Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake
The trial opened for the foreign trekkers in 1977 and with it, opened a new door for possibilities and opportunities. It has been regarded as one of Annapurna Circuit with Tilichothe most spectacular trekking in all of Nepal and in the world. The lush green valleys and the villages filled with local culture and tradition are surely an important part of this trekking trial. This trial offers the trekkers a chance to behold some of the best views of the mountains all around. The impressive snow capped mountains can be looked on into from different angles and with it we look for new perspectives. As the trial expands along a large area, we will be able get wide ranges of diversity in landscapes, cultures, tradition, and living style from place to place. But as it is of the same region, there won’t be much difference. However, there are ten different culturally rich ethnic groups, so that should be pleasing for anyone who is looking for the adventure in the mountains and soaking in the culture too.
Annapurna base camp with Tilicho lake trek provides us one more extra thing in our trekking. And that is the inclusion of the Tilicho lake. This lake is often claimed to be the highest lake in the world. But it is certain that it is the lake at the highest altitude in Nepal. Tilicho lake is one of the most beautiful lake of Nepal. And because of the fact that the lake is surrounded by snow all round the year, it makes the lake even more beautiful. So, it is even more of an adventure while going to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. And that is why many of the trekkers prefer this route too.
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed officially in Kathmandu and in Nepal formally by a representative of Noble Treks Nepal. You will then be escorted to a hotel for Check In. As per your wishes you will either be taken to a short visit to the City of Temples or stay in the hotel. In the evening before dinner, you will meet with the guide of the tour and staffs. You can enjoy the excellent Nepali cuisine in an excellent Nepalese fashion afterwards.
After having breakfast, we will take you to some of the famous heritage sights in Kathmandu valley. We will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Lalitpur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhu and many more. These sites are all listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. While you are doing all these, you will also be preparing for the trekking that starts from tomorrow.
Today, our drive to Besisahar starts early morning after having breakfast. The driving is a long one, as it takes nearly 7 hours to reach Besisahar from Kathmandu. The distance between those two points is nearly 185m. After we reach Besisahar, a very beautiful view of the snow capped mountains is waiting for us. Overnight stay in Besisahar.
Today, our trekking starts from Besisahar and it is the first thing that we are going to do in the morning. After having breakfast, we are going to be ready for a journey of about 5 hours. Our trial first comes up across Khudi which we will go past only to cross many other Gurung villages. On the trial, we will be able to have magnificent views of the Himalchuli Mountain and Peak 29. After that we will reach Bahundanda once we cross Bulbule, Nagdi and Lampata. Overnight stay in Bahundanda.
Today we will at first descend along the route to reach Syange. After that we will see a very magnificent view of a large waterfall. We will, then, cross the Marshyangdi River through a suspension bridge. After that we will go through Jagat village and then reach Chamje. But before that, we will go through a forest of Chamje. Overnight stay in Chamje.
Today, we have the task of walking of nearly 6 hours and it’s good to notice that it is our first day of trekking and because of this, we will have more energy to walk. Until we reach river, we will have to descend. After that we go through a forest only to cross a suspension bridge. On the way we can have majestic miews of the Annapurna mountains. Then we go through Sattle, Tal and Karte. On the way we go through waterfalls, cliffs and forests to cross a suspension bridge that leads us to Dharapani.
Today, we make our journey to Koto. Before going through Bagarchhap, we visit a white washed monastery located in the same place. Then we trek up to Danake, and travel through a steep route to reach Timang. Mt. Manaslu stands tall far from us and we can get a delightful view of the mountain. Then after going through two water springs, we will be able to reach Chame.
Today, we travel through the deep forest in a valley and then we cross two bridges to get a magnificent view of Paungda Danda. After that we will find ourselves in the U-shaped valley of Manang. From there, we will be able to have a magnificent view of the mountains all around. After walking through the trial that gives us a very beautiful view all around, we will reach Pisang. Overnight stay in Pisang.
Today we trek in the upper part of the Manang district, which is relatively drier than the previous paths we have trekked on. This region is fully cut off from the monsoon range as the Annapurna range shows its full effect on the region. Today we have alternative trials, one which goes north, and the other goes south but both of them meet at Mungji. For the better view of the mountains such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and many more, we will go through the upper part of the route. We will also visit the Barge monastery, the largest of the entire district, will be quite rewarding. We stay overnight in a hotel.
Today, we will have a rest day in Manang which will re-energize our body that will help us in acclimatization too. We have option to visit either Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake and it is also not a very good idea to stay idle. So, going out to visit those places will surely help us in the acclimatization process. And we can also do a little excursion to visit the Vraga village to learn more about the local culture and tradition. This visit will reveal even more interesting things to us. Also as we gain height, we will be surrounded by magnificent views all around. Overnight at Manang.
Today, we get out of Manang through the western gate. Continuing our trek up to Tilicho lake, we cross a bridge. The bridge is just below the village. The River’s name is Khangsar River from which the name of the village has been derived. After that, we pass through a coniferous forest. This village is also interestingly called “The Last Village of Nepal”. Overnight stay in Khangsar village.
Today, we further our trek by going through the Siri Kharka. But before, we go through a monastery, which we are going to explore. Now, our most of the trial is ascending, so we might be tired. Anyways, we will have the magnificent views of Gungang and Chulu mountains to refresh us each time we are feeling tired. After that, we walk through narrow path and the path brings us more surprises as we go further. There are some amazing rock formations; it will be a sight to behold. We reach Tilicho Lake Base Camp. Overnight stay in the base camp
As we are trying to avoid the wind as much as possible, we are going to start early in the morning. After trekking for nearly 4 hours, we will reach the Lake. As we reach the lake in the afternoon, it’s going to be very exciting because the view is magnificent. The blue sky in the background makes the lake look even more fascinating. Keeping in mind about the time factor, we will have to return to Base Camp again. It is worth knowing that there are no accommodation facilities in the lake. But in the base Camp, there are. Exploration and overnight stay in Base Camp.
Yak Kharka is a huge grazing field for the local animals and it is very important for the locals too. Today, we will have to leave Yak Kharka behind so as to reach Throng Phedi. After ascending for nearly two hours, our trekking route again asks us to ascend. A gradual ascend takes us to Throng Phedi. As new lodges have just been built, we can enjoy ourselves here. Overnight stay in Throng Phedi.
Today we will be heading to Muktinath. Firstly, we will have to ascend through the way of chortens and mani prayers. After about 4 hours, we will reach the famous Thorong La pass at (5416m/17764ft). Crossing the Pass will be a lifetime experience and once we reach the Pass, we will be pleased with the view that we will be getting. However, today we will be needing an early start because if we are late, the wind might be a troubling factor for us. After the pass, another 4 hours of descending will take us to ourdestination for the day. The destination is Muktinath, which is an important pilgrimage for both the Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath actually is a symbol of religious harmony in Nepal. Overnight stay in Muktinath.
After paying visit to both the Vishnu temple and a Gompa nearby and the Muktinath temple itself, we will somehow satisfied with ourselves to have visited the sacred Temple. This Temple also holds a very much important place in the religious texts too. Today, we will be heading to Marpha and we do that by descending all the way tour destination for the day. We descend from Ranipauwa village to reach Kagbeni and Jomsom but our stop for the day Marpha village which we will reach within a time of 5 hours of starting of the trek. As there are many apple farms, apple brandy is also available.
We descend through the Kaligandaki River and walk along the bank of the River. On the way, we will be able to have different views of magnificent sceneries. We reach Tukuche after about an hour’s walk and from there we can have a magnificent view of Mt. Nilgiri. The place itself is on beneath Mt. Tukuche. After that we cross many thakali villages and narrow passages. Overnight stay in Ghasa.
Today, we are going to trek from Ghasa to Tatopani, the hot water spring. After that we will travel through the forest and vegetation. We go past Rupse Chahara, which is a very popular waterfall of the place. After going past many villages, we reach Tatopani. After we reach Tatopani, we will have a very nice bath. Legend says that bathing in Tatopani will wash away our sin
Today we will have to trek for nearly 7 hours and it’s going to be a very long day. We will pass Gurung and Magar villages on the way and as the trial is descending, we can reach the destination for today in a shorter time if we want to. And from here, we will have to be ready for Poon hill trekking also. This palce also gives a wonderful view of the mountains too. Overnight stay in Ghorepani
We will have an early morning hike and then trek to the Poonhill as it gives us a mind-blowing and peaceful view of the sunrise. As the sun’s first rays hit the snow capped peaks of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), the sight is something that everyone must behold upon. Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) accompany the tallest mountain of the region and together they give a very beautiful scene. Now, we hike downwards to Ghorepani, and then trek to reach Tadapan. The route goes through a colorful forest so, the trekking is very much interesting.
Today we will reach to Nayapul after we drive from Pokhara. The driving will take place for nearly 1 hour. The drive will be very much scenic and anyone is going to enjoy the drive. After we reach Nayapul, we will have to trek for through forests to reach the destination for the day.i.e.Tikhedhunga. The trekking will be for nearly 3,4 hours. Once we reach the destination, we will be able to interact with locals and then we will spend the rest of the night.
Today, we have breakfast early in the morning and after that we will drive for nearly 6 hours to reach Kathmandu. However, the drive is very much scenic and anyone is supposed to enjoy this trip. But if you are trying to get to Kathmandu in short time, you might want to take the Pokhara to Kathmandu flight which is only about 25 minutes. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today, we leave from Kathmandu to our home countries. Our representative from the company will take you to the Tribhuwan International Airport from where you will leave for your home country. If you ever wish to visit Nepal again in the future, we are always there to help you.