•   Duration: 22 Days
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Strenuous
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu,Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu,Nepal
  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 2-10 Pax
  •  Best Seasons: Autumn & Spring
  •   Trip Mode: Star Hotels & Tea houses

Trip Overview

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake provides you a close-up view of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak. The landmarks include walking through World’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, crossing the highest Thorong La Pass. You visit people from different ethnic groups. Tilicho Lake is located in the Manang district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters and is known as the highest lake in the World.

This trek is one of the popular treks in the Annapurna Himalayan region. The trek starts from Kathmandu to Besisahar, goes along river Marshyangdi with a glimpse of Mt. Manaslu and Himchuli. You find a village inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. This tour has no motor road from Thorong La till you arrive at Muktinath. From Muktinath, you reach Kalopani, then Ghorepani and come to Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara. Then we take a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and we come to an end of this trekking at Annapurna and Tilicho lake circuit. We depart for our homes through Tribhuvan International Airport.

Outline Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,345 meters) and Transfer to hotel
    
    Day 02: Sightseeing and trek preparation
    
    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar and walk to Bhulbhule (840 m/2,755 ft)
    
    Day 04: Bhulbhule to Syange waterfall (1,136 m)
    
    Day 05: Syange to Tal (1,675 m) via Jagat(1,250 m)
    
    Day 06: Trek to Chame (2,510 m/8,890 ft)
    
    Day 07: Trek to Pisang(3,115 m/10,200 ft)
    
    Day 08: Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,300 ft)
    
    Day 09: Manang to Khangsar (3,700 m/12,139 ft)
    
    Day 10: Khansar to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200 m/13,780 ft)
    
    Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m/17,060 ft) and back to Tilicho Base Camp
    
    Day 12: Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4,050 m/14,275 ft)
    
    Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong phedi (4,525 m/14,525 ft)
    
    Day 14: Thorong phedi to Thorong La (5,416 m/17,769 ft) then to Muktinath(3760 m/12623 ft)
    
    Day 15: Muktinath to Marpha (2,650 m/8,694 ft)
    
    Day 16: Marpha to Kalopani (2,530 m/8,300 ft)
    
    Day 17: Kalopani to Tatopani (1,190m/3,903 ft)
    
    Day 18: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,383 ft)
    
    Day19: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3,210 m/10,531 ft) then to Tirkhedunga (1,540 m/5,052 ft)
    
    Day20: Walk from Tirkhedunga to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara (827 m/2,713 ft)
    
    Day 21: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    
    Day 22: Final departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Kathmandu(1,345 meters) and Transfer to hotel

Our company staff will be there at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. Meet and Greet, transfer to the Hotel. Rest Day free for own activities. Overnight in the hotel.

Day
2

Sightseeing and trek preparation

After breakfast, visit for sightseeing of various famous world heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Afternoon free for trek preparation, shopping & other various own activities. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals Included:  Breakfast

Day
3

Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar and walk to Bhulbhule (840 m/2,755 ft)

Today after breakfast we’ll drive through a beautiful roadway up to Beshisahar which will take around 7-8 hours. After reaching Beshisahar  we’ll trek to Bhulbhule which will takes around three hours. Overnight in Bhulbhule. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
4

Bhulbhule to Syange waterfall(1,136 m);5-6 hrs.

Today is the first day of our trekking, after breakfast we’ll start our trek. Today we’ll follow the Marsyangdi River throughout the trail which will be an easy one. We’ll have our lunch in the middle of the trek. Overnight in Syange. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
5

Syange to Tal(1,675 m) via Jagat(1,250 m)

Leave Syange early in the morning and trek toward Tal. The path from up to Jagat from Syange is relatively easy afterward it begins to climb as you approach Chamche (1,430m). Overnight in Tal. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
6

Trek to Chame(2,510 m/8,890 ft);5-6 hrs.

We trek towards Chame from Tal which will trek around 6 hours to up most. During the trek we’ll also stop by a small hot springs where we can relax for a while. Overnight in Chame. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
7

Trek to Pisang(3,115 m/10,200 ft);6-7 hrs.

Early in the morning after breakfast, we’ll leave for Pisang. We’ll trek through a steep and narrow valley where we’ll have our first view of a massive wall of rock rising more than 1,500 meters which is considered very sacred by the local people. Then we’ll cross to the south bank of the Marsyangdi River on a bridge from where we descend to the Manang Valley. Overnight in Pisang. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
8

Trek to Manang(3,540 m/11,300 ft);5-6 hrs.

Now from this day, we’ll continue through the drier upper part of the Manang where the full effect of monsoon is cut off by the great Annapurna Range. During the trek, one can have an outstanding view of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Pisang Peak. Overnight in Manang. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
9

Manang to Khangsar(3,700 m/12,139 ft);4-5 hrs.

After early morning breakfast we’ll trek towards the TIlicho Lake. We head through the western gates following the path down to the river. Then we’ll cross the river from where we’ll ascend to the Khangsar village which is built in old Tibetan style. Overnight in Khangsar Village. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
10

Khansar to Tilicho Base Camp(4,200 m/13,780 ft);5-6 hrs.

Today we’ll continue our trek from Khangsar on a large path towards the Tilicho Base Camp. It will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach Tilicho Base Camp from Khangsar. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
11

Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake(5,200  m/17,060 ft) and back to Tilicho Base Camp;6-7 hrs.

We’ll start our journey early in the morning in order to avoid a high wind. So, today we’ll begin our journey at 6 am. After reaching the Tilicho Base Camp we’ll spend some time there then trek back to the Tilicho Base Camp as there are no accommodation facilities around Tilicho Lake. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
12

Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka(4,050 m/14,275 ft);5-6 hrs.

After breakfast we’ll return from Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka via Khangsar. Overnight in Yak Kharka. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
13

Yak Kharka to Thorong phedi(4,525 m/14,525 ft);4-5 hrs.

After breakfast we’ll head towards Throng phedi which will take around five hours. Overnight in Thorong phedi. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
14

Thorong phedi to Thorong La(5,416 m/17,769 ft) then to Muktinath(3760 m/12623 ft);9-10 hrs

Today is the most challenging part of the whole trek as we gonna cross one of the highest passes in the world i.e. Thorong la pass. It will be more challenging and difficult. The weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. So, we gonna start the trek before sunrise around 4 am in the morning as it is also the longest trek of the whole tour. After crossing the Thorong la Phedi we then decline towards the Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
15

Muktinath to Marpha(2,650 m/8,694 ft);6-7 hrs.

Early morning visit to Muktinath Temple then we’ll go down to Kagbeni then to Jomsom and at last to Marpha. Overnight in Marpha. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
16

Marpha to Kalopani(2,530 m/8,300 ft);6-7 hrs.

After breakfast we’ll trek to Kalopani which will take around seven hours of walk. Overnight in Kalopani. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
17

Kalopani to Tatopani(1,190m/3,903 ft);6-7 hrs.

Today our trek leads us through the steepest downhill and narrowest part of the Kali Gandaki, the trail takes us through the village of Lete. Reaching Tatopani one can have a bath in the natural hot spring which will heal the exhaustion and helps in relaxation. Overnight in Tatopani. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
18

Tatopani to Ghorepani(2,860 m/9,383 ft);6-7 hrs.

After breakfast, we’ll leave the natural hot spring and trek towards Ghorepani via Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m). The trail of Ghorepani is full of rhododendron and magnolia forests. We’ll have our lunch in between the trek. Overnight in Ghorepani. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
19

Ghorepani to Poonhill (3,210 m/10,531 ft) then to Tirkhedunga(1,540 m/5,052 ft);4-5 hrs.

Early in the morning we’ll hike to Poonhill to enjoy the sunrise view and explore the Poonhill. Then we’ll have our breakfast and trek back to Tirkhedhunga which will take around 4 to 5 hours. Overnight in Tirkhedhunga. Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day
20

Walk from Tirkhedunga to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara(827 m/2,713 ft);4-5 hrs.

Last day of walking, after breakfast in Tirkhedunga we’ll trek downhill to Nayapul which will takes around 4 to 5 hours of walking. From Nayapul we’ll take a nice and relaxing drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. Meals Included:  Breakfast, and Lunch.

Day
21

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu;6-7 hrs.

Morning sightseeing around Pokhara then drive back to Kathmandu(6-7 hrs.) or optional Fly Back to Kathmandu (25 min) Accommodation at the Hotel in Kathmandu. Meals Included:  Breakfast

Day
22

Final departure.

Last day of our Journey. After Breakfast our representative will  transfer you to the airport three hours early before as flight schedule for onward journey. Meals Included:  Breakfast

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Cost Included

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport pick up and drop
  • Kathmandu city tours inclusive of all entry fees, tour guides, private vehicles
  • Full board meals with tea or coffee during trek and climb
  • Government licensed English speaking trekking and climbing guide during the trek
  • Climbing types of equipment like rope, ice screw, snow bar
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fees
  • taxes and office service charges
  • Required porters
  • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • Porter and guide insurance

Cost not Include

  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • All the personal trekking and climbing gear
  • Personal insurance
  • Extra accommodation cost in Kathmandu, due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking and expedition due to any reason
  • Helicopter or chartered flight cost
  • All bottled drinks and snacks

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