Activity: Eco – Adventure Trek
The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass is one of the classic trekking journeys in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
The Circuit trek takes trekkers in a circuit of the Annapurna range and also to the revered site of Tilicho Lake. The trekking trail also includes crossing the Thorong La Pass, at an altitude of 5,416 meters, which connects the Manang and the Mustang districts. The trek journey to Annapurna circuit and then ascending towards the glorious Tilicho Lake and passing the Thorong La pass this trek package is a great combo for exploring the mystic beauty.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake takes you through the lowland villages occupied by Brahmin and Chhetri ethnic people to far-off settlements of Manang. Encounter a wide range of culturally rich and ethnically diverse villages and settlements as you walk on beautiful trekking trails through the very heart of the Annapurna region. Experience the differences in the terrain that ranges from subtropical woodlands to dry arid landscapes as you move higher.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake also lets you visit the spiritual hub of the region- Muktinath and look at sights of the amazing mountain peaks of Annapurna from one of the most famous vantage points in the country. Situated at an altitude of 4,970 meters, Tilicho Lake is the highlight of the trek. Famous as one of the most winsome destinations for trekking in the country, Tilicho Lake has a distinct emerald glow in its waters. After the construction of a Trek up to Manang, the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake presents one of the most alluring trekking journeys in the entire region. And Cross the Thorong La Pass and descend down to Muktinath. Sacred to both the Hindu and the Buddhist people, Muktinath is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Mountain Pass. Known as the place of liberation, Muktinath adds a spiritual sense to the journey.
Trek to Jomsom and then fly or drive back to Pokhara. The trekking trails are filled with lush vegetation and the sights of the distant mountain peaks augment the feel of surrealism to the trekking journey. The whole experience of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is unforgettable and brimming with the natural, cultural, and Himalayan elegance of one of the most exquisite regions in the country.
You can see views of the Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri range, and the Manaslu Himalayas as you walk on paths that reach the far northern peaks all the way to the Tibetan plateaus.
Join AlpineTrav for an amazing journey where you would be presented with the most beautiful aspects, sights, and Himalayan sceneries. Accompanied by professionals, you would be subjected to hiking to the cyan Tilicho Lake and look at the mesmerizing wonder of nature in all its glory.
Itinerary [for Lodge Trek]
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar (760 meters), 6 hours.
Day 03: Drive to Chame (2713 meters), 6 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Pisang (3185 m), 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Manang (3540 m), 5 hours.
Day 06: Rest day at Manang for Acclimatization
Day 07: Trek to Kangsar (3756 m), 4 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m), 6 hours.
Day 09: Hike to Tilicho Lake (4919 m), and back to Base Camp
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters), 6.5 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Thorong high camp (4700m), 5 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong La pass (5416 m), 7-8 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2800 meters), 5 hours.
Day 14: Drive or Fly to Pokhara (850 m), 8 hours- fly -25 minutes.
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 meters), 6 – 7 hours.
Day 16: Transfer to the airport, depart to your own destination.
Best Time for Tilicho and Thorong-la Pass trek:
Spring (February- May) and autumn (September – December) is the best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass. It is a quite strenuous trek and the safety of trekkers must be considered first-hand. It’s better not to trek during Manson as the route gets slippery and winter as the routeway gets covered with fog not letting to view the nature.
This is a moderate trek and anyone can pursue this trek, but it’s better to have prior trekking experiences. If you can access the trails of the Himalayas and if you can adjust with the change in temperature ranging from moderate to cold you can make your trek easily.
Additional information: Join us on an Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 2022/2023
Customize your trek: The trek can be redesigned based on your requirements. This is just a general itinerary, which can always individually be tailored-made. The trekking package can be redesigned or as per your desire. For more details, Information feel free to Email us at email@example.com/
About Nepal Visa:
All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency.
Multiple entries 15 days USD 30 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 30 days USD 50 or equivalent Nepalese currency
Multiple entries 90 days USD 125 or equivalent Nepalese currency
We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. Coverage Your insurance should have up to the elevation of 5100 meters. It would be advantageous for you also to choose an insurance policy that also covers lost or stolen baggage. We would request you to bring your insurance documents when you come to Nepal.
In Tilicho & Thorong La Pass Trekking, there is an available Lodge along the trail. Lodges typically offer a room with a wooden bed with a simple mattress or foam pad, a cotton pillow, and a blanket or quilt. All have electric lights with a spacious dining room lounge. We will accommodate you and your group in the local lodge available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required rooms for you (here rooms cannot be booked in advance).
In the case of Kathmandu, we offer you a tourist standard hotel under 3-star categories unless it is mentioned otherwise or clients have a special choice. You will get different options for accommodations ranging from basic to standard. Different other facilities such as hot showers, Wi-Fi, charging facilities, you may find the western toilet or the Asian ‘squat’ type toilets. etc.
Trekking Guide & Team:
The trekking team who will go with you is the most significant thing that makes your Tilicho & Thorong La Pass Trekking successful, enjoyable, and memorable. We would provide you with skilled, experienced or professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and helpful trekking guides and porters. The trekking guide leads you on the trail and briefs you all about this route and porters carry your luggage.
All trekking guides are carefully selected in terms of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, mountain expedition, and their knowledge about local culture, ecosystem, geography, flora and fauna, and history. With the aim of sustaining local communities, we only employ local people as trekking guides and porters.
All our trekking guides are certified by Nepal Government, Ministry of Tourism. Trekking Guide is one of Nepal’s better-known operators of adventure and exciting travel, having more than 15 years of experience in the tourism field. We manage the trekking team in such a way that one trekking guide in each group and porters like one porter for two trekkers.
Food & Drinks:
In Tilicho & Thorong La Pass Trekking, it’s commonly available for Authentic Nepali meals: Dal Bhat (rice with lentil soup and seasonal vegetables) eggs, French fries, porridge, Granola, Cornflakes, and muesli.
Besides the national dish, one can find various options such as noodles, spaghetti, dumplings, soups, salad, pizza, pasta, fries, and many more. Along with that, roti’s and varieties of curries are available for lunch. Overall, most Nepalese cuisines are potato dishes, noodle dishes, soup dishes, rice dishes, bread dishes, Dhal Bhat meals, and egg/porridge dishes.
Tea and hot lemon are traditionally the main drinks on the trail though coffee is found everywhere. Bottled soft drinks, bottled water, and even beer are common along the route but the price of each bottle rises each day when you move upward.
Side Trips/ Trip Extensions:
After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Ladak which seems more appealing to you.
On your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.