Tilicho Lake is one of those places that has had next to mythic connotations. Many regard it as the highest lake in the world. It was for long almost totally closed save for a few climbers and expeditions, and since 1974, when Nixon changed the China policy, part of the area above Thini on the Jomosom side became a totally off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited. A much sold guide book informed potential trekkers that the path to Tilicho was “a figment of some ones fantasy” and the locals in Manang had little knowledge of the route too, and were often thought to be slightly unfriendly as they were known for not being particularly keen on working as human beasts of burden for various expeditions that had passed. When asked to porter they had simply refused! Manang is no ordinary village. Its people are heavily involved in international trade, due to passport privileges granted in the past.
Detail Itinerary for 18 Days:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathamndu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Jagat 7h. by bus 760m
Day 03: Trek to Chamje 1400m
Day 04: Trek to Taal 1940m
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2725m
Day 06: Trek to Manang 3500m
Day 07: Rest & sightseeing Manang village.
Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3734m
Day 10: Trek to Tilicho base camp 4800m
Day 11: Trek to Khangsar 3810m
Day 12: Trek to Yak kharka 4090m
Day 13: Trek to thorong phedi 4450m
Day 14: Trek to MuktinathVia thorong La pass(5416m
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2710m
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara & Ktm.
Day 17: Sightseeing Baktapur world Heritage center.
Day 18: International departure.