Tilicho Lake Trekking

Trek up to the highest lake in the earth

Duration Duration 18 Days
Meals Meals
  • 17 Breakfast
  • 14 Lunch
  • 14 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 4-night hotel
  • 13-night eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Ice Walking
Price Reduced US$ 1900 Price Starts From US$ 1700
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Difficult
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5416 M, Thorong La Pass
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1-8 people
Transportation Transportation
Jeep/Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek

Overview of Tilicho Lake Trekking

Tilicho Lake trekking starts by crossing the suspension bridge in the Marshangdi River. You will see the beautiful waterfall dropping down from the rocky mountain. Taal is the entrance of the Manang District. Typical types of Tibetan or Mongolians inhabit the region. The Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking course is about 17 days. Undoubtedly we can organize according to our client’s desire.


Tilicho Lake Trekking Highlights

  • Tilicho Lake exploration – the highest lake in the world
  • Trek via Sherpa Village, Buddhist Gompa, and ethnic group
  • Cross Thorong La Pass 5416 meter
  • Scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Tilicho Lake lies at the highest altitude of 4949 meters. This is the best place to witness the glacier lake and the mountain range. It is in the vicinity of the Annapurna Circuit Trek trail. Peregrine offers this magnificent trekking experience in the Himalayan belt of Nepal.

Tilicho Lake Trekking trail overview

Trekking in Nepal is a mystique affair. Tilicho Lake trekking starts from the drive to Lamjung, Beshisahar. The Lamjung district of Nepal is very significant because of its historical events. The trekking begins from Beshisahar to the Khangsar Village, similar to the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. For the circuit trekking, the trail leads towards Yak Kharka, but for the Tilicho Lake trekking, the trail moves to pass by the Khangsar Village. The glacial lake lies majestically in the mountains, and this trail goes to Yak Kharka or Tilicho pass. We can see the views of Annapurna, Tent Peak, and other Himalayan ranges from Tilicho Lake. Trekking overall is a fantastic adventure and a fun-filled journey.

After a mesmerizing trek, the Tilicho Lake trek returns. The trek moves towards more daunting and challenging phases of the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. The Tilicho Lake to Yak Kharka passes by the Thorong La Pass (5416m). It provides the wilderness adventure experience. Once you have given the Thorong La the border of Manag and Mustang, the trip follows the Muktinath Jomsom trail. Finally, the view of the Nilgiri on your left and the barren Mustang region to your right can be seen. At the banks of Kaligandaki River, forget all the pains endured upon coming here. Jomsom to Pokhara, either by airplane or by helicopter, can be reached.

Hence, Come and Book this trek. The package consists of a high Altitude Lake, snow-covered mountain passes, and the mystical Mustang Muktinath Temple or wonders of Himalayan Mountain.

Tilicho Lake Trekking Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

    You will be welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, by our airport representative and a 20 to 25-minute drive to Thamel. You will get brief information about your trekking itinerary. Overnight at the hotel on the bed and breakfast plan.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing

    We will arrange your ACAP entry permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System). But the Tour guide will take you to Kathmandu valley sightseeing, such as the historical and ancient architectural Kathmandu Durbar square, the Hindu and Buddhist monkey temple Syambhunath, Boudhanath, and the holiest Hindu deity Pashupatinath temple. You will prepare for your trekking after this tour. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Besishar or Bhulbhule to Jagat

    We drive on the Prithvi Highway for five hours, following the Trishuli River to Dumre. And then, we follow the Marshyangdi River to arrive at Besisahar or Bhulbhule. We transfer our trekking staff to the local Jeep and drive to Jagat or depend on their local Bus and Jeep service management committee. Driving on this Mountain and rocky landscape is beautiful and adventurous, and we have been able to skip a couple of days because of local transportation on the same trekking trail to Chamje.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04: Jagat to Bagarchap

    Today we hike up to Bagarchap crossing the suspension bridge from left to right and right to left along with Kali Gandaki riverside, and we arrive at Taal, the entrance to the Manang district. The Taal offers a superb view of the waterfall. Depending on your walking speed, it takes about 3 to 4 hours until Dharapani and then Bagarchap.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2710m/8891ft) 6-7 hours

    You are rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu after climbing uphill for about two hours on the rhododendron and pine forest trails. We negotiate some steep forested ridges along with some landslides to come. You would be greeted with remarkable views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal from Chame; the headquarter of Manang District has many tea houses run by migrated Tibetan People.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Cheame to Pisang (3190m.) 5- 6 hours

    Today we start our trek through a deep, steep, narrow valley; we cross a couple of suspension bridges and climb uphill into the beautiful pine forest to Dhukur Pokhari, offering some mountain views. Have lunch at Dhukur Pokhari and trek in the flat green mountain valley for one hour more. Overnight at lodge.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3450m.) 5-6 hours

    There is an alternative trekking route from Pisang (upper and Lower Pisang), which becomes more hardened again in Mugi. Trekking from Lower Pisang is a shorter, more accessible, comparatively high rate. It is a mountain valley trekking through some pine trees via Home Airport, but picturesque views of the mountain and valley are taken from the upper route. Also can see the mountain people living standards from Braga and Ngawol ancient villages and Monasteries, and it would be proper acclimatization for better sleep in Manang after enduring tired legs while trekking. Manang is a large village dominated by Tibetan types of Nepalese Himalayan people.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang

    This morning would be beautiful with the views of Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Tilicho, and many small other mountains and a spectacular view of the milky blue Gangapurna Lake from your hotel. Manang has many places to acclimatize in higher elevations. Most people hike up to Gangapurna viewpoint (3800m.), Ice Lake or Milarepa cave. We suggest taking advice from the Himalaya Rescue Association, located in Manang, about mountain sickness nearby Hotel. Overnight at lodge.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Manang to Khangsar village (3734m.)

    Continue our trek towards Tilicho Lake crossing the western gate and the trails separate from Thorong La Pass. The Trail descends from old Manang, passing by white color painted Chorten from left side trails crossing the suspension bridge and keep walking along with Khangsar River to arrive at ancient Khangsar village, called the last village of this region.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Khangshar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp (4150m.)

    We will start early morning trekking after breakfast because the wind and rocks are falling in the afternoon. We arrive at the base camp and overnight at Teahouse.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Trek to Lilicho Lake (4949m.) and back to base camp

    Start a steep climb uphill after a while, which turns into a more natural route, but people feel hard to climb because of the high elevation. When you see around you, the mountains appear in every direction as you slowly trek and continuously climb to Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world, located in the lap of the mountain on 4949m. It is a fantastic view of mountains and desert land. After taking some pictures, return to Tilicho Lake Base camp, the same route, and stay overnight at a small lodge.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Base camp to Yak Kharka (4020m.

    Today we follow the same trail from the Tilicho base camp. Except for the landslide section, the path was much easier after the high-elevation Tilicho Lake (4949m.) trek. Further, we leave the Khangsar trail and catch another trail to Yak Kharka. The views of the mountain and desolate Khangsar village are top scenic. There is a high possibility of seeing blue sheep in this area. After 3.5 to 4 hours of walking, we arrive at Yakkharka and stay overnight at the lodge.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Yakkharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m.) 4 to 5 hours trek

    Today we get ready for strenuous hiking of more than 600 meters, including some steps, steep trails, and up and downhill. We cross the wooden bridge and start some steep climb, then walk one more hour along with the rock-falling area. People climbed High camp to acclimate and come down for the night. Some people go to high camp for the night to make tomorrow’s Thorong Pass easier.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Thorong- La passes (5416 m. to Muktinath (3800m.)

    Today is one of the most challenging and strenuous days, but Peregrine Treks Pvt will fully secure you. Ltd staff. Early at 3:30 am, you will be given a weak up call and have breakfast or tea/coffee. The trail starts to climb straightly to the high camp. Around one hour, take a tiny break there and continue your hiking. It would be once in your life walking in the dark with a headlight which would be exciting for many people. It is better to arrive at the top before 10 O’clock because of the big winds and 800 meters ascending and 1600 meters descending to Muktinath with a packed lunch.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom

    Today morning would be lovely with the spectacular views of the seventh highest mountain in the world, Dhaulagiri (8167 m.), Nilgiri, and many other small snowcapped peaks and beautiful landscapes. After some descending, you will explore 700 and 500 years old monasteries at Jharkot and Kagbeni, the gateway of the Upper Mustang trekking. The trails catch the Kali Gandaki River, and you have to walk on the sand with the big wind to Jomsom.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

    After breakfast in the morning, you will have a 24-minute flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is the second biggest city in Nepal, where is the beautiful views of Machapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Lamjung mountains can be savored. You will have sightseeing in Pokhara at Davis Falls, Gupteshwor cave, Tibetan refugee camp, and Phewa lake boating. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours driving.

    After breakfast in your Hotel, we will drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara for about 6-7 hours, but you will have lunch on the way. After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping.
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 18: Final departure

    Today is the last day. If you have an evening flight, you will have some sightseeing, depending on your flight schedule. Before three hours you better have to depart from the Hotel because of the traffic jam in Kathmandu.
    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Three-star category hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
    • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu tourist bus
    • Jomsom-Pokhara flight ticket
    • City tour with tour guide as per itinerary
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistant guide for more than five trekkers
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Salary for trekking crew members, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are yours to take
    • All necessary Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid Medical Kit or essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • Farewell dinner
    • Applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

    • Nepalese visa fee and International airfare
    • Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from
    • Nepal, prior to return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodation

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated at Samsara Resort or a similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided with Teeka resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra USD 250. However, only a room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the trek, we have various options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for private trips, so we recommend booking it according to your schedule. We do not need a minimum group size for the private trip and won’t charge additional charges for a solo traveler.

Please let us know if you need additional services like pre/post accommodation, domestic flight, Everest Mountain Flight, adventurous sports, sightseeing, etc. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

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