Tarakeshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

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18 Day
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  • 1 Person $1440
  • 2 Person $1100
  • 3 Person $1080
  • 4-7 Person $1000
  • 8-10 Person $900

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  • Adventure around high scenic Manang valley with turquoise colored Tilicho Lake.
  • Explore the ancient culture and traditional heritage of Buddhism around Manang.
  • Walk into lovely forest of tall rhododendrons-magnolia-oaks-and pine trees.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of dramatic landscapes with giant towering peaks.
  • Within picturesque Tilicho Lake and crossing over high scenic Thorang-La Pass.


Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trekking, an adventure around the remote corners of northern range of Annapurna Himalayas. A great wonderful adventure Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trekking, an exciting combinations. Covering most scenic areas of high beautiful Manang Valley enclosed by tiers of zagged giant snow peaks.

Annapurna circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Route

In early days Annapurna Circuit Trekking duration was longer of more than three weeks. But, at present can cover in two weeks of less, due to the easy assist of a motorable tracks. Which extends all the way to Manang Village from Kathmandu or Pokhara via Bhesisar Town. Similarly a road has been built from Muktinath and
Jomsom Town onwards to Pokhara. Nevertheless, the Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trekking with the glorious views remains the same.

A marvelous adventures starting the walks from Dharapani village on reaching the Manang areas to reach Chame. The headquarters town of Manang district, the trail follows Marsyangdi River upstream, right up to its glacial source at Manang.
Where our wonderful walks heads after Chame to enter the picturesque valley of Manang surrounded by mighty Himalayan peaks.

At Manang with extra days for acclimatization and short hikes around its scenic viewpoints, as well explore the traditional village. Full of charm adorned with age-old cultural heritage and custom similar to its past Tibetan predecessors.

After Manang village, adventure leads away from the main Annapurna Circuit route, heading towards a remote beautiful country. To reach stunning Tilicho Lake of great beauty, well hidden by towering peaks of Gangapurna Himal and Tilicho Peaks. Tilicho Lake is the world’s highest glacial Lake with its striking scenery of arid terrains and snow-capped peaks.

Tilicho Lake is revered by the Hindu and Buddhist followers as one of the holy lakes. Which is mentioned in the ancient language Sanskrit of the sacred mythological story called Puran.
From Tilicho Lake after a great mind-blowing experience head back to join the main trail of Annapurna Circuit.

The walk then leads at the end of Manang Valley in Phedi and High Camp to cross Thorang-La Pass. The highest point of the adventure surrounded by incredible giant Himalayan Snow-Mountain ranges with Annapurna, Damodar Himal, and Chulu. Includes grand vista of Dhaulagiri Himal, as far as Manaslu Himalayas towards east directions. After a jubilant moments with spectacular scenery, the trail follows to a long descend. Reaching around Mustang areas at Muktinath, another holy site after Tilicho Lake.

Revered as the holiest of holy sites for Hindu pilgrims, from Muktinath downhill to Kaligandaki River Valley. The walk then reaches a lovely town at Jomsom for last final overnight halt. The next morning a sweeping short panoramic flight takes you to beautiful Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake side. A perfect and wonderful place to conclude our marvelous adventure to Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trekking.

Best time for Annapurna circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake:

The best seasons for Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trekking are spring and autumn, fall times. Spring begins from March to May, most days are clear for fin views, but can get cloudy afternoon sometimes. Cold morning, late afternoon and nights with chances of snows around Tilicho Lake and Thorang-La Pass.

The next best time is autumn or fall, one of the peak seasons for this adventures.
As well for all around the Himalayan destinations. Autumn starts from post monsoon of September and last till November. Where days are bright and clear for stunning view of peaks and pleasant walks. But gets dark soon due to limited hours of sunlight, with cold morning and late afternoon till nighttime. Can expect snow-fall around highest areas above 2,800 m high sometimes.


On arrival at Kathmandu airport received by our Himalayan Friendly guide and staff. A short drive to your hotels around the hub of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an exciting place. After checking into your lovely rooms join with other members
of Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trekking, for briefing. Provided by our guides or leaders of Himalayan Friendly.

Information of needful things to expect on treks and in Pokhara and Kathmandu, with other necessary details. Evening a welcome dinner, in a pleasant authentic Nepalese Restaurant with culture programs. While you enjoy the famous and national food of Dal Bhat in a luxury way to have a first night dinner.

A free day with options for sightseeing tour around places of interest. Kathmandu is steeped with famous World Heritage Sites of great wonders, where Hindu and Buddhism religions blends in a perfect harmony. After an interesting tour, preparation for Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake trekking.

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.


Starting first morning walk with climb for few hours to reach at Jagat a nice hill village within farm area and views of cascading waterfalls, walk continues on winding ups to Chamje and at Tal villages to reach at Dharapani village where Manang district starts.

After refreshing stop at Tal continue walk to reach much cooler area at Dharapani for overnight halt, Dharapani a nice large village on the junction of Annapurna and Manaslu route

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.

From here onward air gets cooler as walk gets closer into mountains through beautiful forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marsyangdi River upstream to Bhratang village. As walk leads uphill into pine trees to Dukure Pokhari a small place with few lodge and views of Chulu and Pisang peak, after a lunch stop walk downhill to Pisang village for overnight stop.

Pisang village located within Manang valley with stunning mountains views as altitude gains for here onwards. Walking into forest with short uphill with views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu and Pisang peak, then reaching Hongde
village with a small air strip, from here tree lines fades to barren, arid landscapes.

On route Manang village visit old Braga monastery with Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting, frescos and super panorama of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk to Manang village. The houses here are of traditional Tibetan style with
culture and traditions.

An important rest day for acclimatization before reaching high altitude and up to Thorang –la, here with short hike exploring Manang village beneath towering Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks, a nice short hike up for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang glacial Lake.

From Manang village after a nice pleasant stay, morning walk takes you away from main Annapurna circuit trail heading towards Tilicho Lake, as our route leads to fresh new path past Manang large village, with some downs and ups to reach at Khangsar for overnight stop, the last permanent village of Manang area.

After Khangsar with tremendous views of Gangapurna-Tilicho peaks, walk leads beyond to isolated areas of Manang valley, as morning walk leads on rough path of stones and scree with ups and down to reach at Tilicho Base Camp, which will be one of the highest overnight camps of the adventure at above 4,800 meters

Overnight stops in a local lodge with chances of spotting some wild-life like antelopes, musk deer or elusive snow leopard before walking to Tilicho Lake next day.

Morning heading towards our main destination at beautiful Tilicho Lake within complete wilderness surrounded by high peaks of Tilicho and Gangapurna Himal, from here onwards around dry and arid country, morning walk downhill for some
time, then with steep up for a while and then descend to reach at emerald Tilicho Lake after a hike of some few hours from base camp.

Tilicho Lake fed from the glacier of Tilicho and Gangapurna peaks with other lesser mountains and Nilgiri’s peaks, the is beautiful lake regarded as holy among Hindu and Buddhist religions the spiritual side of mystical story described in
ancient Hindu sacred books.

Here enjoy the fabulous scenery within the lake premises and return back to base camp for overnight stops after a marvelous time around Tilicho Lake.

After a fantastic views and enjoyable time around Tilicho Lake and at its base camp, walk leads back towards Khangsar to reach the main Annapurna circuit trail, retrace the journey back on the same route to Khangsar for overnight stops.

Having glorious and fantastic moment around beautiful Tilicho Lake, morning walk towards main trail of Annapurna circuit route to reach Thorang-la with overnight at Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude walks with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Morning walk leads closer to Thorang-la as the walk progress crossing a bridge and then a climb along the Jarjung River, then leading at Thorang Phedi for short rest and then climb the last hour uphill to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

Start the early morning walk for the Big Day! An exciting tough climb uphill for few hours to reach on top Thorang-la at above 5,416 m / 17,700 feet, the pass marked with a thousands of colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Stand at the highest point of the adventure, from the top enjoy super vista of landscapes and snowcapped peaks, from here a long descend to Muktinath at 3,800 m. Muktinath a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

After Muktinath, rest of the journey is easier with exciting scenic drive all the way downhill a big drop of 1,200m to Kaligandaki river valley, as ride leads at Kaligandaki river valley, from here heading at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang area with small airstrip above Kaligandaki River, Jomsom and around

Kaligandaki valley famous for delicious apple and its products cider, brandy and juice from its high altitude apples orchard.

Completing our super adventure Annapurna and Tilicho Lake trekking, where early morning short panoramic flight takes you at scenic Pokhara city and its beautiful valley with serene Phewa Lake, during short trip on air facing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range as it lands at Pokhara airport and then transfer to your hotel by the lake. Afternoon with time to relax and enjoy stroll
around lakeside with views of Annapurna Himalaya and magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ the unclimbed and virgin peak of Himalaya.

Morning taking an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route witness Nepalese country farm life as drive leads past farm villages and towns and then reaching at Kathmandu around afternoon, time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

(Options for short flight of 30 minutes from Pokhara to Kathmandu)

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of excellent adventures around Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake trekking, as per your time for international flight, our guide and staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.



  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by private car.
  • 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
  • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Three meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day
  • Best available twin-sharing room for accommodation during the trek
  • Annapurna conservation area permit
  • 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

Accommodation While in Kathmandu:

Himalayan Friendly provides the best accommodation in the comfort of a tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu. On a 3 Star category Hotels (Kathmandu suite home) in the hub of Kathmandu in Thamel.

One can upgrade the accommodation for 4 or 5 star deluxe standard hotels, on request. When booking with Himalaya Friendly. Which will be at extra cost.

The hotel in Kathmandu is booked according to our standard itinerary days, in Kathmandu normally will be for 3 overnights. Please remember while in Kathmandu it will be on Bed and Breakfast basis. Includes welcome or farewell dinner only.

Accommodation in Pokhara

Himalayan Friendly accommodates all clients in a lovely tourist standard hotel in Pokhara at Iceland Hotel.

Himalayan Friendly has always been accommodating all the clients in the best comfort of a Tourist Standard Hotel. Which is Hotel Iceland, a perfect location and assist to the lakes and markets within an easy reach.

Accommodation in Annapurna circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake:

The lodge accommodation after Bhesisar Town, are simple but nice with cozy rooms. Chame Town has nice good lodge accommodation with options for attached bathrooms and toilets. But from Chame onwards till Jomsom most lodges provides rooms with common toilets and bathroom.
Including en route to Tilicho till Muktinath, due to freezing temperatures where flows of water in the pipeline gets frozen.

Best to carry a warm sleeping bags, than using the blankets from the lodge, for hygiene and to be safe enjoying the adventures. The lodges with common bathrooms using hot-showers will be at extra cost, the price differs from one place to another.

Food in Annapurna circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Food in Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake, trekkers will be surprised with a long list of food menu to choose. From Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon snacks and refreshment and main course for dinner. Most lodges provides Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and the famous, popular meals of Dal-Bhat.

All foods are served in a large warm dining room with a fireplace to keep the environment warm and cozy. But in few places like en route Tilicho Lake and High Camp, the rooms and foods are simple with limited food menu.

All dining have lights run by local hydroelectricity or from private solar power of the lodge. Like in Manang, Chame and Jomsom, trekkers can enjoy fresh bakery products also.

The most common meal is Nepali Dal Bhat, boiled or steamed rice. It is served with mild seasonal vegetable curry, including Dal, a lentil bean soup with homemade pickles, and hot sauce as options. The food menu lists from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to snack items.

Breakfast from oats porridge, including cereals to cornflakes with toast/ chapattis and pancake, with choice of egg variation. Lunch and Dinner with Nepali and Tibetan main course with a choice of soups. The most available food besides Dal, Bhat is noodles, fried with vegetables or eggs or noodle soups. Tibetan Bread made from wheat, millet, or barley flour, and sometimes vegetable dumplings available, and fried or boiled potatoes.

Fresh bakery bread is rare around most lodges around remote areas of Tilicho Lake, but one can order pancakes or chapattis’. It goes well with fresh country honey, jams, and pickles or butter to add along with refreshing hot drinks. Like Nepali Tea, coffee, and drinking chocolate where available.

Wi-Fi in Annapurna circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake:

In the modern days of Hi-Tec world, where all wide-world travelers needs to be connected with the world of social media. The most important on everyday use of internets, cell phones and Wi-Fi gadgets, which makes traveling fun and easier.

In Nepal around big cities, towns and large villages do have all the modem facilities of Internets and Wi-Fi. But on trekking depends upon the region and overnights stops as itinerary days. For Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trekking, in most places offers these facilities.

At Bhesisar, Chame and Manang, Muktinath including Jomsom the Internet services with connection. Trekkers can purchase the internet so called packages either in Kathmandu, Bhesisar or Chame Town.

The internets and Wi-Fi services are available in most lodges till Manang unto Jomsom. Some lodges charge extra for using the services. But few lodge offers free services of Wi-Fi, nevertheless one can enjoy the modern facilities along with the grand views.

But remember the internets, Wi-Fi and telecommunications does not run smoothly, can be disturbing and slow. Due to the nature of landscapes terrains in deep gorges or on a hidden valley, as well with the cold and cloudy weather conditions. For best reliable services is to buy 3G to 4 G SIM Card is good for the daily use.

As the weather and the areas permits for smooth connection, on treks your guide will suggest you to buy either in Kathmandu or in Bhesisar Town.

Packing List 

Himalaya Friendly is always safe for our clients on trekking and hiking. Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trekking.


  • Insulated Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Windproof and waterproof jacket and pant
  • Thermal inner dress
  • Trekking pants and trousers
  • Trekking shirts
  • Breathable underwears

Head and Hand

  • Scarf or cap
  • Warm hat
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses ( recommend a UV protection)
  • Lightweight gloves( recommend a thermal gloves)
  • Windproof and waterproof gloves


  • Slippers
  • Trekking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Warm woolen socks
  • Gaiter

Personal items

  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Sanitaizer
  • 1 to 2 towel
  • Body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Toiletries
  • Wet wipes
  • Small mirror
  • Lip balm

Other gears

  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Water purification tablets
  • First Aid kits
  • Backpack
  • Water bottle
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Lighter or matchbox
  • Binoculars



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 buy trekking gear from Kathmandu?

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

3 .) 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!

4 .) Are the hotels in Nepal safe?

Yes it is completely and 100% safe, from Tourist standard, deluxe star hotels to
low budget hotels. In Nepal customers are honored and taken as a highly guest
with warm hospitality of the Nepali peoples.

5 .) What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?

The early symptoms of HAS or High Altitude Sickness with various reactions, such as short of breathing, tiredness. As well as with severe headache, nausea, lack of appetite and sleepless nights, including a drunken behavior. Most important is
dehydration, not enough fluid intake.

6 .) How to avoid altitude sickness in Manaslu trek?

Ascend Slowly on Hiking, Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly, Drink plenty of water – at least 3to 4 liters of a Day, Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc and Use the Diamox as per Doctor’s instructors if AMS symptoms grew

7 .) What types of shoes should I bring for the treks?

It is not shoes required for the trekking in the Himalayas, all trekkers needs a good
comfortable trekking boots. Which can withstand rain, snow and walking on
rough dirt trails. The shoes are needed before and after the treks, but good boots
are the important items to bring for the trekking.

8 .) 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!

9 .) 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.

10 .) Are the hotels in Nepal safe?

Yes it is completely and 100% safe, from Tourist standard, deluxe star hotels to
low budget hotels. In Nepal customers are honored and taken as a highly guest
with warm hospitality of the Nepali peoples.

11 .) What are the symptoms of altitude sickness?

The early symptoms of HAS or High Altitude Sickness with various reactions, such as short of breathing, tiredness. As well as with severe headache, nausea, lack of appetite and sleepless nights, including a drunken behavior. Most important is
dehydration, not enough fluid intake.

12 .) Is Himalayan Friendly a Government-Authorized Trekking Agency?

Yes, only Government Registrated  Authorized Trekking Agency are allowed to run and organize trekking and tours in Nepal. Also only licensed guide from the
Government and Tourism Department are allowed to lead the treks or tours.

13 .) What types of shoes should I bring for the treks?

It is not shoes required for the trekking in the Himalayas, all trekkers needs a good
comfortable trekking boots. Which can withstand rain, snow and walking on
rough dirt trails. The shoes are needed before and after the treks, but good boots
are the important items to bring for the trekking.

Price from
  • 1 Person $1440
  • 2 Person $1100
  • 3 Person $1080
  • 4-7 Person $1000
  • 8-10 Person $900

Package Price

18 Day

Save $ Per Pax
No. of Persons Price per Person

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