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Duration

19 Days

Max. Elevation

5416Mm

Group size

Min 2pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
March to May, September to December
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara and Lodge/Tea house during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara and all meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu - Besisahar - Manang Tilicho Lake - Thorangla Pass -Jomsom -Pokhara -Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Awesome Tilicho Lake and Tilicho Peak
    • Joined with Annapurna Thorong La Pass Trek
    • Walk through the Kaligandaki windy valley
    • Renowned Muktinath temple and antique Kagbeni village
    • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri panoramas

Tilicho Lake trekking is a trek to the world’s highest elevation lake in the northern part of the Annapurna Himalayan vicinity. Tilicho Lake is a collection of glacial drops that came from the impressive mountains Annapurna and Thorong Peak. It is mentioned as a holy spirit Lake, where Hindu devotees go for the worship and pilgrimage.  It is an enchanting trek through the villages, forests and alpine landscape.

The trek to Tilicho Lake commences from Chamje of Manang similar to the Annapurna Circuit Trekking and moves forward through the bank of the Marshyangdi River. During the trek, you can view the superb Manaslu and Himal Chuli. The Tilicho Lake trekking trail leads you through the Gurung and Tibetan Buddhist villages, which offer the unique experience to discover their religious practices and ethnic hospitality.  Manang village is renowned for preserving ancient cultural heritages and ethnic civilizations. The Khanshar village is located in the isolated region of the Annapurna Conservation Area, so it is regarded as the last settlement of Nepal. Continually, the trek leads to the Tilicho Base Camp and Tilicho Lake then retrace to the Yak Kharka and cross the Thorong La Pass (5416m). The views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho Peak, and glacial regions are seen stimulating. It is steep ascending to Thorong La and still challenging to descend to Muktinath. The trek offers the adventurous experiences of trekking in Annapurna Himalayas. It leads up to Jomsom and flies to Pokhara.

Tilicho Lake Trek is an excellent trip, which is a strenuous trip too. High altitude equipment and acclimatization are essential. Vertex Holiday is always dedicated to offering excellent services during the trekking packages to Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass in Nepal Trekking. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek in this area.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival, Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

2

After breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and medieval arts and architecture. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total of seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

3

From Kathmandu, drive to Besisahar in the morning. It takes about 6-7 hrs in total. The views of Lamjung Himal and Himalchuli can be seen from the way. Overnight at lodge.

Day

4

Early morning after breakfast our driving journey is starting, we have to drive the dusty road all the way. We pass the checkpoint and Drive to the Chame village. It is a district center of the Manang district. Overnight at lodge.

Day

5

After breakfast, we walk through the planned apple farm at Brathang. The Tibetan Khampas who came to Nepal as a refugee settled down at this place. Pisang village is another wonderful village, which is located just below the Pisang peak. The Pisang peak climbers split from Pisang. Walking through the woods, you reach your destination. Overnight at lodge.

Day

6

Walking through the arid part, we reach to the Manang valley. It is wonderfully located below the Annapurna peak. The views of Annapurna II (7937m), and IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome) (7193m) can be explored during the excursion. Manang is a perfect village to research about Tibetan Buddhism and its cultural values. Overnight at lodge.

Day

7

The altitude is getting higher. We need to acclimatize so that we can have a successful journey in the coming days. You should know that the huge day is coming soon. During this acclimatization day, we can hike to the Gangapurna Lake or take a side trip to Bhraka Manang and explore the Manang Gomba. Back to Manang and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

8

After an acclimatizing day at Manang, we walk towards the Tilicho Lake trail, separate from the core trail that escorts us to the Thorung La. Through the western gateway, we move down to the stream and attain to Khangsar after crossing the bridge. It is an antique village of Tibetan Buddhists and well-known as the last Tibetan village of this region. Overnight at lodge.

Day

9

Moving further through the recently built trail, we pass a colorful monastery. Among two different trails, we take the downward one. The upper tr we recommend you to take the downward trail. The upward trail goes through more rough and rugged. The lower one is comparatively fine. Gradually, we reach to the Tilicho base camp and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

10

Getting up early in the morning, we climb up to Tilicho Lake. It is one of the highest located Lakes in the world. It is surrounded by the airborne white peaks. the glacial blue Lake and its surroundings are astounding. Spending some spectacular moments around the Tilicho Lake, we walk back to the Tilicho base camp. overnight at lodge.


Day

11

There is one option of heading forward rather than retracing. Crossing the Mesokanto La, you can descend to the Jomsom valley. However, according to our itinerary. We trek down to the River and from the next bank, we climb up to the Yak Kharka steadily and rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day

12

A day before crossing the huge pass of Thorong La. With the pleasing sound of Jargeng Khola, we head upwards. Mountain blue sheep can be seen grazing on the meadows. Crossing a bridge, we walk towards the Thorong Phedi, wishing the perfect weather tomorrow. Overnight at lodge.

Day

13

It is the most important day of the Annapurna circuit trekking. From Thorong Phedi, we climb up through the steep trail for a couple of hours. This undulating trail leads us to the top of the Thorong pass (5416m). Reaching to the top of Thorong La, we can explore the scenic views of the Annapurna Himalayan panorama, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Lamjung range. Then we descend down to the famous pilgrimage site- Muktinath temple. Both Hindu and Buddhist go there for the pilgrimage trip. People regard it as the last pilgrimage destination where they go to eliminate their lifetime sins. Overnight at lodge.

Day

14

We worship at the temple and begin to descend after breakfast. If you prefer, we can also take a drive. Passing Kagbeni and the windy Jomsom valley, we reach to Jomsom. It is the district center of the Mustang region. Then we celebrate the succession of the trek. We stop there waiting for the next day’s flight. Overnight at lodge.

Day

15

This morning, we take a half an hour flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Then we drive to the hotel. Then we prepare for the city tour around Pokhara: Davis falls, Mahendra cave, World peace stupa, International mountaineering museum, and others. Later on, we can also enjoy the boat ride. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

16

Early in the morning, we drive to Sarangkot for the sunrise view over the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and other peaks. Sarangkot is also one of the best paragliding sites in the world. You can go down to Pokhara by paragliding, which lands near the Phewa Lake. Then we drive to the hotel, have breakfast and set out for the Pokhara city sightseeing. Davis falls, Mahendra cave, world peace stupa and mountaineering museum are some of the popular sites for the sightseeing. We take a boat ride at the end and return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

17

Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Or if you take a flight, it's half an hour flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Note: If you are going for the jungle safari tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.

Day

18

This is a great day to explore the ancient town- Bhaktapur. It is a half-day trip. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an old Newari town, where medieval architectures, pagoda style temples, pottery square, and various other attractions lie there. After the tour, drive back to Kathmandu and join the dinner in the evening at a typical Nepali restaurant. We have a special moment. Overnight at the hotel.

Day

19

Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday, our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.

Inclusions

    • Airport picks up and drops off by company vehicle 
    • Three nights’ and two nights’ accommodation at a 3-star category or similar hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara(BB plan with twin sharing basis)
    • For two day Kathmandu city tours tour guide and private vehicle only
    • Flight ticket Jomsom to Pokhara
    • Ground transportation on public vehicle from ktm to Besisahar
    • We provide seasonal fruit during trekking
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • All accommodation during in mountain (twin sharing basis)
    • An experienced and government license holder, helpful, friendly and English/Chinese-speaking trekking guide, porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their all kind of cost i.e. Transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photos)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Driving cost Besisahar to Chame
    • Any kind of museum, heritage site, and park entrance fee
    • All kind of drinks, snacks and personal ordered food   
    • All kind of personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trekking
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Rescue charge (if needed)
    • Tips for trekking staff 

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