MANANG- TILICHO

Tilicho Lake

Tilicho lake
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Tilicho lake is located in Nepal

Tilicho lake

Tilicho lake

Location in Nepal

Location Annapurna, Manang, Nepal
Coordinates 28°41′30″N 83°51′10″ECoordinates28°41′30″N 83°51′10″E
Type Glacial lake
Basin countries Nepal
 
Max. length 4 km (2.5 mi)
Max. width 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Surface area 4.8 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Average depth 85 m (279 ft)
Water volume 156×106 L (41,000,000 US gal) (Fresh Water)
Surface elevation 4,919 m (16,138 ft)

Tilicho Lake is a lake located in the Manang district of Nepal, 55 kilometres (34 mi) as the crow flies from the city of Pokhara. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres (16,138 ft) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and is sometimes called the highest lake for its size in the world, even though there are lakes at higher altitude even in Nepal, and larger, higher lakes in Tibet.[1] Another source lists the altitude of Lake Tilicho as being 4,949 metres (16,237 ft).[2] Lake Tilicho of Nepal is the World's highest altitude lake situated at an altitude of 4,949m from sea level[3] According to the Nepali Department of Hydrology & Meteorology (2003), no aquatic organism has been recorded in the lake.[citation needed]

Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The hike takes additional 3–4 days. No camping is required, as new lodges have been built between Manang and the lake. The final approach to the lake is done in a day hike from the lodge at Tilicho Base Camp.

Trekkers attempting the Annapurna Circuit route usually cross the watershed between Manang and Kali Gandaki valleys over the 5416 meters high Thorong La pass. The alternate route, skirting Tilicho Lake from the north, has been gaining popularity. This route is more demanding and requires at least one night of camping. There are no teahouses or lodges past the Tilicho Base Camp lodge some kilometers east of the lake and the next village of Thini Gaon in the Kali Gandaki valley. Most groups spend two nights between these places. There are two passes leading to Thini Gaon and Jomsom; Mesokanto La and Tilicho North pass known also as Tilicho "Tourist pass". These routes via Tilicho Lake are more often closed by snow than the higher Thorong La.[citation needed]

Tilicho Lake was the site of one of the highest ever altitude scuba dives. A Russian diving team, consisting of Andrei Andryushin, Denis Bakin, and Maxim Gresko, conducted a scuba dive in the lake in 2000.[4]

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Religious Significance[edit]

Hindus believe that Tilicho Lake is the ancient Kak Bhusundi Lake mentioned in the epic Ramayana.[5] The sage Kak Bhusundi is believed to have first told the happenings of Ramayana to Garuda - king of birds, near this lake. The sage took the form of a crow while telling the story to Garuda. Crow translates to Kak in Sanskrit, hence the name Kak Bhusndi for the sage.

Surrounding mountains[edit]

The mountains surrounding the lake are Khangsar, Muktinath peak, Nilgiri, and Tilicho.[6]

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Outline

Tilicho Lake Trek starts right from Besisahar as Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli 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 (The Last Village of Nepal) and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we travel to Yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorung La at elevation of 5416 meters. From the Thorung – La pass, the treks lead down to Muktinath then to Jomsom from where thirty-five minutes scenic flights take you to the Pokhara.

Package Includes

-Accommodation
-Transportation on private 4WD
-Meals (Breakfast,Lunch & Non-Veg Dinner)
-Sight-seeing Entrance Fee
-First Aid Medical
-Experienced professional Guide
-For 4 WD tour Driver comes as a guide.

Package Not Includes

- Travel Insurance
- Entrance Fees
- Other Expences

Package Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Chame.. Day 02: Drive to Khangsar/Manang and Trek to Base Camp. Day 03: Trek to Tilicho Lake & back to Tilicho Base Camp. Day 04: Trek back to Khangsar & Drive to Chame/Manang.. Day 05: Drive to Beshisahar. Day 06: Departure for Kathmandu

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Tilicho Lake, Manang Village tour , Khangsar,Annapurna mountain range

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