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Tilicho Lake Trek – 12 Days

Trip Overview

Among the most beautiful trips in Manang belong a two-day trip to the high mountain lake Tilicho, so you will be surprised that it is undertaken only by a fraction of people setting out for the trek around Annapurnas. On this trek you will get virtually within reach to Gangapurna and Tilicho peak, whose walls fall directly to the south side of the lake

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Following your arrival time at Tribhuwan International Airport, our company representatives will be there for your warm welcome and to shift you towards luxury tourist standard hotel. Therefore, we plan on gathering at our office discuss upcoming trek.

Day 02: Drive to Besisahar (760m) 6-7hrs drive

After breakfast, we drive 7 hours to Besisahar, 185km far from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar, we will witness stunning snow-capped mountain scenery. Overnight stay in Besisahar.

Day 03: Drive to Manang (3,540m) 4-6 hrs drive

Today we drive to off road to upper part of the Manang district, from where if weather favours we can see beautiful Annapurna Range. On the way, we will pass through beautiful views of Bahundanda, Marshyangdi River, Chyamje, Tal (1675 m), Bagarchap (2160m),  Lamjung Himal (6893m), the north-east face of Annapurna III, Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m). Finally after reaching near to Manang we stay over night in guest house.

Day 04: Trek from Manang to Khangsar village (3,734m) 4-5 hrs

From Manang, we descends to a Chorten and turns to the northwest. After crossing the Jharsang Khola(river) on suspension bridge the trail goes through pine forest and the wheat fields before arriving Khangsar(Gurung village). Stay overnight in Khangsar.

Day 05: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) 4-5 hrs

We trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp after early morning breakfast. On the way we pass Tore Gompa, blue sheep grazing around the big grassy field. After we reach Tilicho Base Camp we spend a night there.

Day 06: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,919m) and trek back to Base Camp

We start to trek early morning to Tilicho lake, it take approx 4 hrs to reach the Tilicho Lake. We can have an outstanding view of Gangapurna, Tarkekang, Khangsar Kang and the view of Manang valley and Upper Pisang on the way to Tilicho lake. After spending some time exploring the Tilicho lake we trek back to the base camp and spend night.

Day 07: Trek Back from Tilicho Base Camp to Manang

We trek back to Manang on foot. We stay overnight in Manang today.

Day 08: Drive to Chamche from Manang

After breakfast, we will drive to Chamche which takes about 4 hours. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 09: Drive from Chamche to Pokhara

Today we drive towards Pokhara from Chamche and stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Early in the morning, after breakfast we visit several destinations like Binda vasini temple, Davis’s fall, Gupteshor Mahadev cave and Boat in Phewa Lake. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 11: Drive Back to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs

After the breakfast in the hotel, we will head back to Kathmandu. After we reach Kathmandu we host a farewel dinner in one of the famous restaurant and enjoy the Nepalese food. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12: Final Departure

On last day focusing your time, you can go shopping to collect some gifts for your friends or family members.  We help you with your necessary arrangements and pack-ups along our private vehicle transfer you to the airport focusing your departure time. Our representatives will be there to wish for your safe flight and successful steps ahead.

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Useful Info

Visa Information

All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.

Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.

Weather Information

Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict.  Nights are generally cooler and days are warm.  Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.

Best time to travel

Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.

Physical Fitness

Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal.  Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less.  And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.

Travel Insurance

Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.

Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.

Booking Process

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Safety Guidelines

  • Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
  • You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
  • Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
  • Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
  • Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
  • Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
  • Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
  • Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
  • Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.

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Duration 12 Days
Transportation Private Van or Tourist Bus
Group Size +2
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 4,919 m
Accomodation Hotels and Mountain Lodges
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