Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-la Pass-19 Days

"Enjoy Magnificent Adventure within and Beyond Manang valley to Beautiful Tilicho Lake."
Good to Know
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5416 m/17,769 ft
  • Group Size 1+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • Adventure around high and scenic Manang Valley and beyond to picturesque Tilicho Lake.
  • Explore a beautiful country enclosed within an array of giant mountains of Annapurna Himalaya.
  • Visit impressive traditional villages interwoven with strong cultures of Buddhism religion.
  • Walk from low warm areas to cooler green hills and into windswept scenic at Manang Valley.
  • Beautiful scenery on walks to emerald-colored Tilicho Lake within tall snow-capped peaks.
  • Traverse from the end of Manang Valley to the Lower Mustang region crossing the high Thorang-La pass.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Tilicho Lake Trek With Thorong-La Pass 2024/2025

Tilicho Lake and Thorang-La Pass are located at the heart of the Annapurna Region of Nepal. This trek is well known by explorers from all over the world as the Annapurna Circuit Trek and is located along the boundary of two of Nepal's most hilly districts, Manang and Mustang. Tilicho Lake, which is located at a height of 4,919 meters (16,138 feet), was the highest lake in Nepal at that altitude. However, in 2019 Kajin Sara Lake was discovered and took place at 5,200 meters. Similarly, Thorang-La Pass which is located in the northern part of Annapurna Himal with an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft.) is the highest point in Annapurna circuit. This voyage thus takes trekkers to new discoveries and adventure along one of the world's highest lakes with the thrill of conquering Thorang-La Pass which is among the list of highest passes in the planet. This precisely crafted journey offers trekkers an opportunity to dive deep into the lap of the Himalayan region of Nepal.

Over the course of the journey, trekkers will have the opportunity to witness snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), Pisang Peak (6,091 m/19,984 ft), Lamjung Himal (6,988 m/22,910 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m),Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m/22,943 ft) and Tilicho Peak (7,134 m/23,406 ft). The awe-inspiring landscapes and natural wonders like lush rhododendron forests, terraced multi-cropping fields, and glacial rivers treat visitors with visual feasts and unforgettable memories.

Furthermore, traveling along the trail through charming villages inhabited by various ethnic groups including Gurung, Magar, Loba, and Thakali communities adds a profound layer of cultural immersion to the Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-La Pass. Trekkers have the chance to see firsthand the region's diversity of cultures and traditions through these encounters. These settlements are known for their wonderful hospitality, and encounters with the residents frequently result in deep discussions where trekkers can learn about customs, mythology, and daily life in these high mountain villages. In addition to enhancing the trekking experience, these cultural encounters also create a lasting sense of the Himalayan way of life and the ongoing bond between the people and their spectacular surroundings.

Trekkers can get a sense of the region's spiritual center by passing by Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and prayer wheels along the way. These holy places offer a peaceful setting for reflective thinking and meditation while acting as centers for the local communities' religious rituals. Trekkers can see daily rituals, listen to the monks' meditative chanting, and take in the vibrant festivals that honor Tibetan Buddhism's rich cultural heritage.

How does the Tilicho Lake Trek With Thorong-La Pass Start and End?

Tilicho Lake Trek with Thorang-la Pass offers an exclusive adventure, seamlessly blending the enchanting Annapurna Circuit with the breathtaking beauty of Lake Tilicho. It takes trekkers beyond the well-trodden paths of the Manang Valley, promising a unique and remote experience amidst nature's splendor.

Tilicho Lake and the Manang Valley share sections of their trekking routes with the renowned Annapurna Circuit consistently hailed as one of the world's premier adventure destinations. This recognition comes from respected travel magazines and guidebooks, solidifying its status as a top destination for trekkers looking for an exceptional adventure. This adventure immerses individuals in the captivating allure of the Annapurna Range, presenting an opportunity to witness snow-capped peaks and dramatic landscapes up close.

The journey commences with an exhilarating overland drive that marks the beginning of the trek, culminating in a swift panoramic flight transporting participants to the charming city of Pokhara. Nestled in the lap of the magnificent Annapurna Himalaya, Pokhara's beauty is reflected in the serene waters of Lake Phewa.

As trekkers proceed alongside the tumultuous Marysangdi River, leading trekkers deep into the heart of the glacier-filled high mountains in the Manang Valley and around Tilicho Lake. The trek is a mesmerizing progression, transitioning from the warm lowland farm fields and villages to the cooler, forested hills.

The journey advances through charming hillside villages such as Syange, Jagat, Tal Besi, and Dharapani. As participants gradually enter the alpine climatic zone, they arrive at Chame, the bustling town that serves as the headquarters of the Manang district. The trail continues through dense forests before unveiling the picturesque Manang Valley, enveloped by a formidable ring of high mountain peaks.

Manang village itself is a captivating place to explore, rich in diverse cultures and customs. Participants can immerse themselves in the local way of life by visiting the ancient Braga Monastery, set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of snow-capped peaks, including Chulus, Pisang, and the Annapurna Himalaya Range.

As the trek departs from Manang, it diverges from the main Annapurna Circuit Trail, leading to the remote and starkly beautiful Tilicho Lake, the primary highlight of this adventure. Here, trekkers can marvel at the stunning turquoise-colored lake, cradled by the imposing peaks of Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Nilgiri. The lake holds significant religious importance for Hindu devotees, who believe it to be the meditation site of Kak Bhushundi, a devotee of Lord Shiva who was reincarnated as a crow.

The trekking experience at Tilicho Lake is an opportunity to relish glorious moments before retracing the path back to rejoin the main Annapurna Circuit trail. The pinnacle of the adventure waits at Thorang-La Pass, standing tall at an elevation of 5,416 meters. From this vantage point, trekkers are rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of towering peaks, including the massive Dhaulagiri Himalaya range.

A lengthy descent follows, leading to the sacred sanctuary of Muktinath, housing a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and serving as a vital pilgrimage site for Hindus. The trek concludes with a brief journey to the bustling town of Jomsom.

Jomsom serves as the administrative headquarters of the Mustang district and is home to the Thakali people, the indigenous tribe of the Kali Gandaki River valley in Lower Mustang. It is situated along the historic Trans Himalaya Caravan and Salt route that once connected Nepal to Tibet.

The conclusion of the journey in Jomsom is marked by a swift panoramic flight, transporting trekkers to the lower, warmer, and lush green valley of Pokhara. Pokhara, renowned as a tourist haven in Nepal, is nestled amidst the captivating Himalayan surroundings, offering an ideal setting to bring the captivating adventure of Tilicho Lake Trekking to a close.

Best Seasons for Tilicho Lake and Manang Valley Trek with Thorang-La Pass.

The best times and peak seasons for this adventure are from March till the first week of June months with September to early December, March to May are the most preferred months when days are longer with sun-light hours where the climate is warm during the time, cold in the morning and night time.

Much colder above 2,000 m high especially crossing over high Thorang-La Pass includes a 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 rhododendrons of various species from tall trees to bush rhododendron.

Expect late afternoon with clouds covering views with chances of snow sometimes around higher altitudes.

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.

What are the Documents required for Tilicho Lake Thorong-la Pass?

Tilicho Lake with Thorang La Pass requires multiple permissions in order to trek in and around the area. These permits are necessary to regulate tourist numbers and promote the preservation of the local ecology and culture which include:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Being a protected area, the Annapurna Conservation Area requires all hikers to get an ACAP permit. This permit can be made available by the Trekking Planner Nepal agency in Kathmandu or Pokhara, as well as at the ACAP entry points along the trekking route.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card: Trekkers also need to obtain a TIMS card, which helps track trekkers and provides assistance in case of emergencies. There are two types of TIMS cards: one for organized treks and another for individual trekkers. TIMS cards can be obtained from an authorized trekking agency like Trekking Planner Nepal in Kathmandu.

Other documents that are required are a valid Passport and Visa, Travel Insurance, Trekking permits for Support Staff, and any Emergency Contacts.

What are the Food and Accommodation Facilities Available during the Trek?

The trekkers can choose from a broad variety of meals throughout their Tilicho Lake Trek, including traditional Nepalese cuisine and well-known international cuisines including Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. They can choose to eat breakfast and dinner at one of the teahouses along the path or off the menu at the lodge where they spend the night. Typically, lunch is offered while traveling to the next location to keep hikers energized. Additionally, in order to improve the entire experience, special welcome and farewell dinners are organized.

There are numerous lodging alternatives in the Tilicho Lake with Thorang-La Pass Area. Trekkers can pick from a variety of lodges, teahouses, and guesthouses along the way. Although some of these accommodations may be small, they provide a cozy and welcoming atmosphere that is great for rest and relaxation. Another great option is camping, upon personal request Trekking Planner Nepal can arrange or rent all the necessary gear and equipment including tents, cooking accessories, accommodation blankets, and Porta-potties.

How are the Electricity/Charging/Internet facilities during Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-La Pass?

Trekking Planner Nepal gives every one of its visitors a SIM card in order to facilitate communication while they are in Nepal. With the exception of high mountain passes, you may generally use the internet and cellular connections along the majority of the hiking route. Along the walk, teahouses often provide charging stations for phones or cameras, which normally cost between $2 and $3. If you want to record as many special moments as you can throughout your walk, be aware that some teahouses may charge extra for wireless internet services. It is advised for trekkers to bring a power bank or a modest solar charger with them to avoid these potentially expensive charges. In this manner, you can take advantage of continuous connectivity without being concerned about exorbitant costs.

Outline Itinerary for Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-la Pass-19 Days

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m / 4,430 ft.) and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 2: Full day in Kathmandu with day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
  • Day 3: Drive to Syange 1,460 m on Nepal Western highway - 7 hrs.
  • Day 4: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 6 hours.
  • Day 5: Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 5 hours.
  • Day 6: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 5 hrs.
  • Day 7: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 5 hrs.
  • Day 8: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
  • Day 9: Trek to Khangsar 3,734 m- 5 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,140 m - 4 hrs.
  • Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,919 m and at base camp – 5 hrs.
  • Day 12: Trek to Siri Kharka 4,110 m - 5 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,100 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 14: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 4 hrs.
  • Day 15: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 crossing Thorang-La Pass 5,416 m- 6 hrs.
  • Day 16: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m -2 hrs.
  • Day 17: Fly to Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel near Phewa Lake.
  • Day 18: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu - 7 hrs journey (30 mins via air).
  • Day 19: Final International departure from Nepal.
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Above standard Itinerary days where some length of walks can be shorter or longer as per physical fitness of trekkers and climbers, where some designated overnight camping can be changed, due to available space for camping with clean water facilities and etc…….
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.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • Mealswelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport via your respective airlines, our office staff and guide will warmly welcome you. They will then transfer you to your hotel located in the heart of the city.

Once you've checked into your rooms and refreshed yourself, you will join the other members of your group for a comprehensive briefing on the Tilicho Lake Around Manang Valley Trekking. Our experienced guide will provide you with essential information about the trek and your stay in Nepal with us. In the evening, you'll enjoy a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant, accompanied by a traditional Folk Culture program of Nepal.

Your package includes deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at one of the following hotels: Hotel Moonlight, Kathmandu Guest House, or Hotel Thamel Park. You will also be provided with standard meals, including the welcome dinner.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

You will start your day by meeting your guide for a tour around Kathmandu after eating breakfast at the hotel. In the Kathmandu Valley, you will tour UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Boudhanath Stupa (a center of Tibetan culture ), Swayambhunath Stupa (commonly known as the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple (a Hindu pilgrimage site devoted to Lord Shiva), Durbar Squares(Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan).

Authentic Nepali cuisine will be served for lunch at a nearby restaurant during the sightseeing tour. You will make all the necessary preparations for your hike following the visit, as suggested by Holiday Planner Nepal. You will return to the hotel as the day draws to a close, where dinner will be provided. Spend the night at your Kathmandu hotel.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,460 m

In the morning, embark on an intriguing and picturesque long-distance drive along the Nepal Mid-West Highway. The journey takes you through various captivating locations, starting from Besisar town and continuing on a dirt road through Khudi, Bulbule, and Ngadi. As you follow the Marysangdi River upstream, the drive meanders through lush rice terraces, fields, and charming villages, ultimately leading you to your overnight stop in Syange.

Your package includes standard accommodation as well as a comprehensive meal plan covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy refreshing tea and coffee during your stay.

 

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,920 m

The first day of your trek begins with an uphill climb, leaving the Marysangdi River behind as you ascend to Jagat village. Jagat is a quaint farming village that offers a variety of lodges for trekkers. From Jagat, your journey continues along a winding path, leading to Chamje. Afterward, you'll cross back over the Marysangdi River on the eastern bank and enter a forested area. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. As your trek progresses, you'll traverse a wide path that eventually leads you to Tal Besi.

At Tal Besi, you can take a break for refreshments or enjoy a leisurely lunch. After your stop, a few more hours of walking will take you to Dharapani village, where you will spend the night. Dharapani is a charming village situated at the junction of the Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu trekking trails.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also savor hot tea and coffee during your stay. Spend overnight at Dharapani

 

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,670 m

After departing from Dharapani, your trek continues along a winding trail that takes you through picturesque rhododendrons and pine forests. Along the way, you'll pass by Bagarchap and Danque villages before heading uphill to Timang village. As you progress, you'll enter more villages with a strong Buddhist cultural influence, all while enjoying breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu.

A few hours of trekking from Timang will lead you to Koto, and from there, you'll make your way to Chame town, where you'll spend the night. Chame serves as a significant and central town, functioning as the headquarters of the Manang district.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also relish hot tea and coffee during your stay.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3, 230 m

As your trek progresses, you'll notice the air getting cooler as you approach the mountains. In the morning, you'll walk through an alpine forest filled with rhododendrons and pine trees, all while following the Masrsyangdi River upstream. There will be a few short uphill and downhill sections as you make your way to Bhartang village. From Bhartang village, your trek continues uphill into a cooler woodland, ultimately leading you to the small village of Dhukure Pokhari, where you'll find a few teahouses and lodges.

Dhukure Pokhari offers breathtaking views of Chulus and Pisang peaks, making it a perfect spot for a possible lunch break. In the afternoon, your journey descends, bringing you to the lower Pisang village, where you'll spend the night.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also enjoy hot tea and coffee during your stay.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,450 m

Pisang village offers breathtaking views of the mountains and the surrounding landscapes. Here, the altitude gradually increases as the trek leads you into a small forested area, featuring a short uphill section that provides panoramic vistas of Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Chulus, and Pisang Peak.

Upon reaching the ridge top, you'll enter a flat valley at Hongde village. From this point onward, the tree line vanishes, giving way to barren, arid landscapes with a cold, dry Arctic climate. Before arriving in Manang, take the opportunity to visit the old Braga Monastery, which houses ancient Buddhist relics, historic wall paintings, and mesmerizing frescoes. The monastery also offers stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas. A leisurely one-hour walk from here will bring you to Manang village.

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

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also enjoy tea and coffee during your stay at Manang

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,450 m

This day serves as a necessary rest day dedicated to acclimatization, preparing you for the higher altitudes as you progress towards Tilicho Lake and the challenging Thorang-La Pass. During your stay in Manang, you'll have the opportunity to take short walks and explore the village along with its picturesque valley. Manang is the primary and largest settlement in the region, nestled in a windswept valley along the banks of the Marysangdi River, framed by the towering Annapurna II-III and Gangapurna mountain range. A pleasant uphill walk from Manang rewards you with views of the Gangapurna Glacier and the emerald Manang Lake, offering a glimpse of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay.

 

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,734 m

After leaving Manang village in the morning, our trek leads to another highlight of this journey. Our path diverges from the main Annapurna Circuit trail, taking us to Khangsar, one of the last villages in Manang, where we will spend the night. Khangsar is situated along the route to Tilicho Lake.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay in Khangsar.

 

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,140 m

After departing from Khangsar, the morning trek continues into the remote regions of the Manang Valley. Following a challenging morning walk, you'll arrive at Tilicho Base Camp, which stands as the highest overnight camp during this adventure, perched at an elevation of 4,800 meters.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can savor hot tea and coffee during your stay at Tilicho Base Camp.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,9190 m

From this point onward, you'll traverse through a dry and arid landscape. In the morning, the trek descends for some time, followed by an uphill climb that takes a few hours, ultimately leading you to Tilicho Lake.

Tilicho Lake holds deep spiritual significance for both Hindus and Buddhists, making it a sacred spot. The lake also offers magnificent views of snow-capped peaks. After a memorable visit to the beautiful Tilicho Lake, you'll return to the comfort of a nice lodge at the base camp.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay at the base camp.

 

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,110 m

After an enchanting adventure at Tilicho Glacial Lake, with its breathtaking views, the return journey will bring you to the isolated and charming spot known as Siri Kharka. Here, you'll find a handful of cozy and straightforward lodges where you will spend the night. These lodges offer splendid vistas of Gangapurna and Tilicho Peaks, providing a picturesque backdrop to your evening.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay at Siri Kharka.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,100 m

After a delightful time spent around Tilicho Lake, the return journey takes you back to the main Annapurna Circuit trail. You'll initially climb and then follow an easy, winding path that leads to Yak Kharka. This part of the trek offers captivating views of snow-capped mountains. Upon crossing a small stream, you will arrive at Yak Kharka, where you will spend the night. This small settlement provides picturesque vistas of Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Chulu Peaks.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, which covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay at Yak Kharka.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,600 m

In the morning, your journey begins by heading towards the end of the Manang Valley, where you'll find the base of Thorang-La. After crossing a short bridge, you'll embark on a steep climb that takes you high above the Jarjung stream. This challenging ascent will eventually lead you to Thorang Phedi, which serves as a base for the upcoming ascent to Thorang High Camp, where you will spend the night.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay at Thorang High Camp.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5,416 m/3,800m

Starting with an early breakfast, your trek from Thorang High Camp begins with a steep climb on winding trails through the barren landscape. This challenging ascent leads you to the pinnacle of your adventure, Thorang-La Pass, which stands at an impressive altitude of 5,416 meters. This pass represents the highest point of your journey.

Reaching the summit rewards you with a breathtaking panoramic view of the stunning scenery, featuring dramatic landscapes and snow-capped peaks. After taking in the awe-inspiring vistas, you'll begin a long downhill descent that eventually leads you to Muktinath, situated at an elevation of 3,800 meters.

Upon arriving at Muktinath village and temple area, you will spend the night. This location holds profound spiritual significance for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees, with "Muktinath" translating to 'a place for Nirvana and self-liberation.'

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay in Muktinath.

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,715 m

Today, your trekking journey concludes in Muktinath, as there is now a motorable road that connects Jomsom and extends further to the city of Pokhara. In the morning, you'll embark on a four-wheel drive adventure, either in a local jeep or a similar vehicle, heading downhill into the expansive Kaligandaki River valley.

The drive will take you to Jomsom, a major town in the Mustang district. After checking into your comfortable hotel rooms and enjoying a satisfying lunch, you'll have the afternoon free to explore the streets and shops of Jomsom. Jomsom is the hometown of the indigenous Thakali people, and it offers a fascinating cultural experience.

Your package includes standard accommodation and a comprehensive meal plan, encompassing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy tea and coffee during your stay in Jomsom.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time860 m

In the morning, you'll take a brief walk to Jomsom airport and board a small aircraft for a scenic flight to the enchanting city of Pokhara. During your flight, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks. As the plane touches down in Pokhara, you'll find yourself in one of Nepal's premier tourist destinations, nestled in the shadow of the magnificent Annapurna Himalaya, including the iconic Machhapuchare 'Fish Tail' mountain with its distinctive twin summits.

From the airport, a short drive will bring you to deluxe accommodations situated beside the serene Phewa Lake, providing you with ample time to explore the beautiful city of Pokhara. Pokhara is renowned for its natural beauty, offering picturesque landscapes of mountains, hills, and lakes, making it one of the topmost tourist destinations in Nepal.

Your package includes deluxe accommodation in Pokhara and standard meals, featuring breakfast to start your day.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

The journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu will be an overland drive, retracing the same scenic route you took on your remarkable Tilicho Lake and Around Manang Valley Trekking adventure.

Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotels, where you can enjoy a free afternoon for individual activities and relaxation.

(Alternatively, there are flying options available, offering a half-hour scenic flight to Kathmandu with sweeping panoramas of the majestic mountains.)

Your package includes deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at one of the following hotels: Hotel Moonlight, Kathmandu Guest House, or Apsara Boutique Hotel. Additionally, you will be provided with standard meals, including breakfast, to begin your day.

  • MealsBreakfast

On your final day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders, your departure will be coordinated based on your international flight schedule, whether it's to your homeward destination or your next connecting adventure.

Dedicated staff and guide from Trekking Planner Nepal will ensure your safe transfer to Kathmandu airport, bidding you farewell after a memorable and fulfilling experience on the Tilicho Lake and Around Manang Valley Trekking expedition.

Your package includes standard meals, with breakfast to start your day, as well as the opportunity to savor tea and coffee before your departure. Best wishes!

 

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Trip Map
Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-la Pass-19 Days Map
Inclusions
What's Included
  • All airport Pick-up and drop by private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell in an Authentic Nepali cultural Restaurant.
  • 3-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 2-deluxe twin/double shearing accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicles. (entrance fees extra).
  • Kathmandu to Khudi (if you want a private vehicle from Kathmandu also available at additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus (if you want a flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available at additional cost).
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, trained Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
  • 1 porter for 2 guests (will carry about 15 kg-20 kg weight)with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
  • Twin/double shearing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trekking.
  • First add kid box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily during the trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary.
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates
  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp, We chat, and Viber) so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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Essential Info

Responsible Trekking

One must undertake appropriate trekking in the Himalayas and be aware of the privilege it entails. This entails reducing the environmental impact by disposing of all garbage, supporting nearby companies to strengthen the community's economy, and exhibiting respect for the delicate ecosystems encountered along the way. The hiking experience can be greatly improved by spending time interacting with local residents, learning about their traditions, and appreciating their difficulties.

Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

GlovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

FeetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

FAQs
  • 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.

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