Tilicho Lake Trek

    All about the Tilicho Lake Trek.

    Trek Highlights of Tilicho Lake Trek

    • Majestic views of snowcapped mountains
    • Different types of vegetations: from alpine to coniferous forests along the way
    • Breathtaking view of Tilicho lake
    • Landslide trails
    • Tilicho trek provides you the confidence to trek through Thorong La Pass
    • Nature meditation can be done at Tilicho Lake, given that your body permits

    Tilicho is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. Lying at an altitude of 4919 meters (16130 feet) above sea level, Tilicho comes closest to the saying,-‘ Heaven on Earth.  The turquoise blue water, majestic view of Gangapurna, Tilicho peaks, and tranquil environment make Tilicho must go place on earth. Tilicho trek provides you with the experience of a lifetime. You can start your trek from the small city of Besisahar located 170 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu. You can even take a jeep north from Besisahar to the headquarter of Manang district: Chame. If you had that wish of indulging yourself in the serenity of nature, then look no further as Duke Nepal Treks has come up with the Tilicho Lake Trek.

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    Manang is a beautiful district located behind the Annapurna mountain range where you can experience different vegetation with a single look. You can see snowcapped mountains, barren hills, coniferous forests, grasslands, and barren deserts during your trek, which makes this trek even more amazing. During the trek, you go through the small villages of Pisang, Braga, Manang, Khangsar, and ShreeKharka to finally reach Tilicho Base Camp. After staying overnight at Tilicho Base Camp, you start early in the morning at 6 for Tilicho Lake, it would take almost 3 hours of a tough walk along the landslide trail and the famous Baais Ghumti(22 turns) as you approach the lake. When you finally reach there, it will take you ten minutes to fully absorb what lays before your eyes- the magnificent view of Tilicho.

    During the Tilicho trek, a person might suffer from AMS as we constantly trek above 3000 meters so it is suggested to trek slowly and steadily with short breaks along the way. Otherwise, the trail goes up gradually with a few narrow trails. There are tea houses along the way at an interval of 2 hours providing enough time for the trekkers to rest and rehydrate themselves.

    Whatever allures you may it be enthralling natural beauty or understanding man-land relationships up close, Tilicho Lake Trek of Duke Nepal is the ultimate trek specially designed for you.

    Tilicho Lake Trekking

    You may have been wandering, about how it feels like to be standing in front of the highest lake in the world. Well, wonder no more, as we Duke Nepal Treks have come up to fulfill this very dream of taking you to the world’s highest lake through Tilicho Lake Trekking. The natural masterpieces are easy to find but what we tell you this lake is the queen of all the masterpieces of nature. The perfect frozen lake with the stunning backdrop of mountains and the cold breeze of air that penetrates through your heart is what you will be experiencing in this trekking.  Tilicho Lake(4919m) lies in the hidden kingdom of Nepal the Manang district of Nepal in the Annapurna Region.

    The beauty of this lake is not something to write but to be admired by your soul and senses. The calmness of the lake is such that you will be compelled to find the inner peace that you have been missing in your busy daily life. The lake is religiously important, as this lake is visited by many Hindus every year as this sacred site is mentioned in the holy Ramayan book.

    Tilicho Lake is complete by itself but there is more, lucky you. This lake is also the best place to absorb all the serenity of Pinnacle Mountains like the Annapurna Himalayan range – Lamjung Himal 6932m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m and other snowcapped peaks.

    The Tibetan culture and village are not something to miss. The diverse landscapes, varied temperatures, and the amazing hospitality of people will allure and satisfy your soul to the deepest. You can choose the itinerary as mentioned in the itinerary section or there is another itinerary for you as follows:

    Tilicho Lake Trekking is also part of Annapurna Circuit Trekking which covers Manang & Mustang are called the desert of Nepal. its has offers spectacular mountain views and can be observed the mountain lifestyle very closely.

    Itinerary: Second Option

    1st Day: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760 meters) 6-7 hours

    2nd Day : Drive from Besisahar to Pisang (3300 metres) 9 hours

    3rd Day : Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hours

    4th Day: Acclimatization day at Manang village (3540m)

    5th Day: Trek Manang to ShreeKharkha Village (3800 meters) 5 hours

    6th Day: Trek ShreeKharkha to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m) 5-6 hours

    7th Day: Trek Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5200m) and back down to Tilicho BC (4200m) 7 hours

    8th Day: Tilicho Base Camp to Manang 7-8 hours

    9th Day: Drive from Khangsar to Besisahar 9-10 hours

    10th Day: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu 6-7 hours

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trekking equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc. (not compulsory)
    1. Day 01 Kathmandu-Besisahar

      Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar(760 metres) 6-7 hours

    2. Day 02 Besisahar to Bahundanda

      Trek Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310 m) 5 hours

    3. Day 03 Bahundanda to Chamje

      Trek Bahundanda to Chamje (1400m) 5 hours

    4. Day 04 Chamje to Bagarchhap

      Trek Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m) 5-6 hours

    5. Day 05 Bagarchhap to Chame

      Trek Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m) 5-6 hours

    6. Day 06 Chame to Pisang

      Trek Chame to Pisang (3300m) 5-6 hours

    7. Day 07 Pisang to Manang

      Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hours

    8. Day 08 Acclimatization Day

      Acclimatization day at Manang village (3540m)

    9. Day 09 Manang to ShreeKharkha

      Trek Manang to ShreeKharkha Village (3800 meters) 5 hours

    10. Day 10 ShreeKharkha to Tilicho Base Camp

      Trek ShreeKharkha to Tilicho Base Camp (4200m) 5-6 hours

    11. Day 11 Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake

      Trek Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5200m) and back down to Tilicho BC (4200m) 7 hours

    12. Day 12 Tilicho Base Camp to Manang

      Tilicho Base Camp to Manang 7-8 hours

    13. Day 13 Khangsar to Besisahar

      Drive from Khangsar to Besisahar 9-10 hours

    14. Day 14 Besisahar to Kathmandu

      Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu 6-7 hours