A pristine Tilicho lake with crystal-clear waters surrounded by the snow capped mountains is a must-visit for all adventure seekers who can make the trip for the sheer beauty alone.
Tilicho lake is considered as the highest lake for its size in the world. Covering 3.5 square kilometers of its area, it lies underneath the Tilicho peak(7134 m), on the north of the Grande Barriere a 10km / 6mi long wall of rock, ice and snow.
Lately, there has been surge in travellers footfalls in different routes of Annapurna region & Tilicho lake happen to be the most striking one. Often taken as a side trip while trekking to Annapurna circuit, this natural lake is a true example of beauty & essence. Tilicho lake is one of the most photographed spots in Nepal that leads us through an intriguing or occasionally surrealistic landscape of weathered slopes and rocks.
En route, there is a wonderful perspective of many fascinating mountains. The Black Rock- Khangsar Kang (7485 m asl) towering over great barrier is admirable. The Close-up mountains, The Mananagi culture, breathtaking waterfalls, valleys & high settlements all add up to make this trek a highly coveted one.
BEST TIME TO GO
Spring : March - May Fall : September - November
At these times, the weather is at its best, being hot but not uncomfortably so, and there’s usually minimal or no rain.
At times, Tilicho lake trek could be so exhausting you might want to take a pause but if you walk slowly & steadily you can avoid exhausting walk. There are several ascends & descends involved so any light exercise that is convenient to you is recommended.
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