Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trekking-16 Days

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Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trekking
Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trekking
At a Glance
Duration16 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous
Maximum Altitude5416m/17769.03ft
Group Size1-10 pax
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptmber to November and March to May

The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is renowned as one of the most sought-after trekking and hiking routes in the Annapurna region. Initially, you will follow the traditional Annapurna trail until you reach Manang. From there, you will embark on a captivating 3- to 4-day journey to the pristine Tilicho Lake, situated at an impressive altitude of 4949 m/16237 ft above sea level. After immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this heavenly destination, you will rejoin the Annapurna Circuit trek trail at Yak Kharka and continue onwards to Thorong La, the highest point of the trek, standing tall at 5416m above sea level. Upon conquering the summit, you will descend to Muktinath and eventually make your way back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. The excursion to Thilicho Lake during the Annapurna Circuit trek offers a remarkable and delightful experience throughout the journey.


  • Begin your journey by exploring the vibrant city of Kathmandu before embarking on the trek to Tilicho Lake in the Annapurna Circuit.
  • Experience the breathtaking scenery as you travel to Besishahar in a bus or jeep, immersing yourself in the charming surroundings.
  • From Besishahar, take a jeep to Dharapani, which serves as the starting point for the trek.
  • Follow the well-marked trail of the Annapurna Circuit until you reach Manang, and then continue towards the magnificent Tilicho Lake.
  • Marvel at the beauty of Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world, standing at an impressive altitude of 4949m above sea level.
  • Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the lake and admire the majestic white mountains of the Annapurna Ranges that surround it.
  • Resume your journey by rejoining the Annapurna track at Yak Kharka and continuing your trek towards the next destination.
  • Challenge yourself by reaching the summit of Thorong La, standing tall at an elevation of 5416m.
  • Descend to the enchanting Muktinath village, known for its Muktinath Temple, a revered shrine for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Discover the wonders of the world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge, a natural marvel that will leave you in awe.
  • After crossing the pass, explore the Tibetan plateau against the backdrop of the magnificent Mt. Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri.
  • Conclude your adventure by flying from Jomsom to Pokhara and eventually returning to Kathmandu, where your trip begins and ends.

The Tilicho Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a renowned trekking route in the Annapurna region that takes you to the summit of Thorong La, the highest pass in the world, situated just below Thorong Peak. Prior to reaching this point, you will have the opportunity to visit the stunning and highest glacier lake, Tilicho. After conquering Thorong La, you will descend to Muktinath and then explore the awe-inspiring Kaligandaki gorge, known as the world's deepest, and immerse yourself in the Tibetan-influenced villages nestled beneath the majestic Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Mountains. Throughout this journey, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges, encounter diverse climates, encounter charming local villages, witness magnificent waterfalls, traverse rice terraces, and immerse yourself in the local culture, as well as the rich flora and fauna of the region.

Embark on our 16-day Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trekking adventure, commencing with an exploration of the captivating kingdom of Kathmandu. Following this, we will embark on a picturesque bus journey to Besihhahar, traversing the enchanting Tirshuli and Marsyangi River Valleys. Departing from Kathmandu after a delightful breakfast, our expedition will lead us through quaint villages, terraced rice fields, and vibrant marketplaces. Continuing along the Kathmandu-Pokhara route until Dumre, situated 134 km west of Kathmandu, we will then veer left towards Besishahar, the administrative center of the Lamjung District, located 45 km from Dumre.

When embarking on the journey from Besishahar to Dharapani, you will be transported in a Jeep along the renowned Annapurna Circuit Trail. Unfortunately, the transportation infrastructure has caused some damage to the most picturesque section of the trail. Nevertheless, you will still have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of the lush green valley, enchanting waterfalls, and charming local villages during the jeep ride. Dharapani serves as the convergence point for two remarkable circuits, namely the Annapurna and Manaslu circuits. It is where the Annapurna Circuit trek begins and the Manaslu Circuit trek concludes. If you desire to experience both circuit treks in a single holiday, we recommend our Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek packages.

Our journey begins in Dharapani, where we will start walking for the rest of the trail until we reach Jomsom. Along the way, we will pass through a variety of villages, with the majestic Annapurna range serving as a stunning backdrop. This range includes peaks such as Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), and Annapurna II (7,937m). Our first stop is Chame, the headquarters of the Manang District, which is reached after traversing beautiful terrain. From there, we continue to Pisang, a village known for its breathtaking views of Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna III (7,555m), and other peaks. Finally, we arrive at the highlight of the trek, Manang (3,540m), which offers a wealth of natural and cultural beauty. In Manang, we have the opportunity to visit Gangapuran Tal (3,872m) and Cave Gompa (4,000m), two popular landmarks in the area.

After visiting Manang, your next destination will be the awe-inspiring Tilicho Lake, which holds the title of being the highest lake in the world. To reach there, you will traverse through Khangsar (3734m) and Tilicho Base Camp (4150m). This journey is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you breathless. The Tilicho Lake Trek is not only a remarkable adventure but also provides the perfect acclimatization for crossing the Thorong La pass, which stands at an impressive altitude of 5416m. From the lake, you will be treated to the most magnificent views of the surrounding peaks before continuing your trek to Yak Kharka. As you follow the trail uphill, you will eventually reach Thorong La. Once you have successfully conquered this challenging pass, you will descend to Muktinath through a steep, downhill path. Muktinath is a sacred site revered by both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. Located on the Tibetan plateau amidst arid terrain, it offers a unique blend of Tibetan influences and a chance to explore their rich culture. Afterward, you will take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and finally return to Kathmandu, where our Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek concludes.

We, at the Himalayan Trekking Path, cordially invite you to join us on this unforgettable journey through the majestic Himalayan country of Nepal.


Discover the beauty of the highest glacier in the world by embarking on the Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Tilicho Lake Trek. Follow this itinerary to navigate through this pristine trail and experience its wonders.

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Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel
Max. Altitude: 800m/2624.67ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1960m/6430.446ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2710m/8891.076ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3300m/10826.77ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house /Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3510m/11515.75ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4000m/13123.36ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4140m/13582.68ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3745m/12286.75ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4050m/13287.4ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4600m/15091.86ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house /Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3760m/12335.96ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2743 m/ 8778 ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 823m/2700.13Meal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1350m/ 4429.134ft.Meal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1350m/ 4429.134ft.Meal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  • Our services include transportation to and from the airport in a private vehicle, following the Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary and package.
  • You will have two nights of accommodation in Kathmandu before starting the Tilicho ACT Trek, as well as one night after the trek. The accommodation in the city includes breakfast.
  • Included in the cost is a half-day tour in Kathmandu, which comprises a knowledgeable guide, a private vehicle, and the entrance fees.
  • Kathmandu to Besishiahar, the trekking commence point by public bus
  • Besishahar to Dharapani in a Sharing Jeep
  • During the trek, you will stay in mountain lodges as per the itinerary.
  • All your meals during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be provided.
  • A professional local guide who is licensed by the government, well-trained, and fluent in English will accompany you.
  • We will provide a porter service, with 2 trekkers assigned to 1 porter. The maximum weight for a porter is 20kg.
  • All expenses for our staff, including their food, insurance, accommodation, equipment, and a fair salary, are covered.
  • A daily provision of fresh seasonal fruit, along with 3 cups of tea or coffee, accompanied by cookies, nuts, and a chocolate bar.
  • Trekking poles, a company-branded T-shirt, a duffel bag, and a map.
  • All necessary permits, including the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System), and conservation area permits.
  • Commence from Jomsom to Pokhara in a Flight of 25 minutes.
  • One-night accommodation in Pokhara at Hotel with breakfast
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu in a Tourist Coach
  • A government tax of 13% and company service fees.
  • Experience and appreciation certificate
  • A well-equipped first-aid box.
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Private vehicles are available at an extra cost
  • Domestic flight between Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • All kinds of trekking gear