OVERVIEW

Tilicho Lake is located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters (16,138 ft.) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and is known as the highest lake for its size in the world. The trail cuts through varied elevations, and has surreal landscapes varying from subtropical to alpine forests, massive waterfall to turquoise Tilicho Lake, and the stunning rocky Thorong La Pass with an altitude of 5416 meters.

The only tricky part along this trek is the trail between Shree Kharka and Tilicho Base Camp – called the “landslide area”. Passing through the landslide area has got to be the toughest part of the climb, not because they are difficult to walk, but the trails are very narrow and you have to be very careful throughout this path. Nonetheless, the rock formations along this trail are quite stunning and impressive. 

One amazing thing about this trek is that, it is a splendid summer trek, as rewarding as it is challenging. The Tilicho lake trek undoubtedly ranks among the finest high-altitude Nepal treks best experienced in the Monsoon.

Tilicho Lake

Days

15 days

Highest Altitude

4919m

Community

Tibetan

Time

5-6 hours

Accomodation

Lodges

Season

March-May September-November

ITINERARY

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Chyamche - 1400m (Trek Time: 7-8 hrs.)

Trek from Chyamche to Dharapani - 1960m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

Trek from Dharapani to Chame - 2710m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

Trek from Chame to Pisang - 3300m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

Trek from Pisang to Manang - 3500m (Trek Time: 6-7hrs.)

Trek from Manang to Khangsar - 3745m (Trek Time: 2-3 hrs.)

Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp - 4140m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

Visit Tilicho Lake (4919m) and trek back to Base Camp (Trek time: 5-6 hrs.)

Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka - 4040m (Trek Time: 4-5 hrs.)

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi - 4420m (Trek Time: 3-4 hrs.)

Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La Pass - 5416m (Trek Time: 7-8 hrs.)

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom - 2715m (Trek Time: 5-6 hrs.)

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

·      Visit the oldest monastery in Braga village

·      Enjoy mix culture of Tibetan Buddhist and Bon culture

·      One of the world’s highest Lake - Tilicho

·      The stunning view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna 1 (8091) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) 

·      Thorong La Pass which is the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit