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Nar Phu trek (11 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Highlights: Phugaon, Nar, and Kang La

Difficulty: challenging
Nar Phu
Starting at $653 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $126 per person for permits
+ $140 for single surcharge for Restricted Area

( Purchase of at least 2 permits required. If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.)

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and Nar-Phu Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

The trek to Phugaon, Nar and over the Kang La pass is a hidden jewel of the Annapurna Region. It combines spectacular mountain scenery with vibrant Tibetan culture in a remote and rustic setting. For those looking to get off the beaten track and explore the hidden wonders of Nepal the trek to Nar and Phu is the perfect choice.

Weather Conditions in December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Kang La at 5306 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around -3.4°C (26°F) and lows down to -19.4°C (-3°F) at Kang La.

Nar Phu Trek
(Elevation Profile)

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Sat Dec 22 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6.00
Travel time: about 6 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.6°C (46°F) in December.

Highlights: Bahundanda
Difficulty: moderate
Follows the classic start of the Annapurna Circuit although parts of this route are now along a jeep track.

Difficulty: moderate
Add a few days of walking along the classic Annapurna Circuit by starting from Jagat.

Sun Dec 23 (day 2)
Shared vehicle from Besi Sahar to Koto (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $30.00
Travel time: about 8 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Koto (2620 m)

From May through early October it is sometimes not possible to reach Koto by road due to landslides caused by rains. In that case you may have to start walking at an earlier point and the trek may take an extra day or two so make sure you plan accordingly. Please pay your guide and porter for any extra days they work beyond the time you booked.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.7°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.3°C (26°F) in December.

Mon Dec 24 (day 3)

Meta (3560 m)

About 8-10 hours from Koto. This is a large altitude gain from Koto if not pre acclimatized it is recommended that you add a second night in Meta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.0°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.0°C (16°F) in December.

Tue Dec 25 (day 4)

Kyang (3820 m)

About 5-6 hours from Meta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in December.

Phugaon (4080 m)

About 4-5 hours from Khyang or 9-10 hours from Meta. Acclimatization Day to explore around Phu.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.9°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.1°C (10°F) in December.

Wed Dec 26 (day 5)

Phugaon (4080 m)

Thu Dec 27 (day 6)

Kyang (3820 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.5°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.5°C (13°F) in December.

Nar Phedi (3490 m)

About 7-8 hours from Phu
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.5°C (46°F) and lows of about -8.5°C (17°F) in December.

Fri Dec 28 (day 7)

Nar (4110 m)

About 3.5-4.5 hours from Nar Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.7°C (39°F) and lows of about -12.3°C (10°F) in December.

Sat Dec 29 (day 8)

Kang La (5306 m)

About 5 hours from Nar
Expect typical high termperatures of about -3.4°C (26°F) and lows of about -19.4°C (-3°F) in December.

Ngawal (3650 m)

About 7-8 hours via the Kang La from Nar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.5°C (44°F) and lows of about -9.5°C (15°F) in December.

Ngawal


If you are in a rush it is possible to catch a jeep hike all the way to Humde and catch a shared jeep to Besi Sahar the next day and reduce the trek by a day. Keep in mind there are fewer jeeps than leave from Chame.

Highlights: Manang, Muktinath, Thorung High Camp, and Thorung La
Difficulty: challenging
After the Kang La take advantage of your acclimatization and continue along the classic Annapurna Circuit. From Manang there is an option to take the spectacular side trip to Tilicho Lake, or continue directly over the Thorung La (5416 m) descending to the pilgrim town of Muktinath, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath, you have the option to take a jeep via the wide valley of lower Mustang to Jomson, where both flights and buses to Pokhara can be arranged, or trek via the traditional village of Kagbeni, gateway to upper Mustang. While the road has taken some of the charm out of this classic trek, the advantage is that a trip can be tailored around one’s interests and time constraints. Whether you do the epic full circuit from Besi Sahar to Ghorepani, or take off a bite sized chunk around the Thorung La, the Annapurna Circuit still has plenty to offer.

Sun Dec 30 (day 9)

Chame (2710 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.1°C (54°F) and lows of about -3.9°C (25°F) in December.

Chame
Mon Dec 31 (day 10)
Shared vehicle from Chame to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $30.00
Travel time: about 8 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.6°C (46°F) in December.

Tue Jan 1 (day 11)
Public bus from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $6.00
Travel time: about 6 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
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