Tilicho Lake Trekking

Tilicho Lake Trekking

Trip Grade
Max. Altitude


Tilicho Lake Trekking is slightly different than the usual trekking packages in Nepal. Tilicho trekking is an ideal choice for crossing the high pass and experiencing the Highlander. The scenic vegetation, lovely villages, the highest lake, and stunning mountain views are blessing the visitors. Trexmount Ventures have formed the peculiar route to provide the immense feeling of mountain wilderness. The diversity of the ethnic group, their social structure, and unique traditions are making amazing to acknowledge. 

Tilicho Lake Trekking starts with a private vehicle to Beshishar. The local vehicles will be hired here to drive further to Chamje. We will begin our hiking journey from here following the magnificent Marshyangdi River valley. The journey is full of experiences from different variations of landscape and unique settlements of Highlander.

The temperate forests start to fade paving the way for the alpine to more barren landscape of Manang Valley. The villages of Dharapani, Chame, and Pisang are traversed before reaching the Manang Valley. Acclimatization day for high altitude will be taken in Manang village with side hikes to Glaciers and strolling around this lovely village. 

Tilicho Lake Trekking goes left side of Tilicho Valley to reach Sirikharka via Khangsar Village. The Visitors will have a different walking experience through bumpy moraine arctic type of trail to reach Tilicho Lake. The time spent on the shores of the world’s highest Tilicho Lake makes an effervescent experience to gather.

After a lovely time in Tilicho Lake and Tilicho Peak base camp, we move forward to cross the stunning Mesokanta La Pass (5300 m). You will make Circuit and get to the other side to reach Kaligandaki Valley. The lovely Thini village is waiting for you after the pass. The village is in the vicinity of the Kaligandaki River and one can feel the windy atmosphere.

This Tilicho Lake Trekking is giving adventurous experience and a different dynamic dimension of a walking holiday in Nepal. Exploring the high Himalayas, spectacular scenery, and unique settlements of Highlander amaze the visitors smartly. Upon reaching Jomsom, We will take the flight to Pokhara. Rejoice in the cool city of Pokhara before heading back to Kathmandu.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will cover trip related information & collect your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance). (Meals: D)



Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are highlighted to visit in kathmandu such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in Patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens, Chandragiri Hill Station. Note: this sightseeing tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals: B)


Drive to Dharapani 1840M via Beshishar - 08 hrs .

Depart from the hotel for an scenic drive on the busy road toward pokhara and turn right from Dumre to Beshishar through Himalayan foothills and green valleys.  Drive continue to Chamje via Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream. Continue through rice terraces and villages and then drive uphill via Jagat and tal to Dharapani.  Dharapani is a small farm village with some lodges and the people here are more Buddhist religion. The Distance from kathmandu to Dharapani is 180 km, 111.8 miles and approx. 8 hours drive (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Chame (2650 M) - 05 hrs.

After a first night in local lodge with homely hospitality, Follow the Marsyangdi River valley and cool forest to chame. There are lovely view of Annapurna, Lamjung and scenic forest in the background.  Chame is a district headquarter of Manang. enjoy the evening in the shadow of white peaks and natural hot spring in Chame.  The Distance from Dharapani to Chame is 15.6 km, 9.6 miles, 4 to 5 hours hiking (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Pisang (3,230 m-10,597 ft) - 05 hrs.

We do start trek after the breakfast in the Hotel.  Hike through an enchanting alpine forest of rhododendron and pine tree lines. Follow the Marshyangdi River upstream to Bhratang village. Walk uphill through the woodlands to Dhukure Pokhari. It is very refreshing place with fresh from the mountains. We continue to the lower Pisang village for an overnight stop. Spend the afternoon at leisure and rest to acclimatize altitude. The Distance from Chame to Pisang is 13.6 km/ 8.5 miles and approx. 5 hours hiking (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Manang Village (3,450 m-11,319 ft) - 05 hrs.

Awake with wonderful views of snow capped peaks of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna, Chulu west, pisang peak and many more. Hike toward a hill through nice pine woodland and Catch awesome views of the Manang valley with surrounding beauty of its scenery. Heading little downhill towards Manang valley and to reach Hongde village with a small airstrip. The tree lines disappear into arid and barren landscapes with cold, dry climate however, there is sunshine during the day with strong UV in this thin air altitude.

From here with constant views of snow capped peaks reach Braga which is close to Manang village. Visit the old Braga monastery with treasures of old Buddhist artifacts, relics and statues along with ancient amazing wall Thanka paintings (Buddhist religious painting) and frescoes.

The houses here are built in traditional Tibetan style as people of Manang practice rich Buddhist religion with attending culture and traditions. The Distance from pisang to manang is 14.6 km/ 9 miles and takes approx. 5 hours (Meals: B,L,D)


Acclimatization day in Manang

Today is an easy day to acclimatization with altitude. Manang is an ideal place for acclimatization which is essential at this altitude above 3,000 meters. Explore around and near Manang and hike to near Gangapurna glacier and Manang lake. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Sri Kharka (3,840 m-12,598 ft) via Khangsar (3,734 m-12,251 ft) - 05 hrs.

After a nice break and acclimatization for couple of nights at Manang, We hike on a gradual path passing the Tenke village. We Enter into complete wilderness with a gentle uphill. We leave the trail of Annapurna circuit and turn left towards Tilicho Lake. Reach the small village of Khangsar before Sri Kharka with a few lodges. The scenic view of Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak are amazing, these mountains are just right in front and there are other magnificent mountains all around.  (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,140 m-13,583 ft) - 03 hrs.

It is a short walking day today to reach Tilicho Lake. Find awesome scenery in this arid and dry region.  Get into the highest lake highest lake in the world.  Hike around Tilicho Lake, regarded as a holy lake for Buddhists and Hindus.  Find in this wonderful area 2-3 lodges along the lake shore. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Tilicho and Mesokanto Base (4,800 m-15,748 ft )- 04 hrs.

After a wonderful time at Tilicho, leave the last settlement before the Mesokanto pass. Now enter complete wilderness. Head further west for about four hours through this dry and mystical landscape. Hike to Namaphu, the base of high passes of Tilicho and Masokanto. These passes are above 5,000 meters. Overnight camp is set-up on the best available level ground with afternoon free to scout the route for next day. Possibly see some wildlife mountain such as antelopes, musk deer or the elusive snow leopards. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Nama Phu (3,510 m-11,516 ft) via Mesokanto La (5,099 m-16,729 ft) - 06 hrs.

Start in early morning to cross and traverse the high pass. Climb up toward the higher ridge then traverse Tilicho pass. Take a short downhill path towards the base of Mesokanto pass. After a refreshing break slowly and steady hike to the last high climb on a steep up to reach the top of Mesokanto–la the highest point of this adventure. Here experience a superb panorama of surrounding high peaks and valleys. Heading downhill towards the last camp at a small pasture called Nama phu for overnight stop after a good and hard day’s trek. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Thinigaon (2,850 m-9,350 ft) via Kaisang (3363 m-11,033 ft)- 07 hrs.

Today, We will walk back to human settlement to Thinigaon. After few days in total wilderness, walk  on a downhill slope past a few cattle and yak herders, shelters of stone huts and pasture fields. Move on a pleasant path leading further downhill towards Thinigaon for overnight stop in the comfort of nice homely lodge.  Thinigaon is another nice big village located opposite bank of Kaligandaki River  from the town of Jomsom. (Meals: B,L,D)


Trek to Jomsom (2,713 m-8,900 ft) -03 hrs.

After a previous hard long day walk, today we have a short and final trek of this wonderful adventure. Walk toward the Kaligandaki river, cross a long suspension bridge. Reach Jomsom for overnight stop. This is a beautiful place with nice comfortable hotel and great food menu.

Jomsom has a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River (operates daily morning schedule flight to and from Pokhara).

At Jomsom enjoy the afternoon exploring the town and enjoy the best of apple products as Mustang area who does grow famous apples. (Meals: B,L,D)


Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (860 m-2,821 ft).

Transfer to Jomsom airport early in the morning for the flight to Pokhara with alluring views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s, Annapurna and Machhapuchhare. This wonderful flight takes20 minutes to reach Pokhara. We have whole afternoon to explore Fewa lakeside, and explore the cool city pokhara.  Enjoy the time in the afternoon to browse around the lake side stores and shops and relax in this beautiful setting. (Meals: B,L,D)


Drive back to Kathmandu.

With great time in the high hill, villages and at scenic Pokhara morning transfer for an scenic drive back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience up in the high green hill and mountains of Annapurna,  reach Kathmandu. Transfer to respective hotel.

(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu, pay locally for the flight if you wanted instead of driving). (Meals: B,L,D)



Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination. (Meals: B)


What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer by car, van or bus depend on group size.
  • Private Ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals: 16 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 14 Dinners with cup of Tea, coffee in each meals
  • Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipment’s.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included


  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees while sightseeing in kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation (Just in case).
  • All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks).
  • All personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

Group Discount

Above mentioned pricing is for minimum group size 2. If traveller wants to travel solo, additional suppliment charge fee will be added extra.

Group Size 4 to 5 6 to 9 10 to 13 14 to 17 18 to 21

Clients Review

Everest Base Camp & Muktinath Trail Helen & Mark Dwyer Australia

We had a dream to reach Mt Everest Base Camp since we heard about this. One of my friends recommended Trexmount so we have decided to use them for arranging our trek to Everest Base Camp. The treks were very well organized and the guides were extremely knowledgeable, and friendly and looked after us at all times.

Nothing was too much trouble for them and there was always a smile on their faces. We stayed...

Everest Gokyo Ri Trekking Bridget and Ron New Zealand

Namaste Hari and all at Trexmount Ventures, We have just completed our third visit and a Fantastic trek in Nepal with a four-day trek in the Annapurna area and an 18-day trek to Everest base camp and Gokyo. Noelene joined us for the Everest trek and it was her 9th visit! We can highly recommend Trexmount Ventures as a great company. The guides we had, Ram and Tilak were very well informed and also both able to pace the trek to ensure we all reached our...

Trip Info

Beautiful villages, green hills, forest, landscapes, lakes and mountains are the main attraction of this trip, beneath world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m and 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, , trekking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive mountain range, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean, alpine to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3 highest mountains over 8000m Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung, Manang & Thakali tribe villages, visiting picturesque emerald Tilicho lake and crossing of remote high pass of Mesokanto -la.