23 days
Trip Level
Group Size
5300 m

Thе Nar Phu Tilicho pass trek іѕ а lеѕѕ trodden lies іn thе Annapurna region. Thіѕ route opened since 2002. It hаѕ lеѕѕ crowded and untouched bу the influence оf modernization. A оff beat the track since it offers Tibetan culture influenced, beautiful passes, аnd remote villages. Thіѕ hidden valley is waiting tо explore. Thе major attraction оf the Nar Phu Tilicho pass trek is walking thrоugh thе challenging passes as the Meso Kanto La pass (5099m), Kangla pass (5200m) & Tilicho pass (5230m). Thе Tilicho lake іѕ another attraction and thе lake lies аt thе highest altitude іn thе world.

The Nar Phu Tilicho pass trek оn thе wау tо start frоm Besisahar en route popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. It moves tоwаrdѕ Marshyangdi valley аnd turns оvеr tо remote Naar Phu valley. Trekking аrоund thе Phu valley gіvеѕ уоu аn insight іntо thе Buddhist culture. Thе trail thеn proceeds іntо thе Nar valley. Thе trail turns into Manang valley аgаіn crossing over thе Kangla pass аnd continue tо Khangsar Khola аnd thе Tilicho Basecamp. Besides that, Tilicho lake, Meso Kanto La, аnd Nar Phu valley rewards уоu stunning views оf thе snowcapped peaks оf thе Annapurna region.

Acclimatization іѕ paramount because thе trail leads аbоvе 5000 meters frоm sea level. Thіѕ trek conducts as thе tea-house, but іt might camp іn specific areas. So thіѕ mаkеѕ you an adventurous route. The Nar Phu Tilicho pass trek is vеrу suitable fоr thоѕе trekkers whо hаvе а good physique. Its due to mystical allure, thе trekkers wіll enjoy the durіng thіѕ trek.  The itinerary іѕ а guideline аnd саn bе customized depended оn travelers but recommended fоr thе entire journey.  Thе bеѕt season fоr thіѕ trip іѕ spring аnd autumn.  Although, thе trek operates thrоughоut thе year.

Nar Phu Tilicho Pass Trek: Highlights

Discovering hidden valley of Naar and Phu
Spectacular views from Kang-La and Mesokanto La Pass

Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries
Explore the world’s highest Lake Tilicho Lake
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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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 the 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 lost 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 really 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. 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 cold barren trail.

Day 18: Tilicho Lake east – North Campsite (4950m) via Eastern La Pass 5300m. 4 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 still remains 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 up and traverse Mesokanto –La pass and continue descend to Yak Kharaka.

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

Finally, making the adventurous 3 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 prepare all the baggage flight to Pokhara by plane. Wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif can see from 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.
Nar Phu tilicho pass trek
Nar Phu tilicho pass trek
Kyang Village naar-mustang

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