Tilicho Lake Trek



Starting From


Tilicho Lake Trek takes you to the highest point of the world Lake in Nepal. The Tilicho Lake situated in 4,919m collects the glacial melt of the Mt Annapurna and Thorong-La pass 5,416m.
  • trip code:ABCT
  • destination:Nepal

Trip Highlights

This lake holds significant historical importance for Hindu devotees, as it is mentioned in the holy book Ramayan. Situated in the Annapurna range in central Nepal, Tilicho Lake spans approximately 4 kilometers in length and 1 kilometer in width, nestled at the base of the 7,134-meter summit. Renowned as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal, the journey offers sightings of the Himalayan Thar (mountain goat) and the elusive snow leopard along the route. Tilicho Lake's breathtaking vista provides a profound glimpse into Mother Nature's artistry, showcasing a diverse range of vegetation zones from lush sub-tropical to harsh semi-desert environments. Moreover, trekkers traverse one of the world's highest trekking passes during the expedition.


Embarking from Besisahar, the Tilicho Lake Trekking route follows the Marsyangdi River, offering captivating views of the Manaslu and Himal Chuli peaks in the west. The trek is enriched by encounters with diverse ethnic groups inhabiting the picturesque villages along the way. Initially mirroring the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the path diverges at Manang towards the western main valley, passing through Khangsar Village (the Last Village of Nepal) before ascending to Tilicho Lake. Subsequently, the trail merges with the traditional Annapurna circuit, culminating in the crossing of the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.


The Tilicho Lake Trek commences with an exploration of Kathmandu's major sights before journeying to Besisahar/Bhulbhule, followed by a jeep ride to Syanga. Trekking alongside the Marsyangdi River, the route progresses through Manang Valley's prominent village of Dharapani. En route, diverse landscapes adorned with fir, oak, and maple trees lead to an overnight stay in Chame at 2,630 meters. Continuing, the trail traverses steep river valleys to reach Pisang at 3,300 meters, offering splendid views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna 2. The trek proceeds to Manang at 3,570 meters, where panoramic vistas of Annapurna I, III, IV, and Gangapurna unfold. Manang provides opportunities for monastery visits, village explorations, and interactions with locals. The journey continues towards Khangsar Village at 3,734 meters, followed by an ascent to Tilicho Lake base camp at 4,150 meters. En route, Gompa and small stupas offer spiritual encounters amidst panoramic views of Tilicho Lake and surrounding Himalayan peaks. The ensuing trek of 3-4 hours culminates in reaching Tilicho Lake, where breathtaking vistas of Gangapurna, Tarkekang, Khangsar Kang, Manang Valley, and Upper Pisang create cherished memories.


The expedition progresses to Tilicho Base Camp before trekking to Yak Kharka at 4,100 meters. Continuing onwards, the route leads to Phedi at 4,420 meters, followed by a trail towards Muktinath, a revered Hindu pilgrimage site. From Muktinath, the journey proceeds to Jomsom via Kagbeni, where an overnight stay precedes a flight to Pokhara, marking the conclusion of the Annapurna Tilicho Lake trek.






Things that you need to know


We give our first priority to our guests to serve them at a superior level that is what makes us today Global Nepal Treks. For the accommodation, we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even a normal guest house according to the guest's demands and need. During the trek, we provide standard Guest House with a sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the paramount destinations in the world Annapurna region collects lots of tourists. so, there will always be better Lodge and facilities in Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek.


We get paradise of food especially in the city areas, especially in the Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek, we get to eat from the Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potato items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee, etc.

Our Team:

Being the homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steep hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Global Nepal Treks have been providing native leaders and staff working in this field perfectly for long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staff have received emergency guidance in the Himalayas and have knowledge of first Aid for our guests. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

Field Staffs:

we are very much concerned about the comfort of our guests and whenever it is about the staff in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging routes we need the proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staff. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porter for 2 guests depending on guest pieces of stuff and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staff as per your demand.


Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March-May) is the best trekking season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and the temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants, and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo, and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang, and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in the winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek does not require past experience, though we have a challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in the Himalayas always takes us to challenge altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and another workout will definitely help you in roots.


Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent altitude sickness. Every trekker needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this, we have life-saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing, and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guests require.


We only leave footprints! Global Nepal Treks is very much concern agency on environmental pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek, especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to a proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.

Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! We have been helping some of our very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward to interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.


We have a tailor-made program for Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complications like natural and health challenges resulting from changes in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to the final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for your protection.


Arrival in Kathmandu 1,310m Welcomes by Global Nepal Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan, and Swyambhunath overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan

Drive to Besishar by local bus and again drive to Chame 2,670m by Local Jeep it takes 9 hours overnight at Lodge.

Trek to Pisang 3,200m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge.

Trek to Manang 3,540m 5 hours overnight at Lodge.

Rest day for Acclimatization at Manang overnight at Lodge.

Trek to Khangsar 3,734m 5 hours overnight at Lodge.

Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4150m 5 ½ hours overnight at Lodge.

Early morning Trek hike to World Highest Lake Tilicho 4,920m see the incredible view of Lake, Tilicho peak, Mount Annapurna one Chulu East Chulu West many, etc. then trek Down to Srikharka 3930m 7/8 hours overnight at Lodge

Trek to Yak Kharka 4,020m 5 hours overnight at Lodge.

Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,800m 5 hours overnight at Lodge.

Early morning we will have breakfast than climb up to the throng-la pass 5,416m. after we are Trek down to Muktinath 3,760 m 7/8 hours overnight at Lodge.

Trek to Jomsom 2,720m 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge.

Early morning we take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minutes transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Drive back to Kathmandu Hotel Evening Dinner together with Typical Nepali culture.

Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.


Airport pick up & drops

All ground Transportation

3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including a cup of tea or coffee

Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking

3 Nights Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on B / B plan

An Experienced English Speaking Guide

Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)

All Government local Taxes

Annapurna conservation (ACAP) entry permit's

(TIMS)Trekkers information Management System

First Aid kit Compulsory from Agency

Guide and porter salary

Company T-shirt as a gift

Tour Certificate

Guide & porter insurance during the trekking and if you need extra services

Company t-shirt

Tour certificate

Farewell dinner Typical Nepali culture


Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry.

Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.

Entrance Fees any kind of Monastery or Temples


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