• Trip Code NC09
  • From USD 2550
    USD 2550
  • 15 Days
  • Group Size(min)
    2
    • 1
    • 9
    Challenging

    This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.

The Annapurna Naar Phu Valley & Tilicho Lake Trek is an ideal for those trekkers who have time and appetite to venture into some of the less trodden remote regions of Nepal beyond the regular trekking routes. This tented camping trek offers the pictorial landscape of recently opened region of Nar and Phu valley, situated just north of popular Annapurna circuit route. The Nar Phu valley topography is trans Himalayan and similar to that of Tibet. Trails are still rugged that has changed little over the years. We spend few days in exploring this remote valley and cross the Kang La pass (5300m) on the way to Manang. Chulu East (6,584 m.) is situated high above the Manang valley with breathtaking views across to the Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. The climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi valley and crossing the Thorong La, before descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara. The climb is technically straightforward and you should be familiar with the use of your equipment, crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. Most of the climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings. You should be very fit and have good experience of climbing
Things to do

What's Included?

  • Airport pick-up & drop-off transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin/Double sharing accommodation at Kathmandu & Pokhara in 2-3 stars hotel with breakfast & all taxes
  • Kathmandu to Besisashar by private car
  • Accommodation in Normal tea house during trek
  • Meals ( Breakfast with 2 cup of Tea & coffe), lunch, dinner – during trek
  • Sleeping bag
  • All necessary paper work & permits
  • Annapurna conservation permit fee & TIMS
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & government licensed English speaking guide
  • One porter between each two members during trek
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • First Aid Kit
  • Travel & rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes
  • Climbing roalty
  • Naar phu royalty
  • Farewell dinner
Things to do

What's not Included?

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Drinking water during trek
  • Hot Shower & Electricity Bills during trek
  • Tips for guide & Porter & Driver
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal gear & clothing – these may be available for hire
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Include section
Things to do

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu Overnight in Hotel
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu – Besisahar (5hrs), Overnight in Hotel
  • Day 3
    Besishar to Koto (10hrs), Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 4
    Koto to Dharmasala (4hrs), Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 5
    Dharmasala to Kyang (4 hrs), Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 6
    Kyang to Phoo(4hrs) , Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 7
    Phoo to Chyako (4 hrs) ,Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 8
    Chyako to Naar (5 hrs),Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 9
    Naar to Naar, Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 10
    Naar to Kang La crossing and Ngawal (9-11 hrs),Overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 11
    Ngawal to Chulu Far east BC, Overnight in tent
  • Day 12-13
    Summit day,Overnight in tent
  • Day 14
    Ngawal to Manang, Overnight in Trekking Lodge
  • Day 15
    Manang to Chame (7 hrs), Overnight in Trekking Lodge
  • Day 16
    Chame to Kathmandu,Overnight in hotel
  • Day 17
    Departure from Kathmandu
  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu Overnight in Hotel

    Langtang Ri trekking & expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

    Langtang Ri trekking & expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage. - See more at: https://www.langtang.com/en/nepal/trekking/naar-phu-valley-trek-23-days#sthash.dJeHS9xW.dpuf
    Langtang Ri trekking & expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage. - See more at: https://www.langtang.com/en/nepal/trekking/naar-phu-valley-trek-23-days#sthash.dJeHS9xW.dpuf
  • Day 2
    Kathmandu – Besisahar (5hrs), Overnight in Hotel

    You will be driven for around 6 hours today to Besi Sahar, the Lamjung district headquarters. Here you will be shown to your hotel for the night.

  • Day 3
    Besishar to Koto (10hrs), Overnight in trekking lodges

    After breakfast drive t o Koto from Besishar  by 4x4 vehicle .It takes 9-10 hours.The way is uphill and downhillt where only local vehicles are operating.

  • Day 4
    Koto to Dharmasala (4hrs), Overnight in trekking lodges

    Along the riverside of Nar Khola the route is rather flat up to the first river crossing over a suspension bridge. Behind the bridge a short steep section uphill follows, after that the trail leads up and down, now on the (true) left side of the river. You will pass two camp sites on the way, which both are quite small and not really inviting. After another river crossing the trail get flat again until you arrive at the next suspension bridge to cross Nar Khola again. Starting directly at the concrete basement of this bridge a small path leads to a hot spring. First you descend from the bridge to the ground level using a traditional climbing tree, where you follow a faint trail. After some 150 meters you climb over a rocky terrace to arrive at a small ravine. Close to the riverside hot water pours out below a steep cliff. Unfortunately this spring is too small to take a bath.Further up the valley the trail passes a water fall at its back side, which provides a spectacular view through falling water. Soon afterwards you arrive at Dharamshala, where you find a camp site with a simple tea house beside.

     

  • Day 5
    Dharmasala to Kyang (4 hrs), Overnight in trekking lodges

    Behind Dharamshala the trail leads steeply uphill in order to reach an extended river terrace with a small village called Meta. After that the route is very flat for few kilometres and runs along the terrace. You pass the junction where the trail to Nar starts. Soon afterwards you arrive on a small saddle with a tea house and a camp site on top. This place is called Junam Goth. From there you descent steeply into a side valley and climb up at the other side again, where you arrive at the extended old farm lands of Chyako. There you find two lodges and a nice camping ground..

    Behind Chyako you have to cross another side valley, before you arrive at the old terrace fields of Kyang,.which offer a perfect camp site. During the trekking season a small tea house is operated nearby.

    Both former villages, Chyako and Kyang, are all in ruins today.

  • Day 6
    Kyang to Phoo(4hrs) , Overnight in trekking lodges

    Immediately behind Kyang the way leads steeply down to the riverside and follows the valley which gets soon rather narrow. At an old bridge you could cross the river to follow a flat, but rather rocky and uncomfortable trail at the other side. It is more convenient to stay on the main route, even though it includes several steep parts uphill where rock walls have to be circumvented. Eventually you will pass a few Chorten and arrive at the low end of a gorge, which has been cut out by the river Phoo Khola. A steep ascent leads up in close turns to the plateau of Phoo where you arrive at an entrance gate. Behind the gate you pass a long mani wall, before a long suspension bridge leads to the village Phoo on the other side of the river.In the afternoon of this day you can do the suggested climbing above Phoo to get a special view.

  • Day 7
    Phoo to Chyako (4 hrs) ,Overnight in trekking lodges

    After a visit of the large gompa in Phoo you will hike back on the same way as on the day before to arrive at Chyako with its lodge and the nice camping ground.

  • Day 8
    Chyako to Naar (5 hrs),Overnight in trekking lodges

    From Chyako you walk via Junam Goth back in the direction of Meta to arrive at the sign-posted junction where the trail to Nar starts. The path first leads you steeply down to the Nar Khola, where you cross the river over an old stone bridge. On the other side you have to climb steeply uphill to reach the large Yunkar Gompa, which was established only a few years ago and usually is open for visitors. From there the trail leads up to Nar in several steep turns and can be rather challenging. Eventually you will arrive at an extended terrace, where you have to climb over a wall which is used as Yak fence. Finally a flat trail leads you to the village of Nar which is already close.

  • Day 9
    Naar to Naar, Overnight in trekking lodges

    This rest day can be used to explore Naar and its surroundings.

     

  • Day 10
    Naar to Kang La crossing and Ngawal (9-11 hrs),Overnight in trekking lodges

    Crossing the pass Kang La is a long and arduous undertaking, therefore you should start as early as possible on this day.

    The first part of the trail above Nar leads moderately uphill and into a wide valley where you will find a small tea house. Then you face the first steep ascent, followed by another flat section, which ends at an easy river crossing. Subsequently, the actual ascent to the top of the pass begins. You will climb along a beautiful old trail with moderate inclination. Due to an altitude of more than 5300 meters on top this ascent nevertheless is rather demanding.

    Descending from Kang La down to the village Ngawal the difference in altitude is more than 1700 meters. You can use short-cuts over fine loose scree on the first part, further downhill you take the right branch of the trail which leads you along the top of a ridge and re-joins the main trail in the valley later on. After a rocky climb down into a small gorge, a broad and comfortable trail will bring you to the first Chorten high above the village of Ngawal. Finally a stairway build of large stones will bring you down to the village.

  • Day 11
    Ngawal to Chulu Far east BC, Overnight in tent

    Today we trek to the Chulu East Base Camp from Ngawal Village.The trail today caters the views  breathtaking  landscapes that include the widespread Himalayas. We head north-west on barren vertical trail to get to a small village at Jhulu. This is the Base Camp Spot for Chulu East Climbing Expedition.  

  • Day 12-13
    Summit day,Overnight in tent

    Today is the big day. We are summiting Chulu East. The trail to Chulu East initially opens up to a snowy ridge, which can be easily traversed without much of alpine skills to Chulu East Summit. From the summit, the views of snowcapped peaks in all directions, the tranquil Manang Valley is the biggest reward. After the summit, we trek down on the retracing trail to Chulu East Base Camp for the overnight stay.  

     

  • Day 14
    Ngawal to Manang, Overnight in Trekking Lodge

    Today requires another long walk as we head all the way back to Manang from Ngawal .

    Today requires another long walk as we head all the way back to Rimche in just one day – but be assured it is all downhill so you will be fine. You may find yourself getting faster as you go due to the extra oxygen in each lower-altitude breath. - See more at: https://www.langtang.com/en/nepal/trekking/langtang-valley-trek-to-kyanjin-gompa#sthash.HNKDWJfZ.dpuf
  • Day 15
    Manang to Chame (7 hrs), Overnight in Trekking Lodge

    On the last trekking day you will follow the classical Annapurna circuit in the opposite direction. The section between Ngawal and Ghyaru ranks among its most beautiful parts and you will enjoy it. From Ghyaru you then descend steeply towards Pisang, where you walk through the village Upper Pisang and remain on the left bank of the Marsyangdi river. Close to Dhikur Pokhari the trail leads over a bridge and arrive at the 4x4 vehicle track.

    Behind Bhratang with its famous apple plantations you leave the motor track again and take the footpath, which leads first uphill and then flat along the mountain slope until you descend to Talekhu. From there it is not far any more to the large village of Chame.

  • Day 16
    Chame to Kathmandu,Overnight in hotel

    After breakfast 4x4 vehicle brings you down to Besisahar, and you will be driven to Kathmandu by private car.

  • Day 17
    Departure from Kathmandu

    We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.

    We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country. - See more at: https://www.langtang.com/en/nepal/trekking/langtang-valley-trek-to-kyanjin-gompa#sthash.HNKDWJfZ.dpuf

Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket

Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.

 Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons),  lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.

 Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.

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    • Laurent A

      January 5, 2017

      Naar Phu Valley Trek

      This is the second time, I use Langtang Ri Trekking services for my trek in Nepal. Based on my friend recommandation who is working with this agency fro more than 10 years, I have discovered the incre...

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    • Eriv

      January 5, 2017

      Naar Phu Valley Trek

      During the last fifteen years, Langtang Ri Trekking have been our exclusive partners for all my trips to Nepal. With them and their experienced staff we have been to very successfully travel to the re...

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    • Dr. Wolfgang Drexler

      January 5, 2017

      Naar Phu and Chulu East

      For the second time after 2013 I enjoyed a long trekking and climbing tour organised by Langtang Ri, which was absolutely marvellous. Extremely friendly and competent staff, an itinerary which was fle...

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