Nar Phu Trek

Nar Phu Trek

Highlights of the Nar Phu Trekking

  • Panoramic Himalayan scenery 
  • World's Highest Passes Kang La and Thorong La 
  • Exploring hidden valley of Nar and Phu
  • Old monasteries in Phu village and beautiful Himalayan people

Nar Phu Trekking in Nepal is listed as off the beaten path situated at the tranquil portion of Annapurna region. The journey is of two villages of Nepal which are still considered as the hidden village. These villages are located at the crossroad of Himlung Himal Expedition route and Annapurna Circuit Trek route’s vicinity. All the splendors of Mother Nature like lake, river, streams, forests, mountains, grassy meadows, valleys, gorges, hills and wildlife are abundantly present. Grandeurs of local culture and traditions dated century back can be witnessed during such prolific trek of hidden village of Nepal.

Journey starts similar to Annapurna Circuit Trek as trekkers will be driven through Lamjung – Kathmandu Highway. Until Besisahar the road is black tarred but from this place up to Chyamje the road is bumpy and graveled. Therefore, expect some adrenaline rush moments when your vehicle gallop along the hilly postal road having high cliffs on either side. Walking starts from Chyamje and passes through Koto and Meta. Trekkers finally reach the Phu village first. Nar Phu Trekking never fails to surprise trekkers. While we stay in Phu village the iconic Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is listed in 108 best monasteries of world as well will be visited. From this place we further walk through moraine towards Nar Village. The sight of Lamjung Himal, Tilicho, Annapurna and many others are usual sight during this trip. Moreover, crossing the Kang la Pass trekkers will reach Ngawal which is in Annapurna Circuit Trek route. Follow the trail and cross the world famous Thorong La Pass to reach Muktinath area of Lower Mustang region. Ultimately journey ends after joyous flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. The trip has major features like two hidden village, iconic Tashi Lakhang Monastery, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath and splendid diversified natural resources.

Book the Nar Phu Trekking in Nepal for the exploration of tranquil hidden village of alternative rural Annapurna region. Unique Adventure International ensures quality and safety during such remarkable off the beaten trails trekking in Nepal. 

Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel


Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.


Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport (1350 meter) by our representative, transfer to hotel

After you arrive, our representative of Unique Adventure will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. 

Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for official procedure and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel

Today you visit Kathmandu valley and see Durbar Squares at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Visit to Bauddhanath will be memorable experience since it is one of the biggest stupas in Nepal. And, Swayambhunath situated top on the mount in the city known as the Monkey Temple will also fascinate you. Also, you will visit Pashupatinath, at the bank of Bagmati River which is one of the Hindus sacred places. 

Day 03 : Drive to Bhulbhule (820 meter), 6 - 7hrs drive, overnight guesthouse

A drive from Kathmandu Bus Park get us started for the day and continues for about 6 to 7 hours which leads our way to Bhulbhule. We will be accompained with the tanquil surroundings of the countryside sightseeing various picturesque views of rivers, farms, mountains, forest, etc. along the way.

Day 04 : Trek to Bahundanda (1310 meter), 4 - 5 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

Our track today passes through waterfall and all alongside the river bank before ascending up and reaching to Bahundanda for overnight. This is enjoyable village lying on a hill and you may go around in the evening to local villages and around the region of school.

Day 05 : Trek to Chyamje (1430 meter), 5 - 6 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

Today, we go away from Bahundanda and the trail moves down to Syange village traversing fields and local settlements that take about 2 hours. A short descend and going across a long bridge over Marsyangdi River, we arrive at Syange. Now, our trek moves steadily up from the river and the last vertical ascend takes us to Jagat. From here, we move further on a rocky path and long picturesque waterfall crossways the river which finally brings us at Chyamje for staying tonight.

Day 06 : Trek to Dharapani (1920 meter), 5 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

From Chyamje, we pass through a suspension bridge above the deep Marsyangdi River, after traversing the bridge and we have another vertical ascend for next 2-3 hours till we reach Tal, a village located on the gorge beside the river Marsyangdi and adorned with striking waterfall and sandy river. In addition, the walk follows the stream up to the Dharapani, and we move all the way through the uneven trails and cross few suspension bridges and small teashops take you to serene and large village at Dharapani.

Day 07 : Trek to Koto (2600 meter), 6 - 7 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

As we begin our journey early in the morning heading towards Bagarchhap passing through Pine and Fir forests, we walk continuously along the steep trail to reach Timang via Danaque. From here, we can have the majestic view of Mt. Manslu and Peak 29. We continue till Latamarang passing through pine forest and enjoy the attractive glimpse of Annapurna II to finally stop at Koto for the day.

Day 08 : Trek to Meta (3560 meter), 7.30 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

In the morning, after clearing the police permit, we trek through the river bank of Soti Khola passing along several pine forests, rivers and suspension bridges to reach Dharmasala. There we will have our lunch and proceed with the trek through woodland and climb steeply towards Meta village. At last we touch base on the Tibetan Plateau where we have a decent perspective of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal

Day 09 : Trek to Phu Gaon (Village, 4250 meter), 7.30 hours walk, overnight guesthouse 

Today, we follow the riverbed and come across some mani chrotens. Then after, we ascend from the riverbed until we reach the Phu valley. About walking for an hour from the valley doorway we cross the Phu Khola and start on moving up to the Phu village. 

Day 10 : Rest and explore Phu Gaon (Visit Tashi Lakhang Monastery - out of the 108 great Buddhist Monasteries in the world) and the valley nearby, overnight at guesthouse. 

We spend this day as an acclimatization period for further high altutude trekking. We stroll around tyhe local area expecting to observe the lifestyle and cultural practices of the region. You will likewise explore around the Tashi Lakhang Monastery; one of the oldest Buddhist Monasteries listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries. Apart from that, you can also enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Himlung and other peaks. Overnight at the guesthouse

Day 11 : Trek to Nar Gaon (Village, 4150 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

We climb to Nar Gaon -- Village (4110 meter) today. We continue walking on a long but moderate way up through the side moraine of Temdenzon Khola, on a fine path. At the base of Kang La.

Day 12 : Rest and explore Nar Gaon (Village), overnight guesthouse

We have a rest day today and we explore around Nar village. We will spend the way by going on a short hike to the nearby region. We will also have a look around the culture and lifestyle of the Nar village.

Day 13 : Trek to Ngwal (3660 meter) after crossing Kang La pass (5322 meter), 8 hours walk, overnight guesthouse 

Today we have a challenging and long day, however it is very worthwhile. We have to traverse the Kang La pass at (5322 meter). We have a quick ascent to the crest of the pass where we will see a chorten and several views of the Annapurna range. From the peak of the pass, we have a vertical decent and after an hour we walk on a grassy lane that takes us to Ngawal. 

Day 14 : Trek to Manang (3540 meter), 4 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

Grassland comes into view on both sides of the trail today and below a rocky mountain; we can observe the Braga village with its superb monastery. Big chortens and mani walls boom and the giant peaks Annapurna II (7937 meter), Annapurna III (7555 meter), Annapurna IV (7525 meter), Gangapurna (7455 meter), Tilicho Peak (7134 meter) appears before you. After a small steep ascend we arrive at Manang, a large village for this isolated peak region.

Day 15 : Trek to Letdar (4250 meter), 4.30 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

We move further towards Thorong La today. En route, we traverse a river, mount to Tenki 120 meter lying above Manang and go up further passing Marsyangdi Valley making our way up to north-west then we will reach at the valley of Jarsang Khola. Along with the fantastic vistas of Annapurna mountain range, we walk beyond the green vegetation of juniper and alpine grass to get to the small village of Gunsang. We approach to striking meadows and deep forests of juniper, barberry etc. The trail moves along a big stream that pors from Chulu West, Gunsang and takes to a rich grazing land.

Day 16 : Trek to Thorong High Camp (4600 meter), 5 hours walk, overnight guesthouse

Departing from Letdar, we go up steadily to an edge before moving down to the Marsyangdi and traverse via an enclosed wooden bridge. After a little climb up the peak path on the bank, we move further to a narrow track across an uneven vertical incline and then climb to Thorung high camp. 

Day 17 : Trek to Muktinath (3800 meter) after crossing Thorong La Pass (5416 meter), overnight guesthouse

After crossing Thorong La (5416 meter), our trail turns out to be vertical immediately on leaving camp. The slope then becomes less complicated and after about 4 hours of gentle ascend, we will see the prayer flags and chorten of the pass. The snow-topped paeks above and the head of the valley, Kali Gandaki beneath and the hills of Mustang expand before us. We drop to Muktinath and we will be rewarded with superb views of Dhaulagiri. Ultimately the moraines make way to green slopes before a enjoyable walk next to the Jhong Khola Valley that takes us to Muktinath.

Day 18 : Trek to Jomsom (2713 meter), overnight guesthouse

We today, move from Muktinath to Jomsom passing through Jhong (Dzong) which lies on the north part of the valley and Kagbeni. It also gives a flavor of the isolated Mustang as the communities and is division of the Sakya Buddhist custom. 

Day 19 : Fly back to Pokhara (820 meter), overnight at hotel

We fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, taking about 20 minutes. The main fascinations of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa lake to the snow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. 

Day 20 : Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Leaving behind the wonderful countryside morning, we travel for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 21 : Transfers to airport, departure onward destination

This is your final day, our airport representative of Unique Adventure International will take you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and deparutre.
  • Pre trek meeting.

  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu inclusive with entrance permit fees. 

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.

  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast as per the programme.

  • Ground transportation: Kathmandu - Khudi and Pokhara - Kathmandu as per the programme. 

  • Flight Jomsom - Pokhara. 

  • Guesthosue accommodatin during the trekking period. 

  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).

  • Special Perimit for Nar Phu region. 

  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee.

  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain trekking guide. 

  • Well experienced English speaking assistance guide if the group size exceeds 3+ persons.

  • Well experienced well equipped trekking porter. 

  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen satuaration at higher altitude. 

  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and area trekking map.

  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations. 

  • All organisational requirements. 

What is not included?

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Tip for guide, porter and drivers.

Why us? Is a conscientious question that requires an honest answer of integrity and devotion of the highest standards.  

We are what we were from the very beginning: Read on to know us the way we are…

At Unique Adventure International, We do not pretend to be what we are not, ours is a simple ethic, hospitality straight from the heart. When doing trips with us, you will soon find out excellence with us is not just a norm, it’s more a habit. 

We have walked the length and breadth of the Himalaya across Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for over two decades…and still counting, we have enjoyed all of it so much; right to the hilt. We love our mountains and enjoy it so much when we tread its trails with our trekking guests, who also love these mountains as much as us or maybe even more. We have much knowledge of the land and meticulously plan things so our guests get the utmost from their sojourns with us; we know how chaotic it can be for our guests when they organise holidays so far from home…keeping this in mind, we sort out for the long haul and ensure our guests do not only have fun on the way but also get value for money with purposeful journeys. We know and understand that this may probably be a once in a lifetime holiday where you will explore a world not too familiar and its binding for us to make doubly sure you are completely safe throughout the whole course of your expedition when you are in Nepal. With each trip we do with you, we are constantly searching for ways to improve our services so that your expectations of us are met beyond what you could have ever expected on all fronts. We want that you go home with a happy heart and unforgettable memories of an odyssey well done. With Unique Adventure, this is central to all our thoughts when we meet you.  

A small business with big ideals…    

We are a small outfit with big ideas and we know how complex human nature can be; its only but human to understand your weaknesses and respect your strengths, both of which will be put to the test on the punishing trails of Nepal, but it’s always our mission to understand you and make your journey as calm as possible. 

This is the whole reason why we get repeat clients who never seem to get drained with the Himalayas and enjoy the way we guide them throughout the trip…

We know how worrisome it can be when you choose to live life on the edge… so we go the mile to make sure your holidays become more purposeful, more significant… 

We do not push you, no matter what the circumstances…

We know you want it slow and easy the moment your plane hits the tarmac in Kathmandu. We understand your instinctive curiosities and ensure you are left alone with enough space to do what we have planned for you – ‘your way’’.  You call the shots – it’s your trip – and we provide you enough freedom to make your own decisions in harmony with your group. We help you to become friends and bridge gaps; it’s a matter of pride for us to mention here that we created some of the best friendships where some morphed into lifetime partnerships and this is how things shape out with us when you assemble in our country. And when we are out with you in the country at high elevations, we ensure that our crew leads you in ways comfortable to your body and physical needs.

Our ‘True-to-Life’ practical itineraries…

Our itineraries are meticulously planned and based on the way you see it when your trip commences. Our themes are hands-on and we take you to some difficult but extraordinary places where some would likely pass by. We know you thirst for the unknown and interesting; your search for things that will ignite your emotions and imaginations, seeking for the ‘whys’, how’s and when’s’ into the mountain culture, lifestyles and traditions that you witness in territory you have never been familiar with. We put in a lot of effort to create astonishing one-off experiences which would make great notes for memorable stories to pass down to the coming generations. Each trip we design opens up new avenues to a whole new world that you are not familiar with…and when you discover the answers, it could be a life changing experience you would have never expected. 

Trips to match your time frames…

We are flexible in the way we operate our trips based on your exclusive needs. We understand the kind of pressure ridden world you hail from and know you have worked hard for your dream holidays. Our programs are typically designed to give you the most and the best based on your time limitations without any blemishes on the joys that come with your venture. 

You could be planning a budget trek or a luxury tour, maybe even a trekking peak; whatever the choice, we give you an extension combo so you have a scintillating mix of history, the outdoors and even jell in a jungle safari into the potpourri so you have varied experiences within the timeframe you’ve chosen. Our website is programmed to give you a host of options to make you smile…  

Accommodation: They say Home is where the Hearth is…and yes, the Pillow!!

We are extra wary when arranging your accommodation before you enter our country. We know we’ve got to give you something that’s closest to home. After consulting with you and being twice as sure about what you’re expecting when it comes down to that most important part of life: resting your body and mind at night, we make sure we give you the best accommodating facilities available at a hotel that’s not only comfortable but also a place that is spanking clean with fresh linen and staff who understand your needs and go the length in making sure you feel at home, no matter what the length of your stay with us.

This also includes the sanitized conditions of the food you are served. Even when on the trails, we go the mile to make sure you find a cosy teahouse with no dampness and enough ventilation to keep you healthy and warm with food that’s organic and clean. We know how important the hearth is wherever you stay. With us, be sure that all your personal needs are taken care of well. Ours is the kind of hospitality that comes straight from the heart… 

Safety and Security: This is mandatory and imperative…

Our safety and security arrangements for all our inbound guests cross all boundaries; from the moment your jet hits the tarmac at the airport in Kathmandu. This is a process that begins prior to your arrival in Kathmandu, when we design your itinerary based on the program you have chosen. It begins with choosing the right team for you, especially if it’s a trek. We make sure your crew is primed for any contingency when at altitude. We believe in following firm standards with focus on risk assessment knowing mountain climbing is always a risky business despite the excitement it offers. All the planning is done prior to your arrival so you have a carefree, footloose and fancy free journey, without any hassles.  

We always advise our guests to go through medical routines in their home countries before embarking on trips above 3000m. We also encourage our guests to get insured before coming to Nepal. 

Your entire stay in Nepal is monitored from day one, especially when you are on the mountains. We take nothing for granted, nature can be a monster when least expected. When booking your trip throughUnique Adventure, you are not just a client – you are more than all that - you are a parent, a brother/sister, a close colleague – in a word – ‘family’; and all our safety precautions and personalized services are purely based on this relationship.

We Respect and Care for the local folks and Love the Environment we operate in…

We are conscious in the importance of preserving the natural beauty and culture of Nepal, so that future visitors can also enjoy the wonders of this beautiful but fragile environment. We are sensitive and devoted to responsible travel with minimum impact on the environment and local communities. The planet is large enough for everyone to explore and it’s the curiosity of human nature to explore and discover the unknown. We are always careful about the ecosystems that surround us when we are on the mountains, but we don’t let this spoil the spirit for adventure. We seek to enjoy in ways beneficial to others and wish to respect this beauty that God created for us to appreciate; and we want to keep it that way. Equally important, we instruct our crew and travellers to be aware of the values of responsible travel, by: respecting people, cultures and local environments, in creating goodwill; with cross-cultural sharing and experiences; and helping make sustainable development practical, where we put in efforts to give back more than we take.    

Our Trekking crews are Principal to the Company…we’re Family… 

One paramount issue for trekking companies in Nepal are employees directly connected to guests when trekking in the Himalayas and this is key to any trip conducted anywhere on the Himalayas. Our staffs in general receive fixed monthly salaries and our trekking crews get special rates as defined by the Ministry of Labour in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism - Government of Nepal. 

This also includes the provision of Social Security for mountain workers as per government directives. In addition to this, we also provide climbing training to new comers listed on our payroll. All our seasoned guides are well trained in the use and application of First Aid in the event of any unexpected injuries that may occur in the course of the journey when at altitude. 

Field Employees are constantly upgraded for personal development, delivered via courses in English, about nature, history, and ongoing training as mountain guides with techniques based on safety precautions...along with this, our mountain crews are insured and covered against any eventualities. The insurance package covers the cost of health care if injured or sick and provides a lifetime gratuity if any employee is physically disabled. We treat our employees as valuable assets. We know their security and happiness is vital to ensure yours throughout your stay in Nepal… 

Innovation: We are constantly juggling new Products…   

Ours is a constant search for new trails in the great wilderness. We’re always innovating new areas for travel within and around the city limits and out on the mountains. Nepal has so much to offer in her ancient heritage cities and within the vast expanse of her Himalayas. We ceaselessly research new products in order to give our old clients new thrills; this has always been part of our company’s policies for giving more value for money. We know that many of our guests rarely get time to travel and when they do, they’d sure like to make the best of it; besides Nepal, we even cut across borders giving our guests unbelievable historical and cultural highlights of Tibet, Bhutan and India. We even design divine spiritual tours for the holy who’d sure like to hike down footsteps of ancient ancestors along the Mount Kailash Mountains so that they could come face-to-face with the gods. You even get opportunities to stroll down the cobbled stone Squares of Patan and Bhaktapur and slip into the Forbidden Temple of Pashupatinath. Beyond the spiritual of Kailash in Tibet, our programs take you to the highest region on earth, at an elevation of 4,900 meters (16,000 ft). Very much noted as the ‘roof of the world’, Tibet is symbolic of a mesmerizing culture seeped in spirituality and nature. From superb temples and tranquil monasteries to the Yangtze River and adorable Pandas, our products are molded in a way that  ensures you experience a whole new world of amazing discoveries that tells you about God’s gift of a wonderful planet we all live in.

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We give you Mountain Yoga 

The Mountain Yoga we offer on the trail is an earthy, friendly and unassuming space, dedicated to healing and transformation as your mind battles the vagaries of nature while on your journey in the wild. When you decide to holiday on the mountains; it’s like a calling into the high and wild to experience Mother Nature at a higher level and to explore her true beauty. But there’s another calling that wants you to find release from your inner demons. It might be seen as the feeling that there has to be more to life than our day-to-day routines in the machine of modern day society. As you go higher above the tree-lines, our certified yoga guides give you the kind of alignment helpful to your body’s needs when adjusting to the thin air at altitude. They are compassionate, knowledgeable and guide you with postures and breathing exercises that promote physical fitness at higher elevations, keeping the mind calmer, making your self-awareness more acute, and help you get more balanced, while preventing you from having any problems with altitude mountain sickness. Yoga is an ancient practice known for thousands of years to clean out even the deepest mental grooves and rigid mindsets which may hamper your trip and spoil the fun on your trek.

We are the only adventure company in Nepal offering our guests mountain yoga which enhances hassle free trips and keeps our guests safe from common altitude problems. 

Our Success Ratio…

We’ve been through it all – the ups and downs have been full and plenty. The series of earthquakes of 2015 affected us bitterly; however, we kept the faith. We knew this was nature at its best and worst. We do not take anything for granted when it’s a tryst with Mother Nature, especially in the wilderness above the tree-lines. We knew we would still need these mountains more than they need us...These mountains teach us so much about life. It was Almighty God that created these mountains with all its stark beauty, but then a natural calamity can be lurking somewhere around the bend, and we must always be aware of the environment - and this comes with respect, consciousness and faith. 

Despite the hurdles and hiccups, our Success Ratio has been over 98%, why? Because experience has taught us the hard way to Love God, respect the mountains, to learn from our mistakes, and to always, at all times, be Honest with our Guests…and let God do the rest.     

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