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Annapurna – Tilicho Lake

Trip Title: Annapurna – Tilicho Lake

Trip Length: 16 Days

Trip Grade: B       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Annapurna

National Park: Annapurna       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 5       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Tilicho Lake

Months: April, May, October, November,

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The Tilicho Lake route between Manang and Marpha is a spectacular but much tougher alternative to the standard Thorung La route. In the past this trek had been considered off limits, being part of an area restricted for military training. However, recently it was realised that the restrictions apply only to part of the area and so it is still possible to trek there without entering the restricted region. The route crosses three 5000m passes and requires two to three nights camping. The trail itself is infrequently used and traverses some difficult terrain including steep, unstable scree slopes. But a Great Trek with great views – This area was first explored by Herzog on the first ascent of Annapurna 1 – spectacular!


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Day- 01:
Drive to trailhead Bensisahar (760m) – Bhulbhule (840m)
7 hours drive.

Day- 02:
Bhulbhule (840m) – Ghyarmuphant

Day- 03:
Ghyarmuphant – Chamje (1430m)

Day- 04: Chamje (1430m) – Dharapani (1920m)

Day- 05:
Dharapani (1920m) – Chame (2630m)

Day- 06:
Chame (2630m) – Pisang (3200m)

Day- 07:
Pisang (3200m) – Manang (3500m)

Day- 08:
Acclimatization day at Manang

Day- 09:
Manang (3500M) – Khangsar (3734m)

Day- 10: Khaangsar (3734m) – Tilicho Base Camp (4120m)

Day- 11:
Tilichio Lake (4919)

Day- 12:
Exploration day around Tilicho lake

Day- 13:
Via Mesokantu la pass (5315m) – Jomsom (2710m)

Day- 14:
Jomsom, rest day

Day- 15:
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Fly Kathmandu


The below cost is quoted under the basis of per day per person:

Camping Price:

Minimum 2 Pax – 112
(3-6) Pax – 98
(7-10) Pax – 87
10 to more – 74

The Camping Price includes:
Camping accommodation in tents, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses including insurance, ACAP entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

Prices Do not include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc, Nepal Internal Flights.

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