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Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

  • Annapurna Tilicho Lake
  • Highlights
  • Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek take you to the world highest point of Lake that lies in the Annapurna range of  the central Nepal with altitude of 4,191m that collects the glacial melt of the Mt. Annapurna and Thorong –La Pass (5,416m). Tilicho Lake has historical significance according to the Hindu Religion, Hindu Devotees as it is spotted in the holy book Ramayan.

Being one of the most challenging trekking trail of Nepal, it gives us chance to observe Himalayan Thar( mountain goat), Snow Leopard, splendid view of the Tilicho Lake, massive  natural diversity i.e. vegetation zone from lush-tropical – harsh and Semi-dessert along this trekking route. This trek stars from Besisahar passes through Marsyangdi River, with massive view of the Manaslu and Himal Chuli in the West. Interestingly, this trekking trail provides us to explore with massive diversity of the ethnics group and this trekking trail which is similar to Annapurna circuit trek. From Manang we will move to the main valley to the west through the Khangasar village (the last village of Nepal) then trek up to Tilicho Lake, again our trail head towards Yak Kharka then joins the Normal Annapurna circuit route passes through the Thorong La pass.

Annapurna Tilich Lake offers us various magnificent views, an ancient  monasteries, chance to observe and explore the beautiful villages, chance  to interact with local inhabitants, exotic scenic view of the Tilicho Lake, Gangapurna, Tarkekang, Khangsar Kang and Manang valley and  its surrounding Himalayas, Hindu pilgrimage of the Muktinath temple etc.

Trip info:

  • Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Katmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the paramount destination in the world Annapurna region collects lots of tourist. so, there will always be better Lodge and facilities in Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Katmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the trek we get to eat from Continental and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.       

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipment's does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglasess, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipment's which you most carry during the trek.

  • Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

  • Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties  Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge.

Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

  • Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 
  • Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.  

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints.Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in (KEEP)Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.  

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Trekking Name: Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek
Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara: Budget Hotel, start to 5 stars Hotel as per Guest’s request 
Accommodation:  Mountains Lodges (Guest House)
Transportation: Land transportation (Car, Van, Local bus, Tourist Bus) or (Domestic flights)
Attractions: you can have an Amazing view of Annapurna Himalayan range such as Annapurna II ,Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Pisang peak, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak many more and cross the pass Thorang-la 5416 m and also several  beautiful villages, waterfalls, Marsyingdi (River) nature & culture
Location: Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP)
Grade: Easy & Moderate
Best Season: Feb, March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec
Walking hours: per day 5 to 7 hours
Point of entry into the ACAP: Besishar
Point of Exit into the ACAP: Jomsom
Group size:  2 to 14 members or (we can organize solo travelers private group & Family group as well)
Minimum Altitude: Besishar (760 m)
Maximum Altitude: Thorang-la (5416 m) Tilicho Lake (4919 m)
Duration: 15 Days
Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,310m) Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks Member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast
Day 02
Drive to Besishar by local bus and again drive to Chame (2,670 m) by Local Jeep it takes 9  hours overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 03
Trek to Pisang (3,200 m) 5/6 hours walking overnight at Lodge.(B,L,D)
Day 04
Trek to Manang (3,540m) 5 hours walking overnight at Lodge.
Day 05
Rest day for Acclimatization at Manang overnight at Lodge.(B,L,D)
Day 06
Trek to Khangsar (3,734m) / Sirikharka 5  / 6 hours walking overnight at Lodge.(B,L,D)
Day 07
Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m) 5 ½ hours walking overnight at Lodge.(B,L,D)
Day 08
Early morning Trek hike to World Highest Lake Tilicho (4,920 m) see the incredible View of Lake, Tilicho peak, Mount Annapurna one Chulu East Chulu West many etc. then trek Down to Sirikharka (3930m) 7/8 hours overnight at Lodge (B,L,D)
Day 09
Trek to Yak Kharka (4,020m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 10
Trek to Thorang High Camp (4,800 m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge. (B,L,D)
Day 11
Early morning we will have breakfast than climb up to the Thorang-la pass 5,416 m.after we are Trek down to  Muktinath (3,760 m) 7/8 hours overnight at Lodge.(B,L,D)
Day 12
Trek to Jomsom (2,720m) 5/6 hours overnight at Lodge.(B,L,D)
Day 13
Early morning we take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minuets transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast
Day 14
Drive back to Kathmandu Hotel Evening Dinner together with Typical Nepali culture.
Day 15
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email with your details to obtain a quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up & drops by private car with warm welcome
  • All ground Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
  • 3 Nights Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on B / B plan
  • An Experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna conservation (ACAP) entry permit's
  • ( TIMS)Trekkers information Management System
  • First Aid kit Compulsory from Agency
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Duffle Bags to protect your Luggage during the trek
  • Company T-shirt as a gift
  • Tour Certificate
  • Guide & porter insurance during the trekking and if you need extra services  ''Please feel free to inform us''
  • Company t-shirt
  • Tour certificate
  • Farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

Cost excludes:

  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Entrance Fees any kind of Monastery or Temples
  • Tips