Tilicho Lake Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Tilicho Lake Trek and Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking, an adventure of marvelous combination where you can enjoy fascinating views and scenery of high Manang valley, with beautiful and scenic Tilicho Lake located off the main trekking trails of Annapurna circuit. Enjoy incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya, Tilicho and Chulus peaks that surround you on this scenic adventure on Tilicho Lake-Semi Annapurna Circuit trekking, in the close harmony of native Manang interesting culture with old Buddhist custom.

The walk starts with a drive from Kathmandu to reach low warmer areas of Nepal Mid-West at Lamjung district, where our trekking route follows the raging Marysangdi River upstream right up to its glacial source at Manang and Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake and Semi Annapurna Circuit lead you above high green hills covered with serene cool woodland with views of snow peaks on daily walks in the comfort of nice and cozy local lodges on route to our scenic high destination.

After days of good walks, adventure enters from alpine green hills to a barren and arid country at beautiful Manang high valley enclosed with high mountains of Northern Annapurna and Chulus peaks, here with time to explore its impressive cultural villages and interesting Braga monastery. From Manang villages walk leads beyond to reach our scenic destination at beautiful Tilicho Lake, where route leads away from main Annapurna circuit trail heading into an absolute wilderness of windswept terrain and close to mountains to reach at turquoise Tilicho Lake.

Enjoying the hike around Tilicho where the lake considered as holy by both Hindu and Buddhist religions set in a picturesque located within peaks of Annapurna-Nilgiri’s and Tilicho also, after a great tranquil time at Tilicho Lake walk leads back on the main trail towards Thorang-la Pass. On reaching at main trail heading for a big climb on top the highest spot of the adventure at Thorang-la pass above 5,416 m with an exceptional panorama of mountains and dramatic landscapes views.

Heading downhill with the last walk of the adventure reaching at holy Muktinath Temple premises a sacred and important pilgrimage spot for both Hindu and Buddhist religions, where you will have time to visit the temple area of great interest. Finally ending our marvelous adventure with a drive to Jomsom, the headquarter town of Mustang district, where a scenic sweeping short flight brings you to magnificent Pokhara city and its beautiful valley by its lakes. From Pokhara where Tilicho Lake Trek and Semi Annapurna Circuit trek concludes after an overwhelming adventure of a lifetime experience completes back at Kathmandu.

What to expect in Tilicho Lake Trek?

Tilicho Lake-Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking a marvelous combination which leads you fascinating panorama of mountains from beginning of the walk to the end of the adventure. A complete adventure where you can enjoy lifetime experience with scenic and exciting walks from low warm country to cooler alpine hills filled with serene beautiful forest and visiting cultural villages interwoven with impressive Buddhist religion and colorful traditional life.

The walk leads you beyond Manang valley to beautiful turquoise Tilicho Lake regarded as holy lake and as well the highest lake in Nepal Himalaya. The adventure takes you to highest Thorang-la pass at 5,416 m offers mind-blowing views of Far West Himalaya and into interesting villages of lower Mustang at Jomsom with a scenic short flight to picturesque and renowned touristic Pokhara.

Places and Culture of interest:

Tilicho Lake Trek and Semi Annapurna Circuit trek lead you from low warm temperatures to cooler green hills and at an arctic zone of ice and glaciers at Manang valley and high Thorang-La pass. Due to change of temperatures and landscapes where you can witness Nepalese of various cultural and traditional farm life of both Hindu and Buddhist religions, that makes this adventure to Tilicho Lake -Semi Annapurna Circuit even more interesting.

On arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff and guide and then transfer to your hotels. After checking into rooms and getting refreshed joining at meeting place for Tilicho Lake and Semi Annapurna Circuit treks briefing with hotels, lodge on the route with do's and don’ts includes welcome dinner.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Today in Kathmandu preparation for the great trek, with last day to buy and hire gears required for the treks, for interested people can join in our half day tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest within world heritage sites, afternoon free preparation for Tilicho Lake and Semi Annapurna Circuit.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

The morning starts with a drive on tourist coach or smaller vehicle as group size for an overland journey that takes you away from Kathmandu valley, heading into low warmer areas with views of snowcapped mountains.
The journey continues on busy main highway past farm villages and town heading towards Nepal Mid-West to reach at warmer areas of Lamjung district at Besisahar town, as drive follows Masrsyangdi River upstream to reach our first overnight stop at small farm village at Syange.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,100 m

From Syange village morning climb on leaving the river behind for some time as walk reaches a nice farm village of Jagat, and then walk leads on gradual winding up to Chamje to reach back at Masrsyangdi River.
After crossing heading into the forested area, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks, as walk advance on wide path to nice village of Tal Besi, from here 2-3 hours of good walk to Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated at the junction of Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,920 m

After Dharapani walk leads on a wide winding trail within rhododendron and pine tree forest and into Bagachap and Danque, then with steep up to Timang village, around this high cooler area where you notice more Buddhist culture with the view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village a few hours walk takes you to Koto and then to Chame town for an overnight stop, Chame a large and major town of Manang area and as well a headquarters of Manang district.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,670 m

From here onwards the air gets cooler and fresh as the walk leads close to mountains, morning walk leads through enchanting alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following the Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a lunch break here, walk descends to lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,230 m

Pisang village offers great scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here altitude gains as the morning walk leads through forest and with a short uphill with super views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak. As the walk reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines disappear for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.
Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to Manang village. The houses around Manang built in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,450 m

A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher towards Thorang-la pass, in Manang with optional short hike and explore Manang village and valley, Manang a large village situated on windswept valley at the bank of Masrsyangdi River beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,450 m

After Manang village morning walk leads away from the main Annapurna circuit route to reach our highlight of the adventure, as walk leads the last village of Manang at Khangsar for an overnight stop on route to Tilicho Lake.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,734 m

From Khangsar walk leads further to remote areas of Manang valley, after a tough morning walk reaching at Tilicho Base Camp, our highest overnight camp of this adventure at 4,800 meters high.
Overnight stops in a local lodge with chances of spotting some wild-life like antelopes, musk deer or elusive snow leopard before walking to Tilicho Lake the next day.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,800 m

Morning heading towards our main destination at beautiful Tilicho Lake within complete wilderness surrounded by high peaks of Tilicho and Gangapurna Himal, from here onwards around dry and arid country, morning walk on downhill for some time, then uphill for a while and heading to a descend to reach scenic and emerald colored Tilicho Lake after walking for few hours from the base camp.
Tilicho Lake formed from the glaciers of Tilicho and Gangapurna peaks including other hidden mountains of Nilgiri’s, the lake considered holy among Hindu religion as well for Buddhist which is described of the lake in ancient Hindu sacred books.
Here enjoy the fabulous scenery within the lake premises and return back to base camp for overnight stops after a marvelous time around Tilicho Lake.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,140 m

After a fantastic view and enjoyable time around Tilicho Lake and at its base camp, walk leads back towards Khangsar to reach the main Annapurna circuit trail, retrace the journey back on the same route to Khangsar for overnight stops.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,734 m

After a fabulous time around beautiful Tilicho Lake, morning walk leads towards on the main trail of Annapurna circuit towards Thorang-la with overnight stop at Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude walks with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,110 m

As the walk advances to high area, heading closer to the base of Thorang-la as the walk leads to cross a bridge and then a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, as walk leads to Thorang Phedi, and then with short steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,600 m

A Big Day! Of this great adventure, an early breakfast where morning walk leads to long climb up to Thorang-la with a steep and winding trail to reach on top at Thorang La Pass above 5,416 m high.
The highest spot the adventure rewards you with a super vista of landscapes and snow-capped peaks and then taking a long descend to reach at Muktinath Temple premises with the height of 3,800 m high for an overnight stop in of its nice and cozy lodge, facing views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri’s peaks. Muktinath, a holy spot for both Hindu and Buddhist the word Muktinath means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,416 m

After Muktinath, our adventure ends where drive leads to a big drop of 1,200 m towards Kaligandaki river valley, as exciting drive reaches at Jomsom after few hour of the interesting ride. Jomsom a headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. At Jomsom afternoon free to explore Thakali town and to witness its impressive culture of Tibetan Buddhism, quite similar to Manang villages.
Jomsom situated on old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trail of Nepal and Tibet which extends towards upper Mustang unto Tibet border at Karo-la pass.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,715 m

From the hotel and lodge at Jomsom walk near to its air terminal, where an early morning flight of less than half hour brings you at beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Lake Phewa, during flight in small aircraft facing tremendous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. Pokhara a renowned touristic spot of Nepal and all Himalaya a city blessed with mountains, green hills, and valley including its serene Lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Enjoying the pleasant overnight stop at magnificent Pokhara by its beautiful Phewa Lake with super views of Annapurna mountains, where an exciting drive brings you back at Kathmandu with memorable moments around high hills of Annapurna Himalaya with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

A free leisure day in Kathmandu for you to enjoy extra individual own activities and shopping souvenirs, where one can join in another exciting sightseeing around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur all places listed in world heritage sites of great religious and historical importance.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of excellent adventure on Tilicho Lake and Semi Annapurna Circuit trekking, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
    • Service of trekking guide, porter their equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
    • Transportation to Besisahar/Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with bus transfer before and after the trip.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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