The high point of the Nar Phu Valley Trek entails crossing the 5414m high Throng Pass, from the arid valley of the upper Manang, home of Tibeto- Buddhists, down to the Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath, and the Kali Gandaki valley, the world’s deepest river gorge, before heading down to Pokhara. Besides the mountain views, we encounter on this trek a variety of mountain communities of the Gurung, Manangi, and Thakali people.
Annapurna region is best described as the most happening incentive trekking destination in Nepal. The Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly praised and spectacular trekking route in the Annapurna region since it opened to foreign trekkers in 1977. This three week trek starts right from Besishahar and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with a great view of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east.
This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. As it continues to the north of the main Himalayan range onto the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is breathtaking.
The highest point of the Nar Phu Valley Trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5416m high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day.
To top it all, the crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent, surrounded by some of the most magnificent of the Nar Phu region.
Highlights of the trek
- Enjoy great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak
- Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal
- Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries
- Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers get to see
- Stay in ancient villages that have seen little change over the centuries