When is the best season for the Tilicho Lake Trek?
Trekkers can enjoy the Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek throughout the year but the best seasons for this trek are Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November).
Spring and Autumn have the best weather all the time. During these seasons there will be proper weather i.e. mild sunshine, hardly any rainfall, clear views of mountains, and a chance to interact with many fellow trekkers make this trek popular during the autumn and spring seasons.
You can also enjoy this trek during wintertime (December, January, and February) too. In fact, winter is the best time for a clear and breathtaking view of the Mountains. However, as the temperature increases in the higher parts of the trek like Tilicho Lake Base Camp and Thorong La Pass, it might be cold in the winter and proper trekking gear are the most important.
Trekking to Tilicho Lake is suitable in the Summer season, if you are well prepared for the occasional monsoon rain then you can also enjoy the trek in the summer season too (June, July, and August).
What type of accommodation do I get during the Tilicho Lake trek?
Tilicho Lake trekking tour starts in Besishar and ends in Jomsom/Pokhara. The accommodation during the trek will be neat and clean tea houses/ guesthouses on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/ coffee a day as per your choice and comfort). Throughout the trek, guesthouses are comfortable as well as facilitated with attached bathrooms, shower facility, neat and clean bedsheets, pillow cover, and well-managed bed with warm blankets and internet WIFI connections facilities.
Do you provide food during the Tilicho Lake trip?
Food during the Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek will be provided on a full board basis. Three meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/ coffee) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Everyday breakfast and dinner are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge where we will be spending the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to the destination.
Can you provide a packing list for the Tilicho Lake trek?
Yes, we can provide you with a packing list of this trek and we highly recommend you bring warm clothes and trekking shoes from your home, however, in Kathmandu, there are some gear shops that provide gear on sale and rent. For a packing list please click here.
Are your guides and porters on the Tilicho Lake trek trained/licensed?
Tilicho Lake trek will be led by our friendly, honest, and experienced trekking guides and porters. The trekking guides for this trek are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge about the region, and leadership skills. Our trekking guides and porters have received the following training:
01) First Aid Training
02) Trekking Guide Training
03) English Language
04) Climbing and Mountaineering
05) Conservation and Biodiversity
What is the depth of Lake Tilicho?
The Lake's depth is around 200 meters, it is situated at an altitude of 4,920 meters, is 4 km long and 1.2 km wide.
Can I swim in Tilicho lake?
No, the lake is considered a sacred lake for the Hindus and Buddhists so it is forbidden to swim in Tilicho Lake.
Why the Tilicho Lake is popular?
The crystal clear Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,920m and it is also known as one of the highest lakes in the world so the Tilicho Lake is very popular among nature and adventure seekers.
How long is the Tilicho lake Trek?
The duration of the Tilicho Lake trek is 12 days starting from Besishar and ending at Pokhara with Jomsom to Pokhara flight.
Max. Elevation: Tilicho Lake 4920m and Thorong La Pass 5,416m
Start: Besishar, Chame, Pisang, Manang
Ends: Jomsom or Pokhara
What is the altitude of Tilicho Lake?
The crystal clear Tilicho Lake is situated at the foot of the Tilicho Peak at an altitude of 4,920m.
How can I book the Tilicho Lake hiking trek?
Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport along with a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.
Can I do the Tilicho Lake trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something adventure and challenging trek with the stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas. This trek does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.
Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join the group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departures dates for the Tilicho Lake trek. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.
Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if the itinerary is not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.
Do I have a pre-departure meeting?
Yes, our trek leader will brief us regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trek guide and helpers.