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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT WITH TILICHO TREK

from $1487
  • Duration 20 days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Activity Level Hard
    3/7
  • Group Size Min-Max
    2-14

Trip Description

Experience the thrill of crossing the two highest points of Nepal in the Annapurna region of the country. The Annapurna circuit trek often renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world involves traversing the highest pass in Nepal - Thorang La, circuiting around the Annapurna mastiff exploring the highest lake in the world- Tilicho.

The 20 -day trek begins from Jagat, starting from less than 1,000 meters; it provides an opportunity to explore the Himalayas from bottom to top and from varied angles and perspectives. The trek route trails along Marsyangdi River, with great views of Manaslu and Himalchuli to the east.

The spectacular Annapurna circuit trek guides through the fine village, inhabited by people from different ethnic groups to the highest point of the Annapurna circuit the Thorong La Pass (5,416m) offering majestic views of the pristine Himalayas and lush green valleys. This trek crosses the Tilicho Lake between Manang and Kali Gandaki valleys before trudging over the 5416 meters high Thorong La pass.

After the Thorong La Pass, our trail advances from Manang to Muktinath from where we head to Tatopani hot springs. Next, we climb to Poon Hill to observe the spectacular sunrise over Annapurna and 20 other mountains before descending to Pokhara where our trek ends.

The circuit is usually walked in a counter-clockwise direction as travelling clockwise is strenuous, difficult and often requires longer ascent which is too difficult for a lot of people.

This tour traversing through the highest pass and exploring the highest lake in Nepal is comparatively physically demanding. Anyone intending to do this trek must be in good shape physically. People with a respiratory problem should be cautious and consult their doctor before heading for this trek as the trail elevates up to 5500m. Others must remain adequately hydrated to avoid the risks of altitude sickness.

The trek involves walking along the rocky trails and of course, up close to the Himalayas through several incredibly beautiful villages. So, if you are looking for a challenging yet magical experience near the Himalayas through beautiful Nepali villages then this trip is definitely for you. Experience the adventure of traversing through Annapurna region of Nepal with Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho Lake

Trip Fact

Tilicho is one of the highest Lakes in the world that is situated at the elevation of 4,919m. This trek takes you to the deepest Canyon in Nepal and probably in the world- Kali Gandaki Gorge. Annapurna Circuit is one of the most trekked routes in Nepal.

 

Why this trip

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho is one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. This 20 days trek is designed to give you the closest experience of magnificent Annapurna and the surrounding vivid landscapes that give you the adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

  1. Day 1 ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU (1350 m)

    At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle; Overnight in Kathmandu;

  2. Day 2 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

    After breakfast, our Kathmandu tour starts. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country is also the home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Throughout the day, we will observe most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

    Overnight stay at the hotel;

  3. Day 3 DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO JAGAT (1290 m)

    It takes us around 7-8 hours to get to Jagat. Throughout the day, we’ll observe beautiful big rivers, curvy roads, local shops, local life, local bazaars and small hydropower dams on the way. Upon reaching Jagat, we reach a step closer to the mountains.

    Overnight stay at teahouse;

  4. Day 4 TREK FROM JAGAT TO DHARAPANI (1860 m)

    The ultimate Annapurna circuit trek begins after breakfast. The trail descending from Jagat takes us to a river and then ascends through a lush forest. The further ascent takes us to a sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. Advancing with the trail, amidst the glorious backdrop of magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges we reach a beautiful village Chyamje. After crossing a suspension bridge and climbing the slippery and physically challenging steep path, we reach Sattale. Treading along the rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank to Tal. Leaving Tal, we set through rugged and winding path reaching the steeply-forested village of Karte. Admiring the waterfalls and cliffs on the way, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.

    Overnight at Dharapani;

  5. Day 5 TREK FROM DHARAPANI TO CHAME (2650 m)

    On this day, we leave Dharapani and head towards Chame. After a gentle ascent, we reach the beautiful village of Chame. Chame almost looks like a Tibetan village as the people of Chame migrated from Nepal-Tibet trade route a long time ago, and settled here. The customs, houses and the culture here is highly influenced by the Tibetan culture. Chame has lovely views of Mt. Annapurna II, a pair of burbling hot springs where we can dip in and soothe our aching muscles.

    Overnight at teahouse in Chame;

  6. Day 6 TREK FROM CHAME TO PISANG (3250 m)

    A steep narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatically curved rock face, rising 1500 m from the river. Ascending steepest part of the Marsyangdi Valley, a trail carved into the vertical rock, the valley boasts the majestic vistas. We trek for a while before reaching Upper Pisang where we spend the night.

    Overnight at the teahouse;

  7. Day 7 TREK FROM PISANG TO BRAGHA (3490 m)

    From Pisang, the high trail enters pine groves to reveal the glorious view of the small turquoise lake Mring Tso. The trail rises upwards to Ghyaru and enters well-cultivated barley and buckwheat field before we reach Ngawal. Ngawal is one of the most picturesque villages in Annapurna. Next, we reach another village Mungli. From Mungli village, we see our very first view of Tilicho peak. Now trail enters well-cultivated barley and buckwheat farms before we reach Bragha. Bragha is one of the most picturesque villages in Annapurna.

     

    Overnight at Bragha village;

  8. Day 8 TREK FROM BRAGHA TO MANANG (3519 m)

    Manang is approximately 45 minutes far from Bragha. The main reason for our stay at Bragha is to acclimatize to the high altitude. Another reason is to visit the fantastic ice lake following another route. The beautiful ice lake adds another highlight to the trek.

     

     Overnight at teahouse in Manang;

  9. Day 9 TREK FROM MANAG TO KHANGSAR (3760 m)

    Ascending from old Manang and passing over Jharsing Khola, the trail stays close to the river bed and soon we approach Khangsar, superb view of the Great Barrier open up. There you will find a small monastery, stupas, Mani walls and prayer flags.

     Overnight at teahouse in Khangsar;

  10. Day 10 TREK FROM KHANSHAR TO TILICHO BASE CAMP |(4200 m)

    From Khangsar the trail climbs steeply pas through the Gompa and small Chortens; the trail goes through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. The path is quite covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Some places along the trail you cross a few streams. We will also come across the landslide area where we need to make our pace slow and careful. After a decent walk, we reach Tilicho Base Camp from here, we can enjoy the closer and panoramic views of Tilicho Mountain and many others.

     

     Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp;

  11. Day 11 TILICHO BASE CAMP TO TILICHO LAKE AND BASE CAMP

    Tilicho Lake (4920 m) is the highest altitude lake in the world. The turquoise fresh water of the lake will take your breath away with its beauty. Early in the morning, we head to Tilicho Lake, it is so beautiful that you will want to spend as much as possible near the lake, but by the afternoon we will need to return to Tilicho Base camp to spend the night;

  12. Day 12 TREK FROM TILICHO BASE CAMP TO YAK KHARKA (4000 m)

    Continuing on from Tilicho base camp, we resume our trek and advance towards Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through TenkiManang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the JarsangKhola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. The trail passes through the meadows and pastures where horses and yak graze.  After crossing on a wooden bridge over a small river, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall leading to Yak Kharka by the lunchtime. From Yak Kharka, we hike to the Chulu West Base Camp and return to Yak Kharka later.

    Overnight stay at teahouse in Yak Kharka;

  13. Day 13 TREK FROM YAK KHARKA TO THORANG PHEDI (4538 m)

    From Yak Kharka, the trail ascends to ThorangPhedi. After a short climb, we cross a suspension bridge leading to Ledar village. Continuing with our climb uphill, we pass through towering cliffs before reaching ThorangPhedi (the last village before Thorong La pass). The trail overflows with the spectacular views of Mt. Gundang, Mt.Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt.Khatungkan.

    Overnight at teahouse;

  14. Day 14 TREK FROM THORANG PHEDI TO MUKTINATH (3710 m)

    It is the most challenging part of the entire trip as it involves crossing the highest pass in the world ‘Thorang La Pass’ (5416m). We depart early in the morning, to cross the pass smoothly while the weather is favourable. We cross the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath). Later in the evening, we reach Muktinath (3710m); celebrated Holy Hindu Shrine at the foot of the Thorang La pass.

    Overnight stay at teahouse in Muktinath;

  15. Day 15 TREK FROM MUKTINATH TO TATOPANI (1190 m)

    Today, we drive from Muktinath to Tatopani. A bumpy jeep ride to Tatopani passes through a lot of famous villages like; Jomsom, Marpha, Ghasa etc. ‘Tatopani’ is translated as hot water in Nepali. Upon reaching Tatopani, we can relax at the natural hot Spring and soothe our sore muscles after the strenuous trekking.

    Overnight stay at teahouse in Tatopani;

  16. Day 16 TREK FROM TATOPANI TO GHOREPANI (2850m)

    We leave Tatopani and head up the GharKhola valley. The route takes us through a terraced farmland surrounded by mountains. Passing through the villages of Shikha and Chitre and a beautiful rhododendron forest, we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at the ridge.

     

    Overnight in Ghorepani;

  17. Day 17 TREK FROM GHOREPANI TO TADAPANI (2630m)

    Early in the morning, we climb along the steep trail to catch the glorious sunrise over the Himalayas from the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. Poon Hill flaunts the spectacular views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After spending some time at the Poon Hill, we transverse through beautiful florid Rhododendron forest to the village of Tadapani.

    Overnight stay at teahouse in Tadapani;

  18. Day 18 TREK TO GHANDRUK AND DRIVE TO POKHARA (850m)

    After breakfast, we leave Tadapani and trek through the dense forests towards the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. After 3-4 hours of walk through rhododendron forests, we reach a slope settlement with stone houses of Ghandruk. We then drive towards Pokhara.

    Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara;

  19. Day 19 DRIVE FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU

    After 6-7 hours’ drive from Pokhara, we reach Kathmandu where you can prepare for the departure. Rest of the day is for either relaxing or sightseeing around Kathmandu city.

     Overnight in Kathmandu;

  20. Day 20 DEPARTURE

    Swotah will arrange the transfer to the airport depending on your flight time. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

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2021-01-10
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2020-10-04
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2020-10-13
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2020-10-18
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2020-10-26
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2020-11-01
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2020-11-15
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2020-11-24
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2020-12-03
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2020-12-22
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2020-12-27
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2021-01-19
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2021-01-27
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2021-02-03
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2021-02-15
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2021-02-23
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2021-03-01
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2021-03-14
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2021-03-23
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2021-04-04
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2021-04-13
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2021-04-18
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2021-04-26
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2021-05-02
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2021-05-25
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2021-06-02
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2021-06-15
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2021-06-21
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2021-07-02
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2021-07-11
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2021-07-20
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2021-08-01
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2021-08-17
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2021-08-22
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2021-09-02
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2021-09-13
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2021-09-21
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2021-09-26
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2021-10-04
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2021-10-13
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2021-10-25
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