Nepal - Annapurna Round Trek Via Tilicho Lake. (18 days) Book Now

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Annapurna Region is one of the most preferred destinations for the moderate trekkers. Tourists, who enjoy experiencing the mountains, walking on the sloppy lands and feeling the pleasant climate, choose this region as their ultimate trekking destination. Furthermore, Annapurna is considered as one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The sceneries seen throughout this trek decorates the landscape of the Himalayas, where imagination defines the beauty of nature and as an experience that can never be forgotten. The Trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, from where the trekking starts. The trek will lead you through the villages Chamje, Bagarchhap, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar village, Tilicho Base Camp, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath and Jomsom. The treks ends with a short flight to Pokhara before driving back to Kathmandu. The trek takes you to worlds highest lake; Tilicho Lake and take you through the beautiful Thorung La pass. During the trek you will also come across an important Hindu and Buddhisst pilgrimage site and offer a wide range of flora and fauna. 

Included in the Cost


  • All land transportation by private vehicle.
  • 2-night accommodation in 4-star hotel at Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel or lodge.
  • 1-night accommodation in 3-star hotel at Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • National park entrance fee, trekking permit and TIMS card.
  • All Camping equipment.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and accommodation.
  • First aid kit 
  • All government and local taxes

 

Not Included in the Cost


  • Drinks/Beverages bills for you.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Donations in Temples, schools, Monasteries, etc.
  • Personal tour gear.
  • First aid kit (for you).
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any other things not included in the costs.

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Good (-20) Sleeping bag (which can be rented or bought in Kathmandu)
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)

  • Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative will meet, greet and welcome you before transferring you to your confirmed hotel. You can rest, relax and enjoy your time in the hotel or you can stroll around the city. Kathmandu offers many holy sites, friendly and kind people and an interesting culture. a couple of highlights are Kathmandu Durbar Square- houses, the old royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple- swarming with monkeys), Pashupatinath- one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world and the Boudha Stupa- one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. Overnight accommodation will be at the Hotel.

  • Day 2

    Drive to Bhulbhule (840 m), Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours

  • After having Breakfast in the hotel, you will start your day with the drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, via Besisahar. You can see the beautiful view of Nepal's countryside and the beautiful scenery of rivers, streams. Jungles and mountains on a clear day. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 3

    Bhulbhule to Chamje (1430 m), Hiking duration: 7 to 8 hours

  • After breakfast in Bhulbhule, you will commence your trek to Chamje. You will have your Lunch served on the way to Chamje. You must walk through the steep and slippery trail running through paddy fields. After some time the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest on the way to Chamje. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 4

    Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160 m), Hiking duration: 3 tot 4 hours

  • Your day begins with a rocky trail to the village of Mustang, Tal (1675 m) following the Marsyangdi River. From here, you will cross the flat valley, then ascend through the stone staircase. After, the journey continues to Dharapani (1890m) where you will find a stone entrance, called Chorten. From here, you will enter the Bagarchhap village where you can see the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetan design. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 5

    Bagarchhap to Chame (2630 m), Hiking duration: 2 to 3 hours

  • Today you have to walk over a very rough and rocky trail to climb to Timang (2360 m). From Timang you will walk through a forest near the river to reach Kopar (2590 m). After having some rest, you will continue walking to reach your final destination of the day; Chame, which is seen as the Headquarters of the Manang district. From Chame, You can witness the fine views of Annapurna and nearby are two small hot springs. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 6

    Chame to Pisang (3300 m), Hiking duration: 5 to 6 hours

  • Today, you will walk to Pisang. You will trek through a steep and narrow valley totally covered by forest. You will cross the river, walk for some time and then cross another bridge at 3040m. From here, you can see the towering Paungda Danda rock face. Afterwards, the trail leads upward to Pisang where you will stay for the night. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 7

    Pisang to Manang (3500 m), Hiking duration: 4 to 5 hours

  • Today, you will walk through the upper part of the Manang district, which is the rainshadow area shaded by Annapurna Range. People of this region are dependent on animal husbandry and agriculture farming. Leaving Pisang, there are alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by the Hongde airstrip (at 3325 m) involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga (at 3475 m) to nearby Manang. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 8

    Acclimatization/rest Day in Manang

  • Today is your acclimatization day in Manang. You can visit the village and enjoy viewing the wonderful sights around the village. Make sure to give your body some rest and recharge for upcoming trekking days. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 9

    Trek to Khangsar Village (3756 m), Hiking duration: 4 hours

  • After having Breakfast, you will start walking to reach Khangsar. Khangsar is a village development committee in the Manang District. Khangsar village is located in north central Nepal at 3756 m above sea level. If the weather is clear you can see the wonderful view of various mountains located in the area. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 10

    Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4200 m), Hiking duration: 5 hours

  • After breakfast, you will head towards the Tilicho Base Camp, from where you will start ascending to the world's highest lake; Tilicho. the beautiful lake is located at an altitude of 4919 m above sea level. On the way, you can see Blue sheeps, Yaks and other Alpine Faunas grazing in the meadow. You can also enjoy your walking as you will see the mountains like Gangapurna, Annapurna 3 etc. from your walking trail. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Tilicho Lake (4919 m) and back down to Tilicho Base Camp, Hiking duration 7 to 8 hours

  • Today, you will take your breakfast a bit earlier then other days and start walking to avoid the wind. From Basecamp to the Tilicho Lake takes about 3 to 4 hours. In the afternoon and early morning, before the sun, the temperature of Tilicho Lake remains quiet. After we spend some time around Tilicho Lake we will return via the same way back to Base Camp as there are no accommodation facilities at Tilicho Lake area. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 12

    Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 m), Hiking duration: 5 hours

  • After having breakfast at Base Camp, you will return back following an unmarked trail which will lead you around and down to cross the river via an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. From the river, you will ascend upward to reach Yak Kharka, where you will spend the night. Overnight accommodation will be in a   Local Lodge.

  • Day 13

    Trek to Thorung Phedi (4450 m), Hiking duration: 5 hours

  • Today, you will start walking up for two and half hours before descending down again to cross the river at 4310 m. From here, you will again ascend to reach Thorong Phedi. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 14

    Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorung La pass (5416 m), Hiking duration: 8 hours

  • Today, the goal is to reach an important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, Muktinath. After having Breakfast, you will start ascending to the Thorung La pass. You will cross the Thorang La Pass and with a short hike, you will reach the top. Here, you will be rewarded by the magnificent view of the mountains. With another 4 hour trek, you will reach the holy town of Muktinath. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when you visit the temple, which is a sacred pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another sight nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple, this temple contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 15

    Trek to Jomsom (2713 m), Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours

  • Early in the morning, you will visit the Muktinath temple. You can see the crystal clear views of the mountains and surrounding areas in the morning. Furthermore, You can see many Pilgrims visiting and worshipping Muktinath temple. There are 108 water taps and two small ponds and the Hindu people believe that if you take a bath under 108 taps (108 is a sacred number in Tibetan Buddhism), of cow-shaped heads; All your sins which you committed in your past life will be washed out and the door of heaven will be opened for you after you leave this world. After a short walk, you will pass through Chortens where the Dhola member Gompa, or Jwalamai (goddess of fire) temple, where a holy flame of natural gas burns behind a grill just above the spring, can be found. After visiting these sights, you will have your breakfast and start to trek to Jomsom via Jharkot village, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti. You will reach Jomsom and check-in to your lodge. Overnight accommodation will be in a Local Lodge.

  • Day 16

    Fly back to Pokhara

  • You will have early breakfast in the lodge after which you will head towards the airport to catch the flight to Pokhara, a lake paradise city. It will take about 30 minutes to reach Pokhara. During the flight, you can see many mountains as well as the trail down to Tatopani  and Ghorepani. Upon arrival, check in to the Hotel and spend a full day strolling around the city of Pokhara. you can enjoy roaming around the lakeside as well as having a fun boat ride across the Phewa lake and witness the view and shadow of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Dhaulagiri Mountains on the water of Phewa lake. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

  • Day 17

    Drive back to Kathmandu, Driving duration: 6 to 7 hours

  • After having Breakfast in the Hotel, you will catch the bus to drive back to Kathmandu. Arrive in Kathmandu and check in to Hotel. The bus from Pokhara takes quite a long time and is dependent on weather and road conditions. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.

  • Day 18

    Departure

  • Sadly, today is the last day of your Nepal program. After having breakfast, you will pack your luggage, get fresh and check out from the hotel. You will be transferred to the International airport to catch the flight for your onward destination. 

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