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Nar Phu Trek Wellness Adventure

Key Information

Per Person Min 4 people
Private Tour Min 2 people

Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Trek through a restricted area of Nar and Phu

Nar Phu Valley Trek is one of the better off-the-beaten-track trails and the least visited region in West Nepal. Since the government opened in 2003, very few visitors have been to the wild, exotic, and sparsely populated valleys of Nar and Phu, offering fascinating medieval Tibetan culture and customs that remain untouched along with breathtaking mountain views.

Trekkers can only access Nar Phu Valley with a special permit issued to an authorized trekking agency, providing the trekking tour’s essential logistics. The Nar Phu Valley trek has to be completed in seven days because that is the period the permit is issued for.

Our journey starts with a drive to Koto, a little village on the crossroads of the main Annapurna circuit trail and the gateway into the Nar Phu valleys. Next, we go off the beaten track via a narrow river valley north of the Annapurna range.

We have a few days of acclimatizing and exploring the subalpine forests, mysterious valleys, and narrow river valleys with the presence of a robust Tibetan Buddhist culture and ever-increasing wildlife – we might even spot the elusive snow leopard on the hike to the village of Nar.

We hike on a barren trail to a high camp at the base of Kang La pass, also known as Kang La Phedi (4,530m). Then, we climb gradually on a steep ascent, which leads to the summit of Kang La pass (5,320m).

We can be rewarded with spectacular views of the Annapurna range and the Marshyangdi valley from the top. We will have a 360-degree panorama on a clear day. Kang La is the gateway from the remote Nar/Phu valley into the ever-famous Marshyangdi valley. Next, we have a steep descent to the village of Ngawal (3,615m). We are now on the main trail of the Annapurna circuit trek.

Some towering peaks seen from the summit of Kang La are Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. Annapurna IV and Annapurna III, to name a few. Next, we will look at the Annapurna Range’s North Face.

From Ngawal, We drive to Besisahar, where we stop for the night. It is a gruelling drive of 8-10 hours on rough roads. We continue our overland journey the following day, all the way to Kathmandu.

Note: If someone in the group feels under the weather or finds it difficult or there is too much snow on the pass: We can return the same way we came in. Our priority is always Safety first as we practice – Prevention rather than cure.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gastronome trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, exciting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. Combining hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience the Himalayas in style.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our gourmet Wellness trekking adventures.

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