Nar Phu Valley Trek - 18 Days


Expanding its horizon in much-uncluttered place of Nepal, Nar Phu valley is hidden gem entangled between the two most visited places, Annapurna and Manaslu region. Nar and Phu is a different vibrant village in the valley. Those two eye-catchy places add some exciting sprinkles to your experience by exoticness Nar Phu Valley at once and it is a day walking distance each other. To embrace the divinity of this beautiful valley, Nar Phu Valley Trek must be your go-to friend to spice your venture.

Add some exciting sprinkles to your experience by the exoticness of Nar Phu Valley.

Nar Phu Valley Trip Highlights:

  • A panoramic glimpse of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
  • Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal
  • To view a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries
  • A walk through the popular challenging passes Kang-La (5306m.) and Thorong La (5416 m.)
  • Explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery, it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche
  • Encounter with wild Monkeys, Musk deer, snow leopards, blue sheep and many other wild animals
  • Hospitable Tibetan tradition and cultural exchange
  • A visit to famous Hindu/Buddhist pilgrimage, Muktinath Temple
  • Beautiful sightseeing of Na and Phu village and witnessing the socio-economic life of commoners
  • Caring hospitable behavior of people in Besisahar


Though the vicinity of Nar Phu valley is remote because of its untouched leap of modernity and clean environment makes it even more appealing. Someone who wants to turn their head away from the crowded place for once, this place is heaven. Nar Phu Valley Trek is an awesome choice for travel connoisseur to experience some unique blend of trekking. Nar Phu Trek is open for tourists since 2003 and it requires a special permit because it is also listed in the restricted area by the Government of Nepal though it shares its surrounding with the most visited place of Nepal.

The trek through the Nar & Phu valleys combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas, and unique ethnically Tibetan cultures. So this place holds greater significance in special trekking systems. Take your beautiful senses very peacefully by the Mani walls and mesmerizing Chortens and stone houses and see the antiqueness of Tibetan culture.

Initiating our gleeful journey from hospitable Besisahar, the traditional starting point of the Annapurna Circuit – the trek quickly diverges from routes with more foot-traffic and into the remote Nar Phu valleys. Glancing through these lovely villages, you will see harmony among all of them. Their smiles and cherishing hospitality will light up your day and make your trek worth every minute. The traditional clothing, relic jewelry, songs, dances, food, and rare lifestyle will take you to the next step of experience here. Starting from the village of Chamje, be ready for an adventure of a lifetime here. Crossing the iconic Thorong La pass you will make your way to the holy antique Muktinath temple. A journey with spiritual, scenic, and cultural delights, the Nar Phu valley trek is just for the cravings in Nature for you.

A perfect place to rest from today’s chaotic busy world. The antiqueness and unharmed environment of Nar and Phu Valley is a call for travel lover to live in harmony amid glorious cultures.


Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will pick you at the arrival section. You will be transferred to the standard hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2
Full day sightseeing in historical Kathmandu valley

After an early breakfast, you will head on for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will also be witnessing religious shrines of Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. It’s very necessary to buy the necessary trekking gear.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (850m), 6-7hours.

You will be driven from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, a small Gurung settlement in Lamjung. The picturesque drive will take around 6 hours to reach Bhulbhule. Along the way, Trishuli River will be following you for the first part and Marsayangdi River for the latter half. The road is excellent for driving up to Besi Sahar. From there, the road to Bhulbhule is off-track for about 45 minutes. Overnight in Bhulbhule.

Day 4
Trek from Bhulbhule to Chamje (1,450m), 6 hours.

As your trek starts, you will follow the rocky trail heading towards a beautiful waterfall. Then cross the suspension bridge and climb towards Ngadi and then to Bahundanda. After a relaxing short break, you’ll descend along the bank of Marsayangdi River. After crossing another suspension bridge, climb up to Jagat. From there, a short hike penetrating the forest will take you to Chamje. Overnight in Chamje.

Day 5
Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,860m), 6-7 hours.

Trek along the narrow and steep tiring trail towards enchanting rhododendron, bamboo, and sublime alpine forest. You may get to see mules along the way. Cross a suspension bridge over the spooky Marsayangdi River. Reach the beautiful village of Tal and don’t stop yourself until you reach Dharapani. You will have an amazing view of Lamjung Himal (6983m) and Annapurna II (7937m) as you rest in Dharapani for the night.

Day 6
Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,710m) 7hours.

It will take a 7 hours trek from Dharapani to Koto. After 30 minutes of exhausting walk, you reach Bagarchhap. You can see the views of Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and Annapurna II (7937m). Further trek to Manang valley and the path uphill is flat until Thanchowk. From there, you will make a gradual ascend to Koto. Koto is a small village with people following Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight in Koto.

Day 7
Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m), 6-7 hours.

In the morning, you register your permit at the army check post as you enter the restricted area of Nar Phu Valley. Then you start your trek through the riverbank of Seti Khola, where you will see one famous Dharmasala. The further trek leads you to Meta village on the Tibetan plateau. You can have a very good view of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m). Overnight in Meta.

Day 8
Trek from Meta to Phu Village (4,250m) 7hours.

Today the trek descends to the beautiful village called Kyang through the suspension bridges over different streams. Then you keep walking alongside the Phu Khola on a rocky trail until you reach Phu Village. You can witness the grazing blue sheep along the trail. You can see the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in the traditional village of Phu as soon as you enter via the ruined fort at the entrance. Overnight in Phu.

Day 9
Trek from Phu valley to Nar Village (4,1130m), 7-8 hours.

After early morning breakfast, you will head out towards Nar. Today you will be crossing two high passes—Phu Pass (5050m) and Nar Pass (5400m)—adding challenges to the trek. You will pass many streams and suspension bridges until you reach Mahendra Pul. Then pass the high suspension bridge, 80m above the gorge of Lpache River. The further trek allows you to see many Buddhist stupas on the way and then you will reach Nar. The mud houses of this aged village are given the contrast with the snowy peaks of Kanguru (6981m) and Nemjung (7140m). Overnight in Nar.

Day 10
Trek from Nar village -Kang La passes- Ngwal (3,660m). 7hours.

Early in the morning, you will begin the trek towards Kang La Pass (5306m). The trail is steep and is covered in icy moraines, so you have a challenging climb ahead. The top of Kang La provides an excellent opportunity to view the Annapurna massif along with Kangla Himal Range. Then you descend on a steep trail through the moraines to enter a grassy path leading to Ngwal village. You pass a few monasteries before entering Ngwal. Overnight in Ngwal.

Day 11
Trek from Ngwal to Manang (3,540m), 4 hours.

Today’s trek slightly descends past monasteries until you reach Braga village. Visit the 900 years old Braga Gompa and then the Bhojo Gompa situated by the bank of Marsayangdi River. Cross a suspension bridge above Marsayangdi River and arrive at Gangapurna Lake before entering the village of Manang. You will be accompanied by the Annapurna massive, Gangapurna (7454m), and other snow-capped peaks throughout the day. Overnight in Manang.

Day 12
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m), 4 hours.

In this day, you will head towards Yak Kharka. During this trek, the trail leads you to the village of Tenki. Climb out of Marsayangdi valley and then the trail passes the small village called Gunsang. You will see an old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow on your trail and finally reach Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 13
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4,600m) 4 hous.

3-4 hours trek from Yak Kharka takes you to Thorang Phedi. You will walk on wide meadows surrounded by snowy peaks and glaciers. After a steep uphill climb, you reach Thorang Phedi, which is the base of the famous Thorang La Pass (5416m). Thorang Phedi is often vibrant with trekkers visiting Muktinath or trekking around Annapurna Circuit. Thorang Peak (6144m) and other mountains rising on the horizon make up a pleasurable sight at Thorang Phedi. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Day 14
Trek from Thorong Phedi - Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorung La Pass (5416 meters), 8 hours.

You will start the day early as you will be climbing across Thorang La Pass (5416m) today. Since it is one of the highest mountain passes in Nepal, which is usually frozen, the climb is quite difficult through the steep icy paths (depends on the season). From Thorang La, you will be able to have a breathtaking view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Then you will descend through pasturelands to reach Muktinath, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists along. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 15
Trek from Muktinath- Kagbeni- Jomsom (2,715m), 6-7 hours.

Early in the morning, you will explore the Muktinath temple and visit the Vishnu temple near the main Shiva temple. You can also take a bath in the 108 sprouts that are supposed to wash off your sins. Then you head towards Kagbeni and then Jomsom. Kagbeni village is the gateway for Upper Mustang trek where you will find an old monastery and typical Village with their rich in culture. Descend the famous Kali Gandaki Gorge and pass Jharkot and Khingar villages. Upon reaching the windy town of Jomsom, you will get a panoramic view of high reaching peaks of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Nilgiri (7061m).

Day 16
Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (827m), 20 Minute

After breakfast, you will take the flight to Pokhara. The breathtaking flight provides panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Explore the beauty of Pokhara and go for a boat ride in Phewa Lake. Enjoy the vibrant evening of the lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 17
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7 hours/ Flight: 40 Minute

After early morning breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu. It takes around 7-8 hours. Enjoy the ride along Marshyangdi River and Trishuli River. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Feel free to explore the markets of the capital city. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18
Departure to an international airport.

Your trip will come to an end after today’s breakfast. After your travel arrangements are made, the Himalaya Family representative will take you to the airport in our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Cost Included

  • One licensed English speaking local friendly trekking guide.
  • An assistant Sherpa guide if group size is more than six peoples.
  • Porters to carry your main pack during the trekking
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, and 6 Dinners during the trek.
  • Transport from/to Kathmandu-trek starting Point and from the ending point
  • Food, accommodation, salary, and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • Sharing mountain lodge accommodation on double occupancy.
  • Group medical kit, water purifier, and other necessities.
  • All required special trekking permits for Nar Phu Valley Trek.
  • Rescue arrangements if NEEDED.
  • Government tax, VAT, and company service charge

Cost Excluded

  • Transportation, accommodation, and meals in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing and heritage site entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Bar and beverages bills during the trip, cold drinks
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry, toiletries, WIFI, Phone call
  • Personal travel insurance and equipment.
  • International air ticket, Nepal visa, an extra night of hotel
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter.

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Trip Facts

  • Tourist Vehicle
  • 2-20
  • 5416m.
  • Luxury Hotel & Tea Houses
  • Tough
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Autumn & Spring
  • Trained Trekking Guide
  • Trekking
  • 3 Meals a Day