| ||Duration || 16 Days|
| ||Group Size|| 2 or more|
| ||Transportaion||Private car & Tourist bus|
| ||Accomodations|| Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea House/Lodge or Camping tend during trek|
| ||Best Seasons|| Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)|
|Activities || Trekking, Hiking|
| ||Meals|| Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks|
Tilicho Lake camping Trek allows you to explore the vicinity of the inner
Mustang that takes us from 830m/2,723ft to 5,416m/17,769ft through the deep
valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal. Annapurna
region is finest explained as the most happening enticement trekking trail of
about 300 kms trails in the Annapurna mountain ranges in the Nepal Himalayas.
Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which literary means ‘Goddess of the Harvests.’
The world 10th tallest mountain Annapurna surrounded by many Himalayan ranges
which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre - the famous
fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. In addition this
area possesses the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge. Another highlight
of this trek is the world’s highest lake, Tilicho which has completely
This trek starts right from
Besishahar which is 7 hours drive from Kathmandu city and goes along the
Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli. We continue
trek passing through villages like Bahundanda and Dharapani and we head north
to reach headquarter of Manag region, Chame. From here we trek to the Tilicho
Base Camp and Tilicho Lake. Other days we trek down further to reach headquarter
of entire Mustang region, Jomsom from where we take short super scenic flight
to reach natural charming city of Pokhara via Ghandruk (a typical Gurung
village) where we end our trek. Other days we trek down further to reach
headquarter of entire Mustang region, Jomsom from where we take short super
scenic flight to reach natural charming city of Pokhara via Ghandruk (a typical
Gurung village) where we end our trek.
Day 01: Arrival,
transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu:
Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu
- Besisahar [800 m/2624]: 8-9 hrs drive
Day 04: Besisahar
– Bahundanda (1,310m.) 5-6 hours walk
Day 05: Chamje
– Dharapani (1,920m.) 4-5 hours walk
Day 06: Dharapani
to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 07: Chame
- Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5-6 hrs
08: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Day 09: Manang:
Rest (Acclimatization day)
Day 10: Manang
to Tilicho Base Camp (4,150m/13616ft), 5-6 hours
Day 11: Tilicho
Base Camp to Tilicho Lake ( ), 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Tilicho
Lake to Kaishang (3510m/11516 ft)
Day 13: Kaishang
to Jomsom (2700/8,856ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Fly
Day 15: Pokhara
- Kathmandu 6 hour
Day 16: Departure
from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home
Three-star hotel in
Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory) and in Pokhara(Hotel
Crystal Palace or similar catagory) with breakfast.
Welcome and farewell
accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
A full day sightseeing
tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private car/jeep.
Jomsom to Pokhara
Kathmandu - Besisahar
and Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.
English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4
trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1
porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
Four seasonal sleeping
bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
All necessary paper
work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
All government and
Nepal Visa fee.
to and from Kathmandu.
Entrance fee during
the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
(Kathmandu-Besisahar and Pokhara-Kathmandu $120 one way upto 3 Pax).
Lunch and Dinner at
Kathmandu and Pokhara.
accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early
return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
Travel & Health
Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended).
(phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or
boiled water, shower etc).
Tips for guides and
Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Tilicho Lake camping Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.