Tilicho lake Trek

15 Days

Welcome to an extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Annapurna region – the Tilicho Lake Trek. Nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas, Tilicho Lake is a natural marvel, situated at a breathtaking altitude of 4,949 meters (16,237 feet). This trek is not just a journey; it’s a spiritual and natural odyssey that will leave you spellbound.


  1. Tilicho Lake: The trek’s centerpiece is undoubtedly Tilicho Lake, the world’s highest lake of its size. Its pristine turquoise waters, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, create an awe-inspiring landscape.
  2. Thorong La Pass: Conquer the formidable Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) – one of the highest trekking passes on Earth. The views from here are unparalleled, offering a breathtaking panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  3. Natural Beauty: Traverse diverse landscapes, from lush forests to arid terrain, witnessing the ever-changing scenery. Along the way, encounter waterfalls, alpine meadows, and serene villages.
  4. Rich Culture: Interact with local communities, including the indigenous Thakali and Manang people. Explore their unique culture, traditions, and charming settlements like Manang and Khangsar.
  5. Annapurna Circuit Extension: The Tilicho Lake Trek can be an extension of the iconic Annapurna Circuit, taking you on an extended adventure through the Annapurna region.


The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

What is the best time for the Tilicho Lake Trek?

The best time for the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the views are clear.

Do I need a permit for the Tilicho Lake Trek?

Yes, you need both an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card to trek in this region.

Is the Tilicho Lake Trek difficult?

The trek is considered moderately challenging. It involves a mix of steep ascents and descents, high-altitude trekking, and variable weather conditions. Prior trekking experience and good physical fitness are recommended.

What is the altitude of Tilicho Lake?

Tilicho Lake is located at an altitude of approximately 4,919 meters (16,138 feet) above sea level.

What should I pack for the Tilicho Lake Trek?

You should pack appropriate trekking gear, warm clothing, a good pair of trekking boots, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a first-aid kit, and other essentials. It’s important to be prepared for varying weather conditions.

Are there any health concerns on the trek?

Altitude sickness can be a concern due to the high elevations. It’s crucial to acclimatize properly and stay hydrated.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

While it’s not mandatory to hire a guide and porter, it is highly recommended, especially if you’re not an experienced trekker. A guide can help with navigation, and a porter can carry your heavy backpack, making the trek more comfortable.

Are there any side trips or attractions along the Tilicho Lake Trek?

Yes, you can explore other attractions like Manang Village, Ice Lake, and visit the ancient Braga Monastery while on the trek.

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