Tilicho Lake – Jomsom Trek - 16 Days

Tilicho Lake Trek is one of those trip where trekkers will be fantasized with the beautiful landscapes and view of mountains over 8000 m such as  Mount Fishtail, Mount Annapurna, Mount Manaslu, Mount Dhaulagiri and other white peaks. Tilicho Lake is regarded as the highest lake in the world (5200 m) and also operated with a trip name of Frozen Lake Trek.

This trek accompanied with the visits to many Buddhist Monasteries and Hindu Temples. Trekkers would also be able to visit famous Pilgrimage Hindu Temple of Muktinath. With this trip, you will also be know and understand the culture and livings of Manang village people and Gurung village people. All-in-all, this trek can be defined as a combination of adventures and cultures present in Nepal.

Tilicho Lake Trek starts right from Besisahar to famous Annapurna circuit route, which goes along the Marsyangdi River valley, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. every day we will see the different landscapes as the trail start from subtropical climate and end at the snow line. For the lovers of nature it a magnificent and real opportunity to see a lake at this altitude and also it is famous for the religious point of view.

After visiting the lake the trail goes to Yak Kharka and joins the normal route crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416 m). We will also visit Muktinath via Plateau of Kagbeni and return to Jomsom. On the way, we will pass through every type of vegetation zone from lush sub-tropical to harsh semi-desert and the highest trekking passes in the world.

Tilicho a high altitude lake trek will keep you regaling your experiences for years to come. Take on the challenge of this difficult trek and the rewards will be immeasurable and a true once in a lifetime experience. Tilicho lake will be a perfect destination for those who aspire to venture into some of the less trodden remote regions of Nepal apart from the regular trekking routes.

Day 1: Drive to Dharapani

Day 2: Dharapani to Timang

Day 3: Timang to Chame

Day 4: Chame to Upper Pisang

Day 5: Upper Pisang to Nagwal

Day 6: Nagwal to Manang

Day 7: Rest/Acclimatization day

Day 9: Manang to Siru Kharka

Day 10: Siru Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp

Day 11: Explore Tilicho lake, back to Siru Kharka

Day 12: Siru Kharka to Yak Kharka

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi

Day 14: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath

Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom

Day 16: Explore Jomsom, fly to Pokhara

Day 1
Drive to Dharapani

The trek starts from Pokhara/Kathmandu with a four hour ride on a bus to Beshisahar (760 m) through the scenic river side. Another two and half hour drive to Dharapani. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 2
Dharapani to Timang (2500 m)

Four hours of gradual uphill trek from Dharapani to Timang through beautiful pine forest and gorges across hills.

Day 3
Timang to Chame

This trek moves gradually for around 10-12 k.m. for 3-4 hours from Timang to Chame. Overnight at Chame. (2710 m)

Day 4
Chame to Upper Pisang

Around 15 k.m. in length, and 600 m. in elevation, this gradual trek moves from Chame to Upper Pisang (3310 m) through different valleys. One might feel mild altitude sickness symptoms.

Day 5
Upper Pisang to Nagwal

This route probably has one of the best views in the treks around world. The view of Annapurna range and Manang valley through the horizon is absolutely breathtaking. After around 4 hours of altitude trek, we reach the beautiful village of Nagwal. (3660 m.)

Day 6
Nagwal to Manang

We trek down from Nagwal to Manang valley, where the trail gets gradual on flat riverbank. On the way, we visit the old village of Bhraka. Overnight stay at Manang. (3540 m)

Day 7
Rest/Acclimatization day

Rest and acclimatization day. Visit Gangapurna lake and the clinic; get information about the altitude sickness. If you have any problems get some medicine.

Day 8
Manang to Siru Kharka

Gradual ascending from Manang to Siru Kharka via Khangsar Village (3734 m.). In around 4-5 hours of trek, we reach Siru Kharka for overnight stay.(3900 m)

Day 9
Siru Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp

Another day of short trek to Tilicho Base Camp from Siru Kharka, we take this trek slowly with the views of the surroundings. It usually is windy in the afternoon on the way to Tilicho lake, so we stay in the Base Camp overnight. (4150 m)

Day 10
Explore Tilicho lake, back to Siru Kharka

Early morning visit to Tilicho Lake for sunrise, after an hour or so of exploration, we come down to Siru Kharka. (3900 m)

Day 11
Siru Kharka to Yak Kharka

4/5 hours of trek from Siru Kharka to Yak Kharka. (4045 m). We go on to join the trail to Thoroung La Pass.

Day 12
Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi

2.5 to 3 hours of trek brings us to the base of Thorung La Pass. We also conduct go-high sleep-low program to acclimatize for the next day climb. Overnight at Thorung Phedi. (4538 m)

Day 13
Thorung Phedi to Muktinath

Early morning trek to Muktinath via Throng La pass (5416 m). Approximately 8-9 hours of ascending and descending hike, and we reach the holy place called Muktinath. (3,800 m)

Day 14
Muktinath to Jomsom

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom for around 5 hours. Or we can drive from Muktinath to Jomsom. The area after muktinath is the most popular windy valley behind the Annapurna Himalayan Range. (2743 m)

Day 15
Explore Jomsom, fly to Pokhara

Another day, we catch a flight back to pokhara from Jomsom.

Cost Includes:

  • Land transportation, airport pickup and drop by private car / van / tourist bus.
  • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • 3 meals a day and best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation along the trail.
  • Well experienced English speaking and other native language speaking trekking Guide.
  • Porter service and support staff for above 4 person
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit Fee.
  • Food, wages, accommodation, equipment, medicine and insurance coverage for all trekking staffs.
  • All Government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Travel insurance and other expenses like costs incurred due to any unforeseen circumstances, emergency evacuation and rerouting, flight change, airport taxes.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold beverage, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff - Tipping are expected.

The itineraries are merely a guideline and are prearranged on the basis of their popularity with our previous guests. We can easily customized it to suit your own schedule and requirement.

We can organize combination packages to explore various regions and attractions throughout the country if you have an interest to explore Nepal further. Popular destinations and activities include: the famous Chitwan National Park Jungle Safaris, guided tours of Lumbini – the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, River Rafting. Please share your desire by contacting us and we will make it happen for you.

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Price From USD 1,150 USD $ 1,050/person
Total $ 1,050 USD

Trip Facts

  • By Air/ Ground
  • 2 or above
  • Max. 5200 m
  • March-April, October-November
  • Trekker Lodges
  • 16 Days
  • Difficult / Moderate