Round Annapunra and Tilicho Lake trek is one of the most popular trekking in Annapurna Region. Tilicho Lake collects the glacial melt of the full northern slopes of Annapurna and Thorong Peak, which is claimed to be the highest lake in the world. In Hindu pilgrims from around the world gathered to the lake convinced it is a holy spot mentioned in the Ramayana – a holy book of the Hindus about this lake. Lake is a lake located in the Manang district of Nepal, situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres (16,138 ft) in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas and is known as the highest lake in the world. The beautiful trail to the Thorong La Pass which is one of the highest passes in the mountain. When you walk on the trails through the heart of the Annapurna Region, you will encounter a wide range of culturally rich and ethnically diverse villages and settlements. Experience the differences in the landscape that ranges from subtropical woodlands to dry arid landscapes when you move higher. Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake also allows you to visit the spiritual hub of this region, Muktinath. And also look at sights of amazing mountain peaks of Annapurna from one of the most famous vantage points in the country- Poon Hill.
Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake presents one of the most fascinating trekking journeys in the region. We start from kathmandu to Chame via Bensishar and the trek proceeds to the Thorong La pass via Manang. We have modified this route as it is basically the same as Annapurna Circuit, from Manang instead of taking the valley north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka this route goes to the main valley to the west passes through the Khangsar Village (The Last Village of Nepal) and trek up to Tilicho lake, then we trek back to Yak Kharka then up to pass of Thorong La at elevation of 5416 m. From the pass of Thorong La, the Tilicho Lake trekking lead down to Muktinath then to Jomsom. We take a jeep ride to Tatopani where we experience nature hot spring. We trek from Tatopani to Gorepani route and end our trek in Nayapul.
Food and Accommodation
- Teahouse accommodation during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking.
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is served at tea house during the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking.
- 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast Basis
- 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast Basis
- welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Best Time for Trekking to Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake
Autumn season is considered as the best season for trekking in Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trek. The weather could be unpredictable at the higher altitudes but, every season has its own beauty and uniqueness.
Spring Season - March, April and May
The weather is spring seson is warmer and the forest blossoms with flowers and you can see green trees on the track. Springtime starts from the month of March and ends in May. The trekking trail will probably be crowded with a lot of trekkers at this time of the year but tt is the best time to enjoy the beautiful mountain views and landscapes.
Summer Season - June, July and August
Summer season is different in Nepal as it rains a lot and also called monsoon season. Pokhara, the starting point to Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Trek, witnesses the most rainfall in the country. You just have to be prepared and plan your trek according to the season you are trekking. The hilly regions are moist and wet at this time of the year so the trekking routes are likely to get muddy and slippery.
Since it rains a lot, there is less crowded dust when its not raining and trail are pretty slippery. We will get the best view of the green landscape. The weather is quite harsh as it is sunny in the daytime and can rain anytime.
Autumn Season - September, October and November
Autumn season is the best season to trek anywhere in Nepal including Annapurna Circuit Trekking Combine with Tilichol Lake. The weather is warm in the daytime and quite chilly in mornings and evenings. The temperature might drop below freezing point up in the higher altitudes. The best time to trek in Nepal is in the autumn season and the best month is in October and November. The trekking is busy and crowded but the view is perfect ( white mountain and blue sky)compared to summer and spring season.
Difficulty Level of Annapurna Circuit Trekking - Moderate
Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking is not considered to be a difficult trek but its is very adventurous trekking in Annapurna Regon. This trek is considered to be a moderate trek. Like Everest Base Camp Trek it is also demanding and the beautiful trek but with a bit of patience, Annapurna SanctuaryTrekking is very enjoyable and achievable.
Trekking and hiking through the Mountain mean that there may be the adventure waiting for you at every step of your walk. Annapurna Base Camp trek is also a very adventurous and exciting journey for the adventure travelers and hikers and the difficulties and the challenging will be added until we reach our destination
Physical Condition and Experience Requirements
Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake Trek is a normal trekking of Annapurna region, it is possible to trek with a basic level of fitness, a good training plan prior to your Annapurna Circuit Trek will make that much more enjoyable. It doesn’t require any climbing skills. We have seen many different ages of travelers are completing this trek like old, young, overweight and underweight and they all are very much appreciated about the journey, as a non-technical trek that does not require crampons, walking poles, oxygen cylinders, ropes, and technical equipment. But our company will be provided the warm down jackets and sleeping bags if you do not have your own. A normal ABC trek is accessible to most trekkers who have some genus of fitness level and decent drive with a lot of stamina to last two weeks on the cold weather in the mountain.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
All your foods are included on the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that cost will be extra if you extend the trip more than the schedule of our package. at last but not list, we would also like to suggest that to our client to carry some snacks like energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies and personal belonging materials like passport, battery chargers etc.
Highlights of Round Annapunra and Tilichol Lake Trek
- Crossing the highest Thorong La Pass at 5,416 metre.
- Discover the Highest lake in the world Tilicho Lake (4,910m).
- Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu west and Chulu east, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
- Relax at hot springs in Tatopani
- Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges and see blue sheeps at Yak Kharka.
- Visit Muktinath ,a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists
- Visit Temple, Stupa and Monasteryies