Tilicho Lake Trek -19 Days
Trekking to the Tilicho Lake is one of the rewarding and challenging trips in your lifetime that follows the eastern portion of the world-classic Annapurna Circuit and climb Tilicho base camp. The highest lake trip includes the river valleys, villages, high mountains, mountain passes, glaciers, temples and monasteries.
Tilicho Lake is a challenging trek that takes you on a breathtaking adventure to one of the worlds highest lakes in transcendent mountain setting. This is a fascinating trek that is both strenuous and rewarding! The Tilicho Lake Trek follows the eastern portion of the world-classic Annapurna Circuit with an unforgettable odyssey through diverse and a blend of unique ethnicities along the way. The mountains on display on Tilicho Lake Trek include Annapurna I, 8,091m (26,545ft) the 10th highest mountain in the world and first over 8,000 m to have been climbed. The French summit it in 1950. Additional peaks featured here are Dhaulagiri, 8,167m (26,7795ft), worlds 7th highest, Manaslu, 8,163m (26,781ft), worlds 8th highest, and Machhapuchhre, 6,993m (22,943ft), a beautiful and sacred mountain that is off limits to climbing.
Our Tilicho Lake Trek stats with a day drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule then we follow the Marsyangdi River Valley on the classic Annapurna Circuit Trail till Manang Village then we trek another 2 days to reach the Tilicho Base Camp- the destination of our journey. Once we explore the lake then we retrace and again follow the circuit route to Jomsom and take short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, the charming lakeside town with views of the Himalaya.
The highlights of the Tilicho trip is the world highest lake tilicho that lees at the elevation of 4900 M, the Thorung La pass at 5,416m (17,769ft), adjoining glacier below Tilicho Peak, the ancient temple of Muktinath, a pilgrimage destination, and age-old villages with traditional lifestyles. There is much to explore as we discover the Tilicho Lake Trek and all of its treasures with a good chance to see a herd of blue sheep!
There are numerous options for exploration in the Annapurna area including the unimaginable beauty of Annapurna Base Camp , the Kaligandaki Valley and the Jomsom Trekking and remote valleys as well as Trekking Peaks in the area for people looking to summit a peak in the Himalaya!
Outfitter Nepal has designed 19day adventure itinerary for the Tilicho Lake trek and we frequently departure to the lake from Outfitter Nepal, Kathmandu, look at our selected dates schedule and do let us know if the set itinerary and the set departure dates are not suitable then custom itinerary and the dates can be organized to fit your own convenient timetable. These types of itinerary and departures are most suitable for couples, families, charities and small groups of friends who want to take off straightaway. We look forward to guiding you into the world-renowned, unforgettable Annapurna Region for a once in a lifetime chance to see the most wonderful scenery on the planet!
- Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to bhulbhule.
- Visit of Manang village and glaciers.
- Visit of Tilicho lake and mountain views.
- Pass the Thorong la.
- Visit of Muktinath Temple and Gompas.
- Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
- Visit of the city of Lakes, the Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day of sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule:
Our guide will come to pick up at the your hotel about 7 AM in the morning then we drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar, From here we will see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people, overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Bhulbhele to Chamje:
After having breakfast at the lodge we depart our trekking and The trail goes flat for the first part then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and down to Chamje through the forests. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani:
We start our trekking with descending to the river and cross another suspension bridge; we begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. We continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, we will see the level, plain of Tal (1700m.). Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river and we cross a another suspension bridge and arrive Dharapani, Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Dharapani to Chame:
We will start our trekking with narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu. The Marsyangdi River then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Danaque (2210m.). There comes a small wooden bridge which takes us to follow steep ascent path up to Timang village which lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal then the trail goes through flat level until we reach Chame, overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Chame to Pisang:
We start our trekking With Lamjung Himal (6893m) dazzling in the morning sun, we set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as we climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. We continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as we follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.) then a short climb from the village brings us to a rock-strewn area where we cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. we now trek through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vistas the we come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang, overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Pisang to Manang:
We start our trekking with climbs to steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang’s airstrip at Humde (3320m.) will arrive then we come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above us. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m.) also becomes visible. Just beyond this point we cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, we will see the village of Braga with its splendid monaster, Large Chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us – then After a short steep climb we will reach Manang, overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization:
Today, we hang around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one, overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Manang to Khansar:
We start our trekking by leaving the main route of Annapurna Circuit, we take the lest route from Manang by Crossing a Bridge once the Marshyanndi Khola and follow Another Stream coming from Tilicho, about 4 hours walking we reach at Khansar and Overnight at Lodge. ( A, B, L, D)
Day 11: Day 11Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4800m):
Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4800m)- overnight at Lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Tilicho lake – visit the Lake:
Trek to Tilicho lake – visit the Lake and overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp To Yakkharka:
Trek from Tilicho Base Camp To Yakkharka overnight at lodge- 6 hours.
Day 14: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi:
We start our trekking with climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi, overnight at Lodge.
Day 15: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La:
Today, we start our trekking quite early in the morning crossing the Thorung La (5416m.). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we will reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it’s compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple, Overnight at Lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom:
Today is our last day walking of our trekking and we begin with the doen path along the bank of dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as in Tibet, after walking about 6 Hours, we will arrive at Jomsom, The Administrative center of this region, overnight at Lodge.
Day 17: Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara:
We will take early flight to pokhara, and check in to hotel and visit the most beautiful city Pokhara , Relaxing Day and overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu:
We take tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be fantastic along with many towns and we are able to see the settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.
Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure: