Tilicho Lake – Everything You Need To Know About Tilicho Lake, Highest Lake in The World


The highlight of Tilicho Lake Trek in the 20 days that the trekking service offers.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (1360 m) Upon arrival at the medieval and modernized Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be picked up by the representative of your trekking service provider and taken to the hotel.

After registration and some refreshments, the main guide of your trekking service provider will find you and give you a brief introduction to Tilicho Lake Trek. Then you can take a walk down the street to get acquainted with the neighborhood, have dinner and go to bed. This is your first night in the Valley of Temples and Cows, probably most of the world.

Day 2: Full Day in Kathmandu Valley; Excursions to the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu, the country’s historical and cultural heart, is a popular destination for tourists, hikers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences.

Patan and Bhaktapur are the two most important neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious heritage, reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts they contain. You will be taken on a guided half-day tour through the cities of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.

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In Kathmandu, visit Pashupatinath, the country’s most famous and respected Hindu sanctuary. The largest Buddhist stupas in Nepal such as Boudhanath, Soyambhunath, which contains Buddhist and Hindu sanctuaries and is a witness to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century palace with 55 windows in Bhaktapur.

In the afternoon, an orientation session will be organized for the hike, starting the next day.

Day 3: Drive to Beshisahar (830m); First, drive from the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow paved road that runs along the Marshyangdi River to Beshisahar, the seat of Lamjung County. All local government offices are located here.

From here you can see some famous mountain peaks, many green landscapes that surround the valley, and the daily activities of happy locals. This headquarters is the center from which the daily necessities are delivered to the different cities and numerous cities. Spend the night in the hostel with all meals included.

Day 4: Hike to Bahundanda (1300 m) 5 hours on foot. The first part of the trail goes through a plain along the banks of the Marshyangdi River. You can enjoy the landscapes and local culture of the Gurung community.

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After lunch, the road climbs steeply towards Bahundanda, which takes about 2 hours. From here you can see the area, which is surrounded by impressive scenarios with snow-capped mountains. Spend the night in the hostel with all meals included.

Day 5: Hike to Chamje (1405 m), 6 hours hike. After breakfast, we drive to Chamje. You follow a path that descends towards Syange (1070 m). On the way, you have a beautiful view of the falls that make sounds when hitting stones.

Then cross the Marsyangdi River over an airy suspension bridge and follow the same river to Jagat. After arriving in Jagat, you must climb to Chyamje. Overnight in the guest house including BLD.

Day 6: Hike to Bagarchap (2160 m) – 5 hours on foot. Today’s journey is exhausting as you have to go the rocky path. It will take a rocky path that narrows the Marshyangdi River towards the valley (1675 m).

Then you cross a valley and come up and down to Dharapani (1890 m). After a short walk, you will reach Bagarchap, where you will see typical houses with stone ceilings. You spend the night in a guest house.

Day 7: Hike to Chame (2630 m) 5 hours. Go through the pine and oak forests and pass Danaque (2210 m). Soon there is a small wooden bridge that leads you onto a rising road towards Timang, which lies at the foot of Lamjung Himal.

The path continues flat to Chame, where you will find government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters of the Manang district. Spend the night in the hostel with all meals included.

Day 8: Trek to Pisang (3300m) – 5 Hours Hike With Lamjung Himal (6893m) in the morning sun, departure to Pisang. Continue through a fir and pine forest and climb up a high and rocky spot, while the opposite bank becomes an insurmountable cliff.

At this point, the valley becomes extremely steep as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950 m). Now walk through a pine forest and when the forest ends, the valley changes from a V shape to a soft U shape, giving you a wonderful view.

You can see the eastern summit of Annapurna II and the Pisang Peak (6091 m) in the northeast. Continue to reach a long wall of Mani through a bridge and the low village of Pisang. Spend the night in the hostel with all meals included.

Day 9: Hike to Manang (3540 m) – 5 hours. Pass Pisang and climb a steep ridge from which you have a good view of the Manang Valley and the Tilicho Peak (7145 m).

From here rises majestically the northeast face of Annapurna III. From the wide plains of the valley of Sabje Khola also Annapurna IV (7525 m) becomes visible. Beyond this point, cross the heavily reduced stream of Marshyangdi Khola through a wooden bridge to the small village of Mungji.

After a short steep climb, you reach Manang, a surprisingly large village for this remote mountainous region. Spend the night in the hostel with all meals included.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day We will spend another day in Manang to acclimatize and enjoy beautiful views of green landscapes, silver mountains, chortens, and monasteries. You can also explore the unique culture and way of life of the local people. You spend the night in the lodge of your trekking service provider with full board.

Day 11: Hike to Kangsar village (3700 m) – 4 hours on foot. After an incredible day in Manang, drive to Khangsar. You will walk along a path that bounds the Khangsar River. The river takes you to Khangsar village.

This village is a Tibetan-style village with Tibetan influences and is also known as Nepal’s ancient folk. We stay at the guesthouse of your trekking service provider, including the BLD.

Day 12: Hike to the base camp of Tilicho (4200 m) – with walking for hours We drive from the western pass on a large road, past a gompa (monastery). The route ahead leads over a recently built road into a high mountain range.

At one point there is an intersection. A path keeps the altitude up and crosses the slopes to a place where the valley is narrow. the other climb further towards the ridge. The first one is the old road, and it is much more difficult as it progresses along a steep slope.

The latter is the new path that takes a completely different path. Continue on the new road, reach a high ridge and descend to the back of the turnouts dug out by the ruler’s slopes to a side valley of the main valley. In its lower part, there is a stream. On the other side, at a height of 4,200 meters, is a building known as the Tilicho base camp. Here you rest in a guest house. B.L.D.

Day 13: Go to Tilicho Lake and return to Tilicho Base Camp: 6 hours on foot. Today is the main day of your trekking service provider. They go to Tilicho Lake. After breakfast, make an early morning excursion to Lake Tilicho, as the wind can interrupt us in case of delay.

Tilicho Lake is a cold place and is registered as the highest lake in the world. After spending some happy moments at Lake Tilicho, board the base camp at Tilicho. Tonight, sit on a bed next to this beautiful lake in the guesthouse of your trekking service provider, including the BLD.

Day 14: Hike to Yak Kharka (4000 m) – 5 hours. If you walk slowly from the base camp, the path climbs almost 500 meters to Yak Kharka. They are steadily climbing Tenki Manang and leaving the Marsyangdi Valley.

Continue through Jarsang Khola Valley to Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Keep in mind that the yak and vegetation herds around the world are getting thinner and thinner. Overnight at the guesthouse of your trekking service provider B. L. D

Day 15: Hike to Thorong Phedi (4450 m) – 5-Hour Hike From Yak Kharka, gradually descend to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of Marshyangdi and crossing a covered wooden bridge.

After a short climb on the mountain path to the right bank, follow a narrow path through an unstable jungle slope and then descend to Thorong Phedi. Spend the night at the hostel.

Day 16: Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5400 m) – 8 hours walk You have to work hard to get to Muktinath, as you need about 8 hours of walking today. Although it is difficult, it is the special day of your trekking service provider.

The journey of your trekking service starts in the early morning at about 4 o’clock in the morning, so that you can reach the Thorang La Pass at about 9-10 o’clock in the morning. If you delay it, the weather can cause some difficulties. It will go steeply uphill, which is not so difficult.

But the high setting and the massive snow can cause some problems. After 4 hours of climbing, you will find yourself on the Thorang Pass, which is marked by chorten and prayer flags, and enjoy breathtaking views. After that, it takes about 4 hours to reach the holy place: Muktinath.

Muktinath is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that after visiting this so-called holy place, you can be free of all your pains and worries. You can bathe under the 108 water spitters around the temple.

You can also visit the Jwala Mai Temple, where you can see a natural spring and an eternal flame fed with natural gas. Overnight in the guest house including BLD.

Day 17: Hike to Jomsom (2720 m): 5 hours hike. Today is the last trekking day of your trekking service provider in these beautiful mountains. You walk on the way from Kagbeni or Lupra to Jomsom. On this day you hike along the Kali Gandaki River to reach Jomsom.

Jomsom is a strong and windy town in a cold valley. You can have a breathtaking, unforgettable view of the Tilicho mountain and the beautiful wet hills. Overnight at the hostel with full board.

Day 18: Early morning flight to Pokhara. This will take approximately 25 minutes and will be spent at the hotel of your trekking service provider in Pokhara. Flights are available during the morning time.

The strong breeze blows in the afternoon and frequent changes of the weather prevent the flight from landing and starting in the afternoon. During the morning flights, the sky looks very clear so you can enjoy the magnificent views of the various peaks of the mountains. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 19: Return to Kathmandu. During the drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we drive to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar, where the first cable car in Nepal goes to the Manakamana Temple. This is a temple where most Nepalese have just fulfilled their wishes.

Leave the house or get married. From Naubise it goes up to Thankot, the gate to Kathmandu, and finally, you reach the hotel of your trekking service provider and a nice and warm bed.

Day 20: Departure Day After breakfast and the last day of your trekking service provider in Kathmandu, your trekking service provider’s vehicle and escorts will be ready to take you to the international airport three hours before your scheduled flight.

Trekking service provider at home. In Glorious Adventure, it is a great honor to know you and to pray for your safe journey home and to reflect on the wonderful moments you have spent together. Good Trip! They hope to see you again someday …

This itinerary may change due to a condition your trekking service provider has no control over. This is a guide showing temporary stops in the warehouse. The physical, technical and natural conditions can change this via the itineraries.

General information on Tilicho Trek

Duration: at least 5 days and usually about 18 days (from Tilicho to Jomsom)

Max. Sea level: Lake Tilicho (4920 m)

Trek Rating: Very strong.

Cost of the walk: USD 950 – USD 1150

Best travel time to Tilicho Lake:

From February to mid-June, from September to November are the best seasons. December and January are winters and the cold can be snow on the trail, July and August are rainy, you can do trekking, but the visibility can be bad due to rain.

Departure dates:

You can offer this hike on any day in the months of February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December for a group of 1 to 15 people.

Equipment Hire:

You are kindly requested to bring all your clothes and equipment at home. In Kathmandu, however, there are many shops where you can buy and rent equipment for trekking.

Your backpack/trekking bag:

The loaders of your trekking service carry your luggage on the hike, the maximum weight per hiker is 15 kg, including sleeping bag and down jacket. The office of the service provider or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Transport: tourist bus, private car / van, plane.

Activity: Trekking and climbing.

Accommodation: In Kathmandu, you offer a 2-star equivalent hotel as an international guest house with breakfast. Trekking has a connected bathroom in the plains. Since it reaches a higher elevation, it is difficult in high season to have an attached bathroom and a single room.

In the high season, you have to share the room. However, try to provide a single room if possible.

Food and Beverages: Trekking allows you to select all kinds of food and meals from the menu and to take them to your liking. It is not recommended to eat meat that is brought from a low floor to the local carriers in 2-3 days.

They are not allowed to kill animals in the trekking region. We recommend all types of vegetarian food and eggs. You can eat meat when you come to Jomsom, Pokhara, and Kathmandu. The trekking route offers all kinds of drinks.

He will recommend drinking mineral water, boiled or purified water. The cleaning tray is available from your trekking service provider. All kinds of cold drinks and beers are available in teahouses.

Guides and porters: They provide an English speaking guide and guide who can speak an additional language such as Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. The additional phrasebook is not included in these costs.

At the request of the guest, an additional phrasebook will be provided for a surcharge. The guides and porters of your trekking service provider are very useful, friendly and dedicated to their tasks. Every day we spend a message on the situation of the guest, the weather in trekking.

Normal Package service includes and excludes:

INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Includes

  • Pick up from the airport and private car/van transfer and all ground transportation according to the itinerary.
  • City tour in Kathmandu with professional guidance.
  • All tourist tickets.
  • Domestic airfare (Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • 3 nights in a 3/4 star hotel in Kathmandu in Plan B / B.
  • 3 meals per day during the trekking period. (Breakfast Lunch Dinner)
  • An experienced and licensed owner of the state trekking guide
  • Useful and careful carriers (1 carries for 2 persons)
  • Guide for trekking and porter and accommodation insurance and salary.
  • The company guarantees emergency services; Please provide a copy of your insurance policy.
  • All necessary procedures and fees for the Annapurna Conservation Area hiking permit
  • Fees for TIMS cards
  • All state taxes and duties of the company.
  • Group medical care (there will be a first aid kit).
  • 2 hotel nights in Pokhara in the category 3 stars in BB-Plan.

Exclude

  • International Fare
  • Nepal Visa, which you will receive upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Hotel Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic drinks, a bottle of mineral water, soft drinks and snacks.
  • Additional costs in case of natural disasters.
  • All other costs are not included in your costs.

These are the services usually offered by trekking and excursion services. For more information, contact your service provider.

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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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