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Nar Phu Trek

Nar Phu valley trek

Nar Phu trek is a very special trekking route of Nepal offers magnificent Himalayan vistas, unique cultures, tradition and typical lifestyles. Nar Phu villages are protected areas and you need to obtain permits through fully registered trek agency with certified Trekking Guides.

Along with nar phu trek, you can see the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine scenery. Furthermore, Kang la pass is a challenging trek locates on 17,451 ft above the sea. It gives you a favor of typical local cultures and lifestyles.

The Nar Phu valley trek route is possible to explore as a lodge trek. As you are on the top of Kangla pass, you will have a magnificent view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak with many other snow-covered mountains. After kang la pass, you might continue either over Tilicho lake or to Thorong la or descend downhill to Besisahar. The distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.

Besides that, with high plateaus and remote Tibetan villages built of stone, the nar phu village is an ideal for monsoon trek in Nepal. Similarly, it is also good for travelers who are looking for an isolated trek experience.

To trek into Nar Phu villages, you need to have a special permit issued by the department of immigration of Nepal. On Nar Phu village trekking, you can see the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine scenery.

Kang la pass is a challenging trek gives an adventurous enjoy as well as typical local cultures and lifestyles. Hike to Nar Phu Valley is possible to explore as a lodge trek. As you are on the top of Kangla pass, you will have a magnificent view of Annapurna family which are Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak.

After Nar phu village visiting, you might continue over Thorong la pass trekking or Tilicho pass trekking or descend down to Besisahar by local jeep. The distance of the entire trek is about seventy-five miles.

Furthermore, you can also continue to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass massif appears remote and forbidding. Nar Phu valley trek popular as a non-touristic destination and also rich in typical cultural heritage. Nar Phu village excursion can be done any time (except winter) throughout the year.

Moreover, Nar Phu valley trek is non-touristic, isolated off then beaten trek rich in cultural heritage. Hike nar phu is possible to do in any time except late December, January, February & March but other months, you can do nar phu hiking in any time throughout the year.


Nar phu trek 12 days itinerary details

Our Nar Phu village trekking itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike in Nar Phu valley with relaxing manner than take a look itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise and if this itinerary is not suits you then request us for customizing itinerary.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief about your travel plan.

Day 2Drive to Syange waterfall (1,500m/4,920 ft), 9 hours

Early morning drive to Besi Sahar Bazaar through Prithvi High way with Micro Bus. From Besisahar onwards, you take a local jeep (reserve the private jeep cost will be extra) to Syange waterfall the drive is with the view of River, greenery local villages and beautiful mountain scenery. If you are overland driving with reserving a private jeep, enjoy your couple of minutes to take Syange waterfall sightseeing. Heading one hour roughly further with the jeep, we reach Chamje village, the place where we stay first overnight.

Day 3 Trek to Dharapani village (1,960m/6,409 ft), 6 hours.

After breakfast start the working through the jungle after we left Chamje from changing the trail goes through the bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arriving in Tal. We enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley.

Day 4Koto village trek (2,670m/8,731 ft), 5 hours.

The trail goes through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time among the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have an excellent views of some snow covered mountains.

Day 5Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,677 ft), 6 hours

We walk through a steep and constrictive path through the dense forest, after crossing the river the trek leads to pass the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arrive Meta village.

Day 6Trek to Phu (4,080m/13,383 ft), 6 hours.

The Phu village trek route goes ahead with a good view of the magnificent Nar Phedi monastery. Hike about 90 minutes through scenic canyons and gorges, you’ll reach a monolith that guards the steep trail to Phu. Reaching there, you can get the first view of the three villages in the area as well as the old “dzong” (Tibetan-style fortress). It remains of two ruined forts, impressively situated atop the flatlands before the village. You can make a short walk up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa to pay respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959.

Day 7 Acclimatisation day in Phu, Hike to Himlung Base Camp (4,800m), 8 hours

An acclimatization day in Phu is recommended because of high altitude. Explore the village and further to Himlung 7,125m base camp. Phu village itself is an interesting village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or go about their other daily chores. Hike to Himlung base camp takes you through a glacial valley. It is opened for climbing but on the journey, you will see herds of blue sheep skillfully clambering up the steep cliffs.

Day 8Phu village to Nar Phedi hiking (3,490m/11,448 ft), Overnight in monastery.

Descend towards Meta direction, but turn off at the Nar Phedi monastery. We stay at night overnight at Nar because the rooms are clean and the nuns are friendly welcoming. About 5pm, every day they do a puja (a blessing ceremony), which you are welcome to witness.

Day 9 Nar Phedi to Nar Village trek (4,110m/13,481 ft), 4 hours.

We walk along the windy path to Nar village. Cross a line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens on the way into the ancient village. During the day journey, you can find the village ‘square’ teeming with chatting women with their back-strap looms weaving wool fabric for rugs and blankets.

Day 10 Cross Kang La pass trek (5,315m/17,380 ft). Descend to Ngwal (3,675m/12,017 ft), 7 hrs.

We start early morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass. Kangla top provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the scenic view of Hongdae airport. Crossing kangla pass, we walk downhill to Ngwal village, a trek route to go Braga village. Ngawal is a wonderful old village with a Buddhist school to teach monks, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture.

Day 11 Trek to Dhukur Pokhari (3,240m/10,628 ft), 7 hours.

For the first part, we walk all the way downhill to reach upper Pisang then crossing the river, you can reach lower Pisang. During the route, we can visit a monastery in Upper Pisang. Then walk through the flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River. On the way, we could pass pine forest, farming terrace, and beautiful village to get Dhukur Pokhari village. On your day tour, you will have an outstanding view of Mountains, valleys and the local inhabitants.

Day 12 Descend downhill to Besisahar by local jeep ride.

Today, we drive all the way downhill to Besisahar. It’s about 4 hours crazy drive to pass about 78 kilometers distance. During the drive, you will have a witness of majestic landscapes, just awesome. The trail Besisahar to Manang or Manang to Besisahar is bumpy so it takes even more hours.

Day 14Drive out to Kathamndu, 7 hours. Final departure day

After breakfast, take a microbus back to Kathmandu city. Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey


How much does the Nar Phu trek 12 days cost?

Hike to Nar Phu is available now on USD 1,050 per person but the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking a private jeep from Manag to Besisahar saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 2 star boutique category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Nar phu trek cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 1 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek days
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar & Return from Besisahar to Kathamndu.
  • Besisahar to Syange waterfall transfer by local jeep on passanger collection basis.
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Nar Phu village special permit USD 90 for each person for each week
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • Dhukur Pokhari to Besisahar transfer with local jeep on passanger collection basis.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurances of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Nar Phu trek cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Nar phu valley trek including Kangla pass trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Nar Phu trek?

Answer: Actually not ! but it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Nar Phu treks?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in express Nar Phu lodge trek?

Answer: Every lodge, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along express Nar Phu trek?

Answer: Most of the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying. Moreover, if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Nar Phu trek?

Answer: Most of all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: There will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Nar Phu trek?

Answer: In Nar Phu route you can get telephone services on some places.

Question: Can I use credit cards in trekking?

Answer: No! You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Nar Phu trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

Nar Phu trek highlights

  • Nar phu valley offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga village – Explore beautiful Manang village
  • Kang la 5315m valley offers awesome view of whole annapurna Himalayan ranges.
  • Exotic hidden villages “Nar and Phu”, Many ancient monasteries and chortens.
  • Encounter with wild Monkeys, Musk deer, snow leopards and blue sheep and many other wild animals

Nar Phu trek notes

Above Nar Phu valley trek subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Nar Phu trek special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

nar phu trek review

Amazing Nar Phu trek with Nepali Friends

100% 5 star based on – 220 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We did the Nar-Phu Trek with Gokyo Treks & Expedition office in late May 2018. The experience was great and very well planned. Our guide Kamal was great. He did very good care of us and made our trip amazing.

He also took care of all things while letting us the space to change plans and decide extra things from ourselves. Also, very very friendly and funny guy. The Manager of Gokyo treks was flexible too with the fast answering of all of our questions. He helped to manage our trip in the best way which made us very safe and happy finally. Ammar did come to pick up us at the airport, took him to his homestay.

Beautiful trek with great scenery of Nar Phu with adventure Kangla pass. Learned a lot of Nepali phrases, cuisine and mountain lifestyles. An overall very friendly team so we highly recommend. Lisa Schreiner, Freiburg city, Germany.

Trip Price : USD 1,050 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 14 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,320m / 17,451 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    6. Best Time: Oct – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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