Annapurna Region – Tilicho Lake – Thorong Ri in April 2014

At the end of the Manaslu Circuit, where it meets up with the Annapurna Circuit in Dharapani, John from Australia, Wayne from Canada, my porter Nishchal and I are going to head north to Manang. The rest of the group will continue south and finish the Manaslu trek in Bhulbhule with Ram.

It’ll take John, Wayne, Nishchal and I several days to reach Manang. From there, our plan is to trek into Tilicho Lake and back out again (2 Days). Then trek to Thorong La Pass and summit Thorong Ri (6144m) (3-4 Days). From there we descend to Jomsom (3 Days) and then hike to Nayapul or Phedi (5 Days) and take a taxi into Pokhara. Or we may just fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. It depends on how we feel. All total it’ll take an extra 12 – 17 days. If anyone wishes to join us please let me know. This will be a pay-as-you-go trek. And I don’t charge for my guiding services. If we get lost, I’ll blame it on John. No. Just joking John. We’ll blame it on Wayne. Ha!Ha!



4 replies
  1. This sounds amazing. I would love to join you, but unfortunately, I will be at Kathmandu by 27th or 28th, Do you think I can join you Basa Pete? I’m planning for exactly the same thing, but the Thorong Ri, but if I can join you, I will do it for sure.

    Please let me know if I can join you.

  2. Hi Sakib,
    You’re more than welcome to join our little group. I arrive in Kathmandu on April 1st and start the Manaslu trek on the 7th. We should reach Dharapani on the Annapurna Circuit around April 21st, providing the weather doesn’t hinder our trek. If you can meet us in Dharapani or in Manang around that date that would be great. If not, please let me know.

  3. I don’t think we can make it. I will probably reach to kathmandu at 25th or 26th, so might need 3-4 more days to reach Manang. which means it will be around 30th or 1st off May. so may be next time. good luck 🙂

  4. Good Luck to you, Sakib. Maybe we can meet in Pokhara after our treks and celebrate to good trekking. We plan to be there until May 10th or 11th at the Hotel Fishtail Villa.