Tilicho Lake Trek

Tilicho Lake Tilicho Lake

At 4920m above sea level, Tilicho Lake is one of the highest and most beautiful lakes in the world. Its turquoise water is frozen from November to May. In fact, Maurice Herzog and his party walked across the frozen lake in 1950 while looking for an approach to Annapurna I (they eventually succeeded making them the first climbers to summit an 8000m peak.)

This extension is undertaken as a side trip from Manang on the Annapurna Circuit.

For those adventurous trekkers, it's also possible to walk the difficult section from Tilicho Lake to Jomsom over the 5120m Meso Kanto La. Contact us for more details.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Walk to Khangsar (3745m, 2 hrs) or Shree Kharka (4045m, 3 hrs).
Day 2 Today we trek across a huge and steep scree slopes over to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m, 2-3 hrs).
Day 3 We leave early in the morning for the Tilicho Lake. It's a long and steep 3-hr climb to the viewpoint of the Lake (5050m), but the views on the way to, and around, the lake are simply breathtaking. After that, we retrace our steps back to Tilicho Base Camp or even Shree Kharka (2-4 hrs).
Day 4 Walk to Yak Kharka (4020m, 5-6 hrs). We are now firmly back on the main Annapurna Circuit .
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