Tilicho Lake trekking blog

Tilicho Lake is situated in the Manang district at a height of 4920 meters. Tilicho lake trekking blog is information on trekking to upper part of Manang village on the side line of Annapurna circuit trekking trail.

One of the highest altitude lakes in the world, Tilicho is located at the elevation close to 5000 meters. The Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the challenging trekking adventures in the Annapurna region because it takes trekkers to the remote section of the Annapurna range.

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Picture – Beautiful view of Tilicho Lake

 The Tilicho Lake Trek is perfect for hikers looking for exciting and little bit of adventerous hikes in the Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya. The finest chance to discover the Annapurna region’s hidden natural and cultural features is available in this trek.

Beautiful mountains in the area, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Himchuli, may be seen from the trail of Tilicho Lake hike. Tilicho trip also draws tourists because of its stunning scenery of its river valleys, green hills, lush woods, artistic waterfalls, serene lakes, pristine rivers and gorges, as well as its holy temples, vibrant monasteries, and Gompas.

Tilicho lake trekking starts from Kathmandu

After you arrive in Kathmandu, the 10-day schedule for Tilicho lake trekking begins. We’ll drive to Chame and begin hike to Pisang village. There are upper and lower pisang. Most of the trekkers stay on the lower pisang, but of you want to go to higher Pisang or you have time for the side trip; please do so.

However, we can trek to Manang covering both of these Pisang villages. From Manang we will trek to Khangsar village. Khangsar is the gateway to Tilicho side of Annapurna circuit region.

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Tilicho Lake is one of the most beautiful lake in Nepal.

The trail to Tilicho Base Camp starts at Khangsar and follows villages like Upper/lower Shiri Kharka before getting to Tilicho Lake. You will then spend some time at Tilicho Lake before making your way back from Tilicho Base Camp and spending the night in Khangsar. The following day, you’ll go by Jeep to Besishar. And after drive to Kathmandu, concludes the Tilicho lake trekking.

But – you can also connect this Tilicho lake trekking with Annapurna circuit or Narphu valley trek. There are many options for the starting point, exit point and trail route for Tilicho lake trekking in Annapurna.

Tilicho lake trekking blog highlights

  • This trek will ascend to 4,920m from the sea level and to one of the highest lakes in the world
  • One of the challenging but stunning trekking adventures in the Annapurna region.
  • The finest chance to discover the Annapurna region’s hidden natural and mountainous Landscape.
  • Beautiful mountains range, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Himchuli, and reflection of Mountain vista on the Tilicho Lake.
  • Stunning scenery, including its valleys, green hills, lush woods, artistic waterfalls, serene lakes, pristine rivers, and gorges, as well as its holy temples, vibrant monasteries, and Gompas.

Best season for tilicho lake trek

The months for Tilicho lake trekking is March, April & May for spring. And September through November in autumn. Apart from these ideal times to explore Tilicho Lake; you can trek to Tilicho lake around the year.

You can trek to Tilicho in monsoon & winter as well. But the cost of trekking to Tilicho lake in winter is extreme cold weather and snowy trail. Whereas, clouds && walking on the rain can be price for monsoon trekking in Tilicho region.

To get the best views, we suggest you to begin your trek from the Tilicho base camp as early in the day as possible. Day becomes windy, which makes it more difficult to reach Tilicho Lake and might give you a headache or AMS.

Difficulty of Tilicho lake trekking

The Tilicho Lake Trek is moderately challenging. The walk comprises a trail with numerous steep ascents and descents, rough terrain, and surfaces with ice, possibly slippery trail in the winter and during wet seasons. Wet season in Nepal is from June to early August.

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Picture – Landslide section of Tilicho Lake trekking trail

Permit requirements

An ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Protection) permit, which costs NPR 3,000 per person, is necessary for foreign trekkers.

Before beginning their walk, they also require a TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) permit, TIMS costs NPR 2000 per person for Tilicho lake trek.

What is the accommodation like?

You spend the nights at the local tea house/lodges, which are generally simple. Twin beds in the somewhat modest room. The shared bathrooms are indoor with squat toilets. But some tea houses has western-style commode toilets.

Most teahouses will charge you to use a hot shower because warm water is not always available in the mountains.

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Picture – Local village of Kangsar during our Tilicho Lake trek

Outline Itinerary for Tilicho trekking

  • Day 1 – Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar to chame by local jeep.
  • Day 2 – Trek from chame to pisang.
  • Day 3 – Trek from pisang to manang.
  • Day 4 – Half day acclimatization in manang and trek to khangsar.
  • Day 5 – Trek from Khangsar to Basecamp
  • Day 6 – Trek in the early morning from Basecamp to Tilicho Lake and return back to base camp and trek toward the khangsar.
  • Day 7 – Drive from khangsar to Besisahar.
  • Day 8 – Drive from Besisahar to kathmandu.
  • Day 9 – Departure day.

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About Author

I grew up in the mountains & got university education in Kathmandu to become an engineer. But with homely environment of mountains interest me to become a trekking & tour guide, by passion. I have been 6574 meter to the highest & fortunately got chance to explore most of Nepal and bit of abroad.

Eventually, passion converted to profession and here i am on behalf of Nepalgram - a Trekking agency in Nepal.

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(3) Comments

  1. Himal ghale

    This article provides valuable insights into the breathtaking Tilicho Lake trekking experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek offers adventurous hikers a chance to explore hidden natural and cultural wonders while taking in stunning mountain vistas. With options to connect to the Annapurna circuit or Narphu valley trek, it’s a versatile adventure for all seasons, although best enjoyed in spring and autumn. The moderate challenge level and accommodation in local tea houses/lodges make it an exciting yet accessible trekking opportunity. Don’t forget your permits, and be prepared for rustic accommodations with shared facilities. Tilicho Lake awaits, offering a truly memorable journey in the Himalayas. 🏞️🏔️🚶‍♂️ #TilichoTrek #NepalAdventure

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