Nar Phu Valley Trek 5,416m 25 Days

Amazing landscape view in the Nar Phu Valley Trek
Trip Code : AHC/AR-01
Destination : Annapurna Region
Duration : 25 Days
Grading : Hard
Max Altitude : 5,416m
Activity : Trekking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : Mar-May;Sep-Nov


Nar Phu Valley Trek combined with Annapurna Circuit can be your ideal option to experience the wilderness adventure. This mix of remote and popular adventures gives you a thrilling experience of trekking. If you are looking for an adventure that takes you to the remote wilderness of mountains? You will have the chance to explore and enjoy the wonders of the remote mountains in Nepal.

Nar Phu Valley Trek: Explore the Unexplored

When you are on the Nar Phu Valley trek adventure, you start it at the place where the Annapurna Circuit Trek starts. And later, after a couple of days of the trek, you will enter the remote and solitary valleys of Nar and Phu. These two mountain valleys in the Annapurna have lots of ancient cultural wonders and a pristine natural atmosphere.

An adventure walk in the region is a great opportunity to explore the remote mountain life in Nepal. A secluded and aloof region from the rest part of the world also lacks infrastructural development. But the most amazing thing about the region is its pristine state of nature. The civilization untouched by modernity also gives us a wonderful time. In addition to exploring the remote and popular trekking regions, you will also take the challenge of walking over two mountain passes.

You will surely enjoy the views of mountains, nature, and culture that this adventure brings to you. Your quest for remote mountain trekking comes to the end with this amazing adventure. For any kind of Trekking in Nepal, Just pack your bag and set off to enjoy the thrill of trekking in the remote mountains of the Annapurna in Nepal.

Highlights of  Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • Combination of popular and remote mountain trekking adventures
  • Remote mountainous area exploration
  • Timeless cultures and amazingly beautiful nature
  • Fascinating views of the Himalayas
  • Trekking over mountain passes


Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu

The first day of your adventure trip to the Nar Phu Valley Trek starts with your arrival to Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport on your arrival. He will transfer you to the hotel where you can find an easy time to relax after checking in. We will meet you in the evening at the hotel to talk about the trip in details. Any questions you may have regarding your trip will be discussed so that you are well-prepared for the trip.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour - B

We will take an acclimatization day in Kathmandu today where we spend time exploring the cultural heritage sites in the valley. The sightseeing tour that starts after breakfast takes you to four of the amazing cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley.
Exploring Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath will give you an incredible experience of ancient, medieval and modern cultural, historical and spiritual wonders. You will see and experience the lifestyle in Kathmandu during the tour. The tour will take pretty much of our day today. We will return back to the hotel later in the afternoon.

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Bahundanda (1,430m) - B.L.D

It is a long driving day to the start point of the trekking adventure to the Nar Phu valley and around the Annapurna massif. The drive today takes us to a beautiful place in the Marshyangdi river valley. Bahundanda is our overnight destination that offers peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The drive will introduce us to the rural surroundings of Nepal that we are going to spend a few days on the trip.

Day 4 : Bahundanda - Chamje (1,560m) - B.L.D

We are now ready to embark on our trekking adventure in the Annapurna. It is our very first day of the trek that takes us to a beautiful village of Chamje. The walk will take us past some of the lower elevation and middle hills wonders. A mix of nature and culture during the walk is the first-hand experience of the trekking in the Annapurna region. We will walk along the beautiful river valley that boasts of local villages and peaceful nature. Our overnight stay today is at Chamje.

Day 5 : Chamje - Dharapani (1,881m) - B.L.D

The trek continues today to Dharapani village. We will have a chance to walk through pristine surroundings along the trail. As we trek towards the destination for the day, we will explore the beauty of the rural atmosphere. The walk becomes more fascinating when we can enjoy beautiful surroundings and the same is with the trail today. We eventually reach Dharapani to stay overnight.

Day 6 : Dharapani - Koto (2,610m) - B.L.D

We will trek to Koto village today. The trek goes past Bagarchhap, Danaque, Timang, and advances towards the destination. The walk will bring us beautiful views of mountains like Manaslu and Annapurna II. Nature, view and the serenity makes our walk of the day a wonderful one. We eventually reach Koto to stay overnight

Day 7 : Koto - Meta (3,560m) - B.L.D

We will trek to Meta village leaving the Annapurna Circuit Trail today. We check in to the Nar Phu Valley check post and continue walking through the trail that follows the Soti Khola course. Trekking through forested areas traversing the trail up and down the hill, we finally reach Meta village. Meta is a Tibetan Buddhist settlement in the region. The quietness of the region suggests only fewer trekkers in the area. Age old village has its unique charm to impress anyone visiting the place.

Day 8 : Meta - Phu (4,250m) - B.L.D

The serenity and remoteness of the region get even more impressive as we trek towards Phu Gaun. The wonderful timeless village in the Phu valley is our destination for the day. It is a long day trekking of about 8 hours. The trail has jagged cliff along the trail and it meanders several up and down through the mountain. Spectacular views and surroundings make the walk feel a little easier. When we reach Phu Gaun, we will be welcomed by a spectacular view of the mountains in the Annapurna range of the Himalaya. We stay overnight at Phu Gaun.

Day 9 : Phu Acclimatization Day - B.L.D

We will take an extra day here at Phu Gaun today to explore the surroundings and acclimatize. Exploring the surroundings of this age-old thatch-roofed village of mud and rock buildings brings us to the wonderful mountain civilization that is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. We may go for a hiking excursion to Himlung Base Camp and return back to Phu to stay overnight.

Day 10 : Phu - Nar Phedi (3,490m) - B.L.D

After an extra day of acclimatization and exploration at Phu village, we return back the same trail towards Meta village. But we are not going to Meta instead we stop at Nar Phedi today. We will stay at the Nar Phedi monastery. We will have a chance to witness their regular prayer session at the monastery in the evening. It is going to be an immensely spiritual day to awaken our spiritual self.

Day 11 : Nar Phedi - Nar Village (4,110m) - B.L.D

We will continue our trek towards Nar village today. Climbing up a hill towards Nar village, we leave the Nar Phedi monastery that provides us shelter and an amazing opportunity to witness traditional prayer session. After walking several up and down the hills, we eventually arrive at Nar village. This village is another Tibetan Buddhist settlement. Along with the cultural and natural wonders along the trek and in the village, we can enjoy the view of the mountains. We will stay overnight here at Nar village today.

Day 12 : Nar Village - Ngwal (3,675m) via Kang La Pass (5,240m) - B.L.D

Our trek takes us to Ngwal village today to stay overnight. But the destination is reached only after trekking over the Kang La pass that stands at 5,240 meters above sea level. An uphill struggle early in the morning is worth as we can get to enjoy the unimaginable views of the mountains and surroundings. Kang La pass separates Manang and Phu valley. After spending some incredible moments at the pass, we descend steeply to Ngwal village to stay overnight.

Day 13 : Ngawal - Pisang (3,300m) - B.L.D

After a few days of real wilderness deeper into the mountains and valleys of Nar and Phu, we will trek to Pisang in the Annapurna Circuit trail. The adventure of walking on the Nar Phu valley ends here and continues on the Annapurna Circuit trail.  We stay overnight at Pisang today.

Day 14 : Pisang - Manang (3,500m) - B.L.D

We are heading to the beautiful Manang today. The trail that leads us there is full of natural wonders, from mountains to dramatic valley surroundings. Manang is the major town in the region that works as a sort of business center. We spend overnight here in this beautiful town in the mountains.

Day 15 : Acclimatization Day - B.L.D

We have an acclimatization day stay at Manang today. We will go for some hiking exploration in the surroundings that will help us adjust with the climate of the higher elevation.

Day 16 : Manang - Yak Kharka (4,090m) - B.L.D

The walk today will take us above 4,000 meters from the sea level. We continue the trek to Yak Kharka that stands at the elevation of 4,090 meters above sea level. As we traverse the trail, we can enjoy the view of dramatic mountains in the surroundings. It is a short walking day that takes us to the destination with enough time to explore the area. We will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and natural wonders of Yak Kharka.

Day 17 : Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi (4,420m) - B.L.D

We eventually reach the base of the famous Thorong La today. The base of the pass, Thorong Phedi, is reached after a walk of about four hours for the day. As we reach the overnight destination early today, we can utilize the time to take enough rest so that we get ready for the pass crossing adventure tomorrow.

Day 18 : Thorong Phedi - Thorong La (5,416m) - Muktinath (3,802m) - B.L.D

The trek continues early in the morning today. We set off for an early morning walk up towards the Thorong La pass, the highest elevation on the adventure. It will be a tiring yet rewarding journey to the top of the pass. Once we reach the top, we can enjoy the view of incredibly fascinating surroundings.
Later, we trek all the way down to Muktinath to stay overnight. Muktinath is a spiritual site that offers overwhelmingly positive vibrations.

Day 19 : Muktinath - Marpha (2,670m) - B.L.D

We follow the beautiful Kali Gandaki river valley downstream and reach Marpha village to stay overnight. It is an awesome day of walking through the river valley that offers some incredible views of natural surroundings. We trek past Kagbeni village and eventually reach Marpha to stay overnight.

Day 20 : Marpha - Ghasa (2,010m) - B.L.D

The walk from Marpha to Ghasa today is another pleasant day walking through the river valley. Walking past beautiful settlements and amazing landscape brings us a beautiful day. It is an easy day of walk that takes us to Ghasa to stay overnight. The lowering elevation also makes it easier to traverse the trail.

Day 21 : Ghasa - Tatopani (1,219m) - B.L.D

We are on the last day of trekking on our Nar Phu Valley Trekking adventure. The walk for the day today takes us to Tatopani where we bring our walking part to an end. After we reach Tatopani and check into a guest house, we can go for a natural hot spring bath. It is a refreshing and soothing activity after so many days of walking effort in the mountains.

Day 22 : Tatopani - Pokhara - B.L

We take a jeep ride from Tatopani to drive to Pokhara via Beni. Once we reach Pokhara after the drive of about six hours, we will take a relaxing time around the Lakeside. We stay overnight here in Pokhara today.

Day 23 : Free Day in Pokhara - B

We certainly deserve a rest day after the long walking adventure around the Annapurna. So, we spend our day here in Pokhara. Although it is mostly a rest day, we can still go for some other sorts of adventure activities like paragliding, bungee jumping, ultra-light flight, zip flying, etc. at an additional cost. These are completely optional activities. You can spend your day in Pokhara simply wandering around at leisure.

Day 24 : Pokhara - Kathmandu - B

We will drive back to Kathmandu today along the same highway that we took earlier to go to Pokhara. There is also an option of flying back with the payment of the extra cost for the flight. Back in Kathmandu, we will take and enjoy leisurely time around.

Day 25 : Departure Day - B

The 25 Days Nar Phu Valley Trek has come finally an end with beautiful memories and experience of adventure trekking around the Annapurna region.
We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.

What's included

  • Pickup and drop from and to the airport by private vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing basis, Simple tea house accommodation on the trek
  • A guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All Standard meals during the trek. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • English Speaking Local Guide who holds Government License.
  • Twin sharing accommodations in lodges. (All during the trek)
  • Ground transport by express bus to Beshisahar and Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Private transport to Pokhara Hotel from Tatopani after completion your trek.
  • Required local staffs and porters for your assistance during the trek.
  • All required fee in national parks and conservation areas.
  • Food, accommodation, equipment, salary, insurance, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Required Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag. (To be returned after the trek)
  • All Official Expenses.
  • Farewell Dinner.
  • All Government taxes of Nepal.

What's not included

  • All Lunches and Dinners whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as other major cities.
  • All International Airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Domestic air tickets.
  • Travel insurance required for emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Nepal Entry Visa, which can be obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.
  • All sightseeing or monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (well, tipping is expected)
  • All alcoholic and other drinks . (hot and cold)
  • Any other expenses, which is not mention on Price Included section.
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances is beyond Adventure Himalaya Circuit.

Good to Know

When you are going on this adventure, make sure you are packing these essentials in your luggage.

The basic essential for the trekking adventure

  • Duffel bag, rucksack or backpack for the trek
  • Daypack (25-30 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-20 above)
  • Sweat absorbing T-shirts or Shirts
  • Thermal layers and inner layers
  • Warm woolen sweater, fleece or jacket
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket or pullover with hood
  • Casual clothing to wear when you are at tea house
  • Stretchable and breathable trekking Pants
  • Long Trekking pants (Convertible to shorts)
  • Cotton Pants
  • Down Jacket (-20 above)
  • Warm mittens and/or gloves
  • Liner gloves
  • Instant hand warmers (optional)
  • Lightweight Shoes (Running/tennis shoes for camp, around town, etc)
  • Waterproof and broken-in trekking Boot
  • Gaiter (seasonal)
  • Sandal (optional)
  • Socks (liner socks, synthetic and heavyweight woolen socks)
  • Bandana or head scarf
  • Warm woolen or synthetic hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Neck warmer and Ear Muffs (optional)
  • Quick drying towel, toothpaste, brush (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap or hand-wash
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Wet wipes and sanitizers
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 recommended)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 recommended)
  • Water purification tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Luggage locks
  • Plastic garbage bags, refillable water bottles
  • Trekking Poles
  • Book, dairy, pen, pencil, etc.
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
Apart from these essentials, you can pack things as per your need. However, while trekking in the high mountains, keeping your essentials to the bare minimum is highly recommended. 

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