Introduction to Nar Phu Valley Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek is an adventurous trek with a good combination of culture and scenic views. Nar and Phu are different villages in the valley. It is a day’s walk from one village to another, and both villages are called Nar Phu at once. This Nar Phu Valley Trek offers natural panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, narrow gorges, beautiful dense forests, and glaciers.
This Trek has been open to tourists since 2003 and requires special permission as it is a restricted area. A special permit can be obtained through a company legally registered in Nepal which is issued by the Immigration Department of Nepal and must be at least 2 persons. Although the valley is naturally beautiful, due to its remoteness and lack of promotion, it is a non-tourist area where only a few tourists visit.
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During this Nar Phu Valley Trek, you will come across beautiful stone-built villages. Medieval Tibetan culture and traditions are found in these villages. The locals who live there have their own culture and traditions which they still preserve well. The people here are honest and live a simple life and are far from modern life.
Cross the Kang La Pass
This trek is also known as the Kang La Pass Trek. During the trek, You need to cross the Kang La Pass at an altitude of 5,320 meters. At a height of 5320 meters, Kang La Pass is the ultimate destination with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas that takes you to a small paradise of adventure. On the day of crossing the Kang La pass, you will have to walk for about 9 to 10 hours at a high altitude. Compared to other days, this day is difficult for you.
On this route, you can see the magnificent Himalayan view of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), and other more snow-capped mountains. Trekking in the Nar Phu is probably the best area of the Annapurna trekking routes for travelers who want to explore the hidden valleys and travel the challenging high passes.
Nar Phu Valley Trek is a little bit hard so you need good physical fitness with prior trekking experience. Spring and autumn seasons are good for a trek in Nar Phu Valley. But we arrange the trek according to your wish and holiday schedule. Hopefully, your journey with nature will definitely be one of the most memorable moments of your life.
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Drive Kathmandu to Jagat (1,300m) – 8 to 9 hours drive.
Trek Jagat to Dharapani (1,860m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Trek Dharapani to Koto (2,600m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
Trek Koto to Meta (3,560m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
trek meta to kyang (3,887m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
trek kyang to phu gaon (4,080m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
trek phu gaon to nar phedi (3,560m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
trek nar phedi to nar (4,110m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
trek nar to ngawal (3,660m) crossing kang la pass (5,320m) - 9 to 10 hours walk.
trek ngawal to manang (3,540m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
trek manang to yak kharka (4,050m) - 3 to 4 hours walk.
trek yak kharka to thorong high camp (4,925m) - 4 to 5 hours walk.
trek Thorong high camp to mutinath (3,800m) crossing thorong la pass (5,416m) - 7 to 8 hours walk.
trek muktinath to jomsom (2,720m) - 5 to 6 hours walk.
fly jomsom to pokhara (820m) - 20 minutes flight and transfer to hotel.
drive back to kathmandu (1,340m) - 5 to 6 hours drive.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
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They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex