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Tilicho Base camp Trek

17 Days


Description

Trip Introduction

Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a fantastic journey along the famous Annapurna region and to Tilicho Lake (4949m), one of the highest lakes in the world. The trail cuts through varied elevations, and has climates ranging from semi-tropical to  desert, and with the landscapes varying from sub-tropical to alpine forests to snowy barren, and the stunning rocky Thorongla mountain pass with an altitude of  5416 meters. The trip begins in Kathmandu with visits to several cultural heritage sites. Next, drive to Chamje and begin the trek from Dharapani.

The 17-day Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek concludes in Jomson after which you will fly to Pokhara, followed by another flight to Kathmandu.

This is a 17-day trek best for trekkers willing to not just walk on the Annapurna circle trail but also reach the serene Tilicho Lake. However, for trekkers who prefer a shorter trek in mostly the same route then Annapurna Circle Trek - 14 Days is ideal. Another option for trekkers who want to circle the Annapurna massif Annapurna Circuit Trek - 21 Days would be best.

Tilicho Lake Trekking collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak, which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world, is situated in the Annapurna range of the Central Nepal Himalaya at height of 4819m. The Tilicho Lake is a famous lake from natural beauty as well as religious point of view as in 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayan - a holy book of the Hindus. Tilicho Lake treks in the Annapurna region undoubtedly provides some of the world's best trekking routes, including as it does a greater variety of scenery and culture than can be found in any other comparable area. During Tilicho area trekking, Nepal's spectacular diversity appears at its finest deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical forest to a high, dry landscape resembling with the Tibetan Plateau. Tilicho lake trekking leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas.

The Tilicho Lake Trek  starts right from Besisahar as Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which goes along the Marsyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. For the lovers of nature it a magnificent view and real opportunity to see a lake at this altitude also it is famous for religious point of view. The trail goes to Yak Kharka and joins the normal route crossing the Thorong la Pass (5416m). Also we will visit Muktinath via Plateau of Kagbeni and return to Jomsom. On the way we would have passed through every type of vegetation zone from lush sub-tropical to harsh semi-desert and passed over one of the highest trekking passes in the world.

The spectacular views of the majestic Himalayas and the glistening waters of a high altitude lake will keep you regaling your experiences for years to come. Take on the challenge of this difficult trek and the rewards will be immeasurable and a true once in a lifetime experience. This magnificent route leads you through traditional Manangi villages inhabited by friendly, habitual people who always offer a warm welcome amidst the magical, snow capped Himalayas. You will enjoy the delightful sights of quaint Tibetan villages, astounding rock formations, high altitude grazing settlements, narrow canyons, deep forests and majestic snow clad peaks during your Nepal Tilicho lake trek. We will have chance to enter a world without roads or cars and witnessed the way people have worked, played and survived for hundreds and hundreds of years. Tilicho Lake Trekking will be a perfect destination for those who aspire to venture into some of the less trodden remote regions of Nepal apart from the regular trekking routes.


Trip Facts

Duration 17 Days
Best time to travel March to May, Sep to February
Trip Grade Hard
Departure Date Every Day
Starting Point Besishar
End Point Pokhara
Mode of Travel Transport / Aeroplane
Group Size 2 to 20
Style of trek Hard

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR 760M TO BHULBHULE (8 HOURS)

Day 04: BHULBHULE – BAHUNDANDA 1310M – JAGAT 1300M 1310M (7HRS)

DAY 05: JAGAT - DHARAPANI 1860M - 6HRS

Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

Day 08:  Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours

Day 09: Manang to Khangsar (3745m/12286ft): 2-3 hours

Day 10: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours

Day 11: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then trek back to base camp: 5-6 hours

Day 12:  Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040m/13,020ft): 4-5 hours

Day 13: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours

Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 30mins

Day 17: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 30mins

Day 18: Final departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Friendship World Treks who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Friendship World Treks. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Friendship World Treksbriefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast

DAY 03:DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR 760M TO BHULBHULE (8 HOURS) 
We take a bus for the five-hour drive to the end of the road, either at Besi Sahar or a bit farther depending on the road conditions, where we stay the overnight. At Bhulbhule.

DAY 04: BHULBHULE – BAHUNDANDA 1310M – JAGAT 1300M 1310M (7HRS)

After early breakfast we hit the trail. We have about three hours of hot but pleasant walking; we are trekking in the typical Nepali middle hills now, and the scenery is gentle, muted.  After crossing a suspension bridge at Bhulbhule, the trail passes a cascading waterfall, and as we traverse the rice terraces, the views of Manaslu are magnificent.  Following a gentle incline we come to the village of Ngadi with its picturesque shops,From here we climb, steep and hot, to Bahundanda. Bahundanda literally means "hill of the Brahmins" and it is the most northerly Brahmin settlement in the Marsyangdi Valley, situated high up on a ridge. 
A steep trail descends from Bahundanda through green rice terraces before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Hani Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and we follow the winding mountain path down through Syange and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the atmospheric village of Jagat, situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley, where we spend the night at a Tibetan-run lodge.

DAY 05: JAGAT - DHARAPANI 1860M - 6HRS

We awake to a morning climb, head steeply up through a forest to a wonderful teahouse just before Chamje and marked by a magnificent waterfall on the opposite bank. Chamje is an atmospheric village of traditional-style teahouses, often packed with saddled local horses. After descending to the river and crossing a suspension bridge, we begin a steep climb to some small teahouses at Sattale. After chai, we continue on an undulating path above the river, climb the switch-backing path to the top of the hill, and are treated to the sight of Tal below us on a wide plain by the river. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area is reassuring after the slightly harrowing mountain paths on which we have just traveled. Beyond Tal and the checkpost, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas is actually hewn from the rock. Beyond the small village of Karte, there is a bit more exposed trail walking before the path drops again to the river. We cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani

Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

Today we negotiate a few steep, forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be greeted with remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which will be a sweet respite from the tiring trek and help us relax for a while. Chame is the headquarters of Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal Overnight in Chame.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours

Today the trail continues up and down, passing several rivers and sparsely populated settlements. We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500 m from the river. From here, we also gain excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. We descend to the Manang Valley floor enjoying the captivating landscape. Overnight in Pisang

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08:  Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours

From Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we near Manang, the climate becomes colder and drier. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District, should cheer us up. Overnight in Manang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Manang to Khangsar (3745m/12286ft): 2-3 hours

After breakfast our trek continues up to the village of Khangsar. As we walk ahead, the trail cuts down through a gorge and the Tilicho Peak can be spotted shrouded in clouds far above.  We get to appreciate the natural beauty of the Annapurna range all along the way. We also pass through small scenic settlements and the Tore monastery and get to enjoy the breathtaking Khangsar River and the grand barrier before reaching Khangsar. Overnight in Khangsar.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours

As we begin the trek from Kangsar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp, we come across wide grassy fields and, after making a slight climb up a small hill, witness the glorious views of the entire valley. After trudging down a steep inclination, you now enter the Tilicho Base Camp. Camping is the only option as there are not many lodges out here. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then trek back to base camp: 5-6 hours

After the initial tough ascent, our trail traverses onto a moraine and then cuts along the side of the mountain. However, the spectacular views of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar and Muktinath peaks are always close by to cheer us up. Upon reaching Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, we get to admire its tranquil beauty. Sometimes reflections of the surrounding peaks are seen on its turquoise waters, at other times the lake remains frozen. We take a break beside the calm waters and soak-in the astounding views before heading back to the base camp. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12:  Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040m/13,020ft): 4-5 hours

When returning from the Tilicho Base Camp, the trail leads out of the Marsyangdi valley and the abrupt change in surroundings can be noticed as the trees are left behind and replaced with more alpine vegetation. Our trail continues through the ruins of the old Khangsar village, until we cross a log bridge over the river between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. The typical Himalayan village of Yak Kharka is an accolade to its name, as lots of yaks can be seen grazing and standing around. From here we also get breathtaking views of Annapurna III. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend further and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass.  On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. The word Phedi in Nepalese is referred to as the foot of a mountain. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

Muktinath, an ultimate destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, is a beautiful place. We visit the Muktinath Temple before embarking on the trek ahead. There are water spouts where fresh water pours out channeled from the streams above the temple. As the trail extends we can enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. You can even buy a fossilized mollusk, called ‘Shaligram’ as a memento. We move ahead among meadows, cross streams and hills over to Kagbeni, a village laden with chortens (memorial stupas) and a small monastery. Continue the trek after a lunch break at Kagbeni and over to Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki Valley as the trail cuts through windy areas. Overnight in Jomsom.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 30mins

We fly to Pokhara after breakfast. The flight itself is spectacular; we fly while looking at views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and over the deepest gorge in the world. The warmer climate in Pokhara will definitely make us feel better. We can take a boat ride in the serene waters of the lake with the reflection of the Fishtail Mountain on its waters. We could also visit the Davis falls. In the evening, we can stroll around the lakeside area and buy souvenirs for loved ones. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 17: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 30mins

Another short flight takes you back to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. We can take a rest in our hotel room and spend the rest of day in leisure. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Friendship World Treks to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

Day 18: Final departure

Our representative will take us to Tribhuwan International Airport for our next flight, approximately 3 hours earlier than the scheduled time.

2nd Trekking Itineary 

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 01: Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 02: The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 03: Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675meters, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 meters the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04: The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07: Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08: After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09: Continue from Khangsar on a large path. Pass a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4200 meters. Overnight at basic Guesthouse.

Day 10: Today our journey start early in the morning around 6 AM as we trying to avoid the wind. From Base camp to the Tilicho lake takes another 3-4 hours. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way back to Base Camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area. Overnight at basic Guesthouse.

Day 11: Returning from Base camp you can keep high and follow a track 400meters or so above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12: Today, after ascending for two and half hour the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13: Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow but it is all depending on the weather condition. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14: Today we follow the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is large town with many facilities, it is also headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the government office are available for local people in Mustang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 15: Today 35 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum. Overnight back at hotel.

Day 16: Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17: The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 18 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here)

QUICK VIEW:

STARTING/ENDING: KATHMANDU/POKHARA 
GRADE: MODERATE-DIFFICULT

PHYSICAL RATING: 
HIGHEST ACCESS OF THE TREK: 5416M (THORANG LA PASS)
CULTURE: GURUNG, MAGAR, THAKALI, SHERPA, TAMANG
HIMALAYAN SIGHTS: DHAULAGIRI, FISHTAIL, ANNAPURNA RANGE, MANASLU, NILGIRI ETC
MOST ATTRACTION OF THE TREK: RAIN SHADOW (TRANS HIMALAYAN) REGION SEMI-TIBETAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCES, HOLY PILGRIMAGE SITE, BUDDHIST SOCIETY, PINNACLE SCENERIES AND LANDSCAPE, STUNNING MOUNTAIN VIEWS

Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

DETAILS VIEW:

DAY 01:DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO BESISAHAR 760M TO BHULBHULE (8 HOURS) 
We take a bus for the five-hour drive to the end of the road, either at Besi Sahar or a bit farther depending on the road conditions, where we stay the overnight. At Bhulbhule.

DAY 02:BHULBHULE – BAHUNDANDA 1310M – JAGAT 1300M 1310M (7HRS)

After early breakfast we hit the trail. We have about three hours of hot but pleasant walking; we are trekking in the typical Nepali middle hills now, and the scenery is gentle, muted.  After crossing a suspension bridge at Bhulbhule, the trail passes a cascading waterfall, and as we traverse the rice terraces, the views of Manaslu are magnificent.  Following a gentle incline we come to the village of Ngadi with its picturesque shops,From here we climb, steep and hot, to Bahundanda. Bahundanda literally means "hill of the Brahmins" and it is the most northerly Brahmin settlement in the Marsyangdi Valley, situated high up on a ridge. 
A steep trail descends from Bahundanda through green rice terraces before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Hani Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and we follow the winding mountain path down through Syange and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the atmospheric village of Jagat, situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley, where we spend the night at a Tibetan-run lodge.

DAY 03: JAGAT - DHARAPANI 1860M - 6HRS

We awake to a morning climb, head steeply up through a forest to a wonderful teahouse just before Chamje and marked by a magnificent waterfall on the opposite bank. Chamje is an atmospheric village of traditional-style teahouses, often packed with saddled local horses. After descending to the river and crossing a suspension bridge, we begin a steep climb to some small teahouses at Sattale. After chai, we continue on an undulating path above the river, climb the switch-backing path to the top of the hill, and are treated to the sight of Tal below us on a wide plain by the river. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area is reassuring after the slightly harrowing mountain paths on which we have just traveled. Beyond Tal and the checkpost, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas is actually hewn from the rock. Beyond the small village of Karte, there is a bit more exposed trail walking before the path drops again to the river. We cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani

Day 04:Trek to Chame (2630meters). 5 hours

The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05:Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours.

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06:Trek to Manang (3540 meters). 5 hours.

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 07:Acclimatization day at Manang village.

Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 08:Trek to Khangsar Village (3700 meters). 4 hours.

After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 09:Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) 5 hours.

Continue from Khangsar on a large path. Pass a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4200 meters. Overnight at basic Guesthouse

Day 10:Trek to Tilicho Lake (5200 meters) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) 6 hours.

Today our journey start early in the morning around 6 AM as we trying to avoid the wind. From Base camp to the Tilicho lake takes another 3-4 hours. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way back to Base Camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area. Overnight at basic Guesthouse.

Day 11:Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours.

Returning from Base camp you can keep high and follow a track 400meters or so above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 12:Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters) 5 hours.

Today, after ascending for two and half hour the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 13:Trek to Muktinath (3800 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters) 8 hours.

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow but it is all depending on the weather condition. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720meters) 5 hours.

Today we follow the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is large town with many facilities, it is also headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the government office are available for local people in Mustang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Morning flight to Pokhara.

Today 35 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi's water fall, Museum. Overnight back at hotel.

Day 15:Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters).

Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16:Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying a Friendship World Treks signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

(No meals included)

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight at a hotel.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 03 - Drive to Besisahar (830m) by Public Bus or Private Bus- 7 hrs

Our trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 7am in the morning to pick you up. After a 7-hour drive (185 kms) from Kathmandu, we reach Besishar. Upon arrival at Besisahar you will witness the stunning snow-capped mountain panorama. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 04 - Trek to Bahundanda (1,310m) - 5 hrs

Today our journey starts at Besishahar, from where the trail makes the climb to Khudi at 790m, then reach the first Gurung village (many of Nepal’s Gurkha Soldiers are Gurungs). As we continue from Khudi, the trail offers fine views of Himalchuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). It climbs to Bhulbhule at 825m, then goes to Ngadi before reaching Lampata at 1,135m and nearby Bahundanda at 1,310m. A brilliant start to the culture of Nepal. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 05 - Trek to Chamje (1,400m) - 5 hrs

The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1,070m from Bahundanda. On the way, you can see a large waterfall (season permitting). After crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge, we follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through the forest to Chyamje at 1,400m . Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 06 - Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m) - 5 hrs

Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1,675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 m. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2,160 m the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans can be seen along with the village surrounded by apple orchards and maize fields. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07 - Trek to Chame (2,630m) - 5 hrs

The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2,360m, then continuing through forest, but near the river to Kopar at 2,590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community of which the residents are said to have migrated from Tibet centuries ago, noticeable by their distinct physical features and lifestyle as well as architecture and livelihood unique to Tibet. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 08 - Trek to Pisang (3,300m) - 5 hrs

The day starts through a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2,910m. We then cross another bridge at 3,040m from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda's rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3,200m and 3,300meters. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09 - Trek to Manang (3,540m) - 5 hrs

Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks and raise crops for a part of the year. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails form the north and the south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip at 3,325m, involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3,475m to the nearby Manang at 3,540m. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10 - Acclimatization day at Manang village

We spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and viewing the magnificent sights around the village. Towards the end of the day, we return to our accommodation for a night's rest. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11 - Trek to Khangsar Village (3,700 m) - 4 hrs

After acclimatizing at Manang we continue our adventure towards the Tilicho Lake, situated on the west end of Manang following the path down to the river. After crossing the Khangsar Khola, we reach Khangsar and head towards the village region, still very traditional Tibetan and known as the Last Village of Nepal. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 12 - Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) - 5 hrs

Continue from Khangsar on a large path, passing a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as the Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4,200m. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 13 - Trek to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) - 6 hrs

Our journey starts early in the morning at around 6am as we trying to avoid the wind. From the Base camp to the Tilicho lake takes another 3-4 hours. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way back to Base Camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 14 - Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m) - 5 hrs

Continuing on from Manang, the trails ascends by nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 15 - Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) - 5 hrs

After a two-hour ascent the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450m where decent guesthouses have been built in the recent years. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 16 - Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10am otherwise weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags will reward you with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take you to the holy town of Muktinath.

Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The prime pilgrimage month is September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 17- Trek to Jomsom (2,720m) - 5 hrs

We head along the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is large town with many facilities, it is also headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the district government offices are present. Overnight at a guesthouse.

(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 18- Morning flight to Pokhara - 30 mins. Sightseeing around Pokhara

A 30-minute morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to the hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave, etc. Overnight at a hotel.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 19- Leisure day and sightseeing around Pokhara

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Jomsom. Overnight at a hotel.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 20 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner

You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you.) Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

(Breakfast and farewell Dinner Included)

Day 21 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure

The trip concludes today. Our Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

(Breakfast Included)

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Flight Delay in JOMSOM

Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Ace the Himalaya will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

What makes this trip different?

Friendship World Treks works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Friendship Society Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Lura, Gorakhani, Juke, Loading (Solukhumbhu, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation

Friendship World Treks donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Shree Manjushree  Primary school, a community-based school in Lura Solukhumbhu (plus few other schools in the region).

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of Friendship Society Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Friendship World Treks.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)

The Solukhumbhu Volunteer Program, devised by Friendship World Treks and Friendship Society Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in Lura village of Solukhumbhu district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Friendship Society Nepal’s website www.friendshipsocietynepal.org

Tilicho Lake 5,200m collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and the Thorong Peak it is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. In 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayan – a holy book of the Hindus.

This trek starts right from Besisahar which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. We have customized this route as it is basically the same as Annapurna Circuit, from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka this route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal) and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we travel to Yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorung La at elevation of 5,416m. From the pass of the Thorung La the treks lead down to Muktinath then to Jomsom from where 35-minute scenic flight take you to the Pokhara.

From Tilicho Lake you also have the option of crossing the challenging pass of Moesokanta La Pass” to Jomsom instead of traveling to the Thorung La pass but proper additional equipment including tented camps are required to go through this pass.

 

Destination: Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass

Trip Route: Besisahar-Manang-Tilicho Lake-Yak Kharka-Thorong La pass-Jomsom-Pokhara

Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trekking

Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking

Max. Altitude:

5,416 m /17764.48 ft

Group Size: Min. 1 pax

Activity Per Day: Approximately 5 hrs walking per day

Trip Category: Annapurna Region

Trip Highlight

Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pokhara

Ascending Marshyangdi River valley

Visiting oldest Buddhist monastery in Braga village

Sightseeing around Manag village

Khanshar Village (The Lost Village of Nepal)

Trekking up to Tilicho Lake (the highest lake in the world)

Crossing the Thorung-la over 5,416m

The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath

Scenic flights from Jomsom

Itinerary Overview

Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.

Day 02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03 - Drive to Besisahar (830m) by Public Bus - 7 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 04 - Trek to Bahundanda (1,310m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05 - Trek to Chamje (1,400m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06 - Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 07 - Trek to Chame (2,630m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08 - Trek to Pisang (3,300m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09 - Trek to Manang (3,540m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 10 - Acclimatization day at Manang village. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11 - Trek to Khangsar Village (3,700 m) - 4 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 12 - Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 13 - Trek to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 14 - Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 15 - Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,450m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 16 - Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 17 - Trek to Jomsom (2,720m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 18 - Morning flight to Pokhara - 30 mins. Sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 19 - Leisure day and sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 20 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 21 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Flight Delay in JOMSOM

Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Ace the Himalaya will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 Drive from KTM to Besi Sahar and trek to Bulbule - Jagat overnight Lodge (L+D).

Day 02 Trek to Dharapani(1800 m) and stay in simple Lodge(B/F+L+D)

Day 03 Trekking to Darapani to Chame (2713m) and stay in simple Lodge(B/F+L+D)

Day 04 Trekking to Chame (2.900m) and stay in simple Lodge (B/F+L+D).

Day 05 Trekking to Pisang (3.185m) and stay in simple Lodge (B/F+L+D).

Day 06 Trekking to Manang (3351m) and stay in simple Lodge (B/F+L+D).

Day 07 Rest day at Manang for acclimatization (B/F+L+D).

Day 08 Trekking to Shree Kharka via Khangsar village(4150m) and stay in simple lodge (B/F+L+D).

Day 09 Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4.200m) and stay in simple Lodge

Day 10 Early morning trek to Tilicho Lake and back to TBC. and stay there

Day 11 Trekking to Yak Kharka overnight in Lodge 4000m (B/F+L+D).

Day 12 Trekking to Thorong Phadi 4450m. and stay there (B/F+L+D).

Day 13Trekking Muktinath via High pass Thorongla pass 5416m and Muktinath 3800m(B/F+L+D)

Day 14 Drive to Jomsom and stay jomsom or Drive to Tatopani Lodge.(B/F+L+D)

Day 15 Fly to Pokhara or Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara . Hotel B/B plan.

Day 16 Drive or Fly to Kathmandu or onward destination.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1330m)

Day 04: Syange/Jagat trekking to Dharapani (1960m): Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 05: Dharapani trekking to Chame (2630m): Walking distance 5 hours

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3210m): Walking distance 5 hours

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3540m): Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang (3540m)

Day 09: Manang trekking to Khangsar village (3734m): Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 10: Khangsar Village Trekking to Tilicho lake base camp (4150m): Walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 11: Base camp trekking to Tilicho Lake (4920m): Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 12: Tilicho lake trekking to Yak Kharka (4000m): Walking distance 4 hours

Day 13: Yak Kharka trekking to Phedi (4420m): Walking distance 3-4 hours

Day 14: Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing Thorog la pass (5,416m): Walking distance 7-8 hours

Day 15: Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m): Walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara, 20 minutes flight

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.

Day 18: Final Departure

 


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