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Tilicho Lake Trek – 17 Days

Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 16 Days

Trek Duration: 14 Day

Trek Grade:  Moderate + Fairly Strenuous

Trek Type: Teahouse / Camping

Activity: Trekking, City Tour

Per day walking: 5 to 7 hours

Max. Altitude: Thorong La Pass (5416m.)

Transportation: Car / Van / Plane

Group Size: 01 – 14 pax

Accommodation: Tourist class guest houses to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain

Best Time to Travel: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Tilicho Lake Trek – Overview

Tilicho Lake trek is less crowded trekking route lies in the Annapurna region of western Nepal. The highest lake in the world, Tilicho is one of the most interesting place to visit in the Himalayas. The melting glacier of entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang peak deposit and became the huge lake in the lap of Tilicho Peak.

Similarly, the Hindu pilgrims all around the world come to pay homage and area actually convinced this very lake to be the holy venue exactly mentioned in the Ramayana- the holy book of Hindus. Having such delighted tons of features, Tilicho lake trekking destination need’s simply no comparison at all. However, such a political place for recreation remain untouched long time until a guide book “A fragment of some ones Fantasy” was published, where you could find about Manang and Tilicho lake. Similarly, the forecasted travel to Tilicho Lake in 1981 helped publicize this incredible venue of Nepal.

Best Time for Tilicho Lake Trek

It will be always better to roam around March to May and September to December for your memorable and fantastic experience, whereas, the paths to this region has strenuous ways. So it could be little enthralling, heart-throbbing and adventurous as well. However, the most interesting thing would be to experience absolutely unique world like you could view the giant peaks like-Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and the deepest gorge of the world formed between these two giant peaks. Similarly, Tilicho peak, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu which are all awesome to watch and as Annapurna Conservation Area too locates in the Annapurna Region, the various wild creatures can be seen during your trek.

Trekking Starting Point

To access Tilicho lake, you could start from Kathmandu itself but Besisahar is the place to journey but you would pass through wonderful places like Ngadi, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, then Manag (at you may need acclimatization). To reach Tilicho Base Camp, the destination, you must pass through Khangsar and then you descend through NamaPhu till you reach Jomsom where your trek ends.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu international airport, transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu via Besishahar (850m) to Syage

Day 03: Syange to Tal (1314m) 6hrs.

Day 04: Tal to Chame (2713m) 5:30 hrs.

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3185m) 6hrs

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3540 meters) 5 hours.

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang village.

Day 08: Manang to Khangsar Village (3700 meters) 4 hours.

Day 09: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) 5 hours.

Day 10: Tilocho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5200 meters) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp 4200meters) 6 hours.

Day 11:Tilicho Base camp to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours.

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Thorong high camp (4800 meters) 5 hours.

Day 13: Thorong high Camp to Muktinath (3800 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters) 7 hours.

Day 14: Muktimath to Jomsom (2720 meters) 5 hours.

Day 15: Early morning fly to Pokhara and sightseeing around Pokhara same day.

Day 16: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 1night Pokhara on B.B basic
  • All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek.
  • All necessary land transportation
  • Domestic Airfare (Jomsom – Pokhara)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters