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Nar Phu trek (11 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Highlights: Phugaon, Nar, and Kang La

Difficulty: challenging
Nar Phu
Starting at $681 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
+ $136 per person for permits
+ $158 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 September

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Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Kang La at 5306 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 4.6°C (40°F) and lows down to -5.4°C (22°F) at Kang La.

Nar Phu Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Sep 27 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

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 31.6°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.6°C (71°F) in September.

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.

Fri Sep 28 (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 20.7°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.7°C (51°F) in September.

Sat Sep 29 (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 15.0°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in September.

Sun Sep 30 (day 4)

Kyang (3820 m)

About 5-6 hours from Meta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.5°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.5°C (38°F) in September.

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 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about 1.9°C (35°F) in September.

Mon Oct 1 (day 5)

Phugaon (4080 m)

Tue Oct 2 (day 6)

Kyang (3820 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.5°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.5°C (29°F) in October.

Nar Phedi (3490 m)

About 7-8 hours from Phu
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.5°C (33°F) in October.

Wed Oct 3 (day 7)

Nar (4110 m)

About 3.5-4.5 hours from Nar Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.7°C (51°F) and lows of about -3.3°C (26°F) in October.

Thu Oct 4 (day 8)

Kang La (5306 m)

About 5 hours from Nar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.6°C (38°F) and lows of about -10.4°C (13°F) in October.

Ngawal (3650 m)

About 7-8 hours via the Kang La from Nar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.5°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.5°C (31°F) in October.

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.

Fri Oct 5 (day 9)

Chame (2710 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in October.

Chame
Sat Oct 6 (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 30.6°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.6°C (62°F) in October.

Sun Oct 7 (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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

Oct 8 - Oct 20, 2018  confirmed

Nar Phu Jagat Start (13 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Private trek
2 confirmed trekkers

$327 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.59 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $136 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Oct 23 - Nov 2, 2018  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Nar Phu (11 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Private trek
1 interested

0 confirmed trekkers

$696 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $365 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

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
+ $136 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge
+ $158 for single surcharge for Restricted Area

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