Annapurna Tilicho Lake camping Trek (16 Days)

Basic Info ( ACT ) $ 1250 per person

Duration 16
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate car & Tourist bus
Altitude 4,919m/16,138ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea House/Lodge or Camping tend during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks

Basic Intro

Annapurna Tilicho Lake camping Trek allows you to explore the vicinity of the inner Mustang that takes us from 830m/2,723ft to 5,416m/17,769ft through the deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal. Annapurna region is finest explained as the most happening enticement trekking trail of about 300 kms trails in the Annapurna mountain ranges in the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which literary means ‘Goddess of the Harvests.’ The world 10th tallest mountain Annapurna surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre - the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. In addition this area possesses the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge. Another highlight of this trek is the world’s highest lake, Tilicho which has completely mesmerizing view.

This trek starts right from Besishahar which is 7 hours drive from Kathmandu city and goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli. We continue trek passing through villages like Bahundanda and Dharapani and we head north to reach headquarter of Manag region, Chame. From here we trek to the Tilicho Base Camp and Tilicho Lake. Other days we trek down further to reach headquarter of entire Mustang region, Jomsom from where we take short super scenic flight to reach natural charming city of Pokhara via Ghandruk (a typical Gurung village) where we end our trek. Other days we trek down further to reach headquarter of entire Mustang region, Jomsom from where we take short super scenic flight to reach natural charming city of Pokhara via Ghandruk (a typical Gurung village) where we end our trek.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03: Kathmandu - Besisahar [800 m/2624]: 8-9 hrs drive 

Day 04: Besisahar – Bahundanda (1,310m.) 5-6 hours walk 

Day 05: Chamje – Dharapani (1,920m.) 4-5 hours walk 

Day 06:  Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 5 - 6 hrs 

Day 07: Chame - Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5-6 hrs 

Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), 4-5 hrs walk 

Day 09: Manang: Rest (Acclimatization day) 

Day 10: Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4,150m/13616ft), 5-6 hours 

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake ( ), 5-6 hrs 

Day 12: Tilicho Lake to Kaishang (3510m/11516 ft) 

Day 13: Kaishang to Jomsom (2700/8,856ft) 6-7 hrs 

Day 14:  Fly to Pokhara 

Day 15: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour 

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home 


·         All airport/hotel transfers.

·         Three-star hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory) and in Pokhara(Hotel Crystal Palace or similar catagory) with breakfast.

·         Welcome and farewell dinner.

·         Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

·         A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private car/jeep.

·         Jomsom to Pokhara flight.

·         Kathmandu - Besisahar and Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.

·         An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.

·         Four seasonal sleeping bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).

·         All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).

·         A comprehensive medical kit.

·         All government and local taxes.

Not Includes

·         Nepal Visa fee.

·         International airfare to and from Kathmandu.

·         Entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu.

·         Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Besisahar and Pokhara-Kathmandu $120 one way upto 3 Pax).

·         Excess baggage charges.

·         Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu and Pokhara.

·         Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

·         Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended).

·         Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).

·         Tips for guides and porters.

Equipment List

Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

- Lightweight gloves

- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Useful Information

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Tilicho Lake camping Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.