Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake 17 days
Duration: 17 days
Trip level: strenuous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5416 meters
Best season: March, April, May, September, October, November, December
The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake is a famous trek in Nepal. It is a round Annapurna trek with a day hike to Tilicho Lake. A remote lake located at an altitude of 4919 meters. You start in subtropical climate, visit the mountain lake and cross the high Thorung La pass with an altitude of 5416 meters.
Before you can start the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek you have drive by tourist bus first to Besisahar, and second to Dharapani. From here on you trek trough bamboo forests and pass by local villages. You follow the Marsyangdi river all the way to, eventually, Tilicho Lake. First you will enjoy a resting day at Manang. An optional day hike into the Braga Valley will help with the acclimatization. Within a few days you will reach the shores of Tilicho Lake. The views around this high located lake and its surrounding area are mighty impressive. After that you will continue your round Annapurna trek towards the high pass of Thorung La. Again you will be treated with stunning views from the high pass. A long descent takes you to Muktinath. This site is holy for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho lake tour continues towards green rhododendron forests of the Annapurna foothills. At Birethanti a taxi waits for you and will bring you to Pokhara where you can relax at the lake.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar (1860m – 9 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Chame (2600 m-6 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Lower Pisang (3200 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Manang (3540 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 05 Resting day at Manang for acclimatization. Optional day hike to local Valley.
Day 06 Trek to Khansar (3734 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 07 Day hike to Tilicho Lake (4949 m), overnight at Khansar (7 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Yak kharka (4018 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 09 Trek to Thorung phedi (4450 m – 4.30 hrs.)
Day 10 Cross over Thorung La Pass (5416 m -8 hrs.) overnight at Muktinath (3800 m.)
Day 11 Local transport to Jomsom and trek to Marpha (2665 m – 3 hrs.)
Day 12 Trek to Kalopani (2530 m -6 hrs.)
Day 13 Trek to Tatopani (1190 m -6 hrs.)
Day 14 Trek to Sikha (1935 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 15 Trek to Ulleri (1960 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 16 Trek to Birethanti (5 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara ( 2 hrs.)
Day 17 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Drive by tourist bus to Kathmandu to Besisahar; jeep drive Besisahar to Dharapani; private drive Bhirethanti to Pokhara; drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (flight is optional).
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-One night in guesthouse, including breakfast, in Pokhara after trek
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for mountain guide (& porters)
-Free use of waterproof bag (only available with porter service)
-ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lunch and dinners in Pokhara
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porters)