Nepal: 26d Tilicho Lake Trekking

  • Moderate
  • 5,416 M
  • 20 Days Tea House
  • 5 Days Hotel Days

Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world, which presents a particularly dramatic spectacle. It lies at the elevation of 5200m from the sea level. The lake lies on the north side of the Annapurna Himal, and it is just below Tilicho Peak(7134m). It is not easy to reach the  Tilicho lake as the route rises to the Mesukantu-La pass at 5,300m. But it is an exciting and beautiful route. Sometimes its turquoise water reflects the surrounding peaks but more often it is frozen solid. 

It offers a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese, ethnic groups, from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas. It also offers incredible views of many of the Himalayas’ most famous high peaks, crystal clear lakes. This lake is one of the most popular trekking destinations for the trekkers who are doing Annapurna Circuit trekking.

  • Area: Annapurna region
  • Difficulty: C+ (Strenuous)
  • Starting point: Beshishar
  • Ending point: Pokhara
  • Best season: : Sep-Dec & Feb – May
  • Max. Group size: 30 pax
  • Min. Group size: 01 pax
  • Culture: Different communities with a majority of Gurung, Magar, and Poon
  • Mode of trekking: Popular in teahouse but it can be operated in both tea house and camping as per client’s interest.
  • Himalayan Sights: Whole Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri ranges, Manaslu, Tibetan Plateau.

Day to day schedule to Nepal: 26d Tilicho Lake Trekking

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, o/n in a hotel. (D)

    Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, Depending on your arrival time you will have choice of visiting nearby sanctuaries or rest of the time free for leisure.

  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley o/n in a hotel.(B)

    Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local tradition are highlighted on by guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own or take a rest while finalize trekking permits.

  • Day 3: Kathmandu - Besishar (7hrs, 830m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    It takes about 6/7hours drive by bus. Besi sahar where the road ends and we will not se-motorized vehicles for the next three weeks.

  • Day 4: Besishar - Bahun Danda (6hrs, 1311m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    Approximately 6 hours and 500m ascent but we get some nice views of nearby villages, waterfalls and look back at small and the terraced rice fields. The trail winds through rice paddies and thick forest, occasionally crossing to small and large bamboo bridges.

  • Day 5: Bahun Danda - Chamje (6/7 hrs,1715m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D).

    6-7 hours and over 400m ascend.

  • Day 6: Chamje - Bagarchhap (6/7 hrs,2164m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    About 500m ascend –Tal (lake). There is natural dam on the river Marshyandi that formed a small lake with an actual beach, and a nice waterfall on the other end of the town. Several stiff rises with length of Marshyandi River. (7hrs) Overnight at Bagarshhap.

  • Day 7: Bagarchhap - Chame (6 hrs,2713m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    About 500m ascend. Chame is a pretty major town with a bank, health-post, electricity and beautiful view of Lamjung Himal and more than that it also has got hot spring.

  • Day 8: Chame - Pisang (5/6 hrs,3185m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    We are in Manang district. The architectures of the village changes. It takes about 5½ hours. This town is now mostly a collection of lodges with the views of Pisang peak, Annapurna II.

  • Day 9: Pisang - Manang (5/6 hrs,3551m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    Traverse of the village, Braga (3550m) Fantastic village surrounding by small mountains of more than 7000m. We are now in the dry, arid region of Manang and the people predominantly Manangba. Since it is in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, which acts as a barrier to the wet monsoon clouds from the south, the area gets little rain in the summer. Snow falls here in the winter and remains on the ground much of the time. A compulsory rest day should be taken for acclimatization to the increasing altitude,

  • Day 10: Manang - Rest Day o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

  • Day 11: Manang - Khangsar (4/5 hrs,3850m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

  • Day 12: Khangsar Gompa - Tilicho Base camp ( 4/5 hrs, 4200m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

  • Day 13: Tilucho base camp to Khangsar via Tilicho Lake 5200m (6/7 hrs, 3850m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

  • Day 14: Khangsar – Manang (4/5 hrs,3551m) o/n in lodge. (B.L.D)

  • Day 15: Manang - Throng Phedi / High Camp (5/6 hrs,4450m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    Walk up to the camp, located at the foot of the hills taking lunch break in Yak Kharka. If we don’t feel much tired then we can further hike up to High camp so that It would be easier to cross Throng La.

  • Day 16: Thhrong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong la 5416m (7/8 hrs,3800m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    Departure early in the morning to climb Thorong (5416m) and descent towards Muktinath. (8 hrs) Muktinath temple is a point of pilgrimage for Buddhist and Hindus where flam, water, air meet.

  • Day 17: Muktinath - Marfa (5/6 hrs, 2667m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    We cross village of Jharkot and kagbeni easy stage on an old road of caravans. Sight on the solid mass of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak (6hrs). We follow along the windy kali Gandaki river through Jomsom and reach Marfa, the apple garden, where you can test the apple brandy.

  • Day 18: Marfa - Lete ( 5/6 hrs,2438m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    We join the valley of Kaligandaki and Japanese friendship village with rich Thakali culture,
    which appears with the pay of Dhaulagiri.

  • Day 19: Lete - Tatopani( 6/7 hrs,1189m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    Seen at the fall of ice of beautiful Dhaulagiri cross in forest one let us rejoin the hot sources with Tatopani.

  • Day 20: Tatopani - Rest day o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    Tatopani consists several clusters of building with excellent food, hot spring and nice view of Nilgiri Mountain. Sipping your beer as you enjoy your soak, drinking in the lovely atmosphere and surroundings of the riverside.

  • Day 21: Tatopani - Ghorepani (7/8hrs, 2810m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

  • Day 22: Ghorepani - Ghandruk (7/8hrs,1951m) o/n in lodge (B.L.D)

    We will wake up early morning to hike up to the famed vantage point of Poon Hill excursion,then descent through the forest rhododendron until Tadapani then we decent in the forest until Gandrung Visit a village of Gurungs community and enjoy cross with beautiful magnificent mountain. (6hrs)

  • Day 23: Ghandruk - Pokhara o/n in a hotel (B.L)

    Easy increase until Birethati and crossing by Modi river and descent up to point to join the track by bus to Pokhara o/n in a hotel.

  • Day 24: Pokhara - Sightseeing o/n in a hotel (B)

    Spend the days relaxing/Sightseeing in this lovely town, with it’s wonderful lakeside setting. Overnight in a hotel.

  • Day 25: Pokhara - Kathmandu o/n in a hotel (B)

    An early start to take the tourist bus back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 26: Transfer to international airport(B)

What is included?

  • Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Government licensed trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • Welcome dinner by arrival
  • Trekking permit and conservation fee
  • Pickup and drop from and to the international airports in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in hotel and lodge
  • Sightseeing with guide and private transport in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar by public transport and drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Domestic flight ticket POK-KTM USD 91 per person one way
  • Personal insurance and helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • International flight ticket
  • Sleeping bag while trekking

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Best Season
April to May
September to October

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