Nar-Phu Valley Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the ancient villages of Nar and Phu
  • Visit the Tashi Lhakhang Monastery, one of the great 108 monasteries
  • Experience the unique culture and way of life of the locals
  • Witness the Himalayan panorama of the glorious Annapurna vistas

Trip Overview

Tucked away between the beloved Annapurna and Manaslu circuit, the Nar-Phu Valley Trek offers a wide contrast as compared to its popular counterparts. The trek explores the local culture and lifestyle which finds many similarities with Tibet compared to the rest of the Manang valley and goes on back to the 8th century. The Nar-Phu valley trek is like no other with stunning Himalayan vistas. An authentic experience through the Himalayan wilderness, and a unique journey of discovery through the lands frozen in time.

After taking a lovely Kathmandu day tour to the world heritage sites around the valley.  We begin our journey Nar-Phu Valley Trek heading towards Koto crossings the stunning city of Besisahar en route. Beginning the journey, the trail takes on the alpine trail moving upwards toward the hamlet of Meta.

From Meta, the trail gradually ascends to the hamlet of Phu. Phu is an ancient hamlet that was once highly regarded for its remote and strategic location. Taking a day off to properly acclimatize and explore Phu, we also find time to reach the Himlung Base Camp located at an altitude of 4,080m.

Crossing over through the high mountain passes we enter the Nar valley.  Settling down at Nar Phedi for the night before making it all the way to Nar Village. The next day sees we move on towards Ngawal through the famous Kang La pass, and, at 5,240 meters. The rugged Himalayan pass offers mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. Descending towards Pisang we once again get on a bus driving to Besisahar which signals the end of our journey.

The Nar-Phu Valley Trek deviates from the mainstream Annapurna Circuit Trek and ventures into the desolate valleys of Nar and Phu. This trek mesmerizes the participants with the exploration through the Annapurna Conservation Area. And the culture of the communities in the Nar and Phu valleys.

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Outline Itinerary

01: Welcome to Kathmandu |1,300m
02: Explore Kathmandu |1,400m
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Koto via Besisahar |2,600m | 8-9 hours
04: Trek from Koto to Meta |3,560m |6-7 hours
05: Trek from Meta to Phu |4,080m |6-7 hours
06: Acclimatization day in Phu, Hike to Himlung Base Camp |4,080m
07: Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi, Overnight in monastery |3,490m | 5-6 hours
08: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village | 4,110m |3-4 hours
09: Trek from Nar Village to Ngawal |3650m| via Kang La Pass |5,240m| 7-8 hours
10: Trek from Ngawal to Pisang|4 hours, Drive to Besisahar | 3-4 hours
11: Return to Kathmandu | 5-6 hours
12: Departure

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01: Welcome to Kathmandu |1,300m
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our office representatives who will then drive you back to the hotel. With the activities of the day over you are free to head around the local market exploring the region before a lovely welcome dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Explore Kathmandu |1,400m
The day begins early as we head down towards the Hindu and Buddhist temple of Swayambhunath which kicks off our tour of Kathmandu Valley. The temple atop the hill reached through 365 steps which are said to represent the 13 rings of enlightenment. The journey moves towards the ancient Hindu temple of Pashupatinath which is often regarded as the guardian god of the nation. The streets of Kathmandu Durbar Square are next on our list as we take a tour through culture and history ending our day at the Boudhanath stupa. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Koto via Besisahar |2,600m | 9-10 hours
After breakfast, we begin our journey heading towards Besisahar. Driving out of the mesmerizing hills which surround the valley, we head towards the west on the winding Prithvi Highway accompanied by the tranquil Trishuli River midway through the journey. The stunning hilly landscape makes the journey more pleasant as we reach the picturesque town of Besisahar beyond which the journey continues all the way to Koto.
04: Trek from Koto to Meta |3,560m |6-7 hours
The day begins with the mesmerizing views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) and Peak 29 (7,161m) as we begin the trek heading towards Meta. The trail heads through the lush green forests alongside the banks of Soti Khola. The journey to Meta also marks our entry into the restricted region of Nar Phu valley as we continue our ascent reaching Dharmasala. After a brief rest, the trail takes a steeper turn continuing all the way to Meta where stunning views of Annapurna II (7,937m) adorn the horizon. Overnight stay at Meta.
05: Trek from Meta to Phu |4,080m |6-7 hours
Today, our trail stretches all the way to Phu which is one of the premium destinations of this journey. Surrounded by the Himalayan vistas, the trail takes us through the thinning forest as alpine vegetation starts to become more common around the region. Reaching the hamlet of Kyang, we come across several ruins which were once used as forts by the Khampa on their escape from Tibet. Trekking alongside Phu Khola, we arrive at Phu. Overnight stay at Phu.
06: Acclimatization day in Phu, Hike to Himlung Base Camp |4,080m
Today, we will take a day off in order to acclimatize to the growing altitudes. The day begins with a lovely breakfast surrounded by Himalayan vistas of the Annapurna region. Taking our time to visit the nearby attractions, we also make our trip toward Lhakhang Monastery before starting the hike to Himlung Base Camp. Himlung Himal stretching to an altitude of 7,126m is a prominent tourist destination in the region and the base camp offers enchanting views of the Himalayas. Overnight stay at Phu.
07: Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi, Overnight in monastery |3,490m | 5-6 hours
The journey is a lovely one as we make our way heading down from the Phu towards the countless suspension bridges we come across on this journey. Navigating through the dense forests, the trail takes us to Mahendra Pul before crossing the gorge above Lapcha Khola. On the other side, the trail is adorned with Chortens and prayer flags before once again ascending towards Nar Phedi. Overnight stay at Nar Phedi.
08: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village | 4,110m |3-4 hours
On one of the shorter days of the trek, today, the trail takes us toward Nar Village. Continuing through the ascending trail, the journey takes us on a lovely spin accompanied by the stunning Himalayan vistas shining on the horizon. Located high above the Nar River, the hamlet itself is a great vantage point to be in as we also get to interact with the local people learning more about their unique way of life and culture. We also visit the surrounding areas before once again heading back to Nar Village. Overnight stay at Nar Village.
09: Trek from Nar Village to Ngawal |3650m| via Kang La Pass |5,240m| 7-8 hours
Today, the trail heads toward the hamlet of Ngawal after crossing the Kang La Pass located at an altitude of 5,240m. On one of the longest days of our journey, we begin early heading out of Nar village. Carefully navigating our way past the snowy trail, we reach the snowy summit of Kang La Pass adorned with stunning Himalayan vistas including the majestic Annapurna Himalayan Range and the other Himalayas towards Tibet. Enjoying the stunning Himalayan vistas, we make our way down reaching Ngawal. Overnight stay at Ngawal.
10: Trek from Ngawal to Pisang|4 hours, Drive to Besisahar | 3-4 hours
On the final day of our trek, we make our way down heading towards Pisang. The Himalayan trail is once again substituted by the hilly trail entering enchanting forests. Trekking through the pleasant landscape, the journey reaches Pisang where after a brief rest we board the bus heading towards Besisahar. Overnight stay at Besisahar.
11: Return to Kathmandu | 5-6 hours
On our final day of the journey, we begin our way descending towards Kathmandu leaving the Annapurna Himalayas behind. From Besisahar, the journey once again heads along the Prithvi highway and gorgeous sceneries. Back in Kathmandu, we head directly to the hotel where refreshments await us. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
12: Departure
Once again Ace vision Treks & Tours representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your next flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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What's Include

  • Airport pick-up and drop by a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation is on a comfortable private vehicle.
  • English-speaking trained and experienced trekking guide (leader), and climbing guide (leader).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers =1 porter)
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits
  • Kathmandu to Koto by Private Vehicle.
  • Pisang to Besishar by Private Vehicle
  • Besishar to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • All government and local taxes

What's Exclude

  • Your travel insurance
  • Your Nepal visa.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections

Equipment Lists

As per your destination to visit please kindly consult with Trekking Company for suitable equipment, once.

  • 1 pair of strong hiking/mountain boots
  • 1 pair of waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 sleeping bag (-IDC) / (-20)
  • 1 down jacket
  • 1 light water- and windproof jacket
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 torch or flashlight and spare batteries
  • 2 long sleeve cotton shirts
  • 1 medium-size towel
  • 1 pair of sports shoes/sandals
  • 2 pairs of light-weight trousers
  • 1 fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-Shirts
  • 2 pairs of light socks
  • 3 pairs of heavy wool socks
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 sun hat
  • Trekking poles (opt.)
  • Personal toiletries – soap/shampoo toilet paper, etc.
  • Pills or tools for water disinfection



  • USD 1199
  • Difficult
  • 12 Days
  • 5240 Meters
  • B.L.D.
  • Hotel & Tea House
  • March-May, September-November
  • Min 2

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