Escape from the shell of your small tread and affairs for a while those mysterious paths of the spirit that lead nowhere and everywhere. Then you will know heavenliness . Such is the essence of the Tilicho's.Picture this immense amphitheater hung about with glaciers,buttressed by massive walls of rock and plastered with snowfields that erupt from a basin of old moraines and raunchy streams..
With the venerated Lake of Tilicho , Tilicho Lake Trek takes you through Ancient Jomsom and crossing Thorong La at 5,416m presents a wonderful test more for the mind than the body. Tilicho Lake which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world at an altitude of (4,949m) is a well-known place for pilgrimages. It is one of the finest trekking routes in the Annapurna region and easy, compared to Treks in Everest and Kanchenjunga region. This trek displays a scenic view of much of the eastern side of the epic world-famous Annapurna circuit with sublime natural beauty, incredible view of breath-taking Himalayas, lush green hills, wide meadows, and traditional villages of the Buddhist community , cultural and traditional values, stunning waterfalls and running clean water streams, and attractive floras and faunas.The trek to the highest lake in the world is full is ideal for nature lovers who seek peace in the lap of the Himalayas but do not mind a little tough walking.
Tilicho Lake trekking is one of the trendiest trips for every turn you make is a bounty ; a visual excellence. Tilicho Lake trek collects the glacial melt of the full northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorang Peak.Tilicho Lake is one of those places that have had mythic connotations. Hindu pilgrimage all around the world gathered around the lake and convinced that it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayana - a sacred book of the Hindus.With the glorious skyline showing off silver mountains that glitters on a lovely weather day and the diverse ethnic communities we meet up on our way give us idea of the world we know and also of the world we are not familiar with. The legendary trekking route starts from Chamje from where we continue to follow the trails of Marsayangdi leading to villages of Tal, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar and finally Tilicho Lake. With every new destination, the landscape and climate are bound to change. The trail then takes us to the tranquil Tilicho lake sitting peacefully amid bare hills behind which the snowy peaks glitter.
Our trip begins with a journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar.We hike from Besisahar while the path offers fantastic views of gigantic peaks including Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) – world's 10th highest mountain , Mt Dhaulagiri, (8,167m)-world's 7th highest, Manaslu,( 8,163m)- world's 8th highest, and Machhapuchhre at ( 6,993m ). On our way to Tilicho Lake, you get serene views of waterfalls and experience hiking across airy suspension bridges. But this route is a pretty tough trail.Walk at alpine altitudes and cross the Thorung La pass at 5,416m is quite a thrill. After finally ascending to Tilicho Lake, you can view this superb Lake right in front of your very eyes. After digesting the beauty of Tilicho Lake, we make a beeline for Muktinath Temple – a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.The rocky trails, high hills and hiking through rivers tend to pose challenges. But the rewarding landscapes give meaningful joy to accept the geographical obstacles and trekkers will get the opportunity to explore exotic birds such as white capped river chat, brown dipper, white-breasted kingfisher, butterfly, barking deer, rhododendron forest and orchid flowers.
Trekking in Manang valley featuring continuous view of the Annapurna range and trekking in Mustang district featuring a splendid view of the Dhaulagiri range are all engaging in their own moods. After enjoying the view of Dhaulagiri massif, as you head down to the windy town of Jomsom via Kagbeni , you will fly above the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki River to arrive in Pokhara. While heading up to Upper Tilicho Lake, you will pass several villages where you can haul up and learn about the culture and tradition of the local folks. Tilicho Lake Trekking, therefore, is an excellent chance to explore the Himalayan life in Nepal.Hence after reaching Tilicho Base Camp and then finally ascending Tilicho Lake, you can view this superb Lake right in front of your very eyes. After digesting the beauty of Tilicho Lake, we make a beeline for Muktinath Temple – a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.Explore villages and stay in teahouses along the way. Make stops in Chame, Manang ,Pisang and Khangsar Village, before reaching Tilicho Base Camp. Then, pay out time admiring the Tilicho Lake, before retracing your steps back to Kathmandu.
No superlatives are sufficient to do justice to the seductive trails, sublime scenery and the fascinating culture of this magical terrain.
Adventurous hike towards the highest lake in the world
Visit Boudhanath, one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world
Stroll Upper Pisang for amazing views of Annapurna II and Annapurna III
Adventurous lodges trek in beautiful Annapurna region
Embark on several hikes through Manang, and tour its many bakeries
Incredible views of Mt.Annapurna I (8091m), Manaslu (8163m)and Dhaulagiri (8167m).
Cross the Thorung La pass at (5,416m)
Observe beautiful Manang village
Visit Ancient Buddhist Monasteries
Explore Ethnic culture which is influenced by Tibetan culture
Trekking name: Tilicho lake trek
Durations days: 18 day
Accommodation: Hotel and local lodges
Comfort: Teahouse/ Camping
Best time: Spring/Autumn
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
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