Nar Phu Valley

with Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Trip Facts


Duration 15 Days


Difficulty Moderate

The trek begins from Besisahar. From Besisahar, we make our way into the Manang region and explore the villages of Koto, Meta, Phu, Nar, and Ngawal. Along the trek, you can get a majestic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including the Tilicho peak (7134m), Himlung Himal (7126m), and Gangapurna (7455m). Observe the Buddhist Chortens (temples), prayer flags, and famous monasteries such as Tashi Lakhang Gompa in the stunning Phu Valley.

After exploring the Manang region, you enter the Annapurna region via the famous Thorang La Pass (5416m). You will visit the historical temple of Muktinath, which is sacred for both Hindus and Buddhists across the globe. You can explore flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area as you pass through the thick forests of rhododendrons and wild oaks.

At the end of this trek, you will also get to explore the beautiful city of Pokhara. Boating in the Phewa Lake, cycling to Pame, paragliding, and visiting the famous heritage sites such as World Peace Stupa, Begnas Lake, and Sarangkot are the activities you can indulge in.

The best season for this trek is during autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May). This is because temperatures during these seasons are mild, with fewer chances of unpredictable weather.

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At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we aim is to provide you with the best resources and trekking guides to make this trek safe and one of the best experiences you ever have. You can mail us or contact us if you have any queries regarding this trek. We make it our priority to ensure that your stay in Nepal is unforgettable.

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  • Trek to the restricted area of Nar Phu Valley in the Manang region.
  • Visit the famous monastery, Tashi Lakhang Gompa, in Phu Valley.
  • Interact with the local Gurung and Tibetan people and learn about their culture, tradition, and local cuisine.
  • Hike to Nepal’s highest mountain pass, Thorong La pass and enjoy the majestic views of the surrounding mountain vistas.
  • Explore the beautiful city of Pokhara.
  • Visit Muktinath temple, one of the most sacred temples in Nepal.


Day 1

Drive to Besisahar

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km Drive
(Avg. 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Besisahar



We will leave Kathmandu early in the morning by bus and travel to Besisahar . Along the way, you can view the beautiful landscapes, eye-catching terrains, and rivers such as the Trishuli and Marsayangdi. You can also catch a glimpse of mountains such as Lamjung Himal (7983m), Peak 29 (7871m), and Manaslu (8156m) along the way. Overnight in  Besisahar .

Day 2

Drive to Koto

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

54km Drive
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Koto



A bus will drop you to Besisahar, where you will change vehicles and drive to Koto. The roads in these regions are not well-developed, so that the ride might get a bit bumpy. However, the scenery makes up for it. Along the way, you can see a beautiful waterfall and come across villages such as Kotro and Dharapani before finally reaching Koto. Overnight in Koto.

Day 3

Trek to Meta

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Meta



Day 4

Trek to Phu Village

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Phu Village



After breakfast, we make our way into the famous village of Phu. We will come across a number of suspension bridges across small streams and rivers and also pass through small villages such as Kyang, Jhunam, and Chyakhu. You will also notice the colorful prayer flags and small Buddhist Chortens along the way. After hiking over the small canyons, ridges, and rocky trails along the Phu Khola, we finally reach Phu Village. Overnight in Phu.

Day 5

Excursion around Phu valley.

Today, we will take a one-day break at Phu Valley, which will give us a chance to acclimatize with the environment and also explore the region. The first thing you will want to do is visit the Tashi Lakhang Gompa, which is a famous monastery built by Karma Sonam Rinpoche, who came to Nepal with the Dalai Lama in 1959. You can spend the rest of the day with the local Gurung and Tibetan people living in this area. It is a great chance to learn about their culture and traditions. Overnight in Phu.

Day 6

Trek to Nar Village

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Nar Village



After breakfast, we will make our way to Nar Village. We will retrace our steps back to Meta and make our way to Nar Phedi. You will stop here for lunch and rest for a while. After walking a further away from Nar Phedi, you will come across some suspension bridges over the Labse River. Across the hill, lies the village of Nar. Overnight at Nar.

Day 7

Trek to Ngawal

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Hike
(Avg 8hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Ngawal



The trail today is a bit longer, so it is best if we start our trek before sunrise. We will make our way to Ngawal via the famous Kang La Pass (5306m), where we get a fantastic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. This trail may seem difficult due to the sudden rise in altitude, but it gets relatively more comfortable as we make our way downhill from the Kang La pass. Once you reach Ngawal, you will notice that it is more developed than the previous villages in the region. You will find facilities of Wi-Fi in the lodges. Overnight in Ngawal.

Day 8

Trek to Manang

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Manang



Day 9

Acclimatization day at Manang – Exploration around.

Today, we will take a one-day rest at Manang to acclimatize ourselves with the surroundings and explore this beautiful valley. You can hike to Chhunker viewpoint, from where you get a spectacular view of Gangapurna Lake (3550m) along with the Annapurna massif, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Pisang Peak (6091m), and Chulu Peak (6429m). While coming downhill from the viewpoint, you can also visit the Cave Gompa, a monastery inside a cave. Overnight in Manang.

Day 10

Trek to Yak Kharka

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

7km Hike
(Avg 4hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Yak Kharka



After breakfast, we begin our trek to Yak Kharka today. This is an uphill climb through steep terrain and rocky ridges before reaching a small stop named Batase Danda. After having lunch, we make our way through the forests of rhododendrons, juniper, pines, and oaks before reaching Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is a place where farmers take their yaks for grazing.

Day 11

Trek to Thorong Phedi

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Hike
(Avg 4hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Thorong Phedi



After breakfast at Yak Kharka, we begin our hike to Thorong Phedi. Since there will be a sudden rise in altitude, we will hike at a slow and gradual pace. After hiking past a couple of ridges, we reach Ledar. We then cross over a wooden bridge across the Marsayangdi River to reach Thorong Phedi. You can spend the rest of the day acclimatizing or hiking further up to the Thorong High Camp to witness the stunning view. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 12

Trek to Muktinath

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Hike
(Avg 9hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Muktinath



Today is going to be the toughest part of the trail as we will be crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m), which is the highest mountain pass in Nepal. From Thorong La pass, you get a majestic view of the Manang valley, Kali Gandaki valley, and Mustang region as well. You can spend some time here, marveling over the beautiful view. As you reach downhill to Chabarbu, it is only a couple of hours of walk before you reach Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 13

Trek to Jomsom

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Jomsom



Muktinath temple is an ancient temple sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. We will explore the temple of Muktinath in the early morning and make our way to Jomsom. This trail is easier as it is mostly downhill as we make our way through Jharkot village, where we get a fantastic view of Nilgiri Himal (7061m) and the Dhaulagiri region. We will stop at Kagbeni for lunch as we make our way along the Kali Gandaki River to the windy city of Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 14

Fly to Pokhara

Day 14 Facts

Trekking Time Average

22mins flight


Luxury Hotel in Pokhara



After breakfast, we will catch our flight back to Pokhara. If you’re lucky to get the window seat, you can catch the last glimpse of the beautiful landscapes and terrains of the Mustang region. It is a 22-minute flight. After you reach the hotel and refresh, you can explore the majestic city of Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the famous tourist destinations in Nepal, offering opportunities to enjoy adventure sports like paragliding and zip-lining. You can also visit some of the famous sites in Pokhara like Sarangkot, World Peace Stupa, Begnas Lake, Fewa Lake, and so on

Day 15

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 15 Facts

Trekking Time Average

200km Drive
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu



You will leave Pokhara by 7:00 am in the morning. We will stop for lunch in Malekhu, which is famous for the fishes from the Trishuli River. You will reach Kathmandu in the late afternoon. You can stroll around the streets of Thamel in the evening and buy some souvenirs as a memento.

What do you get in the Trip?


  • Tribhuwan International Airport Transfer ( Airport + Hotel + Airport ) in Kathmandu.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Lodge ( Twin share basis) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) along the trek.
  • One highly experienced, first aid trained, fluent English speaking, local language speaking, friendly and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two persons ).
  • Guide/ Porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Jomsom- Pokhara by flight.
  • Nar Phu valley Permit and Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) and necessary permits ( TIMS) .
  • A trekking map, duffle bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, Trekking completion certificate and company T-shirt etc.
  • Government tax and service charge etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Public Liability Insurance.


  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, desert, battery charge, hot shower, laundry, phone bill and bar bill.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters. ( Highly suggested).

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

We did may a treks in Nepal Himalayas with Nepal Alternative Treks & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd., specially the routes of lesser crowd, namely Namuun La (2014), Naar-Phoo-Kang La Pass (2014 and 2015), Manaslu Circuit (2016). All were unique and exclusive of their own kind, and was superbly organized and executed by Mr. Tej Gurung. We as himalayan trekkers and photography lovers, need more professionalism an d care for the trekkers, and Mr. Tej Gurung has helped us in so many ways, specially during our tragedy of 2014 in the Naar-Phoo route, was just unparallel. We won't simply thank him, but we will always be thankful to him for his kind co-operation, kind heartedness, and trekker-friendly attitude always. We would look forward to keep on trekking with Nepal Alternative Treks & Expeditions Pvt Ltd in the years to come.





Best Time To Visit

The best time to do Nar Phu Valley with Annapurna Circuit Trekking is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you will be able to see the beauty of the surrounding in clear visibility. Furthermore, during this season you will also be able to find proper accommodation for your stay. At this time of the year, the temperature is also moderate. Which will multiply your experience and fun during the trek.

The difficulty of this trek

It is always difficult to trek at high altitudes. Similarly, you will face a lot of difficulties. But, the most common of them all is altitude sickness. There are a lot of incidents where people fall victim to this sickness. If this sickness is not treated properly then this can lead to death as well. Similarly, other difficulties that you will face during the trek are its landscape and the remote nature of the trek. So, make sure that you are prepared for that.

Travel insurance

Your travel insurance is the most important thing that you should have on your trekking journey. Nar Phu Valley with Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the hardest treks in Nepal. So, you need to have your insurance with you. Furthermore, make sure that your insurance policy is not expired. In addition, make sure that your insurance company has ticked all your trekking-related policies such as rescue missions, medical expenses, and loss of personal equipment. Therefore, if all these things are good then it will be easy for you to go on the trek with us.

Meals and Accommodation

We provide Meals and Accommodation facilities in Kathmandu. Similarly, we also don’t provide any soft or hard drinks during the trek. But, we provide. Lodge accommodation (twin share basis) during the trekking. Most importantly, we provide meals 3 times a day which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner facility as your wish. Likewise, we also provide food in sufficient quantities. In addition, we also provide healthy Nepali and western food during the trek with us.

Required Permits

ACAP: NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Narphu valley special permit : USD 100  Sept – Nov for 1 week, USD 15 per day for extra days
USD 75 Dec-Aug for 1 week and USD 15 per day  for extra days

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Fitness and experience requirements

Nar Phu Valley with Annapurna Circuit Trek is a very long trek so you should be physically fit and mentally tough. In addition, you should have at least the experience of climbing small peaks. Not everyone can do this trek. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Furthermore, you should not have any heart or lung diseases. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases. Furthermore, you should have confidence in yourself.

Climate and weather

Nar Phu Valley with Annapurna Circuit is at a high altitude. So, the temperature of Nepal at high altitudes is mostly cold. So make sure you have warm clothes with you. But, the best time for you to travel is during the spring and monsoon seasons. These seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. In addition, the temperature is also moderate.  If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. Similarly, if you travel here during this time then this can multiply your fun and trekking experience during the trek.

Safety and security

We are a very reputed trekking and travel company who takes consumers’ safety and security very seriously. It is the most important component of our company. Likewise, we take full care of our consumer and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly and carefully checks every area of our travel. So, you can feel free and enjoy your time trekking with us.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

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