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  • Kathmandu, Nepal
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Mountain Mate

Tilicho Lake with Thorang La Trek

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

Overview

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Highest Lake and Biggest Pass Trekking is truly an attractive destination for adventure enthusiast to experience 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 Tilicho Thorang La Pass 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

  • All Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer.
  •  Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu .
  • Best Suited Local Teahouse Accommodation during trekking.
  • A Experience Leader Guide(English speaking, First Aid and eco trained) , sherpa Porter(one porter  for two  trekkers) and Assistant as per group size .
  •  Breakfast,  Dinner,  Lunch with seasonal fruits and cups of tea.
  • All Expense of Nepalese Crew Members including salary, insurance, food, accommodation, equipments and transfers.
  • Roundtrip transportation and Domestic Flight  with airport taxes
  • All necessary National Park Permit and Paperworks
  • All necessary trekking transfers in private vehicle
  • Seasonal Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (return after use)
  • Our Duffel Bag, Trip Map and Adventure Certificate 
  • Farewell Nepalese Cultural Dinner
  • Comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit
  • All applicable fees, local and government taxes.
  •  Trekking route map (As a souvenir)
  • Adventure certificate (after completion the trek)
  • First Aid service (Basic)
  • Oximeter - To determine your oxygen level

Not Included In the Cost

  •  Nepal Visa Fee (USD30 for 15 days and USD50 for 30 days in Cash)  and International Airfare
  • Meals  in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Personal Trekking Gears and Equipments
  • Trekking Expenses like Drinking Water, Soft & Hard Drinks, Juice, Phone Calls, Internet Use, Battery Charging, Laundry, Hot Shower, Donation.
  • Extra porter if you required (it cost USD25 per day)
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (aprox USD26 per person
  • Any Kinds of Health or Travel Insurance (It is mandatory to reduce the possible expense in case of emergency evacuation)
  • Cost arises due to obstruction and delays in the program itinerary due to weather problems,
  • Any Kinds of Tipping to Crew Members (Expected)
  • Any other expenses or activities " Besides Service Provided.”

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

ITINERARY

DAy 1: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  

Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day 2: 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  

Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day 3: 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  

 Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day 4: 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  

 Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day 5: 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.  Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

 Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day 6: 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.  Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

 Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day 7: Day Trip to Kicho Lake (4600m / 15092 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs.  Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day  8:Day Trip to Ganagapurna Glacier and Bodzo Gompa (4130m / 13550 ft).| Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day 9: Trek from Manang to Shree Kharka (3740m / 12270 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day10:Trek from Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m / 13615 ft)Walk: 5 –6 hrs. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day11: Excursion Day around Tilicho Lake (4919m / 16138 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day12: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs. | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day13: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  

Day14: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  

 Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day15:Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft) via Kagbeni Village Walk 5 – 6 hrs.  Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

 Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D  

Day16:Early Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft)Flight: 20 min | Drive: 10 min. | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D  

Day17:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 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.  Included: B, L, D  

 Included: B, L, D  

Day18: Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

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