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7 reasons why you should choose Narphu and Tilicho Lake trek?

The Annapurna region is considered as one of the most diverse and popular trekking areas in Nepal along with the world’s classic walks for scenery as well as for cultural diversity. As you gain altitude you get the opportunity to experience the contrasting changes in climate. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering a spectacular and majestic view of the white Himalayas.

The Annapurna Nar Phu Tilicho trek is an ideal for those trekkers who have time and appetite to travel into remote regions of Nepal. During this Journey, one can see the nice scenery of Annapurna region, and the Tilicho Lake view, which is the highest Elevations Lake in the world. Nar Phu valley is also known as hidden gem as it is located between the more visited Annapurna and Manaslu regions. It offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature. Before reaching the heart of the Annapurna, you enter the spectacular Nar region and traverse around the ice-bound Tilicho Lake. Here we have mentioned 7 reasons why you should choose Narphu and Tilicho lake trek:

1. World Highest Tilicho Lake:

Located in the Manang district of Nepal, Tilicho Lake is a lake situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters; hence, known as the highest lake for its size in the world. Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The splendid route leads you through traditional Manangi villages, habitual people who always offer a warm welcome, and the snowcapped Himalayas. Various lodges have been built between Manang and the Lake, but there aren’t any accommodation sites or even teahouses past the Tilicho Base Camp lodge.

2. Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers get to see:

Nar-Phu valley trek is the combination of two remote villages Nar and Phu far north of Manang District. The travelers get an opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys that feature a mix of raw Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. In the trek, you pass through the national park, awesome rock formations, yaks, Monasteries, lovely forests, Kang La Pass and unequaled Himalayan cultures.

Very few westerners have explored these virtually untouched villages or climbed the many 7000m peaks surrounding it. During the Journey, you can explore the village, a stack of Tibetan-style mud and stone houses, bedecked with prayer flags and crowned by stacks of firewood. Nar Phu is a restricted area, and a special permit is required by trekkers to enter this region. It can be issued through a licensed trekking agency, who will also arrange the obligatory guide.

3. Explore beautiful Manang village:

Sitting at an altitude of 3,519 meters, Manang is well-known to be a good place to stop on the Annapurna Circuit to adjust to the altitude. There are a number of gompas and monasteries in the smaller villages around Manang, hence, you can explore the local cultural heritage. The people here adopt Tibetan culture since many centuries back. Modernization and commercialization have not touched the purity of environment in Manang region. The changing flora on the long walks, the friendly people, which invited you into their homes, the breathtaking view on the Kangla Pass, the solitude, is what you find in Manang village.

4. Alluring Views Of Mountains:

You can explore Nar Phu Valley Trek and observe alluring views of the Machhapuchhre Himal, Annapurna massif, Manaslu Himal, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri range, Tilicho peak, and several other snow-capped peaks. This off the beaten track trek from Annapurna offers a real taste of Himalayan lifestyle, culture, tradition, old Buddhist monasteries, and explore an untouched valley.

5. Witness a Tibetan-derived culture and monasteries:

Witnessing a Tibetan-derived culture is an ideal way to learn about life deep in the mountains of Nepal. You can get a chance to hang out with villagers in Phu, view colorful Tibetan chortens and prayer stones into deep canyons and gorges, as well as spend a night in the Nar Phedi monastery. Buddhist pilgrims from around Nepal might accompany you up to Phu to visit the renowned Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rimpoche. Trekking to this hidden mountain valley offers medieval Tibetan culture in undisturbed form, dramatic mountains view and great alpine sceneries.

6. Challenging Passes:

The crossing of the Thorong La pass (5,416m) is a challenging ascent. In addition, Mesokanto La pass trek is an alternative route of the Throng La Pass trek. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction. It is unique and wilderness trekking trail from Manang village to Jomsom in Annapurna region trek. The trails pass through the famous lake Tilicho which is highest point lake in the world altitude 4920 meters high. Tilicho pass is also known as Mesu Kanto la pass 5340 meters.

7. Off The Beaten Path Experience:

Most of the mountain lovers or trekking fanatics coming to Nepal prefer going to Everest or Annapurna region because these trails are heavily explored and highly crowded during peak seasons. On the opposite, Narphu and Tilicho Lake trek is naive to globetrotter and hence lightly inhabited and the area is less explored. This helps to explore the hidden treasures of Narphu valley in serenity and more off-the-beaten-path experiences.


During the Journey, we enter the spectacular Nar region and traverse around the ice-bound Tilicho Lake before crossing the Mesokantu Pass, bringing us into the very heart of the Annapurna. Trekking team Group always strives to provide our clients with complete satisfaction and we see to it that they are comfortable and receive the best treatment. Our long experience in this sector, with an excellent track record, will certainly be helpful to make your Nepal visit safe, secure and enjoyable. If you have any concern about Trekking in Nepal or hiring a professional experience local guide please do not hesitate to email us at

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