- Technically fascinating low risk
- Amazingly wonderful place by Tilicho Lake
- Few numbers of climbers
- The culture and tradition of remote mythical villages alike to Tibet
Tilicho Peak Climbing is challenging at the same time rewarding peak that offers stunning views of the Himalayas. This is an interestingly technical, at the same time safe route. Along the way, there are lush green valleys, mesmerizing landscapes and various cultures of the Annapurna Region.
If you’re ready to take the step in your alpine desires and climb into the 7,000m range, this peak is tailor-made for you. Most noteworthy, Maurice Herzog is the first person to climb this peak in 1950. The climb was done in an attempt to find Annapurna I (8,091m) during a French Annapurna Expedition.
Besides the exceptional climb of Tilicho Peak, the other highlights of this trek are Tilicho Lake and Marsayangdi River. Tilicho Lake sits at an elevation of 4,920m below Tilicho Peak (7,134m). The challenging pass of Mesokanto La Pass sits at an altitude of 5,200m.
The trek to Tilicho Peak is an adventure in itself. The trail can be uneven at times and has substantial ascents and descents. Although rigors of the trail are worth the effort to reach this incredible region of the Himalayan Mountains and maybe climb a classic peak in the Annapurna range.
Along the way, you can encounter the excellent views of Annapurna Range II (7,937m) and Mt. Lamjung (6,983m) along the way. Not only is this area rich with natural wonders, but the diverse culture and different ethnic groups of the region make Tilicho peak climbing worth our visit.
Fall (September- November) and Spring (March-May).
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After landing, and passing through immigration, we will pick up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then we will transfer you to the hotel by private car.
The day starts with a short tour of the Kathmandu city, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple in the evening. In the evening you will be briefed by your guide and go through the itinerary.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Besisahar (760m.) The place is also known as the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit. We can enjoy views of mountains such as Annapurna II (7,937m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), and Lamjung Himal (6,983m) from the north. Interesting cultural sites can be seen as well such as the old fortes and palace of Lamjung durbar. Stay the night in Besisahar.
While walking towards Bahundanda (1,310), we can see examples of agrarian life. The trail has rocky ridges and we can see the Marsayangdi river flowing. A suspension bridge guides us towards Bhulbhule after which are a few ascents and descents which are easily done because we have arresting views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) to the east; eighth highest mountain in the world. Overnight at Bahundanda.
The sixth day starts with trek towards Chamje. We can see villages on the way, via Syange and the village of Khudi. Stay overnight at Chamje.
We can view waterfalls as we pass over suspension bridges and the Thakali people are welcoming along the way. We will at times encounter horse caravans as the trail consists of sharply climbs and descends then we reach Dharapani. Stay at Dharapani.
From Dharapani we trek towards Chame which is the center of Manang culture. The trail is easy to climb, with the highest waterfall along the trail while walking along the Marsayangdi River flowing by the side. Stay at Chame
We can get views of the Lamjung Himal, and traditional culture of the Gurung community today. As we trek up towards Upper Pisang we encounter a solitary monastery and the view of Annapurna II (7,937m). Stay at Pisang.
We will trek towards Manang this day through the beautiful and charming villages like Ghyaru, Ngawal, and Braga. You will view beautiful monasteries along the way such as Lophelling Monastery, Sher Gompa, Booz Gompa, and Brake Gompa; which is 900 years old. Continuing along the trail, we will finally arrive at Manang.
This day we take a rest in Manang. It's important to take time to adjust to the environment and difference in the elevation upwards that we climbed. If you like rather than resting, you can hike around the Manang Village. You can view Gangapurna Lake which is beautiful and click some pictures and return back to the hotel.
We hike to Khangsar today. The trail unveils the beautiful landscape of Upper Manang with lush forests and villages. In the evening we can also view sunsets over Tilicho Peak (7,134m). Stay at Khangsar.
On this day, we trek to Besi Khola. We can see Marsayangdi valley from Besi Khola from high suspension bridges over glacially fed rivers. The trail towards Besi Khola is fairly rough so it’s important to be aware of your footing and follow your guide. We can take time to see beautiful views of Mt. Om Myurpa (5,039m) can be seen in the background. Since the trail towards the base camp is rocky and landslides occur frequently. After reaching Base Camp the guides will start preparing the gear and setting up base camp. Stay at the Tilicho base camp.
The climbing period will be around fifteen days. Establishing basecamps and acclimatizing accordingly to have a successful summit day. The climb will offer views of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri massif, also the deepest gorge in Nepal, the Kali Gandaki valley and the Tranquil Tilicho Lake from above. After the victory of climbing the summit, we return to the base camp. Stay at Tilicho base camp.
Today is important to remove any traces of our base camp and attempt to restore the area to its previous condition before our arrival. We then trek back towards Khangsar (3,734m) and stay at Khangsar.
We will hike steep up towards Thorung Phedi this day. It is the starting point where tourists usually go to Thorung La Pass; one of the highest point. The trails include the nice views of Thorung valley.
Today we trek towards Muktinath (3,760m.); one of the sacred places for Hindus and Buddhist as well. It is at the foot of Thorung La mountain pass and an important religious destination for Hindus. We trek to Thorung La, the mountain pass which is at an elevation of 5,416m carefully as the trail is mostly snowy. We can see the stunning Thorung Peak (6,144m) in the background from Thorung La Pass. Continuing the trail towards Muktinath by viewing the mountains such as Mt. Yakwakang (6,482m) and Mt. Mt. Muktinath is the last village of Kali Gandaki.
The last day of the trek, is to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2,810 m.) The trail reveals the view of Mt. Nilgiri (7,061m), the path of the fields, view of oasis from the upper path, beautiful landscapes, and the Kali Gandaki River below. We can feel the headwinds while trekking till we reach Jomsom. Also, there is the airport at Jomsom. Stay at Jomsom.
This day we take a flight from Jomsom to reach Pokhara viewing all the scenic beauties, mountains, valleys, and lakes from above. In the evening, you can visit around the lakeside also can do cycling around Pokhara and have some time in a peaceful environment.
This day we drive back to Kathmandu on our private vehicle. You will be transferred to the hotel and then in the evening roaming around the streets of Thamel.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and bid farewell.