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Tilicho Lake & Thorong La Pass Trek - 16 Days


Tilicho Lake & Thorong La Pass Trek

The Tlicho lake and throng la pass trek takes trekkers on a circuit of the Annapurna range and also to the revered site of Tilicho Lake. The trekking trail also includes crossing the Thorong La Pass, at an altitude of 5,416 meters, which connects the Manang and the Mustang districts. The trek journey to Annapurna circuit and then ascending towards the glorious Tilicho Lake and passing the Thorong La pass this trek package is a great combo for exploring the mystic beauty.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake takes you through the lowland villages occupied by Brahmin and Chhetri ethnic people to far-off settlements of Manang. Encounter a wide range of culturally rich and ethnically diverse villages and settlements as you walk on beautiful trekking trails through the very heart of the Annapurna region. Experience the differences in the terrain that ranges from subtropical woodlands to dry arid landscapes as you move higher.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake also lets you visit the spiritual hub of the region- Muktinath and look at sights of the amazing mountain peaks of Annapurna from one of the most famous vantage points in the country. Situated at an altitude of 4,970 meters, Tilicho Lake is the highlight of the trek. Famous as one of the most winsome destinations for trekking in the country, Tilicho Lake has a distinct emerald glow in its waters. After the construction of a Trek up to Manang, the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake presents one of the most alluring trekking journeys in the entire region. And Cross the Thorong La Pass and descend down to Muktinath. Sacred to both the Hindu and the Buddhist people, Muktinath is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Mountain Pass. Known as the place of liberation, Muktinath adds a spiritual sense to the journey.

Trek to Jomsom and then fly or drive back to Pokhara. The trekking trails are filled with lush vegetation and the sights of the distant mountain peaks augment the feel of surrealism to the trekking journey. The whole experience of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is unforgettable and brimming with the natural, cultural, and Himalayan elegance of one of the most exquisite regions in the country. You can see views of the Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri range, and the Manaslu Himalayas as you walk on paths that reach the far northern peaks all the way to the Tibetan plateaus.

Join AlpineTrav for an amazing journey where you would be presented with the most beautiful aspects, sights, and Himalayan sceneries. Accompanied by professionals, you would be subjected to hiking to the cyan Tilicho Lake and look at the mesmerizing wonder of nature in all its glory.


Why Trek With AlpineTrav Treks?

At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and to ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and a worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical, or emotional. Read below to find out what makes your journey different from AlpineTrav Treks:

1. All the Document arrangements required for the trip will be done prior ready to your arrival.
2. On trekking, you will be led by an experienced and medical-trained guide or leader with a high staff ratio. Safety is our utmost priority.
3. We provide boiled water for drinking purposes on all our treks. During mealtime, you can ask the staff to fill the hot water for you.
4. We strongly discourage the use of single-use plastic bottles such as mineral water on all our trips. Carrying a hot water bottle is highly recommended.
5. Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time.
6. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.
7. Tea will be served in your Room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk.
8. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast.

All-Inclusive for Trek

Trekking is an all-inclusive trip meaning you will need cash only for your personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
During the trekking, Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and a waterproof duffel bag trekking map, all required permits, Document for the trek, Guide, and support staff, also necessary ground transportation, etc all included.


Itinerary [for Tilicho Lake & Thorong La Pass Trek – 16 Days]
Cost USD ($) 1375 per person (Min, Group Size: 2)

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar (760 meters), 6 hours.
Day 03: Drive to Chame (2713 meters), 6 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Pisang (3185 m), 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Manang (3540 m), 5 hours.
Day 06: Rest day at Manang for Acclimatization
Day 07: Trek to Kangsar (3756 m), 4 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m), 6 hours.
Day 09: Hike to Tilicho Lake (4919 m), and back to Base Camp
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters), 6.5 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Thorong high camp (4700m), 5 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong La pass (5416 m), 7-8 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2800 meters), 5 hours.
Day 14: Drive or Fly to Pokhara (850 m), 8 hours (fly -25 minutes extra Charge)
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 meters), 6 – 7 hours.
Day 16: Transfer to the airport, depart to your own destination.
Join us on a Tilicho Lake & Thorong La Pass Trek in 2022/2023
Customize Your Trek:
This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be ‘tailormade’. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com

Notice

Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks. Please take care to note that your trek leader or guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trekking leader or guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but be prepared to be flexible if required.


Experiences

1. Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trials.
2. Trekking in the Himalayas always takes us to challenge altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day.
3. We always provide the details in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping, and other workouts.

Lists Safety & Security

1. Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. AlpineTrav Treks pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel.
2. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staff and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange helicopter service for emergency rescue.
3. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Package Cost Includes

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on Open/Choice Menu whilst on a trek with tea and coffee
  • 3-star similar type of hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & breakfast)
  • Accommodation at a clean and cozy teahouse/ lodge on a trekking
  • Arrival and Departure transfers on both.
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Well experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Assistant guide if the group size exceeds +4 persons
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers
  • Staff equipment, insurance, and allowances
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen
  • All required permits for the trek (Conservation & TIMS card)
  • 3-star similar type of hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & breakfast)
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • AlpineTrav sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Trek completion certificate (Upon request)
  • Government taxes 13% & Company charges
  • Farewell dinner

Package Cost doesn’t include

  • International airfare, visa, and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Any cost which arises due to a change in the itinerary because of natural calamities, disturbance, like personal sickness, etc.
  • All kinds of personal expenses like, Wi-Fi, internet, and hot shower during the trek
  • Cost of any extra services if you use those which are not mentioned in the packages
  • Gratuities for staff

Equipment Lists

The gears listed below are required for this trek. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.


Head
Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf/Baseball cap/Thermal Balaclava/Sunglasses with UV protection/Headlight with spare batteries

Upper Body
Long-sleeved shirts/T-shirts/Baselayers/Warm Jacket/Sweater/Pullover
Waterproof Gore-Tex/Down Jacket with hood (800m fill) Primaloft or light Jacket.

Lower Body
Thermal/Inner-wears/Baselayers/Undergarments/Waterproof Gore-Tex Pant.
Trekking Trousers/Pants/Down or Primaloft Pant.
Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks)/Trekking Boots (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)/Camp
Shoes/Gaiters/Down shoes (Optional)/Flip-flop.

Hands
Liner Gloves/Primaloft Mitten/Down Mitten

Others
Sleeping bag/Backpack 40-50 liters/A pair of trekking poles/Water bottle one (1) liter X 2/Multi tool knife/Inflatable sleeping mattress (For additional comfort)/Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes/Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry/Padlock/Sewing kit/Duct tape/Reading materials notebooks and pens

Documents
1. Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
2. 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
3. Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
4. Flight tickets
5. Credit cards in case of emergencies
6. Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Toiletries and hygiene
Quick-drying towel/Small face towel/Toothbrush &Toothpaste/Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)/Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm/Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes/Hygiene products/Basic first aid kit

Cash
Before departing on your trek, make sure you have enough Nepalese currency to purchase meals and drinks during the trek – it’s always good to carry them in the smaller denominations where possible, there are no ATMs on the mountains

Accommodation

1. Your accommodation on the trek will be on simple mountain lodges run by the local people with basic and shared facilities. Trekking in the area does not need tremendous logistics in accommodation as there are many clean and friendly Lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets.
2. Blankets are generally provided by the teahouse but we will provide a warm sleeping bag to everyone. Bathrooms are mostly shared and toilets are squat type in most places.
3. We will arrange for you and your group to stay in local lodges daily. Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is.

Food (Meals)

We will provide three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek. The menus in the teahouses are varied, ranging from traditional Nepalese (Dal Bhat) Momo, Chowmein, to pizza and apple pie. Despite the fact that meat is available in the teahouses, we are against eating it on the trek.

The meat has frequently been conveyed in the warmth from Lower elevations for a few days before arriving at the teahouses and can cause stomach upsets or disease.


About Nepal Visa

All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency. Cost for visa fee you can check to here!

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. MORE DETAILS

Side Trips/ Trip Extensions

After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, India, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
On your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tilicho Lake & Thorong La Pass Trek
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