Trip Overview

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One of the highest glacial lakes in Nepal

Highlights

  • Visit Tilicho Lake at 4919m altitude
  • Cross Thorang La pass (5416m) and observe Kali Gandaki gorgge
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu ranges
  • Visit Muktinath and Jomsom

The trail follows the popular route of Annapurna Circuit.The trekking begins at Besisahar and follows the Manang Valley descending down to Kali Gandai Valley. This route entails crossing Thorang La pass (5416m), one of the highest and challenging Himalayan passes

Tilicho Lake Trek is an adventurous trekking journey into Annapurna region to reach Tilicho Lake (4919m), one of the highest Himalayan wetlands in Nepal. A glacial lake with its source at Thorang La peak (6144m), Tilicho is regarded as an important pilgrimage site by Buddhists as well as HIndus.  Tilicho Lake Trek great mountain views, lakes, rivers, deepest valleys, and diverse biodiversity ranging from sub-tropical and alpine.

The trail follows the popular route of Annapurna Circuit.The trekking begins at Besisahar and follows the Manang Valley descending down to Kali Gandai Valley. This route entails crossing Thorang La pass (5416m), one of the highest and challenging Himalayan passes before dropping down to the town of Jomsom. The pass offers intimate and impressive views of Annapurna ranges, Manaslu (8163m) and Hiunchuli (6441m). 

An alternative route is to approach Tilicho Lake from north and descend to Jomsom by crossing Mesokanta La pass (5120m). A visit to the Kali Gandaki gorge is not to be missed on this trek. You will also visit Jomsom and the temple of Muktinath or Chumig Gyatsa and try the famous local cuisines made by entrepreneurial Thakali community. 

Thirdpole Adventure Treks offers you trekking expertise and experienced guides unlike any other. The best seasons for Tilicho Lake Trek is either during Spring or Autumn. 

 

 

 

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 1
    Arrival in Nepal

    Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.

  • 2
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and preparation for the trek.

  • 3
    Kathmandu - Besisahar

    Transfer from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) by bus - 7h00.

  • 4
    Besisahar - Bahudanda

    Besisahar - Bahudanda (1310m) - 6h30.

  • 5
    Bahudanda - Chamje

    Bahudanda - Chamje (1430m) - 6h30.

  • 6
    Chamje - Dharapani

    Chamje - Dharapani (1860m) - 6h00.

  • 7
    Dharapani - Chame

    Dharapani - Chame (2710m) - 6h30.

  • 8
    Chame - Pisang

    Chame - Pisang (3290m) - 5h00.

  • 9
    Pisang - Manang

    Pisang - Manang (3350m) - 5h30.

  • 10
    Acclimatization day

    Acclimatization day in Manang

  • 11
    Manang - Khangsar

    Manang - Khangsar (3730m) - 5h00.

  • 12
    Khangsar - Tilicho Base Camp

    Khangsar - Tilicho Base Camp (4120m) - 5h00.

  • 13
    Tilicho Base Camp - Tilicho Lake

    Tilicho Base Camp - Tilicho Lake (4950m) - 4h00.

  • 14
    Tilicho Lake - Kaisang

    Tilicho Lake - Kaisang (3510m) via Mesokanto-la Pass (5120m) - 7h00.

  • 15
    Kaisang - Jomsom

    Kaisang - Jomsom (2720m) - 3h00.

  • 16
    Jomsom - Pokhara

    Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) - 30 minutes.

  • 17
    Pokhara - Kathmandu

    Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus - 7h00 or by plane - 30 minutes.

  • 18
    Free day in Kathmandu

    Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner in the evening.

  • 19
    Final departure

    Transfer to airport for final departure..

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    Quick facts
    • Accommodation:
      Lodge / Camping
    • Grade:
      Difficult
    • Maximum elevation:
      5121 meters
    • Total days in Nepal:
      19
    • Treking days:
      15
    3
    Strenuous : Strenuous
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