Located in the Annapurna region, Nar Phu Valley Trek is an adventure trip that you can do within 11 days from and to Kathmandu. However, if you have more time for trekking and want to join another trekking along with it, you can combine Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

We can do Annapurna Circuit plus Nar Phu Trekking within 16 Days. We have both 11 DAYS & 16 DAYS ITINERARY and cost with Annapurna Circuit as well as without Annapurna Circuit ( Express Trekking to Nar and Phu Valley ) Hence, our plan will be suitable for those who want to make longer trips as well as short trips. 

During TREKKING TO NAR PHU VALLEY, 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, Trekking to Nar Phu Valley will be the perfect choice.

OVERVIEW:

Trip Name :Nar Phu Valley Trekking
Maximum Altitude : 5,315 meters ( 17,438 feet )
Trip Duration :11 Days ( 16 Days with Annapurna Circuit )
Group Size : 2 to 10 People for group join ( any size for private trip ) 
Best Time :Autumn and Fall
Difficulty Level :Adventure
Start / End Point :Kathmandu
Activity :7 to 8 hours walking ( Approximate )
Nature of Trek :Teahouses/Lodge

We at Base Camp Hike are pleased to present our well-crafted 10 Nights 11 Days NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING ITINERARY, which will give you UNFORGOTABLE EXPERIENCE. Guided Package are available at very affordable PRICES. If you want to grab this offer, booking is available for 2024 and 2025. Regarding booking this trip, You can book the Trip in less than 5 minutes with us. Our team is more than willing to customize this package to align with your holiday schedule, budget scale, and physical capabilities. If you have more days for trekking, we can combine with Annapurna Circuit. Likewise if you don’t have 11 days time, we can even make short this trek by using road transfer to Koto and after ending trip at Ngwal, we can drive to Besisahar. When it comes to a reliable Trekking company for your Nar Phu Valley Trekking, look no further and get in touch with us. We’re local expert operator for Nar Phu TRIP.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Cost

Cost of Nar Phu Valley Trek

According to Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd’s plan for NAR PHU VALLEY TREK, it costs USD 895 per person and without a Porter is 798 USD per person . This GUIDED TREKKING PACKAGE PRICE is based on 2 participants ( double occupancy basis ) and it includes a professional guide, porter, meals on trekking, permits, transportation, and many more items regarding the trip. Hence, our price is very reasonable ( BEST PRICE ). Nonetheless, we have group discounts according to group size.

The DAILY COST of Nar Phu Valley Trekking varies on the package price offered by the agency, the group size, and the trek duration. For instance, if you opt for our 11 DAYS PACKAGE, it will be a daily COST of approximately 81 USD per person per day, assuming double occupancy.

PRICE FOR NAR PHU VALLEY TREKKING [ Best Package Price with Group Discount]

No. of TouristPrice Per Person
1 person ( Solo Trekker )USD 1098
2 personUSD 895 
3 personUSD 883
4 personUSD 805
5 personUSD 805
6 personUSD 786
7 personUSD 781
8 personUSD 768
9 personUSD 765
10 personUSD 750
11 to 19 personUSD 741
20 to 29 personUSD 730
30 to 40 personUSD 715
why Nar Phu Trekking

REVIEW of Nar Phu Valley Trekking

The Nar Phu Valley Trekking is one of the best-underrated trekking. 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 TREKKING TO NAR Village as well as PHU village, 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 Phu Trekking was opened in 2003 and is still underrated trekking in Annapurna. This trip offers an amazing experience to the tourists. However, as expensive as the Annapurna Circuit, a limited number of tourists are visiting there. Because to do this trekking, trekkers have to go with restricted areas trekking permit, which cost 75 to 100 USD per week (depending on the season). Because of permits cost, Nar Phu  Trek is still less demanded

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
Nar Phu Valley Trek Cost

BEST SHORT ITINERARY

If you want to do only the Nar Phu Valley Trek, 8 to 11 days is enough. But if you want to continue on to the Annapurna Circuit Trek after visiting Nar Phu, then it will take around 16 days.

We have both itineraries, with and without the Annapurna Circuit Trek, for the Nar Phu trip. On the 11-day plan, we drive to Jagat from Kathmandu, and our trek begins from Jagat and ends in Chame. From Chame, we drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar. As this itinerary is short in terms of time and friendly to altitude, we can say that our itinerary is the best.

DaysItineraryAltitudeHour
Day 1Drive to Jagat1,400m/4,593ft8-9 hr
Day 2Dharapani1,860m/6,102ft6 hr
Day 3Koto2,670m/8,760ft6 hr
Day 4Koto to Meta3,560m/11,680ft7-8 hr
Day 5Trekking to Phu Gaon4,250m/13,944ft6-7 hr
Day 6Hike to Himlung Base Camp and Rest at Phu4,800m/15,748ft7-8 hr
Day 7Trekking to Nar Phedi3,490m/11,450ft3 – 4 hr
Day 8Nar Phedi to Nar Village4,100m/13,451ft4 hr
Day 9Ngwal Via Kang La(5,315m)3,660m/12,008ft7-8 hr
Day 10Ngwal to Chame2,670m/8,760ft7 hr
Day 11Chame to Kathmandu via Besisahar1,400m/4,593ft10-11 hr
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Day 1: Kathmandu to Jagat by drive

On the first day of our trek to Nar Phu, we will drive to Jagat from Kathmandu. First, we will take a local microbus to Besisahar, and then a shared jeep from Besisahar to Jagat. Stay overnight at teahouse in Jagat. 

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

Day 2 : Jagat to Dharapani

On the second day, we will trek from Jagat to Dharapani. Throughout the route, you will see eye-catching waterfalls and beautiful scenery. Stay overnighat at teahouse in Dharapani. 

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

Day 3 : Dharapani to Koto

On the third day, we will reach Koto Villlage, from where we can leave the Annapurna Circuit trail. Because from Koto, we will follow the trail that goes to Nar Phu Valley. On the way to Koto, we will pass beautiful villages such as Bagarchhap, Timang, and Thanchok. Nonetheless, from Timang, you can see Nadi Chuli Peak and Hiuchuli Peak. If the weather permits, we can even see Annapurna II before Koto Village. Stay overnight at teahouse in Koto. 

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

Day 4: Koto to Meta

Today marks our 4th day of the Nar Phu Valley trip, and on this day we are entering the restricted areas of Annapurna. Upon registering our restricted area permit at the Koto police check post, we will follow the banks of the Soti Khola river. On the way to Meta, we will see pine forests and cascading waterfalls. From Meta, we will have impressive views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

Beyond Dharamsala, the landscape is similar to Mustang as it lies in the Tibetan Plateau. However, it is a much less-touched area than Mustang. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Meta. 

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

Day 5: Meta to Phu 

On this day, we will trek from Meta to Phu. Passing several suspension bridges, we will reach the deserted fields of Chyaku. After a few hours of climbing from Chyaku, we will reach a small pass, from where we can see excellent views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. On the way to Phu Village, we will see colorful chortens, blue sheep, local houses, and farmland. From Phu Village, we can see splendid views of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Phu Village. 

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

Day 6: 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. Therefore, we will hike to Himlung Base Camp (4,920m). It takes around 7 to 8 hours for the Himlung Base Camp hike from Phu Village. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Phu Village. 

  • Phu Village
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,250meter/13,944feet

Day 7: TREKKING 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 the monastery. Stay overnight at teahouse in Nar Phedi. 

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

Day 8: Nar Phedi to Nar Village

From Nar Phedi, some tourists go directly to Ngwal via Kang La Pass. However, it is very difficult to make the journey from Nar Phedi to Ngwal in a single day. Therefore, to make it easier for tourists, we plan to stay at Nar Village before crossing the pass. We will stay in Nar Village and prepare for Kang La Pass. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Nar Village. 

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

Day 9: 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. To pass safely, it is recommended to start early in the morning. After 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. After 3 hours of steep descent from Kang La, we’ll reach Ngwal village. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Ngwal. 

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

Day 10: Ngwal to Chame

The trek from Ngwal to Chame is easy walking as it is descending. On the way to Chame, we will pass many chortens. We will also have great views of Annapurna and other peaks from Ghyaru village. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to walk from Ngwal to Chame. Stay overnight at a teahouse in Chame. 

  • 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 to Besisahar. Upon reaching Besisahar, we will transport you to Kathmandu or Pokhara ( as your wish ) by local microbus.

  • 10 to 11 hours drive
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • 1400 meters/ 4,593 feet

Includes and Excludes on Package

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


Includes:

  • Private transfers for your international flight 2 times ( arrival/ departure )
  • Kathmandu – Besisahar – Kathmandu by Local Bus ( Upgrade to private Jeep – $160 total on each way )
  • Besisahar to Jagat and Chame to Besisahar by Shared Jeep ( Upgrade to Private Jeep Cost 380 USD )
  • Meals on Trekking ( 11 X Breakfast, 11 X Lunch, 10 X Dinner )
  • Twin Sharing Teahouse Accommodation ( Best available )
  • All Necessary Permits
  • An Experienced license holder Guide 
  • An Assistant Guide for Group more than 6 people
  • 1 strong Porter( 2 guests = 1 Porter, Carries maximum 25kg )
  • 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

Excludes:

PACKAGE PRICE FOR NAR PHU VALLEY WITH ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK

According to our plans for NAR PHU VALLEY WITH ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING, it costs USD 1178 per person(double occupancy basis).

No. of TouristPrice Per Person
1 person ( Solo Trekker )USD 1643
2 personUSD 1178
3 personUSD 1150
4 personUSD 1083
5 personUSD 1082
6 personUSD 1037
7 personUSD 1045
8 personUSD 1010
9 personUSD 1020
10 personUSD 998

Frquently Asked Questions for Nar Phu Trekking

Can we extend or shorten Nar Phu Valley?

Two popular trekking trails are interrelated with Nar Phu. To reach the main entry point of this trail, you need to cover approximately 25% of the Annapurna Circuit trek. After crossing Kangla Pass, you will reach Ngwal, a popular trekking accommodation spot on the Annapurna Circuit. From Ngwal, you have four options:
1) Continue with Annapurna Circuit Trek
2) Continue to Tilicho Lake and then to the Annapurna Circuit
3) Tilicho Lake Trek via Nar Phu Valley
4) Nar Phu Valley only
So according to your holiday time and interest, you can extend or shorten the Nar Phu trek.

How difficult is the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is considered a challenging trek because it involves high-altitude hikes over several days, steep ascents, and the narrow Kang La Pass. Additionally, there are limited lodges in this trekking trail. So it is not as flexible as some other popular trekking trails.
Trekkers should follow a pre-arranged itinerary to ensure that they are able to check out of the trail at the specified time. This trek is not recommended for beginners, but it’s a great choice for those with prior trekking experience.

Where is Nar Phu Valley Located?

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

Where is Kang la Pass?

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.

Why Nar Phu Trek is less demanded

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

Is it Possible to Shorten Nar Phu Trekking?

It is possible to make a short Nar Phu Trip.
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.

Is it possible to Solo Trekking?

Regarding the solo trek to Nar Phu, so far not been permitted. Because at least two participants are required to get restricted area permits. And 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.

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 its 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.

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 remain 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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