Tilicho Lake trekking

Location

28° 41' 23.946" N, 83° 51' 13.1904" E

tilicho lake trekkingTilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and Nepal(and depending on definitions even referred to as the highest lake in the world). The lake is situated at a stunning location in the Annapurna region at an altitude of 5000 metres. When trekking to Tilicho Lake first you will follow a part of the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking, but at Manang you'll head towards Khangsar and Mesokantu La instead of the famous Thorang-La pass. From Manang the trek will be a camping trekking until you reach Jomsom. Below you'll find a 12 day itinerary beginning in Kathmandu and ending in Pokhara. For acclimatization purposes and more time to relax you better add one or two days in the region between Manang and Tilicho Base Camp. Note that this trekking is pretty hard and not comparable with the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Crossing Mesokunto pass is very difficult and potentially dangerous. Be well prepared and make sure you hire good and experienced staff (guide, cook and porters).

Day 01: Drive to Beshishar ((760m) or Bulbule (840m) 
Day 02: Trek to Syanje (1100 mtr. 6 hours) 
Day 03: Trek Tal (1700 mtr. 6 – 7 hours) 
Day 04: Tal to Thanchok (2500 m) (6 – 7 hours) 
Day 05: Thanchok to Pisang (3200 mtr.6 – 7 hours) 
Day 06: Trek to Manang (3540m) (4 hours) 
Day 07: trek to Tilicho peak hotel (halfway Khangsar and Tilicho Base Camp, (4000) (5 hours) 
Day 08: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (camping-sleep in the tent) (4140m) (3-5 hours) 
Day 09: Trek to Tilicho (3 hours) and rest and exploration afternoon around Tilicho Lake (camping-sleep in the tent) 
Day 10: Cross Mesokunto pass (5200m) and overnight camping at Kharka – Nama Phu (5 – 10 hours) 
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2713m) (4-6 hours walking) 
Day 12: Morning fly Jomsom to Pokhara - trip end

Below you can find a video of Tilicho Lake and it's surroundings.

Trekking pictures Nepal

 

trekking features

  • Camping and/or teahouse/lodge trek
  • Length >7 days and < 14 days
  • Maximum Altitude >5000m
  • Difficulty - Hard

Tilicho Lake trekking details


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Tilicho is awesome

The trekking to Tilicho is superb. The lake is beautifully situated at the foot of Mount Tilicho and its huge glaciers. The camping trek from Manang to Jomsom is great, but the route is very difficult and as said in the description dangerous as well. We spent more than 30 hours above 5000 meters after coming from Tilicho Base Camp (around 4200) which was very hard.
You really need trekking experience, good health and good equipment for this trek.
Don't underestimated Mesokunto pass.



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