Nar Phu and Tilicho
I’m heading to Nepal for 6 weeks in April / May, and planning to do Manaslu trek and then continue on to Nar Phu, crossing Kang La to Manang and taking a side trip to Tilicho lake.
I’m open to doing this as a guide-only trip, (paying individual food / accom daily), or optionally as a fully supported camping trip (obviously at a much higher cost) to open up extra exploration options. If camping, one option would be to cross into Nar Phu from Kuchumro La and Yarcha La rather than the usual route from Koto to Nar.
As I’ll be coming from Manaslu, start date would need to be flexible give or take a day. I’m happy for trekking partners to do the whole 6 weeks with me, or join for just one section or the other.
If starting from Koto, the first day to Meta is a long day with a very large (1000m) altitude gain, so you would need to be pre-acclimatised to reduce your risk of AMS.
The usual Nar – Phu itinerary is only 6 days or so, I’m looking to add a few extra days to allow for side trips such as Himlung BC; also good to have a day in hand in case the weather is not so good for crossing Kang La to Ngawal and Manang.
I’m flexible regarding Tilicho Lake; if we have camping gear could spend longer around the lake, if not then would be a case of a day trip from Tilicho BC. Exit options are also flexible – could return to KTM from Manang, or continue on over Thorung La and fly from Jomsom.
If you are keen to explore this little-visited area of Nepal, drop me a note!
I already have an agency and guide organised.