Manaslu and Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake is one of the best combinations of trekking trips in Nepal. It combines the restricted area of Manaslu with world-famous Annapurna region. We also explore the lower parts of the Mustang valley. The 25-day-long Manaslu and Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake starts with a sightseeing trip around Kathmandu and takes us to some of the highest trekking trails in the world.
We set our foot on the Larkya La Pass at 5,135m, the highest point of Manaslu circuit trek and Thorong La pass at 5,416m, the highest point of the Annapurna circuit trek. We make a detour from the Annapurna circuit trail to the tranquil Tilicho Lake at 4,949m/16,138 ft. Apart from being one of the highest lakes for its size in the world, Tilicho Lake is also of great cultural and religious importance for Hindus.
We drive to Soti Khola and begin our trek from here towards the Manaslu region. Trekking around the eighth highest mountain in the World, Manaslu (8,163m) means trekking in the reasonably unspoiled High Himalayan terrains in the world. The sacred Manaslu region is home to snow leopard, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar. Besides, the region is rich in flora and fauna as well. The centuries-old gompas and chortens only add to the mystery of the region. Ngadi,
We trek around Mt. Manaslu till Day 13 of the trek- passing beautiful alpine pastures, waterfall, glaciers, high ridges with excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, Shringi Himal, Simrang, Hinuchuli, Cheo, Kang Guru, and Larkya Peak among others. After crossing the Larkya La, we descend down to Bimthang, then to Tilije and meet the Annapurna circuit trail at Chame. We trek the higher portions of the Annapurna region in the following days. These parts are dominated by the Annapurna mountains, so close it feels like you could touch them. We trek to Siri Kharka, a high pasture, and the Tilicho Base Camp before setting off to the Tilicho Lake. This region experiences strong winds and heavy mist, both making for an extremely scenic and quite thrilling trek.
We then make our way towards Thorong Phedi eventually climbing up to the Thorong La ( pass) at 5,416m. It is one of the highest mountain passes in the world and sits higher than Everest Base camp (5,364 m). The dramatic stretch then leads down to Muktinath, a village with the Muktinath temple which is of immense religious importance to Hindus and Buddhists. We are now in the Kali Gandaki Valley and drive towards its hub Jomsom. Towards the end of our 25-day-long Manaslu and Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake, we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. The trek officially ends with a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Not your trip? Adventure Club Trek also provides other treks in both Annapurna and Manaslu region. Consider our Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake- 21 Days and Manaslu Circuit Trek- 18 Days. Click here for full Annapurna region Treks and Here for Manaslu Trekking
A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words
A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek will be exciting, informative, picturesque and a lots of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.
Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you.You have to carry your small regular day pack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.
We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest.The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.
Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on next day’s trip plans.If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.
Flight delays in Jomsom
Our primary modes of transports from the airstrip at Jomsom are the Twin Otter planes. Even though the flights are fairly dependable, they can be cancelled or delayed due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalaya and/or other technical issues.In cases of such delays, Adventure Club Trek will arrange road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The expenses for the road transport will be managed from the compensation received from the flight ticket after deducting charges for cancelation. Therefore, there will be no refund of the Jomsom to Pokhara flight in case we take the road back to Pokhara.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
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