- Name Naar and Phu
- Traildino grading SW, Strenuous walk, mountain trail
- Hut tour grading T2, Mountain walk
The Naar and Phu Valleys are open for hikers since 2002. A trek is possibly in an organised party only. This high level Tibetan country is still relatively quiet, allthough it is next to the crowded Manang Valley, east of Annapurna. Naar and Phu are the main villages in these valleys. From the village of Naar, you can find an alternative return to the Manang valley over the Kong La pass.
- gmpau November 2009
- Rate 9
- Positive Leaving the Annapurna Trail and heading north was like jumping into another time. Yet, in 2009 when I went there, this area had been open for two years. There were no lodges with white bed covers and attached bathroom, no restaurants.... It was trekking at its best.
- Negative Cannot remember anything I disliked, really!
- stillwalking 2012-02-20 11:06:03
Naar Phu Guide
- To hire a guide for Naar/Phu do you have to pay a guide for every day of your journey, before and after entering the restricted area, or only your time in Naar/Phu region? I'm planning on doing the AC with Naar/Phu as an add on this summer, and having a guide for the entire AC would be costly
- Henk Nouws 2012-02-20 19:38:33
- I passed the valley that is leading to Naar and Phu when trekking around the Annapurnas. To get to that point, I was not obliged to take a guide. When entering the valley, which I didn't do, there will undoubtedly be a checkpoint asking for your permit. But up till that point I guess you do not have to pay, and you will be free to hire a local guide or no guide at all.
- Henk Nouws 2012-02-20 19:58:54
- You may check the ACAP office in Pokhara (you will need them anyway for your permit to Manang):