Insight: Facts about Tilicho Lake, Manang
Tilicho Lake is located in the Manang district of Nepal which is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters (16,138 ft).
Due to its altitude and size, it is considered as a highest altitude lake. Tilicho Lake is also one of the most visited lake in Nepal because of the popular trekking route Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Along with number of prominent places, Thorong-la Pass ( Highest Pass In The World) and Tilicho Lake ( Lake Situated At Highest Altitude) is the major point of attraction in Annapurna circuit trekking route. Tilicho Lake trek is a side trek from the Manang.
Facts About Tilicho Lake, Manang
Name: Tilicho Lake
Type: Glacier Lake
Location: Manang, Nepal
Height: 4,919 meter
Length: 4 k.m.
Width: 1.2 k.m.
Area: 4.8 square k.m.
Depth: 85 meter
Volume: 155 million liter of fresh water.
Source Of Water: Tilicho Peak, Mesokunta, Muktinath Peak, Idam Phra glacial melt water.
Surrounding Mountains: Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar, Muktinath Peak
Flora: Lonicera Spinosa, Oxygraphis, Alpine Buttercup, Alpine Astragalus, Cargana, Primrose, Gentians, Edelweiss and many more.
Fauna: Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep
Avifauna: Himalayan Snowcock, Alpine Chough, Demoiselle Crane
Religious Significance: Tilicho Lake is believed to be an ancient Kak Bhusundi Lake mentioned in Ramayana.
Tilicho Lake Trekking Itinerary
Featured Image: Muskan Pudasainee