The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened, spectacular regions of ethnically Tibetans inhabitants for those of you that think you trekked all. This is a trek that combines high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures. Trekking the famous Annapurna circuit, the bridge leading over the Maryland River to the steep portals of the Nar/Phu valley system is easily missed, but although the entrances is narrow and forested, the valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude grazing settlements. Two long days of walking from the border of Tibet, Tilman first explored this region in 1950s.

Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000-meters peak surrounded it. We will venture into this remote region of Upper Manang. Camping along the way at the winter settlement of Nar and Phu, and visit some of the most untouched and interesting villages in the Tibetan Buddhist world. Buddhist pilgrims from around Nepal might accompany us up to Phu to visit the renowned Tashi Lha Khang monastery and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rinpochhe.

Along with spending plenty of time at these colorful and timeless villages, we explored the high alpine valleys above Phu and crossing Kang-La pass from Nar to Ngwal on the Pisang route leading back into the Annapurna circuit. Just in case one 5315-meter pass isn’t enough, we will head west over the Thorong-La pass 5416m and down through lower Mustang, where you will spend a few days exploring before heading on to Jomsom, and finally fly back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.


20 Days



Camping + Tea House

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, Briefing.

Day 02: After break your Sightseeing day starts around 9am. Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.

Days 03 : Drive to Khudi (800m.), 6hrs drive, overnight at Lodge.

Days 04 : Khudi to Bahundanda (1310m.)

Days 05 : Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m.)

Days 06 : Chamje to Dharapani (1920m.)

Days 07 : Dharapani to Koto (2600m.)

Days 08 : Koto to Dharmasala (3230m.)

Days 09 : Dharmasala to Kayang (3740m.)

Days 10 : Kayang to Phu Village (4050m.)

Days 11 : Excursion around Phu valley, and overnight at the camp. Days 12 : Phu Village to Junam (3550m.) Days 13 : Junam to Nar Village (4150m.)

Days 14 : Explore Nar Village, overnight at tented camp.

Days 15 : Nar Village to Ngwal (3675m.) after crossing Kang La pass (5315m.), overnight at tented camp.

Days 16 : Ngwal to Manang (3550m.)

Days 17 : Manang to Letdar (4250m.)

Days 18 : Letdar to Thorong high camp (4800m.)

Days 19 : Thorong high camp to Muktinath (3800m.) after crossing Thorong La (5416-m.) Pass, and overnight at teahouse.

Days 20 : Muktinath to Kagbeni (2895m.)

Days 21 : Kagbeni to Jomsom (2713m.), overnight at hotel.

Days 22 : Fly back to Pokhara (820m.), overnight at hotel.

Days 23 : Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Days 24 : Transfers to airport, departure onward destination

Cost Include

Airport pick up

Accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights before and one night after the trek

Accommodation and food on the trek

Gear hire as specified

Internal transfers as specified

Trekking permits, restricted area special trekking permits and park fees


Cost Exclude

Gear hire of unspecified items

Extra accommodation

Tips and gratuities


Additional options:

At Himalayan Sunrise, we can arrange any other excursions you’d like to have such as rafting adventures, a trip to Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur etc.  please contact us and we can arrange this for you.

Please contact us if you are interested in this trek.  We can modify our itinerary to suit the specific needs of your party and can offer you flexibility and the resources to tailor make a trip that suits your needs.