Tilicho Lake is the most beautiful and highest Lake of the world which is located on the elevation of (5,000m) from sea level. The Lake is situated on the lap of Tilicho peak on the shape of Kidney the spot from where the picturesque scenery of Mt. Tilicho, Gangapurna, Chulu peak, Pisang peak, Annapuran II and the calm heavenly place of Annapuran region can be observed and experienced. This trek begins from Besishahar through the same trail of Annapurna circuit trek it divides from Manang. You can do the trekking till Tilicho Base Camp as a lodge trek but after that we have to do camping trek till Jomsom. We can’t get any good lodges after Manang as only few small lodges are available till Tilicho base camp. That is why you have to do camping trek for few days after Manang.
You have two options for this trek. Firstly, you can stop your trek at Jomsom and have to fly to Pokhara. Secondly, you can continue your journey along Tatopani and Ghorepani and ends at Nayapul. Then drive to Pokhara. For acclimatization purposes and more time to relax, you better add one or two days in the region between Manang and Tilicho base camp. This trekking is pretty hard and not comparable with Annapurna circuit trekking. Crossing Mesokantu pass is very difficult and potentially dangerous and sometimes rocks may fall. So, be well prepared and make sure you hire good and experienced staff (guide, cook and porters) through a reliable trekking company.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,334m/4376ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our company representative will warmly greet and take you to the hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 2 : Full Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
After breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our trekking Guide. [Overnight in Kathmandu]
Day 3 : Kathmandu to Besisahar (7,60m/2,493ft) 6/7 Hours
Today we drive to Besishahar which goes into the hills through the winding roads along Trishuli River. It is 177km far from Kathmandu and takes around 6 hours. On the way you can see the flowing Trisuli River and Marsyandi River with green countryside along with some snowcapped mountain views. Upon arrival at Mugling, we head along the road towards Pokhara and the trail separates to Basishahar from Dumre, and we head north to Besisahar. [Overnight at Besoshahar]
Day 4 : Besisahar to Chame (2,670m/8,759ft) drive by Jeep 5/6 Hours
We will have breakfast early in the morning and start to drive by Jeep to Chame, which takes approximately 5/6 hours. Chame is the Headquarter of Manang district, where many good Lodges are built. We explore around Chame & natural hot spring too. You have chance to view of Annapurna II at the corner of Hot spring. [Overnight at Chame]
re, and we head north to Besisahar. [Overnight at Besoshahar]
Day 5 : Chame to Pisang (3,200m/10,498ft) 5/6 Hours
We trek through small village and dense forest along the river and dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river and gets to Barthang. From here the way goes through the jungle and crosses the river and then gently climbs through dense forest of juniper and finally Dhukur pokhari arrives where we will stop for lunch. On the way you can see a lovely Buddhist temple with pray wheels, apple trees, Annapurna II and Pisang peak. After lunch we continue through small jungle and yak pasture with easy walk to Pisang. Pisang is a small Tibetan village which has been divided into upper pisang and lower pisang. We hike upper Pisang for explore monastery, Annapurna II and typical Tibetan building small hiking. [Overnight at Pisang]
Day 6 : Pisang to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft) 6 Hours
After having breakfast, we trek to Manang for this there are two ways to get to Manang. The short one goes directly via Humde airport and the other longer trail goes through upper Pisang via Ghyaru and Ngawal. The longer way is best one for acclimatization and excellent Mountain View. It passes through an interesting Ghyaru village and a Gompa in Ngawal that was built in 1990. You feel like you are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the Annapurna II, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us looks like dropping jaw. The high route rejoins at Mungji. We walk again through bare field and get to a small village called Baraga where you can see a very old Buddhist monastery and its artistries. From here, we walk again 30 minutes and finally arrive at Manang. [Overnight at Manang]
Day 7 : Rest Day at Manang for Acclimatization
Manang is a beautiful village which is surrounded by white snow-capped mountain. After breakfast, we hike up to the mountain cave monastery from where you can see Annapurna III, Tilicho peak, north slope face of Annapurna II, Ganga Purna its Lake, Chulu east, Chulu west and Manang valley. After that we hike toward Ganga purna Lake with wishes of success of our trek. This hike helps for acclimatization. After day hike, we lunch then visit Baraga village and monastery. [Overnight at Manang]
Day 8 : Manang to Shree Kharka (3,700m/12,139ft) 7 Hours
From Manang, we trek to Khangsar with the stunning mountains view of Annapurna II, Gangapuran, Tilicho Peak, Pisang peak and the entire Manang valley. The trail goes through yak pasture and crosses a stream then makes a small climb and finally arrives at Khangsar. Khangsar is a small village where only few lodges are built for accommodation. After that we walk along slpoe land till Shree Kharka. [Overnight at Khangsar]
Day 9 : Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (3,734m/12,250ft) 6 Hours
Morning breakfast gives you more power to trek up to the slope mountain. You may suffer breathing while climbing up adventurous mountain walking because of lack of oxygen. We first climb up about two hours through small shrubs and rocky trail with majestic view of Tilicho peak and some of the main parts of Annapurna range. After that, the way goes through rocky landside with small up and down, where you may see some bunch of Blue sheep grazing over mountain. You have to take care on the way to Tilicho Base Camp due to slippery way and sometimes the small rock may fall from the ridge. At snowing time, the entire path becomes difficult due to slippery route. We have to carry packed lunch on this day because there is no proper place to prepare food. At last we reach at Tilicho Base camp. [Overnight at night]
Day 10 : Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4,919m/16,138ft) 4 Hours
This morning we hike up to the Tilicho Lake in to the thin air with beautiful mountain call Tilicho where on the lap of the mountain you may see beautiful blue color of Tilicho Lake. This lake is one of the highest Lake in the world which is located above (4,919m/16,138ft). We explore around the lake and appreciate its beauties and back to the Tilicho base camp. [Overnight at Tilicho base camp]
Day 11 : Tilicho Lake to Shree Kharka (4150m/13615ft) 5hrs
After breakfast we trek from Tilicho base camp to Shree Kharka. The trail is slope, rock falling and narrow we have to very careful along this trail for safety. Some blue sheep could moving over moraine may fall rocks beside that back views of Tilicho gives you stunning views after short day walk we arrive at Shree Kharka and explore small place my view of grazing blue sheep. [Overnight at Shree Kharka]
Day 12 : Shree Kharka to Yak kharka(4018m/13183ft) 6hrs
After wonderful time of Tilicho Shree Kharka we trek via upper Khangsar village passing certain level of high and descent through small forest and reach at Karche and we cross Thorung Khola ascend till Yak Kharka the land of Yak and Blue sheep. [Overnight at Yak Kharka]
Day 13 : Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4450m/14599ft) 4hrs
It is a moderate ascent from Churi Ladar to Phedi. We follow the trail enjoying the spectacular vista of Chuli west and Chuli east to northeast, and Annnapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna IV to southeast.3-4 hour’s walk which gives you a view of yak, blue sheep, marmot and mountain deer. You may need to be cautious for high altitude sickness. [Overnight at Thorung Phedi]
Day 14 : Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3760m/12335ft) 9hrs
It is the hardest part of the trek. It takes about 8-9hrs from here to reach the Muktinath. It is located at the height of 5416m. It gives you the majestic view of Purkhung, Yakawakang, Putrun Himal, Gundrang, Chulu west, and Chulu east, in the east and Dhaulagiri mountain and upper mustang valley are seen on the west. The Kali Gandaki has Thakalis and Gurungs. Many of the hills bordering the northern end of the valley are yellowish due to desertification and make a striking contrast to the green farmland of the valley floor. The Thakali dominated the lucrative trade routes with Tibet and today have turned their entrepreneurial spirit to other businesses, the neglected Buddhist shrines of Tukuche testament to their 19th century conversion to Hinduism in their climb to power. The descent to Tatopani follows the increasingly narrow valley, through one of the world’s deepest river gorges, past the beautiful Rupse Chaharo waterfall, with fantastic views along the way and the lure of hot springs at the end. Take a dip at night with the sound of the river rushing below and starts above.) [Overnight at Muktinath]
Day 15 : Drive Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m/8923ft) 2 hrs or walk 5hrs
Muktinath is one of the most important religious places for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is a fascinating village; sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, and attracts many pilgrims. Here spring water flows from a rock face via 108 spouts (108 is a sacred number to Buddhists & Hindus). This water wall surrounds a temple sacred to Vishnu and below the statue runs a trickle of water with pale flames caused by natural gas. There are shrines to Shiva and his consort and Padmasambhava as well as numerous chorten and the surrounding poplar grove supposedly sprang from the staffs of the 84 Siddhas. The mass of Dhaulagiri I make a striking contrast. The walk to Jomsom, renowned for the best apples in Nepal is mostly downhill with dramatic landscapes. You get the close view of Nilgiri to the north, some parts of Annapurna to the east. [Overnight at Jomsom]
Day 16 : Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2690mft) 20 minute
We take a pleasant flight of 17 minutes which promise you the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Annapurna south, Fewa lakes, and Pokhara valley. We get some rest and explore the beauty of Pokhara Valley in the evening. While we leisurely walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal, we'll surely admire the mountain view of Machhapuchhare. Pokhara is the second biggest city of Nepal and beautiful city. This land is one of the important get aways for Annapurna trek which is located above 820m from sea level. Pokhara is also recreational center for mountain biking, hiking, Bungee jump, Zip line, Paragliding, boating, fishing, rafting and ultra light. We can also go for a boat-ride in Fewa Lake or take a short hike to the World Peace Pagoda. [Overnight in Pokhara]
Day 17 : Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu (1334/4376ft) 25 minute
After exploring around beautiful city of Pokhara, we fly back to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes and do shopping for the final departure. By the evening we will have farewell dinner provided by our company. [Overnight at Kathmandu]
Day 18 : Departure to Home.
We head to airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Our journey and services in Nepal ends from today for this trip, Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd representative will drop you to Airport for your best memorable of glance of Himalayan. Meanwhile, if you have some negative experiences knowingly and unknowingly, we request to you remove it from your mind before leaving Nepal and carry beautiful memories with hope of your good life and prosperity with hope that you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Pick up and drop airport
Hotel Pokhara and Kathmandu(3 star category)
Kathmandu to Bansisahar transportation
English speaking Guide
Porter (one porter for two clients) Excess baggage 15 kg luggage allowance.
Lodge accommodation on the way during your trekking.
Three times a day meal (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trek).
ACAP permit and TIMS card permits.
Flight ticket Jomsom to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Welcome and farewell dinner
Sleeping bag, down jacket (returnable after trekking complete )
Staffs insurance, salary, equipments, Kit Bags.
What's not included
Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Hard, soft drinks such as Coke, Fanta, and Mineral water, dessert during trek.
Insurance, which can cover Helicopter Rescue incase.
Tips for Nepali staff
Good to Know
Note: if you want more activities such as Tour or special explore of World cultural heritage site of Kathmandu valley, Chitwan and birth place of Lumbni let us know by our email firstname.lastname@example.org before your trekking start or after complete your trekking if you have extra time utilization in Nepal. Important Note:
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt.Ltd. Please note that our leader and Guide have the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Leader and Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required of the conditions. And we highly recommend to all clients to have travel insurance. Additional Information
Visit Nepal Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. website contains as much information as possible about this trek. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email email@example.com . If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 977-9867068415
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