About Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek is a wild and adventurous trek in the Annapurna Himalayas that takes to the hidden villages of Nar and Phu tucked between Annapurna and Manaslu regions.
Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Trek is an unforgettable venture that leads to a hidden valley, where you experience a rich Buddhist culture and raw Himalayan nature. Trekking through pristine villages on a tranquil trail, you reach the small Nar and Phu villages. They are one of the most secluded parts of Nepal far away from modernization. The Nar Phu Valley Trekking route passes through serene settlements of people of Tibetan descendants and blends the pristine natural appeal of the Himalaya with adventurous side-trails and the famous Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail.
Joining our Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary, you will not only visit the two hidden villages but also get to explore other wonders of the Annapurna region. Exploring Manang village, you will cross the challenging Thorong La Pass and descend to Muktinath Temple. It is one of the holiest temples of Hindus and Buddhists. The further leads to Jomsom, where this adventurous Nar Phu Valley Trek 20 Day comes to an end.
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Things you will get to see & experience during the Nar Phu Valley Trek
Scenic drive to Bhulbhule
From Kathmandu, you drive to Bhulbhule. The drive will be long and scenic. You get to see lush green hills, rivers, small settlements, dense forests, and waterfalls during the drive. The route goes along Kathmandu Pokhara Highway to Dumre. From here, following a narrow paved road by the Marsyangdi river, you reach Besisahar and then Bhulbhule.
Explore Pho Gaon & Nar Gaon
Pho Gaon and Nar Gaon are two separate villages in the hidden corners of the Annapurna region. Both villages are extremely secluded and untouched with modernization. Only a handful of trekkers gets to visit this part of the region.
Cross challenging Kang La Pass and Thorong La Pass
On Nar Phu Valley Trek, you will cross two challenging passes Kanga La Pass and Thorong La Pass. Among them, Thorong La Pass is the most difficult one. It is the highest pass in Nepal. The trail to both passes is steep and rugged. From the top of both passes, you can see the fantastic views of the Himalayan Mountains.
Manang a very beautiful village with decent facilities from a hot shower to a nice lodge. However, due to elevation, everything is expensive here. You get to explore Manang and visit the nearby bu monastics and caves.
Visit the holy Muktinath Temple
Muktinath is a sacred temple for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple is a pilgrimage site, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Here, you will see many ancient shrines and temples along with the holy pond.
Spend the night in breath-taking Jomsom
Jomsom is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. You will explore the village and get to see some of the most outstanding landscape views. Also, Jomsom is the most developed village in the Annapurna region with an airstrip, WiFi, communication facilities, etc.
Witness panoramic views of Himalayan Mountains
Khopra Ridge Trek is a beautiful trek full of spectacular landscape views. Along with that, you witness snow-capped mountain views like Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many others.
Things you should know before going on Nar Phu Valley Annapurna Trek
Nar Phu Valley Trek itinerary
Nar Phu Valley Trek starts after a day drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, the trek start point. You start the trek by following the Marsyangdi River valley till Koto with an overnight stay at Chamje and Dharapani. You then leave the Annapurna trail and take another route to reach Phu valley. After visiting the Phu valley, you then trek to Nar village. Visit the Nar, and trek to Ngwal and finally trek to Manang village.
The Nar-Phu valley trek further continues after having a day rest in Manang to adopt the altitude. You again take the classic trails of Annapurna to reach Jomsom by passing over the Thorong La. The highest trekking passes in Nepal with 5,416 meters above sea level. You visit the Muktinath temple and old Kagbeni village as well on the way to Jomsom. You then trek flight to Pokhara from Jomsom to conclude the trek in Pokhara.
Nar Phu Valley Trek difficulty
Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the most difficult treks of Nepal. the trek includes long steep ascents on a rugged path. Moreover, this is one of the most isolated parts of the Himalayas, where there is no touch of any modernization. The trail has a few to no tea shops. Even only a handful of trekkers go on trekking in this region, which means you will rarely find fellow trekkers. All these factors add up on the difficulty level of this trek. Plus high altitude always involves the risk of acute mountain sickness. With proper guidance, well-planned itinerary, and stone will power, anyone can do this trek.
Nar Phu Valley Trek map
With our precisely designed Nar Phu Valley Trek map, you can have an illustrated overview of the trail. This will help you understand the trail and the route you follow during the trek. The map shows the villages, you are supposed to stop at for spending the night.
Best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trek
March-May and September-November (Spring & Autumn) are the best time to go on Nar Phu Valley Trekking. These are the peak time of the year to go on any trek in Nepal including this one. During these times of the year, the weather is more likely to be stable with a moderate climate.
Food & Accommodation during Nar Phu Valley Trek
Teahouse is the main places, where you will be staying overnight. Twin rooms are easily available, but a single room is hard to have. Even if you got one, the price will be double. The rooms are small and well-managed. There will be basic facilities enough to spend the night.
You can find basic food on the menu. All the meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. Dal bhat and veggies are the most staple and energizing meals that will keep you on the go throughout the trail. If you are thinking to have meat items then do make sure if it is fresh or not. As the region is remote, you will not find food anywhere and anytime, therefore do carry snacks and bars.