Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake Trek 14 Days

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destination Annapurna
duration 14 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 5416m
group size 2-10
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,490
Pax 2 USD 1,450
Pax 3 USD 1,390
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,350
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,290
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,250
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
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Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake Trek 14 Days

This trek Opened for tourists in 1980, the Annapurna region has been recognized as one of the world's popular trekking destination destinations according to a recent survey by the American magazine Modern Maturity (USA), and so it is renowned as one of the world’s paramount trekking destinations. It escorts you through Rhododendron forests and over the foothills of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking gives you awesome views of famous peaks like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Mount Annapurna South and Mount Manaslu.

Sherpa Expedition  Teams  Annapurna circuit with Tilicho Lake trekking is ideal for beginners as well as highly experienced or professional trekkers and mountaineers. This trek is not only popular for the  Hiking experience but is also famous for natural highlights like natural beautiful Manang Valley, hot springs, the world’s deepest Gorge, known as Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s highest altitude Lake Tilicho lake 4919m and the Beautiful Ruptse waterfall.

This Conservation Area has 100 varieties of Orchids and some of the richest hot and cold temperate Rhododendron forests (Nepali National flower) in the world with sub-tropical lowlands, Beautiful valleys, bamboo, oak forests, alpine meadows, exposed desert plateaus along with 440 species of wild birds and animals like Marten, Blue sheep Deer, Langur Monkey and the Snow Leopard. Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho lake trekking is the most rewarding way to experience Nepal’s natural embellishments and cultural offerings.

You will Hike through Rhododendron Forests, isolated Hamlets, and small mountain villages, alongside native Fauna and breathtaking landscapes, and the best Annapurna Himalayas views, The local people will also encounter friendly and warm-hearted of different casts and cultures offering a fascinating glimpse of traditional rural life in Nepal.

ITINERARY

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Sherpa Expedition Teams staff will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel, followed by a briefing covering information, do’s, and don’ts of your trek. Your safety and comfort are paramount

A long drive will take us to where our trekking begins. This is an opportune time to sit back, relax, and take in the sights of the changing countryside; rivers, terraced rice fields and views of the stunning Himalayas. Tonight we will stay at a guesthouse with all meals included.

From Dharapani we continue to the village of Danaque before climbing to Tamang Village (unique stone houses and slate roofs) where we are offered magnificent views of Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna and other towering peaks. Our trek takes us through several Tibetan villages, such as trek Thanchowk, Koto before reaching our destination, Chame. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.

After leaving Chame we head to the village of Telekhu and on the trail have some magnificent views of the Annapurna Ranges and Mt. Pisang (6091m). Further along the trail, we have to re-cross a suspension bridge to the south side of the Marsyangdi River and then ascend and pass through a pine forest and into the upper reaches of the Manang Valley before coming to Pisang.

Pisang is the beginning of our trek into the upper Manang area. Today we follow a trail to Braga; a Tibetan village with its unique architecture and houses constructed one upon the other. One of Manang’s main attractions is its Gompa (Buddhist temple), being the biggest in the Manang region. Manang is also very popular with trekkers who stay here in order to acclimatize before heading higher.

Medical professionals recommend that before heading to higher elevations that trekkers spend some time acclimatizing. They also recommend staying active. Today we will climb up to Khangsar (3756m) as a way to further help us acclimatize. Overnight stay at Manang. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Leaving Manang we pass the village of Khangsar, an unusual village with its unique houses (stone) and culture. The trail follows the ridge before it reaches Khangsar (3734m). The village offers a rare view of the obscure Kang Guru Peak (6981m).

Today we climb higher toward Tilicho Lake, around 5 to 6-hour trek, located at the base of Tilicho Peak (7134m). Along the trail, you may see yaks and deer grazing. The changing light causes the color of the lake to change through many shades of blue. After some time admiring the lake and surrounding peaks and snapping some photos we will return to Sri Kharka. It covers an area of 4.8 sqkm. Guesthouse accommodation. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today we begin our trek descending to Khangsar Village today passing through Tare Gumba (3870m) known for its monastery. We follow the Thorong Khola Valley until we reach the abandoned village of Old Khangsar before reaching our destination Yak Kharka. Guest house accommodation. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included.

Climbing higher we gradually get used to the higher altitude. We follow the east bank of the Jarang Khola and along with the trail view steep bluffs before reaching Thorong Phedi (meaning foothills). We can also trek for one more hour to High Camp (4800m). If we are lucky we may see the famous blue sheep and even a snow leopard! This is also home to Lammergeyer (bearded vulture). There is also a belief the mythical griffons are in this region! Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today is most likely the toughest day of the trek, hiking for around 7-8 hours. The higher altitude contributes to the degree of difficulty and sometimes strong winds in these upper regions. Along the trail we may pass sheep, yaks and merchants transporting their goods. Once we reach Thorong La Pass we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and the eye-catching peak of Khatungkang (6484m). Leaving the pass we descend around 1600 metres and the brilliant Dhaulagiri (Dhavali giri, meaning “White Mountain”) is the highest mountain that is entirely in Nepal. The trail is more undulating and relatively easy before we reach Muktinath where we stay the night after a 10-hour trek. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included.

From Muktinath, we head to the town of Jomsom, Tatopani, and Beni Bazaar on our way to Pokhara. Pokhara is well known for its Phewa Tal (lake) where we will stay at a hotel overnight. You may choose to wander the shops along ‘lakeside’ and sit at the edge of the lake and watch the sunset over the Annapurna ranges.

On the road back to Kathmandu we pass the Marsyangdi River and afterward the Trishuli River before coming to Kathmandu. If you begin thinking about further adventures in Nepal, then we are here to assist you.

This is the day you say goodbye to Nepal. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport at least 3 hours prior to your departure. Once on the plane, you can reflect on your time in Nepal and plan your next adventure to this mountainous country.

SERVICES

Cost Included In Your Package

  • Airport pick-up and drop services on a private vehicle.
  • Two-night standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One-night standard twin sharing Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule by Bus, to Chame by sharing Jeep, and from Jomsom to Pokhara by Local bus.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • One night accommodation in a selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trek.
  • One highly experienced Sherpa Teams’s government-licensed, English-speaking local guide covering meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the trek.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Accommodation, All Meals (Lunch, and Dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Tea ,Coffee, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery re-charge fee extra porters, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Manang & Mustang regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is a popular and challenging trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It combines the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek with a side trip to Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world.

The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek usually takes around 7 to 21 days, depending on your itinerary and pace. It is a long and demanding trek, covering a distance of approximately 230 kilometers.

The best time to do the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures, making it ideal for trekking.

Yes, the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is considered a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers. The trail involves long hours of walking, steep ascents and descents, high altitude, and potentially harsh weather conditions. Proper physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial for this trek.

Having a guide for the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is highly recommended, especially if you are not an experienced trekker or unfamiliar with the region. A guide can provide navigation assistance, help with accommodation and permits, and ensure your safety throughout the trek.

To trek in the Annapurna region, you will need two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. Additionally, if you plan to visit Tilicho Lake, you will need a separate permit called the Tilicho Lake Restricted Area Permit.

Accommodation during the trek is available in teahouses or lodges along the trail. These teahouses provide basic facilities such as a bed, blankets, and meals. However, the facilities can vary, and it is advisable to carry a sleeping bag for added comfort.

Altitude sickness can be a concern on any trek in the Himalayas, including the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek. The highest point of the trek is the Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters. It is crucial to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually and staying hydrated to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

Some essential items to pack for the trek include trekking boots, warm clothing, a waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves, a sleeping bag, a backpack, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a first aid kit. It is also recommended to carry some snacks and water purification tablets.

Yes, it is possible to do the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek solo. However, as mentioned earlier, having a guide is highly recommended for safety and navigation purposes. If you choose to trek solo, make sure you are well-prepared, physically fit, and have prior experience with high-altitude trekking.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,490
Pax 2 USD 1,450
Pax 3 USD 1,390
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,350
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,290
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,250
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • Your Happiness Guaranteed
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,350

Per Person

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