Manang Tour carries you on a journey through premises of highest altitude lake in the world, inciting you from beginning to end of your trek. Tilicho Lake carries a historical and pilgrimage importance as it was mentioned in the Holy Ramayan, a mythological Hindu book, that the lake is a holy place. Hindu pilgrims and devotees from all over the world visit the place for worship and pilgrimage. Tilicho Lake collects glacial melt of northern slopes like Thorangla peak and Annapurna Himalayas and Tilicho Lake Trekking gives you an opportunity to experience its magnificence.
It is situated on the broad valley of the Marshyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. The river flows to the east. To the west there is the 5,416 metres (17,769 ft) pass Thorong La to Muktinath shrine and the valley of the Kali Gandaki. To the north there is the Chulu East peak of 6,584 meters. Most groups trekking around the Annapurna will take resting days in Manang to acclimatize to the high altitude, before taking the Thorong La pass. The village is situated on the northern slope, which gets the most sunlight and the least snow cover in the winter. The cultivation fields are on the north slope with terraces.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Besisahar
Set off by Tourist bus towards Besisahar(7hr), gateway to the Annapurna Circuit. A long walk through Besisahar bazaar leads downstream, followed then by an ascent up a series of rocky steps. There are several more ascents and descents as the trail makes its way through sub-tropical forests and across the rice terraces of Sera. Further on, across a saggy suspension bridge over the Khudi Khola is Bhulbule.
Day 02: Besisahar to Manang (3540m)
After breakfast you will drive to Chame about 6 to 7 hours. The road is Gravel. Then drive to Manang takes about 4 hours. You will drive past beautiful landscapes and Mountains. Enter the upper Manang region, where the rainfall is much lower. You will notice much contrast with the landscape and vegetation; the cold arid climate creates a much harsher environment. This area is a fascinating mix of barren cliffs and exotic rock formations in contrast to the snow covered Himalayan peaks. You have entered another world; Manang Village is set at 3500m.
Day 03: Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m)
After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal.
Continue from Khangsar on a large path. Pass a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the
latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4200 meters.
Day 04: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4949m)
From Base camp to the Tilicho lake takes another 3-4 hours. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way back to Base Camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area.
Day 05: Tilicho Lake to Manang
Trek back to Manang on foot. We stay in Manang on this day. Spectacular view of Glacier Lake can be seen from the Hotel.
Day 06: Manang to Chamche (Hot Spring)
After breakfast you will drive to Chamche which takes about 4 hours. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07: Chamche to Kathmandu
After Breakfast we head back towards Kathmandu, where the journey ends.
Days : 6 | Nights : 7
Our app has all your booking needs covered: Secure payment channels, easy 4-step booking process, and sleek user designs. What more could you ask for?