Tilicho Lake Trek - 12 Days


Tilicho Lake Trek Overview 

What could match the thrill of standing before the world’s highest altitude lake? Tilicho Lake, at almost 5,000 meters above sea level, is a pristine glacier lake with the backdrop of the Himalayas range. The Tilicho Lake Trek is a Journey to the foothills of the world’s 10th highest mountain, i.e. Annapurna.

Every step you take from Kathmandu brings you to the proximity of the Himalayas, and that’s the most beautiful feeling in the world. The trek is not just about the Himalayas and the Lake. It is also about the swift-flowing rivers and cascading waterfalls on the trail.

The occasionally opening portions of terraced farmlands close to the classic Manang village are a thrill. Once you walk outside the forest, you witness very distinct alpine vegetation. 

Tilicho Lake Trek Highlights

  • Experience remote trekking to the world’s highest altitude lake, Tilicho Lake, at 4,949 meters
  • The thrill of walking in the classic Annapurna Circuit Route and living in the proximity of the Himalayas 
  • Views of towering peaks like Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Annapurna Ist, Mt.Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak and more 
  • Witness the rich Tibetan Buddhist culture of the locals and their unique lifestyle with many gompas and monasteries to visit 
  • Rich sub-tropical forest with over 100 times of tress in the Annapurna Conservation area
  • You might encounter snow leopard, musk deer, langur monkey, red panda, spotted deer, and hundreds of birds and butterflies.

Where Does Tilicho Trek Start?

start point of tilicho lake trek

As per this Tilicho Trek Itinerary designed by the experts, we follow the same route as the Annapurna Circuit trek until Manang. We drive from Kathmandu to Jagat and start trekking to Dharapani. Then, you get to stroll past the forest of fern, bamboo, and oak.

During the months of spring, the entire path is covered with beautiful flowers, including Rhododendron, Orchids, and other vibrant wildflowers. With many such wonders, we reach Manang village on the 5th day. We visit this beautiful village before heading towards Tilicho Lake.

One can witness the mules grazing or carrying goods along the way up. From Tilicho Base Camp, we climb to Tilicho Lake at 4,900  meters above sea level. After a beautiful time in Tilicho Lake, we trek back to Siri Kharka and follow the exact same route to Kathmandu.

Tilicho Trek Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Jagat (1,100m)

2. Day 2: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)

3. Day 3: Trek to Chame (2,710m)

4. Day 4: Trek to Pisang (3,300m)

5. Day 5: Trek to Manang (3,500m)

6. 6. Day 6: Acclimatization Day at Manang

7. Day 07: Trek to Siri Kharka 

8. Day 08: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m)

9. Day 09: Trek to Tilicho Lake and back to Siri Kharka (4,949m)

10. Day 10: Trek to Manang(3,500m)

11. Day 10: Trek to Jagat(1,100m)

12. Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu (1400 meters)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Why do you need the Tilicho Lake Trek package by Himalayan Masters?

While many trekkers head for Tilicho Lake Trek without a package, experts recommend booking a travel package. There are many permits and documents you need for trekking in the Manang village. With the limited number of guest houses in the way, it’s hard to get proper accommodation during Tilicho Take.

Our experienced team of guides, porters, and travel planners is committed to making your journey comfortable and luxurious. We book the best hotels, arrange your permits, and help you in emergencies. The journey will be full of good memories when you book the Tilicho Lake Trek package by Himalayan Masters

You can book our package by sending us a mail here

2. How difficult is Tilicho Lake Trek? 

The round walk from Jagat to Tilicho Lake and back is about 150kms to 170kms. Walking such a distance in rough mountain terrain can be demanding. The experts have graded this Tilicho Lake difficulty as “Moderate”. You need to be in good physical health and prepare your body with some cardio exercises prior to the trek. Thankfully, you don’t need any trekking equipment or skills in mountain climbing. 

 3. How many days is the Tilicho Lake trek?

Our Itinerary here is 11 days long from Kathmandu. Among the 11 days, you will be trekking for nine days and the other two days is for traveling. However, if you pass to Thorang La and get to Mustang from the Lake, the journey will be extended for a week. We have even seen Tilicho Lake’s seven days trek plan for experienced trekkers. For slow trekkers, the Tilicho Lake trek takes about three weeks. 

4. Is Tilicho Lake from Pokhara possible? 

Whether in Kathmandu or Pokhara, you should first get to Basisahar, Lamjung, and then start the trek from Jagat. Even if you are in Pokhara, Himalayan masters will be able to take your booking for the Tilicho Lake trek, and you can start the journey there. 

5. Is there Wi-Fi on the Tilicho lake trek?

Yes, you will have Wi-Fi service in almost all guest houses. However, the speed of Wi-Fi is not very reliable. Working during the trek might not be possible, but you can contact the people back homes. Electricity is also available in the Tilicho Lake trek; however, you need to pay new extra dollars for both Wi-Fi and electricity.

6. What is the height point of Tilicho lake take?

As per our Itinerary, the Tilicho Lake at 4,949 meters is the highest point in the trek. The Thorong La at 5,416 meters will be the highest altitude when you take a different route.

7. Is accommodation in the Tilicho lake area suitable?

Yes, the entire route has some decent hotels ( called tea houses). Up to Manang, you will find plenty of options for accommodations. You will find only a few hotels once you get to the Tilicho Lake trek route, i.e. Siri Kharka and Tilicho base camp. There are only 3-4 hotels in Tilicho, and you might have to pre-book the rooms in peak season. 


Day 1
Kathmandu to Besisahar to Jagat (1,100m)

Duration: 7-8 hours drive

Day 2
Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 3
Trek to Chame (2,710m)

Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Day 4
Trek to Pisang (3,300m)

Duration: 5-6 hours trek

Day 5
Trek to Manang (3,500m)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 6
Acclimatization Day at Manang

Day 7
Trek to Siri Kharka

Duration: 5 hours

Day 8
Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m)

Duration: 6 hours

Day 9
Trek to Tilicho Lake and back to Siri Kharka (4,949m)

Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 10
Trek to Manang(3,500m)

Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 11
Trek to Jagat(1,100m)

Duration: 7-8 hours

Day 12
Drive to Kathmandu (1400 meters)

Drive: 7-8 hours

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Tilicho Lake Trek
From $1,800
per Adult