Nar Phu Valley
Nar and Phu are 2 different village development committees in Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal. In the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 176 in Phu and 362 people in Nar village, living in 122 individual households. Chame Rural Municipality is headquarter of both of these villages behind the mountains.
From Koto trekkers take right turn to enter this restricted trekking route in Annapurna Himalaya range. Koto is a common trekking destination of Narphu valley trek as well as Annapurna circuit trek or Tilicho lake trek.
The trekking route is famous for 2 major villages as Nar and Phu as discussed. These are villages isolated in the Annapurna region. Ancient manni walls with beautiful and antique stone carving, chhortens with stone scripts, gates of the village and the landscape of the region has been attracting trekker in the region.
After Annapurna circuit developed into trekking route as thorong la pass circuit trekking – this village very near to Annapurna range but on the other side of the hill became isolated and still untouched. The village of Nar and Phu still preserves the antique culture and tradition.
Narphu valley trek is restricted region and need special permit to trek through them but these trekking trails connects with Annapurna circuit trekking route at Manang or Braka. Narphu valley trekking trail is also a gateway to chulu peak climbing.
Accommodation in Narphu valley trek is basic but camping is not necessary. Homestays, lodges are basic but adequate in the route. Trekking trail is mostly by the side of river and into the jungle. But once we get to the no tree line zone the landscape of narphu valley is completely different as it lies in the semi rain shadow zone.
Kang la pass of Narphu valley connects with Manang village.
Trekking is one of the major activities among many things to do in Nepal. Apart from hiking tours, there are many other sightseeing tour options in Nepal. However walking tour is a world admired as hiking to Everest or Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya are famous around the world.
When someone talks about their holidays in Nepal, all imagine they are going to the mountains and it is all about trekking in the Nepal. Believe it, Everest base camp trek is one of the famous bucket list item.
However our trekking tour category has diversity of trekking trips in Nepal. New destination trek to hiking route finding trips in Nepal, are listed under the tour tag of trekking.
Again, as Nepal is a small country with tallest peak of the world Everest, she is famous among hike lovers & nature hikers. Mountainous terrain of Nepal makes lots of ups and down and hiking here is great adventure. Hike in Nepal starts from the altitude of 1100 meter or 1968 feet to 6500 meters or 21320 feet.
Nepal Hiking Altitude profile in general
Lowest altitude for the hiking is from Besisahar which is the gateway of Annapurna Region treks to Annapurna circuit or manalsu circuit hiking and highest altitude that takes you to the height of 6500 meter or 21320 feet to the famous trekking peak called Mera peak. Mera peak starts in Everest region but the peak is on the other side of Everest Base Camp hiking that is in Makalu Barun conservation area. Very few people go for this trekking peak in the Makalu Barun National park.
Trekking in Nepal is under the bucket list of all most the entire traveler around the world. Nepal is famous for trekking activity. But trip extension like Peak climbing, Rafting, Paragliding, Para Hawking, Kayaking, day tours are famous. Nepal has four seasons. All of them are suitable for any of the activity. But each activity needs to design the itinerary as per the season. For example hiking during monsoon in Nepal needs to be short and starts early for the day, like start early stop early. We have lots of hiking package in numerous trekking region of Nepal for all level of fitness. Hiking in Nepal can be short as 3 days and more than a month long.