14 Days Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek14 Days Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek

Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek

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  • Duration14 Days
  • Route Grade Active Travel
  • Trip Style Trekking & Active
  • Starting City Kathmandu
  • Ending City Kathmandu
Price fromUS$875US$975
Group Price
2 - 6 paxUS$875
7 - 12 paxUS$825
13 - 16 paxUS$775
1 paxUS$975
Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek map

Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit Trek is a journey right to the heart of the mighty Himalayas. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with an excursion to Tilicho Lake stands out as a remarkable journey into the heart of natural splendor and cultural richness. This iconic trek offers a blend of high-altitude landscapes, diverse flora, and fauna, and encounters with local communities that have preserved their traditions from generation to generation. 

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Tilicho Lake is situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters (16,138 feet). It is often referred to as one of the highest lakes in the world. Its pristine turquoise waters are cradled amidst sky-touching peaks, including the renowned Annapurna Massif. The trek to Tilicho Lake is a captivating adventure, taking trekkers through picturesque meadows and rugged terrain. The final approach to the lake involves traversing moraines and rocky paths, rewarding intrepid travelers with a view that seems to transcend reality—the tranquil waters mirroring the Himalayas that guard them.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, with excursions to the famous Tilicho Lake, is a classic trek that circumnavigates the Annapurna Range. This circuit is renowned for its awe-inspiring landscapes and the opportunity it provides to witness the diverse cultures of the region. The trail winds through charming villages inhabited by a mix of ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangbas. The Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the circuit at 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), is a challenging yet rewarding crossing that offers panoramic views stretching to the horizon.

Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trek Outline itinerary with Trek Distances

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Introduction Session, and final preparation

Day 2: Drive to Chame (237 KM, 10 HRS).

Day 3: Trek to Pisang (3230m): 14 KM, 5 hrs.

Day 4: Trek to Manang (3550m): 18 km, 5 hrs.

Day 5: Acclimatization and Exploration Day at Manang

Day 6: Trek to Siri Kharka (4060m): 9 KM, 5 hrs.

Day 7: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m): 10 km, 6 hrs.

Day 8: Journey to Tilicho Lake (4920 m), located at the highest elevation in the world!

Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (4050m): 8 KM, 5 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4525m): 6 km, 4 hrs.

Day 11: Lifetime Thorong-La Pass (5416m) Trek to Muktinath!

Day 12: Muktinath temple visit; drive to Pokhara. O/N in Lakeside, Pokhara.

Day 13: Pokhara sightseeing; drive to Kathmandu

Day 14: Kathmandu: Visit Three UNESCO heritage sites! Fly back home!

Trip Highlights

Kathmandu Valley

  • Three UNESCO sites: Swayambhunath Temple, Old Kathmandu, and Bouddhanath Stupa

Annapurna Himalayas

  • 10 nights in the Himalayas with stunning views
  • Manang, Tilicho Lake, Thorong-la Pass, Muktinath Temple, and Jomsom

Pokhara Valley

  • Phewa Lake, Gupteshwar Cave, Devi's Falls, and the World Peace Pagoda


  • Vans and Jeeps as scheduled
Trip Hotels
  • Hotel Mulberry

    Hotel Mulberry

    Location: KathmanduFirst Class 4 Star Hotel
  • Mountain Lodges

    Mountain Lodges

    Location: HimalayasTourist Standard
  • Hotel Batika

    Hotel Batika

    Location: Pokhara3+ star hotel
Cost Includes

Flights & Transfers

Individual airport transfers

Van & Jeep transfers as required

Gears, Guides & Entry Permits

One Trek Leader for the group & one Porter for each two trekkers

One duffle bag, pair of trekking poles & sleeping bag per person

ACAP permit & TIMS permit

Accommodations & Meals

2 nights 4 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

10 nights mountain lodges accommodation on full board in the Himalayas 

1 night 3+ hotel standard in Pokhara

14 breakfasts, 11 lunch & 12 dinner


Upon arrival, you will have an individual arrival transfer to the hotel. At 5pm we will have a short introductory program with Tour Leader & guests. 

If needed we will help you to hire - buy - rent necessary gear for the trek. We will provide you walking poles and sleeping bags. Overnight at the hotel.

    Early morning 5AM drive to Chame (2715m) - 240KM - 10hrs drive with change of Car at Besisahar. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

      Breakfast & Trek to Pisang (3230m) - 14KM - 5hrs Trek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

        Breakfast & Trek to Manang (3550m) - 18KM - 4hrs Trek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

          Acclimatization Day at Manang, possible excursion to Ice Lake (4600m). Overnight in Manang. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

            Breakfast & trek to Siri Kharka (4060m) - 9KM - 5hrs Trek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

              Breakfast & trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m) - 10KM- 6hrsTrek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

                Morning Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920) with packed lunch. Enjoy the lake in the Himalayas. Trek back to Siri Kharka (4060m) - 6hrs Trek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

                  Breakfast & trek to Yak Kharka (4050m) - 8KM - 5hrs Trek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

                    Breakfast & trek to Thorong Phedi (4525m) - 6KM - 4hrs Trek. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

                      Early dawn trek to Thorong - La pass (5416m) - further down to Muktinath (3760m) - 16KM - 8hrs pass day. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tea House Accommodation Included.

                        Morning visit the holy temple & Jeep drive to Pokhara - 7hrs drive. Visit Massage, Spa, enjoy the city food after a two week trip to the Himalayas. Overnight at Lakeside Pokhara.

                          Breakfast; at 8AM Boating at Phewa Lake & Pokhara sightseeing - visit World Peace Stupa, Gupteshwar Cave, Devi’s falls & Tibetan refugee camp. 

                          At 11AM - drive back to Kathmandu - 6hrs journey! Guests will have freedom to choose a short flight (25min flight) to Kathmandu or choose to explore other part of the country which are close to Pokhara like Chitwan National Park or Lumbini - the birth place of Buddha. Overnight in Kathmandu.

                            Breakfast & Kathmandu sightseeing starting at 8AM! Visit - visit Pashupatinath Temple - Bouddhanath Stupa - Swayambhunath Temple & Kathmandu Durbar Square. These four temples are UNESCO world heritage sites and central attractions among hindu & buddhist pilgrims.

                            According to your flight time - guests will have individual airport transfers. Some guests may miss visits to some or all of the sights depending on their flight time! Guests who have afternoon flights can also go on the sightseeing with their luggages & we will arrange the airport transfers according to the flight time. Guests need to report at the airport 3hrs before their departure time! If some guests want to avoid today’s sightseeing, we will arrange an airport transfer for them from the hotel at their time! 

                              Trip Reviews
                              • Best guided Tour/Trek in Nepal


                                The Owners are really hands-on. The services are exceptional. Organized and flexible travel plans. Communication is not a problem. Well-guided tours, the owners/ guides are well versed on the tourist site. Transportation was not an issue. My team felt secure and safe on our 3week long Travel under this agency. Ighly recommended.

                                Franz ReizGermanyMay 29, 2023
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