Tilicho lake trek

Duration: 16 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Hikking and Trekking
  • Transport: Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Guest House + Tea house
  • Group Size: 1-6
  • Max Elevation: 5,416 m

Tilicho Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,919m in Manang valley of Nepal. Tilicho Lake trek is perhaps one of the coveted trekking routes in Annapurna region. It is consider as the highest lake in the world in terms of its sizes. Tilicho Lake is surrounded by Muktinath peak, Annapurna, Tilicho Peak and Thorang Peak.

Tilicho Lake trek starts through enchanting Marsyangdi valley, ascends to Manang valley. Tilicho lake trek is the destination of one of the most popular side trek of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Tilicho lake trek takes about 3 days from Manang village. There are few new guest houses along the trek and in Tilicho lake base camp. It is compulsion to have a day trip from Tilicho base camp. After completing the visit, follow the classical Annapurna Circuit trek over a Throngla top (5,416 m) to Muktinath.

The alternative route to cross from the lake, it is possible to go Tilicho lake pass or Mesokanta pass to Thini or Jomsom. However, due to the over snow on the path and there are no tea house along the way, none of the trekkers take a challenges. If you are preparing a camping trek for 2/3 nights to stay in the tented camp then it would be possible to go ahead.

Choosing a normal route to crossing Thorong-La Pass (5416m) which allows brilliant panorama of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu West. Once you drop down to Kali Gandaki valley you will visit the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and Muktinath Temple.

Highlights

  • Breathe taking freshwater lake at an altitude of 4,919m.
  • Complete the world famous Annapurna circuit and Tilicho lake at once.
  • The stunning view of Mt Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna 1 (8091) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) Crossing Throng La Pass (5416m)
  • Visit Muktinath the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists shrine

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu-Beshisahar/syange 185k m

After 5hrs drive to Beshisahar the Annapurna Circuit Treks begins. The road is quite smooth and very scenic to Beshisahar. Change the bus to Syange for 2 hrs and over night. 

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Your Annapurna Circuit trekking with a walk through rain forest up the Marshyangdi River. After crossing the Marshyangdi river the trek goes all the way up hill to Jagat facing some mountain and boulders. Tal is one of the finest place to stay on the bank of Marshyangdi river. You will have real experience with local people and husbandry work. 

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We follow the Marshyangdi river for some time trail leads you ascend to the hill side but the path iswide and facing to the snow caved Himalaya and waterfalls. As soon as you cross Dharapani check post the giant killer Mt. Manaslu will appears for a short time and hide itself. Danakyu is nice view point.

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Chame is the district head quarter of Manang district and all internet services are available. The trail to Chame is easy through Pine, Chir, Rhododendron forest and Orchid as well as the snow caped mountain and waterfalls makes your trips more pleasant.

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Slowely you are going to enter into the different world and gaining the elevation and walking through the pine forest. Pisang is the inhabitant of Gurung people. Its a amazing place to visit...

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Today you have an option to choose whether taking a upper part via Ngawal which is good for view and trek about 6 hrs or choose lower part is easy enjoyable walking. 

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On this acclimatization day You may choose one of these point, trekking up to Tashi Monastery, Mileropa cave, Gangapurna lake, Glacier and visit Manang Aid post.  

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As soon as you leave Manang cross the river and gradually up through the cliffs to Gomba. You are walking like a turtle due to the altitude and fragile concrete. Along the way you will encounter with Musk deer, Himalayan Thar and all mountain range. 

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After visiting the Monastery you begins the trek to Base camp which takes about 4hrs. This is not a supper hard day but spent more time due to the altitude. Overnight at Guesthouse.

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Morning hike up to Tilicho Lake and explore the magical high altitude lake. Back to lodge for Lunch and walk about 2 hrs to Shree Kharka for your night 

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Today you are trekking steep down and cross the dry river and steep up to Ledar. Enjoy the view of Mountain and terrain. 

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High camp is the place to gear up for the next day to Throng la pass 5416m. It will make you easy to go for next day and the great sunrise and all entire range of mountain can be seen. 

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This day is the hard day of your trek as we start early 5 am to experience the sunrise from the Throng top and long way to descent to Muktinath. Then you are entering into the different world which you feel.

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Today rather than taking common path of the Annapurna circuit trek we choose off the beaten path to Lupra village. This is the last Bon village in Annapurna region. The views are better than lower common path. 

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Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Pokhra and you may walk and enjoy the lake city. Or take a bus to Pokhara.

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Morning take a bus services to Kathmandu through the Prithiv high way. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Evening fare well. 

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What's included

  • Kathmandu-Beshisahar-Syange by bus.
  • One-night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • ACAP-Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • 14-night accommodation at the various available tea-houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide with government license
  • A strong and friendly Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter for each 2 clients).
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese Staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while in the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • All kind of Drinks (alcoholic non alcoholic and hot and cold drinks)
  • Shopping in the Mountain.
  • Clients Travel insurance and evacuation cost if needed.
  • Tips to Guide and supported crews.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Nepal Entry visa fee

Useful Info

  • All the traveler should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Visa cost 30 USD, 50 USD, 150 USD for 15, 30 and 90 days respectively.
  • Night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • If this proposed itinerary does not suit you please let us know whether you would like to make longer or shorter.
  • If you would like to extend the trek is possible please write us for new itinerary.
  • Take a private jeep to Chame and complete the trek with in 13 day as well.
  • We do have some list of Hotel in Kathmandu if required please let us know for the best price.