Tilicho Lake is one of those places that have had next to mythic connotations. Many regard it as the highest lake in the world (5200m). It was for long almost totally closed save for a few climbers and expeditions, and since 1974, when Nixon changed the China policy, part of the area above Thini on the Jomosom side became a very off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited. The trekking path to Tilicho was “a figment of some ones fantasy” and the locals in Manang had little knowledge of the route too, and were often thought to be slightly unfriendly, as they were known for not being particularly keen on working as human beasts of burden for various expeditions that had passed. When asked to porter they had simply refused! Manang is no ordinary village. Its people are heavily involved in international trade, due to passport privileges granted in the past.
The route goes along the Marshangdi River and Gorge through the remote valley of Manang also known as the district behind the Mountains, to crest the arid, windswept northern flank of Annapurna at the Thorong-La. The route then passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal). The trail goes through the must challenging pass “Moeso Kanta Pass” of Annapurna area to Jomson.
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Trip Grade: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel / Lodge
Transportation: Private Vehicle / Flights
Group Size: 2 Pax Min.
Highest access: Annapurna Base camp (4200m.).
Best Season : Oct to Dec /Feb to May
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Tour Scenery: mountain view annapurna, fishtail, Dhawalagiri, panoramic view of landscape and flora and fauna etc.
Drive from KTM to Besi Sahar and trek to Bulbule, overnight Lodge (L+D).
Trek to Jagat(1.400 m) and stay in simple Lodge
Trekking from Bhaundanda to Chamje (1.500m) and stay in Lodge
Trekking from Chamje to Darapani and O/N there (B/F+L+D).
Trekking to Darapani to Chame (2713m) and stay in simple Lodge
Trekking to Chame (2.900m) and stay in simple Lodge (B/F+L+D).
Trekking to Pisang (3.185m) and stay in simple Lodge (B/F+L+D).
Trekking to Manang (3351m) and stay in simple Lodge (B/F+L+D).
Rest day at Manang for acclimatization (B/F+L+D).
Trekking to Khangsar (3.750m) and stay in simple lodge (B/F+L+D).
Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4.200m) and stay in simple Lodge
Early morning trek to Tilicho Lake and back to TBC. and stay there
Trekking to Manang and overnight in Lodge (B/F+L+D).
Trekking to Hungde at airport and stay there (B/F+L+D).
(Or trekking continues to Round Annapurna own who likes to do it)
Fly from Hungde to Pokhara and free time. Over night in Hotel at Lake side
Drive/Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Note: Itinerary Can be Customize as your Requirement. If this above itinerary is not suffice or have any questions, you can ask one of our expert team member for help.
Airport picks up & drops.
Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary.
All meals & accommodation during the trekking period.
All Entrance fee and Trekking permit(TIMS).
Domestic airfare and airport tax.
Highly experienced guide and staffs.
Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance.
All necessary grounded transportation.
Travel & Rescue arrangements.
Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
Int'l air fare
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)