Nar Phu Trek


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Nar Phu valley trek

Trip Summary

    1. Nar Phu Trek Length: 12 Days
    2. Nar Phu Trek Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
    3. Kang La Pass Altitude: 5,320m / 17,451 feet
    4. Trek Hours: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 2-15 People
    6. Best Time to Explore: October – May
    7. Trip Mode: Local Guest House
    8. Meals on Trekking: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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

At Nar Phu trek, sightseers can see the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountain view, and a great alpine landscape. Furthermore, Kang la pass is a challenging trek locates 17,451 feet above the sea. It gives you a favor of typical local cultures and lifestyles.

nar village trekking

The Nar Phu valley trek route is possible to explore as a lodge trek. Kang la is the highest hill that we need to cross. 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. Once you made Kang la pass, you might continue either hike at Tilicho lake or to Annapurna circuit trekking crossing over Thorong La pass or descend downhill to Besi Sahar. The distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.

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

meta village

To trek into Nar Phu villages, you need to have a special permit issued by the department of immigration of Nepal. Travelers can experience pure Tibetan Buddhism practice while traveling into the Trans-Himalayan region. At Nar Phu village trek, you can perceive barren landscapes with holy Buddhist lama and gompas.

Adenture Kang la pass is a top hill station that creates an amazing view around the Annapurna Mountains. As you are on the top of Kangla pass, you will have a breathtaking view of the Annapurna family which are Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak. It is a challenging trek that 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 for a couple of years.

nar trek

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 is popular as a non-touristic destination and also rich in typical cultural heritage. Nar Phu village excursion is possible at any time (except winter months) throughout the year.

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

monastery tour

Nar phu trek 12 days itinerary details

Our Nar Phu village trekking itinerary compared to most walks into the mystical Annapurna trans Himalayan Region in North-West Nepal. The particular route is planned for world explorers who wish to hike in Nar Phu valley in a relaxing manner, try this itinerary. Although, if you are planning with limited time-wise and if the trip itinerary is not suits you then request us for a custom 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 you about Nar and Phu valley trek plan.

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

Early morning drive to Gongabu Bus station to get a coach for Besi Sahar Bazaar through Prithvi Highway 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 the River, greenery local villages, and good-looking mountain scenery. If you are overland driving with reserving a private jeep, enjoy a couple of minutes for Syange waterfall sightseeing. Heading one hour roughly further with the jeep, we reach Chamje village, the place where we stay first overnight.

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

Start day hike through the jungle from changing the trail goes through the Marshyangdi river valley mostly climbing before arriving at Tal. We enter Manang district trail continues across barley, rice, potato fields, and pine forests. We reach Dharapani, one of the big settlements in the Manang valley.

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

The nature trail goes through in and fir forest and follows the river for a time among the higher oak and maple trees. En route you will have a superior sights of mountains.

Day 5Koto to Meta trekking (3,560m/11,677 feet), 6 hours

Trekkers walk through a steep and constrictive hiking path through the dense forest. Later traverse the river and pass through out the lovely pine forest with wide waterfall before reach at Meta village.

Day 6Trek to Phu (4,080m/13,383 feet), 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 village is recommended to avoid high altitude sickness. Interested hikers can hike to Himlung base camp through a glacial valley. Explore the village and further Hike to Himlung Base Camp. Himlung mountain at 7,125m is a famous expedition in the Himalayas so often Nar phu trekkers visit its base camp. In addition, Phu village itself is a fascinating 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. Lucky Tourists see herds of blue sheep skillfully clambering up the steep cliffs.

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

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

Day 9 Nar Phedi to Nar Village trek (4,110m/13,481 feet), 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. En route, you can see 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 feet). Descend to Ngwal (3,675m/12,017 feet), 7 hours.

We start our kangla pass day hikes early morning to avoid windstorms. Cross Kangla hill station is the most impressive highlight of Nar Phu journey. The amazing Kangla top provides a stunning view of the Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the scenic view of Hongdae airport. Crossing kang la pass , we walk downhill to Ngwal village, a trek route to go Braga village. Ngawal is a wonderful old village with a Buddhist class to teach monks, prayer wheels, and attractive architecture.

Day 11 Dhukur Pokhari trek (3,240m/10,628 feet), 7 hours.

For the first part, we walk all the way downhill to reach upper Pisang, cross Marshyangdi river bed, you can reach lower Pisang. Backpackers can visit a monastery in Upper Pisang. Travel through the flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River passing pine trees, farming terrace, and a beautiful village to get to Dhukur Pokhari. On your day tour, you will have an outstanding view of the 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 witness majestic landscapes, just awesome. The trail Besisahar to Manang or Manang to Besisahar is bumpy so it takes even more hours.

Day 13Drive 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 still wilderness trekking part of the Annapurna zone. The Nar Phu trek costs USD 1,050 per person is a standard trek within a double occupancy basis. 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 a 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 discounts and attractive complimentary.

Amazing 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 Trek permit USD 100 for each person for each week.
  • Latest updated Nar Phu Trek Map for each person, you keep this map as a soveneur.
  • 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.

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.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments including warm clothes
  • 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 a 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 on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Nar Phu trek?.

Answer: Actually not ! but it is suitable for keen trekkers who can walk around 4-5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. If you do not have any hiking experience, it’s also not a problem. .

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

Answer: We provide a tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. The rooms at Nar and Phu hiking routes are basic & simply clean with a comfortable bed and blankets. However, we advise you to travel with a fresh and 4 season sleeping bag. If you have one with you otherwise, you may rent sleeping bags while you are shopping in Kathmandu.

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

Answer: Every lodge, they have attached restaurants and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, Rice and lentils, eggs, bread, soups, fresh vegetables. The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch provides on the way to the next place where you are going.

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

Answer: Most of the lodges have a shower which you can get on pay. Moreover, if you are camping outdoor – 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 hotels 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, you can buy boiled water or bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the journey.

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

Answer: In some places, you can get charging stations to recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring 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 are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we suggest 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 a 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 the Nar Phu trek?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your baggage. As we are a responsible trekking travel bureau 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 poles?.

Answer: It is better to safely hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just 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 review

Amazing Nar Phu trek with Nepali Friends

100% 5 star based on – 229 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 for ourselves. Also, a 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 Kang la pass. Learned a lot of Nepali phrases, cuisine, and mountain lifestyles. An overall very friendly service so we highly recommend it. Lisa Schreiner, Freiburg city, Germany.

Kangla pass trek review

Kangla pass was just amazing

100% 5 star based on – 293 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We were a college friends went to Nar Phu trek with Gokyo Treks & Expedition agency in last summer 2019. They were honest and booked everything for us like booking hotels, guide, permits, transportation..etc.

Our guide was Ram, speak very good English and 3 other porters were super friendly. My experience with Ammar and his team is brilliant. They planned well for our nar phu hikes. Thank you Ammar and team once again making our summit successful. – Bikesh Chakraborty and Team from Calcutta, University.

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 creatures

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, technically expert 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 high-quality service. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

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