Tilicho Lake Trek

11 Days

Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the most beautiful and exciting short treks one can do in Nepal. It lies in Manang (Annapurna Circuit Region), and a lot of people take it as a side-trip while trekking the Annapurna Circuit. Tilicho lake is a stunning glacial lake with Tilicho peak at an altitude of 4920 meters covering a huge area of 3.5 square kilometers. Most people consider as the highest lake in the world (but actually isn’t), which however doesn’t take away the fact that Tilicho will leave you spellbound. You will experience mountains up close, culture of Manangi people, encounter breathtaking waterfalls, and walk through the wide mountain valley of Manang adorned by variety of flora and fauna.


Tilicho Lake Trek Highlights:

  • You will step on the bank of Tilicho lake (4919 meters), the lake situated at the highest altitude in Nepal.
  • You will traverse through the Thorong La Pass (5416 meters)- among the challenging passes in Annapurna region.
  • Along with the Lake trip, you will join the route to the cultural and spiritual spot ie Muktinath temple.
  • You can walk through different scattered settlements of Gurung and Thakali people and get a close insight into their everyday activities.
  • The alluring views of Annapurna ranges, Tilicho Himal, Nilgiri, and other Himalayan ranges will keep you accompanied along the trek.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  • Transportation- to/from trek starting & ending point
  • Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  • Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • 2- Nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour entrance fee.
  • Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses-laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (cold drinks and mineral/hot water)
  • Tips for guide & porter.
  • Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
  • Personal trekking equipments for the trek.
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

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

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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