15 days – The ultimate high-altitude Monsoon trek in Nepal
12 days demanding trekking in the high Himalaya (maximum elevation 5,120m / 16,790′)
Spectacular views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri & Nilgiri Himal ranges, Tilicho Peak and Tilicho Lake
High Himalaya wilderness camping experience
Explore monasteries and settlements off the main trails
Our trans-Himalayan adventure begins with a drive up the Marsyangdi valley to the Chame, in Manang district. Here we meet up with our team of porters and spend three days exploring the region, taking in some of the best stretches of the classic trek around the Annapurnas. We soon leave the lodges on the main trail to head up toward Tilicho Tal. These high Himalayan reaches are the habitat of the Himalayan tahr (mountain goat) and the snow leopard, among other mammals. From our camp by the shores of the lake, we climb up to the Mesokanto La (pass, 5,100m / 16,730′) where we are rewarded with the first views of the Kali Gandaki valley. We descend to stay at the charming Thakali village of Marpha. The trip ends in Jomsom with an early morning flight to Pokhara.
This is a splendid summer trek, as rewarding as it is challenging. The Tilicho lake trek undoubtedly ranks among the finest high-altitude Nepal treks best experienced in the Monsoon.
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu. Orientation.
Day 2 Morning drive to Dumre. Change transport and drive to Chame (2,710m / 8,890′).
Days 3-5 Trek to Pisang (3,185m / 10,450′) and continue up the valley to Manang (3,540m / 11,611′) via Ghyaru. Extra day for acclimatization at Manang.
Days 6-8 Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,919m / 16,135′) and Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m / 13,780′) via Khangsar (3,745m / 12,280′).
Days 9-11 From our camp at Meso Kanto La Phedi (4,900m / 16,070′), climb to cross the Mesokanto La (5,120m / 16,790′) and camp at summer pastures above Kaisung. Descend to the Kali Gandaki valley, meeting the main trekking trail at Marpha (2,680m / 8,790′).
Day 12 Trek via Dhumba Tal (2,830m / 9,280′) and Thinigaon (2,780m / 9,120′) to Jomsom (2,760m / 9,050′).
Day 13 Morning flight to Pokhara. Rest of day at leisure.
Day 14 Drive to Kathmandu. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 15 Depart for onward destination.
Dates and Pricing
Aug 27 - Sep 10
|2 - 5 persons||US$ 1,356|
|6 - 12 persons||US$ 1,144|
|Single room supplement||US$ 160|
|Airfare Jomsom - Pokhara||US$ 111|
|Kathmandu||Nirvana Garden Hotel|