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Tilicho Lake Trek

Trip Duration: 16 Days Best Seasons: April- June / September - December
Group size: 2 person (minimum) / 18 person Max-Altitude: 5,416 m
Fitness level: Moderate 
Arrival on: Kathmandu Departure from: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel and Tea-house lodges during trek

Overview

Tilicho Lake considered as one of the highest Lakes in the Nepal, at 4,919 meters above sea-level is one of the best trekking routes. Despite “Kajin Sara” the new highest lake being discovered at Manang at a height of 5,200 meters, people are still trekking towards Tilicho because of the good reputation from the past. The lake was formed by the glacial melt off the northern slopes of the Annapurna and is of historical and religious significance as it is thought to be mentioned in the Hindu religious book, the Ramayana. Tilicho Lake Trek has been one of those treks which catches the attention of the tourist. Old Buddhist cultures and monastries are one of the highlights of this trip. People are astonished by the splendid view of the mountains, glaciers, rivers and lakes.

Photographers and researchers are welcomed with the panoramic view of this region. Various types of flowers and vegetation are found here.

Highlights

  •   Settlements of Gurung and Thakali people
  •   Lake standing at 4,920 meters above sea-level
  •   Stunning glimpse of the beautiful mountains of the region such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and Himchuli
  •   Beautiful Manang village surrounded by river, various plants and vegetation and wildlife

Outline Itinenary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu

  • Day 2 : KATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR BY A PRIVATE VEHICLE

  • Day 3 : BESISAHAR (760M) TO CHAME (2,650M) 6HRS DRIVE

  • Day 4 : TREK FROM CHAME (2,650M) TO PISANG (‎3,250M)

  • Day 5 : TREK FROM PISANG (3,250M) TO MANANG (3,519m)

  • Day 6 : MANANG ACCLIMATIZATION DAY, HIKE UP TO THE HILL 2.5HRS

  • Day 7 : Trek from manang to Khangsar village (3,734m)

  • Day 8 : Trek from khangsar village (3,734m) to tilicho base camp (4,150m)

  • Day 9 : Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m) and return back to Tilicho Base camp (4,150m)

  • Day 10 : Trek from tilicho base camp (4,150m) to Yakkharka (4,040m)

  • Day 11 : Trek from Yak kharka (4,040m) to Thorang Thorong Phedi (4,420m)

  • Day 12 : TREK FROM THORONG PHEDI (4,450M) TO MUKTINATH (3,800M) VIA THORONG-LA PASS (5,416m)

  • Day 13 : TREK FROM MUKTINATH (3,800M) TO JOMSOM (2,743M)

  • Day 14 : JOMSOM TO POKHARA FLIGHT/ BY BUS

  • Day 15 : POKHARA TO KATHMANDU BY BUS

  • Day 16 : DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1,350 m
    • Accommodation: Hotel

    Welcome to Tribuvan International Airport Kathmandu the capital of Nepal. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting with traditional Khata and easy transfer to your Hotel. Check in hotel and then briefing about trek and early fights-out timing and introduction with your guide and staffs.

  • Day 2 : KATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR BY A PRIVATE VEHICLE
    • Altitude: 760 m
    • Duration: 5-6 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Get ready to leave Kathmandu early in the morning. Witness the scenery on the road. Lunch will be eaten at a restaurant on the way. After reaching Besisahar, you will have plenty of time to roam around. Overnight at Besisahar.

  • Day 3 : BESISAHAR (760M) TO CHAME (2,650M) 6HRS DRIVE
    • Altitude: 2,650 m
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Today we will reach Chame, a village which is a bit occupied Chame is the headquarters of Manang District. You will be able to see the changes in vegetation and trees due to the elevation of place. Overnight at Chame.

  • Day 4 : TREK FROM CHAME (2,650M) TO PISANG (‎3,250M)
    • Altitude: 3,250 m
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Get your cameras ready as we will be trekking through a very interesting and beautiful route this day. You will be seeing the apple farming location, as well as the beautiful landscape of himalayas when you reach Pisang. Overnight at Pisang.

  • Day 5 : TREK FROM PISANG (3,250M) TO MANANG (3,519m)
    • Altitude: 3,519 m
    • Duration: 5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Get ready to view the famous Manang Village. We will be passing through the most beautiful landscapes. Few Stupas along the way, crossing beautifully made bridges, the enormous Mountains Annapurna II,III,IV around will always amaze the people who is visiting the place for the first time. Overnight at Manang.

  • Day 6 : MANANG ACCLIMATIZATION DAY, HIKE UP TO THE HILL 2.5HRS
    • Altitude: 3,800 m
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Today we basically 2.5hrs hike our way up to and then return back to the lodge we are staying. Explore Manang and the village's various houses and shops. A refreshing view from the village is always an appreciating point of the trek. Overnight at Manang

  • Day 7 : Trek from manang to Khangsar village (3,734m)
    • Altitude: 3,734 m
    • Duration: 2-3 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    We head towards Khangsar village this day, We will be crossing path with chortens and many old pilgrimages, local animals, various flowers and scenic mountains. Overnight at Khangsar Village.

  • Day 8 : Trek from khangsar village (3,734m) to tilicho base camp (4,150m)
    • Altitude: 4,150 m
    • Duration: 5-6 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    From Khangsar, the trail climbs steeply past the Gompa and small chortens; the trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes.

  • Day 9 : Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m) and return back to Tilicho Base camp (4,150m)
    • Altitude: 4,150 m
    • Duration: 5-6 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Early in the morning, after having our breakfast we head towards Tilicho Lake. After reaching the lake, we spend some time there taking pictures and strolling around. It's a view worth experiencing. Overnight at Tilicho base camp.

  • Day 10 : Trek from tilicho base camp (4,150m) to Yakkharka (4,040m)
    • Altitude: 4,040 m
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You will find a great number of yaks around this area. overnight at Yakkharka.

  • Day 11 : Trek from Yak kharka (4,040m) to Thorang Thorong Phedi (4,420m)
    • Altitude: 4,420 m
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    After the breakfast, we head towards phedi. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear on the trail. Overnight at Phedi.

  • Day 12 : TREK FROM THORONG PHEDI (4,450M) TO MUKTINATH (3,800M) VIA THORONG-LA PASS (5,416m)
    • Altitude: 3,800 m
    • Duration: 7-8 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Today is the most important day, as we will be reaching the highest point of our trek. Get yourself ready in the morning, stretches and exercises whatever you can to energize your body. You better eat your breakfast nicely this morning, we will be ascending towards Thorong-La Pass for about 5-6 hours. After reaching on top of Thorong Pass, we will be spending some time having some tea and coffee, then we start our descend to Muktinath. After a long descend we will reach Muktinath, the Muktinath temple is considered to be one of the most Holy places in Nepal. The famous '108 holy Taps' where people take baths is located in the Muktinath temple. Overnight at Muktinath.

  • Day 13 : TREK FROM MUKTINATH (3,800M) TO JOMSOM (2,743M)
    • Altitude: 2,715 m
    • Duration: 6 hours
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meal: B L D

    Although having a road for transportation, trekking is also a good option. If you are in for the ride from Muktinath to Jomsom by transportaion, then you can consult with the guide. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri can be seen on the way. We reach Jomsom (Airport)/Marpha . Marpha is famous for Apple garden place of Nepal and their unique blend of modern and ancient buildings. Marpha is basically a small town.

  • Day 14 : JOMSOM TO POKHARA FLIGHT/ BY BUS
    • Altitude: 1,400 m
    • Duration: 8 hours
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meal: B L

    We will be heading to Pokhara this day on Flight or by bus. we shall reserve the bus considering the size of group.We will be leaving the Annapurna conservation area. Overnight at Pokhara.

  • Day 15 : POKHARA TO KATHMANDU BY BUS
    • Altitude: 1,350 m
    • Duration: 6-7 hours
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meal: B L

    On this day, we will be leaving Pokhara by bus. witness the scenic hills and rivers on the way to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your Hotel where you stayed before.

  • Day 16 : DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
    • Meal: B

    Our staffs will be helping you to reach the airport. You will be dropped at the airport on our reserved vehicle.

    Included

    • Free airport picks up on your arrival and a drop at on your departure day
    • Annapurna conservation ACAP entry permits.
    • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management systems)
    • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with local tea and coffee) during the trek.
    • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with Bbplan on twin sharing room
    • All Ground Transportation *Exclude the private charter vehicle)
    • An Experienced English speaking guide (Government Trekking guide license holder)
    • Trekking porter for carrying your luggage 1 person for 2 clients
    • Peak summit trekking duffle bag for each one for porter luggage

Exclude

  • International Flights tickets to Nepal and Nepal Entry visa fee.
  • Personal travel medical and emergency evacuation rescue insurance(Travel insurance is to be brought compulsory by yourself )
  • City sightseeing and Meals in pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any kind of electronics battery charge and Hot water during in trekking.
  • All kind of alcoholic drinks, mineral water and Can juice items.
  • Personal laundry, Intl Telephone and personal shopping.
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides and porters.
  • Extra program and night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure or early return from trek due to any complication than the schedule

Starting Price

$1800 / Per Person


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