Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lake in Nepal, Tilicho as being 4,949 meters high (16,237 feet). It is located Manang district of Nepal .Tilicho is most popular tourist destination it gives a magical travel experience. The spectacular view of Annapurna range and mix culture is the major magnetism of the Tilicho Lake trekking. The lake is holy place, it carries historical and pilgrimage importance ,it was mentioned in a holy Hindu books .it is combine of the Annapurna circuit trekking, The trek to Tilicho Base Camp Thorong La stars from Besisahar, by following Marshyangdi river gorge. On the way trekkers enjoy the beautiful scenarios of scow capped mountains. Tilicho lake trekking is filled with adventure and excitement and welcoming Thakali people.
Day 1: Arrived at Kathmandu Airport
Welcome program by top of the world adventure and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
After breakfast we will organize pre-departure meeting for your day tour and about trekking after that our tour guide takes you to the important places of Kathmandu valley such as monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath temple, Kathmandu durbar square. After that you our vehicle takes you to the hotel, Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Besisahar same day drive to Ngadi (930m)
The day begins with drive to Besisahar – Ngadi Bhulbhule about 5-6 hrs from Kathmandu along to the Prithvi highway. We divert off the highway at the bustling town of Dumre and continue for a further one and half hours to Besisahar. After lunch we complete the short drive to the road head at Bahundanda (1310 m), overnight at lodge/teahouse with dinner.
Day 4: Bahundanda to Chyamche (Chamje) (1430m)
Bahundanda, a picturesque village at the top of this formidable ridge. After having breakfast we headed down, across terraces and over small streams, before rejoining the Marshyangdi and following it upstream for several km to our overnight camp with teahouse/lodge in full board near the village of Chyamche. A wonderful walk with such changes in scenery and a range of gradients is begins.
Day 5: Chyamche to Dharapani (1860m)
Wonderful walk with such changes in scenery and a range of gradients is begins today. From Chyamche we head across the river and ascend steeply to finally reach the ridge top high above. We cross another suspension bridge before a continued ascent up a narrow and beautiful valley where, after rain, many spectacular waterfalls will flow. Just before camp at Dharapani the village in Manang, we come over a small rise and enter a wide, flat valley with a long, silvery waterfall to the right.
Day 6: Dharapani to Chame (2670m)
The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands. With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town.
Day 7: Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m)
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m and 3300m.
Day 8: Upper Pisang to Manang (3540m)
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have an alternate trails north and south of the Marshyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.
Day 9: Manang Rest day
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude.
From Manang we head out through the western gates and follow the path down to the river. We cross the river and continue walking on its southern side through coniferous forest.
Day 10: Trek to Khangsar Village (3,700 m)
We continue our trek towards Tilicho lake. After crossing the Khangsar Khola, we reach Khangsar and head towards the village. It takes almost 4 hour trek to Khangsar village. Overnight at Khangsar village.
Day 11 : Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m)
Today we continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. After 5 hours trekking we stop at Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4,200m.
Day 12: Trek to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m)
Today is a special day because our beautiful destination –Tilicho Lake. Our journey starts early in the morning to Tilicho lake because it is better time without wind. After exploring Tilicho lake we trek back to Tilicho base camp.Overnigt at a guest house.
Day 13: Manang to Yakkharka
Continuing on from Manang, the trail ascends by nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out, overnight at a a guesthouse..
Day 14: Yakkharka – Thorong Phedi
After a two-hour ascent the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450m where decent a guesthouse.s have been built in the recent years, overnight at a a guesthouse..MoveSteadily through Tenki and leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse.
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3760m)
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top.
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m)
Today we leave Muktinath to Jomsom. Jomsom is a town located at an altitude of about 2720 m in Mustang District, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river there are rocks holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakali. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is Jomsom Airport from where there are regular flights. (You can go directly from here to Pokhara by flight)
Day 17: Jomsom – Gasha
Today we leave Jomsom. After having breakfast we will walk to Tatopani (1190m).After bus journey you can go to explore the environment there .Overnight at lodge there.
Day 18: Gasha – Tatopani (1070m)
Today you will catch bus from Tatopani for bus journey to Pokhara (you can go by the flight as well) .After bus journey from Tatopani you can go to explore the Tatopani in the evening.
Day 19: Tatopani – Pokhara
This is our last day of trekking in mountains we will back to Pokhara by local bus which is 5 hours then overnight stay at holy lodge.
Day 20: Pokhara leisure day
Today is leisure day in Pokhara. You can go for sightseeing around Pokhara.
Day 21: drive back to Kathmandu
Day 22: transport to international airport for your departure.
- Airports pick up & drop by private car / bus.
- Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
- Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara.
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / bus.
- TIMS(trekking information management system)
- Permit(Annapurna conservation area park fee)
- All your standard Meals during the trek.
- Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag if you want by top of the world adventure.
- English speaking guide or native language speaking guide if you want
- Surface transfer.
- Best available lodge during trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
Cost not Includes
- Travel insurance
- Your personal expensive
- Food in mountains during the trek
- Kathmandu- bus station taxi
- Drinks in mountains
- Tips for guide and Staff.