Tilicho Peak (7134m/23,405ft)

Tilicho peak (7134m/23,406ft) is one of the more attractive 7000m expeditions in Annapurna region. Tilicho peak was first climbed in 1978 by Mr. Emanuel Schmutz  from a French expedition team. North West shoulder route is the normal climbing route for the Tilicho Peak. Tilicho Peak is the highest point of the Great Barrier which links Khangsar Kang (7458m) and Nilgiri North (7061m) together. The peak was discovered in 1950 by a team led by Maurice Herzog who was attempting to find Annapurna I. The highest glacier lake Tilicho Lake is formed by the melting ice of Tilicho Peak.

 

Mount Tilicho Peak is the highest point of the Great Barrier which links Khangsar Kang (7,458m.) and Nilgiri North (7,061m.) together, Tilicho Peak is towers at the height of 7,134m. Mountaineers rate this as a technical climb, and not so easy. There are two ways to reach up to Base Camp. Tilicho Peak expedition starts up with a drive Khudi followed by several days trekking to the Tilicho Base Camp via Manang and Khansar Village as well as another way is a short mountain flight from Pokhara brought us to the dry and dusty hill town of Jomsom as well as start from Beni Bazaar to Jomsom. From here we proceed east and north to cross the high and very difficult Mesokanto Pass at an altitude of 5300m. At the top of the pass we managed to locate some marine fossils (shells) which testify to the fact that the Himalayas was once beneath the sea. We choose the first idea as this allows enough time for acclimatization and less difficulties for taking all the logistics. The views on the routes are breath taking; anything that can surpass your imagination. What you see is Tilicho Peak and the azure and peaceful Tilicho Lake below. It is a glacial lake and unfriendly to marine life. People say they often find marine fossils (shells) that probably support the fact that the Himalayas were once beneath the sea.

 

Xtreme Climbers set up the base camp near the lake some of days will be rest celebrating the Puja by Buddhist priest. Tilicho stands as a daunting task above the camp which is on a moraine. From the base camp (around 4400m.) we set out for our final goal – Tilicho 7,134m. Tilicho (7,135m.) as seen from near the Base Camp.

 

Location: Asia, Nepal

Himalayan Range: Annapurna Himal

Height: 7134m. – (23,406 ft)

Latitude: 28° 41′ 04″ N

Longitude: 83° 48′ 16″ E

Trip Duration: 36, 38, 40 Days

Normal Ascent Route: North West Shoulder

First Ascent: The first ascent was made in 1978 by the French climber Emanuel Schmutz using the northwest shoulder.

Easiest Route: Glacier/snow

Grade: Strenuous High

Caravan Route: Kathmandu – Besishahar – Chame – Manang Village – Tilicho Base Camp – Mesokanto Pass – Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu

Expedition Itinerary: A

Hotel/Lodges/Camping

33 Days Trek/Climbing KTM-KTM

Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara

Accommodation: 4 Nights KTM, 1 Pokhara, 28 Nights Lodge/Camping

Best Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Preparation for Expedition & briefing at Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Drive to Besisahar and continue drive to Chamje 1325m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 05: Chamje – Bagarchap 2164m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 06: Bagarchap – Chame 2713m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 07: Chame – Pisang 3185m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 08: Pisang – Manang village 3351m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 09: Rest day at Manang Village for acclimatization.O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 10: Manang – Khangsar (3700m. -3 hrs). O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 11: Khangsar – Tilicho Base Camp (4400m. 6-7 hrs) O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 12 – 28: Tilicho Peak (7,135m.) Climbing Period (Tented Camp)

Day 29: Clean up BC then trek to and backpack.

Day 30: Tilicho Peak BC – Mesokanto Pass (5315m.) – Nama Phu Kharka.

Day 31: Nama Phu Kharka – Jomsom.

Day 32: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight then transfer to Hotel.

Day 33: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfers to Hotel.

 

Optional – Expedition Itinerary: B

Hotel Lodges/Camping

33 Days Trek/Climbing KTM-KTM

Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu

Accommodation: 4 Nights Kathmandu and 29 Nights Lodge/Camping

Best Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Preparation day for expedition

Day 03: Preparation for Expedition & briefing at Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Drive to Besisahar and continue drive to Chamje 1325m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 05: Chamje – Bagarchap 2164m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 06: Bagarchap – Chame 2713m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 07: Chame – Pisang 3185m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 08: Pisang – Manang village 3351m. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 09: Rest day at Manang Village for acclimatization.O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 10: Manang – Khangsar (3700m. -3 hrs). O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 11: Khangsar – Tilicho Base Camp (4400m. 6-7 hrs) O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 12 – 28: Tilicho Peak (7,135m.) Climbing Period (Tented Camp)

Day 29: Base Camp – Khangsar (3700m./6 hrs) O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 30: Khangsar – Pisang. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 31: Pisang – Bagarchap .O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 32: Bagarchap – Syange. O/N at Teahouse Lodge

Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfers to Hotel.

 

Optional – Expedition Itinerary: C

Hotel/Lodges/Camping

33 Days Trek/Climbing KTM-KTM

Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara

Accommodation: 4 Nights KTM, 1 Pokhara, 28 Nights Lodge/Camping

Best Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Preparation for Expedition & briefing at Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Drive to Beni 820m. then transfer to Teahouse Lodge.

Day 05: Beni – Tatopani 1189m.

Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa Village 2013m.

Day 07: Ghasa –Tukuche 2591m.

Day 08: Tukuche – Jomsom 2713m.

Day 09: Jomsom – Langpoghyum Khola.

Day 10: Langpoghyum Khola – Nama Phu Kharka.

Day 11: Nama Phu Kharka – Tilicho Peak Base Camp 4400m.

Day 12- 28: Climbing Period of Tilicho Peak 7135m.

Day 29: Clean up BC then trek to and backpack.

Day 30: Tilicho Base Camp – Nama Phu Kharka 5210m..

Day 31: Nama Phu Kharka – Jomsom 2713.

Day 32: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight and transfer to Hotel.

Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.

In Full board service

Xtreme Climbers offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the client’s preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and wellbeing being the overriding priority.

High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

Full Board Service Include

 

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Xtreme Climbers representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 Nights accommodations at ****Hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and Toilet tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 35kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 25kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Tilicho
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Tilicho
  • Nepalese Government Royalty;
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and Everest Summiteer Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.

Base Camp Service Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Xtreme Climbers representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 nights ****star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and Toilet  tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Tilicho
  • Nepalese Government Royalty;
  • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and kitchen crew up to base camp.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.

Full Board Service Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Base Camp Service Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Climbing sherpa and High altitude food
  • Tent above Base Camp
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods;
  • Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s)
  • Appropriate food for high altitude.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.