• Trek Duration
    19 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Group Size
    1-18
  • Price: 1400 or + –

Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek is one of the most stunning hike routes that circles the whole Annapurna range by clockwise. Thousands of the hikers around the world come to hike the Annapurna circuit every year. Most of the time it has been chosen as the best hiking route by different guide books. The incredible Annapurna circuit hike used to be 21 days in the past but with the facility of the transportations, you can also shorten the time durations of the Annapurna circuit hiking. Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho lake trek are very famous for the gigantic mountain view, diversified and colourful landscapes, the friendly local people of the area and the Thorong la pass 5416 Meters are the major things that the hikers can explore on their Annapurna circuit hike.

What to see on Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek

Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek offers the incredible view of the Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Range mountains while doing the Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake. The hike offers a stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) which are above 8000 Meters peaks. With that Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt. Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Tilicho peak (7,134m), Chulu east peak, Chulu west peak, yak kawang peak are other mountains too. Hikers can also see the colourful landscapes of the Mustang and Manag. Apart from that, the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki, The Marshyangdi river valley, apple farms, Muktinath temple and Thorong la pass are major things you can see.

Thorong la pass of Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek

Thorong la pass is the main attraction and goal of the Annapurna circuit trek and Tilicho lake. The Thorong la pass 5416 Meters is the ultimate goal of every hiker who hikes to Annapurna circuit. After crossing the Thorong la pass trekkers will reach the Mustang district. If trekkers are unable to cross the Thorong la they have to return by the same way ie they can’t circle the Annapurna circuit. Trekkers need to wake up early in the morning and start walking around 4-5 Am in the morning to complete the pass. Waking up early in the morning is very best to avoid the winds and weather changes that may happen during the hike. Normally, it takes about 8-9 hours to cross the Thorong La pass.

Tilicho lake

Another attraction of the Annapurna circuit trek and Tilicho lake is Tilicho Lake. Tilicho lake is the highest elevated lake in the world unofficially. The lake is at the altitude of 4949 M (16,138 Ft) in the base of the Tilicho peak 7,134 M (23,406 ft). Hike to Tilicho lake is a great chance to see the colourful landscape, glaciers and mountains peaks. The Tilicho lake is quite hard and risky because of the trails conditions. The trails to Tilicho lake goes through the sloppy and slippery mountains trails and it has a high risk of the stone falls. The view from the lake and nearby the lake is absolutely incredible which travellers should not miss on their Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek.

Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek highlights

  • Scenic road drive to Besisahar which offers Langtang and Manaslu mountain views but from far and if the weather is hazy you can not see the mountains very well.
  • Marvelous hiking experience while hiking through the George of the Marshayndri river, often you have to cross the suspension bridge by seeing some very high falling waterfalls. You will cross the different types of bushes till you reach the Dharapani.
  • Manaslu range and Manaslu view from Dharapani, Timang and Pisang, You will also see many other peaks before you reach the Chame. In Chame, you will enjoy the Natural Hot Spring.
  • Spectacular Annapurna mountain range from Dhukur Pokhari, Pisang, Gyaru, Ngwal, Braga and from Manag, You will see Mt Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak and Khnagsar Kang, Hikers can also see the Chulu East and west both as well as Pisang peak too.
  • Hike to ice lake is another biggest thing to do while hiking to the Annapurna circuit. You will have a very close view of the Annapurna mountain ranges.
  • Encounters with the domestic Yaks on the pasture along with wild blue Ship while hiking to the Thorong High Camp and Tilicho Lake.
  • Adventure trek to the Tilicho Base camp and overnight around the Tilicho Base Camp
  • Trek to the Highest Lake of the world 4,949 Meters and enjoy the breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Trekkers can see the Mt Manaslu and Himlung in the far side and Tilicho lake just in front of them
  • Trek from the upper Manag with the incredible view of the Manag
  • Cross the Thorong la 5416 Meters to arrive at the Muktinath Temple which is located at the Mustang District and the very close view of the Mt Dhaulagiri 8,167 Meters, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peaks and many other mountains on the mustang sides.
  • Enjoy the hot spring at the Myagdi Tatopani and trek to Ghorepani.
  • Stunning 360 Degree view from the Top of the Poon hill 3210 Meters, You will see Mt Annapurna 8091 Meters and Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters in the same place. There is Dhaulagiri range of mountains too which you can see.
  • Trek down to Pokhara and the hike is over.

    When is the best time to hike Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake trek

    Without any arguments and discussion October is undoubtedly the best month to hike the Annapurna circuit and Tilicho Lake around the years. But there are some other months which are also similar to October. In the Autumn season, October and November are the best months to hike the Annapurna circuit because it is a good time in terms of the weather and temperatures. Spring on the other hand is also considered as the second-best time of the year. March, April and May are the other months on which you can do hiking in the Annapurna circuit. Below is the Time Chart on which you can hike to Annapurna circuit trek.

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    Annapurna circuit with tilicho lake trek itinerary

    DaysItineraryAltitudeTime
    1Arrival in Kathmandu4,429 FeetYour time
    2Ngadi2,624 Feet7-8 Hrs
    3Jagat4,513 Feet6-7 Hrs
    4Dharapani6,000 Feet6-7 Hrs
    5Chame8,628 Feet6-7 Hrs
    6Lower Pisang10, 498 Feet6-7 Hrs
    7Manag11,482 Feet6-7 Hrs
    8Manag11,482 FeetWhole Day
    9Khangsar12,270 Feet6-7 Hrs
    10Tilicho Base Camp13,549 Feet6-7 Hrs
    11Tilicho lake and Back to Shree Kharka16,236 Feet7-8 Hrs
    12Yak Kharka13,123 Feet5-6 Hrs
    13Thorong High Camp16,010 Feet6-7 Hrs
    14Thorong pass then to MuktinathMax 17,780 Feet9-10 Hrs
    15Drive to Tatopani3,937 Feet7-8 Hrs
    16Ghorepani9,383 Feet8-9 Hrs
    17Tikhe Dhunga4,265 Feet8-9 Hrs
    18Pokhara2,624 Feet4-5 Hrs
    19Kathmandu4,429 Feet4-5 Hrs
    20Departure

    Annapurna circuit with tilicho lake trek itinerary in details

    • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

      Nepal Trek Hub will recive you from the airport and we will do a small meeting and pre-trek briefing to you. After that we will also help you to arrange the insufficinet gears buying or renting in Kathmandu. You will also meet your trek guide

    • Day 02: Drive to to Ngadi

      It is the long driving day today, Early in the morning Around 6:30, Our guide will be at your hotel to take you to the bus park from where the bus leaves to Besi Sahar. You will take the Local Bus to Besisahar which takes 6-7 hours. Then from there to Ngadi another local bus or private jeep to reach the Ngadi

    • Day 19:Departure from Kathmandu

    Trek cost includes

    • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
    • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
    • One Night Hotel in Pokhara
    • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
    • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
    • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
    • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
    • Annapurna conservation Area Project Permits
    • Seasonal Fruits if possible
    • First Aid Box
    • Flight Ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
    • TIMS Permit
    • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
    • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

    Cost excludes

    • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
    • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
    • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
    • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
    • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
    • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
    • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
    • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
    • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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    Trek Facts
    • Difficulty:Strenuous
    • Duration:19 Days
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • RegionAnnapurna
    • MealsBF,L,D on Trek
    • Eltitude5416 Meters
    • Group-Size1-18 Person
    • Transport:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Local Bus
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