“Around Himalaya’s highest glacial Lakes of Tilicho within massive Annapurna mountain; do the Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking”
Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking, located around the high Manang valley North West of Nepal Himalaya. Close to Annapurna and Nilgiris high mountain range offers you a sweeping panorama in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge. With great hospitality of Manang people and the excellent services of Awesome Nepal Treks guides and staff, enjoy the majestic trekking experience.
Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking is truly an overwhelming adventure leading you on picturesque Annapurna circuit mainstream trekking trails. Traverse into the complete wilderness in the harmony of mountains and pristine environment of rugged hills, snow-capped peaks, and scenic turquoise color Tilicho Lake. The Tilicho Lake excursion follows up with the crossing of the world’s most popular trekking high passes.
Get the best itinerary of Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking with all the updated features and trekking requirements. Explore the world’s highest-situated glacial lake. Also, do the walking in the beautiful detour of Annapurna trekking which encompasses Thorong La Pass (5416 m).
From Manang, our route diverts off the main Annapurna circuit trail. It heads towards the remote and isolated destination in the hidden areas of Manang valley at Tilicho Lake. Here with an enjoyable time on the sacred emerald-colored Tilicho, surrounded by the high peaks of Tilicho and Gangapurna Himal, relish the fairyland on earth. With an enjoyable and pleasant moment walk leads back to join the main trail on the Annapurna circuit trail to reach Jomsom by crossing the high Thorong-La pass for the flight to Pokhara.
Our fabulous and memorable adventure Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking concludes at beautiful Pokhara with a drive back to Kathmandu, after an incredible experience of a lifetime adventure on Tilicho Lake Trekking with Awesome Nepal’s excellent guidance.
Are you adventurous? If yes, why not traverse the Annapurna Circuit Trek on a bicycle? It is also one of the most popular activities to do in Nepal. However, you need to test your perseverance and increase your sense of intrepidity to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek by cycling.
Book the Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking in Nepal with the team of Awesome Nepal Treks & Expeditions. The journey to the world’s highest-situated lake becomes more meaningful only after visiting the place with the locals. The agency always deploys the locals for trekking. Therefore, our clients always get the authentic information about the culture, rituals, and landscape of the surrounding.
Your first impression of arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport is an experience in itself. But don’t be worried by the apparent confusion as your airport representative will be waiting to welcome you with your name written on a placard. Depending on traffic, you will be at your hotel within 20 minutes or so.
You have time to relax and enjoy the ambience and comfort of the hotel until your evening Group Meeting. This is when we collect your insurance details and discuss how the trip will run for the coming days. After the meeting, we go for our first group dinner. Your tour leader will take you to a traditional Nepali restaurant in Thamel.
(M Hotel or equivalent)
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Tilicho Lake Trekking around Annapurna.
(other options on the tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area is also known as Little Tibet)
Starting this wonderful adventure with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal midwest, leading to Besisahar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here transfer to another vehicle and continue to drive on a dirt road passing villages of Khudi, Bulbule to reach at Nagdi village following Marshyangdi River upstream. This is a nice small farm village with rice paddy fields and terraced farms which houses several small and nice lodges for an overnight stay.
From here our first day walk begins following the Marsyangdi River towards Syange a small village and then uphill on leaving Marshyangdi River behind to reach at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers. After Jagat walk leads on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marshyangdi River crossing to the east side into the forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges to end the day walks at a small place of Shree Chaur.
Morning continues towards a nice village at Tal Besi, from here another 4-5 hours walk leads to our overnight destination at Tal Besi on gradual trail with few ups and down following the raging Marsyangdi River upstream to reach a nice green valley with waterfalls at Tal Besi. Tal Besi is the starting point of Manang district with time in the afternoon to browse around this lovely village of Buddhist culture and age-old traditions.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Tal Besi where Manang area starts heading further North towards Dharapani village, a nice large village located on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail. From Dharapani with lunch break walk leads into cool and lovely rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagarchap to reach at Danque with much Buddhist cultured village includes views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft and Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Danaque village with many orchards filled with peach-apricot and apple trees.
From Danaque village walking uphill towards Temang village with amazing views of Manaslu-Lamjung and Annapurna II, as the walk slowly reaches another large village at Timang for the possible lunch stop. After a refreshing break, few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for an overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a head quarter town of the district.
From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with a possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.
Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk leads through fthe orest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.
Walk downhill to reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.
A necessary rest day at Manang for acclimatization before reaching higher areas to Tilicho and Mesokanto-la pass, in Manang short hike around Manang village, this is a large village situated on windswept valley by the bank of Marshyangdi River below Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang glacial Lake.
After Manang village morning walk leads to another highlight of this trip, as our route diverts from main Annapurna circuit trail reaching one of the last village of Manang at Khangsar for an overnight stop which lies on route to Tilicho Lake.
Morning walk heads towards our main destination of the adventure on route Tilicho in the perfect wilderness with constant scenery of windswept beautiful terrain and snow-capped peaks of Tilicho and Gangapurna at close distance.
Slowly our day walk ends on reaching Tilicho Base Camp which closes to the beautiful emerald Lake of Tilicho for an overnight stop in the comfort of the nice and cosy lodge.
From here onwards around the dry and arid country, morning walk heading downhill for some time, with a short climb to reach at Tilicho Lakeshore to conclude one of our main highlight of this adventure. Tilicho Lake considered a holy lake by both Hindu's and Buddhist religions, this beautiful spot offers awesome views of snowcapped peaks, here after lunch return journey with an uphill walk past Tilicho Base Camp to reach a small lonely spot at Shree Kharka for an overnight stop.
After a wonderful time in the quiet and peaceful areas around Tilicho Lake, our morning walk leads with many climbs to reach back on main Annapurna circuit trek with amazing views as the walk on crossing a small stream reaching at Yak Kharka settlement with the number of lodges. From here an hour walk leads you to our overnight stop in Churi Ledar facing grand views of Gangapurna and Chuli West peaks with Annapurna III.
Morning walk lead to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the river bank of Janjung, finally walk leads at Thorang Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.
One of the highlight and Big Day of this adventure! After early breakfast walk leads to a long climb to Thorang-la on the steep winding path to reach Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,769 ft.The highest point of the adventure with views of snowcapped peaks, and then with long descends to reach at holy Muktinath around Lower Mustang area .On reaching Muktinath foran overnight stop, this is a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.
After Muktinath, rest of the journey is easier with moderate walks all the way with a big drop of 1,200 m downhill to Kaligandaki river valley, this pleasant walk leads to Kaligandaki river valley to reach at Jomsom, a headquarter town of Mustang area with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. Jomsom located on the famous and ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt and Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet-China beyond Upper Mustang. A charming place with white painted houses, paved streets and well kept lodges and hotels here celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juice, around this area within Kaligandaki valley famous for delicious apples.
Early breakfast and transfer to Jomsom airport for the sweeping short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills dotted with farm villages. On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the serene lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.
Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fantastic and exciting Tilicho Lake trekking around Annapurna area, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with the afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs .
(Options of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 mins)
Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Tilicho Lake Trekking around great Annapurna Himalaya, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for an international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.
Yes, you will get the airport pick up and drop off services available. Our airport representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you at the hotel in Thamel. Evening is free for you to explore the eateries and bars of the area. Our office will complete all your trekking formalities. Overnight in Hotel
You can obtain your VISA to Nepal either by contacting our embassy or consulate office in your host country. There is a provision of VISA on Arrival to the tourists. As you land in Nepal you can fill up the form and pay the VISA charge at the International Airport in Nepal.
You can get accommodation of your choice in Kathmandu and Pokhara. These two cities are the major touristic destinations of Nepal. Therefore, you can get accommodation of different categories ranging up to 5 star
Yes, you can extend your stay in Pokhara. However, if it is not included in your regular itinerary you will have to pay extra as per the services. The set flights or bus tickets; if needs to be changed, the incurred extra charges must be paid by yourself.
Yes, you can upgrade accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, it is subjected to be charged extra as per the prior trip agreement.
The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 200 km. There are numerous side roads and it is along the Prithivi Highway. The traffic is high. Therefore, traffic jam may result in the hours of road trip. However, the normal time to reach Pokhara by bus or tourist bus is about 6 – 7 hours.
Yes, you can fly to Kathmandu instead of driving. And it takes about 35 - 45 minutes. Please contact the travel planners if you have already booked the road trip. The price of the flight and road trip is subject to availability and the current rates category.
Yes, it is safe to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Moreover, there is a null number of air accidents on this route.
Accommodation in Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek is in a teahouse or lodge. In some places, trekkers can get the attached bathroom but most of the time the room is in a general category and have a common bathroom without private attached.
You can get diverse food/meals during the trek to Tilicho Lake. If you prefer to have the western menu, then also you can have it. However, try some local delicacies which might help you to understand the local lifestyle too. If you don’t want to try the locals, then the Annapurna Tilicho Lake trek route offers general western menus.
You can get boiled or filtered water in the teahouse which you can fill up the bottle according to the price. The drinking water for the locals is okay if they drink from natural spring water but you can refill it and use the purifying pills.
In most of the teahouses, you will get the western commode style toilets. Don’t expect the toilets of all the amenities. But remember you don’t have to defecate in the public. The condition of bathroom is of Spartan way.
Hot shower is subjected to be paid extra. However, in some teahouses you can get free shower. But remember to consult with your guide before doing the shower.
Spring and Autumn is the best time to Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek. However, trekkers can do the trekking in either winter or in summer season in Nepal. Please remember that summer season coincides with the monsoon time in Nepal. During this time of the year the cloud blocks the vision of the mountains and it might be frustrating for some. But remember that during off season the trail is tranquil and there won’t be many trekkers.
It is up to you to decide to do the trekking of your liking. Private or Group Trekking, the level of the services and the hospitality we provide is same. Therefore, choose according to your liking.
We can arrange the trekking for maximum 50 people as there would be shortage of teahouses for the group more than 50 people. However, for the tour there won’t be any problem.
Yes, it is possible for the beginners too but remember every trekkers must have the sound physical condition as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek reaches up To 4130 m from sea level which involves the trail with uphill and downhill.
Yes, it is attainable by children but before the trek please mention the age of the trekkers to our travel planners so that we can amend the itinerary. For the children below 18 years old, it is recommended to have the guardian. However, we can arrange the trek or tour for kids too on the basis and guidance of their guardians
It is a moderate trekking trail but every age group of trekkers can do the trekking. However, we can customize the trekking itinerary as the per the group characteristics
We can avoid the altitude sickness during the trek by following the instructions of the guide. You have to walk uphill or higher altitude slowly and uniformly. Please remember to have plenty of fluids either water or soupy food. Proper acclimatization in your itinerary can also help you avoid the altitude sickness.
Yes, Foreign Money is accepted on the trail but the currencies which are not accepted by Nepal Government is not accepted.
Yes, It is mandatory to have the travel insurance during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You need to have the insurance plan which covers the Helicopter rescue, accidents, and medical expenses.
Yes, it is necessary to make a down payment to confirm the trip to Nepal with us. You will have to make at least 20% of the trip cost.
Our Cancellation policy is as follows:
In the event of trip cancellation, you must notify Nepal Hiking in writing; the following cancellation policies will apply.
56 days before departure – 80% refund.
42 – 55 days prior to departure – 70% refund.
29 – 41 days prior to departure – 50% refund.
01 – 28 days before departure- no refund.