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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

18 Days

Trip highlights

  • One of the most famous trekking trails in the world
  • The highest in the world, (4919 m) Tilicho Lake
  • High mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Traverse Thorong la Pass at 5416m
  • Beautiful landscapes and diverse religious of cultures

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, with Tilicho Lake is consistently one of the most famous treks in the world. It will be an easy walk to start before the road connects Kaligandaki with the Marsyangdi river valley. An incredible adventure at a height of (5,416m) is the highlight of the Thorung La Pass trek. Along the trek, we will see a variety of landscapes terrains that range from subtropical to alpine terrain. We will also encounter different ecosystems, different cultures and different landscapes, from lush rice fields and oak forests to rugged mountainous terrain. Finally, we get to trek Kaligandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek an Tilicho Lake offers extraordinary views of Annapurna (8,097m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu, and many other amazing peaks in the backdrop of Tukuche. The hike is extremely beautiful, with numerous orchid forests surrounding the trail, and rhododendrons covering the entire hillside in their distinctive red color in spring. Apart from this, one can observe various species of birds, butterflies and insects including snow leopard, Himalayan tiger, jackal, blue sheep, colorful impayan, kokla, blood pheasant. A here of 100 mammals, over 60 reptiles and amphibians, 450 species of birds and 9 species of rhododendron are to the region. Similarly, Tilicho Lake, which is known as the highest lake in the world, is located in a place at an altitude of 4919 meters in the Annapurna region. While trekking through the trek Manang Valley, one can also see Thorung Peak and Annapurna. This uneven but beautiful trail allows you to observe the crystal-clear Tilicho Lake, lush expanses of wild flowers, and stunning views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. A unique combination of nature and culture makes the Annapurna Circuit one of the most famous trekking routes in the world along with the Tilicho Lake Trek. And you’d enjoy the trip because you will be trampling through numerous pretty the mountains trails and villages along the way.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule [840m/2755ft] via Bensisahar 6-7 hours
Day 3: Trek from Nagdi to Jagat [1300m/4265ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani [1860m/6102ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2,670m/8759ft], 6-7 hours
Day 6: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3, 230m/10597ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek from Pisang to Manang Village [3,450m/11318ft], 4-5 hours
Day 8: Rest day at Manang and acclimatization to Ice Lake [4600m/15091ft], 3-4 hours
Day 9: Trek from Manang to Khangsar [3734m/12250ft], 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp [4150m/13615ft], 6-7 hours
Day 11: Hike up to Tilicho Lake [4920 m/16141ft] and back to Base Camp, 5-6 hours
Day 12: Trek from Base Camp to Yak Kharka [4,130m/13,550ft], 6-7 hours
Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi. [4,400 m/14,436ft], 3-4 hours
Day 14: Thorung-La Pass [5,416m/17,770ft] and trek to Muktinath [3,800m/12,478ft], 8-9 hours
Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2,750 m/9,020ft], 4-5 hours
Day 16: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara 25 minutes.
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [1350m/4430ft], 6-7 hours
Day 18: International Departure

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your needs or you want to customize it, Tell us about your trip requirement. At your request, we offer you. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different request numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Vehicle, flight or tourist bus).
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu/Pokhara Airport Pickup/Drop on Arrival/Departure
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 2 night in Kathmandu.
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • Domestic flight from (Jomsom to Pokhara for members with guide).
  • Accommodation at tourist category hotel for 1 night in Pokhara.
  • Teahouse/lodge clean and comfortable accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Meals throughout the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea, coffee).
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits each day.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • Full support guide crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Cost of guide and porter - food, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS Card)
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medications.
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Challenging
  • 5,416m/17,769ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lodge & Hotel
  • 2 Person

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