You have had definitely heard of Tilicho, popularly known as World’s Highest Lake. Tilicho lake is a must-visit place in Nepal providing you with the most thrilling yet magical experience for your lifetime.
Here’s all you need to know about Tilicho Lake, the itineraries, cost, weather, and all the related facts.
Situated at an altitude of 4,919m from the sea level, in the Manang district of Nepal, Tilicho lake is 4km long and 1.2km wide with an average depth of 85m. Tilicho Lake Trekking one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in Nepal, lies under Annapurna circuit trekking. One of the best trekking routes in Nepal with the highlight of the trek being Tilicho Lake itself. You will experience incredible views from the breath-taking Himalayas, wide meadows, lush green hills, to traditional villages of the Buddhist community. Moreover, Tilicho Lake Trekking is an ideal trekking destination for nature lovers who seek peace in the lap of the Himalayas but do not mind a little tough walk.
Tilicho Lake Trekking route attaches with Annapurna circuit route consists of a wide range of landscapes. The best attractions of Tilicho Lake are the eye-catching views from Annapurna & Dhaulagiri ranges and other white Himalayas above 5,415m. The trek provides majestic panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. HimalChuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, and many more.
The trek to Tilicho Lake is the best and perfect package to experience the natural scenery and learn about the unique culture & hospitality of local peoples in this region. Tilicho lake and its surroundings give you the best aesthetic views. Mountains over the lake make a perfect picture. The lake itself is beyond one’s imagination. The best season to visit Tilicho is from February to May and September to November.
There are multiple routes to reach Tilicho Lake. The shortest may take 5-7 days while the longest may take 12-17 days. It's up to you to decide which route you take keeping in mind all your circumstances.
Shortest Trek Itinerary
Medium Teak Itinerary
Long Trek Itinerary
It wouldn’t cost you more than 10-20k NPR depending upon the length of your trek, how much you spend and how big your group is because more the people in your group less will be the expenditures. However, if you choose to travel by private jeep instead of a public bus, it will cost you a little higher.
For foreigners, it will cost you around $350 as you need to buy TIMS and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit from Nepal Tourism Board which costs you about NRP 1000-2000 and NRP 3000 respectively. However, for SAARC countries residents TIMS card will cost NRP 300-600 while the ACAP permit will cost NRP 1000.
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