Tour Overview

Narphu, Kangla Pass and Tilicho Pass Trek

Destination: Nepal

Grade: Strenuous

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.

Day 3 Kathmandu-Besisahar

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.

Day 6 Chamje-Dharapani

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

Day 23

Drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 24

Transfer to airport / departure to onward destination.

Cost Includes
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car.
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • National Park Trekking/ Entry permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee.
  • Round trip/ international flights/ overland transport/ if needed/ as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in guest houses/ lodges during the trek.
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services.
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.
  • Airport transfers for international flights.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required.
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure.
Cost Doesn't Include
  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels.
  • Personal expenses and bar bills.
  • Clients travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities