Tilicho Lake is Nepal’s highest lake which is surrounding with mountains and glaciers. The trek to Tilicho begins from Besisahar. We get Besisahar after 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. The Mountain View trekking route to Tilicho Lake goes through the beautiful villages inhabited by friendly people and following the Marshyangdi river. You will finish the trail watching magnificent snow capped Himalaya and warm welcoming of local people.
The route follows Annapurna Circuit, but this route leads to the main valley to the west and cross through the Khanshar Village (The last village on the route) and goes up to Tilicho lake. Then after we trek to Yak Kharka to Thorung La pass (at elevation of 5416 meters) after that we continue the trek to Muktinath and we arrive Jomsom. Next day we take a mountain view flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Itinerary for Tilicho Lake Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet our office representative and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Trek from Besisahar from to Chamje (1400m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1810m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2725m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (2620m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Manang to Khangsar Village (3750m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Khangsar Village to Tiliho Base Camp (4200m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Tiliho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5200m) and back to Tilicho Base Camp for overnight. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4000m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4450m). Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Throng Phedi and cross Throng La pass (5416m) and get Muktinath (3800m). Transport can be hired here to take you direct to Jomsom.
Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge.
Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus. Afternoon you will arrive in Kathmandu bus stataion and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Drop to the airport.
Airport pick up & transfer to hotel (day 01 & day 16) + Airport drop (day 18) by private vehicle.
Mid range hotel in Kathmandu (day 1 & day 17) on twin sharing basis with breakfast
Bus ticket from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (day 03) & Pokhara to Kathmandu (Day 17)
Mid range hotel in Pokhara (day 16) on twin sharing basis with breakfast.
All meals (breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trekking in mountain area.
Accommodation in Tea House / Lodge – room on twin sharing basis during the trekking in mountain area.
A professional guide & porter (1 porter for 2 persons) their salary, meal, accommodation & insurance.
Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
Price does not include
International airfare to and from your country
Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa ( US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days . you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu (day 2).
Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Flight fare Jomsom to Pokhara – US$ 113 per person including all taxes (day 16).
Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
Tips for trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges)
Unforeseen cost such as flight cancellation or delayed, sick in trek, and helicopter rescue in trek.
Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above
Smile Adventure and tours arrange mid range hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara – room on twin sharing basis where you will find neat and clean environment.
During the trekking, Smile Adventure will arrange your accommodation at standard tea house or lodge – room on twin sharing basis with attached bathroom however some places will not have attached bathroom so; bathroom are on sharing basis.
We offer breakfast in the hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara but you have to pay your own lunch and dinner.
We will provide all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trekking in Mountain area.
Private Vehicle : – Airport transfer (day 1, day 16) & drop (day 18).
Bus from Kathmandu o Besisahar Pokhara (day 3) & & Pokhara to Kathmandu (day 17).
OPTIONAL : if you want to take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu then we offer you US$ 95 per person
Guide & Porter during the trekking
Smile Adventure and tours will provide a professional trekking guide (license holder). We arrange porter(s) to carry your gears (a porter can carry maximum 15 kg) and the porter will accompany with you. The number of porter depends on group size. We will provide the salary, accommodation, insurance, meals for the guide and porter.
A trekking day in Tilicho Lake Trek
The trek starts after a delicious breakfast with a cup of tea. Our guide briefs about trail then after we start to walk of 3 to 4 hours. We offer lunch in a local teahouse or shop. After lunch you will relax for a while and continue to walk for for 3 to 4 hours until we reach next destination. When we reach next destination we can enjoy short hiking around the village or enjoy games. Evening have a dinner and overnight at the teahouse/lodge.
We also offer to rest frequently and give enough time to load & capacitor the amazing scenery of mountain, local settlement, and countryside in your camera during the trail.
Personal gears & equipments need during trekking
Sun cream lotion
Comfortable hiking boots
Walking poles (if necessary)
Flash light with extra batteries
Personal medical kit box.
Extra batteries for camera
Backpack- with outsider pockets to handle smaller items.
Health & Experience Required for Tilicho Lake Trek
The Tilicho Lake Trek is a strenuous grade trek which offers at least 6-7 hours easy work in a day. We can do Tilicho Lake Trek if you have average physical fitness with good health condition. Please note that walking in higher altitude demands more physical fitness than walking in lower altitudes. Several weeks of exercise and jogging before the starting the Tilicho Lake Trek is highly suggestible. If you have done hiking and have good past experience it also helps to do this Tilicho Lake Trek but technical skill does not require for this trip.
Headaches, fever, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of high altitude Sickness, the main cause of high altitude sickness is lack of enough oxygen in air. We find less oxygen in the higher altitude then less altitude so the Tilicho Lake Trek itinerary have been customized by Smile Adventure and Tours considering the sufficient time to acclimatize in each places.
Trekking grade of Tilicho Lake Trek
Strenuous: This trek needs a good physical fitness with some mountain experience also. It offers a magnificent view of mountains range with a vertical climbing. This trip ascends up to 5416.
All trekkers / travelers are requested to insure their travel insurance before traveling for Tilicho Lake Trek. Please note that the insurance should be covered medical, air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and all treatment costs.