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The trans Himalayan Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu

Highlights

  • Visit the ancient Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu
  • Cross Kang-la Pass (5314m) and Thorong-la Pass (5416m)
  • - Enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m), Machhapuchhre (6998m) among others
  • Visit Muktinath (Chumig Gyatsa) and Jomsom in Kali Gandaki Valley

The ancient villages of Nar and Phu offers a rich Tibetan culture practiced by local Bhotia people easily visible in their daily rituals and beautifully decorated monasteries like Tashi Lhakhang Gompa.  

Opened since 2002, Nar Phu trekking is perhaps one of the least visited but highly prized trekking destination in Nepal. Because of the sensitivity of its age old culture and pristine nature, trekkers are required to obtain special permit to enter Nar Phu. 

Nar Phu falls in the trans-Himalayan region beyond Annapurna mountain and comprises of two villages, Phu and Nar.  Nar Phu Trekking begins at Chame in Manang passes up the Marhsyangdi River through rugged and wild landscape and drops down to Kali Gandaki Valley. The ancient villages of Nar and Phu offers a rich Tibetan culture practiced by local Bhotia people easily visible in their daily rituals and beautifully decorated monasteries like Tashi Lhakhang Gompa in Phu village. You will be transported back in time when you visit Nar Phu which is geographically and culturally much closer to Tibet than Nepal.  

The Kang-la Pass (5314m) is the first adventurous crossing that leads you to Nyeshang village. The pass affords a full view of Annapurna ranges and beyond Nyeshang Village are the alpine valleys of vast barren landscape with snowcapped peaks making an impressive backdrop. 

The highest point of Nar Phu trek is the Thorong-la Pass (5416m), the crossing of which requires propers acclimatization and preparation on the trekkers' part. The pass affords a magnificent view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m), Gangapurna (7455m), Tilicho peak (7134m), Nilgiri (7041m), Machhapuchhre (6998m) , Lamjung Himal (6986m) etc. From here you will descend down to temple of Muktinath (Chumig Gyatsa) on Kali Gandaki Valley and then to the town of Jomsom, known for Thakali community and their sumptuous cuisines. 

The best time to Nar Phu trekking is either Spring, Autumn or Summer. Adventure Thirdpole Trek has been operating Nar Phu trekking for many years with its experienced guides and expertise in handling all necessary logistics and permits. 

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.

  • 2
    Sightseeing

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek.

  • 3
    Drive to Besisahar

    Drive to Besisahar (760m) by bus - 7h.

  • 4
    Besisahar - Bahudanda

    Besisahar - Bahudanda (1310m) - 6h30.

  • 5
    Bahudanda - Chamje

    Bahudanda - Chamje (1430m) - 6h30.

  • 6
    Chamje - Dharapani

    Chamje - Dharapani (1860m) - 6h.

  • 7
    Dharapani - Koto

    Dharapani - Koto (2600m) - 6h.

  • 8
    Koto - Singenge Dharmasala

    Koto - Singenge Dharmasala (3230m) - 5h30.

  • 9
    Dharmasala - Kyang

    Dharmasala - Kyang (3820m) - 5h30.

  • 10
    Kyang - Phu

    Kyang - Phu (4080m) - 5h.

  • 11
    Exploration

    Exploration around Phu.

  • 12
    Phu - Junam Goth

    Phu - Junam Goth (3550m) - 5h.

  • 13
    Junam Goth - Nar

    Junam Goth - Nar (4110m) - 5h.

  • 14
    Exploration

    Exploration around Nar.

  • 15
    Nar - Ngawal

    Nar - Ngawal (3660m) via Kang-la Pass (5315m) - 7h.

  • 16
    Ngawal - Manang

    Ngawal - Manang (3350m) - 4h.

  • 17
    Manang - Lather

    Manang - Lather (4000m) - 5h.

  • 18
    Lather - Thorong Phedi

    Lather - Thorong Phedi (4510m) - 3h.

  • 19
    Thorong Phedi - Muktinath

    Thorong Phedi - Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong-la Pass (5416m) - 9h(historical place).

  • 20
    Muktinath - Jomsom

    Muktinath - Jomsom (2730m) - 5h.

  • 21
    Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

    Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara - 30 minutes.

  • 22
    Drive to Kathmandu

    Drive to Kathmandu by bus - 8h or fly - 35 minutes.

  • 23
    Farewell

    Free day and farewell dinner in the evening.

  • 24
    Final departure.

    Taking to airport.

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    Quick facts
    • Accommodation:
      Lodge / Camping
    • Maximum Elevation:
      5416 meters
    • Trekking Grade:
      Difficult
    • Total Days in Nepal:
      24
    • Trek Days:
      20
    4
    Challenging: Challenging
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