Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Trek

Trip Overview

  • Trip Duration
    Trip Duration 10 Days
  • Accomodation
    Accomodation Included
  • Max. Altitude
    Max. Altitude 4910 m
  • Group Size
    Group Size min 2
  • Best Season
    Best Season Autumn and spring

About the Trip

Explore the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake through the challenging Mesokantu-La pass trek, featuring stunning scenery and high altitude experience. The lake, located at 5000m above sea level in the Manang Valley, is a sacred spot in the Ramayan for Hindu pilgrims. While not significant for the local Buddhists, the lake attracts herders in search of straying yak. The trek offers a great mix of vista and culture, with the two passes Masokanto-la (5099m) and Tilicho pass (5230m) guarding the lake from the Kaligandaki valley.


  • Airport transfer picks up and drops
  • First aid medical kit
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • (Twin sharing) Accommodation during the trek (Guest house)
  • Experienced English speaking local trekking guide, assistant trekking guide and local porter(s) along with their flights, salary, lodging, food and insurance
  • Trekking permits and all necessary paperwork
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek (with tea and coffee)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary


  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Additional day accommodation expenses
  • All kinds of beverages (soft/hard)
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • Extra baggage charges in domestic flights
  • All entrance fees during KTM sightseeing
  • All personal expenses Tips for guides and porters

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 10:Kathmandu to besisahar then Chame
    Altitude: 2650m , Duration: 7-9 hrs drive
  • Day 02:Trek from chame to pisang
    Altitude: 3250m , Duration: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 03:Pisang to manag village via Gyaru and Ngawal
    Altitude: 3519 m , Duration: 6 hrs
  • Day 04:Acclimatization Day
    Altitude: 3519m , Duration:
  • Day 05:Manang village to sri kharka
    Altitude: 3819m , Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06:Sri kharka to tilicho base camp
    Altitude: 4200m , Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07:Trek to tilicho lake and back to sri kharka
    Altitude: 4919 , Duration: 3-4 hrs
  • Day 08:Trek back to manag village via Khangsar village
    Altitude: 3519m , Duration: 4 hrs
  • Day 09:Drive from manang village to besisahar
    Altitude: 807m , Duration: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu
    Altitude: 1400m , Duration: 6 hrs

Detail Itinerary

Day 10:Kathmandu to besisahar then Chame

Today, we drive to Besisahar to start the trek. From there, we drive for 4-5 hours to Chame, a picturesque Gurung Village at the base of a hill. The locals welcome us with smiles and hospitality, making for a great start to the trek.

Day 02:Trek from chame to pisang

The walk from Chame to Pisang is beautiful, with woods, small ascents, and breathtaking views of soaring peaks. It’s a 5-hour day, so we’ll have the afternoon in Pisang to explore the village, Tibetan Mani stones, and Gompa. We can also take a walk up to Upper Pisang for amazing views of Annapurna II and Annapurna III.

Day 03:Pisang to manag village via Gyaru and Ngawal

We’ll trek for 6 hours past colorful Chortens to reach Manang, a village of 500 flat-roofed houses at 3500m, surrounded by high peaks. In Manang, we can explore the village’s old Gompa, teahouses, and winding streets.

Day 04:Acclimatization Day

Today is our acclimatization day, with plenty of options: a long hike to Ice Lake, a visit to Hundred Rupee Lama at the cave gompa above Manang, a two-hour hike to Milarepa’s cave, the HRA talk, or a bakery tour in Manang. We’ll do a short acclimatization hike of about 300 meters, nothing too strenuous. The guesthouse is cozy and provides a sunny spot to admire the peaks in the afternoon

Day 05:Manang village to sri kharka

Today we head towards Tilicho Lake, taking a path down to the river and crossing the Khangsar Khola. We reach Khangsar Village, then continue to the traditional Tibetan region. Our overnight stay is at Shree Kharka, where we hike in the afternoon to see the surrounding mountains.

Day 06:Sri kharka to tilicho base camp

Today we pass a monastery and take a newly constructed path towards a high ridge with an intersection. The old path is difficult and steep, while the new path goes a different way. We follow the new path, reach a high crest, and descend on switchbacks to a side valley where Tilicho Base Camp is located at an elevation of 4,200m.

Day 07:Trek to tilicho lake and back to sri kharka

Early start to avoid wind, 3-4 hr trek to Tilicho Lake – highest lake in the world. We spend time taking pictures and return to Base Camp for lunch. After lunch, trek to Siri Kharka across landslide area

Day 08:Trek back to manag village via Khangsar village

We continue our trek to Manang Village, passing a monastery and having lunch in Khangsar. After reaching Manang, we can celebrate our accomplishment with a cold beer, a hot shower. Overnight stay in Manang.

Day 09:Drive from manang village to besisahar

Today we drive back from Manang Valley to Besisahar in a comfortable tourist jeep, passing through picturesque apple farms and small villages where we stop for a delicious lunch of dhal bhat. The journey can be tiring, so we spend the night in Besisahar to rest and take a refreshing shower.

Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu today, which takes around 6 hours.

10 Days
Book This Trip Customize This Trip Ask Question

24x7 Booking Support (Call, WhatsApp) 9841549864

Traveller’s Reviews

Please provide a rating.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Get Updated about Travel Tips, Idea andStories from Community