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Nar Phu Valley Trek 2024,2025

14 Days, Kathmandu - Kathmandu

The Nar Phu Valley trek only opened in 2003 and still remains a relatively little-trekked area. In fact, this hidden valley requires a special permit to enter. The Nar Phu Valley trek is a fantastic and real adventure mountain Himalaya wilderness experience that is unforgettable, with spectacular views. It is a truly hidden valley trail that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore around unspoiled valleys. It is very famous for the Himalayan nature with ancient Tibet culture as  Buddhist.

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Nar Phu Valley trekking in Nepal is one of the  Best Adventure trips

It is being from Dharpani the famous route following the Annapurna around the trail and branches off from the Koto village. The Nar Phu Valley trek is a real Himalayan wilderness experience that is as unforgettable as it is spectacular. Tucked between the more visited Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu is a true hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture.

Nar-Phu Valley Trek Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding.

Our sturdy mountain ponies every few steps, their steaming sweat-soaked bodies heaving. Behind us, Hongde airport, which we left behind early in the morning, is a tiny speck. Our destination is the Nar-Phu valley, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours to reach the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down the valley. Nowadays, Nar Phu a population of about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar and Phu valley were the least affected by this change. The tortuous path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.

Besides the Kangla linking Nar to the Nyeshang valley, the most direct route from Kathmandu to Nar and Phu is along the Marshyangdi River. Travelers trek through the Himalayan foothills and round the eastern end of the Annapurna before they arrive at Cupar, a police check post half an hour before Chame, Manang’s district headquarters. From here a long and steep trail winds up to Nar and Phu whose villagers, laden with goods purchased in Chame and even lower down in Besishhar, the end of the road head leading to Manang, often camp at Dharmashala, a rudimentary wooden hut built by the people from the two villages.

The Nepal government’s recent decision to open up Nar and Phu to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers, whose pastoral lifestyle continues. Apart from the odd researcher and climbing expeditions permitted to climb Him lung, Ratnachuli, and Gachikang, few foreigners have visited the area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent. Since Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) recently extended its network to include Nar and Phu Valley, it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan at the request of the government for undiscovered valleys.

Nar Phu is a restricted region located in the mid-western region of Nepal. It was closed until 2002 when the government decided to open the region for trekking. The valley is entirely culturally Tibetan, and the lifestyle and landscape resemble that of Tibet.

Tucked between the popular Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu valley is considered a hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore the exquisite and discreet parts of Nepal.

The journey begins from Besi Sahar and ends at Pokhara. The latter part of the trek culminates into the western section of Annapurna circuit trek. The valley is located to the north of Annapurna, and is one of the rain-shadow areas of Nepal. The mud houses, monasteries and landscape may make you feel like visiting Tibet. You will also get to cross the treacherous Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass during the trek.

The Kang La pass links Nar with Manang and three other Mongol villages in the Neyshang valley. The entire trek can be a tough experience. The rising altitude and crossing the two high passes can still prove difficult for most of seasoned trekkers.

The Nar Phu valley trek is one of the newly opened trekking routes located in the west north of Kathmandu. This beautiful trekking provides you immense opportunities to get close to local traditions, Culture, and Towering peaks, and in one word it is the Alluring trekking region of Nepal.

Nar-Phu valley trek is inhabited by Tibetan people and their culture, however, this trip offers you to visit the Tibetan Village, Unbelievable Landscapes & Rocks, Vast Himalayan terrain, Grazing, Narrow Trekking paths, and a magical Valley.

The Nar Phu valley trek begins from Kathmandu with a bus drive to Besisahar then we follow the popular trekking path of Annapurna circuit till we reach The pass then we follow the narrow trekking path which is the less trekked route and passing many wonderful landscapes and rugged roads.

On this trek, you will have a delightful time as you will get so many opportunities to know about many new and unknown things regarding the different Nature, Flora, and fauna.

This trip has few alternative options to go over the pass and link to Manang but the easiest way is through Thorang-la pass which is the most popular trekking route in Nepal but the if you are more e quiet trekkers who love more natural and don’t like that crowd then follow the trail to Tilicho lake, make the Kang la pass then follow the route of Nar-Phu valley trek.

The Nar-Phu valley trek itself is heaven can’t compare to other parts of Nepal, has very old natural caves, the dry and towering mountains, and The Kali Gandaki river valley of them mixed it and Became Nar-Phu Valley Trek.

After the ending of Nar Phu valley of the cross the Kang La pass, We have many options for where ever you want to go regarding your timetable.  As you can back from Manag to Chame Village and drive back to  Kathmandu or you can go to Throrong pass, a town heading to  Jomsom, Ghorepani, or Upper mustang, and fly Pokhara or drive to Pokhara.

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Day by Day Itinerary

After arrival in Nepal, we will pick up you at the international airport then drive you to the hotel, our Hotel is mean tourist sport in Thamel, check-in room, be refresh. talk to ones more about our trip, and evening walk around near hotel, Dinner, overnight Kathmandu.

We are starting our trip in the early morning after breakfast, drive to by jeep and along the way we are enjoying, Trishul river, beautiful scenery, rivers, terraced fields, lots of local villages, and best snow mountain views, it take s to 4-hour to be  Besishar, Takes lunch and after lunch, we are drive again around 2 hours, on the way you can enjoy with rocky hills, rocky trail, waterfalls and cross the suspension bridge. overnight Dharpani Village.

Today after breakfast. we are walking on the way, one of the beautiful pine forests with monasteries and beautiful local village, also you can enjoy the spectacular mountain views and this is the first day you will enter special permit zoon Nar Phu Valley which is we call Koto village, which is very famous with Tibet Nepalese  Gurung communities, overnight Koto Village.

Today’s After Breakfast we are registering our restricted Special permit a the Checkpoint and we continue walking along the banks of the Soti river with amazing pine forest and pass the very oldest bridge and enjoy the waterfall and be reach the Daramasala,  which we will take around 4-hours. best lunch and walk to again around one and a half hours through the old wood forest ascending steeply till meta village and overnight Meta village.

Today after breakfast we will walk a beautiful trail with a suspension bridge and enjoy, the deserted fields with excellent views of the Himalayas range like Pisang peak, Annapurna-2, with much more hills. Also, you can enjoy colorful chortens, that nar, and Phu, with very famous blue sheep, and you will get the best experience of the diversity of local culture, nature religion on related of the Tibet Buddhism, you can see the peoples daily life, Lhakhang Buddhist monastery, small glacial, larger glacier stream, Humlung Himal and another much more snow peak hill, during your walk till be Phu Gaon village.


After a lovely breakfast, we are walking to descend down the beautiful valley and past some streams with a suspension bridge till king pul, it takes around four hours and walking up to the junction where the trail be branched to reach the settlement nar village.

This is one of the longer and harder days during that trip, So early morning, we have best and big breakfast and walks to through Temdenzone Khola and beautiful path, it is yak pastures with defined senary o the ridge of the Pisang peak.

We are trek to   Kang la Phedi, the bottom of the Kang la Pass and we are walking steep ascent of the Kang la views on top. from the top, you can enjoy the best views with all Annapurna ranges and other much beautiful panoramic views.

It is 3 hours steep ascent top of the Kang La pass and 3/4 hour to be steep descent reach Nagawal village from the top of the Khang la pass.

It is one of the beautiful days, After breakfast walk to Marsyangdi river and, where is you can explore Barga village on the way and very old monasteries, if you are hungry you can take lunch and enjoy Tibet Buddhism and culture, as you a feel Tibet at the Barga village during your lunchtime. after lunch, you can walk continue to one of the dramatic villages, where is a lots guest house and even small market for shopping as Mountian present for your families and friends, where you can enjoy with best meals and best local wine in the Manag Village. overnight there.


We will take one of the best local Breakfasts and we are continuing to walk our adventure path to Khangsar village and we are heading out through the western gate and we follow the path down to the river bank and crossing the Khangsar ice river, it is called Khola too. Khangsar village ascends the shape village and it is old cultural with traditional Tibet style and it is also ending village too. overnight Khangsar village


It is one of the adventure days and after breakfast, we are walking on a large path pass a gompa ( monastery) it is being the constructed path up towards a high ridge. but here the old path is very difficult and really steep, So now we have a new path that goes a completely different way. The along the new way, we can reach a high crest and descend on switchbacks carved out through the screed sloped to a side valley of the main valley. on the bottom is a brook. on the other side, it is a base know as tilicho base camp village.


After breakfast in the early morning we are walking to and we are trying to avoid the wind and it is around a 3-hour walk to tilcho lakes and we enjoy and view the best adventure, picture, video with Tilicho lake cold barren place. after we spend some time around tilicho lake and back to the same way to Tilicho base camp and overnight  Tilicho base camp

After breakfast heading above the Khangsar village and passing through old Khangsar village and trial which is will lead around then down to cross the Khola on a beautiful old long bridge. it is between Gumsang and yak Kharak village. after crosse, we will lunch Yak Kharka village and continues walk to Thorong Phedi, Overnight Thorong Phedi.

Today we are getup the early morning take breakfast and hike 3/4 hours to the top of the Thorong pass (5416m)  it is one of the get very difficult with strong winds. Of course top of the pass, you can enjoy beautiful views of the all Annapurna range. upper mustang range with Dhaulagiri standing in the distance. After that trail becomes less steep and enters grassy fields and will reach Muktinath village.

Muktinath village is one of the Hindu and Bhuddish religions and refers to a place of nirvana, which houses a temple and a number of Monasteries. it is making is a holy site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. here are the main attractions of the site the Jwalamai temple and spring and eternal flame and 108 water spouts that pour holy water. here lots visited of the pilgrims every year.

Early morning we have breakfast and After breakfast, drive to Tapani via jeep, it takes around 4 hours, and we have to take a lunch,  there is natural hot spring if you like you can take bath, agains drive to Pkhara, which is 200km Muktinath to Pokhara overnight  Pokhara.

Early in the morning after breakfast, we are driving by tourist bus, it is around a 6-hour journey and it is 200 km Pokhara to Kathmandu. on the way we are passing along the marsyangdi river, Trishuli river, and offering good views and natural scenery and farmland. overnight Kathmandu.


It is a free day or last-minute time for the shopping for souvenirs or gift for your friends, family or relatives for till for departure. According to your departure time, we will drop you at the international airport.

We wish you a wonderful holiday adventure trip with us in Nepal.

What's Included?

Service includes

Pickup and drop International airport Pickup and drop by private jeep Kathmandu to Dharpani and from Mukti Nath. Pokhara to Kathmandu via tourist Bus. Three-night Hotel 3-star Catogar Kathmandu with breakfast. One night Hotel Pokhara with breakfast. Your meals ( breakfast+ Lunch+ Dinner) during the treks. Guide/potter- meals, Salary,Accommodation, Insaurnce, equimnet etc. Special Nar Phu Valley permits, national park entry fee, trekkers information Management System (TIMS) First Aid Kit, Government taxes, and Service Charges.

Service excludes

Personal Equipment for Trekking: sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking shoes, sunglass, sunscreen, gloves, hat, personal towels, hiking shirt, hiking pant Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara Emergency Rescue evacuation Tipping (Tips) For Guide& Porter All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. tea, coffee, mineral water internet, heater charge, laundry charge.
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