- duration 22 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 16
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Trek into the rugged heart of the Annapurna range
- Explore the remote Nar Phu region and cross the Kang La (5320m)
- Camp at Tilicho Lake (4900m), the highest lake for its size in the world
- Cross the Mesokanto La for sweeping views to Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks
An rugged trek in the Annapurnas to the seldom visited Nar Phu region and the spectacular Tilicho Lake.. Our most comprehensive and what we consider the best of the Annapurna's! This trip is for those craving an unforgettable adventure through lush forests, soaring mountain peaks, the finest views of glaciers, high pass crossings and a deep cultural experience. We venture off the highly trekked trails of the classic Annapurna circuit and into the rugged and secluded valleys of Naar and Phu. The villages we pass are enriched with influence from Tibetan inhabitants of the north, a stark contrast to the Hindu villages dotted throughout the lower foothills. We trek along ridges looming below the grandeur of surrounding 6000m peaks and cross Kang La pass (5320m). We head up the valley and traverse a series of scree slopes to the highest lake for its size in the world; the sacred Tilicho Lake (4920m) nestled at the foot of Tilicho Peak (7130m). We continue into the heart of the Annapurnas, our path to Mesokanto La affords stadium views as we are sandwiched between the world's highest mountain range. Rugged, remote and rewarding, this is Himalayan trekking at its absolute finest!
Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2 : In Kathmandu (1330m)
Day 3 : Drive to Besisahar & Bhulbhule (approx. 7 hrs.) and commence trek to Nadi (1-2 hours)
Day 4 : To Jagat (1340m) via Syange (1136m). Walk approx 6 hrs.
Day 5 : To Dharapani (1870m). Walk approx. 6hrs.
Day 6 : To Koto (2575m). Walk approx 5- 6 hrs.
Day 7 : To Meta (3520m). Walk approx 8-9 hours
Day 8 : To Kyang (3800m). Walk approx 6 hours.
Day 9 : To Phu (4100m) Walk approx 3 hours
Day 10 : In Phu
Day 11 : To Nar (4100m). Walk approx 8-9 hours.
Day 12 : At Nar (4100m)
Day 13 : To Kang La base (4460m). Walk approx. 2-3 hours.
Day 14 : Cross Kang La (5100m) to Nyawal (3600m). Walk approx 5-6 hrs.
Day 15 : To Braga (3450m) & Manang (3540m). Walk approx 3 hrs.
Day 16 : Shree Kharka (4000m), walk approx 6 hrs.
Day 17 : To Tilicho base (4100m). Walk approx 3-4 hrs.
Day 18 : To Tilicho Lake (4900m). Walk approx 5-6 hours.
Day 19 : Traverse Mesokanto La (5025m) to Kharka camp (3600m). Walk approx 8/9 hrs.
Day 20 : To Jomsom (2670m). Walk approx 5 hours.
Day 21 : Fly Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Day 22 : Trip concludes Kathmandu.
- Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 22 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
- Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
- 21 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 17 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$900
- Flight Kathmandu/Jomsom/Kathmandu valued at approx. US$266
- An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Jomsom to Pokhara flight, total 20kg
- Private air conditioned transportation
- Expert bilingual guide & medical kit
- Special permit US$70
- Use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
- Porters to carry all personal and group equipment & porter's insurance
- Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc
- International flights
- Airport and departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 25 June 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 June 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this trip. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- This tour has obtained a COVID-19 CLEAN accreditation from Quality Tourism Australia.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.