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Tilicho Lake Trek -16 Days

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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

Trip Duration : 16 Days
Max Altitude : 820m - 5416m
Group Size : 1 - 15
DIFFICULTY : Fairly Strenuous
ARRIVAL ON : Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

 Highlights of Tilicho Lake Trek

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

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 Trek 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 and passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal).

Trek up to Tilicho Lake, then we travel to Yak Kharka then up to pass Thorung La at an elevation of 5416 meters. From the Thorung – La pass, the treks lead down to Muktinath and then to Jomsom from where thirty-five minutes of scenic flights take you to Pokhara.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 01 :

Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our Airport Representative transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.

Day 02 :

Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar by bus. Driving 6 hours.

Day 03 :

Drive to Chyamje by Jeep then trek to Dharapani . Driving 2:30 hours & walking 5:30 hours.

Day 04 :

Dharapani to Chame(2725m). 6 hours.

Day 05 :

Chame to Pisang (3190m). 5:30 hours.

Day 06 :

Pisang to Manang village. Walking 6:30 hours.

Day 07 :

Trek to Khangsar Village. 5 hours.

Day 08 :

Khangsar Village to Tilicho Lake base camp. Walking 4:30 hours.

Day 09 :

Tilicho Lake base camp to Tilicho Lake (4910m/16105ft) and back to Tilicho lake Base camp. Walking 6 hours.

Day 10 :

Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours.

Day 11 :

Yak kharka to Throung Phedi walking 6 hours.

Day 12 :

Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m). Walking 8:30 hours.

Day 13 :

Morning visit Muktinath Temple then trek to Jomsom. Walking 4:30 hours.

Day 14 :

Flight to Pokhara & transfer to the hotel. At after noon, free or sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day 15 :

Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Driving 6 hours.

Day 16 :

Departure from Nepal.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our Airport Representative transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

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

Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar by bus. Driving 6 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 830m/2722ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our tour with a drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar, which is the headquarters of the western Nepali district of Lamjung. The drive takes us through the Prithvi highway up to Dumre. The Prithvi highway runs parallel to the Trishuli river for the most part. Once we cross the Nagdhunga pass, we will see a wide and fertile Naubise valley on one side and the Kathmandu valley on the other. The Naubise valley is enriched by the Naubise river, which meets with the Trishuli river near the Galchi. Once we cross Galchi, the dark green Trishuli river is our companion along with beautiful villages and occasional towns. Most of the area around the highway is covered in dense forests of the Mahabharata hills, along the side of which the highway runs. We will leave the Trishuli river from Muglin, which flows south towards Chitwan and later becomes Narayani as it is joined by Kali Gandaki and Seti, and head on our path towards Besisahar.

We will take the route to Pokhara from Mugling up to Dumre,The section of the highway goes along the bank of the Marsyangdi River. We will leave the Prithvi highway from Dumre and head northwards along the Marsyangdi River to Besisahar. The drive is a joyride because we will have the beautiful Marsyangdi river to our right and the stunning Himalayan peaks at our front all along the journey. We will stay at a guest house in Besisahar for the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans are included in today’s part of the trek.

Day 03 Drive to Chyamje by Jeep then trek to Dharapani . Driving 2:30 hours & walking 5:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1810m/5937ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our day with a two and half hours of jeep ride up to the village of the Chyamje in the north part of Lamjung District. The jeep drive goes along the serpentine Marsyangdi river. We will meet many waterfalls which flow very close to the road and often over it. We will stop at a short distance from Chyamje. Our trek starts by crossing the beautiful suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river below Chyamje.

The second part of the trek is wonderful as it is a light walk among the beautiful ambiance of the upper Mahabharata hills. The village of Tal is on our way, which is the first village of the Manang district that we meet. There is a gorgeous waterfall near Tal. We will walk further along the Marsyangdi river basin and reach Dharapani during the latter part of the day. We will stay at a guest house for the night.

Day 04 Dharapani to Chame(2725m). 6 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2725m/8940ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will first walk towards the village of Bagarchap from Dharapani. The walk takes us through rocky paths along the Marsyangdi River. Bagarchap is a picturesque village of the Gurung people which is characterized by houses with stone roofs. The trail passes through beautiful forests of oak, pine, and other conifers. We will come across Danaque (2,100 m/ 6,889 ft) village after walking for some time along the beautiful forest.

The path from Danaque to Timang goes through lush green forests and beautiful waterfalls. The village of Timang is located at the foot of the Lamjung Himal (6,983 m). The view of Lamjung Himal (meaning mountain) along with Annapurna II (7,937 m) and Kangaroo Peak (6,981 m) is stunning from Timang. The trail from Timang to Chame is relatively flat along the arid valley. We will reach Chame in the late afternoon. Chame is the administrative headquarters of the Manang district and is also a trading center of the region. We will stay at a guest house in Chame for the night.

Day 05 Chame to Pisang (3190m). 5:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3190m/10465ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our trek with an early morning stroll from Pisang across beautiful forests of pine, oak, junipers, and other trees. After we walk for an hour, the road starts to get more rocky and steep. The walking trail creeps through high mountain slopes with a sharp fall below to the foot of the river. We will come across the village of Barthang (2,950 m) on our way and rest there for a while.

We will get a glorious view of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak (6,091 m) as we move further along from Barthang. Many monasteries and stupas lie on our way as we get near to the village of Pisang. We will cross a bridge near the lower Pisang and move towards the central part of the villages. Mani walls and prayer flags adorn our path throughout the village. We will rest at a guest house for the night.

Day 06 Pisang to Manang village. Walking 6:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3500m/11480ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Pisang village with grand scenery of mountains and surrounding landscapes, from here on feeling the altitude gain, morning walk passes through the forest with a short uphill with superb views of Hongde airstrip beneath the staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak, then walking on the downhill path and towards the flat valley at Hongde village, after this place tree line disappears with barren, arid with cold and dry climate. Just before Manang, visit the old Braga monastery which houses old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting, and frescos, offering stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk brings to Manang village, the houses here are built up in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich culture and traditions.

Day 07 Trek to Khangsar Village. 5 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3700m/12136ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our day by trekking down towards old Manang first. We will cross the Jarshing river via a suspension bridge after walking for a short while from Manang. The path ahead goes through the slopes of the Gangapurna mountain. We will also get a stunning view of the Pisang peak. We will walk slowly along the slopes because a deep ravine will follow us for the most part of the journey.

As we move further up, the vegetation starts to get much scarcer. This part of Nepal bears a close resemblance to the arid Tibetan plateau on the other side of the Himalayas. We will also cross the crystal white Khangsar river on our way to Manang. Chortens, mani walls, prayer flags, and gompas start to get frequent as we approach the village of Khangsar. We will rest at a guest house in Khangsar for the night.

Day 08 Khangsar Village to Tilicho Lake base camp. Walking 4:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4525m/14842ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will come across a monastery as we move a little ahead of the village of Khangasar. As we pass further ahead, we will come across many pasture lands. These pastures are used for rearing animals like Yak and Chyangra, which is Himalayan goat. We will get a clear view of the wide valley ahead of us as we move further up from Khangsar. The Khangsar river also follows us for most of our journey and we will walk along its cliffs.

This part of the trek is famous for crystals. You will see sparkling crystals in the path as we are about to reach Tilicho Lake Base Camp. The last part of the trek takes us through the level path of the valley into the area where the base camp is located. We will stay at a guest house in base camp for the night. We will take an early sleep today because tomorrow’s part of the trek is as arduous as it is glorious.

Day 09 Tilicho Lake base camp to Tilicho Lake (4910m/16105ft) and back to Tilicho lake Base camp. Walking 6 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4525m/14842ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our trek to Tilicho lake after early morning breakfast. We will be going to an altitude of around 5,000 m for the first time during our trek so we will walk slowly. The first part of the trek is a steep and long climb up to the altitude of 4,750 m. The spot at the end of this long climb reveals the wonderful view of Tarke Gyang, Gangapurna, and the Khangsar Kang.

 Tilicho Lake, which is arguably the highest lake in the world, is a dark blue lake situated in the lap of the glorious Himalayas. The water of the lake is however often frozen, and it is possible to cross the lake on foot during peak winter. We will spend some time at Tilicho lake and get back towards the base camp. The descent is relatively easier than the climb, but slippery mountain slopes can add misery to our already beaten up body so we must tread slowly and carefully.

Day 10 Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4090m/13415ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Our destination for today is the village of Yak Kharka, which means Yak grazing pasture. There are many yak grazing pastures near the village of Yak Kharka which is also famous for Yak products including cheese. Our road from Tilicho Lake Base Camp first leads us out of the Marsyangdi river valley and then takes us to the beautiful village of Tenki Manang. The village is made up of closely clustered traditional houses.

We will then walk nearby the village of Khangsar. There is a path in a slope 500 m above Khangsar. We will take this path and continue on our journey forward. We will come across Jarshang Khola and cross it via a suspension bridge. This part has even fewer trees compared to the Marsyangdi valley but the breathtaking view of the Himalayas, including the Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Khatungkang (6,484 m), and Chulu Peak (6,584 m) as we near Yak Kharka compensates for the lack of trees. We will be welcomed by herds of yak upon green grasslands as we reach Yak Kharka.

Day 11 Yak kharka to Throung Phedi walking 6 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4441m/14567ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will walk towards Thorong Phedi today. Thorung Phedi is also known as Thorong High Camp and is located at the base of the Thorong La Pass. We will come across the village of Ledar after a short trek from Yak Kharka. We will rest for a bit at Ledar and continue on a trail that passes through the cliffs of the Jarshang River. We will cross the Jarshang River via a wooden bridge and continue to enter further deep into the heart of the mountain peaks which by now encircle us from all sides.

 Right, when we are about to reach Thorung Phedi we will get a spectacular view of mountains like Thorung Peak (6,144 m), Syagang Peak (6,026 m), Khatungkang Peak (6,484 m), Purbung Himal (6,590 m), and other surrounding mountains. If we are lucky then we can also spot the Himalayan Blue Ship at this altitude. We will stay at a guest house in Thorung Phedi. We will take an early rest because tomorrow’s part of the trek is the most challenging one.

Day 12 Thorung Phedi to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m). Walking 8:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3802m /12470ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will conquer the Thorong La Pass today. Thorung La Pass is one of the high Himalayan passes of Nepal and one of the most challenging ones to conquer. The road to Thorong La Pass is difficult because we will have to walk along the glacial moraines. The moraines are slippery and often abound with sharp crevasses. We will have to reach Thorung La Pass before mid-day because a strong wind blows during this time around the pass.which connects the district of Manang with the district of Mustang. We will head towards Muktinath after spending some time at the Thorong La Pass. Muktinath is a famous temple of the Hindus. There are 108 taps of water in the Muktinath Temple, bathing upon which Hindus believe will wash away your sins. The goddess Jwala Mai temple is also located near Muktinath. We will stay at a guest house in Muktinath for the night after a long hard day of the trek. We will celebrate the successful passage through Thorong La Pass tonight.

Day 13 Morning visit Muktinath Temple then trek to Jomsom. Walking 4:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2757m /9045ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

Early morning a short walk up to Muktinath temple premises and visit the main temple of Lord Vishnu after getting washed on 108 holy water spouts with freezing icy waters then ready for worship and puja where the priest will offer you with blessing.

 From here visit other main areas of Jal Devi temple and witness the ever-present flames in the main temple hall, after a meaningful visit of great purpose then drive to Jomsom by local transport either by Jeep or bus as available with scenic views of surrounding hills and mountains.

Day 14 Flight to Pokhara & transfer to the hotel. At after noon, free or sightseeing in Pokhara.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 900m/2952ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

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

Day 15 Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Driving 6 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the high mountains of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 16 Departure from Nepal.
Meal: Breakfast

Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

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Price Includes

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Hotel in Pokhara, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night)
  • Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in Trekking & Pokhara for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Filtered water in trekking using (Katadyn Pocket Water Filter)
  • Twin sharing a private comfortable room in trekking.
  • Annapurna trekking Map.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Jomsom to Pokhara, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Trip achievement certificate.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable English Speaking Government license holder trekking guide and strong porter (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works .
  • Annapurna Conservation entry permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges..

Price Excludes

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Trip Info

The Tilicho Lake Trek embarks with one’s arrival in Kathmandu city and tour of the Kathmandu valley. After that drive to Besi Sahar about 185 km drive from Kathmandu. Then from BesiSahar to Chamje by local transport either by bus or Jeep after that trek to Dharapani. From there, to Chame, Pisang, Manang. Similarly, from Manag, the further trekking journey resumes to Khangsar Village and from there to Tilicho Lake base.

And after that, we trek to Tilicho lake, trek to Yak Kharka, trek to Throung Phedi, trek to Muktinath via Thorong-la passes. Similarly, in the Morning visit Muktinath Temple and trek to Jomsom. Likewise, after that Flight to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu by car. Then, fly to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu by car.

TREKKING EQUIPMENTS, GEARS & SOME MEDICINES

  We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

Head

  • Sun hat
  • Scarf
  • Light balaclava
  • Warm wool hat
  • UV protection one Sunglasses
  • Head torch with extra batteries.

Upper Part Of The Body Upper

  • Tshirts
  • Shirts
  • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Thermal Vest
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Pullover
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Waterproof outer jacket
  • Rain Coat
  • Hand wear
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Warms mittens or gloves.

Lower Body

  • Long Under Wear
  • Short Under Wear
  • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
  • Warm Trousers
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Lightweight thermal trouser
  • Fleece pants
  • Cotton paints

Footwear

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick warm wool hiking socks
  • Walking boots with ankle support
  • Trainers or trail shoes
  • Gaiters
  • Micro spikes

Electronics

  • Camera and Accessories
  • Phone
  • Power Bank
  • Solar Panel
  • Travel Adapter

Miscellaneous

  • Book
  • Playing Cards/Games
  • Journal and Pen
  • Snacks and Specialist Food

Hygiene & First Aid

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pocket Hand Warmers
  • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
  • Toiletries
  • Water purifier
  • First Aid

Trek Essentials

  • Passport and Copy
  • Travel Insurance Details
  • Trekking Permit(s)
  • Waterproof Document Wallet
  • Cash

Recommended Medications

  • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Blister treatment
  • Rehydration powder
  • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
  • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
  • Throat lozenges
  • Diamox

Other Equipment

  • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Towel

FAQ

Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

Q. How much weight does porter carries?

A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

Q. When Should I pack my gears?

A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.

 TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard

 ALTITUDE AND TEMPERATURE IN NEPAL

Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

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Frequently Asked Questions

The best time for Tilicho Lake Trek is the spring and autumn seasons. Similarly, this is a long trek. Therefore, great care must be taken when choosing the right time for trekking. Spring and autumn are sunny and warm, so you can travel outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Also, since autumn is the festive season in the country, you can enjoy the biggest festivals in the country, Dashain and Tihar. In addition, you can travel to Nepal at this time of the year to learn about the culture and traditions of the place. Furthermore, you can explore various other festivals in the country.

Tilicho Lake Trek is long. Therefore, it is clear that it is a little difficult to complete. Similarly, it’s a modest hike that can be a bit difficult for new hikers and beginners. Also, this trek is done at very high altitudes and can always be the victim of altitude sickness.

Even if you travel here during the high season, it is difficult to book the right accommodation and the hiking trails are crowded. If you travel here during the off-season, weather and climate can also affect your visit. Not suitable for a visit this time.

The Tilicho Lake Trek fits your body and is suitable for those who are mentally strong. It doesn’t matter if you have no trekking experience. This route can be the starting point for your life adventure. However, be sure to do physical training such as running, swimming, and hiking before choosing this route.

Also, keep in mind that you may feel uncomfortable before acclimatizing. This means that you should start training for at least a few months before embarking on this trek. To enjoy the altitude and climate of this route and make a great experience unforgettable, we recommend doing aerobics 3-4 times a week for an hour.

The weather and climate for the Tilicho Lake Trek are suitable throughout the year. It is mostly chilly because it is at high altitudes and during the nighttime. Similarly, if you travel here during the spring and autumn seasons then you will find the perfect weather and climate for your visit. Similarly, if you travel here during the winter seasons you might not find suitable weather and climate. So, always make sure that you choose the right time for the Tilicho Lake Trek.

The Tilicho Lake Trek is a moderate-level trek. So, taking children with you during your visit is not recommended. However, if they are older enough for the trip then you can take them with you. Also, make sure they are older than 16 years and can handle them completely.

Yes, there is an age limit for doing the Tilicho Lake Trek. You should be older than 16 years and younger than 60 years for doing the Tilicho Lake Trek.

Altitude sickness is a common problem during the Tilicho Lake Trek. Therefore, you should drink a sufficient amount of water and acclimatize yourself from time to time.

Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast at the Tilicho Lake Trek.

You usually walk about 5-6 hours on most of your trek days. The walks must be slow and

Steady during the Tilicho Lake trek.

Usually, the walking trail is not crowded but it is mostly jam-packed with travelers during the peak trekking and climbing seasons on the Tilicho Lake Trek.

The Tilicho Lake Trek starts with one’s arrival in Kathmandu city and a tour of the Kathmandu valley. After that drive to Besi Sahar about 185 km drive from Kathmandu. Then from BesiSahar to Chame by local transport either by bus or Jeep after that trek to Dharapani. From there, to Chame, Pisang, Manang. Similarly, from Manag, the further trekking journey resumes to Khangsar Village and from there to Tilicho Lake base.

And after that, trek to Tilicho lake, trek to Yak Kharka, trek to Throung Phedi, trek to Muktinath via Thorong-la passes. Similarly, in the Morning visit Muktinath Temple and trek to Jomsom. Likewise, after that Flight to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu by car. Then, flight to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu by car.

The length of the trek can differ from the itinerary you choose. However, it is usually 16 days long

As of now, there are no public swimming facilities on Lake Tilicho. The coast is rocky and the water is cold. The lake is isolated and relatively unaffected by the tourism and tourism business.

In case you want to cancel Tilicho Lake trek booking you should inform us through written documents or electronic mail. Then after we receive the document only we will be in a position to cancel your trip. We would like to inform you that 30% of the trip amount that you have paid in advance will be charged as the cancellation fee.

Yes, if you travel here with your friends and family members then your trip is going to be a lot of fun. Similarly, you will spend quality time with your friends and family.

Reviews

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
2023-09-30
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
2023-05-29
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
2023-05-29
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
2023-05-22
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
2023-05-19
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
2023-05-18
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
2023-05-16
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
2023-05-16
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
2023-05-06
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng
2023-05-06
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