Glenwood Springs, Colo. (PRWEB) May 23, 2008
"If you love to hike in the mountains, a trek in the Himalayas is the ultimate experience. The Himalaya is the world's greatest mountain range." Andy Crisconi, owner of One World Trekking, has been arranging and guiding worldwide trekking, climbing and biking adventures for the past 20 years. "For me, there is no better way to spend a vacation than walking for days on end through exotic, remote and culturally unique areas. On trek, time just seems to slow down and the concerns and pressures of "real life" just disappear for a couple of weeks. It's a great way to clear out the cobwebs and refocus."
One World Trekking just returned from our research trek into the remote Tibetan valleys of Naar and Phu. This unique traverse across the Annapurna Range in Nepal offers the fit hiker all of what makes Nepal so very special. For more information on this trip, please contact One World Trekking. Follow this link to read the Naar Phu Valley trek report. The Lost Valleys of Naar and Phu - Spring 2008.
I have to admit that this trek surpassed even my own high expectations. I've long desired to visit the remote Tibetan valleys of Naar and Phu located in the upper reaches of Nepal's Manang District. My goal this spring was to travel with a small group and research a trekking route that would give the adventurous soul the opportunity to experience all of what I feel makes Nepal so very special and keeps many of us coming back for more - big mountain views, high pass crossings, remote trekking, some not so remote trekking and a rich helping of the Hindu and Buddhist cultures. This trek more than fills the bill.
The Naar Phu region is the most remote of the Manang District and access is granted only with the purchase of a special permit. This area consists of two main villages - Naar with 300 permanent residents called Naar-ten and Phu with 200 permanent residents called Phu-ten. These remote villages are situated above treeline and completely cut off during the snowy winter months. Residents of these valleys make their livelihood mainly from herding yak and trading meat, wool and hides with the villages located in the lower regions of Manang. Settled around the 10th Century by Tibetan herders and traders migrating south from Tibet, the inhabitants of Phu (also noted on maps as Phoo) once placed high value on their remote and strategic location. Tall stone lookout towers, now standing in ruins, where used to spot possible invaders coming from all directions and thick wooden doors where bolted shut at night locking the residents securely inside.
Contact us below for more information on how you can join One World Trekking into the Naar Phu Valleys.
CONTACT: Andy Crisconi, One World Trekking Adventure Travel
1-970-945-2601, info @ oneworldtrekking.com