Group Size


Trip Grade


Best Season

March - May and September- December


Hotel/Tea House

Max Elevation



Full Board


Private Vehicle/Flight

Trek Route

Besisahar- Phu Village-Nar Village-Chamje

Trip Highlights

  • Less crowded, popular, and remote trek
  • Isolated beautiful Nar and Phu villages
  • Experience the Tibetan culture and lifestyle of the Nar and Phu natives
  • Ancient monasteries and Buddhist stupas
  • Traverse the highest pass Kang La (5320m)
  • Witness the awesome views of Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and Annapurna II from Kang La Pass
  • Stunning views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lamjung Peak, Tilicho Peak, and the surrounding peaks throughout the Nar Phu Valley trek
Cost offer for Group Travelers
Person(s)Price per Person
2 PaxesUSD 1049.00
3 PaxesUSD 1029.00
4 - 6 PaxesUSD 999.00
7 - 12 PaxesUSD 989.00
13 - 18 PaxesUSD 849.00

Trip Overview

Nar Phu Valley Trek is a popular trek in the Annapurna region for its remoteness and isolated Nar and Phu valleys. The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lamjung Peak, Tilicho Peak, and the surrounding peaks. Experience the Tibetan culture and lifestyle of the Nar and Phu natives. The beauty of this Nar Phu Valley trek is raw and original destinations that have well-preserved an ancient Tibetan culture for years. The least explored trails in this region provide wonderful natural sceneries in the vicinity of snow-covered mountains.

The 14 days Nar Phu Valley trek starts from the town of Besisahar and takes about two weeks to complete. Along the way, you pass through picturesque villages, forests with seasonal flowers blossoming, holy monasteries, and a high mountain pass Kang La. Visit the ancient monasteries and Buddhist stupas surrounded by mani, prayer flags, and Chortens. It's a good idea to have a guide accompany you to help you navigate the trail, provide you with useful learnings, and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Our 14 days Nar Phu Valley Treks price range from USD849 to USD1049. You may continue to 14 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) to Besisahar (760m/2493ft) to Jagat (1300m/4265ft)) [Public bus] 8-9 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The Nar Phu Valley Trek commences from Kathmandu to Besisahar via public bus. It takes about 8-9 hours to reach Jagat. From the bus, enjoy a scenic ride and get a sight of green hills, terraced fields, small villages, rivers, and snowy mountains. Upon reaching Besisahar, ride on a jeep to reach Chamje which is our today’s destination. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 02 Trek from Jagat(1300m/ 4265ft) to Dharapani (1860m) 5 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The trek begins following the Marshyangdi river upstream. Enjoy the views of the lovely countryside and pass through several villages walking on a trail with few ascends and descends. Arrive at Tal and get a fabulous view of the waterfalls. Traverse a bridge and reach Lower Dharapani. Walk a little further and arrive at Dharapani for an overnight stay.

Day 03 Trek from Dharapani(1860m/2106ft) to Koto (2600m/6530ft) 5-6 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

Pass through the forest with pine and fir trees, and reach Bagarchaap village. Admire the spectacular views and keep on walking until you reach Koto. In the vicinity, Manaslu and other mountains look fascinating. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 04 Trek from Koto(2600m/6530ft) to Meta (3560m/11680ft)) 7-8 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

Walk past the bank of Soti Khola and pass through the forested trails of pine trees. Get a beautiful sight of a waterfall on the route. Arrive at Dharmasala. From there, pass through the forest and climb for a few hours to reach Meta village. Enjoy a great view of Lamjung Himal from here. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 05 Trek from Meta(3560m/11680ft)/ to Kyang (3720m/12205ft) 3-4 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

Walk on the trail consisting of several ascends and descends. Traverse a suspension bridge to arrive at Chyaku. Walk for an hours and arrive at Kyang. Get wonderful views of Pisang Peak, and Annapurna II. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 06 Trek from Kyang(3720m/12205ft) to Phu Gaon (4250m/13944ft) 4-5 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

Traverse the Phu Khola and keep walking on a rocky trail. Pass some campsites and reach the entrance of Phu Gate. Rest for a while and then, we visit the popular Tashi Lhakhang Monastery in the vicinity of snow-capped mountains. The ancient Tibetan culture in practice is the unique trait of the Phu locals. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 07 Trek from Phu Village(4250m/13944ft) to Nar Phedi (3550m/11647ft) 5-6 hrs B.L.D Monastery

Leaving Phu village we trek towards Nar Phedi. Pass through the Mahendra Pul adoring the surrounding mountain views. Descend on the trail to arrive at the small settlement of Nar Phedi. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 08 Nar Phedi (93550m/11647ft)to Nar Village (4110m/13484ft) 3hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The short trek commences from Nar Phedi to beautiful Nar village. Walk on an ascending trail and get rewarded with beautiful green nature and Kang Garu peak and Pisang Peak towering over the trail. Pass through the mani wall, Gompas, and small huts and enter the gate of Nar valley. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 09 Explore Nar Village B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The rest day is scheduled at Nar Village for proper acclimatization and proper adjustment of the body to the surroundings. We spend the day exploring the beautiful Nar Village. Visit the surrounding ancient monasteries and Buddhist stupas. Interact with the locals and learn a little about their culture, lifestyle, and Buddhism. At least, one child from a family knows about Buddhism as they studied it. This is the best way of preserving the culture and passing it on to the next generation. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 10 Trek from Nar(4110m/13484ft) to Kangla (5320m/17454ft) to Ngawal (3660m/12008ft) 7-8 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The longest trek journey commences from Nar. Walking on an ascending trail and passing through Yak Pastures in the vicinity of beautiful Pisang Peak. Then, traverse the highest pass Kang La of this trek which lies at an elevation of 5320m. From Kang La Phedi, ascend slowly and reach the top of the pass. Witness the awesome views of Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and Annapurna II. Slowly descend from Kang La Pass and trek further to reach Ngawal for an overnight stay.

Day 11 Trek from Ngawal(3660m/12008ft) to Chame (2670m/8760ft)) 7hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The trek begins toward Chame passing the villages of Gyaru and Pisang from Ngawal. The trail consists of several ascends and descends. The natural surroundings make the trek more pleasurable. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 12 Trek from Chame(2670m/ 8760ft) to Tal (1700m/5577ft) B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The trek from Chame to Tal is quite interesting. The trek is long but easy as most parts of the trekking trails are descending. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 13 Trek from Tal(1700m/5577ft) to Chamje and take a Local Jeep to Besisahar(760m/2493ft) B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

Last day of the trek. An easy trek commences from Tal to Chamje enjoying the surrounding views. Only a few hours of trek and rest at a teahouse. After lunch, explore the nearby places and interact with the locals. Overnight in a teahouse.

Day 14 Drive from Besisahar(760m/2493ft) to Kathmandu(1350m/4429ft) [Public bus] 6 hrs B.L.D Lodge/Tea house

The trek journey ends here. After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar on a public bus. You can also choose to travel via private jeep paying a slightly high fare from Besisahar to Kathmandu. Rest and relax in a hotel for a while. In the evening, free time to explore the happening Thamel street and nearby local markets. Overnight in a hotel.

Cost Inclusion

  • 13 nights’ accommodation in Nar Phu Valley Trek
  • All the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner /the main course) while on the trek
  • Both ways: Kathmandu to Chamje and Chamje to Kathmandu by Public Transportation
  • ·Free Pick-up and drop-off service at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size
  • ·Nar Phu Special Permit
  • ·Annapurna Conservation Area ( ACAP) Permit
  • ·Professional & Government License holder English Speaking Trekking Guide
  • ·Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • ·Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, accommodation, etc.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
  • Hillary Step Treks T-shirt
  • Sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Trekking Map
  • First aid kit
  • Water purification tablets for drinking water
  • Cookies and seasonal fruits every day
  • 13% Government Vat and Local Taxes
Trip Map

Trekking Information


Accommodations in the Nar Phu Valley Trek are mostly teahouses or lodges operated and owned by local natives. The teahouses in the mountains are basic and comfortable. Additional facilities like Wi-Fi, laundry, hot water, and attached bathrooms at the lower altitudes with additional charges. At higher altitudes, sharing must be done but basic facilities are provided. During winter, a facility of heaters, blankets, and a bucket full of hot water for a shower. There is a fire in the commonplace on winter nights to keep the room warm. Confirm the availability of working electrical outlets, and Wi-Fi before booking a room. Learn about the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals if one wishes to by interacting with them. Be kind and respect the customs during the stays in the Nar Phu Valley Trek.


Meals during the Nar Phu Valley Trek are basic but appropriate and healthy for the trekkers. Carbohydrate, nutrition, and protein-based foods are required for trekkers in the mountains. It helps to keep them energized throughout the trek. Enjoy the authentic Nepali staple diet: Dal Bhat along with vegetable curry and fresh salads. Trekkers can also enjoy international cuisines (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but menus are basic as options are fewer in the mountains. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided at the destined stopovers. Also, carry some chocolate bars and light snacks, or can buy them at nearby small shops to have them during the trek. One thing to keep in mind is that meal prices rise as the altitude rises.

Drinking water

Drinking water in the Nar Phu Valley Trek is abundant throughout the Annapurna region. Freshwater streaming from the mountains, or from taps can be consumed directly or by performing water treatment using purifying tablets or drops. For quick water treatment, one can carry a portable water filter. Else, one can fill water at water filling stations paying an extra charge in case of any doubt or to be safe. The water is kept boiled at these stations and can be found at various stops on the trail. Since plastic water bottles are forbidden in the Annapurna Conservation Area it is handy to carry reusable water bottles. Keep on drinking water to prevent altitude sickness in the mountains.

Phone Network & Internet Facility

The phone network and internet facility in the Nar Phu Valley Trek are stable at lower altitudes. As you go higher, a high chance of an unstable network or no network at all. Use Wi-Fi at teahouses paying an additional cost. Or purchase a local Sim for calling and using data to use the internet. But, at high altitudes, there is poor or no availability of the signals. For emergencies, a satellite phone facility is there.

Reaching the starting point of the Nar Phu Valley Trek

The starting point of the Nar Phu Valley Trek is from Besisahar. This 14-day trek commences from Kathmandu to Besisahar. A long 6-7 hour drive on a public bus from Kathmandu to reach Besisahar. You can also book a private jeep from Kathmandu if you wish for comfortable travel and the fare is slightly expensive.

Essential Permits for the Nar Phu Valley Trek

i. Nar-Phu Special Permit

USD 100/week per person + USD 15/person per day (beyond a week) [Sep-Nov]

USD 75/week per person + USD 10/person per day (beyond a week) [Dec-Aug]

ii. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Foreigners- NPR 3000/person

SAARC- NPR 1000/person

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance safeguards trekkers from the risk of unexpected events. It works as a protective shield against medical and other travel-related expenses. An essential tool to make a comfortable traveling experience. Get proper travel insurance that covers all medical extremities, luggage loss, theft, flight cancellations, emergency evacuations, and high altitude.

How tough is Nar Phu Valley Trek for trekkers having various experience levels?

Nar Phu Valley Trek is moderately challenging but adventurous at the same time. The trail is blended with high ascends, steep descends, rough trails, and flat roads. It is very good for trekkers to hike for months including such features before starting the real Nar Phu Valley Trek. Trekkers need to cross Kang La Pass at an elevation of 5,320m. Trekkers who have normal physical fitness and good health condition under the proper guidance and planning can easily complete the trek. First-time trekkers can enjoy more during the peak seasons as trekkers’ flow are high. Trekkers should have strong determination and a confident approach while accomplishing the Nar Phu Valley Trek. A guide and a porter to companion you give delightful and great learning experiences about the Annapurna region.

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization at Nar Phu Valley Trek

Altitude sickness is popularly termed mountain sickness. It is common for trekkers who trek over 3000 m at the mountains/high altitudes. Trekkers have to ascend and descend several times during the trek. Therefore, acclimatization rest is essential to prevent altitude sickness. So, HST has properly designed an acclimatization day at Nar Village for resting the body.

Altitude Sickness Primary symptoms:

  • Headache, Hangover, Nausea, Breathlessness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Dizziness, Loss of Appetite, And Sleep

Altitude Sickness Extreme cases:

  • Hallucinations, Unconsciousness, and a rise in primary symptoms
  • Only a few trekkers suffer from altitude sickness below 3000 m but with proper guidelines and medications, it can be well-treated. If anyone has a symptom of altitude sickness immediately inform the guide and necessary actions are taken.

Some points to prevent altitude sickness:

  • Do warm-up hikes and stretching before starting the journey for the day.
  • Drink an adequate amount of water. Keep rehydrating at regular intervals. It is best to drink a liter every hour you've walked then. Set yourself to urinate further throughout the day and night.
  • Get plenty of rest & sleep. Don't push yourself too much while walking. The key is to ascend slowly and gradually.
  • You need to have an applicable balanced diet throughout the journey. Avoid too-much salty food, cigarettes, tobacco, and alcohol throughout the trek.
  • If necessary take the capsules for Altitude sickness by consulting with your guide. If you feel too uncomfortable descend immediately.

Best time to visit Nar Phu Valley Trek

The best time to do the Nar Phu Valley Trek depends on your personal preferences and the type of experience you're looking for. Here's a breakdown of the different seasons in Nepal and what you can expect during each one:

Spring (March-May)

Spring is considered the best season for trekking in the Nar Phu Valley. The days are warmer and more comfortable, with clear skies and good visibility. The rhododendron flowers are in bloom, adding a splash of color to the landscape. The trails can be a bit more crowded during this time, as it is the peak trekking season in Nepal.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn is the second-best season for trekking in the Nar Phu Valley. The weather is generally clear and dry, with warm days and cool nights. The trails are in good condition, and the visibility is excellent, making it an ideal time to enjoy the stunning mountain views. The autumn season is also the time when the biggest Hindu festival Dashain is celebrated in Nepal. So, you may be able to experience some traditional Nepali culture during your trek.

Winter (December-February)

Winter is the dry and cold season in Nepal which can be a good time to trek in the Nar Phu Valley. The days are usually sunny and clear, with cold temperatures and occasional snowfall at higher elevations. The trails are generally less crowded during this time, so you may have a more peaceful and private trekking experience. Mid-Feb is the best time to trek. However, it can be very cold at night, so you need to pack warm clothing and equipment.

Rainy (June-August)

Rainy/monsoon season in Nepal is from June to August. Hence, trekking in the Nar Phu Valley can be tough during this time due to heavy rainfall and muddy & slippery trails. The continuous rainfall makes it uncomfortable for trekking. However, if you don't mind the rain and are prepared for the challenging conditions, you may be able to find some good deals on trekking packages during the off-season. We recommend you plan carefully.

Luggage limitation for Porter

Porters make the trekking journey comfortable. They perform an admirable job by carrying heavy luggage on their back with the help of a strap band. They climb uphill and downhill on the rough, slippery, and zigzag trails. Porters carry the luggage of two trekkers. So, considering their health, and difficulty level the maximum luggage limitation for a porter is 18-20 kg.

Trip Safety

HST guides and porters are professional experts, well-trained, and skilled with over one decade of experience. For us, the safety of the trekkers is the topmost priority. The guides always carry personal protective equipment and first-aid kits with them. They are technically skilled, friendly, have spotless judgment, and have proven safety acts with no fatalities. The guides and porters accompany you to make the trekking journey memorable, safe, and easy. HST is always concerned about the trip safety of international clients. We are readily available to fulfill various needs and provide better service for our clients to have a safe, satisfying, and unforgettable experience.

Last minute booking

Yes, we suggest you book at least 2 weeks prior to the date you've planned to arrive here. It will give us enough time to plan and prepare everything. Last-minute booking doesn't cost extra but the cancellation policy might differ.

Equipment checklist for Nar Phu Valley Trek

The essential equipment checklist for Nar Phu Valley Trek is listed below:

  • ·A pair of hiking boots, Rubber sandals
  • ·A windcheater jacket, Thermals, Down Jacket
  • ·Fleece, Long sleeve shirts, Gloves, Towels, Inner garments
  • ·Trekking pants, Trousers, Shorts, Socks
  • ·Sunglasses, Hats/Caps, Sunscreen, Lip Balm
  • ·Warm Sleeping bags, Map, Trekking poles
  • ·Duffel bag and a day pack
  • ·First-Aid Kit, Medicines for preventing Altitude sickness
  • ·Heat/Leak proof water bottles, Water Purifying solution (Iodine based)
  • ·Waterproof clothing items and boots, Raincoat, Anti-leech socks ( For Monsoon Trek)
  • ·Lightweight Woolen clothing items and socks (For Winter Trek)

Note: The above list can be customized as per the seasons and necessities of the trekkers.

Extra Personal Expenses

Trekking in the higher regions of Nepal is adventurous but full of unpredictability at the same time. It is sensible to carry extra cash as there is no availability of banks and ATMs at higher altitudes. For the following purposes, one needs to carry extra cash:

  • For your Travel Insurance
  • Extra or personal porter
  • Gears and Equipment
  • Hot showers, internet access, battery charging, laundry, and other extra services in the mountains
  • Emergency evacuation cost
  • Souvenirs from the Himalayas, such as medicinal herbs, paintings, and other things
  • Flight cancellation/Extra stay
  • Any kind of drinks, energy bars throughout the trek, tips to the guides and porters at the end of the trek

Tipping in Nepal

Tipping in Nepal is a good culture and is widely accepted. Based on the services provided by the guides and porters one can tip them. It is completely your choice to tip them but a general rule is to tip about 10% of your trekking cost.

Benefits of Choosing Hillary Step Treks (HST)

  • Our experienced team of over one decade has accomplished treks in Nar Phu Valley Trek and other treks too.
  • Our guides are fluent in English, and Nepali dialects. They know the terrain, culture, people, and the Annapurna region through & through.
  • HST provides you with the best value services for your money. No hidden cost, every step with HST is transparent and clear. We value our clients over profit any day.
  • Your safety is the top priority while trekking with the HST team. Thus, in case of an emergency first-aid kit or provision of rescue teams as a requirement.
  • We are a government-registered company providing you with real care services at the best reasonable rate.
  • Our company also has 70% repetitive clients over the years which shows their trust in us.
  • We go the extra mile to assure you of a complete trekking experience in Nepal. HST is your ideal choice for trekking in Nepal.

FAQs of Nar Phu Valley Trek

1. What is the teahouse or lodge look like? What kind of room do we expect?

Teahouses or lodges along the Nar Phu Valley Trek are basic but comfortable. The rooms are usually simple and may have shared bathrooms. You can expect to sleep in a twin or dormitory-style room with a foam mattress and blankets or quilts. In the lower regions, most of the teahouses have facilities for hot water buckets, charging electronic devices, Wi-Fi, and laundry paying additional charges.

2. Do we need a sleeping bag?

For the Nar Phu Valley trek, the sleeping bag is not necessary as we get the necessary blankets or quilts from the teahouses or lodges. But, you can bring your own sleeping bag if you prefer to use it.

3. How do we respect the local culture?

To respect the local culture while trekking in the Nar Phu Valley, it is important to be mindful of local customs and traditions. This includes dressing modestly, taking care not to offend local beliefs, and being sensitive to cultural differences. It is also important to remember to leave no trace of your presence and to respect the environment by properly disposing of trash and not disturbing natural areas.

4. Can we buy trekking gear in Kathmandu?

You can buy or rent trekking gear in different outlets or gear shops in Kathmandu. We recommend buying or renting high-quality gear for a comfortable and safe trek.

5. Is Nar Phu Valley teahouse trek?

Yes, the Nar Phu Valley trek is a complete teahouse trek. During the entire trek, you stay in a teahouse or locally-owned lodge which is simple but comfortable. You can rest, eat, and sleep in the teahouse and experience the local culture and hospitality as well.

6. How do we book this trek?

You can book the Nar Phu Valley Trek through a local trekking travel agency or tour operator. It is recommended to do some research and read reviews to find a reputable and experienced company to handle the arrangements for your trek.

7. Can we take Private Jeep from Kathmandu –Chamje-Kathmandu?

Yes, you can take a private jeep from Kathmandu to Chamje and back to Kathmandu. Despite the cost being slightly expensive, a private jeep can be a more convenient and comfortable option than taking public transportation. You can arrange a private jeep through a local trekking travel agency or tour operator.

8. Where can we store our extra luggage in Kathmandu?

There are several options for storing your extra luggage in Kathmandu. Many hotels and guesthouses offer luggage storage for free, or you can ask your trekking travel agency or tour operator if they can help you with storage. Several baggage storage facilities in Kathmandu offer short-term and long-term storage options.

Trip Reviews

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Nar Phu Valley Trek

Travel Year: 2022Australia

Best Trek In Narphu Valley Trek

We, My daughter (Cass), and I did Nar Phu Valley Trek with Hillary Step Treks, Hari, who organize this trek as well as he was our guide. He was a very good guide who can speak excellent English, explain the route, local culture, and Nepal, Providing us best services.  And our Porter was Suzan & Saroz. They were very strong and helpful. The Trek to Narphu Valleyu is Supper beautiful. So, I highly recommend visiting Nar Phu Valley Trek with HST and these guys.
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