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Nayapul (Nepal)

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3 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
65 kilometres from Pokhara by bus
When to go
October to November and February to May
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Nayapul

Travel writer
193 travel articles

Nayapul is a small village located in the Pokhara region and serves as either the start or end point for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

My suggestion:
If you are thinking of doing a trek in this area, don't forget to buy a permit in either Pokhara or Kathmandu: you'll be asked to produce it at some point along the route.

That's it! Finally reached the end! After eight days' walking along the more than 120 kilometres of steep, winding paths that make up the trek that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary, Nayapul represents the final stage. After that it's back to Pokhara for the chance to enjoy some well-earned rest. When you reach the terraces of crops not far from the village, your legs really begin to feel it, and your shoulders, weary from carrying the weight of the rucksack, will at that point be just dying for the moment when you can take it off and set it down at the end of the trek.

Finally, the village comes into sight, together with its bridge over the Modi Khola River, which we need to cross in order to catch the bus back to Pokhara. The handful of samosas and the Nepal Ice beers we have while waiting make the time pass pleasantly, and we begin chatting with other hikers, with each person describing the particular route they took and the parts they enjoyed best. This trek will remain with me as one of the highlights of all the time I spent travelling around this country. I strongly recommend you do it yourself on your trip to Nepal!

*Following the powerful earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May of 2015, the country is gradually being rebuilt. This article was written before that natural disaster occurred.

The mountains around Nayapul
Travel writer
29 travel articles

Nayapul, a small mountain village , marks the start of the Annapurna balcony trek

My suggestion:
I recommend that you buy your last supplies of water and snacks for your trek in Nayapul as the prices climb with the altitude after that!

During my stay in Nepal , my top priority was to get close to the mountains. I decided to go on a 5-day trek in the Annapurna region: the Annapurna balcony trek The first stage of the trek is in Nayapul. This small village receives a great number of tourists as it is also a crossing point of the Annapurna region and Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary treks.

Without spending too long in the village, I would recommend that you try to build up your strength at Nayapul before tackling the long ascent towards Ulleri, the next stage of the trek.

You'll have to show your trekking permit as you leave the village. It would be a good idea to get all the formalities organised in Pokhara or Kathmandu before you set off. Then just cross the bridge covered in prayer flags and you're in the Annapurna Conservation Area!

In the streets of Nayapul
Clemence Zisswiller Travel writer
34 travel articles

The village of Nayapul is situated at 1070 m of altitude. It is generally the starting and arrival point for the trek that leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary.

My suggestion:
Don't hesitate to take a taxi to get from Pokhara to Nayapul. The road is chaotic and the bus drivers are fearless...

Even if you are just passing through Nayapul,, you will never forget it! In fact, the place conjures various feelings: from the excitement of setting out to the sigh of relief when you are driven back to Pokhara.

Nayapul will give a taste of "rural" Nepal to those who are not very familiar with it and will delight you with its country decor. After going past the few houses and shops of the village, you will come across lush green grasses (in the monsoon period) all along your path. There are many plantations which are often cultivated on terraces.

Make sure you have your trekking permit, which you can obtain in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Both you and your guide will be checked before arriving at Birethanti. You will then get your pass for the Himalayas... An unforgettable experience during your stay in Nepal!

I have to add that I visited Nepal before the earthquake of 2015, so it is possible that the places have changed a lot since then.

Outdoor kitchen on the way to Nayapul