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Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek-13 Days Trekking Cost and Dates

Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek, the best 13 days treks in Nepal offers wilderness-adventures experience. Tilicho Lake is the highest lake in the world, situated at an altitude of 4919 m in the Himalayas. The trek begins from Chame where you will reach by bus and local jeep drive from Kathmandu via Besishahar. You will then continue trek to Pokhara via Tilicho Lake and crossing Thorong La pass to Muktinath, Jomsom and Tatopani. You need to be physically fit and fine to enjoy the trek as you have to walk 15 km to 20 km for 5 to 6 hours each day. The trekkers such as families with children to seniors can do Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake in 13 days. For booking and inquiry regarding 13 days trek to  Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Trek

Trek Duration: 13 Days

Trek Difficulty: Challenging 

Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to Jun

Trek Altitude: 850 m-5416 m

Trek Cost: USD 710-USD 1390

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara

Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake Trekking is the best high altitude trek in central Nepal.

  • Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trek
  • 13 Days Itinerary 
  • Cost in Details
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13 days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is the best trekking in Nepal.  Trekking not only cross the Thorong La pass but takes to the world’s highest lake, the Tilicho Lake.  This is a short version of trekking of Annapurna Circuit Trek combined with Tilicho Lake. The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is not remote as you would think but it is adventure and challenging due to trekking in the high altitude.  This is a tea house trek, and there are nice tea houses lodges along the trail. We sleep and eat at tea houses lodges during Tilicho Lake Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

The trek start from Chame after a 2 days travel by bus to Besishahar from Kathmandu and sharing jeep travels to Chame from Besishahar. Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek starts from Chame, the real beauty and a great view of the Himalayas starts from Chame.  Trek to Manang via Pisang, Hungde and Braga and then continue trek to Tilicho Lake after an acclimatize day in Manang, the biggest village of Annapurna circuit trail. After exploring the highest lake in the world, Tilicho Lake we return the main trail of Annapurna circuit trekking trail to cross an adventure high pass Thorong La which is 5416m. Trek to Jomsom via Muktinath and then get a bus drive back to Pokhara. 

The 13 day Annapurna Circuit Tilicho Lake Trekking is the best trek for those trekkers who want to trek Tilicho Lake and Annapurna Circuit in short on time of 13 days. This is a group trek joining together with other like minded people. We offer 12 nights 13 days Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake Package at low budget cost guaranteed departure dates.  

Day 1: Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m, 6-7 hours) 
Get a bus drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar for 6 hours scenic drive passing river, villages and terraces field.
Day 2: Besishahar to Chame (2860 m, 7 - 8 hours)
Breakfast and get sharing jeep drive from Besishahar to Chame for 7 to 8 hours drive. This is an adventure off road drive passing rocky mountain, valley waterfall. 
Day 3: Chame to Pisang (3,200 m, 5 - 6 hours)
Have breakfast and a scenic trek for 5 hours to Pisang. Lunch camp and explore upper Pisang village in the afternoon. 
Day 4: Pisang to Manang (3,540 m, 6 - 7 hours)
Breakfast and trek for 5/6 hours through Hungde or via upper Pisang via Gyaru village. You can choose of the option.  The Gyaru village trail is more scenic and beautiful but bit tough that the Hungde trail. 
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Manang
Acclimatize day in Manang, and exploration hiking around Manang to Gangapurna Glacier, monastery and visit Himalayan Rescue center in the afternoon. 
Day 6: Manang to Shree Kharka (4060 m, 4-5 hours)
Have breakfast and an easy trek for 5 hours to Shree Kharka for lunch and camp via Kangshar village. Throughout the trek we will have a clear view of Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu.
Day 7: Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4150m, 5-6 hours)
Today we walk an easy path that leads through the middle of the landslides area where we can view impressive rock formations; we trek up to Tilicho base camp where we can get a good view of Tilicho Peak and other snow cover Mountains – overnight at Lodge.
Day 8: Visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m) then back to Shree Kharka (8 to 9 hours)
We start the day early to avoid afternoon wind. After a steeps consistent climb of 2-3 hours we reach Tilicho lake, the highest lake in the world also referred as the “the great ice lake” by the leader of the French expedition team .This is a large sparkling lake that lies at the foot of the north face of Tilicho peak, after spending some time here we take the same route back to Shree Kharka. 
Day 9: Shree Kharka to Yak Kharka (4060 m, 4-5 hours) 
Breakfast and trek back to meet the mail trail of Annapurna Circuit to Yak Kharka enjoying the Annapurna Mountains range, other peaks, blue sheep (Ghoral) and if you are lucky you might spot a snow leopard.
Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4525 m, 3-4 hours)
We walk uphill to Thorong Phedi, a small busy settlement with an amazing view of mountains and landscapes. On our way we get the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.
Day 11: Thorong Phedi to Thorong La pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3,800m, 7 - 8 hours)
Wake up early and have early breakfast,  trek to the most challenging part of the trip, we cross Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world, and the highest point of the trek and  push yourselves through the icy air , and high altitude but the view from the pass will make it totally worth it. We will see a panorama of majestic Himalayan peaks extending northwards into Tibet and at the back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna.  We then descend all the way to Muktinath a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. 
Day 12: Muktinath to Tatopani (1,200 m, 6 - 8 hours)
We visit Muktinath temple before continuing our journey in a jeep and bus to Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for natural hot spring; it is place where we can soak in the hot springs. Overnight at guesthouse or tea house.
Day 13: Tatopani to Pokhara (850m, 5/6 hours)
Breakfast and get a bus or jeep drive sharing with other people. The trip ends in Pokhara. 

Cost Includes

  • Bus transfer- Kathmandu/Besishahar/Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • Besishahar to Chame by local jeep transfer sharing with other people.
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
  • Jomsom -Pokhara by bus transfer
  • For ABC/Poon Hill Trek - Transfer by bus or car to/from Pokhara to Trekking start/end point.
  • Hotel in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.
Cost Not Includes
  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer -Kathmandu to Besishahar
  • Jeep transfer or flight cost- Jomsom/Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek light and pack warm cloths in layers. Below is the recommend trekking gear list. Please check.
Water bottle
Flash light – At least one headlamp or torchlight will be handy.
Personal towel
Knife – multi functional portable pocket knife
Hand sanitizer and other toiletries
Sun lotion
Essential medicine & first-aid kit
Ruck sack – 40 – 60 liter that can carry gears ranging from 15 – 20 kg.
Day pack – 15 – 30 ltr for you to carry, water and other essentials for a day.
Sleeping bag - Light silk sleeping bag or liner as backup.
Trekking shoes / boots - 1
sleeper or camp shoes -1
Shocks – 2 thick pairs to wear while sitting around at high altitude, 4 medium and thin pairs of socks for walking.
Down jacket is required for the month of December – February and also for trek going above 3,500 m.
Waterproof / windproof jacket with warm fleece inner will be enough for other months.
Thermal under wares - 1
Fleece jacket / jumper / pullover - 2
Hiking pants
Hiking shirts
Sun hat
Trekking poles
Sun Glasses

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