Trip Facts
  • Duration
    18 Days
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Country
    Nepal
  • Arrival
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Departure
    TIA, Kathmandu
  • Group Size
    2 - 15
  • Max Altitude
    820m - 5416m
  • Meal
    Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trekking collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak, which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. In 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayan – a holy book of the Hindus.

Tilicho Lake Trekking starts right from Besisahar as Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent Tilicho lake trekking leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. We have customized this route, as it is basically, the same as Annapurna Circuit, from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka this route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal) and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we travel to Yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorung La at elevation of 5416 meters. From the Thorung – La pass, the treks lead down to Muktinath then to Jomsom from where thirty-five minutes scenic flights take you to the Pokhara.

trip highlights

 

  • Ascending the Marshyangdi valley
  • Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga
  • Explore beautiful Manag village
  • Enjoy mix culture of Tibetan
  • World highest Tilicho Lake
  • Stunning view of Mt manasalu (8163m), Annapurna 1 (8091) and Dhaulagiri (8167m)
  • Crossing Throng La Pass (5416m).

 

Your Safety is our concern

The safety and the well being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. In this regards, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute in the planning stages of your adventure.

Tilicho Lake Trek glimpse

Itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer we will follow accordingly.

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  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast.

  • Day 02

    Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje(1560m/5118ft). Driving 2 hours and Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].

  • Day 04

    Chamje to Dhararpani (1810m/5938ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].

  • Day 05

    Dharapani to Chame(2725m/8940ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].

  • Day 06

    Chame to Pisang (3190m/10466ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].

  • Day 07

    Pisang to Manang(3500m/11483ft) walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].

  • Day 08

    Rest in Manang for acclimatization, O/N at guest house, [B L D Plan].

  • Day 09

    Trek to Khangsar Village (3700m/11203ft). Waking 5 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 10

    Trek to Tilicho Lake base camp (4525m/13701ft). 4 hours. Overnight at the guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 11

    Trek to Tilicho lake( 4910m/14876ft) and back to Base camp. 6 hours. Overnight at the Guest house. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 12

    Trek to Yak Kharka (4090m/13418ft). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 13

    Trek to Throung Phedi(4441m/14570ft) walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan].

  • Day 14

    Trek to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m/17769ft). Walking 8:30, O/N at guest house. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 15

    Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 16

    Flight to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast. Flying time 25 minutes. O/N at hotel. [B L D Plan]

  • Day 17

    Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level. Driving time 6 hours. O/N at hotel. [B L Plan]

  • Day 18

    After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

  • 01 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel

    There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

  • 02 Day
    Drive to Besisahar by tourist bus (830meters). 6 hours.

    Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 03 Day
    Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje (1400meters). 5 hours

    The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 04 Day
    Trek to Bagarchhap (2160meters). 5 hours.

    Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675meters, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 meters the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 05 Day
    Trek to Chame (2630meters). 5 hours

    The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 06 Day
    Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours.

    The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 07 Day
    Trek to Manang (3540 meters). 5 hours.

    Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 08 Day
    Acclimatization day at Manang village.

    Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 09 Day
    Trek to Khangsar Village (3700 meters). 4 hours.

    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. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 10 Day
    Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) 5 hours.

    Continue from Khangsar on a large path. Pass a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a recently constructed path up towards a high ridge. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the altitude, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old path, and is much more difficult as it goes on really steep screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new path, 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. Overnight at basic Guesthouse.

  • 11 Day
    Trek to Tilicho Lake (5200 meters) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp (4200meters) 6 hours.

    Today our journey start early in the morning around 6 AM as we trying to avoid the wind. 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 as there are no any accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area. Overnight at basic Guesthouse.

  • 12 Day
    Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours.

    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. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 13 Day
    Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters) 5 hours.

     Today, after ascending for two and half hour the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 14 Day
    Trek to Muktinath (3800 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters) 8 hours.

    Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow but it is all depending on the weather condition. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath. Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 15 Day
    Trek to Jomsom (2720meters) 5 hours.

    Today we follow the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is large town with many facilities, it is also headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the government office are available for local people in Mustang. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • 16 Day
    Morning flight to Pokhara

    Today 35 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum. Overnight back at hotel.

  • 17 Day
    Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters).

    Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.

  • 18 Day
    Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

    The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Trip FAQ

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  • How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

  • Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

  • Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    While briefing, please bring Passport, 3 copies of Passport size photos, travel Insurance, writing pen and notepad.

  • What is our daily routine while in trekking?

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch between 11:30 am to 12:30 afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.

    After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.

  • Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

    There are telephones service in all trekking routes and internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.

  • Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

client references

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Dear Babu, Time flies so fast. It has passed a month since we left Nepal, but we still talk a lot about it, and how we enjoyed our stay, thanks to you and your staff. The most memorable part was Annapurna circuit trek, the mountain scenery with the side trip to Tilicho lake and pass over Throng-la. It was just great! We also fondly remember our guide and porter, that made whole trek much more interesting and fun. So, thank you all, for our great time in Nepal. Also we wish Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2012 to you personally, and to the whole Unique Path Trekking staff ! Best regards

Ronald and JasnaCroatia

Seasons & deals

February to May and September to November are the high seasons in Nepal. In this regards, we need to book hotel, purchase domestic flight tickets and arrange good guide and porter in advance. So we kindly request to confirm your trip an early as possible for the best deal and good trip management.

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Price for Tilicho Lake Trek on full board basis USD 1495 per person

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages?

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level, Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Domestic flight tickets with tax, Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and all the necessary permits, please find in details below what are included and excluded in the price as follows:

Service includes in details

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Seasonal local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking.
  • Domestic flight tickets with tax.
  • Annapurna trekking Map.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate and Trekking Cap (Sample of Certificate and Trekking Cap)
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly English-speaking Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary officially paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

service excludes in details

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Your Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Want to customize above package?

Above package is based on standard full board. Beside standard full board package, we do offer budget package according by your desire. Price can be varied with a number of the participants, we kindly request to inquire for the latest pricing and up to date information.

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