Tilicho Lake Trek With Annapurna Circuit

17 Days

Tilicho Lake Trek with Annapurna Circuit is a beautiful combination of trekking in the Annapurna region. Tilicho Lake is located at (4,919m/16,138ft) from the sea level, which is the lake located at the highest altitude in the world. The Tilicho lake trek with Annapurna circuit is one of the most popular treks in Nepal with a glimpse of the highest altitude lake, widest pass (Thorong la), amazing landscapes, blue sheep, hot springs, and many more.

On this 17-day journey through Nepal, experience the scenic and challenging Tilicho Lake Trek—one of the highest lakes in the world. Start in Kathmandu to get acquainted with the country, and do some sightseeing. Then, begin the journey through the Annapurna region. Explore villages and stay in teahouses along the way. Make stops in Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Khangsar Village, before reaching Tilicho Base Camp.

Afterward, the trek again joins the main trekking route and moves on to the meadows of Yak Kharka. One of the highlights of this trek is the tough climb to cross the highest pass in Nepal, Thorung La Pass (5416m) from where a stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges can be seen. Crossing Thorung La Pass (5416m), the trek leads to Muktinath temple, one of the holiest shrines of Hindus all over the world.

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  • Enjoy the turquoise blue waters of Tilicho lake and the panoramic mountains there.
  • Learn the Hindu and Buddhist culture in Muktinath Temple
  • Go to picturesque valleys like Jomsom, Muktinath, Manang etc.
  • Cross Thorong La pass, which is located at an altitude of 5416 meters.
  • Visit Kali Gandaki gorge, which is the world’s deepest gorge


The Trip Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Kathmandu – Beshisahar - Jagat by Private jeep
  • One night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Surface transfer from Pokhara and Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Complimentary Himalayan Trip T-shirt, and Trekking map
  • Duffel bag for Trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Tilicho Lake Trek With Annapurna Circuit
5% Off
From $1,900.00 $1,800.00
/ Adult
  • Thorung La Pass (5,416 m/17,756 ft)
  • 2-20 Persons
  • Drive In / Drive Out
  • Annapurna Trekking
  • March - May / Sept - Nov