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Tilicho lake Trek - 16 Days

The Highest Lake in the World “Tilicho” is situated at 4,919 meters from the Sea Level. Perhaps, it may be incomplete to explain Tilicho Lake hike, once trekkers experience themselves they can find the reality of this beautiful lake.

Highlights of Tilicho Lake Trek

  • The highest lake in the world
  • Views of Mount Annapurna I (8091m), Manaslu (8163m) even  Dhaulagiri (8167m).
  • Observation of Manang village
  • Muktinath temple/ Buddhist Monasteries
  • Exploration of  Ethnic culture
  • Thorong La pass
  • Rocky trails
  • Waterfalls
  • Apple yard

Tilicho lake is the finest trek destination in the Annapurna region. Tilicho lake trek is very famous for viewing the blue water of the lake with the presence of shinning peaks and mountains. Tilicho lake altitude is 4949 meter from the sea level,  trek to Tilicho begins with the amazing routes. This lies in the district of Manang.

Way to this lake offers you scenic views of mountains, landscapes, water streams with natural floras and faunas. While hiking to this destination, trekkers could view Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Fishtail ( 6993m), Mt. Dhaulagiri, (8167m), Mt.Manaslu (8163 m).

Trekkers could see the beautiful waterfalls, zigzag mountains even green tress while going through Manang village. Tilicho trek displays the highest  Thorong La pas (5416) and ancient temple and stunning  Jomsom.  The magnified views of grey and white peaks bring you the immanence joy.

Trek to Tilicho becomes so adorable since you have to hike through the rocky trail, high hills,  even passing some rivers along with landscapes. However, the feeling could be very exciting. Hikers could really enjoy  the beauty of nature despite of geographical challenges

While heading to Tilicho lake,  you will come across some villages where all hikers could have an interaction with local people.  Trek begins from Change with hours of walking or hiking. Soon after reaching Tilicho  Base camp,   our hike starts to Tilicho lake, you will have to take a walk very steep until reaching Tilcho lake.  The view of the lake brings you ultimate joy and real excitement.

Trek to Tilicho lake offers you yet another place to discover Muktinath Temple where you could see the amazing 108 taps, and most people take a bath in order to heal themselves. All of the trekkers have to Thorong la pass then move down fowling the trial of Jomsom. It takes nearly 7-8 hours on walks. It is the place of apple yard and apple wine production.  There are guesthouses and sound hotels.  Hikers could view even stunning landscapes. Finally, treks end in Jomsom.

Welcome you even the Shining Mountains of the Himalayas sitting tight for you waiting. We are hoping to see you soon.

Best time to do Tilicho Lake Trekking

Are you searching for when is the best time for Tilicho trek?

The best timings for trekking in Tilicho lake are Spring( September- November)  and  Spring ( March-May).  The winter and summer seasons are very challenging and uncomfortable. The snow falls and blocks the trek route even the coldness that creates huge problems.

Even the summer season, the rain falls a lot when as a result the trail becomes very muddy and fall of rain sometimes makes the trekking uncomfortable.

During the months of March and May even September, unlike November are the best timings for Tilicho lake trek. Temperature also weather remain better and moderate.

The difficulty of Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the most difficult treks in the Annapurna region. The trail is tough and includes many sharp ascend & descends. You have to walk around 6 to 7 hours a day. As the altitude gets higher the terrain also gets difficult and chances of altitude sickness increase. Moreover, you will cross Thorong La Pass, one of the most difficult passes in Nepal.

You have to be healthy and physical fitness to go on this trek. Previous trekking experience will be good. Also, do know that trekking in the Himalayas is always risky. The weather is unpredictable, and you can face thrilling weather conditions. You have to prepare your mind for any situation beyond our control.

Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Tilicho Lake Trekking and we have 15 Day Tilicho lake Trek Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Tilicho Lake Trekking packages that might be quite less or more days but almost all activities would be similar. We also serve Gosaikunda and Rara Lake Trekking.

Some Useful Information Guide for Tilicho Trip

While traveling to new places you must know about some information guide. So for trekking to Tilicho Lake, You should know about the accommodation, food, trekking guide, Porter and Trekking area permit.

Accommodation and Food

The accommodation in Kathmandu will in the hotel with a good facility. while on the trekking you will be staying at lodge and tea houses. Most of the room will be in sharing basic and you can get hot showers on most of the lodges as well.

You can get many varieties of food and you can eat some delicious Nepali food items as well as you can have bakery items, soups and hot drinks on the whole trek.

Guide and Porter

Guide and porter are very important while trekking in the mountains. A guide will lead you through the beautiful path and help you to know about the place more and more. A guide will be the friend you need while trekking and porter will carry your most of the bags. He will make your trekking easier as well. Our company will give you a trustworthy guide and porter for your trekking journey.

Trekking Permits

  • Everyone entering Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake needs to get a permit. And there are many check-points along the way, where they do check for the permits.
  • There are two types of permits: (Tourism Information Management System) TIMS Card and (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) ACAP. You can get your permits through the agency or you can buy it in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • There is different pricing for SAARC, Indian nationals, and westerners.
Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu

Our guide will pick you from the airport and take you to the hotel. You will have dinner and overnight stay over there.

Day 2
Drive to Chamje from Kathmandu

while getting up in the first part of the day and after breakfast, we will drive towards Chamje from Kathmandu. Chamje is the beginning phase of our Tilicho Lake Trek. Chamje is organized at 1311 m rise. It will take around 8 to 9 hours to reach there. The best way to deal with reach Chamje is not too bad in Rock Street. In travel, a voyager can see the heavenliness of nature, some little broadly various vegetation, fluctuated sorts of people and society and the pleasing ride. Subsequent to coming to there we will appreciate the Nepali nourishment in supper and remain medium-term in Lodge or tea house.

Day 3
Hike to Dharapani from Chamje

The way encounters little towns, past the falls and farmlands. Over the stream underneath the Chamje Village, a move by methods for submerge zones takes you to Tal Village. The path continues through the grain, rice, potato fields and pine forests past the town of Khotro (1860m). Plunge to a woods to a long suspension connect associating astoundingly the enchanting plots of Alpine. By then comes the Manang locale; past the Kodo Village, making a couple of climbs and falls, the way takes you to Dharapani. It is probably the greatest town in this district. You can see the magnificence of this town and we will have the best nearby supper and remain medium-term there.

Day 4
Hike from Dharapani to Chame

Preparing in the first part of the day and eating. We will trek from Dharapani to Chame. The way from Dharapani to Danakyu is better than average and straightforward. Walk around Bagarchhap (2160m) through a woods of blue pine, tidy, hemlock, maple, and oak. You will get the main perspective on Annapurna II from Bagarchhap. The path stays on the south bank of the waterway, traveling through timberlands to Danaque (2210m), a valley secured by apple ranches. You will have a better than average perspective on Mt. Manaslu and different mountains from Timing. The path from Timing to Chame is good by methods for the wedge. Trek from Dharapani to Chame takes 5-6 hours’ walk. The Chame is situated at 2670m height. The Chame is the bona fide district home office of Manang. There is a typical natural aquifer. We will remain in an inn for the evening.

Day 5
Hike from Chame to Pisang

In the first part of the day after prepared, we will have our morning breakfast and start the trek for Pisang. The pathway from Chame to Bhratang is improved than normal. From Bhratang, you will trek hard to Dhukur Pokhari and from Dhukur Pokhari seems to see various mountains like Annapurna II, Pisang Top, Chula Peak, Tilicho Peak, and numerous others. The path from Dhukur Pokhari is down and level to Pisang. Trek from Chame to Pisang is 5-6 hours. In the pathway, a trekker can see the magnificent timberlands, Animals, feathered animals and different network people groups. There are a long, worker and for the most part point stroll in woodlands with some influenced scene as you walk right through a deep gorge. In the wake of coming to Pisang, you will have the heavenly Nepali nourishment and remain medium-term there and get some rest.

Day 6
Hike from Pisang to Manang

Following a wonderful night at Pisang we will rise early morning and have some flavorful breakfast to begin our journey. It will take around 6-7 hours to reach Manang from Pisang. From upper Pisang, this way enters pine wrinkles to reveal points of view on the little turquoise lake. The path finishes a dogleg through the charming town, going with the view on painted Mandalas and legendary monster entrance floods. Move through the fields of eating yak and a wide assortment of harvests. The pathway climbs an elevated edge right 50% of the Marsyangdi River to get Ngawal (3660m) anyway it is one of the truly fantastic review reasons for the whole Annapurna Edge and the Marsyangdi conduit valley locate. In travel, we pass pine timberlands, towns, for instance, Braga and developing patios. The significant Tibetan settlement Manang gives incredible perspectives on Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and the trekking stays at 3570m. Trekker will remain there medium-term at the excellent town Manang.

Day 7
Hike from Manang to Khangsar

Today we will head towards the Khangsar town. It is the last town after Manang. Khangsar is a get together of standard stone structures encompassing a significant town square. Near the most noteworthy purpose of the town is a little Sakyapa school strict network. This town is headed to Tilicho Lake (the world’s most raised lake or Mesokunda Pass. It is an impeccable old town. While passing the Khangsar River, and the separator, you will arrive at the Khangsar Village. It is a short adventure. You will reach Khangsar from Manang around 4 hours. You will remain medium-term at Khangsar Village and have delightful neighborhood nourishment. you can investigate the town too.

Day 8
Hike to Tilicho Base Camp from Khangsar

In the wake of remaining at Khangsar we will make a beeline for Tilicho Base Camp. From Khangsar, the track climbs forcefully past the Gompa and little chortens. The path encounters juniper and sea buckthorn thistles. The way is very verified by minimal valuable stones and shrubberies that can be seen on the different sides of the path. A couple of spots en route, you cross several streams. You accomplish a pinnacle (4650m) with an intrigue that hails after the wearying rising and a short time later through a movement of befuddles down a screen slant that passes on you to the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel. From here, you can value the closer and sweeping perspectives on Tilicho Mountain and numerous other encompassing mountains. Tilicho Lake is organized at the most raised tallness so we set our camp today here at low and we will do outdoors today.

Day 9
Hike from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake and Back to Base Camp

Today, we will climb to the main goal of this trek, The Tilicho Lake (Frozen Lake). The path takes you through cold moraine offering the perspective on Mt. Nilgiri, Tilicho, Muktinath, and Khangsar Peaks. At the point when you reach close to the lake, you will take nothing more than two or three additional minutes to jeer up the view on such an incredible lake. Since as a rule the lake remains solidified, it is too named the ‘Solidified Lake’. You can click bunches of pictures with the view around you. Investing some energy here, you will return back to the Tilicho Base Camp brimming with the recollections you just made out there in Tilicho Lake.

Day 10
Hike from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka

Today in the wake of completing the great trek on the world’s most raised lake, we will currently start jumping down to Yak Kharka. Following to waking and having our morning dinner, we will walk around a basic pathway down to Sri Kharka and continue strolling along the Marsyangdi River. The path continues moving out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The track pursues this valley north, passing a Goths as it dependably gains tallness. You have left the sweeping trees underneath; the vegetation presently involves clean juniper and high grasses. It’s entertaining to see broad yaks brushing at Yak Kharka. The perspective on Annapurna III is incredible to see. You will remain medium-term in Yak Kharka.

Day 11
Hike from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

After a short walk, the way meets a suspension join, inclining over which lies the Ledar Village. An ascension is intense that goes through the unfathomable cliffs you accomplish of the Thorang Phedi. It is named after Thorong La Pass in light of the fact that ‘Phedi’ means lower area; along these lines, Thorang Phedi is at the lower locale of Thorong La Pass. You get presumably the best points of view on Mt. Syagang, Gundang, Khatungkan, and Thorong Peak. It is once in a while conceivable to observe crowds of blue mountain sheep at Thorang Phedi. It is a lovely spot too. In the wake of coming there and having a delightful supper, you will rest.

Day 12
Hike from Throng Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass

In the wake of getting up in the early morning and being too prepared to even think about starting our adventure, we will make a beeline for Thorong La Passes today. Thorong La Pass is one of the most raised goes on earth. Disregarding the way that it is hard, it is the most phenomenal day of our trekking. We will start our experience in the early morning at around 4 am with the objective that we can reach Thorang La that goes at around 9-10 am. In case we concede it, by then, the atmosphere may make a couple of difficulties. We will climb steeply which isn’t so inconvenient. Be that as it may, the high casing of wind and the tremendous snows around can cause a couple of issues. At last, we will be at the most noteworthy purpose of Thorang La pass set apart by the chortens and request standards and furthermore you can value mind bowing viewpoints starting here. After this, it takes someplace in the scope of 4 hours more to accomplish the magnificent spot – Muktinath. Muktinath is a riding spot for the individuals observing Hinduism and Buddhism. It is believed that you can be liberated from all of your miseries and bothers after you visit this implied sacrosanct site. You can wash under the 108 waterspouts around the haven. You can see the uncommon flash also. You will remain there medium-term in the lodging.

Day 13
Hike from Muktinath to Jomsom

Waking up in a holy place like Muktinath, it will make you feel astounding. Initially, we will go to the sanctuary and get bunches of gifts from that point and in the wake of having our morning meal today, we will make a beeline for Jomsom from Muktinath. In the best approach to reach Jomsom, we will go through some antiquated caverns, excellent mountains, and stupas. We will go through the pathway of Kagbeni or Lupra to reach Jomsom. This day we will trek along Kali Gandaki River to reach Jomsom. Jomsom is a strong breezy little town in an uneven valley and one of the Nepali artists made a tune for this spot also. You can get unnerving significant perspectives on Tilicho Mountain and great sodden slopes. Jomsom is likewise well known for apple and different things made of apples like Marpha. We will remain medium-term in this breezy town, Jomsom.

Day 14
Flight to Pokhara from Jomsom

After getting up in the morning with the wind touching your skin. we will have our morning breakfast and little roam around the Jomsom and take a flight to reach Pokhara. It will take around 25 to 30 min from Jomsom. On the flight, you can see the beautiful view from the top and feel the clouds near you. After reaching the Pokhara we will stay overnight there and have some fun as well.

Day 15
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Getting ready early morning we will eat our breakfast and head towards to bus stop for Kathmandu. It will take 6/7 hrs to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by local Bus.

Day 16
Departure Day

Our representative will drop you to the airport and we will make sure that you will have a safe flight to your home.

  • Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
  • Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
  • Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, windproof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants, and underwear
  • Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
  • Hat with a wide brim and sun lotion cream
  • One-liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
  • Repair and medical kit
  • Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
  • Handkerchief and toiletries
  • Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate, trekking agency and private phone number of your director
  • Pen, pencils, and letterhead to write an emergency message
  • Pocket knife with opener and scissors
  • Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Umbrella and raincoat
  • Camera

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do i need to be to do this trekking?

Tilicho Lake Trek is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 5416m. This is the elevation of Thorong La Pass. Thorong La Pass is the highest that we will climb in this trek.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • 16

  • Moderate
  • March to May and September to November
  • 5416 Meters

  • Both Air and Ground
  • Tribhuwan International Airport

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