Tilicho Lake Trek

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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 of 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 with 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 wonderful village.

In the same way, the Manang is the larger village where you can see the panoramas of mountains and lakes. The village 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 till at 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 which 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 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, the 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

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive to Syange (9-10 hours drive)
  • Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 05: Trek to Chame (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 06: Trek to Pisang (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 07: Trek to Manang (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 08: Rest day at Manang
  • Day 09: Trek to Shree Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 11: Hike to Tilicho Lake (4920m/ 16142ft) and trek back to Shree Kharka (6-7 hrs walk)
  • Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 13: Trek to Thorang Phedi (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 14: Trek to Muktinath ( 8-9 hrs walk) via Thorang La Pass ( 5416m/ 17769ft)
  • Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (5-6 hrs walk)
  • Day 16: Fly to Pokhara, 20 min and Rest
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu (210KM/ 7 hrs drive)
  • Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary

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
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Bus tickets (Kathmandu to Besisahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • All necessary paper works, permit and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Three meals a day during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip (Salary, food, accommodation and insurance)
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary, food, accommodation and insurance), one porter= two trekkers
  • Nayapul to Pokhara (Trekking ending point) by private vehicle
  • 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 restaurant with traditional dance

Cost Excludes:

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