Tilicho Lake Base Camp Trek 2021

Duration: 14 Days   |   Based on 2 Reviews

Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek is a stunning adventure trip in the Himalayas that takes you all the way up to the Tilicho Lake which is one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake is situated at 4949m in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in the Manang district of Nepal. The Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek is getting popular among the adventure seekers as the trek can be done as a teahouse trek. While doing Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek, no camping is required as new lodges have been built in the region.

Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek begins with a local bus ride or a private jeep drive from Kathmandu to Besishar, this is a small town with tourist standard guest houses, from where the trek really begins. The trek goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent trek leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas.

We have customized this route as it is basically the same as Annapurna Circuit, from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka this route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal) and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we trek to Yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorung La at elevation of 5,416m. From the pass of the Thorung La, the treks lead down to Muktinath then to Jomsom from where we have a 35minute scenic flight to Pokhara.  


  • Explore Tilicho Lake, one of the lakes situated at the highest point of the world i.e.4949m in the Annapurna range of Himalayas.
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing turquoise blue waters of Tilicho Lake 
  • Walkthrough the Marshyangdi River valley, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east.
  • Experience a wide diversity of different people from ethnic groups, offering splendid and majestic views of the white Himalayas.
  • Explore a stunning glimpse of the beautiful mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri and Himchuli.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes, valleys, green hills, dense forests, artistic waterfalls, tranquil lakes, pristine rivers, gorge, sacred temples, colorful monasteries, and Gompas.
  • Learn the Hindu and Buddhist culture in Muktinath Temple
  • Enjoy a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m):
  • Day 02Drive to Chame (2,710m) 8-9 hours:
  • Day 03Chame to Pisang (3,300m): 5 - 6 hours:
  • Day 04Pisang to Manang (3,500m): 6 - 7 hours:
  • Day 05Manang to Khangsar (3,745m): 2-3 hours:
  • Day 06Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4,140m): 5-6 hours:
  • Day 07Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m) then trek back to base camp: 5-6 hours:
  • Day 08Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4,040m): 4-5 hours:
  • Day 09Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4,420m): 3-4 hours:
  • Day 10Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5,416m): 7 - 8 hours:
  • Day 11Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m): 5-6 hours:
  • Day 12Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m): 30mins:
  • Day 13Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6 hours drive :
  • Day 14Final departure:
Detail Itinerary


  • The entire airport picks up and drops.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Necessary flights from Jomsom to Pokhara and Tourist bus to Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.


  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.



Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
18 May, 2021 - 31 May, 2021Guaranteed$1080 USD
23 May, 2021 - 05 Jun, 2021Guaranteed$1080 USD
27 May, 2021 - 09 Jun, 2021Guaranteed$1080 USD
31 May, 2021 - 13 Jun, 2021Guaranteed$1080 USD
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Useful Information

Best Season for Tilicho Lake Base Camp 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 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 gears are the most important.

Trekking to Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek 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).

Total Distance of the Trek

Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek trail covers around 180 km to 255 km, depending on the start and end of the trek. You will be walking around 12 to 16 km per day.

Required Permits

Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek requires two permits to enter the region. The first one is the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the second one is Trekker’s Information Management System card (TIMS). We organize both permits in Kathmandu with your passport details and two passport size pictures.

Equipment for the Trek

We highly recommend you bring warm clothes and trekking shoes from your home, however, in Kathmandu, there are some gear shops that provide gears on sale and rent. For a packing list please visit our Trekking and Hiking Gears page.


Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek starts and ends in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Kathmandu will be a tourist standard hotel with breakfast. 
During the trek, you will be provided with 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.

Food during the trip

While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will provide standard accommodation with breakfast only. Meals on 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.

Guides and Porters

Tilicho Lake Base Camp trek will be led by our friendly, honest and experienced trekking guides. 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 crew have taken the following training: 

  • First Aid Training 
  • Trekking Guide Training 
  • English Language 
  • Climbing  and Mountaineering 
  • Conservation and Biodiversity

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