Nar Phu Valley Trek - 9 Days - Nov 27 - Dec 9, 2017

Traveler: Jane W. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

We were a family group of three people with 15 days in Nepal. Based on our own research and in-put from Mads we selected the Nar/Phu trek.
We had a wonderful trip that completely lived up to our best expectations.
The process of selecting a trek and booking our holiday was highly efficient and very flexible. Responses to any questions were received rapidly.
Our guide (Cheeri) and two porters were outstanding and are highly recommended. Cheeri was true to his name and clearly a very experienced guide. He made good arrangements for our transport and accommodation. He quickly recognized the abilities and requirements of our group and adapted to us.
My only minor criticisms were:
Travelling from Kathmandu to the tart of the trek in one day (6 hours minibus and 6-7 hours jeep) was really too much on our second day in Nepal. The first two days of trekking following this were long days with significant altitude gain so I would recommend taking more time to reach the start of the trek if time permits.
We expected to meet someone from the trekking company along with the guide in Kathmandu. The guide travelled 15km for this meeting clearly expecting a rep to join us. When contacted by phone she informed him she would not be attending.
The villages of Nar and Phu were fascinating so I would try to have a rest day in each again time permitting.

In summary I would recommend KiMKim for organizing your trek, particularly if you have limited time for your holiday.

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Mads Mathiasen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jane, thanks for taking the time to review your trek with us I am glad you liked the trek and had a good time with Chhiri. You are right the drive is long, which our trip plan also lets you know and I agree it would be nice to have the time to spend a night somewhere along the way. This adds to the cost and also most people would rather spend the extra night up in Phu or Nar which you rightly say is worth the extra day.
Thanks for traveling with us and we hope to see you back in Nepal or somewhere else in the Himalaya one day. Kind regards, Mads