→ Himalayan wilderness experience
→ Explore ancient sites, Tibetan cultures, and untouched beauty
→ Cross the Khangla Pass at 5,322m for panoramic views
→ All-inclusive guided holiday in the Himalayas
Annapurna and Manaslu, Nar Phu Valley trek is a true Himalayan desert experience trip. Located in the magical land of Manang district of Annapurna region, Nar Phu Valley Trek is a unique off-beat trek in Nepal. The Nar Phu Valley Trek takes you to the remote villages of Nar Phu, which were recently opened to tourists in the 2000s. This trek includes a trekking experience lost in the Himalayan scenery and panoramic views of the Annapurna range. With a relatively small number of trekkers in this area, this is our all-inclusive trek, the Nar Phu Valley is still untouched by the modern world and mass tourism. Nar Phu Valley Trek lets you discover the lifestyle of the people in the countryside. However; trek through remote communal villages and beautiful scenery along the way.
Nar Phu Valley is located near the Tibetan border, where you will see the practices of Tibetan Buddhism. The trek takes you on a scenic journey north of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. You walk through traditional village settlements, canyons, and dense forests. Our trek starts with a full day drive to Jagat, from where we will start the trek. We follow the Annapurna Circuit Trail to Dharapani and from here head towards the Nar Phu Valley. We will spend a week in the valley trekking and exploring the ancient sites, Tibetan cultures, and untouched beauty. A full day for exploration has been kept at Phu Gaon. After this, we retrace all the way back to Nar Phedi and thereafter trek towards Nar. Following a very gentle uphill climb, we pass through small Buddhist Chortens and prayer flags along the way to Nar. We trek up cross Khang la Pass from Nar and descend to Nagawal. At 5322 meters above sea level, Khang La Pass is the highest point on this trek and provides panoramic views of the Annapurna range. For the last few days of the trek, we trek along the Marsyangdi river, losing altitude and passing by Lower Pisang, Chame, and finally reaching Dharapani. From here we drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1,300m) via Bensisahar 7/8 hrs
Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1,860m) 5/6 hrs
Day 04: Dharapani to Koto (2,600m) 6/30 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Koto to Meta (,625m) 6/7 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Meta to Phugaun (4,100m) 6/7 hrs
Day 07: Explore Phugau (4,100m)
Day 08: Trek from Phugau to Nar Phedi (3,490m) 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar (4,110m) 6 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Nar to Ngawal (3,660m) via Khangla Pass (5,322m) 7/8 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Ngawal to Lower Pisang (3,200m) 3/4 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Lower Pisang to Chame (2,670m) 5/6 hrs
Day 13: Chame to Dharapani and drive to Bensisahar (760m) 8/9 hrs
Day 14: Drive from Bensisahar to Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
HOW MUCH DOES-NAR PHU VALLEY TREK COST?
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 1,399 per person
This cost includes permit, guide, porter, transport, accommodation and food. But the cost varies according to the size of the group, customize your trek: this is a general itinerary, which can always be “tailormade” individually. Trek packages can be redesigned or redeveloped according to your taste.
Tell us about your travel needs. We will work together to customize your trip to meet your exact needs so you have a memorable trip.
WHEN IS THE BEST SEASON TO TREK IN NAR PHU VALLEY?
Mid-September to November (Autumn) and March to May (Spring) are the best seasons for trekking in Nar Phu Valley.
June to August (monsoon) are the rainy months but this time is perfect for keen botanists and the skies are sometimes clear. During the trek, it offers magnificent spectacles of rhododendron flowers blooming in March, April and May.
It is recommended to trek in winter (December-February). Temperatures are cool in the mornings but not unbearable and it warms up during day hikes and most days have clear skies with great views.
TOOLS AND GEARS
When deciding what to pack in your bag, it is important to check the features of the trek as well as the season/month you are coming to Nepal. If you’re wondering what to pack, here’s our recommended packing list and tools.
Check the equipment checklist.