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Tilicho peak climbing

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Tilicho peak climbing is one of the difficult climbing peaks in Nepal as it range to 7135m form the sea level and also located in the complicated Manang valley route. Climbing of Mt. Tilicho gives a great experience of mountain climb and exhilarating panoramic views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Tibetan plateau and deepest valley of Kali Gandaki. Tilicho Peak base camp is set on the lap of Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake is the world highest Lake situated in the Annapurna range at height of 4819m. There will be three high camp established in the approach to the summit of Peak Tilicho. Camp 1 at 5800m is located a long way away through the ridges of the mountain and Camp 2 is located at a height of approximately 6200m. If you are seeking the thrill of adventure and wish to widen your experience towards the peak climbing beyond simply trekking in Nepal, this Tilicho Peak climbing can be the wonderful adventure and experience forever.

During Tilicho Peak Climb Nepal's spectacular diversity appears at its finest deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical forest to a high, dry landscape resembling with the Tibetan Plateau. The climbing of Tilicho Peak follows valleys and canyons up one side of the Annapurna Massif with magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna Ranges, Mt. Fishtail and many more breathtaking Himalayas. Mount Tilicho Peak Climbing leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. 

Nepal Mt. Tilicho Peak climbing is a huge opportunity to discover roughly Nepal’s Himalaya’s diverse combination, experience dramatic mountain sequence with finest vistas and ultimate opportunity to hug the dreamy Tilicho peak.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (820m)
Day 04: Besisahar/Bhulbhule to Bahundanda (1270m)
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m)
Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m)
Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame (2710m)
Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3210m)
Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3540m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 11: Manang trekking to Khangsar village (3734m)
Day 12: Khangsar Village to Tilicho lake base camp (4150m)
Day 13: Base camp to Tilicho Lake (4920m)
Day 14-32: Peak Climbing period of Tilicho peak (7135m)
Day 33: Tilicho base camp to Yak Kharka (4000m)
Day 34: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m)
Day 35: Phedi trekking to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 36: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 37: Jomsom fly to Pokhara
Day 38: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 40: Final Departure

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Very warm 'Namaste' (welcome in Nepali) for your great journey with us. We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and would drive to your hotel. As you get ease and freshen up after your long fight, we humbly request you to visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

Day 2: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can pay your homage visiting center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflects the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can travel around the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. You can perhaps take relaxed walk through the famous streets. 

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (820m)
Take a vehicle or tourist bus to Besi Sahar, about 6 hours drive. Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of every day living in these lowland villages. If you reach Besi Sahar at lunch time, it's possible to take a bus or hike along the road to Bhulbule same day. From Besi Sahar we will see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people.

Day 4: Besisahar/Bhulbhule to Bahundanda (1270m)
Beyond Bhulule, the trail travels up the east bank of the river, past an impressive 60m waterfall that is surrounded by a tropical tree called a pandanus or screw pine. Watch the Langur monkeys playing in the treetops. The path wanders through extensive views of Mt. Manaslu and Ngadi Chuli. Cross the Sisneri khola and pass the unfinished base of a long-promised power plant to reach a tibtean settlement. A steep walk via subtropical forest and small hamlets takes to Bahundanda, an attractive village in the saddle of a long ridge.

Day 5: Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m)
Descend on a steep, rocky trail past golden amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces. A climb over a ridge leads to the pleasant village of Kanigaon (1170m). The end of the town offers the best view of the huge waterfall across the Marsyangdi. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje.

Day 6: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m)
Cross to the east bank of the Marsyangdi and follow the trail along the river embankment. Climb past fields, then through stands of bamboo and rhododendron to an exposed trail that traverses high above the steep riverbank. A relatively long walk today, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani. Beyond Dharapani, the wide trail climbs gradually over a spur. An hour work to Bagarchhap through a forest of a blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and oak, offers typical Tibetan architecture. The trail has entered the Manang region with site our first Tibetan Monastery and the occasional glimpses of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6986m).

Day 7: Bagarchhap to Chame (2710m)
The trail stays on the south bank of the river, climbing through forests to Danaque (2210m), valley surrounded by apples orchards. Climb steeply crisscrossing section of the road through rhododendron forest. The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. At the entrance to Chame is along wall with many prayer wheels; the administrative headquarter of the Manang district. There are fine views of Lamjung, Annapurna II/IV (7525m).

Day 8: Chame to Pisang (3210m)
Climb past Mani walls to a field of buckwheat in tiny village Telekhu (2840m). There's a long, peasant and mostly level walk in forests with some dramatic scenery as you walk through a deep gorge. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curve slab of rock. The trail follows through the river valley with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Pisang marks the beginning of the region upper portion of the Manang district.

Day 9: Pisang to Manang (3540m)
It's about 6-7 hours trail. From upper Pisang the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hike through the fields of grazing yak and wide variety of crops. The trail climbs a steep ridge right side of the Marsyangdi River to get Ngawal (3660m). On the way we pass pine forests, villages such as Braga and farming terraces. The large Tibetan settlement Manang provides good views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Stay at 3570m.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
This day you spend a second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings. You can explore Khangsur Village, Kecho Lake or Milarepa Cave. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 11: Manang trekking to Khangsar village (3734m)
Descending from old Manang and passing by Chorten reach a Marsyangdi river, cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola. It is possible to cross the ridge north of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or to descend from village to the glacial lake at the foot of a huge icefall descending from the northern slopes of Gangapurna. the trail stays close to the river bed and soon we approach Khangsar, superb view of the Great Barrier open up. There you find a small monastery, chorten, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar. Stay overnight at camp in Khangsar.

Day 12: Khangsar Village Trekking to Tilicho lake base camp (4150m)
From Khangsar the trail climbs steeply past the Gompa and small chortens, trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. The path is quite covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Some places along the trail you cross a few streams. You reach a crest (4650m) with prayer flags after the wearying clim from where you can enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and many others. Tilicho Lake is situated at the highest altitude so we set our camp today here at low.

Day 13: Base camp trekking to Tilicho Lake (4920m)
The trail to the Tilicho Starts up a side valley then traverses onto a moraine, making a long climb to 4710m. There are outstanding view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna and the Khangsar Kang. Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at (4920m), presents a particularly dramatic spectacle. Sometimes its turquoise water reflects the surrounding peaks but more often its frozen solid. Set our camp for the further peak climbing of Tilicho peak. 

Day 14 – 32: Peak Climbing period of Tilicho peak (7135m) Expedition 

Day 33: Tilicho base camp trekking to Yak Kharka (4000m)
The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You can keep high and follow a track 400meters or so above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka. It's fun to see large yaks grazing at Yak Kharka. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.

Day 34: Yak Kharka trekking to Thorong Phedi (4420m)
From Yak Kharka, the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow capped leopards, sometimes magically appears. The crow like bird choughs, large lamer geiers and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead. It is some time possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep at Phedi. Overnight at Phedi 4400m.

Day 35: Phedi trekking to Muktinath (3800m)
The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurna, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. 

Day 36: Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m)
From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow capped mountains. The trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees, finally we arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang; it has posing Chortens and ochre-colored Gompa and monastery. After lunch in Kagbeni continue trekking to Jomsom on the windy trail of Kali Gandaki valley, overnight at Jomsom. 

Day 37: Jomsom to Pokhara
An early morning we will take a short picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki is stunning. Relax whole day in Hotel or wander around Lake Side with fascinating mountains panorama view and nature charming. Explore the various interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David's fall and the various lakes of course.

Day 38: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.
Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people. 

Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.

Day 40: Final Departure
We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. Wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again. 

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking/peak climbing guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) Cook, Sherpa, and Supporting Staffs with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • All meals during trekking/peak climbing 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Tea and coffee).
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period. 
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Travel& Rescue arrangement
  • All local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private car/Van.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration:40 Days

Elevation:(7135m /820m)

Trip Grade: Difficult

Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal

Location: Annapurna Trekking Regions

Best time: March to May and Sptember - November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain

Guide: Government certified hiking/Trekking & Climbing Guide

Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room. Tented camping will be done in the journey during the trek and climbing.

Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine - vegetarian option usually available)

Group Size: 2 - 12

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Trek Leader and Staffs:

Government certified hiking & trekking Guide

Accommodation/Lodging:

Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation

Daily Meals on the Trek:

Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (meals can be chosen from Menu, Vegetarian options available)