Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake 15 Days
15 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek via TiIicho Lake is a beautiful combination of trekking that takes you to the highest lake in the World. Tilicho Lake (4,919m from sea level) is the lake located at the highest altitude in the world. Annapurna Circuit Trek via TiIicho Lake is one of the most famous treks in Nepal with a brief look at the highest altitude lake, stunning landscapes, hot springs, widest pass (Thorong la), blue sheep, and many more.
Along the route, we will see several beautiful sceneries and areas that reach from subtropical to alpine terrains. The Annapurna Circuit trek offers a remarkable panorama of Annapurna (8,097 m), Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), and Tukuche along with numerous other dazzling peaks in the background. The trek is very wonderful, with various rhododendrons covering whole hills in their normal red hue in the spring and numerous orchid forests surrounding the trail. You get a chance to learn about the Tibetan lifestyle that firmly runs in Mustang valley. The circuit takes you through several beautiful areas. There is a small opportunity of witnessing a snow panther in Yak Kharka along with blue sheep. You will also see the wonder of the blue icy lake of Tilicho. The lake Tilicho reflects the beautiful surrounding mountains which are really lovely and interesting sights to see since it is formed by the glacier melting from Annapurna. The unique combination of nature and culture is what makes the Annapurna Circuit Trek via TiIicho Lake one of the most popular trekking routes in the world.
Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake 15 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to Hotel - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.|
|Day 02:||Drive to Besisahar - Altitude: 760 m/ 2510 ft. | Drive: 8-9 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 03:||Drive Besisahar to Chame - Altitude: 2670 m/8810 ft. | Drive: 7-8 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Trek Chame to Pisang - Altitude: 3200 m/10524 ft. | Trek: 5- 6 hours. Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Trek Pisang to Manang, Overnight at the local lodge - Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. | Trek: 5 to 6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Rest day at Manang for acclimatization - Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Short Trek to Khansar Village - Altitude: 3734 m/12322 ft. Treks: 2 to 3 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Excursion to Tilicho Lake, back to Tilicho Base Camp/Khangsar village - Altitude: 5200m/17056ft | Trek: 6 to 7 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Trek Khansar Village to Yak Kharka - Altitude: 4010m/13153ft, | Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 10:||Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi - Altitude: 4,600m/15,092ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 11:||Trek to Muktinath via ThorungLa pass - Altitude: Thorung-la Pass: 5416 m/ 17873 ft. | Muktinath: 3800 m/12540 ft. | Trek: 7-8 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 12:||Trek Muktinath to Jomsom - Altitude: 2720 m/ 8976 ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 13:||Fly to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel - Altitude: 820 m/2705 ft. | Flight: 20 minutes.Meal: Breakfast|
|Day 14:||Drive to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.Meal: Breakfast|
|Day 15:||Depart Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.Meal: Breakfast|
Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake 15 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to Hotel - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.
Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar - Altitude: 760 m/ 2510 ft. | Drive: 8-9 hrs. – bus/ 6 hrs. - Jeep.
Day 03: Jeep drive to Chame (Stopover for acclimatization) - Altitude: 2670 m/8810 ft. | Drive: 7/8 hrs.
Day 04: Trek Chame to Pisang - Altitude: 3200 m/10524 ft. | Trek: 5- 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek Pisang to Manang, Overnight at the local lodge - Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft. | Trek: 5 to 6 hrs.
Day 06: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization - Altitude: 3400 m/11152 ft.
Day 07: Short Trek to Khansar Village - Altitude: 3734 m/12322 ft. Treks: 2 to 3 hrs.
Day 08: Excursion to Tilicho Lake, back to Tilicho Base Camp/Khangsar village - Altitude: 5200m/17056ft | Trek: 6 to 7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek Khansar Village to Yak Kharka - Altitude: 4010m/13153ft, | Trek: 4-5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi - Altitude: 4,600m/15,092ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath via ThorungLa pass - Altitude: Thorung-la Pass: 5416 m/ 17873 ft. | Muktinath: 3800 m/12540 ft. | Trek: 7-8 hrs.
Day 12: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom - Altitude: 2720 m/ 8976 ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs.
Day 13: Fly to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel - Altitude: 820 m/2705 ft. | Flight: 20 minutes.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.
- Ground Transportation: Airport pick up and drop off service in private vehicle
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Besisahar drive in the private vehicle
- Domestic Airfare: Jomsom to Pokhara and airport tax
- Accommodation during Trek: 11 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in an attached bathroom in available places ]
- Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
- Accommodation in Pokhara: 1 Night accommodation in Pokhara in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permit and Trekkers' Information Management Systems [TIMS] Card
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Annapurna Circuit Trek via Tilicho Lake 15 Days Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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On the Annapurna Circuit, you'll have a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
I had a fantastic time with Alpha Adventure! Despite the challenging weather that comes with hiking in the off-season, my guide made sure that I was able to fulfill my dream of reaching the Thorong la pass! As a solo female tourist, I felt quite safe with his extensive trekking knowledge and accommodating nature. Without the AAT crew, I would not have had the once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. I wholeheartedly endorse it!- Jean R. ( )
Great Trek with Amazing Landscape
We had a group of 5, and AAT helped us manage everything from accommodation to duffle bags as we had no past trekking experience. The guide was very helpful and entertaining.- Sushil K. ( )
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Trek
The trekking is fantastic! It went just as planned, the organization was flawless, and Puru was extremely helpful and accommodating. He responds quickly and clearly, and he knows what he's talking about. We strongly advise you to travel with his firm!- Sunny T. ( )
Amazing Experience, Highly Recommended !!
This is the most unforgettable trip we've ever taken. We didn't think 11 days would be enough to see the Annapurnas, but the way this trip was organized and carried out was incredible. Because the tour was so well-organized, we thoroughly loved every minute of the trip and didn't feel like we were missing out on anything because of the time constraints. We didn't have to worry about our pace because it was a private guided trip. We saw the beautiful Annapurna foothills, visited towns, and met some new acquaintances along the route. I'll be eternally grateful to AAT for this quick yet well-organized trip.- Kristen A. ( )
Amazing Trek experience !!
I completed the Annapurna Circuit and had a fantastic time. The circuit is a little touristy, but the scenery is breathtaking, and it is much less crowded in the off-season; the weather is still pleasant in May. I always had a nice vibe traveling with Alpha Adventure Treks because everyone I met was so friendly and welcoming.- Jose S. ( )
Fabulous Trek !!
Trekking to Khopra Ridge was an incredible adventure! We liked how it was a little off the beaten road. It was not at all crowded. We had the impression that we had the mountains to ourselves.- Hazel L. ( )
My First Trek Experience !!!
A trip to remember! My first trek was so much fun and exciting thanks to all of your aid from "Alpha Adventure Treks" and their excellent management! A kind and professional guide who knows practically everything there is to know about the area. I hope to see you guys again soon! incredibly pleased with the staff.- Randy W. ( )
Visit to ghalegaun village homestay
We had a fantastic time at Ghalegaun Village Homestay. The locals in the village were quite nice and created a lovely and welcoming atmosphere, as well as excellent food. Our overnight stay at the homestay was equally fantastic and unforgettable.- Maggie Shah ( )
A fantastic guide and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure
With Yuvi as our guide, we had the most incredible tour. Everything was taken care of by the firm, from hotel pickup to excursions like a sight-seeing flight to Everest. We were in wonderful hands the entire time and felt protected.- Coco X. ( )
A lifetime experience
It was the most unforgettable trekking trip I've ever taken. ABC is really gratifying in every way. This is the second time I've done it. Maybe one day I'll do it again. Every time you take a different route, you'll get a new experience. From Himalaya to ABC, the vista is incredible.- Anna J. ( )
Almost too much to comprehend
We had a good view of this spectacular mountain from afar, which added to its majesty. Our Nepalese guide spoke about it with reverence, and we were enslaved by it as well. Climbing this behemoth is both awe-inspiring and terrifying, and neglecting to be humble can lead to death.- Elijah A. ( )