Tilicho Lake Trek - 10 Days

Tilicho Lake is located at an elevation of 4,920 m, undoubtedly presents some of the world’s most beautiful views, a great variety of cultural diversity, and high mountains of Annapurna range & surroundings. Tilicho Lake is also a Holy Place mentioned in the Ramayana and the most famous treks of Annapurna Circuit.

Tilicho Lake Trek is just half of the Annapurna circuit, also known as the Mini Annapurna circuit trek. It also can be done by joining with Annapurna circuit. But if you want to go the Lakes of Tilicho only, there is another itinerary option for you, which takes you to the Lake via Besisahar & Manang without crossing Thorong La.

From Manang, the trial via Shree Kharaka and Tilicho Base Camp takes you to the Lake.

You can do the Tilicho lake trek directly after a drive from Besisahar to the Khangsar or Shree Kharka village. But it would be better to walk this road by adding 3/4 extra days on your itinerary as it helps to avoid altitude sickness.

The trek offers beautiful views of Gangapurna Lake, Annapurna II, III, IV, Tilicho Peak, Hiunchuli, and Mount Manaslu.

Tilicho Lake Trek lets you enjoy the cultural, historical, and natural diversity of the small Gurung and Thakali hamlets living on the laps of the Himalayan range of the Annapurna region.

Tilicho trekking in the winter season is more adventurous and beautiful because of an icy trail, and the Lake is frozen. For the first time trekkers, we recommend visiting the Lake on other best seasons such as Spring & Autumn months.

Trekking to Tilicho Lake is technically not very difficult; it’s just a walk on a regular trekked clear path.

Furthermore, there are no tea houses or lodges past the Tilicho Base Camp, so that we have an option to visit the Lake as a day trip during the daytime.

Day 1
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule(8hrs) on a Public Bus.

Day 2
Day 02: Drive to Pisang(3,190m) – 8 hours.

Day 3
Day 03: Trek to Manang(3,540m) – 6 hours.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to ShreeKharka(4,050m) – 6 hours.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp – 5 hours.

Day 6
Day 06: Early Morning hike up to Tilicho Lake(5hrs). Visit Lake & walk down to Shreekharka.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Manang(3,540m)– 6 hours.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Pisang(3,190m) – 8 hours.

Day 9
Day 09: Drive to Bhulbhule(900m) – 8 hours.

Day 10
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all our staff.
  • All necessary trekking permits, ACAP and TIMS permit, and fees.
  • All necessary land transport as per the itinerary.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag(to be returned after your trek complete).
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek Route map.
  • First aid medical kid.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • All the Official expenses and government taxes.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs(necessary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the Price includes section.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Hotel not included in Kathmandu in your package?

Kathmandu is a city where you can find all category hotel from budget to high-level star hotels as well as bed and breakfasts too. We don’t want you to force stay on the hotels we are included in our package. Instead, you can choose your hotel to stay in Kathmandu according to your interest & budget. If you need any help in choosing a hotel in Kathmandu, Feel free to ask, we are ready to help you.

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Trip Facts

  • Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Minimum 2, Maximum no limit
  • 4,919 m, Tilicho Lake
  • Anywhere from Nepal
  • Local Bus Drive to & from Bhulbhule
  • Best available Guesthouse during trekking
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trekking