Tilicho lake trek is most demanding, splendid, and challenging trek, which could be good for all trekkers. This is quite long trek but despite being long hike, it is very good for nature lovers who seeks something thrills. This is trek to the world highest lake as well as Thorong la pass. We suggest the people to do this trek who would like to go Annapurna circuit trek, Because this is part of Annapurna circuit trek customize tripplease let us know
Tilicho Lake trek is journey to the world’s highest glacial lake Tilicho with altitude of 4949 meter. Tlicho lake is part of Annapurna circuit trek. Often trekkers do it when they are doing Annapurna circuit trek and most of the trekkers crosses throng la pass after they do the tilicho lake trek. The magnificent lake is one of the major attractions in Annapurna region. The 19 days trek let’s you explore the things that you never have explored the before. You go to the most amazing and popular trekking trail of Earth. This trail was opened nearly 40 years ago and has the best view of Annapurna Himalayan range.
As per our itinerary we have made 19 days tilicho lake trek itinerary. This unique trek begins from the Driving to the Besisahar headquarter of Lamjung district which takes about 6-7 Hours from Kathmandu. There you take the local bus to go Ngadi. From here you start your trek by next day. You can see different landscape here, as it is on the bank of the Mrshyandri river . As you start your trek via Bahundanda you see the mountain Ngadi chuli this is your first view of mountain in Nepal. You gradually crosses the different village like Syange, Jagat, Chamje , tal, Dharapani, Timang. Timang is beautiful village from where you can see the Manaslu range mountain. This includes Manaslu and Mnaslu North and some other snow peaks. Chame is next village and headquarter of Manag. Natural hot spring is majour attraction of this place. Further going ahead from Dukhur pokhari you can see many mountains including Annapurna II. Upper pisang welcomes you to stay and enjoy the view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III. Next day you take the upper trail so you can enjoy the magnificent range of Himalayas while you are going to Manag. Resting Manag for acclimatization we take the lower way to Khangsar to go to Tilicho lake trek.
The colorful landscape are visible from here when we reach to Khangsar. Shreekharka is next village that you do lunch. On the way to Shreekharka there is Monastery as well. Leaving this village you take the trail which often climbs up and down. There is very dangerous way before Tilicho Base camp, As this is very steep and rocky and full of small slippery stone aggregate. It is quite risky to walk during the days. Even in morning the stone falls and might hit you. While you are here you must pay very pinpoint attention to the trails and upward to you. Blue sheep is major cause of the stone falls. Sometimes accidents happen here. Careful and enjoy the hiking to base camp. Next day by early in the morning you hike to Tilicho lake . With following itinerary you can go to Yak Kharka. Throng la is your next destination High camp or thorong phedi is overnight before Throng la pass.
Travelers can trek the Tilicho lake trekking from March to June, and September to November. These are the best months in terms of weather and view. Bloggers are writing the tilicho lake trek blog from there you can also collect the information.tilicho lake trek cost is quite more than Annapurna circuit cause you are adding some more days here. The trek rich in diverse culture and flora and faunas offers a great Himalayan scenery of 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) and many other peaks.
Tlicho trek highlights
- Tilicho trek duration:This trek is like a additional trek in Annapurna circuit trek. Trekkers who go to Annapurna circuit attempts mostly, and some trekkers take main wish to go there and Thorong La pass. So it is maximum 4 Days more to add on Annapurna circuit trek
- 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.
- Trek Grade: This is quite Challenging trek
- Best time of Annapurna tilicho lake trek Obviously, There are two season for best trek in Nepal. October and November month are the best season of annapurna tilicho lake trek, after that March April is another best season. But this is always not possible for everyone. But sometimes even in off season you can see the good view. Only in the Month of December due to heavy snowfall it is very hard.
- Tilicho lake trek fixed departure: Nepal Trek Hub can offer you this trip anytime of the year. We do have fixed departure group. We always put the some fixed departure group. If not sometimes we can also send you individually at same price. This is very good to you. you can enjoy yourself with your time and peace. There is no reason to rush due to other people, you will have 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 trek, you should bring a rucksack or duffel bag with you. This will be carried out by our teams porter. Please bring the rain cover to protect rain or dust. Usually porter don’t have protection cover for bag
- Transportation: Kathmandu to Besisahar there is local bus/Micro bus service. There are two types of transportation, one is Micro Bus another is Big Bus. There are local jeep to go manag as well but this is not a good options. You will definitely miss the beautiful landscape below trek. After completing your trek From Muktinath you can take the jeep or Bus to Tatopani. Tatopani to ghorepani you can do trek or keep travelling on bus or jeep to Pokhara.
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 preparation
Tlicho is something challenging trek, you need to do some planning before you come to trek in Nepal. There are so many elements which can be crucial for the successful of trek. Nepal Trek Hub suggest you to take some information before you come here. All information have 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 faster options.
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 concern who do the trek in mountain. This can be very dangerous if people doesn’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impacts very badly on human body. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness and be careful yourself. This Trek has a 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 trek with very easily. The gears plays a very vital role for successful of your trek. Please try to get all gear from your country which makes you 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 deposit in shop. Get some information to prepare yourself
Tilicho lake trek map
There are so many type of Tilicho lake trek map which is attached with Annapurna circuit trek map mostly. Tilicho is part of Annapurna circuit and also known as a further hike destination. These map are published by different publisher of Nepal. Map may be different, Some Tlicho lake trekking map have many information while other may have less. Which you can find on the time of you buy the map.
If you want to buy the map in Kathmandu there are Himalayan Map, Nepal map house map 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 normal map. You can choose as per your wish but make sure that the proper information you seek are in the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advice you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in pocket. We will give you a map as complementary service.
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 on your hotel to take you 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
The lowland has very impressive landscape as it is filled with rice terrace and green forest. 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
Nagdi Elevation:800 Meter Chamje Elevation: 1400 Meter Elevation Gain: 600 meters Approx Distance Travel:15-18 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Accent/Deccent Time6-7 Hours
Overnight at Chamje Hotel
- Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani
The Marshyandri river george becomes more steep and rapid, you would crosses 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
Chamje Elevation: 1400 Meter Dharapani Elevation:1900 Meter Elevation Gain: 500 meters Approx Distance Travel:12-15 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent Time 6-7 Hours
Overnight at guest house in Dharapani
- Day 05: Dharapani to Chame village
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
Dharapani Elevation:1900 Meter Chame village Elevation: 2630 Meter Elevation loss: 700 Meters Approx Distance Travel:15 -18 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Accent/decent both Time 6-7 Hours
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
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
Chame Elevation: 2630 Meter Pisang village :3300 Meter Elevation loss: 670 meters Approx Distance Travel:15 KM – 16 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Accent/straight Time 6-7 Hours
- Day 07: Lower Pisang to Manang
The magnificent view of Himalays you 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 river appears. On the way you can see a small but very beautiful lake. Now you need to climb very steep 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. Local are waiting the trekkers to sell there 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.
Lower Pisang:3300 Meter Manag Elevation: 3540 Meter Elevation Gain: 240 meters Approx Distance Travel:18 KM – 22 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent/ decent Time 7-8 Hours
- 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
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.
Manag Elevation: 3540 Meter Khangsar elevation:3740 Meter Elevation Gain: 200 meters Approx Distance Travel:8 KM – 10 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is slowly Time 4-5 Hours
- Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp
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 are quite assent when we crosses the Shree Kharka the trail goes down. The risky way is here. The stone might falls from the hill as the landscape is very steep.The Tilicho Base camp is on the collide of two river.
Khangsar elevation: 3740 Meter Tlilicho Base Camp: 4150 Meter Elevation Gain: 400 meters Approx Distance Travel:14 KM – 15 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail accent and decent Time 6-7 Hours
- Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base camp and stay on Tilicho base camp
Exciting day begins by wake up early in the morning to go to Tilicho Lake. trekkers need to climb slowly but steadily until near tiicho 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 Lake you will see the Highest lake of the world.Backing to the Base camp you rest today here because it is riskier to go to further because of stone falls
Tlilicho Base Camp: 4150 Meter Tilicho Lake 4949 Meter Elevation gain: 800 meters Approx Distance Travel:10 KM-12 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent Time 5-6 Hours
- Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka
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 place where the two trails separate, we go to upper trail to Yak kharka with several up and down. during the trek we can see many field for Yak and Ships
Tlilicho Base Camp: 4150 Meter Yak Kharka: 4,000 Meter Elevation loss: 150 meters Approx Distance Travel:18 KM-20 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent/decent Time 6-7 Hours
- Day 13:Yak Kharka to Thorong high Camp
Walking from Yak kharka you will see, yak pasture the trail gently climb onwards to Thorong Phedi 4450 Meter. There are some area where you need to be very be careful because of stone fall. You can lunch here or can have a couple of cup tea and coffee to strengthen your stamina. Now the trail is very steep and full of moraine, continually hiking 1.30 Hour you can reach at Throng High Camp.
Yak Kharka: 4000 Meter Thorong high Camp :4850 Meter Elevation gain: 800 Meter Distance Travel:12 KM – 15 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent Time 6-7 Hours
- Day 14: Thorong High camp to Muktinath (Thorong la pass day)
It is a challenging day of 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 to it, it would be quite easier to you. On 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 on shop. It is generally 3 Hours climb to Thorong la pass. As you arrived to Thorong la pass, it is windy and cold here. You can see the mountain of the mustang side. The trail is now to go down. All the way down to Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath
Thorong High Camp: 4850 Meter Muktinath :3800 Meter Elevation gain/loss: 550 meters/ 1600 Meter Distance Travel:22 KM – 25 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent and decent Time 8-9Hours
- 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
Moving from the tatopani , then climbing to durbin daanda is another unique experience you feel today, as you walk down valley it is quite hot and humid. The view of green village is awesome, you would see rice field and different types of fruit in the village, this is pretty nice to walk you would crosses Sikha, Ghara, Citre and then finally to Ghorepani.
Tatopani Elevation: 1190 Meter Ghorepani Elevation: 2875 Meter Elevation gain: 1300 Meter Distance Travel:18 KM – 21 KM approx trek Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accent Time 7-8 Hours
- Day 17:Hike to Poon hill then trek to Tadapani
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 himalaya. Dhaulagiri Range and Annapurna range mountain and many other peaks you will see. From Poon hill you trek down to Nayapool. It takes 5-6 Hours from here, then you would take the vehicle to go Pokhara.
- Day 18:Drive to Kathmandu
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast andlunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
- 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
- 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 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?p
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.
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
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 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
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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Tilicho lake trek facts
- Duration:19 Days
- Accommodation: Tea House
- MealsB,L,D, A
- Altitude5416 Meter
- Group-Size1-18 Person
- Transportation:Land transfer
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Why you like this?
A beautiful drive to Besisahar
Deep Marshyandri river valley and beauty of it’s
The Buddhist cultures of Manag people
Annapurna Himalayan Range, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, tilicho peak and many other peaks
World’s highest lake which is located at the height of 4,949 Meter from sea level
The amazing landscape of Manag and Tilicho Valley
Challenging Thorong la pass 5,416 Meter
Muktinath Temple and Kaligandaki river valley
View of Jomsom, Marpha, Kagbeni, Kalopani, Tatopani, lete and many more
Amazing view from Poon hill