Tilicho Peak Expedition is an attractive peak. It 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 m and Nilgiri North at 7,061 m. The French Expedition team was the first ascent the Tilicho Peak via the North West Shoulder. An expedition led by Emanuel Schmutz in 1978. Though Tilicho Peak Climbing is exciting and challenging. We will have an opportunity to explore the highest lake on earth. That is 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. Probably, this expedition is a perfect option of adventure-seeking climbers to gain the ultimate climbing experience of Tilicho Peak. While exploring the natural wonders of the Manang region.
Tilicho Expedition starts from Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a long and scenic drive towards Chamje. In the same way, we start our trek on a trail that heads along the banks of Marsyangdi Khola upstream and beyond. Acclimatization is essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness.
We will take a rest at Manang a few days to get used to a new climate. During the Manang stay we explore around the surrounding areas. After leaving the 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.
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. Likewise, 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, we return the same trail that passes through Pisang, Bagarchhap and to Chamje. Finally, our adventurous Tilicho Peak Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition ends with a scenic drive from Chamje back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan 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.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
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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 day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
7-8 Hrs Drive
After breakfast, we prepare for a drive from Kathmandu along the banks of Trishuli River for a 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.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.
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 centre of Manang District where there is an abundance of shops and comfy teahouses.
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.
From Pisang, there are two different trekking trails heading towards Manang. The 'Upper route' follows a 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 a 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
By now we have reached over 3500 meters above 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.
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 bridge to reach Khangsar village for our overnight stay.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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 spend our overnight before climbing Tilicho Peak. Our Sherpa climbing crew will make preparations for further climbing.
18 days climbing towards Tilicho Peak
Accommodation: Tented 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 an 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 the 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.
Having achieved our target - the 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.
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.
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 the Marsyangdi river to reach Chamje. From Chamje, we continue our trek passing through Koto village before arriving at Bagarchhap for the overnight stay.
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.
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.
Meals: Breakfast + Lunch
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 the Tilicho Peak Expedition and have a final meal together in the evening.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you can apply for Nepal visa which you will get in approximately 30 minutes.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
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Our airport representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will be available 24 hours with your name card/ our company name card who will take you to your respective hotel.
Summit Tilicho Peak at 7,135 meters doesn't require oxygen cylinder and other medical equipment. But sometimes due to high altitude in case of an emergency our company will provide all the necessary equipment.
Insurance is the most important thing before going on mountaineering. Various companies provide insurance policies you can choose one according to your reliability or check here for the list of insurance companies.
Most of the day's internet and telephone access is available as solar panels are installed on the trek but in case of bad weather, you will not be able to use those. It's better to carry own charging devices and extra batteries as the case is the same for electricity too.
One porter can carry a maximum of 25 kilograms weight due to the difficulties of the trail and high altitude. Usually, we provide one porter per client.
Tilicho Peak is an attractive peak lies in the Himalayan region of Manang. It is technical and challenging peaks full of crevasses and technical sections that help to climb more difficult. We can trek to Tilicho lake 4920 m to reach the highest lake in the world. From the top of Tilicho peak, you can see the cobalt blue water lake "Tilicho Lake" and surrounding Himalayan range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
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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 the priceless support of our team who fixed and arranged everything from camping, best meals onboard 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 the 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 !!?
Mikko and group
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