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Tilicho Lake Pass Trek

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Annapurna Region

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Tilicho Lake Trek- Trip Highlights

  • The world's highest freshwater lake, Tilicho Lake, is at 4,919 meters. 
  • Option of hiking Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters and Mesokanto La Pass at 5,340 meters. 
  • Magnificent glimpses of Annapurna I-IV, Chulu West, Chulu East, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and other mountains of the Annapurna region. 
  • Hiking for 14 days in the spectacular landscapes of Manang and Mustang, the Himalayan desert of Nepal. 
  • Hikes through unspoiled villages like Chame, Pisang, Yak Kharka, Khangsar, Jomsom, and the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. 
  • Serene sightseeing hike to Muktinath, a revered pilgrim site by Hindus and Buddhists around the Indian subcontinent. 
  • Awe-inspiring cinematic landscape and Apple Orchards of Jomsom on either side of Kali Gandaki river. 
  • Expertly designed itineraries, adequate acclimatization, proper logistics, experienced trek guides, and porters with World Expedition Nepal. 
  • Luxurious overnight stay at Pokhara and Kathmandu with complementary Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. 

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek- Trip Overview

A turquoise lake, a 7000 meters mountain on the south to it, and other towering Himalayan giants surrounding the landscape. A blue sky, snow-occupied terrain, and serenity. Crossing a high Himalayan Pass at 5,416 meters. A wonderful descent trip to Jomsom. Yes! It's a heavenly offering of Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trekking in Nepal. The Tilicho Lake, Tilicho Peak, picturesque glimpses of Manaslu and Himlung, and most of the Annapurna range make Tilicho Lake Thorong La Pass trek the best trip.

The world's highest freshwater lake, Tilicho Lake, sits over 4,919 meters. This immensely alluring lake sits north of 7,134 meters high Tilicho Peak. The deposition of melting glaciers around the landscapes makes Tilicho Lake so blue that nearly 200 visitors hike to this lake in Spring and Autumn each day. 

Tilicho Lake Trek- A trip to heaven of Himalayas 

Tilicho Lake Thorong La Pass trekking takes us to the heaven of the Himalayas in western Annapurna. From Tilicho Lake, we'll view Lamjung Himal at 6,932 meters, Annapurna I-IV, Manaslu at 8,163 meters, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna at 7,454 meters, Tilicho Peak, Chulu east and west, and many more. On top, crossing Thorong La Pass alleviates the joy of the Tilicho Lake Thorung La Pass trek. The serenity of Jomsom and Mustang certainly calms your mind and heals the fatigue. 

Tilicho Lake with Thorong La Pass Trek - A cultural escapade 

Not only mountains and lakes, but this trek also allows us to explore the unspoiled Himalayan lifestyle of the Gurung and Thakali people. The rituals, cultures, and festivals of Manang are kind of a thing to witness. Yarthung, a prominent festival in Manang and Mustang, is celebrated for four days, with drinks, dances, horse riding, and much more. Badhe is also another festival in the rain shadow area of Mustang and Manang that takes place in rotation with Nar and Phu valley. 

Tilicho Lake and Thorung La Pass trek- Itinerary Overview

Tilicho Lake with Thorung La Pass trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. We'll be on a road trip for the next day to Chame, at 2,670 meters, a beautiful village in Manang. From Manang, we'll begin our hike to the wonderful Pisang village at 3,200 meters.

We'll have our first acclimatization stay at Manang before making our way to Khangsar. Two routes begin from Manang, one to Thorong Phedi, a direct route, and another to Tilicho Lake. 

We'll reach Tilicho Base at 4,1500 meters with one day of a hike from Khangsar. Climbers of Tilicho Peak also make Tilicho Base acclimatize and prepare for the climbing period. We'll trek to Tilicho Lake in the morning. We'll hike to Siri Kharka at 3,930 meters for overnight sleep. 

We'll hike to Yak Kharka, Thorong High Camp, and Thorung La Pass in the following days. After crossing Thorung La Pass, we'll descend down to Muktinath and Jomsom. We'll hike to Muktinath for sightseeing and religious outing before flying to Pokhara. 

We'll have an after-party and a half-day buffer for sightseeing around Pokhara before flying to Kathmandu. 

Accommodation in Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trekking

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass trek follow tea house-based accommodation. The quality of tea houses is decent, with comfortable overnights. 

You'll get the best accommodation at lower altitude tea houses. They offer solar-heated showers, attached bathrooms, and internet. But, you have to pay extra charges for these additional services. Tea houses at high altitudes like Yak Kharka and Tilicho Base offer essential accommodations. You have to accommodate a twin sharing basis at tea houses throughout the trek. We'll assure you that you'll get comfortable overnight sleep. We also recommend you bring a decent sleeping bag for this trip. 

If you want to stay overnight at tented camps, World Expedition Nepal will manage all the logistics for camping. But, inform our tour manager while purchasing the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass trek package from us.

The food items you'll get will be hygienic and nutritious. But, don't expect varieties of the food menu at high-altitude tea houses. In Jomsom, you'll have a wonderful time exploring and tasting Gurung and Thakali food items. 

You'll get three-star hotels for overnight sleep in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek difficulty

Tilicho Lake sits over 4,919 meters. On top, reaching Jomsom to Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters is not something everyone can do. Also, some prefer hiking to Mesokanto La Pass at 5,340 meters. At these altitudes, trekkers are likely to suffer altitude sickness. 

Trekkers should take Tilicho Lake and Thorong La pass Pass trek arduous for various factors. Apart from altitude sickness, the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass trek route is uneven. The steeper trail and the chances of rocks falling at many locations make the hike challenging. Also, the unprecedented rainfall, snowstorm, and heavy snowfalls are notorious. In 2014, trekkers to Tilicho Lake died of drastic weather changes due to poor high altitude navigation skills on the mountain. 

Thus, with an experienced guide from trusted local agencies like World Expedition Nepal, the fatal occasions get lowered. Our trek guides and porters will look after you 24/7 throughout Tilicho Lake Pass Trek. 

Best time for Tilicho Lake Trek

The turquoise freshwater of Tilicho Lake and appealing glimpses of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, and Chulu peak from the trail of Thorong La Pass and Thorong La Pass are best in Spring and Autumn. 

The clear sky, an ideal day hike with stable temperature, and spectacular scenery around Tilicho Lakes are trekkers' dreams to see. Thus, March, April, and May are the best time for Tilicho Lakes Thorong La Pass trek. 

Also, the rain-free days and crispy scenery in September, October, and November make Tilicho Lakes and Thorong La Pass trek the best. In ideal weather conditions, you'll be amazed at the striking prospects of heavenly Tilicho.

Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trek in Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023

After the successful Spring trekking in Nepal, the Himalayas awaits trekkers in Autumn. The fresh and clean weather, ideal temperature, and festive vibe in Autumn are best for trekking Mustang and Manang. 

World Expedition Nepal is now open to all inquiries and reservations for the Upper Mustang trek in Autumn 2022. Our fixed departures for the Tilicho Lake Thorong La Pass trek in Autumn are already selling fast. Also, we organize this trip for limited clients. Thus, if you're looking for this trip at the best affordable rate, feel free to contact us. 

Get in touch with our tour manager Mr. Sujan Neupaney to learn more about our Mustang and Manang region trekking for Autumn 2022. Or you can send an email to  or call directly on WhatsApp at +9779851212358.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Tea house during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • An experienced, English/French/Chinese/German-speaking and government-licensed trek leader which one is your necessary and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag (to be returned after the trip), T-shirt, Cap, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess luggage charge.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal Expenses not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
1950 US$1599
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