Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek is the adventure trek to explore the difficulty trekking tail in the Annapurna region which is located in the North West part of Himalayan Nepal. This trek is the combination with the crossing of challenging and adventurous pass. Trails are quite similar like Annapurna Circuit trekking with few customizations. Going through the Manang is special as you can enjoy the natural beauty of this particular area. This magnificent lake trekking leads you to a fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and magnificent views of the white Himalayas. It is an amazing trail for experienced and adventurous trekkers who are looking for a more strenuous trek which lies in the Himalayan part of Annapurna region. While doing this wonderful trekking, we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful landscapes, awesome natural scenery, and the lush forest of rhododendron which is known as the national flower of Nepal. This beautiful trek is a great preface to the beauty of the Annapurna region and their lifestyle of Gurung community. It offers you remarkable sceneries and views of the eye-catching snow-capped mountain views. The trek offers you the breathtaking mountain views and wonderful mountain scenery.

Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the most challenging trekking destinations in the Annapurna region. The trek begins from the Pokhara city which is also known as the city of the Lake just because this city is fully covered by the lake. The trail leads you to the fine village inhabitant by the wide variety of people from different ethnic group. Most we can see Gurung, Rai, Magar, and Thakali people in this route that’s why we get an opportunity to know about the culture, tradition, and the lifestyle of the local people. Most of the people are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The trek offers one of the majestic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and many other mountains of this route. We have to a chance to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area which is well known as the home of many rare animals, birds, flora, and fauna. You have a brilliant and enjoyable trip to this wonderful land. The trek also offers a wide range of several villages along the way with ethnicities and diverse cultural attractions including sacred mountains and highest lake in the world.  This trekking is for the nature lovers of nature it a magnificent and real opportunity to see a lake this altitude and also it is famous for the religious point of view. For the trekking, the perfect time also needed and the perfect season for trekking is February to June and September to November.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Chamje (1,410m) 6-7 hours

Day 03: Heading to Dharapani (1,960m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 04: Heading to Chame (2,710m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 05: Heading to Pisang (3,300m) 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Heading to Manang (3,500m) 6 – 7 hours

Day 07: Heading to Khangsar (3745m) 2-3 hours

Day 08: Heading to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 5-6 hours

Day 09: Visit Tilicho Lake and rest day in Lake

Day 10:  Heading to Yak Kharka (4040m) 4-5 hours

Day 11: Heading to Thorang Phedi: (4420m) 3-4 hours

Day 12: Heading to Muktinath (3,800m) 7 – 8 hours

Day 13: Heading to Jomsom (2,715m) 5-6 hours

Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m) 30mins

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 16: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you will land in the international airport in Kathmandu then there will one person from our company to take-off you. You will directly drive towards the hotel to check out. At night you will meet your guide and counsel about the trip. And have our dinner.      

Day 02: Drive to Chamje (1,410m) 6-7 hours

The very next morning, if the hotel is able to prepare breakfast then will have our breakfast in the hotel and if not we will have our breakfast on the way. We will have a scenic Prithvi highway where we will enjoy shortstops for lunch and scenic beauty all the way around. 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu valley, we will reach Chamje and we will check out the hotel and explore all around the valley and back to the hotel and spend overnight.

Day 03: Heading to Dharapani (1,960m) 5 – 6 hours

It takes almost 7 to 8 hours to reach Dharapani from Chamje. The trail from the Chamje descends until it reaches the river and then continues through the lush forest. And we will spend one night in Dharapani.

Day 04: Heading to Chame (2,710m) 5 – 6 hours

We will walk through a few forested ridges on our way to Chame. This place is also known as the headquarters of the Manang District. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will slowly move towards Chame where we will spend one night.

Day 05: Heading to Pisang (3,300m) 5 – 6 hours

The trails follow a steep and narrow river village winding through deep woodland. Continuing walking on this route, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.

Day 06: Heading to Manang (3,500m) 6 – 7 hours

Leaving Pisang, the trail climbs the steep ridge that affords good views of the Manang valley. The trail guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscapes and the mighty mountain. This is the largest district.

Day 07: Heading to Khangsar (3745m) 2-3 hours

We will descends and pass by a Chorten and reach Maryangdi River. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Khangsar. On the way, we have our lunch and slowly move towards Khangsar where we will spend one night.

Day 08: Heading to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 5-6 hours

From here, we will have a wonderful view of Lake Tilicho Lake which is situated in the highest altitude. We will have our lunch on the way and move towards Base Camp where we will spend one night.

Day 09: Visit Tilicho Lake or rest day in the lake

This day is for the rest day that’s why we don’t start our trekking. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast then after we will explore all around the Tilicho Lake.

Day 10:  Heading to Yak Kharka (4040m) 4-5 hours

From Tilicho base camp, the trail follows to the trail towards Yak Kharka where we have to crosses a stream, climbs the village of Tenki and continue to climb out of the Marshyangdhi valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola.

Day 11: Heading to Thorang Phedi: (4420m) 3-4 hours

Today we will make our way to the foot of the pass to Thorong Phedi. A short ascent up the mountain path on the river bank we will follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope and then we will reach Thorong Phedi. We will cross many suspension bridges before reaching Thorong Phedi where we will spend one night.

Day 12: Heading to Muktinath (3,800m) 7 – 8 hours

This day will have an opportunity to see the incredible magnificent views of the mountain while climbing or crossing the pass. It takes almost 7 to 8 hours to reach Muktinath where we will spend one night.

Day 13: Heading to Jomsom (2,715m) 5-6 hours

From here, we will trek on the windy trail of Kali Gandaki valley. After walking 5 to 6 hours from Muktinath we will finally reach Jomsom. Before reaching Jomsom, we will have an opportunity to see caves, meadows, and also reach Kagbeni which is one of the best places in this trekking.

Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m) 30mins

After having breakfast, we will drive towards the local airport of Jomsom to take a flight towards Pokhara valley which is also known as the home or the city of the lakes. After reach in Pokhara, we will explore all around the valley and spend one night in this beautiful valley.

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu

We will back to Kathmandu valley from the same route where we move towards Pokhara valley. At the time of this drive, we will have our lunch on the way and slowly drive to Kathmandu valley. After reach in Kathmandu valley, first of all, we will check out the hotel and spend some time around the Thamel Bazaar and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 16: Final departure

We will drop you towards the international airport with the hope that you have a wonderful day in our small country. Your safe journey with beautiful and adventure days in Nepal and also hoping that this will not the last chance to serve you and you will give another chance to serve you.