Trip Information

Nar and Phu are two distinct valleys of the Annapurna region. The Nar Phu Valley trekking trail is a recently opened trail for voyagers since 2003. So, comparatively only some few trekkers have had the opportunity to visit this place. Trekking to the Nar Phu Valley is one of the gratifying and probably the world’s desired trekking destinations in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.

This trekking has one of the finest areas for observing the grandiose Himalayan peaks in the high land. The societies living here is Nepalese Tibetan - Tibetan people having Nepali citizenship. These people settled in this place centuries ago.

The main magnetism of this Nar Phu Valley is that it offers you the mesmerizing views of Mount Manaslu (8163 meters), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Mount Annapurna I (8091 meters) and more than 19 snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna region. You simply trek on the amazing terrain along your trail. In this trekking to the Nar Phu valley, you will also be sightseeing the beautiful flora and fauna of the region.

This is an inspiring trek where you will be passing over high passes like Masokanto La (5099 meters), Kang La Pass (5200 meters), Tilicho Pass (5230 meters) with glimmering and stunning Tilicho lake. The other allures of this trek are that you will be visiting numerous ancient Buddhists monasteries. Also, on the trekking trail of this Nar Phu valley, you may also get to spot snow leopards and blue sheep which are very frequently seen in the area.  Most of the individuals living in this region are habitually reliant on livestock farming.

This trekking to Nar Phu Valley begins from Besisahar gradually climbing up the Marshyangi River Vale to Koto. We trek towards the northward and enter into the lately opened Nar Phu Gorges of Upper Manang and then cross the exciting Kang La Pass. The Kang La Pass connects Nar with Manang and three alternative Bhotia hamlets in the Neyshang vale. Next, we head towards the Throng La pass (5416 meters) from where you can wonder at the tremendous Mustang Peak and Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 meters).

After that, we will be reaching Muktinath - one of the honored pilgrimage spot for both the Buddhists and Hindus. Here, we get to spot the cascading waterfalls on the way and enigmatic natural gas fires. Next, we will be reaching Jomsom and then take a flight to Kathmandu.

GHHT operates this trek throughout the year but the preferable season for this trek is in spring (March-April) and fall (September-November). We also organize this trekking as according to your vacation schedule. If the itinerary is not feasible to you; we can arrange different one according to your wish. For further details or if you have any queries about the Nar Phu Valley Trek, please feel free to email or contact us.



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m & 4428 feet)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representative from Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be there waiting for you carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. They will welcome you and pick you up from the airport in private vehicle and take you to the respective hotel. After checking in, you can relax for a while and freshen up. Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be hosting a farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant which serves the best Nepali cuisine. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.

Meals: Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Airport Pickup in a Private Car.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After the breakfast, we will commence our trip by sightseeing historical world heritage sites of Kathmandu enlisted in UNESCO world heritage sites. We begin by visiting the pre-historic - Kathmandu Durbar Square. Next, we will visit the Pashupatinath temple - the holy shrine for Hindus. Next is the Swayambhunath temple - simply known as the monkey. Lastly, we will be visiting the highest stupa in the whole world - the Boudhanath stupa. In the afternoon, we will be visiting the office of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team & introduce you to other fellow participants joining you (if any), our guides and team leaders of the trip. You are free to discuss, ask any questions. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast. 

Accommodation: A 3 Star in Kathmandu.

Sight See Heritages Sites of Kathmandu in a Private Car.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Jagat (1100 m  & 73608 feet): 8-9 Hrs

Today we will begin our actual journey first driving to Jagat. We will be leaving right after our breakfast. During our drive, we will get to relish the picturesque views of thick forests, rivers, small streams, farms and of course the glimpse of mountains. With long hours drive of approximately 8-10 hours, we will finally reach Jagat through Besishahar. Up to Besishahar, our trails road are very plain and smooth and from Besishahar - our road becomes dusty, nonetheless, we will get amazing scenery during our drive.  We will spend our night in Jagat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani (1960 m & 6430 feet): 7-8 Hrs

After the breakfast, we will start our trek descending from Jagat unless we reach the river. From here we will trek via dense forests & climb towards sharp edge cliff. On the way to Chyamje, we will start getting views of Annapurna mountain ranges. Then we will cross the suspension bridge and ascend steeply challenging slippery trail to Sattale. After that, we will descend down to the riverbank which leads towards Tal. After that, we will move towards steep forested trails to village Karte. Trekking along with the views of the dazzling cascading waterfall and huge cliffs, we will then cross the suspension bridge and finally reach Dharapani. We will spend our night in Dharapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 05: Dharapani to Koto (2610 m & 8563 feet): 5-6 Hrs

Today our trek starts in morning heading to Bagarchhap which will approx take an hour trekking through fir and pine forests. On the way, we will be visiting the whitewashed monastery and after exploring the monastery, we will continue our trek towards Danaque which takes approximately one hour. Our trail will be steep as we climb up towards Timang. From here - we will get some breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu and other 29 peaks. After that, we will continue our trek via pine forests until we reach Latamarang which takes around 1 and half hour to reach. We will then stop for a lunch and from here we will continue our trek via forests where we will get slight views of Mount Annapurna II. Continuing our trek - we will reach Koto village. We will spend our night in Koto.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 06: Koto to Meta (3560 m & 11680 feet): 7-8 Hrs

In the morning after breakfast, we will head to the police checkpoint and register our trekking permit. We will then trek via river bank of Soti Khola over via fantastic pine forests, rivers, suspension and then arrive at Dharmasala. We will stop for a lunch and continue our trek all the way to the forested trail and then climb steeply to Meta village. After that, we will reach the Tibetan plateau to enjoy the great views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. We will spend our night in Meta. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 07: Meta to Phu Gaon (4250 m & 13944 feet): 7-8 Hrs

Today we will start our day by crossing suspension bridge above varied small streams. After approximately trekking for four hours, we will reach Kyang where we can spot some Kyang settlements mostly inhabited by Khamba people - the refugee from Tibet came and settle here long ago. Continuing our trekking to Phu Khola through the rocky path, we will reach Phu village with additional 3 - 4 hours of trekking. We will spend our night in Phu Gaon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Today is the planned day for acclimatization relaxing and properly adapting the altitude. We are at the Hidden Valley of Phu - where we will get to explore culture, religious practices of ethnic people living in this region especially the - Ghale and Gurung communities. Moreover, we can also observe the people working in fields. The people of this region mostly depend on agriculture & livestock farming. We will also be visiting the oldest Buddhists monastery named Tashi Lhankhang monastery enlisted as the 108th huge monastery of the world. The monastery was built by Karmapa Rinpoche. Not only you will be exploring the cultural, religious and cultural landmarks - but you will also get to view the stunning Himlung Himal and other snowcapped peaks. We will spend our night at Phu Gaon.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 09: Phu Gaon to Nar (4110 m & 13484 feet): 6-7 Hrs                

Today we will descend down passing several streams and cross the suspension bridge awaiting Mahendra pull which will approximately take 4 hours. After that, we will be crossing another suspension bridge of 80 meters above the Lapche River. We will have our lunch at Mahendra Pul & continue our trek for two hours passing by several Buddhists stupas and then reach the Nar village. In this village, you will find some Buddhist monastery & get to visit and explore the monastery plus observe striking Pisang peak and several other snow-capped peaks. We will spend our night in Nar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 10: Acclimatization and Preparation at Nar

Today for the second time we will be acclimatizing the altitude. Instead of spending the day relaxing, we will be doing small hiking close to Nar village and explore the people's culture, traditions, and lifestyles. We will also be preparing for tomorrow's trek. We will spend our night at Nar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 11: Nar to Kang La Pass (5322 m & 17460 feet) towards Ngwal (3660 m & 12008 feet): 7-8 Hrs

Today we will be trekking for long hours, so wake up early in the morning and head on the trail that leads us to Kang La pass. From this pass, we will get amazing views of Annapurna. We will continue our trek towards Ngawal. We will spend our night in Ngwal.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 12: Ngwal to Manang (3540 m & 11614 feet): 4-5 Hrs

Today we will head towards Manang from Ngwal passing via a remote village of Paugh where we get magnificent views of Mount Annapurna ranges. After that, we will trek slowly uphill towards Mungli.  With a few hours of trekking, we then reach Manang and set our camp to spend our night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Camp. 

Day 13: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110 m & 13484 feet): 3-4 Hrs

Today we will trek from Manang village crossing the streams and ascend towards Tenki over Manang. We will then continue our climb to Marshayangdi valley which turns to the North West up to the valley of Jarshang Khola. We will trek to the valley passing by pasture land, juniper trees and from here, the elevation starts to gain. Further trekking we will pass by a tiny village named Ghunsa. From here, the trails heads via meadows where one can spot yak and horse graze. We will then cross small stream through a wooden bridge and on the trail, we will pass by oldest Mani wall and with a few walks through the lovely meadows, we will reach Yak Kharka village. We will spend our night at Yak Kharka.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 14: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4600 m & 15092 feet): 3-4 Hrs

Today we will be heading to Throng Phedi –  a small settlement where climbers and trekkers stop for relaxation.  This point is also used as a base camp by trekkers. Some climbers attempt to hike to high camp today because on the next day will be easier for climbers/trekkers although Ganesh Himal Hiking Team leader does not recommend this. Tomorrow will be our adventurous journey so today we will take plenty rest at the lower altitude instead of hiking to high camp taking such a risk spending the night at a higher altitude. We will spend our night at Thorong Phedi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5416 m & 17764 feet) to Muktinath (3800 m & 12467 feet): 7-8 Hrs

Today we will be crossing tough challenging Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters which is the main highlight of this trek. We will head early morning to Throng La pass and on the trail observe pictorial views of the mountains. With lots of effort, we overcome the Throrong La Pass and spend some time relishing the views. After that, we will head to Muktinath - a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. We will wander around the area by visiting the Vishnu temple and some monastery close by. We will spend our night at Muktinath.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2715 m & 8910 feet): 5-6 Hrs

Today we will start our day by descending down to spectacular Kali Gandaki gorge via parched land. After that, we will pass Khingar and Jharkot village where you can observe the Tibetan architecture. After that we will follow the gorge and follow the Kali Gandaki river bank, we will reach Jomsom & spend our night at Jomsom.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge.

Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (823 m & 2700 feet): 30 minutes Flight

Today from Jomsom - we take a scenic flight to Pokhara enjoying the views of two huge mountains - Annapurna and Dhaulagiri including several other snowcapped peaks. Reaching the Pokhara airport, we will be taken to the hotel closeby the lakeside. You can rest at the hotel and freshen up and later in the evening, can stroll around the city walking around the lakeside of Phewa Lake (the 2nd biggest lake of Nepal).  You also get to view the Machapuchre - Fishtail mountain from here and the shadow of the mountain in the lake. You can also enjoy boat ride in Phewa Lake or even hike to world peace pagoda. We will spend our night in Pokhara.

Meals: Breakfast. 

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350 m & 4428 feet): 5-6 Hrs Drive

After breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu and as reaching there, our representative will take you to the hotel and then you can relax and pack your baggage. Later you can also visit some of the souvenir shop. In the evening, Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) will be hosting a farewell dinner for celebrating the successful completion of the trek. We will spend our night at Kathmandu.  

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner. 

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 19: Final Departure from Nepal

Today your Trek to the Nar Phu Valley comes to an end and one of our representatives from Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will drop you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast. 

Airport Drop Off in a Private Car.



What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke Inn or similar)
  • Standard lodges/tea houses and Tented Camps during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 trekkers
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters


Hotel and Lodge on Nar Phu Valley Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) arranges it’s best for comfortable and pleasant accommodation and also provides you nourished hygienic food. We will be staying at the standard hotel (rating of 2 – 3 Star) in Kathmandu whereas, in the remote areas, we will be staying at a tea house or a local lodge. We can also arrange luxurious rooms from 4 – 5 Star hotels in the cities with an additional charge but the remote mountainous regions have no such facilities.

Tea houses and local lodges in the remote region will have a usual bed with usual mattress and a pillow. Only a few of them have electricity but the rest rely on lanterns or candles lights. Booking of the room is done prior to the starting of the trek. If in case we are not able to book the room in advance, we can book it upon reaching there as these areas have ample of lodges and tea houses. If for some reason, we aren’t able to book a lodge/teahouse - we can easily set a camp which will be the most adventurous part of the trek itself.

Food and Drinks for Nar Phu Valley Trekking:

GHHT focuses on client’s safety and health and gives it the foremost priority. We make sure that each and every client get the same portion of clean, hygienic and nourishing food which is a very necessary - especially while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. But in the city, either breakfast or dinner is included. Please go through the detailed itinerary for each day to see which meals are included. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served in the same lodge where we spend overnight and our expert trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination.

Normal water will be provided free of cost but we suggest you carry water purification pills to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses, but the expense should be paid by the client as it is not included in the package.

Best Seasons:

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend the clients not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

Luggage/Backpack on the Trek:

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary during your trek. Gears and clothes not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal do not allow more than 15 kg including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge will cover that up but isn’t included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team provides honest porters and well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. The porter will be carrying up to 10 kg luggage of each client. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 10 people - an additional guide will be provided and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges trekking to the Nar Phu Valley with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 12 in a group. The larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups into two or more according to the number of people. However, although you might be staying in the same lodge - but during your trek - you might be having a different guide.

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Personal expenses totally depend upon how extravagant are you in nature. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot shower (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, entrance fee (around US $ 25 ) for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals in Kathmandu (around US $ 5-7), tips for driver, guide and porters, etc. Tips to the guides, porter or any other members are not mandatory. You can tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

Available Gears/Equipment:

Trekking equipment is readily available in the stores of Kathmandu at a very reasonable price or it can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. So, you don’t have to buy or carry from your hometown.

A Usual Day on Trek:

These are the approximate guidelines for a trek on each day which may differ according to the itinerary or schedule or your pace while trekking. 

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

Greetings at the Airport:

After booking and confirming your Nar Phu Valley trek with us, we suggest you flow all the information such as - your number of days of stay, departure date, returning date, & international flight details (arrival time, flight number). After getting this information, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team can easily pick you up from the airport on time.

After you complete the formalities of the airport and come to the exit gate, you can spot GHHT member holding a placard of your name or GHHT waiting outside the terminal. After meeting and greetings, we will transfer you to the hotel in our private car. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

Changes in the Itinerary:

Our regular itinerary of the Panchase Trek is 17 days unless you have customized it.  The itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These 17 days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also may have an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

Safety Measures:

Client’s safety is our main priority and we make sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. If the condition is serious – we will use the rescue helicopter to take you to the nearest hospital while all the expenses will be carried out by the travel insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.


Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.


Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary.

The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments. 


If you have any other questions or want to inquire more, please feel free to email or contact us.

Customer Reviews


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 17 Days

Difficulty: Strenuous

Activities: High Altitude Trek, Hiking, Excursion

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Camping, Tea-house Trip

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna (Restricted area)

Price: USD 1,900

Group size: Minimum 2

Best Season: Mar to Dec

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