Tilicho Lake – Everything You Need To Know About Tilicho Lake, Highest Lake in The World


Annapurna base camp and Tilicho lake,

The base Annapurna Camp with Lake Tilicho is designed to make a trip in the Annapurna region to Lake Tilicho through the world’s longest step, a step called Throungla.

Tilicho is a beautiful glacier lake on the slopes of Annapurna Peak and Thorang. Lake Tilicho is the highest lake in the world at 4949 m. It is sacred to Hindu pilgrims. The view from Lake Tilicho shows the mountains of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, and Tilicho.

It has a beautiful river gorge. This region is also known as Marshyangdi Valley with Manaslu and Hiunchuli in the east. The starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp with Lake Tilicho begins in Beshisahar.

From here, walk along the Marshyangdi River, Lake Tilicho from the north and walk towards Yak Kharka and Thorung Phedi and spend the night adjoining the lodge. From Thorung Phedi we hike over the Throungla Pass to Muktinath. From here we reach Jomsom and dry to Tatopani and spend the night in a lodge.

From there we flew to Pokhara, where we stayed in a hotel. The next day we return to Kathmandu and this is the end of our Annapurna base camp with the trip to Tilicho Lake. This hike is significant because it is inspired by the nature and mountains in Nepal.

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Many tourists have run in the Annapurna region in the direction of Tilichosee. During this hike, you will stay in a fabulous resort and hotel, and enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine and continental cuisine served by the tea house or hotel menu.

As this walk requires 6 hours on foot, it is necessary to stay in good physical shape. Mentally prepared with a positive attitude and determination. However, you do not need any technical knowledge. It is recommended that you consult a doctor before beginning your journey to perform a regular health check-up. The best time for this hike is in autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).

In winter, the temperature is tough and in the monsoon, it rains. The experience is truly unbeatable when you stand in front of a stunning lake and see the snowy landscapes. You will also spend a day at Tilicho Base Camp, which is located just below Lake Tilicho.

On the way you will be enchanted by the dense forest with wildlife, trips to the Blue Lake have good transport options. We ensure that guests arrive punctually at the destination. We offer double rooms that share clean and comfortable rooms.

We have an experienced English speaking tour guide with knowledge who will tell you about your destinations and the porter service for your luggage. You will drive through the villages of Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Dharapani and get to know authentic Nepal and hospitality. the Nepalese in this area.

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This is a challenging and unforgettable hike in the footsteps of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region. The highest point of this hike is the Annapurna Base Camp. From here, mountaineers prepare for the ascent of the peaks of Annapurna and Annapurna. Machhapuchre

Excursion to the city of Narphu with a hike through Tilicho,

The Annapurna Nar Phu Tilicho hike is ideal for hikers who have the time and appetite to travel to remote areas of Nepal. During this trip, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna region and the view of Lake Tilicho, the highest lake in the world.

The Nar Phu Valley is also known as a hidden gem as it is one of the most visited areas of Annapurna and Manaslu. It offers hikers a unique opportunity to explore pristine valleys that offer a blend of raw Himalayan nature. Before you reach the heart of Annapurna, enter the spectacular Nar area and cross the ice-covered Tilicho Lake.

Here are 7 reasons why you should opt for a trip to Lake Narphu and Tilicho:

  1. The highest lake in Tilicho:

This lake is known as the highest lake in the world because of its size. Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular detours on the Annapurna race track.

The glorious route takes you through the traditional villages of Manangi, the usual people who always provide a warm welcome, and the snow-capped Himalayas. Several shelters have been built between Manang and the lake, but there are no shelters or teahouses outside Tilicho Base Camp.

  1. Venture into a remote part of Nepal that few travelers can see:

The trek through the Nar Phu Valley is a combination of two remote villages, Nar and Phu, north of the Manang district. Travelers have the opportunity to explore untouched valleys, which are a mix of rough Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture.

The hike will take you through the National Park, impressive rock formations, yaks, monasteries, enchanting forests, Kang La Pass and unparalleled Himalayan cultures.

Very few Westerners have explored these virtually intact cities or climbed the many 7,000 meter peaks that surround them. While driving, explore the village, a cluster of Tibetan-style mud and stone houses adorned with prayer flags and studded with firewood stacks.

Nar Phu is a restricted area and hikers require special permission to enter this area. It can be issued by a licensed trekking agency, which also organizes the obligatory guide.

  1. Explore the beautiful city of Manang:

Manang is located at an altitude of 3,519 meters and is a good place to take a break on the Annapurna Circuit and adjust to the altitude. There are a number of gompas and monasteries in the smaller villages around Manang, so you can explore local heritage.

The people here have adopted Tibetan culture for many centuries. Modernization and commercialization have not affected the purity of the environment in the Manang region.

The changing flora on the long walks, the friendly people who have invited you to your home, the breathtaking view of the Kangla Pass, the loneliness, you will find in the village of Manang.

  1. Seductive view of the mountains:

You can explore the Nar Phu Valley Trek and enjoy mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre Himal, the Annapurna Massif, the Manaslu Himal, the Lamjung Himal, the Dhaulagiri Mountains, the Tilicho Peak, and several other falls of snow-capped peaks.

Off the beaten track of Annapurna, this journey offers a true taste of lifestyle, culture, the Himalayan tradition, ancient Buddhist monasteries and the exploration of a pristine valley.

  1. Testimony of a culture of Tibetan origin and of monasteries:

Experiencing a Tibetan-derived culture is an ideal way to experience life in the mountains of Nepal. You may have the opportunity to spend some time with the villagers in Phu, see colorful Tibetan chorten and prayer stones in deep canyons and canyons, and spend a night at Nar Phedi Monastery.

Buddhist pilgrims from all over Nepal can accompany you to Phu to visit the famous Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and receive a blessing from Lama Karma Sonam Rinpoche. Hiking in this hidden mountain valley quietly offers medieval Tibetan culture, spectacular mountain views, and magnificent alpine landscapes.

  1. Demanding pass:

Crossing Thorong La Passes (5,416 m) is a challenging climb. In addition, Mesokanto La Pass Trek is an alternative route of the Throng La Pass. Due to the difficulties in crossing the pass, the route is generally driven in a counterclockwise direction.

It is a unique and wild trekking route from the village of Manang to Jomsom in the Annapurna region. The trails lead through the famous Lake Tilicho, which at 4920 meters is the highest lake in the world. The Tilicho Pass is also known as Mesu Kanto Pass at 5340 meters.

  1. Experience outside the beaten track:

Most mountain lovers or trekking fans who come to Nepal prefer to travel to the Everest or Annapurna region, as these trails are very busy and busy in high season.

On the other hand, the walk to Narphu and Tilicho Lake is naive for the globetrotter and therefore sparsely populated and the area is less explored. This helps to discover the hidden treasures of the Narphu Valley in serenity and extraordinary experiences.

One of Manang’s finest excursions is a two-day excursion to the Tilicho high mountain lake, so you’ll be surprised to find that only a fraction of the people who tour Annapurnas make that trip. On this hike, you’ll be within easy reach of Gangapurna and Tilicho, whose walls fall directly on the south side of the lake.

The best time to visit Lake Tilicho

The Tilicho Lake in April is extraordinary, as colorful rhododendrons bloom here. The climate of Lake Annapurna Tilicho is not stable due to the high mountain landscapes.

It is also possible to make a Mustang crossing to Tilicho via the Tilicho Pass, but the temperature of Lake Tilicho is extremely cold. There are many landscapes with grazing blue sheep and yaks from their surroundings. If you want to cross the Mesokanto / Tilicho Pass, you must have all the equipment and be prepared to stay one night in front of Jomsom.

The best way is to take the same road downhill to Manang and take a jeep downhill to Besisahar. The hike to Tilicho Lake is not possible during the winter season due to an icy path and the lake is frozen. The rest of the time is always an extraordinary trip to visit Lake Tilicho.

 Tilicho lake to Jomsom, Pokhara to Tilicho lake,

The discovery of Tilicho Lake, followed by Pokhara, is the first popular trip in Nepal. The hike is rich in culture, flora, and fauna and provides a great backdrop for the Himalayas of Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m). Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Monte. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m).

From Pokhara to Tilicho Lake, approximately 51.3 kilometers are included in the Tilicho Lake Trekking Package. It takes at least 8 days from Kathmandu to reach Tilicho Lake and another 5 days to reach Pokhara via Thorongla Pass.

The difficult route takes about 8 hours from Thorongla High Camp to Muktinath. The trail leads from the Thorongla high-pass camp to the end of Muktinath. You can tailor the itinerary to your liking, otherwise, you can track down the detailed itinerary of your trekking service provider.

Tilicho Lake Treks is located at an altitude of 16,138 feet and certainly offers some of the best views in the world. The Trek to Tilicho Lake Trek route offers a great variety of culture and diversity, the deepest valley and high mountains that surround the gaze of the giant Annapurna family.

The trek to the Tilicho Lake from Pokhara is located entirely in the trans-Himalayan region of Nepal and the trip through the Tilicho Lake is technically not very difficult, but due to the fall of landslides and dry rocks, the trail is sometimes dangerous.

What can you expect on this hike!

  • Adventure hike to the highest lake in the world.
  • Incredible views of Mount Annapurna I (8091 m), Manaslu (8163 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m).
  • Watch the beautiful village of Manang
  • One of the longest passes.
  • Visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries
  • Explore the ethnic culture that is influenced by Tibetan culture.
  • Adventure trips to the beautiful Annapurna region.
  • This hike includes the best of Annapurna trekking, its mountains, landscapes, and culture, with the glacial lake that is immensely cold and its mythology.
  • Climb into Marshyangdi Valley
  • Manaslu and Hinchuli pass
  • Visit the ancient Buddhist monastery in Braga
  • Explore the beautiful village of Manag
  • Enjoy the mixed culture of Tibetans.
  • The highest Tilicho lake in the world
  • Impressive views of Mount Manasalu (8163 m), Annapurna 1 (8091 m) and Dhaulagiri (8167 m) \
  • Cross the La Throng Pass (5416 m).
  • experience of more than 20 years.
  • Quality and warm hospitality.
  • Reasonable and affordable price for accommodation and meals.
  • The reliable and reliable environment
  • Safe and without problems
  • Best price-performance ratio
  • Recommended by Trip Advisor
  • Well maintained service
  • Things to do in Lake Tilicho
  • Start early in the day so you can rest well.
  • Eat locally and stay local

Things to keep in mind when trekking

  • If you feel unwell, lower the height
  • While trekking in high altitude areas, acclimatization is very important. So go slowly, but surely. Drink plenty of water and rest.
  • If not much, try to be a responsible traveler. Take care of your garbage and empty it in the designated places. Ask the locals before taking a picture. Take a bottle and refill it instead of buying other bottles. Choose camping and support sustainable tourism.
  • The trip to Lake Tilicho is certainly a divine journey, but it’s even better to travel in mid-September.
  • -Tilicho Lake Trek has a moderate level of difficulty. In addition, acclimatization, good physical condition, previous exercise always helps.
  • Now, something important is allowed. Tilicho Lake Walk requires TIMS and ACAP permits.
  • Do not just take pictures, but talk about your time to enjoy the proximity to some of the world’s most beautiful peaks
  • Respect the locals, ask before taking pictures.
  • Do not throw away garbage, carry your garbage and contact designated places
  • Best time to travel to Lake Tilicho
  • The best season to visit Tilicho is mid-September to October. It’s full during the Dashain season. It is moderate during the Tihar.
  • You can take the local minibus. But we recommend a 4WD 4×4 contract to get to the places on time.
  • This is a medium hike for those who can walk for a few days. Nevertheless, adequate acclimatization is recommended.
  • For foreigners, a permit from TIMS and ACAP is required to reach Lake Tilicho

How hard is to go to Tilicho Lake?

In any case, the path through Lake Tilicho is a difficult hike due to its higher elevation, though there are hundreds of beautiful breathtaking landscapes. You can make it easier if you follow some rules and regulations before you begin your trip to Lake Tilicho.

Most tourists suffered from dizziness and fatigue at high altitude. The altitude sickness starts at an altitude of 3000 meters and must reach the Tilicho Lake (4920 meters) and the Thorongla Pass (5416 meters) to get the Tilicho Lake or the Thoronglala Pass. If tourists are slow and constant with many breaks, they can easily acclimatize and the walk becomes easy.

Every 1 or 2 hours during the walk, the tea houses are open. Tourists can drink enough fluid and rest to protect themselves from discomfort and fatigue in the heights. Because there are not many hills.

The trekking path gradually rises and only in some places, there are stiffnesses. If possible, going up and down, running and swimming are equally useful. Any exercise that is comfortable for you and helps you stay fit is recommended.

“What makes Tilicho Trek so special?”

The opportunities for walks or pleasant walks are scattered around the world. You must know where to find them. You will believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is the concern of your trekking service provider. You will be a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

Tilicho Lake Trek takes place in the Annapurna region, which offers some of the world’s classic hiking trails. Although the Annapurna region is dominated by the Annapurna race track and the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Tilicho Lake is also rapidly rising due to its magnificent beauty.

Tilicho Lake Trek is popular as a sidewalk of the Annapurna race track. However, with the increasing popularity of Tilicho hikers, today choose a direct route to the lake. Undoubtedly, the walk will be one of the worthwhile trips you have undertaken.

It has an impressive panoramic view, a great cultural diversity with the picturesque settlement, the lush green forest and the mountains that surround the great Annapurna massif. The entire trekking area is rich in nature and culture, with different groups of people and areas, subtropical of a high and dry landscape that resembles the Tibetan Plateau.

Author: Poonam Neupane

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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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