Complete Trek Plan for Tilicho Lake & Kanyam!

Complete Trek Plan for Tilicho Lake & Kanyam!

Tilicho Lake Trek Plan

Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world which belongs to Manang district of Nepal and this lake is considered a part of Annapurna Circuit Trek. The elevation of the lake is 4,919 m (16,138 ft) above sea level and the maximum elevation of the lake shore is about 5,300 m (17,150 ft). You need to know that the maximum length of the lake is 4.2 km & the maximum width is 1.2 km. Although Google shows Tilicho as the highest, but according to Wiki, there are many lakes in Tibet which are hundreds of meters higher than Tilicho.

Basically Tilicho Lake trek you can be completed in 4 to 5days. However, a few years back it used to take around 10 days. At that the time there was no car & traffic till Manang. Many travelers used to start their trek from Chame village. However, permission has to be taken from the Nepal Tourism Board before starting the trek. It will cost around 4000 Nepali rupees per person. They will ask you for health insurance when getting permission. 90% of trekkers on this route are European, Australian and almost all have health insurance. Few copies of passport size photograph and photocopy of passport should be kept.

After getting the permission, you will depart from Kathmandu the next morning for Basishar. It will take total 6 to 7hours to reach Besisahar from Kathmandu. If you go by car then you will spend 10 thousand rupees and if you go by local bus then you will spend 600 rupees per person. The bus leaves in the morning at 5am . After a night stay in Besisahar, you will leave for Manang the next morning. One can go by share jeep to Manang for Rs 2000 per person but you have to bargain a lot. There are several checkposts to cross on your way to Manang, enter all of them.

Trek summary

  • Elevation: 4919 m (16,138 ft)
  • Trek Duration: 7 days trek
  • Best time for trek: March to May & Sep to Nov

Stay two nights in Manang for acclimatization. If you wish, you can do trekking to Gangapurna Lake and Ice Lake during this time. Starting the trek from Manang, you can stay at Khangsar on the first day, so it will be a short trek. You can also stay in the next village but rooms are not always available there. And if you can make it to Tilicho Bays Camp in a day, that’s great. Good to know, Tilicho beige camp is very comprehensive. Here a plate of dal, rice, vegetables costs Rs 850, a fried egg costs Rs 400, a cup of tea costs Rs 100.

However you can leave from Tilicho Bays Camp at 4 am to reach Tilicho Lake. Because strong wind starts after noon. It will take one and a half to two hours to land. A little above Tilicho Lake is Tilicho High Camp, where you can stay.

Route plan

  • Kathmandu – Baseshahr
  • Baseshahr – Manang
  • Manang- Khangsar
  • Khangsar-Tilicho Beige Camp
  • Beige Camp – Tilicho Lake – Beige Camp
  • Basecamp-Khangsar
  • Khansar- Besishahar
  • Baseshahr – Kathmandu
  • What to take with you
  • backpack
  • Trekking pool
  • Raincoat or Punch
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Cold cream
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking shoes
  • sandals
  • 2 trekking pants
  • T-shirt 3/4
  • Woolen sweater
  • Down jacket
  • ear cap
  • Socks – 3/4 pairs
  • gloves
  • Lipgel
  • Basic medicine
  • Bandage
  • brush
  • paste
  • Shampoo etc.
  • Power bank
  • mobile
  • headphones
  • the charger
  • Not Mandatory: Camera, Extra Battery, Extra Card

B. Always avoid throwing any kind of non-perishable material on the way. Try putting things like sneakers, packets of chips, plastic or polythene in the backpack and throw them in a certain place. One should have the mindset to help as much as possible in someone’s small needs.

Complete Trek Plan for Tilicho Lake & Kanyam!

Kanyam, Nepal

Kanyam is a small hill town in Ilam/Elam District under Suryadaya Municipality in eastern Nepal. The beauty of the Himalayas is like that of Kanyam (Kanyam) where tea gardens are of amazing beauty. Kanam has no choice but to spend a few days very close to nature in the bitter cold. For a few days the natural beauty like the blue-green feathers of the peacock faded away. Here tourists are waiting to see the monoleva beauty of Kanyam Tea Garden. The Monolewa Tea Estate road runs down the hill. Kanyam is famous for tea gardens and picnic spots.

Thousands of tourists visit Kanam every year to enjoy the monolova beauty of Kanam. In Kanyam, a life lover can find momentary peace in the beauty of nature. Tourists visit Kanyam every year to enjoy the cool climate and the sweetness of the heavenly tea gardens. Konkan is cool in winter but cool in summer. Kanyam is the best place for couples in secluded Shyamalima. The rich regional culture and heritage are the key attractions of Kanyam. Along with adventurous opportunities for horse riding, you can take pictures in regional Nepali costumes to your heart’s content. Time stops here on the wings of the helpless insect. The clouds will touch you like the touch of a lover’s cold hand.

The town in Chimcham district of Ilam is easily accessible from Kanyam. There are several tourist centers centered around Ilam. Ancient tea garden like Lavdhara tea garden. Local residents also call it Lover’s Point. Truly this is a paradise of love. In addition, there are Maipukhuri Lakes, Jhorpukhuri Lakes and rare groves in the center of Eelam. You can get organic fresh vegetables from Kanyam and fresh tea leaves from Kanyam gardens. Kanyam Ghera, a small hill station in eastern Nepal, can be easily planned close to home.

how to go

NJP station by train or flight. From there by car to Kanyam in Nepal via Panitanki. The distance is 86 km. The distance from Siliguri to Panitanki Via is about 72 km. It will take approx 2 hours+30 minutes. Also, the distance from Mirik to Kanyam is 32 km. It will take 1 hour 30 minutes. There are many hotels to stay. One day tour and return to Siliguri in the evening.

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