- You can see some great landscapes in this region.
- You will be able to have an insight regarding the Tibetan lifestyle of the people over there.
- You can see some amazing mountain peaks like Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri.
- Here, you will also be able to see the chortens and prayer flags filled on the way whereas you will also be able to visit some Buddhist monasteries.
- In this trek, you will further be crossing the Thorong La Pass.
Nar Phu Valley located at the northern side of the Annapurna region are the two rural villages with an altitude of 4,150 meters (13,615 ft.). These two valleys comprise of many high mountainous peaks and passes, glaciers, narrow and deep canyons, unique kind of rock formation. Besides that, there are different species of floras found in the forest of this region. While taking about the significant attraction of this place, yaks and gompas (Buddhist monasteries) have marked its emblem in the tourists till date. Besides this, the Tibetan chortens add a different kind of color to this place.
Opened in the year 2003 for the purpose of trekking, Nar Phu Valley trekking has been backpack considered as an ordinary carry your own backpack which means that you won’t possible need and get a porter while on this trek. Although, this does not stop you from hiring a trekking guide. Some other noticeable things about this trekking region is that the villages here are made up of stones where you can enjoy the Nepali dish Dal-Bhat (pulses and rice), you will be walking via the well-known trail as apple pie trail as you can get apple pies, pizzas, etc. in this trail. Talking about the geography of this region, the area is full of jagged cliffs, deep and crashing gorges, snow-capped mountain peaks.
Talking about Nar valley in particular, here, you can see the amazing views of the hills, prayer flags along the way and stone houses even though the path to the village is quite dirty and consists of a lot of winding ways. From Nar, you will be able to see the highest point of the trek- Kang La; which is situated at an elevation of 5,320 m (17,454 ft.). While talking about the geography of this region, you will be crossing through the misty. Knife-edging pass and rocky moraine. Skiing down the slopes is one of the fun filled activities that you can play. Then, as the trail here is considered to be apple-pie trail, you can enjoy with delicacies like apple-pie, banana pancakes and even have access to Wi-Fi.
Now, further talking about Phu in particular, it is located at an altitude of 4070 m (13,353 ft.). Here you can have buttered tea if you visit the Lhakhang Gompa. While if you look towards the northern side of Phu, you will be able to see the majestic peak of Kang Garu which resides at an elevation of 6,981 m (22,903 ft.). Besides that, talking about the geography here, you can see rough and dry land, eroded cliffs where juniper bushes add color to the environment. Besides this, you can also see faunas like the mountain goat and blue sheep in this region. While towards the entrance of this region, you will be amazed to see the panoramic views of the valleys and terraced fields.
So, talking about trekking in this region, until and unless you are fine and in good health and are eager to go for trekking, then we can say that you will definitely enjoy this trek as you can experience the ultimate wilderness of the Himalayas in this region. This is because Nar and PhuValleys lie in middle of Annapurna and Manaslu region where you can view the amazing views of the Himalayan ranges like Annapurna II, HimlungHimal, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. Furthermore, from here you can even see the Tibetan plateau which extends till Nepal. Now, the valley being located in a rural area, you can get to know about the culture, traditions, customs, and their way of living to a broader aspect. Regarding to the cultural aspects, you will be able to experience a culture which is moreover either a mixture of Tibetan and Nepali culture or just Tibetan culture. You can find Tibetan cultural practices practicable here to a greater extent.
Trekking in this region however, starts from Besisahar all the way up to Nar Phu Valley. On this trek, you will be able to explore the Kang La Pass which is quite in a height, then to Ngawal while descending down. You will also be able to see the Nar Phedi monastery and will be able to spend a night here. While trekking in this region, you can further go to HimlungHimal Base Camp as hiking as it is quite near from here. Then, while coming back to Kathmandu you will be preceding your way from Besisahar.