Nar phu Tilicho trek 21 day.

Welcome to Gurla Mandata

Starting from: Beshishar (Drive from Kathmandu 6 hour)

Ending at:Jomsom (Flight to Pokhara & Kathmandu)

Grade: Challenging

Highest access of the trek:The Kang La, at 5240m)-Mesokanto Pass (5315m.)

Culture: Different Community with majority of Gurungs, Magars, Chhetri, Brahamn & Thakali

Mode of trekking tour: Fully camping trek.

Nar phu Tilicho trek 21 day. Himalayan Sights: Mount Annapurna 1 – 8091 meter & other peaks, Phungi 6535m, Kuchubhro 5910m, Mount Kang Guru 6701m, Mount Gyajikang 7038m, Mount Nemjung 7140m, Mount Himlung 7126m, Mount Cheo Himal 6812m, Mount Chhubche 5603m, Mount Pokharkan 6347m, Mount Amotson 6392m. Mount Annapurna 2 – 7937m, Mount Annapurna 3- 7553m, Mount Annapurna 4- 7525m, Mount Gangapurna 7485m, Mount Chulu East 6558m, Mount West 6420m, Mount Thorong Peak (Khatung Kang) 6484m, Mount Yakawa Kang 6482m, Mount Putrung Himal 6465m, mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mount Tukche peak 6920m, Mount Thapa Peak 6013m, Mount Dhampus peak 5951m, Mount Tilicho Himal 7134m, Mount Nilgiri South 7061m. And more snow capped peaks.Most Attraction of the trek:  Different Community with majority of Tibetans, Gurungs, Magars, Thakali, Chhetri, Brahamn and Great Himalayan scenery etc. Nar phu Tilicho trek 21 day.

Lake: Damodar Lake and Tilicho Lake

The remoteness of the Nar Phu valley and its proximity to Tibet made that the people and their culture have remained more akin to Tibet than Nepal. The snow leopards and blue sheep are often seen in the area. We visit both Nar and Phu villages before crossing the Kang La Pass with the lovely views of the Annapurna. Around Manang we join the main Annapurna trail after walking for a couple of days, before leaving the main trail again we trek to Tilicho Lake.

The trails on this trek are rarely used and this exciting new itinerary offers you the nice adventurous trekking high up in the mountain. The exotic door to Narphu valley trekking, has been opened to visitors only since 2003. This is one of the best regions for viewing majestic mountains in the high land. The Phu is the most beautiful medieval village where you can learn the real life styles of Bhote communities enjoying and having a joyous typical lifestyle in the valley. Narphu valley Trekking begins from Koto via walking through a unique Marsyandi valley. It can cover Annapurna circuit in four weeks.

 

The Nar and Phu valleys are newly opened and it’s spectacular regions of ethnically- Tibetan inhabitants. This is a trek that combines remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, ridiculous rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures.  The entrance is narrow and forested the valley system above opens up to a huge expanse of high snow-peaks, ancient villages and high altitude settlements. Two long days of walking from the border of Tibet, this region was first explored by Tilman in the 1950s.

Closed to trekkers until late 2002, very few westerners only have explored in this area. We can venture into this remote region of upper Manang, staying at the winter settlement of Nar, and visit one of the most unvisited and most interesting regions in the Tibetan Buddhist world where you feel really an extreme feeling. Gurla Manda trekking 

Available departures

  • ITINERARY
  • DAY 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • DAY 02 : City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley You will be escorted by a city guide to the following places : Kathmandu Durbar SquareKathmandu Durbar Square Pashupatinath Hindu temple Pashupatinath Temple  Boudhanath Buddhist temple.Boudhanath Stupa Hindu and Buddhist culture temple sightseeing. In the evening there will be a briefing about the trek. It also gives an opportunity for you to ask any questions regarding the Trek or any other questions you would like ask. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • DAY 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Koto by jeep 60 m. Takes approximately seven hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marshyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.).Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of the mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. Continue driving to Koto.
  • DAY 0 4: Trek from Koto to Dharmasala takes about six hours. This morning you head out early, as you have a long and somewhat difficult day before you. You cross the river leading to the Nar Phu valley and hike up through beautiful woods above the Phu Khola. The route takes you through some beautiful woods and past several small caves, and a pilgrims’ Dharmasala. After you emerge out of a narrow canyon, the trail actually passes under a wide waterfall just before the Dharmasaler. Stay overnight at camp in Dharmasala.
  • DAY 05 : Trek from Dharmasala to Kayang takes about six and half hours. A steep climb up the valley along a small river brings you to high pastures on a 3,200m plateau. You pass by the scenic kharka of Meta, 3560m, a non-permanent winter settlement of Nar, where you are likely to share the trail with a few yaks! This morning is one of the loveliest walks in the Himalayas. . The mountains around you are clearly visible a An hour past Meta, Junam is the second semi-permanent settlement.u. The next settlement is Chako, formerly a Khampa settlement, where grass lies tied in bunches to dry on all the rooftops and prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Stay overnight at camp in Kayang.
  • DAY 06: Trek from Kayang to Phu village. The trail drops to the river, you trek for a while along the river bank and past the “submarine” rock, passing some small possible campsites long the way.. You have to walk carefully across a small glacial stream beforenother hour and a half of trekking through scenic canyon lands and gorges, the steep trail up to the Phu gate, called Pupigyal Kwe. You will set up camp on the lower reaches of Phu, formerly called Gomdzong, and head up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa on a neighboring hillside to pay your respect to Lama Karma Sonam.  Stay overnight at camp at Phu Village.
  • DAY 07: Rest day Phu valley Phu Village.
  • DAY 08: Trek from Phu valley to Junam. You get back through Phu gate, descend to the river and retrace your steps back to Junam Kharka which is a lovely spot for camping. Stay overnight at camp in Junam.
  • DAY 09: Trek from Junam to Nar. This day you trek down the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge and all the way back up again. The scenery is stunning. Nar VillageBelow you sits Gyalbu Kumbu, built in 1650, and Satte Gompa both empty. You finally reach the Nar gates at the top of the hill and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo topped chortens and a large tiered chorten. Stay overnight at camp at Nar.
  • DAY 10: Explore Nar village. Nar is livelier than Phu. Each family at Nar seems to have at least one son or daughter in a Gompa. Stay overnight at camp.
  • DAY 11: Trek from Nar village to Ngwal after crossing Kang La pass.
  • The Kang La is not a difficult pass, but it could be a long day if there is snow on the pass or the altitude is taking its toll. The Kang La, at 5240m, is an absolutely spectacular pass looking over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, the peaks surrounding Tilicho and the airport at Hongde. The trail down is steep and then more gradual as you reach the end. Ngawal, on the upper Pisang route of the Annapurna circuit (off the main Annapurna circuit), can be reached in as little as two hours from the pass, but the walk down is very nice and easy with enchanting view Ngawal is a wonderful, old village of cobbled streets, prayer wheels and beautiful architecture, obviously a hub of religious activity in previous times. Stay overnight at camp in Ngwal.
  • DAY 12: Trek from Ngwal to Manang takes about three hours. This day you walk through leveled path along the bank of the Marshyangdi River to reach Manang. Manang On the way you pass pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. You can enjoy the views of the Annapurna range, Tilicho Mountain and beautiful landscapes. Manang is a small town. Stay overnight at camp in Manang.
  • DAY 13: This is a day for rest in Manang. You can explore Khangsur Village, Kecho Lake or Milarepa Cave. Stay overnight in camp.
  • DAY 14: Trek from Manang to Khangsar takes approximately five hours. The path is a gradual descent and you cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola (stream). The panoramic views of the Annapurna range completely mesmerize you. Khangsar is a Gurung village. There you find a small monastery, chorten, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar.
  • DAY 15: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Lake takes about six hours. This day you trek up and ascending trail until you reach your destination. The path is quite covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Some places along the trail you cross a few streams. Tilicho Lake is situated at the highest altitude. Tilicho Lake From here you can enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and many others. Stay overnight at camp in Tilicho Lake.
  • DAY 16: Trek from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto Pass (5315m.) takes about seven hours. The path is full of ups and downs until you reach Mesokanto Pass. The trail is quite narrow and you trek over icy path. The panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri along with ten other mountains completely mesmerize you. Stay overnight at camp in Mesokanto Pass.
  • DAY 17: Trek from Mesokanto Pass to Jomsom (2741 m.) via Thimi (2760m.) takes about six hours. From Mesokanto Pass, the trail goes steeply down to Jomsom. This day you trek through pine f you cross Thimi inhabited by mostly Buddhists. We stay overnight at a camp This is your last day on these stunning mountains that have been home to you for quite some time.
  • DAY 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara. Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • DAY 19: Free day in Pokhara.A day to relax or go for boating in the Phewa Lake/
  • DAY 20: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu Takes about 25 minutes.Time to do your last moment shopping. yo Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.hotel
  • DAY 21: To Airport  Transfer to the Airport for final departure & connecting flights home.
  • 3 night 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • One trekking guide- One cook and kitchen boys, porter
  • During the trek 3 meals a day breakfast – lunch - dinner
  • 2 Man tent,  mattress, dining-toilets tent - tables & chair
  • Annapurna conservation- trek permit for Nar Phu valley
  • Drive Kathmandu- Besishahar- Koto  by bus/bus/car
  • Jomsom  - Pokhara -  Kathmandu flight with 15kg cargo
  • Life – medical-rescue Insurance for Nepali staff for trek
  • Airport-hotel-airport-hotel transfer in Kathmandu 2 time
  • Fare well dinner with Nepali folk song & dance in KTM
  • Cost Excludes
  • Lunch, dinner Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment treks
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Bar & beverage bills, tips
  • Emergency helicopter rescues .

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