Annapurna Circuit - Tilicho Lake Trekking- 19 Days

This is a modified version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, designed to include Tilicho Lake, 4919m.  Claimed to be the highest lake in the world, Tilicho sits at the foot of an extensive glacier; a collection of glacial melt from the northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorung Peak. At Tilicho it is a spectacular sight to see the surrounding snowy peaks reflected in the clear waters of the lake

The Annapurna Circuit - Tilicho Lake - Thorung La Pass Trek begins in the fertile low lands of Marshyandi valley, at Besisahar, and reaches the remote Manang region. From Manang, instead of following the regular Annapurna Circuit Trek northward to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka, we follow a wide valley to the west, passing through the Khangsar Village. After spending one night in Khangsar, we hike two days up the valley to Tilicho Lake Base Camp, 4900m. From Tilicho Base Camp we hike up to Tilicho Lake, 5200m, to enjoy the view for a few hours before heading back down to Base Camp for a second night.

From Tilicho we descend to Yak Kharka then up to the Thorung La Pass, 5416m. From the Thorung La Pass, the trail leads down to Muktinath a famous Temple for Hindus and Buddhist devotees. From Muktinath there is now a road to Jomsom, so the walk can be dusty, with pilgrims travelling by vehicle to Muktinath. We recommend avoiding the dust by flying to Pokhara from Jomsom, a thirty-five minute flight.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek provides excellent views of Annapurna massif. One of the most beautiful regions in terms of bio-diversity, nature lovers will get the chance to see exotic birds such as white capped river chat, brown dipper, white-breasted kingfisher, butterflies, barking deer, rhododendron forest and orchid flowers.

Special Offers!!

25 days Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek on 15th October 2016

My Dear Guests!!! We have guaranteed departure for Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek 15 October 2016. There are 3 trekkers really eager fit to do the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. They would like to join a group 04 people. If you are interested in joining this group please let us know. This small group is sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too. The solo Trip cost is 2000 USD per person; however, if we can make it a group of 04, the cost per person will be only $ 1680 USD which includes 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu & 1 night Hotel in Pokhara. More detailed: aftreks@gmail.com

 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • dramatic view at Tilicho Lake reflection of the snowy peaks
  • traditional villages inhabited many different ethnic groups
  • observe distinct cultural shift in highlands close to Tibet
  •  stunning view from Thorong La Pass - at 5416m
  •  Muktinath a famous pilgrimage site

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Drive 6hrs to Besisahar; Trek to Bhulbule, 820m, 2hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Ghermu Phant, 1136m, 5-6 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Dharapani, 1946m, 6-7 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Chame, 2800m, 5-6 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Pisang, 3200m, 5-6hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Manang, 3540m, 5-6hrs

Day 9 : Acclimatization day in Manang, 3540m

Day 10 : Trek to Shree Kharka, 4000m, 4 hrs

Day 11 : Trek to Tilicho Base Camp, 4800m, 4 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Tilicho Lake, 5200m, 3-4 hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Yak Kharka, 4050m, 5-6 hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Phedi, 4545m, 3-4 hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Muktinath, 3694m, 7-9 hrs

Day 16 : Trek to Jomsom, 2710m, 5 hrs

Day 17 : Fly to Pokhara

Day 18 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by Road, 6hrs

Day 19 : Departure

Cost Include(s)

  • Transportation from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster
  • A Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, three nights (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel categories are the 2-Star, eg. Hotel Shakti or Hotel Holy Himalaya
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, One night (bed and breakfast and tax included) Hotel Lake Star or Hotel Meera
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide, Govt. Trained/License Holder
  • Porters: One porter for 2 persons basis, from Pokhara – whole Trek (Load Limit 30 KG per porter)
  • Airfare Jomsom - Pokhara and local Local Airport Tax
  • Accommodation during trek ; local lodges 15 days (14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant (if group size is more than 4)
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Besi Shar- Pokhara- Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water and beer )
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu / Pokhara - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurant
  • Customary Tips for guide, porters and driver 
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services
  • International round-trip airfare
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
11 March, 2017 29 March, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
25 March, 2017 12 April, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
05 April, 2017 23 April, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
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27 April, 2017 15 May, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
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10 May, 2017 28 May, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
24 May, 2017 11 June, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
01 September, 2017 19 September, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
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10 October, 2017 28 October, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
21 October, 2017 08 November, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
31 October, 2017 18 November, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
08 November, 2017 26 November, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
22 November, 2017 10 December, 2017 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
11 March, 2018 29 March, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
25 March, 2018 12 April, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
05 April, 2018 23 April, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
18 April, 2018 06 May, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
27 April, 2018 15 May, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
05 May, 2018 23 May, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
10 May, 2018 28 May, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now
24 May, 2018 11 June, 2018 USD 1125 per person Available Book Now

The Best Time to Visit the Annapurna Circuit Tilicho LakeTrek

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible for Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki. However, if there is a lot of snow, the Thorung La pass may be impassable.

This is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in Hotel Shakti or Hotel Norbu Linka before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily.  We suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets in case Euro-guard water is not available.  We request that you avoid using bottled mineral water, as the bottles are not easily disposed of. 

Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Safety

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

 

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 19 Days

Price : US $1125 p/p

Trip Grade : Challenging

Minimum Group Size:2 Persons

Maximum Group size:12 Persons

Activities:Trekking

Maximum Height:5416m

Minimum Height:800m

Transport:By Road/ By plane

Starts:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Hotel in Kathmandu:3 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Hotel in Pokhara:1 nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during trek:local lodges 15 days (14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included)

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