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Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek From Kathmandu

Tilicho Lake Nepal

Tilicho lake, the world’s highest lake located in Manang District of Nepal at an altitude of 4919m. It lies on the Annapurna Circuit, one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. Among different trek to Annapurna regions, Tilicho Lake trek is famous for its religious point of view as many Hindu pilgrims from around the world will visit this lake.

Major attractions of Tilicho Lake trekking are the eye-catching views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and other white Himalayas above 5,415m. The trek is undoubtedly providing some majestic panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. HimalChuli, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and many more. The trip to Tilicho Lake is a perfect package to witness natural scenery and learn about the unique culture & hospitality of local peoples in this region. Tilicho lake and surroundings are the best places for Photography too. Mountains over the lake make a perfect picture. The lake, itself is beyond one’s imagination. The best season to visit Tilicho is February to May and September to November.

How To Reach Tilicho Lake | Kathmandu To Tilicho Lake | Tilicho Lake Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar(8hrs) on a Public Bus. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02: Drive from Besisahar to Khangsar / ShreeKharka on a public bus (you can hire 4-wheeler so that you get to places on time). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 03: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 04: Early Morning hike up to Tilicho Lake(5hrs). Visit Lake & walk down to Shreekharka. Overnight at ShreeKharka.

Day 05: Drive from ShreeKharka to Besisahar on a public bus(7 hrs) & Further Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu on a Microbus. You can stay overnight at Besisahar & Take an early morning bus to reach Kathmandu too if you have a proper holiday.

Tilicho Lake Altitude |  Tilicho Lake Height

Tilicho Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,919m (16,138 ft) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and is known as the highest lake for its size in the world.

Tilicho Lake Trek Cost

While traveling to Tilicho for nepalese on a four-wheeler, it will cost higher. If you chose to go to Tilicho by bus, it wouldn’t cost more than 12-14000NPR depending on how much you spend and how big of a group you have, because more people in the group will minimize the living costs.

For foreigners, It will cost around $200 as they need to buy TIMS & Permit from Nepal tourism board.

Tilicho Lake Trek Difficulty

Tilicho Lake trek doesn’t require climbing expertise, and there are no technical climbing sections. With a basic fitness level, you should be able to trek the route. I have seen old and young, overweight and underweight complete the trek – all with a smile on their face. So, finally, Tilicho lake trek is not difficult.

Additional Information For Tilicho Lake Trekking

Bus to Besisahar, You can take from Gongabu, Kathmandu. Instead, you can book online from Bussewa too. Onward buses you can find on the way on public bus park. You can also ask local peoples.

If you want to reach Tilicho on the more comfortable way then its better to go on Jeep either directly from Kathmandu or Besisahar.

Tilicho Lake Trek Map

Tilicho Lake Photos

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About Author

Sudeep is a co-founder of Up To Himalaya. He has trekked almost all mountains in Nepal including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga & many more. He would love to help people to make their holiday unforgettable by sharing his own experiences on the Himalayas of Nepal. If you want any information related to different trekking trails of Nepal while planning your trip, You can directly contact him on +977-9817223143.

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