The Nar Phu Valley Trek is a remote and less-crowded trekking destination in Nepal that takes hikers through the Nar and Phu valleys, which are located in the Manang district, in the north-central part of Nepal. The trek typically takes 12-15 days to complete, depending on the pace of the group and the itinerary. The trek starts and ends in the town of Besishahar, and the route passes through the Nar Phu Valley and the Annapurna Conservation Area.
The trek takes hikers through a variety of landscapes, including subtropical forests, high-altitude deserts, and glacial valleys. Along the way, hikers will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life of the Nar and Phu people, who are of Tibetan origin. The trek passes through many small villages and stops at local teahouses for accommodation and meals.
One of the highlights of the trek is the visit to the Nar and Phu valleys, which offer a glimpse into the culture and way of life of the Nar and Phu people, and the opportunity to explore the ancient monasteries and the traditional villages. The trek also includes a visit to the Kang La Pass (5,315m) which offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
It is important to have a proper physical and acclimatization preparation before the trek, also hiring a guide or a porter and checking the weather conditions are highly recommended to make the trek safe and enjoyable. Additionally, special permits are required to enter the Nar Phu Valley and the Annapurna Conservation Area, which can be obtained in Kathmandu.