Nar Phu Valley Trek

Nar Phu Valley Trek | 11 Days Itinerary

  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Strenuous 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: Mar-May | Sep-Dec
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 5240m

Unravel the Hidden Beauty of Nar Phu Valley Trek: A Journey to the Soul of the Himalayas and magnificent cultural heritage.

Embark on a breathtaking adventure to the mystical Nar and Phu Valley, a hidden gem nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas. This untouched paradise, located in the remote region of Nepal, is a trekker's dream come true. With its awe-inspiring landscapes, ancient monasteries, and rich cultural heritage, Nar Phu Valley offers an unparalleled experience that will leave you mesmerized and craving for more.

The Nar and Phu valley journey features high peaks and mountains, glaciers, isolated settlements, constricted gorges, glorious woods, incredible rock formations, yaks and grazes, Monasteries and gompas, and distinct ethnical Tibetan cultures. Few foreigners have visited these mostly uninhabited towns or scaled the several 7000-meter hills that surround them since they were off-limits to trekkers until late 2002.

With Yolo Hike discover the magic of mountains, the grandeur of culture and heritage and feel the love with nature. Trek the pure off the Beaten path of Nar and Phu between the popular Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu is a genuine hidden mystery that provides trekkers the opportunity to discover perfect valleys with a unique combination of old Buddhist culture and untainted Himalayan scenery.

The Enigmatic Charms of Nar Phu Valley

Nar Phu Valley is a gems of natural wonders and cultural marvels. As you walk on the ancient trails of this remote valley, you will be enchanted by its stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and lush forests teeming with exotic flora and fauna. The valley is adorned with picturesque villages, where you can witness the simple, yet vibrant lifestyle of the locals, who have preserved their age-old traditions and customs.

The highlight of the Nar Phu Valley Trek is the opportunity to explore the enigmatic Nar and Phu villages, which are hidden from the modern world and offer a glimpse into the ancient Tibetan way of life. These villages are known for their ancient monasteries, intricately carved prayer walls, and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, creating a surreal ambiance that will transport you to a different realm altogether.

An Adventure of a Lifetime

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is not for the faint-hearted, as it involves traversing rugged terrains, crossing high passes, and camping in remote wilderness. However, the challenges are outweighed by the rewards of witnessing the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas up close and immersing yourself in the unique culture of the region.

The trek begins from the picturesque village of Jagat and Dharapani which acts as the starting point for Annapurna Circuit Trek, from where you will follow the trail along the glacial Nar River, passing through dense forests and cascading waterfalls. You will cross the challenging Kang La Pass at an altitude of 5,240 meters, which offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other towering peaks.

As you descend into the mystical Nar Phu Valley, you will be greeted by the warm hospitality of the locals, who will welcome you into their homes and offer you a taste of their traditional cuisine. You can interact with the friendly villagers, learn about their ancient customs and rituals, and witness their unique way of life, which has remained unchanged for generations.

The journey continues to the remote village of Phu, nestled against a shadow of majestic cliffs, where you can explore the ancient Tashi Lhakhang Monastery, believed to be more than 2000 years old. The monastery houses ancient artifacts, including rare Buddhist scriptures, intricate murals, and centuries-old sculptures, providing a sight into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Who Should book this trek

Every travelers keen of a certain destination choices, some wish to follow the footstep of other travelers, whereas some keen to discover the mystery of nature and history unseen by the world. Any age group physically able who are keen to take an adventure to discover hidden beauty and culture in the ancient Himalayan kingdom should book this trip.

The Nar Phu Valley Trek is not just about breathtaking landscapes and cultural immersion, but also about pushing your limits and experiencing a sense of accomplishment. With every step you take, you will be rewarded with a sense of awe and wonder, as you discover the hidden treasures of this mystical valley that has remained untouched by modernity.

With Yolo Hike, we offer the ultimate adventure of Nar and Phu with safety, experience, and commitment towards your travel success. For more adventure choose Nar Phu Valley Trek with Thorong La Pass


    Welcome to the vibrant city of Kathmandu! As you arrive, you are greeted by the representative of Yolo Hike and travel through hustle and bustle of the city, the aroma of cultural heritage, and the warm smiles of the locals. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you can freshen up. Excitement and anticipation fill your heart as you embark on the street of Thamel in the evening.

      Leaving the crowd of the city behind, you set off on a thrilling and off road drive to Koto. As you journey through winding mountain roads, you catch glimpses of the majestic Himalayas in the distance. The scenic landscapes, terraced fields, and scenic villages leave you in awe of the natural beauty of Nepal which act as the route for Annapurna circuit. The road trip continues as you make your way from Dharapani to Koto. The rugged terrain and the ever-changing vistas keep you captivated throughout the journey. We will traverse through amazing gorges and cascading waterfalls and wonder at the sheer magnificence of the mountains as they seem to touch the sky. We will take a good rest as the trek begins the next day.

        Today, the real adventure begins as you lace up your hiking boots and start trekking towards Meta early in the morning. The trail takes you through dense forests, across suspension bridges over roaring rivers, and along narrow paths carved into the mountainside. We will take a break at the cave centers and explore for a while. The sense of achievement and the breathtaking views around you fill your heart with joy and a sense of accomplishment as you take a final ascend to reach Meta. A few lodges that are basic but clean and serve wholesome food make up Meta, which is located on a large open plain.

          The trekking continues as you make your way to Phu. The landscape changes drastically, and you find yourself surrounded by barren cliffs and rugged terrain, gorges and make your way through vibrant and unique chortens. The old "dzong" (Tibetan-style stronghold) and the miscellanies of two destroyed forts, which are impressively positioned atop the flatlands behold you, as well as your first glimpse of the three settlements in the locale.

          Take a short stroll up to the well-known Tashi Lhakhang Gompa after relaxing and refueling to pay your respects to Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche, who traveled to Nepal in 1959 alongside the Dalai Lama. The air gets thinner, and you can feel the altitude, but the sense of adventure and the desire to explore the unknown keep you going.

            Today is a day to acclimatize and rest in the mystical Phu Valley. You take in the serene beauty of the valley, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and interact with the friendly locals who have a unique way of life. You explore the ancient monasteries, immerse yourself in the local culture, and marvel at the rich heritage of the region. You will also hike to Himlung Himal Base Camp to experience base camp of Himlung climbing peak at 7125m peak opened recently for climbers.

              Leaving Phu behind, you trek towards Nar Phedi. The rugged trails challenge you physically and mentally, but the awe-inspiring landscapes will keep you on the track with highlighted chortens and Monasteries in the trail. You are rewarded with panoramic views of the mountains, and the feeling of being amidst the grandeur of nature leaves you humbled. The Nar Phedi is all about the monasteries and ancient housing representation.

                Today, you push further and reach the remote village of Nar. The traditional stone houses and prayer flags fluttering in the wind give you a glimpse into the unique culture and way of life of the locals. The warmth and hospitality of the people touch your heart, and you feel privileged to be a part of their world, even if for a short while.

                In Nar, which is a little friendlier and livelier than Phu, you could find the town square bustling with chattering women using back-strap looms to weave wool fabric for rugs and blankets during the day. On the outskirts of Nar, a few brand-new teahouses provide a pleasant lodging with a sizable menu.

                  One of the highlights of the trip awaits you today as you embark on a challenging trek across the Kang La pass, standing tall at an altitude of 5,240 meters. The steep ascent and the icy winds. As you make your way across the Kang La pass, you are filled with a mix of emotions - excitement, awe, and a sense of accomplishment. The panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks, the pristine glaciers, and the vast valleys below take your breath away. The sheer magnitude of nature's beauty leaves you speechless, and you are overwhelmed with a sense of reverence for the majestic Himalayas.

                    The trekking adventure continues as you descend from the mountains and make your way to Pisang. The trail takes you through quaint villages, terraced fields, and dense forests, as you soak in the sights and sounds of the Himalayan landscape. From Pisang, you drive to Besisahar, reminiscing about the incredible journey you have had so far.

                      The final bort of your journey takes you back to Kathmandu, the city where it all began. As you drive through the winding mountain roads, you reflect on the memories and experiences you have gathered along the way. The bond you have formed with the mountains, the people, and the culture of Nepal is now a cherished part of your soul. We will enjoy the completion of the journey with a cultural program and delightful Dinner.

                        With a heavy heart and a bag full of memories, it's time to bid farewell to the beautiful country of Nepal. Our airport representative will assist you till the Airport and bid you a farewell. As you board your flight, you carry with you a sense of fulfillment, gratitude, and pack of memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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