Tilicho Lake Trek | A Trek to the World's Highest Lake & World Widest pass

Tilicho Lake Trek – Trekking into the World’s Highest Lake Tilicho Lake 4919m above the sea level

The hike to the world’s highest lake is known as the Tilicho Lake Trek. This trek is a combination of the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the classic Annapurna Round Trek. To reach the world’s highest lake is not an easy job. You need to cross many suspension bridges and walk on the scary trail, landslides, and precipitous trails in the high alpine region. But the fascination of typical villages and the traditions and culture of the local communities. Also, the scary jeep drives from Besisahar to Syange. Buddhist stupas (Chorten), prayer flags, and mani walls along the way. If you are an apple lover, there is an Apple garden in Bharadan where you can taste Himalayan apples.


Witness the outstanding views of the Annapurna range and landscapes during the hike. The suspension bridges and all the trails are quite rough and tough to reach in Tilicho Lake. More adventure will come when trekkers have to cross the Thorung La pass (5,416 m) and many other adventure trails in high altitudes.


While you are leaving your footprint on the trails to the world’s highest lake, you are going to explore Gangapurna Lake or Ice Lake during your acclimatization day in Manang village. Manang is one of the biggest villages on the bank of the Marshyandi river and the lap of the Annapurnas Himalaya.


From Manang there is a two-way, one is direct to Thorong La (5416m) (classic Annapurna Round Trek) and the other is to Khangsar Village and Tilicho Lake. While hiking into Tilicho Base Camp from Manang, there may an opportunity to see Blue Sheep, Yaks, Deer, and other wild animals and birds. With spectacular views of the mountain of Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak, and Tilicho Peak are on the other side of the trail.



  • This trek is a combination of Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • Explore the world’s highest Lake.
  • Pass the Thorong La 5416m.
  • Explore both Manang and Mustang districts.
  • Religious combination of Buddhism and Hinduism.
  • Typical local villages and people.



Autumn: September, October, and November

Spring: March, April, and May.



ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Project Permit)

TIMS Card: Trekking information management system.



Your journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar then need to change your jeep to Syange. The motor road is all the way to Manang, so it depends on you, till where you like to drive. But we offer a walk from Syange for the trek because we need to acclimatize. From Syange you will walk throughout Tal, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Braga, Manang, Khangsar, Tilicho Base camp, Tilicho Lake, and Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka, from where we will meet the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek trail.

Again, from here (Yak Kharka) you follow the trail to Thorong Phedi, High Camp, Thorong La, Muktinath, Lubra, and Jomsom. Jomsom is the point where your trip going to end, and from Jomsom is your choice to get to Pokhara (Flight or Drive). If you take the plane, that will take just 25 minutes, and if you take a bus or Jeep that will take around 8 to 10 hours. Also, from here you can continue your trek to Marpha, Tatopani, and climb to Ghorepani to enjoy the sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill.


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Day 1: Drive to Besisahar and again drive to Syange.

Day 2: Syange to Tal.

Day 3: Tal to Timang.

Day 4: Timang to Chame.

Day 5: Chame to Pisang.

Day 6: Pisang to Braga.

Day 7: Braga rest day (Explore Gangapurna Lake and Manang village)

Day 8: Braga to Shree Chour.

Day 9: Shree Chour to Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 10: Hike to Tilicho Lake and back to Base Camp.

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Shree Chour.

Day 12: Shree Chour to Yak Kharka.

Day 13: Yak Kharka to High Camp.

Day 14: High Camp to Muktinath.

Day 15: Muktinath to Lubra.

Day 16: Lubra to Jomsom.

Day 17: Fly or drive to Pokhara.

Day 18: Rest day in Pokhara (Explore Pokhara)

Day 19: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

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