Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake

21 Day/s Lodge Trek in Nepal

Beginning at a low elevation and climbing up to a higher elevation, you trek through terraced fields, Tibetan plateau-like landscapes and subtropical flora. When Manang valley is reached, you notice a dramatic change in the environment. This valley lies in the rain shadow as the Annapurna ranges lie to the south- Annapurna II (7,937m) and III (7,555m), Gangapurna (7,454m) and Glacier Dome (7,193m). To the north, on the Tibetan border are the peaks of Pisang(6091 m) and Chulu (6583m).

A most rewarding side trip to Tilicho Lake starts from Manang. The historic village of Khangsar is about 4 km and can be reached within an hour. Visit Tare Gompa and continue on through steep grassy slopes to Tilicho Base Camp, which is the only possible overnight stop if you are not camping at the lakeside. Watch out for hundreds of Blue sheep grazing along the slopes. A rewarding trek on the next day takes you to the beautiful Tilicho Lake at 5,200m where you explore for a couple of hours before returning to the Base Camp and on to Leddar to continue the trail over the Thorung La pass (5,400m). Walk on to the pilgrimage site of Muktinath and continue to Jomsom from where we catch a fight back to Pokhara.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

Day 02: Full day tour: Patan City, Swayambhunath, and Bhaktapur City

Day 03: Full day free for trek preparation.

Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar to Bhulbhule [800 m/2624 ft]

Day 05: Trek from Bhulbule to Jagat [1290 m/4232 ft]

Day 06: Trek Jagat – Dharapani[1860 m/6102 ft]

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]

Day 08: Chame to Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]

Day 09: Pisang to Manang[3540m/ 11614ft]

Day 10: Manang: Rest day

Day 11: Manang to Siri Kharka [4060m/13,320ft]

Day 12: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp [4140m/13,583ft]

Day 13: Tilicho Base Camp - Tilicho Lake [4,949m/16,138 ft] - Siri Kharka

Day 14: Siri kharka to Yak kharka [4040m/13,020ft]

Day 15: Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi [4,600m/15,092ft]

Day 16: ThorongPhedi toThorong La (5416m/17764ft) to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]

Day 17: Muktinath to Kagbeni [2,800 m/9,186ft]-Jomsom

Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight - 30 minutes flight

Day 19: Day free in Pokhara

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight

Day 21: Final departure transfer

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We will be staying in a 3-star to 5-star (on additional cost) hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and simple teahouses during the trek. Accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lower part of the trek will be on twin-shared basis. Single supplement can be served on as per the preference of the traveler on an additional single supplement cost that may vary according to the group size and category of hotel you choose to stay in. However it might be difficult to find single room at higher elevations and we need to consider the conditions.


You can enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine throughout the trip. However, all types of international cuisines (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) can also be arranged as per your requirement. During the trek breakfast and dinner will be served at the same teahouse where we spend our night and lunch will be served on the way to the destination. A farewell dinner will be organized in Kathmandu at the end of the trip.

What's Included

  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB basis
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary with local English speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees during guided tour
  • Transfer costs (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
  • Accommodation at best available tea-houses / Guest houses with three meals daily.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transfers, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • All government and local taxes

  • What's Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

  • On arrival at Kathmandu you will be transferred to your respective hotels. All transfers for sightseeing inside the valley will be arranged on the agency's private car. We will be either catching up a flight or driving over land to get upto the starting point of the trek.

    Prices Starting From US$ 1815 Per Person

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