Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek

Trip At Glance

Destination Tilicho Lake
Name of Trail Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek
Grade Modorate to Challanging
Maximum Altitude 5416M
Per Day Walking 5/6 Hours
Trek Style Tea house
Transportation Private and Group Sharing
Accommodation Private Sharing

Outline Itinerary

Day Acitivity
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1360M)
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1410M)
Day 3 Chamje to Pisang (3300M)
Day 4 Trek from Pisang to Manang (3500M)
Day 5 Trek from Manang to Khangsar (3745M)
Day 6 Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140M)
Day 7 Visit Tilicho Lake (4949M)
Day 8 Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040M)
Day 9 Trek from Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi (4420M)
Day 10 Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416M)
Day 11 Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft) (2715M)
Day 12 Drive or Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820M)
Day 13 Drive or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1360M)
Day 14 Final departure

Overview And Highlights

Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. This trek is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy exploring nature and pushing themselves physically. The Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek begins and ends in Kathmandu, taking you through lush forests, picturesque villages, and rugged mountain trails. The trek takes you through several beautiful villages, including Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Jomsom, where you can learn about Nepalese culture and lifestyle. The Tilicho Lake, located at an elevation of 4,919 metres above sea level, is one of the trek's main highlights. The lake is one of the world's highest and is surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Mountains. The hike to Tilicho Lake is difficult, but the view is well worth it. 

The trek also passes through the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek at 5,416 metres above sea level. The pass offers spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a difficult trek that requires good fitness and stamina. This trek is best done in the spring and autumn when the weather is clear and the views are spectacular. The Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure through some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. This trek is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories, whether you're an adventurer or a nature lover.

Highlights of Annapurna with Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake: Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, rising 4,919 metres above sea level. The hike to Tilicho Lake is difficult, but the view of the lake surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Mountains is well worth it.
Thorong La Pass:  The Thorong La Pass, at 5,416 metres above sea level, is the trek's highest point. The pass offers spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
Annapurna Range:The trek provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna II, III, IV, and South Annapurna.
Natural hot springs: The trail passes through Tatopani, which is known for its natural hot springs. After a long day of trekking, soak in the hot springs to relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles.
Local culture and lifestyle: The trek takes you through several beautiful villages, including Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Jomsom, where you can learn about Nepalese culture and lifestyle.
Breathtaking landscapes:  The journey takes you through lush forests, charming villages, and rugged mountain trails. The landscapes are ever-changing and a visual feast.

Best Time to visit Tilicho Lake 

Tilicho Lake is best visited in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The weather is generally dry and sunny during these months, providing clear views of the surrounding Himalayan Mountains. The weather is mild and comfortable during the day, making it ideal for trekking, and the nights are cool but not freezing. Furthermore, the spring season provides the opportunity to see the blooming of colorful wildflowers, whereas the autumn season provides clear views of the Himalayas' snow-capped peaks, making it an ideal time for photography. However, it is important to note that weather conditions in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so always check the weather forecast and plan accordingly.

 

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. Our team member will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team member will welcome you and transfer you to a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). You can relax for a while after checking into the hotel. We will meet you at our office and introduce you to your guides and brief you on the trek. The meeting will be followed by a warm welcome meal at one of Kathmandu's best traditional Nepali restaurants. Along with the meal you will get to experience the ethnic dancing and cultural music of Nepal.

Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Elevation

1360

Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje

On Day 02 of this journey, you will drive from Kathmandu to the picturesque village of Chamje, which is located at an elevation of 1,410 metres (4,626 feet) above sea level. As you leave the city, you will gradually enter Nepal's tranquil countryside, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and mountains. You will also pass through several small villages, providing insight into the daily lives of the locals. The scenery will become even more breathtaking as you approach Chamje, with towering peaks and cascading waterfalls dotting the landscape. When you arrive in Chamje, you can relax and take in the natural beauty of this charming village before embarking on your adventure.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

1410

Day 3

Chamje to Pisang

Today, you'll start your journey from Chamje to Pisang, which will take you to an even higher altitude of 3,300 metres (10,824 feet) above sea level. The hike will take you through a variety of terrain, including lush green forests, rocky terrain, and steep inclines. Along the way, you will pass through traditional Nepalese villages and witness the local way of life up close. As you climb towards Pisang, the scenery changes dramatically, with the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range coming into view. When you arrive in Pisang, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. This picturesque hilltop village is known for its traditional architecture and culture.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

3300

Day 4

Trek from Pisang to Manang

Today, you will continue your journey from Pisang to Manang, a charming village located 3,500 metres (11,482 feet) above sea level. The trail will take you through breathtaking mountain scenery, complete with snow-capped peaks, alpine forests, and cascading waterfalls. You will also pass through traditional Nepalese villages, where you can interact with the friendly locals and learn about their unique culture and way of life. As you approach Manang, you will notice the village's distinct architecture, with traditional stone houses and monasteries blending in with the surrounding landscape. When you arrive in Manang, you can unwind and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Annapurna range and surrounding valleys. You can also explore the village and visit the local monasteries to gain a better understanding of the region's rich cultural heritage.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

3500

Day 5

Trek from Manang to Khangsar

Today, you will set out on a trek from Manang to Khangsar, which is 3745 metres (12,286 feet) above sea level. The trek takes you through rugged mountain terrain with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks, including the towering Annapurna range. As you leave Manang, you will travel along the Marsyangdi River, passing through picturesque pine and juniper forests. Along the way, you'll pass through several traditional Nepalese villages where you can learn about the local culture and interact with the friendly locals. The landscape becomes more rugged as you approach Khangsar, with rocky terrain and steep inclines. When you arrive in Khangsar, you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

3745

Day 6

Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp

Today, you will continue your journey from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp, which is 4140 metres (13,583 feet) above sea level. As you make your way towards the Tilicho peak's base camp, the trail will take you through difficult mountain terrain, with steep inclines and rocky paths. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including the stunning Annapurna range, along the way. As you make your way towards the base camp, you'll notice the landscape changing, with alpine forests giving way to rocky terrain and snow-capped peaks becoming more visible in the distance. When you arrive at Tilicho Base Camp, you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. You can also walk around the base camp, admiring the natural beauty of the area and preparing for the next leg of your journey to Tilicho Lake.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

4140

Day 7

Visit Tilicho Lake

Today, you will embark on an exciting journey to visit the stunning Tilicho Lake, located at an elevation of 4,949 metres (16,138 feet) above sea level. As you make your way towards the pristine lake, you will pass through difficult mountain terrain with steep inclines and rocky paths. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including the towering Annapurna range, along the way. The crystal-clear waters and stunning reflections of the surrounding mountains in Tilicho Lake will astound you as you approach it. The scenery surrounding the lake is breathtaking, with snow-capped peaks, rocky cliffs, and lush valleys all around. You can spend some time relaxing by the lake. Enjoying the serene surroundings and taking in the natural beauty of the region. After some time at the lake, you will return to Tilicho Base Camp to rest and reflect on the incredible journey you have just completed.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

4949

Day 8

Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka

Today, you will depart Tilicho Base Camp and continue your journey to Yak Kharka, which is located at an elevation of 4040 metres (13,020 feet) above sea level. The journey will take you through a variety of terrains, such as rocky paths, steep inclines, and lush valleys. As you leave Tilicho Base Camp, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including the towering Annapurna range. The trail will take you through traditional Nepalese villages, where you will be able to interact with friendly locals and learn about their unique culture and way of life. Along the way, you'll see alpine forests and cascading waterfalls, which add to the trek's scenic beauty. As you get closer to Yak Kharka, you'll notice the landscape is changing, with grassy meadows and rolling hills becoming more prominent. When you arrive in Yak Kharka, you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks while acclimating to the higher altitude. You can also explore the area surrounding the village, taking in the tranquil surroundings and reflecting on your incredible journey thus far.

 

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

4040

Day 9

Trek from Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi

Today, you'll continue your journey to Thorang Phedi, which is located at an elevation of 4420 metres (14501 feet) above sea level. As you make your way towards the base of the Thorang La Pass, the trail will take you through difficult mountain terrain with steep inclines and rocky paths. You will be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including the towering Annapurna range, along the way. As you climb towards Thorang Phedi, the landscape changes, with alpine forests giving way to rocky terrain and snow-capped peaks becoming more visible in the distance. You can rest and prepare for the difficult climb over the Thorang La Pass once you arrive in Thorang Phedi The world's highest mountain passes, and the climb can be physically demanding. You can acclimatise to the higher altitude, hydrate well, and rest in preparation for the next day's climb. You can also explore the area around the village, marvelling at the natural beauty of the area and relaxing in the peaceful surroundings.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

4420

Day 10

Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass

Today, you will begin one of the most difficult and rewarding treks of your journey: the ascent of the Thorong La Pass, which is located at an elevation of 5416 metres (17764 feet) above sea level. As you make your way to the highest point of your journey, you will encounter steep inclines, rocky paths, and snowy terrain. The climb can be physically demanding, so take it slowly and steadily, staying hydrated and taking breaks as needed. As you make your way up to the pass, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri. When you reach the top of the pass, take a moment to appreciate the view. The achievement of reaching such a high altitude and enjoying the panoramic views all around you is incredible. You will then descend to Muktinath, which is located at an elevation of 3,800 metres (12,467 feet) above sea level. You will pass through traditional Nepalese villages and alpine forests, taking in the breathtaking scenery and relaxing in the tranquillity of the surroundings. When you arrive in Muktinath, you can rest and reflect on your incredible journey, as well as explore the region's unique culture and way of life.

Overnight at Muktinath.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

5416

Day 11

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft)

Today, you will hike from Muktinath to Jomsom, which is 2,715 metres (8,910 feet) above sea level. The trek will take you through the scenic landscapes of the Kali Gandaki valley, which is known for its dramatic mountain scenery and distinct culture. You'll pass through traditional Nepalese villages along the way, where you can observe locals' daily lives and learn more about their rich cultural heritage. You will also have the opportunity to see the region's famous apple orchards. As you approach Jomsom, the landscape changes, with the valley opening up into wide, barren plains surrounded by towering peaks. Jomsom is a bustling town and a popular tourist destination. Trekkers, with a variety of lodging options, restaurants, and shops. After the strenuous trek over the Thorong La Pass, you can explore the town and soak up the local atmosphere, or simply rest and recharge. Overall,today is a relatively easy trekking day that allows you to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Kali Gandaki valley as well as the region's unique culture.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

2715

Day 12

Drive or Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Today, you will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara at an altitude of 823 metres (2,700 feet) above sea level. The flight will provide breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks and surrounding landscapes, including the Kali Gandaki Gorge, one of the world's deepest gorges. When you arrive in Pokhara, you can spend some time exploring this lovely lakeside city, which is known for its stunning natural beauty and adventure activities. You can visit the peaceful Phewa Lake, where you can take a boat ride or simply relax on the shore and gaze out at the stunning Annapurna range. You can also visit the city's bustling markets and lively restaurants, as well as some of its historic sites. The area is dotted with temples and cultural sites. Pokhara is a popular tourist destination, and there are numerous lodging options to suit all budgets, ranging from budget-friendly guesthouses to luxury resorts. Overall, Day 12 provides an opportunity to relax and unwind after the strenuous trek, as well as to soak in the region's unique culture and natural beauty.

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Star Hotel

Elevation

820

Day 13

Drive or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today, you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, bringing your trekking adventure in the Annapurna region to a close. The flight will last about 30 minutes, giving you one last chance to take in the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and surrounding landscapes. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you can reflect on your trekking experience and say goodbye to your fellow trekkers and guides. Explore the city further by visiting some of its historic temples and cultural sites, such as the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, or the majestic Pashupatinath Temple, one of the world's most sacred Hindu shrines. In addition, you can do some last-minute souvenir shopping in thamel's bustling markets, or simply relax and take in the unique atmosphere of this vibrant city. Overall, Day 13 is a bittersweet end to an unforgettable adventure, providing an opportunity to reflect on the trek's challenges and rewards, as well as to appreciate Nepal's natural beauty and rich culture.

Food

Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Accommodation

Star Hotel

Elevation

1360

Day 14

Final departure

After finishing the trek and exploring the fascinating city of Kathmandu, it's time to say goodbye to Nepal and return home. On your final departure day, you will be transferred to Kathmandu's international airport for your flight home. As you leave the country, you can carry with you memories of the stunning landscapes, warm hospitality of the people, and rich culture that you encountered along the way. As you say goodbye to the friends you made along the way, you may feel a sense of accomplishment and pride for having completed such a difficult and rewarding journey. As you board your flight, you can reflect on the unique experiences and adventures that you have had.

Food

Breakfast

What Is Included ?

  • Airport Pickup & Drop with Private Vehicle
  • 2 Night Kathmandu and 1 night pokhara accommodations with breakfast
  • Tea house - during the trek
  • Meals 3 times a day during trekking
  • Jomsom Pokhara Sharing vehicle
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS card, ACAP Permit Fee
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Private Transportation
  • Local trek guide and a Sherpa porter (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food, and lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • Certificates
  • Comprehensive medical kit, Travel, and rescue arrangement
  • Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

What's Not Included?

  • Nepal VISA fees
  • International flight ticket
  • Travel Insurance & Rescue Management,
  • Trekking equipments
  • Additional potter
  • Personal expenses, Tips, and Shopping Costs

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FAQs

The Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a well-known trekking route in Nepal's Annapurna region, known for its breathtaking mountain scenery, diverse landscapes, and cultural attractions. The trek begins in the picturesque town of Besisahar and continues through various villages, dense forests, cascading waterfalls, and rugged mountain terrain before arriving at Tilicho Lake, one of the world's highest lakes. At an elevation of 4,919 meters, the lake provides breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including the majestic Annapurna range. The trek is difficult and requires a high level of fitness and stamina, but the benefits are well worth the effort. Trekkers can experience the local culture and hospitality of the people living in the area along the way.

The Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a difficult trek that requires a high level of fitness and stamina. Long hours of walking on rugged mountain trails, steep ascents and descents, and crossing high-altitude passes are all part of the trek. The trek reaches an altitude of 5,416 meters at the Thorong La Pass and 4,919 meters at Tilicho Lake, which can cause altitude sickness if proper acclimatization is not taken. Crossing glacial streams and rocky terrain is also part of the trek, which can be physically demanding. The trek, however, can be completed by trekkers with moderate to high levels of fitness with proper preparation and training. It is recommended to begin physical and mental preparations at least a few weeks before the trek, including cardiovascular exercises and relaxation techniques.

The Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a difficult trek that requires physical fitness and stamina. Trekkers must be physically capable of walking for 6-8 hours per day on rugged mountain trails, steep ascents and descents, and crossing high-altitude passes. The trek involves ascending to a maximum altitude of 5,416 meters at Thorong La Pass and 4,919 meters at Tilicho Lake, which can cause altitude sickness if proper acclimatization is not followed. As a result, trekkers should begin preparing physically and mentally at least a few weeks before the trek, including cardiovascular exercises and stamina building through hiking and walking. It is also recommended that those with pre-existing medical conditions consult with a doctor before embarking on the journey.

No, prior trekking experience is not required, it is strongly advised for the Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek. The trek is strenuous and necessitates a high level of physical fitness and stamina. Prior trekking experience can aid in understanding the demands of trekking, the importance of proper equipment, and techniques for navigating various terrain. Familiarity with high-altitude trekking can also help with altitude sickness management, which can be an issue during the trek. However, if one is reasonably fit and healthy, and with the proper preparation and guidance, those with no prior trekking experience can still complete the trek. It is recommended that you hire an experienced guide and trekking agency to provide you with the necessary support and guidance throughout the trek

Tilicho Lake is reached by a difficult but rewarding journey in Nepal's Annapurna area. The tour usually starts in Besisahar and continues through scenic villages like Chame and Manang. The path ascends from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp, providing breathtaking views of the Himalayan environment. Trekkers then make their way to Tilicho Lake, traversing rugged terrain and high heights. Due to the large height rise, the journey necessitates acclimatization, and required permissions must be acquired. Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, is surrounded by towering peaks, making the walk a remarkable and awe-inspiring excursion for adventurers.

Additional Information

About Nepal Visa 

Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, the Nepalese Embassy, or the Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport-size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek

We offer you star-rated hotels with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facilities like (an attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). We will stay at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses during the trek. But we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin-sharing basis, some tea houses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. 

Meals and Drinking Water

We provide you only a Bb facility in the city as preferred in the itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek. We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner are to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be routed in between. You can enjoy Nepalese-style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be a giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Health and Fitness Required

Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing the Himalayas tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepared for the trek. Before commencing an adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling, or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, highlands, wilderness, and much more difficult and rough trails.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with their medical doctor before traveling and do regularly check on your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Travel Insurance

One of the most important factors of trekking is travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must cover emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment, expenses, theft, and liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including other trips.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us for your suitable flexible dates, and we will open the group date on the same date.

How to Book Your Trip with Us:

While if you are interested to trek or tour the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal you must go through online products.

If you have gone through the online product and want a booking, write and ask for the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation.

To be a very clear understanding of the trip services we have also online trip booking. Once your trip booking request reached us, sincerely we will suggest the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percent (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

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