Tour Package price
Price : $900.00 : 58000.00
03 Nights & 04 Days
Place Coverage: Kathmandu, Manang, Tilicho etc.
Duration: 3 Nights and 4 Days
Tilicho (Kag Bhusundi Sarovar): At nearly 5000m above sea level, Lake Tilcho, situated high up in the scenic Manang Valley is the collected glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Throng Peak. 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). Those that do make the trip, roughly a day and a half walk from Manang Village, are treated to a spectacular view of the icy ramparts of Annapurna and Tilciho peak, carved by glaciers which plunge down to the lake itself. The shores of this idyllic, crystal-clear lake, dotted with wild flowers in spring, are ideal for camping. Trekkers, coming in from Manang village, usually spend a night at Khangsar, a small village on the way, before they make their way along the rugged and picturesque route to the base of the lake where there are a couple of lodges. Access to Tilicho is also possible from Jomsom, in Mustang. The route from Jomsom, consists of a rugged two-day trek, through misty meadows, rugged terrain, and finally the Mesogondala Pass. At present a track is being planned to connect Mustang to Manang via the same way. Local Manangi herders rarely venture up to the lake, except sometimes to look for straying yak. In 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayana. They were flown in by helicopter to listen to Bapu recite the seventh chapter of 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 Ramayana to Garuda and where Shiva found solace after the death of his consort Sati. The Tilicho Lake Pilgrimage tour 2001 say they cannot prove it scientifically, but they are convinced it is indeed the Kak Busundi sarovar mentioned in the Ramayan. The Ramayan gives some clues and says the lake is south of the Annapurna range and north of the Nilgiri range.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Evening Darshan of Pashupatinath temple and Bagmati sandhya Arati. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: Early in the morning fly from Kathmandu to Tilicho Lake via Manang or Mustang by chartered helicopter. In Kagbhusundi Sarovar if possible take holy bath or do Sinchan by holy lake water. Then we do Japa, Aradhana, Puja and return back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing: Budhanilkantha, Swoyambhu and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After lunch free day for shopping and rest.
DAY 04: Drive to the airport for departure flight.
- All accommodation with breakfast on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees.
- Chartered helicopter of Kathmandu- Tilicho- Kathmandu .
- Cost of hiring experience tour guide and medical kit.
- All transportations from arrival to departure.
- All domestic airport taxes.
- Insurance coverage.
- Lunch and dinner expenses.
- Telephone bills and laundry bills.
- All other expenses which are not mentioned above.