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Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake Trek

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Annapurna Region
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Duration
17 days
Highest Elevation
5,416m / 17,769 ft
Ages
0 yrs
Season
Spring/Autumn

Tour Overview

The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is an epic adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region in Nepal. This 17-day trek is renowned for its stunning mountain vistas, diverse terrain, and unique highlights such as Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass. The journey offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and a sense of accomplishment as you navigate through challenging trails and high-altitude passes.

The trek begins in the lively city of Besisahar and gradually ascends through lush valleys, terraced fields, and charming traditional villages. As you make your way towards Tilicho Lake, located at an astounding altitude of 4,919 meters, you'll witness awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The turquoise-blue waters of Tilicho Lake surrounded by towering mountains create a surreal and serene setting, leaving you captivated by its beauty.

One of the major highlights of the trek is crossing the formidable Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters. This challenging but rewarding feat offers panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants and a profound sense of achievement. Along the route, you'll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich local culture, encountering diverse ethnic groups such as Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis. You'll experience their warm hospitality, taste traditional cuisine, and witness ancient monasteries and vibrant prayer flags that reflect the spiritual essence of the region.

The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization due to the high altitudes. However, the rewards are immeasurable, with each step offering breathtaking views, cultural insights, and a sense of adventure. It's an unforgettable journey that takes you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, providing an once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Tour Highlights

  • Stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges throughout the trek
  • Exploration of the world's highest lake, Tilicho Lake, located at an altitude of 4,919 meters
  • Crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters, a thrilling accomplishment
  • Immersion in diverse landscapes, from lush valleys and terraced fields to arid high-altitude deserts
  • Cultural encounters with various ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Thakalis, and Manangis
  • Visit to the sacred Muktinath temple, a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer To The Hotel
Your Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek begins with your arrival in the bustling city of Kathmandu. After a warm welcome, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can relax and prepare for the upcoming adventure.
Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu To Bulbule (760m)
The journey starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule. As you leave the city behind, you'll gradually descend into the enchanting landscapes of the Annapurna region.
Day 3: Trek From Bulbule To Tal (1700m)
Your trek officially begins as you follow the Marsyangdi River and trek through picturesque villages. The trail takes you to the charming village of Tal, nestled amidst green hills and rocky cliffs.
Day 4: Trek From Tal To Chame (2630m)
The trail continues to wind its way through the Marsyangdi Valley, leading you to Chame, the administrative center of the Manang District. Here, you'll be surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery.
Day 5: Trek From Chame To Pisang (3300m)
As you leave Chame, the trail takes you through dense forests and offers stunning views of the Annapurna Range. You'll arrive in Pisang, a picturesque village with a serene atmosphere.
Day 6: Trek From Pisang To Manang (3540m) Via Upper Trail
Today, you'll take the upper trail to Manang, which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Manang is a Himalayan gem, where you'll spend the night surrounded by majestic mountains.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day At Manang - Hike To Gangapurna Lake
A well-deserved acclimatization day allows you to explore Manang and hike to Gangapurna Lake. This pristine alpine lake offers tranquility and awe-inspiring views of the Gangapurna and Annapurna peaks.
Day 8: Trek From Manang To Tilicho Base Camp (4150m)
The trail leads you to the Tilicho Base Camp, gradually ascending into a more rugged and remote landscape. You'll be surrounded by the rugged grandeur of the Himalayas.
Day 9: Hike To Tilicho Lake (4919m) And Back To Tilicho Bc (4150m)
Today, you'll embark on a challenging hike to the stunning Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world. The turquoise waters set against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks create a surreal and unforgettable scene.
Day 10: Trek From Tilicho Bc To Yak Kharka (4018m)
As you descend from Tilicho Base Camp, you'll trek to Yak Kharka. The trail provides striking views of the surrounding valleys and offers a peaceful setting for the night.
Day 11: Trek From Yak Kharka To Thorong Phedi (4650m)
Your trek leads you to Thorong Phedi, the last stop before crossing Thorong La Pass. The anticipation for the pass and the breathtaking scenery will keep your spirits high.
Day 12: Trek From Thorong Phedi To Muktinath (3800m) Via Thorong La Pass (5416m)
Today is a challenging day as you conquer Thorong La Pass, the highest point of your trek. The feeling of accomplishment at the pass is unparalleled, and you'll descend to Muktinath, a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Day 13: Trek From Muktinath To Jomsom (2710m)
As you continue your descent, the landscapes change, and you'll arrive in Jomsom, a tranquil town famous for its apple orchards and dramatic Kali Gandaki Valley views.
Day 14: Fly Or Drive From Jomsom To Pokhara
You have the option to either fly or drive from Jomsom to Pokhara, where you can relax by the serene Phewa Lake, celebrating the completion of your challenging trek.
Day 15: Fly Or Drive From Pokhara To Kathmandu
You'll return to Kathmandu either by a short flight or a scenic drive, offering time to reflect on your incredible journey through the Annapurna region.
Day 16: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley with visits to historic temples, ancient palaces, and vibrant markets. This day allows you to explore the city's captivating charm.
Day 17: Final Departure From Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
As your Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek comes to an end, you'll bid farewell to Nepal, carrying cherished memories of your adventure. Depart from the Tribhuvan International Airport, taking with you the spirit of exploration and the beauty of the Annapurna region in your heart.

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