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Tilicho Lake Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Package Name: Tilicho Lake Trek

Activities: Trekking and Sightseeing

Group Size: 1-10

Maximum Altitude: 5,416 m at Thorongla Pass

Difficulties: Strenuous

Best Season: Autumn and spring

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu/All meals during Trek

Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu/Tea house during trek

Mode of transportation: Plane/Bus

Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu.

Duration: 20 days

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Tilicho Lake Trek is a delightful journey that takes you to the repository of glacial melts made by entire northern slope of Annapurna and Thorong La peak, which is claimed as the highest lake in the world. In Hinduism, Tilicho Lake has great historical and pilgrimage importance as it was mentioned in holy book Ramayana. Tilicho Lake is an alpine freshwater settlement that is located at an elevation of 4,919m. Tilicho Lake Trek is also considered as the spectacular side hike of Annapurna circuit trek. 

Tilicho Lake trekking instigates right from Beshishar that proceeds to Marshyandgi River with breath taking view of Mt. Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. The trail en routes several isolated village inhabited by diverse ethnic tribes, lush vegetation and breathtaking natural scenery. 

The trail passes through varied elevations and climatic zone ranging from sub-tropical to desert and diverse landscapes varying from sub-tropical to alpine forest to snowy arid and green hills to snowy Throng La of an altitude 5,416m. It is also the site for world’s highest altitude scuba dive. A Russian team first conducted the scuba dive at lake in 2,000.  No camping is required for the trek as the new teahouse and lodge have been made between Manang and the lake. In winter, maximum teahouse and lodge remains closed due to heavy snowfall and freezing cold.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu International Airport (1,300). Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Pre-trek meeting and sightseeing of Kathmandu valley (1,300m). Stay overnight at hotel

Day 03: Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (830m) – 7 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 04: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1,310m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,400m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 06: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2,160m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel 

Day 07: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,630m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 10: Rest and acclimatization day at Manang. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 11: Trek from Manang to Khangsar Village (3,700m) – 4 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 12: Trek Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 13: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5,200m) and trek back to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m)

Day 14: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4,000m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 15: Trek from Yak Kahrka to Thorung Phedi (4,450m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 16: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorongla Pass (5,416m) – 8 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 17: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m) – 5 hours. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 18: Early morning flight to Pokhara – 30 min. Sightseeing of Lake city Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m). Stay overnight at hotel

Day 20: Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport to Hotel pickup and drop transportation by private van
  • Accommodation and meals throughout trek
  • Kathmandu City tour
  • Flight fare – National flight as per itinerary
  • All Trekking permits and required entrance fee
  • An experienced guide, porters and their accommodation and meals
  • Trekking equipments
  • Safe drinking water –boiled/iodinate
  • First medical kit
  • All government and local tax
  • All office charge

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance charge
  • International flight fare
  • Nepal entry fare- 25$ for 15 days, 40$ for 30 days and 90$ for 100 days
  • Personal nature expenses- alcoholic beverages, mineral water, special menu, shopping, internets, laundry
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers (Tips are expected but not mandatory)

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