Nar Phu Valley trek with Tilicho Lake
Nar Phu valley trek is one of the “off the beaten path” treks in the Annapurna region exploring the Tibetan Buddhist communities which call this area home. Their culture is well preserved in the remote areas of Nar and Phu valleys. The trekking trail has climates ranging from semi-tropical to desert with breathtaking views of mountains in the background. Nar Phi Valley Trek offers amazing natural diversity, traditional remote villages, and wonderfully preserved Tibetan lifestyle.
Nar Phu valley trek starts with a scenic drive to Syange from Kathmandu. Passing through beautiful villages, the trail takes you to Nar and Phi valleys which have mixed ethnicity of people residing here. Tamang people are residing in Nar valley whereas Bhote (Tibetan) people are living in the Phu valley. The influence of Tibetan Buddhism can be seen in the ancient monasteries present in both valleys. A scattering of Tibetan-style mud and stone houses bedecked with player flags is the main attraction of the Phu valley. Similarly, the Nar Phedi Gompa surrounded by fluttering prayer flags with saw tooth pinnacles rising in the distance is part of the incredible landscape of the Nar Valley. After exploring Nar and Phi Valleys, the trail winds its way to Tilicho Lake (4920m). The deep turquoise of the lake is spellbinding as well as the landscape that surrounds it.
The trail is not without its challenges too, but the ascent to Mesokanto La (5467m) Pass will reward the trekker with outstanding views and a sense of accomplishment. The untouched areas of high alpine valleys of Annapurna region offer magnificent views of the Himalayas like the Annapurna massif, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Gangapurna Himal (7454m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Nilgiri Himal (6940m). Overall, Nar Phi valley trek with Tilicho Lake is one of the most amazing treks for adventure lovers who seek peace in pristine nature.
Nepal Himalayan Forbidden Treks & Expedition is one of the best trekking and hiking organizers in Nepal since (year). We have an experienced team who pride themselves on offering the best services available. We offer a number of tour packages to make our clients’ treks safe, easy, and exciting.
Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu In International Airport,1300m,
Day 2 - Full day Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley,
Day 3 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m) and trek to Jagat 1300m
Day 4 - Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m
Day 5 - Trek from Dharapani to Koto 2600m
Day 6 - Trek from Koto to Meta 3560m
Day 7 - Trek from Meta to Phu 4080m
Day 8 - Trek from Phu to Nar 4100m.
Day 9 - Trek from Nar to Kang La base 4620m.
Day 10 - Cross Kang La 5320m to Manang 3540m.
Day 11 - Trek from Manang to Shree Kharka 4000m
Day 12 - Trek from Shree Kharka to Tilicho base camp hotel 4150m.
Day 13 - Trek from Tilicho Basecamp hotel to Tilicho Lake 4920m.
Day 14 - Traverse Mesokanto La 5463m to Kharka camp 3600m.
Day 15 - Trek from Kharka camp to Jomsom 2720m.
Day 16 - Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and afternoon flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 17 - Final departure from Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to one of the hotels in Thamel for refreshment. We will show you places around Thamel in the evening briefing tomorrow’s plan and then overnight at the hotel in Thamel.
Full day Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley,
We will visit some of the major sites in Kathmandu like Basantapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, and Pashupatinath temple. These sites hold the ancient history of Nepal as well as you will explore arts and crafts of Nepal. We will return back to the Hotel and overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m) and trek to Jagat 1300m
We will drive in the early morning from Kathmandu to syange. A drive of about 8-10 hours will lead us through the Syange and then we will trek to Jagat, the starting point of our trek. On our way, we will see rivers, mountains, villages, farmlands and beautiful small forests. We will dive to Besishahar, where we will have our lunch and some rest. From there we will continue through the dusty road leading us to Syange. On reaching Syange we will trek to Jagat. A short and easy walk will take us to Jagat and overnights at Jagat.
Jagat to Dharapani 1860m
After having our breakfast we will continue to Dharapani. On crossing a large bridge, we will enter the Manang District. We will walk past many fields of rice, potatoes, and barley. The trail continues through the dense forests up to the village Khotro. The ascending trail along the forests will take us to Dharapani which is the largest settlement in the Manang Valley. Stay overnight at Dharapani.
Dharapani to Koto 2600m
Today we will start our trek from Dharapani to Koto. We will ascend towards the western region through dense forests, where we may get the chance to see grey langur monkeys. We also will walk past the village of Bagarchhap. On our way Annapurna II (7937m) and Manaslu (8163m) becomes clear. There will be a few monasteries to visit then we continue uphill until Timang and onto Latamarang. We will have our lunch here and continue onto Koto. A walk of around one and the half hour will take us to Koto from Latamarang and overnight at Koto.
Koto to Meta 3560m
On this day we will enter the Nar Phu valley area. Our guide will register the permit to enter restricted Nar Phi Valley area. After taking our permit we will climb along the bank of Seti Khola through the dense pine forests. We will cross a suspension bridge taking us to Dharamsala. On reaching Dharamsala, we will continue to ascend until reaching Meta Village. We will get a clear view of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m) and stay overnight at a lodge.
Meta to Phu 4080m
Today we will start our trek from Meta to Phu village. We will take a packed lunch along with us as we will not find any kind of settlements in this region. We will see the old historic forts of Khampa Settlements at Jhunum, Chyakhu, and Kyang on our way to Phu village. A four-hour trek from Meta will take us to the Kyang where we will have our lunch and take a good break. From Kyang we continue through the Tibetan Plateau, and along with the banks of the Phi Khola which finally takes us to the Phi Village. The unique and diverse culture of this ethnic group attracts many tourists to this region. We will visit the old Thashi Lhakhang Monastery, which is one of the most famous Buddhist monastery enlisted in the 108 world’s monasteries list. We will have a great view of Himlung Himal (7126m) and other snowy peaks. Stay overnight at Phu village.
Phu to Nar 4110m
The first part of the morning will be crossing a suspension bridge over the Labse River leading to Mahendra Pul. From Mahendra Pul the trails steeply ascend to Nar village, passing many Buddhist stupas and monasteries on the way. Once we arrive at Nar, we will visit the monastery and can enjoy beautiful views of Pisang Peak (6091m). Overnight at a lodge
Trek from Nar to Kang La base 4620m.
Today we will start our trek to Kanga La Phedi from Nar in the early morning. Our trek starts with a somewhat steep uphill through an old landslide area up to Kang La Pass. The trek is about 2 and the half-hours up to Kang La Base also known as Jhombu Kharka. The trek will be challenging today so we will ascend slowly to Kang La Phedi. From here we can enjoy spectacular views of the Annapurna range and overnights at the hotel.
Cross Kang La 5320m to Manang 3540m.
Today we will descend to Ngawal village which will take us about three hours from Kang La. The descending trail is steep all the way down to Braga village. From here it will take about 2 and half hours to reach Manang. We can visit Gangapurna Lake and have excellent views of the Ganggapurna Glacier. We will return back to Manang and then overnight at Manang.
Manang to Shree Kharka 4000m
The mornings’ trek is marked by crossing the suspension bridge of the Khangsar Khola. From here the trail ascends through many Tibetan style villages. We will pass Thare Gompa on our way leading us to Shree Kharka. Stay overnight at a Lodge.
Trek from Shree Kharka to Tilicho base camp hotel 4150m.
Today we will trek to Tilicho Basecamp. We will start to trek along the newly constructed path as the old path is more challenging and dangerous we will continue to hike along the new path leading us to a high crest. The path narrows down and descends to screed slopes of the main valley. We will see a building named as Tilicho Base Camp Hotel which is at the elevation of 4150 m and overnights at Tilicho Base Camp Hotel.
Trek from Tilicho Basecamp hotel to Tilicho Lake 4920m.
A trek of 3.5 hours from Tilicho Base Camp will lead us to Tilicho Lake. The view of this lake is beautiful. You can also see Tilicho Peak (7134m) from here. After spending some time there we will trek back to Tilicho Base Camp and then overnight at Tilicho Base Camp Hotel.
Traverse Mesokanto La 5463m to Kharka camp 3600m.
On this day we will ascend 300 meters more from Tilicho Lake. The pathway is narrow and slippery and crosses two ridges. A short steep climb will take us Mesokanto which is a beautiful point to see a shimmering lake stretching out to panoramic views of the range of Nilgiri peaks, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and the Kali Gandaki Gorge. From Mesokanto, we descend to Kharka Camp and stay overnight in a tent.
Trek from Kharka camp to Jomsom 2720m.
A long descending trail along the bank of Kali Gandaki River will take us to the village of Jomsom. It is a beautiful village situated in the lap of the high Himalayas. Today will be the last day of this beautiful trek so enjoy exploring around Jomsom and maybe try the local cuisine. Stay overnight at a hotel in Jomsom.
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and afternoon flight back to Kathmandu.
Today we will return back to Pokhara from Jomsom. A scenic mountain flight takes us to Pokhara, and then another flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Final departure from Kathmandu.
We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight. Farewell!
Int’l/Dom Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and transfers by private car/van on arrival and departure.
3 nights accommodations in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing Tour as per above mentioned itinerary and all kind of entry fees.
Domestic flight tickets included from Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport tax.
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee are included during the lodge/tea-house trek.
Lodge-lodge and party tented camp accommodation during the lodge trek.
1 Experienced, helpful, friendly and well trained English speaking guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples) during the trek and their food, accommodation, equipments, salary and insurance.
All ground transportation by private vehicle.
Naar-Phu Valley Restricted Area Permit.
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
All necessary permits.
Office Service Charge.
All government tax.
First Aid Medical Kit box.
Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
International Airfare to and from Nepal.
Nepal Tourist Visa Fees.
Items and expenses of personal nature.
All kind of alcoholic drinks (beer, wine, whisky), cold drink (mineral water, coke, fanta, sprite, juice), laundry service, postage, phone calls, internet, donations, museum entry fees etc during the trip.
Personal Trekking Equipments such as sleeping bags, walking poles, down jackets, walking boots. (It can be hired/bought in Kathmandu ).
Emergency Evacuation (Medical Insurance and Helicopter Rescue in case of accident and can be paid either insurance company or clients themselves).
Any cost arises due to a change of the program/itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, strike and some accidental problems.
Horse/Pony renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost inclusive.
Tipping Tips for guide, porters, drivers and horse man.