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.


  • 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

Day 01 Kathmandu-Beshisahar/syange 185k m
Day 02 Syange trek to Tal (1,700 m), 5 hrs
Day 03 Tal trek to Danakyu (2300m), 5 hrs
Day 04 Danakyu trek to Chame (2,670 m), 5 hrs
Day 05 Chame trek to Lower Pisang (3,200 m), 5 hrs
Day 06 Pisang trek to Manang (3,540 m), 5 hrs
Day 07 Manang Acclimatize day.
Day 08 Manang trek to Shree Kharka (3,800 m), 5hrs
Day 09 Shree Gumba trek to Tilicho lake base camp (4,150 m), 5 hrs
Day 10 walk 2 hrs to Tilicho Lake and back to Shree Kharka
Day 11 Shree Kharka trek to Yak Kharka/Lader (4,400 m), 6 hrs.
Day 12 Yak Kharka/Ledar trek to Throng Phedi trek to High Camp 4 hrs.
Day 13 High Camp Trek to Muktinath (3,760 m), 6 hrs
Day 14 Muktinath trek to Lupra and Jomsom (2,800m), 6hrs.
Day 15 Fly back to Pokhara city.
Day 16 Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus 7hrs/200 km.

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.