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Tilicho lake and Thoranga-la Pass Trekking - 17 Days

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Tilicho lake and Thoranga-la Pass Trekking
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Overview

Trip Standard

Hotels / Lodge basis

Trip Grade

Moderate to Adventurous

Total Duration

17 Days

Best Season

April to June and September to December

Highest Spot

5, 416 m at Thorang-la

Trip Highlights

  • Incredible Tilicho Lake Thorang-la pass Trekking.
  • Trek & traverse Thorang-la at 5,416 meters / 17,700 ft high pass
  • In picturesque high emerald Tilicho Lake surrounded by snow peaks
  • Tremendous, picturesque landscapes with close views of high peaks
  • The dramatic change in sceneries from sub-tropic, alpine to arctic zone
  • Fascinating old Buddhist religion, traditional villages with rich culture
  • Enchanting woodlands of tall rhododendrons, pines, and oaks trees.

Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-la Pass Trek is Situated in the Manang district of North-Western Nepal, the otherworldly Tilicho is the lake at the highest elevation of the world at a stunning altitude of 4,919 meters. Tilicho Lake Thorong-La Pass Trekking will take you to the highest lake in the world that is nestled right in the middle of the Himalayas and a climb even higher to the Thorong-La Pass at 5,416 meters! Tilicho Lake Trekking and Thorong-La Pass encapsulate all the thrill and adventure you can experience in the Western Himalayas in a single trekking itinerary. Traveling through the beautiful alpine villages of Manang that are set in the foothills of the Annapurna massif to an emerald lake that reflects the crystal views of silver peaks in its water, being virtually within the reach of Gangapurna and Tillicho Peaks and crossing the enthralling Thorong-La Pass that is more a test of mind than body, are some unforgettable experiences awaiting you. Another noteworthy highlight of the trek is a trek to the restricted, ancient Mustang Kingdom before trekking down to the beautiful Lake City of Pokhara to relax at the end of the journey. The trail cuts through diverse elevations and has climates stretching from semi-tropical to the desert, and landscapes ranging from sub-tropical to alpine forests to snowy barren, and the staggeringly rocky Thorong-La Mountain Pass. Undoubtedly, one of the most enriching trips in the Manang district, you will be surprised to know that only a fraction of people embarking on a trek around the Annapurna venture out to the Tilicho Lake. However, this serves as a bonus point, as the trek routes are still remote and isolated, contrary to the classic, yet heavily commercialized routes to the base camp.

Before commencing the 17-day-long Tilicho Lake Thorong-La Pass Trekking, we will complete the sightseeing of some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. The trek commences with an 8-hour long bus drive to the beautiful and bustling town of Beshi Shahar in Lamjung District. From here, we will ascent through the banks of the choppy Marshyangdi River, while the views of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Himchuli keep us invigorated through the trek. The remote and off-beaten trail will take you through different beautiful hamlets inhabited by ethnic groups like Brahmin, Chettri, and Tamang. At higher elevations, we will come across iconic Gurung settlements which heavily reflect the ancient Tibetan Buddhism. Finally, we will trek through Yak Kharka to reach the beautiful and holy Tilicho Lake.

Nestled in the laps of beautiful Himalayas, Tilicho Lake reflects the pristine views of the mountains that guard it. From there, we will continue our trek further uphill towards the Thorong La Pass. From the mountain pass, we will have a marvelous view of the western mountains like Annapurna massif and other towering satellites. After crossing the pass, we will reach the iconic Nepalese district of Mustang, which is also known as the land beyond the Himalayas. In Mustang, we will visit the holy, ancient site of Muktinath which is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The trek will come to an end when we will trek down to Jomsom and catch a flight to the laid-back tourist city of Pokhara.

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Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for a courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at the Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world-class restaurants, pubs, and bakeries.
Our guide will inform you of details regarding the trek to Tilicho Lake & Thorang-la.

Accomodation
Hotel
Day 2 : Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Besisahar 800 m – 08 hrs.

A scenic long drive of 8 hours to Jagat village, which is quite interesting on Nepal’s main highway following the Trisuli river for a while and then heading west with views of Ganesh, Langtang Himal, and Annapurna, Manaslu range of peaks. On reaching Dumre in the middle of the Kathmandu / Pokhara highway, our route diverts towards Jagat passing the large town of Besisahar and then on the dirt jeep road to Jagat village located in the mid hills. On arrival at Jagat village transfer into the nice and simple lodge for an overnight stop in this interesting farm village.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1290
Day 3 :  Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hours.

From Jagat village start the first day walk on the gradual winding trail to Chamje, near the raging Marsyangdi River, and then cross towards the east bank into woodland, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain range of peaks, then following a wide path all the way to Tal Besi a nice village located on Marsyangdi valley, after a lunch stop another few hours walk reaches Dharapani village for overnight stop, situated on the junction of this Annapurna circuit and around Manaslu trek.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1920
Day 4 : Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.

After a nice night at Dharapani, a morning walk along a wide trail into the tranquil rhododendron and pine forest and villages of Bagachap and Danque, then to Timang village with a grand view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, after Timang village another hour walk leads to the village of Koto and then to Chame for the overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2670
Day 5 : Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.

From Chame onwards walk leads into cool and refreshing mountain air, as the morning walk leads through a charming forest of rhododendrons and pine trees following the Marshyangdi River upstream with a short ups and downs path to Bhratang village, from here walk climbs a winding uphill into fine woodlands to reach at Dhikur Pokhari for lunch stop, this place with few lodges overlooking views of Chulu’s and peak of Pisang including Pisang village below the Marsyangdi River valley, after a nice stop descend for two hours to Pisang village for overnight stop from here on with more Tibetan influence in culture, religion and way of daily traditional life.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3230
Day 6 : Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.

Pisang is a mystical windswept village with awesome views of mountains and arid landscapes, from here onwards gain in altitude, as the morning walk leads through a pristine woodland with an hour climb to a ridge with fantastic views of Hongde village and its small airstrip beneath the mountains of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a nice descent towards flat Marsyangdi River valley at Hongde village, from here slowly the tree lines disappear for barren, arid with cold and dry climate. From here a picturesque walk leads to Braga village just before Manang, here worth a visit in its old monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall paintings, and frescos, offering overwhelming views of Annapurna’s Himalaya, and then an hour's walk reaches Manang village and check into a nice cozy lodge with magnificent views of snow-capped peaks that surround this village and the Manang valley.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3450
Day 7 : Rest Day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.

An important rest day for acclimatization before heading high Thorong -la, at Manang with various options for a short hike, this large Tibetan-like village is located on a wide windswept valley at the bank of Marsyangdi River below the massif Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range It, a nice walk up for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang emerald glacial Lake one of the sources of Marsyangdi River.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Day 8 : Trek to Khangsar 3,734 – 04 hrs.

From Manang journey continues towards Tilicho Lake via Khangsar village morning with a short scenic day’s walk to Khangsar, after a few hours of nice trek leaving the main Annapurna circuit trail behind, heading southwest in complete isolation away from the main trekking route, overlooking fabulous views of surrounding landscapes and mountains, then the walk finally reaches to Khangsar village for overnight stop.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3734
Day 9 : Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,140 m – 04 hrs.

Another half-day walk today starting the morning journey towards the barren arid country area, after a descent for a few hours the route heads uphill on this dry terrain where the vegetation is sparse, with few small juniper bushes, after a great nice walk reaching picturesque emerald Tilicho Lake, which is regarded as a holy lake for Buddhist and Hindu’s, this lovely spot with few lodges by the lake shore, afternoon a short hike or just relax and enjoy the surrounding beautiful scenery of the Lake changing its colors with the sunlight, this lovely place surrounded by staggering Tilicho Peak with views of Annapurna III and Gangapurna mountains.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4140
Day 10 : Trek back to Khangsar 3,734 – 04 hrs.

Morning free at leisure to marvel at the surrounding beauty and the emerald Tilicho Lake, after lunch walks back to Khangsar village for an overnight stop after a wonderful time at Tilicho Lake, from here on the Annapurna circuit route to Thorang-la.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3734
Day 11 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours

After a wonderful time at Tilicho Lake and Khangsar, the morning journey leads towards Ghunsang village on the winding uphill trail to Yak Kharka, an impressive walk on this high altitude with fabulous views of snow-capped mountains, then reaching Yak Kharka a small place with 3-4 lodges, offering incredible views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4110
Day 12 : Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs./strong.

From Yak Kharka getting into much higher terrain towards Thorang-la, leading to cross a bridge with a climb along Jarjung river bank, on the narrow trail to reach Thorung Phedi, from an hour steep climb to the overnight stop at Thorang High Camp, to make it shorter for next day traverse over Thorang-la pass on time in the morning.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4600
Day 13 : Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.

Today, the main highlight of this adventure, with an early breakfast setting off with a long undulating climb to the top of Thorang-la at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft, the highest of this journey. On reaching the top after a vigorous climb due to high altitude and thin air, greeted with awesome views of surrounding mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Mustang Himal to Annapurna II, III, and Gangapurna mountain range, after catching mind-blowing views descend to Muktinath at 3,800 meters. On reaching Muktinath for an overnight stop, in this holy place of Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3800
Day 14 : Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.

After Muktinath rest of the journey will be easier with moderate walks all the way after Thorang-la, The morning walk with a drop of 1,200m downhill to Kali Gandaki River valley, this pleasant walk reaches the vast Kali Gandaki River valley with a small break at Ekale bhatti. From here onwards gets windy in the afternoon time, and from this place few hours' walk to Jomsom,
Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang region with an airstrip located above Kali Gandaki River. This town is in the center or junction of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri circuit, Upper Mustang, and to holy Muktinath route, afternoon with ample time to explore around Jomsom.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2715
Day 15 : Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.

Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a short scenic flight to scenic Pokhara, Pokhara Valley another highlight of this fabulous trip, Pokhara is regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surroundings with its serene lake Phewa.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
914
Day 16 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 17 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with a wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking to Tilicho Lake & Thorang –la on the northern Annapurna region with Team Himalaya and transfer to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

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This represents our standard and highly recommended itinerary. Should this itinerary or date not align with your preferences, we are more than willing to tailor your vacation to meet your specific requirements. The following are our established departure dates. These dates and prices are applicable for joining a group. Allow our travel experts to assist you in personalizing this journey according to your individual interests.

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What Is Included ?

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
  • Tourist-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek. (BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNERS)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • All our government taxes, VAT, and tourist service charges.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking guide and porter to carry luggage. (2 trekkers 1 porter).
  • Kathmandu To Besi Sahar, Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus, and Besisahar – Jagat by local transport.
  • Domestic airfare ticket from Jomsom- Pokhara with departure taxes.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and medicine all stuff.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Twins sharing comfortable and clean private rooms in trekking.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by team Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Provide a pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor at high altitudes.
  • Fresh fruit is seasonal during the trip.
  • Trip map of Annapurna region trek.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate.
  • Official expense.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early, late, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than scheduled.
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers (tipping is expected).

FAQs

Will I get safe drinking water in the Annapurna Region?

Yes, you can refill your water bottle with boiled or purified water in the teahouses. It is better not to drink the water from the tap or the small streams as it might have negative effects on your health. So, to prevent that you should carry some purifying tablets with you.

How difficult is the Annapurna Region trekking?

The trek is moderate as there will be no climbing with ropes and all. Most of the trails such as Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek involve long paths that might need you to go up and downs. So, it might be difficult for some people with back and ankle problems. But, with proper guidance and enough break times, almost anyone can complete the trek.

Is there a chance of getting altitude sickness during the trek?

The Poonhill trek’s elevation is 3,190 m while the elevation of Thorong-la pass is 5,416 m. Generally, people get the symptoms of altitude sickness once they pass the 3000m elevation. So, to avoid uncertain circumstances it is better to get a health checkup and get a doctor consultation before doing the Annapurna Region Trekking.

What kind of food will I get to have during the Trekking?

You might have heard of the typical term “Dal Bhat”, which is both fulfilling and healthy as well. Most of the foods you get are grown by local farmers. You might not have a lot of items on the Menus in the upper regions. You will get food items such as pasta, pancakes, bread, eggs, coffee, hot lemon, etc.

What is the elevation of Tilicho Lake?

The altitude of the Tilicho Lake is 4,919 m.

Will we be using tents during the Trek?

It is not necessary to spend your night in tents as there are several tea houses along the trek. So, we will not be using tents during the trek unless you want to have that kind of experience. If you have then you should probably let us know beforehand.

Should I need a porter for my trek?

Well, it depends pretty much on what trek you choose. Some treks involve a lot of difficult paths and routes so, it will be hard for you to carry heavy bags on your own. Hiring a porter can be beneficial as you can fully enjoy the trek without having a backache.

Will I be able to use my phone during the trek?

The mobile phone signal has reached most of the Annapurna Region. So, in case you miss someone from your home you can quickly check upon them. There are also many phone services like charging and recharge cards in almost every part of the Annapurna Region if you need them.

Is there the facility of ATM on the trekking?

Unfortunately, there aren’t such facilities for ATMs. So, you need to use the service before and after the trekking at Pokhara.

What if I get sick or injured during the trek?

Firstly, our guides will sort out the things for you. However, if there is an emergency then the evacuation through helicopter can be done. For this reason, travel insurance is really important for you as it will help to cover the fees for the helicopter rescue.

What if I left the gears at my home?

You can easily get gears at Kathmandu. You can also rent the required gears easily so; you should not be worried much about forgetting the gears.

What kind of Guides will I get?

The guides you will be getting are all Nepalese. Each of our guides is experienced, knowledgeable, flexible, and licensed. They are all highly experienced professionals and know how to care for our valuable guests.

What kind of accommodation will I get during my trek?

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, and mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for them. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.

What kind of accommodation will I get during my trek?

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, and mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for them. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.

Additional Information

  • Trip Standard
  • Hotels / Lodge basis
  • Trek Grade
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • Highest Spot
  • 5, 416 m at Thorang-la
  • Trekking
  • 13 nights & 14 days
  • Total Trip
  • 16 nights & 17 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Season
  • April to June and September to December
     

Team Himalaya's list of outdoor equipment requirements is in the following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen leisure tours, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking, and climbs. Gear required depends upon the season of travel as well as the grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all seasons except the wet months of July to mid-September when few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:
Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bag to carry your personal belongings that is water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable options, and rainproof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belongings that as water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled water as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls to refill your bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate-size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belongings that as travel documents, water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules, or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets, and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

 

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms and conditions, after having read carefully the mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for the long term.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, the first step in the booking procedure you are requested to fill out our booking form and send it after completion with 20 % as a non-refundable deposit for the entire Nepal Trip.

Along with the completed form, you are required to e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket with all details to us in the Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com).

Upon receiving your passport copy and details with the completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposits are required for selected and chosen trips on per per-person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding the direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charges of respective banks might apply and they should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with a 4% surcharge added as a processing fee on credit cards and wire Transfers as a service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follows:

The remaining due balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, and Tibet, and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances, we will accept your last-hour booking a minimum of a week prior to the tour departure date for all the trips, in this case, full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us at 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

Company Address: Team Himalaya (P) Ltd

Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited.

Bank address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type: Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code: HIMANPKA.

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for the 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any whatsoever or other reasons.

After having paid the full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur a refund in case you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulations.

Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you have imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour/trek packages, rooms, or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra for a client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with. It also applies to clients who need a single supplement in tents/rooms in a hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic/medical or personal problems from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserves the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted on our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance, changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable climate, broken trail, and roads, etc., we will refer you for an alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your likes and interests, all trip prices paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as a compulsion in all our tours and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour/trekking/climbing/rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and a level of fitness before signing the booking with us, the client should always check with their local Doctor or Physician regarding their health and fitness before the trip departs to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely the client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly people:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

A person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member, or friends to accompany him/her.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months of validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are the sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya's main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignments sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel hassle-free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, roadblocks, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in remote areas or in as described above, especially during the off-season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare for some delays and avoid frustrating consequences.

In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to bear accommodation and food costs yourself.

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Trip Reviews (2)

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pham thi thanh luyen

28th Dec, 2021

Tilicho Lake and Thorang-La Pass Trekking, was a mind-blowing experience

Tilicho Lake and Thorang-La Pass Trekking was a mind-blowing experience, oh what a view, all along the trek around Manang Valley. Truly a haven so peaceful within dramatic landscapes of towering high snow-capped peaks. In harmony with the local impressive Buddhist culture and religion. Never ever thought that Nepal and the Himalayas would be so amazing Hats Off to Team Himalaya for organizing this great adventure. I will never ever forget the experience the support of a guide and helpful strong porters made the whole trek enjoyable and memorable.
Although some days were quite tough walking from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp and the steep climb to Thorang-La Pass. But we made it thanks to the Team Himalaya guide and staff for the wonderful holiday.
 


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Aurelia Nurani

17th Sep, 2018

An enjoyable and most exciting adventure of a life time experience in Tilicho Lake trekking .

An enjoyable and most exciting adventure of a lifetime experience, it was worth all the hard and tough walks to Tilicho Lake. What a glorious scenery enclosed by towering giant peaks of Gangapurna Himal, Tilicho, and Nilgiri.  The path from Manang village was quite easy until the last village of Khangsar.

 From Khangsar the trail was quite challenging from then on to Tilicho Base Camp. But all the hard effort was forgotten on reaching Tilicho Lake, what a mesmerizing place to be. It was just awesome could not describe the beauty of the Tilicho Lake surroundings. The crossing of Thorang-La pass was also exciting facing stupendous views of Annapurna, Damodar Himal to Dhaulagiri range. 
 Thanks to the whole Team Himalaya Treks staff and guides for making this wonderful adventure for us.  


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Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

Hotels / Lodge basis

Trip Grade

Moderate to Adventurous

Total Duration

17 Days

Best Season

April to June and September to December

Highest Spot

5, 416 m at Thorang-la

Trip Highlights

  • Incredible Tilicho Lake Thorang-la pass Trekking.
  • Trek & traverse Thorang-la at 5,416 meters / 17,700 ft high pass
  • In picturesque high emerald Tilicho Lake surrounded by snow peaks
  • Tremendous, picturesque landscapes with close views of high peaks
  • The dramatic change in sceneries from sub-tropic, alpine to arctic zone
  • Fascinating old Buddhist religion, traditional villages with rich culture
  • Enchanting woodlands of tall rhododendrons, pines, and oaks trees.

Tilicho Lake Trekking with Thorang-la Pass Trek is Situated in the Manang district of North-Western Nepal, the otherworldly Tilicho is the lake at the highest elevation of the world at a stunning altitude of 4,919 meters. Tilicho Lake Thorong-La Pass Trekking will take you to the highest lake in the world that is nestled right in the middle of the Himalayas and a climb even higher to the Thorong-La Pass at 5,416 meters! Tilicho Lake Trekking and Thorong-La Pass encapsulate all the thrill and adventure you can experience in the Western Himalayas in a single trekking itinerary. Traveling through the beautiful alpine villages of Manang that are set in the foothills of the Annapurna massif to an emerald lake that reflects the crystal views of silver peaks in its water, being virtually within the reach of Gangapurna and Tillicho Peaks and crossing the enthralling Thorong-La Pass that is more a test of mind than body, are some unforgettable experiences awaiting you. Another noteworthy highlight of the trek is a trek to the restricted, ancient Mustang Kingdom before trekking down to the beautiful Lake City of Pokhara to relax at the end of the journey. The trail cuts through diverse elevations and has climates stretching from semi-tropical to the desert, and landscapes ranging from sub-tropical to alpine forests to snowy barren, and the staggeringly rocky Thorong-La Mountain Pass. Undoubtedly, one of the most enriching trips in the Manang district, you will be surprised to know that only a fraction of people embarking on a trek around the Annapurna venture out to the Tilicho Lake. However, this serves as a bonus point, as the trek routes are still remote and isolated, contrary to the classic, yet heavily commercialized routes to the base camp.

Before commencing the 17-day-long Tilicho Lake Thorong-La Pass Trekking, we will complete the sightseeing of some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley. The trek commences with an 8-hour long bus drive to the beautiful and bustling town of Beshi Shahar in Lamjung District. From here, we will ascent through the banks of the choppy Marshyangdi River, while the views of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Himchuli keep us invigorated through the trek. The remote and off-beaten trail will take you through different beautiful hamlets inhabited by ethnic groups like Brahmin, Chettri, and Tamang. At higher elevations, we will come across iconic Gurung settlements which heavily reflect the ancient Tibetan Buddhism. Finally, we will trek through Yak Kharka to reach the beautiful and holy Tilicho Lake.

Nestled in the laps of beautiful Himalayas, Tilicho Lake reflects the pristine views of the mountains that guard it. From there, we will continue our trek further uphill towards the Thorong La Pass. From the mountain pass, we will have a marvelous view of the western mountains like Annapurna massif and other towering satellites. After crossing the pass, we will reach the iconic Nepalese district of Mustang, which is also known as the land beyond the Himalayas. In Mustang, we will visit the holy, ancient site of Muktinath which is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The trek will come to an end when we will trek down to Jomsom and catch a flight to the laid-back tourist city of Pokhara.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.

On arrival meet our TH staff for a courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at the Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world-class restaurants, pubs, and bakeries.
Our guide will inform you of details regarding the trek to Tilicho Lake & Thorang-la.

Accomodation
Hotel
Day 2 : Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Besisahar 800 m – 08 hrs.

A scenic long drive of 8 hours to Jagat village, which is quite interesting on Nepal’s main highway following the Trisuli river for a while and then heading west with views of Ganesh, Langtang Himal, and Annapurna, Manaslu range of peaks. On reaching Dumre in the middle of the Kathmandu / Pokhara highway, our route diverts towards Jagat passing the large town of Besisahar and then on the dirt jeep road to Jagat village located in the mid hills. On arrival at Jagat village transfer into the nice and simple lodge for an overnight stop in this interesting farm village.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1290
Day 3 :  Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hours.

From Jagat village start the first day walk on the gradual winding trail to Chamje, near the raging Marsyangdi River, and then cross towards the east bank into woodland, with views of Annapurna and Manaslu Mountain range of peaks, then following a wide path all the way to Tal Besi a nice village located on Marsyangdi valley, after a lunch stop another few hours walk reaches Dharapani village for overnight stop, situated on the junction of this Annapurna circuit and around Manaslu trek.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1920
Day 4 : Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.

After a nice night at Dharapani, a morning walk along a wide trail into the tranquil rhododendron and pine forest and villages of Bagachap and Danque, then to Timang village with a grand view of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, after Timang village another hour walk leads to the village of Koto and then to Chame for the overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2670
Day 5 : Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.

From Chame onwards walk leads into cool and refreshing mountain air, as the morning walk leads through a charming forest of rhododendrons and pine trees following the Marshyangdi River upstream with a short ups and downs path to Bhratang village, from here walk climbs a winding uphill into fine woodlands to reach at Dhikur Pokhari for lunch stop, this place with few lodges overlooking views of Chulu’s and peak of Pisang including Pisang village below the Marsyangdi River valley, after a nice stop descend for two hours to Pisang village for overnight stop from here on with more Tibetan influence in culture, religion and way of daily traditional life.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3230
Day 6 : Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.

Pisang is a mystical windswept village with awesome views of mountains and arid landscapes, from here onwards gain in altitude, as the morning walk leads through a pristine woodland with an hour climb to a ridge with fantastic views of Hongde village and its small airstrip beneath the mountains of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a nice descent towards flat Marsyangdi River valley at Hongde village, from here slowly the tree lines disappear for barren, arid with cold and dry climate. From here a picturesque walk leads to Braga village just before Manang, here worth a visit in its old monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall paintings, and frescos, offering overwhelming views of Annapurna’s Himalaya, and then an hour's walk reaches Manang village and check into a nice cozy lodge with magnificent views of snow-capped peaks that surround this village and the Manang valley.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3450
Day 7 : Rest Day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.

An important rest day for acclimatization before heading high Thorong -la, at Manang with various options for a short hike, this large Tibetan-like village is located on a wide windswept valley at the bank of Marsyangdi River below the massif Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range It, a nice walk up for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang emerald glacial Lake one of the sources of Marsyangdi River.

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Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Day 8 : Trek to Khangsar 3,734 – 04 hrs.

From Manang journey continues towards Tilicho Lake via Khangsar village morning with a short scenic day’s walk to Khangsar, after a few hours of nice trek leaving the main Annapurna circuit trail behind, heading southwest in complete isolation away from the main trekking route, overlooking fabulous views of surrounding landscapes and mountains, then the walk finally reaches to Khangsar village for overnight stop.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3734
Day 9 : Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,140 m – 04 hrs.

Another half-day walk today starting the morning journey towards the barren arid country area, after a descent for a few hours the route heads uphill on this dry terrain where the vegetation is sparse, with few small juniper bushes, after a great nice walk reaching picturesque emerald Tilicho Lake, which is regarded as a holy lake for Buddhist and Hindu’s, this lovely spot with few lodges by the lake shore, afternoon a short hike or just relax and enjoy the surrounding beautiful scenery of the Lake changing its colors with the sunlight, this lovely place surrounded by staggering Tilicho Peak with views of Annapurna III and Gangapurna mountains.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4140
Day 10 : Trek back to Khangsar 3,734 – 04 hrs.

Morning free at leisure to marvel at the surrounding beauty and the emerald Tilicho Lake, after lunch walks back to Khangsar village for an overnight stop after a wonderful time at Tilicho Lake, from here on the Annapurna circuit route to Thorang-la.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3734
Day 11 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours

After a wonderful time at Tilicho Lake and Khangsar, the morning journey leads towards Ghunsang village on the winding uphill trail to Yak Kharka, an impressive walk on this high altitude with fabulous views of snow-capped mountains, then reaching Yak Kharka a small place with 3-4 lodges, offering incredible views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4110
Day 12 : Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs./strong.

From Yak Kharka getting into much higher terrain towards Thorang-la, leading to cross a bridge with a climb along Jarjung river bank, on the narrow trail to reach Thorung Phedi, from an hour steep climb to the overnight stop at Thorang High Camp, to make it shorter for next day traverse over Thorang-la pass on time in the morning.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4600
Day 13 : Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.

Today, the main highlight of this adventure, with an early breakfast setting off with a long undulating climb to the top of Thorang-la at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft, the highest of this journey. On reaching the top after a vigorous climb due to high altitude and thin air, greeted with awesome views of surrounding mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Mustang Himal to Annapurna II, III, and Gangapurna mountain range, after catching mind-blowing views descend to Muktinath at 3,800 meters. On reaching Muktinath for an overnight stop, in this holy place of Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3800
Day 14 : Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.

After Muktinath rest of the journey will be easier with moderate walks all the way after Thorang-la, The morning walk with a drop of 1,200m downhill to Kali Gandaki River valley, this pleasant walk reaches the vast Kali Gandaki River valley with a small break at Ekale bhatti. From here onwards gets windy in the afternoon time, and from this place few hours' walk to Jomsom,
Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang region with an airstrip located above Kali Gandaki River. This town is in the center or junction of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri circuit, Upper Mustang, and to holy Muktinath route, afternoon with ample time to explore around Jomsom.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2715
Day 15 : Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.

Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a short scenic flight to scenic Pokhara, Pokhara Valley another highlight of this fabulous trip, Pokhara is regarded as the most beautiful place on this globe with awesome mountain views and natural surroundings with its serene lake Phewa.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
914
Day 16 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350
Day 17 : International departure homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal with a wonderful memorable time in Himalaya trekking to Tilicho Lake & Thorang –la on the northern Annapurna region with Team Himalaya and transfer to the airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

Food
Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
  • Tourist-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek. (BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNERS)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • All our government taxes, VAT, and tourist service charges.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking guide and porter to carry luggage. (2 trekkers 1 porter).
  • Kathmandu To Besi Sahar, Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus, and Besisahar – Jagat by local transport.
  • Domestic airfare ticket from Jomsom- Pokhara with departure taxes.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and medicine all stuff.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Twins sharing comfortable and clean private rooms in trekking.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag by team Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek).
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Provide a pulse oximeter for the blood oxygen saturation level monitor at high altitudes.
  • Fresh fruit is seasonal during the trip.
  • Trip map of Annapurna region trek.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate.
  • Official expense.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early, late, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than scheduled.
  • Tips for trekking staff and drivers (tipping is expected).

Route Map

route map

FAQs

Will I get safe drinking water in the Annapurna Region?

Yes, you can refill your water bottle with boiled or purified water in the teahouses. It is better not to drink the water from the tap or the small streams as it might have negative effects on your health. So, to prevent that you should carry some purifying tablets with you.

How difficult is the Annapurna Region trekking?

The trek is moderate as there will be no climbing with ropes and all. Most of the trails such as Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek involve long paths that might need you to go up and downs. So, it might be difficult for some people with back and ankle problems. But, with proper guidance and enough break times, almost anyone can complete the trek.

Is there a chance of getting altitude sickness during the trek?

The Poonhill trek’s elevation is 3,190 m while the elevation of Thorong-la pass is 5,416 m. Generally, people get the symptoms of altitude sickness once they pass the 3000m elevation. So, to avoid uncertain circumstances it is better to get a health checkup and get a doctor consultation before doing the Annapurna Region Trekking.

What kind of food will I get to have during the Trekking?

You might have heard of the typical term “Dal Bhat”, which is both fulfilling and healthy as well. Most of the foods you get are grown by local farmers. You might not have a lot of items on the Menus in the upper regions. You will get food items such as pasta, pancakes, bread, eggs, coffee, hot lemon, etc.

What is the elevation of Tilicho Lake?

The altitude of the Tilicho Lake is 4,919 m.

Will we be using tents during the Trek?

It is not necessary to spend your night in tents as there are several tea houses along the trek. So, we will not be using tents during the trek unless you want to have that kind of experience. If you have then you should probably let us know beforehand.

Should I need a porter for my trek?

Well, it depends pretty much on what trek you choose. Some treks involve a lot of difficult paths and routes so, it will be hard for you to carry heavy bags on your own. Hiring a porter can be beneficial as you can fully enjoy the trek without having a backache.

Will I be able to use my phone during the trek?

The mobile phone signal has reached most of the Annapurna Region. So, in case you miss someone from your home you can quickly check upon them. There are also many phone services like charging and recharge cards in almost every part of the Annapurna Region if you need them.

Is there the facility of ATM on the trekking?

Unfortunately, there aren’t such facilities for ATMs. So, you need to use the service before and after the trekking at Pokhara.

What if I get sick or injured during the trek?

Firstly, our guides will sort out the things for you. However, if there is an emergency then the evacuation through helicopter can be done. For this reason, travel insurance is really important for you as it will help to cover the fees for the helicopter rescue.

What if I left the gears at my home?

You can easily get gears at Kathmandu. You can also rent the required gears easily so; you should not be worried much about forgetting the gears.

What kind of Guides will I get?

The guides you will be getting are all Nepalese. Each of our guides is experienced, knowledgeable, flexible, and licensed. They are all highly experienced professionals and know how to care for our valuable guests.

What kind of accommodation will I get during my trek?

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, and mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for them. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.

What kind of accommodation will I get during my trek?

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, and mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for them. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.

Additional Information

  • Trip Standard
  • Hotels / Lodge basis
  • Trek Grade
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • Highest Spot
  • 5, 416 m at Thorang-la
  • Trekking
  • 13 nights & 14 days
  • Total Trip
  • 16 nights & 17 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Season
  • April to June and September to December
     

Team Himalaya's list of outdoor equipment requirements is in the following list order depending upon the type of holidays chosen leisure tours, moderate, adventurous to challenging trekking, and climbs. Gear required depends upon the season of travel as well as the grade of travel and trekking as Nepal is for all seasons except the wet months of July to mid-September when few travelers visit Nepal.

For Simple Sightseeing Tours in Kathmandu and beyond:
Personal Toiletries, a small day pack or bag to carry your personal belongings that is water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece and insect repellent cream as per the season.

Running /sports shoes or comfortable shoes for short walks, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars as an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, for long drives soft inflatable cushion/pillow is advisable options, and rainproof or umbrella.

For Moderate Hikes and Treks:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate size daypack to carry your personal belongings that as water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets or fleece and insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, for elderly people walking poles, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, and torch/flashlights.

Sun Hats, Sunglasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled water as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls to refill your bottle where available, rainproof or umbrella. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.

For long Trekking for a week or more above 3,000 meters:
Personal Toiletries, a moderate-size day pack or rucksack to carry your personal belongings that as travel documents, water bottles, cameras, wallets, maps, journey/notebooks, cell phones, light jackets, or fleece insect repellent as per the season.

Running/sports shoes, good pair of boots, warm woolen/cotton socks, snow gaiters, rain/windproof gear, walking poles an option, personal medication, binoculars an option, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, trousers (while entering temples and monasteries) sunscreens, torch/flashlights.

Gloves, Woolen Beni (camp) Sun Hats, Sun/snow glasses, and water bottles are necessary (try to avoid plastic bottled waters as they make litter which is hard to recycle in Nepal) use the same waterfalls for refills where available. Scarf or mask to avoid dust and smoke.

On trekking, bigger kit/duffel bags are carried by porters/pack animals (yaks, mules, or ponies) which include your heavy personal gear that is sleeping bags, down / duvet jackets, and the items that you do require during daytime on walks till designated campsites/lodge.

 

Dear Guest and Travelers to Nepal and other Himalayan destinations, please make sure that you have understood our Terms and conditions, after having read carefully the mutual contract and legal process, which will certainly keep our friendly relation between us for the long term.

After selecting the trip of your choice from our varied programs and itineraries, the first step in the booking procedure you are requested to fill out our booking form and send it after completion with 20 % as a non-refundable deposit for the entire Nepal Trip.

Along with the completed form, you are required to e-mail your passport copy and flight Ticket with all details to us in the Kathmandu office at Team Himalaya (info@teamhimalaya.com).

Upon receiving your passport copy and details with the completed booking form Plus your non-refundable deposit, we will proceed and send you a final affirmation receipt with acknowledgment.

All deposits are required for selected and chosen trips on per per-person basis, we will inform you by e-mail regarding the direct deposit procedure and details.

As per the booking and Trip money transfer, service charges of respective banks might apply and they should be paid at the time of deposit.

We will e-mail you the details on making payments through your credit card once you have filled up the Booking form.

We accept Visa or MasterCard only with a 4% surcharge added as a processing fee on credit cards and wire Transfers as a service charged by the Banks.

The Condition for clearing the remaining balance as per the trip booked is as follows:

The remaining due balance for all Nepal Trips should be paid and cleared upon arrival.

The remaining balance for other Himalayan countries like Bhutan, and Tibet, and all multi-country tours needs to be cleared within 35 days prior to your trip departure dates.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd reserves the right to cancel your trip if the full amount is not paid on time.

In certain circumstances, we will accept your last-hour booking a minimum of a week prior to the tour departure date for all the trips, in this case, full payment is required.

02: How to pay your selected trip deposit:

Credit Card (visa & master):

Please call us at 00977-9841824281 to pay over the phone.

Payment:

Please Deposit  by  wire Transfer  to Team Himalaya (P) Ltd and post it to the address below:

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Bank Transfer:

Bank Address: Himalayan Bank Limited.

Bank address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu

Account No:01908416120019.

Account  Type: Foreign Currency  (USD)

Bank swift code: HIMANPKA.

03: Refund & Cancellation:

No refund will be made by the company for the 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of your trip for any whatsoever or other reasons.

After having paid the full amount of any selected trip, you are entitled to incur a refund in case you want to cancel your trip by informing us earliest as possible to make the charge reasonable as per the company rules and regulations.

Still, the cancellation charge is invoiced to you. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip. Nevertheless, you have imposed a cancellation charge as advised below:-

60 days or more deposit retained
45 – 50 days before departure 50%
30 – 40 days before departure 75%
20 days before departure 100%

04: Extra Supplement Charge:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd tour/trek packages, rooms, or tents are provided on twin sharing basis. Thus, a single room supplement charge will be imposed as extra for a client who does not have another tour participant to share a room/tent with. It also applies to clients who need a single supplement in tents/rooms in a hotel or lodge.

05: Early return from any Tours or Treks:

No refund will be entertained to clients on early return from our trips due to personal domestic/medical or personal problems from any other trips regardless of whatever portions remain unused in the itinerary.

06: Amendment in Trip Cost:

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions (P) Ltd. reserves the right to revise or change the trip costing rate posted on our website, under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors beyond our control, for instance, changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. inflation, however assuring that we will put our effort as much possible to keep the present cost rate as it is.

07: Unforeseen Circumstances:

If the company have to cancel the respective trip due to unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, political conflict, unfavorable climate, broken trail, and roads, etc., we will refer you for an alternative trip of similar types and standard.

Even if this doesn’t suit and fit your likes and interests, all trip prices paid by you to our company will be refunded with some administration and trip arrangement charge of 15 to 20 % depending upon the trip chosen.

Please note, any other expenses incurred by you as a result of this booking are entirely your responsibility.

08:  Travel / Medical Insurance:

We strongly suggest and recommend all booking Clients acquire Travel and Medical Insurance as a compulsion in all our tours and trekking and climbing trips. It should include adequate protection for tour/trekking/climbing/rafting or any other adventure sports with duration to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, and repatriation or emergency evacuation expenses by any means of transportation such as helicopter rescue, air ambulance and adequate cover for baggage.

09: Health & Fitness:

All our Treks and Tours require sound health and a level of fitness before signing the booking with us, the client should always check with their local Doctor or Physician regarding their health and fitness before the trip departs to Himalayan destinations.

It’s solely the client’s responsibility to inform Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions of any pre-existing medical condition or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your required medical attention, which may affect your capability to travel on the trips booked with us.

Children and Elderly people:

An authorized guardian by the parents must accompany all travelers under the age of sixteen.

A person of more than 70 years of age, although in good health still needs a partner, family member, or friends to accompany him/her.

If you have any queries regarding age and suitability, please contact us for further information.

10: Nepal / Tibet Visas & Passport Conditions:

It is important that all clients should have a valid passport with at least six months of validity from the return date of travel.

Nepal visas can be obtained from the Nepal Consulate or Embassy in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs of Nepalese visas are the sole responsibility of clients. All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain visas to Tibet you need to send your passport details to Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions for visa applications to travel in Tibet, we require this information at least three weeks prior to departure.

11: Risk and Liabilities:

Team Himalaya's main concern is your safety and satisfaction including our staff welfare, therefore we carry out all our assignments sincerely & honestly to ensure your holiday a Hassel hassle-free without any problems.

Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, the trip may be changed under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as landslides, roadblocks, floods, heavy snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delayed arrival, sickness or accidents, etc. Any extra cost incurred there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

Flight Delay/Cancellation:

Possibility of domestic flight delay or postponement due to bad weather in Himalayan regions which happens sometimes, in particular around Everest region Lukla, Phaplu, Annapurna / Mustang / Manang region Humde, Jomsom and on the Far West Dolpa, Simikot and Jumla region and on Far East sector Tumlingtar, and Taplejung area.

Trekking in remote areas or in as described above, especially during the off-season, you are highly advised to reserve extra days to prepare for some delays and avoid frustrating consequences.

In case of flight cancellation pre-tour/post-tour, you need to bear accommodation and food costs yourself.

12: Our Responsible Adventure Policy:

Our entire tour/trekking guide representing Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions deserves all authority during tours and trekking/rafting or on climbs.

Team Himalaya Treks & Expeditions will ensure to make every effort comfortable and satisfactory in all our trips, but one must understand that Himalayan or Third World and Developing Countries like Nepal cannot afford much of Western and highly timed facilities sometimes depending upon the area of travel, however, we will try our best to make your travel enjoyable with memorable time while with us.

Weather is another factor that directly impacts some trips, hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must.

Your personal belongings:

On any account, we’re not responsible for any loss or damage of your baggage/luggage or property even when it is shouldered by our porters, ponies, or vehicles. Our trip escorts and guides will provide necessary safety precautions so that this does not arise while with us.

Papers & Documents:

All necessary papers and documents should be presented in sequence for example to issue visas, necessary permits, etc. We’re not accountable in case of any trip formality not being completed in time before the trip departs in the absence of essential papers and documents.

Trip Reviews (2)

Tilicho Lake and Thorang-La Pass Trekking was a mind-blowing experience, oh what a view, all along the trek around Manang Valley. Truly a haven so peaceful within dramatic landscapes of towering high snow-capped peaks. In harmony with the local impressive Buddhist culture and religion. Never ever thought that Nepal and the Himalayas would be so amazing Hats Off to Team Himalaya for organizing this great adventure. I will never ever forget the experience the support of a guide and helpful strong porters made the whole trek enjoyable and memorable.
Although some days were quite tough walking from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp and the steep climb to Thorang-La Pass. But we made it thanks to the Team Himalaya guide and staff for the wonderful holiday.
 

pham thi thanh luyen

28th Dec, 2021


An enjoyable and most exciting adventure of a lifetime experience, it was worth all the hard and tough walks to Tilicho Lake. What a glorious scenery enclosed by towering giant peaks of Gangapurna Himal, Tilicho, and Nilgiri.  The path from Manang village was quite easy until the last village of Khangsar.

 From Khangsar the trail was quite challenging from then on to Tilicho Base Camp. But all the hard effort was forgotten on reaching Tilicho Lake, what a mesmerizing place to be. It was just awesome could not describe the beauty of the Tilicho Lake surroundings. The crossing of Thorang-La pass was also exciting facing stupendous views of Annapurna, Damodar Himal to Dhaulagiri range. 
 Thanks to the whole Team Himalaya Treks staff and guides for making this wonderful adventure for us.  

Aurelia Nurani

17th Sep, 2018


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