NAR PHU TILICHO TREK

Nar Phu Tilicho Trek is a wild and unexplored exotic Himalayan villages located in north of Annapurna region which is restricted area and newly opened for the trekkers only since 2003. Tilicho Lake (5300m) is the highest lake in the world situated north of the beautiful Manang valley.

The Nar Phu valley and Tilicho Lake Trek is an ideal for those trekkers who want to discover the hidden valley of Nar Phu along the Maskkanto La (5099m), Kangla Pass (5200m), Tilicho Pass (5230m) one of the beaten path crossing through challenging high passes along with beautiful Tilicho Lake.

This Nar Phu Tilicho trek is combination of high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, Gompas, beautiful lake and unique Himalayan cultures.

This trek offer superb Himalayan views of Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho peak and other several snowcapped mountains of Annapurna region.The trail initially follows the well-known Annapurna Circuit then to the remote villages of Nar and Phu, as well as crossing the Kang La Pass.

The route then rejoins the Annapurna Circuit, near Manang, from where we follow off the beaten route that leads to Tilicho Lake and the Meso Kanto Pass (5089m), which links the Manang and Kali Gandaki Valleys.

The crossing of this pass offers a more challenging and exciting alternative to the popular Thorong pass on the Annapurna Circuit. After the crossing, we trek to Jomsom from where we fly back to Pokhara.

Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu airport, greeted by office representative and transfer to hotel. After rest spa retreat (Massage) at Ananda Natural Therapy Center.


Day 2

Trek preparation and half day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel

Day 3

After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840 m), it takes about 7 -8 hours to reach to Bhulbule. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 4

After breakfast trek to Chamje (1430m), its  7-8 hours walk from Bhulbule. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 5

After breakfast trek to  Dharapani (1860m) which is  6-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 6

After breakfast trek  to Koto (2600m) , its 5- 6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 7

After breakfast trek to Dharmasala (3230m) which is 5- 6 hours walk. Overnight at Tented camp

Day 8

After breakfast trek  to Kyang (3740m), its  5- 6 hours walk from Dharmasala. Overnight at Tented camp

Day 9

After breakfast trek to Phu Gaon (3600m), its 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tented camp

Day 10

After breakfast trek to Nar Gaon  (4150m) which is 7-8 hours walk. Overnight at Tented camp

Day 11

After breakfast trek  to Kang La Phedi  (4530m) which is 4-5 hours walk. Overnight at Tented camp

Day 12

After breakfast trek  to Ngwal (3680m) via Kang La Pass  (5322m) which is 6-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tented camp

Day 13

After breakfast trek  to Kangsar (4200m) which is 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House

Day 14

After breakfast trek  to Tilicho lake (4919m) which is 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House

Day 15

After breakfast trek  to Manang (4950m) which is 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House

Day 16

Acclimatization at Manang (3540m.)


Day 17

After breakfast trek to Yak Kharka  (4090m.) which is 4-5 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 18

Early in the morning trek from Phedi crossing Thorong-La (5416m.) to Muktinath (3800m) which is 9-10 hours. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 19

After breakfast trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2670m) through Kagbeni, its  6-7 hours walk. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 20

Fly from Jomsom – Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel

Day 21

Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu .Overnight at Tea house.

Day 22

Free day
Free for shopping , revitalization at Ananda Natural Therapy Center or other activities. In the evening farewell dinner at Authentic Nepalese Restaurant with cultural show.

Day 23

Departure

 

Includes

Cost Includes:
 1. Transfer airport – hotel – airport
 2. All accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
 3. Sightseeing in Kathmandu
 4. Transportation : Kathmandu – Bhulbule by private vehicle or
    local bus.
 5. Transportation :Jomsom- Pokhara by flight.
 6. Transportation : Pokhara – Kathmandu by flight/private vehicle or tourist bus
 7. Restricted Area Permit Fee and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee.
 8. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trek.
 9. Sleeping tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents during camping period
10. All kitchen gears
11. Cook and helper during camping period
12. Guide and necessary number of porters during the trek.
13. Guide and porter's salary, food, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
14. Medical kit

Excludes

Cost Excludes :
1. International Flight and Tourist Visa Fee for Nepal
2. Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, mineral water, snacks etc.
4. Hot shower during the trek
5. Personal equipments
6. Personal and medical insurance, emergency rescue evacuation.
7. All cost arise due to flight cancellation, natural disaster, health issues and political disturbance
8. Tips for guide and porter


Trip Highlights

Destination
Nepal
Season
March
Fitness Level
Active

Trip Facts

Trek Facts
Location: Annapurna region 
Total duration: 23 days
Trekking Days: 18 days
Trek Starts: Bhulbule 
Trek Ends: Jomsom
Grade: Strenuous
Maximum Altitude: Kang La Pass (5322m) and 5416 m. (Thorong La Pass)
Trekking style: Tea house / Lodge and tented camp
Best month for Trek: Mar – May, Sep – Nov
Culture : Gurung and Thakali
Major Attractions: Nar Phu village,Glacier lake Tilicho, Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Thorong La Pass, Kaligandai River Valley, Muktinath,  Manang Village and Free Spa Retreat ( Massage) at Ananda Natural Therapy center

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