Tilicho Lake Trekking

Trip Overview

At nearly 5000m above sea level, Lake Tilicho, situated high up in the scenic Manang Valley is the collected glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. In 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayan, a holy book of the Hindus. The pilgrims believe that this is the lake that is referred to in the Ramayan where the crow recited the Ramayan to Garuda and where Shiva found solace after the death of his consort Sati. While Tilicho does not hold religious significance for the local Buddhist population, herders often make their way to the lake in search of straying yak.

Tilicho is not a prohibited area but by virtue of its remoteness and altitude, few tourists take off the popular Annapurna circuit to hike up to the lake which lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Roughly a day and a half walk from Manang Village, visitors are treated to spectacular views of the icy ramparts of Annapurna and Tilicho peak glaciers which plunge down to the lake itself. The shores of this idyllic, crystal-clear lake, dotted with wildflowers in spring, are ideal for camping. Visitors coming in from Manang Village, usually spend a night in Khangsar, a small village on the way before they hike along the rugged and picturesque route to the base of the lake where there are a couple of lodges.

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu.

Arrival in Kathmandu airport, receive and transfer to hotel by our representative.

Day 02 Drive to Besi sahar

Drive from Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar (790m) by private vehicle or local bus. Over night at Besi Sahar.

Day 03: Trek to Bahundanda

Trek from Beshi Sahar to Bahundanda (1300m). After breakfast trek to Bahundanda. 6-7 hours.( Nowadays transport available so we can reschedule itinerary for shorten.

Day 04 Trek to Taal

Trek from Bahundanda to Tal (1800m). After breakfast trek to Taal. 6-7 hours.

Day 05 Trek to Chame.

Trek from Tal to Chame (2700m). After breakfast slowly trek to Chame. over night at Chame.

Day 06: Chame to Pisang.

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m). After breakfast slowly get ready for Pisang. Over night at beautiful pisang.

Day 07: Trek to beautiful Manang

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3400m). After breakfast slowly trek to beautiful manang. over night at Manang.

Day 08: Manang

Excursion day around the Manang village. Acclimatization day at manang.

Day 09: Manang to Siri Kharka

Trek from Manag to Siri Kharka (4050m).After breakfast get ready for beautiful scenic trail to Siri Kharka( on the way to Tilicho). Over night at Siri Kharka. 4-5 hours

Day 10: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp

Siri Kharka - Tilicho Base Camp (4200m). After breakfast slowly get ready beautiful trekking to Base camp. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp

Day 11: Visit Tilicho Lake than Siri Kharka

Early morning Excursion day around Tilicho Lake(4949m) then trek to Siri Kharka. Over night at Siri Kharka.

Day 12: Siri Kharka - Yak Kharka(4040m)

Trek to Yak Kharka after beautiful time in Tilicho lake( highest lake in the world 4949m). Over night at Yak Kharka.

Day 13: Yak to Thorong Phedi(4450)

Slowly trek up to Thorong Phedi. Its beautiful trek but walk carefully some area landslide area. Beautiful view of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.

Day 14: Phedi to Muktinath (3800)

Early morning before breakfast( We will take pack breakfast or lunch) slowly trek to up hill to high camp( 4620m)- then continue for Thorong-la pass( 5416m). After top of the foot hill walk down hill to Muktinath.

Day 15: Muktinath - Jomsom

Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2600m) after Muktinath Temple Excursion- then continue to Jomsom.

Day 16: Jomsom- Pokhara

Early morning flight to Pokhara. its 25 minutes flight. After arrive pokhara free time. over night at Pokhara.

Day 17: Pokhara to kathmandu

Tourist bus to Kathmandu or flight to Kathmandu. over night at Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure to your own Destination

Drive to International Airport in Kathmandu

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Trip Includes

  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off
  •  Local Tourist Bus to Besi Sahar
  •  Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  •  Welcome Dinner or Farewell Dinner.
  •  Trekking Accommodation, Twin Sharing in Basic Tea-house lodge
  •  Licensed English-speaking guide
  •  Porters for carrying all goods and supplies. 2 clients 1 porter in Group
  •  All accommodations during the trek
  •  All meals and hot beverages during the trek
  •  Transportation to and from the trail head
  •  All necessary documents and permits for trekking, Acap permit, Tims card
  •  Trekking equipment including sleeping bags,
  •  Staff insurance, medication and equipment
  •  All Govt. and Local Taxes

Trip Excludes

  •  International airfares
  •  Travel/trekking insurance
  •  Nepal entry visa fees
  •  Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  •  Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
  •  Lunches and dinners when not trekking
  •  Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)
  •  Tips(Tipping are expected)

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