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Nar Phu Valley Trek - 14 Days

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Trip Facts
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Group Size 2 to 15
  • Max. Elevation 5320m
  • Start/End Besisahar
  • Best Time Sep to Dec and Mar to May


  • Nar and Phu villages, hidden valleys, and big villages
  • Typical lifestyle, hidden culture, and Tibetan plateau.
  • The religions of Buddhism, Nar and Phu Monastery, Tsorten, Mani Wall, and Stupa
  • They have terraced fields, yaks, sheep, and goats.
  • Wilderness beauty and adventure await at Kang La (5320 m).
  • Wildlife, animals, flora, and fauna
  • Mesmerized Mountains view of Himlung, Kangaroo, and Pisang Peak
  • Annapurna ranges of II, II, III, IV, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, etc.
  • The controlling area needs to issue special permits for $100.
  • Other permits, such as ACAP and TIMS, are required.
  • 14-day perfect itinerary of Nar Phu and Kang La Pass (5320 m)
  • The trek can be extended to Nar Phu via Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass.
  • Such a combination of trekking and different landscapes and cultures
  • Plan 14 days only at Nar Phu or 21 days at Tilicho Lake via the Annapurna Circuit.

Overview of Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar and Phu Village, nestled in a remote corner of Annapurna region, are renowned hidden gems. Influenced by Tibetan culture near the border, the inhabitants follow Buddhism, which is evident in their many monuments with unique traditions and attire. They proudly maintain their heritage and language. The area's resemblance to Tibet earns it the nickname "The Little Tibet." A special permit is required to visit here. Situated at almost 4000 meters, Nar and Phu lie beneath towering peaks like Himlung, Kangaru, Chakku Himal, and Pisang.

Discover the distinctive lifestyles, secretive cultures, and profound Buddhist traditions nestled within the enchanting landscapes of Nar and Phu valleys. Embark on an ideal 14-day expedition at a regional cost, inclusive of special permits for the Nar Phu trek priced at $100 and ACAP $30. Extend your journey with a tailored exploration of the Annapurna Circuit, traversing through the captivating terrains of Manang Valley, Tilicho Lake, Thorong La Pass, and Jomsom Muktinath Pokhara. Immerse yourself in a three-week adventure brimming with trekking and a plethora of unique encounters.

Experience the warmth of Nar and Phu's villages, where time seems to stand still and the rhythm of life flows harmoniously with the land. Delight in the simplicity of traditional Tibetan dwellings, adorned with solar panels illuminating the path of the closest border. Amidst terraced fields painted with hues of green, witness the labor of love as locals cultivate crops of wheat, buckwheat, and barley, alongside a bounty of vegetables including potatoes, cabbages, spinach, carrots, and radishes.

Amidst this pastoral paradise, encounter herds of yak, sheep, and goats grazing leisurely; their presence is a reminder of the symbiotic relationship between humanity and the land. With every passing moment, let the Nar Phu Trek weave its magic, leaving indelible memories of a journey that transcends time and space.

Embark on a journey through the enchanting Nar Phu Trek, where remote valleys beckon and hidden wonders await alongside the Annapurna Circuit Trek. In a blissful 14-day adventure, discover the allure of Nar and Phu's picturesque landscapes.

Should your heart desire more time to explore, let the winding paths lead you through Manang Village to the breathtaking Tilicho Lake, nestled at 4920 meters above sea level, via the majestic Thorong La Pass, standing tall at 5416 meters. Venture forth to the sacred realms of Jomsom Muktinath and the serene beauty of Kaligandaki Valley, where every step is a testament to the splendor of nature.

Explore Buddhist Monasteries in Nar and Phu Village

The Nar and Phu Valleys boast numerous monasteries, with Nar Phedi Monastery affectionately known as "Satya Gumba" (Truth Monastery) and Phu Monastery referred to as Tashi Lha Khang. These sites serve as hubs for delving into Buddhist teachings and practices. Many young monks dedicate themselves to studying within these hallowed walls. However, during the harsh winter months, typically spanning from December to February, they migrate to Kathmandu, seeking refuge in monasteries such as Kapan, Boudha and Namobudha to escape the biting cold and heavy snowfall.

Within these monastic compounds, you'll encounter seasoned monks engaging in rituals, or "puja," both in the mornings and evenings. Visitors are warmly welcomed to join them, participate in meditation sessions, and immerse themselves in the serene ambiance. A night spent at Nar Phedi Monastery offers a unique experience, as lodging facilities are limited. Yet, the monks' hospitality shines through as they adeptly manage accommodations and provide nourishing meals, ensuring a memorable stay amidst their spiritual sanctuary.

People their Lifestyles, Cultures, and religions, and Dress up in Nar Phu Trek

Nar Phu Valley is a hidden valley with a typical lifestyle in their culture; most of the people live in Bhotea and Lama Gurung. They are Buddhists, and they have their own language and dress. They are farmers and grow potatoes, barley, buckwheat, and many other vegetables. Furthermore, they have lots of yaks and sheep. It is a mysteriously beautiful place and has many Buddhist monuments such as monasteries, Stupas, Mani walls, prayer flags, etc.

Lodging and Fooding Facilities in Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley has well-managed lodges. They grow hygienic and organic foods and provide a variety of meals, comfortable beds, nice and clean rooms, and warm hospitality. They are becoming more tourist-friendly and showing respect to tourists.

Transportation to Nar Phu Valley Trek

Some vehicles are running before the trek begins and after the trek concludes. We arrange it, like Kathmandu to Besisahar, by public bus or private vehicle like a car, Jeep, etc.

  • Besisahar to Chame is another transaction by local jeep or private jeep.
  • After the end of Trekking, Chame goes to Besisahar by local jeep or private jeep.
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by local bus or private car, jeep or van, etc.
  • If you do Annapurna circuit Thorong La pass, need to catch a vehicle likewise
  • Jomsom Muktinath to Pokhara by public vehicle or by flight.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus or by flight.

Do We Need an Entry Permit for Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Yes, You need Nar Phu Valley entry permits. You are trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area. You should bring with you a Nar and Phu Valley special permit, an Annapurna Conservation Area permit, and TIMS. We at Unique Nepal Adventure Treks organize it and provide guides during the trek. He reports to every checkpoint, and after you have completed your trekking, he gives you We need your passport-size photo and your original passport to issue it.

  • Nar Phu Valley Special Permit: US$ 100 for October and November and $75 for Other months.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project): No. 3000
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System): Nr. 2000/-

Route of Nar Phu Valley Via Annapurna Circuit and TIlicho Lake, Thorong La Pass

The 14-day Nar Phu Trek is only a visit to Nar and Phu villages, then a climb up Kangla Pass (5320), and a return to Kathmandu. If you manage 21 days, it will be easily possible to reach Nar phu via the Annapurna circuit along Manang village, TIlicho Lake (4920m), Thorong La Pass (5416 m), and the trek ends in Jomsom Muktinath. It will be fantastic to explore various different landscapes and experiences, such as culture, religion, wildlife, mountains, lakes, glaciers, high passes, etc. Please feel free; will customize it according to your requirements. The 14-day program is on our main itinerary. Here is the perfect 21-day itinerary for Nar Phu via Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass.

  1. Arrival at Kathmandu.
  2. Make a permit and go sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
  3. Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus.
  4. Besisahar to Chame Koto by Drive
  5. Trekking Koto to Meta.
  6. Meta to Phu Village.
  7. Explore Phu Village,
  8. Phu to Nar Phedi,
  9. Trekking to Nar Village,
  10. Kangla Pass (5320 m) and Ngawal,
  11. Trek to Manang Village,
  12. Resting and exploring Manang village,
  13. Trekking to TIlicho Base Camp,
  14. Visit to Tilicho Lake (4920 m) and Trekking to Shree Kharka,
  15. Trek to Yak Kharka or Ledar,
  16. Trekking to Thorong Phedi or High Camp,
  17. Thorrong La Pass 5416m and Trekking to Muktinath,
  18. Trekking to Jomsom,
  19. Flight or drive back to Pokhara,
  20. Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight or drive.
  21. Departure your country or explore to Kathmandu.

If you do Nar Phu plus the Annapurna Circuit and Thorong La Pass completely, you need to plan a minimum of 3 weeks. We will organize the best trip for you. Feel free.

What is the cost of Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Nar Phu Valley Trekking costs US$ 999 per person for a 14-day itinerary. If you like to do Nar Phu Valley via Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, then fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. It costs US$1490 per person. But we need a minimum of two people in a group. Nar Phu Trek required a minimum of two people. If you want to do it for a single person, I can organize it, but the cost will be a bit higher. The above-mentioned quotation is very reasonable because we provide excellent services. Full-board packages, according to our service, include your arrival and departure. We take so much care and make successful trips.

Attraction: White Snow Mountains View From Nar Phu Trek?

Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the wilderness beauties and the hidden valley, but you will see the magical and crystal-clear Mountain views as below mentioned. Viewing from Nar Phu and Manang Valley. 

  • Mt. Manaslu: 8163m (26782 ft)
  • Annapurna II: 7937 m/26040 ft
  • Annapurna III, 7555m (24787 ft).
  • Annapurna IV: 7545 m/24754 ft
  • Tilicho Peak: 7134m (23405 ft)
  • Gangapurna: 7455 m/24458 ft
  • Lamjung Himal, 6983m, 22910ft
  • Mt. Himlung: 7126 m/23380 ft
  • Pisang Peak: 6091 m/9803 ft
  • Kanguru Peak: 6200 m/20342 ft 
  • Chulu Peak: 6584m (21601 ft)

After Thorong La Pass, Via Kaligandaki Valley 

  • Mt. Dhaulagiri: 8167m (26795 ft)
  • Annapurna, I, 8091 m/26545 ft
  • Nilgiri: 7061 m/23166 ft
  • Tukuche Peak: 6920m (22704 ft)

How About Flora and Faunas in Nar Phu Trek? 

You will see many wildlife, animals, flora, and fauna. There is pine and subalpine forestry and less vegetation after 4000m. You will see many wild animals, such as Yaks, sheep, Blue Sheep, Deer, Musk Deer, Red pandas, Mountain goats, Snow leopards, and Many kinds of birds, such as Danfe, Munal, kalij, eagles, and voles.

Trekking Gears for Nar Phu Valley Trek?

Nar Phu Valley Trekking is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations for hidden culture and nature exploration. It is always cool, so we must prepare warm enough clothing and gear, such as a big jacket as a down jacket, a warm fleece, a warm hat, gloves, warm enough socks, warm trousers or trekking pants, some quick-dry trekking t-shirts, half paint, a warm enough negative sleeping bag, a comfortable trekking boot, a light sandal, a headlight, a 2-liter water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, a daypack comfort bag, etc. More details on trekking gear are here: Click Packing List.

When is the Best Time to Visit Nar Phu Valley Trek?

The best time to visit Nar Phu Valley Trek is in the autumn season, such as September, October, November, and December; another season is the spring season, such as March, April, and May. Those months’ weather is always clear, with good temperatures, good visibility, and fantastic, crystal-clear mountain views.

Winter and Monsoon seasons are also not bad; Winter is snowing and very freezing cold. We don’t recommend it in January and February. Monsoon is ok; you can trek, but most of the time it's raining, cloudy, and there's no clear visibility. We provide professional and experienced guides and make safe, successful, delightful, and very pleasant trips.

  • Autumn Season: September, October, November, and December.
  • Winter Season: Late December, January, and February.
  • Spring Season: March, April, and May.
  • Monsoon Season: June, July, and August.

Carry your important medicine

Medicine is very important. If you have any disease, you must carry the medicine with you. I mean, "prevention is better than care." In the mountain region, we can’t find any health care, clinic, or hospital. If there is a clinic, you may not get it according to your problem medicine. So, with my humble request, please prepare if you are continually taking any medicine. It is very important, but our company will provide some first aid kit bags, normally for headaches, fever, stomach problems such as diarrhea, cough, and cold, some bandages, tape, and Diamox for high altitude sickness, etc.


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Nar Phu Valley Trekking is a perfect 14-day itinerary. It is visiting Nar and Phu villages, then crossing Kang La Pass (5320 m) back to Besisahar and Kathmandu. If you like to do this trekking, continue the Annapurna Circuit along Manang, Tilicho Lake, Thorong La Pass, and end in Jomsom Muktinath. You need to extend a week. For further information, feel free.

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome you and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.

  • Standard Hotel
  • 25 minute Drive
  • 1300m / 4265ft

Prepare a Narphu Valley Special Permit with your original passport so you can do sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and prepare for trekking.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Boudhanath Stupa (Large white Buddhist Stupa)
  • Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple)
  • Standard Hotel
  • 5/6 hrs Sightseeing
  • 1300m / 4265ft

Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m) by bus or private vehicle It takes 6-7 hours to drive, and you stay overnight at a nice Lodge in Besisahar.

  • Hotel
  • 6/7 hrs Drive
  • 820m / 2690ft

Besisahar to Chame by Local jeep, 5–6 hours of driving Chame Koto is the entry gate to Nar Phu Valley. It is off-road driving. You will arrive easily in Chame and stay at a nice lodge.

  • Lodge

    • 4080m / 13385ft

    Acclimatize with day and night excursions to explore Phu Valley, the local lifestyle, cultures, religion, and monastery, and rest overnight at the same lodge.

    • Lodge
    • 2 hrs day hike
    • 4080m / 13385ft

        Adventure High pass of Kangla Pass(5320m) most part ascending and descending long walking approximately (7/8 hrs) depends on your walking altitude but acclimatizing and our well take care will make easily successful main adventure goal then stay at a nice lodge in Ngawal village 3660m.

        • Lodge
        • 8/9 hrs. Walking
        • 5320m / 17455ft

              A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.

              • Flying Back to Sweet Home
              • 25 Minute
              • 1300m / 4265ft

              Cost Details

              What's Included

              • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle
              • Three nights in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
              • A full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu by private vehicle
              • All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast)
              • Accommodation in comfortable lodges
              • One English-speaking government-trained license holder and a well-informed trekking guide.
              • All expenses for all staff: meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
              • We needed transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Chamje back to Kathmandu.
              • Nar Phu Valley Special Permits
              • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit
              • TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System)
              • Government and local area taxes, where applicable.
              • First aid Kitbag.
              • Seasonal Fruits and cookies

              What's Excluded

              • Nepalese entry visa fee You can easily obtain it at the airport.
              • Travel insurance. Do nice insurance in case of accident rescue coverage.
              • Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, Fanta, beer, spirits, etc.)
              • Hot drinks such as Tea, coffee, etc.
              • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits, etc.)
              • Hot water, a hot shower, a heater charge, a battery charge, phone calls, and laundry service
              • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
              • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots, camera, toilet paper, etc.).
              • In the case of natural calamities, i.e., political unrest, cancellation of flights due to weather, landslides, etc., the extra charge will be borne by the customer.
              • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
              • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Donations to Social Services

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              • Hana Z
                Hana ZCzech Republic,April 15, 2024

                Naar Phu Trek

                A great and unforgettable experience. Jay, thank you for everything, especially for your valuable advice, support and apples for dinner ;)


              • Martin Zamen
                Martin ZamenCzech Republic,April 08, 2024

                Amazing experience - Naar Phu valley

                We were in the Naar Phu valley. From Koto village to Meta, then to Kyang, followed by beautiful Phu, one night in a monastery below Naar village and Naar village followed. The last huge challenge was crossing the Kang La Pass at 5320m. Our guide, Jay, took great care of us the whole time and was very helpful in getting us through the whole trip. Thank you very much, and we recommend it.



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