Nar Phu Valley Trekking is a striking short journey in the Trans Himalaya, just behind the north face of Mt. Annapurna. The Nar Phu Valley Short Trek is a combination of cultural, adventure, and scenic phenomena. Sky towering peaks and adventure passes, glaciers, remote ancient villages, ranging river making deep gorges, lovely forests, amazing rock configuration, a herd of yaks and wild goats, Gombas, and medieval unique Tibetan culture handover from their ancestor are the main features of the trip. Nar Phu Valley was officially opened in 2003 for trekkers and developed as a tea house and homestay concept. As this is Restricted Area trekking you need special trekking permits through the registered trekking agency.
There is road access to the Chame -district headquarter of Manang and further, so this day Nar Phu Valley Short Trek begins from Koto village and then leaves the main trail of Nepal’s legendary Annapurna Circuit. After crossing the Marsyangdi River at Koto, the trail heading to Nar Phu Valley follows Nar Khola, where just a few trekkers can be seen. The trek swiftly moves away from routes with more trekkers traffic and into the remote Nar Phu valley. The trail goes through the narrow path and forest with a frequent glimpse of mountains view. Colorful Tibetan Chortens, Monastery, rock painting, prayer stones, and huge pasture land crossed the Dharmashala justify your trip. Then further head to the Nar Phu Valley via Meta, Chyakhu, and Kang, where broken fragments of buildings remind you, of the 1960s Khampa revolution of Tibetian rebels. There are several side trips from the Phu Village; you may visit the Tashi Khaling Gumba, Himlung Himal Base Camp (4,920m), and the sacred site of Damodar Kunda trail. In favorable weather properly organized trekkers can go direct Phu to Nar village making a venture journey with Phu Pass (5,050m) and Nar Pass (5,400m). The trip retraces to the Meta village, where you may visit the Kangaru Himal Base Camp (4,500m) and then continue for the Kanga La Pass (5,320m) via Nar Phedi and Nar Village. The view from Kang La Pass is incredible with 360 degrees of Annapurna Range, Chulu Range, Himlung Himal (7,176m), Kangaru Himal (6,981m), and Lamjung Himal (6,983m). Finally, Kang La Pass Short Trek ends at Chame the Annapurna Circuit main trail via Ngawal (3675m), from where drive back to Besisahar and onward to your destination. These days, you can drive Ngawal to Besisahar direct by Jeep also, it takes about 10 hours.
Nar Phu Valley is an ideal trip to learn the depth of Nepal’s mountaineering and culture in a short time. Comparatively, this trekking is cheaper than other restricted areas of Nepal. This 9 days tea house trek is designed for those trekkers who would like to explore the high Himalayas in a short time with a limited budget. Are you looking for the Beaten Path trip in Nepal at the best time of the year but like to avoid crowds of tourists? Then, Nar Phu Valley and Kangla Pass Short Terk would be the key destination for you. We at Nepal Mother House Treks are glad to organize your trip throughout whole the year round with expert local Guides and porters. But autumn and spring are the best time for this trek. As Nar Phu Valley is located rain shadow area behind the Himalayas, the monsoon is also a great time to visit.
Our Team visited Nar Phu Valley Trek at end of the July and begging of the Auget-2024 recently, the road and trail were good so far. For more detail about trail conditions, tea house, and accommodation, you may go through the Nar Phu Valley Video on Youtube.