Nar Phu Valley trek is one of the best remote treks in Nepal that leads you to the hidden valley of Manang district. This valley gets its name from the two Bhotia Villages: Nar and Phy respectively, located in the northern Manang. These serene villages are the important settlement areas of the Nar Phu Khola Valley which is close to Tibetan Plateau. Although they are geographically located in Nepalese territory, they have a high influence of Tibetan culture and language.
Although Nar Phu Valley lies not much far from Annpaurna Cirucuit trekking region, very limited number of trekkers reach here. The main reason behind this is the lack of publicity from the concerned authority and poor infrastructures of development. The trans-Himalayan valley is a paradigm of unspoiled nature and culture untouched by any negative effects of modernity. By realizing the potentiality for tourism, the Nepal Government opened Nar Phu Valley trekking for the international tourists only in 2003.
This restricted area trekking in Nepal gives an experience of Tibetan Buddhist customs, costumes and culture in its truest form. The most striking feature of trekking to Nar Phu Valley is that you can find a different variety of dialect. Around 800 Bhotia people of this valley speak the language that is different from rest of the other parts. The local dialect of this wonderful Disneyland people is ‘Nar Phu’ or ‘Narpo’ that is a variation of Sino-Tibetan language. It is completely different from the languages of Tamangis and Manangis tribunal communities.
Trekking to Nar Phu Basin is an adventurous journey towards the Northern Himalayas located between Nepal and Tibetan Plateau. Crossing Kang La Pass (5,306m) is a lifetime experience that you get after successful trekking in the high altitude trail. Similarly, Nar Phu Valley trekking can be connected with the popular Annapurna Circuit trekking by adding up Thorung La Pass (5,416m). Thorung La Pass is the highest altitude during Annapurna region trekking while Kang La Pass during Nar and Phu Valley trek.
Orbit Alpine Adventure has designed Nar Phu Valley trekking itinerary for 11 days to help you experience the wonderful nature and amazing culture. Removing Kang La Pass from the itinerary makes it possible to cross by everyone who is physically strong and mentally determined. Within this duration, you enjoy the ancient monasteries, lush valleys, cultivated land and high altitude human settlement areas of Northern Manang region. Similarly, you can have the mesmerizing view of the snowy peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu trekking region.