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.

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

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