Nar Phu is a restricted region located in the mid-western region of Nepal. It was closed until 2002 when the government decided to open the region for trekking. The valley is entirely culturally Tibetan, and the lifestyle and landscape resembles that of Tibet.

Tucked between the popular Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu valley is considered a hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore the exquisite and discreet parts of Nepal.

The journey begins from Besi Sahar and ends at Pokhara. The latter part of the trek culminates into the western section of Annapurna circuit trek. The valley is located to the north of Annapurna, and is one of the rain-shadow areas of Nepal. The mud houses, monasteries and landscape may make you feel like visiting Tibet. You will also get to cross the treacherous Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass during the trek.

The Kang La pass links Nar with Manang and three other Mongol villages in the Neyshang valley. The entire trek can be a tough experience. The rising altitude and crossing the two high passes can still prove difficult for most of the seasoned trekkers.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Poses difficulty as the terrain, temperature and altitude may differ along the trail. Max. altitude may reach over 5000 m and the hike requires over 6 hours a day.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Drive to Jagat 8-9 hours
Day 3 Trek to Dharapani 1,960 m (6,430 ft) 7-8 hours
Day 4 Trek to Koto 2,610 m (8,563 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 5 Trek to Meta 3,560 m (11,680 ft) 7-8 hours
Day 6 Trek to Phu Gaon 4,250 m (13,944 ft) 7-8 hours
Day 7 Acclimatization Day
Day 8 Trek to Nar 4,110 m (13,484 ft) 6-7 hours
Day 9 Acclimatization Day
Day 10 Trek to Kang La Pass 5,322 m (17,460 ft) to Ngwai 3,660 m (12,0008 ft) 7-8 hours
Day 11 Trek to Manang 4-5 hours
Day 12 Trek to Yak Kharka 4,050 m (13,287 ft) 5 hours
Day 13 Trek to Thorong Phedi 4,450m (14,600 ft) 4 hours
Day 14 Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass 5,416 m (17,769 ft) 8-9 hours
Day 15 Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m (8,910 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 16 Fly to Pokhara
Day 17 Drive to Kathmandu
Day 18 Depart from Kathmandu

  • Arrival airport pick and drop.
  • Dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • 2 Nights at ★★★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 1 Night at ★★★★★ hotel in Pokhara.
  • Comfortable jeep/bus drive to Jagat\
  • Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • Entire meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek.
  • A la Carte choice of meals during the trek.
  • 1 Certified Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained)/1 Porter (For two)
  • Guide’s insurance, meals and other costs
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Trekking Map and Group medical kit box (Diamox and First Aid Medicine)
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurer.
  • Visa & Processing Fee
  • International flight fares
  • Meals other than during the trek and before/after complimentary dinner
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping


Annapurna is the best place on Earth. The route and scenery are breath-taking. The way leading from Machhapuchhre to Annapurna base camp is the best.

I had fun with my friends. The guide is the best! He helped us throughout the trip. I’d suggest you to take Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. It’s really hard to breath when you reach at the top. All in all a great experience. ~Jessica Mahut (Florida, USA)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu
    At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program.
  2. Drive to Jagat
    You will drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Besi Sahar after 6-7 hours of long drive. The first day will account for a short trek to the Gurung village of Bhulbhule. You can spend the rest of the day here.
  3. Trek to Dharapani
    You’ll start your journey with a long drive from Kathmandu to Jagat. You may get to see beautiful countryside, lush greenery, rivers, villages, farms and peaks en route throughout the drive. The drive may take 8-9 hours. Drive up to Besi Sahar will most likely be smooth owing to pitched roads whereas after Besi Sahar, the roads may dusty and coarse.
  4. Trek to Koto
    After a hearty breakfast, you will begin the trek. The first village you’ll pass  through is Bagarchhap which takes about one hour. You can choose to visit the white washed monastery in this village. The trail ascends untill Timang. From here, you can have a good view of Manaslu and Peak 29. The trail continues through pine forests until Latamarang. After a brief stop and lunch, you will continue through forests towards Koto village.
  5. Trek to Meta
    After registering your restricted area permit at the Police Check Post, you will start trekking alongside the Soti Khola until Dharmasala. You will continue the trek through forests and ascend steeply towards Meta village.
  6. Trek to Phu Gaon
    You will start your day hiking up and down, and crossing suspension bridges over different streams. After 4 hours of trek, you will reach Kyang where you can see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived). After walking past the Phu Khola on a rocky trail you will reach the Phu village.
  7. Acclimatization Day
    Today is the acclimatization day. You can choose to do a short hike at the village or rest. As you are already inside the restricted region, you can choose  to explore the culture, diversity and lifestyl e of the indigenous people. You can also choose to explore the Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche.
  8. Trek to Nar
    The trek starts with a descend. You will reach Mahendra Pul after 4 hours. After passing through the high suspension bridge (80m over the Gorge of Lapche River), you can rest and have lunch. The trail  afterwards ascend until Nar Village.
  9. Acclimatization Day
    Today is another acclimatization day of the trek. You can choose to take a short hike and explore the Nar village.
  10. Trek to Kang La Pass to Ngwal
    Today, you will encounter a long and tough hike. The first difficult ascent will be made at Kang La pass. From here, you will descend until  you reach Ngwal.
  11. Trek to Manang
    The trails ascend towards Manag valley. En route, you can see beautiful Manang valley, along with the view of Humde village, towering peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and many others. You will reach Manang Village via Bagra.
  12. Trek to Yak Kharka
    You start the day with a slow hike to Tenki Manang. Further an hour walk brings to Gunsang and from here you can have wide panoramic view of Annapurna starting from Annapurna II to Tilicho peak. The trail goes slowly up through the juniper bushes with few huts on the way before you arrive at Yak Kharka.
  13. Trek to Thorong Phedi
    The trek will ascend further to the Ledtar Village after an hour to two walk. Trekking above 4,000 meters could prove to be an exhausting experience. The day ends with a trek to Thorang Phedi at the base of Thorong La Pass.
  14. Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass
    The early morning trek is required to assault the Throng La Pass, as it is the toughest leg of the trail. The trail goes steeply upwards to the High Camp. With brief stops in between, you will reach to the top of Thorang La pass, which is the highest point of the trek. You can spend some time here and start descending the other way towards the Muktinath.
  15. Trek to Jomsom
    You may begin descending towards the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land. You will pass pass through Jharkot and Khingar villages which has typical Tibetan architecture. After walking a short distance, you will reach Jomsom.
  16. Fly to Pokhara
    After breakfast, you will fly to Pokhara. The scenic flight takes you through the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You can take rest and enjoy the rest of the time exploring Pokhara, a popular tourist getaway.
  17. Drive to Kathmandu
    A 6-7 hours ride will take you back to Kathmandu. Our representative will transfer you in a Hotel, followed by a humongous farewell dinner.
  18. Departure from Kathmandu
    You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
  • Package Price Date
  • Flexible date $ Apr 22, 24 - Apr 22, 24
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Trips Details

Trip Length 18 days
Trek Length 13 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Max. Altitude 5,416 meters (17,769 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges)
Meal Full board on trek
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu)
Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus
Best Month February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Group Size 2-10 Persons
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