Popularly known as the highest lake in the world, Tilicho Lake is one of those places that have had next to mythic connotations. The region was almost totally closed for foreigners till 1974. In 1974, President Nixon changed the China policy for carrying out the adventure activities like trekking, expedition and mountaineering in a bid to boost up tourism industry. This allowed for this previously untouched region to be explored. From the Manang side, Tilicho is rarely visited. Manang is no ordinary village. Its people are heavily involved in international trade, due to passport privileges granted in the past.
When trekking to Tilicho Lake, first you will follow a part of the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking, but at Manang you’ll head towards Khangsar and Mesokantu La instead of the famous Thorang-La pass. From Manang the trek will must be a camping trekking until you reach Jomsom. In addition, you’ll have to be fully prepared with dry foods.
Day to day itinerary
For acclimatization purposes and relaxation, it may be wise to add one or two days in the region between Manang and Tilicho Base Camp. Note that this trekking is pretty hard and not comparable with the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Crossing Meso kanto La pass is very difficult and potentially dangerous. In fact, it is one of the most technical passes for trekking in Nepal.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
Our official representative will come in the airport to welcome and transfer to the hotel,fare well dinner in the evening/N. (View Full Itinerary)
1. All transportation as per itinerary with airport pick up/drop down transportation.
2. Accommodation in Kathmandu(as or your desire on different categories of hotel) on BB basis.
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu.
4. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
5. Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
6. A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
7. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
8. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
9. ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Projects) permits and TIMS(Trekker Information Management System).
10. Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
11. First aid medical kid.
12. Fare well and welcome dinner on typical Nepalese restaurant with meals and fold dances.
13. Official expenses.
1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
4. Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos.
5. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
6. Personal trekking Equipments.
7. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.
8. Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.