Tilicho lake Trek - 18 Days

Tilicho Lake Trekking is one in all the foremost attractive trekking destinations in Nepal which passes through a number of the foremost prominent places within the Annapurna Region with the highlight of the trek being Tilicho Lake (4920m) itself. The trek to the very best lake within the world is filled with incredible view of breath-taking Himalayas, lush green hills, wide meadows, and traditional villages of the Buddhist community. Tilicho Lake Trekking is a perfect trek for nature lovers who seek peace within the lap of the Himalayas but don’t mind a touch tough walking.

Tilicho Lake Trekking route attaches with Annapurna circuit route which is one in all the world’s most well liked trekking routes starts from Chamje from where you follow the paths of Marsayangdi River resulting in the villages of Tal, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar and eventually Tilicho Lake. With every new destination, the climate and landscape are absolute to change. The trail then takes to the tranquil Tilicho Lake sitting peacefully amid bare hills behind which the snowy peaks glitter.

Afterward, the trek again joins the most trekking route and moves on to the meadows of Yak Kharka. one in all the highlights of this trek is that the tough climb to cross the very best pass in Nepal, Thorung La Pass (5416m) from where a surprising view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges will be seen. Crossing Thorung La Pass (5416m), the trek ends up in Muktinath temple, one in all the holiest shrines of Hindus everywhere the planet.

While trekking in Manang valley featured the continual view of the Annapurna range, trekking in Mustang district features a splendid view of the Dhaulagiri range. Hence, enjoying the view of Dhaulagiri massif, you head all the way down to the windy town of Jomsom via Kagbeni before flying above the deepest gorge within the world, Kali Gandaki River to arrive in Pokhara. Tilicho Lake Trekking, therefore, is a superb chance to explore the Himalayan life in Nepal.

Tilicho Lake is one in all those places that have had mythic connotations. The Annapurna undoubtedly provides a number of the world’s best trekking routes, including because it does a greater kind of scenery and culture than will be found in the other comparable area.

Tilicho lake trek is understood for the world’s highest lake located within the Manang District of Nepal within the Annapurna range at an altitude of 4919m. Among the various trek to Annapurna regions, Tilicho Lake trek is additionally famous for its religious point of view many Hindu pilgrims from round the world visit this lake. Not only Hindus but also Buddhists consider it as an area of spiritual importance.

The destination is unquestionably awesome, but also the journey is marvelous. The lake is incredibly stunning, crammed with the purest water of mountains and also the route is even much attractive. The view of stunning mountains, beat the gorgeous hills and also the completely amazing surrounding is everything you’ll love. Also, the clear sky, cool weather, and also the greenery, the trek to Tilicho lake is completely stunning.

Day 1
Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.

A very warm ‘Namaste’ (welcome in Nepali) for your great journey with us. we are going to meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, and would drive to your hotel. As you get ease and wash after your long flight, we humbly request you to go to our office for an arrangement about your program. you may have a gathering together with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and that we will process for the trekking permits. If you hit night, we are going to have the identical discussion in next day morning after breakfast.

Day 2
A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

The next morning after breakfast you’ll leave for a full day sightseeing tour round the Kathmandu valley. you’ll be able to pay your homage visiting the middle of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. the largest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and also the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflect the individuality and variety in Nepalese culture. On the journey back to the hotel, you’ll be able to travel round the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. you’ll be able to perhaps take a relaxed practise the famous streets like Thamel.

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1330m/4363ft)

Take a vehicle or tourist bus to Besi Sahar through Prithvi Highway, about 6 hours drive. Reach Besi Sahar or Bhulbule at Lunchtime. Take a neighborhood jeep to Syange (1080m) driving with the view of River, greeneries, local villages, and delightful mountain scenery. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Jagat (1330m). If our driving is late, we are able to stay in Syange further.

Day 4
Syange/Jagat trekking to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft)

The trail continues diagonal way across the correct side Marsyangdi river view, and after crossing span within the Marsyangdi River again, the trail goes uphill and gradually steep flat and find to Tal. Tal is one in every of the famous places for valley views and waterfalls. We enter Manang district; the trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields, and pine forests past the village of Khotro (1860m). Descend to a forest to a protracted span and charming courtyards of Alpine. Passing through Karte and Nache village, the new trail continues a stone Kani making a proper entrance to Dharapani. Dharapani is one junction way for Manaslu round and also big villages within the Manang valley.

Day 5
Dharapani trekking to Chame (2630m/8629ft)

After registering within the ACAP office, he gradually climbs over a spur. Walk to Bagarchhap (2160m) through a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple, and oak. The trail stays on the south bank of the river, climbing through woods to Danaque (2210m), a valley surrounded by apple orchards. Climb steeply crisscrossing section of the road through rhododendron forest. The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest so follows the river for a time amongst the upper oak and maple trees. At the doorway to Chame could be a long wall with many prayer wheels; the executive headquarter of the Manang district. There are beautiful views of Lamjung, Annapurna II/IV (7525m). Stay overnight at the guest house.

Day 6
Chame to Pisang (3210m/10531ft)

Climb past Mani walls to a field of buckwheat in tiny village Telekhu (2840m). there’s a protracted, peasant, and mostly level walk-in forest with some dramatic scenery as you practice a deep gorge. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the primary views of tense Paungda Danda rock face, an oversized curved slab of rock. Over a ridge marked by prayer flags and stone cairn, continue the steep ascent to the upper Marsyangdi. The trail follows through the river valley with excellent views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Pisang marks the start of the region’s upper portion of the Manang district.

Day 7
Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614ft)

It’s about 6-7 hours trail. From upper Pisang, the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the little turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hike through the fields of grazing Yak and a good form of crops. The trail climbs a steep ridge right side of the Marsyangdi River to induce Ngawal (3660m), but it’s one among the high viewing points of the full Annapurna Ridge and therefore the Marsyangdi river valley view. On the way, we pass pine forests, villages like Braga, and farming terraces. the massive Tibetan settlement Manang provides excellent views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna, and Tarkekang. lodge in 3570m.

Day 8
Acclimatization day at Manang

This day you spend the second night within the Manang region to acclimatize to the upper elevations you’ll encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of chain of mountains nearby. There are beautiful views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of dramatic Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings. you’ll be able to explore Khangsur Village, Kecho Lake, or Milarepa Cave. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 9
Manang trekking to Khangsar village (3734m/12251ft)

Descending from old Manang and spending by Chorten reach a Marsyangdi river, cross a bridge over Jharsing Khola (stream it’s possible to cross the ridge north of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or to descend from village to the glacial lake at the foot of a massive icefall descending from the northern slopes of Gangapurna.the trail stays near the river bed and shortly we approach Khangsar, superb view of the nice Barrier open up. There you discover alittle monastery, Chorten, Mani walls, and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar.

Day 10
Khangsar Village Trekking to Tilicho lake base camp (4150m/13615ft)

From Khangsar, the trail climbs steeply past the Gompa and tiny chortens; the trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. Small crystals entirely cover the trail, and shrubs may be seen on each side. Some places along the trail, you cross some streams. You reach a crest (4650m) with prayer flags after the wearying climb, and so through a series of zigzags down a scree slope bring you to the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel. From here, you’ll be able to enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and lots of others. Tilicho Lake is situated at the very best altitude, so we set our camp today here at low.

Day 11
Base camp trekking to Tilicho Lake (4920m/16142ft) and trek back to base camp

The trail to the Tilicho Starts up a side valley then traverses onto a moraine, doing an extended climb to 4710m. there’s an excellent view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna, and also the Khangsar Kang. Tilicho Lake, the best lake within the world at (4920m), presents a very dramatic spectacle. Sometimes its turquoise water reflects the encircling peaks, but more often, it’s frozen solid. After spending the memorable time at Tilicho Lake, we’ll trek right down to Tilicho base camp via the identical way for an overnight stay.

Day 12
Tilicho base camp trekking to Yak Kharka (4000m/13123ft)

The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths because it steadily gains elevation. you’ve got left the massive trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. you’ll be able to keep high and follow a track 400meters around above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which can lead you around and all the way down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka. It’s fun to determine large yaks grazing at Yak Kharka. The view of Annapurna III is superb.

Day 13
Yak Kharka trekking to Phedi (4420m/14501ft)

From Yak Kharka, the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear. The crow-like bird choughs, large lammergeiers, and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead. it’s sometimes possible to work out herds of blue wild sheep at Phedi. Overnight at Phedi 4400m.

Day 14
Phedi trekking to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft)

The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switchbacking up moraines and following rocky ridges because it ascends to the Thorong La pass (5416m). you’ll be able to see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, yet because the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and therefore the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends, crossing meadows steeply all the way down to Muktinath. one in all the foremost important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. it’s also home to several ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists.

Day 15
Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m/8901ft) via Kagbeni (2810m/9219ft)

From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who involves sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them, merchandise is that the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. we’ll pass some ancient caves and look at the impressive white snow-capped mountains. The trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar, and fruit trees, finally we arrive Kagbeni, a gateway to Upper Mustang; it’s to pose Chortens and ochre-colored Gompa and monastery. After lunch in Kagbeni continues trekking to Jomsom on the windy trail of Kali Gandaki valley, overnight at Jomsom.

Day 16
Jomsom to Pokhara

Early morning we are going to take a brief picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and therefore the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, is stunning. Relax the full day within the hotel or wander around Lake Side with fascinating mountains panorama view and nature charming. Explore the varied interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David’s fall, and therefore the numerous lakes, of course.

Day 17
Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.

Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. within the evening, you’ll be able to have your last night in Nepal, enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps, and making up your mind about the returning journey. you’ll be able to have greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

Day 18
Final Departure

We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. We wish you a contented journey traditionally and culturally people Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to determine you again.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis, including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with an expert guide and personal vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis, including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit are available).
  • Above range of mountains duffle. ( If you would like, please allow us to know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar Transport by Local Bus, Besisahar to Syange by Local jeep or Bus sharing basis, ( private vehicle are available by adding extra cost)
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you wish to require a flight or want to pass private vehicle is accessible, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above range of mountains Gifts (T-shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for girls, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office charge and every one Government Taxes

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you'll get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, Kathmandu City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/ predicament, Desserts.
  • Personal expenses like laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which don't seem to be mentioned within the Price Includes section.

Trip Facts

  • $1320