Go back

Tilicho Lake Trekking

Trip code
Package name Tilicho Lake Trekking
Duration 19
Max. elevation 5416.00 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private Vehicle,Public bus (Kathmandu to Khudi),Tourist Bus (Pokhara to Kathmandu ) andflight (Jomsom to Pokhara flight)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Syange-Dharapani-Chame-Pisang-Manang Village-Khangsar-Tilicho Base Camp-Tilicho Lake-base camp-Siri Kharka-Yak Kharka-Thorang High Camp-crossing Thorang-La Pass-Muktinath-Jomsom-Pokhara-Phewa Lake-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,299 per person

Highlights

Overview

"enjoy magnificent adventure within and beyond Manang valley to beautiful Tilicho lake"


Tilicho Lake trekking an exclusive adventure with combination of scenic Annapurna Circuit and beautiful Lake Tilicho, where few groups of trekkers often explore the remote corners beyond and off from wonderful Manang valley.

Tilicho Lake and Manang valley where most of the treks leads on same beautiful trails of popular Annapurna Circuit regarded as best adventure destinations on this planet by famous and leading Travel magazines and Guide Books.
Certainly this adventure leads you to great charm and beauty facing range of snow-capped peaks with dramatic scenic of landscapes views, where exciting overland journey includes starting the trek and then ending with swift panoramic flight to reach beautiful Pokhara located on the laps of great Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its serene Lake Phewa.

Walk follows raging the Marysangdi River that leads you right in the heart of glacial source within high mountains at Manang valley and around Tilicho Lake, an interesting lovely walks from low warm farm fields and villages to reach cooler hills covered with serene woodland.

As route leads past nice hill villages of Syange-Jagat-Tal Besi to Dharapani within alpine climatic zone to reach at large town in Chame headquarter of Manang district, as walk progress into dense forest then reaching into beautiful Manang valley enclosed by series of high mountain range.

At Manang main village enjoy rest day to explore the village fascinating cultures and custom visiting old monastery of Braga in the shade of stunning snow-capped mountains of Chulus, Pisang peak with range of Annapurna Himalaya.

After Manang village where our route diverts from main Annapurna Circuit trail heading towards remote country within barren and arid landscapes to reach at scenic and picturesque Tilicho Lake our main highlight of the adventure.

Explore around magnificent turquoise colored lake at Tilicho surrounded within mighty peaks of Gangapurna, Tilicho and Nilgiri’s, the lake considered as holy by Hindu followers with Myth story that describes earlier life of Kak Bhushundi, (a mischievous disciple of Lomas Muni a great Guru and a true devotee of Lord Shiva and was reborn as a crow) belief he mediated here on the shore of Tilicho Lake.

Enjoying glorious moments of great experience where journey leads back to reach on the main Annapurna circuit trail to cross over high and the highest spot of the adventure at Thorang-La Pass at 5,416 m rewards you with breath-taking panorama of high peaks that includes massive range of Dhaulagiri Himalaya.

A long descend takes you at wonderful and holy spot at Muktinath a place with sacred temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindu followers, where our walk end with short journey to large Jomsom town.

Jomsom headquarter and administrative town of Mustang district and the hub of Thakali people the indigenous tribe of Kaligandaki River valley within Lower Mustang located on Old Trans Himalaya Caravan and Salt route of Nepal to Tibet.

At Jomsom taking swift panoramic flight to reach low warmer green valley in Pokhara a renowned touristic holiday spot of Nepal and around Himalaya, a marvelous place to complete our fascinating and amazing adventure Tilicho Lake trekking.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Tilicho Lake Around Manang Valley Trekking.  Our guide provides with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us. Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

Included deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

Day 2 : Full day in Kathmandu with day sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning, depart from the hotel for exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest, Kathmandu city and its valley steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries listed as World Heritage Sites.

After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Tilicho Lake and around Manang Valley trekking next early morning overland drive to Nepal Mid West.

Included deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast)

Day 3 : Drive to Syange 1,460 m on Nepal Western highway - 07 hrs.

Morning an interesting and scenic long driving journey on Nepal mid west highway, journey leads to Besisar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following the Marysangdi River upstream, drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 4 : Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 06 hours.

First day walk start with uphill climb on leaving Marysangdi River behind to reach at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers. From Jagat village walk continues on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River to cross eastern bank into forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, as our walk advances on a wide path to Tal Besi.

At Tal Besi for refreshment or lunch break, where few hours walk takes you to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 5 : Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.

After Dharapani walk on winding trail of rhododendron and pine forest past Bagarchap and Danque village, and then uphill to Timang village, from here onwards entering more Buddhist cultural villages offering views of Mt. Manaslu.

From Timang few hours trek to Koto and then to reach at Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large and headquarter town of Manang district.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6 : Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.

From here onwards air gets cooler as walk heads close towards mountains, morning walk through alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River upstream with few short ups and down hills to Bhartang village. From Bhartang village walk follows uphill into cooler woodland to reach a ride top small village of Dhukure Pokhari with few teahouses and lodge.

Overlooking views of Chulus and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch break here, and then afternoon walk descends to reach at lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7 : Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.

Pisang village offers great views of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here altitude gains slowly as walk leads into a small forested areas with a short uphill offering views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulus and Pisang peak.

From the ridge top entering a flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree line disappears for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.  Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.

The houses around Manang built in traditional Tibetan style, the local are known for their rich cultural and traditions.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8 : Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.

A necessary rest day for acclimatization, before heading higher altitude towards Tilicho Lake and towards high Thorang-La Pass, at Manang taking short walks and explore Manang village and its beautiful valley, Manang the main and a large village of the areas placed on windswept valley by the bank of Marysangdi River beneath towering Annapurna II-III and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 9 : Trek to Khangsar 3,734 - 05 hrs.

After Manang village morning walk leads to another highlight of this trip, as our route diverts from main Annapurna circuit trail reaching one of the last village of Manang at Khangsar for overnight stop which lies on route to Tilicho Lake.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 10 : Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800 m - 04 hrs.

After Khangsar, morning walk further to remote areas of Manang valley, after a tough morning walk reaching at Tilicho Base Camp, our highest overnight camp of this adventure at 4,800 meters high.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 11 : Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,140 m and at base camp – 05 hrs.

From here onward around dry and arid country, morning walk on downhill for some time, then uphill to reach Tilicho Lake for few hours.

Tilicho Lake a holy spot for both Hindu's and Buddhist religions, offering wonderful views of snowcapped peaks then back to base camp in the comfort of nice lodge after a great visit of beautiful Tilicho Lake.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 12 : Trek to Siri Kharka 4,110 m - 05 hrs.

After wonderful adventure at Tilicho Glacial Lake with stunning views return journey leads back to an isolated small place at Siri Kharka, with few good simple lodges for overnight stay facing grand views of Gangapurna and Tilicho Peaks.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 13 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,100 m- 06 hrs.

After grand pleasant time around Tilicho Lake walk back to reach on the main Annapurna circuit trail with climb and then on easy winding path to reach Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 14 : Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.

Morning starts to reach at the end of Manang valley at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a short bridge with climb that leads high above Jarjung stream to reach at Thorang Phedi or a base where steep climb takes you to overnight stop at Thorang High Camp.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 15 : Trek to Muktinath 3,800 crossing Thorang-La Pass 5,416 m- 06 hrs.

From here having early breakfast walk lead to steep climb on winding up within barren landscape to reach on top Thorang-la Pass at 5,416 m high, on the highest spot of the adventure.

The high top rewards you with grand vista of beautiful scenery facing dramatic landscape and snowcapped peaks, then long downhill to Muktinath at 3,800 m.

On reaching at Muktinath village and temple area for overnight stop, this is a holy pilgrimage spot for both Hindu and Buddhist followers where the word Muktinath means ‘a place for Nirvana and to liberate one-self’.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 16 : Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m -02 hrs.

Today walk ends here at Muktinath, as motorable road has been built that links Jomsom and beyond to Pokhara city, morning on four-wheel drive, local jeep or similar vehicle, head downhill to wide Kaligandaki River valley.

As drive brings you at large major town of Mustang district in Jomsom, after checking into your nice hotel rooms having lunch, afternoon at leisure to browse around the street and shops at Jomsom the home town of indigenous Thakali people.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 17 : Fly to Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel near Phewa Lake.

Morning short walk to Jomsom airport then board on a small aircraft for scenic flight to beautiful Pokhara during air borne, super views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks, as plane land at Pokhara, one of Nepal leading touristic destinations and in all Himalaya.

Pokhara a picturesque city in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya with magnificent towering Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' due to its twin summit shaped.

From the airport a short drive to reach hotels by serene Phewa Lake side, with time to explore beautiful Pokhara.

Pokhara a renowned and top most touristic destination blessed with natural beauty and picturesque scenery of mountains-hills and lakes.

Included deluxe accommodation in Pokhara and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 18 : Drive / Fly to Kathmandu - 07 hrs journey (30 mins via air)

From Pokhara overland drive leads on the same route back to Kathmandu with amazing and wonderful time on Tilicho Lake and Around Manang Valley Trekking.

On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with free afternoon for individual activities.

(Flying options of half hour on air to Kathmandu with sweeping panorama of mountains)

Included deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 19 : Final International departure from Nepal.

Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Tilicho Lake and Around Manang Valley Trekking.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

Inclusions

What is included?

What isn't included?

Complimentary

Go back Go to top