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Once in a lifetime, everybody does a trek in a remote region, but only a few do a circuital trek in the Annapurna Region, making their trek as a memorable trek like the Tilcho Lake Trek. This trek has a lot of highlights, and one of these is Tilcho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, situated at an altitude of 4000 m plus. When you see this lake, something valuable is created that cannot be compared to any beauties in the world. The up trekking trail; the down trekking trail takes you somewhere, such as the world’s deepest gorge. The same trekking trail becomes tiring but captivating, as it takes you to the top of the Thorong La Pass from where you will see the most beautiful scene from hills to the mountains. Above all, it takes you to the region where you will see everything that you have decided to see from your home country; it takes you to the heart of the Annapurna Region. When you reach the heart, you don’t see the profile, you see all sorts of nature, such as subtropical woodlands, dry arid landscapes, amazing mountain peaks, the Tibetan plateau, and unbelievable beautiful lake.
Besides these, there are paddy fields, astonishing rivers, waterfalls, the majestic view of peaks, such as Manaslu and Himalchuli, and beautiful Manang District. Last but not least, there is Muktinath, the spiritual hub of the Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains. Apart from these religions, it also welcomes Christians.
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Welcome to Kathmandu, the city of temples, you can call it the most developed city of Nepal as of now, and it is here, where we are located to serve you in a way you want right from TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, where you can see us waiting for you with our TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGN BOARD, and your name so that you can spot us at once, and you will be taken to your hotel in a vehicle or to our office where you can ask us questions, having tea or coffee, after all these activities, if you have a time, then there is nothing better than spending your time in Thamel, the tourist hub which is just outside the door of our office, you ask us, what you want to eat, what you want to enjoy, we will show you that the tourist like you most desired in a new place.
The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.
Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.
On the way, you will pass through towns, villages, and beautiful landscapes. There are also terraced farmland and rivers. After some pretty long hours, you will reach the City of Lake “Pokhara.” Pokhara is the second best tourist destination after Kathmandu. You will drive to Beshisahar. You then take a local jeep from Beshisahar to Syange. This drive gives you some insight into the rural people – their lifestyle and their culture. From Syange, you begin your trek. Before Besisahar, you reach Dumre. It will be a new experience to drive on the public bus in Nepal. When you reach Syange, you will find yourself in a typical countryside.
The up trekking trail that lies before you take you to the traditional and beautiful villages. Some parts of this trail are rocky, and these are also the parts that run by the Marsayangdi River. This is one of the important rivers of Nepal. From this river, you head to Tal which is the first village of Manang district. Enter the stone gate that has “Welcome to the Manang district”. You will see the sandy valley floor. Tal lies on the bank of the river surrounded by the lush hills.
On the way, there are suspension bridges, waterfalls, up trekking trail, villages, and the Marsyangdi River. You will be walking on a motorable road, and this is a dusty road. Between them, there are stone cliffs. After crossing these cliffs, you head to Khorte and Dharapani. This last village is the source of information to the people who want to study the Tibetan Culture in detail. You will see green hills and the river below the road. Danaque is a small village, and it also has apple trees.
Before you reach Chame, you come across a wooden bridge, and you will follow the decision of your guide who says which trail is the best. On the way, you will see the spectacular view of the waterfall, and you will also walk in a beautiful forest. Later you will reach Tamang village. You will be walking uphill most of the time. On the way, you will see the spectacular view of the mountains like Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. You will also come across a hot spring where you can dip before you reach Chame.
As you trek in a steep and narrow trekking trail, that is, switchback, you reach a dense forest, and you will see the best view of the mountains. You will not take one photo, but hundreds. There, you see a dramatic rock face. There is also a vertical rock on the way. After this rock, you see the Paungda Danda, a massive sloping rock face that rises over 5,000ft (1500m). You are in the Marshyangdi Valley, and as you come out of it, you will see the stunning view of the mountains Like Annapurna and Pisang. You will reach the Upper Pisang via a village called Geru.
Although the upper trekking trail is difficult, the view that you see is incredible. Today, it is all about walking uphill. You will walk on a switchback most of the time to reach the top of the hill. You can buy apples on the way and see the horse and ponies. Here, the air is thinner. You will also be in the region which is dry. This is so because of the Annapurna Ranges. You will see these ranges blocking the monsoon. Looking at the ranges, you head to Ngawal.
Looking at the elevation, Manang is lower than Ngawal. The down trekking trail takes you to the Marsyangdi valley. On the way, there are rocks sculpted by the wind as well as pine trees that have slowed to growth. But the view of the Annapurna Ridge is beautiful, and it will capture your eyes frequently. There, the climate is cold, so you see less vegetation. On the way, you will come across the largest monastery of Manang that is called Barge which you will visit. On the way, you will also see the stunning view of nature, including that of Annapurna and Pisang mountains.
This is a must for today’s activity because you are ascending to a higher altitude tomorrow. Rest or acclimatization does not mean staying in one place. You can use it to walk to interesting places, interact with people, learn about their culture and tradition, their way of living, and enjoy the local cuisines. Hike to either Bhojo Gumba, a monastery or Gangapurna Lake. You can also hike to Vraga Village.
You follow the down trekking trail in the western direction. There are river and forest on the way. From the forest, you head to Kangsar Village and walk uphill to reach Shree Kharka. On the way, you will see the stunning view of Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu or from Manang, you will walk in the coniferous format, reach Kangsar Village, and then follow an uphill trekking trail that goes to Shree Kharka, passing a monastery. The view of Gungang Himal and Mount Chulu will be seen along the way.
Today. you will trek to the Tilicho Base Camp. The trekking trail offers you a panoramic view of Tilicho Peak. During the time of trekking, you will pass through a narrow path that is newly constructed. There is scree on this trail which is prone to landslide. The landscape, especially rock formation will impress both to mind and eyes. The trekking trail is not steep and challenging. However, the narrow trail makes you tired. After this, you will head to the base camp at an elevation of 4,200 m.
The first part of the trekking is tough and goes upward. At this time, you walk by the mountains. Later, you reach watershed. There are yaks and deer grazing fields on the way. ou can see Tilcho Lake from here as well as Tilcho Peak. Tilicho lake has religious significance; it is so to the Hindus, and it has been mentioned in the Ramayan. Tilicho Lake was one of the highest altitude scuba dives. A Russian diving team, consisting of Andrei Andryushin, Denis Bakin, and Maxim Gresko, conducted a scuba dive in 2000.
Today, you will follow a trekking trail that will take you to the Marshyangdi Valley. En route, there are streams and a village named Tenki. Following the uphill trekking trail, you walk through pasture as well as through juniper trees. You will also reach a village named Ghunsa where you will see flat mud roofed houses. At the beginning of the trek, you follow a descending trekking trail. There is Tare Gumba, a monastery on the way. On the way, the most important village is Khangsar. Most of the time, you will be trekking in the Thorang Khola valley. You cross the river and ascend a plateau before reaching Yak Kharka.
Today also it is an uphill walking, but this walking is the most difficult walk of the Annapurna Circuit because you are heading to the higher elevation and spend a night at Thorong Phedi which means the base of the Thorong La Pass as well as it is a village. To reach the base, you have to cross a suspension bridge and reach a village called Ledar. You have to reach the top of the pass known as the Thorong La Pass tomorrow. From there, you can see the stunning view of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, Mt. Khatungkan, and others.
This is the highest altitude of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, that is, you are at the Thorong La Pass (5,416m). From this pass, you head to Muktinath, and on the way, you come across the area that is heavily covered with snow which might stumble you. But this walk is rewarding because it leads you to the top of the pass. When you reach the top, you will see the stunning view of the mountains. To ascend this pass, you have to start early in the morning before the sun rises.
Muktinath is famous for 108 cow heads spigots near the Vishnu temple. The water that comes to these spigots is believed to come from the sacred lake called Mansarovar which is near Mount Kailash that is the abode of Lord Shiva, the most powerful deity of the Hindus. To the Buddhists, Muktinath is known as Chumig Gyatsa and is holy to them as the site of Lokeswar, the protective deity of Tibet. From Muktinath, you trek to Jomsom, enjoying the good view of Mt. Dhaulagiri which is 8000 m plus.
The hotel where you are staying lies by this lake. There is a reflection of Fishtail mountain in this lake, and you can see the Himalayan Ranges which are beautiful and which will trace on your mind.
It is known as Patale Chhango (waterfall) in Nepali and situated about 2 km south-west of Pokhara. A foreigner named David has swept away and never found from here. It has narrow gorges and flows through the caves.
Mahendra Cave is full of stalactites and stalagmites, and you will appreciate the beauty of awe-inspiring nature.
Gorge of the Seti Gandaki River
This River flows underground the city of Pokhara and is visible in some parts and looks beautiful and has a strong current.
International Mountain Museum
This museum tells you a lot about mountaineering as well as from the highest peaks to the expedition to the lifestyle in the Himalayas, including challenges.
Tibetan Refugee Camp
See the women first hand-making their rugs and wall hangings. You may then go and visit the store of which the money goes back into the community.
Today, you will drive from Pokhara. As you head from the City Of Lakes to the City Of Temples, the scenery changes from lush forest to less vegetation area. Cross the rivers, streams, and pass through the scenic view of hilly landscapes. You will check-in the hotel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant, seeing the Nepali dance.
From the haphazard city, as well as from nature’s dramatic set, you fly out from Nepal. The proceedings of your flight begin by picking you up from the hotel. Where you trek was a paradise, and where you head is your nativeland. Before 3 hours, we pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport.
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I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit Bthe uddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.
Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of a trip and the company were excellent and of a right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.
Hi! it’s me, Anna from Central London, I am a landscape photographer, love to take pictures of landscapes and portraits all around the world. My trip to Nepal was awesome with the TMG guys. TMG managed well during my trip. Plus point is TMG members are also photographers. I worked with the team for 5 weeks on video and photography projects. I highly recommend the TMG team if you want to know beautiful Nepal.
Nepal is the Land of Himalayas! I was been there in 2018 for Annapurna base camp and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. It was a good time to spend and learn the real culture of Nepal and its beauty. Travel Max Guide help me to get more lively. Thank you all. Will see you soon.
What we have said, we will provide you all. Please tell us if you need extra. We do not want you only to become happy, but also from happier to the happiest throughout your trip. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather as well as the other thing, like bandh made by political parties. This thing will lead to a change in your itinerary, but our sole purpose will be to follow it and to take you from one place to another safely. As regards this, we would like to tell you now that you should bring some extra cash for the above situation or for extra days, which are not included in the itinerary, however, the above situation is just like once in a blue moon because Nepal is 99% politically stable country.
Sometimes flight may be canceled or delayed due to technical problems, internal affairs, and weather. One of the reasons is unpredictable weather, which causes flight delays and sometimes cancellation. TMG will provide local transportation to Pokhara.
TMG will provide you the surface transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. (If you have a short time, you can take flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. Those who like to join this trip with a private car or jeep. Please let us know. We will arrange. These are an additional cost.)
Education is one of the basic needs of the children, and we help these children by donating money which you have paid to us for your trip. Travel Max Guide will also supply clothes and books to these children which will make a big difference. You can also sponsor one of these children or contact our local charity, for more information, you can check the website http://fanepal.org Additionally, let us come together to work on the global cause. We are contributors to a better life and the world. Being engaged in a social response and communities’ development, those who are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness, utilizing the local resources, local ownership and governance concept develop. Can come in one umbrella, cast the vision and work in one milestone. FAN believes that together we can do which will carry out a new horizon in a significant way.
First Act Nepal (FAN) is a team who is working for the welfare of the children. Its objective is to empower underprivileged children. What we do is crystal clear, and the impacts can be seen on the health of children, on the education of children, and on the ways and means that will shape the future of these children. Through us, you can make a donation and participate in the child sponsorship program to support children who are vulnerable and who have lost their parents. Sharing is caring. With this view, we also support the people displaced by the disaster.