About Trip

Annapurna circuit trek is certainly one of the most favored treks in the world. To add the cherry on the top Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake is the way to go.

This trek offers everything that you expect. This trek has the perfect combination of culture and natural beauty. This route grants the best scenic views and amazing people, making this trek stand out from the rest.

This trek starts from the district of Lamjung and moves to Manang and then finally takes us to Mustang. Another reason for the popularity of the trek is that the landscape during the entirety of the trek changes continuously.

The route goes from sub-tropical forests to alpine forests and then to barren and rocky deserts. During this trek, you will twice reach and cross the 5000 meters mark.

Once while getting to the Tilicho lake which is situated at the highest altitude. The other time would be while crossing the legendary Thorong-La- Pass which is at an altitude of 5416 meters.

This trek starts at Dharapani and ends when you reach Jomsom. As Tilicho lake does not fall under the Annapurna Circuit, we need to take a detour. This trek is certainly a challenging one as it falls under the difficulty level of strenuous. We will also witness the sight of mountains such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri and many others.

Other than the two highlights - Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, this trek has a lot more to offer. The scenic walk from Dukurpokhari to Pisang and then to Manang will certainly blow your mind. After Manang, the journey will take you to higher altitudes and the highest when you reach Thorong La Pass. We then drop down to Muktinath and then to Jomsom which will be the last stop for our trek. The town of Muktinath is a great importance for the people of both the religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. Jomsom is a popular city which has an airport which connects this town to Pokhara.

The Annapurna Circuit trek with Tilicho lake has over the time become one of the most visited trekking routes in Nepal. The splendid landscape, the varying altitudes and lovely, this trek has it all.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilocho Lake Highlights

  • Reaching and crossing the highest point of the trek - Thorong La Pass which is located at an altitude of 5416 meters
  • Visiting Tilicho Lake which is situated at an altitude of 5000 meters
  • The challenging trail from Sri Kharkha to Tilicho Base Camp.
  • The scenic trail from Dhukurpokhari to Manang.
  • Magnificent view of the mountains such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri and many others.
  • Visiting the religious town of Muktinath.
  • The scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival
  • Day 02: Preparation for trek and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje
  • Day 04: Trek from Chamje (1410m) to Dharapani (1960m)
  • Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m)
  • Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m)
  • Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m)
  • Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang
  • Day 09: Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m)
  • Day 10: Sri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m)
  • Day 11: Exploration of Tilicho Lake (4,949m) and return to Sri Kharka
  • Day 12: Sri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4040m)
  • Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m) via Thorong La (5416m)
  • Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m)
  • Day 16: Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Departure
Detail Itinerary