May 28 - Jun 9, 2022  confirmed

Nar Phu via Thorung La (13 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 2 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Nar Phu via Thorung La
$352 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.92 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15.67 per person for guide's transport
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $14.08 per person for vat tax
+ $126 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and Nar-Phu Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • Guide's Transport
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Guide
Nirmala
Languages
English, Nepali
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
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Janik (Germany)

With 1 guest: Nina (Germany )

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Janik (Germany)
itinerary creator

Hello, we are Nina and Janik both medical professionals. We love hiking, climbing, and just enjoying nature. We life in Germany, but in our free time we try to be in the mountains as often as possible.

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.

Side trip via Thorung La: 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.

Weather Conditions in May

May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Thorung La at 5416 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 4.9°C (41°F) and lows down to -8.1°C (17°F) at Thorung La.

Nar Phu via Thorung La
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(13 days / 12 nights )
created by Janik (Germany)

Sat May 28 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in May.

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 32.6°C (91°F) and lows of about 19.6°C (67°F) in May.

Sun May 29 (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 21.7°C (71°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in May.

Mon May 30 (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 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in May.

Tue May 31 (day 4)

Kyang (3820 m)

About 5-6 hours from Meta
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in May.

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 12.9°C (55°F) and lows of about -0.1°C (32°F) in May.

Wed Jun 1 (day 5)

Phugaon (4080 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.9°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.9°C (37°F) in June.

Thu Jun 2 (day 6)

Kyang (3820 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.5°C (40°F) in June.

Nar Phedi (3490 m)

About 7-8 hours from Phu
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.5°C (62°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in June.

Fri Jun 3 (day 7)

Nar (4110 m)

About 3.5-4.5 hours from Nar Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.7°C (55°F) and lows of about 2.7°C (37°F) in June.

Sat Jun 4 (day 8)

Kang La (5306 m)

About 5 hours from Nar
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in June.

Ngawal (3650 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.5°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.5°C (42°F) in June.

Ngawal
Sun Jun 5 (day 9)

Manang (3540 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in June.

Manang
Mon Jun 6 (day 10)

Yak Kharka (4020 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.3°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in June.

Yak Kharka

Thorung Phedi (4540 m)

If the group decides collectively and is well acclimatized it is also possible to stay at Thorung High Camp.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in June.

Thorung Phedi
Tue Jun 7 (day 11)

Thorung High Camp (4830 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.4°C (47°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in June.

Thorung High Camp

Thorung La (5416 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.9°C (41°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in June.

Thorung La

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in June.

Muktinath
Wed Jun 8 (day 12)
Shared vehicle from Muktinath to Jomsom (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $8.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Also possible to trek to Jomsom in about 6 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Jomsom (2760 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.8°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in June.

Jomsom
Thu Jun 9 (day 13)
Public bus from Jomsom to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $18.00
Travel time: about 12 hours
You may have to change buses in Ghasa and/or Beni and possibly overnight in Beni.
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $130.00
Travel time: 30 minutes

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in June.

Pokhara