Duration: 17
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camp
Trip Overview

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!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02:  Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and local jeep to Dhara Pani (1960m)

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891feet), 5 – 6 hours

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824feet), 5 – 6 hours

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482feet), 6 – 7 hours

Day 07: Acclimatization Day In Manang

Day 08: Manang to Tilicho Base camp(4140m)

Day 09: Tilicho Base camp to Tilicho Lake (4949m)Visit and back to Sri Kharka

Day 10: Sri Kharka to Yak kharka (4220m)

Day 11: Yak kharka to Thorang High camp (4800m)

Day 12: Thorang High Camp to Thorang-la pass via Muktinath (3800m)

Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m)

Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 17: Final Departure

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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.



Included in the Cost
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport,
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by private jeep/car
  • Besisahar to Dharapani by drive (local jeep)
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  • All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation (ACAP) Park Entry Fee
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Domestic Flight ( Jomsom to Pokhara )
  • Hotel in Pokhara (B&B)
  • Experience Trekking guide & Assistant "Sherpa " (For 4 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  • Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  • All permits and local government charges.
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by private jeep/car (you can take flight either)
  • Insurance for all of the team staffs (Nepali)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night