The trek starts with a gradual climb with some easy sections of gradual walks, it is not overall difficult, except some days with short steep-ups. Once around Manang valley, the walk is pleasant as well on route to Tilicho Lake.
The only tough and hard is the high altitude where a walk takes you above 3,000 and 4,000 m high. But taking slow with rest in between will overcome the difficulties as well as having enough rest days for acclimatization at certain heights.
Starts with a gentle up with some level winding path but an interesting walk from one village to another, where you can stop with chances to witness local life and culture. As you reach higher with a short climb towards scenic Manang valley, where the trail is easy with slow short up. The trail all along Tilicho Lake is well defined as the local villagers maintain the path every season of the year. Walk lead to climbing downhill all the way to Tilicho Lake, were few areas with narrow paths but safe for walking.
It is important to obtain Travel and Medical Insurance before leaving for the trek to Nepal for any treks around the Himalayas. Where anyone can get sick or unseen accidents, for safety precaution one needs to purchase Medical and Travel Insurance.
All along the trek, the lodge accommodation is nice and cozy with twin sharing rooms having twin beds. In larger villages one can find a choice of standard, budget to luxury lodges and Inns, only remote temporary settlements away from main villages. Where lodges are simple and basic, but clean with nice rooms but most places have common bath and toilets, due to high cold terrain.
Foods are of good quality, where small lodges have limited food menu bigger villages with nice lodges provides a long list of food menu. Where one can choose from set meals to La Carte, from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Korean, Mexican, Tibetan and Nepalese. Some lodge restaurants have fresh bakeries also, all meals are cooked safely and hygienic.
Nearly all lodges on routes do have hydroelectricity power whereas remote areas have solar power, where all can re-charge electronic items where one has to pay fees for per item an hour basis. The price differs from one place to another for charging your gadgets.
The best time is in spring from March to May, days are longer with sun-light hours with fine days for pleasant walk and views of high snow peaks. The other time is autumn, from September to November months most days are clear and fine but cold morning and nighttime. Chances of snow sometimes on higher areas but days are fine with the clear starry night sky.
Tilicho Lake is located around Manang district within North Mid-West Nepal Himalaya of Gandaki Province.
The area on route Manang and Tilicho Lake, facing spectacular scenery of beautiful country landscapes with breathtaking views of Annapurna, Chulu, and Damodar Himalaya range of peaks. The villages on route enriched with the immense culture of age-old heritage, visiting the monastery of great religious interest.
Walking uphill and overlooking grand dramatic views of grand Himalayan peaks on daily walks, enchanting forest with scenic views of rolling hills and valleys.