NarPhu to Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal

Andy CrisconiHimalayan Trekking Tours

Our NarPhu to Upper Mustang Camping Traverse is now confirmed to go with experienced, Western guide Peter Rudy. The trip dates are September 15 to October 8, 2019

Hidden by swirls of mountain mist, the magnificent panorama view of Annapurna massif appears remote and forbidding. Our first destination is Naar Village located in the extreme northern reaches of the Manang district. The remote villages of Naar and Phu have about 500 combined permanent inhabitants whose livelihood depends on raising livestock (yak), growing potatoes and barley and trading with villages located in the regions of Lower Manang. The Nepal government’s recent decision to open up NarPhu to trekkers has evoked little impact to the pastoral lifestyle of this area. Apart from the occasional researcher and climbing expedition permitted to climb Himlung, Ratnachuli and Gachikang, few foreigners have entered this area and tourism infrastructure is almost non-existent.