Annapurna Circuit Trek, One of the most popular treks in Nepal, circuit trek around the Annapurna with Tilicho Lake is a diverse trek and an exciting journey, dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits.
Early morning we drive from Kathmandu for about 6-7 hours (190 Km) to the Besishar. In the way, we can see many beautiful villages, farms, flowing rivers and a glimpse of beautiful mountain ranges which definitely a perfect feast to eyes. As we'll be taking a local bus we might face some unplanned traffic or anything while changing local bus from Besishar that won't let us step further ahead towards Chamche, To avoid that scenario, if you want to book a private car/Jeep (excluded from the package - luxury private drive from Kathmandu itself) we can manage that or we can just stay a night there and Continue our drive tomorrow morning towards Chamche to Dharapani height by Local buses available with comfort. Overnight at the guest house (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). With delving sun, our 1st day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successfully spent.
After breakfast we begin the 2nd day of our trek, we cross a suspension bridge and after a steep climb we enter the vicinity of Manang region at the village named tal, here we see several waterfalls forming a river by the sandy beaches. We follow trail through barley, rice and potato fields. and pass through the village of Kodo which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. We cross a suspension bridge, and after a short climb of the stone Kani, we reach Dharapani. Overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). In this way, our 2nd day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.
Today we follow the trail through forest with pine , fir, oak and maple trees by a river to reach Chame, district headquarter of Manang district. Well be surrounded by the green forest around us and over us we'll see remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We'll also stop by a small hot springs where we can relax for a while.
Overnight in Chame(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). With all the fun around the snow, our 3rd day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.
We walk through a steep and narrow valley to have our first view of Paungda Danda rock face, a curved rock face rising 1500m from the river. From here, we also see clear views of Annapurna 2 at the south and Pisang Peak at the north east. Next, we descend to the Manang Valley floor
Overnight at guesthouse or tea house(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). With delving sun and calmness of manag valley floor, our 4th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.
We trek on the upper trail through upper pisang via Geru, we choose this trail as it offers outstanding views of north face Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho and Pisang Peak .as we ascend well feel the air turn cold, dry and harsher.The trail goes through Tibetan settlement and and we get a chance to explore Buddhist culture in a short visit to Barge Monastery, largest in Manang
Overnight at guesthouse or tea house in Manang(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). With delving sun, our 5th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.
For our body to acclimatize we spend this day exploring Manang , early morning we hike up to Gangapurna Lake and Base Camp spend the day admiring Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang and Chulu Peaks, roam around Manang Village and Monasteries.during the afternoon we may visit the Himalayan Rescue Association in Vraga village where we will be briefed about acute Mountain Sickness., its symptoms and preventions.
Overnight at Lodge in Manang - (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). By adapting the environment on Acclimatization, our 6th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.
Today's trek will be a little easier. we take the upper route which follows a path down down to a river. We cross the river walk through coniferous forests , after -3 hours walking we arrive the Tibetan settlement Khangsar.After an hour more of walking we reach Shiri Kharka. Throughout the trek we will have a clear view of Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu.
Overnight in Siri Kharka(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner). With the amazing view of Gungang Himal & Mt. Chulu, our 7th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.
Today we walk an easy path that leads through the middle of the landslides area where we can view impressive rock formations, we trek up till Tilicho base camp where we can get a good view of Tilicho Peak and other snow Cover Mountains – overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).With a mesmerising view of Tlilicho peak, our 8th day of Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake will be successful.
We start the day early to avoid afternoon wind. After a steeps consistent climb of 2-3 hours we reach Tilicho lake, The highest lake in the world also referred as the “the great ice lake” by the leader of the French expedition team .this is a large sparkling lake that lies at the foot of the north face of tilicho peak, after spending some time here we take the same route back to siri kharka. Overnight in Siri Kharka (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
We descend to the uninhabited Khangsar village ,pass Tare gumba,a thousand year old monastery then follow a rock wall out of Khangsar to descend a bridge in the Thorong Khola valley.We go across a river ,hike up to a plateau to reach yak kharka . from her you can see Annapurna mountains range, other peaks, blue sheep (bharal) and if you are lucky you might spot a snow leopard.
Overnight at guesthouse or tea house. Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
We walk uphill to Thorong Phedi.a small busy settlement with an amazing view of mountains and landscapes. On our way we get the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.
Overnight in Thorang Phedi at guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Today's the most challenging part of the trip, we cross Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek.we have to wake up early morning at 3 to complete this challenge . we have to push ourselves through the icy air , and high altitude but the view from the pass will make it totally worth it. We will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet,at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna.
We then descend all the way to Muktinath a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters".
We stay overnight at guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
We visit Muktinath temple before continuing our journey in a car ride to Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for natural hot spring; it is place where we can soak in the hot springs. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house . Included Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
We ascend to Ghorepani through villages of Sikha and Chitre, the villages of ethnic thakali people.we go through a terraced farmland with mountains all around.then pass lush forests filled with rhododendron, birch, magnolia we stop at Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top.
Overnight in Ghorepani (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
We ascend to poon Hill (3,210m) early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna , Dhaulagiri massif including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) , Mt Manaslu and surrounding rice terrace A favourite spot among photographers After visiting Poonhill, we will trek back to nayapul then drive to pokhara , overnight at Pokhara(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu in a tourist bus.You may also choose to return by a 225 minute flight (not included in package).Our trek package completes at Kathmandu
We wish you have a memorable journey trekking Annapurna Circuit to Tilicho Lake.