WHAT TO BRING
Trekking/Hiking Gears (Equipments)
- Duffel or Rucksack bag (If do not have then Duffel Bag Provided)
- Down Sleeping Bag (Provided)
- Down Jacket (Provided)
- Hiking pants
- Water & wind proof jacket
- Full – sleeves shirt
- Jumper or Fleece jacket
- Pair of T – Shirts
- Trekking boots (waterproof is better)
- Sandal, Toilet paper,
- COTTON THICK SOCKS(2 PAIRS)+Polypropylene/woolsocks (1PAIRS)
- Light cotton socks for under wool socks
- Woolen socks to wear with boots
- Sun hat
- Sun block (lotion) and lip Guard
- Moisture Cream
- Goggles or Sunglasses
- Thermal Long underwear Sets
- Insulated pants
- Trekking poles
- A pair of Crampon
- wind Breaker pants
- Water bottle
- Medical & first aid kit (Provided)
- Any personal special medicine
- Flash light or head lamp
- Batteries and bulbs
- Swiss army knife
- Mobile or Camara charging cable with Adaptor
- Personal Dry towel
- Personal toiletries and medication which should be labeled.
Tilicho Lake 4919 m trek last-minute booking
If you're looking to book last minute, contact us anytime. We will help you organize and arrange all the essentials for the trek. You need to make full payment of the trek cost, which is also non-refundable. Once we will receive the required documents and trip payment from you, our team will begin arranging permits, lodges, transportation, etc.
The following itinerary is provided for general information purposes only and is subject to change depending on various factors such as weather conditions, group size, and individual abilities. The trekking agency reserves the right to adjust the itinerary as needed to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants. Every effort will be made to adhere to the proposed itinerary, but unforeseen circumstances may result in modifications.
Tilcho Lake trek distance
The Tilcho Lake trek distance typically covers 145-155 kilometers (97-104 miles) in total. The trek usually starts from the village of Taal by driving beautiful valley passing through the several villages like Besisahar, Ngadi, Jagat, Chamje then trek to scenic villages Dharapani Chame, Pisang, Manang, before finally reaching the Tilicho lake, located at an altitude of 4919 meters (16,138 feet) above sea level. Overall, the Tilicho Lake trek takes about 11-16 days to complete, depending on the trekker's pace and itinerary.
Tilcho Lake trek difficulty
The Tilcho Lake trekking route is varied and includes Wonderful waterfalls, rocky ridges, and steep inclines. The difficulty level of this trek is considered Adventerous, with most days involving 5-8 hours of standard hiking. While there is no direct climbing involved, trekkers will need to trek over some rocky sections as well as some step part.
Altitude sickness is a risk on this trek as the trail reaches an altitude of 4,919 meters. Trekkers should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, which include headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Drink plenty of water and rest well during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
Tilcho Lake trek preparation
It is important to have a decent level of fitness as you will be trekking at high altitudes and through challenging terrain. However, the Tilcho Lake trek is not a technical climb, so no prior mountaineering experience is required.
It is highly recommended to see a doctor before embarking on the trek to discuss altitude sickness prevention and overall physical fitness. With 5-8 hours of Staddard hiking per day, the trek is manageable for those with a moderate fitness level.
Accommodation & meals during the trek
You will either stay in tea houses or lodges along the Tilcho Lake trekking route. Both options offer simple yet comfortable accommodation with shared facilities. Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara provide more luxurious amenities, such as private bathrooms and hot showers.
From traditional dishes like dal bhat and masala chai to international cuisines like pizza and burgers, there are plenty of options to satisfy all taste buds on the Mardi Himal trek. It's also easy to stay hydrated with bottled water available along the trail and a variety of hot drinks like tea, coffee, and hot chocolate to keep you warm.
Tilcho Lake trek tips
Travel Insurance: Trekking in the Himalayas can pose certain risks, and having insurance coverage can provide much-needed protection in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Investing in travel insurance with emergency evacuation is a smart decision that can give you peace of mind while you trek.
Travel Visa: All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, require a valid visa to enter Nepal. You can apply for a tourist visa online or get one on arrival at the airport in Kathmandu. The visa is valid for 15, 30, or 90 days and can be extended upon arrival in Nepal.
ATM & Money Exchange: ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara but not found on the Tilcho Lake trek route. Bring enough cash with you to cover expenses during the trek. Money exchange services are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and major currencies such as USD, EUR, and GBP can be exchanged easily.
Luggage: When trekking in the Himalayas, it's best to pack light and carry a small backpack with essential items. You can leave your main luggage at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara. They will store it for you until you return. The duffel bag weight limit is 12 kg per person, and the backpack weight limit is 5/6 kg per person.
Charging & Internet: Tea houses along the Tilicho Lake trek have charging facilities available for a fee or at a minimal cost. Internet access is limited, and the speed may not be reliable in more remote areas. It's best to bring a power bank and download offline maps and entertainment before you start the trek.
Personal Expenses: Personal expenses such as snacks, water, and souvenirs can add up during the trek. Budget around USD 15-20 per day for these expenses during the trek.
Tips: Tipping is not mandatory, but it's a common practice in Nepal to show appreciation for good service. Tip around 10% of the total bill at restaurants and tea houses. For porters and guides, a tip of USD 10-15 per day is considered reasonable.