Tilicho Lake Trek

10 Days

Tilicho Lake trek takes you to one of the world’s highest freshwater lakes.

Lying in the Manang district of Nepal, Tilicho Lake dramatically lies in between the famous Annapurna range.

A Trek to Tilicho Lake provides an excellent high-altitude trekking experience. Tilicho Lake, located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, is one of the highest lakes in the world, sitting at an altitude of approximately 4,919 meters (16,138 feet) above sea level.

Tilicho Lake is fed by the melting glaciers of Annapurna massif, particularly the northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak. Not only the beauty of the Himalayas, the Tilicho Lake trek holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for the indigenous communities of the Annapurna region, including the Gurung and Thakali people, as well as Tibetan Buddhists. Many locals regard the lake as sacred, associating it with various religious beliefs and myths.

Many high Himalayas encircle Tilicho Lake. Tilicho Lake serves as a focal point for trekkers undertaking the Annapurna Circuit or the Tilicho Lake trek. Its remote location and challenging terrain attract adventurers seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience amidst breathtaking natural beauty.

Tilicho Lake holds immense importance both ecologically and culturally. Its stunning beauty, spiritual significance, and role as a freshwater source make it a cherished destination for trekkers and a vital component of the fragile Himalayan ecosystem. Preserving the lake and its surrounding environment is crucial for future generations to continue appreciating its natural wonders.

Tilicho Lake Trek can be adjoined with the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (6Hrs)

Trek to Dharapani (1960m)

Trek to Chame (2630m)

Trek to Pisang (3210m)

Trek to Manang (3540m)

Trek to Khangsar Village (3734m)

Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m)

Hike to Tilicho Lake (4920m) & back to Base Camp

Trek to Manang (3540m)

Drive back to Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival/ departure transfers, sightseeing tours, and outstation trips as mentioned above using private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • AIRFARE: Jomsom - Pokhara Airfare with Fuel sur-charge and domestic airport tax. (For guide and guests)
  • Two nights of twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and One night in Pokhara using a 3-star category hotel with breakfast.
  • Twin-sharing failing dormitory accommodation in the best available guesthouse lodges while trekking.
  • Three-time meals a day with tea/coffee on trekking.
  • Complimentary farewell dinner after your trek completes with a cultural show.
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide throughout the trek with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance.
  • Required number of porters to carry your luggage with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance. (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Necessary trekking permits, ACAP, TIMS, entrance fees, detailed pre-trip meeting, and comprehensive first-aid kit.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner wishlist in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (mandatory for all our trips) should cover emergency rescue and evacuation expenses.
  • Personal trekking gear, personal expenses, bar bills, telephone, wifi in lodges, hot water, hot shower, and beverages.
  • Any kind of extra expenses occur due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, natural calamities, or political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking crew (not mandatory but highly appreciated)

What is new Covid-19 policy for travelling to Nepal?

What is new Covid-19 policy for travelling to Nepal?

Nepal is fully open without any restrictions. Nepal Government has issued a new advisory regarding travel restrictions on 01 March 2022 rescinding all previously issued restrictions. No need for quarantine to enter Nepal. The following criteria should have to be followed while traveling to Nepal:
1) Travelers must show documents regarding the last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to Nepal’s arrival. If you are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, you must bring a negative PCR/RT result, checked not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival.
2) The government of Nepal has removed the compulsion of PCR tests while traveling to Nepal, however, re-confirm with any other country you enter for transit.
3) You need a Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination (CCMC) generated QR Code. You can print the bar code or take a screenshot, keeping it safe while traveling to Nepal.

Can I get on arrival visa in Nepal?

On-arrival visas also called tourist visas facilitate multiple entries. One can get Tourist visas (Arrival visas) at TIA or any surface Entry/Exit Points established under the Department of Immigration.

Is this trip for me? How fit do I have to be for this trek?

This trek is suitable for every traveler with average health conditions. You need to be moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required for this trek. Lightweight training like swimming, jogging, cycling, etc comes very handy. It is recommended to hike at least 2 hours a day can really build stamina and increase the lung capacity which you are going to need while hiking at a higher altitude. Also, we suggest you consult with your physician before traveling if you have any medical conditions.

What extra documents do I need?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, three passport-sized photos, and a copy of your passport.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, a professional and experienced representative from High Altitude Nomads will be at the airport. He/she will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in this trip?

We will provide a nice 3-star centrally located hotel for your accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included. While trekking, we use the best possible teahouse lodges providing basic accommodation and meals. We will provide single/ double rooms, occasionally dormitory rooms. We suggest bringing your own sleeping bag for trekking.

What kind of meals is available during our trek?

Nowadays food menus in teahouse lodges have developed and provided a wide range of eateries to hungry trekkers. The local items as Dal, Bhat (lentils, rice, curry, pickle), momos (Tibetan-style dumplings filled with veg, chicken, buff, or cheese), noodle soup, American-style breakfast with tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot beverages, and much more.

Is it a problem, if I am a vegeterian?

Mostly the teahouse serves vegetarian meals, which is also good for you while trekking in the mountains.

What about safety and security while trekking?

One has to take proper care of their belongings and ensure every personal possession is secure. It is important to secure your belongings, especially when you are sharing a room with another trekker.

What mode of transportation is used in this tour?

We use comfortable, private air-conditioned tourist vehicles for our entire tours. We have an exciting range of fleets for the transportation of our valued guests. We are just starting our initiative of sustainable tourism by using electric vehicles where able it is possible.

What is the usual group size for this tour ?

We believe in a small group tour. Every group consists of a minimum of 2 and not more than 10.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best times to travel to Nepal for any kind of tour are Spring (March to June) and Autumn (September to November). The clear skies and sunny day with the best mountain view make this time most favorable for all kinds of tours, trekking, and expeditions-related programs.

Is your staff insured?

Yes, all our trekking crew including guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are well insured.

Is Altitude Sickness a risk in Nepal?

According to Medical News Today – Altitude sickness occurs when a person travels to a high altitude without gradually acclimatizing. It is most prevalent at 8,000 feet or higher and results from a shortage of oxygen.

The risk of Altitude sickness in Nepal depends on where you are going. Most of the cultural and historical sites in Nepal lie between 800-1600 meters and the National Park in the Terai region is even lower. This means you are not going to get any Altitude sickness in this area.

The possibility of altitude sickness arises if you are trekking to mountains above 2000-2500 meters. Even though good preparations, enough acclimatization, proper diet, and moving gently can be really effective.

What if I fall sick while trekking?

Your safety is our foremost priority. Our professional guides will be at your disposal 24/7 throughout your trip. Our trekking staff is well-trained in emergencies in mountains. Our staff will be well equipped with the necessary first-aid kit. In any emergencies, our guide will keep us updated and if needed we shall arrange an emergency evacuation as soon as possible.

Can I charge my gadgets in the trek?

You can get this facility at guesthouse lodges by paying an extra charge.

How long do we walk each day trekking?

Most of the trekking days in the Himalayas need 6-7 hours of walking. It includes a number of breaks and stopping for lunch somewhere along your trekking route. Our itinerary is designed to make your daily walk shorter as the altitude rises, helping your body to acclimatize.

On the major day of trekking or while crossing high-mountain passes, we might need to walk for 10-12 hours depending on our speed of walking.

Do I have to carry my own luggage on trekking?

Normally our cost includes a porter to carry your luggage. Porters typically carry 20-25 kg on teahouse trekking and 25-30 kg on a camping trek. We recommend you to carry your most needed items, fragile items yourself. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you can take the most necessary items in your backpack (carry yourself) and just have a guide.

What is the ratio of guides and porters in each group?

Normally we use one guide for guests up to 5 pax. For more than 5, there will be an assistant guide at your disposal. For every two people, there will be 1 porter, and the ratio of trekkers and porters be 2 trekkers:1 porter.

How cold does it get during trekking?

The mountain weather is very hard to predict. Normally night time colder than the daytime. In winter except for the frosting night but the days are warm and beautiful. Average temperatures in Nepal drop 6°C for every 1,000 m you gain in altitude.

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Tilicho Lake Trek