Duration: 20 Days
Departure From: kathmandu
Price: USD 1,750
Tilicho Lake & Thorong La Pass Trekking
Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass is a stimulating trek that leads you to the incredible escapade to the highest lake in the world with the superior mountain scenery. This is a captivating trek that is both challenging and satisfying. The Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek trails to the eastern portion of the worlds popular Annapurna Circuit with an extraordinary trekking over varied and mixture of exceptional societies on your trail.
The mountains we get to observe from Tilicho lake trails are Annapurna I (8091 m, 26540 ft) which is the 10th highest peak in the world. This peak was first ascended by the French summit it in 1950. Other additional peaks we get to sight is Dhaulagiri (8167 m, 267790 ft) which is the 7th highest peak, Manaslu ( 8163 m, 26780 ft) which is 8th highest peak and Machhapuchhre (6993 m, 22945 ft).
This trekking begins from the scenic drive to Bhulbhule from Kathmandu. From here, we will be following the Marsyangdi River and then trek to Manang Village. From Manang, we will continue trekking to reach to our main destination Tilicho Lake Base Camp at an altitude of 4900 m. Here we will relish this sacred lake with the reflection of the several mountains views on the lake which makes an overwhelming experience and the Thorong La Pass (5415 m, 17768 ft) connecting the glacier below the Tilicho Peak.
Other attractions to explore here is an ancient temple Muktinath; one of the sacred site of Hindus and Buddhists and several other villages with their unique traditional way of living. On the trail, we also get to observe the blue sheep and their herds.
And then we will retrace back following the circuit route to Jomsom and from where we take a scenic flight to Pokhara; one of the tourist hot spot along with the amazing sights of the Lakes and Himalayas.
This trekking can be done in every season but usually preferred in the month of February to May and from September to December. This trekking can be also be done by the novice trekkers with sound health. Though a challenging trek, this offers you the rewarding views of the mountains and the beautiful Tilicho Lake.
We the Accent Himalaya have many options to trek in the Annapurna region. Whether it be a family trek, group trek or solo trek and from easy and tranquil trekking to strenuous trekking; you can visit our website where we have plenty of options for you to choose from. We also give services like adjusting and customizing the itinerary according to your vacation schedule. So if you want to know further details about Annapurna Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass; have any inquiries, please feel free to contact or email us.
Here we list the detailed itinerary for Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass:
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Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345meter).
Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03 - Drive to Besisahar (830m) by Public Bus - 7 hrs
Day 04 - Trek to Bahundanda (1,310m) - 5 hrs
Day 05 - Trek to Chamje (1,400m) - 5 hrs
Day 06 - Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m) - 5 hrs
Day 07 - Trek to Chame (2,630m) - 5 hrs
Day 08 - Trek to Pisang (3,300m) - 5 hrs
Day 09 - Trek to Manang (3,540m) - 5 hrs
Day 10 - Acclimatization day at Manang village
Day 11 - Trek to Khangsar Village (3,700 m) - 4 hrs
Day 12 - Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) - 5 hrs
Day 13 - Trek to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) - 6 hrs
Day 14 - Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m) - 5 hrs
Day 15 - Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) - 5 hrs
Day 16 - Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs
Day 17- Trek to Jomsom (2,720m) - 5 hrs
Day 18- Morning flight to Pokhara - 30 mins. Sightseeing around Pokhara
Day 19 - Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner
Day 20 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure
Includes and Excludes
- Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu - Beshishahar, and one-way flight Jomsom - Pokhara
- Tourist bus transportation from Pokhara - Kathmandu
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a Hotel in Pokhara
- 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and support team for luggage
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- First aid medical kit
- Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee
- TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Government taxes & office service charge
Not Include in the Cost
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
- Porters in needed
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.
But once you set out for Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass Trek, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited on the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Luggage/Backpack on Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 16 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (A normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (Approximately $25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Annapurna Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 20 days package for Annapurna Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Annapurna Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass Trekking along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.