Annapurna Tilicho Trek
Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek
|Duration : 10 days||Accommodation : Standard | deluxe hotel | Lodges|
|Season : Sept – June||Transport : Jeep | Local bus|
About Annapurna Tilicho Trek
The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake brings you to far-off Manang settlements through the lowland villages occupied by Brahmin and Chhetri people. Go down into the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the planet’s deepest gorge, and tour Tilicho’s mesmerizing sapphire lake, the highest located lake on Earth. Walk along the lovely path leading to the Thorong La Pass, one of the mountain’s highest passes. Encounter a broad variety of settlements and villages culturally wealthy and ethnically varied as you wander through the core of the Annapurna region on lovely trekking routes. Experience the landscape distinctions ranging from subtropical forests to dry arid landscapes as you move higher. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake also allows you to tour the region’s religious center-Muktinath and see the attractions of Annapurna’s incredible mountain peaks from one of the country’s most renowned landmarks-Poon Hill.
The Tilicho Lake is the highlight of the tour, located at an altitude of 4,970 meters. Renowned as one of the country’s most promising hiking destinations, the Tilicho Lake has a separate glow of emerald in its waters. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake offers one of the most attractive trekking trips in the region after the construction of a motorway up to Manang. Drive from Kathmandu to Chame Village and hike through Manang to the Thorong La Pass. Walk up to the Tilicho Lake cerulean waters for a vision that will surely be graved into your minds indefinitely. The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek will surely present you with beguiling visual presentations of the attractions of the region, experiencing the finest features of the region.
After crossing the Thorong La Pass and we descend down to Muktinath. Sacred to both the Hindu and Buddhist people, Muktinath is situated at the foot of the Mountain Pass at an altitude of 3,710 meters. Muktinath, known as the site of liberation, contributes to the trip a spiritual sense. Trek to Jomsom, then return to Pokhara. The trekking paths are packed with beautiful Annapurna Circuit Trek’s entire journey with Tilicho Lake is unforgettable and full of the nature, religious and Himalayan beauty of one of the country’s most magnificent areas.vegetation and the attractions of the mountain peaks giving the trekking trip sound more surreal. You can see views of the Annapurna mountains, the Dhaulagiri mountains and the Manaslu Himalayas as you wander along routes that go all the way to the Tibetan plateaus to the far northern peaks.
Join (company name) on an incredible journey where the most lovely aspects, scenery, and Himalayan landscapes would be presented to you. Accompanied by experts, you’d be subjected to hiking to the cyan Tilicho Lake and looking in all its beauty at the fascinating nature of magnificence. There’s merely nothing else on the earth like it. Join us in this magnificent adventure of heavenly mountain lakes, ivory peaks and secluded settlements in the Annapurna massif crevasses!
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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL
You will be welcomed by one of the officials of our company upon your arrival. He’ll assist your transfer to your Kathmandu lodging. Today there are no scheduled events, so you can rest and get your bearings at the hotel. Further plans and programs about the journey will also be briefed to you by the official.
Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hours
We are going to ride to Beshisahar. From Beshisahar we take a local jeep to Jagat. This ride provides you with some output into the indigenous people – their lifestyle and community. Overnight stay in a guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
From Pokhara, we will drive through the big village of Lumle to Nayapul (42 km) by car / taxi and hike to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town for about 20 minutes. The route follows Birethanti’s main road, passing through forests of bamboo and past a big waterfall and swimming hole. The route enters Ramghai, beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, where you will have lunch. The path gradually rises up the side of the valley after lunch, approaching Tikhe Dhunga. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included at the guesthouse.
Day 03 - Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Today’s day starts with a hike along the grassy path alongside the Marshyangdi River and increasingly uphill to the 1675-meter Tal. This is the Manang district’s first village. The path passes a wide plain valley and then climbs at 1860 meters along a stone staircase. Continuing the trek, you’d be trekking to Dharapani at 1890 meters where you can discover stone chortens, a figure typical of Tibetan village religious convictions from here northwards. Then we will tour Bagarchhap village at 2160 meters where we will be able to see the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetan style. Overnight stay in a guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 04 - Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Today we’re heading to the village of Chame along lovely trails. The often rough and steep path rises first to Timang at 2360 meters and continues through dense forests close the river to Kopar, at an altitude of 2590 meters above sea level. Approaching Chame- the Manang district headquarters, we’re going to be honored with stunning views of Annapurna and the town’s two small hot springs. Overnight stay in a guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 05 - Chame to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 6 hours
Today we’re going to start our day trekking through a steep and narrow forest valley. Crossing a river at 2910 meters on a lengthy bridge, we can start to see the view of the majestic Paungda Danda rock. The trail rises up to Pisang from there. Overnight stay in a guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 06 - Pisang to Manang (3500m) Duration: 6-7 hours
We will proceed through the Manang District’s upper part. This part’s terrain represents a dry, heaving landscape as the Annapurna Range has cut it off from the monsoon rains. This region’s people are yaking herds and raising crops for some parts of the year. They also proceed to enjoy exceptional trading rights which they were granted in 1784. There are additional routes south of the Marshyangdi River that meet at Mungji again from Pisang. The Hongde airstrip’s southern track at 3325 meters includes less hiking than the conventional path via Ghyaru, although the path that crosses the river’s northern bank has clearer views. The trail from Mungji remains near the scenic, but partly hidden village of Bryanga, 3475 meters from the neighboring Manang at an altitude of 3500 meters. Overnight stay in a guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 07 - Manang- Acclimatization Day
This day is dedicated to the high-altitude acclimatization. With a side journey towards Lake Gangapurna we pass our time touring the monastery. We can tour the Himalayan Association Clinic in local villages as well. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the room at Guesthouse.
Day 08 - Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m), Duration: 4-5 hours
We will stroll down the west gates from Manang and follow the path down to the river. We will proceed to walk through the coniferous forests through the river on the southern side. We will continue on the way to Siri Kharka and move on the way to the monastery after reaching Kangsar Village. The uphill trek might be tiring but we’ve got the Gungang Himal and Mount Chulu in the background to stay with us. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the room at Guesthouse.
Day 09 - Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m), Duration: 5-6 hours
While there’s no very difficult or physically demanding route from Siri Kharka to the Tilicho Base Camp, it could be exhausting since we have to hike along narrow trails in landslide-prone area. Our route crosses the center of the sloping region where we can see impressive structures of rocks along the route. Stay at Tilicho Base Camp for overnight. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided at the guesthouse.
Day 10 - Visit the Tilicho Lake (4,949m) then back to Siri Kharka, Duration: 5-6 hours
After the initial tough climb, our trail continues to hit the side of the mountain in a gradually steep slope before reaching the watershed. On the way, sights of yaks and deer grazing can be enjoyed our path. On the other side is Lake Tilicho, a big and dramatic lake on the north side of Tilicho Peak. The lake was referred to as ‘ The Great Ice Lake ‘ by the French expedition group leader. The Lake also maintains a important position for the Hindus as this sacred lake is mentioned in one of the Hindus ‘ most sacred texts, The Ramayana. We will retrace our journey after spending some moment at the lake and return to Siri Kharka. Overnight stay in a guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 11 - Siri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4040m) Duration: 4-5 hours
Today we’re going to leave Siri Kharka and go down to Khangsar Village. On the way, we’re going to cross Tare Gumba, a thousand-year-old monastery that’s very essential to local people. Upon reaching the village of Khangsar, we can see that it is uninhabited except for occasional herders during festival times. We will walk further following a rock wall out of Khangsar until we reach a seasonal bridge in the valley of Thorang Khola. We will ascend to a plateau for a while after passing the river. We’re going to walk until we get to Yak Kharka. Overnight stay at guesthouse – including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 12 - Yak Kharka to Phedi or High Camp (4600m) Duration: 6-7 hours
Today, the route goes down at 4310 meters to traverse the river, then ascends at 4420 meters to Phedi. Some great guesthouses were constructed at the High Camp (elevation- 4600 metres). Guesthouse overnight – includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 13 - Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m), Duration: 4 -6 hours
The literal definition of Phedi is “the foot of the hill.” Today begins the trip from Phedi to the Thorong La Pass. We’re going to take a long ascent along a regular, easy-to-follow route. Due to the altitude and snow, however, issues can happen which can often make the crossing difficult if the route is covered by snow. Climbing up to the route denoted by chortens and religious symbols requires about four hours. As you achieve the peak, the beautiful view of the whole terrain from the top will reward you. Guesthouse overnight – includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 14 - Trek to Jomsom (2713m) Duration: 6 hours
Early in the morning you will visit the Muktinath temple. Muktinath’s temple is the second biggest Hindu temple also sacred to the people of Buddhism. Many Hindu devotees visit the temple of Muktinath. In the form of a cow’s neck, there are 108 water taps and two tiny ponds. The Hindu people think that if you bring a shower under all 108 taps (108 in Tibetan Buddhism is a sacred number), you will be liberated from the sin you performed in your past life. A short hike near a chortens collection is the Dhola Mebar Gompa, or the Jwalamai (deity of flames) temple, where a holy natural gas flame burns at all moments just above the spring behind a grill. We will return to the guesthouse for breakfast after touring Muktinath, then begin walking through the Jharkot village to Jomsom. It’s one of Nepal’s windiest valleys. You can be sure of powerful winds blowing across the ground at all times every seasons. Guesthouse overnight – includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 15 - Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (920m) Duration: 20 Minutes
We will take a flight to Pokhara then check in at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 16 – Pokhara to Kathmandu
Take a drive back to Kathmandu which takes 6-7 hours. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Day 17 – Farewell
A representative from our company will see you off at the airport about 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
- All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
1 Night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
- Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara including departure tax
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- One highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide, porter (a porter between 2 clients)& their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance etc.
- Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- A comprehensive first aid medical kit
- Annapurna conservation and TIMS Fees- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport photographs)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
- Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
- Hot showers during the trek
- All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
Cost & Dates
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.