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Tilicho Lake With Annapurna Pass - 17 Days

Tilicho lake With Annapurna pass trek
Tilicho Lake With Annapurna Pass
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Tilicho Lake With Annapurna Pass

The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions P. Ltd. invites you to a most classic and promising trip in the worlds popular route Around Annapurna & Tilicho pass the famed trekking area since the early 1970’s it widely trekked and most exciting trek in the whole Himalaya range. And probably in this globe offering grand views of the three highest 8000m mountain range from Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu mountain range, including arrays of over 7000 to 6000m snow capped peaks.

The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source at the glacial lake in Manang and beyond, journey passes through rural farm villages, terraced farm fields and traditional villages from the sub-tropics, climate to the arctic landscape, The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Tilicho pass & semi Around Annapurna adventure leads to panoramic views of the three giant and the highest 8000m mountain range Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Dhaulagiri and Mt.Manaslu including arrays of over 6000m snow capped peaks.

The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source, the glacial lake in Manang, through the rural farm villages and terraced farm fields from the sub-tropic climate to the arctic landscape and through the rain forest to the alpine woodlands.

Tilicho trail provides the world’s best trekking routes, including a variety of scenery and culture that can be found in any other Himalayan region. This route via Tilicho Lake and the two high passes Masokanto La 5099m and Tilicho Pass 5, 230m often treks offers an adventurous path to high altitude pass and with technical conditions like the use of a rope.

Trek follows the Yak country and finally over to the Tilicho pass 5,230m and Mesokanto-la, 5, 099m pass offering fabulous scenery of the surrounding landscapes and magnificent peaks, this deep valley with charming, traditional villages Buddhist Culture and mountain scenery is the reason for this wonderful trekking, and the experience is truly awesome with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Tilicho pass & Annapurna.

Trip highlights: “Trekking in the Marshyangdi & Kaligandaki valley varied striking scenery, from rice fields to the high alpine & arctic area, views of the world’s highest mountain range Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu and Mt Dhaulagiri in the backdrop of Buddhist culture, traditional villages.”

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Syange (1100m) via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journey.

Day 04:  Trek to Dharapani (1860m) Approx 6 – 7 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Chame (2720m) Approx. 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m) Approx. 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Manang. (3540m) Approx. 4 – 5 hrs.

Day 08: Rest day at Manang.

Day 09: Trek to Khangsar (3735m)  4 – 5 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp( 4140m)  3 – 4 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920m)  4 – 5 hrs and and  Yak Kharka (4040m) 7- 8 hours

Day 12: Trek to Thorang Phedi: (4450m) 3-4 hours.

Day 13: Trek  to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m) 6-7 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720m)  5-6 hours.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) 15 mins.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu: 6-7 hrs

Day 17: Final Departure

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Drive to Syange (1100m) via Beshishar (823m) 6 – 7 hrs journey

After early breakfast, a scenic drive leads towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved in recent years. Just a few hours before the road that leads to Pokhara, route diverts from Dumre town towards north to Beshishar. On reaching Beshishar for the overnight stop this is a large town and it’s the district headquarter of Lamjung region.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m) 6- 7 hrs.

The trek start from here  with fascinating scenery of the gorge, high hills, waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks the dirt jeep road for two to three hours, the drive continues through winding path from Syange and Jagat village, trail follows to a steep climb for half an hour, on arriving the lush farm terraces field once on the top of the ridge a magnificent view of the raging waterfalls can be seen on route to Jagat. From this village journey leads through the terraced farms coming to Chamje village, crossing the bridge it’s another steep climb for another hour till Tal is reached, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marsyangdi. On leaving Tal the trek gets easier on the gentle path till to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop.

Day 05: Trek to Chame (2720m)  5 – 6 hrs.

From Dharapani the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climb through forests to Bagarchhap, and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasant cool morning walk altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi and the alpine region passing through farm area, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of  Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto before Chame. From Koto, half hour of easy walk brings to the village town of Chame for the overnight stop. Chame the district headquarters of Manang region.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m) 5-6 hrs.

The walk from here follows the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues 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 Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings to the windswept village of Pisang.

Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m) Approx. 4 – 5 hrs.

From Pisang onwards the walks leads with the constant view of the high snow capped peaks. The walk climbs steeply up for half an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village then reaching the top of a small hill.

This grand spot offers a dramatic views of the valleys, Hongdre village with it’s short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, and on the right Chuli east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk from here is on the downhill and gradual path all the way to Hongdre, from Hongdre the trek is more or less flat on the wide trail most of the way to Manang, adding a slight touch of altitude as you near to the village of Braga and Manang, here with time to spend the morning visiting Braga Monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas and the religious manuscripts.  From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop.

Day 08: Rest day at Manang.

A necessary day to REST and acclimatize and explore Manang. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III [7,555 mtrs.], Gangapurna [7,454 mtrs.] to the South – Tilicho [7,132 mtrs.] and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West [6,583 mtrs.] and Chulu East [6,059 mtrs.] to the North.

Day 09: Trek to Khangsar (3735m) 4 – 5 hrs.

From Manang walk follows for a while on the main trail of Annapurna circuit, then reaching the last village of Manang, leaving the main trail towards Tilocho on the south-west route after four hours of good walk reaching at Khangsar for the overnight stop and the last village before Thinegaon and Jomsom.

Day 10: Trek to Tilicho base camp (4140m) 3 – 4 hrs.

As we begin the trek from Kangsar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp, we come across wide grassy fields and, after making a slight climb up a small hill, witness the glorious views of the entire valley. After trudging down a steep inclination, you now enter the Tilicho Base Camp. Camping is the only option as there are not many lodges out here. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Tilicho lake (4920m) 3 – 4 hrs and  Yak Kharka (4040m 7- 8 hours

After the initial tough ascent, our trail traverses onto a moraine and then cuts along the side of the mountain. However, the spectacular views of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar and Muktinath peaks are always close by to cheer us up. Upon reaching Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, we get to admire its tranquil beauty. Sometimes reflections of the surrounding peaks are seen on its turquoise waters, at other times the lake remains frozen. We take a break beside the calm waters and soak-in the astounding views before heading back to the base camp and trek to Yak Kharka. When returning from the Tilicho Base Camp, the trail leads out of the Marsyangdi valley and the abrupt change in surroundings can be noticed as the trees are left behind and replaced with more alpine vegetation. Our trail continues through the ruins of the old Khangsar village, until we cross a log bridge over the river between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. The typical Himalayan village of Yak Kharka is an accolade to its name, as lots of yaks can be seen grazing and standing around. From here we also get breathtaking views of Annapurna III. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 12: Trek to Thorang Phedi: (4450m) 3-4 hours

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend further and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass.  On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese is referred to as the foot of a mountain. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m) 7 – 8 hours

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m): 4-5 hours

Muktinath, an ultimate destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, is a beautiful place. We visit the Muktinath Temple before embarking on the trek ahead. There are water spouts where fresh water pours out channeled from the streams above the temple. As the trail extends we can enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. You can even buy a fossilized mollusk, called ‘Shaligram’ as a memento. We move ahead among meadows, cross streams and hills over to Kagbeni, a village laden with chortens (memorial stupas) and a small monastery. Continue the trek after a lunch break at Kagbeni and over to Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki Valley as the trail cuts through windy areas. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) 15 min

We fly to Pokhara after breakfast. The flight itself is spectacular; we fly while looking at views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and over the deepest gorge in the world. The warmer climate in Pokhara will definitely make us feel better. We can take a boat ride in the serene waters of the lake with the reflection of the Fishtail Mountain on its waters. We could also visit the Davis falls. In the evening, we can stroll around the lakeside area and buy souvenirs for loved ones. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 16: Drve to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs

back to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. We can take a rest in our hotel room and spend the rest of day in leisure. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by The Great adventure  to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 17: Final departure

Our representative will take us to Tribhuwan International Airport for our next flight, approximately 3 hours earlier than the scheduled time.

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House)
  • Food during Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show.
  • All programme as per Itinerary

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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