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Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

Trip Highlights

  • A chance to witness religious diversity and a rich culture
  • Trek to the highest situated lake, The Tilicho lake in this region
  • The chance to witness the changing scenery every day, every hour and every moment

Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake trek, also known as the Round Annapurna Trek is undoubtedly one of the best world classic trekking in the Annapurna Region. Furthermore, Annapurna Circuit Trek has many alternative routes to which gives trekkers option to select their own level of difficulty and make sure trekkers achieve their goal.

The 23-day Annapurna Circuit Trek offers trekkers an opportunity to witness changing landscapes, religious diversity, rich culture; and its scenic beauty all at once. The specialty of Annapurna Circuit trek is that it passes through 4 different regions; which give the trekkers to experience changing scenery every day, every hour and every moment. Since the trekking starts from less than 1000m, we get to explore different Himalayan range from the bottom to the top.

The route takes to Tilicho Lake which is considered the highest lake in the world. The view of the lake is surreal. Thorong La pass situated at 5416m above sea level is the highest point of the trek. The top of the pass provides the extraordinary and mesmerizing 360-degree view of different mountains like Mt Annapurna I (8091m), Mt Annapurna II (7937m), Mt Annapurna III (7937m), Mt Annapurna IV (7755m), and Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt Manaslu (8163m), Tukuche peak and Tilicho peak (7134m) that is off limits to climb.

Attraction point of Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

The trek also passes through the two largest rivers; Kali Gandaki Gorge and Marsayangdi River. Another attraction of the trek includes the Holy Temple “Muktinath” which is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and consist of 108 water sprouts. The trekking route passes through several villages which gives trekkers a chance to learn more about their culture, traditions, and lifestyles.

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  • Duration 18 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 5,416m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Best Season feb- march , sept- dec
  • Group Size 2 - 12 pax

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Full Board During The Trek

    Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and we transfer you to your hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.

    Leaving behind the capital, we drive towards Besisahar and then to Bhulbule. We follow the narrow and paved road alongside the Trishuli River enjoying the scenic view throughout the ride. Upon reaching Besisahar, we are blessed with the amazing view of snow-capped mountains. We trace our drive to our destination Bhulbhule. Overnight at Bhulbhule.

    The first day of the trek starts as you leave Bhulbhule to reach the small village of Jagat. Follow the trails of Marsayangdi River upstream in a forested trail and pass through several settlements of mixed ethnicities until you arrive at the waterfall in Syange. Then, accompanied by the views of Lamjung Himal (6983m), you ascend by the riverside until you reach Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

    Walking through lush forests, you continue following Marsayangdi River with a few waterfalls adding allure to the landscape. After a gradual incline amid the terraced fields, you enter Manang district as you reach the village of Tal. You then cross a Mani wall and walk through the forest on a winding path to reach Dharapani. Dharapani hosts a beautiful vista of Lamjung Himal (6983m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Overnight in Dharapani.

    As you ascend from Dharapani, you reach the confluence of Marsayangdi River and Dudh Khola at Bagarchhap, from where you ascend to the village of Timang. You pass along few temples and monasteries as you continue your descend to Chame via Thanchowk and Koto with unending views of Lamjung Himal (6983m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Overnight in Chame.

    The trail mostly follows Marsayangdi River giving you a continuous view of the emerald river with a backdrop of the Annapurna massif behind the tall green hills. An ascent through the pine forest with only two villages en route, you arrive in Dhikur Pokhari. Then, a steep climb uphill takes you to the picturesque village of Upper Pisang. Overnight in Upper Pisang.

    Our walk to Manang from upper Pisang pass through wonderful villages, Monasteries and Lama Schools. Relishing the beautiful scenery in the background, we make our way up to the village of Manang. Manang is a beautiful village inhabited by Manangi from where the view of Annapurna, Chulu peak, Gangapurna, Khangsahar, and other mountains can be seen. Overnight at Lodge in Manang.

    We take a day off trekking for acclimatization. We go for a short and pleasant hike up to Gangapurna Lake or Bhojo Gumba. We also explore nearby Manang village visiting old Buddhist monasteries, mountaineering schools, Chortens and also get an opportunity to learn about the culture of Manang. Overnight stay at Manang.

    Leaving behind the beautiful Manang, we head towards Siri Kharka. Our trail today descend through steep hill which then leads us to Marsayangdi River. We continue our trek crossing a suspension bridge over a Jharsang Khola before arriving at Siri Kharka. Overnight in Lodge at Siri Kharka.

    Ascending through steep trails we walk past few monasteries, colorful Chortens, prayers flag and a dense forest full of juniper trees and sea buckthorn bushes on our way. We also cross several streams and continue our walk through Zig-Zag slope to finally reach Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at Lodge.

    We take a short walk to visit the pristine Tilicho Lake which is the highest lake in the world. We are also rewarded with the extraordinary view of Tarke Ghyang, Gangapurna and Kangsar Himal from the lake. After spending some quality time and taking photographs, we retrace our trail back to Siri Kharka. Overnight at Lodge.

    Moving alongside the Marsayangdi River we continue our trek to Ledar. Passing the beautiful village of Manang and appreciating the beauty of Nilgiri Himal and Himchuli we arrive at Ledar. Overnight at Lodge in Ledar.

    Following the flow of the Marsayangdi River on the side, we trek through the forested trail filled with oaks, pines and juniper trees. We make our way up further to Thorang Phedi ascending through mountain path. Overnight at High camp.

    Leaving behind the Thorang Phedi, we begin our trek to head towards Muktinath. We ascend to Thorong La pass which is the highest point of our trek. Upon reaching the top of the pass, we can see the most amazing view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna massif, Manaslu and other mountain peaks. We then descend to the holy temple of Muktinath which is a sacred pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight at Lodge.

    We visit a Muktinath temple early in the morning and start our trekking to Jomsom. Following the flow of the Kaligandaki River, we trek towards Kagbeni. Relishing the amazing landscape in the background, we continue our trek towards the picturesque village of Jomsom. Overnight at Lodge.

    A 25 flight will take us back to the Pokhara and you will be transferred to your hotel to enjoy the day as per your own discretion. Explore beautiful lake city, Pokhara. The major attractions of Pokhara are boat ride in Phewa Lake, Visit David’s fall, Mahendra cave, and Gupteswor cave. Live music is a good part for an evening with dinner. Overnight at Pokhara.

    We drive back to Kathmandu by bus enjoying the countryside view. We transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.

    We drop you at an airport approximately 3 hrs before the scheduled flight.

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  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Jomsom – Pokhara flight ticket.
  • Kathmandu – Besisahar drives in a public bus.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Stay in the city at the finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu and 1 night at Pokhara).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Official T-shirt
  • Adventure Certificate (after completion the trek)
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

Packing Checklist

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).


  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle


Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

One Review to “Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek”

    • Jordyn G

    Did the Annapurna Circuit Trek in May 2018 with Himalayan Summit Treks and Expeditions and It was an amazing experience. It was our first experience with this company, we were very impressed. The manager of the company as well as the guide and the porter went out of their way to make us super comfortable and made this trip an unforgettable one. The walk was not a walk in the park, loads of uphill walking, but the weather was an amazing, no rain and no snow, and apart from being really cold at high altitude, we were very lucky with the beautiful weather. The views that you get off the snow-capped mountains and walking through the little villages were definitely a highlight for us.

    Rating: 5 / 5

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