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Tilicho Lake Trek

Explore the world's highest lake of Nepal; trekking in Annapurna Region with your local guide

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-TL100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking
  • Region Annapurna Region
  • Trip Staff Trekking Guide
  • Transportation Private Vehicle
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Elevation 4550m
  • Group Size 1-15 person
  • Accomodation Value
  • Trip Type Small Group Guided Trips
  • Best Time March, April, May, August, September, October, November

Trip Highlights

  • Various rivers such as the Marshyangdi, and Kali Gandaki
  • Visit Tilicho Base Camp and Tilicho Lake
  • The passes Dhulkur Pokhari and the Thorong La
  • Annapurna Himal range, Mountain views of Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre
  • Rural villages
  • Tatopani Hotsprings
  • Pokhara city
US$ 2500per person

Trip Overview

Many trekkers explore the remote area, or they want to go further, such as the Tilicho Lake  Trek that helps them to understand the value of it. Tilicho Lake comes in the category of the best mountain lake. The water of the lake is crystal clear. As you trek, you unravel one of the corners of the Himalayas, including its natural treasures, and all you should aim now is to include it in your bucket list. Ask yourself how many there are such remote trekking regions in Nepal.

The trekking trail of the Tilicho Lake is closer than you think, and the tourism business in Nepal means in the remote areas. Tilicho region is the Tibet of Nepal.

Tap the beauties of the lake in your camera. Walk in the uncrowded trekking trail in the lush forest, green hills, and the villages of the ethnic people.

You also meet the Hindus and the Buddhists who head to this lake. The lake that looks beautiful also has a religious significance, and you will observe “Things to do by religious Hindus and Buddhists”. You will have the purest view of the snow-covered mountains.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast with an attached bathroom, and at the best possible lodge or guesthouse during the trek.

Transportation

Your transportation costs are already included in your trip. For more details, you can check this section- “What’s included”

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the late evening, we will straightly take you to the hotel, and if you arrive in the day time, you will take you to our office. For more information, you can check it in what is included section.

Meals

In Kathmandu and Pokhara we will serve you the breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TRAVEL MAX GUIDE. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  •  15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons. You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Autumn season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy season (June till August)- Those who love green vegetation and the monsoon season can do the trek. It will also be adventurous if you like it. TMG Adventure can operate trekking and tours; we have done lots of trips in our previous record.)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

TMG Adventure listed different types of trekking experiences or styles. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Trip Extensions

TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly.

At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice. Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made. As you embark on the Tilicho Lake Trek, you will be glad to know that you are doing some good and giving back to the community.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make your itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport; we will love to wait for you. Don’t worry if you are going to arrive in the middle of the night; we will come to pick you up. You will be greeted by our representatives and dropped off to a hotel. There are no activities today. Thamel is open till midnight; this is the place where your hotel is located.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century. 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

Pashupatinath 

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

Bouddhanath 

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

It is time to get away for the Tilicho Lake Trek. Get into the bus and drive along the Kathmandu Pokhara Highway. You will stay over in Besisahar. From there, you head to Syangje across scenic landscapes, and the green valley impacts your mind.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Surface Transport

Today, you will experience the best of the natural beauties. As you look at the river and the valley, you will more realize their beauties.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

As you walk uphill, all you need is strength and passion to accept the beauties of an alpine forest. Sometimes, once in a while, it is wise to walk in the lush forest of pine.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today, where you trek, is a classic spot. Walk uphill to see an iconic view of Lamjung and Annapurna II.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

This is a great walk by the definition of the trek. Walk uphill and downhill. It is easy to get into thin villages. Between Chame and Upper Pisang, the highlight is Paungda Danda. You also have chances to see the stunning view of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

From easy trekking trail to beautiful views, that makes today’s trek above everything. Without stepping near Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Chulu East, and Pisang Peak, you can say you have a scenic walk.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Where you trek seems to be a less-frequented area, but the stunning view of the Annapurna Ranges, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, and Lumjung Himal is indescribable.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Explore the highlights of Manang by hiking to the Gangapurna Lake. From the way, see the panoramic view of the Marshnagdi River. The view also comprises the Annapurna Ranges, Gangapurna (7454m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m). Spend some time in Tenki.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Uphill and downhill take you to Khangsar. Get some magical experiences as you walk in an alpine forest of pine. A distant view of Tilicho Lake is fascinating. The view is the best of all because of the surrounding peaks. The highlight of Khangsar is a monastery.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

There are lots of natural factors that make today’s walk memorable. One of them is a pasture where you see the domestic yaks grazing. Another is the view of the valley from the top of the hill. The third could be the view of the Kangsar Khola, a river. You are a solitary walker here.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Walking Hours

    5

Steep uphill takes you to the Tilicho lake, the world’s highest lake. Way to the lake is covered with snow all year-round. From now, you will keep the beauty of the lake on your mind. Downhill takes you to the Tilicho Base Camp.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today is your last day in the Marshyangdi Valley. As you come out of it, you say goodbye to the dry area of this valley. Uphill takes you to Khangsar which is your stopover. There is a mani wall on the way, and there is also a meadow. Today’s highlight is the view of Tilicho Peak (7134m), Khatungkang (6484m), and Chulu (6584m).

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today’s highlights suit your interest, and they are a close-up view of Thorung Peak (6144m), Syagang (6026m), Khatungkang (6484m), and Purbung Himal (6590). As you walk uphill, it seems your travel plan has been lined up since yesterday as you see the hills and valleys, looming over your head.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Today, you are crossing the pass, which is why; you have to start early morning. This pass is the highest pass of the Annapurna Region. The pass is always covered with snow. Downhill slope of the pass takes you to Muktinath, one of the religious places of the Hindus.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Muktinath is a place of religious significance. It is a preserved place and always comes in the radar of the Hindus and the Buddhist pilgrims. Today’s trekking trail is admired as it takes you to the apple orchards. All these are blended with the view of Dhaulagiri (8167m).

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Set off for Pokhara. As you fly, the land has beautiful Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Ranges. This site looks like personalized from the window of a plane. Enjoy the uninterrupted view of the Kali Gandaki Gorge from above.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Flight

With beautiful rivers by your side, Marshyangdi and Trishuli, you drive to Kathmandu.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus

Check out from the hotel. Three hours before your international flight, you will be dropped off at the airport.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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What's Included

What's Included

Cost Includes

  • Twin sharing accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star category hotel
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of trekking

  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary

  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
  • Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)

  • ACAP permits and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees

  • Insurance of Guides and Porters, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.
  • Water purification tablet
  • All government taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International flights tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Additional Info

Additional Info

When you confirm your trip with us, we, Travel Max Guide need some information about you because we have to do this, according to the rules and regulations, and we send this information to the tourism board because you are traveling in Nepal, and the same goes if you are traveling to Tibet and Bhutan through our agents. The information that you provide us will not be leaked, and it will be confidential because we know you also love to keep the matter within yourself as far as possible. Your privacy is our privacy. Please do provide us the following information so that we can build a good relationship with you not only for the present but also in the future.

  • We need the type of document that confirms your identity.
  • We need your name, address, mobile no, postal code, and email address.
  • Scan and send a copy of your passport.
If you have any questions on the above-mentioned, then please do send it to us because we want to have the information for your sake, for our sake, and the sake of your family.

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It's a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees. TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made. TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

Equipment

Equipment

We appreciate your preference for equipment, but please do check the following before flying to Nepal. You can hire the following equipment at a reasonable price, even if you arrive late in the evening, you can hire them in Thamel. The shops are opened till 10 p.m., and our guide will assist you.

1. Accessories

  • Duffel Bag
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Gloves
  • Pole Stick
  • Water bottles (3 liters capacity)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm
  • Headlamp, spare batteries
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth)
  • Camera

2. Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Sandals

3. Headgear

  • Brimmed sunhat and bandana
  • Warm hat

4. Clothing

  • Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket
  • Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater
  • One or two cotton shirts
  • Long pants
  •  Fleece jacket
  • Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant
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Client Reviews

Client Reviews

  • First step in the Everest Base Camp

    I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit the Buddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.

    Henry United Kingdom
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of trip and the company were excellent and of the right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    Angelo Barcelona
  • Everest Trekking in Nepal

    Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.

    Herald New York
  • Visit Nepal

    Hi! it’s me, Anna from Central London, I am a landscape photographer, love to take pictures of landscapes and portraits all around the world. My trip to Nepal was awesome with the TMG guys. TMG managed well during my trip. Plus point is TMG members are also photographers. I worked with the team for 5 weeks on video and photography projects. I highly recommend the TMG team if you want to know beautiful Nepal.

    Anna London
  • Everest Trek

    Last year in 2018, I was in Nepal for 14 days for the Everest Base Camp Trek. It was mind-blowing. I loved the trek and the time spend with TMG. The team is great, really caring and have great knowledge about the trip. Guys, keep ongoing.

    Sophia Hawaii
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