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Annapurna Circuit & Nar Phu Valley Trek

Annapurna Circuit & Nar Phu Valley Trek



The Annapurna Circuit offers the greatest diversity of flora, fauna & landscape of any trek in Nepal and was regularly rated the world's best trek. Our route adds the remote Nar & Phu Valleys and avoids nearly all of the new road

22 Days
Next Departure
Starting at
USD 2,800.00
Price per day
USD 127.00

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Annapurna Circuit & Nar Phu Valley Trek
Annapurna Circuit & Nar Phu Valley Trek
Group Size
1 - 20


The Annapurna Circuit offers the greatest diversity of flora, fauna & landscape of any trek in Nepal and was regularly rated the world's best trek. Our route adds the remote Nar & Phu Valleys and avoids nearly all of the new road

Short Itinerary

  • Arrive In Kathmandu, Transfer To Hotel
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing And Free Time
  • Kathmandu To Besi Sahar
  • Jeep From Besi Sahar To Koto (2600M)
  • Trek From Koto To Meta (3560M)
  • Trek From Meta To Phu (4080M)
  • Day To Acclimatise In Phu, Optional Hike To Himlung Himal Base Camp
  • Trek From Phu To Nar Phedi (3490M)
  • Trek From Nar Phedi To Nar (4110M)
  • Trek To Ngawal (3660M) Via The Kang La Pass (5320M)
  • Trek To Manang (3500M)
  • Trek To Yak Kharka (4050M) Or Churi Leather (4200M)
  • Trek To Thorong Phedi (4525M)
  • Cross The Thorung La Pass (5416M) To Muktinath (3802M)
  • Trek To Kagbeni (2850M) Or Ekle Bhatti (2740M)
  • Trek To Dhagarjung Village (3200M)
  • Trek To Marpha (2670M) Via The Windy Pass (3472M)
  • Jeep To Tatopani (1190M), Afternoon In The Hot Springs
  • Drive From Tatopani To Pokhara. Free Afternoon
  • Morning Drive To Bandipur. Afternoon Hike To Ramkot, Or Free Time
  • Time Around Bandipur. Drive To Kathmandu
  • Free Time In Kathmandu. Departure Airport Transfer

Visited cities (2): Kathmandu, Pokhara



The Annapurna Circuit is a long trek - known for its diversity, panoramic views and soaring peaks - its route takes you from sub-tropical zones right up to the very edge of the arid Tibetan plateau.
Expect to travel on an exciting new trekking route that takes advantage of trekking through the Tibetan influenced Nar and Phu Valleys, while still including the highlight of the original route across the high Thorung La Pass to Muktinath and avoiding walking on the roads themselves - a rewarding trek that encircles the entire Annapurna Himal mountain range.
Your tour begins in Kathmandu with an informal walk through the bustling cities narrow streets - walking past markets, temples, stupas, and palaces of Durbar Square.
From Kathmandu you travel by road to Besi Sahar, and then on up to Kotor where your trek begins, leaving the road and the busy main Annapurna Circuit route behind.
You'll find that the route through the Nar and Phu Valleys is rather challenging but rewardingly beautiful, especially while crossing the 5100m Kang La Pass.
After returning to the main Annapurna Circuit trail the next challenge is the 5416m Thorung La pass which sits at the very edge of the Tibetan plateaux and affords fantastic panoramic views.
Once across the pass, you'll visit the pilgrimage temple at Muktinath before descending to the Upper Mustang village of Kagbeni - here we'll leave the main route a few of days hiking via Dhagarjung village to Jomsom or Marpha from where we take a shared jeep down through the Kali Gandaki valley, between the massive peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, to Tatopani.
The tour ends with a drive back to Kathmandu - where you'll spend a night at the Newari hilltop village of Bandipur which is well worth a visit, and has several good half-day hikes around it if you'd like to stretch your legs again.


Included in Price

  • All accommodation (4 nights in mid-range hotels, 1 night in Bandipur hotel, 16 nights in trekking lodges)
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Private car for journeys to Besi Sahar and back from Pokhara
  • Shared jeep from Besi Sahar to Koto and Jomsom/Marpha to Pokhara
  • Services of a trekking guide and porter(s) throughout the trek
  • All meals on trek
  • Insurance for porters and guides
  • Trekking area permissions/permits
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (breakfasts in hotels, all meals on trek)
  • NOT included in price

  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees (available on arrival for most nationalities)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Sleeping bag (available for hire in Kathmandu as part of a trekking pack)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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