Nar Phu Tilicho Lake Trek

Duration: 19 Days

About Nar Phu Tilicho Lake Trek

Nar Phu Tilicho Lake Trek is an amazingly adventurous trekking route located in the Manang district of Nepal. The restricted areas of Nar and Phu lie between the two giant Himalayan ranges- Annapurna range and Manaslu range, which were opened for trekkers only since 2003. Also known as ‘The Lost Valleys’ because it remained undiscovered for a long period because of the remote location.

This challenging trek leads us to the rarely explored hidden valley of Nar and Phu, and one of the highest altitude lakes in the world, Tilicho (4919 M). With off the beaten paths, amazing mountain sceneries, remote beautiful villages of Tibetan ethnicity, high passes, Buddhist monasteries & gompas, prayer flags, and diverse flora and fauna, this trek is truly an unforgettable experience. During the trek, trekkers will have the opportunity to explore the medieval and secret valley of Nar & Phu and its unspoiled culture and amazing landscapes. Even though it is physically demanding during the Kang La Pass and Mesokanto La Pass, the marvelous views of Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu Himal, Tilicho peak including many others is very satisfying and rewarding.

The trek begins from Jagat via Besi Sahar following the popular trekking route of Annapurna Circuit up to Koto. After Koto, we leave the main trail entering the pine forest to the Northeast side of the Annapurna region following Naarkhola to Phu via Meta. Then we join the Annapurna circuit again at Ngawal via Nar and Kang La Pass and following the route up to Khangsar via Manang. From there, we take the route to Tilicho Base Camp and end the trek at Jomsom via Mesokanto La Pass.

Highlights

  • Discover the lost valley of Nar and Phu Village with unspoiled Tibetan-influenced unique cultures, traditions, and lifestyle as it was opened lately  
  • Two challenging passes,'Kang La pass (5320 M) and Mesokanto La pass (5121 M)' and Tilicho Lake, the highest altitude lake of Nepal
  • Splendid view of Annapurna range (8091 M), Manaslu range (8163 M), Lamjung Himal (6983 M), Dhaulagiri range and many more
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to the Hotel

One of our team members will wait for you at the airport to welcome you and take you to the hotel. He will also brief you about the day program. 

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast, we will begin sightseeing in Kathmandu. And will visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Patan Durbar Square. All of these places are part of world heritage sites. In the evening, you along with your guide will prepare for the trip and arrange all the gears.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

Today, we will drive to Besishahar. Driving along the winding road while enjoying the beautiful landscape, we will reach Besishahar. From here, we will take a local jeep and continue driving towards Jagat. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Jagat
  • 1300 M
  • 8:30 hours

We walk dirt road to Chamje where we will cross a suspension bridge. Further, trekking on a steep rocky path,  and will reach Tal. Here, Having a short lunch break and again continue trekking on the rugged trail. Crossing on more suspension bridges, We will ascend and reach Dharapani. 

Elevation: + 720 m/ - 215 m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dharapani
  • 1860 M
  • 5 hours

The trail will take us to Bagarchhap through lush forests of fir & pine. Visiting a monastery here, we will continue to Danaque. From here, the trail ascends to Timang from where a fine view of Peak 29 and Mt. Manaslu can be seen. Further, we will trek through beautiful Thanchowk village and pine forests and reach Koto for a night stay.

Elevation: + 920m/ -235m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Koto
  • 2600 M
  • 5:30 hours

we will register our restricted area permit at the police check post and begin trekking along the bank of Naar Khola. The trail then passes by pine forest and you will cross several streams on a suspension bridge to reach Dharmasala. From here, the trail again goes by dense forests and ascend to Meta. You will get to see captivating views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II from this village. 

Elevation: + 1260m/ - 330m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Meta
  • 3560 M
  • 7 hours
Leaving Meta behind, we will begin trekking and cross several suspension bridges. We will reach Kyang where we will take a short break for lunch and pass by places like Jhunam and Chyakhu, which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally. Further, trekking on a rocky trail along the Phu Khola and reach Phu village for night stay,


Elevation: + 910m/- 505m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Phu
  • 4080 M
  • 6-7 hours

Today is a rest day. We will explore the village and interact with the locals. This day will give us a good opportunity to interact and observe the unique Tibetan lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the locals living in this secluded part of the world

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Phu
  • 4080 M
After having breakfast, we will trek down towards Chyakhu, following the same route till the near the old bridge. We will leave the same trait, following the path right direction by crossing Mahendra Pul which is 80 m Deep and narrow gorge then arrive Nar Phedi.  we will stop at Nar Phedi for a lunch break and ascend on a winding path to reach Nar village passing long Mani before arriving Nar. 


Elevation: + 1350m/ - 1070m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Nar
  • 4200 M
  • 7 hours

Today is going to be a long trekking day comper others. We will wake up early in the morning and begin trekking before the sun rises up. Ascending on a rugged steep path, we will reach the top of Kang La Pass from where we will get to see gorgeous surrounding views. Further, we will descend towards Ngawal for a night stay.

Elevation: + 1205/ - 1690m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ngawal
  • 3660 M
  • 9 hours
Today, an easy and short walk the trail will present us with scenic views of high mountains. Trekking through small villages and forested trail, we will reach Manang. 


Elevation: + 195m/ - 230m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Manang
  • 3540 M
  • 3 hours

This is our rest day to acclimate our body with the altitude. We will spend exploring Manag and its nearby places. Manang is a very popular village and preset you the ancient heritages.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Manang
  • 3540 M

After having breakfast, we will begin ascending towards Khangsar village from where we can see amazing views of Tilicho Peak, Annapurna range, and other mountains. From here, we will continue trekking towards There Gompa and Shri Kharka where we will take a short lunch break. Further, we will gradually ascend and descent and cross a landslide area and reach the Tilicho Base Camp.

Elevation: + 1085m/ -450m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tilicho Base Camp
  • 4150 M
  • 7 hours

The trail today will take us to Tilicho High Camp. Trekking on a steep rugged trail, we will ascend and reach Tilicho High Camp where picturesque Tilicho Lake is situated (4910m). We will have enough time to explore around and soak the unbelievable beauty of Tilicho Lake.

Elevation: + 885m/ - 55m

  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Tilicho High Camp
  • 5020 M
  • 4 hours
Today, we will cross one more pass, Mesokanto La Pass. Again, we will begin trekking early in the morning on a rugged trail that will take us to the top of the Mesokanto La Pass. From here, we will get to witness great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. After spending some time at the pass, we will descend down to Yak Kharka. The trail will be steep and uneven so descend carefully. 


Elevation: + 530 m/ - 1400m

  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Yak Kharka
  • 4200 M
  • 7-8 hours
After a quick breakfast, we will begin descending towards Jomsom. On the way, we will pass by goat farm and reach Thini Gaon. From here, 30 minutes walk will take you to Jomsom for a night stay.

Elevation: -1485m
  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Jomsom
  • 2720 M
  • 4 hours

Today, early in the morning fly back to Pokhara. The flight will be short and we will get to see an outstanding landscape view during the flight. Upon reaching Pokhara airport, we will head to the hotel. The rest of the day is free and relaxing.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 25 minutes

After having breakfast, we will drive to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to the hotel. if have enough time to explore around and do some shopping. In the evening a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours
You will check-out of the hotel as per you the flight time and head to the airport for your flight back to your home.
  • B&B

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 night’s accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Trekking Lodge/ Tea House accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • All staff’s salary, meals, accommodation, and their insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and assistant guide for group size above 4 people.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Private vehicle service as per the itinerary Kathmandu- Jagat.
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu by Private vehicle.
  • Meal while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone, personal trekking equipment, hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).

Useful Information

Note: Because there are no lodges, we will have to take packed lunch on the day of Kangla Pass and Mesokanto La Pass and set up a camp in Tilicho High  Camp and Yak Kharka.

This trip can be modified as per your request and your time frame.