License No: 237321

Quick Facts

  • Duration:22 Days
  • Trek Style:Hiking and trekking
  • Group Size:2++
  • Location:Annapurna region
  • Trek Starting Point:Syange / Jagat
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accomodation:teahouse during trek
  • Max-Altitude:5416 m
  • Transportation:domestic flight / local jeep
  • Trek Ending Point:Nayapul
  • Departure from:Jomsome

Nar Phu valley

Nar Phu Valley Trek is the best way to experience the Himalayan wilderness in the remote villages of the Annapurna region. The Nar Phu Valley is the newly opened trekking destination in the Annapurna region.

Trekking in the hidden mystical Nar Phu Valley is an exceptional opportunity to explore the unspoiled nature, the untouched trails and the medieval Tibetan Buddhist culture. During Nar Phu trek one can discover numerous natural wonders like the highest pass: Thorang La Pass (5,416 m), Tilicho Lake (4,919 m), Annapurna Massif, Kang La Pass and many other mountains. The other main attractions of this region are Kayak Gompas, old destroyed fortresses, natural caves, rivers, hanging bridges and houses with stone walls, Dharmasala – Khyang and Phu Village (4,070 m).

local wome in nar phu
A local woman in Nar phu valley

The hike also gives us an opportunity to explore the abandoned settlements of Khampa Phu; known for Tashi Lhakhang Gompa, which was supposed to be built in the 10th century. The path from Phu leads to another popular village of Nar (3,730 m), which is larger and more beautiful than Phu. After trekking in the Nar Phu villages, the trail follows the Manang that crosses the Kang La Pass. The most extraordinary moment of the hike is the crossing from Manang to Mustang over the highest pass: the Thorong La Pass. Finally, the hike descends through Jomsom-Kagbeni to Ghorepani and then to Poon Hill, from where hikers can see the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped mountains and the golden sunrise.

upper pisag
Nar phu valley – Upper Pisang

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. Our Staff member meets you and transfers you to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
Morning wake-up and breakfast in the hotel.
Our guide will meet you in your hotel and brief you about the upcoming Nar Phu valley trekking. He will guide you through all the formalities and necessary paper-works required for the trekking.
After that, we then do Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley of famous UNESCO world heritage sites like Boudhanath, one of the largest Stupas in the world; Swayambhunath, a famous monkey temple, and Pashupatinath, a sacred Hindu temple complex. Apart from Sightseeing, we also get a TIMS card and permits for our trekking on this day. In the evening, we do initial preparation for the trekking.
Overnight at Hotel.
After early morning breakfast, we drive to Besi Sahar (6 hours’ drive) via tourist bus. We take our lunch at Besi Sahar. We then take a local jeep to Syange (1080 m). A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Jagat (1330 m). Upon arrival at Jagat, we end our day and overnight at a teahouse lodge.
The trail continues zigzag way across the right side of Marsyangdi river view and after crossing again suspension bridge in the Marsyangdi River the trail goes uphill and gradually steep flat and get to Tal. Tal is one of the famous places for valley views and waterfalls. We enter Manang district, the trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Khotro (1860m). Descend to a forest to a long suspension bridge and very pleasant courtyards of Alpine. Passing through Karte and Nache village, the new trail continues a stone Kani making a formal entrance to Dharapani. Dharapani is one junction way for Manaslu round and also big villages in the Manang valley.
Overnight at teahouse lodge..
After breakfast, we climb up through the thick forest, tributaries, gorges, and steep stone steps that follow the villages of Bagarchap and Danakyu. The trip gives us the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating turquoise environment. the Tibetan Buddhist lifestyle, culture, and tradition; Panoramic views of snowcapped mountains: Lamjung Himal, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, and some other peaks. After a 5-6 hours hike from Dharapani, we reach Koto for today’s meals and accommodations.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
In the early morning, we have a delicious breakfast and prepare for today’s hike. From Koto the path drops for a few minutes, then we cross a suspension bridge over the confluence of the Marsyandi and Naar Khola. After crossing the bridge, we turn right and continue through dense forest to the ACAP campsite along Naar Khola. From the campsite, the path follows the suspension bridge over the ridge, the Soti bridge over Seti Khola, and another bridge before it leads past Hulaki Odar (Postman’s cave). On our way from Campside to Hulaki Odar, we come across numerous bridges and natural caves. The undulating rivers, the narrow cliff path, the quiet landscape, and the green surroundings invite hikers to enjoy the hike. From Hulaki Odar we continue over two suspension bridges over Nar Phu Khola and the
large waterfall below the village of Dharmasala. After a 4-5 hour walk from Koto, we take today’s accommodation in Dharmasala. Overnight at teahouse lodge..
Today’s trail is one of the shortest but toughest trails on the Nar Phu Valley Trek. In the early morning, we have a warm breakfast and start our hike from Dharmasala via a vulnerable landslide path along Phu Khola. After a few hours; walk we cross a small stream and climb steeply through the barley field to reach the vast winter settlement of Meta. The path from Meta rises again until we arrive at the Nar Phu intersection, from where the paths lead either to Nar or to the villages of Phu. From the intersection, we climb steeply to Jhunum, then descend, cross the suspension bridge over the stream and continue on the moraine glacier path until we reach Chyakhu. A little further from Chyakhu village, the path climbs for a few minutes and leads down to Murju Khola, which separates the two villages Nar and Phu. Finally, cross a wooden bridge, climb again through the moraine and the small pass and descend to Khyang: the most beautiful winter settlement.
Overnight in teahouse lodge.
From Kyang it goes steeply down through the boulders of Phu Khola and uphill over the gorge to the Khaki hill, from where we descend into the S-shaped valley. Again we climb up the canyon, past the Phupi Gyaigoe gate and enter the Phu region. The path then runs along the edge, past a destroyed fortress, and descends before climbing to the cliff of the village of Phu. After a few hours walk from Khyang, we reach the extraordinary village of this region, where we seek refuge today.
Overnight at teahouse lodge..
The path descends from Phu and follows the previous path to Khyang, Chyarkhu and Jhunum until we arrive at the crossroads. The path then descends to Nar Phedi and crosses two small bridges over the Dho Khola canyon. After a 6-7 hour trek from Phu, we reach Nar Phedi to seek shelter in the lodge or monastery, depending on what is available to us.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Today we climb steeply to the first entrance of the Nar Valley; climb the curvy ridge again and enjoy the panoramic view of some peaks. After a few hours of hiking from Nar Phedi, we pass the 2nd entrance gate of the Nar valley and follow the path over the stone wall until we reach the most beautiful and decent villages of the Nar phu valley.
Overnight at teahouse lodge..
Today we start the hike early in the morning as we have to cross Kang La before noon. otherwise it will be difficult during the day due to strong wind. From Nar, the path rises through the village of Kani with a wonderful view of Pisang Peak. After an hourss walk we come across the yak pasture and climb the hill from which the village of Nar can be seen for the last time. The path from the hill now descends to Kang La Phedi (4,620 m) and we cross a small stream on a metal bridge. The hike continues on the steep climb, then turns into the ridge and finally follows the zigzag path to the summit of Kang La, which is characterized by a large pile of stones. From the pass we can see the spectacular views of Annapurna II, Tilicho Lake, Gangapurna and some other peaks. The path to Ngawal follows the grassy descent and then leads through the moraine glacier for a few minutes. After the moraine trail ends, the mountaintop offers a wonderful view of two large waterfalls of Chulu Peak before descending to Ngawal. Finally we descend steeply to Ngawal to get todays accommodations and meals.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
After breakfast, we walk along with Lophelling Monastery and Shey Monastery above Ngawal. We reach the junction Julu, from where we turn right to the village of Braga, where we have lunch. We then walk over the cliff upstream of the Marsyandi River to the most advanced village: Manang. The village is one of the largest villages in this region, where we spend two nights and the acclimatization day.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
This day you spend the second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from the Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings. You can explore Khangsur Village, Kecho Lake, or Milarepa Cave.
Overnight in camp/teahouse lodge.
The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. you can keep high and follow a track 400meters or so above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka. It’s fun to see large yaks grazing at Yak Kharka. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
From Yak Kharka, the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310 m. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear. The crow-like bird choughs, large lammergeiers, and Himalayan griffons circle you overhead. It is sometimes possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep at Phedi.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switchbacking up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416 m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet-like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484 m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
After a good breakfast in Jomsom, we take a drive to Tatopani. The ride is a bit bumpy but exciting as we can enjoy the beautiful landscapes from the window of our jeep. After some time we reach Tatopani, a place known for its natural hot springs. Many hikers take a bath in the hot spring. It is believed that a bath in this place relieves your pain and stress in the muscles. We enjoy the surrounding, wandering around.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
From Tatopani, we hike to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. This day is one of the most beautiful days on the trek. During the trekking, we can see the fascinating beautiful Himalayas. The route is also rich in unique culture, traditions, and different tribes. On your way from Tatopani to Ghorepani, we cross the beautiful villages of Gharkhola, Ghara, Shikha, Phalante, and Chitre. We experience different people of different ethnicities. The culture and traditions of the locals are inspiring and unique. Ghorepani is a beautiful village with typical Magars and Gurung. There are several lodges and host families in Ghorepani where we can stay overnight.
Today we rise early in the morning and head to Poonhill to witness the beautiful sunrise. From Poon hill we can see the panoramic views of the Annapurna range including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Machapuchare, Hiunchuli. After that, we return back to our lodge and take our breakfast. We then hike to Tikhedhunga.
Overnight at teahouse lodge.
This is the last day of our hike towards Pokhara as we hike downhill through the scenic countryside and surrounding villages. After a few hours of hiking, we will reach Birethanthi at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Rives. Later in the day, we reach Nayapul, from where we take a ride to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara leisure and shopping time around Phewa lake and lakeside area.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we end our Nar Phu valley trek and drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. We arrive at Kathmandu in the evening, where we have some time for leisure and shopping.
Overnight at Hotel.
Alternative: You can also take a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The duration of the flight is about 30 Minutes. One-way flight costs around 125 USD per Person. We can make a flight reservation for you. Please let us know.
After breakfast, a staff member will pick you up from the hotel and transfers you to the airport for the final departure. We wish you a pleasant and safe flight back home and hope to see you soon again.


  • Airport Pick-up and drop Service
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu valley with an experienced tour guide
  • Hotel in Pokhara (twin sharing basis) with breakfast
  • Sightseeing charges and Entry fees
  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouse / guesthouse / homestay)
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Transportation (tourist coach / local bus / private vehicle)
  • Experienced licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Local government Entry Permit of Rs. 2000 (started in 2018)
  • Insurance of the Guide and Porter
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Trekking Permit Card
  • Medical kits carried by the guide
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government Taxes


Optional Add-Ons:
  • Porter (cost: 20 USD per day, carries 15 – 20 kg load. Porter’s accommodation, transport and meal is paid by the company)
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (in case if you don‘t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip).


  • Travel and rescue insurance (Essential: Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ m)
  • International airfare and Visa costs (you can get a Visa upon arrival at the Airport)
  • Domestic Flight
  • Personal interest items or gears
  • Tips to guide / driver / porter
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Beverage and Drink Items / Other Extra facilities like hot shower during trek
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in “What’s Included” section
Nar Phu Valley trekking elevation map 2021
Nar Phu valley trekking elevation map
map of Nar phu valley
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