Trip Introduction: 19 Days Tilicho Lake trekking with Thorang-la Pass
19 Days Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-la Pass is an exclusive adventure with a combination of scenic Annapurna Circuit and beautiful Lake Tilicho, where a 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 lead on the same beautiful trails of the popular Annapurna Circuit regarded as the 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 a range of snow-capped peaks with dramatic scenic landscapes views, where an exciting overland journey includes starting the trek and then ending with a swift panoramic flight to reach beautiful Pokhara located on the lap of great Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its serene Lake Phewa.
Walk follows raging the Marysangdi River that leads you right into the heart of the glacial source within high mountains at Manang valley and around Tilicho Lake, an interesting lovely walk from low warm farm fields and villages to reach cooler hills covered with serene woodland.
As route leads past the nice hill villages of Syange-Jagat-Tal Besi to Dharapani within the alpine climatic zone to reach the large town in Chame headquarters of Manang district, as the walk progress into the dense forest then reaching into beautiful Manang valley enclosed by a series of the high mountain range.
At Manang main village enjoy a rest day to explore the village's fascinating cultures and customs by visiting the old monastery of Braga in the shade of stunning snow-capped mountains of Chulus, Pisang peak with a range of Annapurna Himalaya.
After Manang village where our route diverts from the main Annapurna Circuit trail heading towards a remote country with barren and arid landscapes to reach scenic and picturesque Tilicho Lake our main highlight of the adventure.
Explore the magnificent turquoise-colored lake at Tilicho surrounded by the mighty peaks of Gangapurna, Tilicho, and Nilgiri, the lake is considered holy by Hindu followers with the mighty story that describes the 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 the journey leads back to reach 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 a breath-taking panorama of high peaks that includes the massive range of Dhaulagiri Himalaya.
A long descent takes you to a wonderful and holy spot at Muktinath a place with a sacred temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindu followers, where our walk ends with a short journey to large Jomsom town.
Jomsom's headquarter and administrative town of Mustang district and the hub of the Thakali people the indigenous tribe of Kaligandaki River valley within Lower Mustang located on the Old Trans Himalaya Caravan and Salt route of Nepal to Tibet.
At Jomsom take a swift panoramic flight to reach the low warmer green valley in Pokhara a renowned tourist holiday spot of Nepal and around Himalayas, a marvelous place to complete our fascinating and amazing adventure Tilicho Lake Trekking.
Best Seasons for Tilicho Lake and Manang Valley
Best times and peak season for this adventure from March till first week of June months with September to early December, March to May much preferred months when days are longer with sun-light hours where climate is warm during day time, cold in the morning and night time.
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.
Climate and Weather
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
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.
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