Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek

A new version of classic Annapurna circuit trek.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 16 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty Difficult
trip-difficulty Highest Point 5416m
Average Group Size 2-10 People
trip-code Trip Code ACTLTAH
trip-code Area Annapurna Region
trip-code Start Point Kathmandu
trip-start-point Trip End Point Kathmandu
trip-accomodation Accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Thorong La Pass (5,416m), the highest point of Annapurna Circuit.
  • Witnessing Large numbers of flora and fauna during the trek.
  • Ethnic tribes and their diverse cultures throughout the trek.
  • Breathtaking views of several mountainous ranges.
  • Tilicho Lake (4,919m), a lake situated at the highest altitude.
  • 360-degree mountain view of majestic mountains.

Trip Overview

A new version of the classic Annapurna circuit trek. Classic Annapurna circuit trek consists of a long duration of walking and exploring the areas of Manang and Mustang of Nepal. Trekkers can visit the Annapurna circuit either for a short or a long period. The difficulty level of the Annapurna circuit Tilicho Lake trek is moderate and can be done by people having a basic fitness level. Similarly, this trek is suitable for beginners who have some short hiking experience as it is a difficult trek. The road facilities are present there recently and reach the Manang village. Because of that, the total distance of the Annapurna circuit trek varies from 160-300 kilometers. Most of the trekkers start the trek from Dharapani while some drive to the Manang village of Nepal and start the trek from there. Basic accommodation facilities can be seen throughout the trekking trail. Annapurna circuit trek is best when Tilicho Lake is included in the itinerary.

Another prominent place in this region is Tilicho lake. Tilicho lake lies at an altitude of 4,919 meters. So, it is also popular as the lake is situated at the highest elevations. It lies in the Manang district. One can enjoy the panoramic views of various mountains like Khangsar, Nilgiri, Muktinath Peak, etc. But before reaching Tilicho Lake from Mang village you will need to pass the landslide area and spend a night at Tilicho Base Camp. Meanwhile, the altitude of the Tilicho base camp is 4,200 meters above sea level. Spending a night at such a high altitude may be difficult for beginners to adapt to. Because of that, we have an outlet for the day-to-day detailed itineraries of the Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake trek. This helps in gradually gaining altitude and minimizes the chances of having altitude sickness.

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (Oct-Nov/Mid-Dec) are the best seasons to traverse this area. During this period of the year, the weather is clear and comfortable for trekking in Nepal. Because of that, amazing views of the mountain ranges and landscapes can be seen. The weather is clear and the sky-piercing mountains can be seen throughout your journey toward the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. The months of March, April, October, and November are the best time to explore Thorong La Pass which is one of the toughest passes. During the other months of the year, there is a chance of an avalanche in this region. The trekkers also start their trek early from Thorong Phedi and view the sunrise from Thorong la pass. After a few hours of sunrise, the strong winds begin in Thorong La Pass.

Annapurna Circuit - A classic trekking route.

The entire area is ornamented by a rich tapestry of natural and cultural history on all sides. To a large extent, the culture and traditions are dominated by Tibetan Buddhism which is easily visible throughout the trek. The Gurung tribes make up the majority. During this hike, you will see a variety of views of mountains ranging in height from 6,000 to 8,000 meters. Manaslu, Langtang, Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, etc. The regions provide a wide range of landscapes for you to explore, from lush paddy fields and subtropical forests to steep alpine slopes and deep gorges, all the way up to the dry plateau of Tibet. The adventure begins in the middle of the hills, and continues until it reaches the Thorong La pass, which is the highest point of this trek, and then concludes with a descent back to Pokhara. In addition, the hike offers a stunning vantage point of the surrounding rough landscape. It is recommended that travelers trek rather than drive from Bhulbhule to Manang village. The settlement of Manang is located at an elevation that is 3,540 meters higher above the surrounding sea level. The risk of developing symptoms of altitude sickness is significantly increased when rapid ascent to a high altitude is undertaken. In the meantime, the Annapurna Circuit Yoga Trek is also an option for those who want to experience a spiritual journey while exploring the untamed nature of Nepal.

Also, The old classic trek used to be walking up to three weeks around four different regions, two in lower elevations with the country’s dominant lush green subtropical valleys. And two in high elevation. The upper regions of the trek are cold throughout the year. Proper trekking gear is needed. We are here to guide you about what to pack for the Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake trek. The new Annapurna circuit trek mostly goes on the trails of these higher altitude regions viz. Manang and Mustang. They are at a higher elevation. Manaslu, Langtang, Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Chulu east & west, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, and Nilgiri are dominant peaks scattered in this region. Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek offers wonderful experiences with the pristine and wonderful beauty of the Himalayan region.

Thorong La Pass - One of the highest passes in Nepal.

Thorong la Pass, at 5,416 meters above sea level, is the highest point on the Annapurna circuit hike. This mountain pass links Nepal's Manang and Mustang regions. Due to the region's notoriously fickle climate and biting winds, exploration is nearly impossible. Crossing the pass from Thorong High Camp requires an early morning start, between 4:00 and 5:00 a.m., to beat the wind.

The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is Thorong La Pass and is one of the high passes in Nepal. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that the oxygen level is low and the steep trail could be a challenge. In order to prevent altitude sickness, it is crucial to focus on acclimatization and to drink plenty of water. From Thorong Phedi, you'll need to climb 600 meters in altitude to reach Thorong La Pass. While doing so, you'll drop roughly 1,800 meters, bringing you to Muktinath.

Tilicho Lake - The world’s highest-altitude lake.

Situated at an altitude of 4,919 meters above sea level, Tilicho Lake is the world's highest-altitude lake. Similarly, some people also state that Tilicho lake is situated at an altitude of 4,959 meters above sea level. Meanwhile, according to the Nepali Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, there are no aquatic organisms like fish or anything else in Tilicho lake. The research was done in 2003 and since then no aquatic organism has been found in Tilicho lake. During the time of winter, the lakes freeze, meanwhile, during other seasons of the year it attracts tourists with its deep blue crystal clear water. 

Tilicho lake is one of the holy lakes of the Hindus. It is believed that the real name of Tilicho lake is Kak Bhusundi lake which was mentioned in the Ramayana. The King of the bird Garuda was told about the happening of the Ramayana by the sage Kak Bhusundi near the Tilicho Lake. Because of this, it is seen as a holy lake by the Hindus. The trail to Tilicho lake from Manang passes through the landslide area.

Tilicho Base Camp - Base of the great Tilicho Lake.

From Manang the difficulty level to reach Tilicho lake is moderate. Meanwhile, the landslide area is the most dangerous part of the trek. The surface area of Tilicho lake is 4.8 square km. Similarly, the maximum length of Tilicho lake is 4 km and the maximum width is 1.2 km. Meanwhile, the average depth of the lake is 85 meters. The lake is surrounded by different mountains which include Khangsar, Muktinath peak, Nilgiri, and Tilicho.

About Annapurna Circuit With Tilicho Lake Trek

The journey starts from Dharapani via Besi Sahar. The further drive from Besi Sahar leads you to Ngadi, Jagat, and Chame which are small settlements on the way to a great trekking route. The trek starts with a 7-9 hours long drive from Kathmandu through a well-paved road to a few off-road experiences. The trek starts from Chame and continues up to Manang, Tilicho lake, and Thorong La (the highest point on the trek and one of the highest passes of Nepal). Then after, the trekking en route through Mustang. Thorong La separates the districts Manang and Mustang. You’ll certainly find a completely different landscape after crossing Thorong La. You will start your trek from Dharapani, which has a lush green forest and slowly move uphill to the mountain desert and high pass in the restricted area.

During the trek, you will come across small hamlets, preserved cultures, and traditions vast from other places as it is isolated from the outer world. The landscapes are unseemlily changed during the trek and suddenly you will realize a unique landscape far from the concrete jungle surrounded by mountains and crisp fresh air. Annapurna Circuit Tilicho lake trek is the most challenging trekking area in Nepal. So, a Physically fit and Strongly determined person can do this trek. The most difficult section is from Thorong Phedi to Thorong la Pass (around 45 minutes). Also, The whole region falls under the restricted area. So, Trekkers must need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) to explore this region.

Starting from Kathmandu your trek comes to an end at Muktinath, Jomsom. Well, not precisely the end but the walking phase is over at this point. You will enjoy a scenic flight to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu. You will get enough time to relax and explore the city of lakes - Pokhara during your leisure stay. After soaking in the peace catch a flight back to Kathmandu and end your trek with fun activities such as shopping, a local food hunt, and relaxation.

If our trip itinerary doesn’t suit your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combine it with any travel plans, then please let us know and we’ll be happy to create a tailor-made itinerary, designed especially for you. Also whether you are a student group/family group /corporate team please inquire with us. We offer you a variety of packages.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Welcome to Nepal. [1400m/4593 ft]

Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

At. 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you on the details of your trek program. If your arrival is late after 5 PM we will meet the next morning during breakfast.

*Optionally you can add one additional night stay in Kathmandu to cover cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu as well for your trek preparation shopping.

Kathmandu Full-Day Sightseeing: You will visit for a full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath.

duration 30 Minutes
duration 10 Km
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals N/A
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Trek Preparation, Jamacho Hike. [2,130m/6,988 ft]

At. 07: 00 AM: Have breakfast and get your shoes on for a short hike to the nearest viewpoint in Kathmandu to stretch your legs as a warm-up for the upcoming trek to Annapurna Circuit Tilicho lake. The Jamacho Gumba (Monastery) is a beautiful viewpoint near Kathmandu that gives you a panoramic view of the entire city with few mountain ranges on clear days. The trial is an easy and great way to test your strengths and limits which will be helpful for your upcoming trek to Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake trek. Today’s hike will introduce you to the rough trail, and steep stairs, which give you insight into what to expect on your trek days. The hike will end in around 5-6 hours. 

After completing the hike you can also go for half-day sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley which is optional. You can also visit Thamel to shop for your trek and buy trekking gear if needed. Have dinner at the nearest restaurant from your hotel and rest well for the upcoming trekking days of the amazing Annapurna circuit along with Tilicho Lake.

duration 6-8 Hours
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 03

Drive to Dharapani via Besisahar. [2,060m/6,758 ft]

At. 06:00 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel and be ready for your drive to the beautiful village on the lap of the mountains Besisahar. Dharapani is about 225 KM far from Kathmandu, it takes Approx. 7-9 hours of driving to reach there depending upon traffic and road conditions. You will drive via Besisahar and then other charming villages.

Drive by the beautiful Chamje village and along the Marsyangdi River. Today you will pass beautiful villages such as Bahundada, Syange, and Jagat. The distance between Chamje to Dharapani is 12 km which you can cover in around 1 and a half hours. You will walk across the pine and fir forest and pass through farms of barley, wheat, and potato finally reaching the Dharapani. Once you reach Dharapani check in at the local lodge and rest well from the long drive. Have dinner at the lodge and rest for the trek tomorrow. Overnight at Dharapani teahouse.

*You can leave your extra bags at the hotel before going to trek at the hotel in Kathmandu. You can collect your bags after your trek is finished. Doing so will make your trek easier by reducing your weight making your trek smooth and enjoyable. You can hire a porter during the trek as well which will cost you extra add-ons.

duration 2-3 Hours
duration 12 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 04

Trek to Chame. [2,650m/8,694 ft]

At. 07:30 AM: Today’s trek will take you to the district headquarters of the Manang district. After breakfast, You will start your trek towards the Bagarchhap from where the glimpse of Annapurna II is seen. The villages on the way to Chame are Timang, Tanchok, and Koto. The highlights of today’s trek are- amazing views of Mt. Annapurna II, III, and IV, Manaslu, Lamjung, and other peaks along with Rhododendron forests. The distance between Dharapani to Chame is 16 km which you can cover in 6-7 hours. With the road access, you can take the jeep to Chame village and start your trek if you are in a short time. Overnight at Chame teahouse.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 16 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 05

Trek to Pisang. [3,240m/10,629 ft]

At. 07:30 AM: After breakfast, follow the northwest direction towards the Marsyangdi river valley. Beautiful Lamjung Himal and a long run of Mani walls can be seen across the trail. You will see the buckwheat field in Telekhu, and the beautiful waterfalls at Bhrathang village. After crossing the village you will continue towards the upper Marsyangdi river. You will have a fantastic view of the curved rock slab of Paungda Danda. You will walk through the base of the rock face reaching the Pisang village. The distance between Chame to Lower Pisang is 14 km which you can cover in 7-8 hours. Depending upon the time you reach the lower Pisang you will decide either to stay in Upper or Lower Pisang. Overnight at Pisang teahouse.

duration 7-8 Hours
duration 14 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 06

Trek to Manang. [3,540m/11,614 ft]

At 07:30 AM: After breakfast, you will start your beautiful day trek from Pisang village towards Manang village. The villages in between the trails that are rich in cultural and natural aspects are, Ghyaru, Nagawal, Humde, and Bhakra (Braga). Braga is home to the largest gompa (monastery) in Manang. (Manang lies in a Restricted area meaning you will need a restricted area permit to enter this area) The distance between Lower Pisang to Manang is around 16 km which will take 5-6 hours to reach. The trail passes through the pine forest, farmlands, apple fields, and villages. An excellent view of the Annapurnas, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, and Chulu East can be seen throughout the trail. Overnight at Manang teahouse.

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 16 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 07

Acclimatization day at Manang. [3,540m/11,614 ft]

This is a rest/acclimatization day at Manang. This is important to allow your body to adapt to the changes in elevation. You will hike to the upper area of Manang on this day from where you will get an amazing view of the panoramic peaks and Manang village below. Gangapurna lake, Ice lake, the hanging Gangapurna glacier, and the culture of Manang is the major attraction of this place. You will hike back to Manang and overnight at the Manang teahouse.

trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 08

Trek to Tilicho Base Camp. [4150m/13615 ft]

At 07:30 AM: After exploring the full day at Manang it’s time to climb some altitude and change in the terrain. After breakfast, you will start our trek towards the old village of Manang; Tenki Manang. The trail then further continues up towards the Khangsar leading to the landslide area before reaching Tilicho base camp It offers a good view of Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peaks. Overnight at Tilicho base camp teahouse.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 14 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 09

Hike to Tilicho lake and back to Sri Kharka. [4919m/16138 ft]

At 05:30 AM: Early morning you will hike towards Tilicho lake from the Tilicho base camp. The trail is straight upwards. After the strenuous climb, Tilicho Lake (4,191m) along with the majestic Annapurna mountains are seen. Spend some time at the lake and hike back to Tilicho base camp, have your lunch, and head towards Sri Kharka. The distance between Tilicho base camp and Tilicho Lake is around 9 km and the distance between Tilicho Lake and Sri Kharka / Shree Kharka is around 11 km which will take around 4-5 hours as the trail is all downhill. In total, the distance between Tilicho base camp to Sri Kharka via Tilicho Lake is around 22 km. Overnight at Sri Kharka teahouse.

duration 7-9 Hours
duration 22 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 10

Trek to Yak Kharka. [4120m/13517 ft]

At 07:30 AM: After breakfast, you will start your trail towards the Yak Kharka. There is a trail through the upper Khangsar leading towards the Yak Kharka. This is the seasonal trail and can be quite messy during the time of winter. Throughout the trail, you will have a good view of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Chulu East, Chulu West, and Tilicho Peaks. The distance between Sri Kharka/ Shree Kharka to Yak Kharka is around 11 km which will take around 5-6 hours and the trail follows a gradual ascend and descend route. Overnight at Yak Kharka teahouse.

duration 5-6 Hours
duration 11 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 11

Trek to Thorong Phedi. [4560m/14960 ft]

At 07:30 AM: The trail now heads to the north, you will have the Chulu peaks in front of you and follow the small river stream upwards. The terrain is rough and rugged. You will have already left the tree line area thus most of the trail now will be dry and rocky. There is a high chance of rockfalls and while walking you have to be careful about it. Depending upon the arrival time and the health situation you will further move towards Thorong High camp or stay back to Thorong Phedi. The total distance from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi is around 7 km which will take 6-7 hours to reach and it is all ascended. Overnight at Thorong Phedi teahouse.

duration 6-8 Hours
duration 7 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 12

Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass. [3802m/12473 ft]

At 04:00 AM: Today is the most difficult and the most rewarding day of the entire trek. You will be crossing the Thorang la pass (5,416m) of your trek. At 5,416m, it is the highest point of your Annapurna circuit trek. Today you will walk at the crack of dawn to avoid strong wind at the pass which gets a bit dangerous at noon. There is a small tea shop here at the pass. You can enjoy the panoramic views while sipping a hot cup of coffee or tea. After spending some time at the pass you will descend towards the Muktinath. The trail now is all going down and cold desert-looking terrain is in front of you. The distance between Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass is around 14 km which will take around 8-9 hours to complete as you will pass the highest point of this trek i.e. Thorong La Pass. After Thorang la pass you will be entering the Mustang area. Overnight at Muktinath teahouse.

duration 7-9 Hours
duration 14 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 13

Trek to Jomsom. [2750m/9022 ft]

At. 07:30 AM: Today after breakfast you will start your trek and you will pass through the village of Jharkot, Shakya Monastery, a traditional medicine center, Kagbeni on your way to Jomsom. Amazing views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri are seen throughout the trail. The distance between Muktinath to Jomsom is around 18 km which can be easily covered in around 6-8 hours as the trail is mostly downhill. There is also a road from Muktinath to Jomsom which you can cover in around 2-4 hours depending upon traffic and road conditions by vehicle which is optional and will cost extra. Jomsom is a developed town with an airport, schools, hotels, banks, shops, museum. From here you will have the flight option to fly back to Pokhara or drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Jomsom hotel.

duration 7-9 Hour
duration 18 Km
trip-accomodation Local Lodges
trip-meals B,L,D
Day 14

Fly to Pokhara, Leisure day in Pokhara. [822 m/2696 ft]

At. 07:00 AM: Today early in the morning, our local office representative will transfer you to the Pokhara airport. (Flight duration from Jomsom to Pokhara is just 25 mins) (Jomsom flight depends on weather conditions and if unfortunately the flight gets canceled we will arrange your transfer to Pokhara by road)

Check-in at the hotel and get refreshed. Enjoy your leisure day at Pokhara after the successful trek. Explore the lakeside area and relish the nightlife of Pokhara.

duration 2-3 Hours
trip-accomodation Hotel Barahi
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation Flight and Drive
Day 15

Fly to Kathmandu. [1,400m/4,593 ft]

At 09:00 AM: Late check-out from the hotel, enjoy your time, have breakfast, and go to Pokhara Airport, your driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport. The flight duration from Pokhara to Kathmandu is 35 mins. Once you reach Kathmandu check in at the hotel and enjoy the leisure day as you like.

You will get shopping time in Kathmandu and lastly, join us for a Nepali cultural dinner as a farewell from us (Altitude Himalaya) (a traditional local dance live performance in folk songs) Nepali dinner in Kathmandu on your farewell.

duration 2-3 Hours
duration 210 Km
trip-accomodation Nepali Ghar
trip-meals B,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 16

Departure, Farewell!

You will be free until your flight time. Our office representative will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before your flight. Carry loads of souvenirs, memories, and lifetime experiences back home, and Have a safe home return! We hope you enjoyed the trip! If you plan to extend your stay, we (Altitude Himalaya) are more than happy to make your visit memorable and enjoyable.

duration 30 Minutes
trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis

Trip Guide

The information about the Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek is in-depth; feel free to contact us 24/7. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. Altitude Himalaya aims to offer the best possible travel experience to customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Travel insurance: Travel insurance is important before traveling to a new place especially when you are traveling for adventure. Travel insurance covers risks such as loss of personal belongings and unexpected expenses. Travel insurance also covers sudden medical emergencies such as accidents. It also covers high-altitude emergency evacuation in case of trekking. Travel insurance is not compulsory but highly recommended.

Medical emergency: If you face any serious medical emergency during your trekking program you will immediately evacuate the place through Helicopter Rescue which the traveler’s insurance company will cover. While trekking to Nepal's highlands, you may face minor health issues such as scratches, headaches, etc. For such a situation, your guide carries a well-equipped first aid kit, ensuring nothing happens to you.

High-altitude sickness: During the trek, you will walk through gorgeous valleys, traditional villages, and thrilling highlands above 3,000m elevation. Altitude sickness is unpredictable; it can happen to anyone despite being physically and mentally fit. As you gain altitude, the chances of getting altitude sickness also slightly increase. To avoid getting altitude sickness you should drink 5-6 lt water per/day and food with high carbohydrates. Strolling and acclimatizing decrease the chances of getting altitude sickness. Focus on your breathing and maintain your walking pace.

Do’s and Don’t:

  • Select the ideal time to travel. 

  • Select a reputed trekking/ travel organization. 

  • Training and getting ready for any kind of situation are necessary.

  • Efficient packing is the key. (Nepal trekking gear checklist)

  • Carry all the necessary paperwork. 

  • Maintaining body hydration is important while traveling to high elevations.

  • Having the proper personal gear makes your journey more enjoyable.

  • Respect the culture and people of the area.

  • Ask for permission before taking photos and videos of the locals.

  • Travel for experience and not for the sake of traveling.

  • Don’t litter, put trash in its place.

Why with Altitude Himalaya: Altitude Himalaya is one of Nepal’s growing travel companies providing excellent service to its clients. We believe in providing quality experiences and memories. We are concerned about maintaining and following our own standard service that includes a private transfer, at least a 3-star hotel accommodation in urban areas, the best available lodges/tea houses at the trekking trails, and dedicated personalized assistance. Additionally, we also operate our trips in Bhutan and Tibet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How difficult is the Annapurna circuit tilicho lake trek?

    This is a difficult level of the trek. Strong physical fitness and mental calmness are required to complete the trek as a trekker requires to walk 10+ days frequently ascending and descending along with two high-elevation walking.

  • What to pack for the Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake trek?

    Normally, hiking poles, trekking boots, socks, flexible trousers, etc are the most necessary gear to pack for the Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake trek. Know more about the list of trekking gear you need to pack before the Annapurna circuit  Tilicho lake trek.

  • How to avoid Altitude sickness?

    Getting altitude sickness is very unpredictable and it can get anyone although you are physically fit and fine. There are a few things that you can do to avoid getting altitude sickness such as drinking plenty of water (4-6 lt/day), having enough carbohydrates, maintaining a slow and constant walking pace, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes, and last but not least acclimatizing according to the high elevation.

  • What is the approximate daily walk?

    The daily walk of the trek completely depends upon your pace of walking. Normally, the average daily walking hours for the Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake trek is 6-7 hours per day.

  • What kind of food will I get during the trek program?

    In Urban cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be served a variety of breakfast options. However, in the higher elevations during the trip, you will taste local cuisine mostly Thakali food and for breakfast limited options are available. Some available foods are eggs, fresh seasonal veggies, salads, apple pies, pancakes, Dalbhat, bread, soups, and meat (depending on availability) and in developed areas, you can try food from the A-la-carte menu and try a wide range of food options.

  • Can I charge my electronics such as my phone, camera batteries, and other pieces of stuff during the trek?

    Yes, you can charge your electronics at the local lodges and tea houses which will cost an extra amount according to the lodge policy. Till Manang, you will have no problem getting electricity and a network and after you pass Yak Kharka there is no direct electricity but lights are powered by solar power. It's better if you carry extra batteries for your electronics.

  • What kind of medications should I carry for the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

    If there are any regular medicines you can bring that with you. Or purchase in  Kathmandu with a proper prescription. We also carry the first aid kit and necessary medicine during your trek time. Besides that, if you are not sure about your health condition you can carry Acetazolamide or Diamox for high-altitude sickness.

  • What Permits do you need for the Annapurna circuit Tilicho lake trek?

    You will need two permits, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and TIMS Card.

Services Includes

  • All arrivals and departures at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • Private transfer from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • A 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
  • All necessary paperwork. (ACAP and TIMS Card)
  • An English-speaking, experienced and government licensed trek guide.
  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Guide and Porter’s salary, food, and accommodation during the trek.
  • Well- Equipped medical kid throughout the trek (Carried by the guide)
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid for by your traveler’s insurance company.
  • Sleeping bags, duffle bags, and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • A farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport-size photos and 40 USD for a 30 days Nepal tourist visa; visa forms can be filled out online in advance)
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (highly recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the included section.
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Why Travel With Altitude Himalaya?

We believe in the quality services to accommodate our guests 360 degrees need with tour personalization and customization. Our dedicated and experienced team believes not only in arranging trips, but making creating life long memories. Our travel experience within the region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet could make a memorable trip of yours.

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we can help you find your perfect holiday

Mr. Kiran has experience of 10+ years in tourism across Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet holiday arrangements to thousands of travellers from around the world. He will help you to figure out the best possible vacation plan according to your choice and preference.


Nepal, Bhutan & Tibet Expert