Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek – 16 days

Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek – 16 days

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Max Altitude

5216 meters





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Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek – 16 days Highlights

  • Tilicho Lake in Annapurna Region
  • Manang Valley
  • Muktinath Temple
  • Thorong La Pass
  • Tibetan Culture
  • Monasteries on the way

Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek is an important trekking part of Annapurna Trekking Region which lies in Manang District and the trekking trails pass through Jomsom to Pokhara. This trekking area is one of those places that have had next to mythic connotations. Many regard it as the highest lake in the world (5200m). It was for long almost totally closed save for a few climbers and expeditions, and since 1974, when Nixon changed the China policy, part of the area above Thini on the Jomsom side became a very off-limits military area. From the Manang side it was rarely if ever visited. The trekking path to Tilicho was “a figment of some ones fantasy” and the locals in Manang had little knowledge of the route too, and were often thought to be slightly unfriendly, as they were known for not being particularly keen on working as human beasts of burden for various expeditions that had passed. When asked to porter they had simply refused! Manang is no ordinary village. Its people are heavily involved in international trade, due to passport privileges granted in the past.

The route goes along the Marshangdi River and Gorge through the remote valley of Manang also known as the district behind the Mountains, to crest the arid, windswept northern flank of Annapurna at the Thorong-La. The route then passes through the Khanshar Village (The Last Village of Nepal). The trail goes through the must challenging pass “Moeso Kanta Pass” of Annapurna area to Jomson.

Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek – 16 days Detail Itinerary

Today, after breakfast, you will take to City with Tour Guide, visit some temples, monasteries and historical sites.

After breakfast, drive to Beshisahar. Most of the time road goes along with Trishuli River and Marsyangdi river. you will some terrain field, some villages, hills and suspension bridges. After get to Besishahar, stay there.

Today, after breakfast, drive to Bagarchhap by Local Jeep in Sharing basis, from Beshisahar to Bagarchhap trip, road is bumpy and jigjag, up and down, on the way, one can see some nice water falls, typical villages and Himalayas too. Stay at Bagarchhap.

After breakfast in Bagarchhap, slowly walk up and straight to Chame, this day you can see some Himalayas and walk through forest. Chame is headquarter of Manang diestict where internet and restaurants are available, also there are 2 small hot spring, you can bath, if you want. stay at Chame.

After breakfast, start walking to Pisang, walk through among the forest, narrow walk up route and cross some suspension bridges and get to Pisang. Stay overnight there.

Today, the trekking route goes via two sides to choose one, either norths part or south part of Marshyangdi River, route is a bit easy than other days, meet some villages and see some nice view of Himalayas too.

After breakfast in Manang, route ahead down and up crossing Khangsar River. Khangsar village is last village in Manang distict. Manang to Khangsar starts Tilicho Lake Trek. Stay at Khangsar.

from Khangsar, route goes mostly up and up, few times can be down to walk, But today, the route is wide and some times walk in narrow valley, but it is nice walking and views, meet some monasteries which are Tibetan styles. Stay at Tilicho Base Camp.

Yak Kharka is located lower than Tilicho Base Camp, so today slowly walk down to Yak Kharka via Khangsar village and cross some small bridges and get to Yak Kharka.

Today, walk about 3 hours from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi up and up walking, few times walk down to river and crossing the bridge walk up to Thorong Phedi, you need rest today for acclimatization, because tomorrow is hard day to walk.

Today, early morning start walking to cross Thorong La Pass, so we will do some packed lunch and walk steep ups to Highe Base Camp, then walking will be a bit easier and you will see sunrise on the Himalayas and nice views of natures too. Then you feel victory over mountain after crossing high pass 5416 meters and slowly enter to Mustang district parts and stay at Muktinath.

Morning visit Temple and around there, then after breakfast, start trekking to Jomsom walk along with Kaligandaki River and big landscape of Kagbeni and Kaligandaki. Slowly walk down to Jomsom.

Morning, you will fly to Pokhara and after lunch, Pokhara city tour, then rest in Pokhara.

Today, after breakfast, fly to Kathmandu and rest day or you can visit yourself some places and buy souvenir for friends or families.

We will see you off at Hotel and transfer to Airport for your next destination.

Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek – 16 days Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trekking
  • Arrangements and fees for trekking permits and ACAP Permit
  • Arrangements and expenses for Tour Guide/Trekking Guide
  • Insurance, Lodging and Fooding for all trekking staffs.
  • Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
  • Flight Tickets - Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
  • Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as:
  • Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
  • Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas to Nepal
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    Jessie Lauren Brown

    Jessie Lauren Brown - USA

    Pokhara is pure natural city

    I really like Pokhara city in whole trip of Nepal Package Tour, I joined with group for Nepal round trip, I looked around the internet to find group and joining, finally found Adventure Land Nepal Tour and Travel to provide group joining or fixed departure tour.

    I liked Pokhara very much, great Himalayan view from room, big lakes along with Pokhara city, close to hiking hills, greenery surrounding the city, fresh air and attractive spots.

    It was 9 people group, other friend also from different cities and countries. I got new experience to share our feeling and experience to each other.

    It was 12 days Nepal trip, took us different cities and wildlife safari in Chitwan, explored culture, tradition, world heritage sites, buddhist monastery, Stupa, Temple etc which were unique and pilgrimage places to visit.

    Our tour guide Prashant has explained in detail everywhere, which makes very interesting and enjoyable because we learnt a lot about Nepal. It was meaning full trip that different things different knowledge via Guide, he led us nicely and right way to get to places on time. we secured well enough time to use. This tour was really really meaning full and useful.

    Thanks Mr Chij, Tour Operator and Adventure Land Nepal


    Aleksndra - Canada

    Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

    We were 4 people planned to visit Nepal and all of us checked online price and facility of services, comparatively Adventure Land Nepal found average one, then decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, after complete the trekking, we would be happy with our decision. Thought that we got right person, right place and right decision, because our trekking organizer was experienced more than 20 years in tourism field. After arriving Nepal and hearing his briefing, it encouraged us to do as soon as possible do this trek.

    He provided us nice package, Guide was strong and honest, he always gave an idea, what to do, how and where, these all moments were very valuable for us as we were beginners of trekking. Any way we had a lot enjoy even it was hard to walk in the hill sides. Up and down on the trails, it is really hard, but Mountain view and Nepalese lifestyle, their behave gave us plus point to forget that hardness.

    We thanks to Mr Chij, manager of Adventure Land Nepal and Guide mr. Khadka. See you again in next trip.

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