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