A trek to the valleys of Nar and Phu is an exceptional experience. It is the ultimate destination for those looking for authenticity.
You explore the remote, rough valleys of Nar and Phu. This region has only been open to tourists since 2003.
The first 4 days are gradually climbing via the Annapurna Circuit route to Koto. There you leave the route and through forests, rocky paths, cliffs, villages and passing countless Buddhist chortens all the way to the valleys of Nar and Phu, both villages situated at an altitude of 4000m. It is an adventurous trek where an acquaintance with “the real Nepal” is assured. Crossing the Kangla pass (5320m) makes it really worth it.
There will be lodges in trekkers with minimum comfort and 1 night in a Buddhist monastery. Experience in mountain hiking is not required, but good health and fitness is necessary. The trek can be shortened by 3 to 5 days. This trek can be done from mid-March and until the end of October. From November some lodges are closed for winter. Because this trek is partly located in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, it is a good choice during summer (monsoon) months.