Explore the hidden valley of Nar Phu and trek along the “off the beaten path” crossing through challenging high passes of Kang La
A fantastic journey in a wild and unexplored area located north of Annapurna, the Nar Phu Valley. This trek is perfect for travelers who want to discover the untouched valley. A rough and wild trek, this trek takes you to the exotic Nar Phu valley that lies in the remote corner of the Annapurna region. Opened to visitors only in the year 2003, the Nar Phu valley remains untouched by modernity. The inhabitants, who roughly comprises of about 350 Nepalese Tibetans, have retained their age old practices. Most of them are engaged in yak herding and farming.
This trek also offers fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Himal, Himlung, kangkaru peak and Tilicho peak. As the trekking route is frequented by few trekkers, you can look ahead for a ‘just the mountains, nature & us’ experience.
Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel which is multitude of shopping centers and restaurants (Free afternoon, wander around the city).
Rest day and preparation for trekking, overnight in Hotel in Kathmandu
Katmandu to Ngadi (930m): Drive by tourist bus Bulbhule and trek to Ngadi for an hour and half Overnight at tea house (Approx. 8 hour)
Ngadi to jagat (1300m): Walk by the newly built road tracks towards Bahundada. Descend to the valley following the terraced fields a half hour then cut through the forest from the level mountain path via KhaniGaun and GermuPhant, where you stop for the Lunch. You can see beautiful waterfall on the opposite bank; crossing the suspension bridge over Marsyandi River at Syange. Continue to climb to Jagat, Overnight at Jagat camp at teahouse. (Approx. 6-7 hours)
Jagat to Dharapani (1860m): Again Walk by the newly built road tracks towards Chamje. Descend to the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river on the left bank begin climb to Sattalle on a steep path. The path passing by several houses continues an up and down mountain trail, and when a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main stream covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climb the zigzag path to the top where you can see the Taal village with many teahouses. Now you enter to Manang district. Stop there for lunch and then continue walk to riverbed. Crossing the suspension bridge to the left side passing fields, teahouses of karte. Again Cross the Marsyngdi River another 2 times to the right and left bank and arrive at Dharapani, Overnight camp at there at teahouse. (Approx. 6-7 hours)
Dharapani to Koto/Nar Phu valley first Camp (2600m): The trail now leads to climbing Danaque and steep climb to Timang village where we can see the Manaslu ranges to the eastern valley above. Then the trail is normally level to Koto where the view of splendid backdrop of Annapurna II appearing occasionally. This is also where we leave the Annapurna Circuit trail; we cross the Marshyangdi River and enter the Narphu valley, Overnight Camp at koto at teahouse. (Approx. 5-6 hours)
Trek to Meta or Methaang (3560m): Most of this first day in the NarPhu valley we walk on small jungle paths, which is quite a change from the bigger trail around Annapurna. The first part is up and down and then we have a short steep ascent to Choto (2840m). We then have lots of steep ups and downs and the path is quite exposed above the Nar Phu Khola. At the altitude of 3090m we cross a suspension bridge; here the valley is very narrow and just before the bridge there are some hot-springs. The rock carved path now becomes very exiting, both because of danger, but also because there are some big waterfalls. We climb to a two storied hut at Sinhenge Dharamsala, camp at methang overnight. . (Approx. 6-7 hours)
Trek to Upper Phu Village (4080m): We begin the day by crossing Methang Khola River and then start a breathtaking climb on a winding path to the Methang pastures. Here at Methang there is an ancient Chorten and marvellous views of Kang Guru. Further on we pass the abandoned Methang village (3560m), from the village there is a path to Kang Guru Base Camp. The path to the next village Junan is easy and flat, Junan is also abandoned. From here we continue to have an easy walk to Lower Chyaku village, which has about 15 houses. We continue a hard steep ascent to the abandoned Kyan village Bhaku, where there is a nice long mani wall. We continue on an amazing tunnel carved rocky path 70 meters above the river and then decent to the riverbed, we follow the riverbed and pass some Mani Chrotens. We then climb up from the riverbed to the Phu valley entrance door (Phuohi Yalgoe). About an hour from the valley entrance we cross the Phu Khola and begin climbing up to the village. Phu village consists of about 30 houses. We camp near the river. . (Approx. 7-8 hours)
Rest day in Phu Village: We rest here for a day, Visit the villages and hike to exploring a little further up in the valley.
Trek to Nar Camp site (3490m): To get to Naar we have to go back down the valley, we pass Chaku and walk on for a couple of hours before we cross the Phu Khola at Naar Phedi. From here we climb up to a very nice grassy campsite. . (Approx. 6-7 hours)
Trek to Kang La Phedi (4530m): From our campsite it is a steep couple of hours climb to Naar Village (4110m), we have lunch here near the village, so we can take a look at it before we walk on. We continue on a long but gentle ascent through the lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola, on a nice path. At the bottom of Kang La, we camp on a nice grassy spot. . (Approx. 5-6 hours)
Trek to Humde (3280m): Today we have a long and hard day ahead of us, however it is very rewarding. We have to cross the big Kang La pass (5310m). It is a very steep ascent to the top of the pass where there is a chorten and some great views of the Annapurna massif. Just before reaching the pass, there is a small lake where we take a rest before making the last effort to reach the top. From the top of the pass it is a very steep decent, but after an hour we take a grassy path that leads to Ngawal. After that we are heading down to Humde Village. Where there is only one airport in manang district, we camp there at teahouse. . (Approx. 8-9 hours)
Trek to chame (2670m) today we walk down on the River bank of marshyangdi. On the way down we cross the village called √¢‚Ç¨≈ìpisang√¢‚Ç¨√Ç¬ù which is one of the manangee√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s village. Also the base of pisang peak, one of the popular trekking peaks in Nepal. After this we are heading down to dhukur pokhari and crossing bhratang village. And will get √¢‚Ç¨≈ìchame√¢‚Ç¨√Ç¬ù is district headquarter of manang. We camp at teahouse. . (Approx. 5-6 hours)
Trek to Tal (1700m) we begin the day with gentle walk to kato. After that we just walk down to same way, which we came up, Overnight camp at Tal at teahouse. . (Approx. 5-6 hours)
Trek to Pokhara (820m) today we trek down up to syange and after that we drive to pokhara. . (Approx. 8-9 hours with drive )
Rest In Pokhara.
Drive of fly Kathmandu.
- Backpack / Duffel Bag
- Day Pack
- Trekking Boots/ shoes
- Socks x 4
- Sleeping Bag (4 season this can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Shorts x 2
- Fleece Pant / Jacket
- Shirt/T-shirt x 2
- Thermal Underwear Top 2 / Bottoms 2
- Trekking polls (optional)
- Sun Hat / Visor Gloves
- Sun Screen
- Sunglasses (UV protected- imperative to have quality eye wear)
- Waterproof Jacket
- Waterproof Pants
- Warm Hat with ear protection
- Permit / Money
- Camera / Film
- Down Jacket (this can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Small First Aid Kit