Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek - 19 Days

Manaslu - Nar Phu

Trip Overview

Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek offers you a rare trekking experience in the hidden and less traveled areas of Nar Phu and Manaslu Region. The Manaslu and Nar Phu Valley trail winds along the shadows of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Manaslu (8,163m).

Walk past ethnic villages of Gurungs and communities of Tibetan origin. On the banks of river Nar are settlements of people who migrated from Tibet hundreds of years back. The inhabitants of Nar Phu Valley have preserved their old way of life and their customs and traditions are distinctly Tibetan.

Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek is not only about walking amidst a spectacular landscape, it is also about discovering a unique Himalayan culture and lifestyle that is on the brink of extinction. Staying at the villages of Samagaon, Koto, Meta, Phu Gaon, Ngawal and Pisang will offer you a glimpse of a dying culture, thus enriching your experience.

The crossing of two high mountain passes – Larkya la and Kang La proves to be a physical as well as mental challenge. The waterfalls, wildlife, rough terrain and changing landscape will leave you awestruck.

With jaw dropping scenery, challenging terrain, rich and unique culture and less crowds, Nar Phu Valley and Manaslu Trek can easily make its way into your treasured list of ‘unforgettable journeys’.

Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek Route

Your Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, the trailhead of your trek. The path winds through deep gorges and steep rocky cliffs.

The many waterfalls that you encounter en route will mesmerize you. Cross suspension bridges and walk through verdant pine forests.

Nar Phu Valley and Manaslu Trek itinerary includes an acclimatization day at Sama Gaon. Enjoy close up views of Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest peak in the world from here.

The villages along the trail, with the ‘Kani Gates’, chortens, Buddhist prayer flags, flat roofed houses and monasteries will make you feel as though you are walking in rural Tibet.

During the Manaslu trek, cross the mountain pass of Larkya La and enjoy mesmerizing views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Singri himal, Annapurna Massif and Himlung Himal.

Cross into the Nar Phu Valley from Dharapani, and commence your Nar Phu Valley Trek. Known as the ‘Hidden Valley’, not many have explored the Nar Phu valley.

The raw beauty of this pristine valley will take your breath away. The crossing of Kang La (5320m), a high-altitude mountain pass, before reaching Ngawal proves to be the most challenging part of your journey.

At some portions of the route may be a bit treacherous and wild, but the sights are rewarding enough for you to soldier on. It is a sublime experience to stay at the villages of Phu Gaon, Koto, Meta, Ngawal and Pisang and learn about their culture.

This wonderful Himalayan odyssey ends with a drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu.

Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek Difficulty

Graded moderate to difficult Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek is for the experienced trekker looking for an authentic wilderness trekking experience.

The trek involves crossing two high mountain passes above 5000 metres – Larkya La (5165m) and Kang La (5320m), the highest point of the Nar Phu Valley and Manaslu Trek itinerary.

Though no technical climbing is involved, you need to be physically fit and healthy to walk through the rough terrain. Maximum you may have to spend 8 hours walking and minimum 4 hours on the trail. On average you may have to walk 6 to 7 hours each day.

Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft) via Arughat
Duration: 7-8 Hours (139 km) Drive

Day 2
Day 2

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,854ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,396ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,865m/6,118ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m/8,627ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3,520m/11,549ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 7
Day 7

Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Sama Gaon to Samado (3,875m/12,713ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek from Samado to Dharamsala / Larkya Base Camp (4,460m/14,633ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang (3,590m/11,778ft) via Larkya La pass (5,165m/16,929ft)
Walking Distance: 8-9 hours trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani (1,930m/6,440ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,600m/8,528ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,677ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 14
Day 14

Trek from Meta to Phu Goan (4,080m/13,383ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 15
Day 15

Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Day 16
Day 16

Trek to Nar (4,110m/13,481ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 17
Day 17

Trek from Nar to Ngawal (3,660m/12,005ft) via Kangla Pass (5,320m/17,450ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 18
Day 18

Trek from Ngawal to Pisang (3,200m/10,496ft) drive to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)
Duration: 2-3 hours trek, 6-7 hours (80 km) drive

Day 19
Day 19

Drive from Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 6-7 Hours (176 km) Drive

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Manaslu and Nar Phu Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,320m/17,450ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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