Tilicho Pass Trek
Tilicho Pass Trek

Tilicho Lake, the most beautiful and highest Lake of the world is located on the elevation of (5,000m) from sea level. The symbol of holy water formed on the lap of Tilicho Himal has been gaining the popularity throughout Nepal due to its natural beauty. This Lake is situated on the top of the hill from where the picturesque scenery of Mt. Tilicho, Gangapurna, Chulu peak, Pisang peak, Annapuran 2nd and the tranquil heavenly place of Annapuran region can be observed.This trek commences from Besishahar through the same trail of Annapurna circuit trek but departs it from Manang. You can do the trekking till Tilicho Base Camp as a lodge trek but after that we have to do camping trek till Jomsom.  We can’t get any good lodges after Manang only few small lodges are available till Tilicho base camp. That is why you have to do camping trek for few days after Manang. You have two options for this trek. Firstly, you can stop your trek at Jomsom and have to fly to Pokhara. Secondly, you can continue your journey along Tatopani and Ghorepani and ends at Nayapul. Then drive to Pokhara. For Acclimatization purposes and more time to relax you better to add one or two days in the region between Manang and Tilicho base camp.
This trekking is pretty hard and not comparable with Annapurna circuit trekking. Crossing Mesokantu pass is very difficult and potentially dangerous and sometime rocks may fall. So, be well prepared and make sure you hire good and experienced staff (guide, cook and porters) through a reliable trekking company.

 


Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar (7,60m) 6/7 hours

Day 04: Drive to Chame (2,670m) by Jeep 5/6 hours

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3,200m) 5/6 hours

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3,540m) 6/7 hours

Day 07: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization

Day 08: Manang to Khangsar Village (3,700m) 4/5 hours

Day 09: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (3,734m) 6/7 hours

Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4,919m) 4 hours

Day 12: Tilicho Lake to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass (5,315m) 6/7 hours

Day 13: Namphu Kharka to Jomsom (2,720m) 4/5 hours

Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara Morning flight 30 minutes

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu flight

Day 16: Final departure

 


Type of Services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have three types of services for trekking on the basis of client's requirement and request. You can choose any one among these three and the programme and price will be changed accordingly.

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs.  The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

03: Guide or porters with accommodation:

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek.
We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for to give quality of service.

 

Key notice for trekkers:

 

Foods:

You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Accommodation in Annapurna region:

Nepal is the only one country of the world where you have to adjust with the climate of Himalayan, hilly and Terai region. The climates and facilities of accommodation as well differs place to place and region to region. The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are normal on a twine-shared basis. The room sharing partner will be arrange on the basis of your age and sex. All the accommodation will be in normal lodges and most of the rooms will be common shared bathroom on the trek. You will get room with attached only in few places during the trek. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek as they can. You can get room with attached only in few places during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.
There are only limited lodges mainly at Annapurna Base Camp, Tilicho Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp and Thorong Phedi the way to Annapurna circuit. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourist and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Temperature in Annapurna region:

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree during the night.
November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20 degree celcius but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10 degree celcius. Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna circuit Trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the way to Thorong pass, Tilicho Pass and Annapurna Base Camp will be blocked sometimes due to over snow. Most of the hotel at high pass will be closed due to cold. The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 degree celcius but at night goes to be -10 to -15 degree celcius.
Likewise, March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25degree Celsius during the day but will be cold below 0degree Celsius at night at the higher place.
June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Drinking water:

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the ACAP has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre-experience:

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness:

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

Essential equipment and packing list:

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day.

Valuable documents and items:

Passport with valid date and flight tickets.

Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.

Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts.

Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment:

Sleeping bag (good one -20 degree celcius)

Down jacket

Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Few pairs of T-shirts

One pairs of hiking shorts,

Fleece or woolen trousers

One pairs of hiking trousers

Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Warm hat (that covers your ears)

Few pairs of underwear

Warm gloves

Few pairs of shocks

Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)

Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

Trekking boots

Trekking shoes (light)

2 pairs of Sunglasses

Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries

1 medium-sized quick drying towel

Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional

Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)

Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags;

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)

1 large duffel bag

A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things

Medical

Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters

1 skin-blister repair kit

Anti-diarrhea pills

Anti-headache pills

Cough and/or cold medicine

Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox

Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.

Water purification tablets or water filter

Toiletries;

Toothbrush/paste

1 small folding knife

Multi-purpose soap

Sun Cream

Deodorants

Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Female hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tilicho Lake, the most beautiful and highest Lake of the world is located on the elevation of (5,000m) from sea level. The symbol of holy water formed on the lap of Tilicho Himal has been gaining the popularity throughout Nepal due to its natural beauty. This Lake is situated on the top of the hill from where the picturesque scenery of Mt. Tilicho, Gangapurna, Chulu peak, Pisang peak, Annapuran 2nd and the tranquil heavenly place of Annapuran region can be observed.This trek commences from Besishahar through the same trail of Annapurna circuit trek but departs it from Manang. You can do the trekking till Tilicho Base Camp as a lodge trek but after that we have to do camping trek till Jomsom.  We can’t get any good lodges after Manang only few small lodges are available till Tilicho base camp. That is why you have to do camping trek for few days after Manang. You have two options for this trek. Firstly, you can stop your trek at Jomsom and have to fly to Pokhara. Secondly, you can continue your journey along Tatopani and Ghorepani and ends at Nayapul. Then drive to Pokhara. For Acclimatization purposes and more time to relax you better to add one or two days in the region between Manang and Tilicho base camp.

This trekking is pretty hard and not comparable with Annapurna circuit trekking. Crossing Mesokantu pass is very difficult and potentially dangerous and sometime rocks may fall. So, be well prepared and make sure you hire good and experienced staff (guide, cook and porters) through a reliable trekking company.

 

Brief itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar (7,60m) 6/7 hours

Day 04: Drive to Chame (2,670m) by Jeep 5/6 hours

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3,200m) 5/6 hours

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3,540m) 6/7 hours

Day 07: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization

Day 08: Manang to Khangsar Village (3,700m) 4/5 hours

Day 09: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (3,734m) 6/7 hours

Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4,919m) 4 hours

Day 12: Tilicho Lake to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass (5,315m) 6/7 hours

Day 13: Namphu Kharka to Jomsom (2,720m) 4/5 hours

Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara Morning flight 30 minutes

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu flight

Day 16: Final departure

 

 

Type of Services:

In Nepal the trekking can be categorized into three types: Therefore we have three types of services for trekking on the basis of client's requirement and request. You can choose any one among these three and the programme and price will be changed accordingly.

 

01: Fully Organized Camping Trek:

Camping trekking is that kind of trekking on which all the food are prepared and served to the clients in their own dinning tents and they have to spend their night an open area in the tent during the trek. This type of trekking are organized in those areas where Lodges are unavailable and difficult to accommodate during the trek. All the members have to sleep in the tents and breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared by the cook and Kitchen staffs.  The essential things such as tents, foods, utensils, tables, chairs, stoves and kerosene are taken from Kathmandu. Hence, this type of trekking is a bit expensive instead of tea house trek because we have to take everything from Kathmandu. The price covers all permits, transportation, staffs salary and insurance along with your domestic flight tickets, transportation and accommodation in Kathmandu as well.

 

02: Full Package Lodge or Teahouse Trek:

Teahouse or Lodge trek is a type of trek on which we will eat and sleep at lodge during the trek. The package covers all the foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) accommodation, trekking permits, hotel in Kathmandu, arrival and departure, round transportation and domestic flight tickets along with staffs salaries, foods accommodation and their insurance.

 

03: Guide or porters with accommodation: 

This type of trekking is based on lodge trek. The price includes only guide or porter, his foods, accommodation, insurance and your accommodation and trekking permits during the trek.

 

We are always flexible for the price and itinerary and please never hesitate to ask question if you have any queries. We are here just for to give quality of service.

 

Important Notes

 

Foods:

You can have the food on the basis of your order on the fixed priced menu on this trek. We will serve you three times meal a day during the trek. Breakfast and dinner with tea or coffee are served at the same hotel where we stay but the lunch we will take on the way to trek. The best authentic Nepalese food is Daal bhat (that comes with lintel, rice, pickle, meat or vegetable). You can consult with your guide for lunch, dinner and breakfast so that you will get the authentic and hygienic foods during the trek. Most of the clients have to eat food at the hotel where they stay according to the rules and regulation of the local. As you check in lodge, you have to give the order for dinner and fix the time because in the mountain the hotel kitchen is small where the innkeeper cooks everything over a single wood or kerosene stove with a limited supply of pots. So, it may take a bit longer.

Accommodation in Annapurna region:

Nepal is the only one country of the world where you have to adjust with the climate of Himalayan, hilly and Terai region. The climates and facilities of accommodation as well differs place to place and region to region. The Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in 3 star categories hotel. All accommodations are normal on a twine-shared basis. The room sharing partner will be arrange on the basis of your age and sex. All the accommodation will be in normal lodges and most of the rooms will be common shared bathroom on the trek. You will get room with attached only in few places during the trek. The United Brothers Trek and Expedition will book the best lodges during the trek as they can. You can get room with attached only in few places during the trek but the bathroom will be frozen due to cold in the higher places. If you want single room, please notify it before your arrival, and we will tell the extra price for that and book the hotel accordingly. You can get the single room in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara easily on the basis of your choice but in the mountain during the trek, sometimes the hotel owner does not want to give single room due to lack of rooms or overflow of trekkers. In such cases, you have to consider and sleep on twine sharing basis with your friends.

There are only limited lodges mainly at Annapurna Base Camp, Tilicho Base Camp, Mardi Himal Base Camp and Thorong Phedi the way to Annapurna circuit. In those places sometimes all the rooms will be fully booked due to over flow of tourist and in such case, we have to sleep in the dormitory room or dining hall with 10-15 persons.

Temperature in Annapurna region;

The weather and climate differs from place to place in Nepal. The best season for trekking starts from September to December and March to April. The best season for trekking in Nepal can be divided into autumn (fall) and spring. September to December season falls on Autumn Season. September and October are the best and peak season in Nepal. During these months the weather is warm and pleasant. The temperature during the day is 15 to 20 but at night will be cold. As you go higher the weather will be colder. The sky will be clear and monsoon is over. Sometime it snows and that time the temperature goes to be below 0 degree during the night.

November and December is also good season for trekking. These two months will be a bit colder. Temperature during the day is 15 to 20 but at night the temperature goes to be below 0 to -10). Hence you need to bring good sleeping bag for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna circuit Trek. January and February is taken low season due to cold. During these period, the weather will be too cold at higher place and the way to Thorong pass, Tilicho Pass and Annapurna Base Camp will be blocked sometimes due to over snow. Most of the hotel at high pass will be closed due to cold. The temperature during the day will be like 5 to 10 but at night goes to be -10 to -15.

Likewise March to May is the good season for trekking. The weather is warm and good for climbing as well. The sky will be clear and all the way will be dry but a bit dusty and windy. The hilly region covers by the beautiful flowers of Magnolia and rhododendron and seems colorful. The temperature is 20 to 25 (degree Celsius) during the day but will be cold below 0 (degree Celsius) at night at the higher place.

June to August is rainy season and most of the areas are a bit difficult to travel due to landslide and rain. Most of the hills will be covered by clouds and all most all views cannot be during this season.

Drinking water;

Drinking water is the most important thing for the travel. During your trek, all the trekkers are requested not to drink the water directly from the tap. The tap water on the way is not pure to drink .You can buy mineral water on the way to drink but it may not get all the way because the ACAP has banned the plastic bottles to prevent environmental pollution. So, you can take personal water bottle from Kathmandu and fill the drinkable water in it from the available place or you can put in purification tablet before drinking. That is the best way to be safe from the disease which may cause from impure drinking water during the trek. Some of the trekkers use to drink water from the tap due to the lack well information. So, it's not good to drink water from the tap for your health.

Physical Strength and pre-experience;

Trekking means walking on foot to visit and observe panoramic beauty being close to Nature. You have to walk at least 5/6 hours per day. The trekkers must be physically and mentally fit enough. Everyday walking and jogging help you to achieve the target. If you have pre experience of trekking that helps a lot but nothing is impossible if you wish from your bottom of heart. Hence, clients are requested to do a lot of exercise for walking. You can walk or jogging every day before travelling that makes your muscle strong and fit for the trek. Better to do short trekking before joining longer trek like Passes above 5000m.

High Altitude Sickness;

High Altitude Sickness (HAS) or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is one the main problems during the trekking and any one (Mountain climbers, hikers, skiers or travelers) can be victims of AMS apart from their Physical Strength. It is the most dangerous things which has no any specific medicine and one needs to be cautious from the initial period. It starts normally above 2400m and the main causes are walking faster, less drinking water, lack of acclimatization, addiction of alcohol and cigarettes and lower level of oxygen and air pressure. The prime symptoms of AMS are dizziness, headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia and anorexia. The best way to prevent it is to drink plenty of water, and enough acclimatization at above 2400 m. Our tour leader and staffs will have sufficient first aid medicine and kit but in case of creasing situation of AMS one might need to cancel the trip and descend down. If the situation of the patient is getting worse, clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

 

Essential equipment and packing list;

Please read the brief guideline for packing list which assist you to be well prepared. We have listed most of the important equipment list here but it may differ a little bit according to the season, area of trip and the duration of trek. The sleeping bag and down jacket are provided through United Brothers Trek and Expedition but if you want to bring your own that will be better and fit for you. The porter will carry your luggage but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Hence we want to request you to pack the necessary thing that you need during the day.

 

Valuable documents and items;

Passport with valid date and flight tickets.

Photocopies of valid passport, Passport sized Photos, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.

Some cash (Dollar, Pound or Euro) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts.

Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Wearing Clothes and equipment;

Sleeping bag (good one -15)

Down jacket

Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Few pairs of T-shirts

One pairs of hiking shorts,

Fleece or woolen trousers

One pairs of hiking trousers

Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Warm hat (that covers your ears)

Few pairs of underwear

Warm gloves

Few pairs of shocks

Cap or Hat (that can be used during the day at lower place to protect from Sun)

Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions

Trekking boots

Trekking shoes (light)

2 pairs of Sunglasses

Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries

1 medium-sized quick drying towel

Gaiters and Crampon (For winter, high passes or peak climbing only), optional

Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)

Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Rucksack and Travel Bags;

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters)

1 large duffel bag

A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables things

 

Medical;

Small, personal first-aid kit. (Normal and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters

1 skin-blister repair kit

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip and collect the essential documents (Passport and Photos) from you to issue the trekking permits. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar (7,60m) 6/7 hours

Today we drive to Besishahar which goes into the hills through the winding roads along Trishuli River. It is 177km far from Kathmandu and takes around 6 hours. On the way you can see the flowing Trisuli River, green countryside along with some snowcapped mountain views. Upon arrival at Mugling, we head along the road toward Pokhara and the trail departs to Basishahar from Dumre, and head north to Besisahar and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Drive to Chame (2,670m) by Jeep 5/6 hours

On the next day, we will have breakfast and go to Chame directly by Jeep which takes approximately 5/6 hours. Chame is the district headquarter of Manang where many good Lodges are built. You can visit the natural hot spring and explore around it. We stay overnight at Chame.

Day 05:  Chame to Pisang (3,200m) 5/6 hours

The trail goes through small village and dense forest along the river and dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river and gets to Barthang. From here the way goes through the jungle and crosses the river and then gently climbs through dense forest of juniper and finally arrives Dhukur pokhari where we will stop for lunch. On the way you can see a lovely Buddhist temple with pray wheels, apples trees, Annapurna ii, Pisang peak and Tilicho Himal. After lunch we continue through small jungle and yak pasture with easy walk to Pisang. Pisang is a small Tibetan village which has been divided into upper pisang and lower pisang. You can go to upper pisang for small hiking. We stay a night at lower pisang.

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3,540m) 6/7 hours

After having spent a night there, we head to Manang. There are two ways to go to Manang. The short one goes directly via Humde and the other longer trail goes through upper Pisang via Ghyaru and Ngawal. The longer way is best one for acclimatization and excellent Mountain View. It passes an interesting gompa in Ghyaru and a gompa in Ngawal that was built in 1990.You feel like you are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna ii, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. The high route rejoin the direct route at Mungji.From Munji.We walk again through bare field and get to a small village called Baraga where you can see a very old Buddhist monastery. From here, we walk again 30 minutes and finally arrive at Manang where we spend a night.

Day 07: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization

Manang is a beautiful village which is surrounded by white snow-capped mountain. Today after breakfast, we go to the Ganga Purna Lake for acclimatization from where you can see good view of the Manang village along with Gangapurna, Chulu east, Chulu west, pisang peak and Annapuran ii. After having visited that, we descend down to Manang and have lunch. After Lunch if haven’t visited Baraga monastery, we can visit it again and then return back to the lodge and stay overnight at the same lodge.

Day 08: Manang to Khangsar Village (3,700m) 4/5 hours

From Manang, we slowly start our trek to Khangsar with the stunning mountains view of Annapurna ii, Gangapuran, Tilicho Himal, Pisang peak and the entire Manang valley. The trail goes through yak pasture and crosses a stream then makes a small climb and finally arrives at Khangsar. Khangsar is a small village where only few lodges are built for accommodation. There is no any lodge between Manang and Khangsar. So, we go directly to Khangsar for lunch. We stay a night at Khangsar.

Day 09: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (3,734m) 6/7 hours

Leaving Khangsar, we first climb up about 2 hours through small shrubs and rocky trail with majestic view of Tilicho Himal and some of the main part of Annapurna range, after that, the way goes through rocky landside with small up and down. You have to take care on the way to Tilicho Base Camp due to slippery way and some time the small rock may fall from the ridge. At snowing time the entire path becomes difficult due to slippery route. We have to carry pack lunch on this day because there is no any proper place to prepare food. At last we, arrive at Tilicho Base Camp where only two small lodges are available for staying. We stay overnight at tent.

Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization

You have whole day rest. Today you can go for hiking up to Tilicho Lake and then descend down to Tilicho Base Camp and stay overnight.

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4,919m) 4 hours

The way is not far today but due to high it takes us a bit longer. The way gently climbs up through bare hill till Tilicho Lakes which takes approximately 4 hours. Tillicho Lake is the highest Lake of the world which is located on the elevation of 4910m. It is a beautiful Lake and situated on the lap of Tilicho Himal. Most of the people visit this Lake and then return back to Kangsar and go through Thorong La pass. We make a campsite near by the Lake and spend night at tent.

Day 12: Tilicho Lake to Nam Phu Kharka after crossing Mesokanta La pass (5,315m) 6/7 hours

This is the toughest way due to the high Pass (Mesokanta La Pass) 5315m. We start slowly our journey to Namphu kharka after breakfast and carry packed lunch for the entire day due to lack of water on the way for cooking. We make climb up to Pass and then the trail descends down to Namphu Kharka through yak pasture. Today you can see the best view of Tilicho Himal, Dhaulagiri, Tuckuche peak, Dhampus peak and the Mustang valley after the MesoKanta La pass.  After 6/7 hours of long walking, at last arrives at Namphu Kharka where we spend a night at tent.

Day 13: Namphu Kharka to Jomsom (2,720m) 4/5 hours

We descend down to Kaligandaki River next To Eklobhati and turn left through the bank of Kaligandaki River to head Jomsom. Today is the last day of our trek. After 5 hours of walking we will arrive at Jomsom. Jomsom is the main administrative headquarter of Mustang district. There is a small airport as well and we can fly directly to Pokhara from there. This place is too windy after 12 pm. We celebrate the last day of our trek at Jomsom with our entire trekking crews to thank them for their great work

Day 14:  Jomsom to Pokhara Morning flight 30 minutes

On the next day, we go to the airport early in the morning to fly to Pokhara. On the way to Pokhara, you can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and the entire Annapurna range from plane. It takes at least 30 minutes by plane. We spend the entire day at Pokhara exploring around lake side and Pokhara valley. We spend a night at Pokhara at hotel.

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu flight

We fly back to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes and do shopping for the final departure.By the evening we will do farewell dinner organized by our company.

Day 16: Final Departure

We will drop you to the airport for your final departure and say good bye to all of you until your next visit.

What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

  • Kathmandu/ Beishahar drop by Jeep

  • Pokhara/Kathmandu flight

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • All entrance fees in Kathmandu during your sightseeing

  • Welcome and farewell dinner

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary

  • All government, local and airport taxes

  • All essential paperwork for trekking permits

  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight

  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation

  • Tims Card

  • National park fees

  • Sleeping Bag (to be returned to the office after trek)

  • Down Jacket (to be returned to the office after trek)

  • Accommodation on Room sharing basis during the trek

  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek

  • Porters (2 trekkers- 1 porter)

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • Staff's salaries, their insurance, equipment, foods, accommodation and transportation

  • Medical Kit

  • T-shirt, cap and map from united brothers trek and expedition with its logo

  • Trekking poles

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Besishahar to Chame Jeep

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel Insurance

  • Helicopter Rescue

  • Medication

  • Hot Shower

  • Heater

  • Battery Charge

  • Mineral water

  • Hot water

  • Wi-fi

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra porter

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

  • Sightseeing in Pokhara

  • Tips for guide and porters

 

Trip dates trip price trip status
10 Mar, 2019 - 23 Mar, 2019 0.00 Available

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 14 days
  • Trip Grade : Difficult
  • Trip area : Annapurna region
  • Type of Trek : Lodge Trek/ Camping
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 5,315m
  • Starting point : Besishahar
  • Ending point : Jomsom
  • KTM/Besishahar : Car/Jeep/ Hiace
  • Jomsom/PKR : Flight
  • PKR/KTM : Flight

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