|The trail to the village of Phu|
Windsor Chortlton, The Cloud Dwellers of the Himalaya, The Bhotia
If you are walking on the famous Annapurna circuit in Nepal you will pass the small village of Koto Qupar. Right of the main trail there is a non descript track which plunges down into a forest and crosses a bridge over the river. This is the trail to Nar and Phu villages, part of the restricted area of upper Nepal. A rewarding trek is to visit Nar and Phu villages and re- enter the Annapurna circuit at Ngawal crossing the 5320 metres Kangla Pass with it's dress circle view of the entire northern sweep of the Annapurnas.
South Col Expeditions trekked this route with a small team in late September-early October 2015. Here are some black and white photos from the trek.
|A trekking team on the trail to Kyang from Phu from Kyang|
|Walking above Phu village with Kangaru peak in the background|
|Porters carry planks of wood for construction from Meta to Phu|
|The abandoned Khampa settlements at Kyang|
|A yak descend on a rocky trail above Kang la Phedi|
|Village roof top at Nar|
|Main street of Nar village|
|Panorama from the Kang la pass 5320m|