Tilicho lake Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Our staff will pick from airport and transfer to the hotel.

    • Altitude: 1400m
  • Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar

    Approximately 5 hours drive through the scenic countryside either by car, van or bus.

    • Altitude: 760m
  • Day 3 Besishahar - Bahundanda

    The route follows the Marshyangdi River upstream; we cross a suspension bridge and pass a beautiful waterfall with its fine pool. We climb up to Bahundanda, which translates means 'Brahman hill' (Nepali Cast). It is a good place to enjoy the good view.

    • Altitude: 1310m
  • Day 4 Bahundanda - Chamje

    The gorge is narrow when we cross the exposed bridge and then a suspension bridge. On the way to Chamje we pass several small settlements. We already can find many different ethnic groups, architectures and vegetation. The houses are built of stone and the vegetation is less tropical and a Tibet-like culture.

    • Altitude: 1430m
  • Day 5 Chamje – Bagar Chhap

    After we left Chamje, the gorge is getting more impressive. We enter the Manang district. Mainly agricultural farmers and 'Trans-Himalayan traders' are living in the region. The route climbs up gradually and we reach the city Bagar Chhap 'butcher's place'. The houses have flat roofs, indicating that there is less precipitation than in the south. It is worthwhile to visit the temple and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himal and Lamjung.

    • Altitude: 2160m
  • Day 6 Bagar Chhap to Chame

    The trail is mostly rocky and rough, after we let Tyanja 2’360 m behind us, we walk through the woods close to a river. We reach Kopar 2’590 m and after a while Chame the headquarters of the Manang district; we are rewarded with beautiful views of the Annapurna II and two small hot springs

    • Altitude: 2670m
  • Day 7 Chame - Pisang

    The day starts with a march through the forest which is part of a narrow valley, we cross a river on a suspension bridge, then the Paungda Danda rock face comes into view. The road rises up to Pisang.

    • Altitude: 3300m
  • Day 8-9 Pisang - Manang

    Today we continue through the dry upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the influence of the monsoon by the Annapurna region. Locals own yak herds and raise crops for part of the year, besides they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. When we leave Pisang, we have two alternative routes, one leads comfortably down, past the airfield of Hongde. The upper one takes a little longer, but offers excellent views of the Annapurna Himal and there are fewer tourists. Both paths are joining again together in the large and interesting village Braga, which has the oldest monastery in the region. It is about 900 years old and is one of the Kargyupa sects of Tibetan Buddhism, and contains unique works of art.

     Today is an acclimatization day, use your time for an active hiking on higher ground, not only because of the view, to sleep at lower altitudes protects you against high altitude sickness. Manang itself with its spectacular location offers many attractions, such as lakes, caves, moraine hills, monasteries and local attractions of the city.

    • Altitude: 3300m
  • Day 10 Manang – Khangshar

    We leave the Annapurna main route and climbing up to Khangsar.

    • Altitude: 3734m
  • Day 11 Khangshar – Tilicho Base Camp

    The way leads on the left side of Tilicho Valley to the Tilicho base camp. The path often changes as a glacial moraine must be crossed.

    • Altitude: 4150m
  • Day 12 Tilicho Base Camp – Tilicho Lake (4,919m) – Tilicho Base Camp

    The turquoise shimmering Tilicho Lake, the highest Himalayan mountain lake welcomes us. We follow a steep strenuous ascent up the moraine. The higher we get, the more spectacular the views of Khangsar Kang 7’485 m, Tarke Kang 7’193 m and Gangapurna 7’455 m. Every year, usually in August, a pilgrimage festival is held at the bathing place of Guru Rimpoche.

    • Altitude: 4150m
  • Day 13 Tilicho Base Camp – Yak Kharka

    After we passed Shree Kharka we climb up to Upper Kangshar. We are joining again the classic Annapurna Circuit Trail. We let summer settlements and mani walls behind us and arriving Yak Kharka

    • Altitude: 4050m
  • Day 14 Yak Kharka – Throung Phedi

    After a short hike we arrive in Ledar we take our time to climb up until Thorong Phedi. We are rewarded with a beautiful view to the Chulu and the Annapurna Peaks

    • Altitude: 4450m
  • Day 15 Muktinath - Jomsom

    On the way to Jomsom we meet people who come from the restricted area of Mustang. They come here to sell their handicrafts to the pilgrims. Among their products there are also mollusc fossils called Shaligram. We pass some ancient caves and having a stunning view to the White Mountain “Dhaulagiri”. After a while we arrive in Kagbeni the heart of the old Trans Himalayan Salt Route, where two Rivers flow together. 

    • Altitude: 2710m
  • Day 16 Morning flight from JOmsom to Pokhara

    The flight goes early morning. If you like to make more days trek there is a option to do more days trek from jomsom too.

    • Altitude: 900m
  • Day 17 Drive from pokhara To kathmandu

    Drive back by tourist bus early in the morning. it takes about 7 to 8 hours to arrive kathmandu.

    • Altitude: 1400m
  • Day 18 Departure

    Our staff will pick you from hotel and drop off at the airport. Have a safe journey and hope to see you again.