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Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek Overview

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho lake Trek is one of the world’s most famous treks also knows as Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho trekking. It is considered as one of the busy trek route which starts with a filthy road extending up to the valley of Besisahar and Khudi. We have easy walk in the beginning and then the path connects the valley of the Marsyangdi River with the Kaligandaki. Thorung La (5416m) is the highlight of the trek and one can see gigantic Himalayan and pass through subtropical to alpine region. Diverse ecosystems, cultures and beautiful landscape of lush paddy fields, oak forests, in the Kaligandaki the deepest gorge in the world, which make the Annapurna Circuit trekking one of the most famous trekking route in the world. Also, Around Annapurna trek offers an extraordinary panorama of Annapurna (8,097m) including, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Tukuche peak and many other stunning peaks. Besides, you will see 100 varieties of orchids and several varieties of rhododendron forests in the world. Moreover, you can see various wild lives like snow leopards, mountain Thar, jackal, blue sheep; different species of birds including colored Impeyan, kokla, blood pheasant, and varieties of butterflies and insects. In totality, 100 mammals, more than 60 reptiles and amphibians, 450 species of birds, 9 types of Rhododendrons can be spotted in this.


After arriving in Kathmandu you will be picked up from Airport representative and transfer to hotel. We will served authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural show in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals included: Dinner

Early in the morning, we drive 170km westwards to the starting point of our trekking in Jagat. The road is curvy and passes through the hills that connect us to countryside villages and farming lands. The drive moves along and crosses several main rivers flowing from the glacial mountains to the north; including the Trishuli River, a popular rafting point. At Dumre, we turn north towards Marshyangdi River to reach BesiSahar. The drive follows Marshyangdi River towards Syange (with a high waterfall), and we drive on to Jagat (a previous toll place on the ancient salt-trade way to Tibet). Overnight at a lodge in Jagat. 

Moving along the east bank of Marshyangdi River, the track ascends slowly, before the valley opens into a large highland at Tal (1511m), the first village of Manang district. After crossing the broad flat gorge and the barley and potato fields, the trail climbs sharply on a stone stairway high above the stream. There are some sudden ups and downs on this section passing through jungles of blue pine to Dharapani (1946m). Overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.

From Dharapani, the track passes a school, ascends, and again descends gently to Bagarchhap. Bagarchhap is a small village with distinctive Tibetan houses and peaceful vibes of Buddhist culture. The trail ascends to the mule track through pine and fir forests and then follows the stream for some time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. We pass through dispersed small villages before arriving in Chame (2670m). Overnight at a lodge in Chame.

We follow the trails of Marshyangdi to Brathang from where we get a spectacular close-up view of Annapurna II (7937m). We continue the trek via the forest with the amazing Paungda Danda rock face escalating more than 5,000 feet from the stream. After passing a suspension bridge, we ascend for some time and then walk downhill to the valley floor. Finally, we walk across dry grazing land dwelling at Dhukur Pokhari. After walking for around half an hour from Dhukur Pokhari, we reach Pisang (3,190m). There are good views of the Annapurna range and Pisang Peak (6091m) seen from the village of Pisang. Overnight at a lodge in Pisang. 

We trek on a difficult road onto the dry Nyesyang region that starts from Upper Pisang and offers some of the best landscapes. Ghyaru is a captivating cluster-village with attractively built stone houses enclosed by meadows of wheat, barley, buckwheat, potatoes, and beans. Then, along high cross with great landscape, up and down the valley, to Ngawal--an exciting village with Gompa and age-old juniper trees. The trail now slowly descends to Mungji from where we head to reach the renowned Thakali village of Manang. You will be enjoying with the best view of Annapurna range. Overnight at a lodge in Manang. 

Today is acclimatizing/rest day. We hike to Chhunker viewpoint where we get to relish the view of the pristine Gangapurna Lake with a backdrop of the Annapurna Range, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Pisang Peak (6091m), Chulo Peak (6584m), Thorong Peak (5416m), and so on. Then we retrace back to our lodge for lunch, a typical Thakali meal. After lunch, we hike to Cave Gompa (4500m), which is again an excellent viewpoint to enjoy the Annapurna Range panorama. Then, we return back to the lodge for the overnight stay. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

We walk towards Khangsar village for about 2 hours and visit the monastery here. Crossing several suspension bridges over Khangsar Khola, we continue moving uphill on an unclear path until we reach Thare Gompa. From Thare Gompa, we can have a 360-degree view of the mountains of Annapurna region. Overnight at a lodge in Thare Gompa. 

Following Khangsar Khola upstream, we continue climbing through an unclear trail. We cross a big landslide zone and make our way through a narrow path to arrive at Tilicho Base Camp. We will be rewarded with a close-up view of Tilicho Peak (7134m) along with other peaks of the region. Overnight at a lodge in Tilicho BC. 

Early in the morning, the vertical track ascends for about 3 hours until we reach Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world for its size. It is a breathtaking spectacle when the surrounding hills and mountains reflect upon the pristine lake. We spend some time around the lake, letting the tranquility of the environment sink in. Later, we hike back to our lodge in Tilicho Base Camp for the overnight stay. Overnight at a lodge in Tilicho BC.

Leaving Tilicho Base Camp with fond memories of Tilicho Lake and the surrounding mountains, we retrace our way across the big landslide zone to arrive in Thare Gompa. We are still accompanied by the surrounding mountains, throughout the trek. Overnight at a lodge in Thare Gompa. 

From Thare Gompa, we ascend alongside Thorung Khola and join the main Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. The trail ascends steeply to the village of Tenki, which is the last permanent settlement, around Thorung La. We walk a little further and then slowly outline the meadows to Yak Kharka (3900m). Overnight at a lodge in Yak Kharka.

It is a difficult trek to Thorang Phedi. After walking further, we pass a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We climb furthermore and pass via immense cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi.  On this trip, we are able to witness one of the finest views of peaks like Gundang (5312m), Syagang (6026m), Thorung (644m), and Khatungkang (6484). The word Phedi in Nepalese denotes the foot of a mountain. Overnight at a lodge in Thorong Phedi. 

We start early from Phedi as we walk up a tough trail today. Climbing up on a steep and narrow trail, we reach the highest pass of the world, Thorong La Pass (5416m). From Thorong La Pass, we can enjoy the amazing views of the Annapurna range to the south and Mukut Himal (6473m) bordering Dolpo to the west. The trail goes downhill over glacial moraine, which gives way to lush fields before we reach Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved taps surrounding the temple. Overnight at a lodge in Muktinath.

Early in the morning, we visit the holy temple of Muktinath. You can bathe in the 108 taps which supposedly washes your sins away. Below the temple, there is an additional Buddhist monastery where we can witness the mixture of earth-water-fire that gives Muktinath its spiritual importance. We also see the superb view of Nilgiri Himal (7061m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m). We then walk steadily to Jharkot where we visit the old nunnery and continue our walk to reach Kagbeni. Overnight at a lodge in Kagbeni. 

We walk alongside the bank of Kaligandaki River until we arrive in Lubra. We visit Bon-Po monastery and continue our trek to Jomsom which takes about 2 hours. Jomsom is famous for the wild winds amid the barren rocky hills and sand dunes. Overnight at a lodge in Jomsom. 

After early breakfast we will towards jomsom to pokhara.you have to see good views on the way and After 7-8 hrs drive .you will reach pokhara and rest. or (free to visit). Overnight at the hotel.with Meals Included:Breakfast

Late afternoon, we take a 25 minutes flight from Pokhara and fly over the mountains one last time before landing in Kathmandu. You can spend your leisure time exploring the vibrant markets of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast take an excursion visit. Today we will go for sightsing Bhaktapur world heritage site and freely shopping day. evening there will be a Typical Nepali Dinner organized for you in the Typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at the hotel. B

You will have breakfast and You will be free till your departure. A representative will take you airport for your final departure. Meals included :Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 4 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara including breakfast
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period in the lodges/restaurents
  • Surface Transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing acommodation at the tea house lodges
  • Annapurna with tilicho lake trekking map
  • An experience guide and one trekking helper between 2 persons
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) when required
  • All required trekking permits and conservation fee
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and our service charges
  • Farewell Dinner before departure

Cost Excludes

  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Soft and hard drinks
  • Meals in Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected).

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