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    Are you someone who loves trekking on an off-beaten path? If you are an avid trekker, you can check out the Tilicho Lake Trek. It is a less traveled route that offers a secluded experience away from the crowds.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      13 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May and Sept - Nov.

    Trip Overview

    The adventurous journey you'll embark on this trek is incredible as you'll have the opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of the Annapurna region. The hidden gem of this journey is Tilicho Lake, which is lovely and pristine. It is a rewarding getaway that allows hikers to explore a remote and spectacular corner of the Himalayas, encounter diverse landscapes and plant species, and immerse themselves in the local culture and hospitality.

    So why wait? Just inquire, and we'll take care of the rest. Our teams are waiting patiently to organize this fantastic trip to the Himalayas.

    Tilicho Lake Trek Highlights

    • Take a scenic ride from Kathmandu to Dharapani. Look for farmlands, terraced lands, villages, and small shops along the way.
    • Walk on varied terrains, including steep ascents, rocky paths, narrow trails, and several suspension bridges.
    • Encounter various plants such as juniper, oak, rhododendron, pine, and alpine flowers.
    • Witness several wildlife species, including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer.
    • Marvel at the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna II, III, IV, and Gangapurna, among others
    • Pass through beautiful forests, valleys, and traditional villages, providing an insight into the local culture.
    • Explore the Tibetan culture and get a chance to experience the region's unique culture, lifestyle, and cuisine.
    • Visit several religious shrines, including monasteries, chortens, and mani walls, reflecting the area's spiritual significance.
    • Visit Tilicho Lake and immerse yourself in the tranquility and serenity of the area.

    Route Overview

    Now let's look at the brief overview of the Tilicho Lake Trek. The journey begins upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Once you get there, you'll be greeted by one of our representatives who'll escort you to the hotel. Then, you can rest at the hotel and prepare for the trek.

    The journey then resumes with a drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani, which takes around 9-10 hours. From there, the trekking trail passes through Chame and Pisang, finally arriving at Manang. After a rest day in Manang to acclimate to the altitude, the trek continues towards Siri Kharka and Tilicho Base Camp.

    Then comes the highlight of the trek, a visit to the stunning Tilicho Lake. The journey back to Manang Village before driving to Besisahar by jeep. The trip's final leg includes a drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle and ends with farewell/departure.

    Best time to visit Tilicho Lake

    Are you confused as to when to book Tilicho Lake? If you are, we want to guide you to the best time for your visit.

    The ideal time to trek to Tilicho Lake is March-May and September- November. These months fall under the spring and autumn seasons, respectively. During these seasons, the weather conditions will be favorable for the hike.

    If you want to opt for a silent and less crowded trail, you can also book the trek during the monsoon season.

    Tilicho Lake Difficulty

    You may be wondering whether the Tilicho Lake Trek is challenging or not. The Tilicho Lake is a moderate trek.

    On the trip, you'll be hiking for approximately 7 days. The hiking routes consist of steep uphill and downhill but can be completed with determination.

    The highest elevation that you'll reach is 4949m. At this level of altitude, there are chances of altitude sickness. However, our itinerary is prepared with enough acclimatization; hence, you can acclimatize while gradually ascending toward your destination.

    Alternative Treks

    We have some suggestions if you want to look for more alternative trekking packages.

    First, on the list, we've got the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek. It is a 17- days trek and is one of the best treks in the Annapurna region.

    Next, you can look at Annapurna Circuit Short Trek. It is a 12-days trek which is one of the most popular trekking trail in this region.

    With this, we’ve reached the end of the overview. If you have any queries regarding the trip, please do send us an inquiry, and we shall assist you in this matter accordingly.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle as per itinerary, including airport transfers
    • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
    • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide) porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter), including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation.
    • Nepal Hiking Team down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag) are returned after trip completion).
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring three passport-size photographs)
    • All government and local taxes

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa Fee
    • All kinds of cold drinks, including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
    • Wi-Fi internet during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers, etc.

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Tilicho Lake Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Tilicho Lake Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    July, 2024