Overview of the Nar Phu Valley Trek

The Nar Phu valley is a trek that combines the remote villages of Nar and Phu, with Khang 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.

Highlights of the Nar Phu Valley Trek

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.

What can you do before or after your Nar Phu Valley Trek

We at Himalayan Treks allow full customisation for our customers, which is why we also have add-ons and trip extensions which can be perused by interested trekkers. Some popular trip extension availed by our clients include a day or more exploring the historic sites of KathmanduBhaktapur or why not pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Chitwan National Park. If you look for a different experience, though, we can recommend the Everest Base Camp trek, the Gokyo Valley trek (Everest region), the Langtang Valley trek or the Tamang Heritage Trail (Langtang area).


Arrival in Kathmandu

Kathmandu – Besisahar – Chamje (1,430m)

Chame to Dharapani (1860m) by jeep

Dharapani to Koto (2,600m)

Koto to Meta (3,560m)

Meta to Chyaku (3,720m)

Chyaku to Phu village (4080m)

Phu village – Acclimatisation and exploration day

Phu village to Nar Phedi (3490m)

Nar Phedi to Nar village (4110m)

Nar village to Ngawal (3360m) via Kang La pass (5320m)

Ngawal to Chame (2650m)

Chame to Besi Sahar by jeep

Besi Sahar to Kathmandu

Kathmandu – free time

International departure


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