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Nar Phu Valley Trek - 18 Days

The hidden two villages Nar 4150 meters and Phu 4050 meters have been a destination for hikers as Nar Phu Valley Trek since few years. These classic villages have laid on the laps of Himalayan ranges in Nepal and have the most access to the Annapurna circuit trek. Pokhara city is near to these villages.

Hikers could experience the views of classic monasteries, forests, and amazing trail. Besides, trekkers could enjoy the glorious views of snow hanging mountains. Even animals like Yaks, sheep which live in the place with a unique pasture.

Highlights of Nar Phu Valley Trekking

  • Beautiful Yeak Pastures
  • The highest Lake Tilicho (4,919 m)
  • The most remote Area
  • Famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa
  • View of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Tilicho Himal even Annapurna Peak.
  • Hot Springs bathing
  • Tibetan culture land lifestyle
  • The Hidden villages
  • The Kang La Pass (5315m)
  • Muktinath Temple

The Summary of Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley is a newly open trekking route in the Annapurna Region. This trekking area is popular for Kang La Pass at 5315 meters. Likewise, Natural landscape with unique local culture and tradition is another feature of these Villages.

Trek to Nar Phu Valley begins from Jajat just after a long drive from Kathmandu city. It takes around 5 days to reach Pu Villages whereas it may take 8 days to be in Nar Village or sometimes it depends on the itinerary. The lives style of these villages very different moreover they have Tibetan cultural practices.  Their practice of faith is Buddhism as you could see a lot of mani walls in this place. Most homes made of mud and stones.

Trekkers will come across the amazing land formations, iconic topography, and rocky mountains. In addition, there is a monastery Tashi Lakhang Gommpa where many people come for receiving the blessing. Villager of Nar and Phu do farming for survival in the little fertile land. The shape of this village differs from other villages. All hikers will cross the most hypnotic place Kang Las Pass which is 5322m from the sea level. All the hikers will go through Manang Village which is famous for a few populations and doorway many trekking routes.

Thorong Lo Pass 5,416 m, which is the highest on this route. In the winter, snow falls so sharply and looks very shiny. Besides this, You could see the panoramic views of the Annapurna range and Tilicho peak. After reaching this place, your trek begins down to Muktinath and Jomsom. Muktinath is the name of a holy temple where many devotees come to pray for salvation and take a bath in 108 stone taps.

Finally, your Nar Phu valley trek ends in the Jomsom. Some trekkers go to Tatopani by bus whereas others fly to Pokhara city. You could enjoy having in a pure natural hot water in order to heal from mental stress, tiredness, and diabetes after reaching Tatopani.

Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Nar Phu Trek and we have 13 Days Nar Phu Valley Trek Itinerary.

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Current Update of the Nar Phu Valley Trek

Upper Level of Phu the village had more suffering just because of earthquake hit than other places according to the latest updates. Mostly, homes made of mud and stones. But now it is very normal for hiking and living.

Starting and ending location of Nar Phu Valley Trek

An exciting trek begins from Jagat after hours of drive from Kathmandu city. Your real hiking might be joyful and memorable. Finally, your trek ends in Jomsom to Tatopani.

Permission Requirement for Nar Phu Valley Trek

It depends on the trekking route. You will need to get two permissions for Nar Phu Valley Trek.

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)
Annapurna Conservation charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. And for the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Nar Phu Valley trek permission.

Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Compulsory for international trekkers. TIMS maintains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD. Register for safety and security.

Travel insurance

Trekking to Nar Phu Valley demands well preparation since when hiking you may face natural disasters or accidents. Sometimes, unexpected sickness occurs. So, insurance is compulsory.

Your insurance policy must cover helicopter rescue, medical bills, evacuation for trekkers from the high elevation. After booking the trek, you could forward your travel insurance with us. In case of an emergency, we can forward your documents to your travel insurance company.

The necessity of hiring a guide and potter  for Nar Phu Trek

We provide licensed guides along with an assurance of trek insurance. They can communicate in English, Hindi, French and more. In addition, our guides know about the weather, food, accommodation, local people, easy route, culture and very frank to help your journey very well.

Tips for Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • Having more energy is very important so you need to take over 3 times of food once you pay for only for Nepali set you can get 3 times of service.
  • Keep Nepali money enough since there are ATM’s on this route.
  • Come with a few more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
  • Do not believe in the locals because bad people could be anywhere since not all Nepalese are honest and supportive.
  • If you are willing to save money, then you could rent expensive trekking gear and equipment.
  • Do not take pictures of people without permission.
  • It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
  • Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.
  • You need to take care of your stuff.

Above all, Nar Phu valley is a newly open remote area trekking trail. It is relevant for those trekkers who are physically fit and strong. However, lots of trekkers do this trekking with precautionary tools and ideas in the best seasons. So please send us a query to get information guidance.

Day 1
Arrival day in Kathmandu

This would be the first day landing at Kathmandu airport, our staff will receive you with Nepali flower Malla at the airport hall. Then, take you to a hotel by private vehicle, right after you can have a bath or take some rest. In your free, our guide will share a trek plan for Nar Pu Valley Trek.

Day 2
Day 1 Kathmandu to Jagat 1300m.

Our journey begins from this city just after breakfast we will go by a bus to Jagat. All could see the mountains, beautiful scenery, villages, and Trishuli River. We will leave the main road of Pokhara and head to Besisahar then arrive in Syange by passing the paddy fields and Tibetan villages. Finally, to Jagat. It takes around 7-8 hours by bus to reach this place. All of us take a rest in this destination with a healthy dinner.

Day 3
Jagat to Dharapani 1860m

The trekking route begins gradually upward to Chamje. we will hike slowly by crossing a suspension bridge and walk steeply on the rock trial till Tal Village as could you see the waterfall this place. All of us have lunch in this place then walk straight again cross the bridge which is near to Dharapani, after slight hiking reach Dharapani where our resting takes place for dinner. It takes 7-8 hours.

Day 4
Dharapani to Koto 2610 m

Just after sound breakfast, all of us start a trek by walking through forests, pine trees, monasteries even villages of Bargarchhap. Hikers would see the stunning views of Mt. Manasulu and Annapurna II also other peaks on this trial is up to Latamarang. At last, you will arrive in Koto which is a small village by the Gurung communities. It is about 5-6 hours walk. Resting hails in this place some wonderful dinner.

Day 5
Koto via Meta 3560m

Our trek moves through beautiful pine trees, forest, waterfall, along with the river of Soti Khola. We will have to cross the suspension bridge to arrive in Dharamshala by walking nearly 5 hours then you will have to walk downward nearly a half an hour to reach Metal Village. It has based on Tibetan plate. This is your place for observation the views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. The overnight begins here.

Day 6
Meta to Phu Gaon 4250 m

By just walking up and down, we reach to Chyaku, we will see some views Annapurna from this place. Also, trekkers could view Pisang peak. Then we will go by the Phu Khola river until Phu village which takes nearly 3 hours as you shall see the blue sheep, diversity of people, religion, lifestyles. All of these things make you a surprise. There is a Tashi Lhakhang Monastery. After a few hours of a walk, we will reach Phu Village. You can observe views of Himlung Himal including other peaks. Night resting hails at this place with an amazing dinner. A walk needs 7-8 hours.

Day 7
Phu Gaon to Nar 4110m

After our breakfast, all of us move downward by passing streams and bridges till Mahendra Pul takes nearly 4 hours then again our journey begins up till the village of Nar Phedi. You will come across the sense of Kang Garu even Pisang peak. It takes 6 -7 hours. The night resting beings at his place.

Day 8
Preparation day at Nar

Before hiking, some trekkers take a rest for acclimatization. They prepare themselves with the help of a guide. Some trekkers would like to hike for Tilicho lake instead of going to Throng la pass after reaching Manang where others skip this resting hike for Tilicho lake.

Day 9
Nar to Kang La Pass 5322m via Ngawal Village

After having breakfast, all of a walk down to Temdenzon River, this is a pleasant trial ever where you see the Yak pastures also Pisang Peak. Then we trek to Jhombu Kharak also regard as Kang la Phedi, by the way, this is the bottom of Kang La Pass. This route is not difficult either Just after reaching this place, you will see stunning views of Annapurna Ranges and other then we will again walk for nearly for 3 hours and reach to Ngawal Village. Our whole night resting starts at this village.

Day 10
Nagwal village to Manang 3540m

All of us move down, by passing the Marshyangdi river. Also, you could visit some monasteries in Barga Village. Right after by leaving the trail of Tilicho lake on the left we take a short walk for Manang. There are many cafes also trekking shops even there are many guest service hotels. It takes 4-5 hours. Resting will be at Manang with Nepali Thali set.

Day 11
Manang to Yak Kharka 4110m

Right after Manang resting and breakfast all of us will pass Tenki Village then the Marshyangdi valley. We will pass some pastures even Juniper forests and our hiking starts upward again we will cross a small village Gunsan. The houses of this village made with mud then will cross the pastures of Yank and horses and all of us cross the wooden bridge then hike up for a few minutes to reach Yak Kharka. Finally, to this place.

Day 12
Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 5041m

All of us will hike to Thorong Phedi early moring right after brakfast, Hikkers will have to trek upward by crossing the Marsyangdi River on the wooden bridge then we will hike to narrow route, there is a slight up and down. After after walking 4-5 hours of walk we would be able to reach Thorong Phedi. This place is in narrow between two mountians. Overnignt resting is in this place. You could see a lot of rocks.

Day 13
Thorong Phedi via Thorong La pass 54525m to Muktinath 3,800 m

Today, all of us hike up very steep trail towards Thorong La pass by passing the Throrong Phedi camp. Thorong Las pass is the highest mountain where snow falls in the winter. Your real delight beings right in this place. From this place, you could view the Annapurna ranges and Tilichow peak. There is a small tea shop. Felling could be very memorable. After passing some time, we will go down to Muktinath and this trail is very easy to move so we could easily reach Muktinath. So, almost takes 7-8 hours. All the trekkers could walk through the amazing route. Once you reach this Muktinath, you could pray for salvation from sins at Muktinath temple Also, taking a bath on 108 old stone taps could wash away the sins. These are the belief systems often practice. Many people come to this place for Spiritual salvation. There are few tresses and mani walls even a monastery. From this place, you could see Kagbeni.

Day 14
Muktinath to Jomsom 2715m

After finishing the breakfast, all trekkers move down to Khingar and Jharkot. You could visit monasteries in these palaces. Again, we will walk by the river of Gandaki River then reach to Jomsom. The night resting would be in this place.

Day 15
Jomsom to Tatopani 1200m

Our drive begins by a bus for Tatopani. While on the way, you could see forest and farmlands as we go through the deepest gorge in the world. Even trekkers can view the Mt. Dhaulagiri and some Annapurna ranges. Many views make the journey very exciting. Meanwhile, all of us arrive in Tatopani which is very famous for taking a bath in a hot spring. This is a natural pond, it heals you from many diseases like mental street, tiredness, headache and many more.

Day 16
Tatopani via Pokhara

We will continue our journey either by bus or jeep from Tatopani to Beni Bazaar till Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours. You could have time to see the natural mountains and evergreen forest just on the way. Once you reach Pokhara, you could visit Phewa lake and the lakeside is very good for cafes and hotel. Our resting begins at hotels.

Day 17
Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m

Journey begins early morning by a tourist bus to Kathmandu city. The starting of traveling starts with along with the River Marshyangdi even Trishuli river including farmland, mountains, forest, and landscapes. There are many food service centers on the way. Our lunch would be on the way. Finally, we reach to Kathmandu city with 7-8 hours of a ride. Then you will move to the Hotel. In your free time, you could do shopping around Thamel with the help of our guide. On this day, you will offer Nepali Thali set on the behalf of Annapurna Mountain Trek.

Day 18
Departure Day

Our staff will take you to Airport by private vehicle for wishing your best trip even for the farewell. Annapurna Mountain Trek hopes to see you soon.

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment
Gears are very essential in order to set out for the best trekking
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  • A light or heavy water proved trekker boots since you will have to walk sometimes in snow or dry land area such boots offer more safety and easiness. However, you have to make sure that boots fit you well and should be comfortable.
  • A pair of crocus
  • 4 pairs of liner socks. Also, you need to keep warm socks and two pairs of socks for cold. Mainly, trekking or liner socks are very useful.
  • A few pairs of underwear. You could buy by trekking underwear while at the city or shopping center. You could use for other outdoor activities.
  • You should have to carry ultralight which is packable and portable. You can buy either or rent in Nepal. you will have to pay $1 per day.
  • You will have to bring a T-shirt and trousers for both kinds of weather cold or warm.
  • A pair of thermals.
  • Bring a Sleeping Bag which can resist more than 15 degrees Celsius. You can rent in Nepal.
  • A woolen hat, sunhat, and Sunglass.
  • Head torchlight or probable torchlight.
  • Toilet paper, water purifier, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothbrush finally toothpaste.
  • You need to bring a Large Duffel bag. So that you can keep all your trekking gears safely. The size is about 30” x 14”, with a complete long zipper including handles along with padlock. It is waterproof.
  • You will have to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof pants, 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick),
  • A sweater to wear under the fleece jacket.
  • You need to bring a small duffel bag or you can buy in Kathmandu Nepal since it is easier for you to carry your stuff.
  • A set of sandals or you could bring comfortable shoes.
  • Drinking water equipment like Thermos in order to carry lukewarm water because you will come across cold places or Normal water bottle.
  • You need a 30-40-liter daypack, a rucksack with aluminum support and a waterproof bag for covering a rucksack.
  • First aid kit (Diamox, Oral Rehydration salts, all necessary medicines including bandage)
  • Trekking sticks
  • Waterproof Map
  • if wish you could bring books or a phone, tablet.
  • Bring the eatable items which you like.
  • You could bring a Camera depending on your choice.

Cost Includes

  • While using a private vehicle form Airport Terminal.
  • Two nights in Kathmandu along with breakfast.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea or espresso while hiking.
  • Tea House Accommodations.
  • Sleeping Sack, Down Jacket, Duffel pack, Strolling Poles (after using these in rent you can return)
  • For all ground transportation.
  • Charge for Government License Guides.
  • Potters payment (A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags or luggage so the double charge includes)
  • Entry fees of Monastery.
  • Helicopter charge in case of Emergency, payment by your travel insurance.
  • An insurance guide charge.
  • Trekking route Map.
  • Entrance charge of ABC Region.
  • Registration of fee of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Emergency Treatment box and Normal therapeutic supplies.
  • Evening Dinner based on Nepalese culture.
  • Two nights standard convenient on B/B in Pokhara before and after trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Based in Nepal, Asia Continent, near to Tibet and Phu Valley trek is 4250 m from sea level. This is in the Himalayan Reign. This has been a secret place for many trekkers.

When is the best time for Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Possible in all seasons but Autumn and Spring are the best times. If you are adventurous and healthy, then all the months are best. You would have to face mostly cold weather in winter. The systematic plan is always good for the amazing trek.

What do you need for Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Upper Mustang trek route is a comfortable route ever. So, a healthy person would have an amazing trekking. You have to be sound psychically also mentally and you have to prepare very well by maintaining gears and guide.

How long do you have to walk each day while heading to Nar Phu Valley?

It depends on the trekkers; you have to hike about 4-5-7 -8 hours but, sometimes you have to walk a few hours despite walking you can take some rest at teahouse or guest house.

What is the highest altitude for reaching Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Phu valley is 4250 m from the sea level. However, the altitude of Thorong La pass is 5416 m. So you need to hike for over 5000 m and a little more and Nar is 4110m.

What about charging battery and shower facilities?

You could get access to charge your batteries in some places on the way. But, you will have to bring your charger and have to pay some amount for charging, the good news is that you can get access to a hot shower or cold depending upon your choice. So, it is good to bring light and portable.

Do you get ATMs on the way to Nar Phu Valley Trek?

There are no ATMs on the way to mustang trek. So, you have to withdraw from Pokhara or Kathmandu and you need to have Nepali rupees. It will be easier. While having food you to pay in Nepali rupees.

What about Internet Access?

You can have the internet in some areas on the way. Sometimes, the Internet is not faster since there is no tower. There is no line of cable.

Necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Systematic hiking is very important, it is good to go with a trekking agent, a skilled guide can help you while going to trek since you may face problems in offseason or climbing to the mountains.
If you are planning to do trekking for the first time, then you have to think wisely if you go on trekking through an Agency then it will be easier because you can get the help of trekking even money budget.

It is possible to do Heli Tour or Mountain Flights?

Surely, you can get access to Heli Touring and Mountain Flights in Nepal. But, you have to book early.

How much should you tip for guides and porters?

No fix tipping to Potters and Guides if you offer them then they feel happy. For example, if potters or guides charge per day $20 of 10 days then = $200.You can tip 15% which means $30, this is enough. Nrs. 3000 roughly. Consequently, you might tip from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 depending on your choice. This is only for Guides and Potters. Since trekkers already take 15% out of $900.
No need to pay for the taxi drivers and restaurant staffs since restaurant takes10% of service charge. If you have questions, then comment below.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • 18 Days

  • Strenuous
  • Sep-Nov and March-May
  • 5315 Meters

  • Both Air and Ground
  • Kathmandu Airport

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