Tilicho lake ,highest lake in the world

Tilicho Lake trekking is known as challenging trek in the Annapurna range in Nepal because of extremely inhospitable surrounding terrains and other geographical difficulties. The main focus of this trek is a visit to Tilicho Lake. Thats why it is named as Tilicho Lake trekking. Other major attractions of Tilicho Lake trekking are the eye-catching view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and other white Himalayas above 5,415m height,  peaceful Thorong La pass, and the local ethnic people, mostly Tibetan origin. Thorong La is the highest pass on the Annapurna Circuit. The major ethnic groups to be visited in this trekking are Magar, Gurung, Bhotia and Thakalis and Managis with distinct socio-economic and cultural background.

Tilicho lake trekking lies in Annaapurna Conservation Area. Tilicho Lake, situated at 4,919m height, is one of the highest Lakes in the World. Tilicho rests in rough and wild area in Manang district in western region of Nepal. Thus, Tilicho Lake is less visited trekking area in Nepal. Tilicho Lake accumulates the glacial melt of the northern slopes of the Annapurna range and the Thorong Peak.

About 4 hours excursion on the way and in the Tilicho Lake grants visitors a great experience of real and naturally beautiful Nepal and people and community that are totally isolated from modern Nepal and the development.


In Kathmandu we provide 2 star equivalent hotel like international guest house with bed and breakfast. In trekking we provide attached toilet room in low lands. As we arrive to higher elevation it is difficult to get attached toilet room and single room in peak season. In peak season we have to share the room. But we try to provide single room if it is possible.

Foods and drinks

In trekking we can get all kinds of food and select from menu and can have as you like. We do not recommend to eat any kinds of meat that is carried local porters from low land walking with 2-3 days. In trekking region they are not allowed to kill any animals. We recommend to eat all kind of vegetarian food and eggs. You can have meat as you arrive to Jomsom, Pokhara and Kathmandu. You can get all kind of drinks in trekking route. We recommend to drink Mineral water, boiled water or purified water. Purifying tablet is provided by our guide. All kinds of cold drinks and beers are available in tea houses.

Guide and porter

We provide English speaking guide and some guide they can speak extra language like, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian. Extra language guide is not included in this cost. On request of guest we provide extra language guide with extra cost. Our guides and porters are very helpful, kind and dedicated on their duty. Every day they pass massage to us about the situation of the guest, weather in Trekking.

How hard is to go to Tilicho Lake?

Definitely Tilicho Lake trek is a hard trek due to the higher elevation though there are hundreds of beautiful breathtaking scenery. You can make it easy if you follow some rules and regulations before starting your treks towards Tilicho lake trek. Most of the time tourists suffered from high-altitude sickness and tiredness. The high-altitude sickness starts from the height of 3000 meter or 9700 feet and you have to arrive Tilicho Lake (4920 meter) and Thorongla pass (5416 meter) to get Tilicho Lake and Thoronglala pass respectively. If tourists walk slowly and steadily with many breaks on the way to trek they can acclimatize easily and the trek will be easy. On the way to trek each 1 to 2 hours there are available of tea houses and tourists could have enough liquids and rest to protect themselves from High altitude sickness and tiredness. Because there are not many up and down hills. The trekking trail goes gradually up and only few places there are stiffs. If possible try to practice walking through up and down steeps, Jogging and swimming are equally helpful. Any exercise that is convenient to you and helps you to be fit is recommended.

How long does it take to get to Tilicho Lake?

From Kathmandu it takes minimum 8 days to arrive to Tilicho Lake and 5 more days to arrive to Pokhara via Thorongla pass. The difficult walk of this trek is about 8 hours from Thorongla high camp to Muktinath.The trail goes all the way up from Thorongla high camp to pass and all the way down till Muktinath. We can design the itinerary on the basis of your requirements otherwise you can follow our detail itinerary down.