About Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu valley is the last standing remains of ancient forbidden kingdom of Tibet later found in Nepal. This region is one of the untouched and unspoiled region from outside world and  is also called as the Little Tibet

Nar Phu valley trek is one of the most untouched and beautiful less crowded trek in Annapurna region. Nar and Phu villages situated in a northeast valley near Chame. The Nar Phu valley Trek has only been open for exploration since 2002 and offers an extraordinarily pristine cultural, scenic views and rugged landscpaes. This trekking is Nepal’s true hidden gem, its rugged landscapes and ancient villages bordering on Tibet have lain in peaceful solitude for years from the outside world. Relatively few trekkers making the journey to one of the last truly untouched regions in the Himalayas so this trek is less crowded compare to other trekking region in Nepal.

We start the trek from either Jagat or Dharapani after driving there from Kathmandu. We follow the same hiking route to Annapurna circuit trail to Koto and Meta. We cross the bridge over the Marshyangdi river leading to Nar Phu Valley from Meta. The narrow forest entrance opens up to a huge expansion of snowy peaks of mountains Kang Garu and Pisang and several others, ancient villages, ruins, and monasteries We will also come across yaks and blue sheep. The trek through the valley culminates with the climb up to Kang La pass (5360m) and the steep and rocky descent to Ngawal on the Annapurna Circuit trail. The option exists to continue on the circuit all the way up to and over Thorong La pass, or of heading towards Mesokanto La as an alternative. Otherwise the trek concludes by hiking back down the trail to Chame and the return drive to Pokhara or Kathmandu. We will see great views of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak. Then we hike up to the magnificent Tilicho lake and cross Mesokanto pass and head to Jomsom, after a final stop at Tatopani to relax in the hot springs we drive to Pokhara then back to  Kathmandu.

Nar Phu ValleyTrek Permits

As Nar Phu Valley is a protected area, we have to apply the special permits to support to preserve of the area. This restricted area permit will costs are as below 

  • For the months of September to November, the rate per person is USD 100 for one week
  • if you are visiting between the months of December to August, the cost is USD 75 for one week per person.

Beyond one week; it costs USD 15 / 10 per day per person. In addition, ACAP (Annapurna conservation area permit) is mandatory that cost NPR 3000 (USD 30). And if you are combining this trek with Annapurna Circuit, you will need TIMS Card that costs USD 10 for group and USD 20 for FIT trekkers.

Best Time to Trek Nar Phu Valley Trek 

If you're planning a trek to Nar Phu Valley, you'll want to consider the weather before you go. Trekking Plus offers Nar Phu treks during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons, which are the best times to visit.

During spring, the temperatures are mild and the skies are clear, making for perfect trekking conditions. The high elevations of Nar Phu Valley have a mean daily temperature between 8 to 0°C, while lower regions are warmer and more pleasant to trek. You can also enjoy the beautiful blossoms of rhododendrons, which start to bloom in April.

In autumn, the weather is also moderate and the precipitation is low, making for ideal trekking conditions. The daytime temperatures can reach up to 20°C in high altitudes, and the night temperatures fall to around 5°C. The greens of the monsoon season fade to golden/amber, creating a beautiful contrast against the crystal blue skies. Plus, you'll get to experience the festive mood of Nepal during the two biggest festivals of the year - Dashain and Tihar.

Highlights of Nar Phu Valley Trek

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

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(760 m/ 2492 ft) Towards Jagat (1,300m/4,265 ft)
  • Day 02: Trek from Jagat (1,300m/4,265 ft) to Dharapani(1,860m/6,200ft)
  • Day 03: Trek from Dharapani(1,860m/6,200ft) to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft)
  • Day 04: Trek from Koto (2,610m/8,563ft) to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft)
  • Day 05: Trek from Meta (3,560m/11,680ft) to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft)
  • Day 06: Trek from Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft) to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization and explore around Nar village
  • Day 08: Trek from Nar (4,110m/13,484ft) to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngawal (3,660m/12,008ft)
  • Day 09: Trek from Ngwala (3,660m/12,008ft) to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft)
  • Day 10: Trek from Manang (3,540m/11,614ft) to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)
  • Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft)
  • Day 12: Trek from Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft) to Thorong La pass (5,4525m/17,764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft)
  • Day 13: Trek from Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft)
  • Day 14: Drive from Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft) to Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft) by local bus
  • Day 15: Drive Tatopani (1200m/3,940ft) to Pokhara (850m/2,789ft)
  • Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Transportaiton by public bus to Besisahar from kathmandu and jeep to Jagat (trek starting point ). Jomsome to Tatopani by local jeep
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • Accommodation in kathmandu and pokhara as per itinerary with breakfast.
  • All meals during the trek ( 15 Lunches, 14Dinners and 16 Breakfasts).
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation during trek ( (Twin Sharing Room) for 14 nights
  • Government License holder tekking experienced aleader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (12 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage ( 1 porter between two trekkers).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Nar Phu valley restricted area permit.
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government taxes and Trekking Plus official expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
  • International Flight.
  • Nepal entry visa fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and trekking gears.Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per Person)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhra due to early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Useful Information

Trekking Plus is a renowned expert in organizing tailor-made trekking itineraries for Nepal. Our team carefully selects the best routes for each trekking package, ensuring that travelers have a unique and favorable experience. We offer fixed departure dates , but we can also plan and book trips for the near future, based on the traveler's preferences and time frame.

While the cost for each departure date is clearly stated, it can vary depending on the number of travelers in a group and whether or not they are joining an existing trip. Regardless, we guarantee the cost quoted for each departure date. If you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, add Nepal's stunning Himalayan beauty to your travel bucket list and let Trekkig Plus help you make it a reality.

Food and  Accommodation during Nar Phu valley Trek

We prioritize serving our customers with the highest standard of accommodation. We offer star hotels in Kathmandu and mountain guesthouses during the trek, according to your needs and requirements. We provide comfortable guesthouses with a pleasant environment and hygienic food to ensure a healthy trip. 

Kathmandu valley offers a paradise of delicious food with various cuisine options available at different restaurants. During the lodge trek, we provide Continental, Indian, and Nepali menu choices, such as Pasta, Pizza, Mo: Mo, Soup, Dal Bhat, and hot drinks such as Tea and Coffee. Our guides will manage and advise on food choices to ensure your satisfaction.

Trekking Plus Team

As the homeland of the Himalayas, we understand the challenging routes, dangerous weather, and health issues that can arise, which can potentially ruin your trip. Therefore, we provide experienced native leaders and staff who have been working in this field for many years to ensure a safe and memorable trip. Our guides are trained and certified by the Government of Nepal, have proper emergency guidance and evacuation education in the Himalayas, and are knowledgeable in first aid. We do not compromise on the safety of our clients, and we provide insurance and medical services during the trek as well as compensation when needed.

Field Staff Rules

To ensure your safety and comfort, we require an adequate number of staff, including guides, porters, drivers, and assistant guides. We provide a guide on every trip, one assistant guide for every 4-9 guests, and two assistant guides for every group of 10. We send one porter for every two guests, and the number of porters depends on the clients' load, with each porter carrying a maximum load of 20 kg. Our staff are professional and expert guides who can speak English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other languages as required. We can also manage any other staff as per your demands.

Trekking Equipment

Equipment is essential to ensure a comfortable and successful trip. Please kindly check to our equipment list before embarking on your trek to ensure that you are fully prepared.

Communicaiton durign the trek

When you're on the Nar Phu Trek, you can use the internet at the lodges you stay in, but there will be an additional cost. You can use this service to get in touch with your family and friends. However, when we get to higher altitudes, we'll rely on phones to communicate. Trekking Plus checks in with all their trekking teams daily through the trek lead to make sure everything is going as scheduled. If you need a sim card, you can purchase one in Kathmandu. Keep in mind that signal strength might differ depending on your network.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is our primary concern, we prioritize the safety of our clients from the moment of arrival until departure. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and assist you to your hotel. We provide proper remedial services during the trek, including professional staff and services like first aid, oxygen bags, and helicopter services for emergency rescue. We also focus on acclimatization days to prevent altitude sickness.

Why travel with us?

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