Nar Phu Valley is one of the newly opened trek, it takes you to the remote but alluring region of Nepal. You will enjoy the delightful sights of quaint Tibetan villages, astounding rock formations, high altitude grazing settlements, narrow canyons, deep forests and majestic snow clad mountains during your trek. You will observe that the landscape of Nar Phu Valley is similar to that of Tibet.
The trail follows a rugged path as you explore the villages of Nar and Phu, cross the Kang La Pass, take on the less traveled route to Tilicho Lake and the Meso Kanta Pass (5089m) which links the Manang and Kali Ghandaki valley. This traversing of the pass provides you a more challenging and interesting alternative to the popular Thorong La pass on the Annapurna Circuit.
Destination : Nar Village, Phu Village & Kangla Pass (5315meter) & Tilicho Pass (4920meter)
Minimum altitude : 800meter
Maximum altitude : 5315meter and 5416meter
Grade : Strenuous
Season : Spring, Summer & Autumn
Accommodation : Hotel, Tented Camp & Lodge
Duration : 16 Day
Entry : Khudi
Exit : Pokhara
Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport (1350meter) by our representative, transfer to hotel.
Kathmandu to Jagat 1300m (8/9 hours) In the morning, drive from Kathmandu to Jagat by land cruiser passing the Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. You can see three snow peaks, Lamjung Himal, Peak 29 and Manaslu during the trail. Overnight in Lodge.
Jagat to Dharapani 1860m (5/6 hours) You start your trek in the morning after breakfast, the trail goes gradually uphill to Chamje and you cross another suspension bridge and follow the steep rocky trail until reaching Tal village which takes 3 and half hours. You can see again very beautiful waterfalls in Tal. You have lunch break here. Then you continue again on a rocky trail to Kotro, which takes about 2 hours. You continue straight and cross the suspension bridge near Lower Dharapani. You continue a little more climbing and arrive in Higher Dharapani. Overnight in Lodge.
Dharapani to Koto 2600m (5/6 hours) You begin your trek in the morning towards Bagarchhap which takes about 1 hour passing through pine and fir forests. You can visit the white washed monastery in this village. Then you continue your trek till Danaque it takes about 1 hour. The trail is ascending steeply until Timang which takes about 1 and half hour. You have a good view of Mt. Manaslu and Peak 29. Now your trail continues through pine forests again till Latamarang which takes about 1 and half hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, you walk again through forests and you have a short glimpse of Annapurna II. Finally you arrive in Koto village after 1 and half hours walk. Overnight in Lodge.
Koto to Meta 3570m (6/7 hours) In the morning, you register your restricted area permit at the Police check post. Then you start your trek through the River bank of Suti Khola again through wonderful pine forests passing many streams and suspension bridges until reaching Dharmasala which takes about 5 hours. You can see a picturesque Waterfall near the Dharmasala. You have your packed lunch on the way. Then you continue your trek again through forests and ascend steeply till Meta Village, which takes about 1 and half hour. Now you have arrived on the Tibetan Plateau. You have very good view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Overnight in Lodge.
Meta to Kyang 3840m (4/5 hours) Today, you start with up and down as well as on traversing suspension bridges over diffrent streams. Again packed lunch at Kyang which takes about 4 hours. Actually you do not find any houses and lodges in this area. You just see the remnants, particularly the ruined forts of the Khampa settlement (the place which Khampa refugees from Tibet once captured and lived illegally) at places like Jhunam, Chyakhu and Kyang. We pitch our tents and prepare dinner as well. Overnight in Tent.
Kyang to Phoo 3900m (3/4 hours) In the morning, we prepare our breakfast then you keep walking passing the Phu Khola on a rocky trail until Phu village which takes about 3 hours. You can see Blue Sheeps during the trail. Now you are in one of the unique Lost/ Hidden Valleys. You can see their cultures, natural diversity, religion of the ethnic groups like Lama, Gurung and Ghale. The people are depending on subsistence agricultures, animal breeding and seasonal migrations. The very old Buddhist Monastery known as Tashi Lakhang Monastery is listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries; it is believed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche. You have a great view of Himlung Himal and other snow peaks. Overnight in Lodge.
Phoo to Naar 4100m (6/7 hours) Today, the trail descends, passing many streams and suspension bridges until Mahendra Pul which takes about 4 hours. You pass the high suspension bridge 80m over the Gorge of Lapche River. You have lunch in Mahendra Pul. After lunch, the trail steeply ascends passing many Buddhist stupas until Naar Village which takes about 2 hours. You find here many Buddhist Monasteries to visit as well as a very good view of Pisang Peak and other small peaks. Overnight in Lodge.
Naar to Jhombu Kharka 4425m (2/3 hours) Today you have only a short walk. So that, you can leave this village just after lunch. You trek till to Jhombu Kharka also known as Kang-La Phedi. It takes 3 hours. You can see Yak herder’s camp with many Yaks. Today, we also pitch the Tent again for one night. We prepare our dinner . Overnight in Tent.
Jhombu Kharka to Kang-La 5322m to Braga 3360m (6/7 hours) Early in the morning, the trail steeply ascends passing different landslide areas to Kang-La Pass which takes about 2 and half hour. Now you have a superb view of the Annapurna Range and other peaks. Then you descend steeply till Ngawal village which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. Then after lunch, you continue your trek passing the Marsyangdi River until Braga village. It takes about 1 and half hour walk. You can visit the old monastery. Overnight in Lodge.
Braga to Tilicho BC 4150m (5/6 hours) Today you ascend gently till Khangsar village which takes about 2 hours. You have a excellent view of the Annapurna Range, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna Lake and other snow peaks. Then you continue your trek till Thare Gompa. It takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch you continue your trek slowly passing the big landslide area until reaching Tilicho Base Camp which takes about 3 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Tilicho BC to Tilicho Lake 4920m (3/4 hours) Today, the trail steeply ascends and brings you to Tilicho Lake which takes about 3 hours. You take a packed lunch from your Lodge. Then again, we pitch our Tent for one night. You have a great view of Lake and Mountains as well. Overnight in Tent.
Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto-La 5200m to Dharmashala 4230m (6/7 hours) In this day you are passing another high elevation. You start early in the morning and the rocky ascent trail brings to reach Mesokanto-La which takes about 2 and half hour. Then you continue steep and difficult rocky descent with great viewing of Mt. Dhaulagiri which takes about 3 and half hour. You have your packed lunch or dry foods on the way. We pitch our Tent again for one night. Overnight in Tent.
Dharmashala to Jomsom 2710m (4/5 hours) Your trail slightly descend passing a Goat farm until reaching Thini Gaon which takes about 4 hours. The Jomsom village is 30 minutes ahead of you. You stay for lunch and the night here. You are free to relax or explore the village in the afternoon. Overnight in Lodge.
Jomsom to Pokhara by flight and sightseeing in Pokhara valley Early in the morning, you fly back to Pokhara and transfer to the Hotel. You can do another sightseeing with your guide in Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel.
Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (6/7 hours) Early in the morning, drive from the Pokhara to Kathmandu by AC tourist bus it takes around 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu and Overnight hotel