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Nar Phu Valley and Tilicho Lake Trek

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Nar Phu Tilicho Lake Trek is an amazingly adventurous trekking route located in the Manang district of Nepal. The restricted areas of Nar and Phu lie between the two giant Himalayan ranges- The Annapurna range and the Manaslu range, which were open for trekkers only since 2003. Also known as ‘The Lost Valleys’ because it remained undiscovered for a long period because of its remote location.

This challenging trek leads us to the rarely explored hidden valley of Nar and Phu, and one of the highest-altitude lakes in the world, Tilicho (4919 M). With off-the-beaten paths, amazing mountain sceneries, remote beautiful villages of Tibetan ethnicity, high passes, Buddhist monasteries & gompas, prayer flags, and diverse flora and fauna, this trek is truly an unforgettable experience. During the trek, trekkers will have the opportunity to explore the medieval and secret valleys of Nar & Phu and its unspoiled culture and amazing landscapes. Even though it is physically demanding during the Kang La Pass and Mesokanto La Pass, the marvelous views of Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu Himal, Tilicho peak including many others are very satisfying and rewarding.

The 19-day Nar Phu Tilicho Lake Trek begins from Jagat via Besi Sahar following the popular trekking route of Annapurna Circuit up to Koto. After Koto, we leave the main trail entering the pine forest to the Northeast side of the Annapurna region following Naarkhola to Phu via Meta. Then we join the Annapurna circuit again at Ngawal via Nar and Kang La Pass and follow the route up to Khangsar via Manang. From there, we take the route to Tilicho Base Camp and end the trek at Jomsom via Mesokanto La Pass.

Note: Because there are no lodges, we will have to take packed lunch on the day of Kangla Pass and Mesokanto La Pass and set up a camp for 1 night in Tilicho High  Camp and after the Mesokanto Pass 1 night in Yak Kharka. This trip can be modified as per your request and your time frame. 


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to the Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with a tour guide and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive to to Jagat (1300 M) via Besishahar (760 M)

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860 M)

Day 05: Trek to Koto (2600 M)

Day 06: Trek to Meta (3560 M)

Day 07: Trek to Phu (4080 M)

Day 08: Acclimatization day and explore

Day 09: Trek to Nar (4200 M)

Day 10: Trek to Ngawal (3660 M) via Kang La pass (5320 M)

Day 11: Trek to Manang (3540 M)

Day 12: Rest day and explore Manang valley

Day 13: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150 M)

Day 14: Trek to Tilicho High Camp (5020 M)

Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (4200 M) via Mesokanto La Pass (5121 M)

Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2720 M)

Day 17: Fly to Pokhara (825 M)

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 M)

Day 19: Final departure



  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and an assistant guide for group sizes above 4 people.
  • 3-night accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara on a BB basis.
  • Lodge/ Tea House accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Tented accommodation for 2 nights; Tilicho High Camp and Yak Kharka
  • Kathmandu-Jagat and Pokhara-Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of emergency.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • All staff’s salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • Satellite phone and oximeter
  • Airport pick-up and drop.
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara.
  • Exclusions

  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Meal while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. i.e Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Medical evacuation cost (In case of emergency).
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
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    Expedition Information
    Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4
    Tilicho ,
    Nar Phu Valley 
    Fitness Level
    Technical Level
    Group Size
    Yak Ru Adventure
    Yak Ru Adventure
    Adventure Travel Company in Nepal
    7,134 m / 23,405 ft
    28.6844 N°, 83.7957 E°
    5,416 m / 17,769 ft
    28.6844 N°, 83.7957 E°