About Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna circuit is the most famous trekking area for the trekking lovers around the world. This trek is the most diverse trek in terms of views, elevation and culture. You will get majestic view of Annapurna mountain by three different dimensions. Along the way you will see hundreds of small and big peaks with their glaciers, it makes like a Queen with ornaments. From 700 m to 5416m of elevation difference refers really diverse floras and faunas. The highest elevation lake around world Tilicho Lake (4919m() is alos in Annapurna circuit, from where you can see 360 degree panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range. Ice lake (4600m) also can be the beautifull attraction on this trek.

Rhododendron forest along the way can be the major beauty of Annapurna circuit trek . Gurung people with their warm hospitality and beautiful cultural richness tourist will fall in love with friendly Nepali people. Thakali people are very famous around the world for the delicious Nepal Thali set. Originally thakali are from this region. So along the way of Annapurna circuit trek trekkers will get really delicious and higenic Nepali Thali. After crossing Thorang La pass (5416m) trekkers will get Muktinath temple which is very famous  for the Hindu people around the world as their piligrimage tour destination. When you will get Muktinath transportation will be available. Apple is one of the famous fruits you can get on this area. Marpha is very much famous for Apple. You can pass by downhill by drive or trek via Kaligandaki river. Kaligandaki river is very famous for Black stones also known as Saligram. At the end of Annapurna circuit trek you will get Tatopani, which is natural hotspring you can bath and get relaxation at hotspring on last days of your trek. After Tatopani either you pass by ghorepani to Pokhara, via ABC to Pokhara or directly bus drive to Pokhara via Beni. When you will get back to beautifull city Pokhara you will finish Annapurna circuit trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit to Pashupatinath Temple which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Witness the age-old Buddhist culture at Boudhanath Temple.
  • Visit to the center of fine art and Buddhist and Hindu culture in Patan.
  • Admire Manaslu which is the eight highest mountain in the world and Himalchuli which is the second highest mountain in the Mansiri Himal.
  • Come across amphitheatre shaped rice terraces while trekking to Jagat.
  • Witness the beautiful cascades while trekking to Dharapani.
  • Get a close view of Annapurna II while trekking to Chame.
  • Explore the beauty of Pisang Village.
  • Enjoy the views of a small turquoise lake of Mring Tso while trekking to Bragha.
  • A visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association at Manang.
  • Visit to pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu at Muktinath (3760 m) via Thorang La Pass (5416 m).
  • Celebrate trekking in Jomsom.
  • Visit to Lakeside and attractions of old bazaar in Pokhara.
  • Return to Kathmandu for sightseeing tour and some last-minute shopping.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our airport representative will be in Kathmandu international airport with your Name card or "Top of the World Adventure" agency name card. Confirm your arrival you will drive from airport to Kathmandu Hotel. After Check in, you will be fresh up and you will go to visit agency office to collect flights tickets and other information. If you have missed bringing any trekking equipment then you can buy just next to hotel. You will have welcome dinner in the night and prepared drop back to the hotel and overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

You will go Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus.The bus journey can be little complicated but you can have a real local experience. In Besisahar, there will be checking of permit and TIMS . After checking the permits we provide you sharing jeep up to Jagat. Overnight at local teahouse lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Besisahar
  • Altitude: 760

A wonderful walk with such changes in scenery and a range of gradients is begins today. From Jagat you head across the river and ascend steeply to finally reach the ridge top high above. You cross another suspension bridge before a continued ascent up a narrow and beautiful valley where, after rain, many spectacular waterfalls will flow. Just before camp at Dharapani the village in Manang, you come over a small rise and enter a wide, flat valley with a long, silvery waterfall to the right. Dharapani is a connected place from Manaslu trekking trail as well where you can have beautiful view of Manaslu & so many more . This night you will stay at tea house lodge on Dharapani.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Dharapani
  • Altitude: 1860

The journey continues making up and down to Chame 2670m. There you will find a stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. Then you will visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition zone before the dry highlands. With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, and then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, You will rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame and two small hot springs by the town.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chame
  • Altitude: 2670

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. You you will cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m and 3300m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Upper Pisang
  • Altitude: 3300

Today you will continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region, herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year besides, they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, you will have an alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meet up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325m involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3500m.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

Today you spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day you spend by doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village and the day time is best to gain altitude.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3540

This day you will start to do second stage of your trek because it is more than 3500m. You will trek to Tilicho base camp through the narrow road. There will be little harder to breath because of high elevation. When you will reach Tilicho base camp via Srikharka , you will do rest and prepare to explore Tilicho lake for next day. Overnight at Tilicho base camp tea house lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tilicho Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4150

Most exciting and spectacular day of your trek will be the Tilicho lake exploring day.Tilicho lake is the highest elevation lake all around the world. After having the breakfast on Tilicho base camp , you will start trek for the lake it takes around 3/4 hours to reach . There will be frozen on winter and cloudy summer. , the strong wind and excellent glacier view gives you amazing feelings. After sightseeing around the lake you will back to Tilicho base camp again for accommodation. Overnight at Tilicho base camp lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tilicho Lake
  • Altitude: 4925

This day basically you will return through the same way what you done before. After 4/5 hours hiking you will get back to Shreekharka and can have lunch. If you tired better not to rush , you can rest on Shreekharka itself. Otherwise you can trek up to Yakkharka (4050m). Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Sreekharka
  • Altitude: 4050

This day we wil leave Yakkharka, and the trail makes an ascent of nearly 2000m to the Thorong La pass. You make the climb steadily through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, you reach Thorong Phedi at 4450 m, there we see the vegetations steadily more sparse

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thorang Phedi
  • Altitude: 4450

The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorong La pass, begins the day. You then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the Chortens and prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3760

Today you leave Muktinath to Jomsom. Jomsom is a town located at an altitude of about 2720 m in Mustang District, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river there are rocks holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakali. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is Jomsom Airport from where there are regular flights.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2720

 We will provide sharing jeep or bus to Tatopani via Marpha and Ghasa.After 4/5 hours bus journey when you reach Tatopani , take tea house and go for the natural hot spring bath.(If you like it is also possible to fly back pokhara directly. After deep relaxation on hot spring go back to lodge and take good sleep and prepare for next day bus drive to Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 1190

 Tatopani to Pokhara by local bus takes around 3/4 hours . You will pass through Beni and Baglung.In this day you will reach Pokhara on mid day.You can stay at lake side and relax around the lake.Overnight at Pokhara hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820

This day you will take the tourist bus to Kathmandu at the morning after breakfast. After reaching Kathmandu on the day time you can do shopping and buy some souvenirs. And prepare for the final departure

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today After having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in Private Vehicle. You will have Lunch and visit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathamndu Valley popular place like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our proffessional english speaking guide will explain about the history, culture , etc. about the places you visited. At the same time you can visit to thamel shop for some Shopping. Overnight stay at Kathamndu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

According to your flight timing, our team will drop you to the airport for onward destination. 

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by private car with tour guide
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara hotel with Breakfast
  • Kathmandu-Beshishar by Local bus
  • Beshishar - jagat Sharing Jeep
  • Jomsom-Tatopani-Pokhara by local bus
  • TIMS
  • Annapurna Conservation permit
  • Trekking guide (Food, accommodation, salary, insurance)
  • Teahouse Accommodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Entrance fee for Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment 
  • Tips
  • Lunch and Dinner except trekking time

Client Reviews

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    Annapurna Circuit with Bishnu!

      |   Peter Franklin, Australia

    We had a fabulous trek doing the Annapurna Circuit plus Tilicho Lake side trip with Bishnu. He was a great guide and good fun to be with! We felt safe and comfortable. He took care of all the accommodation and food which made our trek easier. When we were sick he was able to organise a porter horse to help us for a couple of days of trekking. We enjoyed Bishnu’s company. We played cards and ludo in the evenings - we let him beat us!! We look fwd to remaining in contact. We would recommend him to anyone else treks. At the end of our trek he recommended a fabulous place to stay in Pokhara and got us a very good nightly rate. Thank you Bishnu.

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