Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 4920m
Highlights

- Pokhara valley and its natural and cultural blessings like lakes, caves, falls and temples

- Pleasant walk via lush rhododendron and other vegetations

- Picturesque ethnic settlements and their unique culture

- Experience of core Remoteness and wilderness

- Rhythmic natural waterfalls and creeks

- locally grown organic food items

- Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the world, and its diverse species of flora and fauna

- Spectacular mountain views include Annapurna- I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and some part of Dhaulagiri

Tilicho Lake Trekking is popular as one of the most rewarding and classical journey to exotic Tilicho Lake located at an elevation of (4920m). Moreover, this is a journey to a serene turquoise lake located in the high Himalayan region of Manang. Tilicho Lake is widely acclaimed as a sacred lake in Ramayan– a holy book of Hindu. So, the trip to Tilocho Lake is both natural and spiritual journey.

Tilicho Lake  Trekking not only takes us to the high Himalayan lake, Tilicho but also offers the magnificent view of mountain peaks including  Lamjung Himal 6932m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m, and other major snow-blanketed peaks. We also have an opportunity to explore a diverse tradition and culture of beautiful Tibetan settlements and people. Mesokanto La Pass 5120m also popular as Tilicho Pass is a challenge to the trekkers. However, the mesmerizing landscapes, picturesque Tibetan settlements and most significant, hugely snow-fed mountain peaks are fabulous.  

As Tilicho Lake Trekking is a part of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, this trekking commences from Besisahar after we drive for 7-8 hours from Kathmandu. Then we follow the trail along Marshyangdi River all the way to Manang. Trekkers normally take a day rest at Manang for acclimatization and further exploration of premises. Then we catch the north-west trail and head to Tilicho Lake Base Camp and a serene and turquoise color lake, Tilicho Lake. The tranquillity around the surrounding is really impressive.

Now, we have a challenging high pass, Mesokanto La Pass and we descend to Chauri Kharka. Chauri Kharka is high pasture land for grazing yaks. After that, we descend all the way down to Jomsom. Finally, we end this trekking with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and we drive to Kathmandu.

Since your are going to encounter with high pass during Tilicho Lake trek, you require to prepare very well. Prior trekking and hiking experiences and skills are recommended to conquer over Tilicho Lake. 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport and Pickup.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, you are greeted and welcomed by the representative from Magic Expedition and travel and will be transferred to the hotel. Our Magic Expedition and Tour representative will explain briefly about the program after you get refreshed. Overnight at hotel

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

This is completely a guided city tour with private vehicle. We go to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu, today. This sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu city includes Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square is popular for both religious and historical significance whereas rests of them are only for religious importance. After, we end this city sightseeing tour, we do some preparations for the trek if required. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

 Get ready for the departure to Besisahar after breakfast at your hotel; we will depart at 8 am with  the guide and other trekking crew. This is a scenic drive to Beshisahar along Prithvi Highway till we get Dumre . Before that, we pass Trishuli river and Mugling. While driving we will have many chances to observe the rural settings, people & various cultures along the highway. We spend around 8-9 hours for this drive. Overnight at local guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Besisahar

Today, we will drive along rough country roads. Actually, in the past people had to walk from Besisahar to Chame because there was no roadway connecting from Besisahar to Chame. Still, some people prefer walking  from Besisahar to Chame. This  drive today climbs along the mule track through the forest of fir, oak and maple and other various species of woods. On this portion of drive today, trekkers will also enjoy dramatic views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chame
  • 2630m

The trail follows through the steep and narrow river valley with deep forest. Along the way, you will be rewarded with the best mountain views including Pisang peak and Annapurna II. We will have a few stops to capture the views on the way. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Pisang
  • 3300m

Today, we will enjoy the walk via spectacular arid landscapes in the upper part of the Manang district. This section of Mustang district seldom receives rain in a year. Actually, we have two different routes to get Manang from Chame. The adventure enthusiasts choose to go with the upper route which may take 2 more hours than the lower/easier route via Humde. You can decide which trail you are going with. Your guide also suggests you according to your interest and physical fitness. On the way, you will celebrate the unforgettable setting of Mustang. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manang
  • 3570m

Rest to acclimatize is mandatory in higher elevation in order to adopt new elevation. This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude in Manang. Manang is a beautiful town offering magnificent mountain views and the unique culture of the local people. You will go to visit  monastery, a short trip to Gangapurna Lake, undertake some tours with the incredible views around the villages. Also, we go to visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic and have some information about it. Overnight at local guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manang
  • 3570m

We have a day rest in Manang, we continue our trek to Tilicho Lake. We come out of Manang via the western gate. Now, we have descent till we get Khangsar Khola ( river). Cross the bridge over Khangsar River and climb up to the village. This is a traditional Tibetan village called Khangsar. This is also considered as the last settlement of Nepal bordering to Tibet. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of full board meals.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Khangsar
  • 3734m

Initially, we pass a monastery. Now, the path goes up to a high ridge. We again have two trails here. The old one is really steep and scary and the newly constructed is mild. We catch the new way, climb up and descend to the valley. We can see a creek at the bottom of the valley. We get Tilicho Lake Base Camp on the other side of the creek. (Overnight at local tea house on full board basis)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tilicho Base Camp
  • 4140m

Today, we need to begin our trip a bit earlier than usual. It is because the strong wind may obstruct our journey. So, we start our trek at 6 or 6.30. We trek via arid and barren landscapes till we get Tilicho Lake. It is around 3-4 hours trip to Tilicho Lake from Tilicho Base Camp. Tilicho Lake is the prime attraction of this trek because the lake is considered to be the lake located at the highest elevation of the world. We spend sometime exploring the lake and the surrounding. We return back to Base Camp later because there are no lodges for overnight stay. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tilicho Base Camp
  • 4140m

We begin backtracking along the same way today. On backtracking, we still enjoy the landscapes and the wilderness pass via. The mountain summits on the way equally fascinate us. We again spend another night in this beautiful Tibetan village of Khangsar. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Khangsar

 Cross the bridge over Khangsar Khola ( river) and enjoy the walk down to Manang. Pass via traditional settlements and experience mountain people’s culture. Manang is a popular town on the way o Tilicho Lake with holy monasteries and local shops. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manang

Leave Manang from the west gate and walk via forested area and spectacular landscapes. On the way, you will witness magnificent Pisang Peak and Annapurna-II. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Pisang

Trek from Pisang to Chame – Overnight-

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chame

This drive is, again, along the rough road. The drive is going to be beautiful as we pass through rural setting and traditional settlements. Arrive at Besisahar and celebrate the victory of the adventure trek. Wait for the bus to Kathmandu. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Besi Sahar

Leave Besisahar in the morning after breakfast. Pass Dumre, Mugling, and Malekhu respectively and get Kathmandu finally.  Attend farewell cultural dinner in the evening with our team. Hangout the evening or night at restaurants in Thamel if you want. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • BF / Lunch / Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

We drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport to catch your international flight. Wish you a safe flight homewards.

  • BF
  • Non
  • Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop
  • Transportation Kathmandu-Besisahar and from trek ending point to Kathmandu by Bus.
  • 3 meal per day and overnight accommodation in Hotel/lodges along the trekking trail.
  • Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porters), as well as their necessary insurance fee, meals and allowances
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entrance permit fee
  • Hotel accommodation according to the above plan in Kathmandu.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Pass
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  • International airfare.
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation, tips etc…

Useful Info

GateWay For Tilicho Lake Trek:

If you are planning to do Tilicho Lake Trek the only gateway of this trek is from the Besi Sahar. Besi Sahar is the Small valley which is just 172.9 km from the Kathmandu. The time duration to get to the Besi Sahar is 4 to 5hrs drive from the Kathmandu. There is a variety of option to go there. You can either take the Local Bus or can hire the Private Vehicle. It all depends on your Budget.

Type of Accommodation During Tilicho Lake Trek:

To go to trekking means you are visiting the remote area so please do not expect every trekking route you will get luxurious room same like in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During trekking, you will sleep at the Tea House. The Tea house means normal Local Lodges. where you will get normal Bed, Blanket, and Common Bathroom. Even for a hot shower also need to pay extra.

Food And Drinks:

During Trekking in Nepal. Most of the places you will get Local Foods like Nepali Thali ( Dal Bhat), MoMo, Chowmin, Thukpa, Fried Rice etc and some international food Like Spaghetti, Macaroni, Pizza, Pan Cake, Fried Eggs etc you will get according to the menu. In drinks you can get Local Tea, Coffee, and also even if you request for the water to drinks need to pay extra.

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