Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake - 18 Days

  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 5,416m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Witness panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna range, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Tilicho Peak, etc
  • Trek through beautiful villages and dense forests
  • Spend a couple of nights in Manang
  • Explore stunning Tilicho Lake
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Visit the holy temple, Muktinath Temple
  • Experience a vibrant culture and tradition
  • Take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

About Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake popular trekking is a perfect activity to express the adventure in the Himalayan Annapurna region, it's also known by world challenge destination. Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek leads the world's highest lake, Tilicho Lake located at 4,919 meters from the sea level. Likewise, attraction major of this journey amazing waterfalls, the trail along the river, high mountains of Annapurna region, dramatic deep gorges, glacier zone, amazing landscapes, different kinds of Castes ethnic groups with traditional culture settlements, and highest villages. Following the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek, the trail goes to Tilicho Base Camp from Manang onwards, Tilicho Lake is Better than you ever thought, Beautiful mountains are the lake of decoration, and the sparkling blue color of the lake adds an elegant splash of color in the scenery, where every year thousands of trekkers come to explore this trek.

Tilicho Lake Trek will present you with stunning landscape and snow-capped mountain views. If you are someone looking for solitary then Tilicho Lake with Thorong La Pass Trekking is the ideal option for you. Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake the most challenging pass of the region, Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). Located at the base of Tilicho Peak, Tilicho Lake is both naturally and religiously important to Nepali people. In fact, Annapurna Circuit Trek is an attraction by the beautiful Greedy Valley of Upper & Lower Pisang, Manang, Mustang, and Marpha, where get warm hospitality from local people. The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers wonderful views of Himalayan mountains like Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake difficulty is considered tough, however, the view you will get to see will blow your mind. Furthermore, you will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath Temple.  Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake itinerary starts after an amazing 8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Chamje. The trail takes us to different climatic zones and crosses through the rural farmland, rice paddy fields, glacial zones, and subtropical forests. Tilicho base camp and Thorong La is the most challenging days to cross. We'll stop at Tatopani to enjoy the hot spring, which makes fresh our health. 

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure have crafted our Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake itinerary professionally to present you the most memorable journey of your life. The best time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is from March to April and October to November. We are known for our authenticity and care for our guests. With us, you will be enjoying every second of the trip without any issues.

Itinerary

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After you land at the airport, you will complete the necessary documentation and meet with our team representatives at the airport terminal gate. He/she will take you to the hotel and assist you in check-in. Later, in the evening, you will meet other team members over welcome dinner and end the day with lots of laughter. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

You wake up and have a delicious breakfast. After that, you will go on a short guided city tour during which you visit places like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, etc. These monuments are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your tour guide will explain about the monuments. Later, you meet with your trek guide and talk about the trail. He will help you check all the gears and documents before the final packing. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

You wake up early in the morning and drive to Chamje. It is going to be a long journey. During the drive, you get scenic views of lush green hills, rivers, dense forests, and small settlement areas. Chamje is a small fine village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,410m
  • Chamje

From Chamje, the trail goes through the forested path and beautiful waterfalls. Trekking through small villages, you will cross a suspension bridge and ascend steeply to Tal. Further, you go through Kodo village and continue walking towards Dharapani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,960m
  • Dharapani

The trail steep ascends along the forested ridge. You pass by landslide areas and reach Chame. Further, the trail offers amazing views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal. You pass by a few small hot springs before reaching Chame for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,710m
  • Chame

The trail ascends and descends crossing many rivers and scattered settlement areas. You ascend on a steep and narrow valley path enjoying Panungda Danda rock face, a huge 1,500 meters rock rising from a river. From here, you trek observing views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, and Pisang Peak to reach Pisang village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,300m
  • Pisang

You begin trekking following the Upper Pisang route. The trail ascends and leads you to Geru. During trekking, you get to see stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and other surrounding mountains. The trail will soon get dry and cold as you will be approaching Manang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,500m
  • Manang

Today, you will spend the day exploring the Manang village. It is a beautiful village with many ancient stupas and monasteries. You can go short hike to Bhojo Gumba, Braga village, or Gangapurna Lake as well. This rest day will help us to acclimatize with the altitude.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,500m
  • Manang

The trail continues towards Khangsar. Descending through a gorge, you move ahead enjoying Tilicho Peak's views. The trail will further offer stunning landscape views. Further, passing through a small scenic settlement area, you reach the Khangsar river and reach Khangsar village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3745m
  • Khangsar

Today, you move towards Tilicho Lake Base Camp. The trail passes through wide grassy fields and ascends to a small hill from where you can see the entire view of the valley. From here, the trail descends along a steep path and takes you to Tilicho Base Camp.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4140m
  • Tilicho Base Camp

You will wake up early in the morning and ascend on a moraine & move along the hillside. While trekking, you get to see fantastic views of Mt. Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, and many other Himalayan mountains. The trail will take you to Tilicho Lake where you will see breath-taking views. After spending some time at the lake, you drop down to the base camp for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4140m
  • Tilicho Base Camp

Today, the trail leaves the Marsyangdi Valley and ascends to Yak Kharka. Now, you will find yourself amidst more alpine vegetation. Crossing a log bridge, you reach Yak Kharka that offers a wonderful view of Annapurna III and lovely yaks grazing lands.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4040m
  • Yak Kharka

From Yak Kharka, you ascend and cross a suspension bridge to reach Ledar. Further, the trail moves up through cliffs and reach Thorang Phedi. On the way, you get to see excellent views of Thorong Peak, Mt. Syagang, Mt. Khatungkan, and Mt. Gundang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4420m
  • Thorong Phedi

Today, the day begins early. You will be crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass. From Thorong Phedi, the trail ascends through a steep and rugged path. Upon reaching Thorong La Pass, you get to see outstanding landscape views. Further, the trail descends to Muktinath Temple, which is a very famous pilgrimage site in Nepal.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3800m
  • Muktinath

Visiting Muktinath temple in the morning, you descend and pass by Kali Gandaki gorge. The trail offers superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Further, the trail moves through lovely meadows, crossing streams to take you to Kagbeni. You take a small break at Kagbeni for lunch and head to Jomsom.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2715m
  • Jomsom

You will take a morning fight back to Pokhara. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of Annapurna Himalayas. Upon landing at Pokhara, you move to the hotel. you can rest for the day and explore the nearby tourist sites.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 823m
  • Pokhara

Today, you will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It will be a long scenic drive. After reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. You will have the remaining day to you. You can visit monuments and do shopping. In the evening, you meet other team members over the farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

You will fly back to your home. One of our team representatives will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup and Drop from Airport - Hotel by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • 6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan frozen adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Domestic Flight (Jomsom – Pokhara)
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Around Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty?
Yes, Around Annapurna Circuit Trek is Difficulty through the Tilicho Lake (4,919m) and Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). Around Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 3000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. 


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Annapurna trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Around Annapurna Circuit Trek.


Is possible to take my children to Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give hard training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Gurung and Magar culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Around Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Annapurna Circuit Trek elevation is (5,416m) above the sea level. 


Is Around Annapurna Circuit Trek permits necessary?
Yes, Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit is necessary for this trek.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Annapurna Circuit Trek per day maximum of 6 hours and a minimum of 4 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 2 - 3 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Annapurna Circuit Trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Around Annapurna Circuit Trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Annapurna region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Accommodation

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake accommodations is Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!