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Tilicho Peak Climbing

Tilicho Peak Climbing is a challenging yet rewarding peak that offers stunning views of the Himalayas, in an interestingly technical, yet safe route. Along the way, there are lush green valleys, mesmerizing landscapes and various cultures of the Annapurna Region. If you’re ready to take the next step in your alpine desires and climb into the 7000m range, this peak is tailor-made for you. This Peak Climbing was first climbed by Maurice Herzog in 1950 during a French Annapurna Expedition during an attempt to find Annapurna I (8091m).

Besides the exceptional climb of Tilicho Peak, the other highlights of this trek are Tilicho Lake and Marsayangdi River. Tilicho Lake sits at an elevation of 4920m below Tilicho Peak (7134m). The challenging pass of Mesokanto La Pass is situated at an altitude of 5200m. The trek to Tilicho Peak is an adventure in itself. The trail can be uneven at times and has substantial ascents and descents. But the rigors of the trail are worth the effort to reach this incredible region of the Himalayan Mountains and climb a classic peak in the Annapurna range. Excellent views are encountered of Annapurna Range II (7937m) and Mt. Lamjung (6983m) along the way. Not only is this area rich with natural wonders, but it is also filled with diverse cultures and different ethnic groups. Fall (September- November) and Spring (March-May) are the two seasons to climb Tilicho Peak.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is committed to providing safe, quality trekking and climbing experiences. We can also arrange logistics and services such as transportation, communication, lodging, food, various tour packages, tour guides and more.  Our guides are expertly qualified to assist you in obtaining you Himalayan dreams. Our combination of expert guides, excellent service, and quality gear will offer you the opportunity to reach your climbing goals.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

After landing, and passing through immigration, we will pick up from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then we will transfer you to the hotel by private car.

Day 2
Kathmandu city tour and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

The day starts with a short tour of the Kathmandu city, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple in the evening. In the evening you will be briefed by your guide and go through the itinerary.

Day 3
Drive to Besisahar (760m)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Besisahar (760m.) The place is also known as starting point of the Annapurna Circuit. We can enjoy views of mountains such as Annapurna II (7937m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) from the north. Interesting cultural sites can be seen as well such as the old fortes and palace of Lamjung durbar. Stay the night in Besisahar.

Day 4
Trek to Bahundanda (1310m)

While walking towards Bahundanda (1310), we can see examples of agrarian life. The trail has rocky ridges and we can see the Marsayangdi river flowing. A suspension bridge guides us towards Bhulbhule after which are a few ascents and descents which are easily done because we have arresting views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) to the east; eighth highest mountain in the world. Overnight at Bahundanda.

Day 5
Trek to Chamje (1430m.)

The sixth day starts with trek towards Chamje. We can see villages on the way, via Syange and the village of Khudi. Stay overnight at Chamje.

Day 6
Trek to Dharapani (1860m.)

We can view waterfalls as we pass over suspension bridges and the Thakali people are welcoming along the way. We will at times encounter horse caravans as the trail consists of sharply climbs and descends then we reach Dharapani. Stay at Dharapani.

Day 7
Trek to Chame (2670m.)

From Dharapani we trek towards Chame which is the center of Manang culture. The trail is easy to climb, with the highest waterfall along the trail while walking along the Marsayangdi River flowing by the side. Stay at Chame

Day 8
Trek to Pisang (3100m.)

We can get views of the Lamjung Himal, and traditional culture of the Gurung community today. As we trek up towards Upper Pisang we encounter a solitary monastery and the view of Annapurna II (7937m). Stay at Pisang.

Day 9
Trek to Manang (3540m.)

We will trek towards Manang this day through the beautiful and charming villages like Ghyaru, Ngawal, and Braga. You will view beautiful monasteries along the way such as Lophelling Monastery, Sher Gompa, Booz Gompa and Braka Gompa; which is 900 years old. Continuing along the trail, we will finally arrive at Manang.

Day 10
Acclimatization day.

This day we take a rest in Manang. It's important to take time to adjust to the environment and difference in the elevation upwards that we climbed. If you like rather than resting, you can hike around the Manang Village. You can view Gangapurna Lake which is beautiful and click some pictures and return back to the hotel.

Day 11
Trek to Khangsar (3734m)

We hike to Khangsar today. The trail unveils the beautiful landscape of Upper Manang with lush forests and villages. In the evening we can also view sunsets over Tilicho Peak (7134m). Stay at Khangsar.

Day 12
Trek to Besi Khola (3955m).

On this day, we trek to Besi Khola. We can see Marsayangdi valley from Besi Khola from high suspension bridges over glacially fed rivers. The trail towards Besi Khola is fairly rough so it’s important to be aware of your footing and follow your guide. We can take time to see beautiful views of Mt. Om Myurpa (5039m) can be seen in the background. Since the trail towards the base camp is rocky and landslides occur frequently. After reaching Base Camp the guides will start preparing the gear and setting up base camp. Stay at the Tilicho base camp.

Day 13
Day15-30: Climbing Period (Tilicho Summit 7134m)

The climbing period will be around fifteen days. Establishing basecamps and acclimatizing accordingly to have a successful summit day. The climb will offer views of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri massif, also the deepest gorge in Nepal, the Kali Gandaki valley and the Tranquil Tilicho Lake from above. After the victory of climbing the summit, we return to the base camp. Stay at Tilicho base camp.

Day 14
Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and trek to Khangsar (3734m)

Today is important to remove any traces of our base camp and attempt to restore the area to its previous condition before our arrival. We then trek back towards Khangsar (3734m) and stay at Khangsar.

Day 15
Trek to Thorung Phedi (4525m.)

We will hike steep up towards Thorung Phedi this day. It is the starting point where tourists usually go to Thorung La Pass; one of the highest point. The trails include the nice views of Thorung valley.

Day 16
Trek to Muktinath (3760m.) via Thorung La (5416m) Pass

Today we trek towards Muktinath (3760m.); one of the sacred places for Hindus and Buddhist as well. It is at the foot of Thorung La mountain pass and an important religious destination for Hindus. We trek to Thorung La, the mountain pass which is at an elevation of 5416m carefully as the trail is mostly snowy. We can see the stunning Thorung Peak (6144m) in the background from Thorung La Pass. Continuing the trail towards Muktinath by viewing the mountains such as Mt. Yakwakang (6482m) and Mt. Mt. Muktinath is the last village of Kali Gandaki.

Day 17
Trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2810 m.)

The last day of the trek, is to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2810 m.) The trail reveals the view of Mt. Nilgiri (7061m), the path of the fields, view of oasis from the upper path, beautiful landscapes, and the Kali Gandaki River below. We can feel the headwinds while trekking till we reach Jomsom. Also, there is the airport at Jomsom. Stay at Jomsom.

Day 18
Early in the morning Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

This day we take a flight from Jomsom to reach Pokhara viewing all the scenic beauties, mountains, valleys, and lakes from above. In the evening, you can visit around the lakeside also can do cycling around Pokhara and have some time in a peaceful environment.

Day 19
Drive to Kathmandu

This day we drive back to Kathmandu on our private vehicle. You will be transferred to the hotel and then in the evening roaming around the streets of Thamel.

Day 20
Departure day

We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and bid farewell.

What's included in the Cost ?

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Climbing gears & equipments
  • Climbing permit
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • Sherpa staffs (guides, porters, cook etc. )
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

What's excluded in the Cost ?

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.

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Price From USD$5,500/person
Total $ 5,500 USD

Trip Facts

  • 7,134m
  • Hard
  • 1-10pax
  • Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Mar- May , Sep - Dec
  • Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge/ Camping
  • Full Board During The Trek