Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chame
  • Trek through dense forests and beautiful villages
  • Come across a range of vegetation and wildlife
  • Observe diverse culture, tradition, and lifestyle
  • Spend the night in famous Manang village
  • Hike to Gangapurna Lake
  • Explore stunning Tilicho Lake
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Visit the famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath
  • Pass by the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki gorge
  • Explore picturesque villages like Kagbeni and Jomsom
  • Witness phenomenal landscape and breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Tilicho Peak, Mt. Gangapurna, etc

About Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek is a great combination that traverses the hidden corners of the Annapurna region and takes you to the turquoise jewel of the Himalayas, Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake with elevation 4,919 meters used to be the world's highest lake, until recently Kajin Sara Lake got discovered and took the place with 5,200 meters. Moreover, Tilicho Lake Thorong La Pass Trek also crosses the challenging Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) and explores one of the significant pilgrimage sites of Nepal, Muktinath. If you are someone looking for an extra challenge and off-the-beaten trekking in the Annapurna region, then Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trekking is the perfect option for you.

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek 14 days present phenomenal landscape and mountain views. Throughout the trail, you can see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 ), Lamjung Himal (6,988 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), etc. Likewise, the trail goes through picturesque valleys and fine mountain villages, where you will come across diverse cultures and traditions. These villages are resided by people from several communities who have distinct values, languages, and practices. Similarly, the trail also lets you visit many ancient gompas and temples.

During Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek, you trek through dense forests, crossing many thrilling bridges. The trail gradually ascends to Tilicho Base Camp via Manang and hikes up to Tilicho Lake. From here, you trek through huge meadows and climb to the top of Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trekking. From here, passing by Muktinath and the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge, you trek through lovely apple orchards to reach Jomsom

Overall, Tilicho Lake Trek presents a very adventurous journey in the Himalayas that will remain in your memory forever. The trail offers a perfect balance of thrill, wilderness, and experience. The best time to go on Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek is from March to April and October to November. If you have any queries regarding Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek package or Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek cost, feel free to contact us anytime.

Itinerary

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Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu Kathmandu

Our team representative welcomes you at Tribhuvan International Airport. He/she then takes you to the hotel and quickly briefs you about the day program. You can rest for a few hours until dinner. Later, you have a welcome dinner organized by the company. Meet with other team members over the dinner and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel.

  • Welcome dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

Have a delicious breakfast, and get ready to drive to Chame. The drive is long. You can see tempting views of rolling lush green hills, rivers, small settlement areas, and colorful terraced fields along the drive. Likewise, the drive also offers stunning views of mountains like Fishtail, Lamjung Himal, etc.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the teahouse

The trail from Chame ascends through dense forest along the Marsyangdi River. Further, passing through meadows, enjoying stunning views of snow-capped mountains, you come across a giant rock known as Paungda Dada rock. From here, you trek and reach Upper Pisang to spend the night. You can see a superb view of Mt. Annapurna II from this village.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the teahouse
  • 3300m

Today, the trail gradually ascends to Braga (3,500 m), following the valley floor. It is a beautiful village with a distinct placement of houses. From here, you walk witnessing the countryside view and reach Manang, a very famous village. This village offers breath-taking landscape and mountain views.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the teahouse

It is a rest day at Manang village. There are so many things to do around this village, from several options for hikes to adventurous activities like horse riding, etc. Explore the village, and hike to beautiful Gangapurna Lake. Likewise, you also visit ancient monasteries and explore old caves.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

The trail drops down to a river called Khangsar Khola. Crossing the river, you head towards Khangsar village. It is a short trekking day, therefore you have ample time to rest and explore the village. This village is also known as the last village of Nepal and influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

Leaving Khangsar behind, you pass by a gompa and continue trekking along a recently built path. The trail ascends to a high ridge and takes you to an intersection. From here, two-path goes to Tilicho Base Camp. The first path is rugged, steep, and tough, whereas the second route is newly made and is less challenging. Following the second path, you reach a high crest and descend. The trail from here takes you to the base camp for night stay.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

You wake up early and hike to Tilicho Lake. Upon reaching the lake, you will see a tempting view of the shining lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. After spending some time at the lake, you descend to Siri Khara to spend the night.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

From Siri Kharka, the trail ascends to Yak Kharka. You trek through Tenki Manang, and from here, leaving the Marsyangdi valley, you trek along the Jarsang Khola valley. The trail will take you to Yak Kharka, which is a grazing ground for yaks.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking from Yak Kharka and ascend along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola. The trail is on the tough side. Ascending through a rugged path, you reach Thorong Phedi also known as High Camp for night stay. The views from this place are wonderful.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

Today is a long trekking day. You begin trekking early in the morning. The trail gradually ascends to the top of the Thorong La Pass. The trail is challenging and involves steep climbing. From the top of the pass, you can see phenomenal views of snow-capped mountains. After spending some time here, you descend to one of the very important pilgrimage sites of Nepal, Muktinath Temple. This specific place is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year from all around the world.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

You will wake up early in the morning and visit the temple and shrines around it. After that, you begin trekking towards Jomsom. The trail descends to Eklebhatti and further, follows the Kali Gandaki river. On the way, you get to see the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge. Passing through Kagbeni and lovely apple orchards, you reach Jomsom.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

Today, an early morning flight takes you back to Pokhara. Upon landing at Pokhara, you head to the hotel. The remaining day is free. You can explore around the hotel and visit famous tourist sites like Davis Falls, Bat Cave, etc. Likewise, in the evening, you can go boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake, enjoying a gorgeous sunset.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel

After having breakfast, you drive or fly back to Kathmandu. If you opt to fly to Kathmandu, then you will have the entire day to you. You can relax and do some shopping. In the evening, the company will organize a farewell dinner for you.

Variation:

There is an option of extending the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek if you have extra days to traverse. You can join the famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek or trek to remote Nar and Phu valley known as Nar Phu Valley Trek. We also organize tailor-made Tilicho Lake Trek for our guests who want to create their custom trips in the Himalayas.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Stay overnight in the hotel