Mt. Tilicho Expedition

  • 36 Days
  • Nepal
  • Very Strenuous
  • Expedition
  • The Mt. Tilicho Expedition is a thrilling and challenging endeavor that attracts adventurers from around the world. Standing tall at an impressive height of 7,134 meters (23,405 feet), Mt. Tilicho is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, making it a popular destination for mountaineers seeking an unforgettable experience. This overview will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the expedition, highlighting its key features and offering insights into the journey that awaits.

    The journey to conquer Mt. Tilicho typically begins in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal. From there, climbers embark on a picturesque drive to the town of Besi Sahar, which serves as the starting point for the trek. The trail meanders through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, offering glimpses of the unique local culture and breathtaking landscapes that make this region so special.

    As the trek progresses, adventurers gradually ascend through diverse terrain, ranging from dense rhododendron forests to rocky trails and glacial valleys. The route passes through the famous Annapurna Circuit, providing opportunities to interact with fellow trekkers from different corners of the globe. The breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas accompanies climbers throughout the journey, with magnificent peaks such as Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Manaslu dominating the skyline.

    One of the expedition's highlights is reaching Tilicho Lake, which sits at an elevation of approximately 4,919 meters (16,138 feet). Known as one of the highest lakes in the world, Tilicho Lake captivates with its turquoise-blue waters surrounded by towering mountains. The tranquil ambiance and pristine beauty of the lake create a serene atmosphere, offering a much-needed respite for weary climbers.

    After marveling at the grandeur of Tilicho Lake, the true test of the expedition begins. The climb to the summit of Mt. Tilicho requires technical mountaineering skills and the assistance of experienced guides. As climbers advance, they encounter icy slopes, challenging ridges, and crevasses, demanding physical endurance and mental determination. The reward for their perseverance is the unparalleled panoramic view from the summit, where they can feast their eyes on the awe-inspiring Annapurna range and the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

    It is important to note that the Mt. Tilicho Expedition is not without its risks and difficulties. Altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, and rugged terrain pose challenges that must be carefully managed. Adequate acclimatization, physical fitness, and thorough preparation are essential for a safe and successful climb. It is highly recommended to join an organized expedition led by experienced guides who are well-versed in the intricacies of the region.

    In conclusion, the Mt. Tilicho Expedition presents a remarkable opportunity for mountaineers and adventure enthusiasts to embark on an unforgettable journey in the heart of the Himalayas. With its stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and the ultimate test of reaching the summit, this expedition promises to be a life-changing experience. However, it is crucial to approach the climb with respect, preparedness, and an understanding of the challenges that lie ahead.

    Trip Highlights

    Destination:               Mt. Tilicho Expedition 
    Group Size:                Max. 10 person 
    Maximum alt:            7,135mm . 
    Grade:                        Mountaineering Expedition 
    Season:                      Spring & Autumn
    Accommodation:     Hotel Lodge & Camping 
    Duration:                    36 Days

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu airport and participate in welcome dinner party organized by UNO Travels and Adventures.
    • Day 02:Acclimatization day in Kathmandu.
    • Day 03:Drive Bus to Besishahar from Kathmandu(5:30 hours)
    • Day 04: Trekking from Besi Sahar to Manang.
    • Day 10:Acclimatization day in Manang.
    • Day 11:11-14 Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp via Khangsar Village.
    • Day 15:Rest and acclimatization day at Tilicho Base Camp.
    • Day 16:16-23 Climbing period for reaching the summit of Mt. Tilicho.
    • Day 24:24-27 Contingency days.
    • Day 28:28-34 Descending from Tilicho Base Camp to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass.
    • Day 35:Reserve day in Kathmandu.
    • Day 36:Departure from Kathmandu.

    Detail Itinerary

    • Day 1Arrive at Kathmandu airport and participate in welcome dinner party organized by UNO Travels and Adventures.Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax, recover from your journey, and explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu.
    • Day 2Acclimatization day in Kathmandu.This day is dedicated to obtaining necessary permits for the expedition, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. You will also have a thorough equipment check with your guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear for the trek and climb. The remainder of the day can be spent sightseeing and preparing for the trek.
    • Day 3Drive Bus to Besishahar from Kathmandu(5:30 hours)You will start early in the morning with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar. The drive takes you through picturesque countryside, charming villages, and winding mountain roads. Upon reaching Besi Sahar, settle into a guesthouse for the night.
    • Day 4 Trekking from Besi Sahar to Manang.Over the next six days, you will trek through various villages and landscapes, gradually gaining altitude and acclimatizing. The trekking route includes Bahundanda, Chamje, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, and Manang. Each day offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, as well as encounters with the local culture and way of life.
    • Day 10Acclimatization day in Manang.Take a rest day in Manang to allow your body to adjust to the altitude. Use this day to explore the surrounding area, visit the monasteries, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding peaks.
    • Day 1111-14 Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp via Khangsar Village.The next four days are dedicated to reaching Tilicho Base Camp. The route takes you through Khangsar Village, a small settlement with traditional houses and monasteries. As you trek closer to the base camp, you'll witness the gradual change in landscapes, with rocky terrains and breathtaking views.
    • Day 15Rest and acclimatization day at Tilicho Base Camp.This day is essential for proper acclimatization before attempting the summit. Spend the day resting, hydrating, and preparing for the challenging climb ahead. Your guide will provide necessary training and guidance.
    • Day 1616-23 Climbing period for reaching the summit of Mt. Tilicho.These four days are dedicated to the summit push. The ascent to the summit requires technical mountaineering skills, including the use of ropes, crampons, and ice axes. You will navigate icy slopes, challenging ridges, and crevasses under the guidance of experienced Sherpa guides. The rewarding view from the summit showcases the vastness of the Annapurna range and the surrounding peaks.
    • Day 2424-27 Contingency days.These days serve as contingency days to account for adverse weather conditions or additional acclimatization needs. They provide flexibility in case of any delays in reaching the summit or for adjusting the itinerary if necessary.
    • Day 2828-34 Descending from Tilicho Base Camp to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass.After successfully summiting Mt. Tilicho, you will descend back to Manang and continue the trek towards Jomsom. The route includes crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters/17,769 feet), a high-altitude pass known for its stunning views and demanding terrain. From Jomsom, you will take a short scenic flight to Pokhara and then transfer to Kathmandu.
    • Day 35Reserve day in Kathmandu.This day serves as a reserve day in Kathmandu for any contingencies or additional exploration. You can use this day to relax, visit local markets, or explore nearby attractions such as Pashupatinath Temple or Boudhanath Stupa.
    • Day 36Departure from Kathmandu.Your Mt. Tilicho Expedition comes to an end as you depart from Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey or return flight home.

    What's Includes:

    • Applicable only for Expedition thru Southern Route
    • Drive to Beshishahar from Kathmandu and Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom and back drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
    • Porters/Yaks to carry equipment and food all the way to BC & back.
    • Full board accommodation en-route to/from Base camp.
    • One head Climbing guide/Sardar.
    • Cook & kitchen boys at BC.
    • Experienced & skillful High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa for two Client)
    • POISK Oxygen (08 bottles per client & 06 per Sherpa).
    • Mask & regulator mask set (must be returned after the Expedition).
    • Highly preferable meals at BC with complete hot drink & normal beverages.
    • Exported High altitude food for higher camps (ready to eat food).
    • Best quality Tents at BC single or twin sharing as per the client desire.
    • All necessary kitchen equipment.
    • Best quality Dining tent with enough no of table & chairs, plus inside the tent, we
    • will set Gas Heaters to make the Dinning hall enough warm.
    • Complete carpeting inside the dining tent.
    • Comfortable & portable wooden toilet at the base camp.
    • A nice portable wooden shower room with hot water at the base camp.
    • High-quality high altitude tents for above BC use.
    • Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes.
    • Enough EPI (high altitude) gases with burners for higher camps use.
    • Oxygen with the regulator set for medical purpose.
    • Radio walkie-talkie set to each client with base station & permits cost.
    • Satellite phone for the emergency purpose ($ 4 chargeable for the personal call).
    • Generator/solar panel with accessories for recharging & power supply purpose.
    • Gammon bag for medical purpose.
    • Insurance of all local team members.
    • All airport/hotel transfers.
    • Day tour program around KTM.
    • Celebration meal & pre-briefing.
    • Expedition blessing Puja arrangement at Katmandu and Base camp.
    • Last but most important COMPLETE SETUP INTERM/MIDDLE CAMP with Sleeping bags,
    • sleeping mattress, food & drinking stuff & cooking crew.
    • Service of Local Climbing Sherpas
    • Pumori Permit including Liaison Officer
    • Kathmandu Accommodation
    • Return airfare to Lukla
    • Expedition cargo charge
    • Fully catered trek to Base Camp and back
    • Full supported acclimatization climb of Lobuche peak
    • Base Camp food

    What's Excludes:

    • Personal insurance (Suggested to have evacuation policy as well)
    • Nepal visa
    • Major meals in Kathmandu.
    • Personal climbing gears.
    • Personal nature’s expenses.
    • Cost of emergency evacuation

    Trip Note

    At Mt. Tilicho Expedition, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients above all else. We understand that embarking on a high-altitude adventure like this requires careful planning, expertise, and a strong commitment to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

    To guarantee your safety, all our trips are led by highly qualified and experienced expedition guides and Sherpas who have undergone rigorous training approved by the government. They possess extensive knowledge of the region, including the terrain, weather patterns, and potential risks, allowing them to make informed decisions that prioritize your safety at all times.

    We take great pride in the competence and professionalism of our team. Our guides and Sherpas are not only skilled mountaineers but also adept at managing emergencies, first aid, and altitude-related challenges. They are equipped with the necessary equipment and tools to handle any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the expedition.

    In addition to our highly trained staff, we prioritize thorough planning and preparation. Before the expedition, we provide detailed information about the trip, including the itinerary, challenges, and required equipment. We encourage open communication and welcome your questions and contributions during the planning stages. Our team is readily available to address any concerns you may have and to ensure that you feel confident and prepared for the adventure ahead.

    During the trekking period, we closely monitor your well-being and acclimatization. We schedule rest days at appropriate intervals to allow your body to adjust to the altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Our guides keep a close eye on each individual's health and provide necessary guidance and support throughout the trek.

    We also emphasize responsible and sustainable tourism practices. We adhere to Leave No Trace principles, ensuring that we leave the environment as pristine as we found it. We respect local cultures and communities, promoting responsible interactions and supporting local economies along the trekking route.

    At Mt. Tilicho Expedition, we strive to provide you with a Himalayan experience that not only fulfills your adventure aspirations but also ensures your safety and well-being throughout the journey. We are committed to transparency, professionalism, and your overall satisfaction, and we look forward to sharing this incredible expedition with you.

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    Trip Facts

    • Transportation:
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Accommodation:Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
    • Altitude:7135 m.