Trip Facts
  • Duration
    15 - 16 days
  • Grade
    Moderate to Adventurous
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    870m - 4190m
  • Meal
    Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla

Unique Holidays, Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla an awesome and most amazing adventure of a life time experience, trekking from the main route of Annapurna circuit for few days then off on the isolated route towards remote north visiting the forgotten unbelievable scenic Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla a remote windswept country with strong Tibetan culture and religion as this region lies close to Tibet border towards north.

Nar & Phu with Kangla -Thorangla Trek one of the best picturesque classic area for wonderful adventure and visiting its valley, villages and old monasteries this is truly a pure Nepal’s wild north west country in this least trekked area by any other western travelers, Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla has been legally opened to westerners from 2003 onwards, it was considered as one of the Shangri-La in the hidden pockets of Himalaya. This classic journey offers medieval Tibetan ancient tradition. After a wonderful time at Nar and Phu journey continues on the remote end of this valley to cross a scenic high pass at Kang-la and then from Manang to Thorang-la, with wide angle super panorama of Annapurna mountains ranging from Annapurna II at 7,937 m (26,040 ft) Annapurna IV at 7,525 m (24,688 ft), Gangapurna at 7,455 m (24,457 ft) and many other peaks of over 6000m. After Manang through the highest pass of this awesome journey at Thorang-la 5,416 meters, then heading downhill to lower Mustang area at Jomsom after visiting the holy Muktinath area, from Jomsom a sweeping short scenic flight to the famous, popular tourist holiday destination at Pokhara, concluding this remarkable and memorable trip of a life time in Kathmandu with great support and friendly service of Unique Holidays.

trip highlights

Experience the scenic hidden valley of Nar & Phu, near Tibet border zone in absolute wilderness on the less visited area in the remote Tibetan like country charming villages with rich traditions, culture and religion of Tibetan origin located on the far north from Annapurna Himalayan range near Manang crossing of two great picturesque passes Kangla & Thorangla in the country of rich flora and fauna, blue sheep, elusive rare snow leopard

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 02

    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Jagat 1, 290 m via Besisahar 800 m – 08 hrs

  • Day 04

    Trek to Dharapani 1,920m – 06 hours.

  • Day 05

    Trek to Kotto 2,670m – 05 hours.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Dharmashala 3,230 m – 05 hours.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Kyang 3, 020 m – 05 hours

  • Day 08

    Trek to Phu village 4,080 m – 06hours.

  • Day 09

    Rest day at Phu village and explore Phu Valley.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Nar Phedi 3, 545 m – 06 hrs.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Nar gaon 4,206 m – 06 hrs

  • Day 12

    Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m – 05 hrs.

  • Day 13

    Cross Kangla Pass 5, 322 m trek to Ngawal 3,650 m – 07 hrs.

  • Day 14

    Trek to Manang 3,450 m – 04 hrs.

  • Day 15

    Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 06 hrs.

  • Day 16

    Cross Thorang-la and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.

  • Day 17

    Trek to Jomsom 2,716 m – 04 hrs.

  • Day 18

    Fly to Pokhara 820 m and transfer to respective hotels.

  • Day 19

    Drive to Kathmandu 1,350 m and transfer to hotel.

  • Day 20

    International departure for home ward bound.

  • 01 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu received by Unique Holidays staff.

    On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport meet Unique Holidays with warm welcome with garland and transfer to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu at Thamel area, after fresh up and relaxation Unique Holidays guide will brief on the program regarding hotel, Kathmandu, trekking.

  • 02 Day
    In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.

    Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Nar & Phu with Kangla & Thorangla trek.

  • 03 Day
    Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Beshsishar 800 m - 08 hrs.

    Unique Holidays trip to Nar & Phu begins with a morning scenic and interesting drive towards Annapurna circuit route in Nepal mid west with mountain scenery, journey leads to Beshsishar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream, the drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange, from here with a slow climb leaving the Marsyangdi River behind for few days then reaching our first overnight stop at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges to take care the needs of the travelers.

  • 04 Day
    Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 05 hours.

     From this village walk leads to a gradual winding path to Chamje, after this village back to Marsyangdi River crossing towards east bank and then through a thick forest, with superb views of majestic Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, then on the wide path all the way to a nice village at Tal Besi, after a break here another few hours walk reaches to Dharapani village for overnight stop, this village situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trek.

  • 05 Day
    Trek to Koto 2,670 m - 05 hours.

     After Dharapani walking along the wide trail through tranquil rhododendron and pine forest passing the small villages of Bagachap and Danque, then to Timang village with its ancient Buddhist culture along with grand view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, after Timang village another hour walk leads to the village of Koto for overnight stop. Koto just 30 mins away from Chame a large major town and headquarter of Manang area.

  • 06 Day
    Trek to Dharmashala 3,230m - 05 hours.

    Today our route leaves behind the main Annapurna circuit route for a week till it joins at Manang, from Koto heading towards Nar & Phu walk continues reaching a narrow valley between massive walls of high rock cliffs and into cool forest of pine and rhododendron trees, passing farm huts and sheds and in a gorge formed by Pisang Peak and Kangguru Himal the trail leads to an upstream of Nar-Phu khola (stream). Our route leads north on the isolated area through number of scattered small farm hamlets to Dharmashala for overnight stop this spot a small farm settlement.

  • 07 Day
    Trek to Kyang 4,100 m - 6 hrs.

    Morning walk continues towards northern area, as the journey progress further north towards Phu region in complete isolation and wilderness, around this area chances of seeing some wildlife like Blue sheep, Snow Leopards. Trek passes several cattle herder’s huts and shades on the upstream walk following Phu Khola to reach at Kyang for overnight stop.

  • 08 Day
    Trek to Phu village 4,080 m - 06 hours.

    Today heading to Phu valley and its village one of the highlight of this trip, morning trek leads towards a raging Phu Khola upstream. Then descending to the river and walk along the river bed, after crossing the stream leading to a climb into a valley and into a gorge then reaching an area where this glacial valley widens and opens up, after a good interesting walk of the day on the pasture lands till it reaches the Phu village for overnight stop.

  • 09 Day
    Rest at Phu village and explore Phu Valley

    A rest day in Phu village after many days of good walk, a necessary rest and acclimatization day at Phu before going through two high great passes of Kang la and Thoran la, here a short hike and explore around this wonderful village for some it is a Shangri-la, worth a visit to Tashilkhang and Samdu Choling Monastery and Kyauchyu water fall, here at Nar and Phu villages the local people has a strong connection and with an influence of Tibetan lifestyle, religion, traditions and cultures. This village consists of near 30 houses for 100 to 150 people.

  • 10 Day
    Trek to Nar Phedi 3,545 m - 06 hrs

    After a wonderful time at Phu village and with locals warm hospitality, our journey starts going back the same path with downhill walk into a narrow gorge, then the path leads downstream at Phu khola, though smaller villages of Yughat and many mani and chortens a Buddhist shrines, then leading to a flat and level ground of Nar Phedi for overnight stay.

  • 11 Day
    Trek to Nar Gaon 4,206 m - 06 hrs.

    Today’s walk follows the Phu Khola for few hours, then reaching to a newly built steel suspension bridge over the raging Phu Khola, from here walk leads to a steep uphill then reaching a flat gradual trail for few hours and then concluding the day at famed Nar village for overnight stop.

  • 12 Day
    Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m - 05 hrs.

    After a great interesting time around Naar village, journey starts heading towards western direction, the morning walk carry’s on with a pleasant walk into a small forest of firs and pine trees, then leaving the tree lines behind towards barren country trekking for few hours, then with a long slow climb through lateral moraine of Temdenzon khola, trek continues for another couple of hours on this nice gradual path, then finally reaching at the base of Kang la pass at 4,530 m for overnight stop on a flat grassy field.

  • 13 Day
    Cross Kangla Pass 5,322m trek to Ngawal 3,650 m - 07 hrs.

    A Big Day! today crossing the first pass of this adventure is another highlight of this trip, early morning starting the walk with a stunning view of Pisang Peak and Chulu Far East Peak, walk leads crossing a stream on a long bridge and then it leads to a climb slowly up to the top ridge at Kangla pass at 5,322 meters, so far the highest point before Thorang-la, the top of Kangla Pass offers overwhelming views of scenic landscapes and of Annapurna huge massif range, Chulu Peaks, Lamjung Himal and number of peaks of Annapurna Himalayan range, after an amazing scenery, walk downhill through Julu village and then to overnight stop at Ngawal village. From Kangla pass reaching into Manang area onto the most popular scenic route of Annapurna circuit trek.

  • 14 Day
    Trek to Manang 3,450 m - 04 hrs

    A different and strong feeling after the high pass and being in the hidden area of Nar and Phu village, from this interesting village at Ngawal, morning walk heading on to Manang valley, then reaching at Humde a large village with an airstrip (the air strip for smaller planes flights are normally 3 times a week only) from here three hours of good scenic walk leads to Manang village through Braga village with its very old monastery, worth a visit in old Braga monastery which houses old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos, offering stunning views of Annapurna’s Himalaya, after Braga an hour walk reaches at Manang village and its wide windswept valley, in Manang overnight stop in cozy nice lodge, this village with houses in traditional Tibetans style and rich Buddhist culture.

  • 15 Day
    Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m - 06 hours

    After a good time at Manang, morning adventure leads towards Ghunsang village on the uphill path to Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude walk with super scenery of the snow capped mountains, then crossing the river to reach Yak Kharka a small settlement, offering tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks, as the walk progress and getting closer to the base of Thorang-la, crossing a bridge then a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, leading up on the narrow path to cross a steep rocky slope and finally reaching at Thorung Phedi, depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to the overnight stop at Thorang High Camp, staying here to make it easier for the next day climb over Thorang pass.

  • 16 Day
    Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs

    Today the highlight of this great journey after early breakfast set for the long climb to Thorang-la with a steep ascend all the way to Thorung La Pass top at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft, the highest altitude gain of this memorable adventure this certainly requires a high spirit and physically strong mind to cross over it. The top offers mind blowing scenery of beautiful landscapes and snow capped peaks, from here the walk leads to a long descend to Muktinath at 3,800 m. on reaching Muktinath for the overnight stop, this is a sacred and holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

  • 17 Day
    Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m - 04 hours

    After a hard walk of previous day, today’s walk is short and easy on the downhill track passing traditional villages of Jharkot, with rich culture and tradition of Thakali people similar to Tibetan lifestyle. A few hours of walk reaches the Kaligandaki river valley and to the lonely village of Ekale Bhatti from here few hours of good walk reaches the Jomsom town, Jomsom at 2,715 m. The headquarter town of Mustang district of Mustang region with apple orchards and apple products.

  • 18 Day
    Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel

    (Optional driving journey to Pokhara) Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a short scenic flight to scenic Pokhara, Pokhara valley another highlight of this fabulous trip, Pokhara regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surrounding with its serene lake Phewa.

  • 19 Day
    Drive of fly back to Kathmandu

    Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure. (Flying options as per the flight time our staff will transfer you to Pokhara domestic airport for 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu meet Unique Holidays staff for the drive back to respective hotels).

  • 20 Day
    International departure for home ward bound

    After a most memorable experience of a life time with Unique Holidays, our staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure as per your flight time.

Note of above trekking package plan :: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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Andi

Dear Guys from Unique Path, just wanted to say thank you for this great organized trip. A big Thank you especially to our guide Khurma with whom we felt very safe and secure. We learned a lot from him about the people, mountains, animals and the life in Nepal. He was every time there when we needed him and supported us in all our wishes stronger and better than he was supposed to do. A big Thank You especially for taking care of me, when I got sick because of the altitude. Would never have made it to the base camp without his help and medicine. This trip truly overmatched our expectations! So thanks to all and till next time. Best Regards

Andi + AstridGermany

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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For the price of Nar & Phu with Kangla-Thorangla on full board basis, please contact us.

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking ( 8 nights).
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara with airport tax.
  • Trip Map.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate(sample of certificate).
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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