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

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.
Jonathan, USA The team NHT provided the best possible service. They were attentive in every aspect in the months leading up to the trek through emails and were responsive and thorough in addressing my questions and concerns. During our tour, Bheg (our guide) and our porter were there to take care of our (myself and one other trekker) needs and always smile and graciously. I have used other more expensive and well-known trekking teams in the Himalayas in the past and would rank NHT on an equal or higher plain. Bheg has many years of experience, as did our porter, and was very competent in their roles and Bheg in his knowledge of the area and the trek. Though our porter did not speak very much, Bheg was kind enough to translate when asked, and our porter was equally attentive in assisting Bheg and us to ensure a successful trek. Very competitive price and an excellent team and experience. I highly recommend them.