Nar Phu Valley Trekking - 16 Days

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At a Glance
Duration16 Days
Trip GradeModerate
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude5,416 m at Thorong La Pass
Group Size2-10
StartsJagat
EndsJomsom
Travel StyleTrek
Best Time5,416 m at Thorong La Pass

Nestled amidst two of the most significant trekking hubs of Nepal, in between the Annapurna and the Manaslu regions, the Nar Phu Valley Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity one must seize to explore the pristine natural and cultural beauty of the upper trans-Himalayan region of the country, which is home to the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848 m), along with several other eight-thousanders.

The Nar Phu Valley voyage provides an extraordinary insight into the unique ethnic community of the nation, otherwise called Khampas (Tibetan refugee) who shares a closer resemblance to Tibet due to its proximity when you pass by its naturally abundant trekking route through lush forests of rhododendrons, oak, and pine to the alpine wilderness with minimal vegetation and wildlife to come across.

On this journey to Nar Phu, situated in the Manang district of Nepal to the north of Annapurna, you will traverse through the land of exotic flora and fauna in a harmonious bond with the Himalayan locals, adding more thrill to the overall trekking trail. Hence, Nar Phu Valley is a fantastic holiday destination in Nepal to spend the most adventurous days in the closer vicinity of the tenth and eighth largest peaks in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) and Mt. Manaslu (8,163m).

Trek Highlights

  • Delve into the most unspoiled and remote part of the Nepalese Himalayas.
  • Observe the rich Tibetan-influenced culture and lifestyle of the Manaslu and the Annapurna trekking regions.
  • Enjoy your stay in authentic villages with ancient monasteries, gompas, mani walls, and prayer flags.
  • Engage yourself in the adrenaline-filled crossing of the Kang La and Thorong La high mountain passes.
  • Mark your journey in the highly restricted culturally abundant villages of Nar and Phu.
  • Relish in the most stunning and majestic views of Annapurna I and its ranges: Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and the eighth tallest grandeur in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m).
  • Immerse yourself in the scenic and cultural apple orchards of Jomsom.
  • Charge up with the various adventurous activities in the tourist paradise of Pokhara and many more.

Why Trek Nar Phu Valley?

Nar Phu Valley is a top-notch off-beaten-remote trekking path located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, often referred to as the hidden gem, providing a unique combination of culture and nature in its most original state that has preserved the ancient Tibetan culture distinctive from the rest of other trekking regions.

Therefore, Nar Phu Valley is a must-visit for the most scenic and gratifying experience, presenting you with the true nature, culture, and adventure of a lifetime in the isolated Himalayas of Nepal that many have not yet heard of, adding much to the thrill and enjoyment to be called the true Himalayan journey that comes once in a while, leaving the impression to rely on the rest of the life where one can expect:

Striking Natural Beauty

There are a couple of reasons why the Nar Phu offers the most authentic, untouched, and stunning natural beauty of the Himalayan region. It could be its geographical condition, without much access to roads and airways, or the restricted land, allowing only a countable number of trekkers and travelers each year.

Regardless, the Nar Phu Valley expedition journeying from Kathmandu offers a diverse range of landscapes, from lush green forests to rugged high desert terrains and varying ecosystems that are not only visually retreating but also culturally magnificent. 

Throughout the adventure to the Nar Phu valley, the Himalayan panorama of Annapurna (8,091m), Manaslu (8,163m), Dhaulagiri (8,163m), Himlung Himal (7,126m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), and Pisang (3,250 m) never leaves your sight.

Remote and isolated trekking route in Nepal

The Nar Phu Valley lies in the northern part of the Annapurna region, tucked away from the more popular and frequently trodden trekking trail, which was, until recently, a restricted zone of the country requiring a special permit to enter. This has contributed massively to maintaining the area's hidden charm at the top.

On the other hand, the Nar Phu Valley route has relatively limited modern facilities in a tea house, serving as just the right destination for backpackers seeking a quieter and more serene adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal.

The overall region where the Nar Phu Valley trekking takes place itself is low on modern infrastructure and communication, ensuring a remote experience while you make your way through several small and scattered villages, observing less busier trails secluded in the lookout of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manslu ranges.

Khampas and their unique way of life

The valley of Nar and Phu is predominated by the people of Khampas (Tibetan refugees or warriors). Traditionally, they inhabit the eastern regions of the Tibetan Plateau and you will get to encounter them during your 16-day visit to the Nar and Phu Valleys in Nepal.

The root of Khampas takes you to Tibet, whose influence can be seen today with distinctive dialects, attire, costumes, traditions, culture, and religious beliefs. Historically, they were yak and sheep herders and breeders living a nomadic life, while most of them still engaged in agriculture.

Interaction with natives from here offers you a broad insight into their unique customary life that provides value to every connection formed in different stages of human development while living remote from contemporary civilization and progress.

Therefore, the Nar Phu Valley area is endowed with a rich cultural legacy of Khampas along with other several ethnicities in their own world, far away from the modernity that you can boast of being a part of, even if it was for a short time.

Adventure and challenge in the Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass

The contributing factor that makes the Nar Phu trek an adventurous 16-day journey is no wonder, the entailing of two major high passes in the Annapurna region known as Kang La and Thorong La.

The first point you will cross in the Nar Phu Valley Trek is Kang La, at an altitude of 5,306 m above sea level, right after leaving the village of Nar, located in the Manang district of the Annapurna region, working as a bridge to connect the Nar Phu Valley with Manang.

The views of snow-capped mountains, primarily Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho, reward you on a successful ascent that demands a descent degree of physical fitness and some past experience of hiking.

In the same phase, Thorong La Pass is another mind-blowing mountain pass in Nepal, and it is also the maximum altitude you will be at, connecting the village of Manang to the west with the temple of Muktinath to the east.

Located at an elevation of 5,416m (17,769ft), crossing the Thorong La Pass is considered a significant achievement for trekkers and travelers, which is a key feature of the Annapurna Circuit Trek as a scenic gateway between the valleys of Marsyangdi and Kali Gandaki.

Upon summiting the pass, you will be offered more enhanced and alluring views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other prominent snow-clad mountains. The first golden hue from the sun over this nature’s grandeur is to die for; hence, trekkers often prefer to make an early bird hike to the pass.

Both passes are situated at a higher altitude than the sea, posing a possible threat of altitude sickness while navigating through steep and rugged terrain, which can be physically challenging to pass through with a probability of snow and ice on the trekking route in the winter.

Therefore, proper acclimatization is crucial before attempting to ascend these high-altitude passes, aside from staying hydrated, consuming a healthy diet, and collecting knowledge in spotting altitude-related issues and symptoms.

Holy Sanctum of Muktinath

Considered to be one of the holiest Hindu and Buddhist shrines as one of the 108 Divya Desams (sacred places) dedicated to one of the supreme deities from Hindu mythology, Vishnu is Muktinath near the town of Jomsom and the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail in the Mustang district of Nepal.

Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd. is known for its best itineraries to venture into almost every part of the beautiful corner of the planet, including Nar Phu in Nepal, which incorporates a must-visit trek to Muktinath as well.

The main temple is of pagoda style and has a golden enshrined idol of Lord Vishnu, an eternal flame, and 108 stone water sprouts. Pilgrims believe that a visit to Muktinath ensures salvation (moksha) from each day of human suffering upon taking a bath in the bulls’ head-shaped sprouts, cleansing the sins committed by human faults.

A typical day at Nar Phu Valley

A typical day in Nar Phu Valley begins with lovely rays of sun over the sky-towering hills and mountains, while the locals immerse themselves in their daily simple lifestyle of cultivation, animal husbandry, and the trade of organic items.

Depending upon the varying season, you will pass through the terraced farms of barley, wheat, and potatoes on each trekking day to Nar Phu Valley. The majority of native inhabitants are Gurung, Khampas, and Managis, who speak their own dialects and are active practitioners of Buddhism.

Therefore, throughout the journey to the cultural treasure of Nepal to Nar and Phu, you will be walking side by side with the historic monuments of monasteries, gompas, and mani walls filled with the pleasing smell of incense burned as an offering.

It would be iconic to visit all these ancient and extremely significant landmarks of the Annapurna region, where one must show respect for its distinct culture and costumes.

Nar Phu Valley Trekking Itinerary

Multiple itineraries can be tailored to begin an excursion to Nar Phu Valley, which usually starts with a spine-tingling drive from Kathmandu, enjoying the scenery of the surroundings to Jagat with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Tracing the salt trading route of the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will hike up to Meta and cross the growling Marshyandi River, which eventually leads to Nar Phu Valley, whose trail observes fluctuation from time to time.

We know the significance of acclimatization, especially when you are crossing two of the laborious high-altitude mountain passes, and hence have allocated exploration days at Nar and Phu rather than directly hiking up to Kang La Pass or Thorong La Pass.

Nonetheless, before you cross the Throng La Pass you will spend a night at a high camp of Thorong Phedi according to the best 16-day itinerary to trek Nar Phu Valley making a path through the village of Ngawal that exposes you to the expanded sights of Kang Garu, Pisang, and many more. 

From Ngawal, this 16-day itinerary of the Nar Phu voyage takes you to cross one of the highly elevated passes, Thorong La, that goes through Manang, Yak Kharka, and Phedi, which later descends to Muktinath after completing the discovery of the otherworldly intimation of Annapurna ranges on rejoining the Annapurna Circuit to arrive at Manang.

From Muktinath, it is a comparatively easier trek to Jomsom to board a flight to Pokhara, the city of adventure and tourists. Highly developed in comparison to other remote sections of Nepal yet still contains the pure sense of natural beauty and adventure in the glorifying presence of Machapuchare, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.

The itinerary to trek Nar Phu Valley bids farewell with a ride back to Kathmandu from Pokhara with an unforgettable collection of memories to take pride in. 

Cost to Trek Nar Phu Valley 2024 and 2025

The cost of a trip to the Nar Phu Valley can experience a noticeable fluctuation, depending on the travel agency you have chosen for your upcoming journey to the restricted land of the Mustang trekking region.

In general, a package with an international tour operator can cost you between USD 1,500 and over USD 2,000, which is considered the standard price of the package. However, with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd., you can do a 16-day Nar Phu Valley Trek for USD 1,265 and receive an extraordinary discount on group treks.

We are locally based travel and trek organizers customizing the best budget-friendly adventures to the Himalayas of Nepal, including the Manaslu Circuit Trek (13 days), the Tsum Valley Trek (17 days), and the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek (20 days).

Our Nar Phu Valley package cost for 2024 and 2025 takes care of essential trekking logistics such as food, accommodation, and required permits, along with the everyday expenses of guides and porters, including their salary, meals, trekking gear, and equipment besides the accommodation.

Our goal is the satisfaction and happiness of each trekker with the dream to spend time in the Himalayas of Nepal while making bang for their buck.

Itinerary

It is a scenic driving day when you leave the Kathmandu valley quite early in the morning through the Prithivi highway, passing by Besisahar along the bank of the Trishuli River in the beginning and later on the old salt trading route of the Annapurna Circuit Trek to call it a day at Jagat, enjoying the picturesque paddy fields, traditional villages, and incredible mountain.

Max. Altitude: 1,300m / 4,265ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

You will head to Chame early in the morning after a delicious breakfast at Jagat by the track that gradually climbs uphill to cross the suspension bridge and take a steep, descending hike through the rocky trekking trail to Tal village with a jaw-dropping cascading waterfall. 

After Tal, you will continue through nature’s splendor over an enthralling hanging bridge to the lower section of Dharapani and finally to the higher Dharapani as the destination of the day.

Max. Altitude: 1,860m / 6,200ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

Welcome to the vicinity of Nar Phu Valley. In around 5–6 hours, ramble from Dharapani, making a way through the dense wood of pine and fir, numerous old-style monasteries, and typical Himalayan settlements, to Bargarchhap.

From Bargarchaap, you will be granted the majestic sight of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and several other unnamed peaks when you keep up the pace through the pine forest, which leads you to a tiny village called Koto.

Max. Altitude: 2,610m / 8,563ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

In Kota, you will register your restricted area permit and begin trekking along the banks of the Soti Khola through wonderful pine forests via multiple suspension bridges and tumbling waterfalls, finally arriving in Dharamsala.

From here onwards, the trekking route of the day moves forward with expanded surrounding views and thinner woods, from where the village of Meta is another hour and a half of a sharp climb on the Tibetan Plateau, watched over by Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.

Max. Altitude: 3,560m / 11,680ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

The trekking path of the day climbs and lowers constantly, eventually making it to Chyaku by way of a hanging bridge in between that has a glorifying view of Annapurna and Pisang before reaching Kyang.

On leaving the submarine rocks and seasonal tents behind, you will arrive at Phu Khola and the entrance gate of the Phu village, which might give you a rare sight of distinctive blue sheep, including the guaranteed multi-culture, multi-customs, and diverse traditions that multiply on visiting Tashi Lhakhang Monastery in the lap of Himlung Himal and others.

Max. Altitude: 4,250m / 13,944ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

High-altitude mountain passes often pose the risk of acute mountain sickness, which can be prevented if acclimatized thoroughly. Therefore, you will use this day to explore Phu village, which has plenty to discover, and let your body adapt to the high Himalayan mountains.

You will be presented with the option to wander up to Himlung base camp or roam around the town’s mini alleyways, where the climb up via a glacial valley to the base camp of Himlung adds an additional adventure, providing you a great sense of achievement upon successful ascent

Max. Altitude: 4,250m / 13,944ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

It is a calm trekking day as you move forth to Nar, which is comparatively more active than the valley of Phu, by climbing up a steep ridge over Nar Phedi. The historic village savors some of the best scenery, passing by beautiful chorten painted in different colors with bamboo tops.

Despite being near the main Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail, the valley of Par is often overlooked by visitors, assuring a true Himalayan adventure while you spend your night at recently constructed tea houses on the valley outskirts.

Max. Altitude: 4,250m / 13,944ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

What an ideal day to relax and learn about the local people, their socio-customs, culture, and unique practices at the Nar village. The monasteries, filled with the aroma of pleasant burning incense, are a fantastic spot to meditate and watch the time pass by.

What is even more interesting is that each household in Nar has at least one child studying Buddhism, showcasing the unique identity of the native Himalayan tribe.

Max. Altitude: 4,110m / 13,484ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

It is going to be a long trek day, so you will rise early and make your way to the Kang La Pass, ascending by the lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola and passing by yak pastureland with a remarkable view of the west face of Pisang Peak.

Thereafter, you will chase the well-trod Annapurna Circuit leading to Jhombu Kharka, also known as Kang La Phedi or the bottom of Kang La Pass, from where you will eventually ascend the pass and treat yourself to a breathtaking panorama of Annapurna I, Tilicho Peak, and Gangapurna.

Then, the trail descends with a scree-like hike down to Ngawal village in 3 hours to stay overnight at the tea house.

Max. Altitude: 4,110m / 13,484ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

Today, you will depart from Ngwal along the banks of the Marsyangdi River to Manang. With the surreal vistas of the Annapurna and Tilicho Peak ranges, you will pass through numerous forests and settlements, such as Braga and Paugh. 

In Mungli, the route of the day rejoins the main Annapurna trackway, where you will continue the trek until Manang.

Max. Altitude: 3,660m / 12,008ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

You will travel northwest from Marshyangdi Valley to Jar Sang Khola Valley, crossing a creek to reach Tenki village, while the trail throughout the journey of this day winds through farmland and a few juniper trees before climbing to the little village of Gunsan.

Passing by the flat mud roofs of Gunsan dwellings, you will ascend to gorgeous hills to Yak Kharka upon crossing a little river on a wooden bridge. As the locals breed horses and yaks, you might see them grazing in the nearby alpine meadows.

Max. Altitude: 4,110m / 13,484ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

It is another most adventurous trekking day when you will be going to Thorong Phedi, which is the base of challenging Thorong La Pass upon ascending to a ridge from Yak Kharka, then descend and cross the Marsyandi river on a hanging bridge.

There will be a small footpath across a slope that drops at Thorong Phedi, where you will prepare yourself for the upcoming high-altitude pass crossing while savoring a cinnamon roll with a fairly short hike passing by the landslide region for a few moments.

Max. Altitude: 4,600m / 15,092ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

What a lovely day to conquer the high-altitude pass of Thorong La, connecting the inner world of mountains to its adventurers. It can be misty when you go out early in the morning, but that gets better as the sun rises.

The backdrop of the Annapurna ranges will keep on inspiring you to push through the icy air and steep terrain in the 15-kilometer route of the pass above 5,000 km, taking at least nine hours to complete, and descend to Muktinath to conclude the long trek day.

If you find it more strenuous, mules can ease your journey to celebrate success with a satisfying dinner at a cozy lodge in the holy sight of Muktinath.

Max. Altitude: 5,416 mMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

In the morning, you can stroll around the 108 water sprouts of the Muktinath Temple. It is not necessary to take a bath unless and until you prefer to take a cold shower or have a strong faith in Hinduism.

After breakfast, you will be destined for Jomsom via Jharkot and Khisar villages, first going to Ekle Bhaati and then roaming by Kagbeni down the Kali Gandaki River’s bank to Jomsom, looking at the entire dynasty view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.

Max. Altitude: 3,800m / 12,467ftMeal: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Tea houses and local lodges

The 16-day itinerary of the Nar Phu Valley Trek by Ammonite Adventures & Treks Pvt. Ltd. includes a 20–30 minute flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, where you will be followed by the scenic Himalayan views on the left from the windows.

An alternative is to add an additional three of four trek days, down Mustang or up to Poon Hill. However, an early morning flight to Pokhara is the best way to spend a full day charging yourself.

You are at the end of the trek as you depart early and take a tourist bus to Kathmandu, offering tempting vistas of the scenery, including traditional villages, terraced farms, and full-speed streams along the bank of the Marsyangdi River and the Trishuli.

Returning to Kathmandu will take you around 7-9 hours, depending on the traffic conditions of the day, covering around 200km. We hope you enjoyed the Nar Phu Valley Trek with us. Thank you!

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Trip Service Details
Included
  • Three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • The best cozy lodges and teahouses during the trek, as per the itinerary
  • Local bus or private jeep fare used during the trek
  • All three fulfilling meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during each trekking day.
  • Trekking map and government-licensed local, professional guide
  • Insurance for hardworking Nepalese staff.
  • Garbage deposit and other necessary fees related to it. 
  • Necessary permits, such as TIMS cards, ACAP, and RAP.
Excluded
  • International flight tickets to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Travel insurance provides high-altitude coverage in case of an accident, medical emergency, or emergency evacuation. 
  • Lunch, dinner, and extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping, phone calls, and internet data expenditure during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Porters that can be shared between two people who can carry a maximum weight of 25kg.
  • Guide and Porter's trip tips are much appreciated.
Dates & Availability
Starts:April 28, 2024Ends:May 13, 2024
PriceUS$1299
AvailabilityGuaranteed
Additional Info

Types of accommodation and food en route to the Nar Phu Valley

Like most of the high-altitude trekking destinations in Nepal, the Nar Phu Valley Trekking Route also offers descent-type mountain lodges and teahouses. Although the quality of these houses can vary a lot depending on the elevation, the facilities tend to be limited at higher altitudes; they are usually comfortable enough to take a rest for the night.

Usually, rooms are shared among two trekkers, consisting of two separate wooden beds, mattresses, bed linens, pillows, and blankets. The host of the tea house or local lodge serves you typical Nepalese-Tibetan meals. International dishes might be uncommon in more remote and highly elevated areas.

Nonetheless, anticipate the basic food and accommodation in the trekking trail to Nar Phu Valley, which are essential factors for the raw Himalayan tea house trekking acquaintance, simple yet the most suitable and reliable to complete the overall adventure journey to the Nar Phu Valley.

Good thing all lodging and meals during the trek are included in the trip cost, so all you have to do is make the most of this 12-day Nar Phu Valley expedition.

The best time to embark on Nar Phu Valley

A trip to Mustang’s unique area in the less-traveled remote spot of the Annapurna region of Nepal is suitable at any time of year. Each of the four distinct seasons of Mustang provides its travel and trekking aspirants with something new to explore, including unique topography, scenery, and local festivals and celebrations.

As the overall trekking to the Nar Phu Valley falls under the trans-Himalayan region of the Nepalese Himalayas behind the gigantic peaks, it rarely observes rainfall and hence is the best summer/monsoon adventurous trekking destination along with the spring and autumn.

Guides and porters to trek Nar Phu Valley

The passage to Nar Phu Valley lies under the Nepal government’s list of restricted areas, and hence it is not possible to enter the land without a government-registered and trained guide.

To go and traverse this highly protected Himalayan valley of Nepal, a minimum of two trekkers are required, who have to be assisted by fluent English-speaking guides or porters. Rest assured, with Ammonite Adventure &Treks Pvt. Ltd., you will be in safe hands.

We operate under a strict guide and porter policy where our guides are there to navigate the route for trekkers, and porters are allowed to carry a maximum of 24 kg of luggage. We request all adventurers and travelers to respect the guidelines concerning the safety and security of the heroes of the Himalayas, guides, and porters.

Permits and fees to visit Nar Phu Valley

For the Nar Phu Valley 16-day trek, you will need three different permits, which are obtainable from NTB, TAAN, and several locally based trekking and travel agencies under the governance of the concerned authorities. Which are:

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card

The standard permit regulated by the Nepal government itself to keep the database of the trekkers for safety and security purposes is the TIMS card to provide necessary aid in case of any sort of emergency occurrence.

How much you will be charged for the TIMS card depends on the nationality of the trekkers trekking the Nar Phu Valley, which is: 

  • NPR 600 for SAARC citizens for solo trekking, which will cost NPR 300 on the group price.
  • NPR 2,000 for all the tourists per person, which comes to NPR 1,000 on a group trip.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

The permit that was issued precisely to conserve the Annapurna region is the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit. As the Nar Phu Valley trekking route also passes by several trails under this protected land, you will have to get this permit as well, which is:

  • NPR 100 if you are a Nepalese trekker.
  • NPR 1500 for people who are SAARC nationals
  • NPR 3,000 for all foreigners

Nar Phu Restricted Area Permit RAP)

The special permit that grants you entry to the restricted territory of the Mustang region, Nar Phu Valley, is the restricted area permit, whose cost varies depending upon the season of travel, as given below:

In the prime trekking season of autumn and spring, USD 100 per person enters for the first seven days and USD 15 per person per day beyond one week.

In the winter and summer, it costs USD 75 per person for a week and USD 15 per day for each extra day after the first week.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Difficulty and acute mountain sickness

The adventurous expedition to the Nar Phu Valley is taken as a moderately challenging teahouse trekking involvement within the Annapurna region of Nepal. A perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, suitable for each trekker, whether they are a beginner or a well-experienced trekker seeking an authentic journey of a lifetime.

The Kang La and Thorong La Pass is slightly tiresome yet the most rewarding section of our 16-day Nar Phu Valley itinerary, where the high altitude can lead to the spotting of symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Hence, as your trustworthy trekking companion, we request trekkers and adventurers to not skip acclimatization days, explore the highly elevated areas during the day, and descend back to the lower region to let their bodies adapt accordingly.

Most of the trekking sessions are above 3,000m in rocky terrain with few steep ascents and descents; therefore, advanced physical preparedness is recommended a month before the Nar Phu Valley trek departing days, along with the acquaintance of local professional guides.

FAQs

The fantastic fusion of cultural immersion varied yet stunning landscapes, and the true sense of adventure amidst the two major highlighted trekking regions of Nepal, Mustang, and Annapurna, gives Nar Phu Valley an edge among all other infamous trekking bucket lists in Nepal.

Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd. is offering the best pricing to go to Nar Phu Valley without any hidden cost policy, with the best-polished guides and a better itinerary than what the tourism market in Nepal is offering. We are guided by Ecotravel, a government-registered trekking and traveling operator, and you will not regret being a part of our family.

Well, there is not any exact measurement of the distance from Kathmandu to Nar Phu Valley due to a lack of direct roadway and airlink connection. However, the distance to the starting point, Jagat, from Kathmandu covers 198 km (123 miles) in 8–9 hours.

The Nar Phu Valley Trek can take you anywhere from 12 to 16 days, depending on your pace of walking, the acclimatization day allocated, and your budget planning. If you are searching for one such cost-friendly journey to the Nar Phu Valley, a 16-day itinerary with Ammonite Adventure & Treks Pvt. Ltd. is just what you are looking for.

Yes, indeed. Nar Phu Valley trekking in Nepal’s western Annapurna region is a newly discovered off-beaten route to the home of about 300 unique Khampas, reaching up to the highest altitude of 5,416m at Thorong La Pass after crossing the Kang La Pass at 5,320 m, linking you to the Annapurna Circuit trail to explore the most untainted Himalayan lifestyle and nature preserved by Bhotia and Khampas.

The majority of tea houses and local guest houses have feasible internet at a nominal fee on the way to Nar Phu Valley. The speed of wifi might not be that quick; however, it is reliable for checking urgent messages and updates, which goes the same for cell phone network stability. So, it is a wise idea to get an NTC or Ncell SIM in Kathmandu.

The maximum height you will reach on Nar Phu Valley is 5,416 m at Thorong La Pass, which balances the challenge and rewards of the overall journey to the Himalayas of Nepal.

Get yourself indulged in physical fitness a month before the Nar Phu Valley Trek begins, get your visa, make sure you have the necessary permits, and pack as advised by your guide. Leaving all the hassling procedures in the hands of Ammonite Adventure & Treks  Pvt. Ltd. and continuing daily exercises is the least you can do to prepare for Nar Phu.

Well, the definition of solo trekking in the Nar Phu Valley has changed over the years to include a group of two people accompanied by a licensed guide. Therefore, yes, you can go solo trekking to Nar Phu Valley if you are desirous of a more serene and isolated experience.

Yes, as long as you are under the care of one of the government-authorized trekking guides. Your safety won't be compromised regardless of gender. By requesting, you can also get yourself a female guide.