Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5416 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
    Inclusive 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,450USD

Trip Overview

The 17 days Annapurna Circuit Trek combined with the high altitude Tilicho Lake is one of the best treks of the Annapurnas. The trek takes you into the gorges of the Kali Gandaki, one of the deepest on the planet, and the beautiful sapphire lakes of Tilicho, one of the highest lakes on Earth. On route, we encounter a wide range of rich and diverse cultural settlements and terrains when walking in the heart of the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake offers the most diverse terrains ranging from sub-tropical woodlands to dry and arid landscapes when traveling higher. The circuit trek with the views of the Tilicho Lake lets you get on a spiritual escape of Muktinath along with the impressive sceneries of the Annapurna peaks from the vantage point of Poon Hill.

The trek starts at Kathmandu, takes us to Jagat via Beshisahar. The drive gives us a good impression and insight into the rural lifestyle and culture, further extending to Pisang and acclimatizing at Manang. We reach the Tilicho Base Camp (4140 m.) via Siri Kharka and continue our journey towards the Lake. Sitting at an elevation of 4970 meters, Tilicho Lake is one of the major highlights of this trek. Even popular as one of the most trekked destinations in Nepal, the Lake has its peculiar glow reflected in the water. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake takes us to the fascinating Trek in Manang region via the Thorong La pass as we hike up to the cerulean waters of Tilicho Lake. The trek can sometimes get demanding as you ascend to higher altitudes from difficult passes. However, the trekking trails are filled with landscapes and sights that feel surreal while making the journey.

The arduous journey encompasses famous landmarks like Manang, Muktinath, and Nepal’s windiest valleys; Jomsom has significant spiritual and religious importance for people. We also walk up to the Muktinath temple, where the famous 108 water taps constructed in the shape of a cow’s head and two small pounds. Both the Hindu and Buddhist people believe taking the spiritual bath frees oneself from the sins committed in the past life. The trek ends with a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara returning back to Kathmandu, where our Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek ends.

Join the Nepal Hiking Team for a rewarding experience you would not want to miss. The journey takes you to majestic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and extends its route to the far northern peaks to the Tibetan plateaus. Be accompanied by professionals of the region and meet the locals in an adventure to the isolated villages, glorious mountain peaks, and rich biodiversity. Embrace your true adventure spirit as you travel in one of the most heard and explored Annapurna regions, traveling across different monasteries, hot springs, holy and sacred lakes of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hours

Day 03: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 04: Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 05: Chame to Pisang (3300m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 06: Pisang to Manang (3500m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 07: Manang- Acclimatization Day

Day 08: Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m), Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 09: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m), Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 10: Visit the Tilicho Lake (4,949m) then back to Siri Kharka, Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 11: Siri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4040m) Duration: 4-5 hours

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Phedi or High Camp (4600m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 13: Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3710m), Duration: 4 -6 hours

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2713m) Duration: 6 hours

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (920m) Duration: 20 Minutes

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • 1 Night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing room for accommodation during the trek
  • Airfare from Jomsom to Pokhara including departure tax
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet during the trek
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)
Beste Gokkilic Yazar, Turkey We did eight days Mardi Himal trek and it was a very pleasant experience. The whole team arranged everything with great professionalism and they were equally precise when something unexpected or out of the plan happened. They took great care for us both during our accommodation in Kathmandu and the trekking period as well. Our guide Dinesh was also extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend him, he was always there with his stunning hospitality when we needed. He is also a great teacher, taught me some of the basics of Nepalese language too :D. I would definitely recommend Nepal Hiking Team if you have any plans to travel to Nepal for trekking purposes.