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Nar Phu Valley Trekking

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  • Trip Code : HST-OF-11
  • Trek Start from : Khudi
  • Trek End at : Jomsom
  • Grade : Moderate / Difficult
  • Trek start Elevation : 800 m.
  • Highest Elevation : 5416 m.
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 People
  • Best time : September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek : Tent
  • Trek Duration : 22 days

Nar Phu valley trekking is an exotic valley is located in Annapurna region at mid western Nepal. Nar Phu has been opened to visitors only since 2003. Indeed Nar Phu is one of the best regions in the high land for viewing majestic mountains. Nar and Phu are the two most beautiful medieval villages where you can learn the real life styles of Bhote communities and also enjoy on the fabulous and typical landscape of the valley. The people and their culture have remained more similar to Tibetan than Nepalese since its remoteness and more proximity to Tibet. Nar Phu trekking begins from Koto via walking through a unique Marsyandi valley. The trekking trail follows Annapurna round trail for couple of days in the beginning. According to history Nar Phu valley was first explored by Tilman in 1950s but it was closed to trekkers until late 2002. So very few trekkers have explored these virtually untouched villages and climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. In fact this new circular trek offers a wild and remote alternative trekking experience including newly-opened villages Nar and Phu.

Narphu Valley Trekking Highlights

  1. Opened to trekkers only since 2003
  2. High snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements
  3. Exotic hidden villages “Nar and Phu”
  4. Many ancient monasteries and chortens
  5. Crossing the Kang La Pass with magnificent views of the Annapurna.
  6. Encounter with snow leopards and blue sheep
  7. High trekking pass of Thorong -La pass (5416m)
  8. Visit Muktinath, the god of salvation of both Buddhists and hindus
  9. Still virgin trail to most trekkers.

Narphu Valley Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to the hotel. Orientation of the
trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Khudi via Beshisahar (800meter). O/ n at mountain lodge.

Day 03: Khudi to Chamje (1430m). Overnight in camp.

Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani(1920m). Overnight in camp.

Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2600m). Overnight in camp.

Day 06: Koto to Dharmasala (3230m). Overnight in camp.

Day 07: Dharmasala to Kayang (3740m). Overnight in camp

Day 08: Kayang to Phu Village (4050m). Overnight in camp.

Day 09: Excursion around Phu valley. Overnight in camp.

Day 10: Phu valley  to  Junam(3550m). Overnight in camp.

Day 11: Junam  to Nar Village (4150m). Overnight in camp.

Day 12: Explore Nar Village. Overnight in camp.

Day 13: Nar Village to Ngwal (3675m). Overnight in camp.

Day 14: Ngwal to Kang - La pass (5315m). Overnight in camp.

Day 15: Kang - La pass to Manang (3550m). Overnight in camp.

Day 16: Manang to Lettdar (4250m). Overnight in camp.

Day 17: Lettdar to Thorong high camp (4800m). Overnight in camp.

Day 18: Thorong high camp to Muktinath(3800m). Overnight in camp.

Day 19: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2895m). Overnight at mountain lodge.

Day 20: Fly to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Transfer to Kathmandu international airport for your onward journey

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Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your preferences. If you want to make any changes please write us.

A typical trekking day on a Camping:

A typical trekking day means hiking from morning to afternoon only. Each morning after packing bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, sun cream, hat, raincoat, camera and warm jumper just case. Rest of your materials will carry by porters. You just need to pack your belongings before the breakfast. The walk will be 3-4 hours in the morning until for lunch in midday. The lunch will be prepared in the grassland beside the Trail. In between your get sufficient time to roaming with villagers, take photographs and enjoy the flora and fauna. After that walk will gradually shorter. We usually reach camping spot in time for afternoon tea but this is not a fixed schedule. But evening camp will set near village area.  Remaining period of afternoon can be spent by exploring the village or simply relaxing with a good book. Local food will provide at dinner by cook and kitchen crew and they were fully aware of food hygiene and green travel.

After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures or writing diary if you habitual of it before heading off to bed for well-earned sleep.

Essential Trek Info

Overnight at tent during trekking

While in camping trekking we provide you private medium size of tent which is enough for two people. Although you'll be sleeping on foam mattresses placed on the ground, we are fully conscious of well earn sleep while camping cause hiking up to 5/6 hrs per day need peaceful sleep. So we select tent according to size of person so that s/he have enough space for sleep.

Meal during the camping Trekking

In camping trekking you will have breakfast and dinner in the tent. Lunch will be taken at the trail side at camp site. The camping chef will prepare meal for you. You will serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentis) local vegetable, noodles, French fries, pasta, soup as well as variety of combination of western and local cuisine. We assure that foods are fully hygiene, tasty meal and kitchen crew is fully aware of general cleanliness and personal hygiene.

Safety drinking water in camping

We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to guide or camping crew or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the camp site. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guest to do what they can protect the environment.

Shower and toilet facilities in camping trekking

In camping trekking toilets tent is usually we fix nearby camp site. You suggest having your own toilets paper during whole trekking period. Hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your guide or camping crew. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water. For shower we will provide you shower tent. Please not that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Re charge and Electrical items in camping

We highly recommend you to bring Solar panel by yourself for batteries re-charge. Normally we will set the camp nearby village. In some village you can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 - 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 cycles per second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plug in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee for recharging facilities.

Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)

We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. More


We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. More

Weather & climate

Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal. Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. More

Risk & Liabilities

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant.More

Health & Veccinations

For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. More

Passport and Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. More

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