From highest mountain to highest lake, Nepal has some of the world’s finest natural treasures which stimulates millions of tourist to visit every year. One of the visited places in Nepal is lake Tilicho which is also, a highest lake of the world’s, situated at an altitude of 4,949m from sea level, and no aquatic organism has been recorded in the lake.
Interesting Facts Of Tilicho Lake
However, there are some lake which is situated 5000 m above the sea level within Nepal’s territory but due to less exposures and lack of extensive studies, currently, Tilicho Lake is considered as a highest lake.
It lies in the Manang district of Nepal and it is also a one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit trek. Usually, the Annapurna Circuit route cross the watershed between Manang and Kali Gandaki valleys over the 5416 meters high Thorong La pass and the most prominent alternate for this route is Tilicho, which Strikes from the north in this route.
Importance Of Tilicho Lake For It’s People
Tilicho is a pilgrimage site from Hinduism and Buddhism and carries the history since the period of Hindu mythology Ramayana. According to Ramayana, modern Tilicho lake was considered as Kak Bhusundi Lake. Based on the ancient script, Sage Bhusundi told the story of whole Ramayana to the king Garuda, King of birds near this lake.
The length of Tilichi is about 4 km (2.5 mi) and the average measured depth is 85 m (279 ft) which consist of 41,000,000 US gal Fresh Water. For instance, the mountains surrounding the lake are Khangsar, Muktinath peak, Nilgiri. Tilicho is the profound and colossal spine of Himalayas which is formed by the melt of northern slopes of the Annapurna Massif and Thorong Peak.