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Tilicho Lake Via Annapurna Circuit

20 days

Trip Highlights

Conquer Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake, reaching 5,416m. Each step at this height is a testament to your inner strength, as the Himalayan peaks stand as witnesses to your determination to overcome challenges and touch the sky.

Navigate Thorong La Pass at 5,416m, a high-altitude achievement that mirrors life’s challenges. As you stand atop, the panoramic views are a reminder that every uphill battle leads to breathtaking summits, both literal and metaphorical.

Immerse in diverse cultures along the circuit. From bustling marketplaces to serene monasteries, every encounter is a step towards self-discovery. Let the rich tapestry of Annapurna inspire you, as each village tells a story of resilience and community.

Trip Facts

Region Annapurna Region
Max Elevation 5416meters
Mode of trek Teahouse
Best Season
March to December

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake is a 20-day odyssey that encompasses both natural beauty and cultural richness. Beginning in Besisahar, the trail gradually ascends through terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and quaint villages. This journey promises a soul-stirring blend of awe-inspiring landscapes, ancient cultures, and the thrill of conquering high-altitude passes. Brace yourself for the breathtaking views of the Annapurna  and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, being the serene and turquoise Tilicho Lake, nestled at a staggering altitude of 4,919 meters. As you approach Tilicho Lake, the landscape transforms into a rugged alpine terrain, providing a thrilling contrast to the earlier stages. The high point is undoubtedly Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, surrounded by towering peaks that seem to touch the heavens.

Throughout the journey, the diversity of ecosystems is matched only by the cultural encounters with local Gurung and Manang communities. Ancient monasteries, prayer flags, and the distinct architecture of the villages add a cultural layer to this epic adventure. Crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass, standing at 5,416 meters, marks a triumph of perseverance and offers panoramic views that are nothing short of awe-inspiring. This trekking package is a holistic experience, combining physical exertion with spiritual and cultural enrichment, making it an unforgettable expedition for those seeking the extraordinary.

Annapurna Circuit trek via tilicho lake Itinerary

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 – Drive to Besisahar  6hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 – Jeep drive to Dharapani (1970meters) by local jeep  4hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 05  – Trek to Chame(2720meters) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 – Trek to Upper Pisang (3300meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 – Trek to Manang (3400meters) via Ghayaru 5hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 – Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.

Day 09 – Trek to Siri Kharka (4060meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 – Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 – Trek to Visit Tilicho Lake (4,920meters) then back to Siri Kharka  (4,060meters) 9 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 – Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 7hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 – Trek to Thorang pedi (4450 meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 – Trek to crossing over Thorang La pass (5416 meters) down to Muktinath (3800meters) 10 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 – Drive from  Drive from Muktinath (3,760meter) via Jomsom to Tatopani (1100 meters) by local jeep  5hours . Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 – Trek to Ghorepani (2850meters) 7hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 – Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara one hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 – Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Dear Trekkers, In our commitment to providing personalized service, please note that the Mardi Himal Trek’s itinerary and cost can be customized to suit your preferences and requirements. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we are flexible to accommodate changes for an optimal trekking experience.

Feel free to discuss your expectations and preferences with our team, and we will tailor the itinerary and cost accordingly. We are dedicated to ensuring your Mardi Himal adventure is not only breathtaking but also perfectly aligned with your aspirations.

Price Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu (2nights) and Pokhara (1nights)breakfast included.
  • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner,and Breakfast and Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit, and all necessary permits.
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu as per Itinerary.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.

Price Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra nights accomodation in kathmandu and pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Dear Guest, We kindly offer the option of a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu and back at an additional cost of US$100 per person . Additionally, should you require extra accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast, the rates are US$60 per person per night for a single room and US$35 per person per night for a double (twin sharing) room.

Fixed Departure Date

Start Date Price AVAILABILITY Booking

Annapurna Circuit trek via tilicho lake Equipment check list

Duffel bag ( Company provide complementary)


Down Jacket and Sleeping bag 4 season ( if you need nice and clean down jacket and sleeping bag company provide which needs to be returned after the trek)

Hiking pants

Waterproof jacket

Full – sleeves shirt

Jumper or pile jacket

T – shirts

Trekking boots (Water proof)

Camp shoes/Sandal

wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)

Sun hat



Sun block for lips

Sun lotion

Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare )

Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)

windproof pants

Water bottle

Sewing kit

Medical & first aid kit

Flash light ( with spare batteries)

Personal towel

Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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