In the morning get breakfast and leave the hotel room for sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley, you can travel on a local bus/ taxi/ hotel vehicle. Here in Kathmandu, the remarkable place to visit is Pashupatinath Temple (the center of attraction for Hindus around the world), Swyambhunath Temple (pilgrimage for Buddist), and Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath, Lalitpur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
There are other places around Kathmandu to visit that are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites are Changunarayan Temple and Budanilkantha Temple. If you are staying in Thamel, you can take a look around Narayanhiti Palace (Palace of Shah Dynasty Kings) and the famous Garden of Dreams.
Get a private vehicle or tourist bus; you can get a direct bus to Besisahar from Kathmandu. You will have about a 6-hour drive to reach Besi Sahar. After having lunch at Besi Sahar, take a jeep which takes you to Chame after a drive of around 5 hours. In this ride, you will travel on the left side of the Marsyangdi River, and at the top, you will get a glimpse of snowcapped mountains.
You have to cross the small village Syange, Dharapani before getting to Chame, it is also the starting place of the Manage district. Stay overnight at Chame which is located at the height of 2603 meters. Stay overnight at the hotel.
As you are at a height of about 3500 meters, stay hydrated to get rid of altitude sickness. Manang is a small village, also popularly known as the village beyond the mountains. Here in Manang, you will find, traditional stone buildings. From here you will get a close view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Annapurna IV, Tarkekang and Gangapurna mountains.
During a stay here, visit Kicho Lake also known as Ice Lake, according to myth it is believed in this lake several miracles have been seen. Other places you can visit are Kicho Lake also known as Ice Lake, Khangsur Village, and Milare Cave.
This toughest day on the whole trek so gets ready for a long day trek. Get breakfast and move as soon as possible before 5 am so that you can catch a wonderful sunrise view. Tilicho base camp elevates you to the height of 1000 meters before getting to the lake, so stay hydrated.
This day offers you a top-class top view of Gangarpurna, Khangsar Kang, and Tarkeghyand. After a trek of around 5 hours you will get to Tilicho Lake, it is the lake located at the highest point above sea level at the height of 4919 meters. Lake is fully frozen from December to March and appears frozen solid white. In October the Lake is seen deep blue reflecting the surrounding peaks. Get back to Tilicho Base camp and stay overnight at the hotel.
The trek starts with a gradual climb with some easy sections of gradual walks, it is not overall difficult, except some days with short steep-ups. Once around Manang valley, the walk is pleasant as well on route to Tilicho Lake.
The only tough and hard is the high altitude where a walk takes you above 3,000 and 4,000 m high. But taking slow with rest in between will overcome the difficulties as well as having enough rest days for acclimatization at certain heights.
Starts with a gentle up with some level winding path but an interesting walk from one village to another, where you can stop with chances to witness local life and culture. As you reach higher with a short climb towards scenic Manang valley, where the trail is easy with slow short up. The trail all along Tilicho Lake is well defined as the local villagers maintain the path every season of the year. Walk lead to climbing downhill all the way to Tilicho Lake, were few areas with narrow paths but safe for walking.
It is important to obtain Travel and Medical Insurance before leaving for the trek to Nepal for any treks around the Himalayas. Where anyone can get sick or unseen accidents, for safety precaution one needs to purchase Medical and Travel Insurance.
All along the trek, the lodge accommodation is nice and cozy with twin sharing rooms having twin beds. In larger villages one can find a choice of standard, budget to luxury lodges and Inns, only remote temporary settlements away from main villages. Where lodges are simple and basic, but clean with nice rooms but most places have common bath and toilets, due to high cold terrain.
Foods are of good quality, where small lodges have limited food menu bigger villages with nice lodges provides a long list of food menu. Where one can choose from set meals to La Carte, from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Mexican, Tibetan and Nepalese. Some lodge restaurants have fresh bakeries also, all meals are cooked safely and hygienic.
Nearly all lodges on routes do have hydroelectricity power whereas remote areas have solar power, where all can re-charge electronic items where one has to pay fees for per item an hour basis. The price differs from one place to another for charging your gadgets.
The best time is in spring from March to May, days are longer with sun-light hours with fine days for pleasant walk and views of high snow peaks. The other time is autumn, from September to November months most days are clear and fine but cold morning and nighttime. Chances of snow sometimes on higher areas but days are fine with the clear starry night sky.
Tilicho Lake is located around Manang district within North Mid-West Nepal Himalaya of Gandaki Province.
The area on route Manang and Tilicho Lake, facing spectacular scenery of beautiful country landscapes with breathtaking views of Annapurna, Chulu, and Damodar Himalaya range of peaks. The villages on route enriched with the immense culture of age-old heritage, visiting the monastery of great religious interest.
Walking uphill and overlooking grand dramatic views of grand Himalayan peaks on daily walks, enchanting forest with scenic views of rolling hills and valleys.