Tilicho Lake Trek
Nepal. Adventure and Cultural.
- Address : Manang, Nepal
- Difficulty : Modarate
Heaven on Earth
Tilicho Lake is a highest lake of the world with an elevation of 4920m from sea level. Tilicho Lake
Trek offers you a classic adventure journey to Tilicho Lake – a serene turquoise lake situated in the
high Himalayan region of Manang. Tilicho Lake is also widely well recognized as a holy spot
mentioned in the Ramayan – a popular religious book of the Hindus. The trek gives magnificent
views of major peaks of Annapurna Himalayan range – Lamjung Himal 6932m, Annapurna II
7939m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m and other snow capped
peaks. En-route of Tilicho Lake Trekking, we also explore the Tibetan villages with unique cultures
and traditions which can be a life time experience. The crossing of the challenging Mesokanto La
Pass 5120m also known as Tilicho Pass is another feature highlighted in this Tilicho Lake Trekking.
However, the diversity in the landscapes, temperature and the people that change every few days
makes this adventure trek exceptional.
General Package Details
Our representative will ready to welcome you at the airport. Directly transfer to the hotel. Over night at the hotel on B&B basis.
Duration : 5-6 HRS Drive
After breakfast get ready for your scenic driving adventure to Besisahar, your trekking guide & porters will meet you at hotel and drive together. While driving you will get to capture nice scenery of the river, valleys and snow capped mountains and it can be one of the memorable drive in your life. Overnight at guest house.
Duration : 4-5 HRS Drive
We start another adventurous day after breakfast, hire 4 wheel jeep and drive up to Chame 2720m. Have some break, lunch Chyamche (1430m). Enjoy local food for the dinner and have goodnight sleep.
Duration : 3-4 HRS Drive
Today we will drive through (Bhratang, Pisang, Humde) forest and narrow valley of Manag District.No more forest further up, only shrubs, air is becoming thinner, windy, less vegetation it feels you are entering the different world compare to last days drive. Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak are welcoming you all the up to Manang.
Today you’ll spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. Manang is big village which is dividing in 2 parts local village and touristic village, touristic village with hotel, restaurants, shops and even cinema hall are there and you can go movie at evening. Overnight at Guest house.
Duration : 4-5 HRS
From Manang we head out through the western gates and follow the path down to the river. We cross the river and continue walking on its southern side through coniferous forest. After reaching Kangsar Village we walk further up towards Siri Kharka and pass a monastery on the way. The uphill walk could be tiring but we will have Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu in the backdrop to keep us company. Overnight in Siri Kharka.
Duration : 3-4 HRS
While the path from Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp isn’t very steep or physically strenuous, it could be exhausting as we have to walk on narrow paths in loose scree and landslide area. Our trail goes through the middle of the landslide area whereby we can see impressive rock formations along the trail. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp.
Duration : 6-7 HRS
After the initial tough, steep, switch backed ascent, our trail continues to hug the side of the mountain in a gradual to steep incline before reaching the watershed. On the way we enjoy yaks and deer grazing above and below our trail. On the other side is Tilicho Lake, a large spectacularly set lake nestled at the foot of the north face of Tilicho Peak. The lake was referred to by the leader of the French expedition team as ‘The Great Ice Lake’. The Lake also holds an important place for the Hindus as this sacred lake features in one of the holiest texts of the Hindus, the Ramayan. We retrace our step and return to Siri Kharka. Overnight in Siri Kharka.
Duration : 4-5 HRS
We leave Siri Kharka and descend towards Khangsar Village. On the way, we pass Tare Gumba, a thousand year old monastery which is very important to the local people. Upon reaching Khangsar Village we realize that it is uninhabited except for occasional herders during festival times. We follow a rock wall out of Khangsar to reach Manang.
Duration : 6-7 HRS Drive
After having our breakfast we will leave for Besisahar by four wheel jeep. It will take nearly 6-7 HRS . Overnight in Besisahar.
Drive back to Kathmandu Hotel Evening Dinner together with Typical Nepali culture.
Your guide will come to meet you at hotel and he will drop you the airport before 3 hours than your flight time for your onward destination.
- Airport pick up & drops by private car with warm welcome
- All ground Transportation
- 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee
- Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
- 3 Nights Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on B / B plan
- An Experienced English Speaking Guide
- Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)
- All Government local Taxes
- Annapurna conservation (ACAP) entry permit’s
- ( TIMS)Trekkers information Management System
- First Aid kit Compulsory from Agency
- Guide and porter salary
- Farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant
- Guide & porter insurance during the trekking and if you need extra services ”Please feel free to inform us”
- Flights To/From Nepal
- Tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Lunch and dinner while not on the trek
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, hot shower, wifi, boiled water, drinking water, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances
- Tips for your trekking staffs.