Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

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Easy Trek


3597 m

Max altitude

Flight and private vehicle


Hotel/Mountain lodge


Mid Feb to May, Mid Sept to Mid Dec

Best season

All meals during trek


Trip Overview

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake – A detour with the highest altitude lake visit.

Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal is probably the most underrated trekking trail. However, lots of trekkers trek on this trail for the wilderness adventure and Himalayan madness. The major feature of the journey is the crossing of the Thorong La Pass. Moreover, the Adventure Victory Team has knitted the itinerary in such a way that trekkers can get the glimpses of Tilicho Lake as well. 

Choose the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake for the ultimate detour walking. Most of the itinerary of the trekking is similar to Annapurna Round Trek. Therefore, check out our circuit trek package. Trekkers take the bus or private car towards Besisahar. From this place, the four-wheel jeep is required for the bumpy road ahead. Nowadays the road network has reached Manang as well. However, we don’t recommend this. This will bring the chance of altitude sickness. Therefore, we will take the bus route to Chamje and then start the walking journey.

The route is very picturesque and full of amazing landscapes. The sight of the mountains and the green lush forests environment will definitely endow the grandeurs of Mother Nature. The trip is an amalgamation of culture and nature. During the initial phase of the journey, trekkers will be able to witness the Brahmin/Chhetri culture while further up will encounter the Tibetans. Forests environment too changes. Trekking starts in the temperate deciduous forests belts and reaches the alpine region then towards tundra. Finally, the trek ends at temperate forests. It is a round trip. After the acclimatization in Manang village trekkers takes a different route towards Tilicho Lake. These days the accommodation is possible in the lake area. Therefore, there is no need to take camping types of equipment. However, one must be very careful about the trail. Expert guidance is highly required. Heed the instructions of the guide. 

Once trekkers visit the highest altitude lake the Tilicho Lake the trail reconnects at Yak Kharka with Annapurna Circuit Trek. The journey is tedious but amazing. It requires immense physical abilities. Moreover, it is about perseverance as well. Even if the muscles are tired trekkers will get the joy of splendid Himalayan vista. The final section of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho has the crossing of Thorong La Pass. On the other side of the pass, the delightful Lower Mustang area is located. Trekkers will have serene time in the Muktinath Temple and Kagbeni area on the banks of Kaligandaki River. You will have the option of continuing trek towards Ghorepani or take a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. Book the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake and relish the amazing confluence of nature, culture, and mountains. It is truly a blissful detour walking up in the Himalayas of Nepal. 


Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Subsequent to arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Company will pick you up and take you to your hotel. At night, there will be an appreciated supper hosted by Company. 

Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast, we start our voyage through four astonishing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These incorporate the compositionally rich Durbar Square, the hallowed Hindu sanctuary of Pashupati Nath, the fascinating 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Bauddha Nath Stupa which is probably the most enthralling stupa on the planet.

Day 3 Long unwinding drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m/3608 ft): 8 - 10 hours

We start our long drive to Syange promptly toward the beginning of the day. On the way we get the chance to appreciate the wide-open of Nepal with its green slopes, winding waterways, terraced ranches and obviously the strong Himalayas. 

Day 4 Trek from Syange to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7 - 8 hours

We enter Manang locale in the wake of intersection an enormous scaffold close Tal. The trail goes through grain, rice and potato fields; and the cascades keep on going with us even today. We additionally go through the town of Kodo before coming to Dharapani which is perhaps the greatest town in the Manang valley.

Day 5 Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 6 hours

Today we stroll through a couple of forested edges on our approach to Chame, which is the central command of the Manang District. All through the trek, we can respect stunning perspectives on the Himalayas including Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). On the present trek, we additionally go over little natural aquifers where we can dunk in and alleviate our hurting muscles. 

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

A precarious and restricted way through a thick backwoods will carry us to the emotional bent shake face, rising 1500m from the stream. This is most likely the steepest piece of the Marshyangdi Valley, so steep that the trail is cut into the vertical shake. In the wake of passing this last piece of shake, the valley opens up with glorious vistas. What's more, right where the valley enlarges stands the Paungda Danda, a monstrous slanting rock face that ascents over 5,000ft (1500m) over the trail. We trek for some time before achieving Lower Pisang where we go through the night.

Day 7 Trek from Pisang to Manang: 7 hours

There are two courses to Manang yet we pursue the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang through Geru. This trail ensures fantastic perspectives on the excellent scene and the relentless mountains including Annapurna and Pisang. We start to see complexity in the scene and vegetation from today. The cold and dry atmosphere additionally makes a lot of harsher conditions. Our short visit to Barge cloister, the biggest religious community in the whole region of Manang will be essential. 

Day 8 Manang: Acclimatization day

So as to stay in shape on the trails that pursue, we keep ourselves occupied today with a short climb to either Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake.

Day 9 Trek from Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft): 4-5 hours

From Manang, we head out through the western entryways and pursue the way down to the stream. We cross the waterway and keep strolling on its southern side through coniferous woods. Subsequent to coming to Kangsar Village we walk further up towards Siri Kharka and pass a religious community in transit. The tough walk could be tiring yet we will have Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu in the scenery to stay with us. 

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

While the way from Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp isn't steep or physically strenuous, it could be debilitating as we need to stroll on limited ways in free scree and avalanche zone. Our trail experiences the center of the avalanche zone whereby we can see noteworthy shake arrangements along the trail.

Day 11 Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) and trek back towards Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours

Our trail keeps on embracing the side of the mountain in a slow to soak slant before achieving the watershed. In transit, we appreciate yaks and deer brushing above and underneath our trail. On the opposite side is Tilicho Lake, a huge stupendously set lake settled at the foot of the north substance of Tilicho Peak. The lake was referred to by the pioneer of the French undertaking group as 'The Great Ice Lake'. The Lake likewise holds a significant spot for the Hindus as this sacrosanct lake includes in perhaps the holiest content of the Hindus, The Ramayan. We follow our progression and come back to Siri Kharka.

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

We leave Siri Kharka and plummet towards Khangsar Village. In transit, we pass Tare Gumba, a multi-year old cloister which is critical to the neighborhood individuals. After coming to Khangsar Village we understand that it is un Inhabitated with the exception of incidental herders during celebration times. We pursue a stone divider out of Khangsar. We walk furthermore until we achieve an occasional extension in the Thorang Khola valley. In the wake of intersection the waterway, we rise for some time to a level. Next, walk moreover until achieving Yak Kharka.

Day 13 Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3 - 4 hours

It is a tough stroll to Thorang Phedi. In the wake of strolling for quite a while, we cross a suspension extension and reach Ledar town. We climb moreover and go through transcending bluffs before coming to Thorang Phedi, the last town before Thorong La pass. On this outing, we are remunerated with probably the best perspective on Mt. Gudang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.

Day 14 Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) by means of Thorong La Pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 - 8 hours

Intersection Thorong La pass, perhaps the most astounding go on the planet, will be our definitive target today. We will cross the go from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the least demanding and most secure bearing. We get up around three in the first part of the day and stroll up the mountain. When we at long last make it to the top, we understand that our adventure was justified, despite all the trouble.

Day 15 Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (1,200m/3937ft): 6 - 8 hours

In the first part of the day, we visit the Muktinath Temple which a sacrosanct spot for the two Hindus and Buddhists. In Hinduism, the sanctuary is accepted to be a consecrated spot called Mukti Kshetra, which actually implies the "spot of freedom ". After a visit to the hallowed spot, we drive to Tatopani and go through the night.

Day 16 Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7 - 8 hours

The trail drives us through a terraced farmland with mountains all around. We go through the towns of Shikha and Chitre before achieving a delightful rhododendron backwoods. At the point when in blossom the rhododendron trees with its normal stature of up to 100" will be secured with pink or red blooms. Strolling further we reach Ghorepani, a wonderful town situated at an edge top. 

Day 17 Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hours

To get the dawn over the Himalayas, we make an early morning move along the precarious trail to the perspective of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most famous trekking goal of the Annapurna locale. It is additionally an incredible perspective to appreciate the astounding perspectives on Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the most astounding mountains including the nearby perspectives on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The blanketed pinnacles of the high mountains loom above and around us shining in the first part of the daylight. Subsequent to taking photos, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb an adjacent edge. We slide through rhododendron timberlands, go by fabulous cascades and reach Tadapani to go through the night. 

Day 18 Tadapani to Pokhara (827m/2,789ft) through Ghandruk: 5 - 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive

From Tadapani, we make a precarious plunge through the thick and dull timberland. This piece of the trek will be through thick woods of old rhododendron trees. At the point when the rhododendron trees are in sprout, these backwoods really transform into astounding plant enclosures. By evening, contingent on the period of movement, we additionally get the opportunity to appreciate cherry blooms in blossom on the slants on the opposite side of the gorge. In the wake of trekking a couple of more minutes, we enter the town of Ghandruk, an incline settlement with stone houses generally possessed by the Gurung individuals. Here, we appreciate the amazingly close-up transcending perspectives on Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains. We proceed with our trek to Nayapul from where we drive to Pokhara.

Day 19 Fly or drive to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu toward the evening. In the wake of landing in Kathmandu, or drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus it takes 5-6 hours we will be accompanied by our inn. We appreciate the day relaxed or make up for lost time with some very late shopping or investigate any tourist spots we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To commend the fruitful culmination of our voyage, we will have a goodbye supper at night.

Day 20 Final Departure

Our adventure in Nepal reaches an end today! A Company delegate will drop you off at the air terminal roughly 3 hours before our booked flight. On our approach to home, you will have a lot of time to design your next experience in the magnificent nation of Nepal. 


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