Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit, 18 Days
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Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit, 18 Days

Days: 18 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 12

Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit is one of the most adventurous treks in the remotest parts of the Himalayas which features beautiful panorama along with diverse culture. While Nar Phu Valley is one of the least visited trekking routes, Annapurna Circuit is one of the popular trekking trails in Nepal. So, Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit allows you to experience both the isolated and the crowded sides of the Nepal Himalayas. 

Nar Phu Valley combines the villages of Nar and Phu which are the remotest regions in Manang district. The trek requires a special restricted area permit from the Government of Nepal. The trek begins from Jagat and continues with the entry to the restricted areas of Koto, Meta, Phu, Nar, and Ngawal, and joins the Annapurna Circuit to end at the windy city of Jomsom via Thorong La Pass (5416m), the highest mountain pass in Nepal. The trek crosses many remote villages with diverse culture. The trek also features the last monastery constructed by Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche, Tashi Lhakhang Gompa, in Phu valley. The magnificent vista of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Gangapurna (7455m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Himlung Himal (7126m), and the other Himalayas is another highlight of this trek. The trek goes through lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron, pine, juniper, and fir, and stumbles across many Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and Chortens, en route. The trek also features the sacred temple of Muktinath which is equally important to Buddhists, Hindus, and Bons. The temple is the perfect example of religious tolerance seen in Nepal. The trekkers will also come across beautiful waterfalls, free-flowing streams, lush meadows, rocky ridges, and steep trails throughout the trek. Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit enables the trekkers to glance through the life of people leaving in the inaccessible part of the world. 

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is one of the best travel and tourism company in Nepal that has been working tirelessly to provide the customers with impeccable services. We offer all kinds of transportation facilities, accommodation, and trekking and tour packages in Nepal. We take care of all kinds of permits you require to travel in the country. We ensure your stay in Nepal is unforgettable. 

Highlights of the Trek: 

  • exploring the lost valley of Nar and Phu Village, 
  • visit to the ancient Buddhist Monasteries including Tashi Lakhang Monastery is listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche, 
  • ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally), 
  • Nepal's classic trek with a wide range of spectacular mountain scenery to cross highest Thorong La Pass and Kang-la Pass, 
  • visiting an ancient Buddhist Monasteries, crossing over high suspension bridges, 
  • smooth gradual walking up through subtropical the dense Rhododendron and Pine forest to a Tibetan-influenced valley, 
  • scenic mountain flight out of Jomsom and Pokhara, 
  • meeting local people and their cultural mix takes in Gurung, Manangis and Thakali communities, 
  • passing several Buddhist monuments and their traditional stone-walled villages, 
  • a worthwhile side trip to Milarepa's Cave from Braga, a popular excursion trip to Praken Gompa and Chongar View Point from Manang, 
  • acclimatizing in style on spectacular side trip to Ice Lake outside, high glacial Gangapurna Lake, 
  • the temple and the religious shrines of Muktinath and its 108 brass waterspouts, Dhola Mebar Gompa (an ancient Buddhist monastery where a holy flame of natural gas burns behind a grill just above a spring). 

Facts of the Trek

Trek Region
Nar Phu Valley & Annapurna Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
18 Days
Highest Elevation
5416 m (17,769 ft)
Full Board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Private Vehicle and Domestic flights

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

We pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Permits Procedure and Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle
We take a tour of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. We’ll visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa in our private van. The guide will give you an insight into the design and the history related to these heritages. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat 1400m/8-9 hours by private vehicle
Driving along the beautiful Trishuli River at first and then along free-flowing Marsyangdi River, we reach Jagat by our private land cruiser after 9 hours of drive. We get to relish the view of Lamjung Himal (6983m), Peak 29 (7871m), Manaslu (8156m), and the other Himalayas, during our drive. Overnight at a lodge in Jagat.

Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m/5-6 hours
Leaving Jagat, we trek through dense forests of rhododendron and juniper to reach Chamje. From Chamje, we cross a suspension bridge and move along rocky trails till we reach Tal. We come across the beautiful waterfall in Tal and continue our trek. We trek for a couple of hours to reach Kotro which leads us to Dharapani. Overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.

Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Koto 2600m/5-6 hours
Trekking through fir and pine forests, we reach Bagarchhap. We enjoy the alluring view of Peak 29 (7871m) and Manaslu (8156m) on our way to Timang via Danakyu. We pass other small villages and trek along rocky trails till we reach Koto which hosts superb view of the Annapurna range. Overnight at a lodge in Koto.

Day 6: Trek from Koto to Meta 3570m/6-7 hours (Nar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit Entry)
We enter the restricted area with our permits and continue our trek along Naar Khola. Trekking through dense forests of juniper and pine, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Dharmasala. We come across a beautiful waterfall on our way to Meta. After trekking for 7 hours, we reach Meta. Overnight at a lodge in Meta.

Day 7: Trek from Meta to Phu 3900m/6-7 hours
Crossing few suspension bridges over different water streams, we pass small villages of Jhunam, Chyakhu, and Kyang. We trek along Phu Khola on rocky trails till we reach Phu. We may encounter blue sheep grazing in the field. We take a tour of Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is said to be the last monastery made by Karmapa Rinpoche. Overnight at a lodge in Phu.

Day 8: Exploration Day
Today we will rest at Phu village for exploration. After a long walk, we need to take rest and acclimatize ourselves to the Phu is thinning of the air at this altitude. Phu is a beautiful village inhabited by the mixed ethnic groups like Gurung, Ghale, and Tibetans. We will get a chance to know about their culture, tradition, and lifestyle. We will also visit the monastery called Tashi Lhakhang Monastery, which was the last monastery built by Karmapa Rinpoche. Overnight at a lodge in Phu.

Day 9: Trek from Phu to Nar 4100m/6-7 hours
Trekking downhill and crossing many small streams on suspension bridges, we pass lush Himalayan forests to reach Mahendra Pul. We trek through the gorge of Labse River before descending downhill to Nar. We will pass many Buddhist stupas and monasteries on our way to Nar. Overnight at a lodge in Nar.

Day 10: Trek from Nar to Kang-La 5322m to Ngawal 3660m/6-7 hours (Nar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit Exit)
We kick off our day by trekking uphill to Jhombu Kharka aka Kang-La which hosts an outstanding view of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and the other Himalayas. On our way to Kang-La, we may come across some yak herder’s camps. After relishing the beautiful panorama of the Himalayas, we trek downhill to Ngawal. Overnight at a lodge in Ngawal.

Day 11: Trek from Ngawal to Manang 3540m/3-4 hours
Trekking downhill, we explore some monasteries on our way to Braga. From Braga, we trek for an hour to enter the valley of Manang. We then hike up to Chhunker viewpoint which hosts a spectacular view of Gangapurna Lake (3500m) along with Annapurna range, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Pisang Peak (6091m), Chulu Peak (6429m),  and the other Himalayas. Later, we explore the Cave Gompa on our way back to a lodge in Manang where we would be spending our overnight stay. We get to enjoy the typical Thakali food in the small town of Manang. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

Day 12: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka 4018m/4-5 hours
Climbing several rocky ridges, we head towards Yak Kharka. We will trek through beautiful forests of rhododendron, juniper, and pine, and may encounter yaks grazing in the field. The trail to Yak Kharka features monasteries and Mani walls decorated with colorful prayer flags and with a backdrop of the Himalayas. After 4 hours of trek, we reach Yak Kharka. Overnight at a lodge in Yak Kharka.

Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4450m/4-5 hours
We climb few ridges along Kali Gandaki River until we reach Ledar. We then cross a wooden bridge over the river and climb steep trails till we reach Thorong Phedi. We spend the rest of the day acclimatizing to high altitude. Overnight at a lodge in Thorong Phedi.

Day 14: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3800m/7-8 hours via Thorong-La Pass 5416m 
Ascending steep trails, we reach Thorong High Camp which is the gateway to the highest mountain pass in Nepal, Thorong-La Pass. We climb steep rocky ridges and reach Thorong-La Pass. We relish the alluring panorama of the Himalayas from the pass and trek downhill till we reach Chabarbu. From Chabarbu, we trek for a couple of hours and reach the holy Muktinath. Overnight at a lodge in Muktinath.

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2710m/4-5 hours
We take a short visit to Muktinath Temple which is a sacred destination for Buddhists and Hindus all over the world. We take a shower in 108 spouts which are believed to cleanse our sins. We then trek downhill enjoying the stunning view of Nilgiri Himal (7061m) and Dhaulagiri range till we reach Jharkot. From Jharkot, we further trek downhill till we reach the windy city of Jomsom. Overnight at a lodge in Jomsom.

Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 20 minutes and half day sightseeing tour in Pokhara valley
We catch our early morning scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. Throughout the flight, we can enjoy the scenic and glorious view of the Annapurna range. We check into a hotel in Pokhara and then go sightseeing. We visit different places of Pokhara like Davis Falls, Gupteswor Cave, World Peace Stupa and also go for a boat ride on Phewa Lake. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 17: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu 25 minutes 
Today, we return back to Kathmandu catching an early morning flight from Pokhara. We transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu and give the rest of the day to yourself. You can either take a rest or shop around the market in Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast at hotel, as per your departure flight time, we drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home. 

Pricing on Group Size Basis: (Private Trip for individuals, couples, small groups)
All inclusive Trek Price for single trekker; USD 2915
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 2060 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 1990 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 1820 per person

Join with us for Nar-Phu Valley combined Annapurna Circuit Trek in 2024/2025. 

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

Important: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,820
EUR 1.697
SFr 1.684
GBP 1.420
AUD 2.712
CAD 2.421
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara.
* Kathmandu city/sightseeing tour with guide as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Domestic flight tickets from Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge/Guest-house accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25KG), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 30-40 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, Spikes, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water, trekking map.
* All transportation by private 4W vehicle.
* Nar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* First Aid Medical kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, Internet, Battery Charging and Hot Shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment like jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                              Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

Nar Phu Valley Trek combined Annapurna Circuit, 18 Days


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