• Trek Duration
    19 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Group Size
  • Price: 1050 or + –

Best Annapurna trek is the combination of the different trek trails to give the ultimate and best experience of the trek in the Annapurna Regions. Now, most of you may worry about the crowds of the trekkers on the trek but this is the trek that you are mostly going to avoid the crowds. This trek also combines the lower part of Annapurna to the backside of the Annapurna 8091 Meters. You will enjoy the stunning scenery of Annapurna as well as Dhaulagiri together with the few tourists on the trek. Trekkers can get the best chance to see the local cultures and traditions during their best Annapurna trek. Gurung and Pun are the incredibly hospitable local peoples who live on the trails. Ghandruk and Landruk are the 2 bing villages which you will cross to go to the ultimate destinations of the Trek.

Best Annapurna Trek Route

The ultimate destination of this trek is to reach the Khopra ridge and Khayer Lake 4500 Meters. So we call Khopra to trek the Best Annapurna Trek of the Annapurna Regions. The trek starts from the Kande near Pokhara and ends at Tatopani of Myagdi Districts. As it is one of the less touristic routes you can enjoy your holiday if you like to stay in peace on the holiday. The trek passes villages like Landruk, Ghandruk, Tadapani, Dobato, Bayeli, Shristibang, and finally to the Khopra Ridge. Khopra ridge is one of the best viewpoints to see the Dhaulagiri Range mountains as well as Nilgiri on the opposite sides. You would see a more spectacular view than Poon Hill from the Khopra trek. Holy Khayer lake is another attraction of the trek which is located at the base of the Annapurna on 4500 Meters. This place is very holy for Buddhists and Hindu people.

Best Annapurna Trek Route

Annapurna is known as one of the best trekking destinations for mountain lovers and hikers. There are many multiple treks in Annapurna but this one is considered one of the best Annapurna treks. Why? Because this is less touristy as well as you can see most of the things that you can see on other Annapurna treks. The trek route is very good to see all the High mountains from close range plus you will visit the Khayer Lake which is located at the Altitude of 4500 meters. The trail of the trek is very uniquely designed which covers the local settlement to the Natural beauty too. The rhododendron forests are another attraction if you do this trek during the spring seasons. Trekkers have a multiple-choice to finish thor trek after the Khopra trek as well as begin too.

Best Annapurna Trek highlights

  • Surface glance of Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Scenic flight/drive to Pokhara and when you are in Pokhara you would see an amazing view of the Mt Annapurna range.
  • Wonderful start of the trek with the local village and surroundings of the trekking trails you will see an amazing view of the Annapurna range including holy Mt. Fishtail.
  • Gurung and Magar village excursions of landruk and Ghandruk, There is also a cultural museum to see.
  • Stunning view of Annapurna south, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna III, IV from Ghandruk, Tadapani, Dobato.
  • Walk through the beautiful rhododendron forest mostly on the entire trek.
  • Breathtaking close view of Mt Dhaulagiri 8167 Meters ranges and Annapurna 8091 Meters range from the khopra Danda/ridge
  • Khayer lake hike which is a holy lake for both Hindus and Buddhist which is quite challenging due to the long hike on altitude
  • Trek down to Tatopani (natural hot spring) or Poon Hill to finish the trek.

Trek facts

Trek Name:
Trek with Annapurna circuit
Duration:16 Trek days, 1 day drive back to Kathmandu
2 days Arrival and Departure total 19 days
Max. elevation:5416 M/17, 769 Feets Thorong la
Start:Ngadi, Chame, Dharapani
Ends:Pokhara, Tatopani or Jomsom
Trek Best Time:Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and ACCAP Permits
Accommodation:Tea House

Best time to visit tilicho lake

Best time to visit/trek Tilicho lake is in October, November of the Autumn season, and March, April of the spring seasons. The Autumn season is the very best to trek and enjoys the Himalayas. Usually, the weather is very perfect in the Autumn season. The second best season is the Spring season. Like autumn, the weather generally remains very clear and the forest gets different kinds of flowers so you can enjoy the scenery and nature. See below on the picture and know which months suit you

Autumn season

It starts from the end of September and lasts till the first week of December. After the monsoon, the landscape is covered with green fields and different types of crops. Trekking in Nepal is very good during this time. Weather in autumn is perfect to do the hike/trek in Nepal Himalayas. Trekkers can see the crystal clear view of the tallest Himalayas for the whole day and there is less chance of the clouds and fogs. The visibility is really good in Autumn plus you will get the best temperature of the year for trekking that is the reason Autumn is the best season to do the trek in Nepal as Tilicho lake too.

Spring season

The second best season to trek in Nepal is the Spring season. The spring season starts from the beginning of March till the end of May. With suitable weather and clear visibility, you can enjoy the trek in Nepal Himalayas. The lower parts of the Himalayas get colorful flowers. You will be amazed to see the colorful rhododendron forests in front of the Himalayas. Trekkers will get the best view of the Himalayas and the very suitable weather. Trekkers can take maximum enjoyment if they do the Tilicho lake in the spring season.

Monsoon season

The monsoon season starts in June and lasts till September. Trekkers still do the trekking in the Monsoon season but there is no guarantee that they can enjoy it because of the rainfalls and clouds on the Himalayas. Landslides and floods are other problems that trekkers can face. We do not recommend trekkers to trek in the Monsoon season if they can postpone their trek.

Winter season

December, January, and February are the months that get very cold weather in Nepal. Snowfalls in the Himalayas are very common and often the mountains get covered with clouds. We do not recommend trekkers to trek to Tilicho Lake in the Winter season.

Trek best time

Trek difficulty

Most of the trekkers may wonder how difficult is the Tilicho lake or Trek difficulty then here are the things that you should know. Trekkers are required to walk around 6-7 hours each day on the mountain’s terrain at a high altitude around 4000 Meters to 5000 Meters. The trail is wider but full of ups and downs. You need to walk 15-18 KM per day which means the trek is not that easy to do. If you wish to do this trek you do not need to do pre-exercise before your arrival. When you start the trek, you will just be enough to do this trek. There are some technical trails where stone falls often. You should be very knowledgeable to avoid accidents or should go with an experienced guide.

Trek preparation

Tlicho is something challenging trek, you need to do some planning before you come to trek in Nepal. There are so many elements that can be crucial for the success of the trek. Nepal Trek Hub suggests you take some information before you come here. All information has been written here. You may find the information easily. if not please give us a , we are happy to give you all information as much as fast we can, Normally we give information around 4-5 Hours in Average. If you chat with WhatsApp this is faster option.

Step-1: Determine how many days will you do trek?

At the the first stage of your Trek preparation, you need to calculate your time duration, how many days trek you can do as per your time frame? There are so many things to do After tilicho. You can continuously trek to Tatopani from Muktinath or fly from Muktinath to

Pokhara or drive to Tatopani. From Tatopnai you can go to Poon Hill Trek or pokhara by bus

Step-2: Know more about Tilicho Trek

It is always very good to get the pre-information as much as you can before your trek, Nepal Trek Hub presented some information which might be very important for you.

  • Trek Grade: This is quite challenging type of trek, you need to know more about your trek grade, get some information regarding
  • AMS: Altitude Mountain Sickness is always a concern who does the trek in the mountain. This can be very dangerous if people don’t care. There are two types of AMS. Ultimately they impact very badly on the human body. Get More Information About altitude mountain sickness and be careful yourself. This Trek has a lot of chances of Altitude mountain sickness. Read about the for more information and be prepare for your trip
  • Nepal Visa: Most of us have a question to get the Nepal visa. It is very simple to get Nepal visa. You can get it on your country or in Kathmandu airport. Getting visa in Kathmandu airport is easier to you. If you need more information regarding Nepal Visa Please go through Nepal Immigration official website Nepal Immigration or you can also go through our website
  • Gear list This trek requires a good gear list, You need to bring gear to do the trek with very easily. The gears play a very vital role in the success of your trek. Please try to get all gear from your country which makes you easier. insufficient gear you may also find in Kathmandu as well. If you are willing to hire a sleeping bag or other stuff, you can hire in Kathmandu, We will help you to hire the stuff without a deposit in the shop. Get some information to prepare yourself

Trek map

There are so many types of Trek map which is attached with the Annapurna circuit trek map mostly. Tilicho is part of the Annapurna circuit and also known as a further hike destination. These maps are published by different publishers of Nepal. The map may be different, Some Tlicho lake trekking map has much information while others may have less. Which you can find on the time if you buy the map.

If you want to buy the map in Kathmandu there are the Himalayan Map, Nepal map house maps everywhere in Thamel, you can buy it from there. If you want to get the big scale with details map which cost is more than the normal map. You can choose as per your wish but make sure that the proper information you seek is on the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in a pocket. We will give you a map as a complimentary service.

Trek route

There are multiple routes to do the Trek. The Tlicho lake trek route starts from the small village Manag. Before the Manag, there is an Annapurna circuit trekking trail route. Trekkers need to trek on the Annapurna circuit then trek to Tilicho Lake and finally need to back again in Annapurna circuit trekking trails Yak Kharka. Here are some Trek routes.

Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake then to Thorong la pass route.
This is the normal and usual trek route to explore Tilicho Lake and most of the trekkers do it. It only needs a few more days on your Annapurna circuit trek. You can explore the beauty of Tilicho Lake including the massiv annapurna ranges if you follow this route.
Narphu Valley, Tilicho Lake then to Thorong la pass route.
This is another attractive but less crowded trek route as compared to the first one. The trek goes to the Nar Phu Valley which is a very unique and undiscovered trekking trail on Annapurna Regions. After finishing the Nar Phu Valley you will join the Annapurna circuit trekking trails and complete the tilicho lake before the final accent to the Thorong la pass.

Trek itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

    Receive you from Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel then briefing and preparation of trek
  • Day 02: Drive to to Ngadi

    Early in the morning Around 6:30, Nepal Trek Hub’s guide will be at your hotel to take you to the bus park. You take the Local Bus to Besisahar which takes 6-7 hours. Then you take again local bus to Ngadi
  • Day 03: Nagdi to Chamje 1400 M, 6-7 Hours

    The lowland has a very impressive landscape as it is filled with rice terrace and green forest. Along the trail, you see the mighty Marshyandri river. You will passes through Bahundanda, Ghermu, Syange. in Syange you do lunch then further walking around 2 hours brings you to Chamje
    Overnight at Chamje Hotel
  • Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani 1900 M, 6-7 Hours

    The Marshyandri river George becomes more steep and rapid, you would cross the bridge then walk to the other side of the river, climbing more and going less down you will reach Tal. This place you will do lunch. Further walking around 1 Hour from here, you will reach Dharapani
    Overnight at a guest house in Dharapani
  • Day 05: Dharapani to Chame village 2630 M, 6-7 Hours

    Manaslu trek trails joins here to annapurna circuit trek. Check post is here to check your permits. The walk is pretty easy today. Timang is on the way to Chame from where you would see the splendid view of Manaslu Range mountain and Manaslu itself. Trail becomes easier from here, as you crosses Thanchowk, Koto respectively to reach the Chame
    Koto is starting point of Narphu Valley trek, this is control region trek and known as a hidden valley which later joins on Ngwal. Natural hot spring is here, you can take the bath.
  • Day 06: Chame to Pisang village 3300 M, 6-7 Hours

    Lamjung himal is perfectly visible from here. Pisnag is our destination today. Enjoyable walk from Chame to Dhukur pokhari. Pine, oak forest is everywhere on the trail. One of the biggest apple farm of Nepal you will see here. You can see Annapurna II perfectly, as you do lunch in Dkhukur Pokhari, you will enjoy the view of Magnificent view. stay overnight at Pisang
  • Day 07: Lower Pisang to Manang 3540 M, 7-8 Hours

    The magnificent view of the Himalayas you can see from here. there is two way to go Manag. Our recommendation to trekkers to take the way to Gyaru. We keep walking until there is river appears. On the way, you can see a small but very beautiful lake. Now you need to climb very steeply which might take 1.30 hours. Here is a small viewpoint from here people can see Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak and many more. Locals are waiting for the trekkers to sell there bread and tea. The trail is now easier as it goes all the way forest to Ngwal. You do lunch here then descend down to valley you will reach Braga and Manag afterwards.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang

    This is your acclimatization day. You have many options to hike here to keep your body acclimatize. your guide will explain you to go either Ice lake or Gangapurna lake hike.
  • Day 09: Trek to Khangsar 3740 M, 4-5 Hours

    Trekking to Khangsar is relatively easy. leaving Manag near Tanki Manag there is two trail, we follow the lower trail to go Khangsar. The trail is quite easy, As most of the time, We crosses the pine forest to reach Khangsar.
  • Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4150 M, 6-7 Hours

    Exciting parts yet to come and today is the day. The landscape is very colourful. Yak pastures, yak are everywhere on trail. Blue ship can be also seen on the trail. The first part is quite an assent when we cross the Shree Kharka the trail goes down. The risky way is here. The stone might fall from the hill as the landscape is very steep. The Tilicho Base camp is on the collide of two rivers.
  • Day 11: Trek to Tilicho Base camp and stay on Tilicho base camp 4949 M, 5-6 Hours

    The exciting day begins by wake up early in the morning to go to Tilicho Lake. trekkers need to climb slowly but steadily until near Tilicho lake. The view on the way to go Tilicho Lake is just mesmerizing. Manaslu, Himlung and Many mountains you can see from here. finally, when you are on the bank of Lake you will see the highest lake in the world. Backing to the Base camp you rest today here because it is riskier to go to further because of stone falls
  • Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,000 M, 6-7 Hours

    Yak Kharka is our overnight destination, as we leave the Base camp the dangerous area we can crosses early in the morning. Shree Kharka is a place where the two trails separate, we go to the upper trail to Yak Kharka with several up and down. during the trek, we can see many fields for Yak and Ships
  • Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong high Camp 4850 M, 6-7 Hours

    Walking from Yak Kharka you will see, yak pasture the trail gently climb onwards to Thorong Phedi 4450 Meter. There is some area where you need to very be careful because of stone fall. You can lunch here or can have a couple of cup tea and coffee to strengthen your stamina. Now the trail is very steep and full of the moraine, continually hiking 1.30 Hour you can reach Throng High Camp.
  • Day 14: Thorong High camp to Muktinath (Thorong la pass day) 3800 M, 8-9 Hours

    It is a challenging day of the trek is today. Generally, trekkers start their trek early around 4:00 clock to 5:00 o clock. The early you start the better for you. As you already on very high land it is quite harder for you to gear up. As you use it, it would be quite easier for you. On the way to Thorong is not so steep. the trail climbs slowly but gradually up. On the way to Thorong la pass, you can also take the tea and coffee in the shop. It is generally 3 Hours climb to Thorong La pass. As you arrived at Thorong la pass, it is windy and cold here. You can see the mountain on the mustang side. The trail is now to go down. All the way down to Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath
  • Day 15: Muktinath to Tatopani

    As you finish the walk , today you will take the local bus to Tatopani 1190 Meter. The bus stop often for local people to come in and go down. You can see the village like Jomsom, Syang, Marpha, Kalopani, Kobang, Ghasa, Dana and finally to Tatopani. It is quite adventure driving because of local bus. You can also do Jeep Driving to here.
  • Day 16: Tatopani to Ghorepani 2875 M, 7-8 Hours

    Moving from the Tatopani, then climbing to durbin daanda is another unique experience you feel today, as you walk down the valley it is quite hot and humid. The view of the green village is awesome, you would see rice field and different types of fruit in the village, this is pretty nice to walk you would crosses Sikha, Ghara, Chitre and then finally to Ghorepani.
  • Day 17: Hike to Poon Hill then trek to Tadapani 2675 M, 7-8 Hours

    Sunrise we see today from Poon hill, We hike to poon hill early in the morning and reach there by before Sunrise. You would see the best view of Himalaya. Dhaulagiri Range and Annapurna range mountain and many other peaks you will see. From Poon Hill, you trek down to Nayapool. It takes 5-6 hours from here, then you would take the vehicle to go Pokhara.
  • Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu

    The morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast and lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, the guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
  • Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu

Trek cost includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop service
  • 3 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • tea house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • ACCAP Permits
  • Narphu special control region permit
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop off itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • Any meal in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, wifi charge, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.(tea, coffe, water, beer, alcohol, wine)
  • 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

Trek FAQ

often trekkers get’s many question before they start trek. In preparation phase they might want to know many question. It is very hard to get all question answer here but we have mentioned some question answer, follow our Trek FAQ. if it does not satisfy you please

Which is the best time to Trek?

Without any doubts, September to November are the first best season to trek. The second best season is March – April to trek in Nepal. Because this both season the weather is very nice and clear. You can see the magnificent view of Mountain.

Is there good accommodation on Trekking?

Yes, there are good accommodations in the route of Trek, In khangsar there are many hotels for the trekkers. Shreekharka and Tilicho base camp has around 3-4 hotels with the enough capacity to put 100-150 tourists each day. Trekkers need to stay 1 night in Tilicho base camp where there might be some more tourists.

how many days is Trek?

Here, we have made 19 days plan from arrival to departure, in trekking 15 Days, travel 2 days and 2 Days to arrive and departure. if you want to do Trek within any time period please let us know, we customize your travel

What kind of accommodation in Trek?

There are good tea houses a long the trekking trail. Some of the tea houses has also room with Bathroom. but it is not always with every guest houses. They provide a good room and comfortable bed in standard of Nepal trek. For hot shower, they provide a bucket hot shower to the guest by charging some money or some place they do have a bathroom with solar.

Is there wifi on Trek?

Yes, There is WIFI service in most of the guest houses. Speed of the WIFI is not that good but it is ok to connect with your family and friends

Is there enough hotels Trek?

When there is main season it is always crowd on trekking route. sometimes the guest house might be full so you need to be very careful. if you can reach earlier would be always good to you. if you are with us we manage everything to you.

What is the drinking water on Trek?

Yes, There is a availability of Mineral water, every tea houses. It is always not good to drink the mineral water, first it is quite costly to traveler, secondly it is damaging the Eco-system, the water company using a lot of plastic bottles. In a mountain mineral water bottle are a real threat to the environment. We can use the water purifier or water purification tablet and become a responsible traveler

Can i do Nar Phu Valley, Tilicho Lake and Annapurna circuit trek together

Sure, You can do this trek. The trek starts from Nar Phu Valley and after crossing the Kang la pass you can go to Tilicho Lake. After doing the Tilicho Lake you can do the Thorong la pass continiously.

What is the maximum elevation of Trek?

Tilicho Lake is 4,949 meter but you are also going to do thorong la pass which is 5,416 meter. In average you spent your most of the trek period above 3000 Meter.

what permit is for Trek?

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and Trekkers Information management system permit (TIMS) Card is required for the trek

Can I do trek with child

If the child can walk for 6-7 hours, then you can trek with child too. otherwise you need to extend your trek days

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Trek facts
  • Difficulty:Strenuous
  • Duration:19 Days
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • RegionAnnapurna
  • MealsB,L,D, A
  • Altitude5416 Meter
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Land transfer
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Why you like this?
  • A beautiful drive to Besisahar

  • Deep Marshyandri river valley and beauty of it’s

  • The Buddhist cultures of Manag people

  • Annapurna Himalayan Range, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, tilicho peak and many other peaks

  • World’s highest lake which is located at the height of 4,949 Meter from sea level

  • The amazing landscape of Manag and Tilicho Valley

  • Challenging Thorong la pass 5,416 Meter

  • Muktinath Temple and Kaligandaki river valley

  • View of Jomsom, Marpha, Kagbeni, Kalopani, Tatopani, lete and many more

  • Amazing view from Poon hill