Narphu, Kangla Pass and Tilicho Pass Trek
Season: Spring, summer and autumn
Important Note and Optional activities
Please note: all the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact us if you have any special requirements or interest.
A fantastic experience in a natural and unexplored part of Nepal positioned in the remote corner of the Annapurna region. The trek usually begins from Besisahar. The Nar and Phu Valleys only opened for visitors in 2002. This is exotic terrain that offers medieval Tibetan culture in a pristine and almost untouched form. There are some spectacular mountain views and great alpine scenery, Tilicho lake and the surrounding geography near the end of the trek only helps to make this trek more amazing for those adventurers who are in search of a real Shangri-La. The trail passes through the Challenging high passes, Kangla pass (5322m) and Tilicho Pass (5340m) both offer fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu Himal, the Dhaulagiri range and Tilicho peak. This is an ideal trek for those who want to discover a hidden valley and trek off the beaten trail. Challenging high passes mean that you do need to be fit.
After travelling through the unique Nar Phu valley, we return to Manang, a beautiful village on the Annapurna trail then continue the trek to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world, followed by the onward trekking to Mesokanto La before reaching Jomsom.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu.
Welcome and receive from airport. Transfer to hotel and introduction program and briefing about the trip.
|Day 2||City tour of Kathmandu Valley
City tour (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple – Hindu Temple & Boudhanath – The biggest Buddhist Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon we plan pre-trip preparations.
Kathmandu-Besisahar, 830m, approx 7- 8 hour drive.
|Day 4||Besisahar to Bahundanda
Besisahar to Bahundanda, (1,310m, approx 6-7 hours.)
|Day 5||Bahundanda to Chamje
Bahundanda to Chamje, 1,410m, approx 6 hours.
Chamje-Dharapani, 1,960m, approx 5-6 hours.
|Day 7||Dharapani to Koto
Dharapani to Koto, 2600m, approx 5 hours.
|Day 8||Koto to Dharmasala
Koto to Dharmasala, 3230m, approx 5-6 hours.
|Day 9||Dharmasala to Kyang
Dharmasala to Kyang, 3840m, approx 6-6:30 hours.
|Day 10||Kyang to Phoo
Kyang to Phoo, 3900m, approx 3-4 hours.
|Day 11||Rest day
Excursion to Gompa and Himlung Base camp.
|Day 12||Phoo – Jhunum
Phoo – Jhunum, 3640m, approx 5-6 hours.
|Day 13||Jhunum to Nar village
Jhunum to Nar village, 4110m, approx 5 hours.
|Day 14||Nar to Kangla Phedi
Nar to Kangla Phedi 4550m, approx 3- 3:30.
|Day 15||Kangla Phedi to Ngawal
Kangla Phedi to Ngawal, 3657m via Kangla pass 5306m, 7 – 8 hours
|Day 16||Ngawal to Manang
Ngawal to Manang, 3540m, approx 3 – 3:30 hours.
|Day 17||Manang to Tare Gumba
Manang to Tare Gumba, approx 3:30 to 4 hours.
|Day 18||Tare Gumba to Tilicho Lake
Tare Gumba to Tilicho Lake, 4920m, approx 6 – 6:30 hours.
|Day 19||Tilicho Lake to Northern camp site
Tilicho Lake to Northern camp site, 4940m, 4:30 to 5 hours
|Day 20||Tilicho Lake to Northern camp site, 4940m, 4:30 to 5 hours
Northern camp site to Yak Kharka, via Mesokanto La 5121m, 7 – 7:30 hours.
|Day 21||Yak Kharka to Jomsom
Yak Kharka to Jomsom, approx 4-5 hours.
|Day 22||Fly to Pokhara, transfer to hotel
Fly to Pokhara, transfer to hotel
Drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Transfer to airport / departure to onward destination.