Morning from Chamche, walk leads to cross a suspension bridge over raging Masrsyangdi river, after the bridge climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal Besi is reached, the village situated on a wide valley by the side of the Masrsyangdi River. From here on into Manang district, on leaving Tal walk gets easier on the gentle path till to a bridge, from here a short climb to a small place with few teahouses, the walk winds on the up and downhill path coming to a large bridge, after the bridge another hour of great walk brings to the village of Dharapani.
From Dharapani the vegetation, people, and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climbs through forests to Bagarchap, and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture, facing views of Annapurna peaks. Transfer to a nice lodge, around this quaint village of strong Tibetan culture of Buddhism religion. After a pleasant overnight stop at Bagarchap
From Ngawal onward walks along facing grand views of snow-capped peaks, as the trail leads to short ups with more downhill with excellent scenery of Manang valley and high peaks that includes Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho, and on the right Chuli east, on the back facing Pisang peak. After a great view heading towards lower Manang valley, as walk leads on a flat wide trail to reach Manang. As altitude gains are slowly as you reach Braga village near main Manang village.
At Braga with time for a short visit of Braga Monastery the oldest and important Buddhist monastery located on top of a village, it has an outstanding display of statues, Thangka (religious paintings) with ancient Buddhist manuscripts. From here it is only an hour's walk to the main Manang village for an overnight stop. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, a picturesque setting amongst some spectacular scenery of Annapurna- II, Annapurna- III, and Gangapurna to the South - Tilicho peak at 7,132 m. includes the Grand Barrier to the North-West - Chulu West, and Chulu East peaks.
On this lovely Nar-Phu Valley Trekking for the first few days overnight stop in a nice tourist standard lodge and guest house. Having large or small rooms with attached and non-attached bathrooms and toilets includes a large dining room with a warm environment and friendly hospitality and services including an excellent food menu with some home-baked bakeries items. But after Khodo on route to Nar and Phu, the lodge is very simple with a limited food menu, but comfortable with nice homely service, clean and hygienic meals to enjoy from few western, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese food available as per the standard of the lodge. From Manang onward till Jomsom with nice lovely lodge and great food menu to enjoy at the end of the trek.
Communication is available in all major trekking destinations from ISTD to STD or Sat-Phone, besides mentioned communication system. Cell phones are used by all Nepalese in whole Nepal. Where you can buy a local SIM for the trek as well, the difference is where you are. Sometimes the network does not work at its best, due to bad weather or in a deep valley and gorge as well enclosed by a high mountain range.
Not at all, the trek is safe accompanied by our expert guide and strong loyal porters. The only health risk could be your personal medical problem or sudden unavoidable circumstance arising as bad weather, heavy snowfall, or rock falls which can happen any time anywhere. Our guides are experts taking care and precaution for the whole group for safety and making secure with an enjoyable holiday in Nepal.
Hiker Himalaya staff and guides as well representatives will be at the airport to receive your welcomes with a traditional welcome of garland and then escort you to your hotel.
For altitude mountain sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), the best is proper acclimatization and taking good rest, and drinking enough fluids like water, warm soup, and light green tea or hot lemon. Walking high and sleeping low is another good way of acclimatizing to high altitude. Trekkers with these symptoms should descend to a lower level with accompanying guides, staff, and close friends or relatives. In a very severe situation immediate rescue medical evacuation taking Helicopter service back to Kathmandu or the nearest city with good hospitals. But on this trek hardly people get altitude sickness as elevation gains slow and gradually and staying overnights at certain heights and walking slowly will prevent you from catching altitude sickness.
Nar and Phu valley remain a restricted area to control the mass flow of trekkers to save its pristine wilderness, the other reason is it falls close to the Tibet border further north from Phu villages. As well Phu area extends to Upper Mustang which is another restricted region.