Narphu Valley Trek




12 Days


March to May & October to November


From two persons


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Trip Highlights

Picturesque village like Manang, Narphu valley, Nar and Phu village, Kangla pass (5200m),  Excellent landscape, Chorton, Stupa and monastery, Ice Lake, best combination of Annapurna and off the beaten of Narphu valley, friendly people and many more.....

Trip Overview

Narphu Valley Trek is one of the best trek of Annapurna region and for those who want to explore hidden valley, issolated buddhist Tibetan culture and trek off the beaten crossing through high pass Kang La pass should visit this trek.

Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kang La pass at 5130m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our destination is the Narphu valley, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours reaching the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down valley.

Nowadays, Narphu has about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar and Phu valley were least affected by this change. The tortuous path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.The Nepal government's recent decision to open up Nar and Phu to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers, whose pastoral lifestyle continues. Apart from the odd researcher and climbing expeditions permitted to climb Him lung, Ratnachuli and Gachikang, few foreigners has visited the area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent. Since Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) recently extended its network to include Nar and Phu Valley, it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan at the request of the government for undiscovered valley.

We start this trek after driving almost half day from Kathmandu to Besishar. From here we follow Pupular Annapurna Circuit route until Koto and then we take off the beatan route until we get Nar Phu. After visiting this area we trek via Kang La pass and Ngawal  to manang, a beautiful village of Annapurna trail and continue trek to beautiful Ice Lake. A extensional trip is available  for those who want to have extend trek could go via Throngla Pass (5416m); and  end our trek at Jomsom/Marpha where we catch our sharing jeep or flight to Pokhara and later to KTM; doing this extension you need 4 days extra.  Trekkers carry only day pack and walk at their own pace.

Average hiking per day will be 6-7 hrs.

  • Day 01  Drive Kathmandu to Chamje (1470m) trip via Benshishar (820m)- 9hrs; stay overnight at lodge (L,D)
  • Day 02  Trek to Dharapani (2113m) or Danaque (2260m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 03  Trek to Koto (2640m) walking (6-7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 04  Trek to Metha  (3560m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge  (B,L,D)
  • Day 05  Trek to Phu Village (4080m); 7 hrs; stay overnight at lodge  (B,L,D)
  • Day 06  Acclimatization at Phu Gaon/ Day trip to Himlung Base Camp (B,L,D)
  • Day 07  Trek to Nar village (4150m) walking (7 hrs hrs) stay overnight at lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 08  Acclimatization day at Nar to make ready for Kang La Pass. (B,L,D)
  • Day 09  Trek to Ngawal along the high pass of Kang La Pass (5130m); 8 hrs walk ; stay overnight at lodge (B,L,D)
  • Day 10  Trek to Manang (3351m); 5 hrs walk (B, L, D)
  • Day 11  Drive to Benshishar by sharing jeep; 8 hrs (B,L,D)
  • Day 12  Drive to Kathmandu (B)


Before Trekking:

  • Day 00  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

After Trekking:

  • Day 00  Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 00  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget. For the extensional trip you can also continue trek from Manang to Jomsom /Marpha via Throngla (5416m) with only 5 days extra time. Lodge trek and meal at Narphu Valley is just simple; you will have mostly time local home stay type of accommodation and food you will have mostly local food (buckwheat and wheat made bread, potatos, rice and curry).
  • All land transport as per mention in the itinerary
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Narphu special trekking permit
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

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