Short Nar Phu Valley Trekking-15 Days

Nar Phu Valley
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Short Nar Phu Valley Trek
Short Nar Phu Valley Trek
Short Nar Phu Valley Trek
At a Glance
Duration15 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5322m/17460.63ft
Group Size2 -10 pax
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptember to November and March to May

The Short Nar Phu Valley Trek in the Annapurna trekking region provides a glimpse into the ancient lifestyle of the Tibetan original peoples, showcasing their rich culture, art, and architecture. Along the way, trekkers will encounter charming villages, diverse flora and fauna, and the majestic Annapurna range. For those with limited time, the short Nar Phu Valley Trek offers a unique opportunity to explore this pristine landmark. Starting from Kathmandu, the trek begins with a scenic drive to Besishahar, followed by a short jeep ride to Dharapani, the starting point for the Nar Phu trek. The trail initially follows the renowned Annapurna Circuit Trek until Koto (2600m), before diverting towards the Nar Phu Valley. After crossing the Kong La Pass, the journey rejoins the Annapurna Circuit Trail at Manang, eventually leading back to Dharapani, Besishahar, and finally Kathmandu.


  • Begin the short Nar Phu Valley Trek after exploring Kathmandu
  • Travel from Kathmandu to Besishahar and Dharapani by Bus and Jeep
  • Experience the beauty of the lush green valley and its diverse flora and fauna
  • Witness the majestic waterfall and pass through the Tirshuli and Marsyangi river valleys
  • Encounter the breathtaking Annapurna mountain ranges
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient Tibetan culture, art, and architecture
  • Discover the hidden gems of the ancient Tibetan Nar and Phu villages
  • Reach the summit of Kang La Pass at an altitude of 5322m
  • Explore the charming village of Manang
  • Indulge in the picturesque views of the lush green valley throughout the trek
  • Start and end the trek in Kathmandu

Experience the thrill of our exhilarating 15-day Nar Phu Valley Trek, which begins with an exploration of the captivating Kathmandu Valley. Immerse yourself in the beauty of picturesque villages, lush valleys, vibrant marketplaces, and tranquil river valleys as you embark on a scenic 6- to 7-hour bus journey to Besishahar. Once you arrive at Dharapani, the gateway to the Nar Phu Valley, your unforgettable adventure through this enchanting region will begin. Embark on a foot journey from Dharapani to Koto Village (2600m) and witness the majestic Annapurna range and diverse flora and fauna along the trail.

The Annapurna Circuit trek trail follows the path until Koto, where it then diverges and leads to Meta village. This off-the-beaten-path route takes you through a lush green valley, offering stunning views of the alpine and sun-alpine scrubland. This pristine region is home to a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards and blue sheep. As you trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains, complementing the picturesque landscapes. The trail also takes you past remote settlements, impressive rock formations, snowy glaciers, narrow canyons, enchanting woodlands, vibrant prayer stones, monasteries, and gompas. Along the way, you'll experience the warm hospitality of the locals and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their rich ethnic culture.

After leaving Meta Village, continue your journey to Phu Gaon, an ancient Tibetan village that offers a glimpse into the rich Tibetan culture and century-old lifestyle. The trail to Phu Gaon is a long and off-the-beaten-path track, but it rewards you with breathtaking views of the majestic Annapurna Peaks. As you make your way, you will pass through Kyang village, where only a few people reside. Here, the lush green valley gradually transforms into a dry landscape.

Phu Village, situated at an elevation of 4110m above sea level, is a stunning village and one of the highlights of the Nar Phu Valley. Take your time to explore the monastery and immerse yourself in the local culture. Wander through the narrow alleyways of the village or embark on a hike to the base camp of Himlung Himal. Phu itself is a fascinating village, and spending a day with the villagers as they engage in activities like spinning yak and sheep wool, grinding mustard seeds for oil, and carrying out their daily chores is a rewarding experience.

For those seeking an extra challenge, the hike to Himlung Himal base camp takes you through a glacial valley. This 7,125-meter peak was recently opened for climbing, adding to the allure of the trail. Along the way, you might spot herds of blue sheep gracefully navigating the cliffs.

We will return to Nar Phedi from Phu and continue our journey to Nar Village, which is another well-known village in the Nar Phu Valley Trek. We will follow a challenging trail along the Phu Khola and Lase Khola valleys, passing by monasteries and traversing through arid terrain. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the hidden gem of Nar and prepare yourself for the ascent to the majestic Kang La, towering at an impressive altitude of 5306m above sea level. Once we cross the pass, we will descend to Nawal (3660m), enjoying breathtaking mountain views along the way as we traverse through the moraine. From there, we will make our way to the picturesque Lush Green Valley and spend some time in Manang and Pisang before finally returning to Kathmandu via Dharapani and Besishahar.


The concise itinerary of the Nar Phu Valley Trek provides you with a detailed understanding of the secluded and demanding path that leads to the historic Tibetan villages.

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Welcome to Nepal, the land of the Himalayas. Upon your arrival, a representative will be waiting for you at the arrival gate to extend a warm welcome to this beautiful country. They will be easily identifiable with the help of your name, Phamlet, or company board. As a gesture of hospitality, you will be offered a traditional garland, symbolizing a golden welcome. Afterward, you will be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. Once you have settled in, you will have some free time to explore Thamel Bazar, a bustling tourist hub in Nepal. Enjoy your stay and make the most of your time at this enchanting destination.

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

Following a delightful breakfast, our tour guide will arrive at your hotel, eager to commence a captivating exploration of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This day tour presents a wonderful opportunity to deeply immerse yourself in the local culture, art, architecture, and civilization. Additionally, we will take care of all the necessary permits, streamlining the process for you. Once the tour concludes, you will have the chance to meet with our leader and finalize the equipment arrangements

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

Once we have finished our breakfast, we proceed to the bus park located at Machha Pokhara station by availing of a taxi service provided by the hotel. From there, we embark on our trip to Kathmandu. The bus journey from Kathmandu to Besishahar spans a distance of 180km and typically lasts for approximately 5 to 6 hours. Along the way, we are treated to the captivating sights of the countryside, characterized by its lush green valleys and picturesque rice terraces

Max. Altitude: 760m/2493.44ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Guest House

Following breakfast in Besishahar, we proceed towards Dharapani. The trail descends to the river head, running alongside the riverbank, and then continues through the abundant forest until we reach Chyamje. Today, we enter the Manang district, and the path takes us through fields of rice, potato, and barley, as well as quaint Tibetan villages. As we wander amidst cascading waterfalls and steep cliffs, we eventually reach Dharapani, a significant village within the Manang district. Overnight stay in Dharapani.

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

After enjoying our breakfast, we embark on a delightful journey towards Bagarchhap, immersing ourselves in the serene beauty of pine and fir forests for nearly an hour. Continuing our trek, we make our way towards Danaque, eagerly anticipating the adventures that lie ahead. Our path now leads us upwards to Timang, where we begin our ascent with renewed energy. As we traverse through the enchanting pine forests once again, we arrive at Latamarang, a picturesque spot where we pause for a satisfying lunch. With our hunger satisfied, we resume our expedition, catching a fleeting glimpse of the majestic Annapurna II amidst the lush forest. Finally, we arrive at the charming village of Koto, where we will spend the night, relishing in the tranquility of our surroundings.

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

Once we have completed the necessary registration for our restricted area permit at the Police Check Post, we set off on a delightful stroll along the enchanting bank of Soti Khola. Along the way, we traverse through breathtaking pine forests, cross suspension bridges, and encounter glistening streams, until we finally reach Dharmasala. As there are no lodges or teahouses available during our journey, we ensure to carry our packed lunch. Continuing our expedition, we venture through dense forests and ascend steep inclines, ultimately arriving at the captivating village of Meta. From this point, we are treated to splendid views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. We spent the night in Meta!!

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

Embarking on our expedition today, we will encounter various challenges, including navigating suspension bridges. After trekking for approximately four hours, we arrive at Kyang. Continuing our journey along Phu Khola, we are treated to the magnificent vistas of Amotsang Himal, Kangaroo Mountain, and Pokharkan. Ultimately, our path leads us to the charming village of Phu Gaon.

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

After several consecutive days of hiking, today has been designated as an acclimatization day. It is recommended for trekkers to adapt to the altitude and take some rest. Being in the Lost/Hidden Valley, we have the opportunity to wander around the town and immerse ourselves in the local culture and religion. We can engage in conversations with the diverse ethnic groups residing here, including Ghale, Gurung, and Lama. Additionally, we can explore the ancient monastery built by the initial Tibetan migrants. We will spend the night at Phu Gaon.

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

We descend, traversing numerous suspension bridges and streams during our hike. It requires nearly four hours to arrive at Mahendra Pul, a bridge that was both visited and funded by the former King Mahendra. It is at this point that we pause for our midday meal. Following lunch, we continue our ascent, passing several Buddhist stupas, until we reach Nar Village. The journey from lunch to Nar Village typically takes around two hours. We will spend the night in Nar.

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

Today has been designated as an acclimatization day, allowing us to adjust to the altitude. We will embark on a hike near Nar village, which will take approximately 2 hours. During this excursion, we will have the opportunity to marvel at the breathtaking views of Kangaroo, Pokharkan, Amodsang Himal, and Pisang Peak. It is crucial that we adequately prepare ourselves for the upcoming challenge of Kang La Pass. We will spend the night in Nar

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

Embarking on a lengthy day trek (15km, 7/8 hours), we are bound to encounter various obstacles along the way. To ensure a successful journey, an early start is imperative as we make our way towards Kangla Pass, navigating a rugged and steep path. Upon reaching the pass, a breathtaking sight awaits us - the majestic Annapurna cordillera in all its clarity. From this vantage point, we are treated to a panoramic view of snow-capped mountains that span 360 degrees. Descending along a challenging and steep trail, we eventually arrive at Ngwal, where we will spend the night. Overnight stay in Ngwal.

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

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we embark on our journey towards Manang Valley, relishing the breathtaking views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, and Gandharva chuli. As we traverse through a serene valley, surrounded by lush pine forests and the Marsyangdi river, we have the opportunity to visit the enchanting Braga monasteries. Our ascent continues as we make our way uphill to Mungli, following the renowned Annapurna Circuit trail. Finally, we arrive at Manang, a picturesque village in the Manang District, adorned with numerous teahouses and a magnificent monastery. This is the perfect vantage point to closely observe the majestic Annapurna Range. We will spend the night in Manang, immersing ourselves in its beauty.

Max. Altitude: 3,540m/11,614ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

On the thirteenth day of our journey through the Nar Phu Valley, we will be returning to Besishahar. The distance to cover is approximately 98km, which can be comfortably covered in 5 to 6 hours by taking a scenic jeep drive.

Max. Altitude: 760m/2493.44ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

After departing from Bisishahar, we are now returning to Kathmandu, which is approximately 180km away. The journey typically takes around 5 to 6 hours by car. During our free time, we can utilize it to purchase souvenirs for our friends and family.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

After an incredible 15-day adventure exploring Nepal's Nar Phu Valley with us, it is time for us to say goodbye. Today, you will be departing from this captivating country. Our team will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) three hours prior to your scheduled flight. Wishing you a safe and comfortable journey back home! Goodbye and we hope to welcome you again in the future!

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: 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 Dharapani and Dharapani, 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.
  • From Pisang to Kathmandu via Besishahar in a public transfer
  • 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 between Kathmandu and Dharapani and Manang to Kathmadnu)
  • 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