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Tilicho Lake Trek in Annapurna Region in 21 Days, Nepal

Join a certified mountain leader for this once-in-a-lifetime 21-day expedition on the Tilicho Lake Trek. Head through the forests and verdant valleys of the Himalayan foothills, before climbing up onto the foot of Tilicho Peak, getting incredible views and meeting amazing people all along the way.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration21 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu.

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Tilicho Lake and the Annapurna Region.

  • Meet local people and get the chance to experience their culture.

Description

Nestled into the heart of the Manang district in the Annapurna Region, the 21-day Tilicho Lake trek is the perfect way to get out and explore the sublime Himalayan foothills!

The adventure begins in Kathmandu. After meeting at the airport, your guide will bring you to the hotel to go over the plan. The next day is spent exploring the three UNESCO World Heritage sites and various other points of interest in Kathmandu.

This serves just as the appetizer for what is to come!

Leaving Kathmandu the real adventure begins as we make our way on to the Pokhal Valley. We will spend an evening in the lovely place enjoying phenomenal views of the valley and Himalayas, before heading out on the trek.

Over the course of the next 8 days, we will make our way to Tilicho Lake, passing over rivers, through the wooded highlands and up onto the foot of the mighty Himalayas.

As we go, we’ll be afforded plenty of spectacular views of Annapurna and numerous other peaks in the region. We’ll also be be to meet local people and experience some of their culture.

The highlights of the trip will be hiking up from the base camp to Tilicho Lake and enjoying phenomenal views of Tilicho Peak and the incredible beauty of the Himalayan foothills.

We’ll also head up Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) in order to get some of the best views available of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, Mt. Khatungkan and Annapurna.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable experience heading out on the 21-day Tilicho Lake Trek through the Himalayan foothills!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 14-day Jomsom Muktinath trek, also in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas!

More info

Equipment list: 1. Accessories Duffel Bag Backpack Sleeping Bag Gloves Pole Stick Water bottles (3 liters capacity) Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm Headlamp, spare batteries Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth) Camera 2. Footwear Hiking boots Hiking socks Sandals 3. Headgear Brimmed sunhat and bandana Warm hat 4. Clothing Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater One or two cotton shirts Long pants Fleece jacket Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant

Meeting point

Tribhuwan International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We will meet at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at a Hotel. Meals Nil

Day 2: Kathmandu

We will spend the day exploring the various cultural sites in Kathmandu, including Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath (the Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included

Day 3: Pokhara

We will take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 4: Tal

We will hike up past the Marsayangdi River and up into the highlands around the Pokhara valley until we reach Tal.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 5: Danaque

We will continue hiking past waterfalls and along the Marsyandgi River, passing Khorte and Dharapani en route to Danaque.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 6: Chame

We will hike through a beautiful forest and past more waterfalls en route to the Tamang village. From here, we will get some spectacular views of nearby mountains before continuing on to Chame.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 7: Upper Pisang

We will head up a series of steep switchbacks and through a dense forest until we reach a summit. From here, we will enjoy some great views of Paungda Danda before hiking down into the Marshyangdi Valley and on to Upper Pisang.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 8: Ngawal

We will spend the day hiking up hill again, enjoying more incredible views until we reach Ngawal.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 9: Manang

We will spend the day hiking down into another valley, enjoying phenomenal views of Annapurna as we go and getting the chance to visit a Buddhist monastery before we reach Manang.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 10: Acclimatization

We will either hike to Bhojo Gumba, a monastery; Gangapurna Lake; or Vraga Village in order to acclimatize.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 11: Shree Kharka

We will start our day hiking down and to the west until we pass a river and forest. From here, we will hike up to Shree Kharka, getting stunning views along the way.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12: Tilicho Base Camp

We will hike along the trail that leads to Tilicho Peak, enjoying panoramic views of the mountain and its surroundings, until we reach Tilicho Base Camp. The going is a bit tough with lots of loose scree on the path, but the views are well worth it.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 13: Tilicho Lake

We will make a steep ascent up the foot of the mountain and to Tilicho Lake. Along the way, we will get to see deer and yaks as well as incredible views of the mountain.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 14: Yak Kharka

We will have the option to either take a high or low trail down into the Marshyangdi Valley and on to Yak Kharka, passing numerous traditional villages along the way.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 15: Thorong Phedi

Today is the most difficult day of the trek. We will spend the day hiking consistently uphill until we reach the village of Thorong Phendi.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 16: Muktinath

Getting a pre-dawn start, we will hike up to Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), where we will enjoy the best views of the trip out over Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, Mt. Khatungkan and Annapurna. Afterwards, we will hike on through the snow until we reach Muktinath.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 17: Jomsom

After exploring Muktinath, which is a holy place for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, we will hike up to the Lubra Pass to enjoy some more enthralling views of the Himalayas, before descending down to Jomsom to spend the night.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 18: Pokhara

We will take an early morning flight to Pokhara and do some boating in Fewa Lake in the evening.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 19: Pokhara

We will spend the day exploring the lovely Pokhal valley and will have the option to visit Phewa Lake, Devis fall, Mahendra Cave, Gorge of the Seti Gandaki River, the International Mountain Museum and a Tibetan Refugee Camp.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 20: Kathmandu

We will return to Kathmandu on the bus and can enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant once we return.

Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

Day 21: Departure

Transfer back to the airport and head home.

Breakfast included.


About the guide

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Travel Max Guide Adventure is a tour operator based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We offer the most amazing trekking adventures, from Everest Base Camp Trek and classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek to other unique off-the-beaten-path itineraries in Nepal.

Our guides are all experienced certified climbing guides by the Nepali Government, Mountain Leaders, Tourist guides and Nature guides. We are official registered under the Department of Tourism, Nepal Government. Our guides know every village you will visit along the trek, and also the lodges and are familiar with the most remote corners of Nepal.

We will take you through beautiful trails, surrounded by the impressive view of the majestic Himalyas, lush forests and valleys, discovering the ancient culture and traditions of our beautiful country along the way. We offer unique and authentic lifetime experiences trips, together with a personalized service and high quality and safety standards.

Contact us and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Nepal!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2196 each

Group of 2

USD 2196 each

Group of 3

USD 2196 each

Group of 4

USD 2196 each

Group of 5

USD 2196 each

Group of 6

USD 2196 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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