The Nar Phu Valley Trek is the combination of the two remote villages of Nepal; Nar and Phu. Nar Phu Valley Trek offers you narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, Kang La Pass 5320m, and unique Himalayan cultures. Also, you will pass through several like Besishahar, Chamje, Dharapani, Koto, Meta, Kyang, Phu, Nar, Ngawal, Gyaru, Chame observing the different lifestyle of local people.
Na Phu Valley Trek Highlights
- Famous for the hidden valley in Nepal
- Observe stone village and ancient monasteries made by Tibetan and Buddhists.
- Kang La Pass (5315 meters) can be observed
- Magnificent view of Annapurna massif
- Observe endangered animals like snow leopard and blue sheep
- The distinctive culture of the Himalayan People.
Nar and Phu are two remote villages full of natural beauty and situated in the lap of glorious mountains. Slender canyons, enchanting forests, ancient monasteries, adventurous pass, and amazing rock formations are the main attraction and things that make your trekking more attractive and memorable. As this route is open in 2003 for the tourism sector, it is less explored and underrated the trekking route in Nepal.
Nar Phu Valley trek starts from Beshi Sahar including the world’s popular trekking route Annapurna Circuit following the Marsyangdi river valley to Koto. During your trek, you will pass through beautiful forests, observing awesome mountain views, jagged glaciers, and the Nar Phu River below. We offer you to observe the up-close view Annapurna Massif, Lamjung Himal, Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal, and Tilicho Peak. Also, you will hike and cross the highest altitude and reach at the top of the Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters).
The government of Nepal has opened this region as a restricted area. However, this region is least explored than another region. Following the awesome trails, you can observe the beautiful view of the mountains and surrounding – ancient villages, high altitude grazing land. The Nar Phu Valley trek offers you a Himalayan experience which might be unforgettable memories as this place is. Nar Phu Valley Trek is a hidden gem that offers you to explore the unspoiled valley and ancient history which is left in the Buddhist villages or monasteries.
Passing colorful Tibetan culture and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges, trekkers can get a chance to interact with local people in Phu about the local lifestyle of people as well as get a chance to spend a night in the Nar Phedi monastery. These are the awesome and under-rated trekking trails where you can get in the mountains of Nepal. Besides, you can also hike to Himlung Himal Base Camp in case if you are interested. Also, You will get a chance to walk through the Annapurna Conservation Area. If you’re lucky then you will get a chance to observe the endangered animals like Himalayan Thar, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, and so on.
Best time to trek Nar Phu Valley
Basically, there are four main seasons for Trekking in Nepal: Summer, Spring, Winter, and Autumn. Among all of them, Spring (February to late April) and Autumns (Late September to Late November) are the best two seasons for having trek in Nar Phu Valley.
Temperatures on the Nar Phu Valley Trek
Usually, the temperature at night drops around 5 degrees Celsius whereas temperature rises up to 15 degrees Celsius during the day. But as we look at a higher altitude then, temperature ranges from 10 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. So, better to carry proper sun protection glass and layers of clothes that can be added or taken off easily while trekking in Nar Phu Valley.
Food and Accommodation
At present, Food and Accommodation in Nar Phu Valley Trek is a basic level. You are provided Dhal, Bhat as Nepali dishes and Chapati, Mo: Mo, Curries, Bread are some of the lists of food available in Nar Phu Valley Trek. In the case of accommodation, you will find a twin room with comfortable beds. There is less chance of getting an attached bathroom and a single room too.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300M)
Day 02 : Permit preparation and valley tours
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Besisahar (820m).7-8 hours
Day 04 : Besisahar to Koto(2600m) 6-7 hours
Day 05 : Trek from Koto to meta village(3230m).5-6 hours
Day 06 : Meta to Phu village (4050m).6-7 hours
Day 07 : Exploration day in Phu village
Day 08 : Phu to Nar Phedi (3820m). 6 hours
Day 09 : Nar Phedi to Nar village (4150m).4 hours
Day 10 : Nar to Ngawal village (5,130m). 8 hours
Day 11 : Ngawal to manang village (3,540m/11,300ft) 5-6 hours
Day 12 : Rest day at Manang.
Day 13 : Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/14,275ft) – Walking Distance(9.4km/5.8 miles) – 3-4 hours
Day 14 : Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,525m/14,525ft) – Walking Distance (8.5 km/ 5.2 miles) – 4-5 hours
Day 15 : Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Temple (3,760m/12,623ft) Via Thorung La high pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft) – Walking Distance(15.6 km/ 9.6 miles) – 9 hours
Day 16 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:
Day 17 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 18 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours.
Day 19 :Farewell friend