Nar And Phu Valley Trek
Annapurna Trekking

Nar And Phu Valley Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 5320m at Kang-La pass
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15


The high point of the Nar Phu Valley Trek entails crossing the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi, and Thakali people.

Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination in Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three-week trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with a great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east.

This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range onto the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is breathtaking.

The highest point of the Nar Phu Valley Trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day.

To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent of the Nar Phu region.

Highlights of Nar And Phu Valley Trek

  • Enjoy great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
  • Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries
  • Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers get to see
  • Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries


Day 01

Welcome to the airport and transfer to the hotel

Welcome to the airport then transfer to your hotel by our airport representative.

  • Meal
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Free day for final trekking preparation

Final trekking preparation then spends a day the way you prefer.

  • Meal
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 03

Kathmandu to Jagat by drive (8 hrs, 1300m)

Our staff will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to a bus for the drive to Jagat, where we rest up for the night in preparation for the next day’s trekking.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Jagat to Dharapani (6 hrs. , 1860m)

Another reasonable day to trek the different landscapes of farmlands, river crossings, and numerous waterfalls. The beautiful village of Tal (meaning a lake) gives you time to rest before the end of the day at Dalapani, one of the region’s major trekking centers.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Dharapani to Koto (5/6 hrs, 2600m)

In the morning, the trail steadily climbs the forested slopes to Timang, one of the beautiful trekking perspectives with beautiful views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal. The day ends with a koto, the gateway to Nar and Phu, and you check in with a permit at your local office.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Koto to Meta (8 hrs, 3560m)

On the 6th day of our Nar and Phu Valley Trek, we trek from Koto to Meta. the journey is a little challenging as you will travel through some of the steady climbs and forested slopes for about 6-7 hours. Similarly, the trek leads to the restricted and rarely visited valley of Nar Phu, a semi-arid region very similar geographically to Manang yet one with its own highly unique and largely untouched culture.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Meta to Phu (8hrs, 4080m)

The stunning scenery of the day and the secluded nature of the trails, the magic of meeting the medieval walled village of Phu at the end of the day, the cubism that brings to life the block-like houses and structures around the core. A hill that can only be crossed by the paintings of beauty.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 08

Side trip to Himlung Base Camp (7hrs, 4920m) then back to Phu village for overnight.

A rest day at Phu gives you the opportunity to explore the heights and spectacular views of Himlung Base Camp. In the afternoon, relax and stroll along the myriad paths of Phu, immersing yourself in the genuine warmth, hospitality, and traditional culture of the local people.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 09

Phu to Nar Phedi where we can have unique experience of staying overnight in Monastery (6hrs, 3500m).

This trek will be an amazing experience once you reach the Nar Phedi. The unique landscape of the place will make your visit worthwhile. Similarly, you will never forget the experience you have here. Furthermore, trekking to Nar Phedi offers additional opportunities to enjoy the unique scenery of the valley, and the village offers a fascinating opportunity to stay overnight in a nearby monastery.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 10

Nar Phedi to Nar Village (2/3 hrs, 4200m)

Nar is almost as beautiful as Phu in both size and scope, with a picture-perfect setting on a hill that provides wonderful views of the Himalayas for one to enjoy.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 11

Nar to Kang La Pass 5320m then descend to Nagwal. (8 hrs, 3660m)

The journey is almost at its ending stage. Likewise, today you will be traveling through Nar to Kang La Pass and then descend to Nagwal. Therefore, today is the day to savor and the day you test your determination.

The trail steadily leaves the village of Nar and climbs through the farthest part of the valley to the waving prayer flag, which marks the pinnacle of trekking with Kanal.

Celebrate the moment, take beautiful pictures, take a break with spectacular views, then drive the path and begin a plunge to the village of Ngawal, which indicates a return to the standard route of the Annapurna Circuit.

Day 12

Nagwal to Chame (7 hrs, 2670m)

A quick trek back down the Annapurna route brings us to Chame, the administrative center for the Manang region.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 13

Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara by public vehicle (11 hrs)

Today you will be transferred to Kathmandu.

  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 14

Departure from Kathmandu

Today our departure representative will transfer you from Kathmandu to the International Airport.

  • Meal

Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Nar And Phu Valley Trek rates below.

Group Size
1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 +
Price (USD)
per person
1400 1295 1225 1175 1100 1055

For latest offers & pricing for group & individual, please contact us.

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you. (Sample of Trekking Menu)
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking ( 8 nights).
  • Domestic flight ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • Trip Map.
  • Filtered water in trekking using (Katadyn Pocket Water Filter)
  • 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 and trekking cap. (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).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Expect farewell dinner in Kathmandu)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • 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.
  • Mountain Porter.

Fixed Departure

Please, kindly note that following starting date will be your arrival date in Nepal and ending date will be your return date from Nepal after the trip completion.

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Trip Info

The trip starts with one’s arrival in Kathmandu, Similarly, while in Kathmandu one can tour the Kathmandu valley. From there the trip continues to Chame. Similarly, from Chame, the trip reaches Bagarchhap. Likewise, from Bagarchhap the trip starts its trekking journey through Koto, Meta, Chyaku, then trek to Phu.

Similarly, after reaching Phu all the visitors will rest for acclimatization. After the acclimatization, the trip resumes to Nar Phedi then to Nar. Likewise, after Nar, the trek continues to Kangla Phedi. Then from there to Ngawal (3660m ) via Kangla Pass (5320 ). After Kangla Pass the trek reaches Dhukkur Pokhari ( 3250m) and drives to Shiri Chaur.

After Shiri Chaur drives to Kathmandu for final departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time for a Nar Phu valley trek?

The Nar Phu Valley trek can be done throughout the year. However, the perfect time for the visit is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time the weather is pleasant and you can travel in the clear sky. Similarly, during this time you will get the perfect view of the surroundings and its landscape. All of the visitors should understand that choosing the best time for a visit is equally important as choosing the right destination. So, keep this thing in mind before heading on any journey.

How difficult is the Nar Phu valley trek?

What kind of weather and climate will I find on the Nar Phu valley trek?

Is it compulsory to carry my insurance policy on the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

What are the risk and liabilities during the Nar Phu valley trek?

What are the Meals and accommodation facilities on the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

What is the max altitude of the Nar Phu valley trek?

What are the transportation facilities on the Nar Phu valley trek?

Are there any age limits for Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Can you have altitude sickness on the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

What is the food price at Nar Phu Valley Trek?

How many hours do I need to walk per day on the Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.