Tilicho Lake Trekking

one of the highest lakes in the world

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  • Starting PriceUS$ 1150

  • Duration of Trips15 Days

  • Location: Annapurna Region

  • Type of Trip: Tea House Trek

  • Max. Altitude:Thorong La Pass (5,416m)

  • Trip Grade:Strenuous Trek

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Tilicho Lake Trekking

The Tilicho Lake Trek is a thrilling and demanding expedition in the captivating Annapurna region of Nepal, renowned for being home to the world's highest lake, Tilicho Lake. This trek offers breathtaking views of Nepal's majestic snow-capped peaks, including Mansalu (8163m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Mount Annapurna (8091m). It combines the exploration of a legendary lake, known for its stunning natural beauty, with a spiritual pilgrimage. The Tilicho Pass Trek also provides an ideal opportunity to witness the magnificence of the highest Himalayan peaks. Embarking on this trek guarantees an unforgettable and transformative life experience.

The Annapurna Circuit route, encompassing the Manang and Kali Gandaki valleys, requires crossing the formidable Thorong La Pass, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,416 meters. The journey commences from Besisahar, tracing the scenic path alongside the mesmerizing Marshyangdi River, while offering breathtaking views of peaks like Manaslu and Heu Chuli, among others. The route presents two passes leading to Jomsom: the Resonant La Pass and the Tilicho North Pass, also known as the Tilicho "Tourist Pass." These passes add an adventurous element to the trek, promising an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.


Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu/ Nepal/ transfer to hotel

Day 02Drive to Chame (2630m) via Besisahar / overnight stay at tea-house

After breakfat drive to Chame, Chame is the headquarters of the Manang district; it is spot fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features.

Day 03Trek to Pisang (3300m) / overnight stay at tea-house

Starts through deep fine forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910 meters. Then we cross another bridge at 3040 meters, from the spot we visible Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. The trail joins to climb to Pisang

Day 04Trek to Manang (3540m) / overnight stay at tea-house

Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji.Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river, From Mungji.

Day 05Acclimatization day at Manang village / overnight stay at tea-house

We take rest at manang village. The village is very beautiful, cultural and surrounding by ample of mountains, peaks, rocks. We do excursion more than 5,000 meters in order to make balance of the fitness and altitude.

Day 06Trek to Khangsar Village (3700m) / overnight stay at tea-house

After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal.

Day 07Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m) / overnight stay at tea-house

The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge.

Day 08Trek to Tilicho Lake (5200m) / overnight stay at tea-house

Tilicho Lake is a cold place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way back to Base Camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area.

Day 09Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m) / overnight stay at tea-house

Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka

Day 10Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m) / overnight stay at tea-house

After walking approximately three and half hours on decent trail from Yak Kharka we reach on Thorong Phedi at 4450 meters situated on high and near the near the river which surrounded by snow, ice and glacier.

Day 11Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung La pass (5416m) / overnight stay at tea-house

We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters Thorang Pass; we start to climb steeply down over the snow and we reach down to phedi and we take few time rest there in order to throw our tiredness then gradually we arrive at Muktinath.

Day 12Trek to Jomsom (2720m) / overnight stay at tea-house

We follow the trail down and walk over the marine rocks on river shore of the Kaligandaki to Jomsom. Jomsom is headquarter of the Mustang district.

Day 13Jomsom to Pokhara / Overnight stay at Hotel

Around 25 minutes of your flight travel you will be at Pokhara. Half day sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley.

Day 14Drive back to Kathmandu / Overnight stay at Hotel

If you would to continuing your trip toward the Pokhara city tour, Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours then we will be arrange regarding your wish.

Day 15Free day in Kathmandu for personal activities or departure from Nepal.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
    • In trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea-house / lodge.
    • Necessary trekking permit (ACAP) and TIMS fee.
    • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
    • 2- Nights hotel in Kathmandu and 2-nights in Pokhara (BB Basis)
    • Transportation- Ktm to Besisahar by Bus and from Besisahar to Chame by local jeep
    • By tourist bus (Pokhara – Kathmandu) or for group private bus/car/jeep
    • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal Visa Fee
    • Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (cold drinks & mineral/hot water)
    • Tips for guide & porter .
    • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
    • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
    • Personal trekking equipments for the
Note: After reaching Tilicho Lake and exploring the area, you will backtrack along the same trail to return to your starting point.


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Where is Tilicho Lake located?
- Tilicho Lake is situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal, known for being the world's highest lake at an altitude of approximately 4,919 meters.

How long does the Tilicho Lake Trek usually take?
- The duration of the Tilicho Lake Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace. On average, it takes around 10-14 days to complete the trek.

Is the Tilicho Lake Trek challenging?
- Yes, the Tilicho Lake Trek is considered a challenging trek. It involves steep ascents, high altitude sections, and rugged terrain. Good physical fitness and prior trekking experience are recommended.

What are some of the mountains visible during the Tilicho Lake Trek?
- The Tilicho Lake Trek offers stunning views of various snow-capped peaks, including Mansalu (8163m), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Mount Annapurna (8091m). These majestic mountains create a breathtaking backdrop throughout the journey.

Is a permit required for the Tilicho Lake Trek?
- Yes, trekkers undertaking the Tilicho Lake Trek need to obtain the necessary permits. This includes the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card, which can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What is the best time to do the Tilicho Lake Trek?
- The best time to embark on the Tilicho Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and pleasant trekking conditions.

Are teahouses or accommodations available along the trek?
- Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the Tilicho Lake Trek route, providing basic accommodation and meals for trekkers. However, the facilities may be more basic and limited compared to popular trekking routes.

What should I pack for the Tilicho Lake Trek?
- Essential items to pack include sturdy trekking boots, comfortable clothing (layering is important), a down jacket, a hat, gloves, a backpack, a sleeping bag, a water bottle, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a headlamp. It's also advisable to carry some snacks, water purification tablets, and a trekking pole if desired.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Tilicho Lake Trek?
- While hiring a guide is not mandatory, it is highly recommended, especially for challenging treks like the Tilicho Lake Trek. A guide can provide navigation assistance, safety support, and insightful information about the region, enhancing your overall trekking experience.

Can altitude sickness be a concern during the Tilicho Lake Trek?
- Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern during the Tilicho Lake Trek, as the trek reaches high altitudes. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and following a gradual ascent are essential to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues.

Remember to gather up-to-date information, consult with experienced trekkers or local trekking agencies, and make necessary preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable Tilicho Lake Trek experience.

Tilicho Lake Trekking