About Nar Phu Valley Trek
The Nar Phu Valley trek is an incredible off-the-beaten trek in the remote landscapes of the exotic Nar Phu Valley. The beautiful valley lies in the northern Annapurna and Manang region of Nepal. This trek is ideal for those who love to trek in a quiet atmosphere of the tranquil region.
The centuries-old ancient customsand traditions have remained intact and are well-preserved in the region. A special Nar Phu Valley trek permit will provide you access to the remote valley. The natural wilderness of the trek makes this unique among other treks in the region.
You will get to explore the beautiful Nar village during the trek. The inhabitants of the village are of Tibetan Heritage and are mostly engaged in animal farming and trading business from Tibet. You can observe the snow-capped mountains, including the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Tilicho, Gangapurna, Chulu East, and Chulu West.
Moreover, you can also visit the cultural and religious landmarks of the region including the Tashi Lhakhang Monastery or Braga Monastery in Manang. You will learn more about the incredible Buddhist culture of the region. Besides that, the Gurung and Tamang settlements and their hospitality will spellbind you.
Furthermore, the trail passes through the pristine landscapes of the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). You can also spot the rare flora and fauna of this region including the snow leopard, Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, and others. Overall, this spectacular trek is an adventure of a lifetime!
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The Trek Route
Nar Phu Valley Trek is a scenic off the beaten trek that takes you along the unexplored parts of the northern Annapurna region. The rugged trail leads us to the exotic Nar Phu valley which is our main destination.
Our tour starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Chamje. The trek then begins from Dharapani and leads us to Chame. We will then divert from the Annapurna Circuit trail and then head towards the village of Meta before arriving at the majestic Phu valley.
Phu village near the Tibetan border is one of the most ancient villages in Nepal. The incredible Himalayan vista from the village of Phu is breathtaking. Nar and Phu village have only 300 and 100 residents respectively. You will also cross the majestic Kangla Pass during this trek.
We then cross the Nar Phedi and then arrive at the famous Nar village. The itinerary also has an acclimatization day as we explore around the Nar village and the Himlung Base Camp. We then make our way to Ngawal and then to Chame the following days. The trail then leads us to Kathmandu via Besisahar.
When is the Best Time For The Nar Phu Valley Trek?
The Nar Phu Valley Trek is ideal in Autumn (September, October, and November) and the Spring (March, April, and May). These seasons provide stable weather conditions and moderate temperatures that are perfect for trekking.
Autumn (September to November)
The Autumn season is the peak season for trekking in Nepal. There are stable weather conditions with less precipitation in the region. You will get incredible views of the snow-capped mountains from various points along the trek.
Moreover, the trek is one of the exciting adventures in the Autumn season. You will get moderate temperatures during the trekking adventure which is perfect for trekking. Besides that, there are many cultural festivities and you will get cultural exploration as well.
Spring (March to May)
Spring is another favorable time for the Nar Phu valley trek. There are fewer chances of rainfall, and the scenic views of the snow-capped mountains will enchant you. The wildflowers bloom over the hills in Spring, painting them red and pink.
Moreover, you will spot rare wildlife in the region as they come out of their winter hibernation. The spring season also provides mild temperatures in the day, which is perfect for trekking.
Besides these, this trek in the summer season (June to August) comes with heavy rainfall which makes the trails slippery, and also brings landslides, and avalanches. You can trek in the off-seasons of winter (December to February) with proper packing and preparation. The trails look incredibly beautiful in the winter season.
How Difficult is the Nar Phu Valley Trek?
Nar Phu Valley Trek is a remote trek in the virgin landscapes of the Mustang and the Annapurna region. The 14 days trek takes you to a high altitude region with a maximum altitude of 5400 meters. The trails of this stunning trek go uphill and downhill quite a lot.
You will need to trek for 6-8 hours on average. This makes the trek quite challenging for the first time trekkers. A good training routine will help you immensely along the trail. Besides that, you should start training 3-4 months or at least two weeks before the trek. The training routine should contain cardiovascular activities like running, hiking, swimming, cycling, jogging, etc.
Another aspect of the trek is altitude sickness. Breathing gets difficult due to the low level of oxygens and air pressure in the high altitude region. Acclimatization and hydration will help you greatly during the trek. Overall, the Nar Phu Valley trek is moderately challenging.