Annapurna Region Trek

Nar-Phu Valley, Tilicho lake, Throng pass trek,

  • Duration: 20 days
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The Nar-Phu and Tilicho trek has been opened to tourists since 2003. This trek is considered to be one of the best trekking routes for admiring the northern majestic flanks of the Annapurna range, and satellite peaks such as Pisang, Chulu and Tilicho peak. It is a very interesting but challenging alternative to the classic trek around the Annapurnas. It goes through a variety of landscapes: lovely forests, narrow canyons, remote villages, amazing rock formations, glaciers, high summits and finally across rugged passes. Being in the high country, you will witness the serene Buddhist Himalayan culture and encounter superb monasteries, mani walls, chortens and yak herds.

From Besisahar to Koto, the trek takes the same route as the classic Annapurna Circuit. In Koto, we leave the main route and enter the very deep, hemmed-in, narrow valley leading to Nar and Phu. The trail goes through beautiful bamboo and pine forests along the Nar Khola, which it crosses several times.

It passes old Khampa settlements like Meta, Chyak and Kyang, sometimes through juniper bushes. After Kyang we follow the Phu Khola canyon to the very remote village to Phu. It takes about three days walks from Koto to Phu. Phu is a beautiful medieval village, where the lifestyle of the Bhote communities who can be observed. High above the Phu citadel outcrop is Tashi monastery, with a fabulous panoramic view of Kang Guru and the northern trail to Damodar and Saribung.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu - we pick up you in airport, 25 to 30mn drivve

we pick up you in international airport by our private vehicle, transfer to the hotel; overnight Hotel with BB,

Day 02: Kathmandu Rest - Free day, O/N same hotel with BB

Free and prepare the administrative gears and special permits to Nar Phu valley.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Dharapani - About 7-8hrs of drive, O/N camp at 1930m,

Katmandou-Dharapani: 7-8hrs of drive, by bus/jeep (depends on the group)

Day 04: Dharapani-Koto: - About 5-6hrs walk, O/N lodge at 2640m,

Dharapani-Koto: Start the trekking via Dimang,Dhanchok village,

Day 05: Koto-Dharamsala/Meta Village: - About 5-6hrs walk, O/N lodge at 3500m,

Koto-Dharamsala/Meta Village: pack-lunch or can ask in Koto, there some tea house lodge in Forest for normal lunch.

Day 06: Meta-Kyang-Phu Gaon: - About 6/7hrs walk, O/N lodge at 4250m,

Meta-Kyang-Phu Gaon: you have lunch in Kyang village and continue towards Phu village, And Phu Gaun is the last village in this area, there is a monastery. can visit,

Day 07: Acclimatization day - Acclimatization day, O/N same lodge,

Acclimatization day in Phu village, Exploring and visit Phu monastery,

Day 08: Phu Village-Naar Phedi: - About 6/7hrs walk, O/N lodge In Monastery at 3500m,

Phu Village-Naar Phedi in Monastery, back to same trail following Kyang: On the half way back near Meta, we take the trail to the right and cross the Mahindra bridge to Monastery.

Day 09: Naar Phedi Monastery to Naar Village: - 3/4 hrs walk, O/N lodge In Monastery at 4246m,

Naar Phedi Monastery to Naar Village, today short day to walk with beautiful views of Chhortens and mountains,

Day 10: Nar-Ngawal village, - 7-8hrs walk, O/N lodge at 3040m,

Nar-Ngawal village, today long
day to walk, early morning ascend through the lateral moraine of Temdenzon Khola on a pleasant path that passes through yak pastures while providing stunning views of the west ridge of the Pisang Peak. Then, the trek will take you to Jhombu Kharka, also known as Kang la Phedi - the bottom of Kang La pass.
From Kang La Phedi, have will slowly ascend to Kang La Pass. The path is steep, but it's not too difficult. estimately that it will take about 2 hours to cross the pass. From Kang La pass, you will get beautiful views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. Then, and will descend about three more hours to reach Ngawal Village, where we stay for the night.

Day 11: Gnawal-Manang-Khangsar village: - About 4-5hrs walk, O/N lodge at 3740m.

Gnawal-Manang-Khangsar village: this day is easier walk in pine and junipers forest up to not reach Braka village, we can appearing amazing views and yaks, and monastery, and way towards Khangsar village,

Day 12: Khansar - Tilicho Base Camp: - About 5/6hrs walk, O/N lodge at 4253m

Khansar - Tilicho Base Camp: we have to ascend today trough Shree kharka, we pass rocky valley land slide part and then can see tilicho Base camp hotel, we can appearance amazing views around you during walking, Tilicho BC is between hilly gorge and river side,

Day 13: Tilicho base camp- Tilicho lake-5000m Shree Kharka, - 6/7hrs walk, O/N lodge at 3900m,

Tilicho base camp- Tilicho lake-5000m Shree Kharka, start early morning to see Tilicho lake and views, and back to same trail and have breakfast then continue to Shree kharka,

Day 14: Shree kharka-yak kharka or Chulu lader, - 5/6hrs walk, O/N Lodge at 4200m

Shree kharka-yak kharka or Chulu lader, we take a path trail to left towards yak kharka with beautiful panoramic views,

Day 15: Yak Or Chulu Lader Throng Phedi, - 3/4hrs walk, O/N Lodge at 4400m

Yak Or Chulu Lader Throng Phedi, Today heading to the foot of Thorong La pass - Thorong Phedi. From Yak Kharka or Chulu Lader, you will climb up to a ridge, then head down and cross the Marsyangdi river on a suspended bridge. After continuing on the mountain path, we follow a narrow trail across a slope and descend to Thorough Phedi, Lunch camp,

Day 16: Throng Phedi-Muktinath, - 8/9hrs walk, pass 5416m, O/N guest house at 3800m

Throng Phedi-Muktinath, Today is a big and long walk day, will cross Thorong La Pass, one of the world's highest passes and the highest point of this trek. have push ourselves through the icy air, steep climb, and high altitude, but the views from the Thorong La Pass (5416m) are worth. Ahead of you, you will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet. At the back, you can see several Annapurna ranges. and then will descend to Muktinath. The descent to Muktinath is pretty steep and will take between 3 to 4 hours. now you are enter in Musatang region wich has been dominated by Tibetan and Thakali,
Muktinath is a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists call it -Chumig Gyatsa -in Tibetan, it means "Hundred Waters." Sure enough, Muktinath temple premises host 108 water sprouts, in addition to an eternal flame. there is many hotel for the one night spend,

Day 17: Muktinath-Jomsom, - 5/6hrs walk, O/N guest house at 2800m,

Muktinath-Jomsom, Today head down first to Kagbeni Village following to Jharkot and Khingar villages, where there are a few beautiful monasteries that you can explore. We will walk along the banks of the Kali Gandaki river past Kagbeni to reach Jomsom. with view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri splendid throughout the trail. but after 10 am it will start the lots and strong windy,

Day 18: Jomsom-Pokhara: - 25mn by flight, O/N at hotel at 850m,

Jomsom-Pokhara: Early morning we catch the flight, which takes 25mn. But sometimes it can be canceled cause of the weather and windy.

Day 19: Pokhara-Katmandou: - About 6hrs drive, O/N at hotel. at 1350m

Pokhara-Katmandou: we catch the tourist bus early morning at 7 am in Pokhara tourist bus station.

Day 20: Final Departure to the international airport -

Final Departure to the international airport by private vehicle. Have you a nice journey,


• Transportation as per mentioned in the program traveling by local bus/tourist bus or private reserved bus, or if functioning and according to the importance of group size, Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight
• full board food during trekking (except the beverages)
• A guide and necessary helper guide
• Porter for transport luggage and tents
• Naar Phu special permits
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACAP), TIMS card
• One night hotel in Pokhara and 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu
• Nepali staff insurance
• Cook and helper cooks
• Jomsom-Pokhara air fare
• Pokhara-KTM by tourist bus/ or private vehicle.
• All Camping equipments
• Government tax, service charge


• Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• Entry fees during the trek and sightseeing for heritage anywhere
• Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control, such as roadblock due to the climate, accidents, unforeseen events. etc…
• Personal insurance (medical / repatriation of the participants)
• Single room
• Personal trekking equipment (sleeping bags etc)
• Airport Tax
• thermos/ bottle of drinking water, alcohol, hot shower for during the trekking
• Visa fee
• Tips for trekking staff.

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