There is one remote trekking in the Annapurna region and that is Nar Phu Valley Trek. It was opened in 2003 and is still off the beaten path in Annapurna. Because, in order to do this trekking, trekkers have to go with restricted areas trekking permit, and that cost 75 to 100 USD per week(depending on the season).

During NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING, you will get an opportunity to explore remote Tibetan Villages, narrow canyons, Chortens, Gompas, and EYE-CATCHING MOUNTAIN SCENERY. For those who are looking for Annapurna mountain views with an unspoiled trail, Nar Phu Trekking is waiting for them.

NAR PHU TREKKING FACTS

Trek Name : Nar Phu Valley  Trekking
Maximum Altitude :  5,315m/17,438ft
Trip Duration : 11 Days
Group Size : 1 to 20 Pax
Best Time : Autumn/Fall
Difficulty Level : Adventure
Start / End Point : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Activity : 7-8 hrs walking(Approx.)
Nature of Trek : Teahouses/Lodge

Nar Phu valley trek is one of the best trek in Nepal. As this trail is not crowded like other popular trekking routes, we can say it is the best route for nature lovers. Nonetheless, thrilling mountain views with adventure walking make this trip special.

During the Nar Phu trek, you can see the Mani walls, Chortens, Snow-capped mountains, and stone-patched houses inspired culture in Nar Phu Valley that was isolated a few years ago. But now this trail is open and is waiting for you.

Nar Valley is located in the Annapurna region. Stunning mountain views, narrow canyons, Buddhist Gompa, the unique culture of local people and villager typical lifestyle is the primary attraction of Nar Phu.

Kang la Pass Via Nar Phu Valley

Kang La Pass is a mountain pass which is located in the Manang District of Nepal. The altitude of Kang La is 5,320m from sea level. This pass is more difficult than the Thorong La Annapurna Circuit.

Because of Permit fees, expensiveness, and adventure grading trek only limited people can offer Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trek.

Nar Phu route will be one option trekking trail as the off-the-beaten adventure trek route. The Journey to Narphu takes you to the bottom of the high Himalayas.

Since our company has operated this trip before many times, you can ask questions about this trip. We Base Camp Hike is always ready to make your Nar Phu Trek itinerary according to your wish.

Short Nar Phu Trek, Is it Possible?

In fact, it is possible to make a short Nar Phu Trip.

In order to make the short trek to Nar Phu Valley, it’s required around 9 days. Among the 9 days, 1 day to get Koto from Kathmandu, 1 day to get Kathmandu from Pisang, and 7 days for Nar Phu Area. For those who have previous trekking experience in the Himalayas, it is possible to make a short journey to Nar Phu.

Solo Trek to Nar Phu Valley

Regarding solo trek to Nar Phu, so far not been permitted. Because at least two participants are required to get restricted area permits. And in order to get Nar Phu Permit, you can’t apply individually. You should go through a registered trekking agency. Solo trekking to Nar Phu isn’t permitted by the Nepal government.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Cost

Cost(Price) of the Nar Phu Valley Trekking – Get Best Deals on Package

According to Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd’s plan for TREKKING TO NAR PHU VALLEY, it cost USD 945 per person for 10 nights and 11 days of Trekking. This price is based on 2 participants(double occupancy basis). On this, you’ll get a professional guide, porter, meals on trekking, permits, transportation, and many more items regarding mountain tramping.

Nonetheless, we have a group price policy where we can give discounts according to group size.

PRICE FOR NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING – PACKAGE COST

No. of Tourist Price Per Person
1 person USD 1198
2 person USD 945
3 person USD 890
4 person USD 818
5 person USD 821
6 person USD 780
7 person USD 786
8 person USD 763
9 person USD 770
10 person USD 750

Here you can go to know INCLUDED and EXCLUDED

Way to Meta Village

What are the Highlights of the trip?

  • It’s an opportunity to explore ancient MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
  • This trek offers a picturesque mountain view from every accommodation spot
  • You can test the Tibetan Influenced culture and traditions
  • Annapurna Mountain Range and Manaslu range will be visible on the route
  • Dozen of beautiful waterfalls on the trail

Itinerary – Nar Phu Valley Trekking

You might be wondering, some companies have 16 days, some companies have 21 days, and some of 11 days Itinerary. Fact is, it depends on a combined trip with it. If you want to do Annapurna Circuit Trek with Nar Phu, then it requires around 16 days(ends in Ulleri). Similarly, if you want to do only Nar Phu, 8 to 11 days is enough.

Base Camp Hike has 11 days Itinerary. On this plan, we drive to Jagat from Kathmandu and our trek begins from Jagat. Our treks ends in Chame. From Chame, we’ll drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar.

Days Itinerary Altitude Hour
Day 1 Drive to Jagat 1,400m/4,593ft 8-9 hr
Day 2 Dharapani 1,860m/6,102ft 6 hr
Day 3 Koto 2670m/8,760ft 6 hr
Day 4 Koto to Meta 3,560m/11,680ft 7-8 hr
Day 5 Meta to Phu Gaon 4,250m/13,944ft 6-7 hr
Day 6 Hike to Himlung Base Camp and Rest at Phu 4,800m/15,748ft 7-8 hr
Day 7 Phu Village to Nar Phedi 3,490m/11,450ft 3 – 4 hr
Day 8 Nar Phedi to Nar Village 4,100m/13,451ft 4 hr
Day 9 Ngwal Via Kang La(5,315m) 3,660m/12,008ft 7-8 hr
Day 10 Ngwal to Chame 2,670m/8,760ft 7 hr
Day 11 Chame to Kathmandu via Besisahar 1400m/4,593ft 9-10 hr
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Day 01: Kathmandu to Jagat by drive

On the first day of our trekking to Nar, we’ll drive to Jagat from Kathmandu. First, we will drive to Besisahar by Local Microbus and then Besisahar to Jagat by Shared Jeep.

  • Teahouse at Jagat
  • 8 to 9 hours drive
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1,400m/4,593feet

Day 02 : Jagat to Dharapani

On the second day, we’ll move to Dharapani. Throughout the route, you’ll see eye-catching waterfalls and beautiful landscapes.

  • Guesthouse at Dharapani
  • 6 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1,860m/6,102feet

Day 03 : Dharapani to Koto

On the 3rd day, we’ll reach the point from where we can leave the Annapurna Circuit trail. Because from Koto, we’ll follow the trail that goes Nar Phu Valley. On the way to Koto, we’ll pass beautiful villages such as Bagarchhap, Timang, and Thanchok. Nonetheless, from Timang, you can see Nadi Chuli Peak and Hiuchuli Peak. If weather permits we can even see Annapurna II before Koto Village.

  • Guesthouse at Koto
  • 5 to 6 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,600meter/8,530feet

Day 04: Koto to Meta

From today, we are entering restricted areas on Annapurna. Upon registering our restricted area permit at the Koto police check post, we’ll follow the banks of Soti Khola. On the way to Meta, we will see pine forests, and cascading waterfalls. From Meta, you’ll have impressive views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

Beyond Dharamsala, you’ll get likely Mustang geographically as it lies in Tibetan Plateau. However, it is a very less touched area than Mustang.

  • Guesthouse at Meta
  • 7 to 8 hours drive
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,560meter/11,680feet

Day 05: Meta to Phu 

Passing several suspension bridges, we reach the deserted fields, Chyaku. After some hours of climbing from Chayku, we reach a small pass from where we can see excellent views of the Annapurna II, and Pisang Peak. On the way to Phu Village, we will see colorful Chorten, blue sheep, local houses, and farmlands. From Phu village, we can see splendid views of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks.

  • Guesthouse at Phu Village
  • 6 to 7 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,250meter/13,944feet)

Day 06: Acclimatization day( Side trip to Himlung Base Camp)

Before Kangla Pass, we should take a rest day. So today, we will stay in Phu Village for Acclimatization. However, it is recommended to make some side trips to get more acclimatized. That’s why we will hike to Himlung Base Camp(4,920m). It takes around 7 to 8 hours for Himlung Base Camp Hike from Phu Village.

  • Guesthouse at Phu Village
  • 7 to 8 hours hike to Himlung Base Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,250meter/13,944feet

Day 07: Phu Village to Nar Phedi

On the 7th day, it will be a short trek(3 to 4 hours) to Nar Phedi. At Nar Phedi, we will stay overnight at Monastery.

  • Monastery, Nar Phedi
  • 3 to 4 hours journey
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,490m/11,450ft

Day 08: Nar Phedi to Nar Village

From Nar Phedi, some tourists directly go to Ngwal via Kang La. But it is very hard in a single day to make Nar Phedi to Ngwal. That’s why to make it easy for tourists, BASE CAMP HIKE has a plan to stay at Nar Village before passing. Stay at Nar Village and prepare for Kang La

  • Teahouse at Nar Village
  • 2 to 3 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,100 meter/13,451feet

Day 09 : Nar to Kang La Pass(5,320m/17,455ft) then descend to Nagwal.

This is the most important day of the whole Nar Phu Valley Trekking. Because today we crossed the Kang La pass. In order to pass safely, it is recommended to start early in the morning. Around 5 to 6 hours ascending, we’ll reach Kang La(5,320m/17,455ft).

From Kang La, we’ll see amazing views of Annapurna II, IV, Gangpurna, Khangsar Khang, Tilicho Peak, and Pisang Peak. 3 hours steep descend from Kang La, we’ll reach Ngwal village.

  • Teahouse at Ngwal
  • 8 to 9 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,660 meter/12,008 feet

Day 10: Ngwal to Chame

Ngwal to Chame is easy walking because it’s descending. On the way to Chame, we’ll pass many Chorten. Nonetheless, we will have great Annapurna and other peaks from Ghyaru village. Six to seven hours walk from Ngwal, we will be in Chame.

  • Guesthouse at Chame
  • 7 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,670 meter/8,760 feet

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara

We will take a Jeep from Chame in order to go to Besisahar. And upon reaching Besisahar, we’ll transport to Kathmandu or Pokhara( As your wish) by Local Micro Bus.

  • Lodge on your own
  • 10 to 11 hours drive
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1400 meter/ 4,593 feet

Cost Includes:

Here is the list of INCLUSION and EXCLUSION on our package.


Includes

  • Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
  • Kathmandu – Besisahar – Kathmandu by Local Mirco Bus/Bus(upgrade to private Jeep – $160 total on each way)
  • Besisahar to Jagat(Trekking starting point) and Chame(Trekking Ending point) to Besisahar by Shared Jeep
  • Meals on Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Twin Sharing Teahouse Accommodation(Best available)
  • All Necessary Permits
  • An Experienced license holder local guide for 11 days
  • An Assistant Guide for Group more than 6 people
  • 1 strong porter on the basis of 2 guests for 11 days
  • Seasonal Fruits each day 
  • Trip Achievement Certificate if needed
  • All expenses of Guide and Porter including their insurance
  • Government VAT, All Taxes,  and official charges.

Cost Excludes

PACKAGE PRICE/COST FOR NAR PHU VALLEY WITH ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK 18 DAYS

According to our plans for NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING WITH ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT, it cost USD 1178 per person(double occupancy basis). For details information, contact us. 

Here is the price list according to group size for the Nar Phu and Annapurna Circuit Trekking

No. of Tourist Price Per Person
1 person USD 1643
2 person USD 1178
3 person USD 1150
4 person USD 1083
5 person USD 1082
6 person USD 1037
7 person USD 1045
8 person USD 1010
9 person USD 1020
10 person USD 998

Frquently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can we extend or shorten Nar Phu Valley?

There are 2 popular trekking trails that are interrelated with Nar Phu. To get to the main entry point of this trail, you should cross approx 25 percent of the Annapurna Circuit trek. After Kangla Pass you will be in Ngwal which is a popular trekking accommodation spot Around Annapurna Trek. From Ngwal you will have four options. They are:
1) Continue to Annapurna Circuit Trek
2) Continue to Tilicho Lake plus Annapurna Circuit
3) Back to Besisahar via Tilicho Lake
4) Trek to Tilicho and back to Besisahar
So according to your holiday time and interest, you do extend or shorten the Nar Phu trek.

How difficult is Nar Phu Valley Trek?

High altitude walks over the weeks as well as steep ascents, and narrow Kang La Pass this trek is considered a challenging trek. Limited lodge on the far distance, it will be not flexible compared to the popular trail.
Mostly you should follow an itinerary to checkout from the trail at the mentioned time period. So for the beginner trekkers, it will be hard whereas for those who have previous trekking experience it will be suitable.

What types of Accommodation and meals we can get on this route?

Since Nar Phu has recently opened a remote mountain route, the teahouse and their meals (food) are on the way to improvements. The Teahouse on this route is the basis as well as food items you will not get on the Annapurna Circuit trail. Point to be noted, in Nar Phedi, accommodation is in the Monastery for that night.

How much does the permit cost?

From September to November you should pay 100 USD per person for a Week. But from December to August, it cost 75 USD per person for a Week. This permit price was the standard price for Nar Phu determined by the Nepal government.

When is the best time to visit?

Needless to Say, September to November is the best season to do Nar Phu Trek. Only mid-winter time we can not accomplish Kangla Pass. More often to say, during wintertime because of snow, it’s risky to walk on the narrow trail of the trek.
Though the rainy season it’s difficult to get to the entry point of the NVT trek due to landslides, after entering Nar Phu Area we can do this trek.
March to May is also a good season to explore Nar Valley.

How much does Nar Phu Trekking Permit Cost?

Regarding permits for Nar Phu Valley Trek, it requires 3 permits. They are Annapurna Conservation Area Permits(ACAP), Tourist Information Management System(TIMS), and Restricted Areas Permits. ACAP and TIMS permit price remains the same throughout the year. But Restricted Areas permit price changes according to trekking seasons. September to November, it cost USD 100 per person for 1 week and beyond USD 15 per person per day.
Similarly, from December to August, it costs USD 75 per Per Week and beyond week USD 15 per person per day.
All in all, being a restricted area, a trekking permit to Nar Phu is cheaper than Upper Mustang.

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