Tilicho Lake Trek
In the Annapurna range of the Central Nepal Himalaya lies Tilicho Tal (lake), at 4,919m one of the highest of its size in the world. Stretching about 2.5mi / 4km long and about 0.6mi / 1km wide, it lies at the foot of the 23,400 / 7,134m summit of the same name, north of the Grande Barrier a 10km / 6mi long wall of rock, ice and snow. This is a splendid summer trek, as rewarding as it is challenging. The Tilicho lake trek is among the finest serious Nepal treks best experienced in the Monsoon.
This tarns-Himalayan adventure begins with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu/Pokhara up the Marsyangdi valley to the airstrip at Hongde, in Manang district. We soon leave the lodges on the main trail to head up toward Tilicho Tal. These high Himalayan reaches are the habitat of the Himalayan tahr (mountain goat) and the snow leopard, among 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. Here on we follow the Kali Gandaki upstream to Kagbeni, and up a side valley to the shrine at Muktinath, sacred to Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims alike. The trip ends in Jomsom with an early morning flight to Pokhara.
TILICHO PASS TREKKING BRIEF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
DAY 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
DAY 03: Drive to Khudi Via Besi sahar (2,591 ft/790m) 6-7hrs
DAY 04: Trek to Bahundanda (4,330ft/1,320m). 5-6hrs
DAY 05: Trek to Chamje (4,691ft/1,430m). 6-7hrs
DAY 06: Trek to Bagarchhap (7,086ft/2,160m). 6-7hrs
DAY 07: Trek to Chame (8,628ft/2,630m). 5 -6hrs
DAY 08: Trek to Pisang (10,465ft/3,190m). 5-6hrs
DAY 09: Trek to Manang (11,482ft/3,500m). 5-6 hrs
DAY 10: Rest day at Manang
DAY 11: Trek to Khangsar
DAY 12: Trek to Tilocho Phedi before pass.
DAY 13: Explore Tilicho Lake and Trek to back same Phedi.
DAY 14: Trek to Khangsar
DAY 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (13,418ft/4,090m). 3-4hrs
DAY 16: Trek to Thorong phedi High camp (16070ft/4900m). 4-5hrs
DAY 17: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) Via Thorong La (17,764ft/5,414m) 8-9hrs
DAY 18: Trek to Kagbeni (9,200ft/2804m) 6hrs
DAY 19: Trek to Marpha (8,760ft/2,670m). 7hrs
DAY 20: Trek to Larjung (8,366ft/2,550m). 6-7hrs
DAY 21: Trek to Ghasa (6,100ft/1,859m). 7-8hrs
DAY 22: Trek to Tatopani (3,904ft/1,190m). 7-8hrs
DAY 23: Trek to Chitre (7,841ft/2,390m). 5-6hrs
DAY 24: Trek to Ghorepani (9,105ft/2,775m). 2-3 hrs Climb poon hill (10,495ft/3190m)
DAY 25: Trek to Nyaphul and drive to Pokhara (2,713ft/827m). 5-6hrs
DAY 26: Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu 45minutes
Trekking Tour Price (In group joining basis): Starts from USD 1250 (Tent/Lodge Base Trekking)