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Tilicho Lake Trek | Manang Tilicho Trekking

Price: $950 $790

country icon Nepal

calender icon Duration13 days
accommodation icon Accommodation3* Hotel in city, Tea House in Trekking
season icon Best SeasonSep-Nov, Mar-May
hiking icon Hiking,Sight Seeing13 days
transportation icon TransportationTourist Vehicles
altitude icon Max-Altitude 4919 m
meal icon MealFull Board
difficulty icon DifficultyHard
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Tilicho Lake Trek | Manang Tilicho Trekking Overview


Trek to one of the world’s highest lakes, Tilicho Lake

Explore the ethnic culture and the Tibetan-style villages

Breathtaking views of Mountains like Annapurna I, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri

Explore beautiful Manang village

Visit the sacred Hindu and Buddhist temple, Muktinath

Adventurous scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Explore Tilicho Base Camp  

Tilicho Lake, one of the world's highest lakes located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is one of the most popular side hikes in the Annapurna region. Tilicho lake, at an altitude of 4,919m/16,138ft om the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. It is a lake in the Himalayan belt that collects the glacial melt of the entire Northern slopes of the Annapurna and Thorong Peak. It is mentioned in the Holy Ramayana, that the lake is a holy spirit. So the Hindu pilgrims from all over the world visit this lake for worship and pilgrimage. Tilicho lake trek is famous among the different treks in the Annapurna region.

Tilicho lake, formed by the glacial melt of the northern slopes of the Annapurna is the world's highest lake. Even though there are lakes at higher, it claims to be the highest lake for its size. The Tilicho Lake trek passes through lush subtropical countryside. Yet, this trek i




A very warm welcome to the beautiful country Nepal. Nepal is the perfect place to enjoy your vacation. With the flight from your home town, you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, we will see the representative of Bold Himalaya waiting for you. After welcoming you, we will drop you to your hotel room and help in check-in. Later, our guide will visit you and explain to you about your trek to Tilicho Lake and help you in your trek preparation

In the evening you can explore the beautiful Thamel area. Overnight at Kathmandu. 


Today, you will have an early morning breakfast in the hotel. then our guide will pick you up from your hotel and we begin our trek with a drive. We will drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar at around 7’0 clock. With the view of the beautiful countryside of Nepal, our drive continues. Offering the beautiful mountain scenery, passing by several villages, farm, along Trishuli river first then following the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi river we reach the beautiful village Besisahar. 

Besisahar is the headquarter of Lamjung district having a warm and sub-tropical type of climate. After a long driving to Besisahar from Kathmandu, we will spend a night here. We can even see the beautiful views of Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal from Besisahar. Overnight at Besisahar. 


Leaving the beautiful village, Besisahar, we have another drive to Dharapani today. With the beautiful views of waterfall making the sound we cross the Marsyangdi river over the airy suspension bridge. We cross several villages like Jagat, Chyamje, we reach the first village in the Manang district, Tal village. Passing Tal village with the view of large waterfall our drive continues to Dharapani. Dharapani is the starting point of our trek and we first head toward Chame village

After registering in the ACAP office, we walk through blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and oak forest to Bagarchhap. Then with the steep climb through rhododendron forest and following several landslides along the way to Timang, the bottom of Lamjung Himal. And the trail goes on a flat level until we reach Chame. With the beautiful views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung, we enter the administrative headquarter of Manang district, Chame. Overnight at Chame. 


After breakfast in Chame, with Lamjung Himal sparkling in the morning sun, we climb to a field of buckwheat passing Mani walls in a tiny village Telekhu. Then we will have a long and pleasant walk through a dense forest with dramatic scenery. Following the pine-scented trail around reveals the first view of dramatic Paungda Danda rock face. It’s a tremendous curved slab of rock. We continue the steep ascent to the upper Marsyangdi over a ridge. With the beautiful views Pisang peak and Annapurna II, the trail follows the river valley to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower valley of Pisang


Today’s trail continues through the drier upper part of Pisang. The trail climbs a steep ridge with a good view of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak. Entering the pine grooves reveals the small turquoise lake view and then trail passes the charming villages with views of painted mandalas and dragon mouth spouts

Continue trekking through the field of grazing yak and a wide variety of crops, we climb a steep on the right side of the Marsyangdi River to Ngawal. It is one of the great views to get the whole Annapurna Ridge and the Marsyangdi river valley view. Finally passing through the pine forests, several villages and farming terraces we arrive at the large Tibetan settlement, Manang. You can have amazing views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tarkekang and Gangapurna from Manang. Overnight at Manang.  


Manang is a beautiful village situated in the board valley of the Marsyangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range. This village is surrounded by mountains with the flow of the Marsyangdi river and the view of the landscape of the dry land. You will spend another day in Manang, do that you can explore the lifestyle, scenario, culture, tradition of beautiful Manang village

Today, we will have a short hike to one of the beautiful lakes inside the Manang village. Crossing the suspension and wooden bridge invented by the local people, we reach the beautiful Gangapurna Lake. This lake is formed by the avalanche falling from the Gangapurna Himal. The view of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefalls is breathtaking. After returning to Manang village, we spend time overviewing the magnificent views of green, landscapes, silvery mountains, Chortens and monasteries. Overnight at Manang. 


After exploring wonderful Manang village, today we continue our trek up to Khangsar village. We descend from Manang and pass through Chortens to reach the Marsyangdi river. Then we cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola. Here you get two options to reach Khangsar village. You can either cross the ridge north of Annapurna II, IV and Glacier Dome or descend from village to the glacial lake at the foot of huge icefall. And staying close to the river bed we reach the Khangsar where an amazing view of the Great Barrier opens up. 

Khangsar is a very old-styled Tibetan influenced village where you find a small monastery, Chorten, Mani walls and prayer flags. Overnight at Khangsar village. 


Following a large path passing a gompa, the trail climbs steeply a small Chortens and goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. While trekking through this trail you can see a path is little covered by small crystals and shrubs on both sides. Crossing a few streams, and wearying climb we reach a crest with prayer flags. Then we pass through a sequence of zigzags down a scree slope to the side valley of the main valley and another side of it is a building is known as the Tilicho Base. From the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel, you can enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho mountain with many other mountains. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp Hotel


Today we are heading toward the main destination of our trek. We will hike up to Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world. We start our trek from the base camp as early as possible so that you can spend much time there with a clear view. while trekking to Tilicho Lake, we find the 22 Ghumti, the most challenging part of the day. As you have to climb this Ghumti/ zigzag in many ways. After crossing this challenging part you find the route much easier and soon we will arrive at the main destination, Tilicho Lake- highest altitude lake at 4,919m. On reaching Tilicho lake, we get to admire its tranquil beauty. You can sometimes see the reflection of the surrounding peaks on its turquoise waters, otherwise, you can see the frozen lake. Similarly, from here you have the magnificent view of Tarkeghyang, Tilicho, Gangapurna, and Khangsar Kang peaks. Moreover, Hindu believe that Tilicho Lake is the ancient Kak Bhusundi Lake mentioned in the Ramayana. After spending a wonderful time in cold Tilicho Lake, we retrace the same challenging zigzag trail to the Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp


Today we are retracing the same route to Khangsar village. Passing the scree slopes with the slippery pathway we see the long narrow path traversing through the steep debris slopes. Then we descend a hill and see the ridge going north from Khangsar Kang leads to Annapurna I, the highest mountain in the Annapurna Range and between Khangsar Kang and Tilicho peaks spreads impassable Great Barrier. Then following the trail along one of the most significant peaks, Khangsar Kang we pass by another settlement called Shri Kharka. Now, we trek to Khangsar with magnificent views of the canyon and Annapurna II. And finally on reaching Khangsar our last part of trekking finished. Overnight at Khangsar village


After breakfast in Khangsar village, we drive back to Besisahar. Passing several villages, with the view of beautiful mountains, landscapes, waterfalls. We have a long drive to Besisahar. On the way, we enjoy the beautiful scenery of rivers, mani walls, Chortens, hanging prayers flag and pass Marsyangdi. On reaching Besisahar, have some rest. Overnight at Besisahar


Today, we are driving back to Kathmandu. After a delicious breakfast in Besisahar, we take a morning bus to Kathmandu. We leave the headquarter of Manang district with the beautiful scenery mountains, landscapes hillside and passing by several villages, farm, following the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River and along the Prithivi highways with the view of Trishuli river. After around 7-8 hours you reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can have rest in noon and in the evening you will have cultural dinner with the Bold Himalaya. Overnight at Kathmandu


It’s time to say goodbye to you, our representative will drop you to the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. If you have more time we can arrange another awesome trip for you.

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Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package


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All ground transportation including airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure Experienced, professional, licensed holder, and English-speaking trekking guide

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 Some necessary equivalents sleeping bag & Down jacket (if you need, return after trek)Necessary staff, guide & porters their salary, accommodation, meals and their insurance, professional guide (for two guests one porter to carry baggage)Well experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons

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All Accomodation:-3 star accommodation in Kathmandu, Guesthouse in Beshisahar, and trekking lodge during the trek route

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Full board meal during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner including tea or coffee )

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Necessary trekking permits:- Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee

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First aid medicine & kits item, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude

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All organizational requirements

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One special cultural show and farewell dinner programDuffle Bag, T-shirt, and Trip certificate Our government/Local taxes and official expenses per the rules and regulations

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International airfare, Nepal Visa (USD 30 for 15 days or USD 50 for 30 days) & Travel insurance Bar & Desert BillsLunch & Dinner in KathmanduTips for trekking crew members


Trip Information

Gears and Cloths forTilicho Lake Trek (Packing List for Tilicho Trek)

Clothing items-  Caps/Hat, Warm hats (Banie), jackets(Down, fleece jacket, Water Proof), shirts, Thermal Set( Base Layer), t-shirts, trousers/Hiking Pants (warm & waterproof), Neck Gaiter, Gloves (Inner & Insulated), Towel, Undergarments

Bag packs and Bags – Day Pack, at least you have a 45-50 liters backpack or Duffel bag that can put your necessary items

Footwear- Shoes and sandals, sucks (Warm) at list pairs, Gaiters (for Winter

Sleeping Bags- sleeping bags at least -15 to -20 

Electronics items- Camera, Headlamp or touche, portable charger( Power Bank)

Accessories - Water bottle, Eye wears (Sun Glass), Trekking Poles, Water Bottle (Hydration Bladder), Crampons/ microspikes (For Winter only)

Mischillinious-  Safety and First aid items & medicine (Including Oximeter & Thermometer), Bag cover/pack covers, Money Belt, hand sanitizer, Sun cream, Toothbrush, tooth cream, Shop, Shampoo, Toilet paper, Booties(for winter) Mitten( For winter) Cards, Shanks, chocolates, Money, Passport, Travel insurance 

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