Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Trek - 17 Days

Annapurna trekking region, situated in the middle-northern part of Nepal, has one of the most appealing panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range.

Annapurna circuit features the Tilicho lake, which is located in an amazing height of 4919 m and is considered to be the highest lake in the world.

Trekking in Nepal is often chosen by trekkers to explore the grueling trails, and Annapurna circuit treks would be the sublime destination.

One of the best trekking destinations in Nepal to explore the lavish variety of flora and fauna with trekker-friendly environment. The experience of hazardous and haunting trail make this trek a truly incredible experience. The elegant trek encompasses the Thorungla pass, which is the highest pass and one of the and one of the best points on the face of earth to observe the sterling beauty of the mighty and glorious Himalayas.

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$1,348

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Duration

17 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 17 nights
    • A guide.
    • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
    • Necessary transport by bus.
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) only for our guides during the trek.
    • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) only for our guides during the trek.
    • Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc. for our guide.
    • Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staff.
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services.
    • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes 20 minutes.
    • Entry/Admission - Besisahar, Lamjung
    • Entry/Admission - Annapurna Mountain Range
    • Entry/Admission - Thorangla Pass
    • Entry/Admission - Tilichol Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Khangsar Store
    • Entry/Admission - Tilicho Lake, Nepal
    • Entry/Admission - Yak Kharka
    • Entry/Admission - Jomsom Muktinath Trek
    • Entry/Admission - Pokhara Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    What's excluded :
    • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company.
    • Please buy it in your country. You cannot buy it in Nepal.)
    • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
    • Tips.
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you during the trek.
    • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) for you during the trek.
    • Meals and Hotel Accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square

  • Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu and rest at hotel

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the major attractions in Kathmandu Valley. The word “Durbar Square” is translated in English as Palace Complex. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.

    Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule 8 hours. Start trekking to Bahundanda (1310m) via Nadi 2 & 1/2 hours.

    Stop At: Besisahar, Lamjung, Besisahar 33600, Nepal
    You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. This headquarter is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.


    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 3: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje(1430m) 7 hours.

    Stop At: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    A steep trail descends for early half an hour and then follows flat path through rice terraces, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually you descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and down to Chamje through the forests.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 4: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchap(2160m) 5 & 1/2 hours.

    Stop At: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, we see the level, plain of Tal (1700m.) before us. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area looks reassuring after the harrowing mountain paths just traveled on. You descend to a grassy riverbank which leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating water fall.Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 5: Trek from Bagarchap to Chame(2670m) 5 hours.

    Stop At: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marsyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2210m.). There comes a small wooden bridge which takes you to follow steep ascent path upto Timang. It lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal. The trail goes through flat level until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 6: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m) 5 hours.

    Stop At: Annapurna Mountain Range, 33500 Nepal
    With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.).In the past this was the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution, but the dilapidated buildings are all that remain of that era. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before us. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.


    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 7: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m.) 5 hours.

    Stop At: Thorangla Pass, Manang Nepal
    Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hongde (3320m.), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m.) also becomes visible. Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, you can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m.) and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak (7145m.).

    After a short steep climb you reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. You camp here for the night, amidst the fluttering prayer flags, which adorn the houses.

    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 8: Rest day at Manang.

    Stop At: Tilichol Lake, Manang Nepal
    This is an important rest and acclimatization day today before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 9: Trek from Manang to Khangsar(3734m) 5 hours.

    Stop At: Khangsar Store, Khangsar 33500, Nepal
    The path is gradual descent and you cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing Khola (stream). You trek through dry land though you can see shrubs on the both sides. The panoramic views of Annapurna range completely mesmerize you. Khangsar is a Gurung village. There you find a small monastery, chorten, mani walls and prayer flags.


    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 10: Trek from Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4150 m.) 3 & 1/2 hours.

    Stop At: Tilichol Lake, Manang Nepal
    On the way to Tilicho Lake.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 11: Trek from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4920 m.) 6 hours.

    Stop At: Tilicho Lake, Nepal, Khangsar 33500, Nepal
    This day you trek gradual up until you reach destination. The path is quite covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Somewhere in trekking you cross few streams. Tilicho Lake is situated at the highes. From here you can enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and many others.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 12: Trek from Tilicho Lake to Yak Kharka (450m) via Khangsar 6 hours.

    Stop At: Yak Kharka, Manaslu Trek, थोचे 33500, Nepal
    On the way to Thorang La Pass.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong High camp (4925m.) 3 & 1/2 hours.

    Stop At: Thorangla Pass, Manang Nepal
    Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.


    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 14: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5416m.) to Muktinath (3800m.) 9 hours.

    Stop At: Thorangla Pass, Manang Nepal
    Pass and it takes about seven hours. You start early today for your crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing you reaches the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.


    Duration: 9 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 m) 6 hours.

    Stop At: Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Nepal
    Today we continue down for early two hours and then walk through the flat path till we reach Jomsom. Between the walk lies Eklebhatti village where you find tea houses and lodges.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tea House.

    Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, which takes about 20 minutes.

    Stop At: Pokhara Museum, Pokhara Nepal
    The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotel.

    Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 7 hours

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    This Stupa, 8 kilometres east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world for its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhist Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: 3 Star hotel.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Domestic airport , International airport , Bus stationAirports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by First Environmental Trekking

Activity ID: V-65540P43

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