Hidden Valleys of Naar and Phu
- An exciting new trek north of the Annapurnas
- The isolated settlements of Naar and Phu
- Annapurna views from the Kang La
- Superb trekking off-the-beaten-track
- A great trekking holiday in Nepal
Descending from the Tibetan Border to Chame on the Annapurna Circuit, the newly accessible valley of the Naar-Phu Khola is one of the most exciting trekking destinations in Nepal. We spend 9 days exploring this lost Buddhist region, trekking northwards as far as the remote stone-built village of Phu, whose inhabitants continue to trade across the border. Retracing our steps only briefly, we then turn off westwards into a broad and rocky tributary valley, passing numerous chortens, mani walls and unusual gateways en route to Naar. Climbing to cross the Kang La (5306m) at the head of this valley, the views of the arrayed peaks of the Annapurnas are nothing short of breathtaking. After an abrupt descent to the Marsyangdi River, we trek out the last two days on the Annapurna Circuit. You can be amongst the first to visit this untouched corner of Nepal!
Is this holiday for you?
This trek is considerably harder than the Annapurna Circuit and will involve some steep ascents and descents and some exposed sections of trail as we travel through the gorges of the Naar-Phu Kola. We have graded this trip at level 8.