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Overview

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.

A. Itinerary in Detail (24 Days)

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome and receive from airport. Transfer to hotel and  introduction program and briefing about the trip.

Day 02 : City tour of Kathmandu Valley

City tour (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple – Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath – The biggest Buddhist Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon pre-trip preparations.

Day 03 : Kathmandu-Besisahar, 830m, approx  7- 8 hour drive

Day 04 : Besisahar to Bahundanda, (1,310m, approx  6-7 hours

Day 05 : Bahundanda to Chamje, 1,410m, approx 6 hours

Day 06 : Chamje-Dharapani, 1,960m, approx  5-6 hours

Day 07: Dharapani to Koto, 2600m, approx 5 hours

Day 08: Koto to Dharmasala, 3230m,  approx 5-6 hours

Day 09: Dharmasala to Kyang, 3840m, approx 6-6:30 hours

Day 10: Kyang to Phoo, 3900m, approx 3-4 hours

Day 11: Rest day excursion to Gompa and Himlung Base camp

Day 12: Phoo – Jhunum, 3640m, approx 5-6 hours

Day 13: Jhunum to Nar village, 4110m, approx 5 hours

Day 14: Nar to Kangla Phedi 4550m, approx 3- 3:30

Day 15: Kangla phedi to Ngawal, 3657m via Kangla pass 5306m, 7 – 8 hours

Day 16: Ngawal to Manang, 3540m, approx 3 – 3:30 hours

Day 17: Manang to Tare Gumba, approx 3:30 to 4 hours

Day 18: Tare Gumba to Tilicho lake, 4920m, approx 6 – 6:30 hours

Day 19: Tilicho lake to Northern camp site, 4940m,  4:30 to 5 hours

Day 20: Northern camp site to Yak Kharka,  via Mesokanto La 5121m, 7 – 7:30 hours

Day 21: Yak Kharka to Jomsom, approx 4-5 hours

Day 22: Fly to Pokhara, transfer to hotel.Pokhara at leisure

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
  • Narphu restricted area special permit
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  • Personal expenses and bar bills
  • Clients’ travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

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 with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

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