Tilicho Lake at 5,200 m collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. It is claimed to be the highest located lake in the world.
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Dhaulagiri 8,167 m – the 7th highest mountain in the world – means the “white mountain” though many mountains over the world have names, which translate to White Mountain. This is a strenuous trek, through high alpine pastures, higher passes and serene and uninhabited valleys. Everyone is familiar with the name Dhaulagiri which is in the western part of Nepal, probably the best spot for remote and adventurous trekking in Nepal. The simple reason behind it is that it consists of more than fifteen 7,000 m magnificent peaks with land of dramatic contrast.
Dhaulagiri trekking routes start after an 8-hour scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beni, from Beni you head in a north-westerly direction through the villages of Babichour, Dorbang and Darapani to Muri, from where you head north still keeping to the banks of the Myagdi Khola. Muri is the last major settlement along this trail and is inhabited by people of the Magar tribe, of Mongoloid stock and descended from the early settlers of the Nepalese middle hills. From Muri, you head north along the Myagdi Khola through the villages of Baghara, Dobang and Chartare to Pakoban. Beyond Pakoban there are no permanent settlements. Still heading north you skirt the Chhanbardan Glacier, keeping on its left side, to reach the Dhaulagiri Base Camp from where magnificent mountain vistas are available. Head north-east from the Base Camp and climb the steep incline to the French Pass (5,360 m), between Tukche Peak (6,920 m) and Sita Chuchura (6,611 m). Heading east you descend a little and pass through a portion of the Hidden Valley and climb to Thapa Pass (5,250 m), between Tukche Peak and Thapa Peak (6,012 m) from where you begin your descent, heading south-east to Alubari. From Alubari, the trail further descends to the village of Marpha on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and then heads north to Jomsom from where you fly back to Pokhara.
For those who have got enough time there is an option of continuing to trek down to Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani then into Pokhara.
ight from Besisahar which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the 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 and passes through the Khangshar Village and reaches Tilicho Lake. Then we travel to Yak Kharka and cross Thorong La Pass at the elevation of 5,416 m. After the pass, we head down to Muktinath and then to Jomsom from where a 30-minute scenic flight takes us to the Pokhara.
From Tilicho Lake we also have the option of crossing the challenging Moesokanta La Pass to Jomsom instead of traveling to the Thorong La Pass but additional equipment including tents are required.