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Tilicho Lake Trekking

Tilicho Lake is one of those places that has had next to mythic connotations. Many regard it as the highest lake in the world. It was for long almost totally closed, save for a few climbers

  • Tilicho Lake is one of those places that has had next to mythic connotations. Many regard it as the highest lake in the world. It was for long almost totally closed, save for a few climbers and expeditions since 1974, when Nixon changed the China policy, part of the area above Thini on the Jomosom side became a totally off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely visited. A much sold guide book informed potential trekkers that the path to Tilicho was “a figment of some ones fantasy” and the locals in Manang had little knowledge of the route too, and were often thought to be slightly unfriendly as they were known for not being particularly keen on working as human beasts of burden for various expeditions that had passed. When asked to porter they had simply refused! Manang is not ordinary village. It’s people are heavily involved in international trade, due to passport privileges granted in the past.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
    Day 02:
    A free day in Kathmandu, necessary preparation for the trek
    Day 03:
    Drive from Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar (790m) by regular bus
    Day 04:
    Trek to Bahun danda (1300m)
    Day 05:
    Trek to Tal (1800m)
    Day 06:
    Trek to Chame (2700m)
    Day 07:
    Trek to Pisang (3200m)
    Day 08:
    Trek to Manang (3400m)
    Day 09:
    Excursion day around the Manang village
    Day 10:
    Trek to Khansar (3500m)
    Day 11:
    Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (5200m)
    Day 12:
    Excursion day around Tilicho Lake
    Day 13:
    Trek Back to Khansar
    Day 14:
    Trek to Ghunsa (4000m)
    Day 15:
    Trek to Thorong Phedi (4500m)
    Day 16:
    Trek to Muktinath (3810m) via Thorong-La pass (5415m).
    Day 17:
    Trek to Kagbeni (2600m) after Muktinath Temple Excursion
    Day 18:
    Trek to Tukuche (2600m)
    Day 19:
    Trek to Ghasa (2000m)
    Day 20:
    Trek to Tatopani (1100m)
    Day 21:
    Trek to Ghorepani (2800m) Poon Hill (3200m)
    Day 22:
    Trek to Hile (1500m) via Poon hill
    Day 23:
    Trek back to Pokhara via Birethani (1100m) and overnight at hotel
    Day 24:
    Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus and overnight at hotel
    Day 25:
    Kathmandu free day
    Day 26:
    Transfer to International airport

  • Moderate to Strenuous

    A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.

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  • 46465_1603370169107_2986800_nNamaste Yadu

    I made it home safely and even was upgraded to business class for the first part of my flights home from Kathmandu to Abu Dhabi. Which was great.

    I would like to thank you for organising everything whilst I was in Nepal. You are certainly Mr FixIt when it comes to sorting out itineraries, hotels, guides, flights, buses, etc.This made my trip run very smoothly without any hitch. I will pass on you details to anyone I know who is looking to travel to Nepal.

    I also saw Ben a couple of days ago, he’s fine. He and Kate are expecting their 2nd child next year which is great news, he is really missing Nepal and we are talking about coming back.

    Do you have a postal address for Yala Adventure that I can courier some equipment for Pasang to. I have spoken to a few friends at some uk outdoor equipment distributors and have managed to get a pair of boots for him, free of charge which I would like to send over.
    I like to help out where I can and this would be a great way to say thank you.

    Hope all is well with you and your family

    Regards, your friend

    Sonny Bennett
  • Dear Mr Yadu,
    I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for arranging the trip to Mount Kailash intestimonials1 August 2012. Thank you for making this impossible dream becoming a Possible trip. Every moment has been cherished since then. It was such an amazing trip, carefully planned and prepared, and suitably adapted to my needs.I acknowledge how much efforts you put in this trip and how you went be.yond your limits. I would really recommend you to other travellers.
    Aarti Ramasamy
    Aarti Ramasamy