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Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake
Location Annapurna, Himalayas
Coordinates 28°41′00″N 83°51′24″ECoordinates: 28°41′00″N 83°51′24″E
Basin countries
Nepal

Surface elevation 4949 m

 

Tilicho lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4,949 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Manang district of Nepal. Another source lists Lake Tilicho as being 4,919 meters high (16,138 feet).
Mountain lakes are known to geographers as tarns if they are caused by glacial activity. Tarns are found mostly in the upper reaches of the Himalaya, above 5,500 metres. Due to the extremely inhospitable surrounding terrain and the difficulties associated with reaching the area, this lake is rarely visited by outsiders.
It was also the site of one of the highest ever altitude scuba dives. A Russian diving team consisting of Andrei Andryushin, Denis Bakin and Maxim Gresko conducted a scuba dive in the lake in 2000.
Trekkers attempting the Annapurna Circuit route usually cross the watershed between Manang and Kali Kandaki valleys over the 5414 meters high Thorong La pass. The alternate route skirting Tilicho Lake from the north has been gaining popularity. This route is more demanding and requires at least one night of camping. New lodges have been built between Manang and the lake, but there are no teahouses or lodges past the Tilicho BaseCamp lodge some kilometers east of the lake and the next village of Thini Gaon in the Kali Gandaki valley. Most groups spend two nights between these places. There are two passes leading to Thini Gaon and Jomsom; Mesokanto La and Tilicho North pass known also as Tilicho “Tourist pass”. These routes via Tilicho Lake are more often closed by snow than the higher Thorong La.

 

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Option 01: Tilicho Lake - Masokanto la Pass Fly from Jomsom
Day 01 Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 Katmandu drive to Besi sahar (750m)
Day 04 Besi Sahar trek to Ngadi (860m)
Day 05 Ngadi Trek to Jagat (1400m)
Day 06 Jagat Trek to Dharapani (1943m)
Day 07 Dharapani Trek to Chame (2713m)
Day 08 Chame Trek to Pisang (3185m)
Day 09 Pisang Trek to Manang (3530m)
Day 10 Manang acclimatization Day
Day 11 Trek to Khangsar (3734m)
Day 12 Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4800m)
Day 13 Trek to Nama Phu (3510m) via Masokanto La (5099m)
Day 14 Trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 15 Fly to Pokhara /Hotel
Day 16 Free day in Pokhara /Hotel
Day 17 Drive /Fly to Kathmandu
Day 18 Free day for shopping or relax
Day 19 Drive to airport for return flight
Option 02: Tilicho Base Camp And Annapurna circuit
Day 13 Visit Tilicho Lake Trek to Khangsar (3734m)
Day 15 Khangsar Trek to Letdar (4250m)
Day 16 Letdar Trek to Thorong Phedi (4700m)/Highcamp
Day 17 cross Thorong la (5416m) to Muktinath
Day 18 Muktinath Trek to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 19 Fly to Pokhara /Hotel
Day 20 Free day in Pokhara /Hotel
Day 21 Drive /Fly to Kathmandu
Day 22 Free day for shopping or relax
Day 23 Drive to airport for return flight

• Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
• One Porter for two person and An experienced Government licensed holder guide.
• Food, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
• All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
• TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
• Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara in BB Plan.
• All government taxes.
• Ground transportation from KTM-Besi Sahar,Pokhara-KTM.
• Insurance for guide and porter.
• Sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu
• All Entrance Fees
• Airport Pick up and drop.
• Accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara at star Hotel.
• Accomodation in Twin sharing basis.

• All kind of drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic).
• Personal shopping and laundry etc.
• Personal trekking Equipments.
• Your Travel insurance.

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