Important Information

Annapurna Region Treks
17 Days
Max Altitude 5320 Meters
Best Season Spring & Autumn
Activity Per Day
4-5 Hours Walk
Level 4
Group Size
2 - 10 people
Transportation Jeep/Bus

“Explore the untouched valley of Nar Phu and trekking through the challenging passes of Kangla Pass (5320m) and Thorang La Pass (5416m).”

Nar Phu Valley is untouched by the modernization and of course, a less crowded trekking destination which lies on the northeast part of Thorang La, way to Saribung Pass which leads to Upper Mustang. This was restricted for foreigners until 2002 AD.  This is a remote and exotic part of Annapurna where people of the Tibetan community live densely with the occupation of Yak herding and Agriculture. Century’s old Mani wall and colorful prayer flags will welcome to villages of Nar and Phu. Buddhist Monastries are other attractions that help to heal your inner anxiety.

Nar Phu is spectacular mountain scenery, picturesque lowland farms, and villages with the challenging passes above 5000 meters which lead you for an amazing trip. This trek has covered the best of all from Manang with the altitude varies from 830 meters at the lowest land of Besi Sahar to highest at Kang la pass with 5320 meters.  Acclimatization is mandatory in this trekking because the trail leads above 5000 meters. Kang la pass is a perfect viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of mountains and peaks. Continuing with an alternative pass of Thorang La will lead to Mustang District.

Thorang la pass is a popular Pass in Annapurna region which is located at the height of 5,416 meters marking a border between Manang and Mustang district. After crossing the Kang la Pass you will traverse to Muktinath, Kali Gandaki valley of Mustang district. 

This trekking is based Tea house. This trekking route is one of the pleasant adventures with the opportunities of exploring green valleys and hills, culturally rich villages, flowery slopes, forests of rhododendron, pastures lands and river gorges. The trek is ideal for both the natural explorers and adventure seekers.

Himalayan Wander Walkers organize camping and Tea house trekking package for all trekkers who are fit enough and have proper time. All our trips are tailor-made trips with personalized services. 

If you are looking for different itinerary than the itinerary here please Customize Your Trip 

Highlights of Nar Phu Trek

  • Discover the hidden valley of Nar and Phu.
  • Spectacular view from Kang-la Pass and Thorang La Pass.
  • Witness a Tibetan –derived culture with the unique landscape of Nar and Phu valley.
  • Explore the centuries-old stones Mani wall and Monasteries
  • Discover the Kaligandaki Valley.
  • Experience a unique structured landscape.   
  • Experience the culturally rich villages full of Tibetan feelings.

Outline Itinerary ( 17 Days )

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of Himalayan Wander Walkers will warmly welcome you to Nepal and will escort you towards your hotel. If your arrival time is in the morning you can do a short tour or you can just relax and walk around the town. You have to come one day earlier for special permit. For that we need your original passport.

Overnight: at hotel set with BB plan.

Day 2

City tour, Permit reparation.

Visit world’s heritage sites. Which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with woods, stones, and metals. Today after breakfast we will start city tour to most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu valley. These landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swyambhunath) and the world largest Buddhists stupa, Bouddhanath. Briefing regarding the trek with two way question answer with the trip leader (The Guide).

Overnight: at hotel set with BB plan.

Day 3

Scenic drive to Koto (2,670m), 6-7hr walk

At Kathmandu, we will start our day by having a refreshing breakfast and then we will move towards the bus stop to catch the bus to Besisahar. The road drive goes for about 9 to 10 hours long. After the long and exhausting travel from the bus, we will drop to Besisahar. The night will be at one of the best hotels in Besisahar. Then local drive will continue for Koto village.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 

Day 4

Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

From Koto, we will begin our trekking earlier than ever because the way is a little bit tough with a long distance to travel. We need to cross the river of Narphu valley and then a hike up to Phu Khola through the beautiful forests. The route will continue until we reach Dharmasala. Your last steep climb will stretch into Meta, from which you will witness some amazing giant peaks. Lodges in Meta are simple but neat and provide good foods. 

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 

Day 5

Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m): 7-8 hours

Today you will trek to Phu Gaun(village). On the way to Phu you will witness some of the unique, colorful Tibetan Buddhist chortens that Nar Phu valley is popular for. Then you will hike on the ridge from where you will have good view of the magnificent Nar Phedi Monastery. After passing scenic canyons and gorges, you’ll reach beautiful landscape from which you will view three villages in the area as well as the old ruined forts, impressively lies on the flat land before the Phu vilage.  After crossing the river will reach today's overnight place, Phu Gaon. After checking your room and short rest you will pay visit to Tshi Lhakhang Monastery which was constructed by Lama Karma Sonam Rinpoche who came along His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Nepal in 1959. 

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 

Day 6

Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

It is alwasy a good idea to spend extra day for acclimatization in high altitude. During this day you will hike up to Himlung Himal  (7,125 m) Base Camp or you will just walk around the Phu village to explore the small allays and lifelihood of the locals. Blue sheeps are seen if you hike to Himlung Base Camp which takes 4-5 hours up and down day hike. 

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse. 

Day 7

Trek to Nar Phedi (3,490m)

Today you will trek to Nar Phedi where the only Monastery located for overnight. You will expereince the life style of Buddhist nun. Regular foods of the nun will serve to you and you will also witness the evening Puja (blessing). There is a small donation box inside the prayer hall, we appreciate your contribution for the monastery. 

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at monastery. 

Day 8

Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m): 6-7 hours

The trail descends to a river and retraces the path back to Junam Kharka. You then trek down the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge and back up again. You will reach the Nar gate at the top of a hill, and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo topped chortens and a large tiered chorten before turning the corner and being rewarded with sublime views of Nar.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse. 


Day 9

Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m) to Ngawal (3,660m): 7-8 hours

Continue ascending towards Kang La Pass after having breakfast. Crossing Kang La Pass is no tough, but it can get long if there is snow on the pass. From the top of the pass, you get to see breath-taking views of Annapurna II, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and many other surrounding peaks. Descending down steep scree will reach to Ngawal (3,615m).  

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 


Day 10

Trek to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hours

Trekking on a flat path along the bank of Marshyangdi River, you reach Manang. On the way, you pass by lush pine forests and small villages along with terraced farms. You get to see views of the Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak and beautiful landscapes on the way.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 

Day 11

Trek to Yak Kharka (4050m) 4 hours

Today we trek to Yak Kharka which means Yak Pastures in Nepali. The trail begins its ascent of nearly 200 meters toward Thorang la. Passing through the Marsyangdi valley and crossing the suspension bridge of Gunsang teahouse. After leaving the large trees behind and gradually the landscape turn to scrub juniper and pasture land. You will see Yak grazing below the Chulo west and Gundang peak.  Finally, reach Yak Kharka.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 


Day 12

Trek to Thorang Phedi (4450m) 2/3hours

Today, we trek to Thorung Phedi. The traditional houses are made of clay and stone and joint to each other. The path keeps on going up slowly by crossing the innumerable tiny streams, which comes from the Chulu east and Chulu west peak. We pass through Letdar (4200m) and reach Thorung Phedi.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse


Day 13

Trek to Muktinath (3760m) via Throng-La pass (5416m) 6/7 hours

Thorung-La Pass is a long day trek which is why we trek at around 3 am morning. Due to the weather condition, we have to walk early. After the clear weather, there is a magnificent view of Himalayas and will be a breathtaking day as you gaze at the high peaks of the Himalayas. The day is cold as we pass at high elevations which will offer incredible views of the mountains. We pass through Thorung La and descend to Muktinath, a sacred spot to both Hindus and Buddhists, there exist many important temples, and it's really good for our evening sidewalk.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 


Day 14

Trek to Jamsom (2710m) 4/5 hours

As we begin the final day’s hiking, Dhaulagiri glows orange and the yellow in the early morning sun. Today we take a side trip to the Bonpo monastery in Lubra, before returning to Jomsom for the flight back to Pokhara. From a small hill, the views of Muktinath valley are used for agriculture. We soon reach the Panga Khola valley and the track follows the course of the river, but high upstream. After an hour and a half, we will reach the settlement of Lubra consists of about 20 houses where the Bonpo monastery was established in the 12th century. This is one of the rare Bon monasteries remaining in Nepal. After Lubra, the trail leads to the Kali Gandaki and we will cross the Panda Khola which joins the main trail of tourists going to Jomsom.

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] Overnight at teahouse 


Day 15

Fly back to Pokhara (820m)

We take an early morning 20min flight from Jomsom to Pokhara; the guide will transfer you to the Hotel there in BB Plan. The day we give you a chance for exploring the beautiful Pokhara valley with its natural and cultural beauty.

Overnight at the hotel with a BB basis.


Day 16

Drive back to Kathmandu 5/6 hours

After having breakfast your trip starts with a drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach about 6-7 hours driving (or take a short 30-minute flight) and overnight is arranged in Kathmandu as per the agreed category with BB Plan. At evening Himalayan Wander Walkers will invite you to join in a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese cultural restaurant.

Overnight at Hotel with BB basis.


Day 17

Departure to Home Country

We are saying goodbye as your journey to Nepal comes to an end today. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3-4 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Himalayan Wander walkers will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

This trek can be done in 17 days and less according to your time availability.




Airport pick up and drop off
Taxi/bus to the start and end of the trek
English-speaking government license holder trekking guide
Trekking guide’s and porter’s insurance during the trip
TIMS trekking permit
Annapurna conservation permit
Special permit for Nar and Phu
Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
National park fee
Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu
Accommodation during the trek


Meals & drinks during the trek and in Kathmandu (unless stated otherwise under ‘The trip cost includes’)
Personal trekking equipment
Travel/medical insurance
Emergency rescue evacuation
Phone calls
International air ticket
Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek
If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’

Important Information


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will  work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.


  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.

Trekking or running shoes, Camp shoes or thongs, Socks (polypropylene),

Down or fiber-filled jacket, Jumper or piled jacket, Hiking shorts, Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants, T-shirts or blouses, Underwear, Sun hat

Rucksack, Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional), Water bottle, Torch, batteries, and bulbs