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Manang & Tilicho Lake Trekking
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Manang & Tilicho Lake Trekking

Annapurna with a difference, Manang to Jomsom via Tilicho Lake and Mesokanto pass

Manang and Tilicho Lake TrekkingThe Annapurna region undoubtedly provides some of the world’s best trekking routes, including as it does a greater variety of scenery and culture than can be found in any other comparable area. Although the normal circuit of Annapurna is a magnificent route, this new trek offers a wild and remote alternative to the Thorung-La. The route via Tilicho Lake and the two passes that guard it from the Kaligandaki Valley beyond is still little used and offers the adventurous and fit trekker high mountain scenery at its very best.


Tilicho Peak & Mesokanto Pass TrekThe chance to sit beside the freezing waters of the lake, surrounded by rock and ice, and with Tilicho Peak towering above, is an exciting alternative to the other more used trails. Having previously offered this route as part of a longer Itinerary, now we have arranged to fly out of the newly upgraded mountain airstrip at Jomsom and can therefore keep the overall length to three weeks.


Trekking Itinerary:

  • Hotels/Lodge/Camping
  • 11 Days Trek
  • Grade: Challenging Plus
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Accommodation: 3 Nights Kathmandu, 1 night Pokhara & 10 Nights Lodge/Camping
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Besishahar (823m.) by Bus or Jeep, transfer to Lodge.
Day 03: Besishahar to Chame( 2,713m.) by local Jeep/Bus.
Day 04: Trek from Chame – Pisang  Village (3185m.)
Day 05: Pisang – Manang Village (3351m.)
Day 06: Manang village rest for acclimatization and explore around.
Day 07: Trek to Khangsar Village (3760m.) - Tilicho Base Camp (Phedi - 4150m.)
Day 08: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920m.) explore. O/N at Camp.
Day 09: Tilicho Lake – Crossing Mesokanto Pass (5315m.) – Yak Kharka Camp.
Day 10: Yak Kharka – Jomsom (2713m.) O/N at Hotel/Lodge.
Day 11: Jomsom rest and exploration.
Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara( 915m.) by flight/drive and transfer to Hotel.
Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu free.
Day 15: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Optional via Thorung-La Pass
Day 08: Hike up to Tilicho Lake 4920m. - Exploration, return to Tilicho BC.
Day 09: Tilicho BC - Thare Gompa - Yak Kharka 4050m./Ledar 4200m.
Day 10: Yak Kharka/Ledar- Thorung-La Phedi 4450m.
Day 11: Thorung – La Pass (5416m.) – Muktinath (3748m.)
Day 12: Muktinath – Jomsom (2713m.)  and transfer to Hotel.
Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara 915. by flight/drive then transfers to Hotel.
Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfers to Hotel.
Day 15: Kathmandu free.
Day 16: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Teahouse Lodge/Camping Cost: USD       Per Person.


Tea-house Lodge & Camping Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, 1 night in Pokhara at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge and tented camp night with light food during the trek en-route.
  • Twin sharing North Face brand  tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, basic Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • One professional English speaking trekking guide and a Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit, Local village authority entry fees and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
  • Air Ticket: Jomsom/Pokhara with domestic airport tax & cargo fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.


The Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

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