Annapurna Circuit Via Tilicho Base Camp Trekking


Arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu With the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time.we will be greeted by a representative from Create Himalaya Adventure who will drop you off at hotel. After checking in, you take a rest or visit Create Himalaya Adventure’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Create Himalaya Adventure, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meal: Welcome Dinner

After breakfast, you begin your sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.
Swyambhunath:-
Swyambhunath Temple is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pasupatinath:-
Pasupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva.
Bauddhanath Stupa:-
The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa's in South Asia.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meal: Breakfast

You leave in the morning for about 8 hours scenic bus drive to Syange'. It is a black topped and bumpy road which takes us to syange. You might need to change the bus at Besisahar depending on the road condition.
Overnight at Teahouse in Syange
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our trek following the dusty road for about 2 hours to chamje and after crossing over the bridge we head uphill walking following the trekking trail to Tal. Enjoy the natural waterfall.
Overnight at Teahouse in Tal
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We continue our trekking trail after breakfast for about an hour and we hit the dusty road again for about two hours to Danaque. On the way we could see view of Mt. Manaslu. After Danque we avoid the dusty road and walk steep up hill through forest to Timang for about 1 hrs from where we could have nice view over mountain. After having lunch we follow the road again to Thanchok. Thanchok is a big Gurung village and we could also see nice mountain view from here.
Overnight at Teahouse in Thanchok
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We follow the road again throw the pine trees all the way to Chame. Chame, the administrative centre of the Manang district. It is a large village packed with small shops and tea-houses, an army post and a large school. From here we follow the marshyangdi river all the way to pisang from where you could have nice view of Mountain. You could enjoy the Buddhist cultural here.
Overnight at Teaouse in Pisang
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we head up hill to upper pisang where you could see nice monastery and super view of Mt. Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal and others. After here we continue our trek throw pipe forest and climb steep uphill for about an hour to ghyru and level walk from here takes us to Nagwal. Nagwal is a big village with lots of mane wall. A nice view of the mountain could be seen from here as well.
Overnight at Teahouse in Nagwal
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Your day start with down hill walk for about an hour and level walk through pine forest and pasture field which takes us to Braga where we meet the road again and follow the road all the way to manang where you see colorful chortens, monasteries, Tibetan style house,culture and landscape. Perfect mountain view could been seen from here.
Overnight at Teahouse in Manang
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today is an acclimatization day, to rest and let your body adjust. If you feel good you have many options for exploring an ice lake 4900m, hike to Milarepa's cave 4400m across the river from Braga, the HRA talk, or a tour of Manang's many bakeries.
Overnight at Teahouse in Manang
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast our trek continues up to the village of Khangsar. As we walk ahead, the trail cuts down through a George and the Tilicho Peak can be spotted shrouded in clouds far above. We get to appreciate the natural beauty of the Annapurna range all along the way. We also pass through small scenic settlements and the Tore monastery and get to enjoy the breathtaking Khangsar River and the grand barrier before reaching Khangsar.
Overnight at Teahouse in Khangsar
Included Meal: breakfast Lunch Dinner

As we begin the trek from Kangsar to Tilicho Lake Base Camp, we come across wide grassy fields and, after making a slight climb up a small hill, witness the glorious views of the entire valley. After trudging down a steep inclination, you now enter the Tilicho Base Camp. Camping is the only option as there are not many lodges out here.
Overnight at Teahouse in Tilicho Base Camp
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After the initial tough ascent, our trail traverses onto a moraine and then cuts along the side of the mountain. However, the spectacular views of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Khangsar and Muktinath peaks are always close by to cheer us up. Upon reaching Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world, we get to admire its tranquil beauty. Sometimes reflections of the surrounding peaks are seen on its turquoise waters, at other times the lake remains frozen. We take a break beside the calm waters and soak-in the astounding views before heading back to the base camp.
Overnight at Teahouse in Tilicho Base Camp
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

When returning from the Tilicho Base Camp, the trail leads out of the Marsyangdi valley and the abrupt change in surroundings can be noticed as the trees are left behind and replaced with more alpine vegetation. Our trail continues through the ruins of the old Khangsar village, until we cross a log bridge over the river between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. The typical Himalayan village of Yak Kharka is an accolade to its name, as lots of yaks can be seen grazing and standing around. From here we also get breathtaking views of Annapurna III.
Overnight at Teahouse in Yak Kharka
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today you have an easy two or three hour walk up to the lodge at Thorung Phedi where you will have lunch and stay overnight there getting to bed early for your early morning start the next day; the big pass day.
Overnight at Teahouse in Throng phedi
Inclluded Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today you hit the trail early for about 5 hour walk to the top of the Thorung-La at 5416m. From where you could see surrounding peaks as well as some part of Mustang. The descent is almost as demanding as the ascent to the top of the pass, with a steep rough trail down to Muktinath. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus, sacred for its auspicious combination of earth, fire and water.
Overnight at tea house in Muktinath
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Jomsom is a Headquarter of the Mustang District. This Morning After Breakfast you have an Alternative trail to Jomsom via jhong Village, which is a part of the Mustang area. About 5 hours to reach Kagbeni Village through Jhong. After Lunch at Kagbeni Village trek continues to Jomsom. The Kali Gandaki valley gets very windy in the afternoons so it's a good idea to keep moving on the trail.
Overnight at Teahouse in Jomsom
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

In the early morning you have an amazing 25 minute flight down the Kali Gandaki River Valley to Pokhara.
Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara
Included meal: Breakfast

Early morninng take a toursit bus to kathamndu for 6-7 hours or take airplane for 30 min.
Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to the respective destination with a wonderful experience . Then your Tilicho Base Camp trek itinerary ends.
Included Meal: Breakfast

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1. I hadn’t tried trekking till date. Should I have to do training for Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Base Camp Trekking?

If you are physically fit, you don’t need any training for trekking even if it’s your first time. You must walk for a 5-7 hour per day during the trek and the trail are uphill and downhill with a rough path so that you must be physically fit. And we had set such itinerary that’s make the trek a bit easier and more adventurous. The more you are physically fit, the more you can enjoy the trek.

2. Is Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Base Camp Trekking difficult?

This trekking destination is comparatively is not hard trek then other but it’s ok if you are physically fit. The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Base Camp Trekking is of 19 days as you must walk for the 5 -7 hours per day for the 14 days. The trekking trail is rough, uphill and downhill. As the trial is not paved so the trial is rocky somewhere, so you must be careful if you have a weak ankle and the trail is also filled with the snow depending upon the season.

3. What sort of different facilities can I expect in the trekking trail?

You can expect a standard room at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast and launch in Kathmandu. But along the trekking trail, there are the tea houses and lodges providing the facility of accommodation and food. They provide the clean mattress and blanket as we offer you a Create Himalaya sleeping bag which is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment (Sleeping bag must be returned after the trip). The lodges in trekking routes provide single or double bedrooms. The food during the trekking trial provided by the tea houses/lodges is delicious of mostly vegetarian fare. During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. Trekking in the high Himalaya, you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan’s fries’ bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (dal-bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.

Each day dinner and breakfast will be at the lodges/tea houses where we’ll stay. And for a launch, we will stop on the trail where you can order a meal as per your choice. Our Guide will help you to stop at the best possible places to eat.

4. Is travel insurance needed for trekking?

Yes, you need travel insurance including mountain trekking or mountain climbing. You must assure that your travel insurance policy covers this destination. Some of the insurance companies do not cover expenses above contain altitude. A rescue cost $5,000 just for the helicopter. So, it is the most need for the coverage of the expenses.

5. What if I am sick during the trekking period?

Our guides had a trekking certificate from the Tourism center. They are trained about the first-aid training for high altitude too besides other training and they always carry the essential first-aid kit during trekking trial. So that they can take care of you in the minor case in the mountains as our guide are 24 hours available for the service during trek.

But, in the case of an emergency, our Guide carries the local sim card to be in contact with the office in Kathmandu. Our guide keeps on updating the situation of the Client, then the office will be managed to send the Helicopter in the trail if the client is seriously sick in the mountain.

6. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?

Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide and Porter for the extra days.

7.What if I want a flight to/from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom?

In our pre-planned package of the trip, we had mentioned that we will provide the private vehicle to/from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom. But if you want a flight to/from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom, you must add a charge for a flight ticket for airfare.  

8. What is the alternative option of the trekking destination beside Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Base Camp Trekking destination in the same region?

 If you are seeking for the alternative destination beside this trekking destination, you can choose the Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingAnnapurna Panorama TrekkingKhopra Ridge Trekking, Annapurna Circuit with Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Via Tilicho Base Camp TrekkingSikles TrekkingJomsom Muktinath TrekkingMardi Himal TrekkingGhorepani Poon Hill TrekkingUpper Mustang Trekking and Annapurna Circuit Trekking which are amazing trekking routes.

9. How do I book this trip with your company?

At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then a 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.

On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with the deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.

You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive in Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.

What is Included?

The Cost mentioned for Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Base Camp Trek includes the following facilities and services. Services can be added or removed as per your need. Hence, cost also varies from the services and itinerary you include and exclude in Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake & Base Camp trek.

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare from Jomsom-Pokhara
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide
  • Every 2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

The Cost of Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake & Base Camp Trek does not include the following services.

  • Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 50 only.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks,
  • Tips for Nepalese staff etc.

Trip Introduction

Looking for advice on the Annapurna region stunning trekking trail...??? you are in the right place. We have merged two trails Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Base Camp to add an extra bonus on your trip. The route to Tilicho Base Camp is one of Asia's most pretty tough trails and takes you through spectacular areas of the massif Annapurna.

About the trip:

If you are ready to test your Mountain trekking skill, then try out this marvelous adventure to the highest lakes in the world. Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Base Camp Trek is a fantastic adventure journey along with the famous Annapurna Region to Tilicho Lake (4919m), one of the highest lakes in the world.

The trail of this trek “Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake and Tilicho base camp” passed through varied elevations and has climates ranging from semi-tropical to desert, and with the landscapes varying from sub-tropical region to alpine forests within the snowy barren, and thrilling Thorong La pass  (5416 meters).

On the way to Tilicho Lake:

The trip begins with a cultural tour in Kathmandu, exploring several world heritage sites. On the trip, you came across the green lush vegetation and spotted some of the wild animals and birds too. But after Manang, you can see only bare land and it looks like a desert.

The trek takes you through typical villages of Gurung communities and offers incredible views of Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Khangsar peak, in East Pisang peak and Cholu east, in West col, Thorong peak, Cholu west, etc.

Enjoy the unique Gurung culture in Manang along with an exploration of IceLake, Milarepa cave, Gangapurna lake, etc. Another highlight of this trek is a visit to Tilicho Lake, -  at the top of the world at 4919m, followed by the crossing of Thorong-La (5416m) pass. The last spot of the trek follows the Kali Gandaki river on which rests at the holy temple of Muktinath.

Additional Feature:

During this trip, you will have a professional licensed guide, and travel on a comfortable private tourist vehicle or a coach as per mentioned in the package. While transferring from one city to another, you can have a comfortable journey in grounded transportation or airfare as per the itinerary. You also can customize this trek as per your preference. All accommodation in cities will be at 3 to 4-star categories hotels and tea houses available during the trip. You can purchase authentic souvenirs, including handicrafts, local stuff, carvings, and Thangkas (traditional painting in Kathmandu) during this trip.

Major Highlights of the trip

→ Explore Gurung culture and visit Muktinath Temple.
→ Visit Chame Village, Apple Farm, Pisang Monastery
→ Explore World’s Highest Tilicho lake (4919m), Gangapurna Lake, ice lake, Milarepa cave
→ Cross Thorong-La (5416m) and view the world's deepest gorge
→ Trek through Kagbeni village, Kaligandaki River
→ Himalayan Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Ride Bus from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m) 8-9 hrs Drive
Day 04: Syange to Tal (1700m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 05: Tal to Thanchok (2500m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 06: Thanchok to Pisang (3200m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 07: Pisang to Nagwal (3600m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 08: Nagwal to Manang (3540m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 09: A Rest Day in Manang (3540m) Explore the Manang
Day 10: Manang to Khangsar (3745m) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 11: Khangsar to Tilicho base camp (4140m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12: Hike up to Tilicho Lake 4919m back to Base Camp (4140m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Tilicho Base Camp to Yak Kharka (4040m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 14: Yak Kharka to  Thorang Phedi (4450m) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Thorong-La (5416m), to Muktinath (3760m) 9-10 hrs walk
Day 16: Muktinath to Jomsom (2670m) via Jhong Village 7-8 hrs Walk
Day 17: Jomsom fly to Pokhara (820m) 30 min.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu (flight if Required extra cost) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 19: Final Departure

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare from Jomsom-Pokhara
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide
  • Every 2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya's, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

When is the Best season for trekking in Tilicho Base Camp and Thorong-La Area?

Winter

December to February are the coldest months to trek, with the shortest days and the fewest people. There is often a lot of snow on the ground, especially above Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom and getting to Destination can sometimes be very difficult or impossible.

Spring

March, April, and May are some of the busier months and for good reason. The days are getting warmer, the weather is mostly stable and the climbing season is in full swing. It really is an amazing sight from  Ghorepani Poon Hill, World Largest Pass (Thorong-La), Muktinath. In the lower valleys, the flowers are blooming on the Rhododendrons and the terraced fields turn green with new shoots of vegetables.

Summer

From June to August the summer monsoons bring rain and snow. There are fewer visitors during these months, although some of the most beautiful, warm, blue-sky days occur now. Usually, by the afternoon, there is a rainstorm or snow higher up.

Autumn

This is the most popular time to visit the Annapurna Area. September through November is a time of steady weather patterns, less precipitation, and cleaner air. The lodges are full and everyone is friendly. If you enjoy meeting new friends, want the best chance for great weather and don’t mind an empty, this is the best trekking season.

Tour Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Every effort will be made to keep to the above Itinerary. However, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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Reviews

2018-08-15 08:24:01

Patrick Desmazeau

"Fully Satisfy with Company and Guide"

Un trek extraordinaire dans les Annapurna et le THORONG LA PASS pendant 15 jours avec Ramji. Des paysages magnifique, le sourire et la gentillesse des Népalais. Tout était parfait, les lodges, les repas, l'itinéraire… et surtout mon guide Ramji patient et toujours à l'écoute, merci à Ram aussi pour l'organisation. I strongly advice Créate Himalaya Adventure… You will be sure to have a good trip. Patrick

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Annapurna Circuit Via Tilicho Base Camp Trekking

From $1750 USD
Duration 19 Days

Tour Grade moderate
Group Size 1-55 Max
Max. Altitude 5416 M
Starting point Syange
Ending Point Jomsom
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara / Full Board in Trekking
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara /Teahouse in Trekking
Transportation All Ground Transportation / Domestic airfare (Jomsom-Pokhara)

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