The Nar Phu valley is located in the Annapurna region. The place is a set of amazing forests, beautiful monasteries, remote ethnic villages, and their culture. Nar Phu valley is one of the most remote places in Nepal.
The Chulu-East is situated above the Manang Valley. The Chulu-East (6,059 m.) offers astonishing views of the Annapurna II, III and IV, Manasalu, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Gangapurna.
The Tilicho Base camp to Meso Kanto La route offers good views of the mountains viz. Annapurna, Machhapuchare, Gangapurna, and several others. In addition to the panoramic mountain views, the rhododendron forests, rivers and gorges, green hills and lands, and the ethnic villages are sights to enjoy.
The unique lifestyle and culture in the villages of the Gurung as well as Magar is also enjoyable.
We will begin our journey towards Beshisahar early in the morning. From Besisahar, we will take another jeep to travel towards Jagat. In total, we will travel for 8 hours.
We will begin our trek through the downhill track to the Marsyangdi River and then walk through a verdant forest which offers stunning views of Himalayan Ranges. The route traverse through several villages like Tal (1,700 m), Karte (1,900 m), and many others.
We will trek through the old Annapurna circuit trek route, crossing amazing gorges and past stunning waterfalls.
The trekking route passes through beautiful woods, and pilgrims’ resting places. The trail passes under a wide waterfall, from which point the woods become thinner and the vistas wider. The last stretch into Methang involves climbing a steep hill, from which there are amazing views of some of the giant snowy peaks in the area.
We will begin our trail through the colorful Tibetan Buddhist chortens that Nar and Phu are famous for begin to appear in sight. The trail continues through the ridge with an amazing vistas of Nar Phedi Monastery. We will stay overnight in Kyang village.
We will walk just 90 minutes to reach Phu Village through the steeply up climbing. We will hike around the village, walk up to the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gumba and explore other monasteries.
We will retrace baack towards Methang but catch another trail at Nar Phedi monastery to reach the Narphedi camping site.
We will follow the winding path up a hill towards Khangla Phedi. We will stay tonight at Khangla Phedi.
Today, we will start walking early in the morning heading towards Khang La Pass. It is elevated at an altitude above 5,300 meters and is quite challenging. The top of the pass offers amazing view over Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. The trail down starts off steep towards Ngawal.
We will begin our hike walking through vertical grazing land to a vacant set where the pasture fuses with a rock. A slight ascend uphill accompanied by magnificent views of the pristine snow-topped Himalayas ranges reaches Chulu East Base Camp.
Earlier, we will descent towards Chegaji River and follow it for a while. Later, we will walk through exhausting uphill climb, cross the moraines and walk on snowy slopes to reach High Camp.
We will begin our trail through the quite challenging snow ridge. The Chulu East Peak offers the great panoramic vistas of the adjacent snow-topped mountains. We can also view the breathtaking landscape of the valley below. We will rest for a while here enjoying the summit view and taking photographs. Later, we will descend back to the Base Camp.
From Base Camp about 5 hours of downhill walk we will reach Julu (3,900 m). The route offers stunning views of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho, and Chulu East.
We will pass through several wonderful villages before we reach the biggest village of the region, Manang.
Tilicho Base Camp is about 20 kilometers far from the Manang and is rated as moderate trail. We will explore the hidden treasure of the highest altitude lake i.e. Tilicho Lake.
We will begin our trekking ascending towards the Eastern Pass which is elevated at an altitude of 5,340 meters and is considered to be quite challenging. We will gradually cross the Pass and descend towards Campsite Kharka for the overnight stay.
We will cross yet another pass today, which is relatively more challenging and thrilling than the previous one. We will ascend through the rocky ridge which will be snow-covered to reach the top of the pass then gradually descend towards Kaisang Kharka.
We will trek downhill and get to the Kagbeni village of Mustang district. We will explore the Dhumba Lake before arriving at Jomsom.
We will take an early flight to return back to the Kathmandu Valley. It will take 25 minutes of scenic flight to reach the International Airport in Kathmandu.
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