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Tlicho is the one of the highest elevation lakes in the world where is we can see small valley. Tlicho Lake at 4920 m collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. It is claimed to be the highest located lake in the world.
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 villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the 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 and passes through the Khangshar Village and reaches Tilicho Lake. Then we travel to Yak Kharka and cross Thorong La Pass at the elevation of 5,416 m. After the pass, we head down to Muktinath and then to Jomsom from where a 30-minute scenic flight takes us to the Pokhara.
From Tilicho Lake we also have the option of crossing the challenging Moesokanta La Pass to Jomsom instead of traveling to the Thorong La Pass but additional equipment including tents are required.
Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m) Overnight at a Hotel.
Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.
Drive to Besisahar (830 m) in a Public Bus and Take a Jeep to Syange (1100 m) 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Tal (1700 m) 5 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Danaque (1860 m) 5 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Chame (2670 m) 4 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Upper Pisang (3300 m) 6 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Ngawal (3660 m) 5 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Manang (3500 m) via Bhraka (3360 m) 5 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Acclimatization Day at Manang Village Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Khangsar Village (3700 m) 4 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m) 5 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920 m) and Return to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m) 6 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 m) 5 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 m) 5 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorung La Pass (5416 m) 8 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Trek to Jomsom (2720 m) 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Morning Flight to Pokhara. Overnight at a Hotel.
Drive Back to Kathmandu (1300 m) in a Tourist Bus 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.
Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure.
Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 m)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Adventure White Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the 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.
Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
Note: The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials.
Drive to Besisahar (820 m) in a Public Bus and Take a Jeep to Syange (1100 m) 8 hours
Today we will take a public bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar and from there we will take a jeep to Syange. We will witness beautiful landscape, rivers and waterfalls on the way.
Trek to Tal (1700 m) 5 hours of trek
Now tighten up the shoe laces. We will start walking gradually following the beautiful Marsyangdi River. This walk will be slightly ascending and we will come across the beautiful waterfalls on this walk. We will rest at Tal tonight.
Trek to Danaque (1860 m) 5 hours of trek
This will be our exciting day. We will leave Marsyangdi River behind and continue our journey to witness Annapurna II and Pisang Peak and beautiful landscape and old villages. Don’t miss an opportunity to take beautiful pictures as we observe mountains, waterfalls and countryside life style of Nepal. We will rest at Danaque.
Trek to Chame (2670 m) 4 hours of trek
We will continue our walk enjoying the view of mountains, and waterfalls on the way. Today will be an easy day. After 4 hours of walking, we will reach to Chame, the headquarter of Manang. It’s a beautiful little town with more facility than our previous days.
Trek to Upper Pisang (3300 m) 6 hours of trek
After breakfast, we continue our trek to Upper Pisang. On the way, we will walk through the dense forest, Marsyangdi River and come across the beautiful panoramic views of meadows and mountains. During this walk, we will see the first view of gigantic Paungda Dada rock face, which is curved like a bowl shape. Eventually, after 6 hours walk, we will reach Upper Pisang from where we can see a Majestic Annapurna II standing high on our south and we will rest here today.
Trek to Ngawal (3660 m) 5 hours of trek
Today, wake up early in the morning, watch the beautiful sunrise and first ray of sun on Annapurna II. After breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Ngawal. The trail to Ngawal is about 400 m higher than the lower trail but you will have great opportunities to witness high altitude flora and fauna, beautiful gorges, Annapurna II and III and Pisang Peak. We will take rest in Ngawal.
Trek to Manang (3500 m) via Bhraka (3360 m) 5 hours over night stay at local tea house.
We continue our trek walking through the big hills, jungle and wetlands. On the way, we can see beautiful landscapes, stupas and lama school. After 6 hours of walking, we will reach Manang, one of the happening places of the trek.
Acclimatization Day at Manang Village over night stay at local teahouse
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.
Trek to Khangsar Village (3700 m) 4 hours over night stay at local teahouse
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 traditionally Tibetan and known as the Last Village of Nepal.
Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m) 5 hours over night stay at local teahouse
We 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 there 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; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. We continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on carved out through the slopes to the sides 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 the elevation of 4200 m.
Trek to Tilicho Lake (5200 m) and Return to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m) 6 hours over night stay at local teahouse.
Our journey starts early in the morning at around 6 am as we try 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 is the highest located lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake, we will return the same way back to Base Camp as there are no accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area.
Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 m) 5 hours over night stay at local teahouse.
Continuing on from Manang, the trail ascends to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out. overnight stay at local tea house at Yak Kharka Manang.
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 m) 5 hours over night stay at local teahouse
After a two-hour ascent, the trail descends to cross the river at 4310 m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at (4450 m) where decent guesthouses have been built in the recent years. Then overnight stay at Religious beautiful place where Buddhist and Hindus serene place
Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorung La Pass (5416 m) 8 hours of total trek
Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am. Otherwise weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorong La Pass. We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. After four hours of climbing to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags, we will be rewarded with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take us 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 we feel are relieved upon the visit to the Temple. It is a sacred 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.
Trek to Jomsom (2720 m) 5 hours over night stay at local teahouse
We head along the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is a large town with many facilities. It is also the headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the district government offices are present.
Morning Flight to Pokhara overnight stay at Pokhara
A 30-minute morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to the hotel by taxi After lunch we explore around Pokhara. Pokhara is lots of places to explore around there is lots of lake peace stupa different types of Museum Cave and mountains.
Drive Back to Kathmandu (1300 m) in a Tourist Bus 7 hours
We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Then overnight stay at hotel.
Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure
Note: The trip concludes here. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
Cost Included (✓)
✓ Entry permit Annapurna conservation area
✓ TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
✓ All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
✓ Accommodation in tea house
✓ All land transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu and Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara
✓ All pick up and drops (airports to hotel and airport to hotel).
Cost Excluded (✗)
✗ Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
✗ Personal nature of expenses such as drinking water, hot shower Wi-Fi etc.
✗ Lunch and dinner in city
✗ Your personal trekking gears
✗ Food and accommodation in city
✗ Light weight trekking boot
✗ Sleeping bag and down jacket Two pairs of loose-fitting long skirts
✗ Two pairs of cotton T-shirt
✗ Sun glass and sun hat
✗ One pairs of sandals
✗ Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woolen socks
✗ First aids kits
✗ Flash light
✗ Sunblock cream
✗ Water bottle
✗ Chlorine for the water purification
✗ Some dry food and candy as well
Note: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).
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