Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek
  • Max Altitude
    4949 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax 
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Nov. 
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All Inclusive Price: $1,150USD

Trip Overview

Tilicho Lake Trek allows you to appreciate its spectacular beauty in just 13 days. The Lake is a sight to behold, and no words would be enough to describe its surreal beauty. This gleaming blue gem in the Annapurna region is a sweeping glacial Lake, surrounded by the enormous peaks of Annapurna massif. The Lake draws throngs of tourists who want to spend time gazing at the sapphire and shimmering beauty of the Lake. It is a relatively easy-to-reach journey, thanks to its link with the Annapurna Circuit Trail. Similarly, as much as the journey is scenically pleasing, it is equally interesting because of the locals and their excellent culture.

Tilicho Lake Highlights:

  • Tranquil and serenity of Tilicho Lake
  • Hike through dense woodlands of oak and maple trees
  • The rocky landscape and dry geographical terrain
  • Unique and exciting Tibetan culture slightly influenced by Nepali culture

Tilicho Lake, located in the Manang district of Nepal, is the highest Lake globally, at an altitude of 4949 meters. The trek to the Lake one of the beautiful trekking journeys in Nepal. These incredible hikes expose hikers to Nepal’s diverse landscape and fantastic culture. Moreover, Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the impressive trekking routes in the Annapurna range. The trek starts from Dharapani, with a long but scenic drive from Kathmandu.

Our Tilicho Lake trek is an attainable journey that follows the initial itinerary of Annapurna Circuit till Manang. From Manang, it takes a route to Siri Kharka, from where our trip to the Lake begins. The trek requires doing ups and downs through the rugged path and narrow paths, so carefulness is critical. After a day hike from Manang, the journey reaches Tilicho base camp on the foot of Tilicho peak.

From there, the trail ascends to the glacial Tilicho Lake, which is nestled in a swath of massive mountains. The Annapurna massif, the Nilgiri range, and other famous peaks of our country rise in front of you in this cauldron. Moreover, it is a moderate trekking journey, with a truly magical experience to give in return for all the effort.

Moreover, since the trail to Tilicho Lake is a part of the Annapurna Circuit trail, it is not that remote. There are plenty of teahouses, and hikers will get to taste the beautiful Tibetan-influenced cultures. On a similar note, the trekking route dots with several religious shrines that define the region’s spiritual aspects. On the whole, it is a fantastic adventure among the chamber of big mountains.

Best time to visit Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake Trek is doable all through the year except in the winter season. Spring season has the Lake frozen, but you can enjoy the whole place almost for yourselves. And spring in Nepal lasts from March to May. The view of the trek is equally beautiful during the autumn season as well. Autumn runs from September to November. The Lake becomes pristine blue during autumn, offering serene ambiance; however, the routes get pretty busy with many travelers. Likewise, the trek during summer/monsoon is equally exciting and awesome. June to August is summer/monsoon season in Nepal and offers an empty and vibrant trekking trail. The Lake during this season remains semi-frozen, backed by snowcapped mountains. All in all, the view along the trek path is extraordinary, and it is awe-inspiring.

Tilicho Lake Difficulty

The Tilicho Lake trek is a moderate trekking journey. But since it is a high-altitude trek, one should be reasonably fit and understand the severity of this journey. In the initial days of the hike, the journey is gradual descent. But the elevation gain from Manang to Siri Kharka is more than other days. Nevertheless, if approached gently, it is attainable without facing many troubles. Also, the Lake from Base Camp journey is quite testing as it covers many heights at once. So be gentle while approaching the Lake and careful while descending. The path is rugged but at the same time slippery because of pebbles.

How to train for Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake Trek is a moderate trek, and at least one-month prior preparation is necessary for this trek. You can begin the practice by doing physical workouts to improve your cardio, strength, and flexibility. Start the training by going on prolonged brisk walking, jogging, swimming, and cycling. These will help in building endurance capacity.

What if this is not a suitable trek for me?

For those who think this trek might be too much for them, then we have a naturally and scenically beautiful Annapurna Base Camp trek. But, if you have previously trekked through Nepal’s Himalayas and want to push yourself more, then we have several other thrilling adventures for you. You may check our Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho Lake or restricted trek region such as Nar Phu valley or Upper Mustang trek.


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 8-9 Hours

Day 03: Dharapani to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 Hour

Day 04: Chame to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 05: Pisang To Manang (3570m) Duration: 4 Hours

Day 06: Manang - Acclimatization Day

Day 07: Manang To Siri Kharka (4060m), Duration: 4-5 Hours

Day 08: Siri Kharka To Tilicho Base Camp (4140m), Duration: 5-6 Hours

Day 09: Visit the Tilicho Lake (4,949m) Then Back to Base Camp, Duration: 5-6 Hours

Day 10: Trek to Manang Village, 5-6 Hours

Day 11: Drive to Besisahar By Jeep, 8-9 Hours

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicel, 5 hours

Day 13: Farewell/Departure

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 fees: You can quickly obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 15 days can be obtained by paying the US$ 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring two copies of passport-size photos.)
  • 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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!