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Tilicho Peak Expedition

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Tilicho Peak at 7,135 meters
  • Excursion of Tilicho Lake at 4,920 meters (highest lake in the world)
  • Magnificent views of major peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges – Lamjung Himal 6932m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m and other snow capped peaks.
  • Explore the rich Buddhist culture, traditional villages, the breathtaking landscapes and stunning views of mountains on the Trans-Himalayan route

Trip Introduction;
Tilicho Peak is an attractive peak that is situated in the high Himalayan region of Manang. Tilicho Peak is the highest point of the Great Barrier that links Khangsar Kang at 7,558 meters and Nilgiri North at 7,061 meters. The first ascent of Tilicho Peak was made via the North West Shoulder, by a French Expedition team led by Emanuel Schmutz in 1978. Apart from the exciting and challenging experience of Tilicho Peak Climbing , we will have an opportunity to explore the highest lake on earth – Tilicho Lake at 4,920 meters. The climb of Tilicho peak is considered difficult and challenging. Hence, previous experience of peak climbing and good physical fitness is very crucial for the successful climb of Tilicho Peak. Tilicho Peak Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is a perfect option of adventure seeking climbers to gain ultimate climbing experience of Tilicho Peak while exploring the natural wonders of Manang region.

Tilicho Peak Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a long and scenic drive towards Chamje. From Chamje we start our trek on a trail that heads along the banks of Marsyangdi Khola upstream all the way to its source at Manang and beyond. Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. Hence, we will take a rest day at Manang for acclimatization and exploration around the surrounding areas. Leaving Manang we will follow the trail that heads north-west towards Tilicho Peak Base Camp. As soon as we arrive at the base camp, our Sherpa crew members will make final checks on climbing gears and the health conditions.

Fully equipped and properly acclimatized, we will follow the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts and head towards the summit of Tilicho Peak. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, breathtaking view of the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki valley and the serene cobalt blue Tilicho Lake. After spending quality time at the summit, we will retrace our steps back to base camp. After the successful climb of Tilicho Peak summit, our return journey is made by following the same trail that passes through Pisang, Bagarchhap and to Chamje. Our adventurous Tilicho Peak Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a scenic drive from Chamje back to Kathmandu.

Related climbing and expedition trips located in the vicinity of Tilicho Peak are; Himlung Himal Expedition, Mt. Gangapurna Expedition, Tukuche Peak Expedition and many more…… 

Find our day to day Itinerary of Tilicho Peak Expedition through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations.
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Tilicho Peak Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [7-8 Hrs Drive]
After breakfast we prepare for a drive from Kathmandu along the banks of Trishuli River for couple of hours up to Dumre and then along the banks of Marsyangdi River. Our drive goes over scenic zigzag hilly roads passing through Besisahar and drive towards Chamje. Before we could drive up to Besisahar and trek from there, but now the expansion of motor road has made it possible to drive further to Chamje – the starting point of the trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap [2164m/7097ft] [6-7 hrs trek]
Our trek starts from Chamje, we will cross a suspension bridge and then ascend to reach Sattale where the valley becomes narrow. After a while we will arrive at the village of Tal, which marks the entry to Manang district. From Tal village our trail descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river. From there a moderate trek will lead us to the Gurung village of Dharapani.  Our trail from there leads through landslide affected area towards the village of Bagarchhap.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame [2713m/8898ft] [5-6 hrs trek]
After breakfast we leave Bagarchhap and continue our trek on the trail that goes along the left bank of the Marsyangdi river towards Koto. An easy trek from Koto will lead us to Chame for the overnight stay. Chame is the main administrative center of Manang District where there are abundance of shops and comfy teahouses.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3185m/10446ft] [5-6 hrs trek]
Today we leave Chame and follow the trail that heads west along the river banks towards Bharatang. From there our trek goes along the banks of Marsyangdi River and then cross a suspension bridge before making a climb to reach Dhukur Pokhari. Our trail gradually opens up with magnificent snow capped peaks around us. After an hour’s trek from Dhukur Pokhari we will arrive at Pisang. From Pisang we can enjoy magnificent views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang [3551m/11647ft] [5-6 hrs trek]
From Pisang there are two different trekking trails heading towards Manang. The  ‘Upper route’ follows high altitude level and ‘Lower route’ follows quite lower. On the way we will visit a monastery. The Upper route offers panoramic scenery of chains of Snow Capped Himalayas than lower route. Spectacular view of Annapurna, Pisang peak and many other snowcapped peaks adds extra pleasure for today’s trekking as we head towards Manang for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest Day at Manang
By now we have reached over 3500 meters above the sea level. So it is very important to take a day rest for acclimatization in the higher altitudes to avoid high altitude sickness and to ensure the successful summit climb of Tilicho Peak. Besides, Manang has a lot to offers for its visitors. Manang is a medieval, Tibetan-style village where there are many teahouses and campsites. The best view of Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m, Tilicho Peak 7134m and other snow capped peaks can be seen right in front of us.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Khangsar [3850m/12628ft] [4-5 hrs trek]
After breakfast, we leave Manang and follow the trail that demands elevation all the way up to Khangsar. During our trek we are rewarded with good views of Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Chulu West Peak, Chulu East Peak, Chulu Far East Peak and Tilicho Peak. We will cross over the Khangsar Khola brige to reach Khangsar village for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Peak Base Camp [4800m/15744ft] [4-5 hrs trek]
Today we leave Khangsar and follow the trail that goes over through various ice lakes and glaciers to reach Tilicho Base Camp for our overnight stay. During our trek today, we have more chances of spotting wild animals such as Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar and several species of birds. There are tea houses at Tilicho Peak Base Camp, where we will spending our overnight before climbing Tilicho Peak. Our Sherpa climbing crew will make preparations for further climbing.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11-28: Climbing Tilicho Peak [7135m/23402ft] and descend back to Base Camp
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices and spend adequate days for acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works from carrying and setting up additional camps above base camp, provide hygienic meals during our climbing days and finding appropriate route to the summit. Properly equipped with all the climbing gears we will follow the guidance and footsteps of our experienced climbing experts. Overcoming several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration we head towards the summit of Tilicho Peak. Once at summit we are rewarded with great views of major peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges – Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, World’s Deepest Gorge ‘ Kali Gandaki Valley’ and serene cobalt blue – Tilicho Lake. We will spend short and quality at the summit before descending down following the same route back to base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 29: Trek from Base Camp to Khangsar [4-5 hrs Trek]
Having achieved our target – summit of Tilicho Peak, we make a relaxed start and prepare for our return trekking. After breakfast, we leave Base Camp and retrace our steps on the same trail that descends back to Khangsar for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 30: Trek from Khangsar to Pisang [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Khangsar we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that heads back towards Manang. We will take our lunch at Manang and then continue our trek on a rather easy trail that leads us back to Pisang for ending our long trekking day. Overnight stay at Pisang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 31: Trek from Pisang to Bagarchhap [6-7 hrs Trek]
After breakfast, we pack our gears and follow the same trail that heads through Dhukur Pokhari and descends from there to cross a suspension bridge. We will cross the river and trek along the banks of Marsyangdi river to reach Chame. From Chame we continue our trek passing through Koto village before arriving at Bagarchhap for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 32: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chamje [4-5 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek starts from Bagarchhap as we follow the trail that descends gradually towards Dharapani. Our trail continues passing through the village of Tal. From there a fairly moderate trek will bring us back to Chamje where our trek ends. We will celebrate the evening with our climbing team members after an adventurous – Tilicho Peak Expedition.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 33: Drive from Chamje back to Kathmandu [7-8 hrs Drive]
Today we will make a relaxed start and after breakfast we take a drive from Chamje back to Kathmandu which takes seven to eight hours of drive journey. Our drive goes along the banks of Marsyangdi river over the scenic zigzag hilly roads towards Dumre. And from there drive along the banks of Trisuli river all the way back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel after arriving at Kathmandu. You can either have rest at the hotel or take an evening walk around the busy market streets of Thamel.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 34: Leisure day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of Tilicho Peak Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 35: Transfer to International Airport for Departure.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

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Your Program Duration = 35 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Tilicho peak
  • All essential Trekking permits and conservation area fees
  • Tea House and Camping accommodation during Trekking and Climbing
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

 

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses
  • TIPS & Summit Bonus for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Reviews

Tilicho Peak - Accomplished !! Thanks a lot NGT !!!

We have recently completed our Tilicho Peak Expedition together with an amazing team group of Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We had an amazing trek and successful climb to the summit of Tilicho Peak. Many thanks to priceless support of our team who fixed and arranged everything from camping, best meals on board and all the hard work of shifting camps in higher altitudes during the climbing period. Ang-Dendi Sherpa, our climbing guide was our best man. His knowledge and technical climbing skills were truly impressive which led us to the summit. Standing at top !!wow!! It really was something special. Overall we had a great time, we enjoyed every part of the whole arrangement. For anyone wanting to do adventure related activities, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is the right company to go with. We will definitely be coming back for more climbing with Nepal Guide Treks in future. Until then !! 😀

Best Regards,

Mikko and group – Finland     

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