Hidden Valleys of Naar and Phu
Nepal, Trek & Walk, 16 days - from £1,695 (land only) - from €2,290 (land only) - from $2,660 (land only)
Travel with the Experts
KE has been running holidays in Nepal for over 25 years and in that time we have pioneered several routes that are now classic treks
- 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
- Kathmandu Airport transfers and all meals included
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 to Tal on the Annapurna Circuit. You can be amongst the first to visit this untouched corner of Nepal!
Is this holiday for you?
This is a trek into a part of Nepal that few foreign visitors have yet seen. Following narrow, single-track village trails, with some steep ascents and descents and some exposed sections as we travel through the gorges of the Naar-Phu Kola, this is classic Nepalese trekking. The crossing of the Kang La is comparable in terms of difficulty to the Thorung La on the Annapurna Circuit. But, of course, there will be far fewer people on it.