Nar Phu Valley Trek Overview
Nar and Phu are two distinct valleys of the Annapurna region. The trail takes you to the wilderness, unexplored and isolated areas of Nar Phu Valley and is is considered one of the finest location for observing the grandiose Himalayan peaks in the high land.
The valley is gratifying and probably the world’s desired trekking destinations due to high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote settlements, narrow canyons, lovely forests, impressive rock formations, yaks, alpine pastures, gompas, and exquisite Tibetan cultures all bundeled together. On this 19 days journey, the maximum altitude we reach is 5300 m.
The main carisma of Nar Phu Valley is that it offers you the mesmerizing views of Mt Manaslu (8163 m), Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt Annapurna I (8091 m) and more than 19 snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna region. You simply trek on the amazing terrain sightseeing the beautiful floras of the region experiencing the customs.
Trekkers are drawn to the alpine lifestyle because of its beauty, tribal people, and heritage. The Highlanders' summer and winter villages, as well as their artistic grazing meadows, are the most visible features of our trip. The communities living here are Nepalese Tibetan.
The package can be the best option if you have the appetite to venture into some of the remote regions of the Himalayas. The topography also has a strong resemblance to Tibet with trails that are still rugged and harsh.
Besides the high mountain passes and Tibetan settlements, another major attraction of this trek is the Tilicho Lake (5300 m) which is situated at the highest altitude. Hence, if you are searching for a less crowded trekking trail then there is none better option than this.
- Venture into the lesser explored areas of the Annapurna region
- Highest Lake in the earth - Tilicho Lake (5,300m).
- Walk around Annapurna's eco-touristic destination.
- Stunning view of Annapurna Range, Mt Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak.
- High Mountain passes - Thorung La (5,416 m) and Kang-La Pass (5,322 m).
- Tibetan settlements and stunning Buddhist Monasteries.
- Exploration of the holy village of Muktinath.
- Stay in old traditional villages with unaltered authenticity.
- Trekking through the rugged and wild routes of Annapurna Circuit trail.
- Remarkable visit to pristine villages of Nar and Phu
- Explore the Tibetan plateau which extends down into Nepal and witness Tibetan-derived culture
- Enjoy the enchanting colorful prayer stones as well as experience unique monastery stay
The trek begins at Besisahar and we trek towards Chyamche followed by Dharapani. The journey then follows the route for the Annapurna Circuit to Koto before splitting eastward towards Nar Phu Valley.
You’ll be trekking through Sinhenge Dharamsala, Upper Chaku village leading to the Phu village. From Phu, the trail heads westward to Nar Phedi for a fascinating overnight stay at the monastery.
Afterwards, we head towards the Nar phedi and pass through the Kang La and trek to Nagwal. Further trek via Manang, Letdar and Thorung Phedi leads to the holy place of Muktinath.
We then trek towards Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. After a relaxing day at Pokhara, we will finally head to Kathmandu for your final departure the next day.
Difficulty level for Nar Phu Valley
The long days walk and steep altitude ascents make this a difficult trek. Because of the limited accommodation choices along the route, the distances that must be traveled each day are inflexible.
Since the daily altitude gains are very steep, this trek is ideally suited to those who have significant mountain trekking experience and are physically fit and healthy.
Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the two most prominient tourist seasons for the Nar and Phu Valley. The trek is still enjoyable during the monsoon (June-August), though mud and landslides can obstruct road access in the mountains to and from Besisahar.
On the winter months (December-February), the high pass can be impassable due to snow. So, we don't recommed to traverse in off seasons.