Our Nar Phu Valley Trek is a journey into the isolated valley that connects Nar and Phu in the Manang district. The trail follows the ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet. While still in the popular Annapurna region, this ‘off-the-beaten-path’ trek leads us away from the busier trails in the area and into a glacial valley that seems undisturbed by time. Nestled in the Himalayas are the remote villages of Nar Phu, which with their unique cultural heritage, architecture, and surrounding landscape will give you an unforgettable experience.
During the Nar Phu Valley Trek, we explore villages similar to ones in the Tibetan Plateau region. We will be exposed to the traditional pastoral lifestyle of the villages. Populated by Tibetan Buddhists, Nar and Phu are sacred valleys with monasteries, chortens, mani walls and fluttering prayer flags along the trail. TheTashi Lakhang Monastery and the recently built Satek Monastery in the remote area is certainly worth a visit. In addition to the intriguing and lovely culture and the already impressive Himalayan peaks, we will see incredible rock formations, glaciers, canyons, and forests throughout the Nar Phu Valley Trek.
After departing from Kathmandu to Besishar and Dharapani, we begin our journey from Dharapani after walking 20 minutes we follow the ancient trekking trail to Odar village. The trail to Odar leads uphill for 40 minutes with an amazing view of Mt.Manaslu and Himalchuli. Odar Village is a little beautiful Gurung cultural settlement with 20-30 houses. The first several days are characterized by diverse forests and various suspension bridges over rushing waters. Upon reaching the Nar Phu valley, we feel an unexplainable feeling of joy and energy, as we are surrounded only by the mountains. Our Nar Phu Valley trek will be separate from Koto village and we follow Nar Khola and narrow gorge to Meta village. After Meta village, the Nar Phu Valley offers an amazing view of wide alpine landscape and Annapurna II and Iv. Phu village takes us back to the 5th century. The ancient houses are connected to each other and located at the lap of a mountain. Nar village is also quite similar to the Phu village. It is also located on the lap of a mountain and there is big farmland at the bottom of the village. Which looks very beautiful with very buckwheat flowers. The overnight at Satek Gimba with monks will give a lifetime experience for all the trekkers of Nar Phu valley trek.
The cultural fascinations are accompanied by the breathtaking Himalayan panoramas of AnnapurnaII (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Gangapurna (7455m), Dhaulagiri (8167m)and several others as we cross the Kang la Pass (5320m). This pass separates the villages Nar and Phu. After several hours in awe at the high alpine territory, our trail connects to the Annapurna Circuit Trek via Kang La Pass(5320m). After descending from the pass, we stop at Ngwal Village, a beautiful Village located just opposite of Annapurna Himalayan Range. The next day drives to Besishar and continues back to Kathmandu. For those who are looking for the majestic mountain peaks combined with a fascinating Tibetan cultural experience in the Annapurna region without the crowds of the Annapurna Circuit or Annapurna Base Camp Treks, the Nar Phu Valley Trek is the go-to.
The Nar Phu Valley Trek lies in a restricted area of Nepal, so you need to get a special trekking permit, which is included in the cost of the trek. Additionally, international trekkers must go with a licensed guide from a government registered trekking agency. Until recently, the Nar Phu Valley Trek was a camping trek, however, now there are teahouse accommodations along the way. If you would like to camp instead, we can arrange for that.
Nar Phu Valley trek is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the alpine flowers are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Nar Phu Valley Trek requires a moderate level of fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you to our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at the hotel.