Nar Phu valley trek is unique, wild and remote trek of Annapurna region. Often people calls it Nar phu trek for easiness. This is also known as a hidden gems of Annapurna. There is two village popular in this region. Nar a big village before kagla pass and Phu village in front of Himlung mountain. Very less people do Nar phu valley trekking as compare to Annapurna circuit. This trek begins from the Annapurna circuit trail and arrives at Annapurna circuit Ngwal. You can continue to Annapurna circuit or come back to Besisahar and finish the trek. Nar Phu Valley Trekking is beautiful and unique cultures, natures, religious and typical life style exploration trekking in Nepal and hidden valley trekking
narphu trek highlights include the following things that we have mentioned here
During 12 Days time frame you will travel through the bus and jeep going to Koto and coming back from Pisang to Kathmandu
In contrast if you do Annapurna circuit you can enjoy more landscape as well as Nature and you can cross the Thorong la pass. Don’t worry about the time we can as per your needs and with your time constraint. we always give you a best itinerary
This is a quite challenging and remote trek, you need to do some planning before you come to trek. There are so many components which can be vital for the successful of trek. There are some certain thing you need to think about it, What do should you need to prepare? What information should you need to obtain? We hope this page will help you to get all the answer. if not please give us a
At the the first stage of your Nar phu trek preparation, you need to calculate your time duration, how many days trek you can do as per your time frame? Do you only want to do Nar phu trek or Annapurna circuit also. how many days in Kathmandu and pokhara. You need to spent at least one day in Kathmandu before you start your trek because of Permit work. The immigration office only issue the permit after validation and seeing your original passport. One day it takes generally or even during the day you can start and stay at Arughat by Jeep
It is always very good to get the pre-information as much as you can before your trek, Nepal Trek Hub presented some information which might be very important for you.
There are so many type of maps in market of Nar Phu valley trek. Narphu is exclusive on Annapurna circuit and it is included or sight trip of Annapurna circuit so basically when you buy Annapurna circuit map there you find Nar phu as well. These map are published by different publisher of Nepal. Map may different as per publisher, Some Na phu trek map have many information while other may have less. You can get map in online shopping platform as well.
If you want to buy the map in Kathmandu there are Himalayan Map, Nepal map house. If you want to get the big scale with details map which cost is more than normal map. You can choose as per your wish but make sure that the proper information you seek are in the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advice you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in pocket. We will give you a map as complementary service.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be pick up then transfer to the hotel together. We talk about trekking and preparation for the trekking, such as a buying and renting the stuff for trekking
We do sightseeing in Kathmandu. There is a place like Pashupatinath where you can see Hindu culture. Another spot is Kathmandu durbar square, where you can see the history of Nepal. Boudhanath and Swaymbhunath is Buddhist pilgrimage site. we do sightseeing there as well. all this mentioned place are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
At the same time today your permits for the trekking would be ready for tomorrow.
If you like to stay just free you cal also do like that. This day if for permit work. After we finish the permit work you can drive to Besisahar as well.
|Kathmandu Elevation: 1350 Meter||Koto Elevation :2,610 Meter|
|Elevation gain: 1300 meters Approx||Mode of Travel:By Bus/ jeep|
|Trail Accent/decent Accent/ decent both||Time Whole day|
Trek staff will come to pick up you at your hotel, then you together go to buspark to get the bus to Besisahar. The besisahar is 135 KM from Kathmandu. On the way to besisahar you can see the Trisuli and Marshyandri River. Marshyandri river is from Annapurna circuit and from Nar Phu as well.
When you arrive to Besisahar, you change the bus and take the Jeep to go Koto. Driving through tha deep valley a long with Marshyandri river is amazing experience. You can see trekkers doing trek to Annapurna circuit and some village like Syange,Jagat, Chamje, Tal, Dharapani, Danakyou, Timag on the way
Overnight at Koto
|Koto Elevation :2,610 Meter||Meta Elevation :3500 Meter|
|Elevation gain: 900 meters Approx||Mode of Travel:Trek|
|Trail Accent/decent Accent mostly||Time 8-9 Hours|
|Trail Distance 23KM-24KM|
Start the day early today, as there is quite long distance to walk. Cross the river Marshyandri to enter the Nar Phu valleys. Walking trail passes through beautiful pine forest,and narrow trail of the river often side by side. As the trail climb higer the trees level becomes thinner. As we near from the Meta there is a climbing part which is quite difficult.
|Meta Elevation :3500 Meter||Phu Elevation :4,250 Meter|
|Elevation gain: 750 meters Approx||Mode of Travel:Trek|
|Trail Accent/decent Accent/ Decent||Time 7-8 Hours|
Walking from meta to phu village, we can see some chorten a long the way. There are numerous chorten. As we leave the Meta near the trail we separate, we can see monastery and deep Georges on colorful land.
Chyaku is next village where we can reach crossing the suspension bridge often. We continue to Keep climbing and reach Kyang. Before Kyang you can see the excellent views of the Annapurna and Pisang Peak and Annapurna II. Rocky trail appears after we pass the phu khola which might takes about 3 hours. colourful chortens appears. Continue walking across a small glacial stream to a larger glacier stream with a half bridge. From here it takes about 1 and half hour to reach phu village, Himlung Himal and other snow peaks is clearly visible from this village.
Phu Village is located in High altitude. As we should cross the Kang la pass it is better to acclimatize and explore the village around here. Phu is an interesting village, and a day here you can well spent. If you are challenge seekers you can hike up to Himlung Base camp. We can see some blue ship around the village far while hike and if we go to himlung base camp we can see more blue ship
|Phu Elevation :4,250 Meter||Nar Elevation :4130 Meter|
|Elevation loss: 100 meters Approx||Mode of Travel:Trek|
|Trail Accent/decent Accent mostly||Time 8-9 Hours|
Trail descends passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul. there is long and high suspension bridge which can be reach by 4 hours walking from Phu. Gorge of Lapche River is very deep to see. We can do lunch here. After lunch the trails ascends passing many Buddhist stupas and chorten. As you climb higher more beautiful mountain peaks are visible. It takes about 2 hours to get Nar villag, on the way you can see yak pasture.
Second scheduled rest day for the acclimatization. You will be exploring Nar village nearby there. As you can also hike up to Kang la phedi as well. this is also beautiful village to relax and see the mountain view.
|Kang la pass :5320 Meter||Nar Elevation :4130 Meter||Ngwal Elevation :3650 Meter|
|Elevation gain/loss: 1200/1800 meters Approx||Mode of Travel:Trek|
|Trail Accent/decent Accent/decent both||Time 8-9 Hours|
Today is the longest day of Hike, as you start early in the morning around 4 o clock you may be on the top around 10:00. this is totally more exhausted trail but very beautiful. When you arrive near the Kang la phedi you spent a lot of energy. From river the trail climb up so you will have less energy which is the toughest part of the journey. As you reach the Kang la pass you will see the stunning view of Annapurna range. The kangla pass is very narrow and steep cliff with very less area. You go down further 3 Hours to get Ngwal
|Pisang :3200 Meter||Ngwal Elevation :3650 Meter|
|Elevation loss: 400 meters Approx||Mode of Travel:Trek|
|Trail Accent/decent Accent/decent both||Time 3-4 Hours|
As we walk the lower elevation today, you can see the wide range of Annapurna mountain including Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and many other peak. Overnight at Pisang
Today we drive to Kathmandu. First we take the jeep to Beisahar then Bus to Kathmandu
Below we have presence some Narphu valley trek faq, This faq might be helpful to answer your some question, If you still have question let’s us know by email
Without any doubts, September to November are the first best season to trek. The second best season is March – April to trek in Nepal. Because this both season the weather is very nice and clear. You can see the magnificent view of Mountain.
Generally we have made 12 days plan from arrival to departure, if you want to do Annapurna circuit as well the trek will be longer.
There are very basic tea houses along the route. They provide a basic room for guest. For hot shower, they provide a bucket hot shower to the guest by charging some money or some place they do have a bathroom with solar.
There is no WIFI available everywhere. But in some place they have installed but very slow wifi you can use to connect with your family and friends
There are very less hotels around the route. If there is high season getting a room might be problem sometime. But don’t worry we manage everything accordingly
Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler
kang la pass 5,643 meter is the maximum elevation that you need to reach. This is quite tough day for the trekkers because of long distance and continuously climb
Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and Special permit for Nar phu trek. Nar phu Restricted area project permit for 1 week is about 75$ per week person.
If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days
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Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers get to see
you can enjoy the great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak and many other mountains
Observe the Tibetan culture and lifestyle of the area
Visit the renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa
Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries