Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

16 Days

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is the best trekking in Nepal to visit Annapurna circuit, Thorong La pass and Tilicho lake in 16 days. This is an Adventure trekking trail in Annapurna region. To make an amazing trip, we are here to offer a different Annapurna circuit Itinerary than the classical Annapurna Circuit trek route.

Overview

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is an advanced trek around the Annapurna region. You will start the travel from Kathmandu then visit Beshisahar, Jagat and trek to Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Siri Kharka, Tilicho base camp, Tilicho lake, Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi, Thorongla pass, Muktinath, Jomsom and drive back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

These 16 days are going to be amazing to will spend your best time in the best destination around Annapurna region with Tilicho lake.

What to expect in the Annapurna circuit trek and Tilicho lake?

You can expect amazing trekking in Nepal which covers all the attractions of the Annapurna region. Starting your walk from Jagat you will spend your every day in different altitudes of the Annapurna region. You will enjoy the serene beauty of the place decorated with the Annapurna range, Himlung, Himal, Kaligandaki River, hanging bridges, and forest patches, and reach the Tilicho base camp altitude of 4144m. You will enjoy life behind the mountain of Nepal. Breathtaking waterfalls, swinging bridges, snowy surface of Tilicho lake altitude makes your everyday adventurous. The most important part of the Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake itinerary is listed below:-

  • Tilicho base camp 
  • Complete the Tilicho lake trek and explore the amazing beauty of the highest lake in the world – Tilicho Lake.
  • Explore Mustang Nepal and visit Muktinath temple
  • Trek to the windy valley of Nepal- Jomsom

If you are in search of a moderate trek and exploring the wide area then act trek with Tilicho lake is the best option. Nepal act trekking with Tilicho lake route is one way where you will enter from Beshisahar and exit from Jomsom. Both roadways and airways can be taken from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. Therefore none other than 16 days Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake trek can be the best trekking in Nepal for visiting more places within 16 days. Join with mission summit treks for the best price and itinerary to explore the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake Itinerary

Activities 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Elevation 1324m
Day 02: 7 Hours drive to Besisahar, Elevation 760m
Day 03: 5 Hours drive to Chame, Elevation 2670m
Day 04: 6 Hours Trek to Upper Pisang, Elevation 3300m
Day 05: 6 Hours Trek to Manang, Elevation 3540m
Day 06: Acclimatization Day walk around manang
Day 07: 6 Hours Trek to shree Kharka, Elevation 4060m
Day 08: 4 Hours Trek to Tilicho Base Camp, Elevation 4150m.
Day 09: 4 Hours hike to tilicho lake,Elevation 4990m. and back Shree kharka
Day 10: 5 Hours Trek to Yak Kharka, Elevation 4018m.
Day 11: 6 Hours Trek to High camp, Elevation 4925m.
Day 12: 8 Hours Trek to Muktinath via Throrong la, Elevation 5416m.
Day 13: 6 Hours Trek to Marpha Via Jomsom 2720m
Day 14: 7 Hours drive to Pokhara, Elevation  822m.
Day 15: 8 hours drive back to KTM from Pokhara
Day 16: Final Depature

Trip Highlights

  • Natural, cultural and historical beauty of Annapurna region, Nepal
  • Gurung and Tamang culture, Thakali people and tradition
  • Highest lake of the world - Tilicho lake
  • Highest pass - Thorong La pass (5416m)
  • shrine of Mustang
  • Windy valley Jomsom
  • Sight seeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Itinerary

Here is the Simple itinerary of Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake But you can customize it accounting your travel period and physicals fitness.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1324m).

After your arrival in Tribhuvan International airport, our company member will welcome you and drop you at hotel. You will meet your guide and have welcome dinner in cultural restaurant.

Welcoming Guest at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Drive to Besisahar (760m) from Kathmandu.

We will leave Kathmandu after breakfast and drive to Beshisahar. It takes 7 hours to cover Thamel Kathmandu to Beshisahar distance – 176.55Km. The driving route follows Prithivi highway after passing Kathmandu and Thankot. We will stay overnight in Beshisahar.

kathmandu to besisahar hice

Day 03: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m).

After having breakfast in Beshisahar we will start travel towards Chame. It takes around 5 hours to complete Besisahar to Chame distance of 66.2 Km in jeep. We will drive on off beaten path and enjoy views of remote villages, and amazing landscapes in the Annapurna region during the travel.

Amazing Sunset view of Mount Manaslu from Champ
Sunset view from Mount Manaslu

Day 04: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m). 

The trekking route of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake begins from Chame. We will complete Chame to upper Pisang trek distance of 14.8 Km in 6 hours. Passing Dhukur Pokhari, Manang agro farm and enjoying the Annapurna landscape, view of Annapurna III, Lamjung Himal, Pisang peak, and other ranges we will complete today’s mission.

Chame to Pisang Trek

Day 5: Upper Pisang to Manang (3540m) trek. 

After having breakfast in Upper Pisang, we will start our trek towards Manang. It will take 6 hours to complete Upper Pisang to Manang distance, 17.2km. The wonderful view of Annapurna range, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak and Gangapurna from the trekking route adds enthusiasm in trekking.

Pisang to Manang Trek

Day 6: Acclimatization Day walk around Manang

We will rest in Manang for acclimatizing our body with changing atmospheric conditions. We will hike to the Manang viewpoint and enjoy the mesmerizing view of Gangapurna, Annapurna range and Manang valley. Then we will return back to manang and take rest in tea house.

Photo from View point Manang

Day 07: Trek to Shree Kharka (4060m) from Manang. 

After spending two nights in Manang, we will start our trek towards Shree Kharka. Within six hours, we will complete Manang to Shree Kharka distance of 9 Km.  Higher the elevation we trek, brilliant the view we get. View of Annapurna III, Khangsar Kang (7485m), Tarkekang from Shree Khahka is amazing.

Day 08: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m) from Shree Kharka. 

We will have breakfast in Shree Kharka and start the trek. It takes around four hours to trek Tilicho Base camp even though the altitude difference is only 190m from ShreeKharka, The snowy path, cold weather and strong wind remain as challenge during the trek.

Day 09: Hike to Tilicho lake (4990m) and back to Shree kharka.

The most challenging path of ACT with Tilicho lake is hikking Tilicho Lake from Tilicho base camp. Depending on the season you have to walk over snow to reach Tilicho Lake. No snow cover is found in March, April and September, October whereas total snowy surface is found during November and December. The lake will be frozen from November. After spending an hour in Tilicho lake we will trek back to Shree Kharka for night stay.

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m). 

After having breakfast in Shree Kharka we will start our walk towards Upperkhancha. We can view pasture and horse farm in Upperkhancha but no villagers stay there. All villagers settled down in the lower valley. It takes around five hours to complete Shree kharkha to Yak Kharka trek distance, 17km.

Annapurna Circuit trek with tilicho lake manang

Day 11: Trek to Thorongla High camp (4925m) from Yak Kharka. 

After having breakfast, we will start our trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang La High camp. Yak Kharka to Thorong La high camp distance covers 6.7 km which takes around 6 hours to complete the trek. Following the Yak Kharka to Chauri Ledar trekking route, we will pass Deurali, Thorong Phedi, and reach High camp.

Yak Kharka to High Camp Trek Manang

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong la.

We will trek to Muktinath, one of the pristine land of Hindu and Buddhists to worship lord Bishnu. After having breakfast, we will start our trek from High camp to Thorong La (5416m), the highest altitude of the Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho. It takes around eight hours to reach Muktinath via Thorong la of distance 15 kilometers.

High camp to Muktinath via thorong la, Manang

Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (2720m) and drive to Marpha.

After having breakfast in Muktinath we will trek down to Kagbeni. Covering Muktinath to Kagbeni distance of 11.1km, we will enjoy the serene beauty of non-green hills, Mt.Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Thapa peak, Sechi lek, Hongde, Tashikang, Bhima Lojun, Pechi Thanka. It takes around 3 hours to complete Muktinath to Kagbeni trekking route. After reaching Jomsom we will have our lunch and drive to Marpha in a jeep.

High camp to Muktinath via thorong la, Manang

Day 14: Drive to Pokhara from Marpha. 

After having breakfast in Marpha we will drive back to Pokhara. It takes around seven hours to complete Marpha to Pokhara distance of 139.1km on jeep/bus. The flowing Kaligandaki, forest, and small village up to Benibazzar give an outlook of a remote part of Nepal. After reaching Pokhara we will take a rest.

Thorong la Pass
Damu and Satna at Thorong La

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu.

After having breakfast in Pokhara we will drive back to Kathmandu following Pokhara to Kathmandu route in Prithivi Highway. It takes around six hours to reach Kathmandu in road way. If you want to use airways it would be as an option with self-expenses. In the evening you will have a farewell dinner with company members.

Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus
Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus

Day 16: Final departure

Depending on your flight time, our company member will drop you to the airport. Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake trek comes to the end with your departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes and Excludes in Package

Cost Includes

  • rivate Arrival & Departure transfers,
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin share On B/B,
  • Three meals in day (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouse during the trek,
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek,( private car and Tourist Bus)
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit,
  • Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit,
  • Well-experienced guide & Porter with all his allowance and expenses,
  • Trekking map
  • sleeping Bag (back to the company after Trek)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees,
  • Your travel insurance of any kind,
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax,
  • Lunch and Dinner (Kathmandu & pokhara) except mentioned on Itinerary,
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities, also on the trail
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Items of personal expenses such as beverages, extra tea, and coffee on the way while trekking, battery charging at tea houses, hot shower, mineral water and internet.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Date for 2023

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Frequently asked Questions

How difficult is Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake?

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is moderately difficult trek where you will trek on well managed trekking route to snowy path until reaching Tilicho lake. You will be walking in up hills, downhills, suspension bridges and off roads in plane surface.

How long is Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake?

Annapurna circuit trek with tilicho lake is 16 days long since arrival in Nepal to departure
from Nepal.

What is the cost of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake?

The cost of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is 1200$. For group trek more than 5 people the cost will be 1000$.

How many days does it take to complete Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake itinerary?

It takes 16 days to complete Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake itinerary on which
You will spend 2 nights in Kathmandu, one night in Pokhara and 13 nights 14 days in Annapurna region.

Does Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake includes Annapurna base camp?

No, Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake Excludes Annapurna base camp.

What is advantage of Annapurna circuit trek over Annapurna base camp trek?

Annapurna circuit trek covers long distance and include Tilicho base camp, Thorongla Pass (5416m), the highest pass in Annapurna region, Manang and Mustang, the driest part of Nepal but Annapurna base camp trek is short trek in Annapurna region. The trekkers who want to explore around Annapurna region always choose Annapurna circuit trek to explore more places and spend more time.

What are the major destinations in Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake?

The major destinations in Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake are Beshisahar, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Shree Kharka, Tilicho base camp, Tilicho lake, Yak Kharka, High camp, Thorong la, Muktinath, Jomsom, Marpha, and Pokhara.

Is permit required for this trek? What permit is required?

Yes, permit is required and it is Annapurna conservation area permit (Acap permit).

How long do you spend in trekking site?

You will spend 13 nights and 14 days in trekking site.

What is the best time for Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake?

Spring (March, April and May) and Autumn (September, October and November) is the best time for Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake. During the month of March, April, May, September, October and November the weather remains pleasant. You will get the pleasant view of Annapurna range and its landscape.

What kind of accommodation is available in Annapurna region?

You will get moderate to luxurious tea houses depending on the resting place. The clean twin sharing room is available throughout the trek whereas attached bathroom is available only in selective places such as Besisahar, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Muktinath and Marpha.

What are the required clothing for Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake?

The required clothing is listed belowWarm jacket – down jacket,
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long-sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear.
Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf.
Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or a skirt.
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks.
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks.
Proper hiking boots.
flip-flops.
2-3 T-shirts.
Water bottle.

Is internet available throughout the trek?

Yes internet is available throughout the trek. You can remain in contact with your family through social media and share your trip experience.

Is network available throughout the trekking route of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake?

No network is not available throughout the trekking route of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake. The network is available only in Beshisahar, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Muktinath, Marpha, Pokhara and Kathmandu.

What is the highest elevation in Annapurna circuit trek with Tiicho lake?

The highest elevation in Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is 5416m in Thorong La pass.

What are the customization options in Annapurna circuit trek with Tiicho lake?

There are different customization options to complete Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake as follow:-
a. You can extend the drive from Kathmandu to Manang to reduce 3 days from your itinerary.
b. You can take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu to decrease 2 days from your Itinerary. The flight option will depend on weather of the day.

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