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16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek

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Duration

16 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Tilicho Lake is the world’s highest Lake, situated at 4919 meters of elevation in the Annapurna region of  Nepal and is one of the most spectacular attractions. The challenging trekking path circumnavigates the Annapurna range, dividing Tilicho from Manang and continuing to Thorong la pass (5496m). Our 16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek takes you to both a natural and religious treasure. The Ramayan, one of Hinduism’s holy books, has also mentioned the Lake, Nilgiri mountain Khangsar, and Muktinath summits. The bluish Lake gently nestles among the white snowy giants, providing a stunning panorama for trekkers and photographers. The Lake will be completely frozen in the winter, providing trekkers with unforgettable moments.

16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek

Trekking begins from Beshisahar and continues to a lovely Manang village. The famous Annapurna circuit follows rice fields, breathtaking rivers, waterfalls, and magnificent views of Manaslu and Annapurna. The Thakali people live here, and you will fall in love with them because of their distinct culture and hospitality, which are well-known. We will depart from the circuit and follow the trail to Tilicho. After remaining at the Tilicho base camp, which has lodging facilities. We will cross through Thorong la pass on our way back, Annapurna circuit trek’s highest point and main attraction. After this we will continue our Thorang la pass trip, passing through Muktinath-Jomsom on the way down. Muktinath holds great religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. Furthermore, we fly back to Pokhara in 30 minutes from Jomsom.

 Thorangla Pass at 5416 meter of elevation

16 days Tlicho and Thorangla Pass Trek Highlights 

  • Visit Kathmandu valleys UNESCO global cultural heritage sites 
  •  Scenic drive away to Besishahar.
  • Explore the Annapurna reason cultural and natural splendour
  • Reach Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest Lake, and take in the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains.
  • Passing via the world’s most significant pass, 5416m Throng-La
  • In Tatopani, relaxing by a hot spring

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, First day of your Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek 

After the immigration requirements are completed at the airport, you will see your name on board with our representative standing in the airport. The distance between an airport and your accommodation is just 25 minutes, and the hotel is located in a popular tourist area in Kathmandu. We will talk about the entire journey while having dinner if time allows. 

Day 2: Trekking preparation and visiting heritage sites. 

Today is your trek preparation and a half-day tour of Kathmandu’s historical places. Pashupatinathnath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are some of the places where we will visit today. Our tour guide will guide these three cultural heritage sites. The main attractions within the Kathmandu valley are Pashupatinath, a Hindu temple, Boudhanath, a Buddhist stupa, and Bhaktapur, Kathmandu’s oldest palace. You’ll have plenty of time to prepare for your adventure, and our today’s guide can assist you if you need to purchase any equipment.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Chame 9-10 hours (2670m)

16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek

After breakfast in Kathmandu, you will take a road to Chame, our trekking starting point. It’s a long drive, and. Chame is the administrative centre of the Manang district. The road to Besisahar is paved for about 5 hours, and the rest is bumpy, yet it passes past lovely waterfalls, jungle, local towns, and scenic terrain. You will gain altitude as well, but you will not feel unwell.

Day 4: Trek Chame to Upper Pisang (3300 meters) – 6 hrs.

On the first day of hiking, you will enter the tiny valley, and walk through a deep forest along the bank of the Marshyangdi River. During our hike, you will witness the beautiful views of hills and mountains. You will reach Upper Pisang after 6 hours of walking. Upper Pisang is a lovely village which is surrounded by some old monasteries. Finally, after setting up your overnight at the hotels in Pisang, we will go for the evening village walk.

Day 5: Trek Pisang to Manang (3,500 meters) – 6 hrs. 

 Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek

Our journey will continue as we go across large hills, jungles, and wetlands. In fact, we will pass by small Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and the Lama’s School at Manang village. Manang is the largest settlement in Nepal’s Himalayan range as well as it is popular because of its people, who are ethnic Gurung and Ghale. However, Manang is populated by Buddhist Lamas who migrated from Tibet, Dolpo, and Mustang. 

Day 6: On your 6th day of Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek, you will acclimate at Manang. Explore around 

It’s an acclimatization day for you at a high altitude. We will spend a day in Manang and do sightseeing around with your guide. At the same time, we will visit a monastery during this hike and travel to Gangapurna Glacier Lake, located in Manang.  

Day 7: Trek Manang to Khangsar Village (3700 meters) for 4/5 Hours 

We will continue our journey to Tilicho Lake after acclimating to Manang. From Manang, we will exit through the western gates and takes the path down to the river. After crossing the Khangsar river on the bridge, which is just below Khangsar village, we will start climbing up to the village. Khangsar village is also known as Nepal’s last village, and here you can see many traditional Tibetan manner houses. We will spend the night in a locally constructed tea house.

Day 8: Trek Khangsar Village to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) for 5 hours

Trek begins on a new trail which takes an entirely different route, as a result, you will ascend to a high crest, and then descends via uneven slopes on switchbacks to a side valley of the central valley, and a creek runs through it. Hence on the other side, at an elevation of 4200 meters, is a settlement known as Tilicho Base Camp. 

Day 9:  Tilicho Lake Trek (4,949 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m) 

16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek

Early in the morning, we will begin our climbing. You have to drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods. It takes 3-4 hours to walk from Base Camp to Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest Lake, is freezing in the morning. We will return the same way to Base Camp after spending some time around Tilicho Lake because there are no accommodations in the Tilicho Lake area.

Day 10: Trek Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5/6 hours

While returning from Base Camp, you have to maintain high altitude sickness and then take a route 400 meters before  Khangsar town, which goes to the old Khangsar town. You will reach Gumsang, and After crossing the old log bridge in the river, you will reach Yak kharka. Yak Kharka’s meaning in English is Yak’s residence. Overnight tea houses are offered here.

Day 11 : Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) – 5 hrs

After a two-hour ascent, the trail drops to 4,310m, where it crosses the river. We then go to 4,450m Thorong Phedi, where decent guesthouses have recently been built. We can also reach High Camp as an option. The availability of tea houses is a factor, and the guide will decide the day before.

Day 12 : Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) passing Thorang-La pass (5,416m) 

Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek

Today’s walk begins at 4 a.m., to reach the pass by 9 a.m. It is to avoid high wind after midday, which could significantly impact the journey, especially at the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). We climb sharply on a well-defined path that is simple to follow. However, due to the altitude and snow, specific issues may develop. The four-hour journey up to the pass marked with chortens and prayer flags will be rewarded with breathtaking views from the top. Another four hours of travelling will get us to Muktinath, the sacred town. Here for the night.

Day 13: Trek down to Jomsom village via Kagbeni visit (2700m) 5 hours

Muktinath is a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists. In the morning, you can visit a holy temple, holy bathing 108 taps, sacred pools, a monastery, and giant statues of Padmasambhava. After this, we will spend most of the way down to Jomsom along the road. You can also take a Jeep ride from Muktinath to Jomsom. Visiting Kagbeni and Jharkot villages along the way is worthwhile, and walking down is more enjoyable than driving back.

Day 14: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara

It is a very early flight. You can either have an early breakfast in Jomsom or leave for Pokhara too. The flights in Jomsom are very unpredictable due to the weather. The weather always has an impact on aviation during the flight to Jomsom. Once you get on the plane in 15 minutes, a small plane carrying a maximum of 17 people will return you to Pokhara. A memorial visit in Pokhara begins after settling into the hotel and having enough time to rest. Boating at Fewa Lake, visiting the International Mountain Museum, driving or hiking to the World Peace Stupa, visiting David Fall, and visiting the Gupteswor Caves are things to do. You can finish all of these locations or do some rest.

In addition, the distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu is 200 kilometres. Therefore, it takes 7 hours to travel by tourist bus or private automobile. It would be best to relax for half a day in Pokhara before flying to Kathmandu in the afternoon. You might enjoy this route if you enjoy long adventure trekking. Tripura Travelcations offers you supper in a traditional Nepali cultural restaurant in Kathmandu in the evening.

tilicho thorang la trek

Day 16: Departure day from you 16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek 

Till your departure, you have free time in Kathmandu. Being at an international airport is critical three hours before your flight. Therefore, Tripura Travelcation will drop you off at the airport from your hotel.

16 days Tilicho Lake and Thorong La pass  Includes

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek in the mountains.
  • All ground transportation, including airport transfers.
  • Tripura Travelcations personnel throughout the activity.
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Airport Pickup and drop on car, bus, or van.
  • Star category Hotels in city areas on a BB basis.
  • Licensed Trekking Guide with Porter
  • 3 Cups of tea during the trek
  • Yoga Mat
  • All trekking permits and also with government taxes
  • Official expenses
  • First Aid Kit
  • Map

16 days Lake and Thorong La  Trek Excludes

  • Mandatory travel insurance with medical assurance.
  • Personal expenses include a hot shower, device charging, internet, water in the mountains.
  • Lunch and Dinner are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal gears and equipment
  • Tips and Gratitudes
  • VISA Fees

 

 

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16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek
Prem Lama
19/05/2022

Nice trip by Tripura

I visited Nepal during my holidays it's most likely. I moatly visit pokhara to annapurna hills views was amazing and beautiful. It was great booking a trip with Tripura Travelcations.
16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek
Suranjan
19/05/2022

My experience doing the Annapurna circuit

I had a great experience doing the Annapurna circuit. The circuit is a little touristy, but the scenery is breathtaking, and it is much less crowded in the off season; the weather is still pleasant in May. I went on the tour with a fantastic company about which I'd like to write. Tripura Travelcations is extremely professional and genuinely cares about its clients. They can provide almost anything, and their costs are really fair, especially when compared to other trekking companies. Everyone I met was extremely nice and welcoming, and I always felt at ease. I did the Annapurna circuit with one guide and had a fantastic time, so I can only provide a good recommendation from my perspective.
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Orit Liran
16/05/2022

Highly recommend every traveller

I spent a few weeks with Suranjan (Shoko) in Nepal. Shoko travelled with me in the Kathmandu Valley and Annnapurna region itself. Thanks to him, I drank the most delicious lassie in town and came to many places, reached in the mountain so easily I would not have reached on my own. Highly recommend every traveller to travel with him because he have knowledge and provide high security.
16 days Tilicho and Thorangla Pass Trek
Prekshya kc
16/05/2022

Amazing experience

I usually plan and book our holidays myself and was a little cautious but thought I'd give booking with Tripura Travelcations a go. Booking with them was easy and trouble free. My consultant and other staff were very helpful and friendly. Quick response and emails received prior to our trip were very helpful, ensuring we had everything in order before our departure. When planning our next trip I will certainly look at what is available and I would have no hesitation in recommending Tripura to family or friends.
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