• World Highest Tilicho Lake Trekking

World Highest Tilicho Lake Trekking


Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: moderate
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ Hotel In City
  •    Meals: Full Board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5416m
  •    Group size: 1
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

Chame Hot spring

Muktinath temple with 108 taps and Natural burning fire

World highest pass(Throng-la Pass)

Exiting flight from Jomsom in tiny airsrtrip.

World highest lake Tilicho. 

Trip Information

Tilicho Lake Trekking carries you on a journey through the highest altitude lake in the world inciting you from beginning to the end of your trek. Tilicho Lake is a holy place. Hindu pilgrims and devotees from all over the world visit the place for worship and pilgrimage. Tilicho Lake collects glacial melt of northern slopes like Throng-la peak and Annapurna Himalayas and Tilicho Lake Trekking gives you an opportunity to experience its magnificence.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in Himalayan culture and religion! Welcome to a colorful journey around Annapurna and visit Lake Tilicho Lake, one of the highest mountain lakes in the world (4949m). This trekking is not easy but we promise you will not regret it. Along the way, you will be able to get to know many Himalayan peoples, as at least 8 different ethnic groups inhabit this region.

But the main highlight of this route, attracting more and more tourists to it, is a unique nature, which is constantly changing from tropical jungle to ice desert. You will visit the famous lake Tilicho, which has recently become known to the mass tourist. There are no words to convey the energy of this place and the powerful delight that you will experience there. You will visit the ancient town of Muktinath, which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Hindus.

On this route, you will be accompanied by an experienced English-Spoken mountain guide who knows Nepal perfectly and has lived there for over 15 years. Such accompaniment will significantly enrich your journey and allow you to get a deeper and more subtle acquaintance with the culture and spiritual life of the peoples inhabiting the region.

Guide and porter arrangements:

Your trekking group is accompanied by an experienced English mountain guide along the entire route. He supervises all movements of the group and leads the excursion program. In addition, the group will be accompanied by several English-speaking assistants in a group size of more than 5 people.

They also know the route like the back of their hand. We care about your safety, that's why Mission Himalaya always provides one assistant for 5 tourists. This teamwork makes the route easier and completely safe. It also means that if any of the members of the expedition falls ill or falls behind, it will not disrupt the group's plans. We provide porter according to group size.

A total number of porters is allocated for the group to carry personal belongings, at the rate of one porter for two participants in the hike. Thus, the weight of personal belongings of each participant should not exceed 15 kilograms including a day backpack.  If you would like to bring items over 15 kilograms with you, you can hire a personal porter for an additional fee.

Tlicho Lake Trekking Route

Annapurna Round classic trekking around an array of the highest mountain peaks in the world. We have to overcome the stunning beauty of the Torong-la pass (5,416 m) and visit the high-mountainous lake Tilicho. This is truly an amazing part of Nepal: on your journey, you will meet at least ten different ethnic groups and cross four climatic zones; that is why this track continues to be one of the most popular in the world.

The journey will start from ancient Kathmandu, from where we will get to the village of Chamje by jeeps. Then our path lies to Dharapani, then to Manang and Lake Tilicho: we will drive through picturesque forests, past colorful villages, and numerous rivers running from the mountains. Then we will find ourselves in the Himalayan Manang Valley. This part of the path is the most beautiful - on both sides you can see snowy peaks: the Annapurna ridge will appear from the south and Manaslu from the north.

On this route, we will spend three days in the area of? Lake Tilicho - one of the highest (4949 meters) lakes in the world. For a long time, this stunning place was away from tourist trails and only recently gained deserved popularity among travelers. simply the route Route : Kathmandu - Chamje - Darapani - Pisang - Manang - Kangsar - Tilicho - Pokhara - Patan and departure.

Acclimatization: As you know, the higher the altitude, the less oxygen in the air. Too fast a climb can cause race disease, which, in turn, can lead to death. Crossing several passes on the route requires acclimatization. At some points on the route, the oxygen content is 50% of the oxygen content in the air we are used to. The body takes many days to adapt to these conditions, and for safety reasons, acclimatization is essential. Our route is designed in such a way as to minimize the risk of altitude sickness: the climb is smooth.

Acclimatization or rest day in Tilicho trek:

As you know, the higher the altitude, the less oxygen in the air. Too fast a climb can cause race disease, which, in turn, can lead to death. Crossing several passes on the route requires acclimatization. At some points on the route, the oxygen content is 50% of the oxygen content in the air we are used to. The body takes many days to adapt to these conditions, and for safety reasons, acclimatization is essential. Our route is designed in such a way as to minimize the risk of altitude sickness: the climb is smooth.

Travel Responsibly

Almost Nepal Trekking routes of Himalayan regions such as Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang are open to independent visits. However, during each of our travels, we do our best to minimize our impact on the surrounding nature and the local population. Before starting the route, Mission Himalaya Trek guide will explain in detail to you what can and cannot be done during your trip.

Tilicho Lake Trekking Itinerary

This itinerary just for your suggestion. we will modify or change the itinerary according to your holiday duration, Budget, Hotel category, and other various factors. let us your plan we will give you the best itinerary according to you.

Day 1st: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel (1350m/4429ft) {20 minutes drive}
Day 2nd: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamche (1100m/3609ft) {8-9 hours drive}
Day 3rd: Trek from Chamche to Dharapani (1700m/5577ft) {6 hours trek}
Day 4th: Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2670m/8760ft) {5-6 hours trek}
Day 5th: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m/10500ft) {5-6 hours trek}
Day 6th: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614ft) {8-9 hours trek
Day 7th: Trek from Manang to Kangsar (4060m/13320ft) {4-5 hours trek
Day 8th: Trek from Kangsar to Tilicho Base camp (4140m/13583ft) {5-6 hours trek
Day 9th: Trek from Tilicho Base camp to Tilicho Lake (4950m/16140ft) and back to Srikharka (4060m/13320ft) {6-7 hours trek.
Day 10th: Trek from Sri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4040m/13020ft) {4-5 hours trek}
Day 11th: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi(4600m/15092ft) {3-4 hours trek}
Day 12th: Trek from Throng Phedi to Throng pass (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft) {7-8 hours trek}
Day 13th: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m/8910ft) {5-6 hours trek}
Day 14th: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) {25 minutes flight} and Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15th: sightseeing in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) {6-7 hourssightseeing}
Day 16th: Shopping, Departure or extend your trip

Meals and accommodation:

 During the trekking, we organize meals in loggias and restaurants. You can order your choice of Nepalese, Indian, Western, or Tibetan cuisine. Food during trekking is included in the tour price we mentioned in the itinerary. If can eat tasty and varied, food. 

If your needs are more modest and the diet doesn't scare you, you can choose any meal from the menu of the tea house we stay at. All the groups, we provide accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star category hotel, this is a new hotel, Thamel Park. On trekking, we provide you with accommodation in lodges and guesthouses.

Of course, we will do everything in our power to provide you with the most comfortable accommodation, but please note that in mountainous areas, accommodation is usually very simple, and there are no high-class hotels. Don't forget to bring sleeping bags and warm clothing for trekking.

Best time for Tilicho Lake Trekking

Spring and Autumn seasons being the best seasons for Tilicho Lake Trekking. At this time you will be enchanted with a clear sky, a beautiful scene. Nature will please shut your battery down by forcing you to capture lots of pictures. However, you can join Tilicho Lake trekking at any time of the year with Mission Himalaya.

 High elevation emergency Insurance:

 High altitude trekking risky than normal trekking in the city. So normally we do not take responsibility for your insurance but at the time of your poor health condition, we will advise the good suggestion. It is up to you to be insured or not.

However, we draw your attention to the fact that you will be traveling in a remote area with no infrastructure, and we strongly recommend that you have medical insurance, which should also cover emergency evacuation.

We are not insurance agents, and we do not sell insurance, nevertheless, we can advise you on one of the reliable companies, or purchase insurance for you, but for an additional fee.

Required experience and health:

Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek route will require you to cross every day within 6-9 hours and pass one rather difficult high pass. Hiking up to 15 kilometers a day in the highlands is the main activity of our trip, and you should be ready for it.

We recommend that you start preparing for your trip three months in advance. It is very good if you already have experience in the mountains. Other prerequisites for the success of the expedition are willpower, good health, and tolerance for the people around you.

Once again, please note that in the absence of insurance, all medical care and evacuation costs are borne by you. In addition, before the trip, it would be correct to consult a doctor about health.

Detail Itinerary

Day to day Route description:

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu:     

Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will meet you and help you to check into your hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day at the hotel and dinner at a national cuisine restaurant.

Day 2: Drive to Chamje:  

In the early morning, we will set off by jeep to the starting point of our trek. A significant part of the way passes along a mountain winding serpentine through many small villages, and we will arrive at the place of the overnight stay (Chamje) in the middle of the night.

Day 3: Trek to Darapani:

The mountain trail ascends to the Tal Valley, constantly following the course of the Marciandi River. Today we cross a dense forest of bamboo and rhododendron and enter the Manang region. The place of today's night is Darapani, a typical Tibetan village.

Day 4: Trek to Chame:  

Today, a rather difficult trek along the rocky ridge of the mountain, with an abundance of landslides. The ending point is Chame, the center of Manang district.

Day 5: Trek to Pisang:    

We have to go along a steep narrow path through a dense forest, passing which we reach an unusual rock, towering above the river stream at a height of 1500 meters. All the way to Pisang, the road is surrounded by shining Himalayan peaks.

Day 6: Trek to Manang:

We pass the picturesque village of Braga and enter the upper Manang. Remarkably, even during the monsoon season, there is little rain over the Annapurna Ridge. The striking contrast of vegetation and landscape is immediately striking: the cold harsh climate leaves its mark. The area is teeming with high cliffs and exotic rock formations that contrast with the Himalayan peaks.

Day 7: Trek to Kangsar: 

Today we will start with a tour of the old monastery in Manang. Further our path turns in the direction of Kangsar. We will follow a towering cliff, and go down to the river, along which we will continue our journey. In the afternoon we will cross the river and walk along its southern bank through the coniferous forest towards the village of Kangsar. Already approaching the village, we pass the river again, climb the slope, and enter Kangsar - the place of our today's overnight stay.

Day 8: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp:             

In the morning we leave Kangsar. A newly built new road leads us towards a high ridge. In one place we find ourselves at a crossroads. From here, one path, sharply gaining height, goes in the direction of the place where the valley narrows noticeably. The other rises smoothly to the ridge. The first trail is an old road, it is difficult to follow it due to the sharp climb. The second is a new path, and it will lead us in a completely different way. We will reach a high ridge and descend a steep, rugged slope towards the main valley. Somewhere down there, a stream flows. But one of its shores is a small mountain shelter known as “Tilicho Base Camp”.

Day 9: Explore Tilicho Lakes:       

This morning we leave the mountain shelter light: we are about to visit the highest lake in the world. The path, winding, leads us along the ridges, and we reach the watershed. On the other side is Lake Tilicho. The lake remains frozen for almost the entire year. Only in a few summer months does the ice melt, and the snowy peaks surrounding the lake are reflected in the turquoise water. We enjoy this splendor and in the evening we return to the hotel. About Tilicho

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka:         

Today we set off to Yak Kharka by a short path. This trail is not open all year round, and many trekkers describe it as a rather difficult section of the path. Nevertheless, it is worth it: the untouched beauty of the places hardly visited by tourists will leave an unforgettable impression. In the evening we will reach the village of Yak Kharka, located on our main route to the Torong-la pass.

Day 11: Trek to Throng Phedi    

Today we are heading to Throng Phedi, the place from where the crossing over the Torong la pass begins. The lively settlement located here serves numerous tourists and is considered a base camp before the pass.

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath, across the Throng la pass:    

Today we cross the Trong La pass (5416 m) and it is important to get off as early as possible in order to have time to pass it in one day. The difficulty of this crossing, however, will be rewarded with magical views of the Himalayan peaks that are beyond imagination. Then, from the pass, begins the descent to Muktinath, the most famous place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal.

Day 13: Trek to Jomsom:              

The landscapes today are absolutely fantastic and the road runs along the plateau above Kali Gandaki, along the deepest gorges in the world. The land here is similar to Tibet, the same wild and lifeless and at times you feel completely isolated. Then the descent to warmer areas begins, it is hard to believe that landscapes can change so much in one day of walking. After lunch, we go to Jomsom, where we stop for the night.

Day 14: Flight to Pokhara:               

Today, after breakfast, we leave for the airport for our flight to Pokhara. The flight takes about half an hour. The flight offers stunning views of the Annapurna Massif. Immediately upon arrival in Pokhara, we change to a minibus and leave for Kathmandu.

Day 15: Kathmandu Tour: Patan - Pashupatinath - Bodnath       

This morning we will visit the Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, one of the most important Shiva temples in the subcontinent. We will see saddhus (priests, "baba") and the cremation of bodies on the banks of the sacred river Bagmati. Then you will visit the majestic Bodnath stupa, see Buddhist pilgrims spinning prayer wheels to the melodious chanting of mantras. Then we will visit the famous Patan city, filled with architecture of the 16th century. At the end of the excursion, the whole team will go to a restaurant for dinner, where we celebrate the end of the trekking.

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu        

Today there is time to shop for gifts and souvenirs for your family, friends, or relatives, and then you will be transferred to the International Airport for your flight to your destination.

Cost Details

What is included?

Sleeping bag and Down jacket for the trek (need to back after trek complete)

Sightseeing or moving around the city by private transport.

Accommodation in Kathmandu at the 3 stars hotel in the centre of Thamel.

Moving around Kathmandu by private transport.

Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation on trekking in guesthouses.

All entrance tickets for excursions. Like Annapurna, Conservation Area Project permits and Trekkers information Management permits.

Transfer from Kathmandu to Besishahar by Bus and Beshishahar to Chamje by jeeps.

Tara Airlines flight Jomsom - Pokhara.

Food on the trekking breakfast lunch, and dinner. 

Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Private transportation.

Accompaniment by an experienced English guide along the entire route.

Porter services during trekking (1 porter for two group members).

All necessary permits and accompanying documents.

Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu on the first and last days.

Certificate of the trek signed by your guide and company owner.

What is not included?

Nepalese visa (upon arrival) US$ 30 for 15 days and US$ 50 for 30 days.

Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for breakfast at the hotel and welcome dinner)

Drinks at the bar and other soft drinks with hot and cold water.

Surcharge for excess baggage;

Tips for your trekking guide and porter.

Insurance for trekking and tour.

Air ticket to Nepal.

Equipment, clothes for trekking.

Customer Reviews

Nepal is extremely Natural another world.

Jasmine Shaw | United Kingdom

Rating: 5

What an incredible experience with mission Himlayan in 2 weeks trekking in the Himalayas. Nepal is extremely Natural another world. Walking through the villages, seeing local people and wildlife is very unique to travel the country. My guide Ram L. is experienced excellent and very passoinate about his country and his job. A truly a very kind frined. Hospitality was great. His high altitude care of us was great. he checked oxygen level and pulse every day. care about our food. the room if not clean he talk to hotel owner and change quickly.  Tilicho Lake trekking view was amazing. Very clean water from the glacier. 
From start to Finish Birendra keep contact the guide to know about us. Thank you so much, everyone. I will highly and highly recommend.

Trekking Tilicho lake was a wonderful experience.

Roberts Thea | United States of America(US)

Rating: 5

Trekking Tilicho lake was a wonderful experience. Beautiful scenery, Local people Mananggi, Charm village and mountain Landscape with Marshyangdi river was worthwhile. Thank you, Birendra The company Owner. Our guide Dharke was very experienced and patient. He supports his company so much. His support for guest was fantastic. Always smiling and joking during the trekking. I highly recommend this Tilicho Lake Trek and the team of Mission Himalaya For me. 



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