Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek is well known by everyone all over the world.  

The scenery is stunning, the mountains are magnificent and the hardworking decent people you will meet along the way will stay in your hearts and memories forever.   This is a challenging adventure you will never forget and can relive with all your family and friends for many years to come.

About 4-5 hours drive from Pokhara and 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will be on the first step to meet with these beautiful, snow- capped peaks. 

While doing this trek , you pass through sub-tropical forests , tropical forests, alpine forests and  ultimately find yourself in a stunning, barren landscape which looks like Tibet. Enjoy not only the forests , but as you gain altitude , you get the opportunity to experience the contrasting changes in climate.  Nature lovers will revel in the beauty of this trek, this country, this planet.

A new trekking trail is open as far as Manang so trekkers can choose either of two ways to start the Annapurna circuit … by walking the trekking trail or an adventure drive on the hilly road.

There has been road building recently which initially was very disturbing, but this has turned out to be of no concern now.  Your Annapurna Circuit journey through these amazing mountains and cultures can still be enjoyed and explored.  Local people nowadays have good access for food and health needs, important if living in these areas.  And when an emergency occurs due to the high altitude or some misfortune, at  that time trekkers will also get benefit from the road. 

Main attractions of this area are of historical Brahmin-Chhettr then on through  Gurung, Bhote & Thakali culture. 

Along with Tilicho Lake at 4,949meters, the lake of highest elevation in the World, you will trek over Throng-La Pass at 5,416 meters, which has been claimed as the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit, to Muktinath and also to a 511 years old monastery situated in Jharkot on the way to Kagbeni . 

The down journey should not be rushed. The beautiful apple orchards of Marpha and sometimes wandering along cool forest pathways all the way to Tato Pani’s hot springs is delightfully wonderful.

Remember to turn around and look where you have come from ! 

Trekkers can choose to stay at any welcoming guest house along the way. All of which are simply run by local people.  You can experience staying in the remotest areas of the World with some of  the most rare people of the world. 

Treks range from 15 days to one month according to your preference.   It is advised to take rest for a few days on the way as going up directly might cause acclimatization problem.

Day to day Itinerary (19 days trekking)

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport(1350m.), Pick up then transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, 5-6 hrs 

Trek start

Day 3: Kathmandu Besishahar (820 m. ) 5/ 6 hours by bus – same day walk to Bhulbhule (840 m.) 3 hours .

Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda (1310 m. ) 5 hours, gradual & steep up.

Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1300 m.) 5 hours, gradual ups & downs

Day 6: Trek to Tal village (1700 m.) 5 hours, gradual ups & downs.

Day 7: Trek to Danaqyu (2200 m.) 5 hours, gradual ups

Day 8: Trek to Chame (2710 m.) 5 hours, graduaul & steep ups.

Day 9: Trek to Pisang -5hrs (3250m.)- Gradual up & steep up

Day 10: Trek to Manang- 5hrs (3540m.)- Gradual up

Day 11: Trek to Manang -rest ( 3540m.)- Acclimatization & village walk

Day 12: Trek to Khangsar (3734m.)- steep ups & downs 5 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Tilicho Lake Base camp (4150 m.) 5/6 hours.

Day 14:  Trek to Tilicho lake Sight seeing trip around Tilicho Lake and back to Tilicho Base camp 5-6 hours.

Day 15: Trek to Kharka (3800 m.) steep ups & downs. 5 hours.

Day 16: Trek to Yakkharka -5hrs (4050m.)- Gradual up.

Day 17: Trek to Throng-Phedi – 5hrs(4450m.)- Gradual up.

Day 18: Trek to Muktinath- 7-8hrs (3800m.) Steep up to Throng-La (5416m.) then Steep down

Day 19: Trek to Marpha 5-6hrs (2670m.) steep down & gradual down

Day 20: Drive to Tatopani 4/5 hrs (1190m.)- Gradual down

Day 21: Trek to Ghorepani 7-8hrs (2855m.)-Steep up & Gradual up

Day 22: Trek to Nayapul then drive (car/ van/bus) to Pokhara 7hrs (850m.) Early morning Poon Hill, ups & downs Trek end

Trek End

Day 19 : Rest in pokhara (850m.)Sightseeing & extra activities.

Day 20: Drive / flight to kathmandu , fare well dinner in Nepali restaurant.

Day 21: Flight back to home or extra activities

Trekking in Annapurna region

Group size of the Trek

Minimum one person

Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. Throng La ; One of the famous Pass in the world
  2. Tilicho lake ; one of the highest elevation lake on the world 
  3. Annapurna Glacier lake at Manang 
  4. spectacular mountain views of Annapuran ranges
  5. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  6. Hot spring
  7. Chances to learn many cultural practices start from low land 719 meters to 4500 meters .
  8. Old Buddhist monasteries & culture
  9. Deepest gorge on the way to Tatopani.

Grade : Hard / Streneous 

Elevation : Max. 5416 Meters. (Throng la )

Accommodation : Tea House

Food: Continental

Equipment List:  The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. These are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17.  Kit Bag medium size
  18.  Trekking poles (optional)
  19.  Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20.  Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Tilicho lake Cost Includes/Excludes

Tilicho lake Cost Includes/Excludes

  • Price Include : Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara (B& B basis tourist standard 2* ) Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide. Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses . Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek . English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & supporters. Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine. Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......) Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area & all the necessary official documents for trek. Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/ jeep/ bus.

Tilicho lake Cost excludes

  • 1Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documents
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide
  • Bar bills such as mineral water , cola , beer, hot shower, heater charge & personal items.

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Tilicho Lake Trek