Tilicho Lake Trek
Area: Annapurna Region
Activities: Nepal Trekking
Total Duration: 27 days
Group size: 2 - 15pax
Best Season: Mar - May, Sept - Dec
Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world.The lake is situated at a stunning location in the Annapurna region at an altitude of 5000 metres. While trekking to Tilicho Lake first you will follow a part of the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking but from Manang you'll head towards Khangsar and Mesokantu La instead of the famous Thorang-La pass. From Manang the trek will be a camping trekking because there is no proper guest houses until Jomsom. This trekking is pretty hard and not comparable with the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Crossing Mesokunto pass is very difficult and potentially dangerous. These high Himalayan reaches are the habitat of the Himalayan Tahr (mountain goat) and the snow leopard and other mammals. From our camp by the shores of the lake, we climb up to the Mesokanto La (pass, 16,730' / 5,100m) where we are rewarded with the first views of the Kali Gandaki valley. We descend to stay at the charming Thakali village of Marpha. After that we will be back through the Muktinath temple which is very popular for Hindu and Buddhist people.At the last of the trekking we have to come through the bank of the kali Gandaki river and on the way we can also see the hot spring.
DAY 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to a hotel.
DAY 02 :Sightseeing on this day includes Pashupatinath Temple,Swayambhunath Stupa,Boudhanath Stupa,Kathmandu Durbar etc.
DAY 03 :Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m).
DAY 04 :Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (750m).
DAY 05 :Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m).
DAY 06 :Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m).
DAY 07 :Trek Jagat to Deng (1960m).
DAY 08 :Trek Deng to Ghap (2380m).
DAY 09 :Trek Ghap to Namrung (2700m).
DAY 10 :Trek Namrung to Sama Gompa (3360m).
DAY 11 :Rest day at Sama Gompa for acclimatization, excursion to Manaslu Base Camp and Sama Gaon.
DAY 12 :Trek Sama Gompa to Samdo (3780m).
DAY 13 :Trek Samdo to Dharmashala (4200m).
DAY 14 :Trek Dharmashala to Bhimtang (2200m) crossing over Larkya la pass (5135m).
DAY 15 :Trek Bhimtang to Tilche (1920m).
DAY 16 :Trek Tilche to Bagarchhap ((2160m).
DAY 17 :Trek Bagarchhap to Chame (2670m).
DAY 18 :Trek Chame to Pisang (3200m).
DAY 19 :Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m).
DAY 20 :Trek Manang to Khangsar (3734m).
DAY 21 :Trek Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m). Camp.
DAY 22 :Trek Tilicho Base Camp Tilicho Lake (4920m). Camp.
DAY 23 :Trek Tilicho Lake to Chauri Kharka (4000m) crossing over Mesokanto la pass (5121m). Camp.
DAY 24 :Trek Chauri Kharka to Jomsom (2720m).
DAY 25 :Fly to Pokhara.Half day city tour.
DAY 26 :Drive back to Kathmandu.
DAY 27 :Final Departure.