Nar Phu valley trek is the best adventure tour for an experience off the beaten track. This adventure trek is a combination of mountain culture and scenic mountain vista.

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

way to Nar Phu Valley

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 always ready to make your Nar Phu Trek itinerary according to your wish. So let’s drop the question to BCH.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Solo

Regarding solo trek to Nar Phu, so far not 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.

Way to Meta Village

Trek Highlights

  • 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

Day 01 Kathmandu to Jagat by drive

The first day of our NVT trek, we’ll drive to Jagat from Kathmandu. On this day, we will drive KTM – Besisahar by Local Microbus and Besisahar to Jagat by Private Jeep.

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

Day 02 Jagat to Dharapani

On the second of NVT, we’ll make a short walk from Jagat to Dharapani. Throughout the route, you’ll see eye-catching waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes.

  • Stay at Heaven Guest House (with attached bathroom), Dharapani
  • 6 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1,860m/6,102feet

Day 03 Dharapani to Koto

(5/6 hrs, 2600m)Today, 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 village such as Bagarchhap, Timang, and Thanchok. Nonetheless, from Timang, you can see Nadi Chuli Peak,and Hiuchuli Peak. If weather permit we can even see Annapurna II before Koto Village.

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

Day 04 Koto to Meta (8 hrs, 3560m)

From today, we are entering restricted areas on Annapurna. Upon registering our restricted area permit at Koto police check post, we’ll follow 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 Tebetan Plateau. However it is a very less touched area than Mustang.

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

Day 05 Meta to Phu (8hrs, 4080m)

Passing several suspension bridges, we reach the deserted fields, Chyaku. Some hours 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 view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks.

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

Day 06 Acclimatization day( Side trip to Himlung Base Camp) (7hrs, 4920m)

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. It takes around 7 to 8 hours for Himlung Base Camp Hike from and to Phu Village.

Day 07 Trekking to Nar Phedi

Today, it will be a short trek(3 – 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
  • 2,930 meter/9,613 feet

Day 08 Nar Phedi to Nar Village

(2/3 hrs, 4200m)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
  • 9 to 10 hours walk
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,930m

Day 09 Nar to Kang La Pass 5320m then descend to Nagwal.

This is the most important day of 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 Nagwal 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.

  • Lodge at Chame
  • 7 hours drive
  • 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
  • 11 to 11 hours drive
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1300m

Cost Includes:

  • Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
  • 1-night Tourist standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar and Besisahar to Kathmandu by Local Bus (upgrade to private Jeep – $200 total on each way)
  • Syangey to Besisahar by Private Jeep
  • Meals on Trekking (B, L, D).
  •  Annapurna conservation area permit
  • Nar Phu Valley special permit ( USD 100 for 1 person for 1 week )
  • Experienced license holder local guide for 12 days.
  • 1 strong porter for on the basis of 2 guests for 12 days.
  • All expenses of Guide and Porter
  • 13% Government VAT and official charge.

Cost Excludes

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 holidays 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, 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 trail at the mentioned time period. So for the beginner’s 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, 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 as Annapurna Circuit trail. Point to be noted, in Nar Phedi, accommodation is in the Monastery for that night.

How much does the permit cost?

September to November you should pay 90 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.

Package Name: Nar Phu Valley Trek

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