Nar Phu Thorong La Trekking -19 Days

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Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek
At a Glance
Duration19 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5416m/17769.03ft
Group Size2-10 pax
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptember to November and March to May

The Nar Phu Valley Trek presents an opportunity to venture into the uncharted and secluded Himalayan territories, where the lifestyle and culture of the 17th and 18th centuries still thrive. Situated in the Annapurna trekking region, this trek can be combined with the renowned Annapurna Circuit Trek. Embark on a journey to uncover the hidden treasures of the Nar and Phu Tibetan Villages in Nepal, immersing yourself in the ancient culture and embracing the pristine natural and cultural beauty of the area. The Himalayan Trekking Path Company offers an exceptional package for the Nar Phu Trek at a reasonable cost, led by experienced Sherpas and guides.


  • Discover the ancient kingdom of the Kathmandu Valley before embarking on the Nar Phu Valley Trek.
  • Begin the journey by following the Annapurna circuit trek until reaching Koto (2600m), then commence the Nar Phu Valley Trek.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich flora and fauna of the region while also experiencing the vibrant culture and breathtaking mountain vistas.
  • Uncover the hidden valleys that have remained isolated from modern civilization for centuries, offering a glimpse into a world untouched by modern sophistication.
  • Marvel at the exquisite waterfalls and stunning landscapes that adorn the trail, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere.
  • Bear witness to the ancient forts that still stand in all their sublime and untouched glory, showcasing the region's rich history.
  • Immerse yourself in the historic lifestyle of the local inhabitants and be captivated by the beautiful smiles of the children.
  • Find solace in the tranquil setting of the monasteries and indulge in the vivid scenarios that surround them.
  • Wander through the narrow alleys, unveiling hidden destinations that are waiting to be discovered.
  • Take in the awe-inspiring views from the Kang La Pass (5306m), a truly unforgettable experience.
  • Rejoin the trail of the Annapurna Circuit trek at Manang, continuing the journey through the breathtaking Annapurna trail.
  • Challenge yourself by conquering the world's highest pass at Thorong La (5416m), an achievement that will leave you in awe.
  • Visit the Tibetan-influenced villages and immerse yourself in the arid Tibetan terrain—a unique and captivating experience.
  • Conclude your adventure by returning to Pokhara, passing through the world's deepest gorge, and reflecting on the incredible journey you have undertaken.

If you are considering deviating from the popular Annapurna Circuit trek to discover the hidden territory of Nepal, the Nar Phu Valley Trek is an ideal choice. This trek offers a breathtaking experience with a touch of the Himalayan wilderness, taking travelers and trekkers through the pristine and lesser-known Nar Phu Valley. Situated between the well-traveled Annapurna and Manaslu regions, this valley receives a relatively small number of visitors each year, as it was only opened to tourism in 2002. The Nar Phu region is renowned as a true gem, providing trekkers with the opportunity to explore untouched valleys that showcase a unique blend of untouched Himalayan landscapes and traditional Buddhist culture. However, it is important to note that a special permit is required to trek in the Nar Phu Valley, as it is designated as a restricted area by the Nepalese government. Despite the necessary permits, this remarkable trek rewards adventurers with stunning views of medieval settlements, narrow gorges, and a variety of wildlife, including the elusive blue sheep.

After enjoying a delightful sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, we embark on our 19-day Nar Phu Valley trek. Our journey begins in Jagat, where we drive after leaving Kathmandu. From there, we follow the renowned Annapurna Circuit trail to Koto via Dharapani. At Koto, the trail diverges, and we take the less-traveled path that leads us to the Nar Phu Valley region.

This pristine region is home to alpine and sub-alpine scrubland, creating a sanctuary for wildlife such as snow leopards and blue sheep. As we trek through this breathtaking landscape, we are treated to stunning views of snow-capped mountaintops as our backdrop. Along the way, we pass by remote settlements, awe-inspiring rock formations, glistening glaciers, and narrow canyons. We also encounter beautiful woodlands, vibrant prayer stones, monasteries, and gompas, adding cultural richness to our trek. Throughout our journey, we are warmly welcomed by the locals, who graciously share their hospitality and introduce us to their ethnic culture. This trek promises an exhilarating adventure filled with natural beauty and cultural immersion.

Nar and Phu are distinct villages that are home to over one hundred houses occupied by indigenous Tibetans. These villagers rely on yak rearing and the salt trade as their main source of income. By visiting these villages, one can gain a deeper understanding of the customs and way of life of the local 'Bhote' communities. However, the trek to these villages offers more than just a glimpse into their lifestyle. Along the way, you will also come across Jhunam, Chyarkha, Meta, and Khayang. Recently, the Annapurna Conservation Project (ACAP) expanded its reach to include Nar and Phu Valley, aiming to promote sustainable tourism in this hidden region. Additionally, the trek offers breathtaking views of Annapurna II, the Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.

After we explore the Nar Phu Valley, we will now make our way across Kang La Pass (5,322m) from Nar to Nawal. Following that, we will return to the Annapurna Circuit and reach Manang. During this leg of the journey, we will encounter dry and desert-like terrain as we trek toward the sacred Muktinath, passing through Yak Kharka and Thorong Phedi. As we continue our trek, we will come across lush green paddy fields, oak forests, arid landscapes, breathtaking mountain views, and the world's deepest gorge. Our journey will conclude in Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang. From there, we will take a flight back to Pokhara and then proceed to Kathmandu.

Experience a lifetime of memories by embarking on the Nar Phu Valley Trek. Secure your spot now by reaching out to us and making your reservation today!


Discover the wonders of the Nar Phu Valley and beyond with the Nar Phu Valley Trek. This extensive itinerary not only covers the secluded Nar Phu Valley but also includes a portion of the Annapurna circuit after Manang. Reaching an elevation of 5416m, the trek concludes in Jomsom before returning to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

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You are welcomed in this amazing capital city, Kathmandu. As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), one of the representatives from our office will greet you and transfer you to the respective hotel. Then you will be informed about the further planned activities.  Overnight in Kathmandu.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

This day is scheduled for sightseeing of historical, cultural, and religious sites in the valley. After feeding our breakfast, we head towards Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pasupathinath and Boudhanath, where you can enjoy seeing art, culture, paintings, etc.

After finishing the day tour, you will be introduced to your trekking guide and informed about the programmed trek. In the evening, you will prepare yourself for the trek with the needed trekking equipment. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

After taking our breakfast, we begin our journey early in the morning, at around 7 am. Viewing the charming countryside, abundant biennials, villages, and rivers of Nepal, we reach Beshishahar. From Beshishahar, we drive to Jagat by local Jeep.  We will be driven on a smooth road   up to Besishahar. However, from Beshishahar, we should pass through dusty, coarse, and bumpy roads, but the scenic view from our windowpane will be more exciting throughout the journey. Overnight in Jagat.

Max. Altitude: 1100m/3608ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

We head towards Dharapani after inhaling breakfast in Jagat. The trial descends up to the river, heads through the bank of the river, and continues through the abundant forest to Chyamje. Today we enter Manang district, and the trial goes on through rice, potato, barley fields, and tiny Tibetan villages. Rambling along the waterfalls and scarps, we finally reach Dharapani, one of the big villages in Manang district. Overnight in Dharapani. 

Max. Altitude: 1,960m/6,430ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

We head towards Bagarchhap after our breakfast, spending almost an hour through pine and fir forests. Continuing our trek, we head towards Danaque. We start our trek upwards for Timang now. Subsequently, we pass through pine forests again till Latamarang, our lunch place. After lunch, we continue our journey through the forest, getting a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Finally, we reach Koto village. Overnight in Koto.

Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House/Lodge

After registering our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post, we walk along the bank of Soti Khola. After crossing some awe-inspiring pine forests, suspension bridges, and becks, we reach Dharmasala. We take our packed lunch on the way because we will not see any lodges or teahouses on the way. Continuing our journey, through forests and ascending steeply, we reach Meta village, from where we shall have good views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight in Meta. 

Max. Altitude: 3,560m/11,680ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Today, we begin our journey, passing through some ups and downs and some suspension bridges as well. After walking at around 4 hours, we reach Kyang. We again keep trekking through Phu Khola enjoying marvelous appearance of Amotsang Himal, Kangaroo Mountain and Pokharkan. Finally, we reach in Phu Gaon. Overnight in Phu Gaon. 

Max. Altitude: 4,250m/13,944ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

After some days of continues hike, this day is the scheduled as an acclimatization day. Trekkers are suggested to be adjusted with altitude and take rest. As we are in Lost/Hidden Valley, we can wonder around the town exploring culture, religion, talking to the local people of the different ethnic groups such as Ghale, Gurung, and Lama. Moreover, we can look around the ancient monastery which was erected by the first Tibetan migrants. Overnight at Phu Gaon. 

Max. Altitude: 4,250m/13,944ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

We hike downwards crossing many suspension bridges and streams. It takes almost 4 hours to reach Mahendra Pul, a bridge, which was visited and financed by the then King Mahendra. Here we take our lunch.  After lunch, we head upwards straightly crossing many Buddhist stupas until Nar Village. It approximately takes 2 hours to reach Nar village after lunch. Overnight in Nar.

Max. Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

This day is also scheduled as acclimatization day. We shall hike nearby at around 2 hours and explore Nar village. We will closely observe the vivid panorama of Kangaroo, Pokharkan, Amodsang Himal and Pisang Peak. Moreover, today we should be well prepared for Kang La Pass. Overnight in Nar.

Max. Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

It is a long day trek with some challenges ahead. We need to get up early and move towards Kangla Pass following a steep rocky track. As we reach to the pass, we see the clear Annapurna cordillera. We can enjoy views of 360-degree snow covered, splendid mountains. We then trek down following a very steep track to Ngwal where we shall spend overnight today. Overnight in Ngwal.

Max. Altitude: 5,322m/17,460ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

We head towards Manang Valley after taking breakfast enjoying the excellent view of easy day to Manang with the superb view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, and Gandharva chuli. We move through a smooth valley passing the pine forest, keeping the Marsyangdi river aside. On the way we can visit Braga monasteries as well. Gradually, we hike uphill to Mungli. Following the main trial of Annapurna Circuit, we reach Manang, one of the main villages of Manang District having many teahouses and a beautiful monastery. It is the place from where we can observe Annapurna Range closely. Overnight in Manang. 

Max. Altitude: 3,540m/11,614ft)Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

We set out our journey towards the village named Tanki, crossing a stream. From Tanki, we head northeast towards Marshyandi Valley leaving Jharsang Khola. The trek continues upwards passing some pastures to reach Gunsang village.

Now the trek continues through grassy fields where horses and yaks blissfully pasture. As we cross a small wooden bridge, we ascend to an aged Mani wall and then to our final destination for today, Yak Kharka. As the hike is short today, we walk to high altitude and may get tired early. Unhurried and gradual walk helps us to avoid altitude sickness. Overnight at Yak Kharka

Max. Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

Leaving behind Yak Kharka, we head towards Thorang Phedi today. It is aforethought as the base of Throng La pass. We continue our journey ascending till we reach the source of Marsyangdi river. Leaving this we ascend into alpine region, a completely different world.  

After hiking for 3-4 hours we reach our destination of today. Before crossing the highest pass of our trek, we should be well prepared. You have an option to spend overnight at Thorong high camp which is short ascend from Throng Phedi but the risk of altitude sickness may increase as you are in 4800 m there. So, we suggest you to stay at Throng Phedi. Overnight at Thorong Phedi. 

Max. Altitude: 4,600m/15,092ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

It is the most important, challenging and rewarding day. We are going to cross the highest pass of the entire trek. Throng La, a paradise site, is situated at 5416m from the sea level. We begin our journey as early as possible (3-5am) because we have to reach the high pass before 10 to be protected ourselves from strong winds and cloud.  This day we are ascending nearly 1000m and descending around 1600m to reach Muktinath, which will be the lifetime memory. Thorong La, the mountain pass is situated between the crags of Yakwakang and Thorung Peak. It is the place from where we can see panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas, surrounding us from all directions including other peaks like Yakgawa Kang, Khatung Gang and will be greeted by Mt. Dhaulagiri from the long distance.

After capturing the vivid panorama of the summit, we head downwards for Muktinath, a well-known religious locus for Hindu and Buddhist followers. We shall have an ample opportunity to visit temples such as Jwala Mai temple, monasteries and main Muktinath Temple, which is surrounded by 108 water spouts. The way for Muktinath is less jerky. After some hours of trek, we enter the meadows having grasslands to Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath

Max. Altitude: 5,416m/17764ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

This day begins trekking descend passing through Jharkot, Khingar and Kagbeni villages. We reach to Ekle Bhatti to take our lunch. Further walking alongside the Kaligandaki River, we reach Jomsom for our overnight stay. Jomsom is one of the major towns of Mustang district having many facilities including airport.  Overnight in Jomsom

Max. Altitude: 2,715m/8,910ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea House

After taking our breakfast we move to Jomsom airport for our scheduled flight for Pokhara. It takes at around 30m to reach to Pokhara from Jomsom. We shall be flying passing the deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, viewing many mountains from aircraft. As you reach Pokhara earlier, can do some sightseeing there.

Max. Altitude: 827m/2,700ftMeal: Breakfast, and LunchAccommodation: Hotel

We shall head towards Kathmandu on a private vehicle/tourist bus today. On the way you will enjoy the views of natural scenery, farmlands, rivers and way of the living of the people here. It may take 6-7 to reach the capital city, Kathmandu depending upon the traffic condition. As you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel. You can enjoy rest of your day relaxing, enjoying or wandering around the city.  Overnight at Kathmandu. 

Max. Altitude: 1,300m/4,428ft)Meal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

This is the that we depart from you after 19 wonderful days of your Nepal trip with Nar Phu Valley   Trek. Today, you are flying back leaving this amazing country. You will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), before 3 hours of your scheduled flight.  Have a flight back home!!! Good bye!!! See You again!

Max. Altitude: 1,300m/4,428ftMeal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  • Our services include transportation to and from the airport in a private vehicle, following the Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary and package.
  • You will have two nights of accommodation in Kathmandu before starting the Nar Phu Trek, as well as one night after the trek. The accommodation in the city includes breakfast.
  • Included in the cost is a half-day tour in Kathmandu, which comprises a knowledgeable guide, a private vehicle, and the entrance fees.
  • Kathmandu to Jagat, the trekking commence point by public bus
  • During the trek, you will stay in mountain lodges as per the itinerary.
  • All your meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided.
  • A professional local guide who is licensed by the government, well-trained, and fluent in English will accompany you.
  • We will provide a porter service, with 2 trekkers assigned to 1 porter. The maximum weight for a porter is 20kg.
  • All expenses for our staff, including their food, insurance, accommodation, equipment, and a fair salary, are covered.
  • A daily provision of fresh seasonal fruit, along with 3 cups of tea or coffee, accompanied by cookies, nuts, and a chocolate bar.
  • Trekking poles, a company-branded T-shirt, a duffel bag, and a map.
  • All necessary permits, including the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System), Special Restricted Permit and conservation area permits.
  • Commence from Jomsom to Pokhara in a flight of 25 minutes.
  • One-night accommodation in Pokhara at Hotel with breakfast
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu in a Tourist Coach
  • A government tax of 13% and company service fees.
  • Experience and appreciation certificate
  • A well-equipped first-aid box.
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Private vehicles are available at an extra cost
  • Domestic flight between Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • All kinds of trekking gear