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calender Trip Duration 14 Days
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accomodation Accommodation 03 Nighs Hotel 13 Nights Mountain
Meal Meals 14 Breakfast 14 Lunch 14 Breakfast

Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotels and in the lodge with camping on crossing Mesokanto-la.
  • Highest altitude gain: On top of Mesokanto-La 5,099 m high
  • Trekking duration: 12 Nights & 13 Days (with drives and flights from Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
  • Total Trip: 16 Nights & 17 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

‘an adventure to picturesque turquoise glacial Lake of Tilicho around scenic Annapurna trekking’

Why and what makes Annapurna Tilicho Lake trekking so special?
“Beautiful Tilicho Lake regarded as a holy lake in ancient Hindu mythology
Exploring hidden areas of Tilicho areas and crossing high and scenic Mesokanto-la pass
Walk around Annapurna and Damodar Himal range of mountains within the pristine wilderness
An exclusive trek in the hidden pockets North of Annapurna away from mainstream trails
The exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and mountain views
From low and warm areas to high alpine hills towards remorseless fields of ice and glaciers
Traditional and impressive villages of Manang areas with age-old Buddhist culture”

Introduction:

BUNA‘s Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking an adventure with varied perspective from impressive cultural villages and its neat farmland with an amphitheatre of terraces including wonderful sceneries of remarkable and stunning landscapes of rolling hills and high snow-capped peaks of Lamjung Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayan range of mountains including Chulu and Damodar Himal.

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking A picturesque adventure on world’s most beautiful areas around high Manang valley as the walk leads on famous and scenic Annapurna circuit trekking trail all the way to Manang villages of immense cultural traditions similar to Tibetan custom and Buddhist religion, where you can explore its charming villages and old interesting monasteries with daily views of high and giant snow-capped peaks.

The walk leads you from low warm sub-tropical climate to cooler alpine zone and as your enthusiasm increase within its marvellous mountain backdrop, and then entering into arctic cold areas at high Manang valley and towards beautiful emerald coloured Tilicho Lake. The Trip is a wonderful path which is separate by Annapurna Round thorong La Pass and Misokanto La pass to reach in Jomsom.

Our adventure on Annapurna Tilicho Lake involves a long interesting overland drive and then walking into cool shade of alpine forest leading towards barren and windswept valley with ever-present views of high mountains, after a time around Manang and at beautiful Tilicho Lake, the trek leads to a challenging high Mesokanto-la pass to reach at Jomsom around Mustang region, from Jomsom a short and scenic flight brings you at picturesque and charming Pokhara with mountains and lakes set within natural beauty, where our magnificent and overwhelming adventure Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking concludes.

Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu received by our staff and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparations.
Day 03: Drive to Jagat 1,450m – 07 hours journey.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,720 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang 3,540 m – 04 hrs.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang with short hikes.
Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3,734 – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,140 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4, 800 m – 04 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m via Mesokanto La 5,099 m -06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Kaisang 3,280m of further to Thinigaon 2,850m -06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 02 hrs.
Day 15: A scenic short flight to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 16: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, Buna Treks and Expeditions staff will receive you for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

After a time for refreshment, our guide will brief with information regarding your trek and your times with us in Nepal includes welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese Restaurants with cultural programs.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide will pick you for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley, as Kathmandu although a metropolitan hub, but still retains its ancient culture and historical sites with World Heritage Sites includes ancient temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to the hotel, preparation for Annapurna Tilicho Lake trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Jagat 1,450m – 07 hours journey.
Starting our marvelous Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking with an exciting overland drive towards west as the journey leads on Nepal’s main and busy highway, and then our drive leads the main road towards North West to follow Marysangdi River upstream past warm and scenic farm areas of Lamjung district and then reaching Syange village, where the rough roads climbs with views of waterfalls at Jagat a nice farm village with many good lodges for overnight stay.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hours.

Morning starting with the first-day walk of our adventure heading into a cool forested area with views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range, the walk continues towards Chamje and Tal villages located on a nice valley after Tal another few hours walk brings you at Dharapani village for an overnight stop.

Dharapani a nice village with Buddhist culture, located at a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking route.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,720m – 05 hrs.

After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of
Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for an overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a headquarter town of the district.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m – 05 hrs.
From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Manang 3,540 m – 04 hrs.

Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk lead through the forest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.
Walk downhill to reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.

Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches Manang village.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang with short hikes

A necessary rest day at Manang for acclimatization before reaching higher areas to Tilicho Lake and crossing high Mesokanto-la pass, in Manang short hike around Manang village, this is a large village situated on windswept valley by the bank of Marshyangdi River below Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang glacial Lake.

Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3,734 – 05 hrs.
After Manang village morning walk leads to another highlight of this trip, as our route diverts from main Annapurna circuit trail reaching one of the last village of Manang at Khangsar for an overnight stop which lies on route to Tilicho Lake.

Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,140 m – 04 hrs.
From here onwards around the dry and arid country, morning walk on the downhill for some time, then uphill to reach Tilicho Lake for an overnight stop.

Tilicho Lake a holy spot for both Hindu’s and Buddhist religions, offering wonderful views of snowcapped peaks in the comfort of the nice lodge by the bank of beautiful Tilicho Lake.

Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,800 m – 04 hrs.
After Tilicho Lake, morning walk further to remote areas of Manang valley, after a tough morning walk reaching at Mesokanto-La or Tilicho Base Camp, our highest overnight camp of this adventure at 4,800 meters high.

Overnight camp is set on a nice meadow, with chances of spotting some wild-life like antelopes, musk deer or elusive snow leopard.

Day 12: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m via Mesokanto La 5,099 m – 06 hrs.
Today along and Big Day of this trip! Starting the climb early morn to cross two high passes, over Tilicho pass then downhill walk to the base of Mesokanto pass, after a rest then climb over Mesokanto-la pass with a steep climb to reach the ridge at 5,099 meters.

On reaching the top ridge and the pass descend to our overnight camp in a small place at Nama Phu.

Day 13: Trek to Thinigaon 2,850 m via Kaisang- 07 hrs.
After the hard and tough walk, this morning an easy day trekking with downhill to reach at Kaligandaki valley with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiris peaks. This nice walk leads to Kaisang and continues further to a large village at Thinigaon for an overnight stop, located above Jomsom and Kaligandaki Valley.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 02 hrs.
This morning our last day of trekking of this exciting adventure, enjoying with a downhill walk to Jomsom town, located above Kaligandaki River Jomsom a large spread out town of Thakali people and headquarter of Mustang areas which are on the famous ancient Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860m. (20 mins scenic flight)
From Jomsom morning transfer to the airport for short scenic flight to picturesque Pokhara for overnight stop by the serene Lake Phewa where most of the hotels and lodges located.

Pokhara, a popular touristic city, where the peaks of Annapurna Mountain range reflects on its beautiful serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

Day 16: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu.
After a marvellous time on high mountains and scenic valley around north of Annapurna Himalaya, morning depart from Pokhara for the drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu check to your respective hotel with the afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.

(Flying options 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.
After a memorable time and great adventure around Annapurna Tilicho Lake trekking and your last day in Nepal, a country full of amazing views and Himalayan wonders, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups & drops and hotel transfer as per itinerary by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and in local lodges during trekking per itinerary.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Kathmandu to Jagat transfer in private vehicle
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist vehicle
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder trekking guide and porter as per necessity including their food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc.
  • two trekkers got one porter.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System.)
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal Expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, bottled or boiled water, personal trekking equipment).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Price Includes’ section.

Essential Info

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Reviews

Name: alenalin

Shanghai, China


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Thanks Buna and founder Rudra, your trekking arrangements was so professionals, me and my teams all 14 people were really happy from your staff and with BUNA services. Your entire team are really nice, trekking trip and during our stay in Kathmandu hotel and Kathmandu city tour, every moments of our stay been amazingly beautiful. Our welcome dinner was so great Rudra present yourself with your outfit was great time with enjoyable and delightful moments . I believe that you deliver same kind of excellent service with warm hospitality to every clients that joins with Buna Treks .
Our team are really happy and thank you so……. much will be back again with your company near 2017 October to join in for Dolpo trek.

Name: Benedict A

California, USA


I availed Buna Trek’s Kathmandu Valley One Day Sightseeing Tour and it was truly one of the highlights of my stay in Kathmandu. Rudra was a spectacular tour guide and knew the city and its history like the back of his hands. I particularly enjoyed Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour was well organized and leisurely paced. The transfer from my hotel to the sites and stopovers were seamless and Rudra was very accommodating and cheerful during the entire trip. Rudra even took the time to accompany in Thamel to explore the area’s nightlife and cultural show. I also got to taste authentic local cuisine as per Rudra’s recommendation, and the food in Thamel was nothing short of fantastic! It was like having a local friend tour you in Kathmandu, making the experience worthwhile and truly memorable. Kathmandu may be a tiny city but its people and culture will wow you big time! And all of these I experienced because of Buna Trek and of course Rudra. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!