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Overview of Annapurna Circuit, Nar Phu Valley Trek & TIlicho Lake – 17 Days

The Nar Phu Valley and Tilicho Lake Trek with Annapurna Circuit is a challenging high-altitude trip. It is one of the toughest treks in the Himalayas, a region known for its beautiful beauty and vibrant culture. Nar Phu is a priceless gem that offers trekkers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to witness untouched valleys, undisturbed Himalayan nature, and ancient Buddhist heritage.

The Nar Phu Valley and Tilicho Lake trek offer a fantastic payoff because of their rich biodiversity and variety of resources. You will experience a breathtaking tour that passes through several historic towns, terraced fields, and alpine woods.

In the Nar Phu valley, you may experience authentic Tibetan culture and customs. You can also spot musk deer and snow leopards in the Manang and Tilicho Lake regions.

This is a one-of-a-kind Annapurna circuit journey that takes us off the main route to rural villages and the highest lakes and hills of Nar Phu Valley and Tilicho Lake. In this trek, we should first discover Nar Phu Valley, next to Tilicho Lake.

Then we proceed with our journey along the Annapurna Circuit, passing Thorong La Pass (5416 m). The trek involves high hills, glaciers, narrow canyons, gorges, meadows, miraculous rock formations, and Tibetan ethnic cultures.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit, Nar Phu Valley Trek & TIlicho Lake – 17 Days

• Explore Tibetan culture and customs, monasteries, and Chortans in Nar Phu valley.
• Views of one of the world’s highest lakes, the beautiful Tilicho Lake.
• Cross two high passes, Kang La and Thorong La, both of which are over 5400 meters.
• Stunning mountain flights in Pokhara and Jomsom.
• The Muktinath temple and monuments, as well as its 108 brass water fountains.
• Facilitated by the Himalayan mountain range, which includes Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna.

Annapurna Circuit, Nar Phu Valley Trek & TIlicho Lake – 17 Days Itinerary

One of our representatives will welcome you at the Tribhuvan international airport upon your arrival. Then you’ll be directly transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. After dropping you off, you will have the whole day to explore the city.

In the meantime, you can explore the valley’s main charm Swayambhunath which is near Thamel. You can also choose an alternative destination in the city such as Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple and explore other places along with the help of our guide.

After the sightseeing, we’ll take you to one of Kathmandu’s top restaurants for a welcome dinner later in the evening.

We will drive for straight 6 hours from Kathmandu to Besishahar. Before continuing north to Besisahar, you will pass via Kurintar and Bandipur.

After finally reaching Besi Shahar you’ll travel upwards to the Koto which will be a challenging route to accomplish. But it’s worth it, you’ll capture some of the mesmerizing scenery while on the route.

You’ll cross through breathtaking waterfalls and fantastic gorges as you drive along the classic Annapurna Circuit trek route. You’ll then get there in time for dinner in the village of Koto.

We’ll wake up early, have breakfast, and move forward today because we have to cover much of the trails. We will enter the Nar and Phu valley by crossing the river. As you trek forward you’ll see charming scenes and incredible vistas just like towns nearby the Annapurna circuit.

You’ll travel through forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron along the journey, as well as modest cave shelters and resting sites for pilgrims.

As you approach Meta’s final segment, you must climb a big incline, from where you can see some of the region’s immense snow-capped peaks in breathtaking detail.

We’ll leave for the Phu walk after breakfast. There you’ll see Tibetan flags, stupas, and chortens, allowing you to discover Buddhist culture. These things make Nar and Phu famous for trekking.

You will arrive at Chyaku fields after additional hiking through lovely canyons, gorges, and suspension bridges. After this, you could get your initial sight of the three nearby villages, along with an old dzong (fortress in Tibetan architecture) and the ruins of two more forts, all of which is majestically perched above the surrounding plains.

Well before coming over the bridge into Phu, the area is dotted with beautiful chortens. After taking a rest and having a snack we will take a short walk up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa. We will ascend to the well-known Tashi Lhakhang Gompa after a little rest and snack. Stay the night at Phu Goan.

It is safe to acclimatize on this day at Phu village. So it’s better to adjust to the surroundings at a high altitude than to unwind there. It is very important to adapt your body to the environment.

When you wake, you may enjoy a leisurely breakfast whilst taking in the scenery. Spend some time strolling around the village’s narrow lanes.

Additionally, getting to know the inhabitants and taking a stroll around the yak and sheep pastures would be fantastic chances to learn about their way of life. You may watch the preparation of mustard paste, oil, and wool.

You will be traveling from Phu to back down towards Meta. Then after you’ll locate the Nar Phedi Monastery where you’ll spend your night.

The monks will welcome you wholeheartedly and usually, they keep the room and the kitchen very neat and clean. You can also watch them cook in a modest fireplace.

Since you’ll be traveling from Nar Phedi to Nar village, today’s trip will be simple and brief. After eating breakfast in Nar Phedi, you will ascend through Nar Valley to leave the region.

To reach Nar settlement farther ahead, you must cross the suspension bridge across the Labse River. As you approach the old village, you will see a row of stupas with bamboo roofs and beautifully painted stupas. Although Nar is not far from the Annapurna trail not many visitors come here to visit.

So, many people miss the chance to witness the scenes from this place. Despite being smaller than Phu village, Nar village has a comparable environment.

The community is highly active; you could see residents moving their livestock to feed in fields and ladies knitting woolen fabric.

It’s going to be a long and challenging day today. Nevertheless, it is worth it as we cross the Kang La pass. Although it isn’t a challenging pass, the impact of the height might make the day tiresome.

Once at the top of the pass, you can take in a breathtaking vista of Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, and Annapurna II. Then we descend an hour-long grassland trail to Ngawal after crossing the Kang La hill. A place to stay the night will be offered

On this day, you are traveling the Annapurna Circuit trek as you descend to Khangsar village. You’ll start your ascent along the trail leading to the Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

The new path and the old trail meet at this juncture as you ascend towards a high peak. Follow the new route and climb to a high peak before descending.

After crossing a tiny stream, you’ll ultimately arrive at Tilicho Base Camp, where you’ll spend the following two nights. Stay the night in Tilicho Base Camp.

You’ll have early breakfast on this day before moving onto the highest lake in the world. Your day will start before dawn as you make your way over the rocky, perilous route to Tilicho Lake, towards the cliffs.

This one of the highest lakes in the world is accessible in around 3-4 hours and has crystal-clear, brilliant blue water which also reflects the nearby Tilicho peak and Mesokanto peak, and other Peaks.

You can enjoy your lunch here at the lake, but don’t remain there for too much time. Head back to the Tlicho base camp for the night stay.

As you leave the woods behind and enter a region with very little vegetation, this route will take you out of Marsayangdi Valley. The route ascends beside Thorung Khola after passing past the town of Khangsar.

Walk an unlabeled track from here that descends to a classical log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka, where yak herders bring their animals to graze. Overnight stay in Yak Kharka.

After breakfast in the morning, you’ll take a stroll in the direction of Thorung Phedi. The walk eventually brings you to a ridge from where you may enjoy breathtaking views of the Mountains.

Then you will descend to Marshyangdi, where a wooden bridge will allow you to cross the river. Then after, you will ascend the mountain path on the right bank for a few distances before taking a winding way down to Thorung Phedi.

Upon reaching there you can either hike up to the lodge located at the high camp for acclimatization or spend the day resting. Overnight at Thorung Phedi.

In the early morning, you’ll move towards Thorung la pass which is the highest pass in the Annapurna conservation area. You’ll be walking for four hours to reach Thorung La, making this day the longest and most difficult of the expedition.

When you arrive, you’ll be delighted with breathtaking vistas of the Kaligandaki and Mustang valleys. From the peak, you can see Tilicho Peak, the Annapurna massif, and the Dhaulagiri mountain range up close.

You will descend to a tea house in Chabarbu after enjoying the surroundings. You will then return to the peaceful settlement of Muktinath by making your way down a long, grassy hill through a series of bends and toward the lower Mustang.

One of the most sacred Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimages is held in Muktinath, which is encompassed by the Dhaulagiri Himal. Another spectacular sight awaits you there. Stay the night at Muktinath.

On the 14th Day of Nar Phu Valley and Tilicho lake trek, you may visit the Muktinath temple after eating breakfast at your teahouse. A large number of tourists come from all over the world because this temple is well-known and important to both Hindus and Buddhists.

Before beginning the hike, you will get a chance to explore the main shrine and its grounds. Return to your lodge to gather your stuff after acquiring the blessing from the temple before making the walk back to Jomsom. You may now start the simple, downhill walk down from Muktinath to Jomsom from this point.

On the way, you can have good views of Mount Dhaulagiri as you reverse your route. You may stop at a monastery along the road and enjoy the scenery, which includes old caverns and mountains covered with snow.

When you get to Jomsom, you will see residents selling apples and other goods for profit. Stay the night in Jomsom.

After an early breakfast, we’ll prepare all the luggage before taking it out for Pokhara. Our exciting 30-minute flight will get us to Pokhara.

The flight will give us stunning views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs, two of the largest mountains in the Himalayas. When you get to Pokhara, check into your accommodation and spend the afternoon and evening at leisure.

You can wander around local shops in the valley and check out the cool cafes and restaurants around the neighborhood. You may also go out to the neighborhood bar or club in the evening or at night to have fun. Stay the night in Pokhara.

You may take it easy on this day in the morning, explore the area around Phewa Lake, take photographs of the stunning sunrise, and enjoy coffee at one of the city’s coffee shops.

Then, you will be picked up by the driver to take you to the airport as your flight time approaches. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you may shop and visit the nearby tourist sites in Thamel and other areas of the city. After that, we will have a farewell meal with our trekking group in the evening.

As your trip to Nepal draws to a close today, you are bidding goodbye to the Himalayas! You will say your final goodbyes to our staff members and tour guides before flying out of Kathmandu’s international airport.

Keep in mind the amazing experience you had seeing the Annapurna circuit’s rural towns, breathtaking lakes, and interesting places.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

• Airport pick up and departure transfer
• Private jeep ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar.
• Kathmandu 03 nights 03-star Hotel BB plan.
• Pokhara 02 Night 03-star Hotel BB plan.
• Lodge Accommodation throughout the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the trek from the Lodge menu
• Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for Nar Phu valley
• Annapurna Region trek map
• First Aid Kit
• Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
• Besisahar to Koto by sharing jeep transfer
• All the government taxes and company service charges
• English-speaking guide during the Nar Phu Valley trek and all his expenses like meals, and accommodation. salary, insurance, and transfer.

What's Excluded

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airfare
  • Tips to guide porter and others
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and other personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.

Annapurna Circuit, Nar Phu Valley Trek & TIlicho Lake – 17 Days - Essential Information

Best season for Nar Phu Valley and Tilicho Trek Via Annapurna circuit:

The months of spring (March, April, and May) and autumn(September, October, and November) are the ones that see the most trekkers for the Nar Phu Valley Trek. These two seasons offer some of the greatest trekking opportunities because of a decent quantity of sunlight and little likelihood of rain.

During these times, you may expect nice weather and breathtaking scenery. However, both seasons are cooler at high altitudes.If you compare these two seasons, spring is the runner-up, while some people rank it first. The Nepali mid-hill area comes to life in the spring when rhododendron and flowers bloom.

Warm and happy weather accompany spring. Trekkers may look forward to bright days after what felt like an endless winter. Although it won’t be particularly warm right away, the weather will get warmer. The cold makes the paths frequently empty in March and busy in April.

We consider the autumn season the best time to trek around on this route. Generally speaking, autumn is the ideal season for hiking in Nar Phu Valley since the weather is pleasant and windy.

Although Annapurna Circuit continues to be chilly, most of the region may expect mild days. When temperatures reach 15 degrees Celsius, daytime is typically warmer than night.

If you have the correct gear and have planned for the walk, you may also do the Nar Phu Valley Trek in the winter months of December, January, and February. The same holds throughout the summertime.

Tilicho Lake Trek difficulty

The Tilicho Lake Trek is somewhat difficult. The walk comprises a path with several steep ascents and descents, difficult terrain, and surfaces that become frozen and treacherous in the winter and during wet seasons.

Altitude sickness might hurt while trekking here in thin air; this is the main challenge. Trekkers can prevent some types of altitude sickness by keeping regular ascents, consuming enough fluids, dressing in warm clothing, and balancing meals.

Also with a knowledgeable guide, you could lower your risk of developing AMS. The second difficulty in this walk is the difficulty of the paths and the sections with the most frequent stone falls. The last challenge is the likelihood of severe snowstorms and significant snowfall throughout the expedition.

The trekker can complete the journey with average physical fitness and decent overall health. Before beginning the expedition, careful planning and direction are necessary.

 

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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