Nar Phu Trekking in Nepal

Nar Phu Trekking in Nepal

Nar-Phu trekking is in the Valley of the Nar Khola in Annapurna region Manang district of Nepal. The route leads us as Annapurna circuit trekking till to Koto then follow Nar Khola valley. Nar-phu Valley trekking is one of classical trekking in Nepal. According to Nepal government trekking rules to do trekking in Nar or Phu village need special trekking permit. It was recognized very lately.

Who want to explore hidden valley and trek off the beaten crossing through Challenging high passes like Kangla pass (5200m) trekking. Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our destination is the Nar-Phu trekking, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours reaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down valley. Now day, Nar Phu has about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet. The people of Nar and Phu valley were least affected by this change. This trekking path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.

Asian Hiking Team; begin Nar-Phu treks from Besi sahar the Lamjung district head quarter 5, 6 hours driving from Kathmandu, now a day the seasonal road head to Syange or Koto 5-7 hours drive, trek 4/5 days to reach Koto on foot. Require special permit entrance from Koto into Nar Phu Valley. Explore those two villages and cross Kangla pass at 5200m to entry in Manang. The itineraries bring you Thorong-la pass 5416m and drives or fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. However, it is possible return to Koto and continues to Basi Sahar within 12 days. It is also includes your trek to Tilicho Pass to end trek in Jomsom or continues trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. There are many options so please not hesitate to write us your interest. 

This trek is possible to operate tea house/Guest house. Nar and Phu trekking special permit fees is US$90 per week per person from Sep to Nov. and US$ 75 per week per person from Dec to Aug. We are arranging all necessary permits, overland transport with friendly staffs and wonderful service for Nar Phu trekking in Nepal.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m), 5/6 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 02: Trek from Beshishahar to Jagat (1310m), 5 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 03: Trek from Jagat (1310m) to Dharapani (1960m.), 4/5 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Koto takes about five hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Restricted Area Start 7 days

Day 05: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala takes about six hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 06: Trek from Dharmasala to Kayang, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 07: Trek from Kayang to Phu village, 4/5 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 08: Excursion around Phu valley, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 09: Trek from Phu valley to Nar, 6/7 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 10: Explore Nar village, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 11: Trek from Nar village to Ngwal after crossing Kang La pass, 7 11 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Restricted Area end

Day 12: Trek from Ngwal to Manang takes about three hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 13: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.),4 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.), Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 15: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m), 7 to 12 hours,overnight guest house.

Day 16: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2740m.), 5/6 hours, overnight tea house.

Day 17: Flight back to Pokhara, 25 min.  or drive to Pokhara by local bus/Jeep, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus/car/van, 200km, 6 hoursOvernight at  Hotel.

Note: It is possible drive to Koto within one or two days and start trekking. It is possible to drive from Muktinath to Pokhara as well.

Optional itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m.), 5/6 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 02: Besi Sahar to Koto takes about 5-7 hours drive by local Jeep, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Restricted Area Start

Day 03: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala takes about six hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel

Day 04: Trek from Dharmasala to Kayang, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 05: Trek from Kayang to Phu village, 4/5 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 06: Excursion around Phu valley, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 07: Trek from Phu valley to Nar, 7/6 hours,Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 08: Explore Nar village, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Day 09: Trek to Nar village to Koto, 6-7 hours, Overnight at  Guest house/Hotel.

Restricted Area end

Day 10: Koto to Besi Sahar by Local Jeep, 5-7 hours, overnight Guest house/Hotel.

Day 11: Besi Sahar by Jeep and drive to Kathmandu, 4-5 hours drives, overnight Hotel.