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Nar & Phu are village located in Manang district and are famous as lost village of Manang. Both of this village are major attraction for trekkers doing Nar phu Valley trek.
Pristine culture, people and typical traditional practice of this region has made – Nar Phu valley trek as a restricted trekking destination of Nepal. Higher up, deserted landscape alike to Tibetan landscape or Upper mustang region of Nepal; Nar Phu Valley Trek is also suitable for monsoon trekking in Nepal.
Although the trail of Narphu valley lies very close to Annapurna circuit trail – isolation of the valley from koto village makes trekking more beautiful. Landscape of the trekking route is admiring and the scenery of the trek us luring.
This pasrt of Manang district in the Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya, offers a less visited trekking trail called Nar phu trek. This trek is a river valley circuit trekking destination.
Nar phu valley trek trail goes through the deep valley of hidden river canyon and the famous villages Nar & Phu, opened for trekking from 2003AD. Nar phu is deserted valley in contrast with the green hills and white Himalaya, alike to upper mustang trek.
It will be fun for you to be in this deserted Narphu valley along with crossing passes, walking across the river, over suspension bridges, walk over the wooden bridges and witnessing the view of the towering mountains while heading into the depth of hidden Himalayas.
Nar phu valley trek surely entertains your adventure holiday in Nepal. Do not expect to get a luxury trekking experience; but this trek will surely fill joy in your love towards mountain & nature.
On this trekking, trekker’s explore the distinct culture of beautiful locals and walk by many Gombas and Mannes. Nar phu is dominated with Buddhist culture and hence the trail is traditionally dominated with Buddhist people and their warm well-come to the valley of NarPhu. We focus trekking for fun as well as new findings & knowledge, thus we will create many opportunities for our client to involve in the local activities.
Route Variation of Nar Phu Valley Trek
Narphu trek is also called kanga la pass trek. After leaving Annapurna circuit trail on the left, Narphu trail goes into narrow river valley from koto village. After few days of trekking you will get to Kang la pass. After trekking over the pass; tral meets Annapurna circuit trail at Manag village.
Saying this – Narphu valley trek can be done with Annapurna circuit. You can mix Kangla pass with Thorong la pass and make 2 high pass trek of Annapurna. Or you can trek, Narphu valley part only.
If you want to trek only Narphu part – Nar phu valley trek can either be started at Manang village or can be ended there. You can drive in -or- out of Manang village – prior to your trekking to Narphu valley.
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Culture & Mountains Goes Along
Culture of Nar Phu valley widely resembles to Tibetan culture. Visit to Nar Phu makes you to feel like being at Tibetan village, like Tibet both culturally and geologically.
Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri Himalaya range, Himlung Himal and Manaslu mountain range are major mountain attraction or Narphu valley trekking. Although trekkers can screen many mountains like tallest peak above eight thousand like Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and many unnamed Himalaya.
Nepal government under ACAP is upgrading this trail with more infrastructures. This development process, is adding some rising effect (both positive and negative) to this trekking trail of Nar Phu valley and tourism in this region of Annapurna trail.
Travelling to Nar Phu valley with Nepalgram team makes more worth full as we use the local guides or porters for trekking in Narphu valley, as we focus on the local participation in the trekking, this helps our client to know more about the locality and Nar Phu and also helps you to get involved in local activities of local villagers.
The suggested itinerary for Nar Phu trekking is one of the best designed, but can be customized under your requirement, feel free to contact us for shortest 10 days trekking itinerary to longest 24 days itinerary for trekking to Narphu valley.
NarPhu Valley Trek Outline Itinerary
- Day 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu international airport (1350m), our company representative will assist you to transfer to hotel, Tonight Nar phu valley trekking briefing by your guide.
- Day 2 – Explore Kathmandu & special permit preparation
- Day 3 – Drive from Kathmandu to Koto (8,530 feet / 2,600 m)
- Day 4 – Trek from Koto to Meta (11,680 feet / 3560 m)
- Day 5 – Trek from Meta to Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)
- Day 6 – Acclimatization day in Phu (13,386 feet / 4080 m)
- Day 7 – Trek from Phu to Nar Phedi (11,450 feet / 3490 m)
- Day 8 – Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar (13,484 feet / 4110 m)
- Day 9 – Trek from Nar to Ngawal (17,192 feet / 5240 m) via the Kang La Pass (5,240m)
- Day 10 – Trek from Ngawal to Pisang, Drive to Besisahar (8,179 feet / 2,493 m)
- Day 11 – Drive from Besisahar to Pokhara
NarPhu Valley Trek Itinerary
Welcome to Nepal. Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (1380m) our company representative will assist you and transfer to Hotel.
Kathmandu sightseeing with local tour guide in A/C car (Pasupatinath, Buddhanath, monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar square), it will last for whole day. Our guide will take you to those places where tourist does not go in general; we will try to add extra value on our service. Please feel free if you have any preference. Afternoon, Special Permit Preparation for Nar Phu Valley Trek.
You will be taking a drive from Kathmandu to Koto. The road is adventurous along with the scenic view.
Today you will start your trek. You will be crossing the river and and enter nar and phu valley. You will be passing through past small cave shelters and pilgrimage sites. You can also view the wide waterfalls from the trail.
We continue our hike down the riverbank after breakfast and stumble upon some mani shortens. Then we ascend up from the riverbed to the Phu Valley’s entrance. We travel for roughly two hours from here to Phu village, one of the secret settlements. The group will spend the night in a nearby lodge.
Due to the high altitude, it’s good to spend an acclimatization day in Phu. Explore the tiny alleyways of the town or hike up to Himlung Himal base camp. Phu itself is an interesting village, and a day is well spent sitting with the villagers as they spin their yak and sheep wool, pound mustard seeds into a paste for oil, or go about their other daily chores.
The trek to Nar Phedi offers further opportunities to take in the unique landscape of the valley, while the village provides a fascinating opportunity to stay overnight in the nearby monastery.
Today, climb out of Nar Phedi and follow a winding path up a hill towards Nar. Pass a line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped Chortens on the way into the ancient village. Nar is a bit more social and lively than Phu. You have to walk for 2-3 hours today.
Today is going to be a difficult and lengthy day. Nonetheless, when we travel across the Kang La pass, it is well worth it. We get a wonderful view of Pisang peak, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak as we reach the summit of the pass after a fast hike. After that, we cross the Kang La hill and descend for an hour to Ngawal through a grassy path. Overnight lodging will be provided.
Descend back from Ngwal will take you to Pisang. After reaching to Pisang you will take a drive to Besisahar.
Drive to Pokhara from Besisahar enjoying the scenic view. Your trip ends here.