Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

  • Trip Price: $1460 pp
  • Total Duration:17 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5416 M
  • Max Group Size:1- 20 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Pokhara
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  • The deepest gorge of the world, i.e., Kali Gandaki gorge
  • The highest mountain pass in the world, i.e., Thorong La pass
  • Rewarding trek in terms of mountain beauty, biodiversity, people, culture, and lifestyle.
  • The magnificence of the great Annapurna massif
  • Tilicho Base Camp and Tilicho Lake
  • Manang village and Pisang village
  • Stunning views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, etc
  • Muktinath temple
  • Local people, local villages, and local lifestyle
  • Airport transfers–pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with a breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in the best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites entry tickets
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits
  • A licensed, English speaking, experienced trekking guide, along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • Heaven Himalaya T-shirts, route map, and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the astonishing journeys to the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Trek offers an overwhelming beauty of the mountains in abundance. The Trek is limited to mountains and extends to the spectacular mountainous terrain, mountain life, people, and high altitude freshwater lake.

Considered one of the famous treks, Tilicho Lake Trekking takes you through some diversified sections that range from subtropical to alpine terrain. One can traverse through a diverse ecosystem full of scenic landscapes and authentic culture. Walking from the deepest gorge of the world, i.e., Kali Gandaki gorge to the highest mountain pass globally, i.e., Thorong La pass; the Trek combines Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake Trekking. Overall, Trek is rewarding in mountain beauty, biodiversity, people, culture, and lifestyle.

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek–A rewarding journey to the Annapurna region 

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek introduces you to the magnificence of the enormous Annapurna massif. The panoramic beauty of mountains in the Annapurna range, such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, is incredible. Similarly, the serene Tilicho Lake’s shimmering beauty that lies quaint in the backdrop of snow-clad mountains is another major attraction of the Trek.

Besides, ascending to the Thorong La pass at an elevation of 5416, the highest pass in the world, is a delight that tests your capacity and rewards you with the splendor of mountains and high altitude mountainous terrain.

Tilicho Lake – Highest Altitude Lake in the World

Tilicho Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Nepal. The high altitude lake lies in the backdrop of snow-clad mountains in the Manang District of Nepal. The lake is 85 m (279ft) in-depth, and there is no habitat of any aquatic organisms in the lake. Tilicho Lake is famous among trekkers and has gained popularity as a new trekking destination in Nepal.

Did you know?

Tilicho lake of Nepal is the highest altitude lake in the world that lies at an altitude of 4,949 m (16,236.88 ft.).

The Journey of Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek :

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek starts with a long drive to Besisahar and then to Jagat. We drive along a highway route, enjoying the scenic views of rivers, hills, trees, and countryside traditional houses to Besisahar. From Besisahar, we take a jeep that will drive us to Jagat. Annapurna trekking starts right after that! We follow a beautiful route that passes various villages and farmlands on the way to Pisang village.

As we pass the Pisang village, we can see the Pisang peak looming right above us. Further, we head towards the spectacular town of Manang. It’s a wild and beautiful village that offers some spectacular views of mountains and mountainous terrain. The traditional houses, people, monasteries, stupas, everything about this village is so inspiring. Leaving Manang, we diverted from the significant route of Annapurna Circuit Trek and headed towards Tilicho Lake.

Following a scenic route full of coniferous trees, we open up to a pasture famous as Siri Kharka. During the walk, we will be blessed with some stunning views of Gungang Himal and Mt, Chulu. The trail then extends to Tilicho Lake, which is nothing less than a heaven. In the shadows of beautiful Himalayas, the serene lake, a walk to the lake, is worth it. From Tilicho Lake, we walk back to join a trail of Annapurna Circuit and head towards Yak Kharka. The landscapes get more wild and beautiful as we head towards Yak Kharka. Even the views of the mountains become more distinct.

Following the route towards the world’s highest pass, we walk up to Thorong La Phedi, the last settlement before the pass, and climb up to Thorong La Pass. Crossing the pass can be a troublesome task, but it’s worth it. The beautiful views of mountains, wild terrain, and Annapurna massif will keep us engaged. The trail then drops to Muktinath. Muktinath is a religious center for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Hinduism and Buddhism have their mythology related to this place. Here, we can explore the temple and a monastery nearby, accompanied by mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, and Mt. Hiunchuli. Finally, we walk towards Jomsom, a beautiful town inhabited by Gurung people, and fly back to Pokhara to end our Trek.

So, are you ready for this exciting journey to Tilicho Lake and Thorong La pass?

The Trek rewards you with some spellbinding beauty of mountains and the Annapurna Region. With so much diversity in terms of landscapes, ecosystems, biodiversity, and people, Trekking in Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho lake is among the most cherished treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. For anyone seeking a challenging trek in the Annapurna region, Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is the best choice.

The best seasons to opt for the Tilicho Lake trek are March to May and September to November. However, Heaven Himalaya conducts the Trek as per your convenience. If you are looking forward to this Trek, make sure you call us. We shall make your trip a memorable experience.

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A representative from our team will wait for you at the arrival terminal of Kathmandu airport. Make sure you look after a person with your nameplate! The representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu. As you check into the hotel, the representative will give you a synopsis of our plans. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu includes a guided tour around the art, historical and cultural monuments around Kathmandu city that have been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site charts. Today, after breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for a city tour ahead. The tour starts from Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical palace that dates back to the 16th century during the Malla reign in Nepal's medieval period. The palace is a vast complex with a palace, courtyards, and temples. The structure is beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. We explore the periphery of the palace and visit a museum inside the palace. After exploring the palace, we head to Swayambhunath stupa, a large stupa placed on a hilltop surrounded by various Buddha statues and monasteries. Next, we drive to Pashupatinath temple, the oldest Hindu temple with many temples and statues that dates back to ancient times. At Last, we head to Boudhanath stupa, a huge stupa placed on a three-layered Mandela. We visit all these beautiful heritage sites and end our day with a drive to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Get set for an overland drive along the highway route to Chamje! Early in the morning, after breakfast, we set off for a drive from Kathmandu to Chamje. Initially, we follow a highway route along the Trishuli River full of lush and scenic views of countryside landscapes. Then afterward, we followed a route along the Marshyangdi River. The drive for the day goes along a zigzag hilly path. Today's drive is an opportunity to explore the countryside of Nepal, local people, and their rural lifestyle. We pass Besisahar and drive further to Chamje. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Chamje.

It is the first day of our trek where we walk. Moving ahead with our trekking journey, we follow a beautiful trail that passes terraced farmlands and the dense forests of rhododendron to enter the Manang region. On the way, we pass some villages like Tal, Karte, etc. and traverse through the landslide affected area to Dharapani. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Dharapani.

Leaving Dharapani, we follow a trail to Chame with some amazing views of Mt. Manaslu on sight. We pass a few landslides affected areas and pass some villages on the way to Chame. The villages on the way are like that of the Tibetan village. We can notice the strong dominance of Tibetan Buddhist religion, culture, and lifestyle in those villages. It is a simple walk along with a few villages and pine forests to Chame. It is the Manang district headquarter and administrative center that offers some incredible views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Chame.

From Chame, we follow a steep and narrow path through the dense forests of pine and rhododendron. The trail takes us to a dramatic rock face curved and rises 1500 meters from the river. Further, we continue all the way to Pisang. Today, the trail blesses us with some magnificent views of Himalayan peaks. From Pisang village, we can see the Pisang peak rising right over us. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Pisang.

Today, we leave the Pisang and head towards the Manang valley to join the route of Annapurna Circuit. Two routes take us to Manang from Pisang. Amongst the two routes, we follow a route that passes through Geru in Upper Pisang. The route is more scenic, with some admirable views of Annapurna Himal and Pisang Peak in the backdrop. As we open up to the Manang valley, we can feel the change in surroundings. The climate becomes cold and dry. On the way, we visit the Barge monastery, which is the largest monastery in the Manang district. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Manang.

From Pisang, we make our way up towards the village of Khangsar. We follow a trail that goes down along the gorge with some captivating views of Tilicho Peak right over us. Enjoying the Annapurna region's magnificence, we pass a few interesting settlement areas on the way to the Khangsar River. On the way, we visit the Tore monastery. A little further from the Khangsar River, we reach Khangsar village. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Khangsar.

After breakfast at the guesthouse, we head towards Khagsar. We climb up through the grassy fields enjoying some gorgeous views of hills, valleys, and mountains. We have to climb up a steep path to ascend to Tilicho Base Camp. From the base camp, one can enjoy some astounding views of the Tilicho peak and other landscapes. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Tilicho Base Camp.

We start our day with an ascent up through the moraines at the edge of the mountain. As we ascend, we will be blessed with some captivating views of the Tilicho peak, Nilgiri Himal, Khangsar Himal, and Muktinath. On reaching Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world, we will experience the mother lake's divine beauty. The azure lake in the backdrop of the Himalayas looks mesmerizing. After enjoying the majestic views of mountains and their reflection in the crystal clear lake of Tilicho, we head back to Tilicho Base Camp. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Tilicho Base Camp.

Leaving the base camp, we descend and head towards Tenki village that lies just above Manang village. Moving onwards, we continue up to move out of the Marshyangdi valley and turn northwest. We pass various pastures and small juniper trees on the way and climb up towards the village of Ghunsa. Leaving Ghunsa, we follow a trail full of meadows, rivers, and Maní walls to another tiny village called Yak Kharka. It is also a large meadow that marks the end of the tree line area. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Yak Kharka.

Today, we head towards the foot of the Thorong La pass. It is a small but busy place that caters to trekkers who climb up the Thorong La pass. After breakfast in Yak Kharka, we continue through the trail that climbs uphill to Ledar village. From Ledar, we climb up and pass a few cliffs uphill to Thorong La Phedi. The place offers some majestic views of Annapurna Himal and Chulu mountain ranges. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Thorong La Phedi.

We wake up early and finish our breakfast for a climb up to Thorong La pass. It is the highest pass in the world at an elevation of 5416 meters. We climb up the pass and treat our eyes to some astonishing views of mountains in the Annapurna and Chulu mountain range. After enjoying the mountain views, we descend to Thorong La Phedi and start moving ahead towards Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage site in the region that offers some stunning mountains in Annapurna panorama. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Muktinath.

Leaving Muktinath, we descend along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River to the Jomsom. It’s a beautiful day walk with astonishing views of wild landscapes, mountains, valleys, rivers, and many more. As we reach Jomsom, we can visit an ecological museum in Jomsom if interested. Enjoy the great hospitality of local people in the guesthouses of Jomsom. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Jomsom.

After breakfast, we will be transferred to Jomsom Airport to catch an early flight to Pokhara. We enjoy the flight with some wonderful views of mountains in the region. Further, we check into a hotel in Pokhara and rest for a while. Then we get ready to explore the lakeside area. We stroll along the Phewa Lake bank and spend some quality time boating in the serene lake water. In the evening, we can spend our leisure time in the restaurants and clubs in Pokhara. Excellent food, live music, and a relaxed mood after such an interminable day trek will keep you delighted. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we got into our ride to drive back to Kathmandu. We follow the same scenic route along Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, fly home from Kathmandu or continue your travel to some other destinations around the globe. You will be dropped at the airport three hours before your scheduled flight. We hope you had a good with us. As you take heaps of memories of Nepal with you, have a safe journey home. Thank you.

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Reviews

Best Days of My Life

I and my colleagues visited Nepal back in the year 2017. I was not an experienced hiker but anyway chose Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a trekking agency in Nepal. It was like a challenge for me to trek to the 4000 m altitude, but Mr. Ram helped us in every way possible. He was there from the start of our trekking journey in Pokhara to our end days in Kathmandu. Ram kept pushing me forward and even waited for me to catch the other team. He guided me from choosing plain food to meditating. Although I was a victim of altitude sickness and couldn't enjoy the trek to the fullest, I am very grateful to have chosen him.

Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place in the Himalayas. The Gurung Village, Poonhill, Pokhara every place was just outstanding.
I have now developed a hiking attitude, and I have been training for the EBC trek now. I can't wait to visit the Himalayas again.

Charlotte Brown,
TrustPilot Indonesia

Perfectly Organized Upper Mustang Trek

All thanks to Mr. Ram for organizing the Upper Mustang, trekking perfectly from beginning to end. I, along with my bunch of friends, had a delightful experience with the Heaven Himalaya team. For us, it is the best trekking agency in Nepal. The guides and porters were very flexible and took care of everything around us.

I recommend everyone to try these young guys to go hiking in Nepal.

Helen Seka,
Google England

Wonderful Trekking Experience

My wife and I visited Upper Mustang and were lucky to have chosen Heaven Himalaya. We had a wonderful experience trekking in Upper Mustang. As soon as we landed in TIA, we were welcomed by Ram. He was very easy and responsive to work with. He explained all the queries we had and gave a brief description of the tour. As we were watching videos and reading blogs about Upper Mustang, we had a lot of expectations about the place and the trekking agency we were working with. We had a private 18-day tour with a porter. And to be honest, we found everything beyond our expectations. The hills, mountains, monasteries were all amazing, especially Lo Manthang is a great place to visit. Our guide was also equally supportive and friendly. The team made our trek more enjoyable. While writing this, it reminded me of the days we had on the trails. Thank You again for the wonderful experience. Best wishes to Jason and Esha. We will definitely love to return and probably do the Everest base camp Trek this time.

Jason Lee,
Google England

Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek

Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.

I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.

Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.

So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.

Glorious Experience in EBC Trek

We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.

We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.

Thein Thein,
Brisbane, Australia

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