Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek

Annapurna Nar Phu Valley Trek
21 days


Annapurna Nar Phu Valley was opened for trekking from the Nepalese government in 2003.  This trek, typically combined with the Annapurna circuit trek, takes you into an ancient village with unique traditions & culture and has eye-catching panoramic views of snow-capped mountains.  This trek is moderate to challenging and requires some acclimation in villages along the route where we will interact with local people learning their culture and traditions.  This is a trek for more experienced hikers in good condition.

We begin in Besisahar and end in Jomsom from which we will take a flight with incredible panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain ranges. Please contact Shiva Excursion so we can offer you expert advice, skilled guides, and a great price for your trek.  info@shivaexcursion.comB est trekking season – March, April, May, September, October, November, and December

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for the trek

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishahar (830m) – 7 Hours

Day 04: Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m) – 5 Hours

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1400m) – 5 Hours

Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1920m) –5 Hours

Day 07: Dharapani to Koto (2600m) – 6 Hours

Day 08: Koto to Dharmasala (3230m) –7 Hours

Day 09: Dharmasala to Kayang (3740m) –6 Hours

Day 10: Kayang to Phu Valley (4050m) – 6 Hours

Day 11: Phu Valley to Junam (3550m) –5 Hours

Day 12: Junam to Nar Village (4150m) –5 Hours

Day 13: Nar Village to Ngwal (3675m)

Day 14: Ngwal to Manang (3550m) –7 Hours

Day 15: Manang to Letdar (4250m) towards Thorong La Pass– 6 Hours

Day 16: Letdar to Thorong High Camp (4800m) – 5 Hours

Day 17: High Camp to Muktinath (3800m)

Day 18: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m) –5 Hours

Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 21: Farewell

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

There will be a warm welcome to you on Nepal after landing your flight at TIA. Representative of Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will there for your arrival. He/she will shift you toward your place of accommodation. After having rest for some time there will a brief description of the upcoming program with your guide.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for trek.

Our today’s day is spent by sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. Having a breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath (regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Next will be Bauddhanath (Little Tibet). Then Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is our next destination.  Lastly we will drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. It will end our Kathmandu tour we will return back & make preparation for our trekking.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishahar (830m) – 7 Hours

With a drive of 5 to 6 hours to Besisahar we will start our trekking. Roadside houses in the corner of wide forest are so much entertaining journey. Our lunch will be in the way. On reaching Besisahar we will rest for few times and explore around the beautiful valley. Finishing our visit we will be back for our night.

Day 04: Besishahar to Bahundanda (1310m) – 5 Hours

First walk of our trek lead us to Bahundanda. We can take a short drive to Bhulbhule. We will follow the trial of Marshyangdi River. We can catch all the magic moments of trekking which are seen in our trek. After walking for about 4 to 5 hours we will reach Bahundanda for our night.

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1400m) – 5 Hours

Continuing our journey our next destination is Chamje. The main trial of Marshyangdi River is our walking path. Annapurna Himal, Lamjung Himal with other mountain ranges will be fist glimpses of our trek. Including this the traditional & cultural village is very interesting. Lastly we will be at Chamje for our night.

Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1920m) – 5 Hours

Our difficult walk starts from today. We need to walk upward which is difficult for us. We will be habitual in walking since it will be our daily routine. Crossing a suspension bridge our way goes down to river. We will continue through track of Tal. We will continue toward Dharapani 1960 m for our night.

Day 07: Dharapani to Koto (2600m) – 6 Hours

Koto is our today’s destination. We need to walk up & down hill to reach koto. Main walking path will be forest of oak & pine. Fine views of spectacular mountain ranges are gifted as we reach on Koto. Local culture & tradition of local people can be explored by interacting with them.

Day 08: Koto to Dharmasala (3230m) – 7 Hours

Having breakfast in cool morning we walk to Dharmasala. During our walk panoramic view of mountains sparkling in rising sun will be so much impressive. Our today’s walk will be a bit long & we may face some difficulty in walking. Pilgrims & Small caves can be observed in our track till we reach Dharmasala for night.

Day 09: Dharmasala to Kayang (3740m) – 6 Hours

Early morning having breakfast our walk will be for Kayang. We will have difficult path. We need to walk fully steep hill to pastures land of Meta Kharka (non-permanent winter settlement of Nar). In forest of Pine & oak we can see some wildlife playing. Continuing without stopping we reach Kayang for our night.

Day 10: Kayang to Phu Valley (4050m) – 6 Hours

From Kayang we will move to Puh valley. Our first walk will be on the bank of river. We will be following main track of road to reach Puh valley. Later on we will be walking on forest of rhododendron. It will be so much impressive and it leads us beautiful village of Phu Valley to spend our cool night.

Day 11: Phu Valley to Junam (3550m) – 5 Hours

We will continue our walk to Junam. Crossing end gate of Phu valley we will start our trek to Junum. We will be passing through Junam Khola. The beauty of nature will pleased us which surrounds us from all side. In this way we will certainly reach at Janum to spend our memorable night.

Day 12: Junam to Nar Village (4150m) – 5 Hours

Our next destination is Nar village. It will be so much impressive to view the panoramic view of all surrounding area with giant mountain ranges in our walk. We will be happy by seeing it. Our all tiredness is removed from our mind by seeing the local locality. Till we will be at Nar village we continue walk.

Day 13: Nar Village to Ngwal (3675m) cross Kang La Pass (5315m) – 6 Hours

Having breakfast we walk to Ngwal. In early time we will start our journey. We need to walk a long distance. Very famous track of Annapurna region is walked i.e. Kang La pass. But we may face difficulty. The track may fully cover with snow. Lastly we will be at Ngwal crossing the pass for our night.

Day 14: Ngwal to Manang (3550m) – 7 Hours

Early morning having breakfast we walk to beautiful land of Manang. In our trek it will be full of joy seeing the spectacular view of Tilicho Lake. Beautiful Annapurna region is also observed. Many chortens & Mani walls of Buddhist people can be seen in the villages of our track to Manang where we will have a night rest.

Day 15: Manang to Ledar (4250m) towards Thorong La Pass – 6 Hours

Our today’s destination is Leder. Track of Yak Kharka will be our walking path. Local people use this land as pasture land of the surrounding. Many beautiful things are seen all around us. Walking about 4 to 5 hours we will be at Leder to stay our night at tented camp.

Day 16: Ledar to Thorong High Camp (4800m) – 5 Hours

From Leder village, we will hike toward Thorong high camp. We need to walk on the snowy path to reach High Camp. We can see the beautiful valley from the height all around us. It will be so much interesting to spend some time. After that we will set our camp in our places and spend our cool night.

Day 17: Thorong High Camp to Muktinath (3800m)

Today is also main day of our trekking as we are heading to Muktinath (holy pilgrimage of hindu & Buddhist people). The cool air blown us will refresh our mind in our whole walk. We may have difficult as we need to walk on storm trial. We need to walk on land of fully covered sand to reach Muktinath for night.

Day 18: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m) – 5 Hours

From Muktinath, we will continue to Jomsom. Jomsom will be our ending point of our trek. During our walk we will be full of joy viewing beautiful glimpse of giant mountain ranges. We will have easy walk as we need to walk on flat & downhill trial. On reaching jomsom we will make confirmation of our tomorrow’s flight to Pokhara and rest the remaining time.

Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara

We will have early morning flight toward Pokhara. It will be about 1 Hr. in one hour duration we will feel as if we are flying in heaven. We will be flying above the beautiful ranges of mountains. On reaching Pokhara we walk to Lakeside for watching charming sunset views. Then we will return back and have our dinner & enjoy.

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu

We need return back to Kathmandu. We will return back through the same highway. We will be pleased with houses and greenery of highway. Not only this can we be back by the airplane. Driving around seven hours we will be at Kathmandu. We will be shifted toward our hotel which will end our trekking.

Day 21: Farewell

Spending a rest night at Kathmandu, it’s a time for returning back to your home land. There will be a small farewell program for you. You will be guided all the things of returning journey by our team for your departure. Hope you will be back to Nepal to visit the remaining side of beautiful Nepal.

Cost Details

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 3 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 1 nights your standard hotel in Pokhara with BB.
  • Accommodation during trek
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal
  •  Transport by Tourist standard bus 
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag And duffel bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • Special Nar Phu Valley Permit
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Manual Note

The Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd offer by Reasonable  Cost, And if you need more facilities and more group size and Extra Actives. Do not hesitate Call or Email us.

Client Reviews

  • Name : Fantastique !

    Un trek dans l’Himalaya de 7 jours c’est déjà magnifique. Avec Shiva Excursion et les guides Arjun et Robi c’est encore plus exceptionnel. Chaque détail était organisé avec soin. Nous n’avons jamais eu à nous préoccuper d’autres choses que de marcher dans ce paysage vertigineux. Sérieux, courtois, sympathique je ne…

  • Name : Agnes Beck

    We did the ‚gokyo ri trek’ with shiva excursion. It was our first trek in the Himalaya and it certainly won‘t be our last one!!!! We had such a warm welcome in Kathmandu - everything was arranged and organized for us, so we could just focus on our personal preparation…

  • Name : Mutalib Bin Abdullah

    Assalammualaikum. Good day everyone. MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK 11-16th.November 2017 WHAT WE PUT OURSELVES INTO? Those are the words that we say about ourselves on the first day of our trekking. This is my first trekking and my friends second. We both don't realise this trekking was very challenging…

  • Name : Leka Shandra

    From the time we landed in Kathmandu, Shiva Excursion took care of us and led us successfully to Annapurna Base Camp. They display exceptional professionalism and took great care in ensuring our safety and made the whole trip so fun. We look forward to having more trekking experiences with Shiva…

  • Name : Svan Kannan

    My second trip to Nepal with Shiva Excursion was rewarded with more than just a fulfilling feel. They take full commitment on your safety , your expectations and your welfare. I had another wonderful trekking trip filled with joy and happiness with them. I'd be coming back to Nepal soon…

  • Name : Yi Zhu

    Great guide service. Arjun never limited us on the food we could order, unlike some guides which limit you to one dish per meal. They were also extremely flexible with the schedule and would be open to making days longer when we felt ready to trek more and cutting days…

  • Name : Ute Pahle

    I met Arjun in 2000 when I travelled through Nepal together with my husband. By that time Arjun was working as a trekking and/or porter-guide in Pokhara. He guided us through the Annapurna Mountains and even carried our backpack for six days.  We enjoyed our hike with him very much!…

  • Name : Taylor Caldwell

    My experience with shiva excursions was unforgettable. Arjun went above and beyond to make our trek to Annapurna base camp special – he even bought me a cake on my birthday! Shiva excursions is not just another trekking company, it’s like a family and I would highly recommend to anyone…

  • Name : Khairul Fahme Selamat

    My maiden trekking trip was from Lukla to Namche. I was guided througout the journey by Arjun. He was very patient, supportive and helpful. He knew that as a first time trekker, I need all the support and assistance to ensure that I complete this journey without any glitches and…

  • Name : Jordan Scibelli

    Shiva Excursion led my first trek in Nepal. Being new to traveling, I was extremely pleased with their hospitality helping us get settled in Kathmandu. Arjun picked our group up from the airport, took us to dine at the finest restaurant in the city and arranged all of our travel…

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