Tilicho lake trekking is amazing trip not only for exploring the glaciated lakes located at the hight point of earth, but also have amazing mountain vista, have at least first time experience of crossing mountain passes, exploring of distinct culture of people living in the remote areas and more.
Tilicho Lake Trek is one another most popular trekking trips in western Nepal. Tilicho Lake is a glacier lake located at the highest point in the world, approximately at around 4,950 meter height from the seas level, lies in Manang district. Tilicho lake is made up of ice melt of the adjoining mountains namely –Tilicho peak (7,134) and entire northern slope of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Tilicho Lake has both the religious and geographic significance.
Hindu pilgrims from around the world flock every year to the lake, as it has been mentioned as a holy spot in the Ramayan--a holy book of the Hindus. The holy book mentions that the crow had recited the Ramayan to Garuda at the same place (a large mythical bird-like creature regarded to be vehicle of lord Shiva) and also where the lord Shiva said to have found solace after the death of his companion. Similarly, as the lake is situated at the highest point of the earth, it has its own geographic significance as well. It is therefore why thousands of travellers make it to the place every year.
Besides these, from the areas, you will have amazing mountain vistas including that of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,939 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,163 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) and range of other Himalayas located in the Annapurna region. Similarly, during the trip, you will traverse through terraced and fertile farming land, lush, steamy and yet undisturbed forest full of flora and fauna, beautiful charming settlements of various ethnic communities, incredible landscapes, glaciers, and no doubt, you would be bounded with amazing views of the majestic Himalayas in the region. The special feature of this trip is that you will be amazed with something new scenes and sceneries every single day and the ultimate goal of this trip is to reach at the Tilicho lakeside situated in the highest points of the earth.
Tilicho lake is also regarded to be wilderness trekking trip as you will have to cross mainly two Himalayan passes namely-- Mesokanta la pass (5,100 m) and Tilicho pass 5,230 m). Likewise, you will also be able to explore the natural beauty, beautiful landscapes and scenic views of Himalayas including the distinct lifestyles, rituals, and culture of diverse indigenous peoples residing alongside of the trail. Tilicho lake trekking has two options—one trekking package a bit short one involves nearly two-weeks, whereas another involves complete three-weeks, depends upon what sort of trekking you are looking for. If you also want a bit more adventurous then you can choose the longer one, the choice is yours. Both the longer and shorter trekking days have been equally chosen by the clients opted this trip from Mission Eco Trekking.
Tilicho lake trek begins right after a short trip in and around Kathmandu valley where you will visit to 7-world heritage sites, explore ancient arts and artefacts and then have one day drive or 30 min. Flight from Kathmandu to Besishahar. From Besishahar, you will begin hiking alongside of scenic hillside via Syange, you continue trekking to Chamje, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang and finally you will enter in Manang, where you will have a day rest for acclimatization. Manang is a remote yet one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal, located at the close vicinity of Tibetan border. Manang valley has a history among the yak and salt traders of Nepal and Tibet, which is still prevalent. It is one of the most important trading point is the northern border of Nepal, you will explore all these area and after all, you will continue trekking to Khangsar village where you will have an opportunity to chit-chat with locals, explore their unique way of lifestyles and so on and finally you will reach at Tilicho lake and after exploring all around this vicinity, you will cross Tilicho pass 5,230 m), subsequently the Mesokanta la pass (5,100 m), get down to Yak Kharka, Thorong phedi, Muktinatha and then get back to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara, subsequently return back to Kathmandu.