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.
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