Things you should know before going on Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek
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.
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.
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.
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).