• Duration:31 Nights 32 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:2 - 12
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport

About Tilicho Peak Expedition 2022

Tilicho Peak is a challenging but straightforward climb. Tilicho Peak Base Camp sits on the shore of the aqua-blue Tilicho Lake.Tilicho Peak is technically interesting as the standard route via the northwest shoulder has mix of rock and ice leading up to steep snowfields.Tilicho Peak has little objective danger because the shoulder is very wide.The summit view is breathtaking: Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Tibetan plateau and below, the deepest valley in the world the Kali Gandaki valley and Tilicho Lake.

In 1950, a French expedition led by Maurice Herzog went to Nepal to look for an approach to ascend Annapurna I.  At Tilicho Lake they found a tremendous wall of rock an ice between them and the Annapurna I. In fact, it was a shoulder of rock and ice that extends in a north-northwest direction for 11km, and finally drops down into Tilicho Lake.They named it “la grande barriere” the great barrier. Tilicho Peak is located at the end of Great Barrier, high above the glacial Tilicho Lake. It was climbed for the first time by French climber Emanuel Schmutz via the Northwest shoulder which remains the standard climbing route. 

Our approach to base camp follows the Annapurna Circuit Trail up the beautiful Marsyangdi valley to the villages of Manang and Khansar affording an excellent acclimatization over about 10 days.This approach is also simpler logistically.

(An optional time-saving route is to fly directly to Jomsom in the Kali Gandaki Valley and climb over the Mesokanto Pass, 5300m to Base Camp in 3 days.This option allows little time for acclimatization.)  


Tilicho Peak Climbing Route:

Tilicho Peak Base Camp, 4800m, is located on the Northwest end of the lake, a beautiful place to rest and acclimatize. Marine fossils found around the lake suggest that the Himalayas were once beneath the sea. Lake Tilicho is our water source.The water should be filtered or purified by iodine tablets or boiled.There are two high camps on the Tilicho Peak route. 

The climb from Base Camp to Camp I, 5795m, on a shelf below the Northwest shoulder is straightforward. The route crosses a big (1.5km) snow field and then climbs on 50 degree mixed rock and ice for about 690m. From Camp I we enjoy the view of Tilicho Lake down below. The first trip is for acclimatization, and to take some camping gear up to Camp I. During the second ascent to Camp I, we stay overnight.The next day we climb to Camp II. 

Camp II, 6200m, sits on the shoulder. The ascent to Camp II crosses a 700 meter snowfield of 55 degrees leading up to the shoulder. Fixed rope is required because of the angle, but luckily the width of the shoulder means there is low objective danger. We stay overnight at Camp II; if the weather is good we attempt the summit. If not, we return to Base Camp to recover and prepare for our next summit push.

The route to the summit of Tilicho Peak, 7134m continues on the wide shoulder. Though there is little exposure, the challenge is to cover the 800-900m snowfield with 55-60 degree slopes with as few stops as possible, reducing the risk of avalanche. 

At the end of the expedition most people choose the shortest option, over the Mesokanto Pass to Jomsom which takes only one day. From Jomsom we can fly to Pokhara.   

A three day option is to follow the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail via Thorong La pass, 5416m and fly out of Jomsom.

Allowing 16 days for the climbing period accommodates the acclimatization process and adverse weather conditions, leaving us ample opportunities to make the summit push.

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Highlights of Tilicho Peak Expedition 2022

  • technically interesting and challenging 7000m climb 
  • incredibly beautiful location by Tilicho Lake
  • few climbers on the mountain 
  • culture of remote traditional villages similar to Tibet
  • test your high altitude climbing skills on this mountain 
  • trek and climb with our experienced Sherpa Climbing Guides
  • well set up camps and logistics in the mountain 


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

What's included

Tilicho Peak Expedition 2022 and 2023 :

Full Board Cost : $ 7500 Per Person

Base Camp ServiceCost Only: $ 4500 Per Person   


  1.  Airport – Hotel- Airport transportation.
  2. 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan sharing basis (Twin Bed Room)
  3.  National Park fees and Expedition permit.
  4.  Annapurna Foothills Tshirt 
  5. Camping equipment: sleeping tent and foam mattress, Dining tent, Kitchen tent and Toilet tent
  6. Dining Tables, Chairs and Kitchen equipments
  7. Three meals a day during the trek and camping (Morning tea or coffee, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  8. Base Camp Manager, Cook, Kitchen boys and Porters for your trip.
  9. Camping and Kitchen equipment
  10. Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent
  11. Daily wages for Porters and all Nepali staff
  12. Insurance for Porters and all Nepali staff
  13. Equipment for Porters and Nepali staff
  14. Government Liaison officer, his all allowance, food, tent
  15. Nepali culture show with welocme and farewell dinner
  16. All the land transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  17. Gamow Bag and emergency oxygen
  18. Satellite phone service (pay calls)
  19. Celebration Dinner last night in Kathmandu
  20. Solar panel for batteries charges and lights
  21. Garbage Fee
  22. Annapurna Conservation Fee 

(01 -22) Base Camp Services 

(01-26) - Full Board Service


23. Above Base Camp, High Altitude Tents, High Altitude Meals, EP Gas burner and cooking pot for members  

24. Tilicho Peak summiteers Climbing Sherpa (02 Sherpa: 03 Members Ratio) 

25. Walkie Talkie Permit

26. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope required during the climb. 

What’s Excluded

  1. Your personal equipment for climbing & trekking.
  2. Your personal & medical insurance during the expedition.
  3. Lunches & dinners in Kathmandu 
  4. Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter if required
  5. Permits for Client's personal Radio set or Satellite phone
  6. Oxygen Bottle, Mask and Regulator

Advice for tipping support staffs and Summit bonus for Climbing Sherpa

  1. USD 100-150 for support staff / helpers who stays at base camp
  2. USD 250- 300 for base camp Head Cook 
  3. USD 250-400 for Sherpa/Base Camp Guide who manages the base camp 
  4. USD 500-800 for Climbing Sherpa who accompanies you up to the top of the summit


start date03 Oct, 2022end date03 Nov, 2022Available$7500

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Tilicho Peak Expedition. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 06 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 06 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Tilicho Peak Expedition is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Why Climb Tilicho Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition ?

  • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions a Nepal-based owner operated company who can make your dream of reaching the summit of Tilicho a reality for a reasonable price
  • It is the perfect option for experienced, confident climbers want high quality services without the pricey sophisticated and nonessentials offered by international operators
  • Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions does not compromise safety
  • We use only the best quality equipment in the market
  • We take care of details of your expedition which will help you keep both comfortable and healthy
  • One veteran Sherpa climbing guide accompanies each climber to allow maximum flexibility. Each climber can take advantage of a window of good weather and personal climbing pace
  • Our Sherpa Climbing Guides are veterans of multiple 8000 meter summits.


The best seasons to do the Tilicho Peak Expedition are in the Fall, from September to November, and in the Spring from March to May.

Return to Kathmandu by Helicopter:

At the end of a long expedition, a quick flight by helicopter from Base Camp to Kathmandu is quite appealing. 

Helicopter flights are available at the climbers own expense. The cost depends upon number of members in the group. 

Oxygen and Medical

We carry top quality oxygen as well as oxygen mask and regulator for medical emergencies. We carry a comprehensive first aid kit throughout the expedition. Our guides are certified in first aid for high altitude. We carry a Gamow bag during the trek up to Advanced Base Camp, where it will be kept during the climb.