Nar Phu Valley Trek (Annapurna region)

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 Days

Grade: Hard

Max-Altitude: 5320m


Country: Nepal

Trip Price

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The Nar Phu valley is a trek that combines the remote villages of Nar and Phu, with Kang La pass and unique Himalayan cultures. These valleys are home to Tibetans inhabitants and this region, holding centuries of untouched beauty, hasn't been open to the public for so long. This means that not only will you experience the unspoiled Tibetan culture of this region but this trek has it all, high peaks and passes, remote villages, yaks, monasteries narrow canyons, lovely forests and amazing rock formations. 


You should be physically fit to do this trek.

This trek starts from Chamje after 9 hours driving from Kathmandu. We hike same trail as Annapurna circuit trek. After arriving to Koto, we cross the bridge leading over the Marshyangdi River to the steep portals of the Nar Phu valley is easily missed, but although the entrance is narrow and forested, the valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. We will venture into this remote region of Nar Phu valley. Buddhist pilgrims from around Nepal might accompany us up to Phu to visit the renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche. Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages, we explore the high alpine valleys above Phu. The Kang La (5315m) pass is amazing. We may enjoy mountains view like annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak.  You will trek down to Chame, from where you can drive back to Kathmandu by public Jeep. If you have time, you can also continue to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass.



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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu - Besisahar - Chamje (1,430m)
Day 03: Chame to Dharapani (1860m) by jeep
Day 04: Dharapani to Koto (2,600m)
Day 05: Koto to Meta (3,560m)
Day 06: Meta to Chyaku (3,720m)
Day 07: Chyaku to Phu village (4080m)
Day 08: Phu village - Acclimatisation and exploration day
Day 09: Phu village to Nar Phedi (3490m)
Day 10: Nar Phedi to Nar village (4110m)
Day 11: Nar village to Ngawal (3360m) via Kang La pass (5320m)
Day 12: Ngawal to Chame (2650m)
Day 13: Chame to Besi Sahar by jeep
Day 14: Besi Sahar to Kathmandu
Day 15: Kathmandu – free time
Day 16: International departure


(2 pax min)

The trip cost includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Taxi/bus to the start and end of the trek
  • English-speaking government license holder trekking guide 
  • Porter
  • Trekking guide’s and porter’s insurance during the trip
  • TIMS trekking permit
  • National park fee 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during the trek


The trip cost excludes:

  • Meals & drinks during the trek and in Kathmandu (unless stated otherwise under ‘The trip cost includes’)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Phone calls
  • Internet
  • International air ticket
  • Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek
  • If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’

Equipment List

  • Rucksack (40-55 litres) & small rucksack if the big one is going to be carried by a porter
  • Rucksacks rain cover
  • Sleeping bag – 20 above  (3/4 season)
  • Sleeping bag liner if you hire a sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Water/wind proof jacket
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Light-weight fleece (1-2)
  • Trekking trousers (1-2)
  • Nylon wind trousers
  • Trekking water-proof boots
  • Pair of trainers or comfortable footwear (to rest your feet after the trekking)
  • Flip-flops
  • Trekking T-shirts (2-4)
  • Long-sleeve T-shirts (2-3)
  • Trekking socks (2-4 pairs)
  • Thermal T-shirt and pants
  • Woollen or warm socks (to keep your feet warm after the trekking)
  • Gloves
  • Woollen hat
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sun cap
  • UV-protected sunglasses
  • Poles
  • Personal towel (medium-size quick-drying towel)
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Carabiner clip
  • Batteries (if needed)
  • Adaptor
  • Medical & First-aid kit
  • Sun cream
  • Lip balm
  • Your toiletries (shampoo or multi-purpose soap, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, comb, nail clippers, feminine sanitary towels, etc)

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