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NarPhu Valley Trek

Duration 17 days
Max-Altitude Kangla pass (5320m).
Transportation Bus / Private Jeep
Grade Moderate
Accommodation 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouses/Camping during the trek
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek
Best Season Feb to May & Sep to December 1 st week
Group Size Min 2 Pax

NarPhu Valley Trek is an exploration of the hidden valley that crosses through the demanding high passes of ‘Kang La’ and ‘Thorong La’. It’s an amazing journey into wild and unexplored areas on the north of the Annapurna circuit. The population of Nepalese Tibetans in the region is estimated to be around 350, who have preserved their ancient ways of life and customs to this day.

The NarPhu Valley Trek is a relatively new trekking trail that offers a breathtaking experience of the unique region inhabited by ethnic Tibetans. The trek offers a blend of scenic beauty, including remote villages, narrow canyons, forests, rock formations, yaks, Gompas, and rich Himalayan cultures. The valley’s entrance is narrow and covered with forests, but as you ascend, the vast expanse of snow-capped peaks, ancient villages, and high-altitude settlements open up. This area was first explored by Tilman in the 1950s, who walked for two long days from the Tibet border to reach here. The region was restricted for trekkers until late 2002, and very few Westerners explored this area. The winter settlement of Nar is an excellent base to explore this remote region of upper Manang, which offers a rare glimpse into one of the most fascinating and least-visited regions in the Tibetan Buddhist world, leaving a profound impact on visitors.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trekking preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu – Beshisahar – Chyamje (1400m)

Day 04: Chyamje – Taal – Dharapani (1950m)

Day 05: Dharapani – Timang – Koto (2670m)

Day 06: Koto – Dharmasala – Meta (3200m)

Day 07: Meta Kyang – Phu Village (4050m)

Day 08: Rest Day in Phu Village

Day 09: Excursion Day to Himlung Base Camp

Day 10: Phu Village – Mahendra Pul – Nar Village (4150m)

Day 11: Explore the Nar Village

Day 12: Nar Village – Kangla pass(5320m – Ngawal(3675m)

Day 13: Ngawal – Manang (3540m)

Day 14: Manang- Pisang- Chame (2700m)

Day 15: Chame – Syange – Bensisahar (830m)

Day 16: Beshisahar – Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure Day

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1,350m/4,428ft)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu you are welcomed by one of our office representatives. You are transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trekking preparation
After having breakfast in the morning, around 9 AM our driver comes to pick you up from the hotel.  You proceed further for a sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath Stupa. Swayambhunath is a Buddhist Stupa perched on a hillock where you can get a beautiful view of Kathmandu city. Tour of Patan, the oldest city and also known as the “city of beauty” in the valley. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu – Beshisahar – Chyamje (1400m)
Early wake up in the morning, and drive to Beshisahar by local bus. Then drive to Syange by local Jeep for 8/9 hours through Trishuli and Marshangdi River (famous River for rafting) and village countryside. Stay overnight at the lodge in Chyamje.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Chyamje – Taal – Dharapani (1950m)
Trek to Dharapani for 5 hours Via Marsangdi River. A beautiful waterfall and mountains view is visible. Dharapani serves as both the starting and ending point of the Manaslu Trekking. From here, you can also catch a glimpse of the majestic Manaslu Mountain. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Dharapani – Timang – Koto (2670m)
We will continue our trek by walking through Bagarchap and Dhanakyu, before steeply climbing up to Timang. From this vantage point, we can catch sight of Manaslu and some other majestic mountains. We will then make our way up and down until we finally reach Koto. It will take us approximately 6 hours of walking to reach Koto, where we will rest and spend the night at a lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 06: Koto – Dharmasala – Meta (3200m)
Today, we embarked on an adventurous journey as we entered the restricted area of Narphu Valley with our packed lunch. We followed the Nar Khola River and walked through the lush green forests of Greenland. The trail was quite challenging, with rocky paths and it took us around 8 hours to reach our destination for the day, Meta. We will be staying overnight at a lodge in Meta.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Meta-Kyang – Phu Village (4050m)
Today Trek to Phu village with pack Lunch. It is a 7/8 walk through the desert area and the Typical local village of Chyakhu and Kyang village where people don’t live for whole months. Gradual up and downhill to the Phu village. Seeing some mountains of the Annapurna ranges. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Rest Day in Phu Village
After a long walk from Meta today we take a rest and explore the Tashi Gompa and around the villages. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Excursion Day to Himlung Base Camp
Today’s adventure takes us on a hike to the Himlung Base Camp, which will take approximately 4 to 5 hours for a round trip. We will trek through glaciers and follow the Phu River, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding landscape along the way. After the hike, we will rest for the night at a lodge in the area.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Phu Village – Mahendra Pul – Nar Village (4150m)
After a delightful stay in Phu village, we will continue our trek towards Nar, passing through Satya Gompa and Mahendra Pul. We will then ascend to Nar village, where we will be spending the night at a lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Explore the Nar Village
Spend the day exploring the beautiful village of Nar, visit the four monasteries, and take in the stunning surroundings. Enjoy the unique culture and traditions of the local people. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Nar Village – Kangla pass(5320m – Ngawal(3675m)
Today is an adventurous day and a long day hike so get up early in the morning and head to Kangla Pass. From the pass, you see Annapurna massif and trek down to Ngawal. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Ngawal – Manang (3540m)
Today is a short walk to Manang Village. Big villages are surrounding the Annapurna Mountains. Visit nearby places and stay overnight there.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Manang- Pisang- Chame (2700m)
Trek down to Chame via the Annapurna route admiring and walking through the green forest. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Chame – Syange – Bensisahar (830m)
Drive 6 hours to Bensisahar via Dharapani- Syange by local jeep then stay overnight at the lodge.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 16: Beshisahar – Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu from Beshisahar. Enjoy the surrounding scenery in your 5 hours of travel by Local bus. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 

Day 17: Departure Day
After breakfast, our driver will take you to the International Airport to fly back to your home or other Destination.

Cost Included

  • All land transportation ( Trekking starting and ending points)
  • Airport Pick up and Drop
  • 3 Star Category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
  • Tea house / Lodge Accommodation including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during Trekking.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System “TIMS” (Trekking permit).
  • Special Permits
  • Conservation fees – permits, fees.
  • Well-experienced Government licensed holder professional English Speaking guide.
  • Porter ( 1 for  2 Trekker ) while on trek (Maximum weight for a porter is 20 Kg)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance for all the staff members.
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner at the end.

Cost Excluded

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Tour Guide and entrance fees for sightseeing.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, Cold and Hot Drinks, laundry, Tea, Coffee, Wi-Fi, water bottle, bar bills, battery recharge, hot shower, extra porters, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Extra night accommodation if required.

This equipment list is only a guideline. You need to bring the listed items, however, you can choose from your preferred brands using your expertise. you can also shop the below equipment and clothing at a reasonable price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.


  • Sleeping bag
  • Rucksack bag
  • Down Jacket
  • For Head and Neck
  • Hat to keep the heat of the sun off your ears and neck
  • Lightweight Balaclava
  • UV protection Glacier glasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • A neck warmer


  • 1 pair of liner gloves
  • 1 pair of warm gloves (preferably woolen)
  • 1 pair of shell gloves
  • Body
  • Light thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • 2 women’s sports bras (Synthetic)


  • 2 pairs of nylon hiking shorts
  • 4 Underwear
  • 2 pairs of lightweight long underwear
  • 1 pair softshell pants
  • 2 pairs of trekking pants
  • 1 pair of cotton pants


  • 4 pairs of liner socks
  • 3 pairs of heavy-weight socks
  • 1 pair of lightweight socks
  • 1 pair of waterproof trekking boots
  • 1 pair of light trekking shoes
  • Medicines and First Aid Kits
  • Excedrin for headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for diarrhea
  • Diamox 125 mg for altitude sickness


  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand wipes
  • Liquid hand sanitizer
  • Towel

How many days do I need for Nar Phu Valley Trek ?
You need More or less 2 weeks for Nar Phu Valley trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

Do I need guide to trek Nar Phu region ?
Since Nar Phu region is restricted trekking route, trekkers should have government registered guide and agency to obtain Nar Phu region permits and trek.

What shorts of trekking permits do I need ?
You need ACAP and special permits for Nar Phu region treks.

Can I do tea house trek ? 
Yes, you can do tea house trek and you do not need tent and mattress.

Is there electricity in tea houses to charge my camera and cell phone ?
Apart from Gumpa Lungdang and Dharmasala you will have power all the places where you can charge your battery too. It will cost you more or less couple of dollar for full charge.

Do I get Wi-Fi during trek ?
You can have Wi-Fi few places such as Namrung, Lho, Samagaun, Bhimthang, Dharapani etc.

How long do I need to walk per day ?
You have to walk 6/7 hrs (more or less 15 km) per day. But when you are above 3000 m then the distance will be shorter (more or less 10/12 km.)

What is the best time to trek Nar Phu Region ?
March, April, May and September, October, and November are the best time of the year. But you still can trek some other month as well. For further detail please contact us.

Can I trek solo with a guide?
Trekkers can trek solo with a guide only after paying twice for special permit.

Can I store my unnecessary trekking stuffs in Kathmandu before starts trek ?
Yes, you can store with us and it will be safe. What are symptoms of altitude sickness ? Altitude symptoms are vomiting, fever, headache, nausea, dizzy, losing appetite, weakness, often waking, hard to breath, feeling too cold, diarrhea etc.

What is rest day ?
Rest day is not a rest day. It is an acclimatize day where we do day hike to adapt altitude during Himalaya. This is main key factor to achieve our final destination and explore more side trip in detail.

Do I need special training for exploring Nar Phu region ?
You do not need special course for Nar Phu trek but if you have some hiking experience before visit Nepal, it will put you better position. Because the terrain of Nepal is quite rugged and challenging.

Can I obtain a visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?
Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

How much additional money do I need per day ?
It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and Pokhara you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 20 to USD 30 per person a day will be enough to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.

What is the drinking water facility in the mountain ?
Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations upto USD 4 to higher elevation per liter.

If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drop is must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend to trekkers ?
The temperature rating of the sleeping bags we provide are about -10 degrees C (14 Degrees Fahrenheit), our guide can provide liner or extra blanket from the lodge in the mountain if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Do your guides have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?
Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
Yes you can use in Kathmandu but Once you are out of the cities, all you need is cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.

I am a Vegetarian, is that a Problem ?
No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek ?
Almost all the guest houses sell the toilet paper so you can buy it there itself. Hand sanitizer and a towel you must bring your own.

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