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Nar phu AC trekking

Nar phu AC trekking

Nar phu AC trekking is a very special trekking route of Nepal offers magnificent Himalayan vistas, unique cultures, natures, religious and typical life styles. Trek into the Nar and phu villages, you need to have a special permits through registered trek agency. Nar phu village trek combine with Kang la pass and AC trek goes above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation in the very north of Manang district. During the Nar and phu village trekking, you can see the medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine scenery. Kang la pass is a challenging trek gives so much enjoyment and adventure as well as typical local cultures and lifestyles. As you are on teh top of Kangla pass, you will have a magnificent view of Annapurna family which are annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak. After Nar and phu village visiting, you might continue over Thorong la pass trekking or Tilicho pass trekking or descend down to Besisahar by local jeep. Or, you can continue to Jomsom passing over Thorong La 5416m. Nar and Phu village trek is most popular as it is a non touristic destination and also rich in typical cultural heritage. Nar phu AC trekking can be done any time through out the year.

Nar phu AC trekking highlights

Picturesque village like Manang, Nar and Phu, Kangla pass (5200m), Masokanto La (5099m) and Tilicho Pass (5230m), Wonderful Tilicho Lake, Excellent landscape, Magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himalayan range, (I,II,III,IV), Mt. Nilgiri, Mount Manaslu, Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, Tilicho peak, Tibetan Himalaya ranges, Best combination of Annapurna and off the beaten of Nar and phu valley, friendly people and Mixed culture based on Gurung, Thakali and Magar ethnic groups.

Nar phu AC trekking grade

Nar phu with AC (Annapurna circuit) trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require you to be super fit or have any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Nar phu AC trekking covers

Kathmandu – Besishar – Dharmasala – Kayang – Phu village – Nar – Kang La Phedi – Kang La pass – Ngwal – Manang – Throung La pass – Muktinath – Tatopani (natural hot spring) – Ghorepani Poonhill – Ghaundrung village – Pokhara

Nar phu AC trekking best season

February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.

Nar phu AC trekking outline itinerary

Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport. Transfer to hotel within BB Plan Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites(1348m), within BB Plan Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1100 m), (B,L,D, A). Day 04: Syange/Jagat trekking to Dharapani (1960 m), (B,L,D, A). Day 05: Dharapani trekking to Koto: (2670 m), (B,L,D, A). Day 06: Koto trekking to Dharmasala (3300m), (B,L,D, A). Day 07: Dharmasala trekking to Kayang (3560m), (B,L,D, A). Day 08: Kayang trekking to Phu village (4200m) , (B,L,D, A). Day 09: Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and for explore Phu valley., (B,L,D, A). Day 10: Phu village Trekking to Nar (4150m), (B,L,D, A). Day 11: Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi (4500m) , (B,L,D, A). Day 12: Kang La Phedi trekking up to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m) , (B,L,D, A). Day 13: Ngawal Trekking to Manang (3570m), (B,L,D, A). Day 14: Manang trekking to Letdar (4250m), (B,L,D, A). Day 15: Letdar trekking to Phedi (4420m) or High camp (4600m), (B,L,D, A). Day 16: Phedi or High Camp trekking to Muktinath (3800m)., (B,L,D, A). Day 17: Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2715m) via Kagbeni (2810m), (B,L,D, A). Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, within BB Plan. Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu, within BB Plan. Day 20: Final Departure.

Nar phu AC trekking detail itinerary.

Our trek to Nar phu valley combine with Annapurna circuit (AC) itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in Nar and phu valley with relax manner than take a look this itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise and if this itinerary is not suits you than request us for customize itinerary.

Day 1: Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2: Kathmandu city – World Heritage sites(1348m) sightseeing.

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip, and any last minute questions answered. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Syange (1100 m), 9 hours

Early morning drive to Besisahsar/Bhulbhule through Prithvi High way from Besisahar or Bhulbhule teak a local jeep to Syange the drive is with the view of River, greenery local villages and beautiful mountain scenery, from Syange trekking to Jagat overnight in guesthouse, if the drive is late we can stay in Syange also.

Day 4: Trek to Dharapani (1960 m), 6 hours.

After breakfast start the working through jungle after we left Chamje from chamje the trail goes bank of Marshyangdi river mostly climbing before arrive in Tal from here we . We enter Manang district trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 5: Trek to Koto: (2670 m), 5 hours.

Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight in Koto.

Day 6: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala (3300m), 6 hours

Start our Narphu valley trekking from Koto today, we will work through a steep and narrow path through the dense forest, after crossing the river the trek leads to Narphu valley with passing the beautiful pine forest with wide waterfall before arrive the Dharmasala, we will get to see seveleral small shelters (caves and a pilgrims “Dharmasala”. Overnight camp at Dharmasala.

Day 7: Trek to Kayang (3560m), 6 hours.

The trail climb up the valley along the small river before arriving Meta (3700m), a non permanent winter settlement of Nar, the trail passes through white rocks, low shrubs, junipers, scattered evergreen. We can have best Mountain View on the way, after passing the Junam we will arrive Chako formally a Khampa settlement. Overnight at Kayang.

Day 8: Trek to Phu village (4200m), 5 hours.

Today we will work steeply down hill along the river bank and past the submarine rock with small campsite. Best view of chortens wit the canyon lands and gorges takes us to the Phu gate from where we can see the three village of Phu where we stay overnight.

Day 9: Rest at Phu village for Acclimatization and Exploring village

Again walking up and then coming back down is better than just resting in high altitude, we can walk up to alley to the summer grazing settlement at Ngoru, can spend the time interact with local people visit Gompa. Stay overnight at phu village.

Day 10: Phu village Trekking to Nar (4150m), 5 hours.

Today we will trekking back to Phu gate Khyang, Chyarkha and Jhunam to reach to Nar. Along the way we’ll get to see some beautiful gorges and some breathtaking scenery also. We will pass wonderfully painted, bamboo topped Chortens and arrive Nar gates on the top of the hill. Stay overnight at Nar village.

Day 11: Nar trekking to Kang La Phedi (4500m) , 4:30 hours.

Today is easy short trekking day, so we can explore more Nar village in the morning and can trek to Kangla phedi, the trail go through the grazing field with a small stream on the left. The mountains were on the both sides of the stream. On the left breathtaking view of Pisang peak, overnight night at the campsite of Kangla phedi.

Day 12: Kang La Phedi trekking up to Kang La pass (5315m) trek to Ngwal (3675m).

We start early morning today for the Spectacular Kang la pass which provides the magnificent view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and the airport at Hongde, after crossing the Kang La Pass we will head to Ngwal, a wonderful old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture.

Day 13: Trek to Manang (3570m), 6 hours

Today we will work thought flat valley along the bank of Marshyandi River. On the way we will pass pine forest, farming terrace and beautiful village of Braga. During the route we can visit Braga monasteries, the view of Annapurna range and Tilicho peak are closer. Overnight in Manang.

Day 14: Discover day to visit Manang surroundings.

Not a rest day today. We recommend you to spend doing some fine walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the villages, hike to Gangapurna hill station for best view, Gangapurna glacier lake excursion and you can hike to gomba located above manang. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,244 ft), 4 hours.

Trek leads through cultivated land of Tanki Manang. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 500m to the Yak Kharka. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 m , there we see the many yaks and vegetation steadily more sparse. Optional: If you would like to follow the trail to Tilicho lake than take a look this itinerary. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 16: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m/14,552 ft), 3 hours

After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, then we climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450m. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery as well as Internet and telephones are also available here. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 17: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,426 ft) via Thorung La pass (5416m/17,710 ft), 8 hours.

Today is challenge day rather than others. We begins our trip from very early in the morning. At sunrise, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416 m. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trekking. Our descent to Muktinath is long, but the views of border himalayas and Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath is a large settlements with several lodges to choose from. Hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult excursion. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 18: Hike to Muktinath temple. Descend to Jomsom (2730m), 5 hrs

In the morning, you can visit the Muktinath temple which is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindu and Buddhist. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. You can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. From Muktinath temple garden, you can see an excellent view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Descend down to hotel for breakfast than retrace your steps to Jomsom where you can stay overnight. In the evening you celebrate the completion of your trek with the trekking crew.

Day 19: Fly to Pokhara (25 Minutes). 6 hours drive to Kathmandu.

Get the early flight takes about only 25 minutes to reach pokhara. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the best view of Annapurna Himalaya. Than taking a micro bus back to Kathmandu city.

Day 20: Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!


How much is the Nar phu AC trekking cost?

During Nar and phu village with Annapurna circuit trek we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar and to Jagat by Local jeep transfer.
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom to Pokhara airfare with applicable domestic airport tax
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Nar and phu village special permit USD 90 for each person for each week
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and their fees
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu city world heritage sites transfer by private vehicle.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by either micro bus or Tourist Bus depends upon available.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private Nar phu AC trekking or Nar and phu valley combine with Annapurna circuit Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




April 10, 2018 – April 28, 2018


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April 20, 2018 – April 09, 2018


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April 25, 2018 – May 14, 2018


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April 30, 2018 – May 19, 2018


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May 05, 2018 – May 24, 2018


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May 15, 2018 – June 04, 2018


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Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 28, 2018


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Sept 15, 2018 – Oct 03, 2018


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Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 08, 2018


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Sept. 30, 2018 – Oct 18, 2018


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Oct. 05, 2018 – Oct 23, 2018


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Oct. 10, 2018 – Oct 28, 2018


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Oct. 15, 2018 – Nov 03, 2018


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Oct. 18, 2018 – Nov 05, 2018


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Oct. 20, 2018 – Nov 08, 2018


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Oct. 25, 2018 – Nov 13, 2018


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Oct. 30, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018


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Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 24, 2018


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Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience to Nar phu AC trekking?

Answer: Actually Nar phu valley combine with Kangla pass continue over thorong la pass trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Nar phu AC trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses along the trek routes in nar phu with ac trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower Nar phu AC trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Nar phu AC trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Nar phu AC trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on this trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Nar phu AC trekking note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Nar phu AC trekking special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Nar and phu village trekking fact

    1. Trip Duration: 20 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy to Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,416m / 17,710 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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