Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake 12 days Itinerary
The Tilicho Lake trek is one of the highest lakes treks in Nepal and possibly in the world. Tilicho Lake is located in the Manang district which is elevated to a height of 4,949 meters, however, other sources say it is 4,919 meters. In front of Tilicho Peak is Tilicho Lake, an area of 1.853 square miles. On the way to Tilicho lake, you can see Mt Himlung Himal and Mt Manaslu Himal as well as many other small peaks located on the border between the Annapurna and Manaslu Ranges. The Tilicho Lake is filled with blue glacier waters and the water discharge can’t be seen anywhere. There are many hikers who visit Tilicho Lake, which takes about 3-4 days from the Manang village.
The Tilicho Lake trek is one of the most adventurous trekking journeys in the Annapurna region of Nepal since it is one of the most isolated areas of the Annapurna region. The Tilicho Lake Trek is recommended for trekkers who are looking for an adventurous and challenging trek in the Annapurna region. Following Tilicho Lake, trekkers will need to cross the challenging pass Thorung La, which is the last pass on the Annapurna Circuit.
There is a hiking trail called Annapurna Circuit which is very close to the Tilicho Lake trek. There is an oral tradition among Nepalis that if you don’t reach Tilicho Lake on your Annapurna Circuit trek then you won’t be finished with the trek.
Tilicho Lake Trek Difficulty
There is a moderate difficulty level to the Tilicho Lake trek, and the reason for this is due to the altitude it covers. There is a trek that will take you to an elevation of over 3000 m and will keep you there for about 12 days. It is during this time that you are susceptible to risks such as altitude sickness, extreme cold, unpredictable weather conditions, narrow trails, etc. This is a common thing when trekking in the Annapurna Circuit Tilicho lake, that you are going to have to deal with the steep and uneven terrain that you are going to encounter. As far as food, accommodation, and so forth are concerned, they are pretty much standard throughout the way, which offers you a little bit of relief at the end of the day, reducing the hardship of travelling.
Tilicho Holy Lake pilgrim site
In addition, Tilicho Lake is known for its Hindu religion, which is a historical and pilgrimage site as well. In Tilicho Lake, Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, mostly Nepalese and Indians, come to worship because it is considered a holy site, as mentioned in the Ramayana (a Hindu holy book). Pilgrims from all over the world come here to worship and devotees from all over the world come here to devotees. There are no aquatic organisms found in the lake, as determined by the Department of Hydrology and Metrology of Nepal.
Tilicho Lake trekking starts from Chame at an altitude of 2,715 meters. We trek to Manang village on the third day. Manang village rises 3,341 meters above sea level and is populated by Ghale and Gurung ethnic groups. It is necessary to undergo acclimatization in the Manang village before reaching Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass.
The next day, you will trek to Khangsar village and the base camp of Tilicho. The trail between Khangsar and Tilicho base camp is a tricky narrow one with a few landslide sections, so be careful when crossing the path into and out of Tilicho lake. Explore the Annapurna region’s wonders, including rare mountain flora and fascinating limpid lakes, and reach one of the highest Tilicho Lake, where trekkers can hike up for a panoramic view of high Annapurna Himalayan peaks. The trail mainly follows the Marsyangdi River with a gradual ascent to Tilicho Lake.
Annapurna Tilicho lake Alpine Pastures
The Annapurna circuit with the Tilicho lake trek area has many wild animals that live there, including Himalayan Thar, shaggy mountain goats, snow leopards, musk deer, as well as domesticated animals like yaks, Naks, and Zokpe.
Following Thorong La pass and Muktinath, the 12-day Tilicho lake trek ends in Jomsom, from where you can fly back to Pokhara, or take the bus if the weather does not permit you to fly. (If you have more time, you can also hike down to Tatopani, Ghorepani Poon Hill, and back to Pokhara).
When is the best time to visit Tilicho lake trek?
The best time to visit Tilicho Lake is from March to May and September to November. During these months, the weather and temperature are comparatively better, and you can get to explore more of this region. This is the best time to explore the picturesque beauty of this region. Additionally, you get a chance to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the locals.
The spring season (March, April, and May)
In Nepal, the spring season starts with the end of winter in March and lasts until the middle of May. The best time to visit Nepal during this season is from the end of March to the middle of May. There is no better time than Spring to visit because it is characterized by a stable weather pattern, beautiful scenery, and a moderate temperature, so spring is the best time to visit.
What is the depth of Tilicho Lake?
Tilicho Lake is located at a height of 4919 meters above sea level. Tilicho Lake has a length of four kilometres and a width of 1.2 kilometres. Located in the area is a 200-meter-deep lake. The maximum length, width, and depth of Tilicho lake, if it were full of water, would be approximately 8 square kilometres, 10.5 square kilometres, 6 square kilometres, and 2 square kilometres, and 165 meters, respectively. Once Kajin Sara Lake surpasses Tilicho Lake as the highest lake in the world, the local government believes that it will boost tourist arrivals in the district and generate more revenue in the long run.
Can you swim in Tilicho Lake?
Due to the religious significance of holy lakes, there are neither swimming facilities nor permits available in Tilicho lake. As a result of the inaccessible shoreline and the cold water temperatures, boating and swimming are also not possible. Significance in religious terms. According to Hindu tradition, Tilicho Lake is the ancient Kak Bhusundi Lake mentioned in the epic Ramayana. Near this lake, the sage Kak Bhusundi is believed to have first informed Garuda of the events of the Ramayana. Legend has it that the sage assumed the form of a crow while narrating the story to Garuda.
From Nepal Wilderness Trekking Guide Team, we lead the Tilicho lake trek and Thorong La Pass with a qualified guide and porters. Our guide has extensive knowledge of the people, cultures, history, flora, and fauna of the region. There is no doubt that Annapurna Tilicho treks offer a competitive cost package as well.