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Tilicho Lake Trekking

Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. The lake is located at a stunning location in the Annapurna trekking region at an altitude of 4970 meters from the sea level.

The Tilicho Lake Trekking starts right from Besisahar like as Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which goes along the Marsyangdi River, with grand views of Mt. Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. For the lovers of nature it a splendid view and real occasion to see a lake at this altitude also it is famous for point of view of religious. The trekking route goes to Yak Kharka and joins the normal route crossing the Thorong la Pass (5416 m). Also we will visit Muktinath Temple via Kagbeni and return to Jomsom. On the trip duration we would have passed throughout many type of vegetation zone from lush tropical to harsh, semi-desert and passed over one of the highest trekking passes (Thorong la Pass) in the world.

The magnificent views of the majestic Mountains and the shiny waters of a high elevation lake will keep you delighting your experiences for years to memory. The Tilicho Lake Trekking take on the challenge of this difficult trek and the awards will be endless and a true once in a lifetime experience. This magnificent route leads you throughout traditional Manang villages populated by friendly, habitual people who always offer a warm welcome amidst the magical, snow covered Mountains. You will enjoy the pleasant sights of pretty Tibetan villages, shocking rock formations, high altitude grazing settlements, narrow canyons, deep forests and splendid snow covered peaks during your Tilicho lake trek in Nepal. The trekking will be a perfect destination for those who desire to venture into some of the less compressed remote areas of Nepal separately from the usual trekking routes.

Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar and further trek to Jagat (1330m/4363ft.)

Day 04: Trekking from Jagat to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft): 6-7 hours.

Day 05: Trekking from Dharapani to Chame (2630m/8638ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3210m/10531ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614ft): 6-7 hours.

Day 08: Rest/Acclimatization day at Manang (3540m/11614ft).

Day 09: Trekking from Manang to Khangsar village (3734m/12250ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 10: Khangsar Village to Tilicho Lake base camp (4150m/13615ft): 5-6 hours.

Day 11: Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4920m/16141ft): 6-7 hours.

Day 12: Tilicho Lake trekking to Yak Kharka (4000m/13123ft): 4-5 hours.

Day 13: Yak Kharka trekking to Phedi (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours.

Day 14: Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing Thorog la pass (5,416m/17769ft): 7-8 hours.

Day 15: Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m/8900ft): 6-7 hours.

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara, via flight and further flight/drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Rest Day in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure.

*Note: This is an outline trekking itinerary of Tilicho Lake Trekking however we would also customize the itinerary as per your request & holiday duration so feel free to contact us.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport drove/pickup.
  • Guided sightseeing tour & entry fees with private car.
  • All transportation with domestic flights.
  • 4 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • All lodge, tea house accommodation during the trip.
  • 3 meals per day during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper work and permits.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide & Porter.
  • Trekking Certificate from Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Farewell dinner after your trekking.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfares along with taxes & visa fees.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • You’re Travel Insurance. [We request to all our valued clients to bring your complete travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft of or damage your baggage etc.]
  • Any extra transportation except in the itinerary. [we can arrange upon request]
  • Any kind of personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others.
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control. [ If you have an insurance with including it, we will claim from your insurance agency]
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back. [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
  • All Drinks & Bar Bills.
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Single supplement charges. [if required]
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask any question about the trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley [1,338m/4,389ft].

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar and further trek to Jagat (1330m/4363ft.)

Early morning after having your breakfast, we will drive you to Beshishahar which takes about 5/6 hours. On the way we will able to see a lot of sites that gives greenness, rivers, farms, villages and pleasant mountain situations.

Day 04: Trekking from Jagat to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft): 6-7 hours.

Today the trekking goes throughout the deep stream gorge, sub tropic forest, rice fields and little hamlets that goes past inspiring water with high peaks of Mountains.

Day 05: Trekking from Dharapani to Chame (2630m/8638ft): 5-6 hours.

After your breakfast, we start our trek with climb path on the mile track throughout fir forest, maple trees and higher peaks. On the way we’ll have great views of Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna II.

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3210m/10531ft): 5-6 hours.

Today we continuous climb on mile trail watchful lovely view. After reaching Pisang, we'll trip Pisang’s cloister and observe huge mountains.

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614ft): 6-7 hours.

Today we keep on our trekking through the drier higher a part of the Manang district, stop from the whole impact of the monsoon by the Annapurna diverge. On the way the bird's-eye views of the mountain peaks, like Pisang peak, Annapurna and many more will of course attracts to everyone travelers.

Day 08: Acclimatization/Rest Day in Manag (3540m/11614ft):

Today you have acclimatizing in Manang. Manang may be a finest place to try and does that because the next two days are terribly hard and effortful trek with fast grow in elevation. We have a propensity for a simple tour to slightly distance away to a village known as Vraga, upon where we'll be at a village's religious home.

Day 09: Trekking from Manang to Khangsar village (3734m/12250ft): 5-6 hours.

Descending from old Manang and passing by Chorten reach a Marsyangdi river, cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola (stream It is possible to cross the ridge north of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or to descend from village to the glacial lake at the foot of a huge icefall descending from the northern slopes of Gangapurna.the trail stays close to the river bed and soon we approach Khangsar, superb view of the Great Barrier open up. There you find a small monastery, Mani walls and prayer flags. Stay on camp overnight at Khangsar.

Day 10: Khangsar Village to Tilicho Lake base camp (4150m/13615ft): 5-6 hours.

From Khangsar Village the trail ascends steeply past the Gompa, the path goes through juniper and sea buck-thorn bushes. The path is rather covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Some places along the trail you cross a few streams. You reach a crest (4650 m/15255 ft.) with prayer flags after the wearying climb and then throughout a sequence of zigzags down a screed slope bring you to the Tilicho Base Camp Hotel. From the hotel you can enjoy the nearer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and many others. Tilicho Lake is placed at the highest elevation so we set our camp today here at low.

Day 11: Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4920m/16076ft.): 6-7 hours.

After having breakfast we start our trip to Tilicho Lake. There are outstanding view of Gangapurna, Tarkeghyang and the Khangsar Kang. Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at (4920m), presents a particularly spectacular. Sometimes its turquoise water reflects the nearby peaks but more often its frozen solid. After spending the unforgettable time at Tilicho Lake, we will trek downstairs to Tilicho base camp via same way for overnight stay.

Day 12: Tilicho Base Camp trekking to Yak Kharka (4000m/13123ft): 4-5 hours.

After having our breakfast we continue our trek to Yak Kharka. The trail goes to ascend out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The path follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it gradually gains elevation. You can keep high and follow a track 400meters or so above Khangsar village passing through the ruins of old Khangsar and follow an untouched trail which will guide you around and down to cross the river on an old wood bridge between Gunsang and Yak Kharka. It's fun to see huge yaks grazing at Yak Kharka and the view of Annapurna III also excellent.

Day 13: Yak Kharka trekking to Phedi (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours.

After taking breakfast in Yak Kharka, the trail ascends along the east bank of the Jarsang River, then descends and crosses the watercourse on a wooden bridge at 4310m/14140ft. Blue sheep, and even snow capped leopards, sometimes magically shows. The crow like bird choughs and Himalayan griffon’s circles you slide. It is some time possible to see groups of blue mountain sheep at Phedi.

Day 14: Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) crossing Thorog la pass (5,416m/17769ft): 7-8 hours.

Today we cross the main vision of our trek which is gifted to be for sure memorable event passing high pass, Thorong-La which is located at 5416m height from the sea level. After complete this difficult achievement, you may be greeted with a tricky go down (1600m) to Muktinath. Muktinath is the name of the Hindu God meaning of Muktinath is “God of Rescue”.

Day 15: Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2713m) via Kagbeni (2810m/8900ft): 6-7 hours.

In the morning we explore the Muktinath Temple of the lord Vishnu. There are water spouts channeled for the stream organization over the temple. After visit the temple we trek to Jomsom.

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara, via flight and further flight/drive to Kathmandu.

In the morning 35 minutes magnificent flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. And then we will go to Kathmandu. That takes 6-7 hours by bus and half an-hour by flight. In evening we will offer you farewell dinner with cultural shows in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu.

Today you will have leisure time for rest in Kathmandu. You can do some shopping as well. In evening we will offer you a farewell dinner in neighboring restaurant with cultural shows. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Final Departure.

Team of Gold Mountain Nepal Treks say good-bye and takes you to the international airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself. 

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries. 

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.


*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 

Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

Route Map:

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking of Dec-2014

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.

The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.

Best regards,

Werner and Heidi

Everest Base Camp Trek - Oct-2014

I trekked with Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to Everest Base Camp in October-2014. It was my first alone abroad trip but Gold Mountain Nepal Treks made it so easy to me by providing airport pick-up/drove and hotel accommodation as well. The trek was so fantastic along with all the staff of this company. Guides to porters, everyone was so helpful and friendly.

Definitely it would be one of the best experiences of my lifetime and I recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks to those who are looking for trekking in Nepal.

Thank you.

Nehal Nasr,

Ismailia, Egypt.

Our Manaslu Circuit Trek of Oct-2014

We did 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking; it was a fantastic experience. Thanks to Gold Mountain Nepal Treks, our guide Krishna and porter Shyam, all was well organized for us. Manaslu Trek is amazing, the landscapes are very nice. It will be one of our best memorable events for lifetime.

Thanks again to team of Gold Mountain Nepal Treks! We will contact you again for our next trips in Nepal.


Marcel Ngeta

Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking.

Trip Duration: 18 Days in total.

Trip Grade: Moderate.

Maximum Altitude: 5,416m/17769ft.

Best Trekking Season: March-mid June and September-November are the best month however you can do the trekking all over a year but visibility can be poor.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and lodge or tea houses during the trek. (We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu as per your request).

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.

Transportation: Private vehicles and domestic flight as per the itinerary.

Group Size: Minimum 1 person.

Price: Contact Us.