Tilicho Peak Expedition

Towering at the height of 7134m

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Trip Overview

The towering Tilicho Peak stands proudly at an elevation of 7,134m, renowned among climbers for its technical challenge. Access to the Base Camp offers two distinct routes. One commences with a drive to Khudi, followed by a multi-day trek passing through Manang and Khangsar Village, while an alternative approach involves a brief mountain flight from Pokhara to the arid town of Jomsom, initiating the journey from Beni Bazaar to Jomsom.

Continuing eastward and northward from Jomsom, we encounter the daunting Mesokanto Pass, reaching an altitude of 5300m. At this pass, our exploration often reveals marine fossils (shells), serving as evidence that the Himalayas were once submerged beneath the sea. Opting for the former approach allows ample time for acclimatization and streamlines logistical challenges. The panoramic vistas along these paths are awe-inspiring, offering views of the majestic Tilicho Peak and the serene, azure Tilicho Lake—a glacial expanse inhospitable to marine life. The presence of marine fossils found here further supports the historical notion of the Himalayas having been submerged in the ancient sea.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Annapurna Region
  • Duration
    35 Days
  • Altitude
    7,455m / 24,457ft
  • Groups
    2 - 10 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5 - 7 Hours


Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be welcomed by our team at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our representatives will assist you through the immigration procedures, and thereafter, you'll be comfortably transferred to the pre-booked hotel. It's an opportunity for you to relax, refresh, and recover from the journey's fatigue. Take your time to settle in and prepare for the adventure that awaits.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Hotel

Today, you'll have a relaxed day in Kathmandu. We'll conduct an extensive expedition briefing and preparation session, ensuring you're fully equipped and informed about the journey ahead. This includes checking equipment, ensuring all documentation is complete, and discussing the finer details of the trek. It's also a chance to explore Kathmandu and immerse yourself in its rich culture and history.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals B/D
  • Accomodation Hotel

Setting off from Kathmandu, we embark on a scenic drive to Besishahar. As we travel along winding roads, you'll witness the picturesque landscapes, rural villages, and the diverse beauty of Nepal. This journey allows you to acclimatize gradually to the change in altitude while enjoying the stunning views that Nepal's countryside offers.

  • Altitude 823m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Continuing our journey, we drive from Besishashar to Chame. The road trip offers a transition from lower altitude terrains to more elevated landscapes. Along the way, you'll witness the changing scenery, diverse flora, and the majestic mountainous terrain, gradually acclimatizing to the increasing altitude.

  • Altitude 2670m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Beginning the trekking phase, today's trail leads from Chame to Pisang. It's a day of scenic beauty and serene landscapes as we trek through captivating trails. The route offers glimpses of traditional Nepalese villages, terraced fields, and the natural charm of the Annapurna region.

  • Altitude 3100m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

The trek progresses further from Pisang to Manang, an enriching journey through the captivating Himalayan trails. Embracing the natural beauty, you'll traverse through valleys, cross streams, and witness the gradual change in landscape, ultimately reaching the village of Manang.

  • Altitude 3540m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

A well-deserved rest day in Manang awaits. It's crucial for acclimatization, allowing your body to adjust to the increasing altitude. You'll have the opportunity to explore Manang, relishing in its unique culture and stunning views, while preparing for the challenges ahead.

  • Altitude 3540m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Today’s trek takes us from Manang to Khangsar, through awe-inspiring trails that present breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The journey is characterized by varied landscapes, picturesque valleys, and a gradual ascent, allowing for a smooth adjustment to the higher altitude.

  • Altitude 3700m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Embarking on a picturesque trek, we proceed from Khangsar to the Tilicho Lake Basecamp. The trail offers an enchanting journey through rugged terrains, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and leading us closer to our destination.

  • Altitude 4400m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

Our trek from Tilicho Lake Basecamp to Mesokanto marks a challenging yet rewarding day. We navigate through high-altitude terrains, experiencing the thrill of being amidst towering peaks and witnessing the unique beauty of this region.

  • Altitude 5121m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

This period is dedicated to summiting Tilicho Peak. Our team will undergo comprehensive training and acclimatization at the basecamp. We'll proceed with the ascent, setting up higher camps as we progress. The summit push will be strategically planned, ensuring safety and successful conquering of the majestic Tilicho Peak.

  • Altitude 7134m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Tent

Following the successful expedition, we descend from the Tilicho Basecamp back to Manang. It's a rewarding yet reflective journey, allowing time to appreciate the accomplishment while descending through familiar trails.

  • Altitude 3540m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

We trek from Manang to Tal, retracing our steps through the magnificent trails and picturesque landscapes, descending to lower altitudes. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the scenery and relive the moments from the ascent.

  • Altitude 3540m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

The return journey to Kathmandu from Tal via Besishashar offers one last chance to soak in Nepal’s diverse landscapes. It's a nostalgic ride through the winding roads, passing scenic terrains before reaching the bustling city.

  • Altitude 1600m
  • Meals B/L
  • Accomodation Lodge

This day provides leisure time to explore Kathmandu. You can visit local attractions, savor authentic cuisine, and indulge in cultural experiences before bidding adieu to this vibrant city.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation Hotel

With cherished memories and a sense of accomplishment, it's time to bid farewell to Nepal. Our team will assist you with transfers to the airport, ensuring a smooth departure as you embark on your journey back home.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Pick-up and drop-off services from the airport to the hotel and vice versa.
  • Four nights stay in a 3-star Kathmandu hotel with breakfast in a twin-sharing room.
  • Welcome dinner hosted at a tourist-standard restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Assistance for cargo clearance at Nepal’s Custom Department (costs may apply).
  • Expedition royalty and necessary permits from the Nepal Government for climbing Tilicho, including TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit and fee.
  • One government liaison officer equipped with full gear, receiving salary, and provided accommodation.
  • Fees associated with depositing generated garbage during the expedition.
  • Medical and emergency rescue insurance coverage for all involved Nepalese staff during trekking and climbing.
  • Provision of trekking and climbing maps for the expedition.
  • Transport arrangements from Kathmandu to Chame and return from Tal to Kathmandu.
  • Transport of all necessary equipment for members and staff from Kathmandu to Chame and Base camp, and the return journey.
  • Allowance of up to 40 Kg of personal baggage per member during trekking, carried by porter or mule.
  • Provision of three meals a day and accessible accommodation during the trek and at the Base Camp.
  • Supply of all necessary camping equipment required during the trek.
  • Allocation of porters at a ratio of 1 porter per member from Chame to Basecamp and back to Tal.
  • Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and kitchen helpers provided as needed.
  • Coverage of daily wages, equipment, food, and clothing for all Nepalese staff and porters.
  • Provision of individual tents for each member at the Base Camp.
  • All camping equipment such as dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, and necessary cooking gear provided at the Base Camp.
  • Heating facilities in the dining and other necessary camps, along with adequate lighting in the dining and kitchen tents.
  • A veteran and government-licensed climbing guide provided.
  • Salary, equipment, food, and clothing provided for the Climbing Sherpa.
  • Stock of oxygen bottles and masks available at the Base Camp for emergencies (charges apply).
  • Provision of high altitude tents, cooking equipment, food, and support staff at different climbing camps (C1, C2, C3), along with climbing gear.
  • Walkie–Talkies provided for communication between Base Camp and the mountain.
  • Satellite phone/walkie-talkie permit arranged for all members and staff.
  • Comprehensive medical kit provided for the group, along with weather forecast reports throughout the expedition.
  • Mt. Tilicho climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA upon successful ascent.


  • Cost for international flight tickets to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepali visas cost US$ 40 per person for 30 days or US$ 100 for 60 days.
  • Expenses for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Additional accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara for itinerary changes.
  • Travel, high-altitude insurance, accident coverage, medical expenses, and emergency rescue evacuation costs.
  • Expenses for telephone, internet usage, toiletries, battery charging, hot showers, laundry, drinks, and personal needs.
  • Costs for personal clothing, packing items, medical kits, trekking/climbing gear, toiletries, and personal hygiene products.
  • Charges for special filming, camera, drone permits, and internet services.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa and tips for Basecamp staff.
  • Any other services, activities, or items not specified in the itinerary or mentioned in the "Cost Includes" section.

Trip Notes

Embark on a challenging yet exhilarating journey with the Tilicho Expedition, aiming to conquer the formidable Tilicho Peak, standing tall at 7,134 meters. The expedition offers two distinct routes for accessing the Base Camp, providing flexibility and diverse landscapes. One route involves a scenic drive to Khudi followed by a multi-day trek through Manang and Khangsar Village. Alternatively, an adventure-filled mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom leads to a trek starting from Beni Bazaar to Jomsom, subsequently traversing eastward and northward toward the challenging Mesokanto Pass at 5300m.

The expedition comprises gradual acclimatization and mesmerizing vistas, highlighting the grandeur of Tilicho Peak and the azure beauty of Tilicho Lake, embellished by marine fossils—testimony to the Himalayas’ ancient history submerged beneath the sea. Ascents from the Base Camp to the summit entail comprehensive training, strategic planning, and setting up higher camps. The expedition’s culmination rewards climbers with a spectacular view and a sense of accomplishment, commemorating an awe-inspiring feat amidst Nepal’s breathtaking landscapes.

Cost of Expedition

The Tilicho Expedition cost is meticulously structured to facilitate a secure and fulfilling climb. It encompasses a comprehensive array of services, including airport transfers, accommodation in Kathmandu, cargo clearance assistance, permits, liaison officers, staff insurance, maps, transportation, equipment logistics, food, and lodging during the expedition. Furthermore, it caters to porters, climbing Sherpa, communication equipment, medical kits, and summit certificates, ensuring a well-supported and guided climb towards Tilicho Peak.

However, the cost does not cover international airfare, visa fees, meals and accommodation beyond the specified itinerary in Kathmandu and Pokhara, personal insurance, additional stays, personal expenses, filming permits, tips, summit bonuses for climbing Sherpa, or any additional services not explicitly mentioned in the inclusions. The expedition cost is structured to provide essential support, safety measures, and logistical arrangements for a memorable and rewarding Tilicho Peak ascent, while climbers are advised to prepare for additional personal expenses and requirements not included in the package.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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