Tilico Lake surrounded by Himalayas
Tilico Lake surrounded by Himalayas

Tilicho Lake Trekking - 19 Days

Highlights

    • Sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sights of Kathmandu valley
    • Visiting Buddhist Monastery in Upper Pisang and in Braga Village
    • Panoramic mountains and diverse ethnic villages
    • Sightseeing around Manang village and visit Gangapurna Glacier Lake
    • Reach at world’s highest Lake Tilicho Lake
    • Crossing the Thorung-La Pass over 5416 meters
    • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, Apple field villages down from Muktianth
    • Walking through the world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
    • Short flight in between Jomsom Pokhara

Tilicho Lake situated at Annapurna Himalayas range in the elevation of 4,949, which is known as highest lake in the world. Tilicho Lake Trekking became popular trekking destination at Annapurna Circuit region that including highest pass Thorong La. Entire trips have local tea houses as accommodation and foods since new but basic guest house has built at Tilicho Base Camp too. Final approach Tilicho Lake is done by day hiking from Tilicho Base Camp. Lake is surrounded with Tilicho Mountain, Nilgiri, Khangsar and Muktinath Peak.

Trekking starts from Besisahar reach at Manang valley via Marshyangdi River bank. Trail is scenic views of Himalayas, variant landscape, peoples and their typical cultures. Reach at Nepal last village, Khangsar village which is typically as Tibetan style. After exploring Tilicho Lake and surroundings, cross Thorong La pass to reach Kali Gandaki River valley. Visit Muktinath, important pilgrimage side of Hindus and Buddhist. Trekking end at Jomsom, from there take 15 minutes flight to Pokhara. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel

Day 03:Drive to Syange (1100) via Besisahar (830m) by bus and local Jeep - 8 hrs. Overnight at tea house

Day 04:Trek Syange to Tal (1700 meters) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tea house

Day 05:Trek Tal to Danaque (1860 meters) - 5 hrs. overnight at tea house

Day 06:Trek from Danaque to Chame (2670 meters) - 4/5 hrs. overnight at tea house

Day 07:Trek Chame to Upper Pisang (3300 meters) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tea house

Day 08:Trek Pisang to Manang (3500 miters) - 6 hrs. overnight at tea house

Day 09:Acclimatization day at Manang village. Overnight at tea house

Day 10:Trek Manang to Khangsar Village (3700 meters) 4/5 Hours. Overnight at tea house

Day 11:Trek Khansar Village to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tea house

Day 12:Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,949 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m) 6 hours

Day 13:Trek Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5/6 hours Overnight at tea house

Day 14:Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) - 5 hrs. overnight at tea house

Day 15:Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) passing Thorung-La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs. overnight at tea house

Day 16:Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m) 4/5 hrs. Overnight at tea house

Day 17:Fly back to Pokhara. Sightseeing and overnight at Hotel

Day 18:Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 19:Departure

Cost Includes

    • Arrival and departure arrangement
    • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhara, 3 star category hotel with every morning breakfast
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with private transportation, tour guide and entrance fees
    • Bus drive to Syange from Kathmandu and Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Flight tiket of Jomsom - Pokhara
    • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card for trekking
    • Experience English speaking trekking guide with his salary, foods, accommodation, insurance and equipment
    • Porter to carry your luggage (2 pax = one porter) with his salary, foods, equipment, accommodation and insurance
    • Three times foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and hot drinks during trekking
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation in case of need
    • First aid kit box
    • All service change and government taxes
    • One welfare dinner with Nepal Highland Treks team 

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
    • Bottled drinks including drinking water and bar bills
    • Personal expenses, battery charge cost, hot shower, telephone and internet
    • Personal equipment, travel insurance, personal medical expenses
    • Emergency evacuation charge in case of need
    • Extra activities, Tipping 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at TIA airport of Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel and Overnight 1350m Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you from international airport and transfer to Hotel at Thamel, Touristic hub. Depend one time, we can discuss about the trip and make sure your trekking equipment.

Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. Overnight at hotel After your breakfast, our tour guide leads you to sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We cover three major highlights which are UNESCO heritage sites. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Old king palace with living arts and architectures. Bauddhanath Stupa, A biggest Buddhist stupa. Pashupatinath temple, a Biggest Hindu temple. Come back to hotel and final preparation of trekking. Introduce with your guide and porter

Day 3Drive to Syange (1100) via Besisahar (830m) by bus and local Jeep - 8 hrs. Overnight at tea house After your early breakfast in Hotel, drive to Buspark for driving to Besisahr and than Syange. We may change bus from Besishar. You also have an option to make it comfortable with choosing private transpiration from Kathmandu. Scenic drive with green valleys, mountain and local villages. Most of routes following of Trisuli River and Marshayangdi. Reach at Syange and check in to local tea house

Day 4Trek Syange to Tal (1700 meters) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tea house Our first day of trekking start from here. Trekking starts gradually following the beautiful surface of Marshyangdi River. The scenery and landscape is change since we enter at Manang region. Many spectacular waterfalls will follow us at our walking

Day 5Trek Tal to Danaque (1860 meters) - 5 hrs. overnight at tea house We will leave Marshyangdi River behind and enter wide, flat valley. Spectacular Annapurna II and Pisang peak along the trail. You can observe peoples and their lifestyle near at country side. Beautiful waterfall along the trail is still picturesque today

Day 6Trek from Danaque to Chame (2670 meters) - 4/5 hrs. overnight at tea house Quite short walking day today with enjoyable Mountain peaks, waterfalls and beautiful landscape. After 4 hours of walking, reach at Chame and take your lunch here. Chame is the headquater of Manang district having nice lodges comparatively your previous days. You can hike around the village, if you go little further from town, there lies two small hot springs

Day 7Trek Chame to Upper Pisang (3300 meters) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tea house Walk through the dense forest along with bank of Marshyangdi River enter narrow valley. The scenic view of crops land and mountains during this walk. After 6 hours of walking reach at Upper Pisang. Village is surroundings with some of the oldest monasteries

Day 8Trek Pisang to Manang (3500 miters) - 6 hrs. overnight at tea house Continue our trek walking through big hills, Jungle and wetland. Cross small Budhhist stupa, Monasteries and Lama’s School on our walking and reach Manang. Manang is biggest village in the Trans Himalayan range of Nepal. Ethnic Gurung and Ghale peoples from here called Manangis. Minorities of Buddhist Lamas who came here from Tibet, Dolpo and Mustang are the inhabited of Manang

Day 9Acclimatization day at Manang village. Overnight at tea house We spend a day acclimatizing in Manang by doing some walks and sightseeing around the village with your guide. We will visit Monastery and go to Gangapurna Glacier Lake during our walk. Towards the end of the day, we return to our accommodation for a night's rest at Manang

Day 10Trek Manang to Khangsar Village (3700 meters) 4/5 Hours. Overnight at tea house After acclimatized at Manang we continue our adventure for Tilicho Lake, from Manang one heads out through the western gates and then one follows the path down to the river. After crossing the the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Khangsar and ascend the slope to the village, a village still in the old Tibetan style and which is also known as last village of Nepal.

Day 11Trek Khansar Village to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) 5 hours. Overnight at tea house Trek starts via new path that goes a completely different way, 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 Tilicho Base Camp at elevation of 4200 meters. Only basic guest house is available and we overnight here.

Day 12Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,949 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m) 6 hoursStart to climb early in the morning. take enough drinking water and packed foods. From 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 since accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area unavailable.

Day 13Trek Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5/6 hours Overnight at tea house Returning from Base camp you can keep high and follow a track 400meters or so above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka

Day 14Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m) - 5 hrs. overnight at tea house 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. An option, we also can reach at High camp. It is depend on availability of tea houses

Day 15Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) passing Thorung-La pass (5,416m) - 8 hrs. overnight at tea house Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10am because of ater mid day, heavy windy hit, which might 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. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens and prayer flags will reward us with stunning views from the top of the pass. Another four hours of walking down will take us to the holy town of Muktinath. Overnight here

Day 16Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m) 4/5 hrs. Overnight at tea house This day, trail goes down to the Kali Gandaki gorge. Kali Gandaki is the deepest gorge in the world which is situated between the Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) peaks. Visit Jharkot village. Olest monastery, with typical settlement. continue trek down to Jomsom. Option to explore old museum at the top of village

Day 17Fly back to Pokhara. Sightseeing and overnight at Hotel Early in the morning, take 15 minutes flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. After check in hotel and fresh, sightseeing in major attraction in Pokhara. International mountain museum, David falls, Gupteswor cave and boating at Fewa lake.

Day 18Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel Drive with tourist bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara. it is 6/7 hours driving via prithivi highway. Reach at Kathmandu, pickup you from bus station and transfer to Hotel. Evening dinner with Nepal Highland Trek team at Nepali cultural restaurant

Day 19Departure Free time till departure. We drop you to international airport for your final departure

Trip Fact

Starting Price
US$ 1315.00 (Per Person)
  • Duration: 19 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
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