Nar Phu Valley Trek

Far beyond the regular round of Annapurna trail in the north-west lies hidden valley called Nar and Phu villages which remained undiscovered by trekkers for long time. The region for the trekkers was restricted until 2002 A.D. and considered as inconvenient destination to visit due to lack of food and accommodation facilities. The mystic trekking in the unique valley has gained much popular day by day due to its rich cultural heritage in nomad land and amazing scenario of beautiful mountains as well challenging Kang La Pass (5100m) on the way to join regular Annapurna circuit trail.

The society living in this valley has their amazing cultural respect as their own tradition for generation to generation. They believe that their ancestor were escape away from Tibet in respect to save their Bon-Po religion. It is a unique hidden treasure to explore across the Himalayan remote valleys inhabited by Tibetan origin groups where they are practicing traditional Bon-Po religion and Mahayana Buddhism together. Besides trekkers can also discover entire Annapurna regular trail together enjoy splendid views of awesome Himalayan peaks.

Nar Phu village trekking itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal. Up on arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Historical  Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 03: Drive to Syange/Ghyarmuphat (1130m) approx. 9-10 hrs drive/overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 04: Trek Syange/Ghyarmuphat (1130m) to Tal (1700m, 5-6 hrs)/overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 05: Trek Tal (1700m) to Danaque (2200m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 06: Trek Danaque (2200m) to Koto (2640m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 07: Trek Koto (2640m) to Dharmasala (3230m, 4-5 hrs)/overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 08: Trek Dharmasala (3230m) to Kayang (3740m, 4-5 hrs)/overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 09: Trek Kayang (3740m) to Phu Village (4050m, 4-5 hrs)/overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 10: Excursion around Phu valley, visit old Bon Po monastery and observe nomad cultural lifestyle and overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 11: Trek Phu Village (4050m) to Checko/Junam (3550m, 4-5 hrs)/overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 12: Trek Checko/Junam (3550m) to Nar Village (4150m)/overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 13: Explore Nar Village, enjoy breathe taking sceneries and fascinating local culture and overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 14: Trek Nar Village (4150m) to Ngwal Village (3675m, 7-8 hrs) after crossing Kang La Pass (5100m)/overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)

Day 15: Trek Ngwal Village (3675m) to Manang (3540m, 5-6 hrs)/ overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)   

Day 16: Lay over day at Manang village (3540m)/overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 17: Trek Manang (3540m) to Yak Kharka (4018m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 18: Trek Yak Kharka (4050m) to Thorung Phedi (4450m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)  

Day 19: Trek Thorung Phedi (4450m) to Muktinath (3800m, 8-10 hrs) crossing over the Thorung-La (5416m) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)  

Day 20: Drive from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m, 1:30-2 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant)

Day 21: Fly back Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to hotel, afternoon personal activities rest/shopping/sightseeing etc. (Hotel in Pokhara BB Basis) 

Day 22: Free day in Pokhara for personal activities go for boating in Fewa Lake/rest/shopping/sightseeing etc. (Hotel in Pokhara BB Basis) 

Day 23: Next day drive from Pokhara to Katmandu approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Kathmandu 30 min by STOL flight as you wish to have in your package, transfer to hotel, late noon shopping souvenirs around market and typical Nepali dinner party with culture show.

Day 24: Transfer to airport for International departure or if you interested to have onward programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting main tourist attraction of around. Pease let us know we are happy to organize as you wish. 

  • Trip Highlights
  • Cost Includes/Excludes
  • Equipement for Trip
  • Useful Information
Trip Highlights

Nar Phu valley trekking highlights

Whole Package Duration: 24 days

Trek Duration: 11 days normal route & 8 days special area Nar Phu

Region of Trek: Annapurna Region

Maximum Altitude: 5416m Thorung La pass & 5100m Kang La Pass

Trekking Grade: General (soft route - moderate)

Mode of Trek: Tea House Organize/Camping

Food & Accommodation: 3 meals per day & Tea House stay/ 8 days tented camp

Starting and Ending Point: Syange/Ghyarmuphat and Pokhara

Maximum per day walking: 5-6 hour in average

Transportation: Flight, Chartered Vehicle or Tourist Bus

Best of the trek: Total Himalayan cultural experience and breathtaking views & Himalayan hidden treasure exploration.

Best Time to Do: Spring and Autumn Season

Cost Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost: Please contact us for cost details

Trek Package Cost Includes

  1. Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  2. Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge and tented camp.
  3. 7 days tented camping with necessary equipments, foods, kitchen utensils and supporting staffs
  4. Transportation- to starting point and flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  5. Necessary restricted area trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  6.  Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  7. 3- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu and 2-nights Pokhara in BB basis before and after the trek.
  8. Domestic airfare, airport tax or overland bus fare for (Pokhara – Kathmandu) after the trek as you wish to have in your package.
  9. Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.

Trek Package Cost Excludes

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara extra days stay except mentioned in package.
  2. Food (Lunch & Dinner) before and after the trip in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  3.  Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral), tips for guide, porters, kitchen & camping team etc. 
  4. Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  5. Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  6. Personal trekking gear for the trek.
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
Useful Information

Useful Information

Useful information