Nar Phu Valley Trek

Duration: 19 Days Price from: US$1875
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,140 m
  • Best Time: March - May & October - November


  • Adventurous trail
  • Get to see stunning scenery on the trail
  • Travers one of the most isolated parts of the Annapurna region
  • Explore picturesque Nar & Phu villages
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of the locals
  • Come across diverse ecosystem
  • Witness excellent Himalayan mountains views Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range, Manasalsu, etc

About Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek leads to the most isolated part of the Annapurna region. Nar and Phu are two separate villages, which are at day walking distance from each other. Trekking in Nar Phu Valley is opened since 2003. You need to get a special permit from the government to go on this trek. Here, you will get to experience the rich culture and tradition of Tibetan inhabitants. You get to see the wonderful landscape and stunning views of Himalayas during the Nar Phu Valley Trekking.

During the Nar Phu Valley Trek, you pass through a glacier, high pass, narrow gorge, and dense forests. The trail is incredibly beautiful. As you will spend the day in Nar and Phu villages, you will get to see the lifestyle of the locals. You will explore Buddhist gompa and stupas. The trail is challenging, and you need to be in good shape. If you have previous trekking experience, it will get easy for you to walk and adapt to the environment easily.


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As you enter in Nepal, you get to witness green hills, settlement areas, and snow-capped mountains at far distant. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you get welcomed by our team representative at the terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel, and later, in the evening, you will have a welcome dinner organized by the company. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

We have organized a guided sightseeing tour for you during which you visit several monuments like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhnath Stupa. These places are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You get guided by a professional tour guide who will brief you about these monuments. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

After having breakfast, you begin driving towards Ngadi. The drive will be scenic and long. You get to see beautiful views of hills, terraced farms, and small villages on the way to Ngadi.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail today moves towards Jagat. Trekking through lush forests and small villages, you reach Jagat. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

From Jagat, you descend to a river and continue trekking through lush forest. The trail then ascends to a sharp-edged cliff and pass by Chamje. Enjoying striking views of Mt. Annapurna, you cross a suspension bridge and gradually ascends on a steep and slippery trail that leads to Sattale. From here you pass by Tal and Karte villages and reach Dharapani.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Trekking through pine and fir forests, you reach Bagarchaap. From here, the trail continues to Danaque and steeply ascends to Timang. You get to enjoy a lovely view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. Further, you trek through lush pine forest till Latamarang, where you will take a small lunch break. You then pass by another forest and reach Koto. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail move towards Nar Phu Valley. Trekking in a steep and narrow path through dense forests, you reach dark gorge Nar Phu Khola. The trail then slowly ascends steeply through forests of bamboo and pine. On the way, you pass by many caves and timber camps. Crossing Phu Khola, you descend to a hot spring and passing by a waterfall, you reach Dharmashala.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

After having breakfast, the trail ascends and crosses a stream. Further, ascending along a small river, you reach Meta, which is a temporary winter settlement of Nar village. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, it is going to be a hard day. You will cross a maze of glacier moraines. The trail offers stunning views of low shrubs, juniper, orange, and brick-red leafy bushes, rocks, and sandy trail. You will come across a trail junction. From here, you trek and pass by Jhunam and reach Chyakhu. Further, you pass by several chortens and reach Kyang from where you get to see amazing views of Annapurna II, Pisang Peak, and Gyoji Kang. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail passes through the desert-like gorge and descends steeply along a riverbank. On the way, you get to see superb views of colorful chortens with canyonlands and gorges. Also, if you are lucky, you might get to see blue sheep. Passing through Phupi Gyalgen Gate, you descend. From here, you pass by an ancient gate that leads to Phu village. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, you explore around Phu village and rest. Interact with locals and get to see their unique lifestyle and culture. Also, go on a short hike to the summer grazing settlement or Ngoru Kharka. You will have plenty of time to talk with locals and observe their daily chores.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail gradually ascends towards Phu Pass. The trail will be rocky and steep. From the pass, you get to see the stunning landscape. The trail then descends to Yak Kharka, where you will spend the night. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, you will cross another pass, Pangi Pass. The trail ascends on a rugged path and leads you to top of the pass from where you can see beautiful views. Later, you descend to Chhubche Kharka for a night stay.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

After having breakfast, you begin trekking towards Nar village. The trail passes through a rugged path along with offering superb scenery. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Nar is one of the unspoiled villages in Nepal. Compared to Phu village, Nar is more lively. Spend the day exploring around and talking with locals. Visit ancient gomaps, observe villages painting prayer flags, harvesting crops, chatting, spinning prayer wheel, indulged in carpentry, etc.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

After a memorable time in Nar & Phu villages, today you ascend towards Kang La Phedi. The trail offers an excellent view of Kang Garu Peak and Pisang Peak. Trekking through grazing fields and small villages, you reach Kang La Phedi.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

It is going to be a long trekking day. You begin trekking early in the morning and reach the top of Kang La Pass from where you can witness fantastic views of Annapurna II, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Mt. Gangapurna. The trail then descends to Ngwal, a beautiful old village.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

After having breakfast, you begin trekking towards Talekhu. The trail passes through lush forests and small villages along with offering superb landscape views. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Trekking through small villages and forested paths, you move towards Dharapani. You get to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Leaving Dharapni behind, you retrace the previous path towards Jagat. On the way, you get accompanied by lovely scenery. Today is also the last day of trekking.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Enjoying spectacular views of rolling lush green hills, colorful terraced fields, scattered settlement areas, rivers, cascading waterfalls, and dense forests, you drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head back to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast & lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

It is a rest day. You can explore around and do some shopping. If you want, we can arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you as well. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You get dropped at the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight departure time. 

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to/from the airport as per itinerary
  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide, Experienced cook & all the staffs during the trekking
  • All the camping equipment like; Tent, kitchen tent, dining tents, toilet tents, sleeping tent twin basis, tables, chairs
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey
  • all ground transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat and back to kathmandu
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 
  • All the food and fuel for trek
  • All necessary permits for Nar Phu valley trek
  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staffs
  • First Aid medical kits
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation
  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, brochure, duffel bag, etc

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking
  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc
  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses
  • Tips and gifts for staff 
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section


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start date07 Oct, 2024 end date25 Oct, 2024 Limited $1875 /person

Useful Info

What to expect during Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Nar Phu Valley Trek offers rich Tibetan culture, gorges, high pass, and beautiful villages. You will be crossing several passes and trek through the wild trail. The landscape views you will get to see during the trek are breath-taking. Similarly, stunning views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Peak 29, Annapurna II, Pisang Peak, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and many other mountains makes the journey more satisfying.

Why go on Nar Phu Valley Trek with us?

We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who have mapped almost every trail of Nepal. We have led countless numbers of groups to their destination successfully. We provide the best service and affordable prices. Moreover, we are also a big believer and follower of eco-friendly treks and tours. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in-depth about the region, and help to promote the economy of that place, as we work closely with the locals.

Nar Phu Valley Trek map

Nar Phu Valley Trek map will allow you to understand the trail more clearly. We have designed our map following our Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary. On the map, you can see all the major villages and highlights of the surrounding area.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Nar Phu Valley Trekking is a high altitude trek that involves the risk of altitude sickness, which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). This happens when your body did not get acclimatize properly with the elevation. It is very important to protect yourself from AMS to complete the trek. As in worse can it can ruin the entire journey. Therefore, we take a very careful ascent profile with ample rest days and take all necessary measures to aim to prevent AMS - see more information below.

Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Nar Phu Valley Trek difficulty

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a difficult trek to the most isolated part of the Annapurna region. The trail is mostly well-made, however high altitude, steep & rugged path, and terrain make is little difficult overall. You need to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. For all these, good physical fitness, health, and will-power are needed. If you have prior trekking experience, then it will help you a lot during the trek.

Best time to go to Nar Phu Valley Trek

As per our experience, October to November (autumn) and March to April (spring) is the best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trekking. The trail during this time of the year is very beautiful and rewarding. You will get to see colorful rhododendron and other numerous floras bloomed all over the trail in spring. Whereas, in autumn, Nepal celebrates numerous festivals including the most significant ones. The weather is temperate and the sky is clear. Views are also at its best.

Accommodation during Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a teahouse trek. The teahouse is run by locals and the facilities are pretty basic. The ambiance more turns to a homely vibe than a hotel in the tea house. You can find a hot shower, twin-sharing rooms, and limited furniture in the room. We highly recommend you to carry a good sleeping bag with yourself. Likewise, the dining area is the common space and the warmest place in the teahouse, where you can spend some time and warm up yourself.

Food & Water on Nar Phu Valley Trek

During the Nar Phu Valley Trek, all meals will be served as per the menu of the tea house. The menu will have a diverse variety from a sandwich to porridge. While traveling with us, we will select the best home-cooked for you that is not only hygienic, delicious, and nutritious, but also are affordable and filling. You will be given three meals a day. If you feel hungry any other time, you are free to munch on your own expenses. Likewise, boiled water is available in the teahouse. You can refill your bottle every time it gets empty paying a small fee. Don't buy plastic water bottles as it will be very expensive and increase waste.

Tailor-Made Options

We are always open to tailor-made itinerary options. We do have fixed departure dates, but you can as well create your itinerary as per your requirements. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.

Environmental Practices

We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference. Moreover, we try best to reduce wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.