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Tilicho Lake Trekking

Tilicho lake Trekking

Trip Grade


Max Elevation

4918 meters


Best Time

February, March, April, May, September, October, November


Total Duration

14 Days

Trip Highlights

  • World’s highest Lake
  • Gurung, Tibetan, Thakali and Manange People Culture and Traditions
  • Himalayan Desert
  • Gorges and Waterfalls
  • Yak herding Meadows and Panoramic view of Mountain

Tilicho Lake Trekking in Nepal offers you the chance to encounter the river lowlands to the highlands. The high altitude lake to the deepest gorge and sub tropical forests to the alpine forests can be witnessed in this trekking. Nepal Hiking Himalaya is pleased to present this off the beaten wilderness adventure trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The journey to the Tilicho Lake Trekking coincides with the Annapurna Circuit Trekking until Manang Valley. The Lake is the highest located lake of Nepal at an altitude of 4918m. Situated at the highlands of the Manang Valley escalated from the lowland of the Marshyangdi River the trekking journey travels through the gleeful inhabitants of Mananges. The region was made popular by the travel enthusiasts and social worker Mr. John Wood. Professionally worked in Microsoft but trekked to Bahundanda for the cause of education to children. The glimpses of the Manang Village are naturally and culturally rich. Courteous Himalayan people will gleefully and amusingly wave at every passersby in the trail. Once you have reached the lake the scenes cannot be compared to other high altitude lakes. The scintillating water which is glaciated in the winter offers the mirrored views of the surrounding peaks as well. Once you have experienced this wilderness adventure in the Tilicho Lake trekking journey heads to daunting Himalayan pass Thorong La Pass to cross the Annapurna Himalayan mountain series foothills and glaciers. Once you have crossed the pass you will reach the mystical Muktinath temple above the Kagbeni Kaligandaki river side town overlooking the astoundingly beautiful Neelgiri and Dhaulagiri Mountains. The journey from lakes to the deepest gorge of Kaligandaki and mythical Muktinath Temple would make Tilicho Lake Trekking the awesome adventurous journey. Book this amazing trekking in Nepal package with the zealot and vibrant team of Nepal Hiking Himalaya Treks & Expedition.

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu, transfer to hotel, brief about the trip, and well-come dinner at evening through the typical Nepalese kitchen

Day 02: Sightseeing tour Katmandu Valley Today, you will have a sightseeing trip in the morning. We offer a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The main attractions of the Bhaktapur are Durbar Square, the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty five windows, art galleries, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Then, we visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries. After that we visit Pashupatinath, the most well-known Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Dharapani Drive by private Car/Bus/Jeep The bus drive along the highway leading to ancient district Lamjung headquarter Besisahar is black tarred while the road to Dharapani from Besisahar is bumpy graveled road with spectacular scenery.

Day 04: Trekking Dharapani to Chame (2715m.) This day we walk for 6-7 hours to reach Chame from Dharapani. Chame is a district head quarter of Manang District, you will see the changing vegetation, people and the landscapes too changes and the air will gets cooler, the path then climb all the way through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the first village on the trek with distinctive Tibetan architecture. After a enjoyable walk to Bagarchhap, the altitude slowly gains as we come at Danaque and to the alpine region passing through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of towering peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Latamanang and Koto before further half an hour brings you at Chame for overnight at the hotel. You will have a first striking view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal from here.

Day 05: Trekking Chame to Pisang (3185m.) From Chame, the trail heads off from the other side of the river on the northern bank passing through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach the orchard village of Bhartang, a village of apple garden. Then, we continue on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Dhukure Pokhari for the lunch. After walking out of the tree line, a great view of Pisang peak on the north and the Chulu peak can be seen with Pisang village. From this top a gentle descent of one hour brings you to windswept village of Pisang for overnight. Explore Pisang villages and its riverside and over night at lodge.

Day 06: Trekking Pisang to Manang (3350m.) We, today move down to Pisang village and keep on walking towards Manang valley. We now, take a steady climb up for half an hour for reaching the top, stop at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley. This inspiring mark offers a splendid views of the valleys, Humde village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho and on the right Chulu east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk moves further to Humde and pleasant walk up to the Braga village for conventionally built up Tibetans style of houses. From here flora changes, you will notice a contrast of landscape and dry mountain hills. From Bhratang, half an hour walk reaches to Manang for the overnight.

Day 07: Manang (Acclimatization Day in Manang) This is an acclimatization day and to rest as well as explore Manang. Manang is the village of about 500 flat-roofed houses which is the arresting set surrounded by some fabulous scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Gangapurna (7,454 meters) to the South – Tilicho (7,132 meters) and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West (6,583 meters) and Chulu East (6,059 meters) to the North.

Day 08 – Trek to Khangsar Village (3,700 m) – 4 hrs After acclimatizing at Manang we continue our adventure towards the Tilicho Lake, situated on the west end of Manang following the path down to the river. After crossing the Khangsar Khola, we reach Khangsar and head towards the village region, still very traditional Tibetan and known as the Last Village of Nepal. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09 – Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) – 5 hrs Continue from Khangsar on a large path, passing a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switch backs carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as the Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4,200m. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10 – Trek to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) – 6 hrs Our journey starts early in the morning at around 6am as we trying to avoid the wind. From the Base camp to the Tilicho lake takes another 3-4 hours. Tilicho Lake is a cold barren place in the afternoon and claimed as highest lake of the world. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return same way back to Base Camp as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 11 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m) – 5 hrs Continuing on from Manang, the trails ascends by nearly 500m to Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m. Herds of yaks and vegetations appear to thin out. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 12 – Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) – 5 hrs After a two-hour ascent the trail descends to cross the river at 4,310m. We then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4,450m where decent guesthouses have been built in the recent years. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 13 – Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorung La pass (5,416m) – 8 hrs Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10am otherwise weather conditions (strong winds) will greatly affect the journey, particularly at the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). We climb steeply on a regular route which is quite easy to follow. However, some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags will reward you with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking will take you to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The prime pilgrimage month is September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple which has a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 14- Trek to Jomsom (2,720m) – 5 hrs We head along the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is large town with many facilities, it is also headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the district government offices are present. Overnight at a guesthouse. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 15- Morning flight to Pokhara – 30 mins. Sightseeing around Pokhara A 30-minute morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to the hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave, etc. Overnight at a hotel. (Breakfast Included)

Day 16- Leisure day and sightseeing around Pokhara It’s also spare day in case of bad weather in Jomsom. Overnight at a hotel. (Breakfast Included)

Day 17 – Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m) and farewell dinner You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you.) Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast and farewell Dinner Included)

Day 18 – Transfer to international airport for your final departure The trip concludes today. Our Airport Representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal. (Breakfast Included)

Cities: • Nepal hiking Himalaya provides by Private car ,hice,jeep, and luxirous bus Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights, • Hotel accommodation in a single/ Twin-sharing Basis with breakfast. • Local guided tour of the city with Private tours to the historical, cultural and heritage sites as mentioned on the itinerary. • If required assistance for the trekking shifter and the shopping for the trekking equipment. • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu like a local food which is dalbhat. Trek: • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while in trekking. • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu using *** star hotel or similar Guest house Hotel Resort, • Tea and coffee during the trip. • Accommodation in teahouse / lodge during trekking. • Private vehicle survives starting and ending points of the treks. • Domestic flights and departure tax if mentioned on the itinerary. • Nepal Hiking Himalaya Treks provide – sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip, garbage plastic bag. • Professional mountain guide with high experience trained in Wilderness First Aid and licensed by the Nepalese government. • First Aid Kit Comprehensive. • Necessary Porters to carry all group equipment and personal gear. • competent insurance for all staff including porters and guide. • Provides Trekking map for each trekker. • Trekking permit and government tax. • Any other items mentioned on the itinerary.

  • Meals on the cities except  Welcome Dinner.
    • Nepal entry visa fee US$45 for one month which you will get it in to Kathmandu airport .
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • for personal expenses  like alcoholic drinks, laundry, mineral water, cold drinks, hot shower, battery charge,  etc..
    • Tips for trekking/ tour guide & porters expected.
    • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
    • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical tretment  in case of emergency
    • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.

Nepal is also known as Himalayan Empire for having the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. Biodiversity varies through steamy to sub-steamy to alpine plant life and animals within just little north south axis. Only handful of countries on the globe could have a real huge selection associated with natural beauty loaded in a modest place. Also, Nepal has got remarkable differences in climate from high peak valleys to tropical plain vegetation. Equipments: You need to get ready with the regular clothing as Nepal has got difference in climate. If you are walking above 3000m you require warm clothing. Clothing list 1. Woolen hat and sunhat for head 2. T-shirts and long-sleeved shirt to save from harm from Sunburn; Short Pants; Track-suit and Trousers (both heavy and light weight for and wind and water proof too) 3. Thermal underwear: of use for cold and as night dress for sleeping. 4. Warm jacket especially required to trek above 3000m 5. Gloves: 6. Water proof and wind proof rain coat or Poncho. 7. Foot wear: A pair of easy hiking boots or a pair of light sports shoe or a pair of slippers or sandals. 8. Few pairs of cotton thick /light shock. 9. A small backpack to carry personal and important items like- camera, money, Water bottle, towel, soap or toilet items, Insect Repellent, Sunscreen etc. 10. Sleeping Bag 11. Walking stick. Health requirements Vaccination necessities are subject to vary and should be set before departure. You may call for extra inoculations so please get in touch with your GP or a travel medical centre for further detail. Please talk to your doctor for new information and recommendation for vaccinations, anti-malarial and any sensibly predictable disease while coming to Asia. Moreover, a dental check-up earlier than traveling is necessary. Know your blood group. And if you got any pre-existing health conditions which may affect you while travelling, let us know at the time of teh booking. Better if you carry small kit with Band aids/bandages, upset stomach remedy, laxatives, sterile dressings, anti-diarrhea remedy, rehydration remedy, Panadol/Aspirin, antiseptic cream/powder and more. Currency Rupee is the official currency in Nepal. The most normally use sign for Rupee is Rs or NPR. There is no limit on the sum of foreign money or travelers’ checks brought in Nepal. Nepal Rastra Bank set the exchange rate and there are a lot of money change counters and number of banks where you can exchange your money. Also, the hotels do exchange the money still they have lower rate. Moreover, there are a choice of ATM Machines in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara and more where you can easily get cash (NPR) on both MasterCard’s or Visa 24 hours a day. Accommodations Nepal offers a lot of options for appropriate type of accommodation including clean, easy and of a very high standard. Lodging for Nepal trips includes good standard tourist class hotels to Guest Houses or lodges or even camps. Visa Requirements You can take up processed tourist visa from any Nepalese Embassy or get visa on arrival in Nepal. Once the visa is received, it will not be modified, revalidated and visa sum will not be given back. Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted for visa fees so you need to have USD Cash. For safe and sound Travel 1. Do not carry needless valuables with you. 2. Do not leave any important things in hotel room in Asia. Items will be left at the individual’s risk. 3. A money belt, or somewhat similar, worn near to your body is the top way to hold passports, money, airline tickets and other valuables. 4. Pickpockets can be found everywhere, mainly in tourist areas and in swarming markets; you have to always be careful. 5. Be alert that everything left around will also be likely to theft.

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