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. Descend into the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge on the planet and visit the mesmerizing sapphire lake of Tilicho- the highest located lake on Earth. Walk on the beautiful trail that leads to the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest passes present in the mountain.
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 on 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 amazing mountain peaks of Annapurna from one of the most famous vantage points in the country. Situated at an altitude of 4,970 meters, the Tilicho Lake is the highlight of the trek.
Famous as one of the most winsome destinations for trekking in the country, the Tilicho Lake has a distinct emerald glow in its waters. After the construction of a road up to Manang, the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake presents one of the most alluring trekking journeys in the entire region. Drive to the village of Chame from Kathmandu and the trek to the Thorong La pass via Manang. Hike up to the cerulean waters of the Tilicho Lake for a sight that is sure to forever be engraved into your minds. Experiencing the best elements of the region, the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is sure to leave you with beguiling natural presentations of the region’s wonders. 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 back to Pokhara. The trekking trails are filled with lush vegetations and 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 Sherpa Himalaya Treks & Expedition Pvt.Ltd 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. There simply isn’t anything like it anywhere else on the planet. So come join us in this wonderful adventure of celestial mountain lakes, ivory peaks and isolated villages in the crevasses of the Annapurna massif!
As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
Physical Condition & Requirement
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Best Time to Visit
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.
Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
Upon arrival at Nepal’s heart, the capital known as Kathmandu, via Tribhuwan International Airport, we will welcome you warmly and take you to the hotel where you will stay overnight. We will brief you shortly on your upcoming Trek with us after refreshment. We will also introduce you to your trekking guide and team guide.
Trek Preparation in Kathmandu
we will gather to discuss in brief, the tour itinerary and other information. We will then check clothing and trekking equipment you will require during our travel.You will be taken to shop if you need to buy some gears.Overnight at hotel.
Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and local jeep to Dhara Pani (1960m)
After early breakfast we will start our road trip which will be a long one. It will take approximately 8 to 10 hours to reach Syanje via Besisahar. We will see more of roadside Nepal that portrays many villages, rivers, farms, terrace farming, mountains and sceneries.
We will start our travel after Lunch. We will use local bus or jeep to travel to Dharapani from Besi Shahar. It will be a bumpy ride as the roads are not black topped on remote parts of Nepal. We will not start walking until we reach Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.
Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891feet), 5 - 6 hours
On this day, we will trek shortly and our destination wil be Chame. The route to Chame from Dharapani is full of panoramic views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. We will encounter many landslides and landscapes on our route. Although Chame is a remote place, it is also the administrative center of the Manang District. Overnight stay at Chame.
Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824feet), 5 - 6 hours
After breakfast we will trek to Pisang. On the way, we will come across a gigantic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. This trail is perfect to view Himalayas along the way. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. Overnight stay at Lower Pisang.
Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482feet), 6 - 7 hours
The trek to Manang from Pisang offers two distinct routes that we can follow. We recommend to follow upper route because it provides awesome scenery than lower route. There are two routes that we can follow today. We can find a large monastery at Manang that we can visit at evening. Overnight in Manang.
Acclimatazation Day In Manang
We will set aside this day again for acclimatization to minimize the chances of any member being affected altitude problems; altitude sickness. This day we will hike to Chonghur view point and back to Manang. Overnight at Manang
Manang to Tilicho Basecamp (4140m)
Today we will be passing across river and go slight until we reach a village called Khangsar. We will walk total of 7-8 hours. We will Trek upto Sri Kharka for our Lunch and then again we will Trek 3 hours slight forward and reach Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight stay here.
Tilicho Base camp to Tilicho Lake (4949m)Visit and back to Tilicho Base camp
After the initial tough ascent, the trail traverses onto a moraine and then cuts along the side of the mountain. However, the spectacular views of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar and Muktinath peaks are always there. The tranquil Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world as sometimes the reflection of the surrounding peaks are seen on the turquoise waters, at other times the lake is literally frozen. Take a break beside the calm waters and soak in the astounding views of the place before you head back to the Sri Kharka,
Sri Kharka to Yak kharka (4220m)
This Day we will trek to Yak Kharka with slight uphill. Yak kharka means a place where there is a settlement of Yaks. It will take total of 6-7 hours to reach Yak kharko from Sri Kharka.
Yak kharka to Thorang High camp (4800m)
Throang High Camp is at an elevation of((4800m/15748 ft)which will be our destination for this day. It will be an uphill trek. We will cross a river with suspension bridge and reach Thorang Phedi. Thorang High Camp is the last Tea house before Thorang La Pass. Overnight in Thorang High Camp.
Thorang High Camp to Thorang-la pass via Muktinath (3800m)
Thorong La pass is one of the highest passes in the world, which is difficult to cross and will be our ultimate objective today. We will be using the route from Muktinath to Jomsom as it is assumed to be safest. We will use early morning time to cross the pass and reach Muktinath valley at foot of the pass. Overnight at Muktinath.
Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m)
If we prefer to drive to Jomsom then it will take about an hour. But we suggest trekking as it is more fun than driver. We will pass via deserted villages and reach Jomsom for lunch. We will explore local area and stay overnight at Jomsom.
Pokhara to Kathamandu by flight
We will start our road trip early morning or we shall fly back to Kathmandu via early flight. Flight will cost you supplement money. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or explore surrounding locality of Kathmandu and even do some souvenir shopping. Our guides will always help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Farewell dinner at night and overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu
This day is set aside for unforeseen conditions. This day is also reserved for proper rest and shopping at Kathmandu. One can enjoy local Thamel market or rest on this day. Today you will be invited by Sherpa Himalaya for Last Day Dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.
If your schedule is to departure from Kathmandu we would drop you to the airport as per your schedule or you can extend your holiday if you have time.
Included in the Cost