Highest Lake and Biggest Pass Trekking is truly an attractive destination for adventure enthusiast to experience the remote beauty of the Manang Valley lying on the shadow of Annapurnas and Gangapurna supplying plentiful chance to visit world highest Tilicho Lake at 4919m and world biggest Thorang La Pass at 5416m. Following the well-known Annapurna Circuit trekking route, the trek passes through beautiful waterfalls, magnificent mountain views and a variety of landscapes encountering local people & monasteries and learning a little bit about culture.
Enriched with the pristine beauty of people and nature, Tilicho Lake trekking also holds religious significance and believed that the Lake is the Holy Destination as mentioned in Hindu Book of Ramayana. For more adventure seekers, there is the alternate thrilling route to reach Mustang via Mesokanta Pass trekking trail from around the lake however it needs camping supplies for two nights as there is no teahouse on the vicinity of Tilicho Lake until Thini Gaon (Mustang).
Mustang region offers a splendid view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri towering the barren dry Kali Gandaki valley and allows visiting old Buddhist monasteries in areas like Kagbeni & Jharkot and most not to forget Muktinath temple – a sacred Hindu and Buddhist shrine.
This typical journey of Tilicho Thorang La Pass trekking starts with a scenic drive to Bhulbhule and following trails of Annapurna Circuit trek passing through beautiful lush vegetation and waterfalls. We will try to avoid roads as much as possible and continue to Chame up to where Jeep drive is possible these days but the walk has always been wonderful. We shall visit various places of interest in and around Manang valley including Ice Lake, Bodzo Gompa, Bhrakha Gompa, Gangapurna glacier and few others. Trails to Tilicho Lake will pass through Khangsar village (also known as the Last Village of Nepal) and few Buddhist Gompa until Tilicho Base Camp Hotel which is the only place to stay before reaching the lake.
We shall visit tranquil Tilicho Lake in the morning as day trip excursion and get back to Base Camp to stay one more night before retracing the path to Khangsar village and Yak Kharka approaching world biggest Thorang La Pass (5416m) to reach another beautiful valley of Mustang. We start at around 4 am in the morning for Pass hoping to reach Thorang La top by 9 am to avoid the strong wind and then we had to descend for next four hours to Muktinath watching Mustang Valley and a panorama of Dhaulagiri mountain range. On our last day before a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, we will have quick peek to Tiri village at Kagbeni to feel the ground of the first step to Historical Upper Mustang trekking route.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft.)Drive: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m / 8760 ft.) Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m / 10498 ft.) Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft.) via upper route Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Day Trip to Ganagapurna Glacier and Chongkor View Point or Bodzo Gompa (4130m / 13550 ft.) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Manang to Shree Kharka (3740m / 12270 ft.) Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m / 13615 ft.) Walk: 5 –6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Excursion Day around Tilicho Lake (4919m / 16138 ft.) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft.) Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft.) Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft.) Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft.) via Kagbeni Village Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Early Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft) Flight: 20 min | Drive: 10 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 16Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7 - 8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: B, L, D
Day 17Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 18Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
Wauw! It was amazing, we came to Nepal without a plan And the guys from Archaic Nepal Travel helped us with every single detail. They take time and care helping us out, where to go and what the options are. We could go straight away, got picked up in the morning by our guide Aryan and the adventure begon. It was the most amazing experience of my life. The Himalaya is very impressive, the people are super friendly and everywhere we went our guide had every single thing sorted out for us. It was the first time doing a trek for me and my friend Sabine and didnt really know what to expect. Aryan is a very Nice Guy and also became our friend aswel. He told us about Nepal about the Himalaya he is a proffesional with trekking and also carried our backpack, i mean as two girls iT was very nice to have a strong men with you. I can recommend this to all of you.. Next time ill go back, ill definitely go with them again. Milan is a very friendly guy who set the whole thing up and we are very thankfull for both of them. We even got a certificate when we came back. Thank you guys for everything, see you next time. Namaste
Ilse Veldhuizen, Netherlands
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