Tilicho Lake represents the highest lake in the world is located in Manang District of Nepal in the Annapurna range at an altitude of 4919m. Among the Annapurna Circuit, Tilicho Lake trek is the most popular destination for hiking. Similarly, Tilicho Lake is also famous for the religious point of view. Hindu pilgrims from around the world visit this lake as this place are the holy spot as mentioned in Ramayan (a holy book of Hindus). Tilicho Lake covering trek undoubtedly provides some of the best view of the world, Great variety of culture and geographical diversity, wildflowers, terraced rice field, valley and Highet Mountain encircling the giant Annapurna Himal.
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 most attraction of this trek is managing village which is the main hub for Annapurna circuit and Tilicho lake trek. The village is an inhabitant of managing people, who are influenced by Tibetan Reason. Manang valley of Annapurna region is famous for the hospitality of local people. The place is rich with a wide range of people and terrain, sub-tropical to high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. 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. With this trek, you will have the chance to enter the world without roads or cars and witnessed the way people have worked, played and survived for hundreds and hundreds of years. Take on the challenge of this difficult trek and the rewards will be immeasurable and a true once in a lifetime experience. Tilicho Lake Trekking will be a perfect destination for those who aspire to venture into some of the less trodden remote regions of Nepal.
NAMESTE! Satellite Treks And Expedition heartily welcomes you to the Beautiful country Nepal. We will meet you at the International Airport Kathmandu. Our Companies Representative will be there holding placard on which either company or client's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and ager your reception, we will transfer you to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and will you settle rest of the due payment at the same time. For this you have to be three copy of passport size photos, a copy of the passport and copy of travel insurance.
After breakfast we first get you familiar with the Kathmandu valley by taking you for sightseeing. We first take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also take you to swyombhunath (Monkey Temple), Pasupatinath, and Boudhanath then after we will take you to Thamel – the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants and outdoor shops. Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural Dance. Overnight stay at Hotel
Take a vehicle or tourist bus to Besi Sahar through Prithvi Highway, about 6 hours drive. Reach Besi Sahar or Bhulbule at Lunchtime. Today our last destination will have Nagdi it takes about 2 Hour from basic sahar or bhulbule with the view of River, greeneries, local villages, and beautiful mountain scenery. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest. Stay overnight Tea House at Ngadi.
Trek from Ngadi (930m) to Chamje (1410m.) takes about six hours. Ahead the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it 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. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests. Stay overnight at lodge.
The trail continues from chamje (1410m) to Dharapani (1960m) across the right side Marsyangdi river view and after crossing again suspension bridge in the Marsyangdi River the trail goes uphill and gradually steep flat and get to Tal. Tal is one of the famous places for valley views and waterfalls. We enter Manang district, the trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the village of Khotro (1860m). Descend to a forest to a long suspension bridge and very pleasant courtyards of Alpine. Passing through Karte and Nache village, the new trail continues a stone Kani making a formal entrance to Dharapani. Dharapani is one junction way for Manaslu round and also big villages in the Manang valley.
After registering in ACAP office, gradually climbs over a spur. Walk to Bagarchhap (2160m) through a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple, and oak. The trail stays on the south bank of the river, climbing through forests to Danaque (2210m), a valley surrounded by apple orchards. Climb steeply crisscrossing section of the road through rhododendron forest. The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. At the entrance to Chame is along the wall with many prayer wheels; the administrative headquarter of the Manang district. There are fine views of Lamjung, Annapurna II/IV (7525m). Stay overnight at Teahouse.
Climb past Mani walls to a field of buckwheat in tiny village Telekhu (2840m). There are a long, peasant and mostly level walk in forests with some dramatic scenery as you walk through a deep gorge. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curve slab of rock. Over a ridge marked by prayer flags and stone cairn, continue the steep ascent to the upper Marsyangdi. The trail follows through the river valley with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Pisang marks the beginning of the region upper portion of the Manang district.
It's about 6-7 hours trail. From upper Pisang, the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hike through the fields of grazing yak and a wide variety of crops. The trail climbs a steep ridge right side of the Marsyangdi River to get Ngawal (3660m) but it is one of the really great viewing points of the whole Annapurna Ridge and the Marsyangdi river valley view. On the way, we pass pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. The large Tibetan settlement Manang provides good views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Stay at Tea House.
This day you spend the second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings. You can explore Khangsur Village, Kecho Lake or Milarepa Cave. Stay overnight in camp.
Descending from old Manang and passing by Chorten reach a Marsyangdi river, cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola (stream It is possible to cross the ridge north of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or to descend from village to the glacial lake at the foot of a huge icefall descending from the northern slopes of Gangapurna.the trail stays close to the river bed and soon we approach Khangsar, superb view of the Great Barrier open up. There you find a small monastery, chorten, Mani walls, and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar.
From Khangsar the trail climbs steeply past the Gompa and small chortens, the trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. The path is quite covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Some places along the trail you cross a few streams. You reach a crest (4650m) with prayer flags after the wearying climb and then through a series of zigzags down a scree slope bring you to the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel. From here you can enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and many others. Tilicho Lake is situated at the highest altitude so we set our camp today here at low.
Trek from Tilicho Lake to Mesokanto Pass (5315m.) and it takes about seven hours. The path is full of ups and down until you reach Mesokanto Pass. The trail is quite narrow and you trek over icy path. The panoramic views of Annapurna range, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri along with more than ten mountains completely mesmerize you.
Trek from Mesokanto Pass to Jomsom (2741 m.) via Thimi (2760 m.) which takes about six hours. From Mesokanto Pass, the trail goes steeply down to Jomsom. This day you trek through pine forest. Before you reach Jomsom, you cross Thimi inhabited by mostly Buddhists. There are not tea houses available from en route from Tilicho Lake to Jomsom.
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast, your trip starts by the drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach or Private Car takes about 6 hours driving and afternoon free at leisure for shopping accordance to your own wiliness and overnight at schedule Hotel in Kathmandu. (You will have a Options of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu it takes about 30 minutes)
This day is the last day for yours in Nepal as per your schedule. After breakfast and check out from the hotel we will take you to the airport. If you want more exploring here, we will be ready to help and manage your best. Thank you for choosing Satellite Treks And Expedition to travel with and we look forward to seeing you again in Nepal.
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