Trip Facts

Grade: Adventure
Daily Walk Duration: 4 - 8 hours
Altitude: Max. 5420m
Group Size: 1 - 15 Pax
Season: March to October

Description

Newly opened for tourism, this route is becoming more popular which at the beginning is a part of the Annapurna Circuit’s low route, however after Koto on the way to Manang, we divert and trek north east. Trekking in the area is unlike most of Nepal as the terrain is Trans Himalayan and similar to Tibet. Some trails are quite narrow along ridges and cliffs. Due to the growing number of tourist, the trail is starting to develop as well as the remote villages like Nar.
 
We return by crossing the Kang la pass, rejoining the Annapurna Circuit near Manang. From here we go to explore Tilicho Lake at 4920m. and 4 km long, it is one of the highest lakes in the world. The trail is narrow and steep but Tilicho lake presents a particularly dramatic spectacle. Sometimes its turquoise waters reflect the surrounding peaks but more often is frozen. We return to Khangsar village towards Thorong phedi and cross a pass of 5420m to Muktinath (3800m), the popular Hindu & Buddhist temple.
 
Most of the time, the view from the trail is of outstanding high Himalayan scenes. You can see Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, all heavily glaciated peaks. The barren Kali Gandaki valley is far below to the west. After a steep descent of 1600m we reach Jomsom with spectacular views of Dhaulagiri. After a pleasant walk along the moraines and grassy slopes we catch the flight back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
 
NOTE: All trips can be customized as per your interest, fitness level and schedule.
Day 01-02: Drive to Bulbule
Day 02-16: Trek to Dharapani - Koto - Nar - Tilicho Lake - Muktinath
Day 16-17: Flight back to Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathamndu

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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Trek Grading

The Following Is Designed to be a Rough Guide to help you select the trek that suits you best.

Moderate/Reasonable

More remote country, often camping in the wild, the occasional 7 or 8 hour day (camp to camp) but not more than 5 days consecutive walking. Altitude gains of up to 600m. a day.

Adventurous/Vigorous

Up to 9 days consecutive walking including high passes up to 4500m. (With snow covering), but more typically on passes of 3650-4300m. Again, occasionally a 7 or 8 hour day, but usually 5 or 6 hours. A long way from any road!

Challenging / Strenuous

Only one of our treks, "A Himalayan Summit" fully merits this grade. This is purely on account of its altitude, 6000m. Given the time for acclimatization, this is well within the grasp of the fit and healthy.

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