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Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

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  • 18 Days 17 Nights
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  • Whole Year
  • Min Age : 12+
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The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan range, diverse landscapes, and unique cultural experiences. The trek starts from the lowlands of Besisahar and gradually ascends to the highlands of Thorong La Pass (5,416m) before descending to the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.

The highlight of this trek is the side trip to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world, which sits at an elevation of 4,920m. The trek also includes a visit to the ancient town of Manang, known for its unique culture, traditional architecture, and stunning views of the Annapurna range.

The trek passes through different landscapes, including lush green forests, arid deserts, and snow-covered highlands. You will also get to experience the rich cultural diversity of the region, with encounters with local communities of Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi people.

The trek can be completed in around 16-18 days, depending on the itinerary and individual fitness level. The best time to go on this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is dry, and the views are clear.

Overall, the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is an excellent opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas, immerse yourself in the local culture, and challenge yourself physically and mentally.

Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake Outline Itinerary:
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) 
  • Day 02: Sightseeing and preparation in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) 7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (1430m) 6 Hrs Drive
  • Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 06: Hike from Pisang to Ngawal (3660m)  4 Hrs Trek
  • Day 07: Trek Ngwal to Manang (3540m)  3-4 Hrs Trek
  • Day 08: Acclimatization in Manang (3540 m)
  • Day 09: Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920 m) and return to base camp and trek to Sri Kharka (4060m) 6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 11: Trek from Sri Kharka to Ledar (4373m)  3-4 Hrs Trek
  • Day 12: Trek from Ledar to High Camp (4600m)  4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 13: A hike from High Camp to Muktinath (3,800m) through Thorong La passes (5,416m)  7-8 Hrs Trek
  • Day 14: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (2135m)  5 Hrs Drive
  • Day 15: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2610m)  6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 16: Explore PoonHill (3210m) then Trek to Ullari (3 Hrs Trek) and Drive to Pokhara (820 m)  4 Hrs Drive
  • Day 17: A scenic drive back to Kathmandu (1400 m) 7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 18: Final Departure.

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Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop from Both International and Domestic Flights
  • Kathmandu - Lukla & Lukla - Kathmandu flight
  • Two nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House accommodations throughout the trek.
  • A highly experience, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Trekking Equipment Like Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, Duffel Bag, Crampons and Walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • A Strong Porter with his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two people). If only One person book then guide will help you to carry yours little things
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • First Aid Box with Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • All needed permit, national park fees, government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance. (Needed)
  • Your Personal Expenses. Hot Shower, Wi-Fi, and Battery charging at the tea houses.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Tips to guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is Expected)
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Lukla flight.
  • Lunch & Dinner during your stay at Kathmandu Valley
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, In case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your

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What to Expect

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Tilicho Lake is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers many highlights. Here are some of the main highlights of the trek:

  • The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as other peaks such as Manaslu and Gangapurna.
  • The trek to Tilicho Lake is a highlight of the journey, as the lake is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters and is surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
  • The trek takes you over the Thorong La Pass, which is one of the highest mountain passes in the world at an altitude of 5,416 meters.
  • The trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, from lush subtropical forests to high-altitude desert and alpine meadows.
  • The Annapurna region is home to a variety of ethnic groups, including the Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis, and you will have the opportunity to learn about their unique culture and traditions.
  • The trek offers the chance to relax in natural hot springs at Tatopani, which is a welcome respite after days of trekking.
  • On the way to the trek, you can also hike up to Poon Hill to witness the sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Overall, the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers breathtaking views, cultural immersion, and physical challenge.

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Itinerary

Day 1Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative of the Pathfinder Treks & Expedition and transferred to your hotel. You can rest and relax for the remaining day, or explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu.

Day 2Day 02: Sightseeing and preparation in Kathmandu

After breakfast, you will meet your trekking guide for a pre-trek briefing and gear check. Later, you will embark on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa.

Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) 7 Hrs Drive

After an early breakfast, you will embark on a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. The scenic drive takes you through the lush forests, rice paddies, and quaint villages of Nepal’s countryside. Upon arrival in Besisahar, you can explore the town or rest in your hotel.

Day 4Drive from Besisahar to Chame (1430m) 6 Hrs Drive

Today, you will continue your journey by driving to Chame, the district headquarters of Manang. The drive takes you through the Marsyangdi River Valley and offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks. Upon arrival in Chame, you can explore the town and acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 5Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m) 5-6 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, you will begin your trek towards Pisang. The trail takes you through lush forests, scenic valleys, and charming villages. You will cross the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge and climb uphill to reach the village of Pisang.

Day 6Hike from Pisang to Ngawal (3660m) 4 Hrs Trek

Today, you will hike to the traditional village of Ngawal, which offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range. You will pass through small villages, lush forests, and rocky terrain, and acclimatize to the altitude.

Day 7Trek Ngwal to Manang (3540m) 3-4 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, you will trek to Manang, a picturesque village nestled in the lap of the Annapurna Range. The trail takes you through the barren landscape of the upper Manang valley and offers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks.

Day 8Acclimatization in Manang (3540 m)

Today, you will rest and acclimatize to the altitude in Manang. You can explore the village, visit the local monastery, or hike to the nearby hills to enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna Range.

Day 9Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 6-7 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, you will trek towards Tilicho Base Camp, which lies at an altitude of 4140 meters. The trail takes you through the scenic Khangsar village and offers stunning views of the Annapurna Range.

Day 10Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920 m) and return to base camp and trek to Sri Kharka (4060m) 6-7 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, you will start trekking towards Tilicho Lake. The trail climbs up through the alpine landscape and you will reach Tilicho Base Camp. From here, it takes about 3 hours to reach the stunning Tilicho Lake, which is one of the highest lakes in the world. After spending some time here, you will retrace your steps back to the base camp and then continue trekking towards Sri Kharka. The trail passes through a beautiful forested area and you will cross several small streams before reaching Sri Kharka.

Day 11Trek from Sri Kharka to Ledar (4373m) 3-4 Hrs Trek

Today’s trek will be relatively short and easy. You will start the day by walking through a beautiful forested area and then climb up towards the village of Ledar. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and you will have plenty of time to relax and acclimatize once you reach Ledar.

Day 12Trek from Ledar to High Camp (4600m) 4-5 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, you will start trekking towards High Camp. The trail gradually climbs up towards the village of Thorong Phedi and then continues up to High Camp. Along the way, you will pass through beautiful alpine landscapes and enjoy stunning views of the mountains.

Day 13A hike from High Camp to Muktinath (3,800m) through Thorong La passes (5,416m) 7-8 Hrs Trek

Today is a challenging day as you will cross Thorong La Pass, one of the highest passes in the world. You will start early in the morning to avoid the strong winds that can make the crossing more difficult. The trail climbs steeply up towards the pass and you will need to be well-acclimatized and physically fit to make the crossing. From the top of the pass, you will enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains before descending down towards Muktinath, a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Day 14: Drive from Muktinath to Tatopani (2135m) 5 Hrs Drive

After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive towards Tatopani, which is famous for its hot springs. Along the way, you will pass through beautiful villages and enjoy stunning views of the mountains.

Day 15: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2610m) 6-7 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, you will start trekking towards Ghorepani. The trail climbs up through beautiful forests and passes through several small villages. You will also cross the Kali Gandaki River on a suspension bridge before reaching Ghorepani.

Day 16:Day 16: Explore PoonHill (3210m) then Trek to Ullari (3 Hrs Trek) and Drive to Pokhara (820 m) 4 Hrs Drive

Early in the morning, you will hike up to Poon Hill to enjoy the stunning sunrise over the Himalayas. From here, you will get panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre. After returning to Ghorepani, you will have breakfast and start trekking towards Ulleri. From here, you will take a jeep to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city.

Day 17:Day 17: A scenic drive back to Kathmandu (1400 m) 7 Hrs Drive

You will be taking a scenic drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, which is approximately a 7-hour drive. The drive will take you through the winding roads of the hilly terrain of Nepal, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

As you leave Pokhara, you will pass through the beautiful town of Mugling, which is situated at the confluence of the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. From there, you will continue driving toward Kathmandu, passing through small villages, lush green hills, and terraced fields.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will have the rest of the day to explore the city, do some shopping or relax before your final departure

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Important Notes for Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake

Here are some important notes to keep in mind while planning your Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake:

  1. Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization is crucial while trekking in the Annapurna region. Altitude sickness is a common concern, and it is essential to take time to acclimatize to higher elevations. It is recommended to spend at least two nights at higher altitudes to allow your body to adjust.

  2. Physical fitness: The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a challenging trek, and it is important to be physically fit before starting the trek. You should engage in regular exercise, including cardio, strength training, and hiking, to prepare your body for the trek.

  3. Packing: It is important to pack light and bring only essential items on the trek. It is recommended to carry warm clothing, a good quality sleeping bag, sturdy trekking shoes, a first aid kit, and a water bottle. You can hire or buy trekking gear in Kathmandu or Pokhara if you do not have your own.

  4. Permits: As mentioned earlier, permits are required for trekking in the Annapurna region. You should obtain the necessary permits before starting the trek and carry them with you at all times.

  5. Trail conditions: The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a long and strenuous trek, and the trail conditions can be challenging, especially in some sections, such as the Thorong La Pass. The trail can be steep, rocky, and slippery, and you should be prepared for changing weather conditions.

  6. Respect the culture and environment: The Annapurna region is home to several ethnic communities, and it is important to respect their culture and traditions. You should also be mindful of the environment and avoid littering or causing any harm to the natural surroundings.

By keeping these important notes in mind, you can have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake.

Weather Conditions: The weather in the Everest region can be unpredictable and harsh, particularly during the winter months. It’s important to pack warm clothing, and waterproof gear, and be prepared for sudden changes in weather.

Accommodation and Food: Accommodation on the trek is basic and can vary in quality. It’s important to be prepared for basic facilities and pack accordingly. Food is generally simple and consists of local Nepali dishes, such as dal bhat.

Permits: As mentioned earlier, you need to obtain the necessary permits before starting the trek. It’s important to carry these permits with you at all times during the trek and to have them checked at various checkpoints.

Guided Trek: It’s highly recommended to undertake the Annapurna Circuit Trek with a licensed and experienced guide. A guide can provide important information about the trek, assist with permits, help with acclimatization, and ensure your safety.

Porters: Porters can only carry 20kg.  So please pack lightly.  We will provide you with a bag/duffle bag that is easy for porters to carry.

Passport Copy: Please provide us with a copy of your passport at the booking stage, as we require this for domestic flight booking in advance.

Meals: Meals on the trek are included in the price.  This does not include hot or cold drinks, alcohol, or extra snacks.  In Kathmandu, breakfast is included, but not lunch or dinner.

Wifi Hot Shower: There are extra expenses at Mountain for hot showers ($3 to $5) and charging your Battery, Camera, Mobile Phone, etc ($1 to $3). Normally Tea Houses Provide Wifi which is ok to check email and other normal work.

Weather Change: Weather can change dramatically and quickly in the mountains, so please bear with us if there are delays.  Please follow the advice of your guide if he needs to change the itinerary in any way due to the weather.

Drone Flying: Drones are not permitted unless you have a special permit to fly them in the Annapurna Region.  If you need a special permit for a drone then please contact us after booking your trekking. We will try our best to make your drone permit.

Best time for Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake?

The best time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons.

During Spring, the weather is mild and dry, with clear skies, making it an excellent time for trekking. The temperatures start to rise, and the snow begins to melt, allowing trekkers to enjoy the stunning views of the mountains and forests.

Autumn is also an excellent time for trekking, as the weather is clear, dry, and stable, with mild temperatures. The autumn season offers breathtaking views of the mountains, and the forests are filled with vivid colors.

During the winter months (December to February), the region receives heavy snowfall, making trekking difficult, and many high passes become inaccessible. However, the trek can still be done during this time, but you should be prepared for cold weather and carry the appropriate gear.

Summer (June to August) is the monsoon season in Nepal, and the Annapurna region experiences heavy rainfall, making trekking challenging and sometimes dangerous due to the risk of landslides and flooding. The trails can be slippery and muddy, and the views are often obstructed by clouds and mist.

Therefore, the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is during Spring and Autumn, as the weather is stable, the views are incredible, and the trekking conditions are favorable.

Trekking Permit for Annapurna Region Trekking:

Yes, trekking permits are required for trekking in the Annapurna region, including the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake. Here are the types of permits you need to obtain:

  1. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): This permit is issued by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and is required for all trekkers visiting the Annapurna region. The permit costs NPR 3,000 (about USD 25) for foreigners and NPR 1,000 (about USD 8) for SAARC nationals.

  2. Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card: This card is issued by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and is required for all trekkers in Nepal. The card costs USD 20 for individual trekkers and USD 10 for group trekkers.

You can obtain both the ACAP and TIMS card through a registered trekking agency in Nepal or at the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Your trekking agency will usually take care of obtaining the permits for you, and you will need to provide them with your passport details and a passport-sized photograph.

It is important to carry your permits with you at all times during the trek, as they will be checked at several checkpoints along the way. Failure to produce a valid permit can result in fines and other penalties.

Accommodation on the Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake

During the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, you will come across several teahouses and lodges that offer accommodation options. Here’s what you can expect in terms of accommodation during the trek:

  1. Teahouses: Teahouses are basic lodges that offer simple rooms with a bed, blankets, and pillows. You will typically have to share a bathroom with other trekkers. The rooms may not be heated, so it is important to have warm clothing and a good sleeping bag. Teahouses also have communal dining areas where you can enjoy meals and meet other trekkers.

  2. Lodges: Lodges are more comfortable than teahouses and offer private rooms with attached bathrooms. They may also have heating and hot water facilities. However, they are typically more expensive than teahouses.

  3. Camping: Camping is also an option for those who prefer a more adventurous experience. You can hire a camping equipment provider or bring your own gear. It is important to note that camping is not allowed in some areas, so it is best to check with your trekking agency or guide before planning a camping trip.

It is essential to book accommodation in advance, especially during peak trekking seasons. Some popular areas, such as Thorong Phedi, can get crowded, and accommodation may be limited. It is also important to carry a sleeping bag, as the blankets provided in teahouses may not always be enough to keep you warm.

Overall, the accommodation options on the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake are basic but comfortable, and they offer a unique cultural experience. The teahouses and lodges are run by local communities and provide an opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their culture and way of life.

Food options for Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake:

Food options at Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake vary depending on the tea house or lodge you are staying in. Most tea houses offer a range of all local food. You can find traditional Nepali dishes such as Dal Bhat (Rice, Curry, and Lentil soup)

However, it’s important to keep in mind that the food options may be limited and may not be very diverse, especially as you gain altitude. The higher you go, the more limited the food options may become, and the cost of food may also increase due to the difficulty of transporting supplies to higher elevations.

It’s recommended to stick to the local food options as much as possible as they are more readily available, and they are also likely to be more nutritious and better suited to the local environment. It’s also important to stay hydrated (Drink a lot of water) and consume enough calories to fuel your body for the trek, so make sure to plan your meals and snacks accordingly.

The meals served at Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake lodges typically follow a set menu with a limited range of options. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options can vary slightly depending on the tea house or lodge you are staying in, but in general, the following are common meal options:

Breakfast:

  • Oatmeal or porridge
  • Toast with Jam or Honey
  • Eggs (boiled, fried, or omelet)
  • Pancakes or French toast
  • Tibetan bread
  • Local tea or coffee

Lunch:

  • Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup, and vegetables)
  • Noodles or pasta dishes
  • Fried rice or vegetables
  • Momos (steamed dumplings)
  • Local tea or coffee

Dinner:

  • Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup, and vegetables)
  • Noodles or pasta dishes
  • Fried rice or vegetables
  • Momos (steamed dumplings)
  • Local tea or coffee

It’s important to note that the food options may be limited and the portion sizes may be smaller than what you’re used to, especially as you gain altitude. It’s also a good idea to bring some snacks, such as energy bars, nuts, or dried fruits, to supplement your meals and keep your energy levels up during the trek. Additionally, it’s important to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.

Trek Difficulty And Physical Fitness Required For Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Tilicho Lake:

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is considered a challenging trek and requires a good level of physical fitness. The trek involves long hours of walking on steep and rocky terrain, as well as crossing high-altitude passes. Here are some things to keep in mind regarding the trek’s difficulty and physical fitness requirements:

  1. Altitude: The trek involves hiking to high altitudes, with Thorong La Pass being the highest point at 5,416 meters. At such high altitudes, the air is thin, making it difficult to breathe and increasing the risk of altitude sickness. It is essential to acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness.

  2. Distance and Duration: The trek covers a total distance of around 230 kilometers and takes around 18-20 days to complete. This involves long hours of walking, typically ranging from 5-7 hours per day, with some days being more strenuous than others.

  3. Terrain: The terrain on the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is varied and includes steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, and some sections of snow and ice. The trail can be slippery and challenging, particularly during the monsoon season.

  4. Physical Fitness: To successfully complete the trek, you need to have a good level of physical fitness. You should engage in regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises, such as hiking, running, cycling, and weight lifting, to prepare your body for the rigors of the trek. It is also essential to have good endurance and stamina.

In summary, the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness, endurance, and preparation. It is important to train properly and acclimatize adequately to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Weather and Climate:

The weather and climate during the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake can vary greatly depending on the season and altitude. Here is a general overview of the weather and climate you can expect:

  1. Spring (March to May): This is one of the best times to trek the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake. The weather is generally dry and mild, with clear skies and warm temperatures during the day. However, temperatures can drop below freezing at higher altitudes, so warm clothing is still necessary.

  2. Summer (June to August): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall and high humidity, making trekking difficult and uncomfortable. The trails can become muddy and slippery, and there is a risk of landslides. This is generally not a recommended time for trekking.

  3. Autumn (September to November): This is another popular time to trek the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake. The weather is dry and mild, with clear skies and cool temperatures. The autumn months offer excellent visibility, making it a great time to capture stunning mountain views.

  4. Winter (December to February): The winter months can be challenging, with cold temperatures and snowfall at higher altitudes. The trails can be slippery, and some parts of the route may be closed due to snow. However, trekking during this time can offer a unique and beautiful experience, with snowy landscapes and fewer crowds.

Overall, it is important to be prepared for varying weather conditions and pack accordingly. It is always best to check the weather forecast before embarking on a trek and to be flexible with your itinerary in case of unexpected weather conditions.

Extend Your Trip After Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake

After completing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Tilicho Lake, you may want to extend your trip and explore more of Nepal. Here are some options:

  1. Everest Base Camp Trek: If you’re up for a challenge, the Everest Base Camp Trek is a popular choice among trekkers. This trek takes you through the Khumbu region and offers stunning views of Mount Everest, as well as other peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

  2. Pokhara: Pokhara is a charming city located near the Annapurna mountain range. It is a great place to relax and unwind after a trek. You can explore the lakeside area, visit the International Mountain Museum, or even go paragliding.

  3. Chitwan National Park: Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a variety of wildlife, including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, and Asian elephants. You can go on a jungle safari, canoeing, or birdwatching.

  4. Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and is known for its rich cultural heritage. You can explore historic temples, palaces, and markets. You can also visit the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, for panoramic views of the city.

  5. Nagarkot: Nagarkot is a hilltop village located near Kathmandu and is known for its stunning sunrise and sunset views. You can hike to the view tower and witness the Himalayan range in all its glory.

Overall, Nepal has a lot to offer beyond trekking, and there are many opportunities to explore the country’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

Packing list for Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake :

Packing for the Everest Base Camp trek can be challenging as you need to pack for a range of weather conditions and terrains. Here is a packing list to get you started:

Clothing:

  • Base layer (long underwear top and bottom)
  • Mid-layer (fleece or soft-shell jacket)
  • Insulated jacket or down jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible pants are recommended)
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Warm hat
  • Balaclava or face mask
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Scarf or neck gaiter

Footwear:

  • Hiking boots (waterproof and well broken in)
  • Trekking poles (optional, but recommended for stability and support)

Accessories:

  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Water bottle or hydration system (at least 2 liters capacity)
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Trekking permit and identification
  • Money and credit cards
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Portable power bank and charging cables

Optional items:

  • Sleeping bag (at least -10°C/14°F rating)
  • Sleeping pad or mat
  • Lightweight camp shoes or sandals
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, wet wipes, etc.)
  • Lightweight books or e-readers
  • Portable speakers or headphones

It is important to pack as light as possible, as you will be carrying your own backpack throughout the trek. Keep in mind that you can also rent or buy trekking gear in Kathmandu if needed. It’s also a good idea to consult with our tour manager for a more detailed packing list tailored to your specific trek.

 

FAQ

How long is the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is approximately a 20-day trek, depending on your pace and itinerary.

Is it necessary to hire a guide and porter for the trek?

No, it is not mandatory to hire a guide or porter for the trek, but it is highly recommended for safety reasons and to make the trek more enjoyable. Guides and porters can help you with navigation, carry your gear, and provide insights into the local culture and environment.

Can I trek the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake independently?

Yes, it is possible to trek the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake independently, but you must be prepared and have experience in trekking and navigation in remote areas. You must also obtain the necessary permits and carry all the required equipment and supplies.

What is the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake?

The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons, when the weather is favorable, and the trail conditions are good.

What is the altitude of the Thorong La Pass?

The Thorong La Pass is the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit Trek, with an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level.

What is the difficulty level of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is a challenging trek and requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The trail conditions can be challenging, and there are steep ascents and descents, especially during the Thorong La Pass crossing.

What kind of permits do I need for the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake?

You need to obtain two permits for the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit. You can obtain these permits in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What is the accommodation like on the trek?

Accommodation on the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake ranges from basic tea houses to more comfortable lodges. The tea houses provide basic facilities such as a bed, blankets, and a shared bathroom. The lodges offer more comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms and hot showers at an additional cost.

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Daniel Ghosh

Group Traveller

We have done this trek with my friends we enjoy a lot on this trek the lake is amazing and so nice the pass thorgla is so nice with best mountain view we highely recommended this trail

April 28, 2023