Tilicho Lake Trek
Tilicho Lake Trip and Semi Annapurna Circuit Traveling, an experience of sublime mix where you can appreciate interesting perspectives and view of high Manang valley, with wonderful and beautiful Tilicho Lake situated off the fundamental journeying trails of Annapurna circuit. Appreciate staggering perspectives on Annapurna Himalaya, Tilicho and Chulus tops that encompass you on this beautiful experience on Tilicho Lake-Semi Annapurna Circuit traveling, in the nearby amicability of local Manang fascinating society with old Buddhist custom.
The walk begins with a drive from Kathmandu to arrive at low hotter areas of Nepal Mid-West at Lamjung locale, where our traveling course follows the furious Marysangdi Stream upstream straight up to its frigid source at Manang and Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake and Semi Annapurna Circuit lead you above high green slopes covered with peaceful cool forest with perspectives on snow tops on everyday strolls in the solace of quite comfortable nearby hotels in transit to our grand high objective.
Following quite a while of good strolls, experience enters from elevated green slopes to an infertile and parched country at wonderful Manang high valley encased with high heaps of Northern Annapurna and Chulus tops, here with time to investigate its great social towns and intriguing Braga religious community. From Manang towns walk drives past to arrive at our picturesque location at lovely Tilicho Lake, where course leads from primary Annapurna circuit trail heading into a flat out wild of desolate territory and near mountains to reach at turquoise Tilicho Lake.
Partaking in the climb around Tilicho where the lake considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist religions set in a pleasant situated inside pinnacles of Annapurna-Nilgiri's and Tilicho likewise, after an extraordinary peaceful time at Tilicho Lake walk leads back on the primary path towards Thorang-la Pass. On coming to at fundamental path heading for a major hop on top the most elevated spot of the experience at Thorang-la pass over 5,416 m with an extraordinary display of mountains and sensational scenes sees.
Heading downhill with the last stroll of the experience coming to at heavenly Muktinath Sanctuary premises a sacrosanct and significant journey spot for both Hindu and Buddhist religions, where you have the opportunity to visit the sanctuary area of extraordinary interest. At last closure our heavenly experience with a drive to Jomsom, the settle town of Colt region, where a picturesque clearing short flight carries you to superb Pokhara city and its lovely valley by its lakes. From Pokhara where Tilicho Lake Journey and Semi Annapurna Circuit journey finishes up after a mind-boggling experience that could only be described as epic experience finishes back at Kathmandu.
What's in store in Tilicho Lake Journey?
Tilicho Lake-Semi Annapurna Circuit Journeying a sublime mix which leads you interesting scene of mountains from start of the stroll to the furthest limit of the experience. A total experience where you can appreciate lifetime experience with grand and invigorating strolls from low warm country to cooler elevated slopes loaded up with tranquil delightful woods and visiting social towns joined with great Buddhist religion and brilliant customary life.
The walk leads you past Manang valley to lovely turquoise Tilicho Lake viewed as heavenly lake and also the most noteworthy lake in Nepal Himalaya. The experience takes you to most elevated Thorang-la pass at 5,416 m offers staggering perspectives on Far West Himalaya and into fascinating towns of lower Bronco at Jomsom with a beautiful short trip to pleasant and eminent touristic Pokhara.
Places and Culture of interest:
Tilicho Lake Journey and Semi Annapurna Circuit journey lead you from low warm temperatures to cooler green slopes and at an icy zone of ice and glacial masses at Manang valley and high Thorang-La pass. Because of progress of temperatures and scenes where you can observer Nepalese of different social and conventional homestead life of both Hindu and Buddhist religions, that makes this experience to Tilicho Lake - Semi Annapurna Circuit much seriously intriguing.
Tilicho Lake Trek
1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
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.Meals B/BHighlights Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Accommodation HOTEL
2In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
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.Meals B/BHighlights In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.Accommodation HOTEL
3Drive to Syange 1,100 m via Besisar 800 m - 07 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Drive to Syange 1,100 m via Besisar 800 m - 07 hrs.Accommodation LODGE
4Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 05 hours.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 05 hours.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
5Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
6Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
7Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m - 05 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
8Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
9Trek to Khangsar 3,734 - 05 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Khangsar 3,734 - 05 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
10Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800 m - 04 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
11Hike to Tilicho Lake 4,140 m and return to base camp - 06 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Hike to Tilicho Lake 4,140 m and return to base camp - 06 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
12Trek to Khangsar 3,734 - 05 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Khangsar 3,734 - 05 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
13Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
14Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSER
15Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.
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’.Meals B,L,DHighlights Cross Thorang-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
16Two Hours drive to Jomsom 2,715 m with afternoon at leisure.
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights Two Hours drive to Jomsom 2,715 m with afternoon at leisure.Accommodation TEA HOUSE
17From Jomsom fly to Pokhara 860 m (22 minutes on air).
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.Meals B,L,DHighlights From Jomsom fly to Pokhara 860 m (22 minutes on air).Accommodation TEA HOUSE
18Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
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.Meals B/BHighlights Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.Accommodation HOTEL
19Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
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.Meals B/BHighlights Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.Accommodation HOTEL
20International departure homeward bound.
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.MealsHighlights International departure homeward bound.Accommodation
- 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.
- 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.
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