"Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek combines two jewels of the western Himalayas, the Thorong La pass and the Tilicho Lake. Explore the picturesque village, lush forests, beautiful valleys, deep gorges, gorgeous waterfalls, green pastures, and a high pass on this adventurous trek."
Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is the ultimate trek in the Annapurna region that not only crosses the highest pass in the Himalayas, Thorong La but also takes you to the second-highest lake in Nepal, Tilicho. You get to explore the two gems of the Annapurna region and also get to visit the pilgrimage site Muktinath. It is a 16 days long trek that ascends through lush forests and beautiful villages to green pastures and a high pass.
This trek is suited for trekkers who are fit and can endure the steep trail & high altitude. You'll be walking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Therefore, the trail is rich in flora and fauna. Trekking through the lush forests of rhododendron, bamboo, fir, pine, etc, you walk alongside rivers and cross thirling suspension bridges. The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking route is very impressive in terms of mountain views too.
We spend nights in the remote mountain villages. Annapurna region is home to many communities of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek 16 days offers a great opportunity to witness the lifestyle of the mountain people and see their rich cultural heritage. The locals are very welcoming, so you'll have a great time talking with them.
Mountains & Other Wonders of the Annapurna region
From lush green hills to barren hills and numerous snow-capped mountains keep you company during the Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake Trek. Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), etc are some of the mountains seen along the way.
The landscape changes at every turn of the trail. The soothing mountain air, teeming forests, chirping of birds, and serenity of the trail will leave you in awe. Manang village (3,519 m), Tilicho Lake (4,919 m), Thorong La pass (5,416 m), Muktinath (3,750 m), and Jomsom (2,743 m) are some major highlights of Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake.
The trail from Muktinath goes along the deepest gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki gorge, and passes by stunning white-washed houses, narrow alleys & apple orchards to Jomsom. The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is amazing too, thanks to the breathtaking aerial panorama of the Himalayas mountains.
Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek route
Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. The following day, we’ll drive to Chame and begin trekking towards Pisang. Following the Upper Pisang Trail via Geru, we head towards Manang village. Our first rest day is in Manang village. This village has many services like WiFi, cafes, souvenir shops, nice lodges, and an old cinema hall that only plays one movie.
Leaving Manang, we ascend to Khangsar and continue trekking toward Tilicho Base Camp. Depending upon the weather, you may have to walk on snow to reach Tilicho Lake. Surrounded by giant mountains, the scenery at this lake is phenomenal. From here, we follow the further high trail to Thorong La pass via Yak Kharka. We walk on grassy pastures to the steep, rocky uphill paths to reach the top of the pass.
The trail from the pass descends to Muktinath Temple. It is a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists. We walk alongside Kali Gandaki Gorge and reach the last destination of the journey, Jomsom. A short flight from here takes us to Pokhara, where we spend the night and drive back to Kathmandu the next day.
Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is a strenuous trek. You cross the most challenging pass in Nepal that requires proper guidance and strong physical fitness. Not only that, reaching Tilicho Lake itself tests your endurance to thin air and limited food options. The terrain is rough and steep. The trekkers have to walk 6 hours a day on average. So, Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek is best for experienced trekkers.
This trek goes above 5,000 metres. You spend multiple days above 2,500 metres, which increases the risk of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is given in high-altitude journeys when the body of the traveller does not acclimate properly. So, we have a rest day in Manang and do not ascend more than 500 metres a day.
Our Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek itinerary lessens the risk of altitude sickness, but you never know how your body reacts to drastic changes in the environment. So, we recommend you get a prescribed medicine for altitude sickness from your doctor and carry it while trekking.
Your preparation for Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trekking should involve a lot of physical training. You do not have to do anything in advance. Regular walking or some hikes before the beginning of the trek will be sufficient. Similarly, you can work out focusing on your core strength, endurance, and stamina.
To book Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek for 2022/2023, gets in touch with our team. You can do booking directly through our safe channels on the website or call/text us for in-person assistance.
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