23 days
Trip Level
Group Size
5300 m

Nar Phu Tilicho pass trek is less trodden lay in the Annapurna region and opened in 2002. Generally, the Nar Phu valley is less crowded and untouched by the influence of modernization. An offbeat the track since it offers Tibetan culture influenced, beautiful passes, and remote villages. This hidden valley is still waiting to explore. The major attraction of the Naar Phu Tilicho pass trekking is walking through the challenging passes as the Kang – La pass (5200m), Meso Kanto La pass (5099m), & Tilicho pass (5230m). The Tilicho lake is another attraction, and the lake lies at the highest altitude in the world.

Naar Phu Tilicho Pass Trekking: Highlights

The Nar Phu Tilicho pass trekking is on the way to start from Besisahar en route favorite Annapurna Circuit Trek. It moves towards Marshyangdi valley then turns over to remote Naar Phu valley. Additionally, trekking around the Phu valley gives you an insight into the Buddhist culture. The trail then proceeds into the Naar valley. Then the path turns into Manang valley again crossing over the Kang – La Pass then continue to Khangsar Khola and the Tilicho Basecamp. Besides that, Tilicho lake, Meso Kanto La, and Naar Phu valley rewards you stunning views of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna region. Acclimatization is paramount because the trail leads above 5000 meters from sea level. This trek conducts as the tea-house, but it might camp in specific areas. So, this makes you an adventurous route.

Nar Phu Tilicho Pass itinerary

The Nar Phu Tilicho pass trek is very suitable for those trekkers who have an excellent physique. Its due to mystical allure, the trekkers will enjoy them during this trek.  The itinerary is a guideline can customize depended on travelers but recommended for the entire journey.  The best season for this trip is spring and autumn.  Although, the trek operates throughout the year.

Discovering hidden valley of Naar and Phu including the pristine culture
Spectacular views from Kang-La and Mesokanto La Pass all over the Annapurna massif and Manaslu

Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries
Explore the world’s highest Lake, the Tilicho Lake and its surrounding mountains


1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
2: Free day and trek preparation.
3: Kathmandu – Bulbule – Ngadi (1000 m) 7 hours by bus and 2 hours walk.
4: Ngadi – Jagat (1400m) 5 hours walk. (Lodge)
5: Jagat – Dharapani (1970m) 6 hours walk. (Lodge)
6: Dharapani – Koto Manang (2600m) 5 hours walk.
7 – 13: Koto Manang – Kangla Phedi (Trekking surround Nar Phu valley)
14: Kangla Phedi – Nawal (3660m) via Kangla Pass (5320m) 8h00 walk.
15 – 17: Ngawal – Tilicho Lake East Camp (4900m) 4 hours walk (Tent)
18: Tilicho Lake east – North Campsite (4950m) via Eastern La Pass 5300m. 4 hours walk (Tent)
19: North Campsite – Yak Kharka (4320m) via Mesokanto- La pass (5320m) 6 hours walk (Tent)
20: Yak Kharka – Jomsom (2700m) 4 hours walk (Lodge)
21: Jomsom – Pokhara by plane. (Hotel includes)
22: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist bus (hotel includes)
23: Final departure.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Bulbule – Ngadi (1000 m) 7 hours by bus and 2 hours walk.

A picturesque drive in lowland from Kathmandu to Bulbule 900m 7 hours by bus passing through several villages, landscapes, forests, and rivers. Then adventure footsteps begin here. Then, Trek to Ngadi (1000M) 2 hours walk. (Lodge)

Day 4: Ngadi – Jagat (1400m) 5 hours walk. (Lodge)

We begin our trek by walking on the classic Annapurna Circuit trail following the Marsyangdi River and climbing steeply to the villages of Bahun Danda where we approach first mountain scenery of Ngadi Chulu (7800 m). Then descend through the cultivated land, waterfalls and small settlements to get Syange by crossing a suspension bridge over Marsyandi River then continue to walk to Jagat.

Day 5: Jagat – Dharapani (1970m) 6 hours walk. (Lodge)

Early morning, trek to Dharapani from Jagat. An easy walking trail along the road until Chamje and cross a suspension bridge, after it going up with bit zig-zag trails passing through the forests, bamboo and rhododendron to Taal. Then, easy walk along the river get Dharapani.

Day 6: Dharapani – Koto Manang (2600m) 5 hours walk.

An easy walk to Danaque where can see alpine apple farm. Then uphill to Timan where we can see Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and other major peaks. A police check post comes in Koto to verify special trek permits for Narphu Valley restricted area. (Lodge)

Day 7: Koto Manang – Dharmasala (3230m) 6 hours walk. (Tent)

The hidden valleys of Nar and Phu village where ethnically Tibetan influence and their tradition and culture still retains. The trail leads Dharmasha crossing a bridge in Koto with the dense forest of Pines and Oaks along the Phu Khola(River) traversing through small pilgrimage caves. (Tent)

Day 8: Dharmasala – Kyang (3820m) 5 hours walk (Tent)

As usual to others days, after breakfast heading to Kyang lead a steep trail along the valley of Phu Khola by passing small settlements, bushes, yak pastures. Drop down massif glacier above the pastures rewarding truly spectacular scenery. It’s a winter settlement. (Tent)

Day 9: Kyang – Phu village (4100m) 6 hours walk (Tent)

Exploring the Kyang with its uniqueness of massif glacier above the pastures the way steep descend to the River traversing huge rocks along the trail with small campsites. It is marvelous to see the Tibetan symbolism like colorful stupas, Chhortens, and monasteries where still practices the “AMCHI” (traditional Tibetan treatment method) by the monk.

Day 10: Acclimatization day!

Visit the village to discover Tibetan Buddhist monuments. Alternatively, a day trip to Himlung Himal Basecamp. The peak is currently opened for climbing. It offers an amazing view of Himalayas Including Manaslu and Annapurna massif from the base camp. (Tent)

Day 11: Phu village – Junam (3684m) 5 hours walk (Tent)

Back to the same way through Phu gate descending to Juman, a connecting route specially campsite to traditional trading with Manangi.

Day 12: Junam – Nar (4100m) 5 hours walk (Tent)

Another lost destination in a remote area similar to Pho village waving colorful Tibetan influences as Stupas, monasteries, Chhortens since ancient. The inner Himalayan landscapes are another attraction of the region where peoples cultivate barley, buckwheat, and mustards.

Day 13: Naar – Kangla Phedi (4500m) 4 hours walk (Tent)

Making an exploration day trip in Nar village with its unique features and heading to Nar Phedi to make a pass of Kang-La. The place is considered as Base camp of Kang-La (5240 m).

Day 14: Kangla Phedi – Nawal (3660m) via Kangla Pass (5320m) 8h00 walk.

The Pass of Kang-La, It is not much difficulty in the sense of the physical condition. The first pass of the region in this trek and provide proper acclimatization. The Excellent views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan range on the top of the pass. Then downhill to Nawal village spectaculars view of Himalayas. (Lodge)

Day 15: Ngawal – Manang (3540m) 4 hours walk (Lodge).

It is an easy descending walk to Manang, the heart of the region, passing through the alpine forest, village and monasteries along the trail where many trekkers are encountered in the classic route of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Day 16: Manang – Tilicho Base Camp (4160m) 6 hours walk (Lodge)

The off-trail of Annapurna Circuit trek to Tilicho Base Camp. An ambitious adventure to Tilicho Lake Trek leads through the river bank of Marsyangdi by passing the Shree Kharka village and uphill to Tilicho Base Camp which the last village in the region. (Lodge)

Day 17: Tilicho Base Camp – Tilicho Lake East Camp (4900m) 4 hours walk (Tent)

As usual in the morning, the footsteps move toward the Tilicho Lake walking along the cold, barren trail.

Day 18: Tilicho Lake east – North Campsite (4950m) via Eastern La Pass 5300m. Four hours walk (Tent)

Exploring the world’s highest lake according to the altitude situated at 5000 meters the trail along pristine glacier to Eastern –La Pass at 5100 m to North Campsite. Spectacular views of Annapurna massif remained and required some technical knowledge of glacier walk with gears.

Day 19: North Campsite – Yak Kharka (4320m) via Mesokanto- La pass (5320m) 6 hours walk (Tent)

Today, last pass the golden day of the trek situated on the border with Manang and Mustang with an elevation of 5099 m. ascending and traverse Mesokanto –La Pass and continue descending to Yak Kharaka.

Day 20: Yak Kharka – Jomsom (2700m) 4 hours walk (Lodge)

Finally, making the adventurous three passes over more than 5,000 m gloriously downhill to Jomsom considered as lower Mustang the busy place due to the administrative quarter of Mustang district. There is an opportunity to visit ancient Thakali’s tradition, culture, flora, and fauna in the Ecocultural museum in Jomsom.

Day 21: Jomsom – Pokhara by plane. (Hotel includes)

Early morning get to prepare all the baggage flight to Pokhara by plane. Wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif can see from the plane.

Day 22: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist bus (hotel includes)

A picturesque drive along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu passing by several lowland villages, forests, rivers and get Kathmandu in the afternoon.

Day 23: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight home.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

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