Nar Phu Valley Trek - 16 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration:16 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 5416m/ 17765ft
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 2 - 14
  • Best Season: Spring to Autumn


  • Nar Phu Valley Trek is a relatively unknown and less explored area that takes you through remote and isolated regions of the Himalayas, providing a unique and authentic trekking experience.
  • The trekking area is home to various ethnic groups such as Gurung, Manange, and Tibetan, who have their own distinct customs, languages, and traditions.
  • Spectacular Himalayan Scenery, stunning landscapes, diverse terrain, and remote locations.
  • Trekking through picturesque villages, alpine forests, rugged mountains, and high-altitude deserts, provides an incredible range of backdrops.
  • The trek provides a great opportunity to experience the unique culture and tradition of the Nar Phu Valley.
  • This area is home to a wide range of flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and blue sheep.
  • The trek to Nar Phu valley provides a great opportunity to see rare species of wildlife and enjoy the natural beauty.

Nar Phu Valley Trek Overview

Nar Phu valley trek is considered feral in the Annapurna region and opened for tourists in 2003. Nar Pho Trek is one of the less explored trekking areas in the Annapurna region. The trek combines the scenic beauty of the Himalayas, cultural immersion, and adventurous terrain, making it an ideal choice for trekkers seeking a unique experience and less crowded trails in the Nepalese Himalayas.

The Nar Phu Valley Trek starts with the thrilling drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani, which normally takes 7-8 hours of drive. The next days we started our hike along the side of river Marshangdi with a scenic view of the rocky mountain, eyes-catching waterfalls, and greenery landscape. The trail to Nar Phu valley follows the route to the Annapurna circuit till to Kato village, from here the Nar Phu valley trails separate.

After an exploration of the impressive Nar and Phu Villages, Monastery, and people lifestyle, we trek back to the Annapurna circuit trail and continue our adventure to Throng-la pass, the holy shrine Muktinath and Jomsom. The next day we will fly back to another beautiful city, Pokhara.

Major attractions of the Nar Phu Valley Trek

Culture and People's Lifestyle

The Nar Phu valley in Annapurna is home to several ethnic groups who have preserved their unique culture and traditions over the years. Nar Phu is a traditional village in Nepal that is untouched by modern civilization, where people follow Buddhism, and their culture is mostly influenced by Tibet. The ancient monasteries, Pilgrim site for both Hindu & Buddhist – Mukatnath” is the major cultural attraction of the trek. The trek offers an opportunity to learn about Local people's customs, religion, and way of life.

Breathtaking View of Mountains and Landscape

The Nar Phu trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and Pisang Peak. The trail passes through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, arid deserts, and high-altitude plateaus.

Experience of High Mountain Adventure

The trek involves crossing high mountain passes, many up and downhill uneven trails, and trekking through remote villages with limited facilities. The Thorong La pass (5,416m) is the world’s most popular highest pass of the trek. From the top of the Throng La, you can see the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna II.

Wildlife and Vegetation

The Nar Phu Valley is home to a wide range of wildlife and herbs. During the trek, you can get an opportunity to spot some rare species such as snow leopards, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, and blue sheep. In this area, you can see many wildflowers and herbs. The most valued herb Yarshagumba can be found in this area. All these natural phenomena will make your journey more exciting and enjoyable.

Century-Old Buddhist Monasteries and Muktinath Temple 

The trek passes through many ancient Buddhist monasteries, including the Tashi Lhakhang monastery, which dates to the 14th century. These monasteries offer a glimpse into the rich Buddhist culture and traditions of the region.

The Muktinath temple in Mustang is situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters above sea level and is considered a sacred site by both Hindus and Buddhists. The name "Muktinath" means "place of liberation" and it is believed that visiting the temple can lead to spiritual liberation or moksha.

In Muktinath, there are several shrines, including a Vishnu temple, a Buddhist gompa, and a holy water pond. One of the main attractions of Muktinath Temple is the natural gas fires that burn perpetually near the temple's main shrine. These flames are said to be the manifestation of the Hindu god Brahma and are considered a miracle.

The difficulty level of the Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a challenging trek that requires a high level of physical fitness and endurance. The trek involves crossing high mountain passes, steep ascents, and descents, and trekking in remote areas with limited facilities. However, the stunning views and cultural experiences make the effort worthwhile.

Plan and make a booking for the Nar Phu Valley Trek through Green Society Adventure, a reputable company, our team, and local guide work on every detail to make your Himalayan journey comfortable and enjoyable. Prepare yourself to experience the unique and off-the-beaten-path trekking that offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and exciting adventure.

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We can Customize the trip itinerary to suit your time limit and help you make it fit your budget. 

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Cost Details
  • Free Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu and one-night hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing Basic, including breakfast.
  • Welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Teahouse accommodation in the Mountains.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Chamje and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight fare from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide. A
  • Assistant trek leader for a group of 4 or above. 
  • Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All Trekking staff (Guide, Porter, and Assistance guide) salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food, and lodging.
  • Green Society Adventure's complimentary free T-shirt, route map, and duffle bag (if needed).
  • Nar Pho Valley special entry permits.
  • All necessary paperwork, ACAP permits, and TIMS.
  • A comprehensive medical kit and an oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse level during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Excess baggage charges. 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. 
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
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