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Beautiful routes, seemingly unending vistas of mountain range blessed friendly villager and equally tranquil trek which intoxicates your senses more and more as you continue, the Tilicho lake base camp trek. This trek consisting of near three weeks will enthrall and present you with magnificence of nature, all of snow-capped mountains, mystical natural gas fires, charming villages, beautiful winding paths, waterfalls, rocky trails, forests of pine, rhododendron, oaks, pictorial paddy fields. And creme de la creme, Tilicho, the lake situated at highest altitude in the world. The trek might be a little bit demanding considering high altitudes and climbs. Prior experience in trekking is suggested but acclimatization there will also take care of demanding bits.

So, are you ready for the trek of a lifetime, forget about your daily routine and get on the trail with us at Adventure White Himalaya Treks. This trek on the Annapurna circuit offers so much more, the eminent mountain range of Mt. Macchapuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath, hot springs of Tatopani and these wonder just keeping lining up on the trek.

Day 01:

Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02:

A recreational tour of Kathmandu

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule

Day 04:

Bulbule trek to Syange (1,100m) 5-6 hours

Day 05:

Syange/Jagat trek to Dharapani (1,960m), 6-7 hours

Day 06:

Dharapani trek to Chame (2,710m), 5-6 hours

Day 07:

Chame trek to Pisang (3,300m), 5-6 hours

Day 08:

Pisang trek to Manang (3,440m), 6-7 hours

Day 09:

Day of rest and exploration of Manang (3,440m)

Day 10:

Manang trek to Khangsar village (3,734m), 5-6 hours

Day 11:

Khangsar village trek to Tilicho lake base camp (4,150m),5-6 hours

Day 12:

Tilicho Base Camp trek to Tilicho Lake (4,920m) and back to base camp

Day 13:

Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek to Yak Kharka (4000m), 4-5hours

Day 14:

Yak Kharka trek to Phedi or High Camp(4,420/4800m), 3-4 hours

Day 15:

Phedi High Camp trek to Muktinath (3,800m) crossing Thorog la pass (5,416m), 7-8 hours

Day 16:

Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2,713m) via Kagbeni (2,810m), 6-7 hours

Day 17:

Jomsom trek to Marpha(2,715m), 4-5 hours

Day 18:

Marpha trek to Lete (2,480m), 5-6 hours

Day 19:

Leta trek to Tatopani (1,190m), 5-6 hours

Day 20:

Tatopani trek to Ghorepani (2,750m), 5-6 hours.

Day 21:

Trek to NayaPul (6-7 hours’ trek). then drive to Pokhara (1:30 hours)

Day 22:

Pokhara to Kathmandu (5-6 hours)

Day 23:

Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport

Day 01:

Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu

You are greeted with a warm welcome from our staff at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then you are whisked away to your hotel in private transportation where our guide will brief on the programs on days ahead.

 

Day 02:

A recreational tour of Kathmandu

You will be spending a day touring UNESCO world heritage sites, Boudhanath the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, famous stupa on hill Swayambhunath, historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and the biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath. After sightseeing these wonders, you will be briefed about days ahead on the trek.

 

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule

Our journey start with early morning drive alongside winding hills of Trishuli river valley towards Pokhara leaving the main highway. Then we continue to Besisahar leading north to Khudi from where we will be commencing our trek. To reach Khudi from Besisahar, it will take an hour trek taking views of Manaslu peaks on the way.

 

Day 04:

Bulbule trek to Syange (1,100m) 5-6 hours

From Bulbule we continue with slopes of terraced rice fields, intriguing suspension bridges, waterfalls, alluring waterfalls, tiny farming communities and forests on the way. Also on the way, the pleasant Manaslu mountain are ever present and ever closer. We will be reaching higher altitude along the way that are only complimented by the cultural introduction prepared by the local people at Synage.

 

Day 05:

Syange/Jagat trek to Dharapani (1,960m), 6-7 hours

The trail forwards with descending alongside Marsyangdi river crossing suspension bridge onto climb towards Sattale (1550m). Then a steep path to reach Tal, famous for views of the valley, water falls. Next destination on this trail, we will be entering Manang district past village of Khotro(1860m), then winding down through Alpine forest and a long suspension bridge to small village of Karte(1900m) and Nache. The trail then leads to our final destination for today, Dharapani a junction for Manaslu and villages in the Manang valley.

 

Day 06:

Dharapani trek to Chame (2,710m), 5-6 hours

We begin with a challenging forested ridges way with alluring sites of mountains around us heading up the valley. Apple orchid and crop fields welcomes us to Bagarchhap and waterfalls and pine forests ascending to Tyanja leading to Kyupar and finally to Chame. The spectacular view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV (7,525m) is ever present in this active geo-thermal region where you can relax in the healing waters of the spring.

 

Day 07:

Chame trek to Pisang (3,300m), 5-6 hours

Our day start with steep walk through dense forest of rhododendron and pine alongside northern valley wall before reaching Bratang, and moving northward to a narrow section of the valley. Huge cliffs and landslide scree slopes and Annapurna mountain on the view we progress to wider section to Manang valley. Then we will reach to village of Pisang for overnight stop.

 

Day 08:

Pisang trek to Manang (3,440m), 6-7 hours

You can see people herding yaks and grow crops this time of the year where we can take between two trails today. The first one, the upper trail while offers exceptional view of the mountain range of Annapurna, it is little harder and longer. It goes through Gherung and to Nawull where the landscape changes to more stunded vegetation and bare back slopes reminiscent of high plateau of Tibet. The second one, the lower trail is shorter and easy on the feet which passes through Humde airport(3,325m). Both trail will bring us at Mungji. The trail then continues past the village of Braka(3,475m) and finally to Manang(3,500m).

 

Day 09:

Day of rest and exploration of Manang (3,440m)

After days of climbing, we will be relaxing and acclimatizing ourselves today exploring Manang region. There are many places to see such as Buddhist Bhojo Gompa, a walk across valley floor to Gangapurna Lake sitting a foot of steep valley on the southern side.

 

Day 10:

Manang trek to Khangsar village (3,734m), 5-6 hours

Passing by Chorten, we crossing suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola, it is also possible to cross the northern ridge of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or wind down from the village to glacial lake on the foot of northern slopes of Gangapurna. Moving alongside river bed to Khangsar, an enticing site of Great Barrier welcomes us. In the company of monastery, mani walls and prayer flags, we will camp for overnight stay here.

 

Day 11:

Khangsar village trek to Tilicho lake base camp (4,150m),5-6 hours

A steep climb past Gompa through a trail of Juniper and sea buckthorn bushes, the path continues, covered by small crystals and shrubs on either sides. We will cross few streams along the way and arrive at a crest with prayer flags at 4,650m altitude. Moving forward down a scree slope, we will be welcomed by alluring views of Tilicho mountain at Tilicho Base Camp Hotel where we will camp.

 

Day 12:

Tilicho Base Camp trek to Tilicho Lake (4,920m) and back to base camp

The captivating view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna and the Khangsar Kang greet us onto our climb towards Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at 4,920m altitude. After we bask in the glory of sites we now behold of the turquoise water reflecting surrounding peaks, we will trek down to base camp for overnight stay.

 

Day 13:

Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek to Yak Kharka (4000m), 4-5 hours

Going back through the Khangsar valley to Yak Kharka, the magnificent views of Annapurna stay with us along with yak pastures on the way.

 

Day 14:

Yak Kharka trek to Phedi or High Camp(4,420/4,800m), 3-4 hours

The next part of the trail continues with 2-hour climb to a descending crossing of Jarjung river and then ascending climb until we reach Thorung Phedi for short rest. An hour uphill we will arrive at our destination for today, Thorangla High Camp.

 

Day 15:

Phedi or High Camp trek to Muktinath (3,800m) crossing Thorog-la pass (5,416m), 7-8 hours

Following rock ridges after breakfast, we will arrive at Thorang-la Pass(5,416m) decked out with Buddhist prayer flags. The scenic view of Great Barrier ridge along with Annapurna, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m) greet us. Further descending steeply trails to Muktinath, a holy pilgrimage for both Hindu and Buddhist.

 

Day 16:

Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2,713m) via Kagbeni (2,810m), 6-7 hours

A morning visits to Muktinath temple, don’t miss the 108 water taps shaped like cow head. After passing along collection of chortens is the Dhola mebar Gompa, or Jwalamai (goddess of fire) temple, where a holy flame of natural gas burns behind a grill just above the spring. Then passing through ancient caves, meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees, we also will be catered to impressive snow-capped mountains before reaching Kagbeni, a gateway to Upper Mustang. Continuing our trek, we will arrive at the windiest valley of Nepal, Jomsom.

 

Day 17:

Jomsom trek to Marpha(2,715m), 4-5 hours

Our destination will be Marpha, a charming village famous for the white painted houses, paved streets and of course it’s delicious apples. You can try many products made from those apples produced by local villager such as cider, brandy and juice.

 

Day 18:

Marpha trek to Lete (2,480m), 5-6 hours

A pleasant walk following downstream Kaligandaki river to Larjung village, scenic views of Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri will accompany us. Then moving to Kalapani village to Lete village, our senses will be inundated with Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri walking past forest of pine, oaks and rhododendron.

 

Day 19:

Leta trek to Tatopani (1,190m), 5-6 hours

As the trail now leads between peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna forming world’s deepest gorge, there is drastic change in vegetation and climate. Ghasa village will take around 2 hours and then continue to southern end of Mustang. Passing beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi and paddy fields until we reach Tatopani village. Tatopani village is known for its hot springs pool aside Kaligandaki river.

 

Day 20:

Tatopani trek to Ghorepani (2,750m), 5-6 hours.

An hour descends from Tatopani, the trail diverts uphill steep climb through dense forest before arriving at Chitre, with scenic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South with Vara-Shikar known as Annapurna Fang keeping us company on the way to Ghorepani. Here we will stay overnight and take hardy rest for the visual feast tomorrow.

 

Day 21:

Trek to NayaPul (6-7 hours’ trek). then drive to Pokhara(1:30 hours)

You can rejoice at the magnificent view of mountain range at sunrise at famous Poon Hill early morning starting at 5 AM. We will have breakfast at Ghorepani and leave for Nayapul going through Ulleri. After reaching Nayapul, we will have transported to Pokahara via bus.

 

Day 22:

Pokhara to Kathmandu (5-6 hours)

We bundle all our beautiful memories of the trek, bid farewell to Pokhara. Winding alongside twisting river and rock gorges, we head back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 23:

Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport

Our staff will be ready to drive our customers to the airport at least three hours before the scheduled departure.

Cost Included ()

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast

Teahouse accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary

An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide

Trekking Porter

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation

Adventure White Himalaya’s trekking bag/duffel bag, (t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take)

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

All government and local taxes

 

Cost Excluded ()

Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Domestic flight

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Note: This section is intended to give you heads up on how trip will be organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

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