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Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Region
Tilicho Lake Trekking
Tilicho Lake Trekking
Tilicho Lake Trekking

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Trip Facts

Duration : 12 Days Max-Altitude : 4919m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : March to Nov Per Day Walking : 5/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Bus,Jeep,Hike
All price inclusive
$ 1050 $ 970

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake 12 days Itinerary

Tilicho Lake trek is located in the Manang district at an altitude of 4,919 meters. A Tilicho Lake trek is a memorable journey into the Annapurna Himalayan Range corner and lap of the Tilicho peak and Mesokanto la pass. The Lake is one of the world’s highest altitude places lake and most beautiful scenery.

The Tilicho Lake trek is one of the adventurous trekking trips in the Annapurna region of Nepal since it is located in an isolated area of the Annapurna region. Tilicho lake trek is suitable for trekkers who want to go on an adventurous and challenging trek in the Annapurna region. During the Annapurna Circuit, trekkers will need to cross the challenging pass Thorung La after the Tilicho Lake.

An additional advantage of the Tilicho lake trek is its proximity to the Annapurna Circuit trekking route. We have an oral history that says you have not completed your Annapurna Circuit trek until if you did not reach Tilicho lake.

Tilicho Holy Lake pilgrim site

Furthermore, Tilicho Lake is famous for its Hindu religious center, which is a historical and pilgrimage site. Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, mostly Nepalese and Indians, visit Tilicho Lake because it is a holy spot as mentioned in the Ramayana (a Hindu holy book). Pilgrims and devotees from all over the world come here to worship and pilgrimage. According to the Nepali Department of Hydrology and Metrology, there are no aquatic organisms in the lake.

The Tilicho lake trek begins from Chame 2,715 meters. On the third day, we trek to Manang village. Manang village is rising 3,341 meters in altitude and is populated by Ghale and Gurung indigenous ethnicities. To reach the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, you must undergo acclimatization in the Manang village.

Next, trek to Khangsar village and the Tilicho base camp the next day. The Khangsar to Tilicho base camp trail is a tricky narrow landslide part, so be careful whenever crossing the path in and out to the Tilicho lake.

Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake Alpine Pastures

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake area has the many wild animals that live at the Tilicho Base Camp area are the 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?

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 May. There are few better times to visit Nepal than during this season. It is the most comfortable time to visit during the Spring season, as it is characterized by a stable weather pattern, beautiful scenery, and a moderate temperature. 

What is the depth of Tilicho Lake?

Tilicho Lake is located at a height of 4919 meters. There are four kilometers of length and 1.2 kilometers of width. A 200-meter-deep lake lies in the area. If the Tilicho lake is full of water, the maximum length, width, and depth would be approximately 8 square kilometers, 10.5 square kilometers, 6 square kilometers, 2 square kilometers, and 165 meters, respectively. Once Kajin Sara Lake surpasses Tilicho Lake as the highest lake in the world, the local government believes it will boost tourist arrivals in the district and generate more revenue.

We lead treks to Thorong la pass Tilicho Lake with a qualified guide and porters from the Nepal Wilderness Trekking Guide Team. Our guide has knowledge of the people, cultures, history, flora, and fauna of the region. However, Annapurna Tilicho treks offer a competitive costs package.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Besisahar (823 Meters. 6 hours driving) by public bus and jeep to Chame (2715 Meters, stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 02: Trek to Pisang (3132 Meters. 6 hours walking) stay overnight at the tea house
  • Day 03: Trek to Manang (3341 Meters.. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 04: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization
  • Day 05: Manang Trek to Khangsar (3734m) 5/6 hours walking) overnight at the lodge
  • Day 06: Khangsar Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 4/5 hours walking) overnight at the lodge
  • Day 07: Early morning visit to Tilicho Lake 4919 meters and trek back to Chauri latter(3720 Meters.. 3/4 hours walking) stay overnight at the tea house
  • Day 08: Trek to Thorong Phedi(3900 Meters.. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 09: Trek early in the morning Thorong Pass (5416 Meters 8 hours walking) overnight at Muktinath(3900 Meters. ) stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Jomsom 5 / 6 hours walking then overnight at Lodge
  • Day 11: Early morning fly back to Pokhara and rest day in Pokhara stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  •  Kathmandu benshi Sahar by local bus and jeep to Chame
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 1-nights clean hotel in Pokhara at Lakeside.
  • Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained friendly and familiar guide and required porters.
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake 12 days Itinerary

Tilicho Lake trek is located in the Manang district at an altitude of 4,919 meters. A Tilicho Lake trek is a memorable journey into the Annapurna Himalayan Range corner and lap of the Tilicho peak and Mesokanto la pass. The Lake is one of the world’s highest altitude places lake and most beautiful scenery.

The Tilicho Lake trek is one of the adventurous trekking trips in the Annapurna region of Nepal since it is located in an isolated area of the Annapurna region. Tilicho lake trek is suitable for trekkers who want to go on an adventurous and challenging trek in the Annapurna region. During the Annapurna Circuit, trekkers will need to cross the challenging pass Thorung La after the Tilicho Lake.

An additional advantage of the Tilicho lake trek is its proximity to the Annapurna Circuit trekking route. We have an oral history that says you have not completed your Annapurna Circuit trek until if you did not reach Tilicho lake.

Tilicho Holy Lake pilgrim site

Furthermore, Tilicho Lake is famous for its Hindu religious center, which is a historical and pilgrimage site. Hindu pilgrims from all over the world, mostly Nepalese and Indians, visit Tilicho Lake because it is a holy spot as mentioned in the Ramayana (a Hindu holy book). Pilgrims and devotees from all over the world come here to worship and pilgrimage. According to the Nepali Department of Hydrology and Metrology, there are no aquatic organisms in the lake.

The Tilicho lake trek begins from Chame 2,715 meters. On the third day, we trek to Manang village. Manang village is rising 3,341 meters in altitude and is populated by Ghale and Gurung indigenous ethnicities. To reach the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, you must undergo acclimatization in the Manang village.

Next, trek to Khangsar village and the Tilicho base camp the next day. The Khangsar to Tilicho base camp trail is a tricky narrow landslide part, so be careful whenever crossing the path in and out to the Tilicho lake.

Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake Alpine Pastures

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake area has the many wild animals that live at the Tilicho Base Camp area are the 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?

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 May. There are few better times to visit Nepal than during this season. It is the most comfortable time to visit during the Spring season, as it is characterized by a stable weather pattern, beautiful scenery, and a moderate temperature. 

What is the depth of Tilicho Lake?

Tilicho Lake is located at a height of 4919 meters. There are four kilometers of length and 1.2 kilometers of width. A 200-meter-deep lake lies in the area. If the Tilicho lake is full of water, the maximum length, width, and depth would be approximately 8 square kilometers, 10.5 square kilometers, 6 square kilometers, 2 square kilometers, and 165 meters, respectively. Once Kajin Sara Lake surpasses Tilicho Lake as the highest lake in the world, the local government believes it will boost tourist arrivals in the district and generate more revenue.

We lead treks to Thorong la pass Tilicho Lake with a qualified guide and porters from the Nepal Wilderness Trekking Guide Team. Our guide has knowledge of the people, cultures, history, flora, and fauna of the region. However, Annapurna Tilicho treks offer a competitive costs package.


  • Day 01: Drive to Besisahar (823 Meters. 6 hours driving) by public bus and jeep to Chame (2715 Meters, stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 02: Trek to Pisang (3132 Meters. 6 hours walking) stay overnight at the tea house
  • Day 03: Trek to Manang (3341 Meters.. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 04: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization
  • Day 05: Manang Trek to Khangsar (3734m) 5/6 hours walking) overnight at the lodge
  • Day 06: Khangsar Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 4/5 hours walking) overnight at the lodge
  • Day 07: Early morning visit to Tilicho Lake 4919 meters and trek back to Chauri latter(3720 Meters.. 3/4 hours walking) stay overnight at the tea house
  • Day 08: Trek to Thorong Phedi(3900 Meters.. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 09: Trek early in the morning Thorong Pass (5416 Meters 8 hours walking) overnight at Muktinath(3900 Meters. ) stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Jomsom 5 / 6 hours walking then overnight at Lodge
  • Day 11: Early morning fly back to Pokhara and rest day in Pokhara stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  •  Kathmandu benshi Sahar by local bus and jeep to Chame
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 1-nights clean hotel in Pokhara at Lakeside.
  • Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained friendly and familiar guide and required porters.
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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