Tilicho Lake Trek

  • 15 Days - 14 Nights
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  • Trip Cost
      US$  900 800
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    No. of people Price P.P
    0 - 1 US$ 850
    2 - 10 US$ 800

Trip Highlights

  • Discover the Muktinath Temple, popular for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Walk along the Thorong Pass Trekking route
  • Immerse into the Tilicho Lake surrounded by the snow-covered mountain ranges
  • Explore the beautiful Manang Villages
  • Observe the wonderful apple garden in Jomsom
  • Get the experience of short National Flight of Nepal in the Himalayan region
  • Take a relax at the lakeside in the gorgeous city Pokhara

Tilicho Lake Trek is an outstanding trekking trail in the Annapurna region. Tilicho Tal is extremely wonderful in the moonscape. It is the holy lake, mentioned in the mythical Hindus’ book, Ramayan. The Tal is surrounded by glaciated lakes, mountains, and the moraines. Most Hindus visit the lake for religious purposes.

The trek consists of the highest pass in this region i.e. Thorong La Pass with an elevation of 5416 m. Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek elevation is 4919 m while other sources list Tilicho Lake altitude at 4949m. It is claimed to be the highest lake in the world.

Generally, the Tilicho Trekking starts from Syange after having a scenic drive from Kathmandu. In the beginning, it follows the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail. So, the trekking goes along the Marshyangdi River and enters the Manang Valley, and reaches Dharapani. It is a beautiful village.

In the same way, Manang is the larger village where you can see the panoramas of mountains and lakes. The town is best for acclimatization as it is full of facilities. From there, the trekking departs from the route to Annapurna Circuit and leads the trekkers to Tilicho Tal which shows the eye-catching sceneries of Himalayan giants, glaciers, and so on.

The trail continues through the forests of oak, maple, etc. It passes many beautiful villages profoundly settled by Tibetan-influenced ethnic tribes. Pisang Village is fabulous and offers stunning views of Pisang Peak and other mountain ranges too.

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking comes down to the Tilicho Base Camp and goes ahead for crossing the highest Thorong La Pass of the Annapurna region. It is a little bit difficult to cross the pass as the way is covered by icy and slippery snow. However, our trekking guides are very experienced. They know well about crossing the Passes. Once you reach on top of Thorong La Pass, you enjoy it very much. You can see the greetings of very closer views of the Annapurna ranges and other towering peaks.

The continual Tilicho Lake Trek Nepal takes you to Muktinath where a beautiful Muktinath Temple is located. It is popular for both Hindus and Buddhists. Then it goes down to Jomsom. From there, you have a short and sweet scenic flight over the Himalayas to Pokhara. It is the second-largest valley in Nepal where you can have relaxation time nearby the lakeside.

Regarding Tilicho Lake Trek's difficulty, walking on the terrain is not hard; however, it depends on the prevailing snow conditions. The trail at the upper part is not properly visible. So, it needs orienteering. Besides, climbing to the pass is scree and to some extent steep as well for almost a hundred meters. Therefore, physical fitness is required.

March to April and September to October are the Tilicho Lake Trek Best Times as the visibility can be clearer. Due to the cold, snow may fall on the way during the winter season. And July and August are the rainy seasons. Besides, the Tillicho Lake altitude is also very high. So, the trekkers may get altitude sickness if they are not well acclimatized.

Though the Tilicho Lake Trek itinerary is longer, Rising Adventure customizes it in a shorter way too in accordance with your interest and time. Please, contact us for more details.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel
  2. Drive to Dharapani (9-10 hrs drive)
  3. Trek to Chame (5-6 hrs walk)
  4. Trek to Pisang (5-6 hrs walk)
  5. Trek to Manang (5-6 hrs walk)
  6. Rest day at Manang
  7. Trek to Shri Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)
  8. Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (5-6 hrs walk)
  9. Hike to Tilicho Lake (4920m) & trek back to Shri Kharka (6-7 hrs walk)
  10. Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)
  11. Trek to Thorang Phedi (5-6 hrs walk)
  12. Trek to Muktinath (8-9 hrs walk) via Thorang La Pass (5416m)
  13. Trek to Jomsom (5-6 hrs walk)
  14. Fly to Pokhara (20 mins) & Rest
  15. Drive back to Kathmandu (5-6 hrs drive)

Note: We may organize the Kathmandu Sightseeing tour on request.


  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to the hotel.

    • Not included
    • Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350m/ 4429ft
  • Day 02: Drive to Dharapani (9-10 hours drive)

    Today you will have the long drive of almost 10 hours. So, you will go from Kathmandu to Syange, a trekking starting point early in the morning. So, the roadway will be as same as going towards Pokhara until Dumre and have a U-turn to Syange. In Syange, you will see the green hills, rivers, terraced farms as well as the Himalayas. Then you will reach Dharapani finally.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dharapani
    • 1900m/ 6234ft
  • Day 03: Trek to Chame (5-6 hrs walk)

    Today you will trek almost 6 hours to reach to Chame. From Chame, you can see the scenic of the Himalayas such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Chame
    • 2660m/ 8727ft
  • Day 04: Trek to Pisang (5-6 hrs walk)

    The trail will go through the deep forest and the narrow valley. On the way to Pisang, you will recross the brides again and again; and through the wonderful sites, you will reach Pisang.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Pisang
    • 3200m/ 10499ft
  • Day 05: Trek to Manang (5-6 hrs walk)

    In order to go to Manang, you will have two choices either go to from the south or from the north. But Rising Adventure recommends you to choose the upper route through the Upper Pisang, where you will have the magnificent views of mountain peaks such as Annapurna, Pisang peak as well as many others. Then you will have a short visit to the Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang will be memorable.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Manang
    • 3540m/ 11614 ft
  • Day 06: Rest day at Manang

    Today you are going to spend a day in Manang not for rest and relaxation only, but for acclimatization too. So, Rising Adventure will not recommend you to stay idle rather having altitude during the day time and come back to Manang for the night only. So, on the day time for acclimatization, you will have an hour hike either to Bhojo Gompa or to Gangapurna Glacier.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Manang
    • 3540m/ 11614 ft
  • Day 07: Trek to Shree Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)

    Your trail will go from the west along the river to the south through the forest of coniferous and reach the village, known as Kangsar. Then on the way of ascending to Siri Kharka, you will see the panoramic views of Gungang Himal as well as Mt. Chulu.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Shree Kharka
    • 4050m/ 13287ft
  • Day 08: Trek to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (5-6 hrs walk)

    Your trekking will be continuing through the narrow and steep way. It takes almost 6 hours to go to Tilicho Base Camp from Siri Kharka.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tilicho Lake Base Camp
    • 4150m/ 13615ft
  • Day 09: Hike to Tilicho Lake (4920m/ 16142ft) and trek back to Shree Kharka (6-7 hrs walk)

    Today you are going to meet your final destination. So, your trail will be a little bit tougher, but interesting. On the way, you will see the grazing yaks and deer; and finally, visit the magnificent Tilicho Lake at the bottom of Tilicho Peak. After visiting there, you will come back to Siri Kharka by following the same route. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Shree Kharka
    • 4050m/ 13287ft
  • Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)

    Your trail will go up passing through the monastery of a thousand-year-old, known as Tare Gumba. Then you will reach to Khangsar village to Thorang Khola valley crossing the bridge, and continuation of your ascending will take you to Yak Kharka.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Yak Kharka
    • 4050m/ 13287ft
  • Day 11: Trek to Thorang Phedi (5-6 hrs walk)

    Today you will cross the river at 4310m and reach to Thorong Phedi, a place at the bottom of the pass. There is a small number of settlements in Thorong Phedi, but it is the busy area where most of the trekkers spend a night as the point of base camp.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Thorang Phedi
    • 4450m/ 14600ft
  • Day 12: Trek to Muktinath ( 8-9 hrs walk) via Thorang La Pass ( 5416m/ 17769ft)

    Today you are going to reach the climax of your trekking. So, your trek will start early in the morning and ascend steeply almost 6 hours to reach to Thorong La Pass where you can see the stunning views of high Himalayas. From there, you will descend and reach the important temple of Hindus and Buddhists, known as Muktinath Temple. You will spend a night there in Muktinath.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Muktinath
    • 3760m/ 12336ft
  • Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (5-6 hrs walk)

    Today your trail will go down to Jomsom passing the place called Eklebhatti along the Kaligandaki River. Finally, you will reach to Jomsom. Most of the offices of Mustang districts are situated there because of full facilities.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Jomsom
    • 2720m/ 8924ft
  • Day 14: Fly to Pokhara, 20 min and Rest

    You will have a flight to Pokhara in the early morning. But you will not have a flight in the day time because of the usual weather problem. It takes almost 20 minutes to reach to Pokhara, which is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake and also popular for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.

    • Breakfast
    • Hotel
    • Pokhara
    • 800m/ 2625ft
  • Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (210KM/ 7 hrs drive)

    The leaving time of the Tourist Bus in Pokhara is also at 7:30 am. So, your trekking guide will pick up you to Tourist Bus Park at 7:00 am as same as before. Then the roadway will be as different as before until Dumre but from there will follow the previous way to come back to Kathmandu.

    • Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
    • Hotel
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350m/ 4429ft

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Bus tickets (Kathmandu to Besisahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary paper works, permits, and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Three meals a day during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip (Salary, food, accommodation, and insurance)
  • Nayapul to Pokhara (Trekking ending point) by private vehicle
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight ticket
  • One night accommodation in Pokhara on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Tips for guide 
  • All your personal expenses and other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes
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