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Annapurna circuit trek via Tilicho lake

Duration
17 Days
Altitude
5416m
Group
2-12
Grade
Strenuous
Accomodation
Tea House

Overview

"Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride." – Bear Grylls

 About Trip 
Annapurna Circuit Trek Via Tilicho lake Trek is truly an attractive destination for adventure enthusiast to experience  diverse geography with the remote beauty of the Manang Valley lying on the shadow of Annapurnas and Gangapurna supplying plentiful chance to visit world highest Tilicho Lake at 4919m and world biggest Thorang La Pass at 5416m. Following the well-known Annapurna Circuit trekking route, the trek passes through beautiful waterfalls, magnificent mountain views and a variety of landscapes encountering local people & monasteries and learning a little bit about culture.

Enriched with the pristine beauty of people and nature, Tilicho Lake trekking also holds religious significance and believed that the Lake is the Holy Destination as mentioned in Hindu Book of Ramayana.  For more adventure seekers, there is the alternate thrilling route to reach Mustang via Mesokanta Pass trekking trail from around the lake however it needs camping supplies for two nights as there is no teahouse on the vicinity of Tilicho Lake until Thini Gaon (Mustang).

Mustang region offers a splendid view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri towering the barren dry Kali Gandaki valley and allows visiting old Buddhist monasteries in areas like Kagbeni & Jharkot and most not to forget Muktinath temple – a sacred Hindu and Buddhist shrine. 

This typical journey of Thorang La Pass with Tilicho lake trekking starts with a scenic drive to Bhulbhule and following trails of  Annapurna Circuit trek passing through beautiful lush vegetation and waterfalls. We will try to avoid roads as much as possible and continue to Chame up to where Jeep drive is possible these days but the walk has always been wonderful. We shall visit various places of interest in and around Manang valley including Ice Lake, Bodzo Gompa, Bhrakha Gompa, Gangapurna glacier and few others. Trails to Tilicho Lake will pass through Khangsar village (also known as the Last Village of Nepal) and few Buddhist Gompa until Tilicho Base Camp Hotel which is the only place to stay before reaching the lake. 

We shall visit tranquil Tilicho Lake in the morning as day trip excursion and get back to Base Camp to stay one more night before retracing the path to Khangsar village and Yak Kharka approaching world biggest Thorang La Pass (5416m) to reach another beautiful valley of Mustang. We start at around 4 am in the morning for Pass hoping to reach Thorang La top by 9 am to avoid the strong wind and then we had to descend for next four hours to Muktinath watching Mustang Valley and a panorama of Dhaulagiri mountain range.  On our last day before a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, we will have quick peek to Tiri village at Kagbeni to feel the ground of the first step to historical Upper Mustang Trek.


 Trip Highlights 

  • Adventurous Journey towards the World Biggest Pass – Thorang La Pass situated at 5416m / 17769 ft.
  • Visit to the last village of Nepal – Khangsar village
  • World Highest Lake – Tilicho Lake (4919m / 16138 ft.)
  • Old Buddhist Monasteries throughout trails (Pisang, Manang, Jharkot, Kagbeni)
  • Gangapurna Glacier Visit and Day Trip to Kicho Lake
  • Sacred Hindu and Buddhist Shrine – Muktinath Temple
  • Witness Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163m) and Mt. Annapurna (8019m)
  • Gangapurna Glacier and Chongkor View Point at Manang Valley (3540m)
  • Peek to Upper Mustang trail – visit Tiri Village

 Included in the Cost (Received) 

  •  ®   All airport transfers (arrival and departure).
  •  ®   Twin sharing convenience in Kathmandu 
  •  ®   The best local teahouse accommodation during trekking.
  •  ®   Experience leader guide (English speaking, first aid, eco-trained), Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers), assistant according to group size.
  •  ®   Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch are served with seasonal fruits and tea cups.
  •  ®   All expenses for Nepalese crew members including salaries, insurance, food, accommodation, equipment and transportation.
  •  ®   Roundtrip Domestic Flight  with airport taxes.
  •  ®   All necessary National Park Permit and Paperworks.
  •  ®   All necessary trekking transfers.
  •  ®   Down Jacket and Seasonal Sleeping Bag (return after use).
  •  ®   Travel Duffel Bag (return after use).
  •  ®   Nepalese Cultural Dinner with farewell programme
  •  ®   A complete first-aid medical kit.
  •  ®   All relevant fees, taxes, and levies. 
  •  ®   Route map for hiking (As a souvenir)
  •  ®   Experience certificate (after completion the journey)
  •  ®   First Aid service (Basic)
  •  ®   Oximeter - To decide your oxygen level.
     

 Not Included In the Cost (Canceled)  

  •  ©   Nepal Visa Expense and Worldwide Airfare.
  •  ©   lodging & fooding in Kathmandu Valley.
  •  ©   Individual Trekking Gears and Equipments.
  •  ©   Trekking Costs like Drinking Water, Soft & Hard Drinks, Juice, Phone Calls, Web Utilize, Battery Charging, Clothing, Hot Shower, Gift, Extra Porters etc
  •  ©   Any Kinds of Health or Travel Insurance (It is obligatory to decrease the conceivable cost in case of crisis clearing)
  •  ©   Cost emerges due to hindrance and delays within the program schedule due to climate issues or Health problem issues.
  •  ©  Any additional expenditures or activities aside from  "Service Provided"

Trip Cost  ( Contact Us  for  customize Trip).   How To Pay   Booking FAQS.

  1.  Service  Package cost= US$ 780 per person                Book Now  
  2.  Full- board Package cost = US$ 1235 per person          Book Now  
  3.  Luxurious Package cost =  US$ 1850 per person         Book Now  

 Package Description

Itinerary

 Short Itinerary 

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m / 2756 ft) and transfer to teahouse(drive 7- 8 hrs).
  • Day 02: Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1300m / 4265 ft).
  • Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft).
  • Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m / 8760 ft).
  • Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m / 10498 ft).
  • Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft) via upper route.
  • Day 07: Day Trip to Kicho Lake (4600m / 15092 ft).
  • Day 08: Day Trip to Ganagapurna Glacier and Bodzo Gompa (4130m / 13550 ft).
  • Day 09: Trek from Manang to Shree Kharka (3740m / 12270 ft).
  • Day 10: Trek from Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m / 13615 ft) .
  • Day 11: Excursion Day around Tilicho Lake (4919m / 16138 ft).
  • Day 12: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft).
  • Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft).
  • Day 14: Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft).
  • Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft) via Kagbeni Village Walk 5 – 6 hrs.
  • Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft).
  • Day 17: Back from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

 Details Itinerary 

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule (840m / 2756 ft) and transfer to teahouseDrive: 7- 8 hrs. Today, in the morning our guides will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the bus station to catch a bus to Besisahar. The bus will head towards the west of Kathmandu valley and continue the journey towards the western part of Nepal till Dumre following the Prithvi Highway. On reaching Dumre, the bus will head towards the north to Besisahar.  After Finishing Permit check at besisahar thebus forwards to Bhulbhule and rest for the day.
    Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 02: Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat (1300m / 4265 ft) Walk: 5 - 6 hrs. This our first day of trek, follows the east bank of marshyangdi river towards Ngadi village passing through 60m waterfall tropical trees and terrace farm with continiuing view of Manaslu, Hiunchuli and Ngadi Chuli. walk of few hours crossing Sisneri khola and lampata we need  climb 15minutes steep to reach Bahundad for our lunch stop. After lunch and little rest trails follows down hills , terrace farm and up hills to reach  beautiful Gyarmu village.From ghyarmu little downhill walk and crossing of tremondous suspension bridge  takes us to Synge. From here gradually ascent offroads motors trails walk takes us to Jagat which is our rest spot of the day.
    Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs.  Today after breakfast, we take gradually ascent trail for couples of hour to chyamje.From Chamje a short walk brings to a suspension bridge over the raging Marshyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it's another steep climb for another 2-3 hours till Tal, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marshyangdi and decorated with beautiful waterfall & sandy spread river. Further trek follows the upstream up to the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails and crossing few suspension bridges and small teashops bring you at quite large village at Dharapani for the overnight at hotel.
     Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m / 8760 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs. We continue our trek further to Chame. From where changing the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air will get cooler, the trail then climbs through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marshyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. This is head quarter of Manang district with grand view of Annapurna I
     Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m / 10498 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs.  The trails leads from the other side of the river on the northern bank passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang for apple garden. We continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukur Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village below you, from this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Evening we visit upper Pisang Village and monastery with panoramic view of the Annapurna range and valley.

     
  • Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft) via upper routeWalk: 5 – 6 hrs. The trek starts with pleasant walk through pine forest and the scenic view. The walk climbs gently up for half an hour and reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley, This grand spot offers a spectacular views of the valleys, Humde village with it's short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk forward to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, Thanka paintings and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight.

     
  • Day 07: Day Trip to Kicho Lake (4600m / 15092 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs. This kopcho lake is quite popular with name of ice lake in common use. It needs  very good for hiking strenght and can go for Kicho lake with the pack lunch. when you reach there you see tremendous view around with wide areas of lake. on the way to journey we have wonderfull chance to see different beautiful flora and fauna.
     
  • Day 08: Day Trip to Gangapurna Glacier and Bodzo Gompa (4130m / 13550 ft).  This is the rest day for Manang, but in the same time manag contains different natural, cultural and religious aspects to attract our valuable travelers out of the room. There is Gangupurna view point to observe the clear view of tilicho peak, chulu peaks and pisang peak in the base of gangapurna mountain with the journey of gangapurna lake and gangapurna glacier. on the behalf of that visitor can also visit the Bodzo gompa after lunch and walking around to the manang for good cofee and bakeries.
     
  • Day 09: Trek from Manang to Shree Kharka (3740m / 12270 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs
     
  • Day 10: Trek from Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m / 13615 ft)Walk: 5 –6 hrs.
     
  • Day 11: Excursion Day around Tilicho Lake (4919m / 16138 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs. 
     
  • Day 12: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs. | We start our trek with slow and own pace to get to Phedi. We still have same amazing view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour walk reaches at Ledar and continues to climb along the east bank of the Jorsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge to get a small teashop. We stop for wonderful view and tea breaks, we follows a narrow path across a high, unstable slope before heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight. Phedi, which means 'foot of the hill', is a common Nepali name for any settlement at the bottom of a long climb.Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 14: Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs. Today is longest and hardest day of the whole trip. We start our walk early in the morning with packed lunch and the trail becomes steepest initially and reaches at high camp. Walk on your own pace viewing with sunrise and glimpse of the mountains. We continuing walk to the top takes 3-4 hrs to the Throng top and with a great feeling of victory take a short breaks for picturesque scenery and down to the Mustang part of mountains and the Kaligandaki valley far below to the West. Finally, we made to Muktinath after 7-8 hrs long walk and overnight at lodge.
    Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft) via Kagbeni Village Walk 5 – 6 hrs.

     
  • Day 16: Early Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft)Flight: 20 min | Drive: 10 min. | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
     
  • Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7 - 8 hrs. | Accommodation: Hotel Early morning drive by private transfer through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
     

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