• Travelling to a remote area of Nepal that few travelers get to see.
  • Stay in ancient villages, the most basic tea houses that have seen little change over the centuries.
  • Exhilarate great views of Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.
  • Experience a part of the Tibetan plateau that extends down into Nepal.
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture, with unique and colorful prayer stones and monasteries.

About Nar Phu Valley Trek / Tilicho lake Trek

Nar Phu Valley is one of the restricted areas of Nepal that lies in Manang district. Nar & Phu are two different villages situated just the North of Annapurna Circuit. Trekking in Nar Phu valley was restricted; a hidden Tibetan valley was opened since 2002 for the visitors. Being a restricted area Nar Phu valley treks require a special trekking permit for the trekkers but not needed the TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) which can be obtained only from the local trekking agencies in Nepal. Travelling alone to Nar Phu is also prohibited; an experienced trekking license holder guide is a must with the trekkers travelling to Nar Phu valley.

Nar Phu valley trek starts from Koto (2600m) which is near Chame  & exits from high Kangla Pass (5322m) to Ngawal(3650m). The trek to Nar Phu starts with a long drive of 8/9 hrs. starting from Kathmandu to Bagarchhap via Besisahar.

Both tea house & camping trek to Nar Phu is available. The lodges & tea houses here are very basic as being a most remote area the accommodation is very basic with Nepalese food available. The people here in Nar Phu village speak a secret language to amaze Gyasumdo and Manang who would otherwise understand them.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu via Besisahar to Bagarchhap [2,164m/7,097ft]; approx. 8 hours
  • Day 2Trek to Koto 2,600m; approx. 6 hours
  • Day 3Trek to Meta 3,560m; approx 7 hours
  • Day 4Trek to Kyang (3,840m), 4/5 hours
  • Day 5Trek to Phoo (3,900m) 3/4 hrs, overnight stay in lodge
  • Day 6Acclimatization day in Phoo (3,900m)
  • Day 7Trek starts from Phoo to Naar (4,100m) approx. 6 hours
  • Day 8Trek to Kang-la Pass (5,322m) to Ngawal (3,650m) 6/7 hours
  • Day 9Trek to Manang (3,500m) 3 hrs
  • Day 10Acclimatization day in Manang (3,500m)
  • Day 11Trek to Shree Kharka (3,900m) via Khangsar village (3,700m), 5/6 hrs
  • Day 12Trek to Tilicho Lake base camp (4,525m). approx 4 hours, down to Phedi, overnight stay
  • Day 13Trek to Manang
  • Day 14Drive to Besisahar & drive back to Kathmandu same day
  • Day 15Rest day in Kathmandu

Open all day to day itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pickups and drops in private vehicle.
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 Nights).
  • Private vehicle (jeep) for Besisahar.
  • Jeep/bus for Koto.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed guide.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS, Nar Phu special permit).
  • Jeep/bus from Manang to Besisahar.
  • Bus/micro to Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charge(s).
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).