Tilicho Lake Trekking - 19 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-TLT-29
Duration: 19 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 5416 M.
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. Tilicho lake collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang peak, which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. The lake is situated at a stunning location in the Annapurna region at an altitude of 5000 meters. This trekking is the combine of the Annapurna circuit trekking. The trekking commence from Syange (1270m). The trail flow Marshangdi river entire trial up to Tilicho lake and with grand views of Manaslu and Himchuli to the east part. The Manang village is the tourist hub place for Annapurna circuit and Tilicho lake Trekking. In Manang inhabited the Tibetan religious people and have different culture and customs.

Tilicho lake trekking starts right from Besisahar as Annapurna circuit trekking, which goes along the Marshyangdi river, with great views of Manaslu and Himchuli to the east. This magnificent Tilicho lake trekking leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity  of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. We have customized this route, as it is basically, the same as Annapurna Circuit, from Manang  instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka this route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khanshar village and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we travel to yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorung La at elevation of 5416 meters.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport (1300 m).
Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (830 m) by bus 7 hours.
Day 04: Trek Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310 m) 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1400 m) 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160 m) 5 hours.
DAy 07: Trek to Chame (2725 m) 5 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3300 m) 5 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Manang (3540 m) 5 hours.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang village.
Day 11: Trek to Khangsar village (3700 m) 4 hours.
Day 12: Trekking to Tilicho Base camp (4200 m) 5 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4919 m) and back down to Tilicho Base camp (4200 m) 6 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka (4919 m) 5 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Throng Phedi (4420 m) 5 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath (3802 m) via Thorung La pass (5416 m) 8 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2713 m) 5 hours.
Day 18: Early morning fly to Pokhara and sightseeing around Pokhara same day.
Day 19: Leisure day in Pokhara.
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 m).
Day 21: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. The total cost of the treks will depend on trekking trails and their itinerary choices. For your kind information, the price depend upon size of group, qualiry of service, mode of Trekking etc.]

Useful Informations

Flight Delay in Pokhara and Jomsom
For Tilicho Lake often twin Otter is the primary mode of transport form Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara. The flight is depend on the weather. Sometime flight (to and from Jomsom ) may be canceled due to the bad weather condition of Mountain or technical problems. In such case Global Holidays Adventure organize alternative available road transportation to ensure your international flight.

The cost of rode transportation will manage from the cancellation of flight ticket. Please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, if The alternative road transportation is used.

Helicopter Rescue
While traveling in the Himalaya you may suffer for the various health problems, injuries and even the altitude sickness. Hence you have to prepare before upcoming destination is this mountain land. Make sure the policy of the insurance company provides should cover the process of giving you the service of Helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of Altitude Sickness or other accidents during your trip.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmadnu Tribuwan Airport. (1300 m)
Our Global Holidays Adventure representatives welcomes you at Airport and assists to transfer in hotel. After get refreshed you'll go for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural programme and briefing about your trip.

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley & Pre-trip meeting. O/N at hotel.
After your morning breakfast the day will start by sightseeing to cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biuggest Bouddhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas evening time pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Day 03: Drive to Beshisahar (830 m ). O/N at Guesthouse.
Trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at morning to pick up you then drive to Beshishar. It is about 185 km far from kathmandu.Through this drive you can experience the stunning views of Trisuli rivers and green forest.

Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1310 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Today is the first day of our hiking trip of Tilicho lake trekking, we walk to the banks of the Marsyangdi river and then follow the trail through nice paddies and Gurung village. 6 hours walk. Overnight Guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1400 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Todays  the trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070 meters from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi river on a suspension bridge. Than we follow the river to the stone village of jagat before climbing through forest to Chyamje at 1400 meters.

Day 06: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi rivers steadily uphill to Tal (1675 m). We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley.Than trail climbs a stone stairway to 1860 meters till another stairway. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We reach the Bagarchhap at 2160 meters that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands.

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2630 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Now trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest near the river to Kopar at 2590 meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their diferent features with them.They have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3300 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
This day starts through deep fine forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910 meters. After this we cross another bridge at 3040 meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200 meters and 3300 meters.

Day 09: Trek to Manang (3540 m) 5 hrs. O/N at Guesthouse.
Today we continue the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.After leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi river which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325 meters which involves less climbing than the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475 meters to nearby Manang at 3540 meters.

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang village. O/N at Guesthouse.
Today you can take rest and acclimatization. Acclimatizing at Manang is important because in the next few days you head for high altitude area, you gain height rather rapidly. After exploring the Manang village you can short hike to Bodzo Gompa to the east or to the Gangapurna lake, and the Chongkor viewpoint above.

Day 11: Trek to Khangsar village (3700 m) 4 hours, O/N at Guesthouse.
After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho lake from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the Khangsar khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal.

Day 12: Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Todays we continue from Khangsar on a large path. Pass a Gompa (monastery). This route goes ahead on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One Path  maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow, the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed: the latter is the new path that goes a completly different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. As its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as Tilicho Base camp at elevation of 4200 meters. Overnight at guesthouse with BLD basis.

Day 13: Trek to Tilicho lake (5200 m) and back down to Tilicho base camp (4200 m) 6 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Our journey start early in the morning as we trying to avoid the wind. It takes 3-4 hours from base camp to the Tilicho lakes. Tilicho lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho lake we will return same way to Base camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho lake area.

Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Today returning from base camp you can keep high and follow a track 4oo meters or so above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka.

Day 15: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable  scree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

Day 16: Trek to Muktinath (3802 m) via Thorung La pass(5416 m) 8 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Today is your task and long trek starting before sunrise at 4 AM to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. we start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow but it is all depending  on the weather condition. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & Prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath.

Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2713 m) 5 hours. O/N at Guesthouse.
Pleasent walk through scenic view but barren terrain, with picturesque villages on the way. The descent is gradual till the very end, when the trail suddenly drops 300 meters. Walking around 5 hours.

Day 18: Fly to Pokhara and Sightseeing around Pokhara. O/N at hotel.
35 minute scenic flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, than drive to hotel. In the afternoon we have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers fewa lake, Davi's falls, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshowr cave etc. Overnight at hotel With BB basis.

Day 19: Leisure day in pokhara.O/N at hotel.
Sightseeing around pokhara valley include Mahendra cave, seti Gandaki Gorge, Bindyabasini temple, Begnas lake and Rupa lake. Overnight at hotel with BB basis.

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 m). O/N at hotel.
Drive back to Kathandu it takes 6-7 hours to reach kathmandu. If you ar interested in continuing into chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, mountain flight.

Day 21: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
You can do shopping for your family, friends, and relatives.After few time  shopping you will transfer to hotel for your final departure.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. The total cost of the treks will depend on trekking trails and their itinerary choices. For your kind information, the price depend upon size of group, qualiry of service, mode of Trekking etc.]

Price Include

  1. International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  2. Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  4. All standard 3 Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner ) during the trek.
  5. Best available Guesthouse and tented accommodation during the trek.
  6. Local Sherpa Licensed English Speaking guide.
  7. The required number of Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  8. Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  9. Necessary Entry Permit Fees & Traveler TIMS Card.
  10. Global Holidays Sleeping Baggage and Duffel Baggage, ( Refundable )
  11. Airfare from Jomsom -Pokhara including airport departure tax.
  12. All necessary surface transport from Kathmand and to Kathmandu.
  13. Global Holidays Adventure's T-shirt ( Complementary)
  14. Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurent with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  15. All Government Taxes and official expenses.

Price Exclude

  1. International Airfare and necessary Airport taxes.
  2. Nepal Entry Visa Fees (bring accurate USD cash and two Passport photographs)
  3. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu bacause of early return form mountain or late departure.
  5. Temple & Monastaries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking.
  6. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  7. All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  8. Tips for trekking staff and driver ( Tipping is expected ).
  9. Personal Necessary trekking equipment ( see the trekking equipment page.
  10. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above

Trekking in Nepal provides an excellent opportunity to observe the local culture of the people and enjoy the beauty of nature undisturbed by the incluence of modernity. The diversity of Nepal's nature and range of exotic culture make this country ideal for trekking. This makes trekking in Nepal most popular. Besides, where else can you stand at the foot of the tallest mountains in the world.

Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest.

Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

Visa Info: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

Trekking is an adventure activity that generally involves walking from one place to another every day.

Trek with us because we provide you the best quality service and the most reasonable price. We organized everything for you to make a smooth and enjoyable trip allowing you to get the most out of your time in Nepal. Also, our company is registered in different government bodies & non-profit organizations of Nepal such as the Tourism Board, Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal, Nepal Mounteering Association, Kathmandu Environmental Education Project.

Tea House are local lodges where you get to eat and sleep during your trek. There are plenty of tea houses across all the trekking routes in Nepal. A tea house trek means that you get to stop and rest each day at a tea house during your trekking period. Unlike camping treks you don't have to carry food, tents and other items during a tea house trek.

Camping trek: Camping treks require us to carry tents, Kitchen gear, food and other equipments. Unlike tea house treks camping treks are more adventures.

In Nepal, there are two seasons which are considered prime time for trekking. These times range from Feb-May and Sep-Nov. There are places to visit during Monsoon season ( June-August), such as Mustang and Upper West part of the Annapurna Circuit, as these treks are in the "Rain Shadow" and virtually untouched by Nepal Monsoon. Our Philosophy is simple. We believe in " Sustainable Tourism through eco friendly practices'.

Nepal is an extremely diverse country for its size. The temperature can range from extremely hot ( 37-40C) in the lower Terai regions, to negative temperatures in the northern, mountainous regions. Feb-May and Sep-Nov are prime trekking times due to the lovely climate. There is ample sun in the day time and only slightly chilly at night. Monsoon ( June-Aug) can get very hot and humid-with showers usually in the early morning and late afternoon.

GHA offers trekking opportunities for all every age and fitness level. Our treks are graded on difficulty level, 1 being the easiest and 5 being for advanced trekkers. The level of difficulty is based on the altitude and natural terrain of the trek. The difficulty levels for eash trek can be found on each indivisual itinerary of both our website and brochures.

Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three

Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader.

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveller Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.  

In Kathmandu: Here are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel. It's depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.

During Trekking:  You will have teahouse/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can offer GHA sleeping baggage if needed but it's good idea to bring your own always. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. And you will have twin sharing tent with matteress in camping trek.

Toilet Facilities During Trekking: On, Trek commmon toilet facilities are available at tea house. Now some teahouse have attached bathroom.

Shower Facilities: You will have hot shower in all teahouse but some place there isnot hot shower, we will provide you hot water in bucket for shower.

There are no restrictions on the size of a group. We organize trekking to an individual as well as a group and services will be same.

It is possible to organize your own trekking group. Simply book with us online or in one of our trekking offices in Bhagawan Baha, Thamel, Kathmandu and we will get your next Himalayan adventure sorted. You may choose to have a private group, or keep it open, in which case other travellers can join your group. We allow up to 8 people to join a group.

Most of guides speak fluently English and some speak well. Some of the support staff do speak little English and some do not speak.

Yes, Our Porters/sherpas will carry you heavy backpack and you will carry only the baypack.

Daily Routine starting from 7 am. Wake-up 7 am, start trek before 8 after breakfast, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm lunch and trek end 3:30 to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegerarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatos, Eggs, Dalbhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( Variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. YOu can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will take on the way to distination.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. Winter ( January and February ) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to makes sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any condition. Expert the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during day time.

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by playing some service. Remember to bring your adapters!!

There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, Some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 15-20 for lunch, dinner and drinks. It's all depends on your spending habits. US$ 15-20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Global Holidays Adventure will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an events as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the most frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

Yes, GHA insures all our trekking staff including guide, cook, sherpa and porters.

It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

There are telephone in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls, some place there is also interest access which you can use by paying some charges.

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

This is difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.


  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a seperate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a seperate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase seperate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.

A trekking holiday should be about making it to the final quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Yes, there are many options and choice to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

  • Trisuli River Rafting
  • Chitwon Jungle Safari Package
  • Volunteering in School and Village
  • Kathmandu shopping Tour
  • Pokhara paraglading tour

No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya but we do recommend you are covers for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and tetanus. We are recommend.

  • A dental check up prior to travelling
  • That you know your blood group in case of Emergency.

The Personal Equipment and items are individual interest & choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you many need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, Camera, sun cream & toilet paper etc. Should be carried by yourself so you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.

Global Holidays Adventure will provide complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porters. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. you can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.


  • 4 seasons sleeping bag ( Optional/ we can provide if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack or suitcase ( We will provide one complimentary GHD duffel bag gore you to Keep )
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket ( Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek. )


  • Shade hat or baseball cap-some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.

  • Warm wool and synthetic hat that cover your ears.

  • Balaclava-lightweight, thinner variety.

  • Glacier glasses- 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case ( i.e Jumbo or Cube). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.

  • Headlamp- Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc so don't go cheap here.

  • Some people like ear-muffs; There are optional; a good hat balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people ( Optional)

  • A Neck Warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it ( Optional)


  • 1 pair liner gloves, thins wool or synthetic, useful alone on mind days or as a layer inside other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • 1 pair warm gloves ( heavier fleece or wool )
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient( Optional).


  • T-shirts ( 2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket ( Optional)
  • Waterproof ( preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, synthetic, no cotton.


  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts-quick drying type not cotton.
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton ( 4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear-capilene or ther synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants-synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from top and bottom- this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants ( loose jeans/khakis ).
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resident plastic bags.


  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pairs light weight socks, a good option for the lower/warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it ( Otherwise you will get lots of blister)
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary ( Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals ( Optional)

(Please not our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox ( Commonly prescribed as acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with uss before starting to take his medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have also more extensive medical gear, but your should have the basics for general use.


  • Passport and extra passport photos ( 4 copies )
  • Airline ticket ( Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of you)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & Passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification iodine tablets or polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit, Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towels, soap, etc.
  • 2 Bandanas


  • 1 pair adjustable trekking pole. Although there are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc especially when going downhill ( Optional )
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds ( Optional) Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binocular (optional )
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use ( Optional)
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator ( Optional)
  • pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip ( Optional )
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos ( Optional )

These above mentioned equipment list is only the supporting guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Please Note: Especially for women, Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with lycra can often be offensive to local. If you fell these items comfortable to wear then use it on base layer and please pack something to wear on the top of them.

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Trip Highlights

Sightseeing Swayambhunath (the Monkey Tempel) | Holy temple of Pashupathinath | Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath | Patan Durbar Square | Scenic flight to and from Jomsom | Exploring the Kaligandaki River and Valley | Frobidden Kingdom of Mustang | World Deepest gorge Kaligandaki | world highest lake Tilicho | Thorung-La pass (5416 M | Beautiful landscape of Kagbeni | Holy Temple of Muktinath

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