NAR PHU VALLEY (11-14 DAYS)

An off-the-beaten path trek into a remote and beautiful Tibetan landscape

Maximum elevation 5320m

Difficulty: Challenging

Accommodation -: Tea house

Start /End point :- Besishhar/ Pissang

Season: March to May and September to November

Culture  :- Gurung/Bhotias

The Nar Phu Valley is a remote region of Nepal that few trekkers reach (a restricted permit is needed and a guide), falling between the Manaslu region to the East and the  Annapurna region to the West. With a Tibetan / Buddhist culture, the local people are known for their friendliness and the landscape is adorned by colourful prayer flags, stone carvings and old monasteries. There are panoramic views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna Himal, Tilicho Peak, among others. The route takes us through Phu, an intriguing fortified village, Nar, the highest village in Nepal and to the high pass of Kang-la at 5320m.

Read more about trekking through this wonderful region in our blog here.

Map of Nar Phu valley trek

ITINERARY

Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Besishhar (6 hrs)

Day 02 Drive to Koto at 2600m (5-6 hrs)

Day 03 Trek from Koto to Meta at 3560m (5-6 hrs)

Day 04 Trek from Meta to Phu at 4080m (6-7 hrs)

Day 05 Acclimatization day hiking around Phu  (3-4 hrs)

Day 06 Trek from Phu  to Himlung Base Camp at 4800m (6-7 hrs) and return to Phu

Day 07 Trek from Phu to Nar village at 4285m via Gompa at Nar Phedi at 3510m (6-8 hrs)

Day 08 Trek from Nar village to Ngawal at 3560m via Kang-la pass at 5240m (8 hrs)

Day 09 Trek from Ngawal to Pissang at 3520m (4 hrs) and drive to Chame (2 hrs)

Day 10 Drive from Chame to Besishhar (5-7 hrs)

Day 11 Drive from Besishhar to Kathmandu (6 hrs)