- Trip Outline
An unforgettable journey into the hidden valleys of Naar and Phu and over the challenging Mesokanto La.
The spectacular and remote Naar Phu Valley only opened up to tourists in 2002. This Valley, tucked away between Annapurna and Manasulu offers a rare glimpse into an unchanged culture and scenery, well off the beaten tourist path. The trails are rarely ridden by bikers and offer a unique challenge. The trip has the feel of a remote expedition, with simple, yet welcoming facilities on the way. The scenery is stunning and the rideable trails are super fun. There are some hard sections of carrying, but they are duly rewarded with fantastic downhills.
After crossing the Kang La, the ride crosses the Annapurna Trail at Manang before heading onto the Tilicho trail. Here you must cross the foreboding Mesokanto La, high above the aqua blue waters of Tilicho lake. Here you will feel like you are in the remote Himalayan wilderness.
This trip has many alternatives in length and can be ridden as Naar Phu only, Tilicho Only or combined with a longer trip around Annapurna and into Upper Mustang. Let us know if you need further information about the options.
This journey has its moments of hair raising cliff side trails, tough bike carrying sections and simply unforgettable downhills. Off the bike, the local culture is authentic.
Who’s it for? Riders who are looking of a challenge amidst the Himalaya’s. Bike Packers
Length: – 16 Days (14 Days Riding)
Fitness Factor: – Intermediate to High, there are some long carry sections on tough terrain.
Skill Factor: – High Skill Level on technical descents and loose rocky surfaces. Confidence on exposed trails.
Comfort Zone: – Rustic
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 Acclimatization and Warm Up Ride in Kathmandu
Day 03 Drive to Taal.
Day 04 Riding to Chame (Koto) (2670)
Day 05 Riding to Meta (3560m) 5 to 6 hours
Day 06 Riding to Kyang (3560m) 3 to 4 hours
Day 07 Riding to Naar (4200m)
Day 09 Riding Naar to Manang (3540m) via Kang La Pass (5300m)
Day 10 Riding Manang (3540m) to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m)
Day 11 Riding Tilicho Base Camp (4150m) to Jomsom via Mesokanto La (5121m)
Day 12 Enduro Day around Muktinath - Tini Goain, Dumbar Lake to Tuckche (Optional)
Day 13 Tuckche to Beni and on to Pokhara
Day 14 Pokhara Day Rest
Day 15 Travel to Kathmandu (International Departure possible on the same day)
Day 16 Departure
For our detailed trip dossier and pricing please email us.
Our itinerary is set up to allow for acclimatization. As long as the riders take it steady, most people only suffer mild symptoms.
Yes this trip can be shortened, but rider needs to be fit and also well acclimatized prior to the trip.