Nar Phu Valley Trek

15 Days
Why Join the Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley Trek offers a truly off-the-beaten-path trekking experience for adventure seekers. This hidden gem remains pristine and untouched, offering a sense of exploration and discovery that is rare in today’s trekking scene. Traverse through remote villages, rugged terrain, and ancient monasteries while soaking in breathtaking landscapes. Unlike the more popular routes, Nar Phu Valley promises a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic trekking experience.

Prepare yourself for the trek by ensuring you are physically and mentally ready for the challenges ahead. The trek requires a moderate level of fitness due to its high-altitude nature and some steep sections, particularly when crossing Kang La Pass. Prioritize cardiovascular exercises and hill walking in your training regimen. Additionally, packing appropriate gear for changing weather conditions is essential, including sturdy trekking boots, layered clothing, and a good sleeping bag for chilly nights in basic teahouses.

Choose Us as Your Nar Phu Valley Trek Partner in Nepal

Choose us as your Nar Phu Valley Trek partner in Nepal for a safe and memorable journey. Our experienced guides are locals with extensive knowledge of the area, ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout the trek. We provide all-inclusive packages that cover permits, accommodation, meals, and transportation, allowing you to focus solely on the adventure. Join us to experience the Nar Phu Valley in its raw, untouched beauty while supporting local communities along the way.

Permits required for the Nar Phu Valley Trek include the Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit, priced at USD 90 per person for the first 7 days and USD 15 per day thereafter. Additionally, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required, costing NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30) per person. These permits are obtained through registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu and are essential for trekking in the restricted region.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Difficulty

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is moderately challenging, with altitudes reaching over 5,000 meters at Kang La Pass. The trek involves long walking days and steep ascents and descents, requiring a good level of physical fitness and proper acclimatization. It’s important to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and acclimatize properly to minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Our experienced guides will monitor your health and adjust the itinerary accordingly.

Travel insurance is crucial for the Nar Phu Valley Trek, covering medical emergencies and evacuation in case of unforeseen circumstances. Ensure your insurance policy includes trekking activities up to high altitudes, as medical facilities are limited in remote areas. Travel insurance provides peace of mind, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the adventure without worrying about potential risks.

Best Time to Explore Nar Phu Valley Trek

The best time to explore the Nar Phu Valley Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making trekking comfortable and enjoyable. Spring brings blooming rhododendrons and lush landscapes, while autumn offers stunning mountain views after the monsoon season.

Trekking Gears
  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Moisture-wicking trekking socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters
  • Trekking poles for stability and to reduce strain on knees during descents
  • Lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for layering (including thermal layers)
  • Insulated jacket or down jacket for warmth at higher altitudes
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants to protect against rain and wind
  • Warm hat and gloves for cold mornings and nights
  • Sunglasses with UV protection to shield your eyes from intense sunlight at high altitudes
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF to protect against sunburn and dry lips
  • Personal first aid kit with basic medications, bandages, and blister treatment
  • Water purification tablets or filter to ensure safe drinking water
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for evening and early morning use
  • Lightweight sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures (down to 0°C or below)
  • Backpack (30-40 liters) to carry your essentials during the trek
  • Quick-dry towel and toiletries for basic hygiene along the trek
  • Snacks (energy bars, nuts, dried fruits) for quick energy boosts between meals
  • Camera or smartphone with extra batteries to capture stunning landscapes
  • English
  • Tea House
  • Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner during trek
  • 2-15
  • 5320 M


The Nar Phu Valley Trek in Nepal’s Manang region, nestled near the majestic Annapurna Massifs, offers a captivating experience. This river-cut valley runs alongside the impressive Annapurna I (8091m), creating a stunning backdrop. The Marsyangdhi River, originating from the Annapurna range, flows through the plains of Manang, home to the Manangi Gurung community. This biodiverse area is part of the Annapurna Conservation Area, brimming with geographical wonders.

Nar and Phu, ancient villages in the eastern Manang district, exude centuries-old charm. These villages, with their distinctive appearance, are spiritually enriched by Bon Buddhist practitioners. Surrounding this barren yet picturesque valley are breathtaking mountain ranges, including Annapurna II (7937m), Pokarkhang (6272m), Kangaru Himal (6981m), Himlung Himal (7126m), Gangapurna (7454m), Khangsar Kang (7485m), Annapurna I (8091m), and more. Embarking on the trek to Nar Phu promises awe-inspiring views of these majestic peaks.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Highlight

  • Water falls, suspension bridge
  • Nice Nar , Phu village, Ngawal, Gyaru village
  • Oldest monasteries and stupas, stone mane walls
  • Beautiful view of Annapurna Himalayas range
  • Beautiful landscape
  • A adventure Kang La pass


Arrive Kathmandu and check into your accommodation. Explore the bustling city and various cafes and bars during the day time. Buy all the stuff for the trekking.

Leave early from Kathmandu and drive to Besisahar. After having lunch we change the vehicle and continue drive to Dharapani. The road can be challenging but it is incredibly scenic. We travel through the old Annapurna Circuit trek route, through amazing gorges and stunning waterfalls. Overnight stay in Dharapani.

Today you enter to Nar Phu Valley, which take around four to five hours. Walking through pine and fir forests, several Monasteries, and traditional villages to Bargarchhap, you can enjoy magnificient views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and other peaks. The route continues through pine forests before reaching Koto, a small Gurung village.

We kick-start with an adventurous off-road journey from Kathmandu to Koto. Our route meanders through picturesque villages like Jagat, Chamje, Dharapani, Bagarchhap, Timang, and Thanchock. The stunning Annapurna I Peak greets us as we pass Bagarchhap, while the journey from Bagarchhap to Timang Village at 2460 meters treats us to panoramic views of Mount Manaslu and Lamjung Himal along the way.

In Meta, you'll see special Buddhist structures called chortens that are typical in Nar and Phu. The path curves along the ridge and you can spot the faraway Nar Phedi Monastery.

As you travel through beautiful canyons and gorges, you'll find a big stone that shows the way up to Phu. Before you enter Phu, enjoy the amazing view with lots of colorful chortens around the area.

The easier route through the Himalayan river basin goes from Methang to Kyang. Before continuing, you must pass through an ACAP and a restricted area checkpost at Meta. We start our excursion by walking from Meta to Nar Phedi, which takes about an hour. The Labse and Phu Khola rivers converge at this spot. We keep climbing northward, following the Phu river. We reach Junam Goth, where a river emerges from the eastern massifs of Kangaru Himal, after about two hours of steady ascent. We travel on through Lowe Chyako and Upper Chyako before arriving in Kyang for our overnight stay. Kyang is located next to a river on a level piece of farmland.

The Phu river runs beside us today, and the trail is marked by moderate inclines. This area is part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), and it includes both Phu village and the larger Manang region. There have been multiple reports of Blue Sheep sightings during this section of the walk by hikers. It is noteworthy that there are dangerous rocky terrains to cross on the route from Kyang to Phu. After crossing Kyang, there are multiple spots that are prone to landslides, thus caution is advised. We eventually take it to Phu village, where we can finally rest for the night after trudging over this terrain for almost five hours.

Acclimatization day to explore Phu Village and its surroundings. Visit Tashi Lhakhang Monastery and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas. Or hike to the Himlung Base Camp which takes 5 Hours for the round trip. Rest and acclimatize for the upcoming high-altitude trekking.

We retrace our route in the direction of Nar Phedi, passing through Kyang, Chyako, and Junam Goth the route. The trail is easy to follow and descends gradually, making for a pleasant hiking experience. As an alternative, you might opt to hike across the difficult Phu and Nar passes to get to Nar village. We will spend the night at Nar Phedi, which is situated where the Labse and Phu rivers converge.

Ascend towards Nar, the largest village in the Nar Phu Valley. Pass through high mountain passes and chortens adorned with vibrant paintings. Explore Nar Village and interact with the local people.

Take in the breathtaking views of Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, and Annapurna II from the pass's peak. The steep beginning of the downhill route could be fun if you enjoy scree running. Before going to Ngawal, stop for lunch on a plateau with a view of the summit.

The historic villages you will see are very different from Ngawal, which is on the Annapurna Circuit's upper Pisang path. Larger lodges with a greater selection of cuisines, Wi-Fi, and phone signals are available here.

Begin your trek from Ngawal Village, nestled in the highlands. The trail descends initially, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range. Traverse through terraced fields, quaint villages, and lush forests. Reach Upper Pisang, where you'll be greeted by the towering peaks.

Continue your descent from Upper Pisang to the lower reaches of Pisang. The trail takes you through charming landscapes adorned with prayer flags and ancient monasteries. Enjoy the ever-changing scenery and the serene ambiance. Arrive at Pisang, a picturesque village with a blend of traditional and modern elements. Explore the local culture and unwind amidst the Himalayan vistas.

Trek back to Koto, enjoying the changing scenery. Celebrate the completion of the Nar Phu Valley trek with your trekking team. Overnight stay in Koto.

Today we will leave early from Koto after breakfast and enjoy the drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check-in at the hotel and rest.

And in the evening, you could take a walk around Thamel and do some shopping. Farewell Dinner.

Day 15 :

Back to your home with Good memories of Nepal.

Cost Include

  • • Airport Pick up and drop services
  • • Accommodation in teahouse during trek
  • • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) single items each day during trek
  • • Trekking Permits
  • • Experienced guide and porters
  • • First Aid Box
  • • Seasonal fruits

Cost Excludes

  • • Any personal expenses
  • • Extra meals and drinks during the trek/road journey/hotel
  • accommodation
  • • Travel Insurance and Rescue in case of emergency
  • • International Air fare
  • • Visa Charges
  • • Donation and monuments fee
  • • Battery charge, hot shower, Wifi service in trekking
  • • Trekking Gears
  • • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • • Services not mentioned by the company


What is the best time of year to do the Nar Phu Valley trek?

The best time to trek in Nar Phu Valley is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear.

What is the level of difficulty for the Nar Phu Valley trek?

The Nar Phu Valley trek is considered moderately challenging. The high altitude and some steep sections, including crossing Kang La Pass, require a good level of fitness and acclimatization.

Do I need a special permit for the Nar Phu Valley trek?

Yes, a special permit called the Nar Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit is required for this trek. It is best obtained through a registered trekking agency in Kathmandu.

Is travel insurance necessary for the Nar Phu Valley trek?

Yes, travel insurance that covers trekking activities and medical evacuation is highly recommended. Check that your insurance policy includes high-altitude trekking.

Can I extend or customize the Nar Phu Valley trek itinerary?

Yes, the itinerary can be customized based on your preferences and fitness level. You can extend the trek or include side trips by consulting with Nepal Trekscape.

What should I pack for the Nar Phu Valley trek?

Essential items include trekking gear (good-quality hiking boots, trekking poles), warm clothing (layers, down jacket), personal medications, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a sturdy backpack.

Is altitude sickness a concern on this trek?

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern due to the high elevations reached during the trek. It’s important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness.

What kind of weather can I expect during the Nar Phu Valley trek?

Weather in the Nar Phu Valley varies with altitude and season. Days are generally sunny and mild during spring and autumn, but temperatures drop significantly at higher elevations, especially at night.

What are the dining options during the trek?

Teahouses and lodges along the route offer basic meals such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, soups, and tea. Dietary preferences can be accommodated to some extent, but options may be limited.

What cultural experiences can I expect during the Nar Phu Valley trek?

The Nar Phu Valley is inhabited by ethnic Tibetan communities, and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with locals, visit Buddhist monasteries, and witness traditional customs and festivals.

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Nar Phu Valley Trek
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/ 6-10 pax
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • English
  • Tea House
  • Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner during trek
  • 2-15
  • 5320 M