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 Itinerary
Day 01Kathmandu-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.
Day 02Syange trek to Tal (1,700 m), 5 hrs
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.
Day 03Tal trek to Danakyu (2300m), 5 hrs
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.
Day 04Danakyu trek to Chame (2,670 m), 5 hrs
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.
Day 05Chame trek to Lower Pisang (3,200 m), 5 hrs
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...
Day 06Pisang trek to Manang (3,540 m), 5 hrs
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.
Day 07Manang Acclimatize day.
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.
Day 08Manang trek to Shree Kharka (3,800 m), 5hrs
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.
Day 09Shree Gumba trek to Tilicho lake base camp (4,150 m), 5 hrs
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.
Day 10walk 2 hrs to Tilicho Lake and back to Shree Kharka
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
Day 11Shree Kharka trek to Yak Kharka/Lader (4,400 m), 6 hrs.
Today you are trekking steep down and cross the dry river and steep up to Ledar. Enjoy the view of Mountain and terrain.
Day 12Yak Kharka/Ledar trek to Throng Phedi trek to High Camp 4 hrs.
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.
Day 13High Camp Trek to Muktinath (3,760 m), 6 hrs
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.
Day 14Muktinath trek to Lupra and Jomsom (2,800m), 6hrs.
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.
Day 15Fly back to Pokhara city.
Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Pokhra and you may walk and enjoy the lake city. Or take a bus to Pokhara.
Day 16Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus 7hrs/200 km.
Morning take a bus services to Kathmandu through the Prithiv high way. Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Evening fare well.