16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

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  • 16 Days
Price per personUS$899
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 1070
2 - 2 US$ 999
3 - 5 US$ 955
6 - 10 US$ 920
11 - 16 US$ 899
23 May, 2024
$1070 x 1 guests:

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  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Best SeasonMarch - June & Sept - December
  • Max Altitude5416 M


16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a classic venture in the Annapurna region that allows you to explore the mighty Annapurna massif with a comfortable trekking itinerary.

This itinerary has been designed for a high-altitude friendly one which has included the day of acclimatization during the trek at the higher altitude area of the trek. Annapurna Circuit is an absolutely outstanding trek that has become one of the most famous treks in Nepal, at the same time, this is a challenging trek for beginners but our itinerary of 14 days is good and doable even for the beginner.

This 16-day Annapurna Circuit Trek includes Tilicho Lake which is located at Ann altitude of 4,949m meters above sea level and is a well-renowned place for pilgrimages of Hindu and Buddhist religions.

Hence, the task of hiking to Tilicho Lake is not an easy hike but with your determination and courage it’s not an impossible way to make it, imagine how beautiful the lake is, it’s truly mind-blowing, and offers 360-degree panoramic rewards the Himalayan Mountains view of Annapurna, Tilicho peak, Gangpurna and many more, standing right in front of the world’s highest Tilicho Lake is truly the sound of the lifetime achievements.

Combining the beautiful cultural heritages sightseeing of four major places in Kathmandu and high-altitude trekking adventure into the massive Annapurna Region of Nepal, a real adventure of trekking to Annapurna begins from the historical city of Kathmandu where our travelers spend a few days to get experienced culture and nature by visiting beautiful places and its UNESCO world heritage sites of Swayambhunath stupa (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa and Basantpur Durban square.


From Kathmandu we then take a bus ride to Besisahar and Chame, it’s the capital of the region. From Chame, the Annapurna circuit trek towards Pisang, Manag, and Yak Kharka then reach the top of Throng La (5416m), Throng la itself is an amazing viewpoint that offers striking views of the mighty Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Enjoying the spectacular views and its landscape then we descend to the Muktinath by going downhills.

Muktinath is another main highlight of the trek because of the historical Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimages vital and its ancient temple, the place is surrounded by the mighty mountains of Dhaulagiri, and you will be entirely rewarded by this amazing landscape until you reach back to Kathmandu, from Muktinath we trek to Jomsom for 2 hours and that is the final trek of the journey and from Jomsom, we then take a local bus or Jeep to Tatopani for the next day, and finally Pokhara from Tatopania by bus.

As our trail leads us to the different valleys of the lower Mustang, there are a lot of opportunities to explore in coming back to Pokhara. However, the hot spring and the world’s deepest gorge should not be missed.

As we reach Pokhara, there are numerous adventure activities such as boating, paragliding, ultra-light flight, city tour, bungee jumping, and hot balloons their thrill adventure sports can be done in your spare time in Pokhara, it’s a city of paradise where travelers can enjoy with nature and culture of Nepal.

The 16 days Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake one is of the finest treks in the Annapurna region which is rightfully designed for trekkers who have a holiday for more than two weeks. However, we have several short treks to the Annapurna circuit which will be perfectly fit for you if your holidays are less than 2 weeks- see our following programs,

8 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek

14 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake trek- for more than a two weeks holiday

The guided trip will certainly be organized as per your choices for your convenience, don’t hesitate to contact us today at +977 9851175531 (WhatsApp), and we will answer your questions within 2 hours.


Additional Benefits

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required (Optional)
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out your accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek


  •  Ultralight heritages Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
  • Explore the mountain people, lifestyle, and culture.
  • The outstanding views of  Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range.
  • ReacH Tilicho lake (4949m)
  • Enjoy the view from Tilicho lake
  • Crossing the gorgeous Throng  La Pass at 5416 meters.
  • Visiting the beautiful Muktinath temple
  • Refreshing at natural hot spring


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    Trip inclusion

    • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
    • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
    • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
    • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
    • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
    • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
    • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek
    • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above
    • Transportation from Kathmandu – Besishar- Chame, and Jonson - Tatopani - Pokhara  - Kathmandu by local bus / Jeep 
    • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
    • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
    • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
    • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
    • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
    • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
    • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
    • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
    • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
    • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
    • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
    • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
    • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
    • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
    • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
    • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
    • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

    Trip Info

    Food on 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

    Food on the Annapurna circuit trekking route has a pretty wide selection of food items on the tea houses/ trekking lodges menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the most common meals of the region are as given below.

    Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

    Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

    Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different varieties of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

    At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

    Deseret and Snacks options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

    Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

    Water on 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

    The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodge or shopping shop along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from random taps or water sources, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifestraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

    Accommodation Facts on Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

    Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, and attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available ( except Himalaya and ABC) and they will be provided for solo female travelers.

    We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

    NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 stars hotel booking as well on request.

    Best Time to Do 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

    Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there are mainly two distinct trekking seasons for 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

    Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Annapurna region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

    Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for trekking.

    Safety and Satisfactions -16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake


    This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

    Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.

    Passport and Visa

    If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu where you can simply get an ``On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa-issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

    You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

    Extra personal expenses for trekking

    During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

    Travel Insurance

    For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuations expenses it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

    Packing list for Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

    The following lists are the essential trekking gear that is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gear can also be bought easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

    A few pairs of Thermal tops

    Fleece jacket/pullover

    Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair

    Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)

    Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers

    Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs

    Mittens/woolen gloves

    Warm Hiking socks

    Trekking sue with spare laces

    Pair of flip flop

    Underwear & Swimming costume

    Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts

    Sun hat/scarf


    Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)

    Trekking poles (Not 100%)

    Day bag above 40 L

    1 set- Headlamp

    Small lock for the day backpack

    Reusable water bottles- 2 letters

    Water purification tablets/ electric light

    Wash towel

    Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)

    Rain poncho

    Basic personal first aid kit

    Responsible tourism

    Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

    please respect the local people and their laws, custom, and their beliefs

    Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.

    please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish

    Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

    We at Alpine Ramble Treks are involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

    Transportations on Trek

    Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flowers then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

    Booking and payment process

    Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure-interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

    To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

    Last-minute booking

    The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

    We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha




    Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

    • Ascend Slowly
    • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
    • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
    • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
    • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
    • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

    Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 

    Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Annapurna Conservation area Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

    Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 10 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

    Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

    The Highest Point of our trek is 5416 meters (Throng La)  !

    Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel

    Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

    Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

    The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

    The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

    Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

    • Ascend Slowly
    • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
    • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
    • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
    • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
    • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

    Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our Hotel or office. 


    • Annabella Fritz - December 15, 2023

      We had a great first trekking trip in Nepal with fantastic views of the Himalayas. As we did the tour at the end of the season we were concerned about the paths or the pass being blocked but we were lucky and had great weather and it was not busy on the treks at all. Everything was well organized throughout the entire tour. We were really happy to have Laxman Gurung as an experienced, knowledgeable and super friendly guide. We learned a lot about the culture and nature of Nepal during nice talks while hiking. He took good care of everything and motivated us when it got more difficult. All in all it was a really good experience and we would love to do another tour with him one day.

    • Jan Beckhman - November 10, 2018

      I've been trekking the Annapurna Circuit (& Lake Tilicho) in October 2017 with Alpine Ramble and I've only made positive experiences. The trek itself is unbelievable beautiful! The guide that has been with me - Rohit - did a great job in terms of navigation and hospitality (he made sure I had a bed at night and he organized the food, permits, and buses). Moreover, I had the feeling that Rohit was even more enthusiastic about the mountains than I was, which is great! For me, as an enthusiastic trekker, even the low-medium English level from the guide was not a problem at all! Dil, the tour organizer, did a great job in terms of constant communication and making sure that the tour went well! Moreover, Rohit & Dil are both very kind people. All in all, I would certainly recommend hiking with Alpine Ramble.