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Tilicho Lake Short Trek

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  • Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Tilicho Lake
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport By Air/Vehicle
  • Accommodation Lodge + Camping


  • Group Size: Minimum 2 or More
  • 2 Nights in Tents (Camping)
  • Stunning blue watered Tilicho Lake
  • Gangapurna, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Khangsar, Muktinath peak, Pisang peak, Nilgiri; and different lightened Himalayas of height above 5,415 meters
  • Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world
  • Local and ethnic Tibetan Buddhist people and their culture
  • The rough, wild but amazing beauty of Jomsom and Manang
  • Charming flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu

Tilicho Lake Short Trek is renowned for its visit to the highest lake in the world, which is located in the Manang District of the Annapurna area in Nepal. At a height of 4,919 meters, it is regarded as one of the world's most remarkable lakes. This journey is well-known for its religious significance since Hindu pilgrims from all over the world visit this lake. 

This short trek includes stunning valleys and high mountains encircling the enormous Annapurna Himal and offers a great mix of culture and spirituality in addition to the panoramic vistas. There is a great diversity of people and landscapes in this region, from subtropical to high, dry landscapes similar to those on the Tibetan Plateau. The Tilicho lake trek trail goes through a picturesque community inhabited by a wide variety of individuals from different ethnic groups.

During Tilicho short trek, trekkers will have the opportunity to visit and explore the temple When hikers reach Manang, the weather changes quickly, becoming colder and drier. and water features of Muktinath if they opt to pass through this location. This site holds significant religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhists.  

This trekking package is ideal for those seeking a moderate and underrated trekking experience, coupled with exposure to diverse cultures, new climates, unique vegetation, stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, and the serene beauty of Tilicho lake. Every day on the trail, you can see different kinds of scenery, from subtropical climates to snowy areas. This hike will give nature lovers a rare chance to see a lake at such a high altitude, and the lake's religious significance will make it even more interesting.

Tilicho lake short trek offered by Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition offers a highly preferred option for travelers seeking a natural wonderland featuring a diverse array of attractions, including lakes, forests, and dry landscapes. Our organization provides excellent service, both personally and professionally, to make sure that this trek is the best thing that could happen to you. We provide the flexibility to select the trek itinerary that best suits your needs, and we are open to amending it as per your preferences. 

Our team of highly trained and experienced guides and porters will be available to assist you in all situations, whether good or bad. We guarantee that your Tilicho Lake Trek with us will be a source of immense pride and self-satisfaction. So, take advantage of this opportunity to explore the wonders of Tilicho lake at your leisure with Nepal Trek Adventure (NTA).

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    We will leave for Chamje after having breakfast. On the way, you can have the beautiful views of waterfalls making sounds as it strikes with stones from the window of your transportation. After that, we will cross Marsyangdi River by an airy suspension bridge and then following the same river up to Jagat. After we reach Jagat, we will have to climb up to Chame. Stay overnight at guesthouse inclusive BLD.

    Altitude: 1,410 meters
    Driving Time: 4 hours

      We will drive from Chamje to Chame and after reaching Chame than we will start our trekking towards Pisang. We start our trekking With Lamjung Himal (6893m) stunning in the morning sun. The mountain disappears as we go up the path to the valley, passing a vast apple orchard. We continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, stony area as the opposite bank becomes a blocked cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as we chase the path to Bhratang (2950m.) then a short climb from the village brings us to a rocky area where we cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. We now trek through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista, we come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. We will stay overnight at Lodge in Pisang.

      Altitude: 3,300 meters
      Driving Time: 4 to 5 hours
      Walking Time: 5 to 6 hours

        At morning after having our breakfast, we start our trekking with climbs to the steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.) It's around 6-7 hours will take to reach Manang. The high trail enters pine sections to uncover perspectives on the little turquoise lake. The trail completes a dogleg through the beguiling town, going with perspectives on painted Mandalas and mythical serpent mouth gushes. Climb through the fields of nibbling yak and a wide variety of harvests. The pathway climbs a shaky border-right half of the Marsyangdi River to get Ngawal (3660m) however it is one of the extremely extraordinary review purposes of the entire Annapurna point and the Marsyangdi stream valley see. Just beyond this point, we cross the significantly reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji.   In transit, we pass pine timberlands, towns, for example, Braga and cultivating porches. The enormous Tibetan conclusion Manang gives great perspectives on Annapurna II/III/IV Trekking. We will stay there overnight.

        Altitude: 3,519 meters
        Walking Time: 7 to 8 hours

          Today, we hang around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before another trekking day. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the marvelous icefall coming down from the Annapurna's, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover, you can visit Gangapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one, overnight stay in Manang.

          Altitude: 3,519 meters

            Today after getting ready and having our morning breakfast we will head towards the Khangsar. It is the last town after Manang. Khangsar is a meeting of customary stone structures surrounding a generous town square. Close to the highest point of the town is a little Sakyapa school religious community. This town is on the way to Tilicho Lake (the world's most elevated lake). It is a perfect old town. While passing the Khangsar River, and the divider, you will reach the Khangsar Village. It is a short journey. You will stay overnight at Khangsar Village and have delicious local food.

            Altitude: 3,760 meters
            Walking Time: 4 hours

              We will continue from the western pass on a huge pathway, passing a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a newly constructed path up towards a high point. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the elevation, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old trail and is much more difficult as it goes on really vertical screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new trail, reach a high peak, and descend on switchbacks carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as the Tilicho Base Camp at an elevation of 4,200m. After that, on the same day, we will climb for Tilicho Lake. The trail takes you through icy moraine offering the perspectives of Mt. Nilgiri, Tilicho, Muktinath, and Khangsar Peaks. When you reach near the lake, you will take nothing in excess of a couple of more minutes to scoff up the perspective on such admirable lake. Since more often than not the lake stays frozen, it is as well named the ‘Frozen Lake’. You can click lots of pictures with the view around you. Succeeding to spending some time here, you will return back to the Tilicho Base Camp full with the memories you simply made out there in Tilicho Lake.

              Altitude: 4,200 meters (Tilicho Base Camp) and 4,919 meters (Tilicho Lake)
              Walking Time: 4 to 6 hours (Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp) and 5 to 6 hours (Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake)

                After trekking and staying in a beautiful Tilicho Lake we will start our journey to return back with lots of memories with us. After having our morning breakfast we will start our day and Today is little bit tough day of this adventure, starting early morning to cross two high passes, heading up the high slope traversing high Tilicho pass then with short descend to the base of Mesokanta La pass, with short rest then climb the last pass of this adventure over Mesokanta-la at 5,099 meters, the top festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, here with mind-blowing scenery of surrounding high peaks. The path continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The path follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains altitude. You have left the huge trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. This will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka. It’s fun to see large yaks grazing at Yak Kharka. The view of Annapurna III is excellent. We will stay overnight in Yak Kharka.

                Altitude: 4,035 meters
                Walking Time: 5 hours

                  Getting reading and having our breakfast we will start the journey towards Jomsom and today is the last day of our trek on these magnificent mountains, we will move through the trail of Kagbeni or Lupra to reach Jomsom. This day we will trek along Kali Gandaki River to reach Jomsom. Jomsom is a strong windy small town in a cold valley. You can get startling memorable views of Tilicho Mountain and beautiful wet hills. Overnight stay in Jomsom and you can try their local food and drinks as well.

                  Altitude: 2,760 meters
                  Walking Time: 6 hours

                    After getting up early in the morning and having our breakfast, we will head towards Jomsom Airport to take a flight for Pokhara. It will take some 25 to 30 min to reach Pokhara from Jomsom by flight and you can see the beauty of this beautiful lake city by plane. After reaching Pokhara you can extend your staying in this beautiful city. If want to go direct to Kathmandu, then you can take another connecting flight to reach Kathmandu or choose a drive option by private car and bus same day. It will also take some 20 to 25 min to reach the Capital City, Kathmandu from Pokhara by flight and 6,7 hours by drive. Stay overnight at Kathmandu. 

                    Altitude: 1,400 meters
                    Flight Distance: 20 minutes (Jomsom to Pokhara) and 25 minutes (Pokhara to Kathmandu)

                    At the End: 
                    Our representative will drop you to the International Airport and make sure you will have a safe flight to your home.

                    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

                    What's Included

                    Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

                    • International Arrival Pickup
                    • Domestic Airport Drop-Off Before Trek
                    • Domestic Airport Pickup After the Trek
                    • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                    Accommodations Services

                    • 1 Night in Kathmandu Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
                    • 8 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)
                    • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu (Apply the Addons option)

                    Trekking Permits

                    • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                    • Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
                    • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                    Pivate Transportation Services

                    • Kathmandu to Chamje by local bus/jeep

                    Domestic  Flights

                    • Jomsom to Pokhara
                    • Pokhara to Kathmandu ( flight or drive)

                    Food Services

                    • 9 days of Breakfast: Local and Continental Choicefrom Tea House Menu
                    • 9 days of Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea houses
                    • 8 days of Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the local tea houses Menu
                    • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant
                    • Breakfast during stay in Kathmandu 

                    Guide/Porter Services

                    • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)
                    • All Meals for the guide or porter
                    • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                    • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
                    • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
                    • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team
                    • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

                    What's Excluded

                    • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
                    • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
                    • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
                    • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
                    • All other expenses not included in the cost includes list.
                    • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
                    Availability & Private Trip

                    For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

                    Select a Trip DateSmall Group Departure
                    Start DateStart: FridayDec 15, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayDec 23, 2023PricePriceUS $1150StatusStatusGuaranteed

                    Best Time to Visit Tilicho Lake

                    March-May: Dry and dusty weather but the sights of the surrounding is very clear and transparent

                    September-November: Dry, but there is the chance of a few amounts of rain (very few, as it lies in the rain-shadowed area of Nepal). The sky is clear, the environment is serene and the views are the most unique and gorgeous.

                    Accommodation During Tilicho Lake Short Trek

                    The first day we will make your stay at Kathmandu in the hotel as you demand. And in on the trek, you will stay at the tea house or in the loges, hotel as you wish and you also can stay in camp, tent if you wish. Accommodation will be comfortable and nice. All accommodations for this trek will be on a twin sharing base. Still, on request, single rooms can also be made obtainable but it costs additional to the trekkers.

                    Meal During Tilicho Lake Short Trek

                     The food during the trek cannot be determined but the foods available in lodges and hotels will be far adequate for trekkers to enjoy Nepali culture food (Dal Bhat Tarkari) and fill the empty stomach. Noodles and biscuits are also optional to carry in case of urgent and hunger strike in the places where hotels are not available. You also can try maize Dhido, Millet Dhido, and Bitter Buckwheat roti as well.

                    Safety Measures During Tilicho Lake Short Trek

                    Height illness will start from 3000-meter stature. Trekkers should instantly inform trekking guide if faced some troubles. Trekker should take their personal medicines if in case you will need them in the way.

                    Freedom of Panorama in Tilicho     

                    In this trek, you can take as much as pictures’ you want. Captures the beauty of the ways, the views, the beautiful villages and finally the main point of the trek, Tilicho Lake.

                    What Our Clients Say
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                      Jo Chin WangThailand,April 24, 2019

                      Amazing organization of Tilicho Lake Short Trek by NTA

                      I and my friends are so much happy with this wonderful trek which is just finished a few days ago. We have collected so many memories which will be with us forever in a lifetime. The place just makes me feel I am in heaven. The view in front of me is so amazing that I was just speechless at that time. Personally, I will like to thank Mr. Binod for the great services he arranges for me and my friends. And very friendly and nice guide Mr. Krishna to give us very good company throughout the trek. They make sure that we enjoy our trek and feel good for the whole journey. My friends are so much shock after looking the seen in front of their eyes. They are just behaving like small happy kids. This is one of the best treks till now in my life and all thanks go to Nepal Trek Adventure & Expiation We will surely tell and suggested everyone go in this traveling company.

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                      Ankush Dutta:India,April 17, 2019

                      Lifetime experience of Tilicho Lake Trek:

                      I and my some mates went for Tilicho Lake Trek last month. We were a total of 8 people in total. We booked the trips via our friend, with the trekking company named Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition (NTA). The company arranged everything for us, i.e. the facilities like lodges/hotels, food, trekking gears and many more. We were assigned a guide named Shiva. He was a good person. He detailed us about the mountains, lakes, cascades, hot water springs, temples, gompas, and monasteries. We clicked a lot of photos in the place. One night we lived in a local house. The owners let us stay in the place and enjoy the moment. This trek was one of the lifetime opportunity to get lost in such an amazing Himalayan territory. Thank you Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition (NTA) for organizing and managing such a splendid trip in Nepal.


                    Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                    Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                    • Expert Guides
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                      We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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