Nar Phu Valley Trek

  • duration 19 days
  • usd 2,150 All inclusive
  • difficulty Hard
  • best season Sep-Dec | Mar-May
  • max altitude From 4,600 feet at Kathmandu to 17,769 feet at Thorong La pass

trip overview

Nar Phu Valley is wild and rugged area which lies north of Mount Annapurna. There are little travelled to villages and majestic mountains here along with rivers and forests which make the journey an exciting adventure.


Detail itinerary

  • day 01

    A Mountain Kick representative will receive you as you land into Kathmandu (4,600 feet) and take you to your hotel.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Pre-trip Meeting.

    We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.

    We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.

    We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Drive to Jagat (1,100m/3,608ft).

    It takes up to 10 hours to reach Jagat by a tourist bus. There are hills, forests, rivers and beautiful towns all along the way. The ride is smooth till Besisahar and then a graveled road to Jagat towards the end.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 04
    Trek to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft).

    This day you will have to trek for eight hours so we start early. The trail leads downhill and then uphill passing through rivers and forests with beautiful views of the mountain all along the way.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 05
    Trek to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft).

    We trek to Bagarchhap and visit the monastery in the village and move towards another village Danaque. Then comes the climb to Timang and getting across a forest to Latamarang. Mounts Manaslu and Annapurna can be seen throughout the trek. Overall, it takes five hours to reach Koto.

    • Accomodation: Koto
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 06
    Trek to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft).

    We walk along the bank of the Soti Khola River and cross forests and some more rivers to reach Dharmasala. Thre are more forests after that till we make the final ascent to the village of Meta. We reach Meta in about eight hours.

    • Accomodation: Meta
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 07
    Trek to PhuGaon (4,250m/13,944ft).

    We will trek four about four hours crossing several rivers on the way till we arrive at Kyang. There are ancient ruins to see at Kyang. The trail takes us across the Phu Khola from Kyang till we reach Phu Gaon four more hours later.

    • Accomodation: PhuGaon
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 08
    Acclimatization at PhuGaon.

    We take the day off for rest and acclimatization. You can visit around the village and meet the mountain people to see how they survive in such harsh conditions. There is also the Tashi Lakhang Monastery believed to be constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche to explore.

    • Accomodation: PhuGaon
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 09
    Trek to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft).

    It takes four hours downhill to reach MahendraPul, a 80m high suspension bridge over the Lapche River. From there, we have to climb uphill along a trail that takes us through several monasteries for two hours to reach Nar.

    • Accomodation: Nar
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 10
    Acclimatization at Nar.

    A rest is necessary as your body is very tired and you need to acclimatize to high altitude. You can explore the culturally-rich Nar village.

    • Accomodation: Nar
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 11
    Trek to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft). Then trek to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft).

    You have to climb up the Kang La pass which lies over 17,000 feet from sea level. Then we trek down to Ngawal and rest for the day. The entire day’s trek takes about eight hours.

    • Accomodation: Ngwal
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 12
    Trek from to Manang (11,614ft) via Braga (12,008ft).

    Majority of the day will be spent walking on the sides of steep mountains but almost all of it is smooth. We will gain quite an altitude as we trek alongside rivers to reach Manang. Here we walk past world’s highest commercial airport, the Manang Airport, and the ancient Buddhist monastery of Braga. We will stay at a guesthouse in Manang village. We will reach our guesthouse in Manang village after five hours of trekking.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 13
    Trek to Yak Kharka (13,156ft).

    We will trek uphill to Khusang and this will be a tough climb which will take a toll on your body. However, the forests and the mountains provide a very good distraction from your fatigue. Three-fourths of the track is smooth. It takes about four hours in total to reach Yak Kharkha.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 14
    Trek to Thorong Phedi (14,600ft).

    You have to climb up for five hours. This will definitely put a lot of pressure on your legs but we will pass through several villages and stops to keep you fresh. Consider views of the Himalayan peaks as pain relief.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 15
    Trek to Muktinath (12,172ft) via Thorung-La pass (17,769ft).

    This is a very long and hard day of trekking. We start before sunrise and walk through a windy trail for to Thorong-La Pass, the highest point in our travel. A steep downhill trail takes us to Muktinath from there. You have to trek for eight hours this day. The Muktinath Mandir is one of the holiest shrines for both Hindus and Buddhists as is believed to be the home of the god of liberation, Lord Muktinath (Lord Shiva). A lot of devotees, including holy Sadhus, make the pilgrimage to this place.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 16
    Trek to Jomsom (8,999ft).

    We climb down for six hours by a graveled road to Jomsom. This tourist town which lies on the either side of the Kali Gandaki River is its gusty weather and happening hangouts. You might be tempted to celebrate here after your trekking in the Himalayas.

    • Accomodation: Guesthouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 17
    Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing in Pokhara (around 3,000ft in the city).

    A less-than-twenty-minutes flight takes you to Pokhara. There are plenty of places to visit in Pokhara like the Devi’s Falls, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda, the Phewa Lake, the Sarangkot Hill and many more. Pokhara is a great place to go shopping in the day and partying in the night.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 18
    Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Farewell dinner.

    We drive pass several hills and towns on hour six hours’ journey to Kathmandu. The view of the Himalayas in the distance will surely remind you of your travel there. We will host a farewell dinner for you before you leave.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 19
    Final Departure.

    You will be on a plane back home and we will be there to see you off. Thank you and come again.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
  • Stay at guesthouses during the trek on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will also be taken care of.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
  • Fees for entering Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers’ Information Management System card
  • We will lend you a down jacket and a sleeping bag for throughout the trek.
  • Fully paid bus tickets for Kathmandu-Jagat and Pokhara-Kathmandu ride. Other rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
  • Airfare for Jomsom-Pokhara flight.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.


  • How do I come to Nepal?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
  • What happens after I land into Nepal?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a trekking trip with Mountain Kick involve?
    You will trek in the Himalayas in a group of international travellers fully assisted by our guides, porters and local support staff. We will take care of your entire trip as soon as you land in Kathmandu and safely take to your preferred destination and back as per the package you choose. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.
  • In what physical condition do I need to be for the trip?
    A regular person can complete the trip with help from our guides and porters. But it is important that you are healthy and have no physical injuries. Trekking for long hours in high altitude and difficult terrain will surely put a strain on your body and you might suffer severe physical and mental breakdown, especially if you are trekking in the Himalayas for the first time. It is, therefore, expected that you have taken light endurance training especially for longer trips.
  • How long do I have to trek each day?
    On most days of your trips, you will trek for a couple of hours only. But some trekking days require as much as six hours to eight of walking in high altitude. However, there will be plenty time each day for rest and acclimatization.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. At some destinations, especially in the Himalayas, you will have to stay in a tented camp. If you want to make separate living arrangements, talk to us beforehand and we can arrange single rooms for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your trekking package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • How much help do I get during the trek?
    Our guides and porters always put your safety and comfort first. We have English-speaking guides who take you to all major attractions throughout the travel and are happy to answer all your queries. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters. We have local support staff in all villages and camps you reach to assist you in any way possible.
  • What happens in case of injuries and emergencies?
    The guides always carry a professional first aid kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customised trip for you.
  • What equipment do I bring?
    You have to bring all travel equipment yourself. Please see the equipment section for a standard list of required equipment prepared by our guides. Most of the items are easily available in Kathmandu in case if you miss any and we also lend you some of the gears for the duration of the trip for a small fee.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company. In some journeys, you may also need to take a public bus but as you will travel in a group with our guides and support staff, you need not worry about your safety or comfort.
  • How much money do I need to carry during the trip?
    Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • This is high-altitude trekking at its best so anything short of good physical condition will not do. Besides, you will need to have strength and determination to walk continuously with little rest.
  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered. Due to strong winds and constantly changing weather at Jomsom, your flight to Pokhara may be delayed.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List


  • 2 season sleeping bag – one. 
  • Spring down jacket – one. 
  • Duffel – one. (We will provide you one complementary duffel bag for you to keep.)
  • 35-45 liter daypack – one.
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We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.

We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.

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As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.


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