Tilicho Lake Trek

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Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing
Trip Duration: 20 N / 21 D
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Max altitude: 5416 m
Trip Route: Kathmandu – Besisahar – Bahundanda – Chamje – Chame – Chhame – Pisang – Manang – Tilicho Base Camp – Tilicho Lake – Thorang Phedi – Muktinath – Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu

Tilicho Lake is known for the highest lake in the world which is located in Manang District of Nepal in the Annapurna range. Tilicho Lake is also famous for the religious point of view. Tilicho lake trek provides some of the world’s best views, great variety of culture and diversity, finest deep valleys and high mountains.
During Tilicho lake trek you will enjoy the sights of Tibetan villages, astounding rock formations, high altitude grazing settlements, narrow canyons, deep forests and majestic snow clad peaks

Highlights of Tour:

• Kathmandu valley & Patan sightseeing
• Tilicho Lake trekking
• Breath taking Himalayas and natural beauty
• Local lifestyle and culture
• Natural Hot spring
• Stunning landscapes, sunrise, sunset views over the Himalayas
• Green terraced farm different waterfalls, swift flowing rivers, and traditional villages
• Beautiful rhododendron and pine forest, numerous ethnic settlements
• Thorong la pass
• Muktinath temple- the holy temple of hindus
• Kali Gandaki george- the deepest george
• Magnificent views of world’s popular Himalayan ranges; Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Mt. Gangapurna 7455m, Mt Fishtail 6997m, Mt. Himchuli 6441m, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak 7134m and many more snowcapped peaks
• Peaceful Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu- D
Welcome to Nepal. At your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks’ representative will be there to welcome you. The representative will help you to check in your hotel rooms. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your activities during the trip. Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley & Patan- B
After breakfast in the hotel, we do sightseeing around Kathmandu City. We start our day trip from Thamel, this is the famous tourist street of Kathmandu city. You can shop your needy equipments, then to the famous historical place Kathmandu Durbar Square along with tour of local market and local lifestyle of Nepal. And then we will be visiting Patan Durbar Square and living goddess of Nepal – KUMARI of Patan. Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (830m) (about 8 hrs)- B,L,D
The first day of our journey begins with drive enjoying the natural beauty of forest, rivers and farms. Our journey passes through Trishuli, Mugling , Pokhara, Dumre and then north to Besisahar from drive. Overnight in Besisahar.

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310m) (6-7 hrs)- B,L,D
First day of our walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest. The villages and people are an interesting mix. We eventually ascend to Bahundanda. Overnight in Bahundanda.

Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje(1560m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje. Overnight in Chamje.

Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160 m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight in Bagarchhap.

Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2725m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
The trail climbs to Tyanja, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as we approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight in Chame.

Day 08: Trek from Chhame to Pisang (3190m) (4-5 hrs)- B,L,D
The trail passes a steep and narrow path while heading towards the trail. We then cross the river through suspension bridges again and again before reaching Pisang. After reaching Pisang we can visit Pisang’s monastery. Overnight in Pisang.

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3500m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
The trail passes through the valley floor from Hungde village. Enjoying the superb views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna our trail reaches to Khausar village through pine forest. Khausar village is a Gurung village where we can see monastery, chortens, Mani wall and prayer flags on the way. Overnight in Manang.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day in Manang – B,L,D
The day is the acclimatization day for us. We can explore the Manang village with its traditional unique culture and lifestyle of people. We can have a beautiful view of natural greenery, mountains and Monastries. Hiking to Gangapurna or Melaripa cave could be option for us to acclimatization. Overnight in Manang.

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Khangsar Village (3700m) (4-5 hrs)- B,L,D
After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal. Overnight in Khangsar.

Day 12: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4525m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
Today the trail goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as Tilicho Base Camp . Overnight at lodge in Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 13: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4910m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (6-7 hrs)- B,L,D
Today our journey start early in the morning around 6 AM as we trying to avoid the wind. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way back to Base Camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area. Overnight at lodge in Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 14: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4090m) (4-5 hrs)- B,L,D
Today after returning from Base camp we can keep high and follow a track above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 15: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4441m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
Today, the trail descends to cross the river we then climb up to Thorong Phedi where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Day 16: Trek from Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La (5416m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
Today, we will start our trail early in the morning. We will pass through the high pass Thorong La. It will be unforgettable high icy altitude trail from where we can observe magnificent view of Gangapurna, Annapurna, Thorang peak etc. Then our trail ascends and descends towards Holy temple for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 17: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) (5-6 hrs)- B,L,D
We can reach Jomsom from both, Lupre or Kagbeni route. We will follow the Kali Gandaki River with a strong windy and cold valley to reach Jomsom. We will found wet hills on the way. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 18: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (30 mins)- B
Today as per our flight schedule we will take a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Overnight in lakeside, Pokhara.

Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (about 7 hours)- B
We will take a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival transfer to hotel and relax. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu- B,D
This day you will have free day on your own. In the evening, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Trek will take you for a farewell dinner in typical restaurant. Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu- B
Today is your departure day. Himalayan Namobuddha’s representative will drop you to Airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. Hopefully we shall meet again.

*Note: Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you will like to make shorter or longer or any other further changes in above itinerary. We will provide you details accordingly.

Cost Includes
• Airport drop + Pick up by private transportation
• Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
• Welcome dinner in typical cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.
• Private transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
• License holder experienced tour guide during sightseeing and his salary, meal, transportation etc.
• Full board meal during the trek (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch and D-Dinner)
• Local License holder trekking guide during the trek and his salary, accommodation, food, transportation, insurance etc
• All necessary trekking permit and paper works.
• Domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
• Deluxe bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar
• Tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
• Farewell dinner or lunch in Kathmandu.
• Guided trekking map.

Cost Excludes
• Entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara .
• All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
• Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
• Personal clothing and gears.
• Tips to guide (Expected but not mandatory)
• Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
• Emergency Helicopter rescue (to be covered by your insurance company)
• Other things which are not mentioned above.

Wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience in Nepal!!

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