Tilicho Pass Trekking

Trip Facts

Program Code: AHT-AT08 | Duration: 20 days | Program Type: Trekking | Maximum Altitude: 5340m | Minimum pax: +2 | Mode of Travel: Overland Land | Start Trip: Bulbule | End Trip: Nayapul / Pokhara | Program Grading: gradegradegradegrade

Trip Overview

  • Highest elevation Lake in the world 5200 meters
  • The tropical Tilicho Pass
  • Manang, Muktinath, Kagbani and Marpha village wealthy culture view and landscape
  • Natural hot spring - bath in Tatopani
  • Sunset sunrise panorama view from Pun Hill 3210m
  • Strenuous plus trekking

Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world, at 5200 meters height. Tilicho Lake lies on the north side of the Annapurna Himal, just below Tilicho Peak (7134 meters). Tilicho pass is an exciting and beautiful route, very technical, particularly the downhill section from the Mesukantu-La, and we do not recommend it for beginners, but with views of peaks at over 8000 meters and a variety of landscapes, plants and animals, it is well worth the effort. 

Trekking in Tilicho Pass through the village of Khangsar and reaching to Jomsom by passing the Mesokanto la with many beautiful pictures, diversity of landscape. After reaching in Manang; first you have to go for about 3 hours to the wonderful village of Khangsar, a village still in the old Tibetan style. Continuing you will reach a little yak herders hut. The yaks don’t like to stay below 3500 m and the summer pastures around Tilicho Lake are very rich. Shortly after the hut, the safe one climbs up for some hundred meters to the ridge, only to go down again ~ 700 m to the lodge. Tilicho lake in December, there was a stormy and icy wind at -15°C, so that we just could stay for some minutes. It is not possible to go around the edges of the lake. One has to climb up to 5400m to go north of a big wall. To cross Tilicho Pass is a full scale alpine expedition and we need a tent, stove and food for 3 days.  

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu - Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - Free day in Kathmandu to make the final preparations for your trek 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Travel to Basi Sahar - Bulbule Local bus/Car/Van 6/7hrs  and trek to Nagdi 2 hours O/N Teahouse. 

Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1314m 5 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Dharapani 1943m 5.30 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Chame 2713m 5 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Pisang 3115m 4 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Manang 3450m 4.30 hrs

Day 09: Manang – Rest for Acclimatization

Day 10: Trek to Khangshar village 5 hrs

Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (Tilicho Phedi) 4.30 hrs

Day 12: Trek to (Mesokantala pass) -Yak Kharka 4510m 8/10 hours

Day 13: Trek to Tilicho pass – Jomsom 2720m 6 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom - Muktinath 3800m 4 hrs 

Day 15: Trek to Muktinath - Tatopani 1189m Drive by Jeep 6/7 hrs

Day 16: Tatopani - Ghorepani 2850m 6 hrs

Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani -Poon Hill - Tikhadunga 1575m 3.30hrs. O/N

Day 18: Trek to Tikhedunga - Naya pool - Pokhara 3 hours trek and 1.30 hours drive

Day 19: Pokhara - kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours or fly

Day 20: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey or next trip

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