• Trek Duration
    19 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Trekkers Numbers
    1-18 but Flexible
  • Best Time of Year
    Spring and Autumn
  • Trek Difficulty
  • Price: 930 or + –

Overview of Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake trek is a journey to the world’s highest glacial lake Tilicho with an altitude of 4949 meters. Tlicho lake is part of Annapurna circuit trek and one of the best sight treks. Often trekkers do it when they are doing Annapurna circuit trek and most of the trekkers cross Thorong la pass after they do the Tilicho lake trek. The magnificent lake is one of the major attractions in the Annapurna region. Lake Tilicho is surrounded by the High Himalayas and the highest one is the Tilicho peak 7,134 Meters. The 19 days trek takes you to explore the things that you have never explored before. With the spectacular landscapes and high mountains, the Tilicho lake hike is the best activity that you should do when you trek to the Annapurna circuit trek. Trekking to Tilicho lake is quite harder because of the frequent stone falling from the mountains.

What to see on tilicho lake trek?

There are a lot of things to see on the Tilicho lake trek which is more than you expect. Most of the trekkers don’t know that the Annapurna circuit trek (ACT) is the most rewarding trek trail on earth. What else do you expect if you add some more days to see the world’s highest elevated glacial lake? The combination of the ACT and Tilicho lake offers the vivid experience of lowlands lifestyle and cultures to the Highland lifestyles and people cultures in the trek. The diversified landscapes from the beginning to the end of the trek make you wonder where you are. Towering peaks like Mt.Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt.Annapurna Ist (8,091m) Mt.Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt.Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and many other peaks are the things that you would see.

Tilicho lake

Tilicho Lake is one of the Highest elevated lakes in Nepal and perhaps in the world too. The Tilicho lake is elevated to a height of 4,949 Meters but some other sources say it is 4,919 Meters. Lake Tilicho with an area of 1.853 mi² is just in front of Tilicho Peak. The way to Tilicho is amazing because you can see an amazing view of Mt Himlung and Mt Manaslu together with many other small peaks located on the border between Annapurna and Manaslu Range. The Lake is filled with blue glaciers waters and there is no place that you can see the water discharge. Many hikers visit Tilicho lake which takes about 3-4 days from the Annapurna circuit trek to see the Immense beauty of Tilicho Lake.

Why Tilicho Lake Trek?

  • It offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna and Mt Manaslu range mountains with colourful landscapes among the trails.
  • Trekkers can achieve an altitude of 4960 Meters which is really great to do the thorong la pass.
  • You will see the officially highest lake in Nepal which is just in front of the Tilicho Peak.
  • Local people and their cultures among the trails are other things that you will enjoy here.
  • Annapurna II 7940 Meters, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, tilicho peak, Mt Manaslu 8153 Meters, Chulu east and west, Thorong peak, Mt Dhaulagiri 8,167 Meters and many other peaks you can see on this tilicho lake trek

Tilicho lake trek facts

Trek Name:
Tilicho Lake trek with Annapurna circuit
Duration:16 Trek days, 1 day drive back to Kathmandu
2 days Arrival and Departure total 19 days
Max. elevation:5416 M/17, 769 Feets Thorong la
Start:Ngadi, Chame, Dharapani
Ends:Pokhara, Tatopani or Jomsom
Tilicho lake Trek Best Time:Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and ACCAP Permits
Accommodation:Tea House

Tilicho Lake Trek cost

Tilicho Lake Trek costs/price 510$, 1050$ and 1160$ on Bronze, Silver and Gold prices schemes respectively. The costs we mentioned here are based on the plan that we have made here. The cost may be up and down with the transportation you want to use. trek cost also depends on the duration and mode of transportation. On this route, we have made a 16-day trek itinerary which ends at the Nayapul of Kaski. We have not put any transportation on the cost and provide this with the request of the Trekkers. For further cost information please let us know.

Group Discount costs

No of people
Price P.P
1 Solo US$ 1600
2 – 3 US$ 1050
4 – 6 US$ 1020
7 – 9 US$ 1000
10 – 12 US$ 970

Bronze Price 510$
Silver Price 1050$
Gold Price 1160$
Guide, Porter, ACCAP Permits, Agency charges and goverment service charge, Local Transportaions

Food and Accommodations, Transportations, Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Guide, Porter, ACCAP Permits, Food and Accommodations, Manaslu Special permits, MCCAP Permits, Agency charges and goverment service charge

Alchoholic Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Transportations, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Guide, Porter, ACCAP Permits, Food and Accommodations, Tea, Coffee, Manaslu Special permits, MCCAP Permits, Agency charges and goverment service charge

Alchoholic Drinks, Transportations, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above

Tilicho lake trek highlights

  • World most popular trekking trails trek
  • Excursions of villages like Tal, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manag. You will know the cultures and traditions of the local people around the area.
  • Trek through the bank of the Marshyangdi river where you would see the most dramatic changes from beginning to end.
  • Mountain views of Mountains like the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho peak, Chulu east and west, and many other mountains around the trails.
  • Trek to the World highest lake Tilicho which is elevated at the Altitude of 4949 Meters.
  • Cross the Thorong la pass 5416 Meters to Arrive the Muktinath.
  • Trek on the Lower Mustang of Nepal or ride a bus to Tatopani.
  • Amazing trek to Ghorepani Poon hill to see the 360 Degree views of the Himalayas from where you can see Mt Annapurna 8,091 Meters and Mt Dhaulagiri 8,167 Meters from the same place.
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara then back to kathmandu.

How does tilicho lake trek goes?

Tilicho Lake trek starts from Besisahar or Ngadi. Ngadi is a trek starting point of Annapurna circuit and Tilicho lake trek. From Ngadi to Manag the trekking trail is similar for both treks. Trekkers should pass the village-like Jagat, Tal, Dharapani, Timang, Chame, Pisang by trekking to reach the Manag where most of the trekkers do the acclimatization for a day. From Manag, there are two trails one is to go Thorong Phedi direct, and another is to go Tilicho Lake. You need to cross the village-like Khangsar and Shree Kharka before the final approach to the Tilicho Base camp. Tilicho Lake is a high-altitude glacial lake and quite difficult to trek there. Staying a Night in a Tilicho base camp the next day you will trek to the Tilicho lake with the stunning Himalayas views on your backside and the massive Tilicho peak on the front side.

Tlicho Lake trek information

  • Tilicho trek duration:This trek is like a additional trek in Annapurna circuit trek. Trekkers who go to the Annapurna circuit attempt mostly and some trekkers take the main wish to go there and Thorong La pass. So it is maximum 4 Days more to add on the Annapurna circuit trek
  • If you are unknown is about duration, what to do regarding insufficient time frame as per this itinerary, don’t worry we can make the customize able itinerary for you as per your time and wish. We care your time frame and desire. please let us know about to as per your needs and with your time constraint. we always give you a best itinerary

  • Tilicho lake trek altitude/height:Various source says different altitude but According to Wikipedia Tilicho Lake is 4919 Meter. Most of the website mention Tilicho Lake is 4949 meter.
  • Tilicho lake trek fixed departure: Nepal Trek Hub can offer you this trip any time of the year. We do have a fixed departure group. We always put a fixed departure group. If not sometimes we can also send you individually at the same price. This is very good for you. you can enjoy yourself with your time and peace. There is no reason to rush due to other people, you will have a customized itinerary.
  • Tilicho lake trek gear list/ Equipment: Normally you need plenty stuff for this trek. We suggest you to see the Packing list and still if you have question you can inquiry us to Know about the list. We provide the complete information as fast as we can
  • Rucksack/Duffel bag: Transporting your daily luggage while you are on a trek, you should bring a rucksack or duffel bag with you. This will be carried out by our team’s porter. Please bring the rain cover to protect against rain or dust. Usually, porter don’t have a protective cover for the bag
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Besisahar there is local bus/Microbus service. There are two types of transportation, one is Micro Bus another is Big Bus. There is a local jeep to go Manag as well but this is not a good option. You will definitely miss the beautiful landscape below the trek. After completing your trek From Muktinath you can take the jeep or Bus to Tatopani. Tatopani to Ghorepani you can do a trek or keep traveling on the bus or jeep to Pokhara.

Best time to visit tilicho lake

Best time to visit/trek Tilicho lake is in October, November of the Autumn season, and March, April of the spring seasons. The Autumn season is the very best to trek and enjoys the Himalayas. Usually, the weather is very perfect in the Autumn season. The second best season is the Spring season. Like autumn, the weather generally remains very clear and the forest gets different kinds of flowers so you can enjoy the scenery and nature. See below on the picture and know which months suit you

  • Autumn season

    It starts from the end of September and lasts till the first week of December. After the monsoon, the landscape is covered with green fields and different types of crops. Trekking in Nepal is very good during this time. Weather in autumn is perfect to do the hike/trek in Nepal Himalayas. Trekkers can see the crystal clear view of the tallest Himalayas for the whole day and there is less chance of the clouds and fogs. The visibility is really good in Autumn plus you will get the best temperature of the year for trekking that is the reason Autumn is the best season to do the trek in Nepal as Tilicho lake too.

  • Spring season

    The second best season to trek in Nepal is the Spring season. The spring season starts from the beginning of March till the end of May. With suitable weather and clear visibility, you can enjoy the trek in Nepal Himalayas. The lower parts of the Himalayas get colorful flowers. You will be amazed to see the colorful rhododendron forests in front of the Himalayas. Trekkers will get the best view of the Himalayas and the very suitable weather. Trekkers can take maximum enjoyment if they do the Tilicho lake in the spring season.

  • 3. Monsoon seasons

    The monsoon season starts in June and lasts till September. Trekkers still do the trekking in the Monsoon season but there is no guarantee that they can enjoy it because of the rainfalls and clouds on the Himalayas. Landslides and floods are other problems that trekkers can face. We do not recommend trekkers to trek in the Monsoon season if they can postpone their trek.

  • 4. Winter season

    December, January, and February are the months that get very cold weather in Nepal. Snowfalls in the Himalayas are very common and often the mountains get covered with clouds. We do not recommend trekkers to trek to Tilicho Lake in the Winter season.

Tilicho lake trek difficulty

Tilicho lake trek with ACT is quite difficult to do. There are many reasons why trekkers should consider Tilicho Lake trek difficulty on the mind before they trek because it can be fetal too. The first reason is it is one of the Highest elevated lakes and the Thorong La pass also goes around 5416 Meters. Trekkers may feel altitude mountain sickness if they do not care about their health properly. With the experienced guide, you may reduce that chance of getting AMS. The second reason is the difficulty of trek trails and stone falling areas where stone falls a lot. The final reason is the weather uncertainty in the trek may cause heavy snowfalls and snowstorms which happened in 2014 where many people died because of the lack of knowledge. Many other reasons are there which makes the Tilicho lake trek quite a difficult trek.

Solutions and precautions for tilicho lake trek

Most of the trekkers may wonder how difficult is the Tilicho lake or Tilicho Lake trek difficulty then here are the things that you should know. Trekkers are required to walk around 6-7 hours each day on the mountain’s terrain at a high altitude around 4000 Meters to 5000 Meters. The trail is wider but full of ups and downs. You need to walk 15-18 KM per day which means the trek is not that easy to do. If you wish to do this trek you do not need to do pre-exercise before your arrival. When you start the trek, you will just be enough to do this trek. There are some technical trails where stone falls often. You should be very knowledgeable to avoid accidents or should go with an experienced guide.

Tilicho lake trek tips

For the trekkers, It is always good to have some knowledge/tips before commencing the trek. For such a high-altitude trek Tilicho Lake trek requires physical and mental preparations. For your preparations, we have given some tips for the Tilicho Lake trek.

  • 1 do not drive to Manag

    Nowadays, there is a roadway up to the village of Manag. Manag is elevated at an altitude of 3500 Meters. For such a high altitude there is a risk of Altitude mountain sickness. There is an even greater chance of getting it if you gain altitude fast by driving to Manag, which is very risky in terms of Mountain sickness. The Altitude mountain sickness may be fetal too and you have to abort the trek so you should be careful. It is very wise to drive up to Dharapani or Maximum Chame for the safe trekking.

  • Dihydrate yourself

    Trekkers must be dihydrate enough while trekking. Drinking enough water is beneficial to avoid the AMS. Due to the hard physical work, you need to dehydrate a lot.

  • Pack warm and light clothes

    Trekkers must pack light enough clothes for the trekking. It is better to avoid fancy dresses which may increase the weight of the rucksacks and not warm while wearing. You are advised to have down things and lightweight trousers and fleece.

Tilicho lake trek preparation

Tlicho is something challenging trek, you need to do some planning before you come to trek in Nepal. There are so many elements that can be crucial for the success of the trek. Nepal Trek Hub suggests you take some information before you come here. All information has been written here. You may find the information easily. if not please give us a , we are happy to give you all information as much as fast we can, Normally we give information around 4-5 Hours in Average. If you chat with WhatsApp this is a faster option.

Step-1: Determine how many days will you do trek?

At the the first stage of your Tilicho lake trek preparation, you need to calculate your time duration, how many days trek you can do as per your time frame? There are so many things to do After tilicho. You can continuously trek to Tatopani from Muktinath or fly from Muktinath to

Pokhara or drive to Tatopani. From Tatopnai you can go to Poon Hill Trek or pokhara by bus

Step-2: Know more about Tilicho Trek

It is always very good to get the pre-information as much as you can before your trek, Nepal Trek Hub presented some information which might be very important for you.

  • Trek Grade: This is quite challenging type of trek, you need to know more about your trek grade, get some information regarding
  • AMS: Altitude Mountain Sickness is always a concern who does the trek in the mountain. This can be very dangerous if people don’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impact very badly on the human body. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness and be careful yourself. This Trek has a lot of chances of Altitude mountain sickness. Read about the for more information and be prepare for your trip
  • Nepal Visa: Most of us have a question to get the Nepal visa. It is very simple to get Nepal visa. You can get it on your country or in Kathmandu airport. Getting visa in Kathmandu airport is easier to you. If you need more information regarding Nepal Visa Please go through Nepal Immigration official website Nepal Immigration or you can also go through our website
  • Gear list This trek requires a good gear list, You need to bring gear to do the trek with very easily. The gears play a very vital role in the success of your trek. Please try to get all gear from your country which makes it easier. insufficient gear you may also find in Kathmandu as well. If you are willing to hire a sleeping bag or other stuff, you can hire in Kathmandu, We will help you to hire the stuff without a deposit in the shop. Get some information to prepare yourself

Tilicho lake trek map

There are so many types of Tilicho lake trek map which is attached with the Annapurna circuit trek map mostly. Tilicho is part of the Annapurna circuit and also known as a further hike destination. These maps are published by different publishers of Nepal. The map may be different, Some Tlicho lake trekking map has much information while others may have less. Which you can find on the time if you buy the map.

If you want to buy the map in Kathmandu there are the Himalayan Map, Nepal map house maps everywhere in Thamel, you can buy it from there. If you want to get the big scale with details map which cost is more than the normal map. You can choose as per your wish but make sure that the proper information you seek is on the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in a pocket. We will give you a map as a complimentary service.

Tilicho lake trek route

There are multiple routes to do the Tilicho Lake trek. The Tlicho lake trek route starts from the small village Manag. Before the Manag, there is an Annapurna circuit trekking trail route. Trekkers need to trek on the Annapurna circuit then trek to Tilicho Lake and finally need to back again in Annapurna circuit trekking trails Yak Kharka. Here are some Tilicho Lake trek routes.

Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake then to Thorong la pass route.
This is the normal and usual trek route to explore Tilicho Lake and most of the trekkers do it. It only needs a few more days on your Annapurna circuit trek. You can explore the beauty of Tilicho Lake including the massiv annapurna ranges if you follow this route.
Narphu Valley, Tilicho Lake then to Thorong la pass route.
This is another attractive but less crowded trek route as compared to the first one. The trek goes to the Nar Phu Valley which is a very unique and undiscovered trekking trail on Annapurna Regions. After finishing the Nar Phu Valley you will join the Annapurna circuit trekking trails and complete the tilicho lake before the final accent to the Thorong la pass.
Tilicho Lake trek short route.
Tilicho Lake short route starts from the Chame. Chame is accessible by a whole day driving from kathmandu. The next day you would trek to Manag then to Shreekharka. It is very suitable for the Nepali Hikers. You would need less than 1 week to complete this trek.

Tilicho lake trek for Nepali

Tilicho Lake trek can be done by Nepali hikers quicker than the normal itinerary given here. As the locals and can walk pretty fast in the mountain terrains and they tend to get less Altitude mountain sickness than the foreign trekkers. For the Nepali hikers, the Tilicho trek can be done for a week or more too but they should take the Jeep to Chame and start the trek from Chame and return to Chame instead or even can cross the Thorong la pass too. If you want to cross the Thorong la pass then you need to have 2-3 days extra and you will reach Muktinath. From Muktinath 1 full day is needed to go Pokhara. The road from Muktinath to Beni is very bumpy and from Beni to Pokhara, the road is pretty good. Going to the road is also bumpy.

Tilicho lake trek cost/price for Nepali

Tilicho lake trek cost for Nepali is the most that the Nepalse trekkers wish to know. For the local Nepali Trekkers it takes a short time as compared to the foregin trekkers. Nepali can start their trek from Chame and go to Tilicho lake and return back or can do the Thorong la pass. Tilicho lake trek cost for Nepali depends on the itinerary they choose. Here are two Tilicho lake trek itineraries for Nepali which estimated costs are as follows.

Tilicho Lake trek 7 days from Chame and ends at Chame.

7 Days Tilicho Lake trek is the shortest itinerary that Nepali can do. With this the Tilicho Lake trek 7 days cost for Nepali is around NPR 24,000 More or less.

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Beshisahar
  • Day 02: Besi Sahar to Chame Drive with the Jeep.
  • Day 03: Trek from Chame to Manag
  • Day 04: Manang to Tilicho Lake base camp
  • Day 05: Tilicho Lake base camp to Tilicho Lake then return to Shree kharka
  • Day 06: Shree Kharka to Chame
  • Day 07: Chame to Kathmandu

Tilicho Lake from Chame and ends at Muktinath

This is another itinerary which also crosses the Thorong La pass, that Nepali trekkers can do. With this, the Tilicho Lake trek cost for Nepali is NPR 34,000 More or less.

  • Day 01: Kathmandu to Beshisahar
  • Day 02: Besi Sahar to Chame Drive with the Jeep.
  • Day 03: Trek from Chame to Manag
  • Day 04: Manang to Tilicho Lake base camp
  • Day 05: Tilicho Lake base camp to Tilicho Lake then return to Shree kharka
  • Day 06: Shree Kharka to Thorong Phedi
  • Day 07: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath
  • Day 08: Muktinath to Pokhara
  • Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Note: Tilicho lake trek cost for Nepali

The above itinerary we have mentioned above is started from the Chame. This reduces the days for the Nepali Trekkers. If they start from the Ngadi then it takes more time and would be costly.

Tilicho lake trek itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

    Receive you from Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel then briefing and preparation of trek
  • Day 02: Drive to to Ngadi

    Early in the morning Around 6:30, Nepal Trek Hub’s guide will be at your hotel to take you to the bus park. You take the Local Bus to Besisahar which takes 6-7 hours. Then you take again local bus to Ngadi
  • Day 03: Nagdi to Chamje 1400 M, 6-7 Hours

    The lowland has a very impressive landscape as it is filled with rice terraces and green forests. Along the trail, you see the mighty Marshyandri river. You will passes through Bahundanda, Ghermu, Syange. in Syange you do lunch then further walking around 2 hours brings you to Chamje
    Overnight at Chamje Hotel
  • Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani 1900 M, 6-7 Hours

    The Marshyandri river George becomes more steep and rapid, you would cross the bridge then walk to the other side of the river, climbing more and going less down you will reach Tal. This place you will do lunch. Further walking around 1 Hour from here, you will reach Dharapani
    Overnight at a guest house in Dharapani
  • Day 05: Dharapani to Chame village 2630 M, 6-7 Hours

    Manaslu trek trails joins here to annapurna circuit trek. Check post is here to check your permits. The walk is pretty easy today. Timang is on the way to Chame from where you would see the splendid view of Manaslu Range mountain and Manaslu itself. Trail becomes easier from here, as you crosses Thanchowk, Koto respectively to reach the Chame
    Koto is starting point of Narphu Valley trek, this is control region trek and known as a hidden valley which later joins on Ngwal. Natural hot spring is here, you can take the bath.
  • Day 06: Chame to Pisang village 3300 M, 6-7 Hours

    Lamjung himal is perfectly visible from here. Pisnag is our destination today. Enjoyable walk from Chame to Dhukur pokhari. Pine, oak forest is everywhere on the trail. One of the biggest apple farm of Nepal you will see here. You can see Annapurna II perfectly, as you do lunch in Dkhukur Pokhari, you will enjoy the view of Magnificent view. stay overnight at Pisang
  • Day 07: Lower Pisang to Manang 3540 M, 7-8 Hours

    The magnificent view of the Himalayas can see from here. there is two way to go Manag. Our recommendation to trekkers to take the way to Gyaru. We keep walking until there is a river appears. On the way, you can see a small but very beautiful lake. Now you need to climb very steeply which might take 1.30 hours. Here is a small viewpoint from here people can see Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak and many more. Locals are waiting for the trekkers to sell their bread and tea. The trail is now easier as it goes all the way forest to Ngwal. You do lunch here then descend down to valley you will reach Braga and Manag afterwards.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang

    This is your acclimatization day. You have many options to hike here to keep your body acclimatize. your guide will explain you to go either Ice lake or Gangapurna lake hike.
  • Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3740 M, 4-5 Hours

    Trekking to Khangsar is relatively easy. leaving Manag near Tanki Manag there is two trail, we follow the lower trail to go Khangsar. The trail is quite easy, As most of the time, We crosses the pine forest to reach Khangsar.
  • Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4150 M, 6-7 Hours

    Exciting parts yet to come and today is the day. The landscape is very colorful. Yak pastures, yak are everywhere on trail. Blue ship can be also seen on the trail. The first part is quite an assent when we cross the Shree Kharka the trail goes down. The risky way is here. The stone might fall from the hill as the landscape is very steep. The Tilicho Base camp is on the collide of two rivers.
  • Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4949 Meter and back to Tilicho base camp 4100 M, 7-8 Hours

    The exciting day begins by wake up early in the morning to go to Tilicho Lake. trekkers need to climb slowly but steadily until near Tilicho lake. The view on the way to go Tilicho Lake is just mesmerizing. Manaslu, Himlung and Many mountains you can see from here. finally, when you are on the bank of the Lake you will see the highest lake in the world. Backing to the Base camp you rest today here because it is riskier to go further because of stone falls
  • Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,000 M, 6-7 Hours

    Yak Kharka is our overnight destination, as we leave the Base camp the dangerous area we can crosses early in the morning. Shree Kharka is a place where the two trails separate, we go to the upper trail to Yak Kharka with several up and down. during the trek, we can see many fields for Yak and Ships
  • Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong high Camp 4850 M, 6-7 Hours

    Walking from Yak Kharka you will see, yak pasture the trail gently climb onwards to Thorong Phedi 4450 Meter. There is some area where you need to very be careful because of stone fall. You can lunch here or can have a couple of cups of tea and coffee to strengthen your stamina. Now the trail is very steep and full of the moraine, continually hiking 1.30 Hour you can reach Throng High Camp.
  • Day 14: Thorong High camp to Muktinath (Thorong la pass day) 3800 M, 8-9 Hours

    It is a challenging day of the trek is today. Generally, trekkers start their trek early around 4:00 clock to 5:00 o clock. The early you start the better for you. As you already on very high land it is quite harder for you to gear up. As you use it, it would be quite easier for you. The way to Thorong is not so steep. the trail climbs slowly but gradually up. On the way to Thorong la pass, you can also take the tea and coffee in the shop. It is generally 3 Hours climb to Thorong La pass. As you arrived at Thorong la pass, it is windy and cold here. You can see the mountain on the mustang side. The trail is now to go down. All the way down to Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath
  • Day 15: Muktinath to Tatopani

    As you finish the walk , today you will take the local bus to Tatopani 1190 Meter. The bus stop often for local people to come in and go down. You can see the village like Jomsom, Syang, Marpha, Kalopani, Kobang, Ghasa, Dana and finally to Tatopani. It is quite adventure driving because of local bus. You can also do Jeep Driving to here.
  • Day 16: Tatopani to Ghorepani 2875 M, 7-8 Hours

    Moving from the Tatopani, then climbing to durbin daanda is another unique experience you feel today, as you walk down the valley it is quite hot and humid. The view of the green village is awesome, you would see rice fields and different types of fruit in the village, this is pretty nice to walk you would crosses Sikha, Ghara, Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani.
  • Day 17: Hike to Poon Hill then trek to Tikhedhunga and ride back to pokhara 2675 M, 7-8 Hours

    Sunrise we see today from Poon hill, We hike to poon hill early in the morning and reach there by before Sunrise. You would see the best view of Himalayas. Dhaulagiri Range and Annapurna range mountain and many other peaks you will see. From Poon Hill, you trek down to Tikhedunga. It takes 5-6 hours from here, then you would take the vehicle to go Pokhara.
  • Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu

  • Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu

Tilicho lake trek cost includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop service
  • 3 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • ACCAP Permits
  • Narphu special control region permit
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • Any meal in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Tilicho lake Trek dates and Departure

S.NTrek NameStart DateEnd Date
1Tilicho Lake TrekOctober 02, 2023October 22, 2023
2Tilicho Lake Trek with Annapurna circuitNovember 24, 2023November 14, 2023

Tilicho Lake trek FAQ

often trekkers get’s many question before they start trek. In preparation phase they might want to know many question. It is very hard to get all question answer here but we have mentioned some question answer, follow our Tilicho lake trek FAQ. if it does not satisfy you please

Which is the best time to Tilicho Lake trek?

Without any doubts, September to November are the first best season to trek. The second best season is March – April to trek in Nepal. Because this both season the weather is very nice and clear. You can see the magnificent view of Mountain.

Is there good accommodation on tilicho lake trekking?

Yes, there are good accommodations in the route of Tilicho Lake trek, In khangsar there are many hotels for the trekkers. Shreekharka and Tilicho base camp has around 3-4 hotels with the enough capacity to put 100-150 tourists each day. Trekkers need to stay 1 night in Tilicho base camp where there might be some more tourists.

how many days is Tilicho Lake trek?

Here, we have made 19 days plan from arrival to departure, in trekking 15 Days, travel 2 days and 2 Days to arrive and departure. if you want to do Tilicho lake trek within any time period please let us know, we customize your travel

How much does it cost/price for Tilicho Lake trek ?

For the Above plan that we have mentioned here which is in total 19 Days from Arrival to departure cost you 1050 $. If you modify this itinerary and make it short then it costs less than 1050$ and make it quite long then the price is vice-versa.

What kind of accommodation in Tilicho Lake trek?

There are good tea houses a long the trekking trail. Some of the tea houses has also room with Bathroom. but it is not always with every guest houses. They provide a good room and comfortable bed in standard of Nepal trek. For hot shower, they provide a bucket hot shower to the guest by charging some money or some place they do have a bathroom with solar.

Is there wifi on Tilicho lake trek?

Yes, There is WIFI service in most of the guest houses. Speed of the WIFI is not that good but it is ok to connect with your family and friends

Is Tilicho lake the same or different from the Annapurna circuit trek?

Most of the trekkers may think that the Annapurna circuit trek and Tilicho lake trek are different which is false and they are the same trek. The truth is Tilicho lake is part of the Annapurna circuit trek and the trekkers who go to the Annapurna circuit can do the Tilicho lake trek if they have 4-5 days extra. The trail to Tilicho lake starts from Manag and till the mang the trekking trails for both trek is similar and after completion to the Tilicho lake trekkers arrive at Yak Kharka to do the Thorong la pass 5416 meters. That is the reason Tilicho lake is also a part of the Annapurna circuit and you can do it if you have 3-4 more days on your trek plan. Completing the Tilicho lake you will arrive at Yak kharka to do the Annapurna circuit trek.

Is there enough hotels Tilicho Lake trek?

When there is main season it is always crowd on trekking route. sometimes the guest house might be full so you need to be very careful. if you can reach earlier would be always good to you. if you are with us we manage everything to you.

What is the drinking water on Tilicho lake trek?

Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler

Can i do Nar Phu Valley, Tilicho Lake and Annapurna circuit trek together

Sure, You can do this trek. The trek starts from Nar Phu Valley and after crossing the Kang la pass you can go to Tilicho Lake. After doing the Tilicho Lake you can do the Thorong la pass continiously.

What is the maximum elevation of Tilicho lake trek?

Tilicho Lake is 4,949 meter but you are also going to do thorong la pass which is 5,416 meter. In average you spent your most of the trek period above 3000 Meter.

what permit is for Tilicho Lake trek?

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and Trekkers Information management system permit (TIMS) Card is required for the trek

Can I do trek with child

If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days

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