The Nar Phu Valley trek only opened in 2003 and still remains a relatively little-trekked area. In fact, this hidden valley requires a special permit to enter. The Nar Phu Valley trek is a fantastic and real adventure mountain Himalaya wilderness experience that is unforgettable, with spectacular views. It is a truly hidden valley trail that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore around unspoiled valleys. It is very famous for the Himalayan nature with ancient Tibet culture as Buddhist.
It is being from Dharpani the famous route following the Annapurna around the trail and branches off from the Koto village. The Nar Phu Valley trek is a real Himalayan wilderness experience that is as unforgettable as it is spectacular. Tucked between the more visited Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu is a true hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture.
Nar-Phu Valley Trek Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding.
Our sturdy mountain ponies every few steps, their steaming sweat-soaked bodies heaving. Behind us, Hongde airport, which we left behind early in the morning, is a tiny speck. Our destination is the Nar-Phu valley, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours to reach the pass that links Nar with Manang and three other Bhotia villages in the Nyershang down the valley. Nowadays, Nar Phu a population of about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet, the people of Nar and Phu valley were the least affected by this change. The tortuous path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.
Besides the Kangla linking Nar to the Nyeshang valley, the most direct route from Kathmandu to Nar and Phu is along the Marshyangdi River. Travelers trek through the Himalayan foothills and round the eastern end of the Annapurna before they arrive at Cupar, a police check post half an hour before Chame, Manang’s district headquarters. From here a long and steep trail winds up to Nar and Phu whose villagers, laden with goods purchased in Chame and even lower down in Besishhar, the end of the road head leading to Manang, often camp at Dharmashala, a rudimentary wooden hut built by the people from the two villages.
The Nepal government’s recent decision to open up Nar and Phu to tourists has evoked little enthusiasm among the villagers, whose pastoral lifestyle continues. Apart from the odd researcher and climbing expeditions permitted to climb Him lung, Ratnachuli, and Gachikang, few foreigners have visited the area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent. Since Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) recently extended its network to include Nar and Phu Valley, it is preparing a suitable tourism development plan at the request of the government for undiscovered valleys.
Nar Phu is a restricted region located in the mid-western region of Nepal. It was closed until 2002 when the government decided to open the region for trekking. The valley is entirely culturally Tibetan, and the lifestyle and landscape resemble that of Tibet.
Tucked between the popular Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu valley is considered a hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore the exquisite and discreet parts of Nepal.
The journey begins from Besi Sahar and ends at Pokhara. The latter part of the trek culminates into the western section of Annapurna circuit trek. The valley is located to the north of Annapurna, and is one of the rain-shadow areas of Nepal. The mud houses, monasteries and landscape may make you feel like visiting Tibet. You will also get to cross the treacherous Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass during the trek.
The Kang La pass links Nar with Manang and three other Mongol villages in the Neyshang valley. The entire trek can be a tough experience. The rising altitude and crossing the two high passes can still prove difficult for most of seasoned trekkers.
The Nar Phu valley trek is one of the newly opened trekking routes located in the west north of Kathmandu. This beautiful trekking provides you immense opportunities to get close to local traditions, Culture, and Towering peaks, and in one word it is the Alluring trekking region of Nepal.
Nar-Phu valley trek is inhabited by Tibetan people and their culture, however, this trip offers you to visit the Tibetan Village, Unbelievable Landscapes & Rocks, Vast Himalayan terrain, Grazing, Narrow Trekking paths, and a magical Valley.
The Nar Phu valley trek begins from Kathmandu with a bus drive to Besisahar then we follow the popular trekking path of Annapurna circuit till we reach The pass then we follow the narrow trekking path which is the less trekked route and passing many wonderful landscapes and rugged roads.
On this trek, you will have a delightful time as you will get so many opportunities to know about many new and unknown things regarding the different Nature, Flora, and fauna.
This trip has few alternative options to go over the pass and link to Manang but the easiest way is through Thorang-la pass which is the most popular trekking route in Nepal but the if you are more e quiet trekkers who love more natural and don’t like that crowd then follow the trail to Tilicho lake, make the Kang la pass then follow the route of Nar-Phu valley trek.
The Nar-Phu valley trek itself is heaven can’t compare to other parts of Nepal, has very old natural caves, the dry and towering mountains, and The Kali Gandaki river valley of them mixed it and Became Nar-Phu Valley Trek.
After the ending of Nar Phu valley of the cross the Kang La pass, We have many options for where ever you want to go regarding your timetable. As you can back from Manag to Chame Village and drive back to Kathmandu or you can go to Throrong pass, a town heading to Jomsom, Ghorepani, or Upper mustang, and fly Pokhara or drive to Pokhara.