The beauty of Tilicho is legendary and is a bucket-list destination for every nature lover. From beautiful Highland sceneries to mighty peaks and turquoise tinted lake, Tilicho Lake is a true paradise on the planet.
Nestled at the majestic arena of high mountains, Tilicho Lake Trek will lead you through scenic sub-tropical & alpine forest, climbs over high passes and offers you the most memorable experience.
Annapurna Region’s beauty is unparalleled and the trek to Tilicho Lake takes you to the heart of Annapurna region with mighty peaks on either side. Trekkers will walk for several days and camp near Tilicho Base Camp before making a final climb to Tilicho Lake.
This Tilicho Lake Trek is quite challenging because there are some long walking hours and you have cross 5,416m pass but the rewards are simply unbelievable. You will walk through a mixed forest of rhododendron and oak, with an opportunity to encounter wildlife, scramble over steep ridges and camp at the base camp (if teahouse is not available).
The Tilicho Lake Trail follows anti-clockwise route behind the Annapurna massif (50km long). As you gain height, lowland Hindu communities gradually give way to Tibetan groups and the architecture changes accordingly. Some significant landmarks along the trail are Upper Pisang – Manang route: it offers a close glimpse of local architecture and close view of Annapurna Ii and IV. Manang commands the picture-perfect view of Gangapurna and Annapurna III. From Manang, the trail follows the westward route of Marsyangdi Valley and climb into the heart of Annapurna – Nilgiri and Muktinath Himal at Tilicho Lake. We return back to Khangsar and take a shortcut route to Yak Kharaka that connects the high pass trail. We cross Thorong La Pass and descend down to Muktinath valley. A short hike from Muktinath takes us to Jomsom where we catch a flight to Pokhara.
Though Tilicho Lake Trek is demanding, it is of moderate intensity and can be undertaken even by novice trekkers. This trek to Tilicho is designed for energetic and flexible people with a great passion for adventure and nature. Previously outdoor experience would be an asset but not mandatory.
Arrival in Kathmandu 1,345 m and transfer to the Hotel
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation day
Kathmandu – Chame Manang 2630m – 237 km drive 9/10 hours
Trek from Chame to Pisang 3300 m, 6 hrs
Trek from Pisang to Manang 3440 m, 6 hrs
Acclimatization Day - Explore Manang Valley
Trek from Manang to Khangsar Village (3,745m/12,286ft) – 4 hrs
Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m) - 5 hrs
Trek to Tilicho lake and down back to Tilicho Base camp 4200 m - 6 hrs
Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m) - 6 hrs
Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m) or High Camp (4900) - 5 hrs
Trek to Muktinath (3800m) vai Thorong La pass (5416 m) - 9 hrs
Trek to Jomsom (2720m) - via Kagbeni Village 6 hrs
Early in the morning Fly to Pokhara 810 m,
Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.