Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public Vehicle & Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Max Elevation: 5416m

Highlights

  • Visit the glistening blue waters of Tilicho which sits at an elevation of 4,919m.
  • Magnificent view of the Annapurna Himalayan range, namely, Mt Manaslu (8,163m), Annapurna I (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m).
  • Cross the well-famed Thorung La Pass (5,416m).
  • Opportunity to visit the holy shrine of Muktinath and take a shower in the temple’s well-known 108 showers.
  • Witness the deserted Tibetian style beige-hills of Mustang.
  • Experience the chilly Trans Himalayan Climate.
  • Witness the semi-Tibetan culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar tribes.
  • Chance to visit the ancient Buddhist monastery in Braga.
  • Witness the picturesque scenery of the verdant settlements and the glazing river gorges.
     

Description

Does the sight of blue glistening lakes and snow-capped mountains tend to please your eyes? If so, you’re in luck! Because this Tilicho Lake Trek Package is going to be one of the best experiences of your life! Situated at an elevation of 4,919m, the magnificent blue colored waters of Tilicho are indeed a treat to any traveler’s eye!

The lake lies in the Manang District and under the foot of the gigantic Tilicho peak. Thanks to its incredible geographic location, the lake has been a significant source of attraction amongst many tourists favoring the Annapurna region. Also, apart from the natural beauty, the lake is also acclaimed for its religious significance which attracts a large number of Hindu travelers from all around the globe. 

The trek is also undoubtedly rich in natural scenery, contrasting between extraordinary views of the verdant valleys, circling high mountains and the dry Tibetian-styled hills of Mustang. As a result, the route provides jaw-dropping views of the panoramic Annapurna massif range. The views are heavenly and unlike anything you’ve experienced before!

On a final note, for the wild and free souls out there who are looking to make some unforgettable memories, opt for the Tilicho trek in the Annapurna region! The exquisite scenery and the warm hospitality are going to fill your pockets with incredible experiences.

Tilicho Base Camp Trek Route

The trip commences with a scenic drive away from the capital city and to the town of Bhulbhule. We start the trek from Bhulbhule towards Nagdi. We then begin walking on the classic Annapurna circuit trail following along the banks of Marshyangdi river with the extraordinary views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli gleaming in the backdrop.

En route, we pass through the settlements of Chamje, Dharapani, and Chame eventually onto Pisang. As we walk along the trail, the climate contrasts between a subtropical atmosphere to the chilly Himalayan Climate. For the admirers of nature, the journey will indeed be an unforgettable one!

We further continue along the trail, passing to Manang. On reaching Manang, we continue on our venture to the Tilicho Base Camp, which lies westwards after exiting the Annapurna circuit trail. From there, a day’s journey takes us to the mystical lake of Tilicho. Since the lake lies at quite a lofty altitude, we will need to acclimatize before the final climb to avoid altitude sickness.

In the wake of visiting the lake, we further travel towards Yak Kharka and join the course crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m). This is when the altitude plays a considerable part and creates occasional fatigue. After crossing the pass, beating the elevation, we descend towards the holy shrine of Muktinath and offer our prayers.

Finally, we descend back to Jomsom, as we near the end of the fantastic trip. Upon reaching Jomsom, we take a bus back to Pokhara, concluding our 15-day fantastic journey!

Highest Point During The Trek

The highest point that we will be venturing during this Tilicho Lake Trek Package is the Thorung-La Pass. It lies at a staggering altitude of 5,416m.

Final Conclusion

For the wild thrill-seekers, the journey to the frozen lake of Tilicho can be an unforgettable experience. The picturesque scenery of the panoramic icy peaks, verdant landscapes, and cultural settlements guarantees to provide you with an experience like never before! So don’t think twice and pack your bags to sign up for the Tilicho Lake Trek Package for an experience of a lifetime!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule. Trek to Nagdi
  • Day 2Trek to Chamje
  • Day 3Trek to Dharapani
  • Day 4Trek to Chame
  • Day 5Trek to Pisang
  • Day 6Trek to Manang
  • Day 7Acclimatization Day at Manang
  • Day 8Trek to Tilicho Base Camp
  • Day 9Visit the Tilicho Lake then back to Siri Kharka
  • Day 10Trek to Lather
  • Day 11Trek to Thorong High Camp
  • Day 12Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass
  • Day 13Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 14Drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 15Drive to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu to Bhulbhule)
  • Tourist Bus Ticket (Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • Local Bus Ticket (Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Hotels in Pokhara with Breakfast (Twin Sharing)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • All Trekking Permits (ACAP and TIMS Card)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (Wifi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

Useful Information

Best Time for Tilicho Lake Trek 

Like any other treks in the Annapurna region, the Tilicho trek too has unpredictable weather due to its proximity to the mountains. Thus it is best to opt for the trek during the favorable seasons to avoid any potential risks.

The best time for the Tilicho Lake Trek Package typically lies during the Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March-May) seasons. During these times of the year, the skies are more apparent, contributing to a crystal clear view of the snow-clad mountains. Similarly, the vegetation is also in full bloom which is a great bonus for nature lovers!

Avoid the rainy and winter seasons if possible! The frequent rainfalls can cause slippery and snowy trails which can be hard to navigate through. Also during the winter season, temperatures fall drastically which can pose as a nuisance for travelers!


Tilicho Lake Trek Trek Difficulty 

Although the trip does not require any prior trekking experience, it still demands good physical endurance and stamina. So you need to be in good physical and mental shape to complete the trek. 

Since the Tilicho Lake Trek Package is a little more challenging than the other Annapurna region treks, you may want to opt for some physical exercises weeks before the trek. It can help to increase your overall physical stamina and endurance.

Furthermore, the lofty altitude of the trek can cause altitude sickness so proper acclimatization is a must in this trek. We have designed the itinerary as mentioned above with full priority to appropriate acclimatization. But if in any case, you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, be sure to alert your guide who will take the necessary actions.
Highest Point During The Trek

The highest point that we will be venturing during this Tilicho Lake Trek Package is the Thorung-La Pass. It lies at a staggering altitude of 5,416m.