ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT WITH TILICHO LAKE TREK 9 DAYS

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destination Tilicho Thorong La Pass
duration 9 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 5,416 m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 6-7 Hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 990
Pax 2 USD 950
Pax 3 USD 890
Pax 4 to 6 USD 850
Pax 7 to 12 USD 790
Pax 13 to 18 USD 750
Pax 19 to 24 USD 690
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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT WITH TILICHO LAKE TREK 9 DAYS

Short 9 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is one of the most impressive and challenging hikes in Nepal. It’s an incredibly popular trekking destination in Nepal and around the world given the landscape and best mountain views, Rocky Mountains, and wooded forest. This is a very short trek, who has a very short time for Nepal it will be for them, starting in Kathmandu and ending at Pokhara.

This trek is quite adventurous, taking you through the wilds and some arid lands in Manang Village. Trekkers will be visiting the beautiful highlands with serene world-highest lakes(Tilicho Lake) and vibrant valleys on the excursion. The trekking will also introduce hikers to the famous cultural sites and religious landmarks in the Annapurna region.

Travelers hiking to Annapurna Circuit will relish the magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges and beautiful valleys. Those who can make it to Tilicho Lake (4920m) will be even more delighted to see the crystal-clear turquoise lake.

This round trek held in high acclaim for its incredible beauty along with diverse Buddhist cultures, traditions, and norms. We can find people of different religions, different castes, and creeds in the village of Annapurna, but mostly Tamang Gurung And Thakuri.

This trek is comparatively bitted difficult than most of the hikes in Annapurna because you will hike rapidly. It has lengthier but easier hiking trails, which can be trekked by all-level hikers. This is a moderate type of trekking all travelers can do it on this trip.

The 9 Days Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake trek starts with a long but scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus and to Chame by sharing Jeep, which lasts for more than 9 hours. The trail venture starts from the beautiful village and passes many other remote settlements in the course of time.

You’ll be hiking up several steep trails filled with rocks and boulders. Its take us through high mountain passes crossing multiple suspension bridges and ascending steep slopes. On the trekking, You’ll visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m) and do some exploration before heading towards the Round.

The Short trek gets a bit more difficult from siri Kharka as it rises ceaselessly and reaches the highest point on the trip. The hike is mostly steep, gaining maximum elevation and finishing at the crest of  (Thorong La Pass) 5,416 meters.

After you reach the Thorong La Pass, you’ll get a magnificent view of Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri. You’ll also witness the glacial moraines, rocky mountains, and vibrant valleys. After you enjoy the splendid scenery, you’ll descend the trails to Muktinath. From Muktinath, you’ll take an 8-9 hours drive to Pokhara. The next day you will drive to Kathmandu take 7 hours.

ITINERARY

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Today we head by bus to Besisahar 6-7 hours and jeep to Jagat and then to the bustling town of Dharapani (1860m). We then continue on to Chame that sits on the banks of the Marsyangdi River. There are some fantastic views of Annapurna II (7,937m), Lamjung Himal (6,932m), Manaslu (8,154m), and Peak 29 (7,833m).

After leaving Chame we head to the village of Telekhu and on the trail have some magnificent views of the Annapurna Ranges and Mt. Pisang (6091m). Further along the trail, we have to re-cross a suspension bridge to the south side of the Marsyangdi River and then ascend and pass through a pine forest and into the upper reaches of the Manang Valley before coming to Pisang.

Pisang is the beginning of our trek into the upper Manang area. Today we follow a trail to Braga; a Tibetan village with its unique architecture and houses constructed one upon the other. One of Manang’s main attractions is its Gompa (Buddhist temple), being the biggest in the Manang region. Manang is also very popular with trekkers who stay here in order to acclimatize before heading higher.

Leaving Manang we pass the village of Khangsar, an unusual village with its unique houses (stone) and culture. The trail follows the ridge before it reaches Khangsar (3734m). The village offers a rare view of the obscure Kang Guru Peak (6981m).

Today we climb higher toward Tilicho Lake, around 5 to 6-hour trek, located at the base of Tilicho Peak (7134m). Along the trail, you may see yaks and deer grazing. The changing light causes the color of the lake to change through many shades of blue. After some time admiring the lake and surrounding peaks and snapping some photos we will return to Sri Kharka. It covers an area of 4.8 sqkm. Guesthouse accommodation. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today we begin our trek descending to Khangsar Village today passing through Tare Gumba (3870m) known for its monastery. We follow the Thorong Khola Valley until we reach the abandoned village of Old Khangsar before reaching our destination Yak Kharka then after 3 hour walk to reach Thorong Phedi. Guesthouse accommodation. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today is most likely the toughest day of the trek, hiking for around 7-8 hours. The higher altitude contributes to the degree of difficulty, and sometimes strong winds in these upper regions. Along the trail we may pass sheep, yaks and merchants transporting their goods. Once we reach Thorong La Pass we will be rewarded with breath-taking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and eye-catching peak of Khatungkang (6484m). Leaving the pass we descend around 1600 metres and the brilliant Dhaulagiri (Dhavali giri, meaning “White Mountain”) is the highest mountain that is entirely in Nepal. The trail is more undulating and relatively easy before we reach Muktinath where we stay the night after a 10 hour trek. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

From Muktinath, we head to the town of Jomsom, Tatopani, and Beni Bazaar on our way to Pokhara. Pokhara is well known for its Phewa Tal (lake) where we will stay at a hotel overnight. You may choose to wander the shops along ‘lakeside’ and sit at the edge of the lake and watch the sunset over the Annapurna ranges.

On the road back to Kathmandu we pass the Marsyangdi River and afterward the Trishuli River before coming to Kathmandu. If you begin thinking about further adventures in Nepal, then we are here to assist you.

SERVICES

Cost Includes

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus, to Chame by sharing Jeep, and from Jomsom to Pokhara by Local bus.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • One night accommodation in a selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Sherpa Expedition and Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara- lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hands

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trousers
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Manang & Mustang regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is a challenging and scenic trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It combines the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek with a side trip to Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world.

The duration of the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek can vary depending on the specific itinerary and trekking agency. Typically, it takes around 9-12 days to complete the trek. This includes the trekking days and acclimatization/rest days.

The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions. However, the trek can be done throughout the year, with the exception of the monsoon season (June to August) when the trail can be muddy and prone to landslides.

Yes, you will need a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) to do the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
 

The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is considered to be a challenging trek. It involves long days of trekking, steep ascents and descents, and high altitude. A high level of fitness and prior trekking experience are recommended.

The maximum altitude reached during the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is Thorong La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Tilicho Lake itself is located at an altitude of 4,919 meters (16,138 feet).

Accommodation during the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is usually in basic teahouses or lodges along the trail. These provide simple rooms with shared facilities. As for food, you can expect to find a variety of Nepali and international dishes, including dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momo (dumplings), and noodles.

While it is not mandatory to hire a guide for the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek, it is highly recommended, especially if you are not familiar with the area or have limited trekking experience. A guide can provide valuable insights, help with navigation, and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

Some essential items to pack for the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek include sturdy trekking shoes, warm clothing, a good-quality backpack, a sleeping bag, a water bottle, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.

Yes, the duration of the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek can be customized based on your preferences and fitness level. It is advisable to consult with a trekking agency or guide to plan the itinerary according to your needs.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 990
Pax 2 USD 950
Pax 3 USD 890
Pax 4 to 6 USD 850
Pax 7 to 12 USD 790
Pax 13 to 18 USD 750
Pax 19 to 24 USD 690
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  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 850

Per Person

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The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is an adventure of a lifetime that should not be missed. The stunning landscapes, rich culture, and the sense of accomplishment make it a trek that will leave a lasting impression. It's an experience that we will cherish forever.

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The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. From dense forests to alpine meadows, and from cascading waterfalls to the turquoise waters of Tilicho Lake, the diversity of the natural landscapes was truly remarkable.

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This trek pushed us to our limits both physically and mentally. The high altitude and steep ascents were challenging, but the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit of Thorong La Pass and Tilicho Lake made it all worthwhile. The rewards were truly gratifying.

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