Tilicho Lake And Thorung La Pass Trek - 25 Days

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Tilicho Lake And Thorung La Pass Trek
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Tilicho Lake Trekking collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak, which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. In 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayan – a holy book of the Hindus. Tilicho Lake Trekking starts right from Besisahar as Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent Tilicho lake trekking leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. We have customized this route, as it is basically, the same as Annapurna Circuit, from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka this route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal) and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we travel to Yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorung La at elevation of 5416 meters. From the Thorung – La pass, the treks lead down to Muktinath then to Jomsom from where thirty-five minutes scenic flights take you to the Pokhara. Ancient Jomsom, with the venerated Lake of Tilicho, is said to be the highest in the world…and crossing Thorung La at 5,416m presents a wonderful challenge trek which is a real test more for the mind than the body…but the glorious skyline shows off silver, gray and white mountains that glitters on a lovely weather day and the diverse ethnic communities we meet up on the way give us some sort of idea of the world we know and the world we are not familiar with…but want so much to learn off… Tilicho Lake at an altitude of (4,949m) is a well known place for pilgrimages. Hence, as we go to the high altitude to triumph over the view of the lake is not an easy task, but this trip is truly exciting, thrilling and more or less rewarding. Though trekking Tilicho Lake is a challenging trekking route it is definitely one of the finest trekking routes in the Annapurna region. This trek displays scenic view of much of eastern side of the epic world famous Annapurna circuit with sublime natural beauty, cultural and traditional values, stunning waterfalls and running clean water streams, and attractive floras and faunas. Our trip begins with a cruise from Kathmandu to Besisahar and we hike from Besisahar, the path offers you fantastic views of gigantic peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) – 10th highest mountain of world, Mt Dhaulagiri, (8,167m)-worlds 7th highest, Manaslu,( 8,163m)- worlds 8th highest, and Machhapuchhre at ( 6,993m ). On the way to Tilicho Lake, you get serene views of waterfalls, and experience hiking across airy suspension bridges. But this route is a pretty tough trail. You have to walk at alpine altitudes and you have to cross the Thorung La pass at (5,416m). The rocky trials, high hills and hiking through rivers tend to pose challenges. But the rewarding landscapes give meaningful joy to accept the geographical obstacles. Going through Manang is special as you can enjoy the natural beauty of this particular area. As we head to Upper Tilicho Lake, you will pass through several villages where you can haul up and learn about the culture and tradition of the local folks. After reaching Tilicho Base Camp and then finally ascending Tilicho Lake, you can view this superb Lake right in front of your very eyes. After digesting the beauty of Tilicho Lake, we make a beeline for Muktinath Temple – a sacred place for Both Hindus and Buddhist. We must cross Thorang La pass (5,416m) on the way to Muktinath temple and go through some pretty villages. On the way you will enjoy the thrills of altitude and enjoy the culture of people living on the way. Finally, reaching Muktinath and spending some beautiful moments at this quiet place, the landscapes here are simply stunning. We will then visit Jomsom and finally return back to the city of lakes – pokhara.

Day 1
Arrival. Welcome by our office representative at the airport and brought to the hotel.

Day 2
Introduction to the guide. Briefing about the trekking and trekking preparation, including essentials. Stay overnight Kathmandu

Day 3
Breakfast. We begin this trip with 6 hours’ drive to Beshisahar (7,90m) from Kathmandu. The road leads along the mountains and thundering rivers like Trishuli and Marshandi. The green hill road is really amazing. Lunch is provided in a restaurant at the river bank on the way.

Day 4
Breakfast. Drive about 4 hours till Chamje (1,410m). The mountain road till Chamje is really wonderful. On the way a short lunch break. Your first trek to Tal starts from Chamje that takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight in Tal village (1800m).

Day 5
Breakfast. Trek about 4 hours trek to Danakyu (2,210m). In 2 hours pleasant walk we arrive at Dharapani (1860m) from where we can see the magnificent view of the Manaslu Himal (8156m). Lunch in Bagarchap. The trail goes gradually uphill. Stay overnight in Danakyu.

Day 6
Breakfast. Trek about 5 hours to Chame (2,700m) . First 2 hours trail is really steep till Timang where you have a lunch break. From Timang, the trail leads almost flat till Chame. If the weather is good, you can have beautiful view of the Mt. Manaslu from Timang. As you move ahead towards Chame, you can see the beautiful Mt. Annapurna Second. Stay overnight in Chame.

Day 7
Breakfast. Trek about 5 hours to Pisang (3,200m). The trail passes through the pine tree with amazing views of rocks. Lunch in Bratang. You can see the beautiful buck wheat fields and Buddhist ‘Mani Walls’ with prayer wheels in Pisang where you stay overnight.

Day 8
Breakfast. Trek about 5 hours to Manang (3,400m) through almost flat road. Lunch in Hongde. The faces of the very tall rocks and Hongde airport are the main attractions of the day. Stay overnight in Manang.

Day 9
Acclimatization and Excursion Day in Manang. This day is for you to get ready to encounter with the high altitude of the Thorong-La Pass (5,415 m) in the following days. Excursion around the Manang village is memorable. You can also some visit monasteries and walk around Chongar View Point. With Nepal Guide info Team Guide)

Day 10
Breakfast. Heading towards Shree Kharka (4,250m). It is about 5 hours walk from Manang. In 2 and half hours trek, we arrive to Khangshar village on the way which is the collection of traditional stone buildings surrounding a large village square. Lunch in Khangshar where you will enjoy the beautiful scene of the Tilicho Peak and Bluesheep. From Khangsar, the trail leads gradually uphill. Stay overnight in Shree Kharka.

Day 11
Breakfast. Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) for 3 hours where we take lunch. The trail from Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp is really tough and challenging. The trail is so narrow, just enough to keep our feet on. Stay overnight in Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 12
Breakfast. Trek about 3 hours to Tilicho Lake, the final destination of this trek. Excursion around Tilicho Lake for about 30 minutes. Trek back to Shree Kharka. This day we will walk about 6 hours all together.

Day 13
Breakfast. Trek about 6 hours to Yak Kharka (4,020m) Today we walk most of the flat and steep down trail. But for some time we walk through steep up to Yak Kharka. A short packed lunch break on the way. Stay overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 14
Breakfast. Start walking gradually uphill for about 4 hours till Thorong Phedi (4,500m). Lunch and rest. For your acclimatization, talk one hour steep hiking to High Camp in the afternoon and get back to Thorong Phedi for overnight stay.

Day 15
Today we take breakfast early in the morning and walk about 4 hours steep up and 4 hours down to Muktinath (3,810m) via Thorong-La pass. Take a packed lunch break on the way. It is the longest trek of the entire trip. Stay overnight in Muktinath.

Day 16
Breakfast. Muktinath Temple excursion. About 3 hours pleasant walk to Kagbeni (2,800m) through all the way down trail. Visit beautiful Kagbeni village located at the bank of Kaligandaki river and take lunch here. The red-walled ‘Kagchode Thubten Sampheling Gompa’ is really exciting to visit. Stay overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 17
Breakfast. Trek about 6 hours to Tukuche (2,600m). In 3 hours trek, we arrive at Jomsom (2,750m), the headquarters of the Mustang district on the way. Take a brief look around Jomsom and lunch. The road passes almost flat and down till Tukuche. We pass by Marpha village on the way where you can see the beautiful apple and apricot gardens from. Stay overnight in Tukuche.

Day 18
Breakfast. Today we walk about 5 hours to Ghasa (2,000m). The trail passes along the bank of Kaligandaki river. Lunch in Kalopani, meaning ‘black water’. If the weather allows, you can view the beautiful Nilgiri Peak (6,940m), Dhoaulagiri (8,137m) and Annapurna Himal (8,091m). Stay overnight in Ghasa.

Day 19
Breakfast. Starts about 6 hours trek to Tatopani (1,100m), meaning ‘hot water’. Enjoy the natural hot water spring that is believed to be natural treatment to skin disease. Stay overnight in Tatopani.

Day 20
Breakfast. Move ahead for 7 hours uphill to Ghorepani (2,800m) via the beautiful Sikha village where you will have your lunch. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 21
In the early morning we walk about 45 minutes uphill and arrive at the best view point of Nepal. View the whole range of Mt. Dhoaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri as well as the sunrise. We spend about 45 minutes here and trek back down to Ghorepani. Take breakfast. Trek down about 4 hours to Hile (1,500m) and have Lunch. This is the last food of this Journey.After Lunch about 2 hours trek down to Birethanti (1,100m) where Your brave journey ends here. In about 45 minutes’ drive, we arrive at Pokhara, the very popular touristy place in Nepal. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 22
Today, you will enjoy your breakfast, lunch and some drinks in nice restaurant at the bank of ‘Phewa Lake’. You may make a short tour on your own around lakeside if do not want the whole day rest.

Day 23
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Day 24
Sightseeing/shopping in Kathmandu and farewell dinner.

Day 25
Drop off at the airport and departure for selected destination.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop, Cost of staying in 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during trek, Guided tour in Kathmandu, Temple and monument entry fee
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, All ground transportation, All meals during the treks no extra charge for single travelers, Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion), Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All porters costs, All costs for a RDTB Guide/leader (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking), a Sherpa assistant leader(s) and assistant Trek leader
  • All necessary paper works and permits, Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag, All government and local taxes RDTB Kit Bag

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)/ International airfare to and from home, Excess baggage charges, Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Travel and rescue insurance, Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures., Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters, Tips for guides and porters, Optional trips and sightseeing if the trip is extended

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