Do you want to explore the hidden gem in the Annapurna region? Well then, our Nar Phu Valley trek is just what you are looking for! The journey offers a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience in the Himalayas. You'll hike through the restricted trekking area and get a glimpse of the unspoiled nature.
The Nar Phu Valley is a new trekking destination that boasts a rarely traveled route. The journey features a distinct blend of high peaks and passes, which promises to deliver awe-inspiring views.
But the adventure doesn't stop there. You'll also get to indulge in the fascinating cultures of the Nar and Phu people. The people of these two villages have still managed to preserve their traditional way of life and continue to practice their ancient customs. The cultures and traditions of this region are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
Apart from the Nar and Phu villages, the journey also includes a sightseeing tour in Manang village and a side trip to Gangapurna Lake.
Overall, our trek is a perfect opportunity to step outside the usual trekking routes.
- Explore the heritage of Kathmandu on a sightseeing tour. You will witness the history, art, and culture of the country.
- Get on a scenic ride to Jagat. You’ll begin your walking adventure from here.
- Explore the hidden Nar and Phu villages and enjoy the magnificent mountain in the backdrop view.
- Meet with the local people and listen to their interesting stories about their ways of life.
- Take a bite of authentic local cuisines, including Dal Bhat( rice and lentils).
- Witness the region’s undisturbed landscape and get immersed in a world of nature.
- Explore the village of Manang. The stretched-out landscapes from here will surely take your breath away.
- Celebrate the accomplishment of crossing the highest pass in the region, Thorong La Pass.
- Make a visit to the religious site of both Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath Temple.
- Unwind at the shore of the beautiful Phewa Lake and stroll around the streets of Pokhara.
Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be greeted by our staff. Before your real journey, you will visit the heritage sites on a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Now, you’ll hop on a scenic drive to Jagat to initiate your adventure. From Jagat, you’ll trek to Dharapani, Koto, Meta, and Phu Gaon. In Phu village, you’ll spend an extra night to let your body adjust to high altitude. Further, you’ll make your way to Nar village. You’ll again stay here for an extra night and explore the village. Now you’ll hike to Ngwal by crossing Kangla Pass and then head toward Manang. A sightseeing day is organized in Manang village.
Subsequently, you’ll hike to Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, and Muktinath by crossing Thorong La Pass. You’ll now descend to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. The drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara is the end of your trip. In Kathmandu, you’ll rest and re-energize yourself before catching the flight back home.
When is the best time to do Nar Phu Valley Trek?
The best time for the trek is spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Why? Because the weather is great around these times. You’ll hike with the warm sun as your companion. Moreover, the blooming of wildflowers will add bliss to your journey in spring. And the cool breezy air in autumn will make your hike more enjoyable.
Moreover, the interesting fact about Nar Phu Valley is that it lies in the rain shadow area, resulting in low chances of rainfall. Hence, you can even opt for this trek during the monsoon season. We don’t recommend this adventure during the winter season. The heavy snowfall can make the hike difficult, especially while crossing the high passes.
How Adventurous Is The Journey?
The Nar Phu Valley trek is graded as a strenuous hike. It takes you through the remote and less-explored Nar and Phu villages. The trek involves walking on rocky and uneven terrain. It requires you to cross high passes. And it also makes you experience some challenging ascents and descents.
The adventure of the NarPhu Valley trek will test your physical limits and mental endurance. There's a high chance of altitude sickness at the highest point of the trek, at 5716 m. Hence, we have prepared the package with enough days to acclimatize your body. Although it is a tough hike, the effort is worth it when you witness stunning views from high altitudes of above 4,000 meters.
So, aren’t you intrigued by our trek? Come and join us on this amazing journey and experience the unexplored! If you want to make changes to the itinerary, don’t worry! We can customize it for you.