Everest Trekking Routes
Destination
Nepal
Region
Annapurna
Trip Grade
Moderate/High Pass
Highest Elevation
5416m.
Meal
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation
Tea-House / Lodge Basis
Trek Duration
18 Days
Group Size Min
02 Trekker's
Best Time
Best Time Sept-December & February-May
Start/End Point
Jagato to Pokhara

Trip Overview

ANNAPURNA TILICHO LAKE & THORONG LA PASS TREK

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek is a fantastic journey along the famous Annapurna region. It is one of the most challenging yet rewarding treks in the Annapurna region. Trekking on this route allows us to observe rare animals, splendid views of Tilicho Lake, and massive nature in this route. This lake has historical significance according to the Hindus, finding a reference to it in the holy book Ramayan. Hindu pilgrims and devotees from all over the world visit this place of worship and pilgrimage. The trek offers us many magnificent views, an ancient monastery, and chances to observe and explore the beautiful villages.

For trekkers who prefer a shorter trek, it will be mostly the same route as the Annapurna circuit trek. Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek and These mountain people are very friendly and hospitable. Time trekking, we will have an opportunity to know about the Gurung people who are the local inhabitant of this route. The starting point and the ending point of this route are Pokhara. We will have an opportunity to explore the Annapurna Conservation Area which is home to endangered species of flora and fauna. It is one of the highest-altitude-located lakes in the world.

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek offers you an unbelievable sight with the mountains standing on the different lakesides with the glacial melt from the Annapurna. The Autumn and spring season is the best season for Trekking in Nepal this wonderful land. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain which includes Annapurna, Gangapurna, and many other mountains. The naturally warm water will offer therapy to the tourist. This is an amazing vantage point for viewing the amazing mountain range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail leads you to the fine village inhabitant by a wide variety of people.

Details Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE AT KATHMANDU

After arriving in Kathmandu, a delegate from Everest Trekking Routes will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit the Everest Trekking Routes office. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner given by Everest Trekking Routes where you will be served Nepalese food which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.
Trek time: 30 Minutes transfer to hotel
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 02: KATHMANDU TO SYANGEE BY BUS/JEEP.7 HOUR (1100M)

Early in the morning, after having breakfast we will drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar. After reach in Beshishar, we will move towards Syangee and at the time of trekking we will pass through the many beautiful villages, and landscapes and we will have our lunch on the way and takes some rest then after move towards our destination. After reaching Syangee, first of all, we will check out the hotel then we will go to explore all around Syangee where we will spend one night.
Trek time: 7-8 Hour drive to jagat
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 03: TREK TO DHARAPANI. (1700M) 6/7 HRS)

We slowly start trekking towards Dharapani after the wonderful night in Syangee. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. During the time trekking, we will pass through many beautiful villages, and landscapes and we will walk on the way through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch on the way and have some rest then after we will start our trekking towards Dharapani. We approach the steeply-forested village of Kartemeandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge where we stay overnight in a lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 Hours trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 04: TREK TO CHAME (2660M, 6 HRS)

Whilst walking to Chame after having breakfast in Dharapani. During the time trekking, we get the opportunity to see amazing views of the Himalayas including LamjungHimal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang District. It will go through an unpaved road so you have to prepare yourself for the possible bumpy road. We will continue our walk enjoying the view of mountains, and waterfalls on the way, and this day will be an easy day. After reaching Chame we will explore all around the Chame village and we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 6-7 Hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 05: TREK TO UPPER PISANG (3185M 5 HOUR.)

Today we trek to Upper Pisang after having breakfast early in the morning. This route will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. After passing this last bit of rock, the valleys open up with majestic vistas. During the time of trekking, the trails will pass through the left side of the valley and you will cross the suspension bridge. It takes almost 5 hours to trek here from Chame to reach Upper Pisang. From here we continue for a short time to Upper Pisang where we spend the night.
Trek time: 5-6 Hour Trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 06: TREK TO NGAWAL (3600M 6 HRS)

There are two routes that we can follow today upper and lower. The lower, easier route follows the river to Ghyaruwith a couple of hours up steps where it meets the upper route and continues to Ngawal. The trail to Ngawal is about 400 meters higher than the lower trail. You will have great opportunities to witness high-altitude flora and fauna. This has very beautiful views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Chulu West, and Chulu East Pisang Peak. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will move towards Ngawal where we will stay overnight at a lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 Hours trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 07: TREK TO MANANG (3540M 5 HRS)

After Ngawal we slowly walk to Manang which takes 5 hours. The trail now gradually descends to Mungji which has a nunnery above the village. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. During the time trekking, we will pass through many beautiful villages, and landscapes and we will walk on the way through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch on the way and have some rest then after we will start our trekking towards Manang. It is the largest, oldest, and best-endowed gompa in the valley. Manang is a short walk from Braga and we stay overnight at a lodge.
Trek time: 5-6 Hours Trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 08: MANANG (ACCLIMATIZATION & EXPLORE)

Today is a scheduled acclimatization day which should include a short walk to higher altitudes and back to prepare for the two challenging high altitude days to come. On this day we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association. We stay the night in Manang.
Trek time: Acclimatization with Explore at Manang
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 09: TREK TO KHANGSAR (3734M), 4 HRS

After having breakfast in Manang we slowly start our trip in Khangsar which is 3734m above sea level. After crossing the Khangsar Khola on the bridge below Kangsar and slopes to the villages. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes, and wonderful views of the mountain and we will have our lunch on the way then after we will slowly start our trekking towards Khangsar. It takes 4 hours from Manang to reach Khangsar where we stay overnight.
Trek time: 4-5 Hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 10: TREK TO TILICHO BASE CAMP (4150M), 6 HRS

After spending the night in Khangsar village we slowly start our journey towards the Tilicho base camp which is at the height of 4150m above sea level. Our trail goes through the middle of the landslide area whereby we can see impressive rock formations along the trail. We will pass through the many beautiful villages, and landscapes and we will walk on the way through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch on the way and have some rest then after we will start our trekking towards Tilicho Base Camp. It takes 6 hours from Khangsar village to reach Tilichobase camp.
Trek time: 5-6 Hour Trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 11: TREK TO TILICHO LAKE (4919M) AND BACK TO TILICHO B.C. 7 HRS

After breakfast in Tilicho base camp, we start our journey to Tilicho Lake which is at the height of 4919m above sea level. We spend some time at Tilicho Lake enjoying the scenery before returning to base camp where we stay another night. During the time of trekking, on the way, we enjoy yaks and deer grazing above and below our trail. It takes more than 7 hours trekking to go to Tilicho Lake and return to Tilicho base camp. And we will explore all around Tilicho Lake and come back towards the hotel and we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
Trek time: 7-8 Hour trek visit tilicho lake
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 12: TREK TO YAK KHARKA (4200M) 7 HRS

After Tilicho base camp we trek to Yak Kharkafollowing the main trail down. We walk further until reaching a seasonal bridge in the Thorang Khola valley. The trail leads you around and down to cross the river on an old log bridge between Gumsang and Yak Kharka. Today is a 7-hour trek ending at Yak Kharka at 4200m and we will spend one night in Yak Kharka.
Trek time: 6-7 Hours trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 13: TREK TO PHEDI (4450M) OR HIGH CAMP (4800M), 5/6 HRS

We continue our trek to Phedi or High Camp which is 4450m or 4800m above sea level. We will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, and landscapes of this region. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards High Camp. It takes more than 5 to 6 hours from Yak Kharka to reach Phedi or High Camp and we will spend one night in High Camp.
Trek time: 5-6 Hours trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 14: TREK TO THORONG LA PASS (5416M) AND CONTINUE MUKTINATH (3750M), 7 HRS

After having breakfast in the early morning you will start your walk to Thorong La pass. When you are at the top you will feel like you have conquered everything and the view from there makes you forget all the effort and difficulties you went through to make it there. We then continue to Muktinath. On the way, we get the chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain, landscapes, and villages. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest then after we will move towards Muktinath where we will spend one night.
Trek time: 7-8 Hour Trek Thorong la pass 5416m.
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 15: TREK TO MARPHA (2670M, 6 HRS)

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay our visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. After leaving Muktinath we slowly walk for Marpha. During the time trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes, and monasteries. we will have our lunch on the way then we continue our trekking towards Marpha. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal. The local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over Nepal and after reaching Marpha we will go to explore all around the Marpha and return back to the hotel and we will stay overnight at Marpha.
Trek time: 6-7 Hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 16: MARPHA TO TATOPANI BY JEEP. (1100M) 4-HOUR DRIVE

We drive to Tatopani from Marpha. It is 1100m above sea level. There are bigger villages in this area where we can observe the everyday lives of the local people and upon reaching Tatopani, we relax and have a bath in the hot spring. During the time trekking, we will pass through many beautiful villages, and landscapes and we will walk on the way through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch on the way and have some rest then after we will start our trekking towards Tatopani. After reaching Tatopani we will explore all around Tatopani and we will spend one night in Tatopani.
Trek time: 4 Hour Jeep drive to Tatopani
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 17: TREK TO GHOREPANI (2800M, 7 HRS)

After leaving Tatopani we slowly start our trip to Ghorepani which is 7 hours from Tatopani. It is 2800m above sea level. During the time trekking, we will pass through the beautiful Gurung village, Landscapes, and monasteries and get the chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain. We will have our Lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Ghorepani. We will pass through the Lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. It takes 5-6 hours to reach Ghorepani where we stay overnight.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 18: EARLY MORNING TREK TO POON HILL (3210M.) AND CONTINUE TO POKHARA

Poon hill is the most popular trekking destination in the Annapurna region. In the early morning, we climb to Poon Hill to see the awesome views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and others. The panoramic views of the sunrise over the Himalayas will take your breath away. After taking in the views of this panoramic scenery we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, The Continue to Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara to stay overnight at the hotel.
Trek time: 5-6 Hour Trek & 2 Hour drive
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 19: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU BY TOURIST BUS

In the morning time, around 7:00 am we will drive towards Kathmandu valley. We get the chance to see the wonderful scenery of Nepal. After reach in Kathmandu valley, First of all, we will check out our hotel first then we will explore all around the Thamel Bazaar and have a farewell dinner. And return back to the hotel and spend one night in this village.
Trek time: 7-8 hour drive to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 20: FINAL INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off.
Trek time: Final departure
Accommodation: Home

Cost Include/Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar Express Bus to Jagat Local Jeep and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights of standard accommodation in Katmandu including Breakfast.
  • 1-night hotel in Pokhara includes Breakfast.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of tea or Coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit and Paperwork as Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Local Transportation Sharing Jeep or Van.
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: Government License holder Trekking Guide An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 people). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private Car, Jeep, Van, or Helicopter
  • personal expenses (bar bills, beer, coke, a bottle of water, hot water, phone call, laundry service, Helicopter rescue, Electronic device recharge such as Mobile, Camera, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver.

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Client Reviews

Richard D

Philippines

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Rabin Gurung

It was a trip we will always remember and be proud of. You need not worry about anything since Dhan (Sameer Gurung) and their group will arrange everything (i.e. Hotel, Food, transportation, a plane ticket to Lukla, etc.). The trekking was long and arduous yet our guide was very accommodating and conscious of us. He knows the place very well and will gladly tell you stories about it along the way. The whole trek was truly breathtaking. You won’t regret this trip! (Note: Try to reach viewing deck areas before sunrise and watch as the sun makes everything look spectacular!☺)

Matthew Gill

London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Dhansingh Gurung

Dhansingh guided me on compressed Annapurna Circuit trek late last year and the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having someone who knew the route, language, local culture, weather conditions and wildlife intimately enabled me to relax and get the most from my trip. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt extremely well looked after and safe from the moment I arrived in Nepal right up until I left. I couldn’t recommend more highly, very professional service.

Michael Savage

UK

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Dhansingh

We had a wonderful time on our trek. We did the 8 day ABC trek. The route is beautiful with lots of stunning vistas. Our guide Dhansingh was knowledgable and friendly and really looked after us. I would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone thinking of tackling ABC.
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Al Munari

Paso Robles, California

Everest Gokyo & Renjola Pass with Dhansigh

I first met Dhansingh in May of 2016 when we completed the Renjo La pass. I’ve now returned this summer of ’17 to explore with Dhansingh some areas of Annapurna. Dhansingh’s competency is the first rate, and he a very pleasant person with whom to spend time. I highly recommend Everest Trekking Routes.
Al Munari
Email : munarial@gmail.com
Paso Robles, California

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