About Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek starts right from Besisahar as Annapurna Circuit Trekking, which goes along the Marshyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east. This magnificent Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking leads you to the fine village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas.Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking collects the glacial melt of the entire northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorung Peak, which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. In 2001, Hindu pilgrims from around the world flocked to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayana - a holy book of the Hindus.

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek route offers a combined nature with lush fertile farming lands, vast stands of undisturbed natural forest and a mixture of different ethnic inhabitants and you have a diverse range of experiences that makes this area one of the most satisfying trekking destinations in Nepal.The fact that the main Himalayan range runs south of the border with Tibet means that the northern parts of the area are in the rain shadow and are considerably drier than the southern slopes of the mountains. This leads to unusually diverse landscapes.If you are thinking of doing the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek its worthwhile considering a side trip to Tilicho Lake, 5200m.

Himalayan Asia Treks have customized this route, as it is basically, the same as Annapurna Circuit, from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka this route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khangsar Village (The Last Village of Nepal) and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we travel to Yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorung La at elevation of 5416 meters.

Tilicho Lake is the destination of one of the most popular side hikes of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The hike takes additional 3–4 days. No camping is required, as new lodges have been built between Manang and the lake. Final approach to the lake is done in a day hike from the lodge at Tilicho Base Camp. Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the best Circuit Trek in Nepal from where you can learn different things like culture, Thorung La Pass , Tilicho Lake, Muktinath Temple and Buddhist culture.

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Highlights

  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar.
  • Eye catching waterfalls.
  • Explore beautiful city Pokhara.
  • Sunset tour at Sarangkot.
  • Tilicho lake.
  • Muktinath Temple.
  • Marpha village.
  • Thorung La pass.
  • Beautiful view of different Himal like Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.

Day to Day Itinerary

Meet by our Himalayan Asia representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief aboutAnnapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek .
Overnight in Kathmandu.  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu

After breakfast, our trekking guide will pick us up from your hotel for a drive to Besisahar (185km/7hrs). Our journey starts into the hills through the winding roads along the Trishuli River. En route, we see more of the countryside of Nepal that offers greenery, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenarios.
Overnight in Dharapani.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1860m.

Similar walk is the sufficient walk another days through the same valley hikes up to the eastern part of the river. We a cross with so many beautiful waterfalls and green pine forests on the way. After 2 hrs walk we can see close view of Mt. Annapurna II 7940m., Annapurna IV 7525m. Close to the head quarter town called Chame.
Overnight in Chame.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Chame
  • Altitude: 2670m.

After starting trekking Chame to Pisang we pass through Lamjung Himal (6893m). The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.). You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.
Overnight in Pisang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3100m.

When we are walking through Pisang, we can see good views of the Manang Valley, Tilicho Peak (7145m) and after descending we can see Hondge (3320m). From here we can see in north east side face of Annapurna III, Sabje Khola Valley, and Annapurna IV (7525m). Large chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak (7145m).
Overnight in Manang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Manang.
  • Altitude: 3440m

Explore other old monasteries in Manang. From here we can see many high mountains and peaks called Annapurna II, Annapurna II and III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m., Tilicho Peak 7134m, Manaslu 9156m., Chulu east 6059m and many more.
 Overnight in Manang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Manang
  • Altitude: 3440m.

Explore other old monasteries in Manang. From here we can see many high mountains and peaks called Annapurna II, Annapurna II and III 7555m, Gangapurna 7454m., Tilicho Peak 7134m, Manaslu 9156m., Chulu east 6059m and many more.
Overnight in Manang.


  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Manang
  • Altitude: 3700m.

After taking breakfast, we move towards Tilicho Lake. On the way, we pass monastery. We walk some ascends and descends down towards Tilicho Base camp.
Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Tilicho Base Camp.
  • Altitude: 4000m.

After taking breakfast, we walk towards Yak Kharka. We pass Khangsar village and ruined old village and down to cross the river an old bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka.
Overnight in Yak Kharka.  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Yak Kharka.
  • Altitude: 4200m.

After Yak Kharka, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.
Overnight in Thorung Phedi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Thorung High camp
  • Altitude: 4420m.

We start early today for your crossing of Thorung La (5416m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, you reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.
Overnight in Muktinath.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Muktinath.
  • Altitude: 3850m.

After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki and from here we get fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. We continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, with a well-planned drainage system. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Overnight in Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Jomsom.
  • Altitude: 2860m.

At early morning fly or drive to Pokhara. If you take flight, it will take 35 min. and if you use ground transport, it will take one day and can see more beautiful scenario with Kali Gandaki River. After reaching in Pokhara, check in hotel and fresh and drive to David’s fall, Gupteswor cave. You have free time for your own activities like Paragliding, Bunjy jump, Zip flyer and more.In evening time, we drive towards Sarangkot for Sunset tour.
 Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara

Breakfast in hotel, we will take bus /Car or by air towards Kathmandu. After reaching in Kathmandu, check in hotel and free time for shopping in Thamel area for buying souvenir. At evening , Himalayan Asia Treks staff takes to restaurant for dinner with cultural program.  
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu

Finishing breakfast, Himalayan Asia Treks staff transfer to airport according to your flight schedule. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara best Three Star Hotel..
  • Ground transportation (Airport picks and drop,sightseeing and Kathmandu-Besisahar by private Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist bus).
  • Flight fare of Jomsom-Pokhara.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Visa.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of international flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips.
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Nepal Information:

Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.

Weather:

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four seasons:

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.

Best Time to Go Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek:

The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

Is it suitable Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek:

We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

Meals Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek:

The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 15 kg .

Personal Expenses Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek:

Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Nepal has four Seasons:

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking in Nepal and Tour in Nepal.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times. If you love to rain and want to easy trek in Nepal and Tour in Nepal. 
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar. Himalayan Asia Treks suggest book Trekking in Nepal and Nepal Tour .
  • Winter: (Dec-Feb) : This is cold season and can seen beautiful himalayan view in lower part in mountain trekking in Nepal and Tour in Nepal. 

Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
  • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

What do I need for trekking/ Packing list :

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Light weight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Light weight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flash light
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.