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Tilicho Lake with Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip code
Package name Tilicho Lake with Annapurna Circuit Trek
Duration 16
Max. elevation 5416 m
Level Difficult
Transportation <p>Private Car, Bus, and flight as per your Itinerary and service.&nbsp;<br></p>
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Trip route Syange-Chame-Manang-Thorang-la-Muktinath-Jomshom
Cost USD 1,025 per person



Tilicho Lake with Annapurna Circuit Trek

Tilicho Lake with Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventure inside the exciting Annapurna region. The Annapurna circuit trek includes visiting the highest lake in the world Tilicho (4,949m). The route also offers to explore the greater landscapes and collect excellent views of the Himalayas.  Annapurna region trekking is always popular all around the world.

Walk from the lower altitude farm hill, the trek gradually rises to the high Himalayan pass of Thorang La (5416m.). The cool green forest of rhododendrons, pines, and magnolias and the vibrant villages of the route are superb. Additionally, the exploration of Muktinath Temple adds excitement to the trekking.  The locals living along the route are Gurung, Magar, and Thakali tribes. Most of the people on the route practice Buddhism. 

Like other trekking in Annapurna, Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek is a tea house type trekking. There are well-built local lodges on the route with good facilities for food and accommodation. Two permits are needed to do this trip. The first permit needed for the trek is the Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACAP) and the next is the Trekkers information management system card (TIMS). 

The best months to trek to Tilicho Lake are the months of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Whereas trekking in December is also appropriate. But taking this trip during the months of monsoon (June to July) is not ideal due to the heavy rainfall.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu( 1,350 m / 4,430 ft) and transfer to Hotel.

Upon arriving at Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representatives will be traditionally welcoming you. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest or explore the local market

Day 2 : Drive to Chamje (1460m./ 4790ft./7/8 hours’ drive).

After breakfast, you will be starting the beautiful journey of the Annapurna Circuit trek. Take the Nepal mid-west highway to Besisahar first. The drive continues on the dirt road of Khudi, Bhulbule, and finally to Chamje. It is the place where you will be spending your night.

Day 3 : Trek to Dharapani (1,920 m/6299ft./ 5/6 hours trek).

The trek officially kicks off. You will start with an uphill climb to Jagat first. Here you will be leaving the Marsyandhi river behind. Following the winding path, get to Chamje to meet the eastern bank of the river again. As the trek continues, you can enjoy the excellent views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. You will then finally reach Dharapani for the night. Dharapani is a small village and is the meeting point of the Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse.

Day 4 : Trek to Chame (2670m./8759ft./5/6 hours trek).

The trek resumes after breakfast. Taking the wide winding trail through rhododendrons and pine forests, you will first be passing the small yet beautiful village of Bagarchap. You will then gradually get to Danque and then to Timing. You are now officially entering the area with a rich Buddhist culture. In the final section, you will be passing Koto before getting to Chame village. You will be spending your night at Chame at a local lodge.

Day 5 : Trek to Pisang (3,230m./10597ft./ 5/6 hours trek).

From here onwards air gets cooler and fresher as the walk leads close towards mountains, morning walk through an alpine forest of rhododendrons and pine trees, following the Marshyangdi River upstream with a few short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. Overlooking views of

Chulu’s and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch break here, and then an afternoon walk descends to reach lower Pisang village for an overnight stop.

Day 6 : Trek to Manang Village (3540 m/11611 ft./ 5/6 hours trek).

Start the day with breakfast. You will then start the trek with great views of mountains and surrounding landscapes. The route slowly starts gaining altitude and offers greater views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Chulu, and more. From Hongde village, the tree lines disappear and the cold weather welcomes you. Along the way to Manang. You will get a chance to visit the Braga monastery. Then get to Manang village for the overnight.

Manang village is a village with a rich culture and traditions. You will be spending two nights here in Manang.

Day 7 : Acclimatization day.

On a free day explore the beautiful village of Manang. You can enjoy the greater views of Annapurna II-III and the Gangapurna mountain range. Additionally, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang Emerald Lake would be a good fit for the day.

Day 8 : Trek to Tilcho Base Camp (4200m./12286ft./5/4 hours trek).

From Manang village, you will be taking a diverted route from the main Annapurna circuit route to reach Khangsar first. Then you will be further trekking to Tilicho base camp for the night. There are few teahouses around in base camp. It will be the overnight place for the day. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 9 : Trek to Tilicho Lake (4,949 m / 16,138 ft/ 5/6 hours trek) explore the lake and trek to Shree Kharka (3640m./11942ft).

Taking the dry route you will be trekking a downhill section for a couple of hours. The final section of Tilicho is uphill. Upon reaching Tilicho, you can explore the lake and collect the incredible views of the snowy peaks.  After spending some time at the Tilicho Lake, you will then get back to Siddhi Kharka for the overnight. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 


Day 10 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m /13848ft./4/5 hours trek).

After two wonderful days in Manang, you will be starting the trek after breakfast. Leaving Manang, you will be trekking towards Ghunsang village. Then the uphill route takes you to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is a wonderful village with superb views of mountains. The mountains that can be seen here are Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Chulu Peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

Day 11 : Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,925 m/16154 ft./4/5 hours trek).

Leave Yak Kharka after breakfast. The route heads towards the Thorang High Camp crossing the bridge and climbing along the river bank of Jarjung, and then to ThorangPhedi. ThorangPhedi is an alternate overnight place of Thorang High Camp. From ThorangPhedi you will be walking further to Thorang High Camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 12 : Cross Thorang-La (5,416m./17769ft.) and trek to Muktinath(3,800 m/12467ft./7/8 hours trek).

One of the hardest and biggest days. Start the journey early morning with a packed breakfast. The first section is a steep climb to reach Thorang La. The top offers excellent views of snow-capped mountains and great landscapes. Spend some time at Thorang La before making the final descent to Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred place to Hindus and Buddhists. Whereas, the literal meaning of Muktinath is salvation. You will be staying at a local teahouse at Muktinath. 

Day 13 : Trek to Jomsom(2, 715 m/8907ft./4/5 hours trek).

Explore the temple in the morning. Then you will be taking a downhill route to get back to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang region. You can explore around the local village in your free time. You will be spending the night at a local lodge. 

Day 14 : Fly to Pokhara.

With an early morning flight, you will be getting to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can do a half-day sightseeing to explore Phewa Lake, Devis Falls, and Gupteshwor Cave. In the evening, you can collect a good sunset view from Phewa Lakeside. 

Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu (6/7 hour’s drive).

Collecting the great memories of the Annapurna circuit with the Tilicho Lake trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.

Day 16 : Final departure .

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your return flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope of seeing you again in Nepal.  “FERI BHETAULA”. 


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