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Tilicho Lake Trekking

The Tilicho lake trek is one of the accomplished and unexplored alternative treks in the Annapurna Circuit. It is the world’s highest glacial pond and one of the sub-glacial point of Himalayan River Marshnangdi. The trek initially traverses through the authentic villages, which lie on globally famed Annapurna Circuit Trail. Along the trip, visit villages and stay at teahouses. Before reaching Tilicho Base Camp, stop in Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Khangsar Village. After that, spend some time viewing Tilicho Lake and observe fascinating view of Himalayas.

The Annapurna definitely offers some of the best hiking trails in the world, with more variety in terms of both beauty and culture than any other region of equal size.

Main Features of Tilicho Lake Trekking are:

  • Trek to Tilicho, the highest lake in the world at an altitude of 4,949m – a lifetime experience
  • Excursions to villages such as Tal, Dalapani, Chame, Pisan and Manag. Learn about the culture and traditions of the locals in the area
  • From the highest lake in the world, Tilicho, you can observe the beautiful mountains of the region, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and Himchuli
  • It is packed with natural views, rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, and cultures of various ethnic groups
  • It offers breathtaking views of pristine rivers and canyons
  • Visit sacred temples, colorful monasteries, gompas

How to trek Tilicho Lake?

Kicking off the trek, we tread through the lush vegetation and rocky trails of Marsyangdi valley to Manang. Then we head towards Tilicho Base Camp. Enjoying the walk to the lake savoring the closest of the world’s highest lake that is surrounded by towering peaks, we trek back to the main trails of Annapurna Circuit Trek. After crossing the elevated Thorong La Pass at 5,416m, trekking slides down to the sacred temple of Muktinath.

The latter half of the trek winds through the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River and the Apple orchard of Nepal, Jomsom all the way down to Tatopani. Trekkers release the entire exhaustion at Tatopani with the refreshing bath at natural hot springs.

Best time to trek Tilicho Lake

The best time to visit and hike Lake Tilicho is September and November in the Fall season and February to May in the Spring season. The autumn season is perfect for hiking and enjoying the Himalayas. Autumn weather is usually very perfect. As in autumn, the weather is generally very sunny and the forests are full of different types of flowers, where you can enjoy the scenery and nature. The second best season is the spring season.

Fed by the glaciers originated at Mt. Tilicho and Thorong La peak, is a scenic lake in the highlands of Annapurna Region, Manang. Jam-packed with natural vistas, rich flora and fauna biodiversity, and cultures of different ethical tribes, Tilicho Lake Trek is a challenging trekking adventure in Nepal that has more than everything typical to offer.

Enjoy an offbeat destination on the most popular trekking trail of Nepal with the best trekking guides of Nepal Footprint Holiday.

Trip Cost

1700 USD
5% off

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup, drop, and all ground transport by private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the Tilicho lake trek.
  • All necessary paper works for Annapurna Conservation ACAP Entry Permit and TIMS card.
  • High experience and knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with his daily wages, food, drinks, accommodation, transport to and from insurance.
  • Friendly and helpful porters with proper walking equipment, his salary, foods, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical box (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance company).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Emergency lifesaver oxygen and mask support.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicles.
  • Assistant guide group size of more than 4 person groups.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant.

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare from and to Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International
  • Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner as per itinerary.
  • Your Personal Expenses and trekking equipment for the trek.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
  • Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage more than 12 kg.(If you have extra baggage you can leave in Kathmandu office with full safety)

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu, hotel transfer.

Arrival Kathmandu, hotel transfer, meet your guide and short brief about the trek plan and welcome dinner with Nepali Culture show. Hotel

Day 2 Drive to Jagat village.

Drive to Beshisahar by Car/Jeep and Bus take 5 to 6 and local jeep drive to Jagat village another 2 hours. Mountain lodge stay.

Day 3 Trekking to Dharapani.

Trekking to Dharapani via classic Annapurna trekking trail route, Tal and local lodge.

Day 4 Trekking to Chame.

Trekking to Chame the center of Manang, local lodge stay

Day 5 Trek to Pisang Village, lodge.

Trek to Pisang Village, lodge.

Day 6 Trek to Manang village.

Trek to Manang village via upper Annapurna view trail Ghyaru village and manang lodge.

Day 7 A rest day for acclimatize day in Manang.

A rest day for acclimatize day in Manang, just small day hiking around manang village and lodge stay.

Day 8 Trekking to Shree Kharka via Chhoshar village and lodge.

Trekking to Shree Kharka via Chhoshar village and lodge.

Day 9 Trekking Tilicho Base Camp lodge.

Trekking Tilicho Base Camp lodge.

Day 10 Hiking to tilicho lake and back to Tilicho base camp lodge.

Hiking to tilicho lake and back to Tilicho base camp lodge.

Day 11 Trek back to Annapurna Circuit classic trail yak kharka lodge.

Trek back to Annapurna Circuit classic trail yak kharka lodge.

Day 12 Trek to Thorong Phedi lodge

Trek to Thorong Phedi lodge

Day 13 Big day trekking to Muktinath, cross thorong la pass.

Big day trekking to Muktinath, cross thorong la pass.

Day 14 Trek to jomsom and drive to Kalopani village lodge.

Trek to jomsom and drive to Kalopani village lodge.

Day 15 Trekking world deepest gorge and walk to tatopani hotel spring lodge.

Trekking world deepest gorge and walk to tatopani hotel spring lodge.

Day 16 Drive to Pokhara Hotel.

Drive to Pokhara Hotel.

Day 17 Drive to Kathmandu, hotel.

Drive to Kathmandu, hotel.

Day 18 Depart onward destination.

Depart onward destination.

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