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Annapurna Region trek to Naar and Phu via Kang La Pass

Annapurna Region trek to Naar and Phu via Kang La Pass

Jan 4, 2017
Langtang Ri Trekking

In November 2016 a good friend of Langtang Ri Trekking, Mr Wolfgang Drexler of Austria, undertook a wonderful trek of the Naar-Phu region of the eastern Annapurna Massif.  Langtang Ri Trekking organised for experienced guide Lawang Tamang and support team to assist Wolfgang on his trek and climb adventure. 

The main part of the trek started from the classic Annapurna Circuit trail at the tiny settlement of Koto Qupar near the village of Chame.  Koto Qupar marks the point where the Nar Khola river valley that drains the northern Himalaya peaks meets the much larger and more frequetly trekked Marsyangdi River valley. Taking the northern trail here towards the villages of Naar and Phu led Wolfgang into the hidden, unspoiled and rarely visited trails, high passes and villages of this beautiful part of the Himalaya.

Wolfgang initially followed the Nar Khola valley north to the tiny village of Phu not far from the Tibet-Nepal border.  This wonderful little village is approached over a few days of walking through steep and winding trails used only by pack animals and human porters taking goods to villagers in the high and remote villages of this region.

Wolfgang then returned south back down the Nar Khola to find a westward valley that cuts deep into the mountains and leads to the village of Naar itself.  From here the trek continued to climb much higher up the valley to circle around Pisang Peak and reach 5,320m Kang La Pass with spectacular views to countless Annapurna region summits.  The trek then descended south-east to complete the circumnavigation of Mount Pisang and return to Chame.  As part of the trek Wolfang and Lawang also climbed to the 6,038m summit of Mt Chulu Far East.

Wolfgang is now surely planning his next Himalayan trek and climb adventure. Langtang Ri Trekking will be there too.  Congratulations Wolfgang.  You can read more about his trek here.

Above: The view from the summit of Mt Chulu Far East

Above: Crossing Kang La Pass

Above: The village of Naar

Above: Trekking to Phu

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