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Tilicho Lake Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Trekking mode: Teahouse/Lodge

Trekking Activities: Trekking/Sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Difficulty: Strenuous 

Max Elevation: 5,16m

Transportation: Flight/Car/Tourist Bus

Group Size: minimum01- maximum10

Best Months: Feb-May/Sep-Dec

Duration: 22 days

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Tilicho Lake Trek, an off beaten trek in Nepal, is the great combination of Annapurna circuit trek with magical Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake collects the glacial melt of the entire northern section of Annapurna and Thorang Peak and claimed to be the highest elevated lake in the world. Similarly, it has great religious significance for Hindus and flock of Hindu pilgrims’ visit this lake as it is mentioned in Holy Book – Ramayana.

No doubt, Tilicho Lake Trek offers some of world’s best views, diversity of culture, impressive deep valley and gigantic mountains encircling the prominent Annapurna Himal. Tilicho Lake Trekking route is enriched with wide range of terrain and climatic zone from sub-tropical to alpine, dry landscapes resembling to Tibetan Plateau.

Tilicho Lake Trek offers great addition to the standard circuit trek and helps to acclimatization for the high Thorung La route to the Kali Gandaki Valley. Tilicho Lake Trail follows recently built road that follows an anti-clock wise route behind the 50km Annapurna Himal. Lowland Hindu settlements gradually changes into Tibetan Buddhist community and similarly, the architecture changes to suit the harsh situation. The upper Pisang to Braga route is notable one that showcases fascinating architecture and spectacular views of Annapurna II and IV. Similarly, Manang is famous for the incredible view of Gangapurna and Annapurna III. From Manang, the Tilicho Lake Trekking trail follows the westward of Marsyangdi Valley to its main source lake. The view of lake is beautiful turquoise water, if not iced over late in the year.

The trail return through Khangsar and accross to Yak Kharka on the high pass trail. Beyond the high pass, Thorong La (5,416m) is the Muktinath, the sacred site for Hindus and Buddhist. Take an adventurous Jeep drive to Tatopani and join a magical forest trail to Poonhill. After exploration; descend to Pokhara, the city of Lake in Nepal.

Day01: Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport (1300m/4260ft). Meet our airport representative and transfer to your hotel.

Day02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trek

Day03: Drive from Kathmandu – Tal (1700m/5580ft) – 9/10 hour drive

Day04: Trek form Tal to Chame (2710m/8890ft) – 5/6 hours trek

Day05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3240m/10630ft) – 4/5 hours trek

Day06: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal (3660m/12 010 ft) – 4/5 hours trek

Day07: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (4020m/13190ft) – 3/4 hours trek

Day08: Acclimatization and rest day at Manang

Day09: Trek from Manang to Khangsar and trek to Shree Kharka (4050m/13290ft) – 3/4 hours trek

Day10: Trek from Shree Kharka to Tilicho Tal Base Camp (4140m/13580ft) – 4/6 hours trek

Day11: Trek from Tilicho Tal Base Camp – Tilicho Tal (4,920m/16,140ft) – Khangsar (3,750m/12,300ft) – 9/10 hours trek

Day12: Trek from Khangsar – Yak Kharka (4,020m/13,190ft) – 4/6 hours trek

Day13: Trek from Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi (4,540m/14900ft) – 3/4 hours trek

Day14: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,770ft) – Muktinath (3,800m/12,470ft) – 8/9 hours trek

Day15: Trek from Muktinath to Tatopani (1,180m/3,900ft) – 6/7 hours trek

Day16: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,870m/9,420ft) – 7/8 hours trek

Day17: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,530ft) and then trek to Tadapani (2,630m/8,630ft) – 6/7 hours trek

Day18: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,990m/6,370ft) – 3/4 hours trek

Day19: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana (1,990m/6,530ft) – 5/6 hours trek

Day20: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1,130m/3,710ft) and drive to Pokhara (900m/2900ft) – 3/4 hours trek/25 minutes drive

Day21: Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,260ft) – 25 minute flight

Day22: Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost Includes

  • All domestic flights Pokhara – Kathmandu
  •  Accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara on B & B basis
  • City tour by private transportation
  • All ground transportations as per itinerary
  • All necessary paper works and permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (ACAP) and TIMS)
  • An experienced and government registered guides and local porters
  • Guide and porter: salary, insurance, transportation, accommodation and food
  • All meals during the trek
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, energy bars and fresh fruits)
  • Medical kits
  • All local and government taxes

Cost Excludes 

  • City entrance fee at Kathmandu
  • Tour guide
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Boiled water
  • Personal nature expenses: alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone bills and more
  • Tipping for guides and porters (not compulsory but expected)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flights

We Accept

  • Visa
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  • Wire Transfer

Associated With

  • NMA
  • TAAN

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