We will follow the itinerary if its needs some changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on climb requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.
Much colder above 2,000 m high specially crossing over high Thorang-La pass includes wind chill factor along with morning sun-shine, mid hills covered in forest are bright with wild-flowers in full bloom during spring, especially the rhododendron of various species from tall trees to bush rhododendron.
Expect late afternoon with clouds covering views with chances of snow sometimes around higher altitude.
September to early December months another best season during autumn and pre-winter times, days are mostly clear and fine but short sun-light hours can expect much colder morning and night times with snows sometimes during the walk from Manang onwards.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 3,000 m. Other months from September to November another great times for treks around Kanchenjunga base camp and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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 )
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)
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.
The Tilicho Lake located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters (16,138 ft) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.
Tilicho Lake trek is graded as a moderate level trekking circuit which means it’s not difficult to a greater extent. It appears to be a little bit difficult because of its height which reaches you to an elevation of above 3000 m. But if you have an average level of physical mental soundness and acclimatize properly it can be completed quite comfortably.
The best time to visit Tilicho Lake on the months of March to May and September to November. In these months, the skies remain clear providing wonderful views of beautiful landscapes and nature. Besides that the moderate temperature makes your trip convenient, interesting and rewarding.
Wi-Fi facilities are available in most of the tea houses we stay in, but there are chances of interruptions in the network sometimes and the speed of Wi-Fi is also not very reliable.
You will be staying in the teahouse during the Tilicho lake Trek. The rooms are small with basic facilities to spend the night. The lodges usually have running cold water and also available hot showers, you might not get how shower all the places.
For communicating back home internet service may not be stable all the time because of high elevation and fluctuating weather. You may get Wi-Fi service at the lower elevation. The best is to use a local Sim card with data to use the internet during the trek.
Tilicho Lake trekking is a high-altitude trek; therefore we always recommend getting travel insurance. Due to the nature of the trek unexpected emergencies can sometimes cause a problem. To counter such kind of situations emergency medical assistance becomes necessary. In case if it’s extremely serious than you will be airlifted by means of a helicopter. So, make sure that your travel insurance has air evacuation and medical bill coverage.
Tilicho Lake is a breathtaking trekking journey embedded with natural wonders that are classy and unique. You get to observe the lifestyle and culture of the mountain people.
Similarly, the breathtaking landscapes and towering views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, and many others make the trek incredible. Tilicho Lake itself is one of the gorgeous highest alpine lakes located at 4,919 meters that attracts travelers and forms the major highlights of this extraordinary trek.