Manaslu, Mustang and NarPhu regions
The distance from Pokhara to Mustang is 150km, but most of the trekkers start in Jomsom. Visitors take a domestic flight to reach Jomsom and from there you can walk in between of some snow covered peaks such as Nilgiri and Tukche, and also through Muktinath, a popular Hindu pilgrimage. The Mustang area lies approximately 200 km inland and consists mainly of infertile land, deep canyons, cliffs and moraine valleys. The landscape here is exceptional as to its views, wilderness, snow peaks and spectacular 16th century monasteries. The view of the windblown Kali Gandaki valley, the landscape around Kagbeni, and the cliffs in the high mountains, guarantee an unforgettable experience.
Since Manaslu is a special area for trekkers and was only officially opened from 1991 onwards for trekking, it needs special permits. Trekking in this area will give you an exciting, adventurous and once in a lifetime experience.
This area was seriously affected by the earthquake in April 2015. Making a trek in Manaslu and Tsum Vally is a direct support to the local people who live near to the trekking route.
NarPhu (The lost valleys) is accessible via 2 day trips by bus / jeep, both before and after the trek. A second option (NarPhu long) is 1 bus or jeep trip combined with a few days hike on the Annapurna Circuit.
Both villages Nar and Phu, are situated at approximately 4000m altitude and only accessible on foot. This remoteness created a typical authentic atmosphere. Only a few tourists will be seen in this area, even during high-season.