Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake (including Thorung La-Pass )- 17 Days
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Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake (including Thorung La-Pass )- 17 Days

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460
17 Dyas
Availability : Jan 1 - Dec 31
Kathmandu
Pokhara
Min Age : 16-70
Max People : 50
Tour Details

Annapurna Circuit Trek, One of the most popular treks in Nepal, circuit trek around the Annapurna with Tilicho Lake is a diverse trek and an exciting journey, dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits.

Trip Highlights

Crossing the world’s widest pass –  the Thorong La Pass at 5,416 metre

Highest lake in the world , Tilicho Lake (4,910m)

See blue sheeps at Yak Kharka

Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu west and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV

Relax at hot springs in Tatopani

Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls

Visit  Muktinath ,a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists

Visit the beautiful manang district and interact with its people

visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang

Benefits

Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.

Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.

Medical Kit.

Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is a beautiful combination of trekking in the Annapurna region. The Tilicho Lake is located at 5200m from the sea level, which is claimed to be the lake located at the highest altitude in the world. The circuit trek around the Annapurna with Tilicho Lake is one of the most popular treks in Nepal with dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits.

This is a rewarding trek where you will be able to view  panoramic sceneries of Himalayas, including of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m). We get an opportunity to learn about the Tibetan way of life that strongly runs in Mustang valleys. The circuit takes you through a number of climatic zones you will pass rice paddy fields, sub-tropical forests, rural farmland and glacial zones. There is a small chance of seeing a snow leopard in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep We witness the beauty of the blue icy lake of Tilicho. Formed by the glacier melting from Annapurna the lake Tilicho reflects the surrounding mountains which are a truly unique and beautiful sight to see. We will also make a stop at Tatopani where, after days of trekking we can relax in their famous hot springs.

Tilicho lake trekking starts after an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syange and follows the trail to Chame, Pisang and Manang. An acclimatisation day is taken here to prepare for crossing the Thorung La pass, we continue  on 3 days hiking to Tilicho lake.,We stay overnight at Siri Kharka a town near  Manang, we continue the trail and head to  Yak Kharka. The next day we hike up to Thorong Phedi. And from  Thorong Phedi to  Thorong La Pass 5416 m. After passing the Thorong La pass we head down to Muktinath, which is the sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists From Muktinath we drive to Tatopani and spend the night. Next day we head up to Ghorepani, Poon Hill to Tadapani, Nayapul then we drive to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Note: Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake with us that our journey will begin with 7-8 hour local bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar or Bhulbhule (approx 172.9 km)which is included in the package, however, with an additional cost you can book a Private Jeep and while returning back to Kathmandu if you want to take a domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (20 mins approx) we can provide that with an additional cost excluded from the package. Despite being the gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Besishar lacks this facility Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier  at afternoon before the day we start our Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we’ll provide you with that ASAP.

  • Itinerary
    • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
    • Day 2: Kathmandu for Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Day 3: Drive to Chamje (1410m/4626ft) (6-7 hrs)
    • Day 4: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft) (5-6 hrs)
    • Day 5: Dharapani to Chame (2710m/8891ft) (5-6 hrs)
    • Day 6: Chame to Pisang (3300m/10824ft) (5-6 hrs)
    • Day 7: Pisang to Manang (3500m/11,482ft) (6-7 hrs)
    • Day 8: Manang to Khangsar (3745m/12286ft) (2-3 hrs)
    • Day 9: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft) (5-6 hrs)
    • Day 10: Visit Tilicho Lake (4949m/16,138 ft) then trek back to base camp (5-6 hrs)
    • Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040m/13,020ft) (4-5 hrs)
    • Day 12: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft) (3-4 hrs)
    • Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft) (7-8 hrs)
    • Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m/8910ft) (5-6 hrs)
    • Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) (30mins)
    • Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
    • Day 17: Final Departure

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
  • 3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers = 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service ( 2 trekkers = 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • T-shirts and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess beggage charge(s)
  • Private transportation except what is mentioned in the what is included section
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Complementaries

  • Trekking Stick/Pole
  • Nepali Sim Card
  • T-Shirt

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from Alpine Club of Himalaya who will drop you off at our hotel. After check-in, take a rest or stroll around the streets of Thamel, a famous tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Alpine Club of Himalaya where you will be served with delicious authentic Nepalese cuisine.
(Included Meals: Breakfast)

Day 2Kathmandu for Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast, start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion to meet our trek leader and other team members. Alpine Club of Himalaya will briefs on the trek and do ask questions regarding your adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
(Included Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3Drive to Chamje (1410m/4626ft) (6-7 hrs)

Starting the day early would be a good. Will travel by road from Kathmandu to Chamje village which will be the starting point. Chamje is a small village in the Annapurna Region at an elevation of 1430-meter. There is a waterfall which is an attraction for both locals and tourists. Beautiful greenery around will energize us for the trek ahead. Overnight in Chamje.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft) (5-6 hrs)

Begin trek early morning where the trail takes us through various vegetable plantations, waterfalls and mixed communities that are believed to have migrated from Tibet. After crossing the suspension bridge below Chamje and climbing two steep sections, will reach the village of Tal. From Tal, enter the Manang district. On the way will also pass through Kodo village and walk on the trail that rises and falls and cuts across a mountain side to one of the biggest villages in the Manang District, Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5Dharapani to Chame (2710m/8891ft) (5-6 hrs)

Today we walk a few steep, forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. Should not forget to look up though, as you will be greeted with remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7525-meter). Also come across small hot springs which will be a good place to relax for a while from the tiring trek. Chame is the headquarters of Manang District in the Gandaki Zone of northern Nepal. Overnight in Chame.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Chame to Pisang (3300m/10824ft) (5-6 hrs)

Today the trail continues up and down, passing several rivers and sparsely populated settlements. Walk through a steep and narrow valley to have the first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1500-meter from the river. From here, don’t miss the opportunity to gain excellent views of Annapurna 2 to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Descend to the Manang Valley while enjoying the captivating landscape. Overnight in Pisang.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7Pisang to Manang (3500m/11,482ft) (6-7 hrs)

From Pisang, there are two routes to Manang. Choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it offers outstanding views of Mount Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. Nearing Manang, the climate becomes colder and drier. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District, should boost us up. Overnight in Manang.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Manang to Khangsar (3745m/12286ft) (2-3 hrs)

After breakfast, continues trek up to the village of Khangsar. As we walk ahead, the trail cuts down through a gorge and the Tilicho Peak can be spotted shrouded in clouds far above. You can captivated with the natural beauty of the Annapurna range all along the way. Also pass through small scenic settlements and the Tore monastery to enjoy the breathtaking Khangsar River and the grand barrier before reaching Khangsar. Overnight in Khangsar.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft) (5-6 hrs)

As we begin the trek from Kangsar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp, we come across wide grassy fields and, after making a slight climb up a small hill, witness the glorious views of the entire valley. After trudging down a steep inclination, you now enter the Tilicho Base Camp. Camping is the only option as there are not many lodges out here. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10Visit Tilicho Lake (4949m/16,138 ft) then trek back to base camp (5-6 hrs)

After the initial tough ascent, trail traverses onto a moraine and then cuts along the side of the mountain. However, the spectacular views of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar and Muktinath peaks are always close by to boost us up. Upon reaching, one of the highest lakes in the world, we get to admire its tranquil beauty. Sometimes reflections of the surrounding peaks are seen on its turquoise waters, at other times the lake remains frozen. Take a break beside the calm waters and soak-in the astounding views before heading back to the base camp. Overnight in Tilicho Base Camp.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040m/13,020ft) (4-5 hrs)

When returning from Tilicho Base Camp, the trail leads out of the Marsyangdi valley and the abrupt change in surroundings can be noticed as the trees are left behind and replaced with more alpine vegetation. Journey continues through the ruins of the old Khangsar village, until we cross a log bridge over the river between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. The typical Himalayan village of Yak Kharka is an accolade to its name, where you can see yaks grazing and standing around. From here there is also a breathtaking views of Annapurna III. Overnight in Yak Kharka.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft) (3-4 hrs)

Uphill walk to Thorang Phedi and after some time, will cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. Ascend further and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. During this, you will rewarded with one of the best views of Mount Gundang, Mount Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mount Khatungkan. The meaning of Phedi in Nepalese is “the foot of a mountain”. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft) (7-8 hrs)

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, will be our ultimate objective today. Crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. Wake up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey worthwhile. Don’t forget to take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. Overnight in Muktinath.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m/8910ft) (5-6 hrs)

Muktinath, an ultimate destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, is a amazing place. Visit the Muktinath Temple before embarking on the trek ahead. There are water spouts where fresh water pours out from the streams above the temple. As the trail extends, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri. You can even buy a fossilized mollusk, called ‘Shaligram’ as souvenir. Move ahead among meadows, cross streams and hills over to Kagbeni, a village laden with chortens (memorial stupas) and a small monastery. Continue journey after lunch break at Kagbeni and over to Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki Valley as the trail cuts through windy areas. Overnight in Jomsom.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) (30mins)

Fly to Pokhara after breakfast. During the flight is spectacular where you will looking at views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and over the deepest gorge in the world. The warmer climate in Pokhara will definitely make you feel better. We can take a boat ride in the serene waters of the lake with the reflection of the Fishtail Mountain on its waters. Or could also visit the Davis falls. In the evening, you can stroll around the lakeside area and buy souvenirs for friends and family. Overnight in Pokhara.
(Included Meals: Breakfast)

Day 16Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

Take a rest in our hotel room and spend the rest of day in leisure. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Serene Himalaya to celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
(Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 17Final Departure

Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your next flight approximately 3 hours earlier than the scheduled time. Have a safe journey home and there is time to plan for another adventure in Nepal.
(Included Meals: Breakfast)

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This was my 3rd time to ABC. This time I had extremely wonderful trekking experience under our caring staff team led by Mr Dol. Dol is young, caring, energetic and making sure we bring home mesmerising experience! He and his team – Ganesh, Janga and Gakul – helped us to achieve this outstanding mesmerising trekking experience!! Thanks for the well organised and professional cum personal connection from ‘Discovery World Trekking’… We definitely will recommend this excellent company with the wonderful staff team to others =) Thank You and We Love You, Discovery World Trekking, you’re the Best!

May 20, 2019