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. Moreover, we have similar Annapurna Trekking packages that might be quite easier but almost all activities would be similar to, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Annapurna Circuit Trek.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.