Tilicho Lake Trek

8 Days

  • 4919 meters
  • Tilicho Lake
  • Moderate/Difficult
  • Tea house/Hotel/Lodge
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November).
  • Jeep/Bus
  • minimum 2 person

Tilicho Lake Trek is a lake located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is situated at the world’s highest altitude of 4,919 meters in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.

Similarly, Tilicho is the combination trek and the hidden corner of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek is one of the most attractive trekking destinations in Nepal. Also passes through some of the most prominent places in the Annapurna Region.

Tilicho Lake is located at the highest altitude (4920m) in itself all over the world. Tilicho Lake Trek offers you an astounding view of the Himalayas to the highest lake in the world.

As well as you will also experience mountains up close and the culture of the Manangi people. Encounter breathtaking waterfalls. Walk through the wide mountain valley of Manang adorned by a variety of flora and fauna. In the same way, panoramic sceneries of gorgeous Himalayan ranges, monasteries, and waterfalls, can be explored. In addition, Pass through a wide variety of landscapes from lush subtropical forests to barren, mountains.


Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the most attractive trekking destinations in Nepal which passes through some of the most prominent places in the Annapurna Region with the highlight of the trek being Tilicho Lake (4920m) itself. Tilicho Lake Trek offers you the astounding view of the Himalayas to the highest lake in the world. It lies on the lap of Tilicho Peak and is encircled by snow and ice. The lake’s elevation is 4,920m/16,141ft, and the average depth of the Tilicho Lake is around 85m/ 276ft. The trek to the highest lake in the world is full of incredible views of breath-taking Himalayas, lush green hills, wide meadows, and traditional villages of the Buddhist community.

Tilicho Lake lies in Manang (Annapurna Region), and it is one of the popular side hikes of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Enjoy a scenic trek past mountain villages of Chame, Upper Pisang, Manang on your way to Tilicho Lake. En route, you will get to savor the majestic views of mountains like Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak. Along with the natural beauty of the region, you will get an insight into the rich mountain culture and tradition influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Also, one can visit ancient monasteries and witness mani stones, prayer flags, and prayer wheels.


Highlights of Tilicho Trek

  • Most popular trek to the World highest altitude lake Tilicho which is elevated at the Altitude of 4919 Meters.
  • Excursions of villages like Tal, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manag. You will know the cultures and traditions of the local people around the area.
  • Trek along with the Marshyangdi Valley and hike alongside the Marshyangdi River with a stunning view of the Annapurna range.
  • Mountain views of Mountains like the Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho peak, Chulu east and west, and many other mountains around the trails.


About 176km from Kathmandu to Besishar. 6/7 hrs scenic drive through Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. We will be exploring some points in Besishar and preparing for the next day's trip to Chame.

Our drive follows Marsyangdhi valley crossing a few topical mountain villages and worth green valley. With an outstanding view on the backdrop with Majestic Mountain views and follows gently up on the bumpy road.
You will get the view of Lamjung Himal on the vertical slope. Trekking on you arrive at the Apple garden at Bratang, You then cross the river and climb uphill where you view the awesome Himalayas- Annapurna II, Pisang.

After getting ready and having our morning breakfast we will head towards the Khangsar. It is the last town after Manang. Khangsar is a meeting of customary stone structures surrounding a generous town square. Close to the highest point of the town is a little Sakyapa school religious community. This town is on the way to Tilicho Lake (the world's most elevated lake). It is a perfect old town. While passing the Khangsar River, and the divider, you will reach the Khangsar Village. It is a short journey. You will stay overnight at Khangsar Village and have delicious local food.

We will continue from the western pass on a huge pathway, passing a Gompa (monastery). The route ahead goes on a newly constructed path up towards a high point. At one point is an intersection. One path maintains the elevation, traversing the slopes towards a place where the valley is narrow; the other continues to ascend towards the line of the ridge. The former is the old trail and is much more difficult as it goes on really vertical screed; the latter is the new path that goes a completely different way. Continue along the new trail, reach a high peak, and descend on switchbacks carved out through the screed slopes to a side valley of the main valley. At its bottom is a brook. On the other side of it is a building known as the Tilicho Base Camp at an elevation of 4,200m.

After that, we will trek Tilicho Lake. The trail takes you through icy moraine offering the perspectives of Mt. Nilgiri, Tilicho, Muktinath, and Khangsar Peaks. When you reach near the lake, you will take nothing in excess of a couple of more minutes to scoff up the perspective on such an admirable lake. Since more often than not the lake stays frozen, it is as well named the ‘Frozen Lake’. And move to Shree Kharka on the same day.

On this day we will move towards Manang. We can explore the lifestyle, culture, and tradition and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way.

Following Marsyangdhi valley and crossing a few topical mountain villages and worth green valleys we will arrive at Besisahar.
You will get the view of Lamjung Himal on the vertical slope with the awesome Himalayas views.

After 6/7 hrs(176km) scenic drives through Marsyangdi rivers and Trishuli we will reach our destination.

Cost Included

  • Trekkers' information management system. (Tims Card)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 people). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Single Trekker & Solo Trekker (Porters Extra Charge)
  • Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best time for the Tilicho Lake trek?

The best time to go to the Tilicho Lake Trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November).

Is there good accommodation on the Tilicho lake trek?

Yes, there are good accommodations in the route of the Tilicho Lake trek, In Khangsar there are many hotels for the trekkers. Shreekharka and Tilicho base camp has around 3-4 hotels with enough capacity to put 100-150 tourists each day. Trekkers need to stay 1 night in Tilicho base camp where there might be some more tourists.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tilicho Lake Trek



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