Introduction:

The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions P. Ltd. invites you to a most classic and promising trips in the worlds popular route Around Annapurna & Tilicho pass the famed trekking area since the early 1970’s it is 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-tropic, 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 variety of scenery and culture than 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 is often trekked offers an adventurous paths to high altitude pass and with technical conditions like use of 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 valleys 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 Dhaulagiris in the backdrop of Buddhist culture, traditional villages.”

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu half day guided tour.
Day 03: Drive to Syange via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journey.
Day 04: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. Approx 3 – 4 6hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. Approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,185m. Approx. 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang. 3,350m. Approx. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Manang.
Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3,734m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,140m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m. via Masokanto La 5,099m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kaisang 3,280m. of further to Thinigaon 2,850m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom. 2,713m. 2 – 3 hrs.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel by the Lake Phewa.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: International Departure.

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 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 guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140m. via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journeys.
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 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: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. 3 – 4 hrs.
The drive continues on the high road 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 drive gets easier on the gentle path till to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop where the driving adventure ends here.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. 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 3,185m. 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 3,350m. 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 3,734m. 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 Lake 4,140m. 3 – 4 hrs.
The walk from Khangsar leads to absolute wilderness in the barren region, the walk leads down hill for a while, then it starts to climb on the windswept terrain with few patches of small tress and alpine shrubs, the walk finally leads to the turquoise lake of Tilicho and of the holy lake for the Hindu’s and Buddhist there is two teahouse or a lodge by the shore of the lake, overnight camp by the lake shore with time for short hike around.

Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800m. 4 – 5 hrs.
After a wonderful time here, the track leads further on for 4 hours in perfect natural windswept landscapes on leaving the Tilicho Lake heading towards the high pass of Tilicho, on arriving at Namaphu the base of the high pass of Tilicho and Masokanto which are over 5,000m pass. Overnight camp on the meadow chances of seeing some wildlife mountain antelopes, musk deer or the elusive snow leopard around this area.

Day 12: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m. via Masokanto La 5,099m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Today starting early to encounter the passes traversing the Tilicho high pass and then descend towards Masokanta base after a break here, walking slowly on the rocky rubbles where the path can be misleading following our expert guides towards the top of Masokanta overlooking beautiful views of the surrounding peaks of Tilicho and Nilgiri’s with Dhaulagiri’s towards south west. The walk descends to camp on the summer pasture on route Jomsom after a hard trek of 6 hours. In snow conditions can take 2 hrs long.

Day 13: Trek to Kaisang 3,280m. or further to Thinigaon 2,850m. 5 – 6 hrs.
After the hard walk of previous day, the trek today is much easier on the downhill slopes towards Kaisang overlooking beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks on reaching Kaisang a small Shepards spot, time permitting heading towards the Thinigaon a large village perched above Jomsom and Kaligandaki Valley. On reaching Thinigaon after a good walk of few hours from Kaisang, overnight camp by the village.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2,713m. 2 – 3 hrs.
The final day of this great adventure leads to Jomsom with 1-2 hours of easy and leisurely walk passing through several scattered houses and farm places, then reaching towards civilizations at Jomsom where you can party with the fellow members, guides and porters after the great adventurous journey.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Early morning flight to Pokhara, on arrival our staff will pick you up for the short drive back to respective Hotel, afternoon sightseeing of Pokhara and boat ride.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu.
After a memorable time up in the mountains and at Jomsom and the scenic Pokhara, morning drive on the busy highway to Kathmandu following the river Trisuli for few hours, and then reaching Kathmandu by mid or late afternoon, on arrival check in at the respective Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure Trek staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure from Nepal the Land of High Himalaya.

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help
  • 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

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu half day guided tour.
Day 03: Drive to Syange via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journey.
Day 04: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. Approx 3 – 4 6hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. Approx. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,185m. Approx. 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang. 3,350m. Approx. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Manang.
Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3,734m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,140m. 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m. via Masokanto La 5,099m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kaisang 3,280m. of further to Thinigaon 2,850m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom. 2,713m. 2 – 3 hrs.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel by the Lake Phewa.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: International Departure.

Detail Itinerary

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 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 guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked in advance.

Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140m. via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journeys.
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 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: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. 3 – 4 hrs.
The drive continues on the high road 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 drive gets easier on the gentle path till to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop where the driving adventure ends here.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. 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 3,185m. 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 3,350m. 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 3,734m. 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 Lake 4,140m. 3 – 4 hrs.
The walk from Khangsar leads to absolute wilderness in the barren region, the walk leads down hill for a while, then it starts to climb on the windswept terrain with few patches of small tress and alpine shrubs, the walk finally leads to the turquoise lake of Tilicho and of the holy lake for the Hindu’s and Buddhist there is two teahouse or a lodge by the shore of the lake, overnight camp by the lake shore with time for short hike around.

Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800m. 4 – 5 hrs.
After a wonderful time here, the track leads further on for 4 hours in perfect natural windswept landscapes on leaving the Tilicho Lake heading towards the high pass of Tilicho, on arriving at Namaphu the base of the high pass of Tilicho and Masokanto which are over 5,000m pass. Overnight camp on the meadow chances of seeing some wildlife mountain antelopes, musk deer or the elusive snow leopard around this area.

Day 12: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m. via Masokanto La 5,099m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Today starting early to encounter the passes traversing the Tilicho high pass and then descend towards Masokanta base after a break here, walking slowly on the rocky rubbles where the path can be misleading following our expert guides towards the top of Masokanta overlooking beautiful views of the surrounding peaks of Tilicho and Nilgiri’s with Dhaulagiri’s towards south west. The walk descends to camp on the summer pasture on route Jomsom after a hard trek of 6 hours. In snow conditions can take 2 hrs long.

Day 13: Trek to Kaisang 3,280m. or further to Thinigaon 2,850m. 5 – 6 hrs.
After the hard walk of previous day, the trek today is much easier on the downhill slopes towards Kaisang overlooking beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks on reaching Kaisang a small Shepards spot, time permitting heading towards the Thinigaon a large village perched above Jomsom and Kaligandaki Valley. On reaching Thinigaon after a good walk of few hours from Kaisang, overnight camp by the village.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2,713m. 2 – 3 hrs.
The final day of this great adventure leads to Jomsom with 1-2 hours of easy and leisurely walk passing through several scattered houses and farm places, then reaching towards civilizations at Jomsom where you can party with the fellow members, guides and porters after the great adventurous journey.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Early morning flight to Pokhara, on arrival our staff will pick you up for the short drive back to respective Hotel, afternoon sightseeing of Pokhara and boat ride.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu.
After a memorable time up in the mountains and at Jomsom and the scenic Pokhara, morning drive on the busy highway to Kathmandu following the river Trisuli for few hours, and then reaching Kathmandu by mid or late afternoon, on arrival check in at the respective Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to Airport for International departure.
Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure Trek staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure from Nepal the Land of High Himalaya.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking(Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner  )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • Food , salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Rescue  Help

Cost Exclude

  • 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
Enquiry

Trip Facts

  • 5,220m Tilticho pass & 5,099m at Mesokanta
  • Adventurous to Challenging
  • Tea-House / Lodge and Camping
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • low lands Hindu Brahmins, Chhetries, Dalit upper region Gurung-Magar-Manangs-Thakalis of Tibetan Bud