Tilicho Lake Trek Tour - 17 Nights 18 Days

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Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days

Location: Kathmandu, Chamje, Bagarchhap, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar, Tilicho Base Camp, Chauri Kharka, Jomsom & Pokhara

Price: USD 1500 / INR 97500

 

Itinerary Overview

 

Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 3: Drive to Chamje

Day 4: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap

Day 5: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame

Day 6: Trek from Chame to Pisang

Day 7: Trek from Pisang to Manang

Day 8: Rest Day

Day 9: Trek from Manang to Khangsar

Day 10: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp

Day 11: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to High Camp

Day 12: Rest day for Safe acclimatization and exploration at Tilicho High camp

Day 13: Trek to Chauri Kharka via Mesokanto La Pass

Day 14: Trek from Chauri Kharka to Jomsom

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and full day excursion in Pokhara

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Day 17: Rest day at Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure

 

Nepal is the land that attracts hundreds of hikers for its picturesque beauty.  The country is home to some of the highest peaks in the world. Everyone knows about the highest mountain peak Mt. Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world and it allures an immense number of people to explore it. The mountainous territory always attracts the travel minds for its mysticism. It is the landlocked country but it allows the tourists to explore some of the best places in the world. In the last few years, Nepal became one of the most exploring countries in the bucket list of travelers for its diversified landscape. Across the wide landscape of Nepal, teahouses trekking is quite famous as the hikers can interact with the locales easily. The warm hospitability of the people also attracts the hikers to know more about the ethnic cultural practices of these people.

 

Tilicho lake trekking offers some of the challenging landscapes to conquer along with the scenic beauty. This lake is located at an elevation of 4902m. The turquoise lake extends a serene ambiance to enjoy on this pristine land of Manang district. The Hindus believe that this lake is mentioned in the Ramayana as Kak Bhusundi Lake. It is believed that the respected sage Kak Bhusundi narrated the story of Ramayana to the king of birds, Garuda. When the sage narrated the story he took the shape of a crow. From there the lake was renamed as Kak Bhusundi. From the top of this highest mountain, one can relish the magnificent view of Annapurna ranges and other snow-covered mountains. This rigorous trekking can also be called as the cultural trekking across the beautiful Tibetan villages. Manang district is located on the River Valley of Marshyangdi River located on the northern part of Annapurna Range. On this trekking trail, one will cross another challenging point called Mesokanto La Pass located at an elevation of 5120m. As this pass is featured on this particular trekking route there it is also known as Tilicho Pass. With respect to other trekking trails, this showed amazing changes in landscapes as per weather.

 

On this trekking trail, one will be driving to Chamje passing across the beautiful villages and towns. On the route, the hikers will be trekking along the gushing Marsyangdi River flowing upstream till the end point of Manang. On this trekking trail, one finds out the melted snow on the northern slopes of Thorang and Annapurna peak. The majestic view of nature along with the warm hospitability of the ethnic groups will make the trekking completely amazing. After exploring the turquoise blue lake, one will trek down till Chauri Kharka. From there the hikers step into the Mustang district through Jomsom. The itinerary comes to an end with the scenic beauty of Pokhara. Along Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Tilicho Lake trek is one of the classic hiking trails extending amazing panoramic views of the mountains.

 

How to prepare for the trek


When one starts for this trekking trail one has to keep in mind the hardship to be endured on the path. This amazing trekking path is like a cultural tour for you to explore the beauty of flora and fauna along with the picturesque view. When one starts the trekking, the initial days seem difficult to accommodate own self with the extremities of nature. With the passage of time, it will become difficult for the trekkers to carry rucksack across the mountainous terrains. Physical and mental adaptability is quite necessary for the trekkers to accomplish the journey. At the time one may lose hope for its extreme climatic and rugged terrains but one should continue for further to enjoy the amazing landscape. Trekking should be avoided during the months of monsoons for its vulnerable landscapes.

 

•    Start exercising 6 months prior to the trekking

•    Try to practice with loads as one has to carry rucksack as well

•    Sunburnt is quite common during the trekking path. Therefore one should carry the necessary medicines.

•    Mountain sickness is quite common among the first-timers. Therefore one should take proper medicine to avoid mountain sickness

•    Get yourself mentally prepared as well to accommodate in such extreme weather conditions. At times trekkers lose hope for difficulty. One must continue dedicatedly to accomplish the journey.

•    Avoid monsoons for its vulnerable weather conditions. One may face chances of getting bitten by leeches.

•    If you are trekking alone then you should take a professional guide for assistance.

•    Try to avoid any kind of mental stress before going for trekking.

•    Positive mental health is quite necessary for the trekking

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival


Meal: Complimentary breakfast along with welcome dinner

Altitude: 1400m

Distance: around the city

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Mode of transport: private car

 

The foreign travelers want to explore the beauty of nature through trekking. In this kind of adventurous activity, one can easily explore the beauty of nature closely. After arriving at the airport, our driver will warmly welcome you and drop you at the hotel. You will be offered welcome drinks in the hotel. After getting a little fresh, our guide will brief the itinerary properly. You will get an overview of the itinerary along with any specific information. At night you will be offered welcome dinner to entangle with the other fellow trekkers.

 

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing


Meal: Complimentary breakfast along with welcome dinner

Altitude: 1400m

Distance: around the city

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Mode of transport: private car

 

This day is kept in between for leisure purpose. As the hectic schedule will be starting from the very next day, one can relax in the hotel room.

 

Optional

 

If you are an explorer by heart then you will never stay in the room after coming to such a beautiful city of Kathmandu. You should all the world’s heritage sites located across Kathmandu. After completing your breakfast start for the day.

 

You will be visiting Pashupatinath temple for first. This amazing Licchavi period temple stood out spectacular among others for its wonderful architecture. Lord Pashupatinath is the national deity of the country. So the tourists visit this sacred place to seek blessings from the lord. For Hindus, it is one of the sacred places for encountering the spiritual power of Lord Shiva. Apart from a spectacular idol in the inner sanctum, the wooden handcraft skills on the temple walls will be an addition to your visual exposure.

 

Later you will be visiting Boudhanath stupa. It is one of the largest stupas located inside the country. UNESCO listed the site as the world’s heritage site. After the sudden demise of Lord Buddha, Licchavi kings built this monument for the followers. This stupa stands out as an epitome of peace. In Nepalese language, this stupa is called Chorten Ghenpo meaning the great stupa. The stupa was built on the earlier trade route for entering the Kathmandu valley.

 

Next, you will be visiting Patan Durbar Square. You will find out marvelous kind of Newar architecture. The squared cobbled shaped streets made out of red bricks are in addition to tourism. The Malla kings constructed this spectacular site. The awe-inspiring architectural site is quite enthralling to look at.

 

At last, you will be visiting Swayambhunath stupa. It is located in the northwestern part of the Kathmandu valley. The other name of the stupa is monkey temple. One can get panoramic views of the entire capital city from the top of the temple. It is one of the holiest stupas in Nepal. Inside the complex of the stupa, one can find numerous monasteries and temple shrines.

 

At night you will stay in the capital city.

 

Day 3: Drive to Chamje


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 1410m

Distance: 239km (9hrs)

Accommodation: Tea house lodge  

Mode of transport: private car

 

Today early in the morning you will be driving to Dumre. This small village is located in the southeastern part of Nepal in the Sagarmatha zone. The beautiful sight of the mountains along with the rugged landscape will be an amazing experience on your drive to Dumre. You will be reaching Chamje along the bank of Marsyangdi River. It is the mountain river of the country flowing for 150km. This river originated from the mountainous terrains of Annapurna near Manang village at an altitude of 3600m. Near Mugling this river meets Trishuli. Those who trek along the Annapurna circuit follow the path of river valley of Marshyangdi. On this route, you will be reaching Chamje. You will be enjoying the natural beauty of your travel. These trekking trails actually act as the cultural trip as well. The trekkers can easily encounter the lifestyles of the ethnic groups of people living on this trail.

 

Day 4: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 2164m

Time: 6-7hrs trek

Accommodation: Tea house loge 

 

Today you will be starting for the trekking stretch. You will be trekking along the small village called Tal. This small village is the doorway to Manang district. The Buddhist followers settled on this plain firstly on the way to the Annapurna. On your way to Tal you will have to cross the mountainous terrains and rocky inclined plain. One has to be experienced enough to travel over such landscapes. The trekkers have to face challenging trekking trails on this way. When you will be trekking along the path you will feel like walking in the picture. This beautiful village widens into cascading waterfalls, green lands and amazing high hilltops. While entering the district of Manang you can spin the prayer wheels. On this way, you will be crossing amazing waterfalls called Dharapani. Today your last stop is Bagarchap. It is a small village located in the northern part of Nepal in the Gandaki zone. During the landslides in 1995, most of the part of Bagarchhap was affected. The villagers migrated to other towns for its vulnerable landscapes.

 

At night you will stay in Bagarchhap.

 

Day 5: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 2713m

Time: 5-6hrs trek

Accommodation: Tea house loge 

 

Today you will be traveling along the rhododendron filled forests. This part of the journey has to be completed with proper care. Due to vulnerable landscapes, this region often faces landslides. Today you will catch the perfect glimpse of Annapurna Mountains. During the earthquake in 2015, Chame was widely affected.

 

At night you will stay in Chame.

 

Day 6: Trek from Chame to Pisang


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 3185m

Time: 6hrs trek

Accommodation: Tea house loge 

 

Today you will be trekking towards Pishang. One can experience visual pleasure on the trekking trail across the mountains. The rough mountainous topography of Manang valley is quite amazing to look at. The deep gorges, swift-flowing of the river and spectacular aquamarine glaciers make the valley beautiful. Mostly the trekkers love to stay back in the lower Pisang and climb up to Upper Pisang to catch beautiful imageries of sunrise and sunset. On this trail, you can also experience wild forests, natural rock formations, endangered species, quaint villages, and roaring waterfalls and rivers.

 

At night you will stay in Pisang.

 

Day 7: Trek from Pisang to Manang


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 3551m

Time: 6hrs trek

Accommodation: Tea house loge 

 

Today you will be trekking to the upper part of the Manang. From upper Pisang, you will find two different trails one of the south and other on the north of Marsyangdi Khola. As compared to the southern route, the trails across the northern part offer quite a beautiful view of the Himalayas. On this route, the trekkers are fascinated with the beautiful river valleys and also the shimmering rivers coming out from the base of the Himalayas. The snowcapped mountains are just like a cherry on the cake.

 

Day 8: Rest Day


Meal: B/L/D

Accommodation: tea house

 

Today is for acclimatization purpose. For any high elevated trekking trails, one has to take a day gap for acclimatization purpose. On this day the trekkers understand the how to acquaint own self in the higher altitude. A proper physical and mental balance is required in such extreme conditions. Today you can go for small hiking to Praken Gompa monastery of Chongkor hill. From the top; of Chongkor hill you will really enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains.

 

Day 9: Trek from Manang to Khangsar


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 3850m

Time: 5hrs trek

Accommodation: Tea house loge 

 

Today you will be leading towards Khangsar. It is one of the landslide-prone areas better to be avoided during summers. Just below lays the delta o Marshyangdi River that splits the river into two parts. The sheer beauty of nature is quite amazing to look at. You will feel like stretching across the god made topography. From the height, you will see the wide view of the stone and mud houses. In that high altitude, the people have stopped living for its remote location.

 

At night you will stay in Khangsar.

 

Day 10: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude:  4200m

Time: 5hrs trek

Accommodation: Tented camp  

 

Today you will be trekking towards the beautiful mystic lake of Tilicho. After encountering such surrealistic topography the trekker might feel heavenly. On the way, you can stand on the side to relish the beauty of Khangsar Kang another beautiful mountain of black rock. You will catch the glimpse of prayer flags all over. You will easily find out the towering mountain peak of Idam Phra. From the top, one will easily catch the enticing river valley of Marsyangdi. If you will stretch your sight across you will find out dominating ice-covered peak of Tilicho. At night you will be staying in the tented camp to enjoy the beauty of nature closely.

 

Day 11: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to High Camp


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 4920m

Time: 6hrs trek

Accommodation: Tented camp 

 

Today you will be trekking to High Camp crossing the icy trekking trails of the mountains. Today you will be climbing up at higher altitude. So you might face any kind of altitude sickness. It is better to be medically ready to control such adverse conditions.

 

Day 12: Rest day for Safe acclimatization and exploration at Tilicho High camp


Meal: B/L/D

Accommodation: Tented camp 

 

Today is the second day kept for the acclimatization purpose. It is quite necessary for the trekkers to be physically fit to endure further hardships. At night you will stay in Tilicho High Camp.

 

Day 13: Trek to Chauri Kharka via Mesokanto La Pass


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: 5120m

Time: 7-8hrs trek

Accommodation: Tea house loge 

 

Today you will be trekking towards Mesokanto La Pass. This pass will give the trekkers proper visual pleasure. One enters the Mustang district after crossing this high pass. It will require around 4-5 hrs of trekking to cross the pass. It is a day trip to take you to the height above 5000m. Therefore one should have proper trekking gear for accomplishing the path. Due to unavailability of tea houses, one has to trek back to Chauri Kharka.

 

Day 14: Trek from Chauri Kharka to Jomsom


Meal: B/L/D

Altitude: Chauri Kharka: 4320m, Jomsom: 2700m

Time: 5-6hrs trek

Accommodation: Tea house loge 

 

You have reached the last stretch of your trekking. So today you will be trekking back to Jomsom. It is another important doorway to Mustang and Upper Mustang for the adventure seekers. The beautiful landscape will give you wide opportunities to enjoy. At night you will stay in Jomsom.

 

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and full day excursion in Pokhara


Meal: Complimentary breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Mode of transport: private car

 

Today you will be taking an early morning flight to Pokhara. For adventure lovers, it is paradise. One can engage in different kinds of adventurous sports in this location. After covering a tiring trekking trail you can indulge in exploring the adventurous sports there. At night you will stay in Pokhara.

 

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara


Meal: Complimentary breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Mode of transport: private car

 

From there you will be driving back to the capital city of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu you can stroll around the city of Thamel for enjoying its cafes and foods. At night you will stay in the capital.

 

Day 17: Rest day at Kathmandu


Meal: Complimentary breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Mode of transport: private car

 

This day is kept in your hand for leisure purpose. But we can customize the itinerary as per your wish.

 

Day 18: Departure


Meal: Complimentary breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel/Resort

Mode of transport: private car

 

Today our driver will drop you at the airport according to the time schedule of your homebound flight. We try to create good memories for you in this pristine location.

 

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