Nar phu trek is a very special trekking route of Nepal offers magnificent Himalayan vistas, unique cultures, natures, religious and typical lifestyles. Trek into the Nar and phu villages, you need to have a special permit through the registered trek agency.
The Nar Phu village trek combines with Kang la pass and AC trek goes above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation in the very north of Manang district. Furthermore, on Nar and phu village trek, you can see the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine scenery.
Adventure Kang la pass is a challenging trek gives so much enjoyment and adventure as well as typical local cultures and lifestyles. As you are Kangla pass, you will have a magnificent view of Annapurna family which are annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak. Just visit nar and phu villages and continue your ascend uphill to Kangla pass. As soon as you are in Manang village, you will have an option whether to continue your journey over Thorong la pass or explore Tilicho and mesokanto la pass trekking or descend downhill to Besisahar with an available regular local jeep.
Make your journey continue to Jomsom passing over Thorong La 5416 meters if you have 2/3 days more time. Explore Nar and Phu village trek is most popular non-touristic off the beaten path trek in Annapurna massif. Very less demanding trek route but rich in typical cultural heritage. The best Nar phu hiking route is possible to do at any time except winters.
Picturesque village like Manang, Nar and Phu with the rich in Buddhism religion. The Kang la (5, 200m) is an adventure pass best for experienced trekkers. Furthermore, Masokanto La (5,099m) and Tilicho pass (5,230m) passing wonderful Tilicho Lake is the best destination.
Moreover, the trail has an excellent landscape with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himalayan range, (I,II,III,IV), Mt. Nilgiri. In addition, you can see also Mount Manaslu, Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan Himalaya ranges. The best off the beaten path trekking route in Annapurna. Mixed communities with various ethnic group of people like Gurung, Thakali and Magar.
Nar phu with AC (Annapurna circuit) trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always includes rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Besishar – Meta – Kayang – Phu village – Nar – Kang La Phedi – Kang La pass – Ngwal – Manang – Besisahar.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Our trek to Nar phu valley including Kangla pass trek itinerary compared to most walks in this region is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in Nar and phu valley with limited time-bound without relaxing manner, take a look this itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise and if this itinerary is not suited, request us for customizing itinerary.Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.Day 02: Documentation day ! Kathmandu city – World Heritage sites(1348m) sightseeing.
During this day, we make your Nar phu special permits. After lunch, we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to the hotel.Day 03: Drive to Koto (2670 m), 10 hours
Early morning drive to Besi Sahar by Bus through Prithvi High way but then we drive further to koto by private jeep. Its tough drive as it is a very long time drive with bumpy roads after Besi Sahar. Stay overnight in a guest house.Day 04: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala (3300m), 6 hours
Start our Narphu valley trekking from Koto today, we will work through a steep and narrow path through the dense forest, after crossing the river the trek leads to Narphu valley with passing the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arriving the Dharmasala, we will get to see several small shelters (caves and a pilgrims “Dharmasala”. Overnight camp at Dharmasala.Day 05: Trek to Kayang (3560m), 6 hours.
The trail climb up the valley along the small river before arriving Meta (3700m), a non-permanent winter settlement of Nar, the trail passes through white rocks, low shrubs, junipers, scattered evergreen. We can have best Mountain View on the way, after passing the Junam we will arrive Chako formally a Khampa settlement. Overnight at Kayang.Day 06: Trek to Phu village (4200m), 5 hours.
Today we will work steeply down the hill along the river bank and past the submarine rock with a small campsite. Best view of chortens wit the canyon lands and gorges takes us to the Phu gate from where we can see the three villages of Phu where we stay overnight.Day 07: Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and Exploring village
Again walking up and then coming back down is better, just resting in high altitude, we can walk up to alley to the summer grazing settlement at Ngoru, can spend the time interact with local people visit Gompa. Stay overnight at phu village.Day 08: Phu village Trekking to Nar (4150m), 5 hours.
Today we will trek back to Phu gate Khyang, Chyarkha and Jhunam to reach to Nar. Along the way, we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery also. We will pass wonderfully painted, bamboo topped Chortens and arrive Nar gates on the top of the hill. Stay overnight at Nar village.Day 09: Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi (4500m) , 4:30 hours.
Today is easy to short trekking day, so we can explore more Nar village in the morning and can trek to Kangla Phedi, the trail goes through the grazing field with a small stream on the left. The mountains were on both sides of the stream. On the left breathtaking view of Pisang peak, an overnight night at the campsite of Kangla Phedi.Day 10: Kang La Phedi trekking up to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m).
We start early morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass which provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongde, after crossing the Kang La Pass we will head to Ngwal, a wonderful old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture.Day 11: Trek to Manang (3570m), 6 hours
Today we will work thought flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River. On the way, we will pass the pine forest, farming terrace and the beautiful village of Braga. During the route we can visit Braga monasteries, the view of the Annapurna range and Tilicho peak are closer. Overnight in Manang.Day 12: Optional excursion:
As you are in Manang if you have enough time, you can either continue your journey to discover either Tilicho lake excursion or trek over Thorong la pass. We can customize your itinerary according to your wishes so let us know. However, if you are traveling with limited days and would not like to continue trek taking a private jeep to descend downhill to Besisahar town. Overnight at Guest house.Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
From Besisahar, you can continue drive either to get Pokhara city or Kathmandu by cozy Micro Bus.Day 14: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!
Nar phu with Annapurna circuit trek we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our homestay located near Thamel, Kathmandu and of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Nar phu trekking cost includes:
Annapurna circuit with Nar phu village trek cost exclude :
We can organize Nar phu village with AC Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Answer: Actually Nar phu valley combine with Kangla pass continue over throng la pass trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Answer: All the guest houses along the trek routes in nar phu with ac trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to the condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination better.
Nar and phu trek fact
Cost & Departures
Your Trip Your Style!
ITINERARY, COST, DEPARTURES, will adjusted according to your GROUP SIZE NEED TIMEInquiry NowCustomize Trip
Book with Confidence
Reference person of Gokyo Treks !
Contact in Germany
Klaus Kummer : +49-367-2351-957
Roland Stich: +49-0271-870-031
Dr. Lars : +49-3641-5395-160
Contact in USA
John Erwin: 212-222-6389
Beth Pekol, Chicago: +1 312-364-8924
Eve Quesnel, California: 530-5879-113
Contact in Australia
Dr. Chris Hislers: +61-419-556-381
Contact in Austria
Verena Laner: +43-650-7110-301
Contact in Switzerland
Dominik Lee, Zürich: +41-079-3826-028