Naar Phu Valley Trek - 22 Days

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Naar Phu Valley
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration22 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 5416m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season February to May & September to Mid- December
  • Explore the hidden and less explore Nar Phu Valley
  • Complete the world-famous Annapurna Circuit
  • Witness the breathtaking view of Tilicho Lake, the second-highest lake in the world
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, one of the significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal
  • Cross Kang La pass and Thorong La pass
  • Meet with different Nepali ethnic groups and get to see their unique mountain lifestyle
  • Follow diverse terrain via different climatic zones
  • Trek through lush forests, gorges, and meadows
  • Witness varied landscapes and stunning mountain vistas from the start to the end of the trek
  • Pass by the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge

Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake is the ultimate adventure in the western Himalayan range of Nepal. It is a strenuous trekking expedition for those who are looking to challenge themselves. 

The trek explores the wilderness of Nar Phu Valley and joins the famous Annapurna Circuit. Not only that but you will also hike to stunning Tilicho Lake. The journey is full of thrill, experience, and life-changing moments. 

Ironically, you can do the Nar Phu Valley trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, and Tilicho Lake trek separately. But, we have curated this excellent 22 days long trip that combines all these destinations and presents a wholesome experience. 

The Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake has everything you can imagine while trekking in Nepal. From Nepali cultural heritage to diverse landscapes and never-ending adventures, trekkers get to have a lifetime experience on this trek. 

What to expect during the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake?

On this 22 days long trek in Nepal, you will travel across the Annapurna region and a restricted area in Nepal. The trek starts with a lovely drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar. From Dharapani, you will first explore the Nar Phu Valley. 

The trail goes past settlements like Koto, Meta, Nar Gaon, and Phu Gaon. You will then cross the Kang La pass and descend to Ngawal, which is located on the Annapurna Circuit trail. From here, you begin trekking toward the Thorong La pass.

Hike to Manang village and spend two nights there acclimatizing and relaxing. The trail continues to Tilicho Lake via Shree Kharka and Tilicho Base Camp. After exploring the lake, trek to Yak Kharka. Spend a night in Ledar and Thorong High Camp. 

Further, ascend to Thorong La pass. The trail then descends to Muktinath and goes through the Kali Gandaki river gorge to Jomsom. The Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake ends in Jomsom. You will take a short flight from here to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu the next day. 

The major attractions of Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake

Nar Phu Valley

Nar Phu Valley was opened in 2003 for foreign trekkers under restricted area regulations in Nepal. It is one of the less trekked regions with scarce tourist facilities and offbeat trails. The trekking route is not crowded and involves sharp ascents and descents. You will cross Kang La pass (5,322 m). 

You will explore the unspoiled valley, which is considered one of the hidden gems of the Himalayas. The trail is rich in exotic alpine flora and fauna. The trekkers may get to see Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, and pheasants along the way. This area is also home to snow leopards. 

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake is the second-highest lake in the world. It is located at 4,919 meters from sea level. The trekking route to the lake is adventurous and isolated. Likewise, the heavenly beauty of this lake attracts many travelers. 

The turquoise blue color of the lake with greenery and snow-capped mountains around it makes the view phenomenal. Trekking here allows trekkers to travel across glacier and snow-covered routes, which makes visiting Tilicho lake even more tempting. 

Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the very famous and loved trekking routes in Nepal. This trek route offers a fantastic network of tea houses, intimate interactions with several Nepali ethnic groups, breathtaking mountain views, and gorgeous nature. You will trek via lush rhododendron forests, vast meadows, and barren hills. 

Thorong La pass and Muktinath Temple are two major parts of the Annapurna Circuit trek route. Crossing Thorong La pass is tough. It is located 5,416 meters from sea level. Likewise, Muktinath (3,710 m) is one of the significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal. 

From here, the trail follows the deepest gorges in the world (Kali Gandaki Gorge) and treks past beautiful Kagbeni village to Jomsom. 

Who can do the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake?

The Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake is perfect for anyone with previous trekking experience and love for mountains. It is a long trek that takes you to some of the untouched parts of the Himalayas and presents you with the unique lifestyle of the locals.

If you wish to spend a long time on the mountain, then you can join this 22 day voyage. The trek offers views of some of the greatest mountains on Earth like Annapurna range (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), etc. 

Don't think much and join our Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake. Our team will do all the thinking for you!

Why do the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake 22 days with Moon Himalaya Adventure?

Trekkers get the best Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake cost with us. You can customize the itinerary as per your requirements and choose the departure date that suits you the best. Both groups and solo trekkers can join us on this trek. 

Our expert team will help you with booking and preparation. Likewise, we will arrange all the logistics and assure your safety during the journey. You can travel freely with us and rely on our trustworthy team. With our many years of expertise in organizing treks, we assure a delightful experience in the Himalayas. 

Below are some of the perks of trekking with us in Nepal:

  • Native guide and porter included in the package cost
  • Complementary welcome/farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Free airport pick up and drop off as per the itinerary
  • No hidden cost, and top-notch service
  • 24/7 support 
  • Customizable itineraries 


ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival a member from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and transfer you to the hotel. In the Evening you will have a briefing about your Naar Phu Valley trek with a guide.

  • Meals:Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day, after having your breakfast, your guide will explain to you about Naar Phu Valley trek and the gear you need. If you require any gear, you can buy or rent it. If you want, you can visit the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you will have to pay your own entry fees.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

The journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and continues until we reach Dharapani.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1860m
  • Duration:8/9 hrs drive

The first day of the trek will begin from Dharapani with an average walk of 5 to 6 hrs. You will see plenty of pine and fir trees, many monasteries, and several authentic Tibetan settlements. Views of Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Manaslu, and other mountains can also be seen on our way to Koto. The trail travels through more pine forests until arriving at Koto.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2600m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

On this day we will enter a restricted area, Nar Phu Valley. The special permit will be validated at a check point in Koto. We will make our way to Dharmasala through beautiful pine forests, multiple suspension bridges, and beneath numerous waterfalls along the banks of Soti Khola. The trees thin out and the views open up after passing through Dharamsala. After two hours of walking through the forest, we will reach Meta from where we can see the fantastic view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3560m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs walk

We begin our trek uphill and downhill and cross several suspension bridges on our way to Kyang. After around four hours of trek, we will reach Kyang. The views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II from Kyang are breathtaking.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3887m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs walk

After three or four hours of hiking, we reach the Phu Gaun located a little distance from the Phu Khola. The blue sheep, as well as the culture and religion of the nearby villages of Nar and Phu, have gained widespread popularity. Tashi Lhakhang Monastery in Phu Village is on our must-see list while in the area. The Himlung Himal and other Himalayan peaks are breathtaking from Phu Village.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4250m
  • Duration:3/4 hrs walk

Today we will rest at Phu Gaon and acclimate to the high altitude to prevent high altitude sickness. While in the Hidden Valley, we have the unique opportunity to learn about the indigenous people's cultures, natural landscapes, and religious views. In addition, we can discover how inhabitants in the Hidden Valley survive through agriculture, animal breeding, and seasonal migrations. We will also be visiting the Tashi Lakhang Monastery which is said to be the last monastery built by Karmapa Rinpoche and is one of the 108 famous Buddhist monasteries in the world. The Hidden Valley provides us with a chance to learn about the local culture and a magnificent panorama of Himlung Himal and the surrounding snow-capped mountains.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4250m

From Phu Gaon, we set off to Upper Chyako. The trail crosses a number of suspension bridges above rivers and streams and goes through rocky path on our way to Upper Chyako. You will find new settlement in Upper Chyako. The ward office is also built at Upper Chyako. 

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

Today, you will first descent until you reach the 80-meter-high Mahendra Pul bridge over the Lapche River Gorge. Then, you will cross the bridge and gradually climb up. You will find two entrance gate to Naar village; one at an altitude of (3760m) and another at an altitude of (3910m). As you make your way up to Nar Village, you'll see a number of Buddhist stupas, big chorten and long border wall along the way. You can also enjoy the beautiful view of Pisang Peak and other mountains.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

We must get up early and start our trek to Kang La Pass as it will be a day full of hiking and an adventure. The Annapurna range is easily seen from the Kang La pass. Though the trail is steep, it's not very challenging. It will likely take us approximately two hours to make it across the pass. Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak are all spectacularly visible from Kang La Pass. After that, we'll continue walking for another three hours to get to Ngawal Village, where we'll be spending the night.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5322m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

Following the banks of the Marsyangdi River, we will make our way to Manang. Ahead, you will see the Tilicho Peak and Annapurna ranges while passing through forests and villages like Braga and Paugh. Upon arriving in Mungli, we will once again be following the regular Annapurna hiking routes. We continue our hike untill we reach Manang, our final destination for the day.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3540m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

We will stay at Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude. We will spend the day exploring Manang. We'll start the day with a hike up to Gangapurna Lake/Ice Lake. We can enjoy the breathtaking views of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang, and Chulu Peaks. Visiting the nearby Manang village is yet another choice.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3540m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

We will follow the trail through the coniferous trees. After a three-hour walk, we will reach Khangsar, a Tibetan Village. Have fun on the hike by keeping a steady pace and taking in the views of the valley from above. To go to Tilicho Base Camp, you'll cross the ridge above Kangsar Khola.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4200m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

One of the highlights of the trip is the opportunity to see Tilicho Lake. The afternoon wind can be risky, so we begin our day with an early morning hike to Tilicho Lake. After two or three hours of strenuous climbing, we'll reach Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world. One of the most stunning parts of the journey to Tilicho Lake is the beautiful scenery. Many mountains, including Manaslu and Himlung, can be seen. After roaming around the beautiful Tilicho Lake we will make our way back to Shree Kharka or Tilicho Base Camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4900m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

Today we will descend to Khangsar Village. On our way, we will see Tare Gumba, a monastery dating back a thousand years but we go further along a rock wall that leads us out of Khangsar and on to Thorong Khola Valley and, eventually, Leder. Beautiful views of the Annapurna range may be seen from Leder.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4230m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

After ascending a hill from Yak Kharka, we will descend to the Marsyangdi River, which you will cross on a wooden bridge. The trail to Thorong Phedi gradually ascends through yak pastures. Some areas require extra caution due to the possibility of stonefall. You can reach Throng High Camp by hiking up an extremely steep and moraine-filled trail.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4800m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

It is today that we will climb over Thorong La Pass. The scenery from the Thorong La Pass is well worth the cold, the long climb, and the high altitude that we experience. Many of the Annapurna mountain ranges are seen in the background. Afterward, we'll make our way down to Muktinath. It will take about three to four hours to reach Muktinath. Muktinath is religiously significant for both Hindus and Buddhists. We can go for a walk around the area, which is home to a Vishnu temple and a monastery.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5416m
  • Duration:8/9 hrs

The stunning Kali Gandaki Gorge lies below us as we make our way through the barren landscape. First, we make our way to the village of Ekle Bhatti, and then to the villages of Jharkot and Khingar, where we will visit several stunning monasteries. On our way to Jomsom, we will pass through Kagbeni and along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Throughout the hike, we will be treated to a breathtaking panorama of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2715m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

We will take the early morning flight to Pokhara after having breakfast. Our flight will pass through two of the world's tallest mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arriving at Pokhara we will be transferred to a hotel nearby the lakeside. We take our time walking near Fewa Lake, Nepal's second-largest lake, taking in the scenery of Machhapuchhare in the distance. Evening walk nearby the lakeside in one of the famous activities in Pokhara. We can also boat in Fewa Lake.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:20 minutes

We will leave Pokhara in the private vehicle after taking breakfast. It will take around 7 hours to reach Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs drive

Our guide will drop you at the international airport for final departure.

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    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani and from Pokhara to Kathmandu for client in reserved vehicle.
    • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara for client.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
    • Accommodation during the trekking.
    • Restricted area entry permit fee. 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani and from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guide and porter.
    • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara for guide.
    • English speaking government license holder Trekking guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide and above 5 clients we provide assistant guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 10 to 12 kg only)
    • Food, accommodation, salary and Trekking insurance for Guide and Porter.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of trek.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client Travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
    • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu that goes beyond the scheduled program.
    • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
    • Entry fees in Monastries, temples, Museum.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Sweet things like chocolate bars and bakery items.
    • Internet, Hot shower and battery charge during the trek.
    • International airfare and airport departure tax. 
    • Tips for guide, porters and staffs.
    • Things that goes beyond cost inclusive.
    Useful InformationGood to Know

    Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit permit

    For the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake, you will need three permits. They are special permit to do trek in restricted areas, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS Card. All these three permits are necessary, and trekking without them is illegal. Our team will help you obtain the permits easily. 

    You will need to give us a copy of your passport, a passport-sized photograph, and the original passport with the visa stamp to obtain the Nar Phu area trek permit. 

    Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit difficulty & altitude sickness

    Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit are two most challenging treks in Nepal. Combining them with an excursion to Tilicho Lake makes this trek very adventurous and demanding. The difficulty level of the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake is strenuous. So, trekkers with strong fitness and previous experience are only recommended this trek. 

    First, you will explore the Nar Phu Valley. The terrain is offbeat and steep. There are many sharp ascends and descends on the Nar Phu Valley trek route. Likewise, the tourist infrastructure is very limited along the trails, and the region is quite isolated. It is both physically and mentally demanding to trek in Nar Phu Valley.

    After you complete the Nar Phu Valley trekking, you will continue to Annapurna Circuit from Ngawal. The final ascent in Nar Phu Valley crosses the Kang La pass. The Annapurna Circuit terrain is also off the beaten. To reach Tilicho Lake, you will walk on a glacier and via landslide debris. Snow walking is also involved as per the weather. 

    The trail then follows a rugged Himalayan terrain with steep, narrow tracks and crosses the challenging Thorong La pass. Towards the end of the trek, you will walk along the isolated Kali Gandaki gorge and ascend to Jomsom. With the varying terrain, you also have to deal with changing elevation and climate. 

    Trekkers have to be well-packed for different weather and also be aware of altitude sickness. Keep yourself hydrated and maintain your pace during trekking. If you feel sick or any discomfort, let your guide know. Take first aid and make sure you feel well before you continue further. Do not push yourself unnecessarily.

    The best month to do the Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit trek

    The best months to do the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake are March, April, May, September, October, and December. Even though you can do this trek throughout the year, the above months have the best weather and trail conditions. Stable weather, dry trails, and a moderate climate are essential for a delightful trek. 

    Likewise, you will get to witness teeming vegetation, cascading waterfalls, beautiful rivers, and jaw-dropping mountain panoramas during the best trekking months. You can enjoy walking in nature thoroughly because of the long daylight hours. The tea houses are open in every village and well prepared to welcome trekkers. 


    The accommodation on Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit route will be basic tea houses. The services are scarce in Nar Phu Valley, however groups of 6 to 10 or 12 trekkers can explore the region, spending nights in shared rooms. It is essential to share rooms as the tea houses are limited. 

    Likewise, the Annapurna Circuit trek route has a bit better tourist infrastructure. Single rooms may not be available in Yak Kharka, Ledar, Thorong Phedi, and High Camp. You may have to make a bit of adjustments. Even though the lodging facility is simple on this trek, you will get cozy rooms to spend the night. 

    Washrooms are mostly shared, and squat-style toilets are common. Pack toilet paper and all other toiletries for the trek. You have to carry a high-quality sleeping bag during the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake. If you can, pack a pillow cover too. Tea houses offer extra blankets but may cost you a few extra bucks. 

    Tea houses charge a few extra bucks for services like hot showers, charging, and WiFi. You should have Nepali cash on you for these personal expenses. For a long trek like this, we highly recommend you bring a solar power bank, Nepali tourist SIM, and wet wipes to keep you refreshed. 


    During the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake, you will get mostly Nepali dishes with some Tibet, Indian, and Western options. The Nar Phu Valley especially has a bit of costly food. Our package cost includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a day. Trekkers can buy additional food and drinks on their own. 

    Budget some money for your personal expenses during the trek. Veg options are widely available with limited non-veg dishes. Do ask the tea house owner about the freshness of the meat before you consume it. If you have any allergies, inform our guide and be aware. Similarly, you will get clean, boiled water to drink. 

    *Note: Use water-purifying tablets for extra safety. Pack ample snacks to last throughout the journey.

    Is travel insurance needed for the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit?

    Yes, travel insurance with helicopter evacuation coverage is necessary for the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake. As per the restricted areas rules for trekkers, travel insurance is compulsory, and we require evacuation insurance for Annapurna Circuit, too. 

    Because the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake explores very remote and rugged Himalayan trails, travel insurance is important for your safety. There is also the risk of altitude sickness and injuries on this trek. Travel insurance offers you not only immediate medical assistance but also financial protection. 

    *Note: Make sure your travel insurance covers helicopter evacuation in the Himalayas. 

    Guide and porter during the Nar Phu Valley with Annapurna Circuit trek

    You will trek with a native guide and porter during the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake. As per the group size, we provide trekking guide, assistant trekking guides and porters. They will help you navigate the trail, interact with locals, carry your duffel bags, and assure your safety and comfort. 

    It is compulsory to do the Nar Phu Valley trek with a guide and porter. Likewise, given the trick trails of Thorong La pass, we do not recommend crossing it without expert guidance. Our guide and porter team will be your reliable travel partner in the mountains. 

    Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit 2024 last-minute booking and cancellation

    For the last-minute booking, you have to make the full payment for the trip. Once the booking is confirmed from our side, you will get further details. Do note that the last-minute bookings are nonrefundable. 

    As the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake is challenging, so make sure you are fit for the journey. If you have any questions regarding the last-minute booking, feel free to contact us anytime. Our team will do their best to arrange the logistics, permits, and essentials for the trip.

    Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake packing

    During the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake, you have to wear appropriate trekking clothes and use gear like trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc. You cannot wear regular clothes while trekking in the Himalayas because of alpine weather and climate. Follow the below list to pack for Everest Base Camp trek:-

    • Clothing: Underwear, t-shirts, trekking t-shirt and pants, thermal pants, fleece jacket/down jacket, beanie, scarf, gloves, socks, trekking boots, lounge slippers, dry towel, etc 
    • Trek gear: Sleeping bag, backpack, duffel bag (provided by us), trekking poles, torch, sunglasses, reusable water bottle, water purification tablets, traveler's knife, etc
    • Health and hygiene: General medicines, bandages, blister cream, personal medication (if any), high SPF sunscreen, SPF lip balm, moisturizer, wet tissues, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, toothpaste/brush, biodegradable soap, small mirror, comb, etc
    • Miscellaneous: Power bank, camera, spare batteries, adapter, journal/pen, map, trekking permits, passport, travel visa, cash, passport-size photos, snacks and bars, book, etc
    FAQsNaar Phu Valley Trek - 22 Days FAQs
    • The Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake is very demanding. This trek crosses two challenging high mountain passes and traverses offbeat routes. You have to deal with high altitude on this trek and limited tourist infrastructure. The Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake is only for experienced trekkers. 


    • To do the Nar Phu Valley trek Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake trek, you have to be very strong physically. This trek is strenuous and demands long hours of trekking on offbeat, steep trails. Your stamina, endurance, balance, and strength should be on point. 

    • The Nar Phu Valley Trek is considered a challenging trek and requires a good level of fitness as the trek involves steep ascents and descents, crossing high-altitude passes, and negotiating rugged terrain.

    • Yes, a passport is required to enter Nepal. It should have six months of validity from the date you enter Nepal. Likewise, you will also need a Nepali travel visa, which is available at Tribhuvan International Airport for travelers from most countries.

    • Yes, you have to get travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation and medical bills to do this trek. 


    • The best time to do the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake is during the spring season, which goes from March to May, and the autumn season runs from September to November. 


    • During the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake, you will get to witness several mountains like Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tukuche, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, Fishtail, etc. 

    • No, you cannot do the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake without a guide. Nar Phu Valley is a restricted area, so trekking with a guide is compulsory. Likewise, to do the Annapurna Circuit, you will need a TIMS Card, and only a licensed guide can help you get it. So, you have to do this trek with a guide. 


    • No, trekking the Nar Phu Valley requires a special permit, which can only be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal and requires at least 2 trekkers. In addition, a licensed guide is required to accompany trekkers on the trek.

    • Yes, trekkers require a special permit to enter the Nar Phu Valley, which is issued only through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.

    • Trekkers also require Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card to do Naar Phu valley Trek.

    • Yes, you cross two mountain passes on the Nar Phu Valley trek with Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake. First, you will cross the Kang La pass (5,306 m/17,408 ft), and then, you will cross the Thorong La pass (5,416 m/17,769 ft). 

    • Naar Phu Valley trek provides basic accommodation on teahouses or traditional guesthouses.

    • Though previous trekking experience is not required having a good level of fitness and proper acclimatization is highly recommended for the Nar Phu Valley Trek.

    • During the trek, there is WiFi available in some villages at lower altitudes. Likewise, for a better chance of connecting with your friends and families, we recommend you buy a Nepali tourist sim. You may not get network everywhere, but there will be ample chances to drop a text or call your loved ones.

    • The Nar Phu Valley is home to semi-nomadic Tibetans who have preserved their traditional way of life for centuries. Trekkers will have the chance to experience the unique culture and traditions of the locals. There are also several ancient monasteries to explore along the way.

    • The trek involves steep ascents and descents, crossing high-altitude passes, and negotiating rugged terrain.

    • The Nar Phu Valley is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan blue sheep, and numerous species of birds and flowers. However, spotting wildlife is not guaranteed, and trekkers should not disturb the animals or their habitat

    • Tilicho Lake is the second-highest lake in the world. The location of this lake and the stunning turquoise color of the lake make it famous among the trekkers. 

    • No, you can't swim in Tilicho Lake because of its unsafe shoreline. Trekkers do not swim in this lake. 

    • Yes, Muktinath temple is a pilgrimage site. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus in Nepal. Likewise, this temple also holds significance for Buddhists. 

    • If your Jomsom flight gets canceled, you will take another flight the same day or drive from Jomsom to Pokhara. The drive is long. It gets bumpy in some sections of the route, but the mountain views are excellent. 



    • No, there is no ATM on the Nar Phu Valley Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trek route. You can withdraw money in Kathmandu and Besisahar before the trek starts.


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