Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Trip CostUS$ 980 (Per Person)
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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“Blend of Hiking and Adventure conquering one of the highest passes of the world, Thorangla Pass (5416m) and witnessing Annapurna Massif”.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the rewarding trekking trails for adventure enthusiasts around the world. Annapurna Circuit Trekking takes you to one of the highest passes in the world, Throng La Pass (5416 m) and simultaneously offers a grand view of snow-fed mountain giants. The wilderness and the thrills the trekkers experience throughout this trekking trail is, absolutely, awesome. The high mountain panorama, Himalayan flora and fauna, traditional settlements of different ethnic groups, beautiful landscapes, natural waterfalls, and holy monasteries are major highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Annapurna Circuit trekking commences from Besisahar after 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu. Then the trail ascends along Marshyangdi River and concludes in Kali Gandaki Gorge. The trail passes through a beautiful terraced paddy field, numerous natural waterfalls, subtropical forest, gigantic cliffs, and various traditional settlements. A variety of ethnic groups and their way of life amaze the trekkers in this trekking.  The trekking also takes you to one of the highest passes in the world, Thorangla pass (5416) which offers both thrills of adventure and spectacular views of mountains. The grandest mountain views in Annapurna Circuit Trekking are Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), MachhapuchhrePisang Peak, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri,  Manaslu, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000 m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range.

Similarly, Manang Valley, Lower Mustang, and Marpha are other notable attractions of Annapurna Circuit Trekking. The arid landscapes of Manang Valley and Lower Mustang will undoubtedly, offer the heavenly experience for the trekkers. This trail is bordering Nepal to Tibet. So, we will have an experience of dialect culture and civilization. Marpha is popular for apples. The ripe apples add splendor to this village which will be pleasant to see.

We, Alpine Ramble Treks organize various exciting trips to Annapurna Circuit primarily focusing on safety and satisfaction of the guests. Thus be a part of Alpine Ramble Treks feel the difference. Please, do not hesitate to contact us to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and schedules.

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

  • Kathmandu valley Sightseeing in UNESCO world cultural heritage sites.
  • Scenic drive to Besishar
  • Explore the cultural and natural beauty of the Annapurna massif.
  • Reach the Highest lake in the world Tilicho lake and enjoy the Breathtaking surrounding mountains view 
  • Crossing world largest pass Throng-La 5416m
  • Relaxing at hot spring in Tatopani

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathamdu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathamandu valley Sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar 800m/2755ft- 7hrs by Bus.
  • Day 04: Day 04: Drive to Chame (2670m- 5 hrs) by jeep.
  • Day 05: Trek to Pissang 3310m/10856ft- 4/5hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Manang 3450m/11316ft- 5/6hrs.
  • Day 07: Acclimatize Day
  • Day 08: Trek to Siri Kharka 40650m/13,325ft - 4/ 5 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4140m/13,583ft - 5/6 hrs
  • Day 10: Visit Tilicho Lake 4,950m/16,120 ft then back to Siri Kharka: 4/5 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Yak kharka 4040m/13,020ft: 4/5 hrs
  • Day 12: Trek to Thorang Phedi 4420m/14501 ft - 3/4 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek to Thorong La pass 5416 m/17764 ft to Muktinath 3,800/12,467 ft - 7 /8 hrs
  • Day 14: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani 1,200m/3937 ft - 6/7 hrs
  • Day 15: Trekto Ghorepani 2,850m/9,350ft - 6/78 hrs
  • Day 16: Trek to Trek to Nayapul 5 hrs then 1 hour drive to Pokhara
  • Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hrs by bus

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathamdu 1350m/4428ft. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, You will be welcomed by the ART staff and transferred to your hotel, overnight at hotel
  • Day 02:Kathamandu valley Sightseeing.Today is a day of exploring the Heritage and Cultural site of Kathmandu valley. Our guide will take you around the Kathmandu valley, Overnight at hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast,(B)
  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar 800m/2755ft- 7hrs by Bus.an about 176km from Kathmandu to Besishar. 6/7 hrs scenic drive through Trishuli and Marsyangdi however, the bus will be stopping on the way for the lunch and toilets, it’s a day that we could explore some point in Besishar and prepare for the next day trip to Chame. Overnight at Hotel

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Day 04: Drive to Chame (2670m- 5 hrs) by jeep. Drive to Chame, we will take a jeep from Besishar to Chame, today’s our drive follows Marsyangdhi valley crossing few topical mountain villages and worth green valley. Its outstanding view on the backdrop with Majestic Mountain views and follows gently up on the bumpy road.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Trek to Pissang 3310m/10856ft- 4/5hrs. This day trek starts and passing through the local villages, beautiful ancient many walls, lush green pine forest with the massive ravine on both sides. You will get the view of Lamjung Himal on the vertical slope. Trekking on you arrive at the Apple garden at Bratang, You then cross the river and climb uphill where you view the awesome the Himalayas- Annapurna II, Pissang. You will have lunch here right under the magnificent view of natures natural beauty. After lunch, you will trek for about an hour to reach Pisang. Village reaching the Pisang, You can do a short trek to Upper Pisang for sunset view and the beautiful Tibetan Monastery, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Manang 3450m/11316ft- 5/6hrs.Today you will leave the greeneries behind as you trek along uphill with more scenic and magnificent views. After crossing the river you will climb switch-back up to Gyaru, where you will get the massive Mountain views down the valley. The trek follows continues with more scenic views until you reach the typical Tibetan style village Ngawal. After lunch descending and level walk brings you to Munji. From here it’s an easy hour walk through to the village Manang, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Acclimatize DayToday we have Acclimatization day in Manang. Depending on your interest we decide on what you really want to do... an easy and short hike. Crossing the river and walking uphill overlooking the beautiful Gangapurna Glacier lake, climbing further up to the viewpoint at the ridge where you see the Gangapurna glacier and the picturesque Manang village. This trip will take 3/4 hrs round trip to breathtaking areas. You climb up through the buckwheat cultivation on the rough trail to the small monastery, reaching the top. From here you get a superb view of the Annapurna range, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna with Manang valley. You then descend to Manang, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Siri Kharka 40650m/13,325ft - 4/ 5 hrs.After having our breakfast at Hotel, our trek will be started, we climb little up after crossing the Manang village than we follow the upper route which descends after few steps up to Riverside then we cross a suspension bridge and walk through pine trees and after few hours walking on beautiful place we arrive at Khangsar village which is inhabitant by Tibetan people, we take a lunch break and after that we continue an hour trek to Shiri Kharka. Overnight stay at the lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4140m/13,583ft - 5/6 hrsAfter Breakfast, we follow the easy path that leads through the middle of the landslides area where we can view impressive rock formations we trek up till Tilicho base camp where we can get a good view of Tilicho Peak and other surrounding snow peaks, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 10:Visit Tilicho Lake 4,950m/16,120 ft then back to Siri Kharka: 4/5 hoursToday we start early day hiking to Tilicho Lake after having breakfast at the lodge. we climb gradually up to reach Tilicho lake, which is the highest lake in the world, It lies on the bottom of the surrounding 360' Mountain views. its one of the spectacular lakes and very impressive. we descend after enjoying the beautiful scenery and mind-blowing view, Overnight stay at the lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 11:Trek to Yak kharka 4040m/13,020ft: 4/5 hrsToday we descend to the Khangsar village, passing beautiful ancients monasteries and gumba, we across a river, hike up to a plateau to reach yak kharka. This is the best point to stay and see the magnificent Annapurna, Gangapurna ranges. Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)


  • Day 12:Trek to Thorang Phedi 4420m/14501 ft - 3/4 hrs. Today you will see the awesome sunshine view from the way over the Legendary Himalaya's. The trail goes gradually up onto Through Phedi, the yak pasture to Ledar and continuing on the level trail on the scrub, crossing the river and then you will reach as Phedi, Overnight at lodge.


    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)

  • Day 13: Trek to Thorong La pass 5416 m/17764 ft to Muktinath 3,800/12,467 ft - 7 /8 hrsToday is the long day and tough day in our journey. Trek starts very early in the morning. The trail is much uphill, climbing up passing the first tea shop, continuing on rough ground or on the snow-covered ground all the way to top (5416m). At the top, there is a Buddhist flag and tea shop where you will get hot drinks. Walking 20m further up you will see the frozen ice lake at bottom of the Through peak. From here the trail descends steeply down 4hrs with a magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and other mountains with Kaligandaki valley to Muktinath, where you can visit the Vishnu temple, monastery108 water tap and natural burning gas, Overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 14:Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani 1,200m/3937 ft - 6/7 hrsToday we take a jeep to Tatopani crossing beautiful villages such as Jomsom, Marpha, Kalopani, and Tukuche.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 15:Trekto Ghorepani 2,850m/9,350ft - 6/78 hrsAfter breakfast, we ascend to Ghorepani walking through villages of Sikha and Chitre, as we walking through a terraced farmland we will be able to see the beautiful with mountains all around us to Ghorepani, Stay overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge(B+L+D)
  • Day 16:Trek to Trek to Nayapul 5 hrs then 1 hour drive to Pokhara Today the trail descends crossing the suspension and short trek goes to along the Modi river From Kyumi the trail still ascends gradually through the passing villages after a short walk to Nayapul seems like your trekking done, then you will ride a car to get Pokhara. After finishing your remarkable trip in mountain now time for having some western food in Pokhara and have a good shower here.Overnight at guesthouse. As today is the last day of the trek there will be having a farewell dinner with the trekking crew, Overnight at hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast,(B)
  • Day 17:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hrs by bus A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take 7hrs or in optional you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends, overnight at hotel.


    Service Included: Breakfast,(B)

    Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only

Cost Includes

  • .International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  •  All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Besishar- Chame, Muktinath- Tatopani, and Nayapul - Pokhara-Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • Company T-shirt
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

 

Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. 

 

Thank you for joining us (your local adventure travel partner ) “Alpine Ramble Treks”! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable trip of a lifetime in Nepal Himalayas, Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive!

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
14 November, 2018 30 November, 2018 US $980 Guaranteed
22 November, 2018 08 December, 2018 US $980 Guaranteed
28 November, 2018 14 December, 2018 US $980 Guaranteed
02 December, 2018 18 December, 2018 US $980 Guaranteed

Clients Reviews

  • Andy s
    Andy s
    Norway Published: Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Annapurna Circuit

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    Dil was my guide for 16 days in March this year. Sujal was porter. Both were excellent. Dil always made sure I was provided with plenty of black tea and dahl bhaht! They were great company and always cheerful. Safety was priority - from when I choked over a particularly…Continue

  • Viv Read
    Viv Read
    Australia Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Trekking twice with Dil

    Rating:

    I have trekked twice in Nepal, both times with Dil as guide. The first in 2014 was the Annapurna Circuit. It was obvious early that he was an experienced leader, well informed and explaining the trek clearly. He was both caring and considerate. The day that I was too crook…Continue

  • Anita
    Anita
    Norway Published: Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Amazing experience !

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    We, a Norwegian family of five, walked the Annapurna Circuit together with Dil. It is an experience we never will forget and it's safe to say that this trek has put a lifelong impression on us all. We highly recommend Dil as a travel companion. He is incredibly professional, friendly…Continue

  • Mo A
    Mo A
    United Kingdom Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Annapurna circuit / Poon Hill

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    In October 2017 we had an awesome trek with Alpine Ramble.  Our guide Dil was the best guide you can imagine... very knowledgeable, friendly and a good navigator and organizer.  All in all it was definetly worth it and I will come back and book another tour with Alpine Ramble…Continue

  • Jan
    Jan
    Germany Published: Monday, October 30, 2017

    Annapurna Circuit & Lake Tilicho

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    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…Continue

  • Kelly young
    Kelly young
    Singapore Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    amazing annapurna circuit trek

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    Dear Alpine Ramble Namaste! I started my first trek with Alpine Ramble 3 years ago and found this to be a great way and style of trekking. The various options of simple to the most strenuous treks are one’s choice according to one’s fitness level. I could even customize my…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Annapurna base camp, it will be assisted adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the classic and spectacular challenging treks in the Annapurna region. It’s an exceptional trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and beautiful landscape on this planet. As we hiking up to the high altitude than we have to prepare both by physically and mentality to succeed, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on the twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the Annapurna circuit trek, if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking


Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Meals and Drinking Water

The Annapurna circuit trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. But some places provide you with typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in this region at a reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

Equipment lists for Annapurna Circuit Trekking 

Head

  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf
  • Headlight

Face

  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass
  • Face wipes and towels

List for Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • And warm Globes

Body clothing

  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks, preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • The proper Trekking Boots
  • socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
  • Water peals
  • Umbrella
  • Walking  pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Camera
  • Cell Phone
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Watch
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/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 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 positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks 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.

Best Season

Best season for Annapurna Circuit Trek is spring (Marc to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best months for the 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and we guarantee an amazing view and breathtaking scenery throughout the trek. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

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 tourism sectors in order to process the trip booking with Alpine Ramble the percent of full trip payments can be made with required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies and flight details to Nepal with a two weeks period from the booking date.

Our respected traveler can be made the Payment through the Online directly from our website, bank transfer, western union or any other remittances, the remaining can be paid on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Hotel or office.   

Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Alpine Ramble Treks, come and enjoy the trip, for booking through the Online Click here  "BOOK YOUR TRIP" 

We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas for a wonderful trekking experience of a lifetime