Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
17 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Nov 

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake takes you through the lowland villages occupied by Brahmin and Chhetri ethnic people to far-off settlements of Manang. Descend into the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge on the planet and visit the mesmerizing sapphire lake of Tilicho- the highest located lake on Earth. Walk on the beautiful trail that leads to the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest passes present in the mountain. Encounter a wide range of culturally rich and ethnically diverse villages and settlements as you walk on beautiful trekking trails through the very heart of the Annapurna region. Experience the differences on the terrain that ranges from subtropical woodlands to dry arid landscapes as you move higher. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake also lets you visit the spiritual hub of the region- Muktinath and look at sights of amazing mountain peaks of Annapurna from one of the most famous vantage points in the country- Poon Hill.

Situated at an altitude of 4,970 meters, the Tilicho Lake is the highlight of the trek. Famous as one of the most winsome destinations for trekking in the country, the Tilicho Lake has a distinct emerald glow in its waters. After the construction of a road up to Manang, the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake presents one of the most alluring trekking journeys in the entire region. Drive to the village of Chame from Kathmandu and the trek to the Thorong La pass via Manang. Hike up to the cerulean waters of the Tilicho Lake for a sight that is sure to forever be engraved into your minds. Experiencing the best elements of the region, the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is sure to leave you with beguiling natural presentations of the region’s wonders.

Cross the Thorong La Pass and descend down to Muktinath. Sacred to both the Hindu and the Buddhist people, Muktinath is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Mountain Pass. Known as the place of liberation, Muktinath adds a spiritual sense to the journey. Trek to Jomsom and then fly back to Pokhara. The trekking trails are filled with lush vegetations and sights of the distant mountain peaks augment the feel of surrealism to the trekking journey. The whole experience of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is unforgettable and brimming with the natural, cultural and Himalayan elegance of one of the most exquisite regions in the country. You can see views of the Annapurna range, the Dhaulagiri range and the Manaslu Himalayas as you walk on paths that reach the far northern peaks all the way to the Tibetan plateaus.

Join Nepal Hiking Team for an amazing journey where you would be presented with the most beautiful aspects, sights, and Himalayan sceneries. Accompanied by professionals, you would be subjected to hiking to the cyan Tilicho Lake and look at the mesmerizing wonder of nature in all its glory. There simply isn’t anything like it anywhere else on the planet. So come join us in this wonderful adventure of celestial mountain lakes, ivory peaks and isolated villages in the crevasses of the Annapurna massif!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hours

Day 03: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 04: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3500m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 07: Manang- Acclimatization Day

Day 08: Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m), Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 09: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m), Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 10: Visit the Tilicho Lake (4,949m) then back to Siri Kharka, Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 11: Siri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4040m) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Phedi or High Camp (4600m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 13: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m), Duration: 4 -6 hours

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2713m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (920m) Duration: 20 Minutes

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 Night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing room for accommodation during the trek
  • Airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara including departure tax
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.
Evelyn, Ireland Organised this trip from Australia with very limited trekking experience. Ganga and his team were extremely professional and approachable in answering our questions and providing guidance. The travel itinerary was tailor-made to suit our dates. The accommodation in Kathmandu was excellent, accommodation along the trek was the best available and our guide and porter were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our flight to Lukla was cancelled and our guide Mr Bim had organised a helicopter within a few moments. Felt very safe and secure with the local knowledge and expertise. The Nepal Hiking Team look after you from start to finish; meeting you at the airport with a garland of flowers and wishing you farewell with a Nepalese scarf. We were a party of three from Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Couldn't recommend this company highly enough. I will be advising anyone from Ireland to use this local company for sheer value and professionalism!!