What Is Included

  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights from Jomsom to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits 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)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Introduction

Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is a fantastic journey along the famous Annapurna region and to Tilicho Lake (4949m), one of the highest lakes in the world. The trail cuts through varied elevations, and has climates ranging from semi-tropical to  desert, and with the landscapes varying from sub-tropical to alpine forests to snowy barren, and the stunning rocky Thorongla mountain pass with an altitude of  5416 meters. The trip begins in Kathmandu with visits to several cultural heritage sites. Next, drive to Chamje and begin the trek from Dharapani. The 17-day Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek concludes in Jomson after which you will fly to Pokhara, followed by another flight to Kathmandu.

This is a 17-day trek best for trekkers willing to not just walk on the Annapurna circle trail but also reach the serene Tilicho Lake. However, for trekkers who prefer a shorter trek in mostly the same route then Annapurna Circle Trek – 14 Days is ideal. Another option for trekkers who want to circle the Annapurna massif Annapurna Circuit Trek – 21 Days would be best.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Drive to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft): 6-7 hours
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10824ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 07:  Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 08: Manang to Khangsar (3745m/12286ft): 2-3 hours
Day 09: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then trek back to base camp: 5-6 hours
Day 11:  Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040m/13,020ft): 4-5 hours
Day 12: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours
Day 13: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La pass (5416m/17764ft): 7 – 8 hours
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 30mins
Day 16: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 30mins
Day 17: Final departure

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Himalayan Glacier’s 17-day Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the summer or monsoon season(June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Trip Start Dates and Price

Check available trip start dates and price for Annapurna with Tilicho Lake Trek. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
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