TIlicho Lake Trek

  • 13 Days, 12 Nights
  • Annapurna

Tour Description

TIlicho lake is located at an altitude of 4919m in Annapurna conservation area along the Annapurna Circuit trail. It is also called as highest lake for its size in the world with the surface area of 4.8 km2, maximul length 4km and width 1.2km. Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of Annapurna Circuit trek. The hike takes additional 3–4 days. No camping is required, as new lodges have been built between Manang and the lake. The final approach to the lake is done in a day hike from the lodge at Tilicho Base Camp. Tilicho gots its own religious significance. Hindus believe that Tilicho Lake is the ancient Kak Bhusundi Lake mentioned in the epic Ramayana.The sage Kak Bhusundi is believed to have first told the happenings of Ramayana to Garuda - king of birds, near this lake. The sage took the form of a crow while telling the story to Garuda. Crow translates to Kak in Sanskrit, hence the name Kak Bhusndi for the sage. The mountains surrounding the lake are khangsar, muktinath peak, nilgiri and tilicho.


  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Entrance fee and permits
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground/Air transportation as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Additional Info


Min People

Max Alt.

Tour Grade

13 days




Tour Itineary


Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to the hotel.

After arriving in kathmandu, a representive from Altitude trails and adventures will pick you from the airport and take you to the hotel.


Sightseeing and Trek preperation

The group will visit few of the cultural heritages in kathmandu valley which includes, swyambhunath stupa, bouddhanath stupa and kathmandu durbar square. in the evening the group will prepare for trekking


kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) 6-7hrs drive

we’ll take a tourist bus to besisahar, which is 7 hours / 185 kms from kathmandu. At besisahar , we will witness stunning snow capped mountains. Overnight stay in besisahar


Besisahar to Manang (3,540m) 4-6 hrs drive

After having breakfast, we’ll be picked up by a 4x4 jeep to upper manang, if we get lucky we will witness the beautiful annapurna range. We’ll pass through bahundanda,chyamje, tal, bagarchap, and get to see marshyangdi river, lamjung himal (6893m), the noth east face of annapurna III, Annapurna IV(7525m), and sabje khola valley.


Manang to Khangsar village (3,734m) 4-5 hrs trek

Today We descend to chorten and head towards khangsar. After crossing suspension bridge of jharsag khola the trail leads to pine forest and the wheat fields on the way to khangsar. Khangsar is also known as gurung village as majority of the ethnicity is gurungs.


Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m) 4-5 hrs trek

It takes approximately 4 hours to reach Tilicho lake from tilicho base camp. The lake is located at an altitude of 4919m and also called as highest lake for its size in the world with the surface area of 4.8 km2, maximul length 4km and width 1.2km. The mountains surrounding the lake are khangsar, muktinath peak, nilgiri and tilicho. After spending some time in the lake, we’ll trek back to Base camp.


Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,919m)

We’ll trek back to manang. Overnight stay at the tea house.


Tilicho Base Camp to Manang

We’ll drive back to besisahar from manang. Overnight stay at besisahar


Manang to Besisahar 4-6hrs drive

we'll take a 4x4 jeep from manang to besisahar.


Besisahar to Pokhara

We’ll take a rest day in bandipur and spend the day exploring bandipur.


Rest day in pokhara

we’ll take a tourist bus to Kathmandu, which is 5 hours / 110 kms from kathmandu.


Pokhara to Kathmandu


Transfer to Airport

Map Tour