At a Glance
    Highlights
    • Nar Phu Valley Trek offers beautiful panoramas of snow-capped peaks, including Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.
    • Discover the undiscovered and secluded corners of the Annapurna region.
    • The valley is surrounded by untouched mountain valleys and peaks, creating a harmonious blend of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist traditions.
    • Get indulged in the rich Tibetan culture where the language, customs, and traditions in the Nar Phu Valley closely resemble those of Tibet. 
    • You’ll have the opportunity to camp in Buddhist monasteries or visit nearby homestays, getting in touch with the local way of living.
    • Situated in the Himalayan rain shadow, the Nar Phu Valley is an excellent destination for monsoon treks. 
    • The one-of-a-kind destination ensures that you can enjoy the trek even during the rainy season.
    • Unlike the busy Annapurna Circuit, the Nar Phu Valley continues to be one of Nepal’s best-kept secrets.
    • Escape the crowds and get delighted in the peace of this immaculate wild.
    • You’ll require both the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit and the Restricted Area Permit. In addition, you must be accompanied by a licensed guide in a group of at least two trekkers.

    OVERVIEW

    One of the newly opened regions, Nar Phu Valley Trekking, the trek to the Nar and Phu Valley takes you to the remote but enthralling region of Nepal. Unlike other regions of Nepal, trekking the region of Nar and Phu you will observe that the landscape is similar to that of Tibet. You will enjoy the delightful sights of old-world Tibetan villages, astonishing rock formations, high-altitude grazing settlements, narrow canyons, deep forests, and majestic snow-clad peaks during your trek to the Nar and Phu valley.

    Nar Phu Valley Trek, the trail follows a rugged path as you explore the picturesque Tibetan villages of Nar and Phu, cross the Kang La Pass, take on the less traveled route to Tilicho Lake and, which links the Manang and Kali Gandaki valleys. This traversing of the pass provides you with a more challenging and interesting alternative to the popular Thorong La Pass ( 5,416M ) on the Annapurna Circuit. This is a trek with an explosive, great adventure that should never be missed.

    EXPLORING ROAD TO NAR PHU VALLEY TREK

    The roadway to the Nar Phu Valley Trek starts from Kathmandu in a scenic ride to Besisahar. The road continues, winding through lush green valleys and terraced fields. As you travel, the landscape changes exposing glimpses of snow-capped peaks. Get to Koto an entrance to the Nar Phu Valley. The actual journey starts! Trekking along the Nar Phu River going across suspension bridges plus travelling through enchanting towns is amazing. The route gradually gains altitude and you’ll find yourself surrounded by towering cliffs and dense forests. From Phu Village, discover centuries-old monasteries, engage with friendly locals, and also soak in the spiritual atmosphere. Proceed your journey to Nar Village, where Tibetan society thrives. The narrow alleys, prayer flags, as well as chortens develop a heavenly atmosphere. Do not miss out on the Nar Gompa a sacred monastery which is another highlight of the trek. Ascend to the Kang La Pass (5,240 meters), surrounded by beautiful sights of the Annapurna as well as Manaslu ranges. Get to Ngawal an idyllic town with traditional stone houses. Enjoy warm hospitality and also spectacular views. The route combines with the well-known Annapurna Circuit. Trekking to Manang, a lively community understood for its apple orchards and ancient monasteries. The last leg of your trip recaps your steps back to Besisahar. You can reflect on the memories of the Nar Phu Valley as you bid farewell to the mountains.

    DIFFICULT LEVEL OF NAR PHU VALLEY TREK

    The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a fascinating experience that beckons trekkers to explore the hidden wonders of Nepal’s Himalayan mountains. The trek generally takes 10 to 16 days, depending on your chosen pace and route. The Nar Phu Valley trek is rated as demanding due to its various challenges.
    The Nar Phu Valley Trek involves rugged terrain with high climbs with descents. You’ll navigate rocky paths, and narrow trails along deep canyons, and gorges. The highest point of the trek is the Kang La Pass, standing at an elevation of approximately 5,322 meters (17,460 feet). The thin mountain air at this altitude can be physically demanding.

    Accommodations along the route are limited, which affects the flexibility in daily distances. Expect lengthy walking days due to the challenging terrain and elevation gains.

    Prior trekking experience and physical fitness play a significant role in overcoming these difficulties.

    BEST SEASON TO TRAVEL NAR PHU VALLEY TREK

    Choosing the right season is crucial for ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience. 
    Spring (March to May) is the ultimate season for the Nar Phu Valley trek. During these months, the weather is moderate, the skies are clear, and the landscape comes alive with blooming rhododendrons and lush greenery. It’s a suitable and ideal time for both trekking and photography.

    Autumn (September to November) offers another excellent window for the Nar Phu Valley trek. The weather remains pleasant, with stable conditions. The skies are clear, and the views of snow-capped peaks are awe-inspiring. Plus, you’ll encounter fewer rain showers, ensuring a rewarding trekking experience.

    The monsoon season might bring rainfall and slippery trails, while winter can be extremely cold at higher altitudes.

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