Nar Phu Valley Trek
Trails to Nar Phu Valley is remote spiralling off from the popular Annapurna circuit, largely untouched by the modern world and mass tourism and often referred to as ‘the hidden valley trek’. The route is peppered with undisturbed religious sites and villages of Tibetan heritage which embody long established traditions of yak herding, trading and harvesting indigenous herbs for medicine. The Kang La Pass (5315m) is a particular highlight where trekkers will be able to spot a myriad of peak included Annapurna II (7937m), Gangapura (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m). This trek is relatively challenging but rewarding – particularly for those with a keen interest in remote communities and their traditional ways of life. Given the remoteness of the region, if you plan to do this trek off season, please check with a local tour operator if the lodges are open. Camping is also an option.
March, April, May, August, September, October, November
Level of Difficulty
Nar Phu Permit, TIMS
- Day 1 Bus Kathmandu – Besisahar (820m), 7 hrs. Bus Besisahar – Chamje (1470m) 2 hrs
- Day 2 Chamje (1470m) – Dharapani (2113m), 7 hrs
- Day 3 Dharapani (2113m) – Chame (2620m), 7 hrs
- Day 4 Chame (2620m) – Meta (3230m), 7 hrs
- Day 5 Meta (3230m) – Phu Village (4050m), 7 hrs
- Day 6 Exploration day - Phu village and excursion the Himlung base camp.
- Day 7 Phu Village (4050m) – Nar Phedi (3820m), 6 hrs
- Day 8 Nar Phedi (3820m) – Nar Village (4150m), 4 hrs
- Day 9 Explore Nar Village and Gompa Monasteries
- Day 10 Nar Village (4150m) – Ngawal via Kang La Pass (5,130m)
- Day 11 Ngawal – Chame (2620m)
- Day 12 Drive Chame – Besisahar, 5 hrs. Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu, 6 hrs.