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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

Highlights of Tilicho Lake Trek

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.

Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Tilicho Lake Trek and we have 16 Days Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary.

Day by Day Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Khudi (Drive)

Khudi – 2626 m / ft – 7 hrs

Day 2: Khudi to Sirung

Sirung – 1220 m / 4002 ft – 7 hrs

Day 3: Sirung to Jagat

Jagat – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 6 hrs

Day 4: Jagat to Dharapani

Dharapani – 1830 m / 6003 ft – 7 hrs

Day 5: Dharapani to Chame

Chame – 2710 m / 8891 ft – 6 hrs

Day 6: Chame to Pisang

Pisang – 3300 m / 10826 ft – 5 hrs

Day 7: Pisang to Manang

Manang – 3540 m / 11614 ft – 6 hrs

Day 8: Acclimatization Day (Day Trip to Praken Gompa)

Manang – 3540 m / 11614 ft – 3 hrs

Day 9: Manang to Siri Kharka

Siri Kharka – 4060 m/ 13320 – 4 hrs

Day 10: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp

Tilicho Base Camp- 4140m / 13582 – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 11: Day trip to Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake – 4919 m / 16138 ft – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 12: Siri Kharka to Yak Kharka

Yak Kharka – 4040 m / 483617 – 4-5 hrs

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Thorong Phedi – 4600 m / 15091 – 3-4 hrs

Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass

Muktinath- 3710 m / 12171 ft – 7 -8 hrs

Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom

Jomsom – 2,743 m / 8999 ft 20 min

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara (Flight)

Pokhara– 822 m / 2696 ft – 5 -6 hrs

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.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop from the international and domestic airports by private vehicle.
  • Three stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast (Options)
  • Three times meals during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Private a/c transportation for sightseeing activities with a tour guide
  • Necessary trekking permits (TIMS card and ACAP entry permits)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by plane.
  • From Pokhara to Kathmandu by car (or flight ticket in extra coverage)
  • From Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private vehicle
  • From Nayapool to Pokhara by car (at the end of the trip)
  • A professional trekking guide with required porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Salary for the guide and porters, their insurance, food, accommodation, and transportation
  • Trekking map, duffel bag for trekking.
  • If require Sleeping Bag (Refundable)
  • Government tax

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Heritage sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Bar bills and hard drinks
  • Soft drinks.
  • Tips for guide and porters (expected)

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Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Besisahar
  • 16 Days

  • Moderate
  • By Bus
  • Septemrber to November and March to May