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Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek

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You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500 m with daily ascends of around 400-700 m. You will also be facing high altitude air with a low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.



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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Twin Shared Basis



Tilicho Lake Trekking is one of the off beaten trekking path in Nepal which is immensely popular among trekkers. Tilicho Lake is an uppermost lake in the world at an altitude of 4920 meters from the sea level. Trekking to Tilicho Lake bids you a classic adventure expedition to the Tilicho Lake - a tranquil turquoise lake located in the high Himalayan region of Manang.

In 2001, Hindu travelers from around the world congregated to the lake & persuaded it as the holy spot stated in the Holy Book of Hindues - Ramayana. So, lots of Hindu devotees from around the world come to visit this lake & this Lake is very well-known in the Annapurna Region.

Tilicho Lake trekking trail offers you the superlative views of chief peaks of Annapurna Himalayan range - Lamjung Himal (6932 m), Annapurna II (7939 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna III(7555 m), Gangapurna (7454 m) and other snowcapped peaks. Tilicho Lake collects glacial meltfrom the northern slopes of like Thorang La Peak and Annapurna Himalayas and trekking to this Tilicho Lake gives you a chance to be familiar with its splendor.

The extraordinary panoramic vista along with mentioned above are sights of Annapurna, Nilgiri,Dhaulagiri, Thorung Peak, Chulu, Tukuche Peak and several other mountains of the Himalayas.

In this area, blue Sheep which are completely common can be perceived on your trail. You will be visiting the major ethnic groups while trekking and to mention few are Magar, Gurung, Bhotia and Thakalis and Managis' with diverse socio-economic and cultural background.

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trekking starts from Besisahar, which goes alongside the Marshyangdi River, with great sights of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. Fascinatingly, this trekking trail provides us to explore the massive diversity of the ethnics group and this trekking trail which is alike Annapurna Circuit Trek.

From Manang, we will be moving to the leading valley to the west over the Khangasar village (also known as the last village of Nepal) then trek upward to Tilicho Lake. Again our path head to the Yak Kharka then links the normal passes over the Thorong La pass (5416 m). After the pass of Thorang La, the Tilicho Lake trekking lead down to Muktinath (one of the pilgrimage site for both the Hindus and Buddhists), then to Jomsom from where twenty minutes scenic flights take you to the Pokhara. Perfect season for Tilicho lake trekking is from the month of March to May and September to November.

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) provides you the ample of options such as joining a group or a private or solo adventure tour to explore this beautiful lake plus view the wonderful mountain vistas that would leave you spellbound. Our main priority is to keep your safety in the first place with our experienced and trained trekking guide or team leader. For further details about Tilicho lakes and trekking routes, please feel free to contact or email us.


FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.


Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Included in the Price

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel

    2 nights in a 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke Inn or similar) and 1 night in a 3 Star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast

    14 nights in standard lodges/tea houses during the trek

    Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Kathmandu to Pokhara

    Welcome and farewell dinners

    All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek

    All domestic flight fares and airport taxes

    An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group

    All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)

    All government and local taxes


Not Included in the Price

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)

    International airfare to and from Kathmandu

    Excess baggage charges

    Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the region ( any cause) other than the scheduled itinerary

    Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the region other than the scheduled itinerary)

    Travel and rescue insurance

    Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)

    Tips for guides and porters

Fixed Departures - 2018

Departure DateAvailable Space
 Jan 4th YES
 Jan 12th YES
 Feb 2nd YES
 Jan 19th YES
 Feb 14th YES
 Feb 20th YES
 March 8th YES
 March 14th YES
 March 19th YES
 March 28th YES
 April 2nd YES
 April 9th YES
 April 15th YES
 April 22nd YES
 3rd May YES
 17th May YES
 20th May YES
 27th May YES
 14th June YES
 23rd June YES
 6th July YES
 28th July YES
 4th August YES
 17th August YES
 2nd September YES
 8th September YES
 12th September YES
 17th September YES
 22nd September YES
 28th September YES
 4th October YES
 9th October YES
 14th October YES
 19th October YES
 29th October YES
 6th November YES
 11th November YES
 18th November YES
 5th December YES
 16th December YES

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