Nar Phu Valley Trekking

23 Days
  • 23 Days
  • Difficult
  • 12 People max


Nar Phu valley is a remarkable, remote, untouched area of Nepal. The local people of the region live a ancient lifestyle, herding yak in a traditional way as their ancestors have done for hundreds of years before them.

They are of Tibetan influence and their ancestors constructed the stunning, ornate monasteries prevalent on this trek.

This route certainly takes you off the beaten track and away from the tourists tackling the more popular trails, it takes you into the heart of the Himalayas and to the heights of Kang La Pass and Thorung La Pass; stunning high mountain passes where snow capped peaks encapsulate as you stand in this mountainous wonderland.

A newly opened route in 2003, there is so much to explore in this untouched wilderness, from remote, traditional villages and the glistening waters of some Himalayan rivers to colorful rhododendron and pine tree forests and an abundance of indigenous wildlife.

Kangaroo Mountain, Pokharkan, Amotsang Himal and the Annapurna range are just some of the extraordinary Himalayan Mountains that will accompany you on this trip, and the views you will have will take your breath away.

Come and join us on this adventurous camping extravaganza into this pristine, unexplored territory.


Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.

Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 03 :

Duration: 7 hours by local bus.

Accommodation: Basic teahouse.

Hours of walking: 6.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate.

Elevation reached: 1162m.

Terrain: Gradual inclines through fields, well-defined paths.

Views on offer: Lamjung Himal.

Highlights: Walking by some beautiful waterfalls.

What’s to see?: The local farming village of Bahundanda, the Marsyangdi River.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 05 :

Hours walking: 7.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Elevation reached: 1910m.

Terrain: Riverbank tracks, narrow gorges, rocky trails.

Views on offer: Colourfull waterfalls, crashing onto the rocks below.
Highlights: Crossing the River Marsyangdi on impressive suspension bridges.

What’s to see?: Huge bee hives hanging from the trees.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 06 :

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Difficult.
Elevation reached: 26100m.
Terrain: A difficult trek up and over 2 hills.
Views on offer: Manaslu, Himalchuli, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II
Highlights: Meeting the local people and tasting the local apples.
What’s to see: Apple orchards and Manangi villages.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 07 :

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3560m.
Terrain: Gradual inclines, forest and riverbank paths.
Views on offer: Rhododendron and pine tree forests.
Highlights: There will be no teahouses, lodges or houses today until we reach Meta, so enjoy walking in a peaceful, untouched environment.
What’s to see: The Naar Khola river.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4250m.
Terrain: Gradual inclines, riverbank paths.
Views on offer: Kangaroo Mountain, Pokharkan and Amotsang Himal.
Highlights: The warm welcome of the people of Phu Gaon where the first Tibetan migrants to Nepal settled nearly 200 years ago.
What’s to see: The Phu Khola River and the local monastery built by the first migrants.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 09 :
Phu Gaon

Another day here for acclimatization.

Hours of walking: 7.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4110m.
Terrain: Gradual inclines, riverbank paths, rocky trails and a steep descent into Naar.
Views on offer: Panoramic views of Pisang Peak, Kangaroo, Pokharkan and Amodsang Himal.
Highlights: Having an extra day here to take a leisurely day hike and soak up the atmosphere and the spectacular views.
What’s to see: Mahayandra Pool where you will see a bridge over the river which the old King of Nepal financed after he paid a visit to the village.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 11 :

Another day here for exploration/acclimatization.

Hours of walking: 8.
Difficulty: Strenuous.
Elevation reached: 3660m at Ngwal, 5322m on the pass.
Terrain: Steep, rocky climb where you will need to scramble for some time. We need to set off at 4am!
Views on offer: A 360 degree, panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas.
Highlights: Conquering the pass and enjoying the views.
What’s to see: Sunrise from 5322m amidst a mountain wonderland, simply amazing.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 13 :

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3540m.
Terrain: Gentle ascents, forest and riverbank paths.
Views on offer: The surrounding peaks through the pretty pine forest.
Highlights: Enjoying an easy day of trekking to rest from the previous day’s efforts!
What’s to see: A beautiful local monastery in Manang.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 14 :
Yak Kharka

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 4020m.
Terrain: Dry, grassy hills, gradual inclines.
Views on offer: Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal and Tilicho Peak.
Highlights: The tranquility and fresh mountain air.
What’s to see: The village of Gunsang, wild blue sheep and yaks.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 15 :
High camp.

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Difficult/Strenuous.
Elevation reached: 4860m.
Terrain: Pebbled tracks, some steep inclines.
Views on offer: Some pretty spectacular Himalayan peaks.
Highlights: The views of course!
What’s to see: The village of Thorong Phedi.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Hours of Walking: 7.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3800m at Muktinath and 5416m on the Thorong La Pass.
Terrain: Up hill rocky paths, there maybe snow depending on the time of year and a steep descent to Muktinath.
Views on offer: The most alluring, magnificent views from the Pass.
Highlights: Standing in the icy wilderness of the Thorong La Pass. Congratulations on reaching this high alpine wonderland.
What’s to see: Mountains, as far as the eye can see!
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 17 :

Hours of walking: 3.5.
Difficulty : Moderate.
Elevation reached: 2800m.
Terrain: Steep descents, well defined trekking paths.
Views on offer: The arid, desert like environment of Kagbeni.
Highlights: The holy places of Muktinath and Kagbeni and the pilgrims visiting the holy waters and temples.
What’s to see: The 108 taps and holy waters, Muktinath temple and the oldest monastery in Nepal in Kagbeni.
Accommodation: Basic

Day 18 :

Hours of walking: 3.
Difficulty: Easy.
Elevation reached: 2720m.
Terrain: Flat, riverbank trails.
Views on offer: The surrounding Annapurnas.
Highlights: The refreshing winds as you walk through the windy Jomsom Valley, hold on to your hats!
What’s to see: Local life and villages and you may see some fossils by the river, which Hindu Pilgrims take to put in their Lord Shiva temples at home.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Duration: 30 minutes.
Accommodation: 3* hotel in Pokhara.

Highlights: Exploring Pokhara, boating on Phewa Lake and climbing to the peace pagoda.

Accommodation: 3* hotel in Pokhara.

Day 21 :

Activities: Ride a bus to Kathmandu, free time to explore aorund.
Duration: 6 hours.
Accommodation: 3* hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22 :

Activities: Free time! This is also a buffer day in case you needed any extra days on this challenging trek.
Highlights: Time to shop, relax, get a massage.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

A Mosaic Adventure representative will accompany you to the airport and bid you farewell.

The Cost Include(s)

  • Arrival/departure transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour with entrance fees
  • Kathmandu – Bhulbhule and Pokhara – Kathmandu bus transfer
  • Standard meals ( Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse and homestay accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking licensed guide during the trek, porters (1 porter between 2 trekkers); along with their wages, insurance etc.
  • Required trekking entry permits.
  • Sleeping bag, jacket and duffel bag to use during the trek (on request)
  • Jomsom – Pokhara flight ticket
  • Government imposed taxes

The Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • All kind of beverages.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential / should cover emergency evacuation while trekking up to 5500 meters).
  • Personal trekking gears except stated above.
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  1. My wife and I had a wonderful trek.
    By Scott and Kate Gaffney May 9, 2019
    Our Nar Phu Valley trek was the trip of a lifetime, planned and organized by Mosaic Adventure. Our guide, Pralhad, porter, Puru, and views were top-notch. I would recommend Mosaic Adventure for any trekking trip in Nepal. Thank you, Raj, Pralhad, Puru, and everyone at Mosaic Adventure.

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