Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Trip Overview

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16 Day
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  • 1 Person $1600
  • 2 Person $1400
  • 3-4 Person $1300
  • 5-7 Person $1250
  • 8-10 Person $1200

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  • Amazing Mountain Views: See the gigantic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, which are like giants reaching for the sky!
  • Tilicho Lake Adventure: Explore the beautiful Tilicho Lake, a magical place with sparkling blue water that reflects the sky and mountains.
  • Cute Mountain Animals: Keep an eye out for adorable furry creatures like yaks and marmots, who live happily in the mountains.
  • Traditional Villages: Visit charming villages where friendly people live and learn about their special traditions and way of life.
  • Beautiful Waterfalls:Gaze into the wonder of the cascading waterfalls that make you feel like you’re in a fairytale.
  • Delicious Local Food: Taste yummy Nepali dishes like dal bhat and momos, which will make your tummy happy and your taste buds dance!
  • Bridge Adventure: Cross thrilling suspension bridges that swing and bounce as you walk, adding an extra element of fun to your journey.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is undoubtedly one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region with epic length, but still its rewarding journeys are worth enough for any trekker to carry on with their trek. The Annapurna tracks are continuously evolving, but the one constant is its status as one of the world’s greatest treks as it tends to take trekkers from green pastures to leafy pine forests to arid landscapes and lastly to the spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range.

Our treks major highlights include the walk through the outstanding Throng-la pass at 5,416 meters bringing you closer to the Himalayas for the grand vistas of Annapurna I through IV, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m) and Nilgiri (2,637 m) dominating the northern skyline. You shall traverse through the contrasting landscapes and vegetations to discover the rich culture and unique lifestyle of the local inhabitants. Preferably done between the months of March to May and September to November, this trek is one of the most strenuous treks which require experience and good physical fitness. Join us & enjoy this adventurous uphill and downhill trek

Tilicho lake is highest lake on the world with hight of 4960M in Annapurna range and It is quite suitable to combine trek with Annapurna circuit trek.Mostly persons who would like to have an challaging expeiences with rough mountains trai lthat kind of peoples like Tilicho lake trek,absulutly it give you  lifetime unforgetable trekking experiences. It is situated very close to middle of the Annapurna circuit with views of the dramatic big wall of the Tilicho Peak and Khangsar, Annapurna II ,IV, III, Pisang Peagk and more others peak.And very good chance to see wild goad, blue ship and Jackal,Mountain Thars. Definitely Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake is the one of the best trek in Nepal.


One of our representatives will be waiting for your arrival at the exit point of the airport. He will greet you in a traditional Nepalese style with a fresh garland, warm Namaste, and, of course, a beautiful smile. Then, through the winding alleys of Kathmandu, he will accompany you to your hotel. Take a rest for the day or if you wished to stroll around then, the nearby food vendors are the best place to spend your time in. They offer wonderful delicacies.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu is one of the most engaging activities in Nepal. The time-honored prodigious mansions of Kathmandu have left no eye without wonder. Out of 7, UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, we will only be able to explore 4 sites because of the time limitations. But we may add up an extra day in your itinerary for sightseeing around the remaining sites as well.

Those 4 incredible sites are so beautiful that your jaw will fall. Also, they have their distinct surprises to astonish you: Pashupatinath complex shelters over 400 intricately designed shrines; Patan Durbar Square features amazing architectures and artistic designs; Swayambhunath Temple stands on top of the hill peering at the Kathmandu valley; Boudhanath temple dominates with its massive mandala and amazing architecture. They are simply excellent.

Early in the morning, we will leave Kathmandu towards syange via Besisahar. The road is winding and follows many hilly settlements until we make an appearance at the Besisahar. From there, Khudi is just a couple of kilometers away, but the road is very much rough. Once you arrive at Khudi, explore the local village, and enjoy the views of lush hills all around.

Go past the Rainbow waterfall at Jagat and proceed towards the Chyamje village along the fair trails. Soon after Chyamje, the trail continues along the side of the valley, sometimes through the pleasant forest. The walk gets more interesting when you encounter another great waterfall within a radar of a couple of kilometers. The views of the mountains begin to show off as you progress through the exposed trails. Once you arrive at the village of Tal, the wild mountain vistas open up in their full grandeur. Without stopping by, continue to the Dharapani (translates to Tap Water).

Instead of catching the dirt road, you will follow the NATT (Natural Annapurna Trekking Trail) trails over the hills that demands you to cross a suspension bridge. Then, the trail crosses another river through the bridge to arrive at the plateau. Here, a line of Chortens and Mani walls shows you the path ahead to the Danakyu. From there, a steep ascent leads you towards the village of Tamang. Through a beautiful village of Thanchowk, built on the ridge, proceed towards the classic settlement of Chame through the village of Koto. Chame offers some of the best views of the Himalayan ranges.

Join the upper trail from Chame to Talekhu that leads through a pleasant pine forest. Soon after the Talekhu, the trail continues through the pine forest where some beautiful waterfalls lead you towards the apple farmland of Bhratang. Here, a landowner has started a big apple farm by purchasing 60 apple plants from Italy. Beyond Bhratang, the trail is carved out of a vertical rock wall. As interesting as it sounds, the trails are very much dangerous. A few kilometers ahead, a bridge named Swargadwari arrives, which means the “Gateway to Heaven”. Crossing this bridge, you will confront a dense forest of pine. As you arrive at Dhukur Pokhari, proceed towards the Pisang, which is just a few distances ahead. Instead of stopping by at Lower Pisang, we will go to the Upper Pisang because the views are much better from this point.

From Upper Pisang, the path to the Manang passes through a pleasant pine forest that opens up into Ghyaru. Here, the views of the Annapurna II, IV, and III appear spectacular. Without spending much time here, you will continue towards the Ngawal that shows up the way to a wonderful viewpoint overlooking the views of the beautiful farm fields in Ghyaru and a big Stupa. Ngawal is adorned with several Chortens (little Buddhist Shrines) and Mani Walls that impels a Buddhist vibe. Down through the pleasant pine forest, walk to the Braka (Braga), a nice and pleasant village offering wonderful side trips. Then, the trailheads to the classic and cultural village of Manang.

Manang is indeed a very gratifying destination. Here, the prayer flags adorn the front yard of the houses, and Chortens line up the streets. The houses are made up of stones to prevent the icy wind of the mountains from hitting the families. There are several monasteries to visit, but above all, the splendid panorama of the mountain peaks appears more appealing. Manang is simply earthly heaven for mountains and cultures lover. Plus, many side trips lead off from Manang. You may either hike to the Praken gompa, Gangapurna glacier, Bocho Gompa, or the Ice Lake. Hiking to some higher altitude regions also aids in acclimatization, so we will hike to one of these side trip destinations.

After staying two nights in Manang we are ready to head up to Shri Kharka. The first part of the trail goes straight ahead to Khangsar village which is the last permanent settlement in the Annapurna trail, and it is a nice place to view the closer mountain views of the Khangsar peak, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak and others more which you already have seen it. After the Khangsar trail goes slowly up to all the way to Shri Kharka, It is a very enjoyable trail because of the sunny part and the views of mountains, and the same time you might see some wild animals such as wild goats, mountain thar, wild cat and domesticated yak. After walking approx 5 hours reach Shi Kharka, situated in a nice location to mountains views, When you arrive Shrikharka then you can enjoy the site trip for the day, It is said that “Go high and Sleep law”. It helps you to get enough acclimatize to go high up to the mountains. And rest for the next day.

Today the walk is quite challenging because of the ruck falls areas. After walking 30 minutes we cross some rockfall areas where we need to pay attention to avoid the rock unto us. Anyway stay together with each other and keep on eyes up hillside time to times. After crossing the rockfall areas then you reach  Tilicho base camp. Have a rest with a hot drink and keep your body warm and rest for the next day.

we start our walk early in the morning to make sure to see sunrise views from the Tlicho lake. the first part of the trail goes to straight-ahead to a small river where there is a bridge, after crossing the bridge our walk goes slowly up to Tilicho Lake. Most of the trail is zigzag through some rockfall area, definitely, you will enjoy the views of the mountains from your hike up to the lake. It is very pleasant to walk because of the sunny part. After walking 2 hours then you reach the lake which is just the bottom of the Tilicho Peak surrounding by dry hill and peaks. It is the highest lake in the world and nice views from the lake of the Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak, Khangsar Pear Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, and Pisang peak. After enjoying your time in the lake then we slowly head down to Base camp and have lunch and head to the Shrikarka when we walk in Base camp. Rest for nest day.

After breakfast we head east to the Yak grazing place Yak Kharka. The first part of the tail is quite gradual and slowly up to some huts of the yak shelters which is a nice place to views Manang and All surrounded and already viewed mountains. after walking 1:30 then walk go slowly down to the river and cross the bridge and turn to the right after walking 45 minutes then you meet the main trekking trail of the Annapurna. Approx walking altogether 5 hours you reach Yak Kharka. Have lunch and rest day for the next day.

Leaving Yak Kharka (translates to the Yak pastures), the trail proceeds along the ascending track and crosses a suspension bridge across the river. Then, a wooden bridge drains the pathway to the slippery landslide area, which is indeed a dangerous pathway. Follow the signposts leading to the Thorong Phedi, but be careful of the falling stones. The final suspension bridge, leading to the Thorong Phedi, offers some of the spectacular views of the snowy peaks. For the day, rest in the Thorong Phedi.

Crossing the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit is probably the most demanding task of the overall trekking. Progressing too quickly can victimize you from the altitude-related complications. Therefore, walk slow and easy. The Mani walls are made even in the higher trekking zones and at Thorong La pass itself, you may see the stones wrapped by the prayer flags. These stones are kept to ward off the altitude spirits. Within a while, descend to the Muktinath Temple, to enjoy the incredible views of the 2 sacred lake, 108 stone taps, and classic architecture.

From Pokhara, Kathmandu is just 200 km away. But it takes about over 6 hours to reach there because of the filthy road conditions and unpredictable traffic jams. By the time you arrive at Kathmandu, you may go for shopping around the souvenir stalls or sightseeing around the UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu.



  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • A night's accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Three meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin-sharing room for accommodation during the trek
  • All required trekking permits and TIMS
  • Transportation from Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, Himalayan Friendly duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • An english speaking and licensed trekking guide
  • Guide and porters meals,insurance, equipment and loding


  • International airfares
  • Your Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Cold drinks such as beers, coke,juice and drining water
  • Your travel insurance and evacuation
  • City tour guide
  • Tip for gide and porters

Useful Info

What permits do I need for the Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake trek?

Here are all the permits required for you before visiting the Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek-

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

When you go on the Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake trek, you’ll need a special permission called the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit or ACAP. It’s a ticket that allows you to visit and explore the beautiful Annapurna region. You can get this permit from an office in Kathmandu or at a place called Besisahar (this is what we recommend). These kinds of permits help the army and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) take care of the environment and protect the animals, the flora and natural beauty of the area.

Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) Card

The TIMS Card is like a special card that keeps track of people who go around trekking in Nepal. It helps keep everyone, especially trekkers seeking thrill and an adventure safe and makes sure that everyone who goes on a trek is accounted for.

There are two types of cards: a green one for people who go trekking on their own, and a blue one for people who go with a trekking group organised by a special agency. (Note that one can go trekking alone but according to the new policies one has to be accompanied by a licensed guide or a porter.) The card has important information about the trekkers, like their names and contact details, so that if anything happens, they can be helped quickly.

Also note that, it’s always important to check the official Nepal Tourism Board website to know more about trekking to get the most accurate and up-to-date information about permits and rules before going on an adventure like the Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake trek!

How high is the Annapurna Circuit Trek with tilicho lake?

The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is at Thorong La Pass, which rises impressively to a height of about 5,416 metres above sea level. You’ll feel the rush and rise of being surrounded by towering peaks and stunning scenery as you travel through the highlands that look majestic.

Packing List 

Himalaya Friendly  has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

The following items for Trekking & Hiking. 

  • Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
  • Trekking trousers Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
  • Base layer shirts
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sunhat and Woolen hat
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
  • Sunglasses Gloves
  • Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
  • Water bottles 1 Liters
  • Antibacterial hand wash
  • Small towel
  • Daypack (25-30 Liters)
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
  • Down Jacket
  • Personal First Aid Kit.




1 .) Why choose Himalayan friendly?

Himalayan friendly is a small company operated by an experienced trekking guide (Mr. Ram Ghale). Ram has been trekking for 10 years. The staff in Himalayan friendly are well prepared to deal with any possible problem and make the trip beautiful

2 .) Can I add extra day to my trip?

Of course, you can modify the itinerary by adding an extra day with the guidance of a trekking guide. While adding extra days the cost will be slightly increased.

3 .) Can I buy trekking gear from Kathmandu?

Yes, you can buy trekking gear from Kathmandu. Thamel is the best place to buy trekking gear

4 .) Can I or Can I not leave my luggage in Kathmandu whilst on the trek?

Yes. You absolutely can.

Trekking in Kathmandu? No worries! Leave your luggage at the hotel and enjoy a hassle-free adventure. The friendly hotel staff will keep your belongings safe and sound for free. So, say goodbye to heavy loads and hello to carefree trekking!

5 .) How much cash should you bring for the awesome trek? Can I use credit cards along the trail?

To have an incredible time on the trek, make sure you have enough cash. You’ll need it for things like hot showers, drinking water, snacks, staying connected, and charging your devices.

We suggest bringing around 2500 Rupees per day as a rough estimate. But remember, it can vary based on how much you usually spend.

Just a heads up, only a few shops on the trail accept credit cards. So, it’s best to have plenty of cash with you before you start your journey!

6 .) Which hotel will I stay at in Kathmandu? Can I extend my stay or upgrade?

First off, you will be staying at a wonderfully pristine hotel of a three star status here in Kathmandu or Pokhara or any other central place depending on your itinerary. These three star hotels are known for their excellent service and beautifully clean rooms. They are located in very beautiful areas with easy accessibility to markets and restaurants all to make your stay convenient and enjoyable. We’ll make sure that you’ll have a comfortable room with a private bathroom, and a tasty breakfast will also be included.

If you’d like to extend your stay, we can help you make the arrangements. Please note that rates may vary depending on the hotel, that is if you decide to extend your stay.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience, we can assist you with an upgrade to an even better hotel experience. Kathmandu offers a range of beautiful 4 to 5-star hotels to choose from that offer a whole bunch of luxury with it.

Let us know your preferences, and we’ll ensure you have a fantastic stay. You’ll customise your trip just the way you’d want us to.

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  • 1 Person $1600
  • 2 Person $1400
  • 3-4 Person $1300
  • 5-7 Person $1250
  • 8-10 Person $1200

Package Price

16 Day

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