• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Fairly Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private tourist vehicle, Local Bus & Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Max Elevation: 5416

Highlights:

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule.
  • Visit of Manang village, Gangapurna Lake and glaciers.
  • Visit of Tilicho Lake and base camp.
  • Pass the Thorong la.
  • Visit of Muktinath Temple and Gompas.
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Visit of the city of Lakes, the Pokhara.

About Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Trek

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek is the most adventurous and challenging trek in the Annapurna region designed for those who are seeking extra thrills in the Annapurna Himalayas.

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek is one of the most rewarding and challenging treks that follows the Annapurna Circuit Trek route and further ascend o Tilicho Lake. Known as the highest lake in the world, Tilicho Lake is a gem of the Himalayas, where only a handful of trekkers reaches. Trekking through picturesque villages, high mountain ridges, mountain passes, glaciers, and dense forests, you will traverse. On the way, you will come across many stupas, monasteries, and temples.

Tilicho Lake trekking in an odyssey through the diverse climatic zone and unique blend of ethnicities along the way. Located at 4,900 meters Tilicho Lake has both natural and religious beliefs. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and hills. Crossing the Thorong La Pass is one of the most challenging activities, you have to do during Tilicho Lake with Thorong La Pass Trek. From the top of the pass, you will get to see a surreal landscape view.

After crossing the pass, the trail drops down to the Muktinath temple. A very significant temple for Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. Get a blessing in the temple and head to Jomsom, one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. Before reaching Jomsom, you will pass by Marpha, where you will get to see lovely apple orchards.

We Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition are glad to present you our professionally crafted Tilicho Lake Trek with Thorong La Pass itinerary. Join one of our departure dates, or contact us to reserve your date. We are open to making a tailor-made itinerary as well to suit your needs.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek

Stunning Views of Himalayan Mountains

You will get to see panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains during Tilicho Lake Trek with Thorong La Pass. Mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,176 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. can be seen.

Rich Culture & Tradition

During your Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek 19 Days, you will get to experience the dramatic fusion of Tibetan and Nepali culture. This part of Nepal is highly influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition, and you will find many similarities. The locals here are the followers of Buddhism. Several monasteries, stupas, and chorten can be seen everywhere.

Explore Manang

Manang is one of the most famous places in Nepal and also the most beautiful. Manang itself has numerous things to do from short hike to nearby by quaint villages to thrilling mountain biking. You can visit Milarepa’s Cave and Braga Bhojo Gompa, the most significant spots. Besides this, you can see stunning landscape views from Manang.

Tilicho Lake

Situated at 4,919 meters, Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world. This lake is the gem of the Himalayas, which has both religious and natural importance. The bright blue color of the lake surrounded by glistening snow-capped mountains offers breath-taking panorama. This lake is also believed to be the Kak Bhusundi Lake that is mentioned in Ramayana.

Cross Challenging Thorong La Pass

Crossing Thorong La Pass is the most challenging activity during Tilicho Thorong La Pass Trek. You have to trek on a steep rugged trail to reach the top of the pass. Regardless of the difficulty level, once you will reach the top, you will get to witness a tempting view of the surrounding.

Visit Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindus and Buddhists situate at the foothill of Thorong La Pass. Hundreds of pilgrims visit this temple every year to worship. Known as the highest temple of the world (3,800 m), Muktinath is considered Mukti Kshetra (place of liberation).

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Meet our airport representatives at the Tribhuvan International Airport terminal gate. He will take you to the hotel and help you check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore around.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

After having breakfast, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of the Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath. Later, in the day, prepare for the trip and buy gear if you have not got any.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Early in the morning, you will begin driving towards Bhulbhule along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway. The drive will take you to Dumre from where the route follows a narrow path alongside Marsyangdi River and reach Besi Sahar and continue towards Bhulbhule.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Bhulbhule
  • Altitude:845

Today is the first day of the trek. The trail follows a flat path and ascends steeply to a sheer cliff above 200 to 300 meters above the riverbed. Further, you descend and reach Jagat. From here, the trail begins to observe small ups and down to Chamje through the forests.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chamje
  • Altitude:1410

The trail descends to a river and crosses a suspension bridge. Further, you ascend to Sattale (1,550 m) and continue trekking enjoying beautiful views of rivers. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, you reach Tal. From Tal, walk through the narrow high windy path and reach Karte. The trail then descends to the river and crossing a suspension bridge, you reach Dharapani.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Dharapani
  • Altitude:1960

You will begin trekking through small villages and come across the Marsyangdi River. Enjoying stunning views of Annapurna II, you arrive at Bagarchhap. From here, you ascend through lush forests of oak and pine and reach Danaque. You will then cross a small wooden bridge and ascend to Chame.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chame
  • Altitude:2675

You will begin trekking along with looking over the superb view of Lamjung Himal. The trail ascends to a huge apple orchard and further passes through the pine & fir forest. You will climb to a high rocky area from were following a steep path you reach Bhratang. The trail then ascends, crosses a few bridges, passes through dense forests, and finally leads you to Pisang.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Pisang
  • Altitude:3100

Leaving Pisang behind, you ascend to a steep ridge from where you can see stunning views of Tilicho Peak and Manang Valley. The trail then descends to Humde and move towards the Sabje Khola Valley. Crossing a wooden bridge over Marsyangdi Khola, you reach Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path, and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, you will see the village of Braga. A short steep climb from here and you reach Manang.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Manang
  • Altitude:3440

This is a rest day for you to acclimate your body with the increased altitude. You will explore the villages and go on a short excursion. Crossing a river, you can reach a point where a huge icefall can be seen coming down from Annapurna Himalayas. Or, you can ascend to a village to see a wonderful view of the Annapurna range and Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village, which makes an interesting & educational visit. Moreover, you can visit Gangapurna Glacier Lake as well.

  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Manang
  • Altitude:3440

Leaving the main Annapurna Circuit route, you cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. From here, following a stream, you head towards Khansar.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Khansar
  • Altitude:3750

After having a warm breakfast, you begin ascending towards Tilicho Base Camp. The trail will be mostly ascending through a rugged path. Upon reaching the base camp, you can see amazing views of the Himalayan mountains.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tilicho Base camp
  • Altitude:4920

Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. After that, continue trekking towards the Tilicho Lake. The trek will be short today. Upon reaching the lake, you will get to see an unbelievable view of nature. Surrounded by high snow-capped peaks, Tilicho Lake sits calmly.

  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tilicho Base Camp
  • Altitude:4920

After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Yakkharka. There will be a few ascends and descends before reaching Yakkharka. It is an open meadow, where you will see a few lodges and herders.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Yak Kharka
  • Altitude:4050

The trail slowly ascends to a ridge and descends to the Marsyangdi River. Crossing a wooden bridge, you will climb up. Further, following a narrow trail, you cross an unstable spree slope and descend to Thorung Phedi.

  • Walking Hours:4
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Thorong Phedi
  • Altitude:4230

The trek begins early in the morning. Ascending in a steep path, you reach the top of the Thorong La Pass marked with chortens and colorful prayer flags. From here, the trail descends to one of the holiest sites of Hindus and Buddhist followers, Muktinath Temple.

  • Walking Hours:9
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Muktinath
  • Altitude:5416

Walking along the bank of the Kali Gandaki gorge, you pass through the arid area to reach Jomsom. As for your knowledge, Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest gorge in the world.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Altitude:2650

Today, you will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will head to the hotel. Rest of the day free to explore around or rest.

  • Food:B, L
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Altitude:850

Taking a tourist bus, you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

You will get transferred to the airport for your flight as per the flight departure time.

  • Food:B

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Bhulbhule- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Flight fare from Jomsom- Pokhara.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1500
2 - 5 US$ 1300
6 - 12 US$ 1100
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the Tilicho lake- Anapurna trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu & Pokhara and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
23 Sep, 2020 - 11 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1100

Useful Information

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek itinerary

Tilicho Lake Trek trek with Thorong La Pass begins with a day drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule. You then follow the Marsyangdi River valley on the classic Annapurna Circuit Trail till Manang Village. You trek another 2 days to reach the Tilicho Base Camp. You explore the Tilicho Lake, and you again follow the circuit route to Jomsom by taking the Thorong La pass, the highest trekking pass in Nepal. Further, take a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Best time to go on Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek

Spring from March to May and Autumn from September to November is the best time to go on Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek. The weather is mostly stable and the sky is clear that makes the views outstanding. Plus, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful.

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek difficulty

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek 19 Days is a strenuous trek. The trail is tough and includes many steep ascend & descends. You have to walk around 6 to 7 hours a day. As the elevation gets higher the terrain also gets difficult and chances of altitude sickness increase. Moreover, you will cross Thorong La Pass, one of the most difficult passes in Nepal.

You have to be in good health and physical fitness to go on this trek. Prior trekking experience will be a plus. Also, do know that trekking in the Himalayas is always risky. The weather is unpredictable, and you can face extreme weather conditions. You have to prepare your mind for any situation beyond our control.

Food & Accommodation during the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek

You will stay overnight in the guesthouse during the Tilicho Thorong La Trek. The rooms are small with basic facilities to spend the night. You will get a nice mattress, blanket, and pillow along with a few other pieces of furniture in the room.

The meals will be served as per the menu of the guest house. You can expect to find dishes like momo, noodles, rice, curries, soup, tea, coffee, etc.

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