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Tilicho Lake trekking

  • Grade: strenuous
  • Duration: 18
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  • Best Seasons: February to May and September to November.
  • Highest Altitude: 5416m
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Price of Package:USD 1500

Tilicho Lake trekking is an adventure travel package of Oriental Journeys to the world’s highest Lake Tilicho, located in the Manang district of Nepal. Annapurnas preserves a beautiful Tilicho Lake at the altitude of 4919m above sea level. The snow-capped mountains surrounding the lake.  Visiting the worlds’ highest Tilicho Lake trekking is a heavenly experience on the earth.

Tilicho Lake of Manang is the lake at highest altitude.

Buddhist Prayers flags and Tilicho Lake

The Tilicho Lake trekking starts from Besishahar which is the district headquarter of Lamjung district. Lamjung district is well known for many historical events of Nepal. Annapurna circuit trek route Tilicho Trekking and Annapurna Circuit trek occur in the same region. Both itineraries follow the same trails from Beshisahar to Khangsar village. You need to cross Khansar village on the way to reach Tilicho Lake. The trail to Tilicho Lake divides from Annapurna circuit trail at Khangsar village. 

A direct trek connects it to Jomsom of Mustang by crossing the Mesokanta La Pass (5100m). We can connect Tilicho Lake trekking route further with Thorang La Pass (5416m) to make an Annapurna circuit. The Thorang-La route connects to Muktinath, a famous pilgrim. The route passing through Mesokanta-La directly connect with the previous route in Jomsom.

 

Trip Highlights

  1. Beautiful Marshyangdi valley.
  2. Journey Beyond Manaslu and Hinchuli.
  3. Life in the rain shadow region of Himalayas.
  4. Trans Himalaya route.
  5. Old Buddhist monastery in Braga.
  6. Beautiful Manag village.
  7. Experience mini Tibet culture.
  8. Beautiful Gangapurna lake.
  9. Beautiful Tilicho Lake at the highest altitude.
  10. Stunning view of Mt. Gangapurna , Mt manasalu (8163m), Annapurna 1 (8091) and Dhaulagiri (8167m).
  11. High and adventurous Throng La Pass (5416m).

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Besishahar and Beshishara to Jagat
  • Day 04 : Jagat to Bagarchhap
  • Day 05 : Bagarchhap to Chame (2710m) - 6-7 hrs
  • Day 06 : Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 07 : Chame to Pisang (3190m) - 5-6 hrs
  • Day 08 : Pisang to Manang (3450m) 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09 : Manang to Khangshar village ( 3734m)
  • Day 10 : Khangsar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (4150m)
  • Day 11 : Trek to Tilicho Lake (4949m) and back to base camp
  • Day 12 : Base camp to Yak Kharka (4020m)
  • Day 13 : Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi - 4-5 hrs
  • Day 14 : Thorong Phedi to Throng La Passes (5416m) then to Muktinath
  • Day 15 : Muktinath to Jomsom
  • Day 16 : Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Day 17 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus- 6 hrs drive
  • Day 18 : Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    You will be warmly welcome in the Tribhuvan International Airport by the representative of Oriental Journeys. After you transfer to the hotel, we will provide you the detail itinerary and trek planning.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing

    After breakfast, an experienced tour guide will receive you in the hotel for Kathmandu valley sightseeing. You will visit world heritage sites Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, swayambhunath and Kathmandu durbar square. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishahar and Beshishara to Jagat

    We will pick up you from hotel early in the morning and drive to Besisahar. It takes 7 hours to reach to Beshisahar . You will again drive to Jagat in local vehicle. Overnight stay at Jagat.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

  • Day 04: Jagat to Bagarchhap

    The early morning trekking is scheduled to Bagarchhap. You need to cross the suspension bridge via Kaligandaki river side. After this, we will reach at Taal, an entrance to Manang district which offers you the splendid views of the waterfalls. The trek is scheduled to end at Bagarchhap today and you need to hike via Dharapani to reach at Bagarchhap. Overnight staty at hotel.

    Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 05: Bagarchhap to Chame (2710m) - 6-7 hrs

    The trek takes you towards the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu after climbing uphill along the ways of rhododendron and fire forests. We need to walk sometimes in the steep forested ridges with some landslides in this day. Then at the end of the day, we will reach to Chame, the headquarter of Manang district. Chame welcomes you with the remarkable views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Overnight stay at tea houses run by migrated Tibetan people.

    Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 06: Dharapani to Chame

    The trek is scheduled to start early in the morning. After two hours uphill trek, you will rewarded with spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu. But we should negotiate some trails with steep forested ridges along with some landslides. After this, the trekking trail further greeted you with the remarkable views of Mt, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal from Chame, the district headquarter of Manang district. Overnight stay at tea house.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3190m) - 5-6 hrs

    Today, we will be passing deep and steep trekking trails, narrow valley and also cross a couple of suspension bridge. After this we start climbing uphill
    in to the beautiful pine forests. We will have lunch at Dhukur Pokhari and trek for an hour in the flat green mountain valley. Overnight at lodge.
    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

  • Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3450m) 5-6 hrs

    There is an alternative trekking route from Pisang to Mugi and trekking from Lower Pisang is comparatively shorter and easier one. We will take you to the trekking towards mountain valley via some pine trees. In addition to this, you will can see the living standard of mountain people from Braga and Ngawol ancient village. Overnight stay in Manang.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 09: Manang to Khangshar village ( 3734m)

    The trek continues towards Tilicho lake after crossing western gate. The trails to Tilicho is separated from Thorong La Pass. The trail move ahead towards Khangsar village after crossing the suspension bridge. Khangsar village is the last village of this region.

  • Day 10: Khangsar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (4150m)

    The trekking starts early in the morning after having breakfast. There is a windy and rock falling trail after twelve O'clock. We arrive at base camp and overnight stay at hotel.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4949m) and back to base camp

    The trekking starts towards uphill climb but after sometimes you will get easier routes. Sometimes, it becomes hard to climb because of high elevation. From there, you will see the mountains from every direction as the trekking moves towards climbing to Tilicho Lake. Since the lake is located in the highest elevation, one need to climb up to get the lake. The trail offers you an amazing view of mountain and desert land. After encountering the mesmerizing view of Tilicho lake, you will get back to Tilcho Lake base camp from the same route. Overnight stay at small lodge.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 12: Base camp to Yak Kharka (4020m)

    The trekking routes follow the same trail from Tilicho Base camp. Then we leave the Khangsar trails and catch another trail to Yak Kharka. The views of Khangsar village and view of the mountains are the main attractions of the trek. There is a possibility to see blue sheep in this area as well. The trek ends at Yak kharka and overnight stay at the same place.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi - 4-5 hrs

    Today, the treks starts through some steep and sheer trails of up and down hill. We cross the wooden bridge and steep climb. For the acclimatization, people use to climb the high camp and come down for night.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Throng La Passes (5416m) then to Muktinath

    The trek is quite dangerous today but we will assured you that you will be fully secured from the company. We need to wake up at 3:30 am and get ready for breakfast. At this time, you will climb up straightly to the high camp with the help of headlight in the dark.It gives you very unique and interesting experience in trekking. The early trekking is usually done to avoids the big winds therefore it is better to arrive at the top before 10 O'clock. We carry some pack lunch while going to Throng La Pass. Then we came back to Muktinath.

    Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom

    Today, morning offers you a beautiful and spectacular views of the seventh highest mountain in the world- Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many more with beautiful landscape. When we descend back, we will get an opportunity to explore 700 and 500 years old monastery at Jharkot and Kagbeni, the gateway of upper mustang. The trail catch the Kaligandaki river and we have to face wind till to Jomsom.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

    After having breakfast in Jomsom, we will have 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is the second biggest city of Nepal and we can see the beautiful mountains views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and lamjung mountains. In addition to this, you will get the sightseeing views in Pokhara in Davis falls, Fewa lake, Gupteswor Cave, Tibetan Regugee camp. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus- 6 hrs drive

    We will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara after having breakfast. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. The lunch is provided on the way. You will have free time in Kathmandu for shopping.

  • Day 18: Final Departure

    It's the last day of your stay in Nepal. Depending on your flight schedule, you can utilize your time for shopping and sightseeing in Kathmandu. We will drop you at the airport, before 3 hours of your scheduled flight.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Kathmandu city tour with experienced guide
  • Hotel accomodation in Pokhara in twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide
  • Staffs costs including food and accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance
  • All food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation during the trek as per the itinerary
  • Trekking permits (TIMS and Annapurna Conservation area trekking permit)
  • Oriental Journeys T-shirt and trekking map
  • Group medical kit
  • All the ground transportation during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All the government and local taxes

 

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Airport tax and Kathmandu city tour entry fees
  • All the drinks, hot and cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, mineral water and deserts, camera, battery charging and phone calls
  • Travel insurance
  • personal trekking gears
  • Tips, souvenir, gifts
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include list

 

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