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Tilicho Lake collects the glacial melts of entire Annapurna and Thorong Peak and claimed as the highest elevated lake in the world. Hindu pilgrims from world around visit this place as it is mentioned in Hindu legendary book – Ramayana.
Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek offers some of world’s excellent views, diversity of culture, deep valleys and lofty mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal. The region is highly blessed with extensive range of people and terrain: ranging from sub-topical to alpine to snowy barren landscapes. Tilicho Lake trek is a fascinating extension to standard Annapurna circuit trek and assist with acclimatization for the high Thorong La route to the Kali Gandaki Valley.
Annapurna with Tilicho Lake trip meanders through the exotic village inhabited by diverse people from different ethnic groups; offering the best view of snowy mountain vistas. Annapurna with Tilicho Lake trekking route traverse many hours of exposed scree slopes and should not be tackled by anyone afraid of height.
Annapurna regions were very little affected by the earthquake. The trail and recently built dirt road follow an anti-clockwise route behind the 50km Annapurna massif. As we gain elevation, the lowland Hindu communities gradually changes into Tibetan community, the agriculture and architecture changes accordingly.
Notable landmarks we visit includes: the Upper Pisang to Braga route which exhibits the outstanding view of Annapurna II & IV and fascinating architecture. Manang, the largest village, commands the picture perfect view of Gangapurna and Annapurna III. This village also panders the traveler’s tastes. The Manang to Tilicho Lake trail follows the Marshyangdi valley and gradually rises to the heart of the Annapurna – Nilgiri – Muktinath Himal with the close view of these ice-giants. Few hours hike from Tilicho Base Camp leads to the Tilicho Tal. Retrace your step back to Khangsar and take route to Thorong La Pass via Yak Kharka. Beyond the Thorong La Pass (5,416m) is Muktinath, revered temple for both Hindus and Buddhists. An early morning flight from Jomsom takes us to Pokhara, a city of Lake.
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Drive to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft): 6-7 hours
Day 03: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 - 7 hours
Day 07: Manang to Khangsar (3745m/12286ft): 2-3 hours
Day 08: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours
Day 9: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then trek back to base camp: 5-6 hours
Day 10: Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040m/13,020ft): 4-5 hours
Day 11: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours
Day 12: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours
Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 30mins
Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 30mins
Day 16: Final departure
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