Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake

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5 Based on 3 Reviews
  • duration 20 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16204
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Trek into the rugged heart of the Annapurna range
  • Camp at the sacred Tilicho Lake (4900m), the highest lake for its size in the world
  • Explore the remote Nar Phu region and immerse in Tibetan cultural history
  • Cross the Kang La (5320m) and Mesokanto La (5025m) for sweeping views to Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks
  • Wonder at the majesty of the highest mountain range on earth during flights from Jomson to Pokhara & Kathmandu
  • Explore Kathmandu
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Start and end in Kathmandu, the trip "Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake" is a guided trekking and hiking tour that takes 20 days. You will travel through Nar, Jagat, Lamjung, Manang and 16 other destinations in Nepal. "Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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 Nar and Phu. The villages we pass are enriched with influence from Tibetan Buddhist culture, 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 (4900m) nestled at the foot of Tilicho Peak (7130m). Tilicho Lake is only visited by a handful of trekkers each season and this trek takes us well beyond the guide book trails. 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 : Drive to Besi Sahar. Drive approx 7 hrs.
  • Day 3 : Drive to Koto (2600 m) approx. 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 4 : Commence trek to upper Koto forest camp. Walk approx. 4 hrs.
  • Day 5 : To Nar Phedi (3500m). Walk approx. 4-5 hrs.
  • Day 6 : To Kyang (3800m). Walk approx 6 hrs.
  • Day 7 : To Phu (4100m). Walk approx 3 hrs.
  • Day 8 : In Phu
  • Day 9 : Return to Nar Phedi (3500m). Walk approx 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 10 : To Nar (4100m). Walk approx 5 hrs.
  • Day 11 : To Kang La Base Camp (4900m). Walk approx. 2-3 hrs.
  • Day 12 : Cross Kang La (5320m) to Ngawal (3660m) and Braga (3660m). Walk approx 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 13 : To Shree Kharka (4000m). Walk approx 6 hrs.
  • Day 14 : To Tilicho base (4100m). Walk approx 3-4 hrs.
  • Day 15 : To Tilicho Lake (4900m). Walk approx 5-6 hours.
  • Day 16 : Traverse Mesokanto La (5025m) to Kharka camp (3600m). Walk approx 8-9 hrs.
  • Day 17 : To Jomsom (2720m). Walk approx 5 hours.
  • Day 18 : Fly Jomsom to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.
  • Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu (contingency day).
  • Day 20 : Trip concludes Kathmandu.
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in our fully serviced wilderness campsites
  • 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 17 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$900
  • Flight Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu valued at approx. US$266
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Expert bilingual guide & medical kit
  • An extra 5kg luggage allowance on Jomsom to Pokhara flight, total 20kg
  • Special permit US$70
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment & porter's insurance
  • 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
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 24 2017
5 - Excellent
This was a challenging trek with an ever changing landscape. The crew were great and supportive which allowed me to focus on the journey and appreciate the breathtaking scenery. This was an empowering trip and I loved it.
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 04 2016
5 - Excellent
Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake was a wonderfull trek. Walking from lush green scenery, up through beautiful forests, above the tree line and onto the snow was a great experience. Tilicho Lake in the snow was beautiful. Thanks... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 03 2016
5 - Excellent
A physical and mentally challenging journey through some of Nepal most remote and isolated regions. The scenery changes as you ascend and the remote villages, the people and high passes are exceptional. If you like a challenge... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Annapurna, Nar & Tilicho Lake tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 03 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 July 2024, a deposit of 309 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling 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:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • 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.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • 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?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • 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.

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