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Tilicho lake trek
2 Feb

Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the best trekking destinations for those who want to experience the beautiful scenery of mountains and lakes at the same time. Tilicho Lake elevated at an altitude of 4919m which is known as the highest lake in the world, located in the Manang District of Nepal at Annapurna region. The mountains with the purest water with an attractive route follow Tilicho lake Trek.

Tilicho Lake Trekking Details

The trek begins in Kathmandu with visits to several UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Afterward, a full day drives to Chamje the trek Start from here. From where you follow the trails of Marsayangdi River leading to the villages of Tal, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar and finally to Tilicho Lake. From Tilicho Lake there is an option to crossing the Moesokanta La pass to Jomsom, instead of Thorang La pass, but additional tented camp is required because of no lodges around those places. After Tilicho the trek descends to Yak Kharka, Thorang Phedi, high camp and finally Thorang-La pass. After Thorang-La enjoying the view of Dhaulagiri massif, you trek down to the windy town Muktinath, Kagbeni and Jomsom. Tilicho Lake trek concludes in Jomsom, then you will fly above the deepest gorge in the word (Kaligandaki River) to Pokhara. 

Tilicho lake trek
on The way to Tilicho lake

Tilicho Lake trek attaches with the Annapurna Circuit route which is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal. The trail leads to the beautiful village of Manang inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups and cultures. The view of mountains, and walking over to gorgeous hills are stunning. Along the way, you will see numerous monasteries, gompas, and traditional villages of the Buddhist community. Tilicho Lake trek has a great variety of cultural and natural diversity with the lush green hill, dry valley and great Himalayan scenery of the highest mountains like Manaslu (8,163m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Annapurna I (8,091m) and other peaks.

This trek is not only for the scenery of Tilicho Lake but also for walking in Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail starts from subtropical climate-to snow land and end to the dry valley. The best time to do this trip is from March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn).

Frozen tilicho lake trek
Main Attraction of Tilicho Lake Trek
  • Visit world highest Lake Tilicho Lake (4119m).
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Barga village.
  • Explore beautiful Manang village.
  • Kaligandaki George The deepest George in the world.
  • Thorang-La pass (5416m).
  • Ascending the Marshyangdi valley with the best view of Annapurna massif, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu.

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