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.
- Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel
- Drive to Dharapani (9-10 hrs drive)
- Trek to Chame (5-6 hrs walk)
- Trek to Pisang (5-6 hrs walk)
- Trek to Manang (5-6 hrs walk)
- Rest day at Manang
- Trek to Shri Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)
- Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (5-6 hrs walk)
- Hike to Tilicho Lake (4920m) & trek back to Shri Kharka (6-7 hrs walk)
- Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)
- Trek to Thorang Phedi (5-6 hrs walk)
- Trek to Muktinath (8-9 hrs walk) via Thorang La Pass (5416m)
- Trek to Jomsom (5-6 hrs walk)
- Fly to Pokhara (20 mins) & Rest
- Drive back to Kathmandu (5-6 hrs drive)
Note: We may organize the Kathmandu Sightseeing tour on request.
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.