Nar Phu Valley Trek - 14 Days

Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Logde/Guesthouse
  • Group Size: 01 to 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5130m


  • Trekking the remote and virgin landscapes of Nar Phu Valley
  • Exploring the medieval cultures and civilizations of the region
  • Walking along the forested trails in the landscapes of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  • Magical sunrise from multiple points during the trek
  • You can also spot the rare wildlife of the region, including the snow leopards, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, etc.
  • Exploring the mystical Nar village and the various monasteries
  • Tasting the delicious cuisine in the teahouses
  • A cultural exploration of the Lama, Ghale, and Gurung community.
  • Incredible hospitality of the local people

About Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu Valley trek is an incredible off-the-beaten trek in the remote landscapes of the exotic Nar Phu Valley. The beautiful valley lies in the northern Annapurna and Manang region of Nepal. This trek is ideal for those who love to trek in a quiet atmosphere of the tranquil region.

The centuries-old ancient customs and traditions have remained intact and are well-preserved in the region. A special Nar Phu Valley trek permit will provide you access to the remote valley. The natural wilderness of the trek makes this unique among other treks in the region.

You will get to explore the beautiful Nar village during the trek. The inhabitants of the village are of Tibetan Heritage and are mostly engaged in animal farming and trading business from Tibet. You can observe the snow-capped mountains, including the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Tilicho, Gangapurna, Chulu East, and Chulu West.

Moreover, you can also visit the cultural and religious landmarks of the region including the Tashi Lhakhang Monastery or Braga Monastery in Manang. You will learn more about the incredible Buddhist culture of the region. Besides that, the Gurung and Tamang settlements and their hospitality will spellbind you.

Furthermore, the trail passes through the pristine landscapes of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). You can also spot the rare flora and fauna of this region including the snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, and others. Overall, this spectacular trek is an adventure of a lifetime!

We are offering this incredible trek at a reasonable cost. Further description explains you more about the Nar Phu Valley trek and book your trip now!

The Trek Route

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a scenic off the beaten trek that takes you along the unexplored parts of the northern Annapurna region. The rugged trail leads us to the exotic Nar Phu valley which is our main destination.

Our tour starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Chamje. The trek then begins from Dharapani and leads us to Chame. We will then divert from the Annapurna Circuit trail and then head towards the village of Meta before arriving at the majestic Phu valley.

Phu village near the Tibetan border is one of the most ancient villages in Nepal. The incredible Himalayan vista from the village of Phu is breathtaking. Nar and Phu village have only 300 and 100 residents respectively. You will also cross the majestic Kangla Pass during this trek.

We then cross the Nar Phedi and then arrive at the famous Nar village. The itinerary also has an acclimatization day as we explore around the Nar village and the Himlung Base Camp. We then make our way to Ngawal and then to Chame the following days. The trail then leads us to Kathmandu via Besisahar.

When is the Best Time For The Nar Phu Valley Trek?

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is ideal in Autumn (September, October, and November) and the Spring (March, April, and May). These seasons provide stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures that are perfect for trekking.

Autumn (September to November)

The Autumn season is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. There are stable weather conditions with less precipitation in the region. You will get incredible views of the snow-capped mountains from various points along the trek.

Moreover, the trek is one of the exciting adventures in the Autumn season. You will get moderate temperatures during the trekking adventure which is perfect for trekking. Besides that, there are many cultural festivities and you will get cultural exploration as well.

Spring (March to May)

Spring is another favorable time for the Nar Phu valley trek. There are fewer chances of rainfall, and the scenic views of the snow-capped mountains will enchant you. The wildflowers bloom over the hills in Spring, painting them red and pink.

Moreover, you will spot rare wildlife in the region as they come out of their winter hibernation. The spring season also provides mild temperatures in the day, which is perfect for trekking.

Besides these, this trek in the summer season (June to August) comes with heavy rainfall which makes the trails slippery, and also brings landslides, and avalanches. You can trek in the off-seasons of winter (December to February) with proper packing and preparation. The trails look incredibly beautiful in the winter season.

How Difficult is the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a remote trek in the virgin landscapes of the Mustang and the Annapurna region. The 14 days trek takes you to a high altitude region with a maximum altitude of 5400 meters. The trails of this stunning trek go uphill and downhill quite a lot.

You will need to trek for 6-8 hours on average. This makes the trek quite challenging for the first time trekkers. A good training routine will help you immensely along the trail. Besides that, you should start training 3-4 months or at least two weeks before the trek. The training routine should contain cardiovascular activities like running, hiking, swimming, cycling, jogging, etc.

Another aspect of the trek is altitude sickness. Breathing gets difficult due to the low level of oxygens and air pressure in the high altitude region. Acclimatization and hydration will help you greatly during the trek. Overall, the Nar Phu Valley trek is moderately challenging.


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After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can stroll around the city in the evening and stay overnight at the hotel.

After early morning breakfast, we begin our journey with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar about 6-7 hours (190 Km). The local bus out of the valley follows the picturesque Trishuli River. As the drive progresses, you can witness beautiful scenery - terraced fields, traditional villages, and views of mountains, including Ganesh and Manaslu peaks.

After Besisahar, we continue our drive through paddy fields and reach Jagat - a Tibetan-style village. stay at Jagat. 

After breakfast, we start our trek from Chamje to Dharapani. You will start our trek passing through the green hills, deep gorges, serene waterfalls, and other fantastic landscapes. This section of the trek is quite challenging for first-time trekkers. The trek goes uphill for an hour.

You will arrive at a ridge from where we can observe the magnificent view of the surrounding landscape. We then cross a suspension bridge and walk on an uphill trek to arrive at Tal. The trail gets relatively easy from Tal. We will finally arrive at Dharapani after a trek of 5-6 hours. Dharapani lies at an altitude of 1860 meters, and we stay overnight at a teahouse in Dharapani.

After breakfast, we start our trek from Dharapani to Chame crossing a stone entrance gate or Chorten. We will start our trek on a new dirt road towards Chame. You can find an upper checkpoint Dharapani where you can show your permits and complete your registration formalities.

You will then walk further to Thoche, which is the confluence of Dudh Khola. The uphill trail then takes us to Danaque and continues through a forest and passing through the village of Thanchowk, at the Nar-Phu Valley junction.

We will arrive at Chame after a trek of a few hours, which is the headquarters of the Manang district. There is a large mani wall with prayer wheels at the entrance. You will stay here at teahouse in Chame.

After breakfast, we start our trek after getting the restricted area Nar Phu Valley trek permit from the Police Check Post. We will continue our trek along the Soti Khola River. The trail then leads us to Dharamsala.

We walk along with various beautiful landscapes, including streams, forests, and others, to arrive at Meta village. You can observe the incredible views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. We will arrive at Meta from Chame in around 7 hours. You will stay overnight at a teahouse in Meta.

After breakfast, we start our trek from Meta to Phu village. Firstly, the trail takes you to Kyang village on a remote path. You can also spot Blue sheep and Snow Leopard during the trail. There are many Shepard shelters along the Phu Khola stream.

The trail then takes you along the upstream of Phu Khola, which leads into an open area of pasture lands. Phu is a small settlement in the Manang district near the Tibetan border on the northern side of Nepal. We will stay here in Phu.

After breakfast, we start our excursion and acclimatization tour of the Phu village. You will explore the diverse region and the Lama, Ghale, and Gurung communities. You can experience the people engaging in agriculture and animal husbandry in their houses and farms.

You can also visit the Tashi Lhakhang Monastery, constructed by the Karmapa Rinpoche. You will also go on an excursion to the majestic Himlung Base Camp. The views of the snow-capped mountains from the Himlung Base Camp is incredible. We return to Phu village and stay overnight at the teahouse.

imum altitude: 3820m

Trek duration: 6 hrs

After breakfast, we start our trek from the Phu village to Nar Phedi. The trail takes you on a descending path towards the lower region. We will then trek uphill for a few hours to arrive at Kyang and upper Chiyako. The trail then takes you along the river Phu downstream.

We will arrive at Lower Chiyeko after trekking for a few hours. The trek downhill leads us to Lower Chiyako and then to Mahendra Pul near the Naar Phedi. We will arrive at Naar Phedi. You will stay at a teahouse in Naar Phedi.

After breakfast, we start our trek from Nar Phedi and Nar village. The trail follows an uphill path towards Nar. We then pass a line of bamboo topped Chortens with colorful paintings towards the ancient village.

Moreover, the picturesque village of Nar has a lovely atmosphere. You can find women weaving rugs and blankets in the community. Lodge at Nar will be your final destination for today.

After breakfast, we start our exploration of the beautiful Nar village. The ancient village has very few residents living in stone houses. It is also the second acclimatization day during the trek.

We spend the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Nar village. You will return to the teahouse and prepare for the trip the next day. We will stay here at teahouse in Nar village.

After breakfast, we start our trek to Ngawal via Kang La Pass. The trek is a long one with a high altitude pass. You can observe the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna II, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, and others.

The trail then descends downhill to the plateau where you stopover for lunch before you continue towards Ngawal. We will arrive at Ngawal after a trek for a few hours. Lodge in Ngawal is your stay for today. .

After having proper breakfast, you start your trek from Ngawal to Chame. We will start our trek along the Marshyangdi river, observing the beautiful landscapes of the region. Few hours of trekking in the green landscapes, we will arrive at Pisang.

Moreover, we will continue our trek along the wide trail and pass a beautiful lake to arrive at Chame. You will stay overnight at a lodge or teahouse in Chame as our Nar Phu Valley trek comes to an end.

After having your breakfast, we will start our drive from Chame to Besisahar. We stop at Besisahar for lunch and then continue our journey to Kathmandu. You can stroll around the city in the evening. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport. You can then drive back to your desired destination.

Cost Details


  • Airport pick up & drop off transport
  • 2 night standard twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Public transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat (trek start) and drive from Chame to Besisahar and then from Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • All standard meals like Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek with a cup of tea or coffee during breakfast time.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Nar Phu Valley restricted area permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • First aid box with normal medical supplies, including an Oximeter.
  • Trekking map
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your travel and medical insurance (recommended)
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, porter for single trekker etc.)
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)