Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek 20 days

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek 20 days

US$ 1199

Private tour departure everyday of the year
Group discount is available/have a big group? we can help

Group size: Min 2-10 Max People

Max-Altitude: 5416m/17769ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 20 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Private vehicle & Bus

Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Accommodation: Hotel in city & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in city & all meal in trek

TRIP GALLERY

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1.Exploring the beauty of Tilicho Lake and Gangapurna Lake.
2.Stunning view of mountains such as Mt. Manaslu (8187m), Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri and many others.
3.Taking the routes of Rhododendron and Pine forests.
4.Beautiful sights of Yaks grazing on the fields of Yak Kharka.
5.Conquering Thorong La Pass.

Trip Route : Kathmandu- Besishahar- Chame-Manag- Tilicho lake-Tharang-la Muktinath-Jomsom-tatopani-Ghorepani -Pokhara -Kathmandu 

Best Month: September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), transfer to hotel

Day 02: Free day and Trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chyamche (1300m/4265 ft), estimated drive 8 - 10 hours

Day 04: Trek from Chyamche to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft), estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft), estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft), estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang

Day 09: Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft), estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 10: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft), estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Day 11: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka, estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

Day 12: Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4040m/13,020ft), estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

Day 13: Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m/14501ft), estimated walk 3 - 4 hours

Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft), estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

Day 15: Trek to Marpha ( 2700m), estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Day 16: Drive from Marpha to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), estimated walk 4-5 hours.

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

Day 18: Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara, estimated walk 7 - 8 hours trek and estimated drive 1 hour

Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, estimated walk 6-7 hours

Day 20: Final departure

Important Note

We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be in safe environment thus we gave full authorize to your leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary however natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we would seek for your understanding on these concerns. Our leaders will be happy to give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.

Safety Concerns

Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say

"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"

Detail Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft),transfer to hotel 

Today you will be arriving in Kathmandu city. One of our representatives will be waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Once we pick you up, you will be transferred to your Hotel room. Kathmandu is a beautiful city filled with ancient architecture, monasteries, temples, and religions. In the evening we will be welcoming you with delicious Nepali dinner in typical Nepali restaurant. Along with the dinner, you can also enjoy the cultural Nepali dance.

Day 02: Free day and Trek preparation

Today you will have the full free day. You can take the help of our guide to stroll around the beauty of Kathmandu city. You can pay your visit to four major places present in this city. The places are Swayambhunath temple (monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple (ancient Hindu temple), Boudhanath temple (Buddhist monastery) and the Kathmandu Durbar square. In the evening our guide will be preparing you for the upcoming trekking days.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to chyamche (1300m/4265 ft), estimated drive 8 - 10 hours

Early in the morning, we will have our breakfast in the Hotel and then make our way to chyamche. We will take the road transport to reach to chyamche which take around 8-10 hours of driving. The road goes around the hillsides of Nepal’s countryside. Being the countryside road, it is quite difficult and filled with holes and bumps. But besides these difficulties, you will have the best views of mountain peaks, natural and green sceneries filled with typical Nepali traditional houses. We will spend our night in chyamche.

Day 04: Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft), estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

Today our destination is Dharapani. In Nepali meaning, Dharapani generally represents tap water. In the morning, we will have our breakfast and make way to Dharapani. Moving on we will be following the trails of Marsyangdi river and may need to cross it with the help of high suspension bridges. Today the path leads us to an uphill trail which is difficult and requires a lot of strength. On the way, we will encounter the place called tall(commonly known as lakes) but unfortunately, this place has no lakes. After trekking for around 7-8 hours, we will finally reach Dharapani for our overnight stay.

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft), estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Today our destination will be beautiful village known as Chame. Chame is the area from where Manang starts. Moving on a path for an hour we will finally reach to a place called Bagarchap. Moving ahead with exploring the beauty, we will then reach to a place called Danakyu. After we reach to Danakyu, we will have to choose between two paths, both leading towards Chame, the northern side, and the southern side. The Northern side street is practically risk and landslides are regular so we will take the protected courses of the southern side. Proceeding with the trails of the southern side we will be at a place called Timang where will have some rest and our lunch. From Timang we can have the stunning sights of Manaslu ranges which are quite dazzling and stunning. After our lunch, we will make our last walk towards Chame where we will spend our night.

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft), estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

In the morning we will have our breakfast in the hotel. From our hotel, you will have the excellent sights of Lamjung Himal and other beautiful snow capped mountains. After having our breakfast, we will make our way towards Pisang. Today in the early path we will be following the trials of the river most of the time. Trekking for certain hour, we will reach to a place called Teleku. While continuing with our trek course, we will meet another town with delightful apple cultivate in a place called Brantang. After passing Brantang and trekking for a while we will reach another town called Dhikur Pokhari where we will stop for our lunch. After lunch, we will continue our trek to reach to Pisang. Likewise, Pisang has 2 segments, Lower and Upper Pisang. To begin with, you will achieve Lower Pisang and on the off chance that you got enough time you can attempt to do short move to Upper Pisang, where you can explore and know about ancient and traditional Buddhist Monastery. We will make our overnight remain in Lower Pisang.

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft), estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

Manang is the famous destination for trekkers and non-trekkers as well. In the morning we will have our breakfast and then make our way towards Manang. The trek starts with a stunning trek which directly leads us to Pine forests and pleasant sights of silvering White Mountains. Continuing our walk for about 2 and 3 hours we will reach to a place called Humde. Humde is an awesome place which offers you the breathtaking sights of Annapurnas, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak and Chulu East. Moving we will pass Mugje village and then reach to another place called Bhraga where we will stop for the lunch. After having our lunch we will continue our trek for around one and half hours we will reach to beautiful village Manang. We will spend our night here.

Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang

Manang is the beautiful place filled with stunning landscapes, lakes, and mountains. Manang offers you the amazing perspective of mountains like Annapurna ranges, Tilicho, Gangapurna and many other snow-capped mountains. In the midst of the day, you can go for a story show of Himalayan Rescue Association or you can go for a latest English film with a little projector in a little money. Or, then again you can go for a discourse of volunteer expert of Himalayan Rescue Association would help you with the precaution and medicines for Altitude Sickness.

Day 09: Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft), estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

After a full day and peaceful night in Manang, today we will walk towards Siri Kharka. Today, our trekking route takes around 4-5 hours to reach to Siri Kharka. On the way to Siri Kharka, you will have the sight of Tilicho peak. The path is filled with beautiful Annapurna mountain ranges. Along with the mountain views, the path is filled with small and beautiful mountain style houses, ancient Buddhist monasteries and beautiful rivers. We will have our overnight stay in Siri Kharka.

Day 10: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft), estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

Today we will leave Siri Kharka and then make our way towards Tilicho Lake Base Camp. On the way, you will run over wide verdant fields and subsequent to influencing a slight scale a little slope, to witness the breathtaking sight of the whole valley. Moving on with our trekking route we will follow the downhill path for some time and then finally reach to Tilicho Base Camp. Camping is the main choice in Base Camp region as there are relatively few hotels around here. We will spend our overnight stay at Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 11: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka, estimated walk 5 - 6 hours

In the early morning, we will have our warm breakfast with the beautiful sceneries of mountains and natural beauties. Today we will pay our visit to Tilicho Lake. The way to reach Tilicho takes around 5-6 hours of trekking. In the way, you will encounter beautiful sights of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar and Muktinath peaks. The quiet Tilicho Lake is one of the most elevated lakes on the planet and then the impression of the glorious pinnacles are seen on the turquoise waters, at different circumstances the lake is truly solidified. After our wonderful moment in Tilicho Lake, we will now move towards Siri Kharka following the same route we used before. We will have our overnight stay in Siri Kharka.

Day 12: Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4040m/13,020ft), estimated walk 4 - 5 hours

After a quiet and beautiful time in Tilicho, today we will make our way towards Yak Kharka. The path is around 4-5 hour long. The path is filled with beautiful mountains peaks of Annapurna ranges.The reason behind name Yak Kharka is the place is filled with Yaks. A lot of Yaks are seen grazing on the fields. We will finally reach Yak Kharka and spend our overnight stay there.

Day 13: Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m/14501ft), estimated walk 3 - 4 hours

We will have our warm breakfast in the morning and then start our trek towards Thorong Phedi. The way towards Thorang Phedi offers you a great sight of silvering snow-capped mountains. As we make our way from Yak Kharka, the path will take us to a village called Ledar where we will stop to have warm tea. After Ledar, the trail goes level and direct for a while and then leads us to the beautiful green forests filled with different vegetations. After a long and tiring journey, we will finally reach to Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is commonly known as the Base of Thorong Himal. We will have our overnight stay in Thorong Phedi

Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft), estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

We need to start our trek at a first hour in the morning in around 4 or 5 am. Today will be the hardest and longest day of our whole trek. On the underlying portion, we will take after the tough ways for around 4 - 5 hours until the point that we achieve Thorong La Pass. The way we will be taking towards Thorong La Pass is the traditional and oldest way local people have been using for a long time. We can state, the way is more seasoned and conventional for local people. The pass has a board giving its identity. Surely, we will feel triumph as we will accomplish Thorong La Pass. After a delightful moment in Thorong La Pass, we will then move down towards Muktinath. While sliding down to Muktinath, we will have excellent scenes of Kaligandaki valley and restricted Upper Mustang range.

Day 15: Trek to Marpha ( 2700m), estimated walk 6 - 7 hours

After a night in Muktinath, early in the morning, we will pay our visit to old and religious Muktinath temple. After our peaceful visit to Muktinath temple, we will move down towards Jomsom following the trails of Kaligandaki valley. In transit, you can have amazing sights of Annapurna and Tukuche ranges. As we move forward with the trail, it is simple, flat and downhill in comparison to other trekking days. We will reach Jomsom for rest and also have our lunch there. Jomsom is the administrative home office of Mustang area. We will have our lunch in Jomsom and continue walking towards Marpha for 2 more hours. Marpha is known as delightful apple kingdom of Nepal. Marpha is outstanding for magnificent and best grade apples.

Day 16: Drive from Marpha to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft), estimated walk 4-5 hours

We will have our warm breakfast in the morning and make our way towards Tatopani(In Nepali known as Hot water). We will have our trekking licenses and papers checked on the way. From that point forward, we will continue for an extra 2 hours to achieve the place called Rukse Chhahara (Waterfall) for our lunch. There is outstandingly fair thundering waterfall transcending from the best on the mountains. After Rukse Chhahara, we will walk around 30 minutes and reach to another little place called Dana. Moving forward for some more hours we will finally reach to beautiful Tatopani. Tatopani is an area which has trademark hot spring as it is one of the main attraction for the trekkers in this place.

Day 17: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), estimated walk 7 - 8 hours

From Tatopani, the path towards Ghorepani is steep and troublesome. We have to stroll for around 7-8 hours to reach to Ghorepani. The way is filled with a lovely blossom of Nepal’s national and beautiful flower named as Rhododendron. The principle feature of this trek is the highest point of Ghorepani from where you can have the breathtaking panoramic view of superb mountains like Mt. Annapurna runs, Mt. Dhaulagiri and different other stunning summits. When we reach Ghorepani you can have the rest as and if you still have energy left in your body then you can explore the beauty and different marvels of Ghorepani.

Day 18: Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara, estimated walk 7 - 8 hours trek and estimated drive 1 hour

In the early morning, we will make our way to the top of Poonhill. The morning view from Poonhill is quite stunning and amazing. You can have the breathtaking and panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna alongside other stunning mountains. The main light of sun looking over these mountains will be a staggering minute to recall for. In the wake of having a quiet time at Poonhill, we will advance toward Hotel. The objective is to reach to Nayapul and from Nayapul we will take a straight drive towards Pokhara. We will be taking our private vehicle to reach Pokhara.

Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, estimated walk 6-7 hours

Today will be our last day in the mountain region. You will be saying goodbye to your local guide and porter and can offer some souvenirs as your wish. We will be heading back to Kathmandu taking the same routes we took before. It takes around 6-7 hours to reach to Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, you will be transported to your hotel room.

Day 20: Final departure.

Finally, today you will be departing back to your own place with all the beautiful and wonderful memories collected from the journey.

US$ 1199/ per person/ Price Valid for Minimum 2 Travelers. 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle
  • Standard accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Bhubule by Local bus ( optional youmay take private jeep with extra cost)
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by deluxe tourist bus
  • Accommodation in Pokhara as per the itinerary / with breakfast
  • Nayapul - Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permits
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] Permits
  • Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with 3 cup of hot drinks in a day]
  • Seasonal fruits in the evening after dinner 
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the trek
  • Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
  • First aid medications / medicines with the guide
  • Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide

Cost Excludes 

  1. International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  2. Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, telephone bills, laundry and battery charge 
  3. Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
  4. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
  5. Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
  6. Tips( as appreciation/gratitude) for Guides and Porters
  7. Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking

Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.

Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]

Lower Body:

Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants

Feet:

Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]

Upper Body:

T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *

Accessories:

One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]

Extras / Luxuries:

Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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