Details Itinerary about Tilicho Lake and Thorong La pass with Poon Hill Trekking

  • Updated on Nov 24, 2022
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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill is an adventure challenge and interesting trekking part in the Annapurna region, it's designed to explore the highest lake in the world (Tilicho Lake 4,919m), one of the most challenging Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), and incredible Poon Hill. This trekking trail will present a stunning landscape and will be surrounded by snow-capped mountain views. Following the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek then leads turn to Tilicho Base Camp from Manang onwards. After leaving Yak Kharka blue icy lake Tilicho to attract provides a fantastic moment in a lifetime experience. Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill is perfect to express the adventure. Trekking through lush forests, small villages, cross rivers, and get to the famous region of Nepal. The journey is more enjoyable than you think.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill 20 Days offers a perfect blend of adventure and experience, touching all major parts of the Annapurna region. The Circuit will include seeing the magnificent views of the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mount Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mount Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mount Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc. The most challenging cross of the Annapurna region is Thorong La Pass (5,416 m), where every year thousands of trekkers come to visit this trek. We have designed our Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill itinerary including adequate rest days to acclimatize your body to the altitude. The Annapurna route goes through the valley inhabited by diverse ethnic groups and explores spectacular mountain scenery with Tibetan Plateau.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill difficulty is marked challenging by the professional, you have to be in good health and shape to go on this trekking. Upon reaching Thorong La Pass the trail descends to explore a very important pilgrimage site of Muktinath Temple. Likewise, the journey spends the night in picturesque Ghorepani village and get to witness stunning sunrise from the famous Poon Hill viewpoint. 20 Days Annapurna Circuit popular trek spend sweet time in paddy fields, subtropical forests, glacial zones, climatic zones, rural farmland, and beautiful district of Manang & Mustang.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill Route

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill itinerary begins a scenic drive from UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu to Syange. The trail includes visiting the Kali Gandaki River, Jomsom Valley, Manang, and Mustang, which is the traditional culture with local people's lifestyle. Passing the Tilicho base camp and Thorong la is difficult for this trek. Before reaching Ghorepani Poon Hill you stay overnight at Tadapani, where you can enjoy a natural hot spring. The best time to go on Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill is in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). For Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill cost or any other information, feel free to get in touch anytime with us. This long whole trek will be memorable in your life with found different kinds of places and experiences, where you can find lifetime adventure. 

Highlights

  • Witness panoramic views of mountains like the Annapurna range, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Tilicho Peak, etc
  • Trek through lovely villages & dense forests
  • Spend a couple of nights in Manang
  • Explore stunning Tilicho Lake
  • Cross-challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Visit the holy temple, Muktinath Temple
  • Explore the beautiful Ghorepani village
  • Experience a vibrant culture and tradition
  • Get to see gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill

Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu

You arrive at the airport, where one of our team members will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You will check in at the hotel and get a small briefing regarding the day program. Later, in the late evening, you will meet with other team members over a welcome dinner and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel.

Day 02:Sightseeing and trek preparation

You wake up and have a delicious breakfast. You will then go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these places will show you Nepali art, architecture, and history. In the afternoon, you meet with the trek guide, and he will brief you about the trail. You then arrange all the gear and necessary documents for trekking with your guide.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Syange [1100m, 9-10 hours]

You will drive to Syange early in the morning. The drive will be long and scenic. You get to see beautiful views of lush green hills, rivers, terraced farms, and small villages. 

Day 04:Trek from Syange to Dharapani [1960m, 7-8 hours]

Leaving Syange behind, the trail crosses a large bridge and takes you to Tal village. You then trek through fields of rice, barley, and potatoes. Further, passing through beautiful waterfalls, you reach Kodo village and continue walking toward Dharapani.

Day 05:Dharapani to Chame [2710m, 5-6 hours]

The trail steeply ascends through forested ridges. Passing by several landslide-prone areas, you reach Chame. The trail offers wonderful views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal.

Day 06:Chame to Pisang [3300m, 5-6 hours]

Following a steep and narrow valley trail, you head towards Pisang village located at the foot of Pisang Peak. On the way, you get to see the huge Paungda Danda rock face, which is rising 1,500 meters from a river. The trail then descends to Pisang offering superb views of Annapurna South and Pisang Peak.

Day 07:Pisang to Manang [3500m, 6-7 hours]

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.

Day 08:Acclimatization day at Manang

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

Day 09:Manang to Siri Kharka [4060m, 4-5 hours]

Moving out of the western gates, you descend to a river. Crossing the river, you trek through the lush coniferous forest and reach Khangsar village. From here, the trail ascends to Siri Kharka passing by an old monastery on the way. You get to see superb views of Mt. Chulu and Gungang Himal on the way.

Day 10:Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp [4140m, 5-6 hours]

Leaving Siri Kharka behind, you ascend to the Tilicho Base Camp. The trail will be steep and rugged. You will walk on narrow loose scree and pass by landslide areas before reaching the base camp.

Day 11:Visit Tilicho Lake [4,949m/16,138 ft] then back to Siri Kharka [4060m, 5-6 hours]

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 breathtaking views. After spending some time at the lake, you drop down to Siri Kharka for a night's stay.

Day 12:Siri kharka to Yak kharka [4040m, 4-5 hours]

The trail descends through Khangsar village and passes by Tare Gumba, which is believed to be a thousand-year-old monastery. From Khangsar village, you cross a bridge over Thorang Khola valley and ascend to a plateau. The trail from here will take you to Yak Kharka for a night stay.

Day 13:Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi [4420m, 3-4 hours]

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

Day 14:Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass [5,416m/17,764ft] to Muktinath [3800m, 7-8 hours]

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.

Day 15:Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani [1200m, 6-7 hours]

From Muktinath, you drive to Tatopani. The drive offers excellent views of peaks and small villages. Upon reaching Tatopani, you get to spend time in the natural hot spring. 

Day 16:Tatopani to Ghorepani [2850m, 7-8 hours]

After having breakfast, you will be trekking towards Chittre. The trail will be scenic and passes by small settlements and forests. The trail then ascends to Ghorepani through beautiful forests of rhododendron. The trail will offer you lovely views of Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, and several other mountains. Ghorepani is a picturesque village resided by Gurung and Magar people. 

Day 17:Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani [2700m, 6-7 hours]

You will wake up early in the morning and go on a short hike to Poon Hill. Upon reaching Poon Hill, you will get to witness gorgeous sunrises and western Himalayan mountains. After spending some time here, you will descend to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and begin trekking towards Tadapani. 

Day 18:Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara [830m, 7-8 hours] trek and [1-hour drive]

The trail descends through dense forests of rhododendrons. Passing through beautiful Ghandruk village, you further drop down to Nayapul. From here, you drive back to Pokhara. The rest of the day is leisure.

Day 19:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [1300m, 7-8 hours]

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.

Day 20:Final departure

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

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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon Hill Accommodation

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and Poon hill 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 and poon hill 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 and Poon Hill Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and poon hill, 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. 

Safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.

Trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag on a high elevation, so hire a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag, who provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of mountains.

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.

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