Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek - 20 Days

An Adventure Trek of Nar and Phu Valley with Thorong La Pass !
Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek - 20 Days
  • Duration20 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5416m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Local Vehicles and Flights
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek is a wild and adventurous trek in the Annapurna Himalayas that takes you around the infamous Annapurna Circuit and to the hidden villages of Nar and Phu tucked between Annapurna and Manaslu regions. It is an interesting trek that encompasses many temperature zones, dramatic topographical variances, and, most importantly, unique cultures and populations. The Annapurna Circuit and Nar Phu Valley Trek offer an outstanding high-altitude trekking experience for seasoned trekkers. Even novice hikers can opt for the trek with some preparation and training. 

Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit is an unforgettable venture that leads to a hidden valley, where you experience a rich Buddhist culture and raw Himalayan nature. Trekking through pristine villages on a tranquil trail, you reach the small Nar and Phu villages. They are one of the most secluded parts of Nepal far away from modernization. The Nar Phu Valley Trekking route passes through serene settlements of people of Tibetan descent and blends the pristine natural appeal of the Himalayas with adventurous side trails and the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

This beautiful adventure takes you along some of the most breathtaking hiking trails in the world, with views of the seventh and tenth-highest mountains in the world, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m). The walk is made much more fascinating by the Kali Gandaki River's world's deepest gorge. The cherry on top are landmarks such as the Thorung La Pass, Muktinath Temple, and the serene village environments of Manang and Jomsom.

Joining our Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary, you will not only visit the two hidden villages but also get to explore other wonders of the Annapurna region. Exploring Manang village, you will cross the challenging Thorong La Pass and descend to Muktinath Temple. It is one of the holiest temples of Hindus and Buddhists. The trek further leads to Jomsom, where this adventurous Nar Phu Valley Trek of 20 days comes to an end.

Nar Phu Valley trekking in Nepal is available with Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition on both private departures and group-joining trips. Be part of one of our departure dates or contact us to create your tailor-made Nar Phu Valley Trek. We assure you that with us, you will not only get the most genuine cost but also the best service. Come join us on our 20 days full of adventure in the remote Annapurna and Nar Phu Valley.

Best Features of Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • 3 weeks of continuous hiking in the remotest location in Nepal
  • Full-day of sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Hiking on the off-the-beat and fairly less-crowded trail of the restricted area
  • Staying in the ancient villages of Nar and Phu far from modernization
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Amazing mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Wandering through the lush green woods of Rhododendrons, oak, birch, and juniper
  • Surrounding yourself with 7000+ meters of mountain peaks
  • Getting to know the locals of Manang village while acclimatizing
  • Crossing the challenging Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass
  • Visiting Muktinath Temple in Mustang, a sacred Hindu and Buddhist shrine
  • Witness panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains

What does a brief Itinerary of the Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Hike look like?

The Annapurna Nar Phu Valley hike starts after a day's drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, the trek start point. You start the trek by following the Marsyangdi River valley to Koto with an overnight stay at Chamje and Dharapani. You then leave the Annapurna trail and take another route to reach Phu Valley, spending a night at Neta village. After exploring the Phu Valley, you then trek to Nar village. You spend a day exploring Nar trek to Ngawal and finally trek to Manang village.

The Annapurna Nar Phu Valley trekking excursion further continues from Manang towards Thorang La Pass. You again rejoin the classic trails of Annapurna Circuit to reach Jomsom by passing over the Thorong La, which is the highest trekking pass in Nepal with 5,416 meters above sea level. You visit the Muktinath temple and old Kagbeni village as well on the way to Jomsom. You then take a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom, spend a relaxing day in Pokhara, and drive to Kathmandu to conclude the trek.

How difficult is the trek to Annapurna Circuit and Nar Phu Valley?

The Annapurna Circuit with Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the most difficult treks of Nepal. The trek includes long steep ascents on a rugged path. Moreover, this is one of the most isolated parts of the Himalayas, where there is no touch of modernization. The trail has few to no tea shops. Even only a handful of trekkers go on trekking in this region, which means you will rarely find fellow trekkers. All these factors add up to the difficulty level of this trek. Plus high altitude always involves the risk of acute mountain sickness as you’ll be trekking in altitudes of above 5000 meters. You must be in the best possible physical and mental condition because you will be walking over the challenging Himalayan terrain for six to eight hours each day. However, with proper guidance, a well-planned itinerary, and strong willpower, anyone can do this trek.

What is the best time to trek to Annapurna Nar Phu Valley?

Trekking to Annapurna Nar Phu Valley is best done in the spring months of March, April, and May, and in the autumn, from September to mid-December. Even better, October is thought to be the ideal month to hike in Nepal for the Annapurna region During this time, the sky is clear, making for fantastic views, and the weather is often consistent. The nice weather throughout these months adds to the enjoyment of the journey.

The hike is also feasible in the winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to July) seasons. However, during the monsoon season, there could be rain, treacherous terrain, and freezing temperatures.

If you want a more tranquil experience, you could go in December. The trek can also be done in the winter. Despite the very cold and snowy winter, clear skies and dry air offer the clearest visibility. Make sure you have all the gear needed if you're planning a hike in December.

In January, it is important to avoid traveling from Manang to Yak Kharka due to avalanches. There is a risk of landslides and avalanches on this path. Trekkers should proceed with caution from Manang to Thorong, no matter the season.

Major Attractions of the Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek

Scenic drives and mountain flights

From Kathmandu, you drive to Bhulbhule at the beginning of your trek. The drive will be long and scenic. You get to see lush green hills, rivers, small settlements, dense forests, and waterfalls during the drive. On your return, you take an adventurous yet mesmerizing flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. You might witness the entire Annapurna range from your plane’s window. Likewise, the trip concludes with yet another amazing drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu across the countryside.

Exploring Pho Gaon & Nar Gaon tucked away from modernization

Pho Gaon and Nar Gaon are two separate villages in the hidden corners of the Annapurna region. Both villages are extremely secluded and untouched by modernization. You will spend two nights and one full day in each village to explore the surroundings and take in the people's quite different way of life from your own. Only a handful of trekkers get to visit this part of the region. You would be among the fortunate ones if you combined the Manaslu with the Nar Phu Valley Trek.

Crossing challenging Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass

On the Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek, you will cross two challenging passes Kanga La Pass (in Nar Phu Valley) and Thorong La Pass (in Annapurna Circuit). Among them, Thorong La Pass is the most difficult one. It is the highest trekking pass in Nepal. The trail to both passes is steep and rugged. From the top of both passes, you can see the fantastic views of the Himalayan Mountains. It's impossible to put into words the feeling of accomplishment you get from seeing the breathtaking vista from the top of the pass. You must witness it for yourself.

Explore Manang and its surroundings

Manang is a very beautiful village with decent facilities from a hot shower to a nice lodge. However, due to elevation, everything is expensive here. You get to explore Manang and visit the nearby Buddhist monasteries and caves. Manange is the home of Buddhist descendants of Tibetans who speak Manange, a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in the northern Himalayas of Nepal. They are humble people who depend on tourism, yak herding, and a tiny bit of agriculture for their livelihood. 

Visit the holy Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple, at the base of Thorong La Pass, is a popular destination for Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. It is said that taking a bath in the hallowed faucets within the Muktinath temple premises would wash away all sins and bring good fortune. The abode of freedom, Mukti Kshetra, is another name for the temple. Thousands of visitors bathe under the taps at this temple, thinking the water will atone for their sins, coming from all across India and Nepal. During your adventure journey, you will have the exceptional chance to visit the Muktinath temple and ask for blessings for yourself.

Spend the night in breath-taking Jomsom

Jomsom is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. You will explore the village and get to see some of the most outstanding landscape views. Also, Jomsom is the most developed village in the higher Annapurna region with an airstrip, WiFi, communication facilities, etc.

Witness panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains

As you will be walking around the whole Annapurna range, you will undoubtedly see its mountains all the way from the beginning to the end of the hike. There are many peaks on this 55-kilometer long massif, including the 10th highest peak, Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre/Fishtail (6993 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7455 m), and Tilicho Peak (7135 m). Along with these, you'll be able to observe summits reaching 7000 meters and above, as well as other mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), and Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986 m). There are going to be snow-covered mountains all around you.

Get to know humble locals from different ethnic backgrounds

The climb provides a fascinating look into the regional customs and cultural traditions in addition to a breathtaking view of some of the world's highest peak summits. While on the hike, you will get a chance to see how the Gurungs, Brahmins, Manangis, Thakalis, Bon, and Magars live in their traditional ways. The friendly locals will help you become familiar with the long-standing traditions, beliefs, and practices of the region. The numerous old temples, stupas, gumbas, and chortens that are still intact provide evidence of the region's rich cultural heritage.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Your 20 days Annapurna Nar Phu Valley trek begins as soon as you land in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu by plane on a clear day, the mesmerizing vistas of the snow-capped mountain peaks spread out below you, setting off a chain reaction of unforgettable events that are going to stick with you for a very long time. Our airport representative will meet you at the exit gate of the airport and take you to your hotel in Thamel. After assisting you with checking into the hotel, our representative will give you an overview of your daily schedule or you can visit our office for that. The rest of the day is free for you to rest.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Following breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu at approximately 9:00 am. Kathmandu is the historical center of Nepal and has been a well-liked travel destination ever since the country's borders were opened to outsiders. The city offers a fascinating blend of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, and Western influences in the valley. You will visit the most well-known and significant Hindu shrine, Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square—all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites

After a full day of guided touring, you will head back to your hotel and have some free time to purchase any necessary trekking equipment, since we’ll be leaving for the trek the very next day. While you’re busy touring the city, we prepare all the permits required for the trek.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Pirvate Vehicles

You will have an early breakfast at your Kathmandu hotel, and our trekking guide will arrive there at around 7 AM to pick you up. From there, we'll drive to Dumre along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway, then take the paved, narrow road beside the Marsyangdi River to Besisahar and finally to Bhulbhule. On the way, you will be treated by the beautiful scenery of the Nepalese countryside. You'll spend your first night of the journey in Bhulbhule.

  • Max. Altitude: 840m/2,755ft,
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 510m/1,673ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We set out for Chamje after eating breakfast at the lodge. The hike will take approximately six hours, with a flat initial section and a sharp ascent before coming to a sheer rock wall that is 200–300 meters above the riverbed. After a while, we descend to the stone settlement of Jagat (1330m), which is perched on a shelf that plunges into the steep Marsyangdi valley. The trail now starts to go through woodlands with a few tiny ups and downs leading to Chamje. We’ll spend the night at a lodge in Chamje.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,410m/4,626ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 570m/1,870ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We begin our hike to Dharapani after eating breakfast at the guest house. We descend to the river and pass another suspension bridge. The initial trail to Sattale is so steep that it appears like one slip will send you crawling into the valley. After hiking for a while on the winding trail up to the top of a hill, Tal's level plain will be visible. Past Tal, the trail becomes steep, tortuous, and in some places hewn directly from the rock as the valley narrows. There is a little bit more cliff walking after the small settlement of Karte, after which the trail descends to the river once more. We cross another suspension bridge to reach Dharapani, which is where we spend today’s night.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,960m/6,430ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 550m/1,804ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Koto is a small village, where the Gurung people make up the majority among several ethnic groups. We begin the day early in the morning after breakfast. From Dharapani, you have to go along the trail that progressively climbs to Koto. With breathtaking views, the trail passes through Bagarchhap hamlet and traces the course of the Marshyangdi River. Along the way, you will see lush forests, Annapurna II, and the Manaslu range in stunning views. Once you reach Koto, you'll check into your room at a guest house.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,610m/8,563ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 650m/2,133ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

You will leave the Annapurna hiking trail behind and enter Nar Phu Valley today. Hiking through deep pine forests, rivers, waterfalls, and streams of water will take you through breathtaking natural experiences. We arrive at the Nar Phu Valley after passing the checkpoint and across a bridge that leads there. The forest gets thinner as we cross Dharamshala, and you have to climb steeply to reach Meta, a magical settlement with close-up views of the snow-capped mountains. Meta is where we stay tonight.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,560m/11,680ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 950m/3,117ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

We head out for today’s adventure after a warm breakfast at our overnight lodge in Meta. The trail begins with a climb and a descent. You travel for hours over suspension bridges across multiple waterways until you reach Kyang. Here you may see the remnants of the Khampa colony, especially the crumbling forts that once housed and caught the Khampa refugees from Tibet. A rough trail passes the Phu Khola before arriving at Phu Gaon.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,080m/13,386ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 520m/1,706ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

It is a rest day in Phu Valley. We have an entertaining trip around the valley planned to liven up the rest day at Phu Valley. We'll take you to Ngoru's Kharka, or summer grazing settlement. It's a three-hour climb up the valley to Kharka after crossing the gompa. The village of Phu itself is a very intriguing place to explore where you can watch the people spinning the wool from their sheep and yaks and have a conversation with them. We come back to our tea house for the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,080m/13,386ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today’s 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. Once you reach Nar, you can check in to your tea house and rest around the fireplace.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ft,
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 30m/98ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

In comparison to Phu, Nar has a livelier environment. The hamlet's "square" is packed with women who read the paper, grind mustard seeds for oil, or spin the ubiquitous wool while working on back-strap looms to weave wool fabric for blankets and carpets. Villagers can be seen going about their everyday tasks, such as printing prayer flags, working on carpentry projects, gathering wood from the forest, harvesting crops, caring for yaks, sheep, and goats, and turning the prayer wheels in the town square. You can take a tour of Nar Village and watch the residents at work on their crafts on your day off. You could attempt to pick up some of the skills that are unique to the Nar people.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

On this day of the Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek, you will cross the first mountain pass. We start our climb towards Kang La Pass in Nar after a substantial breakfast. If there is snow on Kang La Pass, it can be a bit of a challenge to cross on time. From the pass's summit, you may enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna II, Mt. Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and numerous other surrounding peaks. After crossing the pass, you hike down to Ngawal and spend the night in a mountain lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,660m/12,008ft,
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 450m/1,476ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After a delicious Tibetan breakfast in Ngawal, we begin our day hike to Manang. 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. Manang is a beautiful village with many things to see. Once you settle into your lodge, you can go out to explore. The village also has an aid post run by the Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA], which is a fun and informative place to visit.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,540m/11,614ft,
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 120m/394ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Yak Kharka is going to be today's destination. The trail gradually climbs from Manang to Yak Kharka, passing over the village of Gunsang (3960 m). We will be hiking throughout the day enjoying the amazing views of the surrounding mountains. It may look like a minor ascent, but we will get tired from the altitude. Breathing becomes challenging at Yak Kharka's even higher elevation of 4050 meters. So we move slowly and deliberately. We rest at a tea house after arriving at Yak Kharka, where we also spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 570m/1,870ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today’s trail starts with a moderate climb up to a hilltop and then descends to Marsyangdi Headwaters. Next, we go over a secret wooden bridge. After climbing the mountain route on the right side of the Marsyandgi for a time, we eventually descend to Thorung Phedi after navigating a small trail up a dangerous slope. We hike to the base of Thorung La Pass, also called Thorung Phedi, at the end of the day, where we stay in a cozy mountain lodge to refuel for the next day.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,600m/15,092ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 490m/1,607ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today we will travel across Thorung La Pass, which is 5416 meters high and the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit. We began our strenuous but easy journey to Thorang La Pass early in the morning. Four hours of nonstop rising later, we approach the prayer flags of the popular Thorung La Pass. We are met with stunning views of the brown and purple hills of Mustang and the snow-capped peaks at the top of the Kali Gandaki Valley as soon as we ascend the pass. Standing at the top of Thorung La Pass, you become overwhelmed with pride and a sense of accomplishment by the breathtaking surroundings.

We stop for a short while to take in the breathtaking Himalayas before continuing on our adventure. The breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri makes the agonizing 1600-meter descent to Muktinath enjoyable even though it can induce knee pain. At last, the moraines give way to grassy slopes, and we take a leisurely climb up via Jhong Khola Valley to reach Muktinath.

  • Max. Altitude: 5,416m/17,769ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 816m/2,677ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1,616m/5,302ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, you will be visiting Muktinath, a sacred Hindu shrine with Buddhist religious importance. There is a belief that bathing in the holy tapes found within the temple premises will cleanse you of your sins. So, in order to receive blessings, we get up early, get dressed, and go to the temple.

After our visit to the temple, we return to our overnight accommodation, have breakfast, gather our luggage, and resume our hike in the direction of Jomsom. One of the most visited tourist spots in Mustang is Jomsom. It's also the starting point of the Upper Mustang Trek. The lovely town of Jomsom is within our grasp in a few hours. Here you can sample the well-known apple wine from the area. 

  • Max. Altitude: 2,715m/8,907ft,
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 2,701m/8,861ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

After having an early breakfast at our overnight stay in Jomsom, we head out to Jomsom Airport and fly to Pokhara. Once you reach Pokhara, you will have an entire day to you. Explore around or relax as per your mood. Pokhara is a beautiful city of lakes full of natural, cultural, and religious wonders. You can easily spend your day going around the places or you can simply relax at a lakeside restaurant with your favorite food and drinks.

  • Max. Altitude: 820m/2,690ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Elevation Loss: 1895m/6217ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

At approximately 7 or 8 AM, you will board a luxury tourist bus to Kathmandu. As you travel through various small settlements, you get to see the cascading rivers, terraced farmland, and lush countryside splendor. It will be a fantastic opportunity for you to see the stunning Nepalese landscape throughout the six or seven-hour bus excursion.

You will be dropped off at your Thamel hotel as soon as you get to Kathmandu. Once you've checked into your hotel in Thamel, take some time to relax and shop for mementos to take home for your loved ones. Come to your farewell meal with us on your final night in Kathmandu. 

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus

You can leave the hotel as per your flight departure time. Our airport representative will drop you at the terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Day Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers by private vehicles
  • Guided full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley 
  • 3 nights' accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night's accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Ground transport (Kathmandu - Chamje, Jomsom - Tatopani, Hile - Pokhara, Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while on the trek
  • Accommodations in basic mountain lodges or tea houses on the trek
  • A guide and potters (1 potter carries a total of 22 kg from 2 trekkers)
  • Paperwork, National Park Entry Permit, and TIMS card
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service paid by your travel insurance company
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffel bag – if necessary (return after trek)
  • Farewell dinner on your last night in Kathmandu.
  • A trekking map, T-shirt, and a Cap 
  • Well-equipped first aid kit with oximeter
  • All the Government Tax, VAT, etc.
What's not Included
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee (easily issuable upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • Entry ticket fee for monuments during the Kathmandu tour
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • Personal expenses (snacks, drinking water, beverages, bar bills, etc.)
  • Laundry and telephone bills
  • Hot shower, hot drinking water, battery charging, internet charge while on the trek
  • Tips for guide and potters (expected)
  • Anything not mentioned in the Included section
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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum Elevation

Situated at an elevation of 790 meters to 8091 meters, Annapurna Conservation Area offers the ultimate high-altitude hiking experience. We rise and fall and change our perspectives during the course of the 20-day journey in the Annapurna Circuit and Nar Phu Valley. The highest point on this trek is reached at 5416 meters, Thorung La Pass. Being the highest trekking pass in Nepal, the Thorung La is widely recognized. 

Annapurna Region's Weather Conditions

The temperature and weather in the Annapurna region depend on the altitude and season. The lower parts are warmer than the higher ones. There is a lot of snowfall in the mountains and extremely low temperatures during December, January, and February. Mornings are rather calm, however very strong winds occur in the midday and later hours of the day. With bright skies and a milder temperature, spring (March, April, and May) follows winter. However, June, July, and August are extremely severe monsoon/summer months with lots of rain and landslides. Autumn (September, October, and November) is again a beautiful season with its bright sun, crisp air, and superb visibility.

Transportation during the journey

The Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek includes walking on the trekking trail, road transportation in certain places, and a flight. We first travel by bus from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule. 14 days of hiking later, we take a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. After everything, we take a nice tour bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Airport transportation in a private vehicle is also included in our package.

Food & Accommodation during Nar Phu Valley Trek

Teahouse is the main place, where you will be staying overnight. Twin rooms are easily available, but a single room is hard to have. Even if you got one, the price will be double. The rooms are small and well-managed. There will be basic facilities enough to spend the night.

You can find basic food on the menu. All the meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. Dal Bhat and veggies are the most staple and energizing meals that will keep you on the go throughout the trail. If you are thinking of having meat items then do make sure if it is fresh or not. As the region is remote, you will not find food anywhere and anytime, therefore do carry snacks and bars.

Drinking Water

Because there is an increasing amount of plastic waste on the route, we do not advise drinking water from single-use plastic bottles. It's best to pack a thermos flask and fill it with hot water from the tea houses along the way. If you are worried about the purity of the water, you can use water purification tablets to clean the water. Purchasing a premium water bottle with a built-in filter system is the best choice. It can be filled with clean water from nearby natural sources, filtered, and then sipped while on the go.

Guides and Porters

We provide expert trekking guides and potters as part of our 20-day trekking program along the Annapurna Nar Phu Valley. In order to trek in the Annapurna region, you need to be with a certified trekking guide. We offer a professional hiking guide who has led groups up the Annapurna mountain range and is familiar with the weather patterns on the particular route. A skilled guide is crucial to the trip's success since they assists you in navigating the path, interacting with locals, and saving your life in an emergency.

Two hikers are paired with a potter, and from the two of you, they will carry 20–22 kg of weight. If you are a competent hiker, you can carry your own backpack and save money on the potter's salary. But remember that this isn't your typical hike. For a complete 20 arduous days, you will go through a challenging trip in the Annapurna region at high altitudes. So, before deciding not to hire a potter, consider your options once again.

Permits Required

As an adventurous sport in remote areas, trekking in the Himalayas requires obtaining certain permits. Remember, as you’ll be hiking in the restricted area, you must be in a group of at least 2 hikers apart from your guide and porter. The following 3 permissions are needed for this specific hike.

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit
  • Restricted Area Trekking Permit 

We will obtain these permits for you before the trip. These two permits are also included in the price of our package, so you don't have to worry about their cost.

Essential Equipment List

When trekking in the Himalayas, just bring what you absolutely need because it can be challenging to haul your belongings all the way to the top and back. Here's a general idea of what to pack for the hike.

  • Trekking boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Several pairs of socks and underwear
  • Down jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Trousers and t-shirts
  • Thermal wear
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack and a daypack
  • A woolen cap
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle and purifying pills
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, tissues, etc.)
  • An average-sized towel
  • Protein bars and snacks
  • Basic medicines
  • Raingear
FAQsAnnapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek - 20 Days frequently asked questions
  • Acute mountain sickness (AMS), also referred to as altitude sickness, is a frequent risk when traveling over 3000 meters. You may develop altitude sickness (AMS) as a result of the trek's height climb of more than 5000 meters. Headaches, dyspnea, exhaustion, dizziness, and anorexia are the primary symptoms, though each person's experience is unique.

  • By eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and drinking enough water, altitude sickness can be avoided. In order to prevent AMS, a proper acclimatization procedure is also essential. Avoid consuming alcohol while you are climbing. The patient should be flown to a lower altitude right away if their health worsens. In the event of an emergency, the patient will be evacuated to safety and taken to a hospital in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

  • If the situation can be handled at the site, your trek guide will look out for your safety. You'll be assessed to see whether this has to be addressed immediately. If the location is accessible by road, a jeep will be sent to pick you up. If you are in a remote location, an air ambulance can take you to Pokhara or Kathmandu. You will then be taken to a hospital. Throughout the adventure, employees of Outfitter Nepal will be on call around the clock.

  • Of course! Insurance for this journey is essential. Travel insurance usually covers medical expenses related to travel mishaps, lost luggage, and delayed or canceled flights. A rescue helicopter may occasionally be needed to carry you to safety after a natural disaster or an emergency medical condition when trekking in the high Himalayas. In these circumstances, travel insurance is frequently advantageous. Thus, confirm that emergency helicopter flights are covered by the insurance you purchase.

  • The Thorang La Pass is one of the most difficult parts of this trekking route. It is necessary to rise early in the morning and get to the 5416-meter elevation before midday. You might have trouble at this height, especially if the wind picks up. Apart from that, walking for longer than six hours a day is a need for trekking, which you may get used to over the weeks.

  • There isn't just one ideal method to get ready for a trek. You can complete the walk if you are in good physical and mental health. Given the duration and altitude of the trip, it is preferable to have prior experience trekking at high elevations. If not, you can start getting ready by planning frequent cardiovascular workouts. You can try cardio exercises like swimming, hiking, or running. Your exercise regimen should also incorporate strength and endurance training.

  • There are many shops selling hiking gear along Thamel's streets. You can buy anything at Thamel, from rain jackets to hiking boots. The price is modest in comparison to what it is in your country. They won't be the greatest quality, but they are suitable for the Himalayan climate.

  • Our trek package includes three basic meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while on the trail in addition to lodging in a mountain lodge. You are responsible for any additional expenses for drinks, tea, coffee, snacks, etc. The remote lodges don't take other forms of payment, so it's ideal if you have cash on you.

  • There are no ATMs along the Annapurna Circuit and Nar Phu Valley. There are many ATMs in Kathmandu and a few in Besi Sahar, so make sure you take out enough cash before you leave.

  • Of course! If you book a private vacation, we are pleased to make any adjustments to your schedule and accommodations. We are unable to change the group departure trips, nevertheless, as it could be unfair to other members.

Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
  • J
    Jess SAustralia,June 12, 2019
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    Nar Phu valley Trek

    An unforgettable experience to say the least, our guides Raj and Deepak were awesome and always smiling, catering and friendly with tones of knowledge. Raj would explain to me how these guys were all like family to each other and all knew one another growing up as well as going to school together so there was a great family vibe I got from these guys.

    The trip was amazing to say the least. Tough, but amazing. I miss the hills, mountains and my guides tremendously and wish I would see them again someday.

    I would definitely recommend these guys.

    5/5 - Excellent, would definitely go through this organization again if I returned to Nepal.

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