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Around Annapurna Tilicho lake

around Annapurna tilicho lake trek

Around Annapurna Tilicho lake is top first most popular trek destination of Nepal, a rich diversity in culture with flora and fauna.

The length of Annapurna round with Tilicho lake route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 miles) and offers a great Himalayan scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt.Annapurna Ist (8,091m) Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt.Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt.Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt.Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt.Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt.Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt.Fishtail (6,998m), Mt.Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6,986m),Tukuche peak (6,920m), Tilicho peak (7,134m).

Furthermore trek around Annapurna combine with Tilicho lake excursion you can see the settlements of diverse communities such as Chhetri, Tibetian sherpa, Thakali, magars, Tamang, and Gurung. Trek to Tilicho lake offers a breathtaking view of the Annapurna range.

Not only this but also you can see some wild animals such as Mountain Thar/ Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others.

Two mighty river valley called Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west is another attraction of this trek. Annapurna round with Tilicho lake is also a part of the great Himalayan trek (GHT) in Nepal. Kaligandaki is the world’s deepest gorge surrounding with Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains.

Thorong la is recognized as a widest pass located at an altitude of 5,416m / 17,710 ft above sea level. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counterclockwise direction.

Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. Around Annapurna with Tilicho lake trip can be done any time throughout in any time (except winder) of the year.


Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek itinerary detail

This is a classical trek with 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike in around Annapurna inclusive highest lake Tilicho with relaxing manner itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise than take a look this special itinerary on Annapurna Circuit short trek – 10 Days is the best choice.

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 Drive to Besisahar by bus (760m/2,485 ft), 7 hours.

Early morning, Gokyo treks and Expedition’s experienced guide will come to take you at your hotel at 7.00 am then taking a taxi drive to Gongabu bus station. We take a Micro Bus takes about 7 hours to reach Besisahar town. As you are in Besisahar, you have some stunning snow-capped mountain scenery. Then we take a local bus or local jeep to Syange village where we stay overnight at guest house.

Day 03 Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m/7,063 ft), 5 hours.

The rocky mountain trails following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages.

Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 m the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 04Trek to Chame (2,630m /8,600 ft), 5 hours.

The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. Chame village reds the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along with this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 05Trek to Pisang village (3,300m/10,791 ft), 5 hours.

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. Then we cross another bridge at 3040m, from where the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300 m. in the late afternoon, visit upper Pisang for Managers and their lifestyles and as well as an amazing Himalayan view. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 06Trek to Manang (3,540m/11,576 ft), 8 hours.

The trail leads you through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyandi River. The southern route passing over Humde airport is easier compared to northern route via Ghyaru. The upper route offers you outstanding views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3540m. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 07 Acclimatization day at Manang Village.

Acclimatize day in Manang. Hiking and village excursion is not compulsory. However, we recommend you to spend doing some fine walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 08 Trek to Tilicho base camp. (4140m/13,538 ft), 7 hours

Today is tough day as we walk through the landslide and narrow trail to Tilicho base camp but the journey offers an excellent landscapes and white mountains makes trip more joyful. Stay overnight at Guest house.

Day 09 Hike to Tilicho lake (4949m/16,183 ft) and discover around. Then descend down TBC.

Heading up the valley we traverse through older moraine and as we reach on the lake than you will have tremendous views of Tarke Kang, Khangsar Kang and Gangapurna to the South as well as an impressive view over Manang and towards Pisang. Stay overnight at Guesthouse in tbc.

Day 10Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,244 ft), 4 hours.

As you descend, the trail leads over the Marsyangdi valley and the landscapes change in surroundings can be noticed as the trees are left behind and replaced with more alpine vegetation. Trek continues through the ruins of the old Khangsar village until we cross a log bridge over the river near Gumsang. Crossing river you ascend to yak kharka where a lot of yaks can be seen grazing and standing around with the grand view of Annapurna III. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 11Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m/14,552 ft), 3 hrs.

After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, then we climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450m. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery as well as Internet and telephones are also available here. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 12Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,426 ft) via Thorung La pass (5416m/17,710 ft), 8 hours.

We begins our journey from very early in the morning. At sunrise, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416m. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trekking. Our descent to Muktinath is long, but the views of border Himalayas and Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath is a large settlement with several lodges to choose from. Hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult excursion. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 13Trek to Jomsom village (2,665m/8,715 ft), 7 hours

Walk through the dry and desert landscapes to reach Kali Gandaki river bank than you walk over the sandy and windy road to Jomsom where we stay overnight in a hotel. Jomsom is a tiny town and the district headwaters of Mustang district. During the afternoon, you might also hike to Jomsom eco-museum. From the museum, you will have also the best panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m.), Nilgiri Central (6940m.), and Nilgiri South (6839m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.).

Day 14Drive (9 hours) or fly (25 minutes) to Pokhara city.

The trail descends all the way downhill through forests, tiny thakali villages and beautiful Rupse waterfall. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches are seen. The surrounding area of Ghasa is a famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Than the Kali Gandaki valley is getting narrow however we drive continue passing Tatopani, Galeswor, Beni we reach at Baglung highway to drive to Pokhara. The whole journey takes roughly about 9 hours. However, if you don’t like drive than you can take a flight as an optional paying an additional cost USD 90 for each passenger. As you arrive in Pokhara we transfer you to your hotel.

Day 15Drive to Kathmandu

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 16Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!


How much is the Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek cost?

Hike to Around Annapurna Tilicho lake is available now on USD 1,225 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. And of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add the Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN).

Likewise, 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Around Annapurna Tilicho lake Trek Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast plan
  • 1 night in Twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trek
  • Jomsom to Pokhara transfer by Bus / jeep (Collection basis).
  • Micro Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Besisahar and than local jeep on collection basis
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu Bus station. Than private taxi to your hotel
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • 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
Group join

We can organize private Around Annapurna Tilicho lake Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 25, 2019


USD 1225

Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 31, 2019


USD 1225

Sept 20, 2019 – Oct. 05, 2019


USD 1225

Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct. 15, 2019


USD 1225

Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 20, 2019


USD 1225

Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct 25, 2019


USD 1225

Oct. 15, 2019 – Oct 31, 2019


USD 1225

Oct. 18, 2019 – Nov 02, 2019


USD 1225

Oct. 20, 2019 – Nov 05, 2019


USD 1225

Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov 10, 2019


USD 1225

Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019


USD 1225

Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 20, 2019


USD 1225

Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov 25, 2019


USD 1225

Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov 31, 2019


USD 1225

Nov. 20, 2019 – Dec 05, 2019


USD 1225

Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec 10, 2019


USD 1225

Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019


USD 1225

Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec 15, 2019


USD 1225

Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec 20, 2019


USD 1225

Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec 25, 2019


USD 1225

Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 25, 2020


USD 1,225

Feb 20, 2020 – Mar 06, 2020


USD 1,225

Feb 28, 2020 – Mar 16, 2020


USD 1,225

March 10, 2020 – Mar 25, 2020


USD 1,225

March 20, 2020 – April 03, 2020


USD 1,225

March 25, 2020 – April 10, 2020


USD 1,225

April 05, 2020 – April 19, 2020


USD 1,225

April 20, 2020 – May 05, 2020


USD 1,225

April 25, 2020 – May 11, 2020


USD 1,225

May 05, 2020 – May 21, 2020


USD 1,225

May 10, 2020 – May 25, 2020


USD 1,225

May 15, 2020 – May 31, 2020


USD 1,225

May 25, 2020 – June 11, 2020


USD 1,225

June 01, 2020 – June 15, 2020


USD 1,225

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek?

Answer: Normally not but it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours a day with a lightweight daypack. For this trek, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Is there any communication facilities on Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry the maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek same ? What about AC trekking

Answer: Yes ! Of course. Annapurna circuit trekking is also known as around Annapurna trekking. AC trek is short cut form of Annapurna circuit trekking.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Around Annapurna Tilicho lake highlights

  • Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga village – Explore beautiful Manang village
  • Thorong La (5416m) is highest and widest pass of this valley offers awesome view of whole annapurna massive.
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, Typical Eco Museum in Jomsom, Views of Dhaulagiri Ice – fall, The world deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki River.

Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek note:

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Around Annapurna Tilicho lake trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Around Annapurna with tilicho lake trek review

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho lake trekking !

100% 5 star based on – 210Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Ammar Raj Guni is a perfect and very reliable agent for arranging your trekking. He has also much experience as a guide, so he always knows where he is talking about. His prices are really competitive. His calculations were transparent, our trek was some days longer then arranged, but at the end we got no unexpected costs. He works with local people from the small villages and he treats them very socially. So during the two days we stayed at his house, we felt ourselves very comfortably. I strongly recommend his agency if you’re visiting Nepal. – Janthima Chotis, Bangkok, Thailand.

Trip Price : USD 1,225 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 17 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,416m / 17,710 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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