Tilicho is not only a lake but also one of the most loved travel destinations. Even the most attractive stations in the world are envious of its magnificence. Tilicho Tal is extremely wonderful in the moonscape. It is surrounded by glaciated lakes, mountains, and the moraines. Blue clear water, surrounded mountains, diverse landscapes, animals grazing there, chirping birds, free-flowing rivers, and incomparable peace makes Tilicho one of the heavens on earth. Actually, heaven is not a place, it is only a feeling and Tilicho has limited within itself some belongings that give birth to that feeling.
Besides, Tilicho is the holy lake, mentioned in the mythical Hindu book, Ramayan. Most Hindus visit this lake for religious purposes. So, trekking to Tilicho Lake is an outstanding activity in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
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's elevation is 4919 m while other sources list Tilicho Lake's 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 Trek comes down to the Tilicho Base Camp and goes ahead to cross the highest Thorung 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 close 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 near 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.