You can get to Tilicho lake by bus to Besisahar and take a local jeep to Chame from there you will hike via Manang valley.
Tilicho lake trek is known as the world’s highest altitude lake located in the Manang District of Nepal. It is in the Annapurna range at an altitude of 4919m. Among the different trek to Annapurna regions, It is also famous for its religious point of view. Not only Hindus but also Buddhists consider it as a place of religious importance. Tilicho lake trek is made your experiences for years to come. Take on the challenge of this challenging trek, and the rewards will be immeasurable and a true lifetime experience. Tilicho lake trek is one of the best destinations for nature and adventure lovers.
We can do different options of the itinerary for the trek, if you have a short holiday we can make it a shorter version, now till Chame or even high we can drive by local jeep to shorten the trip, after finish the trek we come to Manang village and from there the same route back to Besisahar taking by local Jeep, this way we can make 7 days trek to Tiilicho lake. The journey starts from a drive from Kathmandu to Syange.
We can drive further to Chame or can start the trekking from Syange. Tilicho lake trek visitors have the opportunity to walk through highly stunning places in the country. Such as Manang [3,540m/11,614], Tilicho Base Camp [4,200m/13,779ft], Yak Kharka [4,000m/13,123ft], Thorong Phedi [4,450m/14,600ft], Jomsom [2,720m/8,924ft. Beyond every mentioned place. Previous visitors have genuinely stated authentic reviews about these spots. This further helped newer tourists to decide
Tilicho lake trek is undoubtedly providing some majestic panoramic views along with a great variety of cultures and diversity. It lies in between the most beautiful deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal. The place has a dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. Its beauty is hard to explain in words. It’s a beautiful lake that lies between the mountains. The water is so pure and the place is heavenly. The trail leads you to the beautiful village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups.
Most of the trail is in the Annapurna circuit route, which goes along the Marsyangdi River valley, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. Every day you will see different landscapes, as the trail starts from the subtropical climate and ends at the snow line. The trek gives you the great opportunity to see a lake at this altitude. It has a religious value also.
After visiting the Tilicho lake trek, the trail goes to Yak Kharka and joins the regular route crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m). When we go to the pass we have a chance to see Muktinath via Plateau of Kagbeni and return to Jomsom. On the way, we will pass through every type of vegetation zones from lush sub-tropical to harsh semi-desert, and the highest trekking gives in the world.
Trekking to Tilicho base camp is one of the thrilling trekking experiences of Nepal. It lies in the Annapurna range of Nepal. Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world which is situated at an altitude of 4913 meters from sea level. It is also preferred to trek by the people trekking Annapurna base camp. Tilicho base camp is created by snowmelt from the mountains and glaciers. The trail to the Tilicho base camp is the same as the Annapurna base camp.
The trail goes through the beautiful Gurung village. Tillich base camp lies in the military area, that is why trekking in Tilicho base camp is also considered an off-limit trek. There is some military place where the restriction is applied for trekkers. Tilicho Lake also has religious importance as it is also mentioned in the holy book of Hindu “the Ramayana”. The water of Tilicho Lake is also considered holy water. Tilicho base camp is also a beautiful combination of cultural and natural diversity. This trek is full of natural beauty, green landscape and the alpine forest adds magnificence to the trek.
The trek goes through the varied ethnic group including Sherpa and Gurung people following the Tibetan culture. The houses are also carved in Buddhist style and with their script written on the walls. You will also be going through the lovely Manang village where you will be welcomed with great hostility. Tilicho Lake is one of the fun and enjoyable trek in Nepal.
The panoramic view of a variety of cultures and diversity, most beautiful deep valleys, and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal is beautiful. The look of the landscape as the trail starts from subtropical climate and ends at the snow line is stunning. It provides some magnificent world views. The Tilicho lake trek starts from Besisahar and moves along the Marshyangdi River, which reaches to Annapurna circuit. It also considers a place with lots of mythical associations. It takes 5-6 hours to reach the Tilicho from the Tilicho base camp.
The Tilicho lake trek goes via Besisahar, Manang valley a Himalayan Shangrila of Nepal offers you the best mountain view, we can trek via upper Pisang also, from Manang it goes to Khangsar village and finally to the base camp. The route map goes to Muktinath with the famous Throng La pass or we can come down to Besisahar via Chame also, in this package we take the route back to Besisahar from Manang. Some trekkers looking for difficult options can do the Pass directly from Tilicho and arrive at Jomsom also.
Tilicho lake trek’s cost for Nepali is cheaper than for foreigners as the Nepali nationality doesn’t need any trekking permit and TIMS card. The cost depends on how big are your group and how you travel there, if you take local buses to Besi Sahar and sharing a jeep to Syange it is cheaper, private jeeps are more expensive. The daily expenses for the trek with your meals, the guest house is about 2500 to 3000 Nepali rupees.
For foreigners, we also have a full board Tilicho lake trek from arrival to departure with your meals, hotel in Kathmandu, local transportation, trekking permit guide, and porters all-inclusive package. The cost for 18 days Package in Nepal is USD 1320 per person for a minimum 2 person group.
The Trekking to Tilicho lake is difficult to level route, so you need to have the proper equipment to succeed on this trip. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings which are enough from the cold. Below are some suggested items to take with you while the route in the Tilicho lake trek.
if we are telling the best time to Tilicho lake trek it is Autumn and spring. but at the same time, this is the peak season and the trail is busy. Sometimes the base camp guest houses are full and hard to manage the room also. Don’t worry our guide is with you and they will get the accommodation for you. you need to share with other travelers. the benefit of other season traveling is it is quiet and fewer trekkers.
Mid-September to November
the best time and popular time for all trekking in Nepal. it gets the fresh air, clear sky, and of course stunning mountain views. the temperatures are moderate and enjoyable. Most of our big festivals are also at this time. Our suggestion for you is to book the trek in advance so that we can arrange a flight, hotels, and a guide for you on time.
March to May the Spring
This is another best season for doing the Annapurna base camp trek for 4 days. the weather is quite warm in the daytime and chilly at night. the best thing about this season is flora and fauna blooming time in the mountain. The beautiful rhododendron trees are full red along the trail. Of course, there is a good view of the Annapurna ranges and Mount Manaslu.
It is the coldest night in the mountains so check your packing list carefully. Don’t forget to go bring warm enough clothes and a good sleeping bag. Please check the weather forecast before you go from January to February. there is snow at that time and the trail can be also blocked. Consequently, the good things are very few trekkers so you can enjoy and easy to get the room in the guest house.
June to August heavy monsoon time
It is the low season for a trekking tour in Nepal. We only run the trek at the client’s request at this time. only a few hikers on the trail, the trail is slippery and you can meet the leeches on the route. It is not the recommended time Tilicho lake trek.
Above the Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd only run eco-friendly treks and tour in the Himalayas. Awareness and responsibility are the most important things to take with you on your journey. Your behavior affects the local’s attitude towards their culture and environment. Therefore, please not only keep to the legal rules but give the best example you can at your Tilicho lake trek.
For the first time, trekkers trekking in the Himalayas can be a different experience, each day you walk into the countryside free from roads. Villages caught in a time warp abound, their terraced fields stacked up huge hillsides. We will pass the pilgrimage routes, trails between villages, or tracks to high grazing pastures in our Tilicho lake trek.
The Tilicho lake trek usually starts at 7:00 am, you will be served breakfast in your guest house during the tea house trekking, after light breakfast bread, jam, Muesli, Porridge, boiled egg, tea, or coffee depending on your choice., we set off on the day’s walk. We will have a lunch stop in a small tea house along the way around 12 pm. After lunch, the walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for late afternoon tea. After refreshment, you have some time to spend exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good.
There is time enough for spotting wildlife, photography, chatting along the way, and relaxing over lunch or a refreshing cup of tea.
The practical aspects of trekking are surprisingly easy. In the villages and along the way of tea houses trekking lodges, You can order meals from menus in English. Normally for breakfast bread, jam, Muesli, Porridge, boiled egg, different local pieces of bread, pancake, tea, or coffee depending on your choice is served, for lunches and Dinner different soups, typical Nepali food Dal Bhat, spaghetti, lasagna, macaroni, different types of curry, pizza and other foods will be served, So trekking is really little more than a pleasurable ramble through the beautiful village walk. You can also gaze in the wonder at the terraced hillsides and wander amid incredible mountain scenery in the Tilicho lake trek.
Water is the main thing to make your body hydrated and help to reduce the chances of altitude sickness. As far as the Tilicho lake trek they have safe drinking water most of the part. The water from the filter station can cost between 25 to 100 Nepali rupees. Another option is getting the Boiling water in your guest house which is also extra payable. This is also the best treatment as it is highly effective in removing both viral and bacterial pathogens.
Another good method for safe drinking water is taking good filters of a hand pump with carbon filters. They are effective against removing protozoa, bacteria, and chemicals/toxins but are not effective against viruses. hence the water will still need to be treated virally with the aforementioned disinfectant. This combination of filter/disinfecting is preferred if boiling is not possible, and is an excellent option for those trekking independently.
The easy and cheapest way is to get water purification tablets or iodine. You can use 1 tablet before 1 hour on your water bottle and ready to drink. Most of the travelers use this way for the Tilicho lake trek. However, You can also buy the mineral water in the tea houses at an additional cost. But the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose of and bad for the environment so we suggest instead use the water purification tablets.
The tea house trek is a staying in a typical wooden and stone made hut or building with a kitchen, dining hall, bedrooms, and bathroom. The tea houses on the Helambu trek are basically the local lodges mostly owned and managed by the local people of the Tilicho region. They serve all the basic needs of the trekkers. A tea house may sound like a typical house that serves tea/coffee. But, the tea houses on Tilicho lake trek serve food, accommodation, and other amenities to the trekkers trekking in the Himalayas.
The concept of Tea houses in the Tilicho lake trek region began when the trekkers started to flourish in the Helambu region. Before that, all the trekking in Nepal was Camping trek and which is much more expensive compare to the Tea house trek. During the camping trek, the trekkers had to carry large tents and necessary items for accommodation as well as for food. there was more Nepali staff also guide, cook, Sherpa, and porters.
The quality, facilities, and services of tea houses may depend on which elevation they are situated at. You can get more facilities of lower elevation tea house comparing to the higher region. Nowadays new tea houses start building and offers more facilities and good room. There are some tea houses in the Tilicho base camp area, which provide the standard facility of accommodation and international cuisine, beverages, and many other amenities.
The room in the tea house of Tilicho lake trek will be two beds on each side of the room which are separated by a wooden tea table in between. you need to take your own sleeping bag but, there will be facilities of a pillow, bed-sheet, coverlet or duvet. In our package, we offer you a twin-bedded room. The single room facilities are available in some places depends on their availability. It is easier to get a single room during off-season time.
Your trekking guide for the Tilicho lake trek speaks fluent English. We have also guides who speak additional languages (French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. They will always look after your s safety, maintaining health, security, and hygiene before doing anything else. On the tea house trekking, our guide will find you the best and clean guest houses for your comfort.
On the camping trekking, our cook will prepare fresh, organic, and hygienic foods you can have wonderful international dishes, ranging from Italian, Mexican, Indian, and other western foods. Of course, they are always happy to offer you typical Nepalese food! We always use purified water for washing vegetables and fruits, and for washing dishes and glasses. While we are trekking at a higher altitude. We prepare suitable food to prevent altitude sickness and to provide healthy nutrition. After your food they served beverages include Nepali tea, coffee, and hot chocolate and you don’t need to be surprised to see your birthday cake if your birthday on the mountain.
Our Sherpa’s and all other supporting staffs including porters are friendly and helpful, our porters carry all of your personal equipment, group equipment, and set up camp each day, your job is to relax and enjoy your Tilicho lake trek.
We organize a group as well as a private trek for the Tilicho lake region. The price of a solo trek is a little expensive than the group. However, if you are already 2 people you can do the trek the price is almost the same. Our group size is small up to 12 people and if you are more than 10 people in the group we will have a discount for group leaders. We are able to run the trek from 2 people to the above group size. The small group is easier to handle and you can enjoy the fullest of nature and have a more easy time. We will give 1 guide and porter for 2 trekkers, porter is the basis on 2 trekkers, above 8 person group, we will give and assistant guide for your Tilicho lake trek.
Duration: 10 Days
Max. Altitude: Tilicho Lake (4920m/16142ft)
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking is ok at this time, but visibility is low due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 10 days, 9 nights lodges, three meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek) are included.
Tilicho lake trek is moderate to the difficulty level of the trek. These grade treks are 5 to 7 hours walking each day one or two days are a little longer too and some days are shorter. The trails are mixed starting part is well- marked and wide and the upper part is mostly less well-traveled, rockier underfoot, and steeper. we are making an acclimatization day in our difficult trek after trekking3,4 days. The difficult trek goes up to 5500m in height.
This is the zone of less oxygen and our bodies start to notice and adjust to the reduced air pressure (and therefore reduced availability of oxygen) We ask that you have a good level of fitness and stamina: if you’re comfortable going on multi-day walks in mountainous terrain in your home country you swim, cycle, run or take a fitness class a couple of times a week you should find this trek within your means. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip but you should feel very comfortable hiking in the mountains,. The chances of altitude sickness are high on this trek so you need to trek slowly and drink plenty of water and carry enough warm clothing.
Trekking Dates: You can do this trek on any date. The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and sometimes landslides can happen.
Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trekking luggage: You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekker is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
For the Tilicho lake trek, there are different means of transport. Our trip starts at Besisahar and ends at Besisahar. from Kathmandu or Pokhara we can take a local bus about 5 to 6 hours drive till Besisahar. You can also take a private jeep directly to Chame at the extra cost. from Besisahar we can drive by local sharing jeep till Chame, the jeeps are with other trekkers and mostly local people.
The return trek also we can use the same means of transport till Kathmandu or Pokhara. from Pokhara to Kathmandu you can take 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hours drive by bus or by private car. the main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also.
Your Tilicho lake trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.
Passport and Visa info
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries
You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.
We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.
You need some money for your daily use in your Tilicho lake trek. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.
You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Gosaikunda trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.
Note: Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes
Accommodation in the trek is a lodge and a teahouse. The down part of the trek has a good guest house with more facilities in Manang. Ater here the guest house is more basic and limited. In season time you need to share the room with other trekkers in Tilicho base camp. They have a dormitory room with 4 to 6 beds. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. In some places, there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phones and cameras at extra cost.
Food on the trek: We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.
You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)
For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.
Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Langtang valley trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.
Our Tililcho lake trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.
Health and Fitness:
The main things to trek in Tilihco lake are needed your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours on the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for the Tilicho lake trek. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.
Our entire Tilihco lake trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.
In Langtang valley trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are in Langtang alley trek there are telephones facilities in many villages. You can make international calls and most of the places have wifi facilities. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health.
Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes. Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.
We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.
If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange helicopter rescues for you.
We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund from your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.
Tilicho lake trek’s cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.
In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking
While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire a guide and porter service you can tip differently on a per-day calculation basis.
We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.
After completing your Tilicho lake trek and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip. Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.
You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price. If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.
Day 01: - Drive, Pokhara/ Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1330m/4363ft) to Chame
Today is our driving day to start the Tiliho lake trek. We can start the trek from Pokhara or Kathmandu. we drive by local bus in Prithvi Highway, about 6 hours drive till Besisahar. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Jagat (1330m). If our driving is late we can make our stay in Syange or Jagat as well. from here take a local sharing jeep drive to Chame. Overnight at Chame village. the route passes through nice terraces, ricefields, waterfalls, We can have a view of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna ranges.
Day 02: - Chame trekking to Pisang (3210m/10531ft)
Today we will trek to Pisang. The first part of the trek is involving in climbing up hills. You will see the small Mani walls and walking in the fields of buckwheat. which is the main grain-producing here. when we pass the small village of Telekhu (2840m). from here the path is the mostly flat level walk-in forest with some dramatic scenery as you walk through a deep gorge. We are following the upper Marshyangdi valley with the prayer flags and stone cairn. While we are walking in this Valley We get an excellent view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Pisang marks the beginning of the region’s upper portion of the Manang district.
Day 03: - Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614ft)
Today we will trek via Upper Pisang to Manang. IT is about a 6-7 hours trek. First, we will climb with the buckwheat files and there is one nice monastery. When you are getting higher the views of Annapuran is more closer. We are entering into pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hike through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. The trail climbs a steep ridge right side of the Marsyangdi River to get Ngawal (3660m), but it is one of the high viewing points of the whole Annapurna Ridge and the Marsyangdi river valley view. Today trails we pass most of the pine forest and great Braga village. It is the large Tibetan settlement Manang that provides excellent views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna, and Tarkekang. Stay at 3570m.
Day 04: - Acclimatization day at Manang
Today is the most important day for the high altitude trek. To acclimatize your body we need rest. It is better to climb a little higher than Manang elevation and come down to sleep. There are different day hike options from Manang village. you can go to Gangapurna lake, Ice lakes, or the top hilltop small monastery. Today is the best day for us to get the spectacular views of the Himalayas nearby. There are beautiful views of the Gangapura glacier lake at the foot of dramatic Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings. We can also explore the nearby small village and Milarepa Cave. Stay overnight at the guest house.
Day 05: - Manang trekking to Khangsar village (3734m/12251ft)
We are Descending from old Manang and passing by Chorten reach a Marsyangdi river. passing by the beautiful suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola. There is a glacial small lake at the foot of an enormous icefall descending from the northern slopes of Gangapurna. the trail stays close to the river bed and we will arrive at the small village of Khangsar. from here the superb view of the Great Barrier is opening up. There you find a small monastery, Chorten, Mani walls, and prayer flags. Stay overnight at Khangsar village in a basic lodge.
Day 06: - Khangsar Village Trekking to Tilicho lake base camp (4150m/13615ft)
Today we will walk in the steeply climbing train for the first half. We are passing by Gompa and a small Chorten. The trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes, it is very famous in the route to drink the Sea buckthorn juice. Small crystals entirely cover the path, and shrubs can be seen on both sides. We will also cross small streams from Mount Annapurna You reach a crest (4650m) with prayer flags after the wearying climb, and then through a series of zigzags trail to the downhill brings you to the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel. We get the best closes views of Tilicho Mountain and many others. As there is no guest house at Tilicho Lake so we spend overnight here at a basic local guesthouse.
Day 07: - Tilicho Base camp trekking to Tilicho Lake (4920m/16142ft) and trek back to base camp
Today is the little hard and exciting day for our trek as we are going to see Tilicho Lake. The first part of the trail to the lake goes with a side valley then traverses onto a moraine, doing a long climb to 4710m. We can see a great view of Mount Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna, and the Khangsar Kang. You are at Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at (4920m). The water Sometimes is turquoise water reflects the surrounding peaks. Most of the time it is frozen. Spend your best time here make some snaps of the lake and mountains and we will trek down to Tilicho base camp via the same way for an overnight stay.
Day 08: - Tilicho base camp trekking to Manang Village
Today we are going down to Manang valley, As this is the short version of the itinerary so we are going back in the same way. if you are a long time you can go to Yak Kharka and the famous Throng la pass route. We are now climbing hills out of the. out of the Marsyangdi Valley. We are following the north, passing the local Goths. We are coming to the juniper and alpine grasses. Follow the old track of Khangsar village that will lead you around and down to cross the river on an old small bridge. Another beautiful night at Manang village.
Day 09: - Trekking back to Chame
Today we trek back to Chame via a downhill trail along the way. We pass by lower Pisang, Humde small airstrip, the trail is with the forest of rhododendron, pine, and junipers. or there is an option for you taking a local Jeep drive also on extra cost, Usually, the Jeeps are leaving early in the morning at 7 am. The sharing jeep is the move when it gets full sand there are about 2/3 jeeps per day.
Day 10: - Chame drive back to Kathmandu or Pokhara by sharing local jeep/ bus
Chame drives back to Kathmandu. Today is the last day of our Tilicho lake trek. We take a drive till Besisahar by local sharing jeep. We drive with local people. on Arrival at Besisahar we stop for lunch. from here you can take a local bus drive to Kathmandu, you have also the option to drive to Pokhara also another peaceful city. Furthermore, you can take a private car also by adding extra cost.
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Tea house/Lodge lodges
Tilicho Lake (4920m/16142ft)
You can get to Tilicho lake by bus to Besisahar and take a local jeep to Chame from there you will hike via Manang valley.
Tilicho lake is the highest lake in Nepal. The lake is the height of 4919 m from sea level. It lies in the District of Manang. The length of this lake is 4 km and breadth is 1.4 km