the renowned community of Phu through the shattered fort at the entryway, you will realize the influence of Tibetan Buddhism.
Overnight in Phu.

Day 07: Acclimatization Day - Phu

Highest Altitude :

Phu Gaun (4,250 m)

Trek Duration :

2-3 hrs

It’s better to spend an acclimatization day in Phu due to the increase in altitude. You can hike up to Himlung Himal base camp or explore the town’s narrow lanes. Phu is a lovely settlement. A day spent observing the people spin yak and sheep wool, crush mustard seeds into a powder for oil, or experience their daily activities is well worth it.
Overnight in Phu.

Day 08: Trek from Phu valley to Nar

Highest Altitude :

Nar (4,110 m)

Trek Duration :

6-7 hrs

On this day, you’ll traverse two high passes, Phu Pass (5050m) and Nar Pass (5400m), which is the trek’s difficulty. To get to Mahendra Pul, you’ll have to travel to various rivers and suspension bridges. Afterward, 80 meters up a river gorge, pass across the massive suspension bridge.

The rest of the walk will get you over other Buddhist stupas until you reach Nar. The snow-capped mountains of Kanguru (6,981 m) and Nemjung (7,140 m) combine with the antique village’s mud and stone homes.
Overnight in Nar.

Day 09: Trek from Nar village to Ngawal via Kang La Pass

Highest Altitude :

Kang La Pass (5,320 m)

Trek Duration :

6-7 hrs

You will continue your journey towards Kang La Pass today early in the morning. You’re in for an arduous hike because the terrain is steep and surrounded in snowy moraines. The top of Kang La, on the other hand, offers a superb perspective of the Annapurna massif as well as the Kangla Himal Range.

Soon after you’ll descend a steep path via the moraines to a verdant path. Here onwards the route leads to Ngawal settlement. While arriving at Ngawal, you walk past a few monasteries.
Overnight in Ngawal.

Day 10: Trek from Ngawal to Pisang then Drive to Besisahar

Highest Altitude :

Besisahar (760 m)

Trek Duration :

4 hrs

The trail today descends to a lower section more than 2,000 m from the pass. Due to this, the weather becomes significantly hotter and the surroundings greener. Start off early for the final couple hours of walking to Pisang. The trail is broad and enjoyable, and it travels by a pristine lake just outside of Pisang. Hereafter, you’ll be traveling back to Besisahar on a drive.
Overnight in Besisahar.

Day 11: Drive from Beshisahar to Kathmandu

The journey to Nar Phu Valley is now complete. You’re on your way back to Kathmandu. It is aroud five hours drive away. While heading to Kathmandu, enjoy the magnificent drive across the hillsides. Enjoy a hot shower and the city’s amenities once you arrive.

Best Time

For nature lovers, the Nar Phu Valley Trek is an attractive choice. A trek to Nar Phu Valley is appropriate if you want to enjoy the outdoors in its most pristine state. However, the finest seasons for this trek are in the spring and autumn. In October, November, December, February, March, and April, you will have an exceptional adventure. In these seasons, you’ll have a wonderful experience.

Accommodation and Meals

The Nar Phu Valley Trek provides a huge range of accommodation options. Staying in basic but decent hotels is an alternative in Besisahar. Since this is not a well-developed trekking route, lodge amenities are very often poor. The local monastery in Nar Phedi serves as lodging. Meals in the smaller settlements varies from modest but acceptable meals to regular trekker meals in the larger towns, including treats like dessert.

Packing list for Nar Phu Valley Trek

Well organized trekking gears and equipment make the trek convenient and comfortable. So, here is the list of some of the essential equipment for the trek:

  • Trekking wears
  • Waterproof and hardshell trouser
  • Water and windproof jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Hiking boot and crampon
  • Ice axe
  • Sunglasses, hat, or cap, sunscreen
  • Headlamps
  • Sleeping bag
  • First Aid Box
  • Route maps and tent
  • Extra batteries and a power bank for your device

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it essential to acquire any permits in order to visit the Annapurna Region?
Yes, the following permits are essential in order to visit the Annapurna Region: Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) These permits are obtainable from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu (NTB). Bring your passport and passport-sized photos with you.
Is trekking in the Annapurna Region covered by insurance?
It is the safest way to trek the Himalayas with insurance, even though insurance is not essential. You can skip the insurance if your Annapurna trek is fewer than five days. However, it is recommended if your trek is longer than five days.
What is the cost of trekking via travel agencies?
The number of days of the tour determines the cost of the itinerary charged by the travel company. Additionally, the service and convenience offered by the company to the customers may have an impact on the costs.
How difficult is the Nar Phu Valley Trek?
The long days and steep altitude ascents make Nar Phu Valley Trek a difficult trek. Since there are few lodging facilities along the route, the lengths that must be traveled each day are limited, leading to long days of hiking. Each day's elevation gains are considerable, and one's body's reaction to altitude is always unpredictable.
Will there be Wi-Fi accessible throughout the Nar Phu Valley Trek?
Wi-Fi is generally available for free and maybe a little cost at most guesthouses. However, Wi-Fi may be unavailable for a variety of reasons as you'll be in the high mountains, so don't count on it.

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