Round Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake-18 Days

Around Annapurna Trek, is probably one of the world's most beautiful trekking trail. It will take you through a wonderful variety of landscapes and culture, from the subtropical lower Marsyangdi Valley where Gurung and Thakali people dominate to the northern arid Buddhist areas.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Moderate
  •  Max Altitude: (5416m./17769ft.)
  •  Activities: Tour and Trekking
  •   Transportation: Private Vehicle and Domestic flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expediiton

  Accomodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Teahouse basis accommodation during trekking

Trip Introduction

Around Annapurna Trek, is probably one of the world’s most beautiful trekking trail. It will take you through a wonderful variety of landscapes and culture, from the subtropical lower Marsyangdi Valley where Gurung and Thakali people dominate to the northern arid Buddhist areas.

Trekking in Annapurna region along the Marsyangdi River, on easy trail and suspension bridges, through rice terraces and forest, we will slowly gain altitude and acclimatize well. After Pisang we will get stunning up-close views of snowy and glaciated high peaks including Annapurna II, III and IV. This remote area lies in a rain shadow formed by the Annapurnas and the landscape supports little in the way of forest apart from pine, juniper and scrub rhododendron.

Huge glacial moraines abound, etched deeply by wind erosion into fantastic pillars. The Thorong pass (5416 m) wilderness is one of the highlight of this trek. After the pass, we reach Muktinath and then Jomsom. We then take a dramatic mountain flight to Pokhara to complete Annapurna circuit trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Bhulbhule (902m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 04: Bhulbhule to Bagarchhap (2160m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 05: Bagarchap to Chame (2670m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3200m). Overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3535m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization in Manang. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 09: Manang to Khansar (3750m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4525m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Tilicho lake (4910m) and back to BC. Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 12: Tilicho Base Camp To Yak Kharka(4100m). Overnight stay at tea house lodge.
Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4450m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 14: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) by Flight. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus (Opt. Flight). Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Departure

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Accommodations

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available . There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Round Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake view is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Annapurna circuit trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Round Annapurna Trek should be relatively easy for those who have experience in walking/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Himalayan Glacier before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to Round Annapurna Trek with Tilicho Lake is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m):

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation:

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Kathmandu – Beshisahar (750m) / Bhulbhule (902m):

We will come to pick up at your hotel about 7 AM in the morning then we drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway till Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Bhulbhule. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 2160m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Bhulbhule to Dharapani by local Jeep and trek to Bagarchhap (2160m):

After the breakfast, we take local Jeep till Dharapani (1943). After lunch at Dharapani we will take easy walk to Bagarchap, we see first Tibetan monastery and you can also see the view of Annapurna II and Lamjung himal. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2160m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Bagarchap to Chame (2670m):

The trail climbs along the mule track through the forest, past a rough trail, hot springs a water fall and a wooden bridge, to arrive at Chame. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2670m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3200m):

Walk along the riverside, through deep forest to cross the suspension bridge and arrive at Pisang with good views of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at teahouse lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3200
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Pisang to Manang (3535m):

We follow the trail that takes us to Upper Pisang via Geru and Ngawal village. It guarantees excellent views of the beautiful landscape and the mighty mountains including Annapurna II, IV, Tilicho  and Pisang.  We will stop short visit at Braga monastery, oldest and largest in the region. We continue our trek to largest tibetan settlement in the region Manang. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 3535m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Acclimatization in Manang:

Acclimatization day in Manang. Visit to Ice Lake or Gangapurna Lake and explore around Manang. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 3535m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Manang to Khansar (3750m):

We start our trekking by leaving the main route of Annapurna Circuit, we take the lest route from Manang by Crossing a Bridge once the Marshyanndi Khola and follow Another Stream coming from Tilicho, about 4 hours walking we reach at Khansar and Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 3750m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4525m):

After breakfast we trek to Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 4525m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Tilicho lake (4910m) and back to Base Camp: 

After breakfast we trek to Tilicho lake – visit the Lake. We will carry the pack lunch for the day. After the supper close view of Mt. Tilicho and Tilcho lake we walk back to BC. Overnight at tea house lodge. 

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 4910m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Tilicho Base Camp To Yak Kharka(4100m)

We walk back through the Khangsar valley and continue towards the circuit to Yak Kharka (4100m). Fantastic views of Annapurna ranges and Chulu West (6419m) as well as pasture areas and yak kingdom. Overnight stay at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 4100m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4450m):

The trail climbs north west of the tributary valley of the Jargeng Khola. It is some times possible to see herds of blue mountain sheep along the cliff. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 4450m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3800m):

Ascend steeply for 2 hrs. to a rock ledge high camp at 4890m, then along an undulating trail to the level top of Thorang La 5416m. View of Annapurna range to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the West. Descend in to Mustang, a steep down hill trail for 3 hrs. to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. The holy water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in a grove of secret poplars. Muktinath is also home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhist as well, particularly for the temple in which fire miraculously burns in a stream of water. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Tea house / Lodge
  •  Hours: 8
  •  Altitude: 5416m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m):

After breakfast trek to Kagbeni 2800m. Kagbeni is the Gateway to Upper Mustang. We will visit Buddhist monastery, the monastery supposed to be some 500 yrs old which is situated in the town. After the lunch we continue trek to Jomsom. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2700m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) by Flight:

Today 22 minute morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, International Mountain Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 920m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus (Opt. Flight): 

Driver back to Kathmandu. 7 hrs drive. You can choose flight option which will take 24 min to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18: Departure:

Drop to international airport for final departure or follow your next adventures trip.

  •  Accomodation: No
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

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Date And Costs

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. 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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Price includes: 

  • Pick up from and drop to the international airport in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights in 2-3 star level tourist standard hotel, other possibility on demand)
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide (entrance fees for monasteries, temples, world heritage sites)
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Accommodation in trekking:
    • Tea house (twin sharing room)
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek (possible to choose the opiton including only breakfast and order lunch and dinner individually from the tea house menu)
  • Experienced English speaking guide / tour leader, experienced local helpers
  • Program according to the itinerary
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities for staff members

 

Price does not includes: 

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal bike and Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.