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Tilicho Peak Expedition

34 Days
  • 7134m (23406ft)
  • Annapurna Region
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)- Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
  • Moderate
  • 3 Star Hotels, Tea Houses, Camping
  • Late Spring and Autumn
  • 5-9 Hours Per Day
  • 2-10 People Per Group
  • Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Gangapurna
  • Northwest Shoulder Route

Overview

Tilicho Peak Expedition is considered one of the most attractive 7000m expeditions in the Annapurna region. The expedition that spans for 34 days takes you through some of the surreal natural landscapes of Nepal. Eventually, you will find yourself scaling the popular Tilicho Peak, which stands tall at 7134 meters (23406 feet).

Tilicho Peak’s Northwest ridge, covered with snow, towers the high Kali Gandaki Valley to the west and the Marshyangdi Valley to the east. Likewise, the hidden pro-kingdom of Mustang locates just a few miles to the north.

You will commence this incredible expedition with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and further to Chame. The all-important trek starts from Chame as you traverse through exhilarating landscapes, harsh vegetation, and scenic wonderlands. The trail is pretty similar to that of the Gangapurna Expedition.

One of the key highlights of your expedition would be an extra acclimatization day in Manang. You will get the chance to learn the past and present traditions, norms, and values of Manangi people. Moreover, the entire journey presents you an opportunity of a lifetime to explore the rich Buddhist culture and traditional villages on the Trans-Himalayan route.

The expedition finds its aura once you reach Tilicho Base Camp (4800m) and you prepare for the summit of Tilicho Peak. But before you test your climbing boots, our Sherpa team will set up two camps adobe the Tilicho Base Camp. Camp I (5800m) and Camp II (6200m) will suffice as the place to acclimate and some last-minute preparations to reach the top of Tilicho Peak.

As you overcome all the difficulties and scale the summit of Tilicho Peak, you will have a dreamlike surrounding. The top of Tilicho Peak offers you some breathtaking views of Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges, including Lamjung Himal (6983m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), and Annapurna IV (7525m).

Autumn and Spring are considered the ideal seasons to take on this expedition. You can get the most out of the journey in March, April, September, and October, as the weather remains on your side. Plus, the natural scenery remains polished in this time frame.

We are here to collaborate with you to ensure your quest for completing this thrilling expedition remains risk-free and well-ordered with our excellent support and guidance. We present to you the team of experts with all the mountaineering experiences and skills to help you achieve this wonderful feat.

By the time you complete this thrilling adventure, you will have a handful of memories to cherish for the years ahead.

Short History of Tilicho Peak

A team led by Maurice Herzog in 1950 discovered the Tilicho Peak while attempting to find Annapurna I (8091m). Mr. Emanuel Schmutz from a French expedition first climbed the peak in 1978. Schmutz climbed the peak from the Northwest shoulder, which is now the standard climbing route as proposed by the Government of Nepal and the Department of Tourism.

Tilicho Peak is considered the highest point of the Great Barrier, which links Khangsar Kang (7458m) and Nilgiri North (7061m).

Is This Tilicho Peak Expedition Right For You?

  • The weather can be unpredictable at higher altitudes as it can also affect your expedition and put it to a halt. Make sure you consider the time of the year you wish to take on the expedition, as the scenery and conditions vary between seasons.
  • For about a week or more, you will have to walk for 5 to 9 hours, excluding the climb itself. So, make sure that you are up for the challenge. If you have been practicing some kind of climbing exercises prior to the expedition, it will be helpful.
  • The trekking lodges or tea houses that you stay throughout the trekking period are very simple, with only basic facilities. Access to electricity for charging electronic devices will cost you extra. Wi-Fi is available at a few locations, but connections may be poor.
  • The most crucial part of the expedition includes the scaling of Tilicho Peak. The climb is somewhat challenging, so keep in check that you have a good climbing experience before taking on this expedition.
  • The expedition includes several days of camping over 3000 meters, where there is the risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may notice shortness of breath and mild headache, but your guide will make sure you walk slowly to let your body adjust to the thinning air.

Our guides and Sherpas are well-trained in first aid. They will be carrying emergency medicines to help you in time of difficulty. In extreme cases, we will rescue you using a helicopter. If you are unsure about your physical ability, you need to seek some medical advice before booking this expedition. 

Outline Itinerary – Tilicho Peak Expedition

DayItineraryAltitudeDuration
1Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and Transfer to a Hotel1350 m-
2Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley and Preparations for Tilicho Peak Expedition1350 m-
3Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar823 m8 hours
4Drive from Besisahar to Chame2670 m5-6 hours
5Trek from Chame to Pisang3300 m5 hours
6Trek from Pisang to Manang3440 m5-6 hours
7Acclimatization day at Manang3440 m-
8Trek from Manang to Khangsar3734 m5 hours
9Trek from Khangsar to Besi Khola3955 m5 hours
10Trek from Besi Khola to Tilicho Base Camp4800 m5 hours
11-26Climbing Period of Tilicho Peak7134 m-
27Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Khangsar3734 m5 hours
28Trek from Khangsar to Thorong Phedi4420 m5 hours
29Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass3850 m (Muktinath)

5416 m (Thorong La Pass)
9 hours
30Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom2700 m4 hours
31Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Transfer to Hotel950 m20 minutes
32Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus1350 m6 hours
33Leisure Day at Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner1350 m-
34Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for Departure1350 m0.5 hours

Important Notes

  • This trip starts early in Kathmandu. You have two days to rest in the capital and explore the natural and cultural heritages around the Kathmandu valley. As a result, you will get enough time for the briefing about the expedition.
  • The Base Camp is set up at 4800m/15,748ft at the foot of Tilicho Peak. The peak stands 2300m above the shore of the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake, which is the primary water source for the expedition.
  • The climb is straightforward as you climb to Camp I (5800m/19,028ft) from the Base Camp. Camp I is located on a shelf below the Northwest shoulder, and a 45-degree mixed rock and ice section, which extends for 600m.
  • Climbing permit fees of 500 USD as a royalty fee to summit Tilicho Peak in the spring season. Besides, the cost of ascending the peak in autumn and winter/summer seasons is 250 USD and 125 USD, respectively.
  • While we endeavour to help our clients achieve their goals, your leader may decide whether to delay or stop your ascent based on your medical conditions and AMS symptoms.
  • You may also be asked to carry some passport-size photographs to carry out your expedition permit.
  • We suggest you mark a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of the expedition in case your return flights from Jomsom to Pokhara be delayed due to bad weather conditions.

Why You Will Love This Tilicho Peak Expedition

  • You will explore the amazing landscapes and beautiful pastures of the Annapurna Region during this 34 days-long expedition.
  • You will enjoy the panoramic views of Chulu East Peak (6584m), Chulu West Peak (6419m), and Chulu Far East Peak (6059m) throughout the journey.
  • Splendid views of Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges - Lamjung Himal (6983m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), World's Deepest Gorge ' Kali Gandaki Valley' and serene cobalt blue - Tilicho Lake (4919m), from the top of Tilicho Peak
  • An opportunity of a lifetime to explore the rich Buddhist culture, traditional villages, and the spectacular landscapes on the Trans-Himalayan route
  • You will cherish the religious and adventurous trek to the sacred place of Muktinath.
  • Scenic and refreshing flight to the lake city, Pokhara, from Jomsom
  • Enjoy Chance to gain a tremendous experience of peak climbing over 7000 meters. the excursion of Tilicho Lake at 4920 meters.
  • An opportunity to learn about the traditional and cultural values of the Manangi people

Day to Day Detailed Itinerary

Upon your arrival in the capital city, our representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will then move to your hotel, where our representative will assist you with your check-in. You can take a whole day rest and get prepared for the exciting days coming forward.

Highlights

  • Welcome and greetings from our representative at the airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel where you will rest for the night.

Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars

The second day of your expedition is an exciting one. You will have a whole day to explore around Kathmandu city and have a glance at the cultural and historical landmarks that the Kathmandu valley offers to you.

Kathmandu, also known as the City of Temples, has a compelling amalgamation of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Western cultures. The valley is home to some of the major heritages listed in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Besides visiting the historical sites, you can run through the busy streets of the city and explore around Thamel and Asan, which are mostly crowded by tourists.

While exploring the popular markets, you can purchase some of the necessary trekking and climbing gear that play vital importance throughout your expedition. After returning to your hotel, you will get prepared for the important session coming up. We will conduct a short briefing that presents you with the opportunity to get all the valuable information and clear all of your doubts regarding the Tilicho Peak Expedition.

The second day of the expedition ends with you resting in your hotel and gearing up for the long journey.

Highlights

  • Adventure around Kathmandu Valley
  • Visiting the cultural and natural heritage around the valley
  • Buying some necessary climbing and trekking gear from the market
  • Attending the expedition briefing

Special Information

We will brief you about all the details regarding the Tilicho Peak Expedition in the meeting. Our team will walk you through all the trekking routes and accommodation facilities that you will come across throughout the journey. Additionally, we will let you through all the permit formalities required to carry out this expedition.

Note

It is impossible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley within a day. So you can choose at least 4 or 5 places for a day sightseeing.

Breakfast
Hotel - 3 Stars

Today is the moving day of the expedition. After breakfast, you will get ready for the long drive ahead. You will pass through the banks of the Trishuli River before passing through Marsyangdi River to reach Besisahar. Throughout the journey, you can enjoy the exceptional views of landscapes, hills, and beautiful pastures.

Before reaching Besisahar, you will drive over scenic zigzag hilly roads. After an 8 hour-long drive, you will finally make yourself comfortable in Besisahar and end the day with a cozy tea house accommodation.

Highlights

  • 8-hour drive through the hilly roads to reach Besisahar
  • Amazing views of beautiful landscapes, pastures, and high hills throughout the drive
  • Passing through the banks of the Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

Another day, another drive across the hilly roads of magnificent Nepal. After a quick brunch in Besisahar, you will prepare for a 5-6 hours-long drive to Chame. Chame is the starting point for the trek of this Tilicho Peak Expedition.

The ride will take you past the typical Tibetan styled village of Bagarchhap. There on, you will drive towards Koto, which is popular as the gateway to the Nar Phu Valley Trek. After a few hours of drive, you will finally reach Chame. Overnight tea house accommodation in this beautiful place will take off your fatigue and tiredness.

Highlights

  • 5-6 hours-long drive through the hilly roads
  • Passing through the Tibetan-styled village of Bagarchhap
  • Driving through Koto, which is the gateway to Nar Phu Valley Trek

5-6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

After a quick breakfast in Chame, you will get ready for the starting phase of your trek. The ultimate destination of the day is Pisang, which takes around 5 hours to reach from Chame. In the beginning, you will follow the trail that goes west along the river banks towards Bharatang. From there, you will trek along the banks of Marsyangdi River and finally cross a suspension bridge before engaging in a climb to reach Dhukur Pokhari.

As you follow the trail that moves away from Dhukur Pokhari, the mystifying scenes of the snow-capped mountains will openly welcome you. After an hour-long walk from Dhukur Pokhari, you will finally reach Pisang. Pisang’s cozy and beautiful landscape appreciates your arrival with the magnificent views of Pisang Peak (6091m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Overnight tea house accommodation in Pisang will give you ample time to rest and prepare for the journey ahead.

Highlights

  • 5 hours walk to reach Pisang
  • Trekking past the banks of Marsyangdi River
  • Mesmerizing scenes of snow-capped mountains from Dhukur Pokhari
  • Breathtaking views of Pisang Peak (6091m) and Annapurna II (7937m) from Pisang

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

After breakfast on the next day, you will lace up your trekking boots and follow the trail that leads to alpine landscape and harsh vegetation. Today’s adventurous trek is towards Manang, a town in the Manang District of Nepal. You will walk through Upper Pisang and continue along with the awe-inspiring views of surrounding high peaks. On the way, you will traverse through Braga Monastery, the largest monastery of the Manang District. You can pay a visit to the monastery before getting your feet going.

After 5-6 hours of adventurous walk, you will finally land your feet in Manang. There, you will get the chance to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local Manangi people. Manang is well known for its rich traditions and culture, and the place is the home to Gurung, Tamang, Sherpa, and Magar people. The day ends with a cozy tea house accommodation amidst the serenity of Manang.

Highlights

  • 5-6 hours trek to Manang.
  • Passing through the alpine landscape and harsh vegetation.
  • Visiting the Braga Monastery.
  • Getting to know the locals at Manang.

5-6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

This day is a crucial part of the Tilicho Peak Expedition. Since you will be moving towards higher altitudes in the coming days, acclimatization is essential. It makes sure you stay safe from altitude-related illness.

The acclimatization day in Manang helps you to prepare yourself against any altitude-related obstacles for the successful summit of Tilicho Peak. Besides acclimatization, you can use this extra day to explore Manang, and learn the traditions and cultures of Manangi People.

Since the village of Manang dates back to hundreds of years, locals here still practice traditional culture, which is extraordinary. You can learn several cool things about the place that broadens your knowledge about the beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

Highlights

  • Acclimatization at Manang to avoid altitude sickness
  • Exploring the beautiful places around the village
  • Learning about the past and present traditions and cultures of Manangi people

Acclimatization

An extra day in Manang will offer you adequate time to acclimatize before you head towards the higher altitudes for the ultimate summit of Tilicho Peak. You can take a hike up to Bhojo Gompa as a part of the acclimatization drill while staying in Manang.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

As the sun rises on the 8th day of the expedition, you will enjoy breakfast in Manang and buckle up for the journey ahead. Today, you will follow the 5 hour-long trail that demands elevation up to Khangsar.

Throughout the walk, you will get your rewards from the glorious views of numerous mountains like Tilicho Peak (7134m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Chulu East Peak (6584m), Chulu West Peak (6419m), and Chulu Far East Peak (6059m). Moreover, you will cross over the Khangsar Khola bridge before reaching Khangsar village for your overnight stay.

Highlights

  • Uphill trek to Khangsar
  • Stunning views of Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Chulu East Peak, Chulu West Peak, and Chulu Far East Peak
  • Crossing the beautiful Khangsar Khola bridge

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

Next up, it’s another 5 hours trek in the serene landscape. Today you will move towards Besi Khola, where you will be camping for the night. You will have a big day ahead as you will be moving to Tilicho Base Camp from where you will begin your journey to the summit of Tilicho Peak.

Highlights

  • Trek to Besi Khola

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping

After a quick breakfast, you will follow the trail that goes over through several ice lakes and glaciers to reach Tilicho Base Camp for your overnight stay. During your trek, you have a high chance to spot wild animals like Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar, and several other birds. After walking for 5 hours, you will finally reach the campsite near the Tilicho Base Camp, where our Sherpa crew will set up a camp for the night.

Highlights

  • Passing through ice lakes and glaciers to reach Tilicho Base Camp.
  • Chances to spot wild animals like Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar as well as many species of birds.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping

Finally, the day has come when you will be eyeing to reach the highest point of this Tilicho Peak Expedition. The summit time of Tilicho Peak usually falls between 1 am to 3 am. But before you begin your climbing session, our Sherpa guides will set up a few key things for your convenience.

Our experienced Sherpa crew will do all the hard work to set up the camps at the higher altitudes: Camp I (5800m) and Camp II (6200m). They will serve all the required hygienic and healthy meals at all the camps that fall between the Tilicho Base Camp and Tilicho Peak.

As you make your ascent, you will get fully equipped with the necessary climbing gear and follow the instructions and guidance offered by our experienced climbing experts. You will get proper acclimatization days in each camp before landing your feet at the top of Tilicho Peak.

As you reach the summit of Tilicho Peak, you marvel at the splendid views of Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges–Lamjung Himal (6983m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m). You will also see the World’s Deepest Gorge–Kali Gandaki Valley, and the serene cobalt blue–Tilicho Lake (4919m). You can spend quality time at the summit and throw away all the tiredness before descending back to Tilicho Base Camp.

You will follow the proper acclimatization rule before reaching back to Tilicho Base Camp on the 26th day of the expedition. Overnight camping in the Base Camp allows you to sink in all the good memories you had when you were at the top of Tilicho Peak.

Highlights

  • Ascending to the summit of Tilicho Peak
  • Proper acclimatization and rest days at Camp I and Camp II
  • Amazing views of Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Mountain Ranges- Lamjung Himal (6983m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), World’s Deepest Gorge ‘ Kali Gandaki Valley’ and serene cobalt blue – Tilicho Lake (4919m)
  • Descending back to Tilicho Base Camp

Acclimatization

To provide you enough acclimatization and preparation days, our Sherpa crew will set up the following camps above the Tilicho Base Camp:

  • Camp I (5800m): Located on a shelf below the Northwest shoulder accessed by a gradual climb on a snowfield from the Tilicho Base Camp. You will gain 300m over 1.5km followed by a 50-degree 690m route of mixed ice and rock.
  • Camp II (6200m): Located on the broad Northwest shoulder accessible from Camp I by 55-degree 400m snow routes. You will ascend the summit from Camp II by 55-degree 900m snowfield routes along broad well-secured Northwest shoulder.

Important Note

Our itinerary allows 16 days for the climbing period of Tilicho Peak to account for weather and specific physical conditions and strength. It provides ample time to carry supplies to Camp I and Camp II.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping

After achieving your successful summit, you will prepare for the returning part of the expedition. After breakfast, you will leave Base Camp and retrace your steps on the same trail that descends back to Khangsar. Within 5 hours of walking, you will reach Kangsar, where you will call it a day with tea house accommodation.

Highlights

  • 5-hour walk back to reach Kangsar.

Special Information

Before leaving the Base Camp, we will carry out a short cleaning session. This session is crucial, and we are sure that you will be part of this campaign. We always want our mountain to be free from pollution and will do everything that we can to make sure of that.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

Today you will trek for 4 hours until you reach Thorong Phedi. You will follow the path that climbs fairly at an easy gradient to Ledar. From there, you will descend towards the wooden bridge over the Kone Khola. You can gaze at beautiful scenery while crossing the bridge and starting your uphill climb. Then, you will follow an easy trail that takes you to Thorong Phedi, where you will call it a day with tea house accommodation.

Highlights

  • 4-hour trek to Thorong Phedi
  • Descending towards the wooden bridge over the Kone Khola

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

Your return journey just gets interesting from here. Today’s trek is the longest of the expedition (apart from the summit of Tilicho Peak itself). After a quick brunch in Thorong Phedi, you will lace up your boots for an adventurous and religious journey ahead. The ultimate destination for the day is Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

You will begin the journey early to cross the challenging Thorong La Pass to avoid the heavy winds at the pass after midday. You will then have a steep climb up towards a watercourse before walking through another large gully made by the melt of Thorong Peak. From there, you will continue climbing across the undulating moraine until you reach the Thorong Pass.

From the top, you will catch the magnificent views of Annapurna Mountain Ranges to the south as well as Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west. After enjoying the scenic beauty for some time, you will descend steeply towards the grassy meadows and walk further to reach Muktinath. You will find a proper tea house accommodation at Muktinath to take a much-needed rest after an exhausting day of the walk for 9 hours.

Highlights

  • Crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Moving towards the watercourse and the large gully formed by the melt of Thorong peak
  • Incredible sights of the Annapurna Mountain Ranges to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west from the top of Thorong La Pass
  • Resting in Muktinath, which is the holy place for Hindus and Buddhists

9 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

As the sun rises on the 30th day of the expedition, you will take a quick breakfast in Muktinath and gear up for the journey ahead. Today, you will trek for 4 hours to reach Jomsom. Initially, you will move towards Jharkot, avoid the jeep road, and instead follow a small irrigation stream to reach Khingar. After that, you will follow the road route that leads you to stunning Jomsom.

Jomsom is the primary administrative center and headquarters of Mustang. You can enjoy the scenic beauty around the place and celebrate the completion of the trekking part of the Tilicho Peak Expedition. With tea house accommodation, you will prepare for the next day’s flight to Pokhara.

Highlights

  • 4-hour trek to reach Jomsom
  • Exploring the roads of Jharkot and Khingar
  • Celebrating the end of the trekking part of your expedition

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Teahouse

The returning phase of the expedition gets more adventurous as you will take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom to lake city, Pokhara. The 20 minutes-long flight will take you amidst the serene beauty of Pokhara. The city welcomes you with the exotic reflection of the Machhapuchhre Himal (6993m) over the beautiful Fewa Lake.

You can spend the rest of your day visiting sacred places and beautiful natural landscapes around the city, including overnight accommodation in Pokhara. You will be ready to head back to where it all started a few days ago.

Highlights

  • 20 minutes-long scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Sightseeing around Pokhara city
  • Visiting the sacred places of the beautiful lake city

20 minutes
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars

The Tilicho Peak expedition comes closer to its conclusion as this day marks your return to the country’s capital. While driving back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, you will leave behind the exhilarating view of the Machhapuchchhre (6993m), thanking you from every possible way for your time in the beautiful city.

It will take 6 hours until you get off the Tourist bus in Kathmandu city. The cozy bed in your hotel awaits you as you plan to leave behind all the tiredness of the expedition with a comfortable sleep.

Highlights

  • 6-hour drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.

6 hours
Breakfast
Hotel - 3 Stars

The extra day in Kathmandu is a day of exploration and relaxation for you. You can enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful valley. You will have an early start for a religious visit to the different temples of the city. Besides, you can enjoy a quality walk around Thamel’s shopping area before driving back to your hotel for what’s coming up ahead.

The day ends with a little surprise from our side. We will organize a farewell celebration dinner to thank you for choosing us and coordinating perfectly throughout the expedition. At the end of the pleasant night, we thank you for your time in the country.

Highlights

  • Visiting the temples around the city
  • Strolling around the busy streets of Kathmandu
  • Enjoying a farewell dinner from our side

Special Information

The farewell dinner from our side will contain some of the delicious dishes that stay in your memory for a long time. You will get a taste of some local and traditional cuisines of Kathmandu. Plus, you will get to enjoy the cultural performance that we will have at your disposal.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel - 3 Stars

Our representative will drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, as per your flight schedule after a quick brunch. While returning home, you can cherish some of the exciting memories of Tilicho Peak Expedition.

Highlights

  • Drive to the airport for the final departure.

30 minutes
Breakfast

Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Tribhuvan International Airport with other necessary transportation as per itinerary
  • 4-night 3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a B/B basis
  • Experienced and government licensed climbing and trekking Sherpa guide throughout the trekking and climbing period
  • An appropriate number of porters while in the trekking period
  • Land transportation for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer, and kitchen staff in the minibus and public jeep
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight ticket for climbers and expedition guides
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist bus transportation cost
  • All required facilities including kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for Tilicho Base Camp
  • Common and necessary climbing equipment such as rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bars
  • 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner alongside tea/coffee
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house/tea house or tent camps during the trekking period
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during the climbing period
  • All food and essentials for the Base Camp and higher camps during the climbing period
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person throughout the trekking period, which will be transported by porters/mules
  • Daily weather report services
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at all higher camps
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee) and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Expedition Royalty and a permit from the Government of Nepal to climb Tilicho Peak
  • The royalty of the Government of Nepal
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed, and 3-time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person
  • All of the staff’s wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances during the trekking and climbing period
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition members
  • Medical consultation services at the Base Camp along with the HRA clinic at Base Camp
  • First aid medical kits for the climbers and the staff
  • Satellite phone carried by a guide for communication. Available to clients with a cost of USD3 per minute
  • Appropriate high-altitude food for all climbers and staff at the Base Camp and above as required
  • You will have heaters at the Base Camp for the dining tent
  • Emergency oxygen mask as well as regulator provided upon request of the climber with requirement appropriate charge
  • Each climber will have an individual tent available in the Base Camp
  • Solar panels for light and charging
  • All tents for Camp I and Camp II
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness
  • Free assistance facilities for cargo clearance and duties
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be made available in all the camps, and South Col for cooking food
  • A generator will be provided to back-up the lighting in the Base Camp
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to Tilicho Camp by porter/mules
  • Our service charge and government taxes imposed in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure notification and information
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with an enjoyable cultural show in Kathmandu before departure

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner while in your stay in Kathmandu (except the welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food and snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trekking
  • Items of personal use, laundry expenses, tips
  • Any extra expenses resulting from various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation not included in the itinerary
  • Any additional staff other than the specified ones in the package
  • Rescue, medicines, repatriation, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical insurance, travel insurance, and emergency rescue evacuation service if required
  • Filming permit on Tilicho Peak (if you have a special camera)
  • All of the personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Expenses incurred while using landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, or satellite phones, as well as all of the internet expenses
  • Clothing, bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees, or trekking gears
  • Nepal custom duty for the import of expedition goods
  • Summit tips and bonuses for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering association rules (minimum USD700 per climbing Sherpa guide)
  • Tips and gifts for Tilicho Base Camp as well as high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance upon your arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or offers or activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Any other cost not included in this section
Who will be my guide throughout the expedition?

We provide you local guides who have been to the relevant areas many times. All the guides are experienced, flexible, and authorized by the Government of Nepal.

Our guides are professionals on mountaineering with extensive knowledge on the Himalayas, more than 5 years of experience with at least 3 times summit of Mt. Everest and are trained and assessed by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA) or Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) with many years of Mountaineering experience in the world’s highest mountains.

How fit should I be to take on this Tilicho Peak Expedition?

The expedition sees long day treks for about 5-9 hours in the undulating trails. Therefore, you should have a proper level of fitness and prior climbing experience to take part in this Tilicho Peak Expedition. As the journey takes you to higher altitudes, you need to be physically prepared to overcome the mountain’s challenges.

For your better experience, we will guide you thoroughly as to which physical exercise and techniques you need to learn before the all-important summit of Tilicho Peak.

What are the accommodation facilities during the expedition?

During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will offer you accommodation in a 3-star hotel as part of our BB plan. Similarly, when you are trekking, you will be provided with accommodation in the teahouse (mountain lodge) as part of our plan (accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner). We would like to notify you that teahouses are more like hotels. They offer the facilities of hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing).

What are the banking facilities en route?What are the banking facilities en route?

Nepal has some of the modern banking facilities. Almost all foreign currencies along with the credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Mastercard are accepted in Nepal. Most of the major towns in Nepal provide you with ATM facilities however during your trekking/ expedition have no ATM facilities.

What about drinking water during the expedition?

Your health is our priority, so only safe water is provided for drinking throughout the expedition. You can purchase bottled water from the hotels and lodges where we stay. Nevertheless, it is no harm in carrying the water purifier with you for proper purification. Other than that, you can pack some water-purifying tablets from Kathmandu for easy purification on the way.

What is the best time to opt for this Tilicho Peak Expedition?

The most favorable time to take on this long expedition is during April and May in Spring and October and November in the fall. During these time frames, you get the best view, and there are lesser possibilities of weather becoming worse and hazardous. Besides, Summer is probably the best time to visit Tilicho Lake as the weather is considerably warmer, and the trail is easier to follow.

Is it necessary to have prior climbing experience before scaling Tilicho Peak?

It will be of great help if you have a prior climbing experience as Tilicho Peak lies above 7000 meters, which is undoubtedly pretty challenging to scale. However, don’t worry if you don’t have any experience. We will provide a half-day climbing training at Tilicho Base Camp. The Climbing Sherpa guides will teach you all the techniques for ice climbing and rock climbing and will give you proper instructions on using ropes and other climbing gear.

What kind of insurance do I need for this Tilicho Peak Expedition?

We recommend you get full insurance that includes travel, medical, and emergency evacuation to avoid unnecessary expenses in case of any unfortunate incident. Choose your insurance wisely, and if you have trouble, we can direct you just to the right one.

Do I need to tip the climbing guide and porter during this expedition?

Usually, climbing guides and porters expect some tips after the successful summit of the peak. You can tip them according to the satisfaction of your entire trip. The guides typically get USD500-800 while the porters get USD150-300.

How do I get help if there is an emergency?

If you get caught up in a serious emergency, our climbing guide will help you with safety care, medical treatment, and communication services. Communication is made possible through satellite phones, so a guide will help you if something critical happens. If you are not well to continue your summit, a helicopter will come to your rescue.

Trekking Gear List for Tilicho Peak Expedition

Here are some of the essential trekking gear for Tilicho Peak Expedition:

Bags:

Daypack
Duffel Bag
Rucksacks
Waterproof Stuff Sacks (large and small)

Clothing:

Trekking Shirt – Pack 4 to 5 breathable trekking shirts, balancing both half and full sleeves

Thermal Layer – At least one pair of a thermal layer

Fleece Jacket – Pack a lightweight fleece jacket for the lower region

Trekking Shorts – Pack a couple of trekking shorts for lower reaches of the trek

Lightweight, long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs

Down pants

Trekking Trousers – Minimum 2 water and wind-resistant trekking pants

Mid-weight long underpants – pack 2-3 pairs

Down Jacket – Carry a high-quality down jacket to keep you warm from the extreme weather at the trek’s upper reaches

Waterproof Shell Jacket – One waterproof jacket to stay protected in the wet weather

Breathable Underwear – Carry at least 4 to 5 pairs of breathable and comfortable underwear

Footwears:

Trekking shoes
Sandals/Trainers
Hiking Socks
Thermal Socks
Gaiter (For Winter)
Head Wears:
Warm Beanie
Sun Protection Hat
Balaclava
Fleece Hat
Neck Gaiter

Hand Wear:

A Pair of Inner Gloves
A Pair of Outer Gloves
Heavy gloves (mitten)

Sleeping Bags:

Sleeping Bag for Base Camp
Down Sleeping Bag – 20 to -40 degree celsius for extreme conditions
Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam and Inflatable)

Medical:

First-Aid Kit
Bandages
Antibiotic
Ibuprofens
Diamox
Paracetamol
Handy Plaster
Tincture Iodine

Other Accessories:

Trekking Poles
UV Protection Sunglasses
Water Bottle
Water Purification Tablets
Toiletries
Wet Tissues
Soap
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Shampoo
Garbage Bag
Headlamp with Spare Batteries
Hand Sanitizers
Sunscreen/Lip Balm
Trekking Towels
Camera
Portable Chargers
Pocket Knife
Umbrella/Raincoat

Climbing Gear List for Tilicho Peak Expedition

Here are some of the important climbing equipment that you should carry while taking on the Tilicho Peak Expedition:

Climbing Boots
Summit Gloves
Climbing Helmet
Climbing Ropes
Down Suit
Crampons
Ice Axe
Ice Tools
Belay Device
Harness
Ascender
Lock Carabiner
Unlock Carabiner
Tape Slings
Prusik Loops
Snow Goggle
Head Light
Satellite Phone
Hand Warmer

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