Annapurna round Trek – with Tilicho Lake

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12 Days
Availability : All year
Pokhara
Kathmandu
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 50
Tour Details

The Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake is one of the most preferred destinations for moderate trekkers. Tourists enjoy the breathtaking experience of traversing mountains, walking on sloping terrain, and relishing the pleasant climate. Annapurna is considered as the most magnificent peak in the world, and the trek’s scenic beauty enhances the Himalayan landscape, where nature’s beauty is defined by the imagination. The Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. The trek takes you through villages such as Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar Village, Tilicho Base Camp, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath, and Jomsom. The journey concludes with a jeep drive to Pokhara. The trek leads to the stunning Tilicho Lake, passing through the beautiful Thorung La pass. During the Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake, trekkers traverse an important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site that offers a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake-12 Days
  • Views of the Annapurnas, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Annapurna IV are breathtaking.
  • Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.
  • Explore Manang District.
  • Tilicho Lake (4,949m) – is one of the highest lakes in the world.
  • Visit Manang’s Largest Monastery- Barge Monastery
  • Visit Muktinath- sacred site
  • Spectacular views of mountains.
  • Observe fascinating Himalaya Views.
  • Explore the culture, food, and people in Manang.
  • Taste Authentic Nepalese Cuisine.

This tour itinerary offers a diverse range of experiences that provide a deeper understanding of Nepalese culture, its people, and the country. Nepal is a paradise for adventure seekers and those seeking peaceful solitude. Asian Heritage Treks invites you to come and explore all that Nepal has to offer. If you have any specific requirements or preferences that you would like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are happy to tailor the itinerary to your needs.

Price Includes

  • All land transportation by sharing public transport.
  • 1-night accommodation in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar in Pokhara on breakfast basis.
  • 10 nights’ accommodation throughout the trek on local lodge on full board basis.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder English speaking trek guide.
  • ACAP, TIMS & other permits.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Your personal expenses.
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Drinks/ Beverage bills
  • Tipping
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries, etc.
  • Personal hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items not mentioned in include section.

OPTIONAL ADDONS

  • Porter service (Available during check-out) per day USD 25 per person.
  • Kathmandu to Dharapani by private Jeep USD 299 (can be occupied 4 clients and 1 guide).
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by private Jeep USD 199 (can be occupied 4 clients and 1 guide).
Itinerary

Day 1Drive To Dharapani (1960 m), Driving Duration: 9-10 Hours

Early morning, you will leave for Dharapani by public sharing vehicle. It takes about nine hours to get to Dharapani through the serpentine roads on the hill. There are several small towns among the green hills, and beautiful views of Mount Annapurna II, Mount Machhapuchhre, and Mount Lamjung.
Including Lunch, Dinner, sharing local transport, an English-speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in an available local lodge.

Day 2Dharapani To Chame (2,710 M/8,891 Ft): 5 - 6 Hours

After having your breakfast 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 the breathtaking views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525 m). We also come across a small hot spring which is a place to relax for a while.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

Day 3Chame To Pisang (3200 M), Hiking Duration: 6-7 Hours

Today, you will walk to Pisang. The trek begins through the forest areas in a steep, narrow valley. 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. The path then leads through the peaceful forest to the upper Manang Valley. Upon ascending further, we will reach Pisang, a large & sprawling village. This village bears many lodges that offer delicious meals that challenge your taste buds.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

Day 4Pisang To Manang (3500 m), Hiking Duration: 4-5 Hours

Today, you will walk through the upper part of the Manang district, which is the rain shadow area shaded by the Annapurna Range. People of this region are dependent on animal husbandry and agriculture farming. Leaving Pisang, their alternate trails north and south of the Marsayangdi River 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.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

Day 5Acclimatization/Rest Day In Manang

Today is your acclimatization day in Manang. You can visit the village and enjoy viewing the wonderful sights of the village. Make sure to give your body some rest and recharge for upcoming trekking days. We can visit the monasteries that are dotted around the area. Or, we can simply enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas in the surroundings.  It is highly recommended to pay attention to the advice of the Himalayan Rescue Association for your stay in Manang.
Including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, an English-speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in an available local lodge.

Day 6Manang 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.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

 

Day 7Khangsar village to Tilicho Lake (4919 m) And Back Down To Tilicho Base Camp, Hiking Duration 7-8 Hours

Today, you will have your breakfast a bit earlier than other days and start walking about 4 hours to Tilicho Lake; which is the world’s highest lake. The beautiful lake is located at an altitude of 4919 m above sea level. You can also enjoy your walking as you will see mountains like Gangapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tilicho, etc. from your walking trail. After spending some time around Tilicho Lake you will return via the same way back to Tilicho Base Camp.

Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English-speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

Day 8Tilicho Base camp to Yak Kharka (4000 m), Hiking Duration: 7 Hours

After having breakfast at Base Camp, you will return back following an unmarked trail that 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.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

Day 9Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (Base Camp) (4450 m) or High Camp (4833m), Hiking Duration: 5 Hours

After having your breakfast you will start your day. There are two options for today’s trekking. You can either have a pretty short day and only walk as far as Thorong Phedi (4450m) or head all the way up to High Camp (4880m). The issue isn’t the distance between the two – it’s only about 1.5 hours walking. You would be going above the recommended 500 metres a day elevation gain and regardless of the option you choose, it will be the highest you will sleep on the Annapurna Circuit.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

Day 10Trek To Muktinath (3800 m) Via Thorong La Pass (5416 m), Hiking Duration: 8 Hours

After having your breakfast, you will start ascending to the Thorong La pass. Today is the most important day you will finally going to be attempting to cross Thorang-La Pass at 5416 metres, one of the highest navigable passes in the world. You will cross the Thorong La Pass about 4 hours hike, you will reach the top. Here, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the mountains. With another 5-hour trek, you will reach the holy town of Muktinath. It is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley. The Hindus call the sacred place Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the “place of salvation”. Mainly the temple is with a predominant Sri Vaishnava origin and worshipped by Buddhists. Visit the Shree Muktinath Temple, and take a holy bath under 108 water springs and 2 holy Kunda.
Another sight nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple, this temple contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in available local lodge.

Day 11Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara. (Driving duration 8 hours)

After breakfast you will leave for Pokhara by public sharing vehicle. It takes about nine an hours to get to Pokhara through the serpentine roads on the hill. On the way, you can see the greenery of Nepal. The route follows the Kali Gandaki River; it is also one of the fastest-flowing rivers in Nepal, You will get an opportunity to having mind-blowing views of different places such as Kagbeni, Jomsom, Marpha, Lete, Ghasa, Rupse waterfall; It is 300m height waterfalls and the most popular place, many more.
Including: Breakfast, Lunch, sharing local transport, English speaking trekking guide, and overnight hotel accommodation in Hotel Crystal palace Pokhara.

DAY 12Drive Back To Kathmandu, Driving Duration: 6-7 Hours

After having Breakfast in the Hotel, you will catch the vehicle to drive back to Kathmandu. The bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu is takes quite a long time and is dependent on weather and road conditions. In the evening you can stroll around the streets of Thamel and shop some souvenirs for friends and family back home. Else you can rest at the hotel and pack your things.
Including: Breakfast, sharing local transport, English speaking trekking guide.

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