Tilicho peak (7134m/23,406ft) Expedition is one of the more attractive 7000m expeditions in Annapurna region. Located about 210K west of Kathmandu, this attractive place will capture your attention and leave your speechless. The Peak was first climbed in 1978 when Mr. Emanuel Schmutz from a French expedition reachedthe top of the peak. Mr. Schmutz summited the peak from the North West shoulder which has now become the normal climbing route by the government of Nepal and the Department of Tourism. Tilicho Peak is the highest point of the Great Barrier which links Khangsar Kang (7458m) and Nilgiri North (7061m) together. Tilicho Peak is a mountain in the Nepalese Himalaya, near Annapurna. The peak was discovered in 1950 by a team led by Maurice Herzog who was attempting to find Annapurna I.
Tilicho(7134m/23,406ft) peak climbing expedition is one of the more challenging 7000m climbs. We follow the classic trekking route of Annapurna circuit up to Manang village and then proceed towards Tilicho Lake to approach the mountain via Khangsar and Besi Khola, After base camp there will be II or III high camps established for the summit assault on Tilicho peak. The climb is very straightforward from the base camp to camp I (5800m/19,029ft.). Camp I is situated on a shelf below the Northwest shoulder just above 45deg mixed rock and ice terrain. Camp II (6100m/20,013ft) is located on the shoulder and accessed via a 50deg and 500m long snowfield. The shoulder itself is also a 50deg 700m snowfield with low objective hazard and very low exposure due to a very large width of the shoulder. Climbing Tilicho peak requires fixed ropes as you approachcamp II at 6300m/20,669ft.
The standard caravan route to reach the Advanced Base Camp of Tilicho Peak goes through Besishahar via the Marsyangdi Valley. The approach takesaround 8 days and offers excellent acclimatization. After the Tilicho Peak climb one option to return to Kathmandu is to hike 4 days via Thorong La pass (5416m/17769ft.) then fly from Jomsom to Pokhara then drive back to Kathmandu.Another option is to go through the difficult Mesokanto Pass (5300m) and then fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Summiters have breathtaking views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Lake, Tibetan plateau and down to the deepest valley in the world the Kali Gandaki Valley.
The normal climbing season in Nepal is March – May (spring) and October – November (autumn). However, summer is probably the best time to visit Tilicho Lake because the weather is considerably warmer and the trail is easier. The base camp is set up around the height of 4800m/15,748ft. Which is located at the foot of Tilicho Peak. The peak towers 2300m above the shore of the spectacular Lake Tilicho. This is the primary water source for the expedition. The climb is very straightforward, from the base camp you climb to camp I (5800m/19,028ft) located on a shelf below the Northwest shoulder along on a 45deg mixed rock and ice section that extends for 600m/1,968ft. The following day you move along a 50deg/650m snowfield to Camp II (6200m/20,341ft) located on the shoulder. Your third day will be a true summit push.Satori Climbing Sherpa guide team and climbers climb to Camp I, Camp II and push for the summit along the Northwest shoulder up a 50-60deg 750-850m snowfield but very low exposure due to a very wide shoulder.
Highest access: 7134m (23,406ft)
First Ascent: Emanuel Schmutz (French), 1978
Duration: 33 Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°49'58''N / 84°31'22'' E
Location: Nepal/Annapurna Region
Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: Peu difficile (PD++)
Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Include Activity: sights trip of Tilicho lake
Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Bharman
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: North West Shoulder route
Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Gangapurna, Fishtail
15 April/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
16 April/Day 02: Preparation, briefings at Department of Tourism, last minute shopping and office formalities.
17 April/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,490ft).8hrs. Lodge accommodation.
18 April/Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m/9,055ft) 5-6hrs. Lodge accommodation
19 April/Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m/10,170ft) 5hrs.Lodge accommodation.
20 April/Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m/11,286ft) 5-6hrs.Lodge accommodation.
21 April/Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang lodge.
22 April/Day 08: Trek from Manang to Khangsar (3734m) 5 hrs.Lodge accommodation.
23 April/Day 09: Trek from Khangsar to Besi Khola(3955m) 5 hrs. Camping/lodge accommodation.
24 April/Day 10: Trek from Besi Khola to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m) 5 hrs.
25-10May/Day11-26: Climbing period (7134m/23,406ft)
11 May/Day 27: Prepare for return to Kathmandu. Clean up base camp and trek to Khangsara(3734m/12,250ft)5hrs. Lodge accommodation.
12 May/Day 28: Trek from Khangsara to Thorong Phedi (4420m/14,501ft) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.
13 May/Day 29: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m/12,631ft) via Thorong La Pass (5416m/17,770ft) 9hrs.Lodge accommodation.
14 May/Day 30: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8,858ft) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.
15 May/Day 31: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) transfer to hotel. Hotel accommodation.
16 May/Day 32: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7 hrs by tourist bus and 25 minutes by flight. Farewell dinner with culture program in the evening. Hotel accommodation.
17 May/Day 33: Drop to airport for final departure. Alternatively joins other activities.
04 Nov/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).
05 Nov/Day 02: Preparation, briefings at Department of Tourism, last minute shopping and office formalities.
06 Nov/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,490ft).8hrs. Lodge accommodation.
07 Nov/Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m/9,055ft) 5-6hrs. Lodge accommodation
08 Nov/Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m/10,170ft) 5hrs.Lodge accommodation.
09 Nov/Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m/11,286ft) 5-6hrs.Lodge accommodation.
10 Nov/Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang lodge.
11 Nov/Day 08: Trek from Manang to Khangsar (3734m) 5 hrs.Lodge accommodation.
12 Nov/Day 09: Trek from Khangsar to Besi Khola(3955m) 5 hrs. Camping/lodge accommodation.
13 Nov/Day 10: Trek from Besi Khola to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m) 5 hrs.
14-1Dec/Day11-26: Climbing period (7134m/23,406ft)
02 Dec/Day 27: Prepare for return to Kathmandu. Clean up base camp and trek to Khangsara(3734m/12,250ft)5hrs. Lodge accommodation.
03 Dec/Day 28: Trek from Khangsara to Thorong Phedi (4420m/14,501ft) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.
04 Dec/Day 29: Trekfrom Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m/12,631ft) via Thorong La Pass (5416m/17,770ft) 9hrs.Lodge accommodation.
05 Dec/Day 30: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8,858ft) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.
06 Dec/Day 31: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) transfer to hotel. Hotel accommodation.
07 Dec/Day 32: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7 hrs by tourist bus and 25 minutes by flight. Farewell dinner with culture program in the evening. Hotel accommodation.
08 Dec/Day 33: Drop to airport for final departure.Alternatively joins other activities.
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In Full board service
Satori Adventures 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 clients 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.
In Base Camp
Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.
In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.
The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.
Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.
Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.
Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services.We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others. If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.