Trip To Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4,949 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Nepal. Another source lists Lake Tilicho as being 4,919 meters high (16,138 feet). It was for long almost totally closed save for a few climbers and expeditions, and since 1974, when Nixon changed the China policy, part of the area above Thini on the Jomosom side became a totally off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited. It’s one of none tourist Trekking area of Nepal, which is normal to hard trekking with different passes. It lays also Annapurna region. But it is very exciting and the challenging Trekking. One can pass the Mesokanta La via Tilicho. So for it, it’s called “Annapurna Hard way trekking”. One can see the nice scenery of Annapurna region, and the Tilicho Lake view, which is the situated highest Elevations Lake in the world. Not only that. You can see the other popular Mountain scenery in this area.

location
Location

Manang

Calendar
Duration

5 nights 6 days

Trip Grades
Trip Grades

Challenging

Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4,949 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in Nepal. Another source lists Lake Tilicho as being 4,919 meters high (16,138 feet). It was for long almost totally closed save for a few climbers and expeditions, and since 1974, when Nixon changed the China policy, part of the area above Thini on the Jomosom side became a totally off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited. It’s one of none tourist Trekking area of Nepal, which is normal to hard trekking with different passes. It lays also Annapurna region. But it is very exciting and the challenging Trekking. One can pass the Mesokanta La via Tilicho. So for it, it’s called “Annapurna Hard way trekking”. One can see the nice scenery of Annapurna region, and the Tilicho Lake view, which is the situated highest Elevations Lake in the world. Not only that. You can see the other popular Mountain scenery in this area.Hence, as we go to the high altitude to triumph over the view of the lake is not an easy task, but this trip is truly exciting, thrilling and more or less rewarding. Though trekking Tilicho Lake is a challenging trekking route it is definitely one of the finest trekking routes in the Annapurna region. This trek displays scenic view of much of eastern side of the epic world famous Annapurna circuit with sublime natural beauty, cultural and traditional values, stunning waterfalls and running clean water streams, and attractive floras and faunas.

Our trip begins with a cruise from Kathmandu to Besisahar and we hike from Besisahar, the path offers you fantastic views of gigantic peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) – 10th highest mountain of world, Mt Dhaulagiri, (8,167m)-worlds 7th highest, Manaslu,( 8,163m)- worlds 8th highest, and Machhapuchhre at ( 6,993m ). On the way to Tilicho Lake, you get serene views of waterfalls, and experience hiking across airy suspension bridges. But this route is a pretty tough trail. You have to walk at alpine altitudes and you have to cross the Thorung La pass at (5,416m). The rocky trials, high hills and hiking through rivers tend to pose challenges. But the rewarding landscapes give meaningful joy to accept the geographical obstacles. Going through Manang is special as you can enjoy the natural beauty of this particular area. As we head to Upper Tilicho Lake, you will pass through several villages where you can haul up and learn about the culture and tradition of the local folks. After reaching Tilicho Base Camp and then finally ascending Tilicho Lake, you can view this superb Lake right in front of your very eyes. After digesting the beauty of Tilicho Lake, we make a beeline for Muktinath Temple – a sacred place for Both Hindus and Buddhist. We must cross Thorang La pass (5,416m) on the way to Muktinath temple and go through some pretty villages. On the way you will enjoy the thrills of altitude and enjoy the culture of people living on the way. Finally, reaching Muktinath and spending some beautiful moments at this quiet place, the landscapes here are simply stunning. We will then visit Jomsom and finally return back to the city of lakes – pokhara.

The trip to Tilicho Lake is a perfect package to witness natural scenery, and learn about the unique culture in this region. The best season for a journey to this region is February to May and September to November. Glorious Adventure will escort you on this journey of a lifetime.

  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar.
  • Day 2: Drive to Khangsar.
  • Day 3: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp.
  • Day 4: Early visit Tilicho Base Camp & back to Tilicho Base Camp.
  • Day 5: Trek to Khangsar and drive to Manang.
  • Day 6: Drive to Besisahar.
  • Day 7: Drive to Kathmandu.
  • Grounded Transportation
  • Hotel rooms/ Accomodation
  • Lunch, Breakfast & Dinner
  • Campfire & Music
  • Any kind of personal expenses