12 Days



Max Altitude

5,416 M


The Nar Phu Valley Trek combined with Annapurna Circuit offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and stunning landscapes. This moderately challenging trek takes you through the remote and least explored Nar Phu Valley, known for its unique Tibetan culture and lifestyle, before joining the classic Annapurna Circuit trail. Accommodation is in basic teahouses, with simple but delicious Nepali food.

Departure Seasons
2023 March - May September - November
2024 March - May September - November
We also do custom private trips according to your time and availability.

This Annapurna trek takes you off the beaten path and towards the Tibetan border, away from the crowds and into remote villages steeped in Tibetan heritage. You'll witness ancient traditions such as yak herding and wild herb harvesting for medicinal purposes, while also trading across the border. The trek features five high passes, challenging even the fittest of adventurers. 


It's perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in nature and remote communities while stepping off the well-trodden path. The trek finishes with a walk along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest gorge.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nepal
  • Day 2: Trek briefing and preparation
  • Day 3 : Drive to Ngadi via Besisahar for lunch
  • Day 4 : Drive to Bagarchhap, then trek to Koto (3 hr)
  • Day 5 : Trek to Meta (7 hr)
  • Day 6 : Trek to Phu (7 hr)
  • Day 7 : Explore Phu and optional day hike to Himlung Himal Base Camp (5 hr)
  • Day 8 : Trek to Nar Phedi Monan astery (6 hr)
  • Day 9 : Trek to Nar (3 hr)
  • Day 10 : Trek to Ngawal via Kang La (8 hr)
  • Day 11 : Trek to Manang (6 hr)
  • Day 12 : Trek to Yak Kharka (6 hr)
  • Day 13: Trek to Thorung Phedi (5 hr)
  • Day 14: Trek to Ranipauwa via Thorung La (7 hr), then drive to Jomsom
  • Day 15: Fly to Pokhara, explore the city
  • Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu, explore the city
  • Day 17: Departure day
  • Note:
    * The trek itinerary is a guide only and may be subject to change at short notice.
    * In order to obtain your Nar Phu restricted access permit, we need your original passport at least 2 working days before departure 

Initiative Outdoor uses a layering system where different pieces of clothing are worn together or separately to achieve optimum body temperature control. The upper body garments listed here are either synthetic or merino wool garments that retain their insulating properties when wet, or nylon or Gore-Tex layers which help prevent heat loss by cutting wind, rain, and snow.

Your trek cost includes:

  • Pre-trip advice and detailed information
  • Expert trip leadership and motivated staff for the duration of the trek
  • Airport transfers in Nepal (where applicable)
  • 2 nights accommodation pre-trek & 1-night post-trek in Kathmandu
  • 1-night accommodation pre or post-trek in Pokhara (where applicable)
  • Transportation to and from trek start and finish for you and your trekking team (different budget options available)
  • Basic teahouse/lodge/camping accommodation during the trek on a twin sharing basis
  • During the trek all meals on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to include tea/coffee during the meals, but excluding any drinks outside of the meal times
  • All permits, conservation area, and restricted area fees
  • Porters
  • Insurance and equipment for Nepali staff
  • Rescue assistance
  • Group medical kit

Your trek cost does NOT include:

  • International flights to and from Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Visa for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (insurance to include evacuation is mandatory. Please make sure you are covered to the correct altitude)
  • Personal expenses such as fizzy drinks, chocolate, gifts, snacks, hot showers during the trek, etc.
  • Meals unless specified
  • Sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Excess baggage on internal flights
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Initiative Outdoors

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