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Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trek

Epic Himalayan adventure, Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trek.



20 Days


  • 19 BreakFast
  • 18 lunch
  • 18 Dinner


  • Three star rated Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Best lodge/Tea house Available during the Trek.


Starts at

USD 14001361





Group Size



5416m at Thorong-la Pass.



Optimal Season

Spring and Autumn



Daily Activity


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Salbin Basnet

Kathmandu, Nepal +977 9851102825


The Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trek is one of Nepal's most popular and iconic treks, offering a diverse and breathtaking journey through the Annapurna region. It combines the classic Annapurna Circuit with a side trip to the stunning Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world.

History: The Annapurna region has been a popular destination for trekkers since the late 1970s when it was opened to foreigners. Over the years, it has gained fame for its remarkable scenery and rich cultural experiences, drawing trekkers from around the globe.


  • Obtain necessary permits: Trekkers need to acquire the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card before starting the trek.
  • Respect local culture: Show reverence towards the traditions, customs, and beliefs of the local communities encountered on the trail.
  • Preserve the environment: Follow eco-friendly practices, such as carrying reusable water bottles and disposing of waste responsibly.

Trip Highlights:

  • Cross the formidable Thorong La Pass (5,416m), offering unparalleled views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Visit the sacred Tilicho Lake (4,919m), surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and experience its serene beauty.
  • Explore charming villages with diverse cultures, such as Manang and Pisang, and interact with the warm-hearted locals.
  • Witness the striking landscapes, including deep gorges, lush forests, arid valleys, and glacial rivers.
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard and blue sheep in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Local Culture & Tradition: The Annapurna region is predominantly inhabited by ethnic groups like the Gurung, Thakali, and Manangba. Each community has its distinct culture, language, and traditions. Trekkers can experience their warm hospitality, sample local cuisine like dal bhat, and witness traditional dances and festivals during their stay in the villages.

The trek provides an immersive experience of the Himalayan way of life, with ancient monasteries, chortens, prayer flags, and intricately carved mani walls dotting the landscape, reflecting the spiritual beliefs of the locals.

Overall, the Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trek is an extraordinary journey, combining natural wonders, cultural encounters, and a sense of accomplishment as trekkers conquer high mountain passes and witness some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes.

Route Map

Route Map


  • Thorong La Pass (5,416m): Cross the challenging Thorong La, one of the world's highest mountain passes, offering awe-inspiring panoramic views.
  • Tilicho Lake (4,919m): Visit the stunning Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and experience its serene beauty.
  • Diverse Landscapes: Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush forests and terraced fields to arid valleys, deep gorges, and glacial rivers.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area: Explore the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna region, a protected area home to various flora and fauna, including rare species like the snow leopard.
  • Gorgeous Mountain Views: Witness breathtaking views of Himalayan giants, including Annapurna (I, II, III, and IV), Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and other snow-capped peaks.
  • Cultural Encounters: Experience the warm hospitality and unique culture of ethnic communities like Gurung, Thakali, and Manangba in traditional villages along the trek.
  • Ancient Monasteries & Chortens: Discover ancient Buddhist monasteries and sacred chortens adorned with colorful prayer flags, reflecting the region's spiritual significance.
  • Local Cuisine: Relish traditional Nepali cuisine like dal bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), and yak-based dishes, experiencing the local flavors.
  • Natural Hot Springs: Soak in natural hot springs at Tatopani, a rejuvenating experience after days of trekking.
  • Cultural Festivals: If the timing is right, witness local festivals celebrated with traditional dances, music, and rituals, offering a glimpse into the vibrant culture. These highlights make the Annapurna Circuit & Tilicho Lake Trek an unforgettable adventure, showcasing the best of Nepal's natural beauty and cultural heritage.


  • Three star rated Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to trekking starting point and from trekking ending point to kathmandu by means of transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
  • Porter 1:2 ratio. 1 porter for 2 people weighing around 15-20 kg of weight.
  • Sleeping bags and duffel bags, Walking Sticks if necessary.
  • First aid kit will be available if necessary. Trekking maps.
  • Our Company provides Adventure Trekking Certificate.
  • Our administration charge and government charges.


  • Food in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra Hotel Lodging Charges in Kathmandu because of Early arrive or late departure. early arrive from mountain than our schedule Itinerary.
  • Tips to Guides and porter.
  • Additional charges in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, like (ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare.
  • Chocolates/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food /snacks etc.
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal and any other expenses such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • One-way domestic airfares from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Can be organized at an extra charge USD $60 only.

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