Important Information

Annapurna Region Treks
21 Days
Max Altitude 5340 meters
Best Season Spring/Summer/Autumn
Activity Per Day
5-6 hours walk
Level 4
Group Size
2 - 12 people
Transportation Bus/Jeep

“Explore the untouched valley of Nar Phu and trekking through the challenging passes of the Mesokanto La (5340m), Kangla Pass (5320m), and Tilicho Lake (4920m).”

This Nar Phu and Mesokanto trekking is a combination of spectacular mountain scenery, picturesque lowland farms, and villages and a wealth of cultural interest, and a challenging pass above 5000 meters which leads you for an amazing trip. This trek has covered the best of all from Annapurna with the altitude varies from 830 meters at the lowest land of Besi Sahar to the highest at Kang la pass with 5340 meters. This trekking trail connects two different districts; Manang and Mustang. Acclimatization is mandatory in this trekking because the trail leads above 5000 meters. This trekking is based on camping only. This trekking route is one of the pleasant adventures with the opportunities of exploring green valleys and hills, culturally rich villages, flowery slopes, forests of Rhododendron, pasture lands, and river gorges. The trek is ideal for both natural explorers and adventure seekers.

Nar Phu Valley is untouched by modernization and of course, a less crowded trekking destination which lies on the northeast part of Thorang La, way to Saribung Pass which leads to Upper Mustang. This was a controlled area for foreigners until 2002 AD.  This is a remote and exotic part of Annapurna where people of the Tibetan community live densely with the occupation of Yak herding and Agriculture. Century’s old Mani wall and colorful prayer flags will welcome to villages of Nar and Phu. Buddhist Monastries are other attractions that help to heal your inner anxiety.

Tilicho Lake is the highest altitude lake in the world situated at an elevation of 4,920 meters (16,138 feet) in the Manang district of Nepal. It is one of the most dramatic trekking destinations of the Annapurna Circuit trek. For this trek, it takes 3–4 days more to finish with the circuit trek.  In the past, trekkers do camping trek but nowadays there are lodges available between Manang and the lake. Tilicho basecamp is the last teahouse place to approach Tilicho Lake. Lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks like Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar, and Muktinath which reflect in the cold and clear turquoise waters that make it more beautiful.

Mesokanto pass is a perfect viewpoint that offers the panoramic view of Mt. Tilicho Annapurna massif, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Glacier Dome, and hundreds of mountains and peaks. The adventure continues in the Annapurna region with magnificent views of Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri massif. This is an alternative pass of Thorang La which connects Mustang and Manang.

Himalayan Wander Walkers organize this camping trekking package, a true trekking adventure for all trekkers who are fit enough and have proper time. All our trips are tailor-made trips with personalized services. 

If you are looking for different itinerary than the itinerary here please Customize Your Trip 

Highlights of Nar Phu and Mesokando Pass Trek

  • Discover the hidden valley of Nar and Phu.
  • Spectacular view from Kang-la and Mesokanto La Pass.
  • Witness a Tibetan-derived culture with a unique landscape
  • Explore the centuries-old stones Mani wall and Monasteries
  • Experience the day hiking to Altitude lake – Tilicho Lake.

Outline Itinerary ( 21 Days )

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of Himalayan Wander Walkers will warmly welcome you to Nepal and will escort you towards your hotel. If your arrival time is in the morning you can do a short tour or you can just relax and walk around the town. You have to come one day earlier for a special permit. For that, we need your original passport.
Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.

Day 2

City tour, Permit preparation.

Visit the world’s heritage sites. Which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with woods, stones, and metals. Today after breakfast we will start a city tour of most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu valley. These landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swyambhunath), and the world's largest Buddhists stupa, Bouddhanath. Briefing regarding the trek with two-way question-answer with the trip leader (The Guide).
Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.

Day 3

Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) to Shyange (1100m), 9-10 hours.

At Kathmandu, we will start our day by having a refreshing breakfast and then we will move towards the bus stop to catch the bus to Besisahar. The road drive goes for about 9 to 10 hours long. After the long and exhausting travel from the bus, we will drop to Besisahar. The night will be at one of the best hotels in Besisahar. Then the local drive will continue for Shyange village. Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 4

Shyange to Taal (2130m), 6 hours.

Early morning, we will be served a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then, we will follow the steep trail ascending to the surface of the village named Jagat, Chamje. Following the main trail viewing some spectacular waterfalls we will cross some bridges. The continuous trek through the unbroken trail will finally lead us to the Taal [2130m] through the forest. We walk approximately for about 6 hours. Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.


Day 5

Taal to Koto (2600m), 7 hours.

Tal is the border of the Manang and Lamjung districts. After passing through some beautiful pastures, villages, and some suspension bridges, we will enter the Dharapani at 1860m. A gradual ascending path from Dharapani by crossing the beautiful stream will enable us to reach Koto. We can enjoy the view of Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain from this region. Koto is a small village of Gurung community and other ethnic communities. The night will be at Koto. The whole trekking goes for about 7 hours.
Overnight: at tent. Meal: three times a day.


Day 6

Koto to Dharmasala (3250m), 6 hours.

From Koto, we will begin our trekking earlier than ever because the way is a little bit tough with a long distance to travel. We need to cross the river of Narphu valley and then a hike up to Phu Khola through the beautiful forests. The route will continue until we reach Dharmasala. We will clear the night delightfully at Dharmasala after a trek of about 6 hours.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 7

Dharmasala to Kayang (3750m), 5-6 hours.

From Dharamsala, we will catch the steep climb up to the valley to the height of 3200m. We will pass through the beautiful pass of Meta and Nar. The morning walk will be the loveliest walk in the Himalayas. We can get a crystal clear vision of great ranges of mountains all around us through our naked eyes. The continuing trail will lead us to Kayang after walking of about 5 to 6 hours. The night will be at Kayang.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 8

Kayang to Phu village (4240m), 4 hours.

From Kayang, the trail will follow the path steeply to the river. We have to walk carefully as the path is risky. We should pass the unique and colorful chortens for which Nar and Phu are popular. We have to cross a suspension bridge to enter the Phu valley. We will set up the camp to stay the night at Phu village.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 9

Rest day at Phu valley.

We will spend a day at Phu valley exploring the village. We can interact with the local people who are loyal and helpful to the visitors. We might see the summer grazing land at Ngoro.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 10

Phu to Junam (3490m), 5 hours.

After spending a day at Phu valley, we will get back to the Phu gate and then the descending way to the river will lead us to Junam Kharka. We will be delighted to set up our camp at Junam which is a very beautiful and suitable place for camping.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 11

Trek from Junam to Nar (4120m), 2-3 hours.

This day we need to trek following the trail down to the old bridge through the narrow gorge all the way back up again. The scenery that we get from here is stunning. We will finally reach to Nar gates at the top of the hill and we will pass the wonderfully painted, bamboo topped Chhortens. The night will be stunningly beautiful at Nar.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 12

Explore around Nar Village.

We will spend a day at Nar exploring the valley. We can get the glorious view of the beautiful Gompa at Nar. The day is more resting day than exploring around. The night will be spectacular at Nar with the people.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 13

Trek from Nar to Ngawal village (3675m), 7-8 hours.

From Nar, we will move towards the Ngawal through the Kangla pass. The Kangla pass is situated at the height of 5240m. The view that we can get from here is spectacular. Ngawal is one of the most wonderful villages with some sense of traditional, architectural, and other religious concepts. The night will at Ngawal.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 14

Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3500m) 3-4 hours.

From Ngawal, we will pass the main trail to Manang. The route goes following the Marshyangdi River to reach Manang. The way passes through the beautiful forest of pine and through the village like Braga, where we can see some of the farming areas. We can enjoy the view of Annapurna ranges, Tilicho mountain, and other beautiful mountain ranges during our trek. The night will be splendidly beautiful at Manang.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 15

Manang to Khangsar (3745m), 2-3 hours.

From Manang, we will gradually descent the way to Khangsar after crossing the suspension bridge of Jharsing Khola. The panoramic mountain will surely entertain us. Khangsar is a small village in the Gurung community. We can find some small Monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls, and prayer flags. The night will be at Khangsar.
Overnight: at the tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 16

Khangsar to Tilicho Lake (4920m) 6-7 hours.

From Khangsar, we will trek approximately for about six hours to reach to the Tilicho Lake. The path is interesting as we move towards the Tilicho Lake. We need to cross several streams.  After walking for a while, we will reach the Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake is situated at the highest altitude of Nepal.  The night will be interesting at Tilicho Lake.
Overnight: at tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 17

Trek from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto pass. (5315m), 7-8 hours.

The trail from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto pass is several ups and downs until we reach Mesokanto pass. The mesmerizing view of Annapurna, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri, and other several mountains will definitely entertain us. The night will be at Mesokanto pass at the height of 5315m.
Overnight: at tent. Meal: three times a day.

Day 18

Mesokanto pass to Jomsom (2741m), 6-7 hours.

We will follow the descending way from Mesokanto pass [5250m] to reach to Jomsom. The trekking region goes through the beautiful pine forest. The famous Buddhist village named as Thimi lies on the way to Jomsom. We will spend the last day of trekking at Jomsom at 2741m after a trekking of about 6 hours.
Overnight: at hotel. Meal: three times a day.

Day 19

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara:

Early morning, we will enjoy a hot breakfast in the land of the Himalayas. After having breakfast, we will catch the flight over to Pokhara. On the flight, we will certainly enjoy the glorious and glittering view of mountains from the bird-eye prospects during the flight. The flight goes for about 25 to 30 minutes. The night will be at Pokhara after spending the day leisurely.
Overnight: at the hotel set with BB plan.

Day 20

Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will wake up early in the morning with the dazzling view of the sun rising through the summit piercing the white snows. We will have a short visit over to the market around Pokhara and will take a drive back to Kathmandu. The drive goes for about 7 to 8 hours. The night will be relaxing at Kathmandu.
Overnight: at hotel set with BB plan.

Day 21

Final departure

Finally, the day of returning back to your home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. Himalayan Wander Walkers will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure.  We wish for your sound journey ahead.



Airport pick up and drop off
Taxi/bus to the start and end of the trek
English-speaking government license holder trekking guide
Trekking guide’s and porter’s insurance during the trip
TIMS trekking permit
Annapurna conservation permit
Special permit for Nar and Phu
Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
National park fee
Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu
Accommodation during the trek


Meals & drinks during the trek and in Kathmandu (unless stated otherwise under ‘The trip cost includes’)
Personal trekking equipment
Travel/medical insurance
Emergency rescue evacuation
Phone calls
International air ticket
Tips for your trekking guide & porters at the end of the trek
If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’

Important Information


  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack.


  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.

Trekking or running shoes, Camp shoes or thongs, Socks (polypropylene),

Down or fiber-filled jacket, Jumper or piled jacket, Hiking shorts, Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants, T-shirts or blouses, Underwear, Sun hat

Rucksack, Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional), Water bottle, Torch, batteries, and bulbs