Nar Phu Valley Trekking

  • Destination Annapurna
  • Activity Trekking in Nepal 2022
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Max. Altitude 5000-6000
  • Transportation Bus, Jeep
  • Grade Moderate
  • Group Size 5-6

Nar Phu Valley Trek covers visits to several remote places including Nar and Phu. Nar and Phu are two different villages located in the Annapurna region of Nepal at an altitude of 4110 meters and 3490 meters respectively. However, the trek offers you an even higher altitude at Thorang La pass which is 5416 meters high. Thorang La pass is the highest place you will discover during this trek. The arrival and departure point of the trek is at the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. The trekking route however starts from the exact same place as Annapurna Circuit Trek which means both of the treks start from the same point.

More about Nar Phu Valley Trekking in Nepal

The Nar Phu valley journey is filled with magnificent mountains, high passes, glaciers, gorges, lush forests, amazing rock formations, calm settlements, and Buddhist monasteries.

Additionally, visitors can experience mountains, spectacular natural scenery, captivating landscape, impressive rock structures, indigenous habitat, rich Buddhist culture and so much more during the trek.  In each part of the trek, you’ll be treated to adventures that will make everlasting memories.

So, are you wondering how you can reach the valley? Or what might be the beautiful things to observe in the trekking. Well, we have covered everything major highlights, itinerary, cost, duration details, and more. Let’s discover some of the highlights of the Nar Phu valley trek first which are mentioned below:

Nar Phu Valley Trek Highlight

  • Ancient artistic culture and fascinatingly beautiful natural ambiance.
  • Adventure walk through the mountain passes
  • Remote mountain life of indigenous and diverse ethnic Nepalese people
  • Peaceful villages and valleys untouched by the modern world
  • Picturesque forest
  • Astonishing rock figures
  • Historical Buddhist monasteries, and
  • Exciting trekking territories

Nar Phu Valley Trek Itinerary

The travel itinerary mentioned below is the basic structure of the events and routes that generally come during the Nar Phu valley trek. The trek duration depends upon the trekking company in Nepal and the routes and might differ from one another. However, you can study the itinerary mentioned below to understand what you might encounter during trekking.

The below-mentioned itineraries are classified for each day for 18 days. Hence, the itineraries will be divided from the day you leave for trekking to the last day of trekking.


Arrive at Kathmandu from your respective airport. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will see the Himalayas as well as the terraced fields and hillsides below as you take off for Kathmandu. When you've finished with customs, a representative will be there to welcome you and take you to your hotel.
You'll have time to tour the city once you've settled in. Therefore, on your second day, you will be taken around Kathmandu valley for a short sightseeing. And afterward, we will prepare ourselves with the required trek equipment. On this day, it is advised that you visit few of Kathmandu’s world heritages, historic temples, and neighborhood eateries. You can also choose to visit nearby vantage points and watch the sunset over the valley and the Himalayas to the north. Besides, you can go to a pub or eat something you like in Thamel, a popular tourist destination, where there are many restaurants to choose from serving both Western and native Nepali cuisine. At night you can go to your hotel and rest.
On the third day, we will travel to Dharapani from Kathmandu via bus or any local vehicle. This might take around 6 hours. After the drive, once we reach Dharapani we will rest.
The next day we will start our trek from Dharapani to Koto which is a small Gurung village. This trek will take around 5 hours to complete and the highest altitude we will come across is 2610 m.
Day 5 will be followed by a 6-hour-long trek from Koto village to another village in the Tibetan plateau ‘Meta’. There are a lot of miles to go, so get a head start on the day. We will enter the Nar and Phu valleys by crossing the river. In contrast to the towns on the adjacent Annapurna Circuit, these valleys lack development. The trip path today travels through lovely forests, little cave sanctuaries, and resting sites for pilgrims. The trail goes beneath a large waterfall as it emerges from a narrow canyon. After this point, the trees are thinner and the views get wider. As you approach Meta's last stretch, you must ascend a steep hill, from where you can see some of the area's enormous snow-capped peaks in breathtaking detail. There are a few lodges in Meta, which are located on a sizable wide plain.
On the sixth day, we trek to Phu situated at an elevation of 4250 meters. This trek will take around 7 hours of walking. As we make our way out of Meta, we start to see some of the distinctive, vibrant Tibetan Buddhist chortens for which Nar and Phu are renowned. With a good perspective of the majestic the trail meanders along the ridge. You'll reach a rock that defends the arduous trail up to Phu after another 90 minutes of climbing through lovely valleys and gorges. The old "dzong" (Tibetan-style stronghold) and the remnants of two ruined forts, which are impressively positioned atop the flatlands before the town, may be seen from here, as well as your first glimpse of the three settlements in the vicinity. Just before coming over the bridge into Phu, the area is dotted with beautiful chortens. Take a short stroll up to the well-known Tashi Lhakhang Gompa after relaxing and refueling to pay your respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche, who traveled to Nepal in 1959 alongside the Dalai Lama.
Once we reach Phu we will get to see many majestic mountain ranges like Himlung mountain. Thus on the seventh day, we will rest at Phu for the whole day, visit nearby places and rest so that it becomes easier to trek the later day. It is advisable to spend an acclimatization day in Phu because of the high altitude. Explore the town's narrow lanes or ascend by foot to the base camp of Himlung Himal. The town of Phu itself is fascinating, and spending the day there observing the locals as they spin their yak and sheep wool, grind mustard seeds into oil, or do other daily tasks is a worthwhile experience. The ascent to the base camp of Himlung Himal includes a challenging glacier valley walk. The 7,125-meter summit was just made climbable. You will observe flocks of blue sheep expertly scrambling over the sheer rocks as you ascend the trail. It takes roughly four to five hours to travel back.
On the eighth day, we trek from Phu to Nar following an 8-hour-long trek. Retrace your steps back down to Meta, but detour to the monastery at Nar Phedi, where you will spend the night. The nuns are quite hospitable, and the apartments are tidy and clean. Visit them in the kitchen while they make dinner over a small fireplace. You are welcome to see the puja (blessing) that often takes place at 5 o'clock. You can make a donation for the upkeep of this lovely and welcoming area in the monastery's tiny donation box.
Exit Nar Phedi and proceed up a hill toward Nar along a meandering trail. Once you reach Nar, it will be a rest day at Nar village where there are several monasteries and Chortens or stupas. Every individual at Nar village follows Buddhism so you get to look at many Buddhist cultures around the village. As you approach the historic village, pass a row of chortens that have been beautifully painted and bamboo roofs. Around noon, arrive in the town. Even though Nar is not far from the main Annapurna trail, only few hikers go there despite the fact that it is one of the most magnificent places on earth. In Nar, which is a little friendlier and livelier than Phu, you might find the town square bustling with chattering women using back-strap looms to weave wool fabric for rugs and blankets during the day. On the outskirts of Nar, a few brand-new teahouses offer a pleasant lodging with a sizable menu.
Trekk from Nar village to Ngwal will take about 3 hours. Once we reach Ngwal we will rest for a brief time and again trek to Kang La pass which will again take around 5 hours. Wake up early today because it will be a long day and make your way to the renowned Annapurna Circuit via the Kang La Pass. Although it is not a challenging pass, the impact of the altitude might make the day tiresome. Once at the top of the pass, you can take in a breathtaking vista of Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, and Annapurna II. If you enjoy scree running, you might enjoy the steep beginning of the down track. Take a break for lunch on a plateau with a view of the summit before continuing on to Ngawal. The historic villages you just visited are surely extremely different from Ngawal, which is located on the upper Pisang path of the Annapurna Circuit. There will be phone and wifi signals in the majority of the lodges, and the menus will be much more extensive.
On the 11th day of the trek, we will follow the Marshyangdi river and head to Manang. While trekking to Manag we will view the magnificent view of Tilicho Peak and the Annapurna mountain range. Today, we travel to Manang from Ngwal. We move through the remote Paugh settlement as we take in the breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna range. Next, we make a gradual ascent to Mungli, where the main Annapurna Path trail begins. Finally, we arrive in Manang, where we establish our camps for the night. Spend the night at Manang.
Early morning after we have our breakfast, we head to Yak Kharrka which will take around 5 hours of trekking. The place is full of Yaks grazing on grass thus called Yak Kharka.
On the 13th day, we trek to Throng Hign camp for 5 hours. During the trek, we will get opportunities to see the dramatic range of the Himalayas like Annapurna in north Tibet. After breakfast, they set off on a hike to the base of the pass, Throng Phedi, in an effort to reach the High Camp earlier the next day. Instead of taking a chance by staying at High Camp's greater altitude, it is nice to spend the night at Thorong Phedi where you may have a good night's sleep in a lower altitude.
Day 14 will be followed by the trek to Muktinath. Early morning we trek from Thorong High Camp to Muktinath following the way of Thorong La Pass which may take around 6 to 7 hours. On reaching Muktinath, we will visit 108 water sprouts and the Muktinath temple itself. Lateron we will have our meal and rest.
We travel to Marpha from Muktinath after a lovely overnight stay. Trekking to Marpha from Muktinath will take almost 5 hours and the trek route will follow serval green apple farms. On the way we can visit a farm and taste some apples aswell.
On the 16th day, as we return back from t he trek, we will drive to Pokhara. At Pokhara, we stay for a night and visit some exciting places like the lakeside.
On the 17th day, we will travel back to Kathmandu and then go to your respective hotel. On reaching hotel you might want to rest for thre day. However if you wish to fly the nest day, you can prepare to travel back to your respective destination.
Day 18 will be the last day of our trip which we will end by departing to our individual locations. Our representative will come to transfer you from hotel to the airport terminal.

What’s included?

  • A professional guide with guide you and takes care of all the expenses that might come during the trek
  • Picking the participant
  • Tea accommodation during the journey
  • Brief Kathmandu tour
  • Meals during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Nepalese Government taxes.

What's Not Included?

  • International Airfare.
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa for entering Nepal
  • Personal trekking supplies
  • Expenses for other miscellaneous things.

Equipment Checklist for Nar Phu Valley Trekking

  1. Period supplies
  2. A first-aid kit
  3. Trekking sticks
  4. Backpack
  5. Water bottle
  6. Water purifier
  7. Sleeping bag
  8. Walking boots
  9. Camp footwear
  10. Gloves
  11. Hat
  12. Down jacket
  13. hiking shirts
  14. hiking pants
  15. hiking boots
  16. Rain gear
  17. Socks
  18. Underwear
  19. Sunglasses
  20. Sunscreen
  21. Power Bank to charge your phone
  22. Phone
  23.  Head torch
  24. Towels
  25. Hand sanitizer
  26. Toilet paper
  27.  Toothbrushes
  28. Toothpaste


How long will it take for the completion of Nar Phu Valley Trekking?

The completion of the Nar Phu Valley Trekking might differ with several aspects like weather, route, an hour of walk per day, and means of transportation. Besides, the average duration to complete the Nar Phu Valley Trekking is around 20 days if done in the perfect season and with feasible means of transport covering all the above-mentioned itineraries.

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