Annapurna Nar Phu Trek

Closed to tourism until 2002, Nar Phu valleys are far removed in both time and space from the neighboring Annapurna circuit. Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kang la pass the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding during Narphu valley trek. The Narphu valley trekking takes you up narrow gorges to medieval villages, past impressive chortens, herds of blue sheep and spectacular Cliffside trail and over one of the region’s highest trekking passes. Visited by very few trekkers this exotic land offers medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountain views and great alpine scenery in a Tibet-like flavors. The Narphu valley trek in Manang is an excellent adventurous add onto a visit to the Manang region or the Manaslu trek.

We start our trek from Syange following the Popular Annapurna circuit trail and branch off at Koto to follow off the beaten track to Nar Phu valley in the very north of Manang. The vegetation gradually changes from alpine to sub-alpine scrub: the habitat of blue sheep and the illusive snow leopard. Nar Phu valleys have the population about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock. The Phu is the most beautiful medieval village to understand the real life styles of Bhote communities. Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages, we explore the high alpine valleys above Phu including Himlung base camp and crossing Kang La pass from Nar to Ngwal on the Pisang route leading back into the Annapurna circuit.


Duration: 26 days
Max elevation: 5,320 m
Activity: trekking
Best time: Mar-Jun/Sep-Dec

Brief Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival to Kathmandu (1315m)

Day 2:
Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03:
Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1,100m) 8-10 hrs

Day 04:
Trek Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m) 5-6 hrs

Day 05:
Dharapani to Koto (2,610m) 5-6 hrs

Day 06:
Koto - Dharmasala (3,230m) 4-5 hrs

Day 07:
Dharmasala – Kyang (3,740m) 5-6 hrs

Day 08:
Kyang – Phu village (4,050m) 3-4 hrs

Day 09:
Phu village excursion day

Day 10:
Phu Village – Nar Phedi (3,850m) 5-6 hrs

Day 11:
Nar Phedi – Nar village (4,150m) 4-5 hrs

Day 12:
Nar village excursion day

Day 13:
Nar village – Kang La (5,320m) - Ngawal (3,615m) 6-7 hrs

Day 14:
Ngawal – Manang (3,550m) 5-6 hrs

Day 15:
Manang: Rest Day

Day 16:
Manang -Yak Kharka (4,110m) 3-4 hrs

Day 17 :
Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi (4,600m) 3-4 hrs

Day 18:
Thorong Phedi – Muktinath (3,800) 8-10 hrs

Day 19:
Drive Muktinath – Tatopani (1,200m) 6-8 hrs

Day 20:
Tatopani –Ghorepani (2,850m) 7-8 hrs

Day 21:
Poon Hill hike (3,210m), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m), 6-7 hrs

Day 22:
Trek to Ghandruk (1,950m), 3-4 hrs

Day 23:
Trek Ghandruk to Pothana (1,910m), 5-6 hrs

Day 24:
Short trek to Phedi & drive to Pokhara (910m), 3-4 hrs.

Day 25:
Flight Pokhara – Kathmandu

Day 26:


  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy with breakfast
  • All sightseeing by deluxe vehicle with guide
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Domestic airport tax
  • National Park entry fee
  • Private overland transportation to & from trek
  • Accommodation (in lodges along the way)
  • Food – 3 meals a day (provided from the menu)
  • A good English speaking Sherpa guide & the required porter/porters
  • Essential equipment like trekking stick, sleeping bag, dawn jacket, water bottle, rain poncho
  • Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural dance in Kathmandu.

Not included

  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All bar bills
  • Emergency rescue
  • Any extra cost due to weather or political problem

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