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Tilicho Lake Trek - 18 Days

Tilicho Lake Trek

Trip Highlights:

  • Commence classic trek on ancient trade routes
  • Ascend the Marshyangdi valley
  • Pass Manaslu and Hinchuli
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga
  • Explore beautiful Manag village
  • Enjoy mix culture of Tibetan
  • Witness world highest Tilicho Lake
  • Observe stunning view of Mt manasalu (8163m), Annapurna 1 (8091) and Dhaulagiri (8167m)
  • Cross Thorong La Pass (5416m).

Tilicho Lake known for the highest lake in the world is located in Manang District of Nepal in the Annapurna range at an altitude of 4919m. Among the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Tilicho lake trek is the most popular destination for hiking. Tilicho Lake Trek undoubtedly provides some of the world’s best views, great variety of culture and diversity, finest deep valley’s and high mountains encompassing the giant Mt. Annapurna. The thundered sound of avalanche and the calm of the Tilicho Lake are really amazing. The herd of blue sheep and Yaks are another attraction of this trek. Tilicho Lake Trek displays scenic view of much of eastern side of the epic world famous Annapurna circuit with sublime natural beauty, cultural and traditional values, stunning waterfalls and running clean water streams, and attractive floras and faunas.


Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Syange (1080m) and Jagat (1330m) for 6 hrs

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

Day 4
Trek Jagat to Dharapani (1960m) for 6-7 hrs

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Day 5
Trek Dharapani to Chame (2630m) for 5 hrs

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

Day 6
Trek Chame to Pisang (3210m) for 5hrs

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

Day 7
Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) for 6-7 hrs

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

Day 8
Acclimatization day at Manang

On the eighth day of Tilicho Lake Trek you spend a second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings. You can explore Khangsur Village, Kecho Lake or Milarepa Cave. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 9
Trek Manang to Khangsar village (3724m) for 5-6 hrs

Today after the inviting breakfast at Manang we pursue our trek for the Khangsar village (3734m). Khangsar village welcomes us with great barrier, monastery, chorten, Mani walls and prayers flag. Overnight at Khangsar village.

Day 10
Trek Khangsar village to Tilocho Lake Base Camp (4150m) for 5-6 hrs

Climbing the steep trails we start our today’s trek towards the Tilicho Lake Base Camp. We encounter some streams through the trail which is covered with small crystals and shrubs. Descending through a series of zigzags we finally reach the Tilicho Lake Base camp (4150m) and set our night camp.

Day 11
Trek Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4920m) for 6-7 hrs and trek back to Base Camp for 4 hrs

As we continue the trail of Tilicho Lake Trek to Tiicho Lake we observe the spectacular views of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna and the Khangsar Kang and finally reach to the destination of the trip lake Tilicho (4920m) the highest lake in the world. After spending some memorable time at the highest lake of the world we trek back to the Base Camp with the same route and camp for the night.

Day 12
Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4000m) for 6-7 hrs

Our today’s program is to trek for Yak Kharka (4000m) following the beautiful scrub juniper and alpine grasses. The view of large yaks grazing at Yak Kharka and superb view of Annapurna III makes your day. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 13
Trek Yak Kharka to Phedi (4420m) for 3-4 hrs

The trek begins from Yak Kharka and terminates at Phedi (4420m) passing through ascending and descending trails. We can even encounter the snow leopard and blue sheep if we get lucky that day. It is some time possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep at Phedi. Overnight at Phedi.

Day 14
Trek Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) for 7-8 hrs

Experiencing the Tilicho Lake Trek, we pass the steep trail along with the moraines and rocky ridge and ascend to Thorung La pass. We can observe the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurna, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). Then we reach to Muktinath (3800m) descending the steep trail. Overnight at the Muktinath.

Day 15
Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m) for 6-7 hrs

After the breakfast at the pilgrimage site muktinath we pursue our trek to Jomsom (2713m) passing through Kagbeni (2810m). The trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees, finally we arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang and after having luch at kagbeni we further trek towards the windy trail of Kali Gandaki valley and reach Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 16
Jomsom to Pokhara 20 min flight

An early morning we will take a short picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki is stunning. Relax whole day in Hotel or wander around Lake Side with fascinating mountains panorama view and nature charming. Explore the various interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David's fall and the various lakes of course. Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 17
Pokhara to Kathmandu Fly (25 min) or Drive 6-7 hrs

Today you will catch the domestic flight after the breakfast and fly back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you can either rest in Hotel or hang around the city. In the evening you will join your farewell dinner with our team in an authentic Nepali restaurant. Later you will be dropped back to the Hotel.

Day 18

Your Tilicho Lake Trek terminates today. You will be escorted to airport by one of our representative and there we exchange our last good-byes. You will be traveling towards your further destination with all the memories you had during your tour. We hope you had a lovely time with us. We would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

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Price From USD$1,700 USD$1,500/person
Total $ 1,500 USD

Trip Facts

  • Private Vehicle
  • 17 Nights/18 Days
  • 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Teahouses during trek
  • 4,919m
  • Minimum 2
  • September to November
  • Breakfast at hotel, self lunch and dinner