21 days

Go to the highest lake in the world nestled right in the middle of the Himalayas and climb even higher to the Thorong La pass in this great Himalayan adventure. Explore the magnificent nature with our Tilicho &  Thorongla Pass Nepal trek.

The trip combines all the adventure you could have in western Nepal in one neat itinerary. You will travel through beautiful hilltop villages towards the ancient kingdom of Manang. From there, you will travel to the highest lake in the world which lies more than 16,000 feet above the sea level. There is more to come. We will take you to another ancient kingdom of Mustang before returning to Pokhara to relax at the end of the journey.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights
INCLUDEDReceive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
Meal Plan as stated; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide.
All entrance fees will be paid.

Stay at guesthouses during the trek on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will also be taken care of.
Local government-licensed guides.
 Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
Fees for entering Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers’ Information Management System card.
A souvenir from us.
 We will lend you a down jacket and a sleeping bag for throughout the trek.
A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner
 All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.
Fully paid bus tickets for Kathmandu-Syange and Pokhara-Kathmandu ride. Other rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
Airfare for Jomsom-Pokhara flight.
NOT INCLUDED Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks
Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
Any insurance
International air-fare
Visa arrangements
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;
 Trekking equipment.

Additional information

Self Drive or Private TourFor self drive or private tours please contact us for prices and availability
MonthJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu (1300m) (-/-/-)

Our guide will meet you at Kathmandu airport and take you to your hotel. You will then have free time to relax.


Day 2: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley. Pre-Trip Meeting (B/-/-)

See Kathmandu first before embarking on your adventure. This ancient city is dotted with royal courtyards, monasteries and temples which offer a glimpse into local culture. Your journey starts the next day and we will brief you on your big trip.


Day 3: Drive To Syange (1,10o m) Via Besisahar (758m) By Jeep (B/L/D)

We will leave for Syange in the morning in a private vehicle. It takes about seven hours to get to Besisahar through serpentine roads in the hills with stops for lunch and snacks. There are several small towns among green hills and it’s certain that you will not be bored. From Besisahar, Syange village is about one hour’s ride away. You will be treated with beautiful views of Mount Annapurna II, Mount Macchapuchhre and Mount Lamjung from this village.

Distance & journey time:
Transfer from Kathmandu to Syange: 7 hours


Day 4: Trek To Bahundanda (1,310 m) (B/L/D)

This trip has a tough uphill climb right in the beginning. It takes five hours of continuous laboring till we reach the top of Bahundanda hill. What makes matters worse is the heat. But once you get to the top, the view of the valley below is beautiful to say the least.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty: Hard


Day 5: Trek To Chamje (1,399 m) (B/L/D)

We descend from Bahundanda and follow the Marshyangdi River all the way to Chamje. There are several villages on the way and also a few waterfalls so the day will be exciting. We will reach Chamje in about five hours.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty: Easy


Day 6: Trek To Bagarchhap (2,160m) (B/L/D)

It is another day for five hours of trekking. We cross the Marshyangdi River and pass through forests and some more waterfalls till we reach Bagarchhap. The rhododendron forests are very beautiful and are a welcome distraction from your fatigue.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty: Medium


Day 7: Trek To Chame (2,630.1192ft) (B/L/D)

The first part of the trek is an climb through a forest till we reach Lattemarang. From here, it is an easy downhill walk to Chame. You will be treated with beautiful views of the Himalayas throughout the way. There is a hot water spring at Chame which will ease your pain after so many days of continuous walking.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty: Medium


Day 8: Trek To Upper Pisang (3,229m) (B/L/D)

We trek uphill through forests first and then vast farmlands as we pass through several villages to reach Pisang village. Half of the way is pretty smooth for walking but the other half is challenging and we will have to struggle for most parts. You will notice the vegetation and landscape is very different this high from the sea level. It takes six hours to reach Upper Pisang.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 6 hours
Difficulty:  Hard


Day 9: Trek To Manang (3,539 m) (B/L/D)

We will have to walk for five hours through farm villages separated by rocky trails. Some part of the trip will be spent walking on the sides of steep mountains. We will gain quite an altitude as we trek alongside rivers to reach Manang. Here we walk past world’s highest commercial airport, the Manang Airport, and the ancient Buddhist monastery of Braga.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty: Medium


Day 10: Rest At Manang (B/L/D)

Spend the day sightseeing in Manang. You will again have to climb again the next day so rest well.


Day 11: Trek To Khangsar Village (3,699 m) (B/L/D)

After the rest day at Manang, you will have gathered your energy. So this will be an easy four hours of hiking. We walk west and follow a river for four hours to Khangsar. The Himalayas will seem so much closer as we move forward.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 4 hours
Difficulty:   Easy


Day 12: Trek To Tilicho Base Camp (4,200 m)(B/L/D)

You will walk for five hours in one of the remotest places on Earth. There is no proper track to follow. You have to walk on the slopes of mountains with loose soil slipping as you tread. You will need trekking poles here because you do not want to fall down to 305 meters deep gorge. But once you reach the base camp, the beauty of it will make you realize that the trip was worth taking risk for.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty:   Hard


Day 13: Trek To Tilicho Lake (4,912 m) & Back Down To Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m) (B/L/D)

You will gain more than 762 meters in altitude in this tough day of hiking. At 4,918 m, Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world. It takes four to five hours to reach there. The glacial lake is breathtaking and if you are a daredevil, you might want to take a dive into the freezing water. Just a thought. We will return to the base camp after staring at the lake for a couple of hours.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 7 hours
Difficulty:   Hard


Day 14: Trek To Yak Kharka (4,009 m) (B/L/D)

We walk along rivers and valleys and descend to Yak Kharka. It is an easy five hours of downhill trekking.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty:   Easy


Day 15: Trek To Thorong Phedi (4,450) (B/L/D)

You have to climb up for five hours. This will definitely put a lot of pressure on your legs but we will pass through several villages and stops to keep you fresh. Consider views of the Himalayan peaks as pain relief.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 5 hours
Difficulty:   Hard


Day 16: Trek To Muktinath (3,710m) Via Thorung-La Pass (5,415 m) (B/L/D)

This is a very long and hard day of trekking. We start before sunrise and walk through a windy trail to Thorong-La Pass, the highest point in our travel. A steep downhill trail takes us to Muktinath from there. You have to trek for eight hours this day. The Muktinath Mandir is one of the holiest shrines for both Hindus and Buddhists as is believed to be the home of the god of liberation, Lord Muktinath (Lord Shiva). A lot of devotees, including holy Sadhus, make the pilgrimage to this place.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 8 hours
Difficulty: Very  Hard


Day 17: Trek To Jomsom (2,742 m) (B/L/D)

We climb down for six hours by a graveled road to Jomsom. This tourist town which lies on the either side of the Kali Gandaki River is its gusty weather and happening hangouts. You might be tempted to celebrate here after your trekking in the Himalayas.

Distance & journey time:
Trekking: 6 hours
Difficulty: Easy


Day 18: Fly To Pokhara. Sightseeing In Pokhara (Around 914 m In The City) (B/-/-)

A less-than-twenty-minutes flight takes you to Pokhara. There are plenty of places to visit in Pokhara like the Devi’s Falls, the Bat Cave, the World Peace Pagoda, the Phewa Lake, the Sarangkot Hill and many more. Pokhara is a great place to go shopping in the day and partying in the night.


Day 19: Leisure Day. Sightseeing Around Pokhara (B/-/-)

Pokhara is the most happening city in Nepal and the night clubs and the dance bars here are a perfect way to relax after your long and tiring trip. And if you prefer natural getaways, Pokhara is surrounded by natural landmarks like lakes and hills which are perfect for a day excursion.


Day 20: Drive To Kathmandu By Tourist Bus. Farewell Dinner (B/-/D)

We take the same road back through which we had arrived at the beginning of our journey. Look out the window from your bus to see what places you remember. The view of the Himalayas in the distance will surely remind you of your travel there. We will host a farewell dinner for you before you leave.


Day 21: Final Departure (B/-/-)

You will be on a plane back home and we will be there to see you off. Thank you and come again.

  • You will trek in rocky landscape so trekking here is not straightforward. Be prepared to trek right after breakfast till lunch and again till the evening and then some. But our guides will help you and you can complete this tour with little bit of lower body strength and plenty of determination.
  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • For the Nepalgunj-Juphal flight, flights are always scheduled early in the morning in this region because high winds in the ThuloBheri Valley begin around 10 am, making later flights impossible.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.
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