Tilicho Lake Trekking

5 Based on 44 Reviews

Tlicho Lake at 4,919m collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. It is claimed to be the highest located lake in the world.

Tilicho Lake Trekking route Map – Adventure White Himalaya Treks

Beautiful routes, seemingly unending vistas of mountain range blessed friendly villager and equally tranquil trek which intoxicates your senses more and more as you continue, the Tillicho lake trekking.

Trek Information

This trek consisting of near three weeks will enthrall and present you with magnificence of nature, all of snow-capped mountains, mystical natural gas fires, charming villages, beautiful winding paths, waterfalls, rocky trails, forests of pine, rhododendron, oaks, pictorial paddy fields. Furthermore, creme de la creme, Tilicho, the lake situated at highest altitude in the world. It is located at a height of 4,919 meters. The Tilicho lake trekking might be a little bit demanding considering high altitudes and climbs. We suggest prior experience in trekking but acclimatization there will also take care of demanding bits.

The best time to do the trek are the months of October and November, as well as March and April. During these months, the weather is normally consistent and the vistas are clear.

The trek to Lake Tilicho begins in the Lamjung district’s Besisahar settlement. The trail passes through Bahundanda, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, and Muktinath villages. The trail runs through some of the most picturesque parts of the Annapurna region, with breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan range.

Useful Information

So, are you ready for the trek of a lifetime? Forget about your daily routine and get on the trail with us at Adventure White Himalaya Treks. This Tilicho lake trek on the Annapurna circuit offers so much more, the eminent mountain range of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), and these wonder just keeping lining up on the trek.


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  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade: Challenging
  • Transportation: Road
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Trip Activity: Trekking
  • Trekking Guide: Available (Male)
  • Group Size:2 - 20 pax
  • Fixed Departures: Yes
  • Min Age: 12 years or above
  • Security: 100% Guaranteed!
  • Customized Trip Route: Available
  • Best Season: Basanta Ritu (Spring),Sharad Ritu (Autumn)

Tilicho Lake Trekking Itinerary

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You are greeted with a warm welcome from our staff at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then you are whisked away to your hotel in private transportation where our guide will brief on the programs on days ahead.

You will be spending a day touring UNESCO world heritage sites, Boudhanath the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, famous stupa on hill Swoyambhunath, historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and the biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath. After sightseeing these wonders, you will be briefed about days ahead on the trek.

Our journey start with early morning drive alongside winding hills of Trishuli river valley towards Pokhara leaving the main highway. Then we continue to Besisahar leading north to Khudi from where we will be commencing our trek. To reach Khudi from Besisahar, it will take an hour trek taking views of Manaslu peaks on the way.

From Bulbule we continue with slopes of terraced rice fields, intriguing suspension bridges, waterfalls, alluring waterfalls, tiny farming communities and forests on the way. Also on the way, the pleasant Manaslu mountain are ever present and ever closer. We will be reaching higher altitude along the way that are only complimented by the cultural introduction prepared by the local people at Synage.

The trail forwards with descending alongside Marsyangdi river crossing suspension bridge onto climb towards Sattale (1,550 m). Then a steep path to reach Tal, famous for views of the valley, water falls. Next destination on this trail, we will be entering Manang district past village of Khotro(1,860 m), then winding down through Alpine forest and a long suspension bridge to small village of Karte (1,900 m) and Nache. The trail then leads to our final destination for today, Dharapani a junction for Manaslu and villages in the Manang valley.

We begin with a challenging forested ridges way with alluring sites of mountains around us heading up the valley. Apple orchid and crop fields welcomes us to Bagarchhap and waterfalls and pine forests ascending to Tyanja leading to Kyupar and finally to Chame. The spectacular view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II (7,937 m), and Annapurna IV (7,525 m), is ever present in this active geo-thermal region where you can relax in the healing waters of the spring.

Our day start with steep walk through dense forest of rhododendron and pine alongside northern valley wall before reaching Bratang, and moving northward to a narrow section of the valley. Huge cliffs and landslide scree slopes and Annapurna mountain on the view we progress to wider section to Manang valley. Then we will reach to village of Pisang for overnight stop.

You can see people herding yaks and grow crops this time of the year where we can take between two trails today. The first one, the upper trail while offers exceptional view of the mountain range of Annapurna, it is little harder and longer. It goes through Gherang and to Ngawal where the landscape changes to more stunded vegetation and bare back slopes reminiscent of high plateau of Tibet. The second one, the lower trail is shorter and easy on the feet which passes through Humde airport (3,325 m). Both trail will bring us at Mungji. The trail then continues past the village of Braka (3,475 m), and finally to Manang (3,519 m).

After days of climbing, we will be relaxing and acclimatizing ourselves today exploring Manang region. There are many places to see such as Buddhist Bhojo Gompa, a walk across valley floor to Gangapurna Lake sitting a foot of steep valley on the southern side.

Passing by Chorten, we crossing suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola, it is also possible to cross the northern ridge of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or wind down from the village to glacial lake on the foot of northern slopes of Gangapurna. Moving alongside river bed to Khangsar, an enticing site of Great Barrier welcomes us. In the company of monastery, mani walls and prayer flags, we will camp for overnight stay here.

A steep climb past Gompa through a trail of Juniper and sea buckthorn bushes, the path continues, covered by small crystals and shrubs on either sides. We will cross few streams along the way and arrive at a crest with prayer flags at (4,650 m), altitude. Moving forward down a scree slope, we will be welcomed by alluring views of Tilicho mountain at Tilicho Base Camp Hotel where we will camp.

The captivating view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna and the Khangsar Kang greet us onto our climb towards Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at 4,920m altitude. After we bask in the glory of sites we now behold of the turquoise water reflecting surrounding peaks, we will trek down to base camp for overnight stay.

Our staff will be ready to drive our customers to the airport at least three hours before the scheduled departure.

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Tilicho Lake Trekking Includes/Exclude

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
  • All Ground Transport.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge during the trek(Breakfasts,Lunches and Dinners).
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit Annapurna conservation fees).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Adventure White Himalaya duffel bag/kit bag and T-shirt.
  • Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests below 25 kg.).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses Insurance for guide and porters
  • Salary for guide and porters
  • All information about trekking, tour and expeditions.
  • Certificate of achievement

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Travel insurance: Travel Insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (you can buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
  • Nepal entry visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 30 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Tourist Visa with Multiple entries for 90 days: This VISA can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

Hint: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips). This itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not able you can customize your own.

Tilicho Lake Trekking Reviews

5.0 Based on 44 Reviews
Azmi Bin Mohd (Malaysia )

My Third time in Nepal

My 3rd time trip in Nepal with Adventure White Himalaya.
Nice guide, nice porter, nice service, good communication

Edmund Lim

Truly amazing trek I ever had

I have an amazing trip with adventure white himalaya trek, very responsible boss Mr Ganesh and super portal/guide Mr Keshab. I truly appreciate for all the good taken care of. They are very experienced and professional, not to worry even you come alone. Adventure white is always your choice

Adri Jacobs (South Africa)

You made my dream come true: EBC and 3 Passes

After summiting Kilimanjaro, I was looking for my next adventure. Thank you Adventure White Himalaya Treks, owner Ganesh and Guide, Keshab for a dream and bucket list item come true. From the communication prior to the Trek back in South Africa, to fetching me at the airport and transporting me to a great hotel . Superb and persistent service……and then of to Lukla Airport for the start of a 2 week journey. I did the Everest Base Camp and the 3 Passes.
I am typing this review on my Hotelbed back in Kathmandu with a huge smile and great satisfaction. A dream come true.
The whole journey was well planned and executed to perfection. This team is super professional.
Ganesh for leading this company and Keshab, my guide, was absolutely finominal.
I could not have asked for a better Team than Adventure White Himalaya Treks.
I give them a 10 out of 10 and would recommend them to any one or group interested trekking in the Himalayas to make your dream come true.

Dherei Dherei Dhanya Bhat to the team of Adventure White Himalaya Treks in Katmandu.

Now I can fly back home with an unforgettable experience.

Chai HH

Very Good Trekking Experience with Adventure White Himalaya

Did Annapurna Base Camp Trek via PoonHill with Adventure White Himalaya. Overall good experiences with Aventure White Himalaya, Ganesh and Raj are accommodating our requests throughout the duration. Though there are some miscommunication along the ways, they are able to solve it professionally. Good job!!


Mardi Himal Trek

Excellent team, very good , always helping….never in real danger while on trek. Highly recommend for all hikers and first timers…for a first timer like me…it’s was very difficult to hike but thanks to the team I manage reach the view point. The guide provided so many advise during the hike which make it easier for me… everything from accommodation to food was taken care of.

Adrian N.

Mardi Himal Hiking Trek

The best hiking agency ever. Very friendly guide, porter and manager. Thank you for everything!! Mardi Himal Trek was amazing toooo… The view from the view point was stunning.


Annapurna circuit trek with Adventure White Himalaya Treks: Greatest Experience

Adventure White Himalaya Trek in one word is superb ! Upfront communication with Ganesh was very efficient and the trek went very well. Mr Ganesh receive me at the airport took me safe at the hotel at midnight. The day next we started the trek, our guide Bhoj Raj was a star. He was trustworthy, reliable and always smiling with a great sense of humors.
They all were excellent and was perfect in organizing any sort of tour in a perfect way. I can wholeheartedly recommend them, the Adventure White Himalaya Treks. Thank you !

rtcmore (Frisco, CO)

Amazing life experience!

Trekking for 4 days in a rhododendron forest, waking up to fresh snow and the sunrise at Poon Hill, amazing adventure!!!! I will go back, I will most definitely contact Ganesh to schedule another adventure in the Nepal. He is a hard worker with great knowledge of the area.


Excellent Service

We dealt with Ganesh before the trip and are very happy with the service provided. Everything was as promised.

Our guide, Hari, did an excellent job in planning our whole journey and improvising wherever he saw fit. He also was very in tuned with our fitness level and we didn’t feel that we were pushed beyond our capabilities.

Our porter, Gopi, was also very helpful especially in keeping our spirits up during the whole journey.

All in all I would highly recommend Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt Ltd to anyone who is going trekking in Nepal.

mytriman (Singapore)

Delicated Trip Guide

This trip – Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most remembered trip I had with amazing experience with both the mountain and good dedicated guide and porters.

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