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Tilicho Lake Trekking is one of the popular trekking routes in the Annapurna Region, as it lets you witness the scintillating Tilicho on rather rugged terrain. Tilicho Lake, at an altitude of 4910 m, is the highest lake in the world for its size. The glacier melts on the northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak is collected in Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake Trek takes you through some of the most beautiful places of the Annapurna region, accompanied by a spectacular vista of the snow-capped mountains. If you are a person who enjoys being close to nature and loves to be greeted by the warm, smiling faces of the people, then you can always opt for Tilicho Lake Trekking.
The 15 days of Tilicho Lake Trekking start as you drive to Syange from Kathmandu, witnessing various settlements, rivers, waterfalls, and landscapes. During this trek, you will cover places like Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Besisahar. You will also visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and explore the Gurung communities with distinct cultures and dialects. The rugged but beautiful terrains, the green flora, the diverse fauna, the smiling and friendly faces of the people, the gigantic views of the mountains, glaciers, and lakes, the diverse culture, and the beautiful monasteries will lead you to the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake. The enchanting Tilicho Lake, with its deep blue water shining against the snow-covered rocks, will take your breath away. Along the way, you will have a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, including Annapurna massif (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7455m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m), among others. The trek will end as you walk back to the beautiful village of Manang to join the Marsayangdi River trail. The best season to do the Tilicho Lake Trekking is from March to May and September to mid-December.
My Everest Trip provides you with experienced and knowledgeable guides who have led many trekking groups throughout the country. We do not compromise on the quality of services to give you an unforgettable trekking experience.
Kathmandu to to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft)
Dharapani to Chame (2710m/8891ft)
Chame to Pisang (3300m/10824ft)
Pisang to Manang (3500m/11482ft)
Manang: Acclimatization day
Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft)
Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft)
Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft), then back to Siri Kharka
Siri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4050m/13,020ft)
Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4420m/14501ft)
Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5416m/1176ft) to Muktinath (3800/12467ft)
Trek or Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (1200m/3937ft).
Tatopani to Drive to Pokhara. O/N stay at the Hotel in Pokhara ( B, L)
Drive or flight Back to Kathmandu. O/N stay at the Hotel (B, D)
Final Departure (B)
You follow a zigzag trail beside the Marsayangdi River until you cross a suspension bridge over Marsayangdi. Then, you walk uphill to Tal, the first village in the Manang district, famous for its waterfalls. Passing through barley, potato fields, and pine forests, you reach Dharapani. O/N in Dharapani.
You continue to walk on the south bank of Marsayangdi River as you walk through pine, oak, hemlock, maple, and rhododendron forests and apple orchards on the way to Chame. You will follow a mule trail to reach Chame, from where you can see a panoramic view of Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7525m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m). O/N in Chame.
You climb past Mani walls as you enter the buckwheat fields in Telekhu. You will also glimpse the tremendous Paungda Danda rock face as you ascend. You, then, continue the steep ascent towards Upper Marsayangdi through fir and pine forests. You will have a good view of Pisang Peak (6091m) and Annapurna II (7937m) when you arrive in Pisang. O/N in Pisang.
You pass through picturesque villages painted with Mandalas and trek through yak pasturelands and terraced farmlands. You will climb a steep ridge to Ngwal (3660m) for a stunning view of the Annapurna range and the Marsayangdi River Valley. O/N in Manang.
Today, you explore the famous Manang village as you acclimatize. Here, you will have a spectacular view of Gangapurna (7455m) as a backdrop to the traditional stone houses. You can also enjoy local Manangi food. O/N in Manang.
You descend from old Manang and reach Marsayangdi River, passing by a Chorten. After crossing a suspension bridge at Jharsang Khola, you continue on the trail by the River until Siri Kharka. O/N in Siri Kharka.
You climb steep trails passing monasteries and Chortens through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. You cross a few streams and follow a zigzag slope toward Tilicho Base Camp. O/N in the base camp.
Tilicho Lake (The highest lake in the world )
You walk through slippery moraines as you climb the pristine Tilicho Lake. You will have a fantastic view of Kangsar and Gangapurna Himal (7455m). After spending some time there, you will hike back to Siri Kharka. O/N in Siri Kharka.
Today’s hike is a more effortless accomplishment for Yak Kharka. Crossing Marsyangdi River multiple times, we get closer to the mountain. The path covers a steep walk before we stop for lunch. After a short hour, we reach Yak Karkha (grazing ground for yaks). Here are a few tea houses for hour night’s stop. O/N in tea house at Yak Kharka
Prepare for an exciting day in the mountains as we journey to Thorang Phedi. While many people cross Thorang La Pass on the same day, we take things slowly. We walk for a couple of hours to Thorang Phedi in the morning. If the situation is favourable, we will hike to the High camp on the same day. Here, we stay at 4800m, the highest accommodation point of the Annapurna Circuit trek. O/N in the tea house at Thorang Phedi.
This is the longest and most challenging part of our walk. However, since we are already in High Camp, we save ourselves from much pain. The team wakes you up early, i.e., 4 to 5 am. Then, we take our packed lunch and climb the Thorang Pass. After 3-4 hours, we reach the hilltop with the most beautiful view of the mountains. Filled with colourful flags, it’s an excellent place for a photo session. After a short stop, we start walking down to Muktinath. If time permits, we might even walk down to Jomsom. From here, we can even walk to Upper Mustang. O/N stay at the hotel in Jomsom/ Mukninath.
Today, we woke up early for a short visit to the Muktinath. This holy temple of Nepal is filled with Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Next, we drive towards other popular places, such as Kagbeni and Jomsom, the headquarters of Muktinath. We continue our off-road drive to Tatopani along the Kaligandaki gorges, the deepest gorges in the world. We enjoy a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs in the evening. O/N at hotel in Tatopani.
If you want to trek with Ghorepani Poon Hill combined, please let us know we will customize the itinerary. Check only Ghorepani Poonhill Trek for a shorter trek in Nepal.
After breakfast, we took a bus/ Jeep back to Pokhara and enjoyed the evening with the beautiful lake.
After the beautiful morning in Pokhara, we took a bus back to Kathmandu. Drive along the Priitihve highway is full of the beautiful scene of rivers and hills. We get to Kathmandu only in the evening. However, we will have some time for last-minute shopping in Thamel. Later, we all enjoy our last meal together as a team.
Note: Instead of a long drive, you can take a 25-mins flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. This way, you will have time to explore Pokhara and KathmanduO/N at a 3-star hotel.
So, this is your final day in Nepal. Get your stuff packed and inform the driver about your flight time. A car will leave you at the airport a few hours before the flight for customs formalities. I wish you an incredible journey!!
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My Everest Trip was recommended to me by distant relatives and searching the website I saw so many treks to choose from. Puru was of great assistance in helping me to choose a trek suitable for me and my friends. We are experienced trekkers but had never been to Nepal, so this was the obvious choice.
After a long flight to Kathmandu, it was nice to be met by a friendly staff member at the airport and driven to our hotel. I also appreciate that day two was planned with sightseeing and preparation for the trek as it gave us time to recover from our flight and get a sense of the country and it was nice to meet our guide, Yam, for a briefing before we set off the next morning.
The Tilicho Lake trek is a great experience and being surrounded by friendly people made this the best trek I ever did and makes me regret I did not go to Nepal earlier. Yam is a super guide and he added so much to our days in the Himalayas, this would not have been the same without him. He made sure all the safety precautions were taken so everybody was safe always. Since everything was arranged in advance we did not have to worry about where to sleep or our meals and we could just enjoy our trek in the magnificent Annapurna region.
As soon as I get the chance I will return to Nepal for another adventure and I will definitely book with Puru again.
Tilicho Base Camp to Tilcho Lake is 5 km ( aerial distance), and trekking space is about 8kms. This takes about 5 hours of walking in the rough terrain of Tilicho. From Manang (a significant destination of Annapurna Circuit Trek), it’s about 15.7 km.
Tilicho lake’s elevation is 4919 m above sea level. Formed from the ice of the Majestic Himalaya range, this is one of the highest-situated Glacier lakes in Nepal.
The Tilicho Lake of Nepal was previously regarded as a lake at a higher altitude..e, 4,919 meters. However, in 2019, another lake was discovered in the Singarkharkha of Chame, which replaced Tilicho on the list of the world’s highest-situated lakes. Right now, the highest Lake in the world is Kajin Sara Lake, at 5,200 meters above sea level.
Tilicho lake is 85m deep in the centre, and the surface area is 4.9 km2. Shey Phoksundo Trek during Dolpo Trek is the deepest Lake in Nepal..e 200 meters.
No, not. Swimming, diving, and boating in Tilicho Lake are not allowed. Since this lake is very high altitude and the Water is cold, you can swim in Tilicho. The Lake remains frozen for almost half of the Year, and there’s no point in swimming in such a glacier lake. It’s just the proximity of the Pristine lakes that keeps you refreshed.
Tilicho Lake is one of Nepal’s most popular trekking lakes. Mostly it is so famous because the landscape around the Lake is stunning. The semi-arid land of Manang is filled with colourful rocks and alpine grassland. Also, the fact that the Tilicho remained the world’s highest-situated Lake for a long time made it popular among tourists. Its pristine blue Water and the surrounding Lake make it very popular. It’s the second most popular trek in Nepal after Gokyo Lake Trek.
The natural beauty around Tilicho Lake has remained untouched for centuries and gives people a true sense of wildlife worldwide. The rich biodiversity and culture in the trekking route of Tilicho also make it popular.
MyEveryTrip Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary here is 15 days long. Although it doesn’t take this long to trek to Tilicho Lake, it covers everything right from the airport of Kathmandu. It takes four days to reach Manang and one day to stop here. Now, you can skip all these by directly driving to Manang from Besishar (the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit trek).
Walking from Besisahar to Siri Kharkha and then to Tilicho Base Camp would be best before you reach Tilicho. Then, getting back to Manang takes one day. You can get a jeep from Manang if you want Tilicho Lake’s short route.
Here are different Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary for a short trek
To book the Tilicho Lake trek of 5 days, you shall first drive to Besisahar. You cannot directly reach Kathmandu to Manang on the first day. Kathmandu to Manang drive will be more than 14 hours and is only possible in a day if you have a private vehicle. Thus, we suggest you stay in Besisahar for one day before you drive to Manang.
Day 1: Get to Manang
As mentioned, a 5-day Tilicho Lake trek is only possible from Besishar. From Besisahar, you can drive to Manang Jeep. This is about 6 hours of ride, mainly on the newly built off-road trail.
Day 2: Trek to Shree Kharkha
Same as the MyEveryTrip Tilicho Base Camp Itinerary explained earlier.
Day 3: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp
Same as the MyEveryTrip Tilicho Base Camp Itinerary explained earlier.
Day 4: Tilicho Lake to Shree Kharkha
Same as the MyEveryTrip Tilicho Base Camp Itinerary explained earlier.
Day 5: Shree Kharkha to Manang and drive back to Besisahar.
From Shree Kharkha, we start the trek quite early in the morning. You can get to Manang at noon if we start the walk before 5 am. After lunch here in Manang, we shall then drive to Besisahar. Depending upon the weather and condition of the road, the public jeep from Manang might or might not be available now. If not, you might have to book a private Jeep or travel tomorrow morning.
Whether from Kathmandu or Pokhara, the Tilicho Lake Trek itinerary is almost similar. Instead of driving to Besisahar from Kathmandu, you will simply be driving to Besisahar from Pokhara and following the route mentioned above.
Since the distance from Pokhara to Besisahar is a bit less than that from Kathmandu, we might be able to reach Besisahar before noon on the first day and then drive to Manang on the same day. This means you don’t need to stay in Besishar for an additional day, thus making your Tilicho Lake trek precisely five days. On the last day, we might be able to get back to Pokhara if you are driving in a private jeep. Otherwise, you must stay in Manang or Besisahar for the fifth day and return to Pokhara on the 6th.
MyEverestTrip Tilicho Lake Trek cost $1240, including all transportation, accommodation, food, and a guide. Being a slightly off-beaten path, this trekking in the Annapurna region is quite remote. There are only a handful of tea houses along the way, and the accommodation/food in this trekking region is quite expensive. However, the Tilicho Lake Trek Trek cost is very reasonable compared to other popular treks, such as the Everest Base Camp trek.
A room in the Hotel at Tilicho costs USD 5 to USD 7. But you must pay for everything else, like Wi-Fi, electricity, and a hot shower—the food costs about $ 30 daily. The most significant portion of the fee goes for transportation from Kathmandu to Manang and then back to Kathmandu in a private vehicle. The price for a guide and Porter is also high, i.e., about $40 per day. And lastly, there’s the permit for Tilicho Lake Trek, which costs about $50. If you aim for a Tilicho Lake Trek solo with Guide and Porters, the cost can go up to $1500. Independent Travellers in a group spend about Tilicho Lake trek Price of about $900 because they share the cost of a guide, porter, and accommodation.
Tilicho Lake cost Trek for Nepali is low when they don’t have to pay for a guide and accommodation. Traveling from Kathmandu to Besisahar is about Rs 600, and Besishar to Manang in a jeep is about Rs 2500. Food costs about Rs 1500 per day, and accommodation costs Rs 500. Nepalese don’t need to pay for the permit or even electricity. So, for Nepalese, a 6-day Tilicho Lake trek from Kathmandu costs about Rs 20,000.
How challenging is the Tilicho Lake trek? This is among the most frequently asked questions while we are on the trekking route of Tilicho. Trek in the Himalayas is luxurious, but with the correct determination, it’s not that hard. This trek is more accessible than other high-altitude treks, such as the Everest Three Pass Trek and Island Peak Climbing.
As for our Tilicho Lake route, this is about 150 km of walk. Depending upon whether you drive to Syange, Chame, or Manang, the Tilicho Lake Trek distance differs significantly. For each day of the Tilicho Lake Trek, you need to walk 6 to 8 hours of the Tilicho Lake trek. Covering 15 km daily is not difficult if you have a good level of physical strange. A few months of cardio exercises before the tour with a backpack can be helpful.
Since we will be walking above 3000 m for days, altitude will significantly impact us. At such heights, the lower oxygen level might cause altitude sickness in the body. This is why it’s essential to stroll and let our bodies acclimatize. Also, you must drink enough water and avoid foods, including alcoholic drinks, that keep you dehydrated.
Even when we take such precautions, the symptoms of headache, body pain, nausea, and shortness of breath might be prominent. As symptom sight-seeing, we will be walking down to a lower altitude. In severe conditions, helicopter rescue will be arranged per your insurance policy.
MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.
With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.
So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.
We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.
Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.
MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.
Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.
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