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Tilicho Lake Trek17 Days

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Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the adventurous as well as challenging treks in the Annapurna region. It is located on the northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak. Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world.

Nepal Dream Path treks start the trek from Chamje as Annapurna Circuit Trekking. This trek follows the Marshyangdi River all the way to its source at the glacial lake in Manang. This wonderful adventure leads through remote farm villages and terraced fields from the sub-tropics, climate to the Arctic zone. The Khanshar village also known as the last village of Nepal falls along the way as we trek up towards Tilicho Lake.

Most of the tribal inhabitants are Brahmin, Thakalis, Gurung, Magars, and further north lives the Manang people of Tibetan origin. Tilicho lake trek provides the world’s best trekking routes including a variety of scenery and culture than other Himalayan regions. This route via Tilicho Lake and the two high passes Masokanto La 5121m is still trek and offers adventurous trekkers to high altitude pass with the technical situation like the use of a rope.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu half-day guided tour.
Day 03: Drive to Chyamje via Beshishar 823m. 6-7 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,860m. Approx 5-6hrs
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. Approx. 5-6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,185m. Approx. 4-5hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang 3,450m.Approx. 4-5 (6-7) hrs (there are 2 different ways to reach Manang)
Day 08: Rest day at Manang.
Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3,734m 4-5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4,140m 4-5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Lake 4,919m 4-5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Nama Phu 3,510m via Masokanto La 5,099m. 5-6 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Kaisang 3,280m of further to Thinigaon 2,850m 5-6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom 2,713m. 2-3 hrs.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: International departure.

Detail Itinerary

30m drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

Nepal Dream Path Treks guide will meet you on arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and with complimentary transport transfer you to respective Hotels. Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition's guide will brief about Trekking, do's and don't s related information that you might require while in Nepal with Nepal dream Path Treks.

On the first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Click here for detail information about where to visit in Kathmandu Valley?

6-7 hrs walks All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

The morning begins with a scenic drive towards the picturesque famous Pokhara with an interesting ride on the Himalayan foothills. Just a few hours ahead of Pokhara the drive diverts from the Dumre town towards north to Beshishar. The journey continues further following the raging Marshyangdi River to Syange village for the overnight stop.

3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Morning drive continues on the high road with fascinating scenery of the gorge, high hills, waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks. The dirt jeep road for two to three hours, the drive continues through the winding path from Syange and Jagat village, the trail follows to a steep climb for half an hour, on arriving the lush farm terraces field once on the top of the ridge a magnificent view of the raging waterfalls can be seen on route to Jagat. From this village, the journey leads through the terraced farms coming to Chamje village, crossing the bridge it's another steep climb for another hour till Tal is reached, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marsyangdi. On leaving Tal the drive gets easier on the gentle path until to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop where the driving adventure stops here.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Our real walking adventure begins from Dharapani with a change in vegetation, people, and landscapes. Air gets cooler as our trail climbs through the alpine forest to Bagarchhap, the first village on this walk with typical Tibetan architecture. After a nice morning walk altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi the trek passes through farm areas, apple, and apricot orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II, trek follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the several villages before Chame is reached for the overnight stop which is the district headquarters of Manang region.

6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Walks from here follow the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you to the top of the ridge of Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines with a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings to the windswept village of Pisang.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Pisang onwards, the walks lead with the constant view of the high snow-capped peaks. The walk climbs steeply up for half an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village then reaching the top with dramatic views of the valleys, Hongdae village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, and on the right Chuli east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk from here is on the downhill and gradual path all the way to Hongdae, and to Manang, adding a slight touch of altitude as you near to the village of Braga and Manang, here with time to spend the morning visiting Braga Monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas, and religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour's walk to Manang for the overnight stop.

A rest day for acclimatization visit Manang village of about 500 flat-roofed houses, with spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m ) to the South - Tilicho (7,132 m) and Chulu West (6,583 m)0and Chulu East (6,059 m) to the North.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Manang, the walk follows on the main trail of Annapurna circuit, then reaching the last village of Manang at Tenki, then leaving the main trail towards Tilocho on the south-west route after four hours of good walk reaching at Khangsar for the overnight stop and the last village before Thinegaon and Jomsom.

3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

The walk from Khangsar leads to the serene wilderness in the arid country, walk leads downhill for a while, then starts to climb on the windswept area with few patches of small trees and alpine shrubs, the walk finally leads to the turquoise lake of Tilicho and of the holy lake for the Hindu's and Buddhist there is two tea house or a lodge present by the shore of the lake, overnight camp by the lakeshore with time for a short hike around.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] Tea House

After a great time at Tilicho Lake trek leads further on for 4 hours in perfect wilderness heading towards the high pass of Tilicho, on arriving at Namaphu the base of the high pass of Tilicho and Masokanto which are over 5,000m pass. Overnight camp on the meadow chances of seeing some wildlife mountain antelopes, musk deer, or the elusive snow leopard around this area.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] Tea House

An early start for the trek and climb to traverse high Tilicho pass and then descend towards Masokanta base after a break here, walking slowly on the rocky rubble where the path can be misleading following our veteran and expert guides towards the top of Masokanta-la overlooking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains Tilicho and Nilgiri's peaks with Dhaulagiri range towards South West. Trek descends to camp on the summer pasture on route to Jomsom after a strenuous walk of six hours. (in snow conditions it can take longer).

6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] Tea House

After tough trekking of the previous day, the walk today is gradual on the downhill slopes towards Kaisang overlooking beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and snow-capped peaks on reaching Kaisang, a small Sheppard’s place, if time allows head towards Thinigaon village close to Jomsom town above Kaligandaki River, on reaching Thinigaon after a nice trek of few hours overnight camp by the village.

2-3 hrs. All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] tae house

This the last day of this adventurous journey leads to Jomsom with an hour of leisure walk passing several scattered houses and farms, then reaching towards civilizations at Jomsom town for the party with fellow members, guides and porters after this great adventure with Nepal dream Path Treks.

30min fly BB Plan Hotel/Resort

Morning short scenic flight to Pokhara, on arrival Nepal dream Path Treks staff will receive and transfer to respective hotels by the pristine Lake Phewa (Fewa) afternoon optional sightseeing of Pokhara and boat ride.

6 hours drive BB plan Hotel/Resort

After this remarkable adventure and with a stop at beautiful Pokhara morning driving journey on the main busy highway to Kathmandu following river Trishuli for a while, and then reaching at Kathmandu by mid or late afternoon, on arrival check-in at the Hotel.

Depending upon the flight time, Nepal dream Path Treks staff transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for the flight back home or to your respective destination, after a memorable adventure in the high Himalaya of Nepal with the Nepal dream Path Treks and the expedition Team.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Tooth pest/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee)
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and our agreed price.
  • National Park Fees and all required permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.
  • Personal first aid Kit.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Reviews

flower Jony

Highest lake Trip in Nepal


I did the Tilicho Lake Trek and had a wonderful time in Nepal With Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition. I did the tour with a great company. D.P who is the owner of the company is our guide and he makes the trip memorable. He knows all the places detailly. Again, the upcoming year I want to do a trek with your Company.

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