Short Nar Phu Trekking

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Short Nar Phu Trekking - Days

Trip Route

Besisahar - Koto - Fu Village - Nar Village - Kang La Pass - Ngawal - Kathmandu

Trip Facts

Group Size
2+ PAX
Trip Grade
Moderate to Strenuous
Max. Elevation
5,335 M/17,498 FT
B/L/D with hot drink
Private Jeep/Bus
Best Season

Short Nar Phu Trekking Highlights

  • Short Nar Phu Valley Trekking offer wide-ranging natural setting like magnificent farming landscapes, waterfall, rock formation, crossing high suspension bridge and Himalayas
  • Nar Phu valley is Buddhist hub, explore Tibetan Influence Mountain cultural, monasteries, Chorten, Stupa, Gomba and life of monks and nunnery
  • Challenge your adventure limit with crossing high altitude Kang La Pass (5,305 m)
  • Stop your breath to view long mountain chains of the Himalayas Annapurna mountain range from Kang La Pass
  • Encounter endangered snow leopard, musk deer, blue sheep and different species of mountain birds along the Short Nar Phu Valley Trekking
  • Experience mountain culture in short period with spending night in local entrepreneur lodges and guesthouse

Nar Phu trekking, one of the wilderness trekking route passes pristine gorge, mix vegetation forest and modern untouched traditional culture in Nepalese Himalaya with walking on high altitude trekking pass, Kang La Pass (5,306 m). The isolate Nar Phu valley landscapes and the cultures are more alike ethical Tibet plus the local dialect. The Highlander people do animal husbandry for a living and also collect seasonal herbs like caterpillar fungus, Delphinium Himalayas, Jimbu, Szechwan pepper, and Mumijo. During the winter local people head down to a low altitude in Nepal and India for trading native products. As the conch mountainous valley is frontier with Tibet (autonomous country of China) should travel with government authorized trekking guide and plus special trekking permits from the immigration office. Short Nar Phu Valley Trekking Route was explored only a decade ago still less than handful tourists see along with the Nar Phu Trekking. The hill-lock Nar Phu valley is part of the Annapurna conservation area where infinite animals and birds can encounter including endangers snow leopard, red panda, spotted deer, blue sheep, mountain goat, and Himalayan monal, etc. Both Nar and Phu village placed courtyard of the mountains, often see burning sunrise on these Himalayas, and there plenty of Buddhist monasteries along the way where can get bless from abbot monk to success a trip.

There is an option to get Nar Phu Valley, we are operating both trekking and driving to Koto village, an entrance of the hidden Nar Phu valley. Short Nary Phu trek program drive to Koto village from Kathmandu. The standard Nar Phu Valley Trek begins from Ngadi then following days trek onwards to Manang valley along Marshyandi River with admiring the scenery of waterfall, local culture, and mountains. After summited Kang la pass, trek itinerary can be combined with lakes (Tilicho and Ice), and also challenge yourself to go over Thorong La pass or Mesokanto La pass to the Mustang valley. For your kind information, we organize a private trip and joining the group also full package and guide services at your convenience with an inexpensive market cost.
Short Nar Phu trek requires two trekking permits and one of the permits is only bought through government resister trekking agency and also only trek with government-licensed trekking guide. Annapurna conservation area permit cost Rs-3000 and Nar Phu special permit has different costs from September-October-November cost U$D90 and other than that three months is U$D70 P.P weekly.

Daily itinerary

In the morning departure from your hotel, first 56 hours' drive to Besisahar on good paved road, a nearest commercial city from Manang. Also, make a lunch break and then drive continues along the Marshyandi River. Further up drive continuous on the bumpy road also dusty as well. Duration of a drive is approximately 4 hours to Koto village. This scenic valley is part of Annapurna circuit trek where can see trekkers are hiking up to Thorong La pass (5,416 m). The thrilling drive offers an amazing view of a thundering waterfall, formation of rock in the valley and lovely local village with tall mountains.

Upon leaving Koto village entering one of the Restricted Trekking Areas In Nepal that known the hidden Nar Phu Valley. It is a complete scenic hike where the sceneries dramatically change through the hike and also get a stunning view of a thrilling waterfall. The beautiful and traditional stone gate that epitomize as an entrance of Naar and Phu village. Nar Phu trek route continues along the Nar Khola throughout the lush and green forest of multiple vegetation. The path often passes huge boulder cliffs where Nar Phu trekking route carved, it offers a thrilling view of meandering Nar Khola. A trail gently climbing up on the silence ravine and we pass Chomchu and Dharamsala to Meta village. Meta village, winter residence of the Nar and Phu village also the herders take down their yak. The local people run the basic accommodation lodge and guesthouse.

Beyond the Meta village literally known as Nar Phu valley also accurately hidden Buddhist residence that the people are more like a Tibetan also practicing Buddhism hugely. Thus the trail is filled up with Tibetan word carve on the rock, five color Buddhist prayer flags, monasteries, Chorten, and mani-wall. After leaving Meta we notice lower route leading to Nar village but we follow the upper trail to Phu Gaon. The route to Phugaon mixed up with flat, gentle, and strenuous up on the ridge with viewing magnificent mountain range like Annapurna range, Pisang peak, and several other peaks. A dramatic nature scenery change throughout the hike from lush green forest to barren mountain terrain. The picturesque villages have Tibetan flavor culture. Often arrive Phu village, the Himlung Himal and Gyaji Kang appear above the large mountain style village on the sloppy mount. You'll be visiting the largest monastery of the valley, Tashi Lhakhang Gompa, and several white and red washed Mani-wall

Picturesque Phugoan set on the foot of mountains and a couple of side trek are available around Phugaon. For the easy day should roaming around Phu village and Tashi Lhakhang monastery, oldest gomba which carried long history also can witness to watch the daily ceremony in the morning. But for the better acclimatization should climb a few hundred meters above the sleeping place. We highly suggest you choose side trek near to Ngoru Viewpoint, you will get one of the best views of old Phu village with the close sights of Mount Himlung and Ratna Chuli. For the tough day trek, another option is available to hike Himlung base camp. It let you trek on a wild glacier and possible to see blue sheep.

The trek retracing on a downhill to Jhunam village with crossing couple of the bridge including monsoon washed wooden and steel bridge. The trail goes through amazing landscapes of boulder gorge and passes several Buddhist sites to Satya Gomba, Naar Phedi. During the September the area is filled-up with blossom mountain herbs. Here your accommodation arrange in a monastery and the nunnery prepare meals for the guest also can watch daily ritual in the Gomba. The old gomba is a bit far down from Satya Gomba, can do side trek before get dark. The Gomba have an annual event and it celebrates for 7 days in September.

Trekking from Naar Phedi [Gomba] to Naar village is the shortest hike in Nar Phu trek, the trail up to village is steeply up on the ridge with passes white and red painted stupas. The blue sheep come close by trekking route because afraid of snow leopard. Arriving Naargaon in an afternoon then after lunch walking across the traditional mountain village. The village has charming culture also making cloth from knitting of yak and sheep wool.

Awaited day during Nar Phu trekking and crossing over Kang La Pass, highest altitude en route of the journey. The walk starts early in the morning from a lodge, one-third of a trail is gentle climbing up on pasture also possible to see yak and blue sheep grazing. On arrival, Kang la pass Phedi, see 2 simple house which is porter shelter for camping trek. The uphill trail begins from here on a black mount, it is steeply up till Kang la pass and possible walk on the snow. Kang la summit is decorated by Buddhist prayers flags and offers exceptional view of Annapurna mountain range, Kang Guru, Pisang Peak, Himlung Himal, and Tilicho Peak in far north. Now trek onward steeply down to Ngawal village, part of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

In the morning, you will enjoy seeing the exception view of Mount Manaslu and Annapurna region above the Marshyandi village. Leaving from Ngawal village with following sharply descend trail to Riverside then upon the cross the bridge on glacier river arrived Humde village. From here 5-hours' drive to Besisahar on a bumpy road, on way capture view of villages, waterfall, gorge, and the Himalayas.

Kathmandu is only 5-6 hours' driver, still better to leave an early as possible because might stock on traffic at Nagdhunga, an entrance of Kathmandu. We arrange your breakfast in a convenient time then departure to Kathmandu. The drive offers countryside of Nepal and a panoramic view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal before arriving at your hotel in Kathmandu.

What's included?

  • International airport/hotel/airport transfer
  • Naar Phu Trekking Permits (Annapurna conservation area and Naar Phu Valley special permit)
  • Experience certificate guide with salary, meals, trekking gear, and insurance
  • Experience high altitude porter to carry stuff (1 porter sharing for 2 trekkers)
  • To and fro Kathmandu by local route bus
  • Complementary Nar Phu Trekking Map
  • Besisahar to Koto and Humde to Besisahar by private jeep
  • Three meals a day during the trek in the mountain (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Fresh fruits and snacks after dinner
  • Unlimited water purification table like Aqua tabs
  • Arranging basic lodge accommodation during the trek in the mountains
  • Exclusive medical kits plus oximeter to check pulse rate and oxygen percentage
  • All the taxes and service charge

Add On:

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (U$D45)
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by private car (U$D120)
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by private car (U$D120)

What's not included?

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expense (Laundry, hot shower, internet, battery charge, telephone)
  • Drinks (Beverage, soft and mineral water)
  • Tips to Guide, porter, and drive

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

Short Nar Phu Valley Trekking Route and Itinerary

The restricted Nar Phu valley trek duration can be customized to your preference and interest. There are several starting points of Nar Phu valley trek and after crossing Kang La pass (5,306 m) can end-up trek with drive back to Kathmandu from Manang or follow the Annapurna Circuit Trek or Mesokanto La Pass Trek or Manaslu Circuit Trek or Upper Mustang Trek or Ice Lake and Tilicho Lake Trek. Proposed 9-days short Nar Phu Valley trek itinerary begins with a drive to Koto and then after trek throughout Nar Phu valley and Kang La pass drive back to Kathmandu from Humde village. Nar Phu valley trek cost depends on requires services and the duration of the trek, we give you guarantee the trek arrange in the best competitive prices.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Difficulties

Nar Phu valley trek classified as moderate to strenuous mountain trek, there are limited villages on the route, all the nigh camp are fixed on the villages. The trekkers have to complete A to B walk from morning to evening, the distance cover 12-15 km with a steep ascent in alpine terrain. From Nar Village trailhead to Kang-la pass (5315 m) with abruptly climb and then steeply descend to Ngawal village on grit trail. Nar Phu trek is recommended for good physical level trekkers with previous high altitude trekking experienced.

Accommodation in Nar Phu Trekking

We can organize both camping and tea house style trek to Nar Phu valley. After the 2012 basic tea house is available most of the places also possible to halt at Monasteries for the night. The neat and clean tea house is available en route of Annapurna Circuit trek before and after the Nar Phu Valley. After Koto most of the villages have twin sharing rooms with a joint toilet, hardly find the attaches room. A hot shower is available at an extra cost where the hot water serves on the bucket with a mug.

Most of the local restaurant and the lodge has a menu card with a list of food items. Your guide will recommend hygienic and organic goods from the list. You will find Mexican, Chinese, Nepalese and Indian foods on the Nar Phu trek also possible to find bakeries and luxurious drinks in some places.

Nar Phu Trek Permit Cost

As Nar Phu trek route kept in the restricted trekking area in Nepal have to buy two different trekking permits for the Nar Phu valley trek. The Annapurna conservation area has flat fees throughout the year cost Rs-3000. Nar Phu trek special permits have different fees in spring and autumn. Autumn from September to November cost U$D90 per person and then from December to August cost U$D75 weekly. After a week it cost U$D10 a day.