Tilicho Lake Trek

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  • Details Itinerary
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Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world which is situated in Manang District of Nepal in the Annapurna range. It is one of the best and famous destinations for the trekkers in Nepal which is located at the elevation of 4919m. and it is famous for the adventurous trek as well as a religious tour. Throughout the world, Hindu Pilgrims come here to visit this beautiful holy spot as it is mention in the Ramayan (a holy book of Hindu). This trek provides you some magnificent view of major peaks of Annapurna Himalayan range - Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Lamjung Himal (6932m), Gangapurna (7454m) and other stunning snow-capped peaks. Beside this, we also explore the Tibetan villages with unique cultures and traditions where you will get chances to have a lifelong experience. Then you will also cross the challenging Mesokanto La Pass(5120m), the diversity in the landscapes, temperature and the people that change every few days makes this adventure trek exceptional one.

This wonderful trek will take you to finest deep Valleys and high mountain encircling the giant Annapurna Himal which offers you world ‘s best views of the Himalayas and a great variety of culture and diversity.  This beautiful place is rich in subtropical to the high and dry landscape which represents the Tibetan Plateau and a wide range of people and terrain, which let us encounter with a wide diversity of the people from different ethnic groups and spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas.  The magnificent way to Tilicho Lake leads you through traditional Manangi settlements, inhabited by friendly, who always offers warm greets to you and quaint Tibetan Village, high altitude grazing settlements, astounding rock formations, narrow canyons, deep forests and majestic snow peaks and many more. For those trekkers who really love nature will really enjoy this magnificent journey to Tilicho Lake.

This Tilicho Lake trek will officially begin from Kathmandu to Beshisahar which is also called Annapurna Circuit Trekking through the Marsyandi River with outstanding mountain views of Mt. Annapurna (8091m)- a 10th highest mountain of the world, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli and so on. The trail will also offer you serene views of waterfalls and experiences hiking across airy suspension bridges, Thorung La Pass, High hills, rivers, magnificent landscapes and the likes. Then you will finally reach to Tilicho Lake and explore this beautiful lake and its surrounding and return back to Kathmandu.    


outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat(1330m)

Day 3 : Syanga/Jagat to Dharapani(1960m)

Day 4 : Dharapani to Chame(2639m)

Day 5 : Chame to Pisang(3210m)

Day 6 : Pisang to Manang (3540m)

Day 7 : Accommodation day at Manang

Day 8 : Manang to Khangsar (3734m)

Day 9 : Khangsar to Tilicho Lake(4150m)

Day 10 : Exploring Tilicho Lake and trek back to Base Camp

Day 11 : Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka(4000m)

Day 12 : Yak Kharka to Phedi (4420m)

Day 13 : Phedi to Pokhara

Day 14 : Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 15 : Final Destination

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

As you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you and drop you to your hotel where you can do some rest and relax. You will stay overnight at the hotel.


Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat(1330m)

Next morning, after having breakfast, we will head towards Syange/ Jagat from Kathmandu, which is situated at an altitude of 1330m. Around 6 hours’ scenic drives take you to the beautiful Syange/ Jagat village through the wonderful riverside, greeneries, local villages and beautiful mountain scenery. You will have a sleeper and steep trail through beautiful paddy fields, Tibetan villages, wonderful rhododendron forest and eventually you will reach to Syange/ Jagat and stay overnight at Jagat.


Day 3 : Syanga/Jagat to Dharapani(1960m)

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will begin our trail from Syanga/ Jagat to Dharapani which is situated at the elevation of 1960m. The way to Dharapani, you will continue your trail across the beautiful suspension bridge in the Marsyangdi River, you will go gradually up and get Tal which is very famous for stunning Valley views and waterfalls. Further trail lets you witness rice, Potato field, Pin forests, pleasant courtyards of Alpine, Karte and finally, you will reach Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.


Day 4 : Dharapani to Chame(2639m)

Today after early breakfast, you will depart the beautiful village Dharapani and heads towards Chame which is situated at the summit of 2639m. on the way to Chame, you will make a trail through beautiful blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and oak forests and you will stay on the south bank of the river, climbing through the forests to Danaque, where you will get chance to view apple orchards. Then you will climb up through the amazing rhododendron forest and follow the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple tree and you will finally reach to Chame. You will stay overnight at Chame.


Day 5 : Chame to Pisang(3210m)

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will trek towards Pisang through the ancient Mani walls, Telekhu village, dramatic scenery forests. The further ascend trail lead you to the upper Marsyandi through the following river valley with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Finally, reach the Pisang and stay overnight over there.


Day 6 : Pisang to Manang (3540m)

Next morning, after having early breakfast, we will trek towards Manang which is situated at the elevation of the 3540m. Around 6 to 7 hours’ trek will take you to the charming village following with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts, grazing yak fields and wide verities of crops then you will reach to Ngawal from where you will get chances to have a great view of Annapurna Ridge and Marsyangdi river valley. The further trail finally takes you to Manang which offers you amazing views of Annapurna I/II/IV, Gangapurna, Tarkekang and many more. Overnight at Manang.


Day 7 : Accommodation day at Manang

Today is your rest day in Manang, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will explore the Manang and famous Thoroung La Pass from where you will get chances to have some wonderful views of Himalaya along with milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and ancient stone buildings. Beside this, you will also get an opportunity to explore Kecho Lake, Milarepa Cave, and Khangsur village. Overnight at Manang.


Day 8 : Manang to Khangsar (3734m)

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will depart the Manang and head towards Khangsar which is situated at the altitude of 3734m. the way to the Khangsar, you will pass a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola and beautiful forests then we will reach to the Khangsar which offers us superb view of the great Barrier open up, ancient Monasteries, Chorten, Mani Walls and prayer Flags. You will stay overnight at Khangsar.


Day 9 : Khangsar to Tilicho Lake(4150m)

In this day, early in the morning after having breakfast, we will climb steeply towards historical Gompa, beautiful small chortens, Juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. The way is filled with small crystals and shrubs on both sides and then eventually you will reach to crest with prayer flags. Then further trail will lead you to the beautiful Tilicho Lake Basecamp. You will see amazing Tilicho Lake and enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and many more. This beautiful Tilicho Lake is situated at the summit of 4150m and you will stay overnight at Tilicho Lake.


Day 10 : Exploring Tilicho Lake and trek back to Base Camp

Next morning, after having early breakfast, your trail will begin by the side of the valley and you will make a long ascend trail to reach on the top of the Tilicho Lake from where you can witness extraordinary views of Gangapurna, Tarkeghyang, and the Khangsar Kang. This beautiful and highest lake in the world will present a particular dramatic spectacle and turquoise water with frozen solid. After exploring the Tilicho lake you will return back to the Tilicho Basecamp and stay overnight at Camp.


Day 11 : Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka(4000m)

Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will head towards Yak Kharka through the Marsyangdi Valley. The way to the Yak Kharka, you will cross the scrub juniper and alpine grasses and beautiful village namely Khangsar and follow the beautiful river on an old bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka. And you will finally reach to Yak Kharka where you will get chances to see large Yaks grazing and an amazing view of Annapurna III. You will stay overnight at Yak Kharka.


Day 12 : Yak Kharka to Phedi (4420m)

Today, after having early breakfast, you will ascend along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola and you will descend towards the wooden bridge at the altitude of 4310m. Not most of the time but sometimes you can witness blue Sheep, snowcapped leopards, and other wildlife. On the way to the Phedi, you will circle you overhead by bird choughs, large lamer Geiers and Himalayan griffons over there. Then ultimately you will reach to Phedi and stay overnight at Phedi.


Day 13 : Phedi to Pokhara

In this day, after having breakfast, we will be back to Pokhara from Phedi. After reaching Pokhara you will explore the paradise city called Pokhara which offers you splendid mountain views; Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre(Fishtail), Annapurna, Himalchuli, Manaslu and so on. You will also visit Fewa lake, Mahendra Cave and David Falls and many more. You will stay overnight at Pokhara.


Day 14 : Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today is the final day of your Tilicho Lake tour. In this day, after having early breakfast, you will take an air flight to Kathmandu. Around 30minutes scenic flight take you to the capital city Kathmandu. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 15 : Final Destination

This is the time to say goodbye and your final departure. Where you will leave all the beautiful moments and natural scenarios of the tour. A representative will help you to depart towards your final destination.


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : AN/T-06
  Duration : 15 days
  Best Season : March, April, September, and October
  Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  Accommodation : Hotel, Lodge

Trip Highlights

  • Explore one of the highest lakes in the world; Tilicho Lake 4920m - Crystalline glacial lake
  • Tilicho Lake Trekking route explores the Tibetan-style villages with ancient gompas and herd of rugged animals including Yaks.
  • Tilicho Lake Trek combined with the crossing of challenging and adventurous pass Mesokanto La 5120m with spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ridges.
  • Adventurous hike towards the highest lake in the world
  • Incredible views of Mount Annapurna I (8091m), Manaslu (8163m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m).
  • Observe beautiful Manang village
  • One of the longest Pass
  • Visit Ancient Buddhist Monasteries
  • Explore Ethnic culture which is influenced by Tibetan culture.
  • Adventurous lodges trek in beautiful Annapurna region.

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