Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake - 17 days

Annapurna Circuit, Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 5,416m/17,764ft altitude at Thorong La Pass Transportation Private Vehicle and Flight
Grade Adventurous Accommodation Hotel/Resort at Kathmandu, Tea Houses and Tented Camps during Trekking as per availability
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Available. also available Internet Access in some places Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore pristine Tilicho Lake (4,920m), a highest lake in the earth located inside Annapurna region of Nepal.
  • Crossing of the Thorong La Pass at 5,120 meters, a very popular mountain pass of around Annapurna trekking.
  • Tantalizing views of world’s well admired high mountains within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif including the mountains of border Himalayas.
  • Interact with friendly and hospitable locals, explore unique ruler culture, lifestyle and tradition.

Trip Introduction: 

Tilicho Lake is a highest lake in the earth located in the Manang district with an altitude of 4,919m/16,138ft which is surrounded by world’s popular Annapurna range. Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking is virtually similar but more attractive package trip then classic route of Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Almost routes are same but in this package trip, one can get an opportunity to explore Tilicho Lake as an additional feature.

Officially regulated day to day itinerary of 17 days Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Pvt. Ltd begins after spending a day in capital city Kathmandu with a day guided sightseeing tour around world heritage sites of UNESCO. Leaving Kathmandu, simply we follow the trail of Annapurna Circuit, walk around world’s top ten trekking destination, follow amazing landscapes, spectacular sceneries, walk through pristine forests of Rhodendron, Pine and Fir trees as well as experience Tibetan Buddhist culture. Along the trail we don’t miss to explore places like Chame, Pisang, Manang, an adventurous Thorong La Pass, Muktinath and Jomsom as well as obviously pristine Lake Tilicho. We make a full day excursion and exploration around Tilicho Lake, surrounding valleys, glaciers and landscapes with tantalizing close views of Annapurna Ranges including Tilicho Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Khangsar, Muktinath peak and many more snow-capped ranges. After there, we back to regular trail of Annapurna Circuit to have adventurous crossing of Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters which is one of the highest and scenic view point during our trek. Then we continue rather easy trail to Moktinath and then to Jomsom for fly to Pokhara with a wonderful memory of 17 days Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking.

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft altitude) via Beshisahar (823m/2,699ft) (Full day drive)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,860m/6,100ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,713m/8,898ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,185m/10,446ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,551m/11,647ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Rest Day at Manang
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m/13,776ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Explore and excursion around Tilicho Lake and trek to Siri Kharka (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Shri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft altitude) (7-8 Hrs walk) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,764ft altitude)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Morning fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 17: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing’s airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at the airport as per your arrival schedule. He/she welcome you and drive to hotel. Check-in hotel and take a rest or relaxation time at Hotel. Then you can have a free excursion to know the surroundings and visit our office to get brief information of Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking, we also conduct an introduction program with trekking leader and official team.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Early morning breakfast at hotel. Our guide will pick you up from hotel for sightseeing of World Heritage Sites. Actually there are seven World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and we arrange sightseeing spots according to your choice, you have to choose only 3/4 spots for a day since it is not possible to visit all places in a single day – at least 2/3 days requires to have sightseeing tour of all heritage sites in Kathmandu. World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu are; Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swyambhunath Temple, Pashuapatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Changu Narayan Temple. In the evening we again can have pre trek discussion.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft altitude) via Beshisahar (823m/2,699ft) (Full day drive)
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Chamje via Beshisahar. During our full day drive, we can view beautiful Trishuli River, several villages, farmlands, green high hill and Marsyangdi River along the way. We turn right from Muglin and drive towards Dumre and then head north to reach Besisahar. After Besisahar we again continue our drive to Chamje. Before the access of road of (Besisahar to Chamje), Besisahar was the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trekking but now the transport access to Chamje making the duration shorter.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,860m/6,100ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
After having breakfast at tea house, we begin the trek through corn, barley and potatoes farmlands then to bamboo and rhododendron forest before reaching at the village of Tal and Karte. Beautiful village Tal is located at the base of sand beach and flat land. Continue ahead following few ups and down to Dharapani village. If we are lucky, we can encounter with few wild animals in the trail.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,713m/8,898ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
After breakfast at teahouse then we follow ascends trail through forest to the west. We walk along with the beautiful panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna II, IV (7,525/24,688ft) and of course Lamjung Himal. We cross small hot spring water to reach Chame village.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,185m/10,446ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Breakfast at teahouse. Then follow narrow path land through dense forest that leads us to curved rock face. Pass dense forest and suspension bridge for several times over small rivers. Then follow easy trail where we are surrounded by beautiful White Mountains. After some walk we find U-shaped valley Manang which looks like hanging between two snow peaks. Continue ahead following ups and down trail to Pisang village.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,551m/11,647ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Breakfast at teahouse and start walk through Upper Pisang via Geru. We can explore magnificent Himalayan glacier throughout the trek and many snowcapped mountains. We also view Annapurna, Pisang Peak and serval other snow-cappedl peaks. We find unique landscapes and vegetation that makes our trip even more interesting. We visit largest monastery of Manang Barge and spend overnight at Manang.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Rest Day at Manang
Breakfast at hotel viewing beautiful and unique landscape of Manang. Today is the scheduled acclimatization day so we stay at Manang all day. As per health experts suggests keep moving and stay active to adopt with the weather today we visit Bhoja Gompa / Gangapuran Lake which makes the day enjoyable. Hike to the Vraga where we find village monastery. We pay visit at that monetary and Himalayan Rescue Association where we get depth information about mountain sickness and mountain rescue.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m/13,776ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
After having breakfast, we leave Manang by following the trail that gradually goes ups, after a hour walk we leave the main trail of Annapurna Circuit and turn left to follow amazing Gangapurna Glacier. We reach at Shri Kharka to have a lunch. Take a plenty of time to rest and know the surroundings, then we again follow further a couple of hours ascend all the way to Tilicho Lake Base Camp. Our crew will find a safe and perfect campsite; they will quickly set up the camp accommodation. Today we will have meals in the camp prepared by our crew team which always will be simple, hygienic and delicious.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 10: Explore and excursion around Tilicho Lake and trek to Siri Kharka (5-6 Hrs walk)
This is one of the important days during our entire Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking. After having early morning breakfast, we start ascend towards the world’s highest lake Tilicho at 4,919 meters above from Sea level. The lake is situated at the base of beautiful Tilicho Peak (7,134m) and Khangsar Kang is west from Tilicho Peak. Annapurna I (8,091m) is located just behind of Khangsar Kang thus we cannot have it’s great vision but the route via Tilicho Lake was used by expedition team of Annapurna I who made first successful climb record in the history. After having a great time at Tilicho Lake, we safely retrace our steeps to Tilicho Lake Base Camp and continue rather easy trail all the way to Shri Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Shri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
After taking breakfast at Shri Kharka, we begin the walk firstly follows easy and straight forward trail through numerous number of Kharkas and Agricultural farmlands. Then we start following a short descend up to a small stream which comes from Thorong Phedi. Right after we cross the small suspension bridge, we start gradual ascend all the way to Yak Kharka with fascinating views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III and Gangapurna. At the evening, we can have rest and walk around the surroundings.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Breakfast at teahouse then start trek to the foot of the pass Thorong Phedi which is small but busy settlement provides food and shelter to trekkers and climbers. This village is said as the base camp by trekkers and climber. Some climber trek up to high camp today but it is safe to stay here to have sound sleep in lower altitude than risking sleeping in higher altitude.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft altitude) (7-8 Hrs walk) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,764ft altitude)
Early morning Breakfast at teahouse, start walking early in the morning at 4 A.M. We have to cross Thorong La pass, a highest and main attraction point during our trek in the morning, since if we become late to cross the pass, the snow will be melted by sunlight and overall weather goes worse.  We spend a short and crucial time at the pass with photographs of splendid scenery, and then the trail starts following a long descend all the way to Muktinath. Muktinath is a famous temple of Hindu and Buddhist Goddess with massive religious significant offers grand view of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Katung and other snow-capped peaks.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude)
Breakfast at teahouse then we visit famous pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists Muktinath temple, Vishnu temple and Gompa. After that we follow descends trail Jharkot. After there we follow continuous motor road all the way to Jomsom, thus it is also an option to have jeep drive from Muktinath to Jomsom. At evening explore around Jomsom Bazaar and enjoy the celebration on the occasion of complete Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Morning fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities
we take a morning flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we reach at the beautiful lake city Pokhara, full day feel free to have personal activities, know the surroundings, rest and relaxation, boating at Fewa Lake, etc.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Breakfast at hotel. Drive/fly to Kathmandu. Remaining time is to feel free for leisure and personal activities such as Shopping, markets explore, spa, massage, rest and relax can be an option. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner together with entire team of Adventure Mountain Nepal.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Day 17: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will drop you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your scheduled flight.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Cost Includes: 

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu & 1 Nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Manual System) permit
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
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