Nar Fu valley Trekking

Nar Fu valley Trekking

Nar Fu (Naar Phu) trekking is in the Valley of the Naar Khola in Annapurna region Manang district of Nepal. The route leads us as Annapurna circuit trekking till to Koto then follow Naar Khola valley. Nar-Fu Valley trekking is one of classical trekking in Nepal. According to Nepal government trekking rules to do trekking in Nar or Phu village need special trekking permit. It was recognized very lately. This trekking path leading from the valley into Tibet had never made them dependent on the salt trade, and till today yak herding is the basis of their livelihood.

Who want to explore hidden valley and trek off the beaten crossing through Challenging high passes like Kangla pass (5200m) trekking. Hidden by swirls of mountain mist ahead of us, from Kangla pass at 5200m the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our destination is the Naar-Fu trekking, above the tree line on the upper limits of cultivation, in the very north of Manang district. It takes five hours reaching the pass that links Nar village to Manang.

Now a day, Nar Fu has about 300 inhabitants who depend on livestock, unlike most Bhotia people, whose trading patterns changed drastically after the Nepali Government closed borders with Tibet. The people of Nar and Fu valley were least affected by this change.

There is two itinerary to explore Nar and Fu valley trekking. One itinerary to visit Nar and Fu village; same away return and another is over the kangla pass. Asian Hiking Team; begin Nar-Fu treks from Besisahar the Lamjung district head quarter 5, 6 hours driving from Kathmandu, now a day the seasonal road head to Koto 5-7 hours’ drive, trek 4/5 days to reach Koto on foot.

Require special permit entrance from Koto into Nar Phu Valley. Explore those two villages and cross Kangla pass at 5200m to entry in Manang is the best option. It is possible continue trekking Thorong-la pass 5416m and drives or fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. It is also includes your trek to Tilicho Pass to end trek in Jomsom or continues trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

Naar Phu (Nar Fu) trek is possible to operate tea house/Guest house. Nar and Phu trekking need special permit which cost US$ 100 per week per person from Sep to Nov. and US$ 75 per week per person from Dec to Aug and f more than one week per day US$ 15 and US$ 10 respectively. Asian Hiking Team are arranging all necessary permits, overland transport with friendly staffs and wonderful service for Nar Fu trekking in Nepal.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m.), 5/6 hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 02: Beshishahar to Koto takes about five to seven hours driving, overnight Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m) takes about six hours, overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 04: Trek from Meta to Kayang (3887m) takes about six and half hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 05: Trek from Kayang to Fu village (4080m), 4 hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 06: Excursion around Fu valley, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 07: Trek from Fu to Nar Phedi (3887m), 4 hours trekking, overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 08: Trek from Nar Phedi to Naar, 4-5 hours trekking, overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 09: Explore Naar village, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 10: Trek from Naar village to Koto, 6-7 hours, overnight in Guest house.

Day 11: Koto to Besi Sahar, 5-7 hours, overnight Guest house.

Day 12: Besi Sahar to Kathmandu drive by bus, 4-6 hours drives, overnight Hotel.

Optional Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m.), 5/6 hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 02: Beshishahar to Koto takes about five to seven hours driving, overnight Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m) takes about six hours, overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 04: Trek from Meta to Kayang (3887m) takes about six and half hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 05: Trek from Kayang to Fu village (4080m), 4 hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 06: Excursion around Fu valley, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 07: Trek from Fu to Nar Phedi (3887m), 4 hours trekking, overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 08: Trek from Nar Phedi to Naar, 4-5 hours trekking, overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 09: Explore Naar village, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 10: Trek from Naar village to Ngwal (3360m) after crossing Kang La pass (5320m) 7 -11 hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 11: Trek from Ngwal to Chame (2670m), takes about 5-6 hours, Overnight at Guest house/Hotel.

Day 12: Chame to Besi Sahar continues to drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara by Jeep/ Bus 7-10 hours, overnight at Hotel.

Note: It is possible to continue trekking over Thorong La pass; end trek in Jomsom or Nayapul. The itinerary subject to change as your time and interest.